"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
It’s a GREAT day to be a Yellowjacket!
April has arrived and the winter season seems to have moved on, but not without some great accomplishments by a great group of athletes. We had Thirty Six Scholar Athletes spread throughout four winter programs. We also had seven All-Star Athletes and three All State athletes. The Gilbert All-Star athletes are:
Emily Arel for Girls Basketball (1000 points and Scholar Athlete)
Adam Biraga for Boys basketball (Scholar Athlete)
Emma Schibi for Cheer (Scholar Athlete, Last years All State recipient)
Sam Goncalves for Wrestling ( 126 lbs Class)
Evan Schibi for Wrestling (132 lbs Class and went to New England)
Andy Rodriguez for Wrestling (170 lbs Class)
Joshua Flores (195 Lbs Class & Scholar Athlete)
Selected for All State
Adam Biraga (Boys Basketball)
Emily Arel (Girls Basketball)
Emma Schibi (Winter Cheer)
These are some amazing athletes, who achieve great success. They accomplish their success through much hard work, far beyond just the in season practice sessions. They are year round athletes who give their best in all that they do. All of our Gilbert student-athletes do us proud here at The Gilbert School.
Boys Basketball made it to the second round of states and the Girls Basketball team made it to the First round of states. Cheer also made it to states while some of our wrestlers made it all the way to New Englands. We may be small but our athletes make a ripple that goes far beyond our little northwest corner of Connecticut. Congratulations to all the Gilbert student athletes on a successful winter season. Now we move on to a great Spring Season.
By the time you are reading this, Spring sports will have started their competition season. Spring sports have come with great anticipation from all our athletes and coaches. Coaches and student-athletes are very excited to be playing Baseball, Tennis, Softball and participating in track and field events. All sports have improved participation numbers but we still have a ways to go to be able to field a JV team in our sports programs. The first Spring regular season home competition will be April 3rd, with Softball hosting Northwestern at Rowley Field.
To follow any of the Gilbert Spring Sports teams and their schedules, navigate to: https://www.gilbertschool.org/athletics/teams-and-schedules, where you will find the schedule for each of the Spring teams. We hope you get out to watch as many of the games as possible. The athletes love to see the bleachers full of parents, family and friends.
Blue & Gold Golf & 5K
We are currently planning the 2023 Blue & Gold Golf scramble and 5K run. For more than 20 years the Blue & Gold fundraiser has been the single largest fundraiser with all funds raised dedicated to the Gilbert sports programs. The Blue & Gold has raised more than $140,000 over 21 years. The athletics department has benefited from prior Blue and Gold tournaments in a number of different ways, including gear for athletic teams, an ice machine, indoor scoreboard, trophy cases, wrestling mats, and more.
As we continue to build and grow as an athletics community, your support of the Gilbert athletics program is very much appreciated.
This year's Blue & Gold Golf Scramble will be held on June 3rd at Fairview Farms Golf course. All are invited to participate and enjoy a day of Golf, food, and camaraderie. There will be numerous raffle prizes won. Last year we had 124 golfers participate and our goal this year is to have 150 golfers join us. There will be much more information coming soon on Social media and the Gilbert Website. Feel free to contact the Gilbert Director of Athletics if you have questions.
For Gilbert specific updates, navigate to and follow or like the Athletic Department Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheYellowjacketHive on facebook. Also visit the Gilbert Athletics webpage: https://www.gilbertschool.org/athletics. You will find the athletics handbook on the website. All athletes should know it, front to back.
Questions? Contact the Gilbert Director of Athletics at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 860 379-3721
The Middle School Athletic Director is Josh Penn, Contact him for middle school athletics at: Pennj@gilbertschool.org