Championships highlighted spring

SPORTS-boosterThe spring season was definitely among the more memorable ones for the Weston High sports teams in recent years.

Collectively, the Trojans led the South-West Conference with five championships and one runner-up finish. They did not fare badly at the state level, either, securing two Class S titles and three second places.

A couple of these have become somewhat of a tradition, as was the case in girls track. For the eighth straight season the Trojans brought home a league title and convincingly at that, beating their closest challenger by more than 50 points.

The boys tennis team continued to dominate the conference as well, capturing its third straight league crown and 10th in 11 seasons. It came very close to winning its 11th consecutive Class S title before losing to East Catholic of Manchester by a mere point.

After exiting the Class S tournament in the earlier rounds last season the girls tennis team made it back to the finals for the sixth time in seven years. Although it got edged 4-3 by Stonington it marked the latter’s only win in the seven times the two teams have met in the finals.

The Trojans would break new ground this season with respect to baseball. For the first time in school history they reached the SWC title game and brought home a championship with a convincing  7-0 shut of Pomperaug.

Weston also remained a threat to win a state title in boys golf. A score of 311 was only two strokes behind champion Holy Cross at the Division III tournament.

The Trojans did get a championship for their efforts, winning the SWC for the second time in the past three seasons. The Trojans were runners-up in the girls tournament, their best performance since 2009.

With respect to lacrosse, Weston has made its mark in the league and state in recent seasons and 2013 would be no exception. The Trojan boys brought home their third Class S championship, beating St. Joseph for the second time.

Girls lacrosse also brought home a Class S title, their second overall, this one coming against Haddam-Killingworth. Such was the second championship for the team this season, which also included a victory over Bethel for the SWC Division II crown.

Individually Weston also accomplished much this spring, having 21 athletes earn All-State first or second-team recognition. Not every year does Weston manage an All-American selection but this season it had three.

One was girls tennis player Kimmy Guerin. The four-time State Open singles champ, she went undefeated in high school matches at 96-0 and will go on to play at Wake Forest University next year.

Also going undefeated was Emily Savage, who set a number of records in the pole vault on the girls track team. Besides league, state and New England titles she was national high school champ and is going to the University of Oklahoma.

Grant Limone was in goal for the boys lacrosse team and played a big part in Weston winning the Class S title. He has one more year to go before playing for Loyola University.

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