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West Hartford High School Teams Compete for Championships

The girls hockey tournament and CIAC tournaments are in full swing as the winter sports seasons come to an close.

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Student athletes from Conard, Hall, and Northwest Catholic have spent countless hours during the winter season on the ice, mat, court, track, and in the pool. Here is how their seasons are ending up.

Girls Ice Hockey is not yet a CIAC sport. However, the 2012 state champion Conard/Hall WarChiefs will defend their title against the New Canaan Rams in the State Championship on Saturday, March 2, at 2 p.m. at Terry Connors Rink in Stamford.

"Last year they defeated the New Canaan Rams in a stunning overtime win, bringing the trophy home to West Hartford for the first time in history. This year promises to be equally as dramatic, with the same two teams coming face to face again. Led by senior captains Bailey Amenabar (Hall), Rachel Aronow (Hall) and Caroline Kuzoian (Conard), and coached by Bruce Woolley, Kendra Pasciucco and Jenny Mancini, the team has worked diligently on and off the ice, banishing any crosstown rivalry that might exist in other sports. West Hartford wishes the girls every success in tomorrow's match. You make us proud!" a parent wrote Friday in an email to Patch.

Indoor Track and Field (Girls and Boys): Full details available on the CIAC website

  • The Conard boys finished in 13th place and and girls finished in 8th place in Class L. Lizzie Lagoy won the 3200m.
  • The Hall boys finished in 13th place and and the girls finished in 19th place in Class LL.
  • Northwest Catholic boys and girls both finished in 4th place in Class S, led by Manchester native Sarah Gillespie's wins in the 1000m, 1600m, and 3200m. Jared Delane won the 300m. The Northwest Catholic girls and boys both qualified for the State Open as a team. The girls finished 14th with a 1st place finish for Gillespie in the 1600m, and the boys finished in 5th place.

Boys Basketball: Full details available on the CIAC website

  • Neither Conard nor Hall qualified for the state tournament.
  • Northwest Catholic is seeded 21st in Class L and takes on 12th seed Watertown at 7 p.m. on March 5. Track their progress here.

Girls Basketball: Full details available on the CIAC website

  • Neither Conard nor Hall qualified for the state tournament.
  • Northwest Catholic is a 13th seed in Class L. The Indians won their first round game 56-47 over 20th seed Joel Barlow (Redding) and scored a second round upset 48-33 over 4th seed Watertown. They take on 12th seed Tolland on March 4 at 7 p.m. Track their progress here.

Boys Ice Hockey: Full details available on the CIAC website

  • Conard, Hall, and Northwest Catholic will all participate in the state tournament. Qualifying round games begin on March 4.

Boys Swimming and Diving: Full details available on the CIAC website

  • March 2 is the last date for scores to count for the state tournament which begins next week. Conard, Hall, and Northwest Catholic will all be tournament qualifiers.

Gymnastics: Full details available on the CIAC website

  • Conard finished in 4th place in the Class M state tournament on Feb. 23, missing a bronze medal by less than .3 points. Five gymnasts qualified for the State Open to be held March 1 at New Milford High School.
  • Hall finished in 8th place in Class L. One gymnast also qualified for the March 1 State Open.
  • Northwest Catholic does not have a gymnastics team.

Wrestling: Full details available on the CIAC website

  • Conard finished in 11th place in the Class L state tournament, led by Lucas Muntz's victory at 152 pounds. Conard finished 11th place in the State Open.
  • Hall finished in 12 place in Class LL, led by Tobias Lichtenstein who won first place at 285 pounds. Hall finished in 31st place in the State Open.
  • Northwest Catholic finished tied for 34th place in Class S.

Do you have anecdotes or updates from any of the championship games? Add them to the comments. Photos can be uploaded directly or emailed to ronni.newton@patch.com.

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