Community Calendar

9th Annual Regional Show
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mystic

Cuba! Cuba!
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mystic

Wii U Gaming
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Stonington

Farmers' Market
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Noank

Campfire Stories
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mystic

... View all of today's events





image
McCauley

High school preview: Stonington boys’ crew


Head coach: Mike O’Neill (sixth season). Assistant coaches: Ed Bockowski, Alicia Socia.

Last year: Stonington (boys and girls combined) placed fourth of 12 teams in the Connecticut public school championships, with the boys’ second varsity boat finishing second and the boys’ Varsity 3 boat placing third. At the New England gegatta, the boys’ second varsity boat placed 10th and the boys’ Varsity 1 boat finished 18th. It was the 14th year of competition for the Bears.

Returning to varsity:

Seniors: Dan Bockowski (captain, coxswain), Graham Hutter (captain), Jefferson Donath, Collin Esquirol, Thomas Gross, Andrew McCauley, Rachel Brown (coxswain). Juniors: Kenny Blanchet, David DeCarlo, Alex Earley, Ian Kilcoyne (coxswain), Nicholas Lindholm. Sophomore: Clayton Andrews.

New to varsity:

Seniors: Kyle Cavanaugh, Jake DeLapp. Juniors: Kyle Hagedorn, Will Spencer. Sophomores: Joe Burchenal, Wells Burchenal, Dwight Davis, Adriano deCastro, Alex Green, Matthew Johnstone, Harren Mistry, Thomas Reagan, Nathan Vail, Kyle Whalen.

Outlook: Ten veterans graduated, but a strong core returns. And a number of newcomers move up to varsity.

Expectations are high for Bockowski and Brown as seasoned coxswains. Esquirol, Donath and McCauley are expected to continue as standouts.

The likely first varsity boat rowers to start the season are seniors Cavanaugh, Donath, Esquirol, Hutter and McCauley; juniors Earley and Hagedorn; and sophomore Andrews.

The Bears again will compete against traditionally strong private-school teams and will face some formidable foes among the public schools.

“It may be a tough year again, because the competition will be tough again,” O’Neill said. “We had 40 guys turn out. Some of the other teams have 140-plus. Simsbury is always our nemesis.”

Coach’s take: “We have a strong team with a lot of breadth. The team is more experienced than in the past. Our guys have a lot of seasons under their belts. Crew is on the upswing in a big way. The competition is getting stronger, but we are too. I’m very impressed with our squad. We have a really strong group of kids. I feel good about where we are.”



Back to StoningtonSports
Top Stories of the Week

BUSINESS BRIEFS …
New spa opens in Old Mystic OLD MYSTIC — A ribbon cutting for the new business “Classy Skin Care,” will take place at the Old … more ...


Stonington Richard A. Buzon, 32, of 6 Turano Ave., Westerly, was charged Aug. 14 with failure to appear in court. Leo J. Willet-Bulten, 46, of … more ...

COMO NOTES …
Day Care The Stonington Community Center, Inc. is implementing a new full-day care option beginning on Aug. 24 to supplement the current traditional preschool and … more ...

Streeter presented with community award …
GROTON — James “Jim” Streeter has been named the recipient of the 2015 Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award for his many years of giving … more ...

Rockin’ it out in Stonington …
Corey Holman, right, of Baltic, and Mark Baker, of Bozrah, both employees of Weber Stone Masonry in Ledyard, work on repairing the stone walls that … more ...

Comments