Westhill High School's annual "Meet the Coaches" night will be held on Thursday June 4 at 6:00 p.m. Due to the current school closure, this event will be held online. The link for the meeting is below. During this meeting all incoming 9th grade students who are interested in our athletic program and their parents/guardians will learn about the different sports and levels we offer, academic eligibility policies, sports registration, our facilities, and have an opportunity to ask questions regarding any aspect of our program. If you need any further information or would like to submit a question/questions prior to the meeting you can email me directly at email@example.com. I look forward to your joining us next Thursday.
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Senior student-athletes Betsy Sachs and Alex Edwards have been honored as Westhill's recipients of the CAS-CIAC Scholar-Athlete Award. The award is presented to one male and one female senior student-athlete at each CAS-CIAC 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.
Westhill Athletic Director Dick Cerone commented "both Betsy (volleyball, indoor track, softball) and Alex (wrestling, lacrosse) are talented, committed multi-sport athletes, extremely strong students and most importantly, outstanding people. They are great representatives of our athletic program and our school and are certainly deserving of this honor. We wish them much success as they prepare to leave Westhill soon."
Betsy plans on studying pre-med at The University of Virginia. Alex is currently undecided on his college choice.
Five Westhill student-athletes have been named to All-State teams in three different sports for the winter season. Earning first team honors were senior Tommy Mazur (wrestling), sophomore Bailey Petrizzi (gymnastics), and freshman Hannah Chuckas (gymnastics). Name second team were senior Hunter Gilchrist (B hockey) and junior Tucker Healy (B hockey).
Westhill senior wrestler Tommy Mazur swept through the CIAC Class LL Championship this past weekend, becoming Westhill's first state wrestling champion since Ronald Thompson won the 160 pound title in 2008. Mazur, who wrestles at 170 pounds, moves on to this weekend's CIAC State Open Championship. The tournament starts with the preliminary round on Friday (2/28) and will be held at New Haven's Floyd Little Athletic Center.
The boys basketball has team has qualified for the CIAC D-III state tournament, cruising past Norwalk 63-50 in the Main Gym last night. The team will be on the road next week (3/5 or 3/6) with the opponent and site not yet set. Last night was also a big night for two other reasons. The team held its annual Senior Night ceremony, thanking our seniors, co-captains Jack Schlachtenhaufen and Nick Lappas along with Tim McKeithen and Mike Maloney, as well as senior cheerleaders Dwan Boursiquot, Madison Cordwell and Josephina Trebing, for their commitment and dedication to their teams. Finally, Head Coach Howard White hit a major milestone, winning his 200th career game as a head coach. Congratulations to the team, to the seniors and to Coach White on a memorable night.
Results from this weekend's state and New England championship action:
Cheerleading finished 11th in the state championship competition on Saturday at Hillhouse HS (New Haven). Congratulations to Coach Tintle, Coach Castiglione and all of the girls on a successful competition season.
The Gymnastics team had two girls, Bailey Petrizzi (10) and Hannah Chuckas (9) qualify for the CIAC Open Gymnsatics Chamoinship, held on Saturday at Jonathan Law HS in Milford. Both had a good day. Bailey placed 14th on the bars and Hannah finished 22nd on the bars and 23rd on the floor. Both had previously earned all-state honors. Congratulations to Coach Olsen, Coach Prince and all of our girls on the strong season they had. The team took a big step this year, qualifying for the Class L State Championship for the first time in almost 20 years.
Finally, senior Wrestler Tommy Mazur spent his weekend competing at the New England Chamionships in Methuen, MA. Wrestling in a stacked 170 pound weight class, Tommy won his first two matches but fell in the quarterfinals. Still, Tommy had a great year, closing out his Westhill career by sweeping Connecticut in the 170 pound class, winning the FCIAC, CIAC Class LL and CIAC Open titles. Congratulations to Tommy and head coach Mike Cigala on a great year, and to Tommy on his outstanding 4-year career at the Hill.
As we get into week three of school being closed we have added a "Stay Prepared" tab to the top banner. Here is where you will find info regarding individual sports, individual work out recommendations, motivational videos and articles on how to keep your self going through this and how other student-athletes across the country are staying prepared. Take a few minutes and check it out. If you have something you would like to share with your fellow Vikings, email it to Coach Cerone (firstname.lastname@example.org). He will review it and post it for everybody. Stay positive, and keep working hard academically and athletically. Remember this, tough times never last, but tough people do. LET'S GO!
Senior Betsy Sachs, who was honored this spring as one of Westhill's two CAS-CIAC Scholar-Athletes, was recently interviewed by The Ruden Report concerning this honor, among other things. The link to the interview is below. Hope you enjoy it.
The honors and awards for Viking senior three-sport athlete Betsy Sachs just keep coming. Following her selection as Westhill's CAS-CIAC female scholar-athlete, announced last week, Betsy has earned another statewide honor. The Connecticut State High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) has announced that Betsy has been awarded one of their four John J. Fontana scholarships for 2019-20, chosen from more than 300 nominees from high schools across the state. Betsy is the first Viking student-athlete to earn this honor since the award was inaugurated 20 years ago. Congratulations Betsy.
CHSCA Scholarship winner Betsy Sach in action during the girls volleyball team's run to their state championship appearance
The NCAA has recently issued a FAQ sheet regarding how the current Corona Virus situation will affect the initial athletic eligibility of members of the classof 2020. Click on the link below to access the information.
Senior wrestler Tommy Mazur has been named the NewsChannel 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the week of Monday March 9. Beginning with the 5:00 broadcast, Tommy will be featured in the sports segment of each news broadcast on Monday March 9 (tomorrow). Mazur joins Viking Girls Volleyball captain Betsy Sachs as a weekly honoree for the 2019-20 school year. We will post the link to the video on Tommy as soon as we get it. The link to Betsy's report is below.
BATTLE FOR THE CITY CUP
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2018-19 RESULTS STAMFORD 12-WESTHILL 11
Congratulations to senior girls volleyball player Betsy Sachs on being named The Ruden Report fall season Female Athlete of the Year. Betsy garnered over 20% of the vote in a pool of 13 finalists. Thank you to all of you in Viking Country who took the time to vote for her.
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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. 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
Senior Girls Lacrosse player Emily Reid has signed a National Letter of Intent to take her talents to Sacred Heart University for the 2021 season. Emily is pictured here with her proud parents, Bill and Christine, and her brother Conner. Best of luck to you Emily. All of Viking Country is looking forward to watching you play this spring as you finish up your career at Westhill. Viking PRIDE!
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Hey Viking Country. Volleyball senior Betsy Sachs has been named the channel's Scholar-Athlete of the Week. Check out the feature they did on her. The link is below. Congrats Betsy. Well deserved.