THANKSGIVING DAY BATTLE NEXT ON TAP FOR VIKING FOOTBALL TEAM
The annual Thanksgiving Day battle between your football Vikings and the Black Knights of Stamford High School will take place this Thursday (11/23). Kick off is set for 10:00 a.m. at Boyle Stadium. Tickets are only available through the Stamford High TicketSpicket site. The link is below. The game will also be available by livestream on the Westhill's LocalLive livestream site. That link is also below. The weather forecast for Thursday looks like it is going to be a great day to come out and cheer your Vikings on to a big win over their crosstown rivals.
WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
The registration window for winter 2023-24 sports is now OPEN. It will remain open until December 16. In order to participate in interscholastic athletics at Westhill, all student-athletes must be registered by a parent in our online registration process. PLEASE NOTE- we are no longer using the SportsEngine registration site. We are now doing all sports registrations through FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time. You may review your data at any time to verify it is current. You will be required to sign your forms once per year and after any update. Click on the Parent Playbook (links to both English and Spanish versions are below) to get started in FinalForms. If you require any support during the process, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Get Help” at the bottom right.
Here is the link to our FinalForms registration site:
Immediately below are links to a quick guide (both English and Spanish) to help in setting up your FinalForms account.
Link to Required Athletics Physical Form HAR-3
STAMFORD ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS FOR PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS
Below is the link to a document summarizing the academic eligibility standards required to participate in athletics at Westhill in both English and Spanish. Please contact Athletic Director Dick Cerone if you have any questions concerning academic eligibility.
WINTER SPORTS START DATES
Below are the start dates/times/locations for each of our winter teams. The weekly team schedules are also available through the link below.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Girls basketball Mon Nov 27 2:30-5:00 Main Gym
Boys Ice Hockey Mon Nov 27 2;30-3:40 Terry Conners
Wrestling Mon Nov 27 3:00-5:00 Wrestling Room
Alpine Ski Mon Nov 27 2:45-3:30 Auxiliary Gym
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30
Boys Basketball Thu Nov 30 5:00-7:30 Main Gym
Gymnastics Thu Nov 30 7:00-9:00 Chelsea Piers
Boys Swim & Dive Thu Nov 30 2:30-5:00 Pool
B & G Indoor Track Thu Nov 30 2:40-4:00 Track
WEEKLY TEAM SCHEDULES AVAILABLE BELOW
Need a weekly schedule for our teams? Click on the link below to access a printable weekly schedule. Please know days/times are subject to change. Any changes will be communicated to the team by the coach. Game changes will be listed above.
Need a master winter season schedule? Click on the second link to access the entire winter schedule on the CIAC website. Again, please remember all dates/times are subject to change.
V Football @ Stamford Thursday November 23 @ Boyle Stadium 10:00 a.m.
FALL TOURNAMENT RESULTS
B Soccer dropped a heartbreaking game to cross-town rival Stamford High School on Saturday November 11 in the CIAC Class LL semi-finals, falling by a final score of 2-0. The game was played at Darien HS.
B Soccer slipped past Wilbur Cross 2-1 in New Haven in the second round of the CIAC Class LL Tournament. The team advances to the state quarterfinals, where it will face cross-town rival Stamford High on Saturday 11/11. The game will be played at Darien High School. Start time is 10:00 a.m.
G Volleyball fell to FCIAC rival Fairfield Warde 3-0 on Thursday night in the second round of the CIAC Class LL Tournament. Girls finished with an overall record of 17-7. (15-5 regular season, 1-1 in FCIAC tournament, 1-1 in CIAC tournament).
G Volleyball swept West Haven 3-0 in a CIAC Class LL first-round match. The Vikings were led by Defne Ceken, who had 10 digs, 4 aces and 11 kills, and Finleigh Benkwitt, who tallied 1 dig, 4 aces, 4 blocks, 1 assist and 10 kills. Also playing well for the Vikings were Riley Sullivan (6 kills), Angela Russell (13 digs), Joshelyn Garcia (28 assists) and Alexa Broems (3 kills).
B Soccer defeated East Hartford High School 2-1 in the first round of the CIAC Class LL State Tournament in East Hartford. The Vikings goals were tallied by Anderson Perez and Kevin Lopez.
Girls Volleyball fell to #1 seed Darien in the FCIAC semifinals 3-0
Senior golf team member Angad Manaise finished 4th overall in the New England High School Championship at Mohegan Sun.
Boys golf finished 5th in a field of 15 qualifying teams in the CIAC Class LL Tournament. Senior Angad Manaise finished in a 7-way tie for 13th out of the field of 82 golfers. Manaise finish was good enough to qualify him for the New England HS Championship Tournament
G Volleyball defeated St. Joseph 3-1 in the FCIAC quarterfinals
B Cross Country finished 11th in the FCIAC Championship
2023-24 CITY CUP BATTLE IN FULL SWING
After a Westhill Three-Peat in 2022-23, the annual Battle for the City Cup is underway. The final fall battle will be Thanksgiving morning, when the Vikings football team travels across town to battle with the Black Knights. Kick off is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.
|WESTHILL: 4||STAMFORD: 3|
|B Soccer||G Soccer|
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2018-19 RESULTS: STAMFORD 12-WESTHILL 11
2019-20 RESULTS: STAMFORD LEADS 9-5/SPRING SEASON SUSPENDED
2020-21 RESULTS: WESTHILL 12.5-STAMFORD 7.5
2021-22 RESULTS: WESTHILL 12.5-STAMFORD 9.5
2022-23 RESULTS: WESTHILL 12-STAMFORD 12
Westhill Athletic Policy requires that all student-athletes ride to and from away games with their teams. However, we also realize that on occasion circumstances may arise that would necessitate a waiver to this policy. When such unusual circumstances do arise student-athletes or their parents may request a waiver from this policy by completing a Bus Release Form and submitting it to Mr. Cerone. Emailed forms MUST be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the the trip. To access the Bus Release Form, click on the link below. You can submit the form either electronically or with a hard copy. Electronic forms can be emailed directly to Mr. Cerone. Hard copies can be given to him directly or be placed in his mailbox in the Main Office. He will notify you directly to let you know whether or not the appeal was granted.
Message Regarding Captain’s Practices
As a reminder, Stamford Public Schools and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) do not permit or support captain’s practices. Per the CIAC 2020-2021 Handbook, a captain’s practice is defined as below:
4.5.D. CAPTAIN’S PRACTICE (DEFINITION) The term “Captain’s Practice” usually means the team’s captain organizing and conducting practice sessions for that sport without adult supervision. The CIAC does not in any way sanction, encourage or condone “Captain’s Practice” in any sport. “Captain’s Practice,” depending on the member school’s involvement, may be a clear violation of eligibility rule II.D. (seasons limitations) or certainly a violation of the spirit of Rule II.D.
Also No. Rule 2.1.c. states: Member schools may not organize or permit coaches to organize, supervise or operate athletic practice which includes captain’s practices.
If you have questions, regarding this information, please contact your Athletic Director.
UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE
OLIVIA COGNETTI AND SPENCER CAMPBELL NAMED CAS-CIAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETES FOR 2022-23
The Westhill Athletic Department is proud to announce that seniors Olivia Cognetti and Spencer Campbell have been named Westhill's 2022-23 CAS-CIAC Scholar-Athlete honorees. They, along with all of the state-wide honorees, will be honored at the Annual Connecticut High School Scholar-Athlete Awards Program and Banquet on Sunday May 7. The event is held at the Aqua-Turf Club in Southington.
The CAS-CIAC Scholar-Athlete Program annually recognizes two high school seniors from each member school whose academic and athletic careers have been exemplary, whose personal standards and achievements are a model to others, and who possess high levels of integrity, self-discipline and courage.
Olivia is a 4-year member of the girls soccer team and served as team captain in 2022. She also ran two seasons of outdoor track. She will be attending the University of Southern California in the fall, where she plans on studying electrical and computer engineering.
Spencer plays both football and boys lacrosse for the Vikings, and also ran one season of outdoor track. A National Honor Society, Spencer plans on attending the University of Virginia, where he will major in Mechanical Engineering.
Congratulations to both of our honorees.
Contact our Athletic Director, Dick Cerone