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Crazy days on the way at LCS. All-THS Banquet, Kidsmarathon and a magazine featuring the LHRR.

POSTED May 22, 2018
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

TORRINGTON: It’s that time of the year.

The days wiz by, the clock on the wall seems to have ingested some steroids as it races around the face of the clock.

May is quickly making its way to June and before we know it, summer will be in full swing with beach days and hazy afternoons spent trying to forget about when we were complaining it was too cold (I think that was just last Saturday).

Let’s take a look at what’s cooking on the outside grill here at Litchfield County Sports.

---The Fourth Annual LCS Torrington High School Banquet is on tap on Tuesday, June 5 at Chatterley’s Banquet Facility in Torrington.

The event is one folks don’t want to miss with two terrific guest speakers in THS Hall of Fame member Paul Denza and THS graduate and current WNPR reporter Frankie Graziano.

We once again have a stellar group of student/athletes that we will celebrate with a dinner in their honor.

Here is the list of the honorees for the 2017/2018 school year.  

The All-LCS Team for 2017/2018

Fall Team

Boys Soccer: Jacob Pestritto and Tyus Phengkaen

Girls Soccer: Shannon Reardon and Maddie Cardozo

Football: Daniel Fazzina and Dylan Myrie

Volleyball: Candyce Jewett and Nina Lestrud

Boys Cross Country: Billy Weber and Matt Lovetere

Girls Cross Country: Anna Clinkscales and Catherine Butrick

Girls Swimming: Julia McCarthy and Julia Keller


Boys basketball: Joel Villanueva and Dontae Thomas

Girls Basketball: Alyssa Maraia and Amelia Mierzwinski

Swimming: Bailey Clark and Will Elmendorf

Indoor Track Boys: Will Wilson and Rangel Pascual Girls: Catherine Butrick and Cara Baker

Cheerleaders: Megan Heiland and Marisa Kulesza

Dance Team: Alyssa Bascettta and Vivian Jimenez

Spring Sports

Baseball: Cam Cerruto and Ryan Ahlman

Softball: Alyssa Dowd and Alexa Reynolds

Boys Tennis: Kevin Dixon and Brett Stater

Girls Tennis: Bayleigh DiMauro and Tatum Marino

Girls Track: Catherine Ammirato and Ariana Santos

Boys Track: Christian Estefani and Tyler Day 

Golf: Carson Sparks and Jon Ledda

Unified Sports: Seth Puzinski and Steven Ross

It will be a great night, always is.

---The Torrington Kidsmarathon will be held two days before the LCS Banquet on Sunday, June 3 at the Torrington High School Track, kicking off at 9 a.m. with registration.

As of today, we have nearly 500 youngsters participating from 11 area schools, a great job by all!

This year, we will be giving a free book to each of the runners as we ad literacy to our efforts to build stronger young people who will grow to be the future leaders of this planet.

Each school, thanks to the kind donations of a donor who wants to remain anonymous and gift certificates from Dick’s Sporting Goods, will be able to give two pairs of shoes out to a couple of lucky winners who will be picked out of a hat.

Special thanks to Jessica Stewart from Fit Together for securing the financial donation and 44 pairs of gently used sneakers that will be available at the Back to School event at the Torrington Armory in August.

Each participant will get a water bottle and bag, donated by Cigna with their book and a healthy snack, supplied by our friends at EdAdvance.

Thanks to all who donated books to us, we are well over 500 at this point.

Should be another rocking year at the THS Track!

---The May edition of the LCS Magazine is nearing completion and it’s going to be a special one, dedicated to one of the best events to come to Litchfield County each June.

The 43rd running of the Litchfield Hill Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, June 10 with the cannons blasting off 1500 runners or so in the 7.1-mile event.

Our magazine will pay tribute to the guys who started it all, beginning with Joe Concannon, who will be featured on the cover in grand style.

That’s all I’ll tell you, you will have to pick it up when it’s done at and of the locations around Litchfield County, including Murphy’s Pharmacy in Litchfield.   

We have special features on local runners who have braved the course and lived to tell about it along with old time memories, supplied by our good friend, Billy Neller who is also one of the founders of this prestigious event.

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