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Fuller named All-New England; Charron, Mitchell earn All-State honors

Canton junior Peter Fuller earned All-New England honors by finishing second at the recent New England championships in the high jump with a school-record leap of 6-foot-7.

C logo, Canterbury C for CantonCANTON, March 25 – It’s not often that you can make All-New England honors but not earn a spot on Connecticut High School Coaches Association’s All-State team. But that is what junior Peter Fuller did this winter.

Fuller set a new school record at the New England championships in Boston with a leap of 6-foot-7 in the high jump to finish second and earn All-New England honors – the first athlete in school history to earn All-New England honors in indoor track and field.

At the State Open, he was fourth with a jump of 6-foot-2 and he was third in Class S with another leap of 6-2. Fuller did jump 6-7 about a week later at the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City, taking second place in the Emerging Elite category.

Fuller, who earned All-State honors last winter by finishing second at the Class S meet in the high jump, was one of several Canton High athletes recognized for their achievements in competition this winter.

For his strong finish to the season, Fuller was of just 12 athletes to be named to the New Haven Register/GameTimeCT All-State team.

Canton’s Abby Charron earned All-State honors in basketball for the second consecutive season.

Canton’s junior Abby Charron earned All-State honors in girls basketball for the second consecutive year. She is the second girls basketball player to earn All-State honors as a sophomore and junior. Sarah Benedetti (2009, 2010) and Natasha Progna (1997, 1998) were also recognized as All-State players as sophomores and juniors.

Charron averaged a team-leading 13.0 points a game to help lead the Warriors to a second straight NCCC championship and into the Class S championship game for the second time in the last three seasons.

It was the fourth time that Charron has earned All-State honors. She is two-time All-State player in girls lacrosse. She scored a freshman-school record 75 goals in her first varsity season and scored a team-leading 77 goals as a sophomore.

Canton’s Chelsea Mitchell earned All-State honors by winning the long jump at the State Open and Class S championship meet.

Mitchell earned All-State honors for the third time and the first time in indoor track by winning the long jump at the State Open and at the Class S championships.

As a freshman and sophomore, Mitchell earned All-State honors by winning the 100 and 200 meters at the Class S meet the last two season and running on winning 4×100 relay teams at both events.

Charron, Fuller and Mitchell earned All-Courant awards for being tops in their sport among the 71 schools that the Hartford Courant considers their primary circulation area.

GIRLS BASKETBALL
All-NCCC: Sarah Bowman, Allison Celmer, Abby Charron, Lauren Eschenbrenner
All-State: Abby Charron (CHSCA Class S)
All-Courant: Abby Charron
Charron was named to the New Haven Register/GameTimeCT’s All-State second team.

BOYS BASKETBALL
All-NCCC:  Grant Lange, Jack Rose

WRESTLING
All-NCCC: Brian Connolly, Donovan Mackin, Ethan Titus

BOYS INDOOR TRACK
All-NCCC: Peter Fuller
All-New England:  Peter Fuller
All-State: Peter Fuller (New Haven Register/GameTimeCT)
All-Courant: Peter Fuller, high jump

GIRLS INDOOR TRACK
All-NCCC: Mackenzie Archangelo, Maddie Archangelo, Kaylia Bailey, Julia Caputo, Chelsea Mitchell, Brooke Shepard, Maya Sutton-Hall
All-State: Chelsea Mitchell
All-Courant: Chelsea Mitchell, long jump

All-NCCC girls basketball team
Brooke Damboise, Kiera Francis (Bolton), Sarah Bowman, Allison Celmer, Abby Charron, Lauren Eschenbrenner (Canton), Caitlin Strezgowski (East Granby), Lauren Keel, Alyssa Saponare (East Windsor), Sam Curtis (Ellington), Jalyn Brown, Maddie McGee, Elsie Phillips (Granby), Emily Collins (Rockville), Kalissa Jameson, Kennedi Joseph (SMSA), Marianne Dalessio, Emily Renzoni (Somers), Mac Sullivan (Suffield), Hannah Farr (Windsor Locks)

All-NCCC boys basketball team
Aidan O’Brien, Bolton; Grant Lange, Canton; Jack Rose, Canton; Robert Simmons, Classical Magnet; Matt Rivera, Classical Magnet; Justin Oller, Classical Magnet; Jordan Jeroszko, Coventry; Jameson Gill, East Granby; Colin Garrow, Ellington; James Shelansky, Granby; Elliyas Delaire, Granby; Victor Smith, HMTCA; Mathieu Augustin, HMTCA; Justin Collins, Rockville; Lorenzo Percy, Rockville; Nasir Williams, SMSA; Alex Baressi, Somers; Colin Watt, Somers; Jared Lobo, Suffield; David Danek, Suffield.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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