Koleszar rides to promote youth cycling programs

Wilton High School junior Nick Koleszar will ride in the Breakaway Benefit this Saturday at Powder Ridge Mountain and Resort in Middletown, to raise money to support youth and school cycling programs through the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program (CCAP). Koleszar joined a local cycling team last summer, the Westport-based Sherpa Junior Team, a local branch of the CCAP, and since … read more

Norwalk River Rowing earns 10 medals at regatta

The Norwalk River Rowing Association’s novice and varsity teams raced at the Saratoga Invitational the weekend of April 29-30, with 14 crews bringing home medals in 10 events, including one gold-medal finish, four silver-medal finishes and nine bronze-medal finishes. The 20th annual Saratoga Invitational regatta, held at Fish Creek in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is America’s largest sprint race, featuring 10 … read more

Wilton athletes at Greens Farms Academy

Wilton athletes had the following highlights in recent Greens Farms Academy sports action: Girls lacrosse: Steph Wistreich of Wilton helped the Greens Farms Academy girls lacrosse team win two games last week, as the Dragons stayed undefeated at 5-0. On Saturday, Wistreich, a freshman, had four goals in GFA’s 16-11 win over Kingswood-Oxford at home. The week before, s he … read more

South African runners find a home in Wilton

Wilton became home last week for a group of high school girls from South Africa, who had travelled to the United States to compete in this weekend’s Penn Relays. The 10 girls, ages 15-18, arrived in the U.S. on April 16 with their two coaches and two chaperones. They spent the next week being hosted by five Wilton families, while … read more

Gymnastics: Kindler, Oklahoma repeat as NCAA champs

K.J. Kindler and the University of Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team won their second straight NCAA championship — and third in four years — on Saturday. Kindler, a 1988 Wilton High graduate, has been head coach of the Sooners since 2006, and over that time has taken the program to the very top of collegiate gymnastics. This year’s team finished 33-0, … read more

Sixth-inning rally propels Wilton softball past New Canaan, 4-3

New Canaan softball head coach Danielle Simoneau wasn’t taking anything for granted. Even with her team holding a 3-0 lead on the Wilton Warriors and her pitcher cruising along with a one-hitter, Simoneau was cautious. “You can’t sit back on a team like Wilton,” she said. “They fight all seven innings.” Lo and behold, those words rang true as the … read more

Gymnastics: Olin qualifies for Eastern Nationals

Jessica Olin of Wilton qualified for the Eastern National gymnastics competition with several top finishes at the USAG Level 9 Region 6 Championships, held April 8-9 at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, Mass. Olin, a sophomore at Wilton High School, earned herself a spot at Eastern Nationals with an all-around score of 35.825, placing second on the floor exercise, fifth … read more

Wahoos competing at short course nationals

Twenty-four members of the Wilton Y Wahoo Swim Team are competing at the the 2017 YMCA Short Course National Championships this week in Greensboro, N.C. The team, coached by Randy Erlenbach and Matt Hall, will conclude the competition on Friday. Wilton swimmers competing at short course nationals include Robby Giller, Jake Kealy, Will Suchy, Gordon Steward, Emma Kauffeld, Ellen Holmquist … read more

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