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Winter Vikings Eye the Postseason and Recognize Seniors

With regular seasons winding down for our winter teams, the Vikings are looking ahead to postseason tournaments. First up, Varsity Squash will travel to the New England Class E Tournament this weekend at Pomfret School in Pomfret, Connecticut. The first match will be against top-seed Williston Northampton School on Saturday, February 10, at 12:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, February 7, Varsity Ice Hockey left no doubt on the Stamford Twin Rinks ice, defeating FAA rival Rye Country Day School 9-1. The 2-1 OT win for St. Luke’s School over Greenwich Country Day School on February 8 means the Vikings have now clinched a playoff spot in the Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA) tournament! King will wrap up the regular season on Wednesday, February 14, at 4:00 p.m. against St. Luke’s at Twin Rinks with a chance to lock in a top seed for the playoffs. 

This will also be a very special day, as the seven seniors on the team will be recognized with their families prior to the game in the team’s annual Senior Day ceremony. The seniors, Charlie Allard ’24, Ben Bradley ’24, Tyler Bruno ’24, Henry Feinstein ’24, Ryan Garvey ’24, Rafe Reinstein ’24, and Ryan Wempen ’24, have been part of one of the best-ever stretches in program history, contributing to two straight regular season and conference tournament titles in the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 seasons. 

This year’s FAA playoffs will begin with the semi-finals on Thursday, February 22, at the higher seed schools’ home rinks. Finals will take place on Saturday, February 24, at 6:00 p.m. at the SONO Ice House.

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Boys Basketball had a phenomenal finish on Friday, February 2, at Brunswick School, as Nasir Pettigrew ’24 hit a driving lay-up as time expired to earn the thrilling 64-63 victory! King then split two big home games this week, using a dominating performance on both ends of the court while shooting 14/19 from three-point range to defeat New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) AA Hoosac School 82-52 on Tuesday, February 6. In a tight match on Wednesday, February 7, against New England top-40 Hotchkiss School, the Vikings played hard through the fourth quarter despite ending in a 70-58 loss. The Vikings will wrap up regular season league play with a game at The Masters School on Saturday, February 10, at 2:00 p.m. and a home game against Hamden Hall at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 15. 

In between, the team will hold Senior Day at home on Tuesday, February 13, at 5:00 p.m. against Hopkins School. The basketball seniors include Emre Bayazit ’24, Jake Brown ’24, Joe Kritzman ’24, Nasir Pettigrew ’24, Davion Pinn ’24, and Will Szymanski ’24. While seeding and game locations have not yet been set, the boys have clinched a spot in the FAA playoffs and will open up in a quarter-final game on Tuesday, February 20. Semi-finals will be on Thursday, February 22, with the finals on Saturday, February 24, all at the higher seed school.

Senior Day

Varsity Girls Basketball earned a big win on Senior Day against Christian Heritage School on Friday, February 2, as lone senior Leina Wyatt ’24 went off for one of her best games of the season, scoring 28 points and finding her teammates for several highlight reel assists. The Vikings will host Westover School of Middlebury, Connecticut, on Saturday, February 10, at 3:15 p.m. before wrapping up their regular season on Wednesday, February 14, at home against Wooster School at 5:00 p.m. The Housatonic Valley Athletic League (HVAL) playoffs will also begin on Tuesday, February 20, and the girls will await the results of the final few games of the season in order to find out their postseason schedule. Semi-finals will be on Thursday, February 22, with the finals on Saturday, February 24.

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Go Vikings!