Madi Allard, a senior goalkeeper on the Stonington High field hockey team, made four saves in a penalty shootout, helping the Bears defeat Canton in the Class S state semifinals.
Sponsored by Antonino Auto Group: For the 2022-2023 school year, The Westerly Sun will be selecting high school Athletes of the Week. Voting closes on Tuesday at 9am and the top selection will be announced on Thursday. The nominees for the week ending November 26 are as follows:
Finleigh Callahan, a junior on the Chariho High girls volleyball team, served five aces as the Chargers captured the Division II title to finish the season undefeated (19-0).
Ryann Denecour, a sophomore on the Chariho High girls soccer team, scored three goals and had two assists in two Division I playoff wins for the Chargers.
Tessa Azzinaro, a senior on the Chariho High girls soccer team, scored the tying goal with one second remaining as the Chargers deadlocked with East Greenwich.
Finn O’Keefe, a freshman on the Stonington High girls soccer team, scored the winning goal in the final two minutes in the Bears' victory against East Lyme.
Collin Fitts, a senior on the Chariho High football team, rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns, including a 50-yarder, on just seven carries as Chariho beat Toll Gate, 41-0, in a Division III matchup.
Kate Anbari, a Stonington High sophomore on the field hockey team, scored with 57 seconds remaining for the game’s only goal to lift the Bears past East Lyme in an ECC matchup.
Rachel Federico, a senior on the Westerly High volleyball team, had nine kills, six digs and served for two aces in the Bulldogs’ Division II victory over Mt. Hope.
Lexi Cole, a junior on the Chariho High volleyball team, helped the Chargers remain unbeaten with a victory over St. Raphael.
Reid DosSantos, a junior goalkeeper on the Chariho High girls soccer team, had seven saves as the Chargers defeated Stonington High, 1-0, in the Piver Cup tournament.
Josh Mooney, a junior on the Stonington High track and field team, won the 110 hurdles at the State Open meet and placed second in the same event at New Englands.
Addie Hauptmann, a senior on the Wheeler High softball team, collected the 100th hit of her career in her final at-bat for the Lions during a Class S playoff loss.
Jake Serra, a senior on the Westerly High track team, established a school record in the 800 meters at the Bishop Hendricken Invitational.
Rachel Federico, a junior on the Westerly High track team, finished first in the discus at the Class B championships.
Elena Fusaro, a sophomore on the Westerly High softball team, hit a bases-loaded triple in the third inning as the Bulldogs ended an 18-game losing streak against rival Chariho with a 6-4 victory.
Dean Pons Jr., a senior on the Westerly High baseball team, struck out 14 batters in the Bulldogs’ five-inning win over Wheeler School/Rocky Hill.
Maddy Barrette, a sophomore softball player for Chariho High, hit a two-run single in the seventh inning to lift Chariho past Cumberland.
Jack Tenuta, a sophomore pitcher for the Westerly High baseball team, struck out three and allowed just one hit in four innings as Westerly beat East Greenwich to open the season.
Wheeler High's Mike Urgo, a junior, was named the swimmer of the meet at the ECC championships after winning the 50 and 100 freestyle races.
Stonington edged two-time defending champion Bloomfield, 56-53, to win the Class S state title and received the most votes for the best winter indoor team.
Zane Brewer, a freshman on the Wheeler High boys basketball team, scored 22 points and had eight rebounds in the Lions’ Division V state tournament loss to Whitney Tech.
Corbin Maraia, a junior on the Chariho High wrestling team, finished fourth at the New England championships in the 195-pound weight class.
Sydney Haik, a sophomore on the Westerly High girls basketball team, scored 12 points (with three 3-pointers) in a playoff loss to West Warwick.
Champlin, a senior on the Westerly High boys swimming team, finished first in the 100 freestyle and second in the 200 individual medley at the Division II championships.
Ryan Gruczka and Josh Mooney, both juniors, each won an event and finished second in another as Stonington High captured the Class S boys state title, the school’s first indoor track crown.
Gabby Dimock, a sophomore forward on the Stonington High girls basketball team, scored 31 points and had 22 rebounds in a pair of Bears wins.
Dorian White, a senior on the Stonington High boys basketball team, scored 57 points and had 16 rebounds in three games for the Bears.
Riley Peloquin, a sophomore guard/forward on the Westerly High girls basketball team, scored 22 points and had 19 rebounds in two games for the Bulldogs, one a win and one a loss.
Keith Zardies, a sophomore guard on the Wheeler High boys basketball team, scored 15 points and made seven steals in the Lions' victory over Putnam.
Addie Hauptmann, a senior on the Wheeler High girls basketball team, scored 32 points in two games during the Montville Christmas Tournament.
Nate Cyr, a senior on the Stonington High boys basketball team, scored 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the Bears’ 70-62 win over Woodstock Academy.
Sydne Haik, a sophomore on the Westerly High girls basketball team, scored 14 points as the Bulldogs opened the season with a victory over Cumberland.
Dante Wilk, a senior on the Westerly High boys basketball team, scored 23 points and had eight assists as the Bulldogs opened the season with a victory over longtime rival Chariho.
Stonington’s boys soccer team closed the season with 21 straight victories and earned its second straight Class M state championship, while the Bears field hockey team reached the Class S state title game.
Luke Lowry, a junior receiver on the Stonington High football team, caught a pair of touchdown passes in the Bears’ Thanksgiving Day loss to Westerly.
Sam Montalto, a senior striker on the Stonington High boys soccer team, scored a pair of goals as the Bears defeated Ellington, 3-1, for the Class M state title.
Billy deCastro, a senior on the Stonington High boys soccer team, was named the most outstanding player of the ECC Division I tournament and is the athlete of the week for the week ending Nov. 6.
Riley Matarese, a sophomore on the Chariho High girls soccer team, scored four goals in the Chargers’ 8-0 win over Woonsocket on Oct. 22.
Samantha Harris, a senior on the Stonington High field hockey team, scored the game’s only goal with no time left on the clock in the Bears' victory over Avon on Oct. 16.
Alex Stoehr, a freshman on the Westerly High softball team, hit three triples and a double in a doubleheader sweep of Barrington.
Josh Mooney, a sophomore on the Stonington High boys track and field team, won the 110 hurdles at the Class M state championships with a time of 14.65 seconds.
Stonington High's Tori LoPresto, a senior on the softball team, finished 10 for 18 (.556) at the plate in a busy four-game week for the Bears.
Makayla Delzer, a sophomore on the Wheeler High softball team, hit a bases-loaded double in the Lions’ victory over St. Bernard.