Windsor High School spring sports season wrap-up

By Kathryn Elliott - ReminderNews
Windsor - posted Thu., Jun. 7, 2012
WHS boys' and girls' track took home their second consecutive Class L title in 2012.
WHS boys' and girls' track took home their second consecutive Class L title in 2012.

On May 29 at Middletown High School, the Windsor High School spring sports season ended in spectacular fashion as the boys’ and girls’ track and field teams captured the Class L state title for the second consecutive year.

Girls’ track, led by coach Ron Wilson, ran away with the lead early on. In a field of 18 teams, the Warriors secured the victory with 110 overall points - 38 points ahead of the nearest competitor, Darien (72).

On the boys’ side, coach Kelvan Kearse and his squad ended with a record-shattering 135 points - 72 points above the second-place finisher, Fitch (63). Several school and state records were broken. Visit www.casciac.org for full details.

Under the direction of coach Joe Serfass, Warriors baseball entered the Class L tournament as the number-22 seed, with an overall record of 10-10. Relying heavily on the talents of seniors Wesley Hurty (C), Alex Loura (C), Joey Phelps (C), Pat Sponzo, Mike Cookson, Jay Vibes and Mike Bond, the team exited the tournament with a first-round loss to Wilton, 3-0.

The 19th seed in the Class L tournament, coach Bill Alexander’s softball team closed out the regular season at 11-9. Despite a first-round loss to Sheehan, 6-2, seniors Jessica Coffey, Molly Parker, Courtney Blanchard, Mikayla Hudson, Shannon Lattal and Danielle McCormick left the field with fond memories of WHS softball.

On the lacrosse pitch, first-year girls’ coach Pam Hammersmith led the Warriors to an 8-6-1 regular season, and a trip to the Class M tournament as the 11 seed. The Warriors fell in the first round to Joel Barlow, 18-8. On the boys’ team, coach Jim Dallesander wrapped up a tough 1-15 season with eyes set on improvement for 2013.

Encouraged by coach Gregg Hannan, the boys’ golf team’s best match came against Manchester on May 10, with a low gross score of 194. Hannan credits much of this season’s improvement to co-captains Michael Bernard and Nick Dillon.

Boys’ tennis coach Nancy Dulz began a building year with several new players and returning talent. First doubles Class L state qualifiers and team co-captains, senior Gaurav Tilva and junior Rahul Vachhani, fell in a closely-fought first-round loss to Pomperaug, 7-6, 6-3.

Senior spirit made this season’s girls’ tennis team shine. According to coach Amy Roebelen, Serena Sundara (C), Erin Gillane (C), Afshan Syal, Shreevie Periyasamy, Michelle Nguyen and manager Crystal Gilbert brought smiles and a winning attitude to the courts each day. Improving on 2011, the team’s record was 6-12.


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