Another Milton High winter sports season has come and gone. Over the last four months, some Wildcats teams lived up to expectations and some will look to build for the future while some surprised fans during the season.
The highlight of the season came on Feb. 9, when coach Ted Carroll and Milton High wrestling took home the Division 2 Metro Sectional team championship for the first time in school history.
Track and field had yet another successful season, with senior Elise O’Leary grabbing two gold medals in the 1000m run at the Division 3 State and All-State meets.
Ava Duggan also took home a first-place finish at the Division 3 state meet, winning the mile by .14 second to take home the gold while Jayda Dillon grabbed second place at the Division 3 meet in the 300m dash.
Senior Smith Charles competed in the final Division 3 meet of his career, nabbing a silver medal in the 55m dash and a bronze medal in the long jump.
The boys basketball team finished with an impressive record of 13-9, strongly anchored by senior captains Isaiah Woodley, Luke McMenamin, and Isaiah Fortes and juniors Daylon Trotman and Earl Tucker.
Senior captains Kara Miliken, Bridget Kelly, Alex Kelly, and Meghan Kelly, along with fellow senior Meghan Lee, displayed strong leadership and played well for a Milton High girls basketball team that has a lot to look forward to in the coming years.
Coach Paul Ajemian and his ski team continued to make great strides in the hills of eastern Massachusetts, putting together another relatively decent showing in the State Ski Championships.
While the scoring output may have been down from recent seasons, the girls hockey team still had its fair share of great moments during the year.
The boys hockey team experienced a transition year, but head coach Chris Watson and his crew are confident that he and his staff have built a solid team for the future.