Northwestern Shines at Berkshire League Showcase

It may not be an official event, but the Berkshire League Indoor Track Showcase provides a great opportunity for local athletes to compete. On Monday, Jan. 21, Yale University welcomed six Berkshire League indoor track teams to its Coxe Cage facility for the eighth annual Berkshire League Showcase. The Highlanders of Northwestern provided their share of excitement.

On the girl’s side, Megan Lefeber won the 300-meter dash and was followed to the finish line by teammate Emily Tassinari. Janelle Boratko finished third in the 55 meter hurdles. The relay team of Munsey, Boratko, Lefeber and Tassinari followed with a victory in the 4X200 relay and also brought home a second-place finish in the 1600-meter sprint relay.

As for the boys, Jesse Pantuosco got the Highlanders rolling with a win in the 1,000-meter run. Renrick Pesce added a first-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles. His win was followed by a second-place finish in the 4X200 relay by the team of Hollis, Mansour, Kreiger and Pesce. Pantuosco would then join Mansour, Pesce and Krieiger to win the 1,600-meter sprint relay before Renrick Pesce closed out the scoring for the Highlanders with a win in the long jump.

Highlanders Get

Back on Track

The Northwestern boys basketball team defeated Thomaston 67-51 Monday, Jan. 21, at the Thomaston gym.

The road-weary Highlanders came into the game on a three-game losing streak and in need of a victory. Junior guard Chris Laudati scored a game-high 26 points for the Highlanders, while teammates Josh Seibold and Matt Ryan added 21 and 13 points, respectively.

With the victory, Northwestern improved to 9-3 in the Berkshire League.

Thomaston Girls

Defeat Northwestern

The Thomaston girls basketball team jumped out to a quick lead and went on to defeat the Lady Highlanders 67-51 Monday, Jan. 21, in Thomaston.

Kat Woods and Morgan Jensen led the Highlander attack with 12 points each, while Mary Nelligan and Sarah Lippincott addetd 11 and 10 points, respectively.

The loss dropped the Highlanders to 6-7 in the Berkshire League.

Gilbert Defeats

Wamogo, 51-40

The Gilbert boys basketball team overcame a gritty performance by Wamogo Friday, Jan. 18, in Litchfield.

Junior Zac Tuozzo led a balanced Gilbert attack with 14 points, while Jim Bunel added 11. T.J. Monka and Adam Vaccari chipped in with 10 points each.

Winning their ninth straight game, the Jackets moved to 10-1 for the season, good for first place in the Berkshire League.

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