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January 26, 2023

Class of 2009 Inductee Mike Mascaro leads the Raider boys hoop squad to a 63-49 victory over East Windsor in January 1988. The team was 11-1 and on a 8 game winning streak. That squad made it to the state finals before losing to Avon.

The current Raider boys squad travels to Suffield Friday night for a big time rivalry game! Last season’s semi-finalists are strong contenders for the state tournament title in 2023 sitting at 9-1 on the season.

The Raider girls hoop team travels to Suffield today for the rivalry tilt. Raider girls has also qualified for the 2023 State Tourney for the 14th straight season.

#letsgoraiders

January 19, 2023

Happy New Year!

Hartford Courant January 19, 1955

1955 WLHS Boys Hoops featuring future WLAHOFers Russ Jubrey and Charlie Sidway defeat East Hampton to move to 7-0 on their season.

Your current Raider Boys Hoop squad is also 7-0 on the 2022-2023 campaign. The Raiders are in action against old CVC rival South Windsor tonight at WLHS. Tip off 6:45 p.m.

#letsgoRaiders

#locktowners

December 8, 2022

TBT!!!!

As WLHS Hoops season fast approaches here’s some Hartford Courant clippings from this exact date December 8th during the 80s & 90s with season previews for Raider boys and girls hoops.

Can you spot all the future WLAHOFers mentioned???? You might even seen the WLAHOF Chairman’s name listed……

#letsgoraiders

Hartford Courant 12/8/1993
Hartford Courant 12/8/1987
Hartford Courant 12/8/1987

Hartford Courant 12/8/1988
Hartford Courant 12/8/1988

December 1, 2022

Hartford Courant December 1, 1994

TBT!! We’re back!!

Hartford Courant December 1, 1994

Tim Flynn’s letter to the Courant about Coach Sullivan.

The four year anniversary of Coach’s passing is on Sunday. Hard to believe it’s been four years already.

During Friday’s WLAHOF Induction ceremony, Coach’s name was mentioned many times by multiple inductees.

He is missed.

#raiders

#coachdansullivan

5/26/2022

WL Journal Archives

May 15, 1973

How many future WLAHOFers can you spot on this page???

5/19/2022

Hartford Courant Notable on this date back in 1983.

Judy Van Schelt Jones, Class of 2011 WLAHOF Inductee. Judy was a 3 sport star at WLHS who went on to be a two sport star in softball and field hockey at Providence College.

5/12/2022

Hartford Courant reporting 5/12/1965

Track stars and future WLAHOFers abound in a meet against Glastonbury led by brothers Robert and Gary Morrell, Mike Heneghan, and Roscoe Gray.

5/5/2022

Happy Cinco De Mayo Raider and Locktowner Nation!

Throwing it back 90s style today with a double dip

Raider baseball, Hartford Courant 5/5/1990……..Raider Softball Hartford Courant 5/5/1992

#letsgoRaiders

4/28/2022

Things don’t look too bright for the baseball team, Jungle League signs ups, high school track team getting “bombed” and the Locktowners finally win one!!!! 5 Future WLAHOFers mentioned in this column….

Imagine the outrage if verbiage like this was written in 2022…….Jules Cirasuolo, Sports Arena, Windsor Locks Journal Page 6, April 28, 1972

4/21/2022

Windsor Locks Bombs South Windsor!!!

Mark Dennis and Steve Farr both hit home runs for WLHS in a victory of South Windsor. Both Mark and Steve are inductees of the WLAHOF as members of the 1970/1971 State Champion Soccer Teams.

4/14/2022

Legendary Coach Dan Sullivan earns his 300th victory in baseball as the Raiders defeat rival Suffield 18-4. Coach Sullivan amassed over 300 victories each in soccer, basketball and baseball.

4/7/2022

On the first day of the 2022 Masters Golf Tournament, let’s throw it back to April 5th, 1945 as the high school boys hoop team, led by WLAHOF Coach Al Shapiro, was honored the night before with a dinner at the school’s gymnasium.

Last night the 2022 WLHS Winter Sports teams had their awards night. Congrats to all our current Raider athletes and scholar athletes on a job well done.

3/31/2022

Throwing it way back……

WL Journal Archives

As spring sports practices and scrimmages are under way at WLHS, here’s an old school photo and some articles about the 1926 WLHS baseball team!!!

#locktowners

#letsgoRaiders

3/24/2022

A little slice of WL sports history from the WL Journal

Thursday March 22, 1973

How many future WLAHOFers can you spot listed on this page?

#letsgoraiders#locktowners

3/17/2022

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Hartford Courant, March 1968

Thanks for a good season! Appropriate today as well after Locks boys hoops heartbreaking buzzer beating loss last night in East Hartford against Windham.

Thanks for a good season!

#letsgoRaiders

3/10/2022

The snow is melting and the Raiders hopefully will still stay hot tonight.

Article provided courtesy of Jay “The Jacket” Cutler.

Throwing it back to 3/10/1995 Journal Inquirer Article

WLHS Raiders ring the bell of the East Hampton Bellringers in boys’ hoop action 78-37 led by Matt Collins 15 points.

27 years later the current Raider boys’ hoop #20 ranked squad defeated East Hampton in first round action Tuesday night advancing to second round action tonight versus #5 Hale Ray on the road at 6:30 p.m.

#letsgoraiders

3/3/2022

WL Journal

How many future WLAHOFers can you spot in this little slice into WL athletic history???

#letsgoRaiders

#locktowners

2/24/2022

Led by legendary coach Dan Sullivan, the 1995 WLHS Boys hoops secures first ever NCCC regular season basketball title in a win over Granby. A bunch of the hoop league champions were also members of the 1994 State Championship Soccer Team.

2/17/2022

On the eve of the 2021-2022 WL Lady Raiders hosting a first round NCCC Tournament game, let’s throw it back to 1986 when the Lady Raiders led by two future WLAHOFers defeated Somers to win the NCCC Tournament.

The Hartford Courant reporting Friday February 28, 1986.

Led by Cathy Flanders, Class of 2009, 20 points and 15 rebound performance, the Raiders beat Somers 41-34.

Gina Cangemi, Class of 2016, chipped in 8 points for Locks.

(Current boys hoops host East Windsor in a regular season matchup at 6:45 p.m. Theme is pajamas)

The current Raider girls hoops hosts Stafford Friday night hoping to avenge their loss from last Saturday’s battle with the Bulldogs.

Tip off Friday 2/18/2022

6:45 PM

Theme is Raider Gear

#letsgoraiders

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