Athletes Turn Up The Heat During Winter Months

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Athletes Turn Up The Heat During Winter Months

Angie Czeremcha and her sister Gina Czeremcha celebrates Angie's 1,000th point.

Angie Czeremcha and her sister Gina Czeremcha celebrates Angie's 1,000th point.

Angie Czeremcha and her sister Gina Czeremcha celebrates Angie's 1,000th point.

Angie Czeremcha and her sister Gina Czeremcha celebrates Angie's 1,000th point.

Molly Kennedy, Sports Editor

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While there were many memorable moments in sports this past winter season, here are some student athletes who really stood out with their accomplishments.

Calvin Curtis after becoming State Champion wrestler

Calvin Curtis: Wrestling

Junior Calvin Curtis was the Division 1 State Champion for wrestling, and got 3rd place in All-State Championships, and 5th place is New England Championships. This season he was set a new record in wins in a single season, with 55 wins. Curtis says the most memorable part was how he felt after winning State Championships “I instantly felt it. It’s hard to describe the emotion I felt, but if I were to put it into words it would be the purest form of joy that I have ever experienced. My hand getting raised in front of a thousand people, the entire gym screaming, and the face on my father had led to my emotions pouring out. It is a moment I will never forget and it will forever live in my memories.”

 

 

Eric Eastham: Swimming

Junior Eric Eastham was captain of the swim team this year. He won Western Mass in both the 200 Yard individual Medley and 500 freestyle. Along with going to states and winning the 200 yard freestyle and the 100 yard freestyle. He broke seven school records this season, six being his own previous to this season.

Gabe Medina: Indoor Track Senior

Gabe Medina had a very good indoor track season. He won the Western Mass one mile and was the two mile champion for back to back years, along with getting three school records including the mile, 4×800 and the 1000m school record. He got 3rd in all states and New England along with qualifying for the national championship mile, placing him as 17th in high schoolers nationally. Medina says the most memorable part of his season as “qualifying for new balance nationals at all states. Showing how all the hard work had payed and to be the first person in school history to make it to the national championship race.”

Angie Czeremcha and her sister Gina Czeremcha celebrates Angie’s 1,000th point.

Angie Czeremcha: Basketball

Junior Angie Czeremcha, had a very impressive season. Czeremcha hit 1000 points, and was the only junior selected as a Postseason Super Seven. She also won athlete of the week, and averaged 19 points per game. She scored 25 points in four seperate games, along with scoring her career high of 39 points against Holyoke. Czeremcha also describes the moments after she scored her 1000 point “will never forget that feeling when I made the shot and then turning to see all of my teammates smiling and jumping around so happy for me. Also embracing my family after with all of the balloons and framed pictures really made me happy.”

Emily Taylor: Winter track

Sophomore Emily Taylor, broke a 17 year old record in the 55 meter dash in. Emily looks back on the most memorable moment of her season as she explains how after breaking the school record “My coach (Griff) was so happy and he gave me a hug and my best friend Kathryn was so happy, more happy then i was and it was just great to see everyone that is so close to me be so supportive and happy for me, it made me so happy and that will always be a forever memory.”