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Athlete Profile: Alexandra Poteet

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Joelle Anselmo, Reporter @janselmoCourant Senior Ali Poteet has made her mark as a synchronized swimmer who competes outside the high school. She showed her dedication to the sport by swimming at Nationals with her team and winning gold with her partner at the Junior Olympics. How do you balance school, social and synchronized swimming? In past years, I struggled to balance school and SS, because the schedule is very demanding. I swim the most routines out of everyone on the team, so it’s over twenty hours of routines and conditioning. I think transitioning into high school is hard enough and…

Girls’ ice hockey falls to Fairfield co-op in overtime in rematch

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Katie Tan, Reporter @ktanCourant Coming into the game with a record of 3-2-3, the girl’s ice hockey team took on Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe co-op for the second time this season after beating them 5-1 earlier in the year. However, this time they weren’t so lucky as they fell, 3-2 on their home ice at Darien Ice House. The Rams carried a 2-1 lead until the last five minutes of the game when Fairfield scored to tie it up. The game then went into overtime where the Falcons were able to score in the first few minutes. New Canaan’s junior co-captain, Gianna Bruno, scored…

Girls Hockey MVPs

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Caroline Knightly, Senior Editor @knightlycourant With the winter sports season in full swing, all teams are welcoming new players, whether they be freshmen, sophomores, juniors and even seniors. For seniors Alex Esposito,  Maddie Smith and Hannah Socci, they choose to fill their winter schedule with 5:30 am practices and lugging around hockey bags for the first time ever. Rather than sleeping in and keeping their backpack as light as possible as a senior, they let the stench and weight of their hockey bags takeover all for JV hockey. Amongst all the girls, this shows dedication and instructs people how to…

The Spanglers sprint to Providence

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Campbell Armstrong, Reporter @carmcourant While track was mostly just an after school activity to fill their time, seniors Henry and Wyatt Spangler took their talent to a new level when they recently committed to run Division I track at Providence College. “I started playing at the start of freshman year,” Henry recalled. “I was playing lacrosse in middle school but I didn’t really want to pursue it in high school.” Wyatt and Henry agreed that sprinting was their forte, considering they were naturally very fast. Henry took on pole vaulting when he realized that sprinting went hand in hand. “I pole…

Rams take on Windsor in the state championship

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Samantha Axon, Sports Editor @SAxonCourant Last weekend, the Rams traveled to New Britain to face off against the Windsor Warriors for the Class L state championship. Windsor had been undefeated before this game, and went in with high hopes. This is the Rams’ fourth straight state title and head coach Lou Marinelli’s 12th state title in 36 years. Starting off on defense, the Rams held the Warriors at bay, forcing them to go three and out on the opening drive. Teddy Hood scored first for the Rams, running two yards into the end zone to put New Canaan up 7-0.…

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