Boys swimming: Trojans win sixth straight state championship

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Taking first place in five events, in addition to Liam Simmons’s diving title last weekend, the Weston High boys swim and dive team captured its sixth straight state title on Wednesday at Wesleyan University. The Trojans won their second straight Class M title with 644 points, beating out runner-up Daniel Hand by 60.5 points. Weston also won four straight Class S title from 2013-16. Nathan Katz was a double state champ for Weston. He was first in the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 1:53.8, beating runner-up Christopher Wu of Hand by more than five seconds. Katz also won … Read more

Diving: Simmons goes out on top with state title

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Needing a strong effort in his 11th and final dive at last Friday’s Class M diving championships, Liam Simmons delivered. The Weston High senior performed a full twisting one and a half perfectly, good enough to move him from second place to first — earning him the Class M state title. “His last dive is really a great dive for him. I said to him, you really need to gets 7s and 8s on this, and he said, yeh,” said his coach, Jeanine Oburchay. “He was very certain about it and he got up there and he did it.” Simmons … Read more

Swimming: Strong diving effort puts Weston in good position at Class M meet

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A dominating performance by its divers left the Weston High boys swim and dive team in strong shape going into the swimming portion of this week’s Class M state championships. Led by a first-place effort by Liam Simmons, the Trojans came out of last Friday’s diving championships at Bulkeley High School with 82 points. The Trojans ended the day with 82 points to lead in the overall standings — and with a 66-point cushion over its main rival Daniel Hand in the battle to win the Class M title. It also gave Weston a 21-point lead on Wethersfield, another top … Read more

Girls basketball: Career ends Weston’s run in state semifinals, 39-34

Career Magnet closed out the third quarter with a 6-0 run to take a 29-26 lead, and held off the Weston High girls basketball team in the fourth quarter for a 39-34 win in Saturday’s Class M state semifinals at Bunnell High School in Stratford. The ninth-seeded Trojans, looking to reach the state finals for the first time in more than 40 years, finished the season at 18-7. “I’m just very proud of our kids. How could you not be? They didn’t give up,” said Weston head coach Dan Rosen. “They battled. We got behind. We came back. We got … Read more

Former Weston teammates face off in NCAA Sweet 16

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Two former Weston High teammates will be on opposing sides when MIT takes on Middlebury on Friday in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament. Matt Folger (WHS ’15) is a starting forward for Middlebury, and Hamilton Forsythe (WHS ’17) is a starting forward for MIT. Middlebury (21-6) enters the game ranked 18th in the country, while MIT (24-5) is ranked 19th. The game is set for 5:30 on Friday at Ramapo College in Mahwah, N.J. The second game pits Ramapo against Franklin & Marshall at 7:30. The winners play on Saturday night at 7 with … Read more

Girls basketball: Weston rolls into state semifinals

The Weston High girls basketball team has reached the state semifinals for the first time since 1995, after the Trojans defeated top-seeded Northwestern Regional in the Class M quarterfinals on Monday night in Winsted. Ninth-seeded Weston (18-6) will play 20th-seeded Career Magnet (15-8) on Friday night at 7 at Bunnell High School in Stratford. The last time Weston got this far was in 1995 when the Trojans reached the Class S semifinals. The last time the team was in the finals was in 1975, when Weston won its second Class M title in a row. In Monday’s game, the Trojans … Read more

Swimming: Palsho wins twice as Weston takes second at SWC championships

The Weston High boys swimming and diving team, as was the case during in the regular season, was runner-up to Pomperaug of Southbury in the South-West Conference championships, which culminated with the swimming events at Masuk High in Monroe on Saturday. The Trojans scored 452 points, and Pomperaug had 546. Weston hosted the diving finals last Wednesday. The swimming events were postponed on Friday due to weather conditions, and extra day of rest didn’t throw off the Trojans, who logged career- and/or season-best times across the board, according to coach Brandon Barone. “I’m psyched about that. That’s all you can … Read more

Barlow swimming: Falcons eighth at SWC finals

The top South-West Conference swimmers were in the Masuk High pool for Saturday’s championship meet, and the high level of competition brought out the best in the athletes, including Joel Barlow’s participants. The Falcons placed eighth as a team with 155 points, just three behind seventh-place Bethel. Pomperaug of Southbury was first with a score of 546 and Weston placed second with 452. Andrew Yu came in third in the 100-yard breaststroke event in 1:01.06, and gave the Falcons a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley, clocking in at 2:03.06. Connor Frederickson was 14th in the IM in 2:21.01. … Read more

Girls basketball: Trojans advance to round two of state playoffs

The Weston High girls basketball team advanced to the second round of the Class M state playoffs with a 60-43 win over visiting Plainville on Monday night at home. The ninth-seeded Trojans travel to play eighth-seeded Granby on Thursday night at 7. In Monday’s win, Weston broke an 8-8 tie with an 8-0 run at the tail end of the first quarter, taking an 18-10 lead after one. The lead grew to as many as 14 points in the second quarter, with Weston going into halftime with a 35-22 lead. The Blue Devils took advantage of Weston turnovers (seven in … Read more

Boys basketball: Weston ends season with loss to Bunnell

With its season on the line, Weston High’s boys basketball team pushed postseason qualifier and visiting Bunnell of Stratford throughout four quarters before falling 74-68 in a fast-paced game on Tuesday night. The Trojans, who needed a win to qualify for the state playoffs, end with a record of 7-13 (3-10 in South-West Conference play). The Bulldogs are headed to the SWC and state playoffs with an overall mark of 10-10 (8-5 in the conference). “We played very well. We pushed them right to the edge,” Weston coach Jamaal Gibbs said. The Bulldogs led 34-32 at the half and pulled ahead 52-47 … Read more

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