FCIAC Psych Sheet

October 31, 2017 by ·  


IMPORTANT info from Greenwich High School

October 31, 2017 by ·  

Thank you for your help making Saturday’s JV FCIAC run as smoothly as it did.  As many of you know there are many moving parts that help make these types of meets run. That being said, I wanted to remind you all of a few important announcements regarding the Varsity FCIAC Meet this week.  Please communicate this information to your ADs and teams.
    • Please plan to be dropped off in the back of the school (by the pool) by 2:45 on Wednesday.  Any buses that have not made the drop by 2:45 will not be allowed to drop their athletes off until 3:30 (after the high school dismissal).  
    • BUSES: ALL BUSES MUST LEAVE the GHS parking lot by 2:45.  If your bus needs a place to park, they can park at Central Middle School (after 3:15).  
    • TEAMS: As soon as you arrive please enter the pool and sit in your team area.  We will slowly allow teams to change in the locker rooms so that they do not disrupt the PE process. 
    • Due to the SAT there is a football game scheduled at 4:00pm.  
    • On Saturdaybuses will drop teams off in the front of the school.  The doors will be open and teams will be able to walk through the school to the pool.  
    • Buses will again park at Central Middle School.
    • There will be additional parking at Central Middle School for spectators of both events.  GHS will run a shuttle to bring spectators back and forth to the CMS parking lot. 
Thank you in advance for your help this week.  Hoping it will all run smoothly.

Greenwich girls swim team defeats Staples, improves to 9-0

October 25, 2017 by ·  

GREENWICH — As the results have clearly illustrated, the Greenwich High School girls swimming team hasn’t missed a beat so far this season.

The defending State Open and Class LL champion Cardinals are on pace to produce another season to remember, beating everyone that’s come their way.

And Friday, it was a strong Staples squad that crossed Greenwich’s path.

Showcasing its depth, Greenwich remained undefeated posting a 99-85 win over the visiting Wreckers in a late-season FCIAC meet. With the victory, the Cardinals improved to 9-0 with one meet remaining in their regular season.

“I thought we swam really well today,” said GHS coach Lorrie Hokayem, who has guided the Cardinals to the State Open title the past two seasons. “I’m very enthused by the way we are swimming.”

One of the highlights of the meet came from Cardinals senior diver Kate Russack, who broke her own school record by winning the one-meter diving event with a score of 284.95 points. She earned two scores of 8 on her forward dive from the pike position, which included two somersaults. On her fifth dive, she drew two more scores of 8 with her inward 11/2dive from the tuck position.

“We have been working really hard and we all continue to push each other,” Russack said. “We have all improved incredibly and we all support each other. During practice, we help each other if someone is having a bad practice or bad day.”

Said Hokayem: “Our divers have been phenomenal. This was a really nice diving meet. Kate has been very focused and fun to watch and all four of our divers dove great.”

Senior Kelly Montesi won two individual events for GHS, touching the wall first in the 100-yard butterfly (56.96) and the 100 backstroke (57.40). Staples junior Marissa Healy was second in the butterfly (58.55), followed by Cardinals junior Emily Warner (1:00.86).

“The way we are swimming bodes really well for the postseason meets,” Montesi said. “I was really excited going into that race against Marissa (Healy). She is very fast, so I was ready to go and was feeling good. The backstroke was a bit of a closer race. My opponent was very fast as well and it came down to the finish.”

Staples started the meet with its foursome of Esme Hunter, Willow Woods, Healy and Annie Bowens winning the 200 medley relay in 1:51.01. Warner gave Greenwich a first-place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:58.92), followed by Staples’ Michelle Kennedy (1:59.93) and Kortney Knudsen of GHS (2:01.24).

Woods was the 200 individual medley winner (2:14.47), while Kate Ennis of the Cardinals took second (2:20.24) and her sister Samantha placed third (2:16.08). Bowens touched out the competition in the 50 freestyle (25.47), with Ainsleigh Winget of Greenwich placing second (25.58).

Hunter won the 100 freestyle in 53.22, while Lousia Bjerke of the Cardinals was second (54.93) and senior Julia Merrill finished third (55.43).

“I am very proud, but not surprised that the team is undefeated so far,” Merrill said. “It’s really exciting for us. Winning the championship meets are some of our goals and that’s very possible for us.”

Each event featured two heats as the Cardinals’ and Wreckers’ junior varsity teams also competed against each other.

“With the JV team here, it was nice to have a big team and so many people here supporting one another,” Merrill said.

Michelle Kennedy, a junior, won the 500 freestyle for Staples in 5:18.09, while Knudsen was the runner-up. Woods had a first-place finish in the 100 breaststroke for Staples, which is 6-3 on the season. The 200 freestyle relay saw Winget, Bjerke, Warner and Merrill register a winning time of 1:41.60. Though they swam exhibition, Greenwich also had the top time in the 400 freestyle relay.

“The relays were solid,” Hokayem said. “We have a pretty deep team, so it’s been exciting. People are still finding their way onto the relays.”

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200-yard medley relay — 1. Staples (Esme Hunter, Willow Woods, Marissa Healy, Annie Bowens) 1:51.01; 200 freestyle — 1. Emily Warner (G) 1:58.92; 200 individual medley — 1. Willow Woods (S) 2:14.47; 50 freestyle — 1. Annie Bowens (S) 25.47; Diving — 1. Kate Russack (G) 284.95; 100 butterfly — 1. Kelly Montesi (G) 56.96; 100 freestyle — 1. Esme Hunter (S) 53.22; 500 freestyle — 1. Michelle Kennedy (S) 5:18.09; 200 freestyle relay — 1. Greenwich (Ainsleigh Winget, Louisa Bjerke, Emily Warner, Julia Merrill) 1:41.60; 100 backstroke — 1. Kelly Montesi (G) 57.40; 100 breaststroke — 1. Willow Woods (S) 1:10.98; 400 freestyle relay — 1. Greenwich (Kortney Knudsen, Lousia Bjerke, Emily Warner, Kelly Montesi) 3:40.45.

Willow Woods of Staples during the 200 IM event in the girls high school swim meet between Greenwich High School and Staples High School at Greenwich, Conn., Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.


SHS V GHS tomorrow @ 4:30

October 19, 2017 by ·  

Final Varsity/JV Meet tomorrow. SHS Lady Wreckers go up against the Lady Cardinals.  Come Cheer for the Girls with a Superman S!!

Start time is 4:30

Block S Hats

October 17, 2017 by ·  

Block S Baseball Hats-

If your daughter was at practice today she received 3 hats.  These are part of our fundraising effort.

Girls should sell hats for $20.00 each and return money to a Willow Woods.  We will schedule some group sales efforts during lunch waves at school and downtown on the weekends.

Good luck w/ the sales.  If you daughter is opposed to selling hats please let a captain know and return them.  If you received hats you are responsible for either returning them or $20 per hat.

Let me know if you have any questions or need clarification.



Senior Day Part 2 and Last Home Meet

October 12, 2017 by ·  

Senior Day Celebration Tomorrow

Come Cheer and Celebrate the Girls match-up against Norwalk at SHS pool @4:00

This is our final home meet- come support the Lady Wreckers and Celebrate the Seniors.

Let’s Go Wreckers….Wreckers let’s Go Wreckers!!!

*Senior Day – Part 1!

October 11, 2017 by ·  

Just a reminder that the senior day breakfast is TOMORROW in the cafeteria! The Girls will get their senior day shirt when they arrive at school.  JUNIORS please get to school at 6:15am, SOPHOMORES, and FRESHMAN please get to school at 6:40 am, and SENIORS please get to school at 7:00 am

Part 2 will be celebrated at the meet against Norwalk on Friday starting @4:00.

Please come Support the team and the Seniors! This is a big moment for them come share the glory. 

Senior Day October 12 and 13

October 9, 2017 by ·  

Senior day will be celebrated over two days- Girls will get their t-shirts Thursday morning. If you have not sent in your booster check ($275 Payable to SHS Girl Swim&Dive) You need to do that ASAP.

The Meet against Norwalk on Friday will culminate the celebration – with Posters, Roses, speeches, and Pizza. Please come and cheer for the girls. Let’s have a full house!!

Lets Go Wreckers, Wreckers Lets GO!!

Girls should look to the Facebook page and Group Chat for details on getting their shirts Thursday morning.

October 4, 2017 by ·  

Results from SHS v Ridgefield

October 4, 2017 by ·  

Ridgefield 97 v  Staples 89 at Staples
200 medley relay Staples (Esme Hunter,Willow Woods, Marissa Healy, Annie Bowens) 2:03.35
200 Freestyle Anna Turner (Ridgefield) 2:09.71
200 IM Woods (S) 2:33.36
50 Freestyle Healy (S)  :27.70
Dive- Alexa Mysel (S)194.25
100 Butterfly Healy (S) 1:05.40
100 Freestyle Hunter (S):59.75
400 Freestyle Michelle Kennedy (S) 4:36.78
200 Freestyle relay Ridgefield ( Leonard, Snyder, Bishop, Turner)1:54.27
100  Backstroke  Hunter (S) 1:04.88 School Record
100 Breaststroke Leonard (R) 1:17.27
400 Freestyle Relay Ridgefield (Snyder, Bishop, O’Malley, Turner)
 In yesterday’s meet against Ridgefield, Staples girls set two school records Esme Hunter broke the school record in the hundred backstroke with a time of 1:04 .88  and the 400 freestyle relay consisting of Marissa Healy, Michelle Kennedy, Mia Fraas and Esme Hunter swam 4:03.46! and broke the school record by five seconds.

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