Friday, March 24, 2017
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the Springfield School Committee celebrated the success of the Central High School Girls and Boys Basketball teams along with the Wrestling Team last night at the School Committee meeting. The athletes and their coaches each introduced themselves and received individual citations from Mayor Sarno and the School Committee.
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stated, “I’m so very proud of our Central High School – they’re really living up to their motto of ‘The Home of Scholars and Champions’ on and off the court/mat. Congratulations again to our Lady Golden Eagles, State Division I Basketball champs and State Sportsmanship award winners. Coach Erik Maurer and staff have done an outstanding job with our young ladies both on and off the court. I enjoyed being at the games (right here in our MassMutual Center too) and cheering them on to victory! Congrats again to our Wrestling team – State Division I champs and State Coaches of the Year Darby McLaughlin and Andrew Ingham – they’ve had a continued tremendous run. And even though it was truly a heartbreaking loss in the State Semifinals, congrats to our Boys’ Basketball team, the Western Mass Division I Basketball champs and State Sportsmanship award winners, too. Coach Darryl Denson and staff have done a great job with our young men both on and on the court.”
“We could not be more proud of the determination, perseverance, and old-fashioned hard work displayed by these winning athletes,” said Superintendent of Schools Daniel Warwick. “They are champions because of what they have accomplished athletically, of course, but they are champions because of so much more than that. They are school and community leaders, dedicated students and role models for those who will come after them. Central High School has been through a very difficult year and we celebrate these monumental achievements with the athletes, coaches, administrators, educators and student body.”
“Words cannot describe how proud we are of our athletes and our coaches. They always represent Central with class and dignity and it was wonderful to see their efforts pay off with championship seasons. We are eternally grateful for everything that they do for our school,” said Principal Thaddeus Tokarz.
For more photos, check out MassLive’s gallery: http://highschoolsports.masslive.com/news/article/-6803429681151401539/springfield-school-committee-mayor-domenic-sarno-honor-centrals-championship-basketball-wrestling-teams-photos/