New Canaan SportsBeat: I'm Amazed That ...

There have been some amazing performances this year.


I'm amazed that the baseball team had three no-hitters in the span of eight days. David Cherry, Andrew Reel, and then Cherry again tossed hitless gems during a stretch in April. Not bad considering there was no record of anybody in the history of the program throwing even one no-hitter before then.

I'm amazed that Ashley Guillette burst onto the scene and had the incredible success that she did. The freshman pitcher at put the Wolverines on her back and carried them to the SWC title with a 19-2 record.

I'm amazed that another player from the area played an integral part in winning a national championship in lacrosse. Jack Runkel of Fairfield and a graduate of , was the backbone of the Loyola Greyhounds defense. The goalie went 16-1 and stood strong between the pipes in the title game against Maryland. In 2011, Matt White of was stellar in helping Virginia win the national championship. In 2010, CJ Costible of New Fairfield scored the winning goal in overtime to give Duke the championship over Notre Dame. of Westport also played a key role for the Blue Devils during their run to the title.

I'm amazed that the boys volleyball team has won 42 consecutive matches at the time of this article. That is what you call total dominance

I'm amazed at the resiliency of the boys lacrosse team. After a 3-3 start, they ripped off 13 consecutive wins to capture the FCIAC lacrosse championship.

I'm amazed that Shayna Delaney of Pomperaug scored 114 goals this season in lacrosse. 114! That's a ton of goals.

I'm amazed that the baseball won 22 straight games before losing to Trumbull in the FCIAC title game.

I'm amazed by the performance of of this year. He went 8-1 as a pitcher and hit .407 with 7 home runs. Some other people were amazed, too, as he was voted Gatorade Player of the Year for Connecticut.

I'm amazed by the performance of Jess Harkness of Foran this year. Harkness has a record of 21-1 and last Wednesday she tossed a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts against E.O. Smith in the first round of the Class L playoffs.

I'm amazed that the Stratford Brakettes opened their new season on Friday riding a 119-game winning streak. Now, that's a winning streak.

gary curto June 06, 2012 at 11:52 AM
I am amazed at: Where is the love for the New Canaan Rams Baseball program/? 2 years in a row they make the State semi finals and now just 1 win away from the State Championship !!... Not since 1950? Wheres the love? There is another sports powerhouse on the rise in NC and amazed they dont get enough love........GC
Elmcrest June 06, 2012 at 01:08 PM
You're right! I don't look to Patch for local sports coverage anymore. They can't afford to cover it. This column may be called "New Canaan Sports Beat," but the same content is in all the other local Patches, too. So we hear a lot about Pomperaug, for example, and nothing about NCHS Baseball. Maybe Patch should just tell the truth and give this column a name that fits: "One Size Fits All Sports in Your General Area." Good luck to the Rams in the states!


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