NAME: A.J. Von Brauchitsch

SCHOOL: Fairfield co-op

SPORT: Hockey

GRADE: 10th

ACCOMPLISHMENT: Scored a three-goal hat trick in the Mustangs 5-4 overtime loss to Greenwich in the FCIAC tournament quarterfinals on February 25 and he also added an assist. It was the first time in program history that Fairfield had qualified for the FCIAC playoffs. The Mustangs now prepare for the upcoming CIAC Division I tournament.


NAME: Clare DeMaso

SCHOOL: Ludlowe

SPORT: Gymnastics

GRADE: 10th

ACCOMPLISHMENT: Helped the Falcons to a third-place team finish in the Class L championships on February 25 at Pomperaug. DeMaso qualified for Saturday’s State Open meet in both the floor exercise and balance beam. In the Class L meet, she scored an 8.450 (vault), an 8.350 (beam) and an 8.625 (floor). In the FCIAC championships, DeMaso scored an 8.475 (vault), an 8.150 (beam) and an 8.625 (floor) as the Falcons placed fourth.

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