02/22/17

Lady Mustangs Student/Faculty Game

Yesterday in the girls’ student-faculty game the Lady Mustangs basketball team defeated the women faculty in a very close game by the score of 41-36.

Ms. Wynus led the women faculty scoring 12pts followed by Mrs. Purtill with 8pts. Rookie Ms. Dehaan showed off her great ball handling skills on the court and scored 6pts. Another rookie, Ms. Clark, also showed some talent on defense with 5 steals and holding two of the Lady Mustangs top scorers, Hayleigh Lagase and Julianna Fazzino, to zero points in the game. Ms. Clark also contributed 4pts while Mrs. Carbone, Ms. Wolfrum and Ms. Esterheld each contributed 2pts. Ms. Hebert played an integral part on the faculty offense with 8 assists while Mrs. Funaro was very disruptive to the Lady Mustangs offense with her defensive skills.
The women faculty excelled in their defensive efforts and were within 2pts of the Lady Mustangs with about 2 minutes left in the game, with the score of 38-36. Caitlyn Hunt, who led all scorers for the Lady Mustangs with 12pts, put in a 3-point shot with 1 minute left in the game to seal the victory. Others that scored for the Lady Mustangs were Mia Mills scoring 8pts, followed by Maddyson Horobin 4pts, Dempsey Lajoie with 3pts, and Jayna Mackenzie, Jocelyn Petrillo, Amelia Mansfield, Jaime Koons, and Katie Webb each contributing 2pts Lauren Lindberg, Ryen Wolcheski, and Sydney Rossacci also played well in the game.

Congratulations to both the girls’ basketball team and the women faculty for playing such a great game!

02/21/17

German – American Exchange Program

Two years ago 15 German students and their teachers visited our Moran/Sheehan school communities. That initial visit has generated a lot of excitement and interest in the exchange program among Moran students. Last year 14 Wallingford students traveled to visit our exchange partners in Germany and had a wonderful experience.
Last week Mr. Fleischmann gave a brief presentation to all 8th graders and provided application forms to students who indicated interest in hosting a student from Germany this year.
The following information is for 8th grade parents whose child is interested in hosting a student visiting from Germany this May.

Planned arrival date is May 21st and departure is planned for June 4th
The visiting students will be staying at your home and attend school
There are several trips planned during their stay (New York, Boston etc.)
Early applications will be given preference
Students are not obligated to take German next year or to travel to Germany next year

We are looking for up to 15 host families at Moran. This will be an incredible opportunity for our students to make new friends and potentially travel to Germany in 2018.
If you are interested in becoming a host family and your child did not get an application please contact Mr. Andreson at Moran or Mr. Fleischmann at Sheehan.

02/15/17

Student-Faculty Game Results

Monday afternoon we hosted our annual boys student-faculty basketball game. This year, the faculty team was victorious once again with the final score of faculty 51 and students 39.

Though the faculty was at times out of breath, they proved themselves to be a vicious five man wolfpack and put out a fantastic performance. Mr. Robinson was the lead scorer with an outstanding 18 points. Mr. Almeida followed with 14 points and Mr. Sofiane scored 10. Mr. Devine and Mr. Bologna completed the rest of the points of this triumphant squad of teachers!

On the boys side, Joe Amarone was the lead scorer with 7 points. Anthony MarkAnthony followed with 6 points while Chris Murzak and Jack Swierczynski tallied 5 points. The rest of the team all contributed to what was a very well fought battle. The boys showed that they are a very talented group.

The crowd was loud and encouraging and it was another fun filled afternoon. Great job to all the faculty and students that participated.

Gooooo Mustangs!!!

02/6/17

Boy’s Basketball Results

The boy’s basketball team made it to the 2nd round of the Woodrow Wilson tournament losing to Porter. The Moran boys were one of the most watched teams, gaining support from fans in the stand – scoring over 50 in all games. The boys put on a great showcase of teamwork and grit. 8th graders Jack McDonnell, Garrett Harrison, Joe Amarone, Jack Swierczynski, and Chris Murzak played their hearts out, leaving everything they have on the floor.

02/3/17

Girl’s Basketball Results

Yesterday the Lady Mustangs remained undefeated as they ended their season beating cross-town rival Dag Hammarskjold in a very tight battle. The score of the game was Moran 49 and Dag 42.

Moran’s offense was led by co-captains Hayleigh Lagase and Julianna Fazzino. Hayleigh Lagase registered a double/double scoring 11pts and 10 rebounds while Julianna Fazzino led all scorers with 15pts and contributed 5 assists. Caitlyn Hunt had an amazing game on offense and defense despite being in foul trouble early on in the game. Caitlyn Hunt recorded her 6th double/double of the season scoring 10pts and pulling down 12 rebounds. Jayna MacKenzie scored 6pts on two 3-point shots, one of which came right at the end of the first half putting Moran in the lead. Moran never looked back after that and remained in the lead the rest of the game. Others that contributed on offense were Mia Mills with 4pts and Sydney Rossacci 3pts.

On the defensive side of the court, the Lady Mustangs were outstanding as Hayleigh Lagase, Caitlyn Hunt, Mia Mills, Dempsey Lajoie, and Julianna Fazzino combined for a total of 40 rebounds.

The Lady Mustangs finished their regular season as the Central Connecticut Middle School League Champions with a record of 13 wins and 0 losses. The 8th graders on the team have an overall record of 34 wins and 1 loss over their last 3 years and have never lost at home.

The girls are entered in the Woodrow Wilson Invitational which starts this afternoon and continues through Saturday.

GOOD LUCK AND GO LADY MUSTANGS!!!

Girls JV Game Results
The girls’ JV basketball team ended their season on a positive note winning against cross-town rival Dag by the score of 12-2. Scoring for Moran was Jaime Koons with 4pts, Amelia Mansfield, Maddyson Horobin, Molly Smolenski, and Ryen Wolcheski each with 2pts. The JV team has a final record of 7 wins and 6 losses.
Congratulations on a good season.

02/3/17

Boy’s Basketball Results

The Mustangs Win, The Mustang Win, The Mustangs Win – The Boys Basketball Team defeated crosstown rival Dag 61 – 27; ending the regular season in a dominating fashion. The boys started the game with a 16 point run, going into the half up 15pts. The Mustangs pulled away in the 3rd period scoring 24 points. Despite Dag’s offensive efforts, the Mustang Boys played hard; showing overpowering intensity, enthusiasm, and passion for the game. The team was lead by our 8th-graders: Jack “Porzingis” Macdonnell 28pts, Garrett “JR Smith” Harrison 8pts, Joe “Joey Dimes” Amarone 19pts, Chris “John Wall” Murzak 12pts, and Jack “Swaggy Steve Kurr” Swierczynski 7pts. The boys combined for 7 steals and 12 blocks. The boys closed out their season with a record of 7 – 6.

The boys will be playing this weekend in the Woodrow Wilson Tournament, starting with their first game tonight. Go Mustangs!

01/31/17

Boy’s Basketball Results

The Mustangs lost last night against Lincoln of Meriden 65 -50. The boys seceded 12 point halftime lead. Despite Jack McDonnell, Garrett Harrison, and Joe Amarone’s offensive efforts the Lincoln boys pulled away in the 4th period. The team will be looking to finish off the season with Washington and Dag on the horizon.
Go Mustangs!

01/31/17

Girl’s Basketball Results

Girls’ Varsity Basketball Results:
Yesterday the Lady Mustangs Basketball Team dominated Lincoln MS beating them by the score of 52-18.

Leading the offensive charge and recording her fifth double/double of the season, Caitlyn Hunt scored 12pts with 11 rebounds. Mia Mills scored 10pts and just missed her double/double with 8 rebounds. Sydney Rossacci scored 7pts followed by Julianna Fazzino 6pts, Jayna MacKenzie and Molly Smolenski each with 4pts, and Hayleigh Lagase and Dempsey Lajoie each with 3pts, and Maddyson Horobin 1pt.

On the Defensive Side of the court, Hayleigh Lagase, Caitlyn Hunt, Mia Mills and Maddyson Horobin combined for a team total of 28 rebounds. Caitlyn Hunt and Maddyson Horobin combined for 5 blocks in the game.

The Lady Mustangs remain undefeated with a record of 12 wins and 0 losses and maintain their unbeaten streak of 22 games extending to last season.

The next home game for the Lady Mustangs is this Thursday against cross-town rival Dag Hammarskjold. Come out and support your Lady Mustangs at the game and by wearing YELLOW AND BLUE on that day. This will be their final home game of the season!

GOOD LUCK AND GO LADY MUSTANGS!!!

Girls JV Basketball Results:
The girls’ JV basketball team redeemed themselves from Friday’s loss by beating Lincoln MS by the score of 20-2.

Scoring for Moran was Ryen Wolcheski with 10pts followed by Jaime Koons and Darla Jagrosse each with 4pts, and Katie Webb with 2pts.

On the defensive side of the court, Darla Jagrosse, Lauren Lindberg, and Jaime Koons combined for 13 steals while Darla Jagrosse and Katie Webb combined for 8 rebounds.

The Girls JV record is now 6 wins with 6 losses.

01/30/17

Boy’s Basketball Results

The Boy’s Basketball Team lost a nail biter last Friday at Dodd of Cheshire 50 to 51. Despite the offensive shooting clinic lead by Garrett Harrison, Jack Swierczynski, and Joe Amarone -who combined for a total of nine 3 pointers, the boys lost a 20 point lead going into the fourth quarter, only to lose the game to a buzzer beater. The boys are away today and home tomorrow! Come support your Mustangs!!