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All-Courant: The Best Of The High School Winter Sports Season

The Courant presents its players of the year and All-Courant teams for the 2012-13 winter high school sports season.

  • COVER STORY The Great Granby: Bears Turned Golden With School's First State Boys Basketball Title

    The Great Granby: Bears Turned Golden With School's First State Boys Basketball Title

    GRANBY — The day after Avon had routed Granby by 35 points in the NCCC boys basketball tournament title game, Granby coach Wally Hansen pondered what could motivate his team for the upcoming Class S tournament. He turned to the sun — the Mohegan Sun Arena, site of the state championship game. Hansen...

  • Pictures: The All-Courant Winter Sports Players Of The Year

    Pictures: The All-Courant Winter Sports Players Of The Year

    A collection of the All-Courant portraits as well as action pictures from the season of our 2012-13 best of the high school winter sports season.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL Capital Prep's Kahlil Dukes: Headed West After A Capital Career

    KAHLIL DUKESCAPITAL PREP-HARTFORDCLASS: SeniorPOSITION: GuardCOACH: Levy Gillespie ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Signed a letter of intent with the University of Southern California on Nov. 14. ... Made 12 of 17 shots, scored 29 points and had four steals in 86-38 win against Windham Tech. ... Poured in 40...

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL Glastonbury's Courtney Latham: Unmistakable All-Around Talent

    Glastonbury's Courtney Latham: Unmistakable All-Around Talent

    COURTNEY LATHAMGLASTONBURYCLASS: SeniorPOSITION: GuardCOACH: Brian FlemingACCOMPLISHMENTS: Helped her team win three consecutive CCC tournament championships and the Tomahawks went to the Class LL semifinals twice and the quarterfinals once during her four years. ... Averaged 17.4 points, 8.7 rebounds,...

  • HOCKEY Simsbury's Ryan Carpenter: A Worthy Captain

    Simsbury's Ryan Carpenter: A Worthy Captain

    RYAN CARPENTERSIMSBURYCLASS: SeniorPOSITION: Forward YEAR: Senior COACH: Tom Cross ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Helped lead Simsbury to its first postseason victory in five years with a 3-0 victory over Notre Dame-Fairfield in the first round of the Division I tournament. … Was a major part of the Trojans'...

  • BOYS INDOOR TRACK Bloomfield's Demario Gray: Just Taking Care Of Business

    Bloomfield's Demario Gray: Just Taking Care Of Business

    DEMARIO GRAYBLOOMFIELDCLASS: Senior EVENTS: High jump/Long jumpCOACH: Garfield WhiteACCOMPLISHMENTS: Finished his only season of indoor track with All-American status in the high jump, and State Open titles in the long jump and high jump. … Jumped 6 feet, 7 inches in the high jump at the New Balance...

  • GIRLS INDOOR TRACK Northwest's Sarah Gillespie: One Runner To Remember

    Northwest's Sarah Gillespie: One Runner To Remember

    SARAH GILLESPIENORTHWEST CATHOLICCLASS: SeniorEVENTS: Mile/1,000 meters COACH: Patrick Williamson ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Completed one of the best Connecticut girls indoor careers of the last 15 years by finishing fifth in the mile in the New Balance Indoor Nationals (4:52.53) to secure All-American...

  • BOYS SWIMMING Berlin's Dan Klotz: No Excuses, Just Victories

    Berlin's Dan Klotz: No Excuses, Just Victories

    DAN KLOTZ BERLIN CLASS: Senior SPECIALTIES: 200 freestyle; 100 butterfly COACHES: Eileen and Dan Thurston ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Class M and open champion in 200-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly. Set a Class M record (1:40.86) in 200 free, won the open with a time of 1:40.31. Set a state and open record...

  • GYMNASTICS Southington's Erin Malone: Next Up Air Force Academy

    Southington's Erin Malone: Next Up Air Force Academy

    ERIN MALONESOUTHINGTONCLASS: SeniorCOACH: Kaitlyn O'DonnellACCOMPLISHMENTS: Scored a 37.850 to win the all-around championship at the New England championships on March 9. ... Finished in first place in the vault and parallel bars at the New Englands. ... Tied for first place in the all-around...

  • WRESTLING Xavier's Elliott Antler: X Marks His Spot On The Program

    Xavier's Elliott Antler: X Marks His Spot On The Program

    ELLIOTT ANTLERXAVIER-MIDDLETOWNCLASS: SeniorWEIGHT CLASS: 170 poundsCOACH: Mike CunninghamACCOMPLISHMENTS: Class LL, State Open and New England champion, two-time Class LL champion, three-time Academic All-State, three-time member of the Connecticut Junior National Team. ... Has a career record...

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