It was a year of triumphs, breakthroughs, good deeds, bad behavior and high-profile visits for Wilton sports in 2012. Following is a list of 10 of the year’s most memorable stories and events:
1. Casey Pearsall knew she had been named one of two state winners for the 2012 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. But she didn’t know she had also been named one of 12 national finalists. Pearsall, a three-sport standout at Wilton High, found out during an assembly inside the WHS gym that included fellow senior class members and teammates, as well as Wendy’s executives and an ESPN camera crew. Pearsall, who will play college lacrosse at Notre Dame, attended the Heisman awards weekend in New York, but she was not chosen as one of the two national winners.