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The Bobcat Prowl

Eli Schwartzman

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager

Sophmore Eli Schwartzman is the web editor for The Bobcat Prowl. Schwartzman enjoys sports photography, and is regularly attending local sporting events with his camera to take pictures. He has a love for sports, both watching and playing. His favorites to watch are college football and the MLB, while his favorite sport to play is baseball. Outside of school, you can find Eli at the baseball fields, taking pictures at a sporting event, or hanging out with his friends.

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Coach McDermott gathers with a couple of players at the mound during a pitching change.

‘Cats Win CCC East With Win Over Eagles

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
May 21, 2024

On Monday, May 21, the South Windsor High School baseball team hosted the East Catholic Eagles, winning the contest 6-5 and securing their first CCC East title in five years. Junior Robert Wunsch began...

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SW Bobcat seniors talking pregame before taking on RHAM for senior night.

[Photo] Bobcats Attack the CCC Tournament

Alec Dziuba and Luke Taylor
May 21, 2024

SW Bobcat seniors talking pregame before taking on RHAM for senior night.

Junior Sam Balducci prepares for a pitch during the Bobcats 8-2 win over Manchester.

Wunsch’s Pitching Helps Lead Bobcats Over Redhawks

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
May 12, 2024

On Saturday, May 11, the South Windsor High School baseball team hosted the Manchester Redhawks, winning the contest by a score of 8-2. Junior Robert Wunsch began the game on the mound for the Bobcats....

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Senior Captain Connor Mahan catching a breather at the game against Ellington.

[Photo] Guardian of the Golden Bears: Connor Mahan

Adam Albaghdadi, Staff Writer
May 10, 2024

Senior Captain Connor Mahan catching a breather at the game against Ellington.

Senior Captain Max Plunske on his way to scoring his 100th goal.

[Photo] Breaking Records In Style

Adam Albaghdadi, Staff Writer
May 9, 2024

Senior Captain Max Plunske on his way to scoring his 100th goal.

 Senior captains, Max Plunske and Luke Taylor, strategizing the next play for the cats.

[Photo] Avon’s Downfall: Bobcats Rule Field in Victory

Adam Albaghdadi, Staff Writer
May 6, 2024

Senior captains, Max Plunske and Luke Taylor, strategizing the next play for the cats.

Emma Cherubini, Max Schwartzman, and Eliza Blanchfield debating stylistic choices

[Photo] The New Boss of Nevers Road

Maanya Pande, Finance Manager
May 1, 2024

Emma Cherubini, Max Schwartzman, and Eliza Blanchfield debating stylistic choices

Junior Robert Wunsch walks onto the mound during the Bobcats 10-0 victory over E.O. Smith.

‘Cats Achieve Perfection; Win Fifth Straight Game

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
April 28, 2024

Junior Robert Wunsch walks onto the mound during the Bobcats 10-0 victory over E.O. Smith.

Senior boys lacrosse captain, Max Plunske, getting some shots in before a scrimmage.

[Photo] Pushing To The Max

Adam Albaghdadi, Staff Writer
March 25, 2024

Senior boys lacrosse captain, Max Plunske, getting some shots in before a scrimmage.

Sophomore Brayden Edwards up to bat during the Bobcats 11-7 victory over Farmington.

Bobcats Clinch Early Playoff Berth With Win Over Farmington

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
April 30, 2024

On a hot Monday afternoon, the South Windsor High School baseball team hosted the Farmington River Hawks. The Bobcats came out winning the contest, albeit sloppily, with a final score of 11-7. This win...

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Senior Connor Mahan walks off field during South Windsors win over Berlin.

[Photo] Mid Season Madness

Luke Taylor, Staff Writer
April 25, 2024

Senior Connor Mahan walks off field during South Windsor's win over Berlin.

Junior Sam Balducci walks up to the mount to hit.

[Photo] ‘Slammin’ Sam Balducci

Adam Albaghdadi, Staff Writer
April 25, 2024

Balducci and the cats huddled around during halftime and strategize a game plan.

Jalen Canales getting shots in before his big game against Suffield.

[Photo] The TGC

Adam Albaghdadi, Staff Writer
April 22, 2024

Jalen Canales getting shots in before his big game against Suffield.

Brayden Edwards delivers a pitch during the Bobcats 10-0 win over Wethersfield.

‘Cats Dominate Wethersfield Behind Edwards’ No-Hitter

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
April 20, 2024

Brayden Edwards delivers a pitch during the Bobcats 10-0 win over Wethersfield.

Brian Garvey slides into second base during the Bobcats 13-0 win over New Britain.

Balducci’s Big Day Propels ‘Cats Over New Britain

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
April 19, 2024

On Wednesday, April 17, the South Windsor High School baseball team hosted the New Britain Hurricanes. A huge offensive outburst helped lead the Bobcats to a 13-0 victory.  The game started with South...

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South Windsor varsity lacrosse wearing their new jerseys for the first time this season.

[Photo] Will Lacrosse Make the Playoffs?

Luke Taylor and Ryan Rahman
March 28, 2024

South Windsor varsity lacrosse wearing their new jerseys for the first time this season.

Junior Robert Wunsch pitching against Stamford in the first round of the 2023 state playoffs.

Bobcat Baseball’s in Full Swing

Eli Schwartzman and Nick Perez
March 21, 2024

When the calendar flips to spring, it can only mean one thing, the return of South Windsor High School baseball. The team is starting off with high expectations, which come fairly often, as last year's...

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South Windsor High School Senior London King celebrates after clinching a spot in the state playoff tournament.

The King of Hearts

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
March 10, 2024

When a kid goes outside in his driveway and starts shooting a basketball, they imagine the bright lights of an NBA arena, hitting a game-winning shot to win a championship, or making a highlight reel level...

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Students, teachers, and parents adjust to changes throughout the town and schools

[Photo] Change, Change, and More Change

Elizabeth Sinclair, Editor
February 27, 2024

Students, teachers, and parents adjust to changes throughout the town and schools

South Windsor High Schools showcase of athletic achievements over the last few years.

[Photo] Blazing Trails to State Playoffs

Erik Montes de Oca, Staff Writer
February 26, 2024

South Windsor High School's showcase of athletic achievements over the last few years.

Junior Justin Dittmar celebrates after beating his opponent on the mat.

[Photo] Featured Athlete: Justin Dittmar

Adam Albaghdadi, Staff Writer
February 22, 2024

Junior Justin Dittmar warming up and watching his teammates before his match.

Senior London King shoots a free throw during the Bobcats 51-47 win over Bristol Eastern.

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Senior London King shoots a free throw during the Bobcats 51-47 win over Bristol Eastern.

Junior Tyler Pottinger goes up for a layup in the Bobcats 51-47 win over Bristol Eastern.

South Windsor Upsets Bristol Eastern; Clinches Playoff Berth

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
February 17, 2024

On Friday, February 17th, the South Windsor High School boys basketball team upset the 14-win Bristol Eastern Lancers by a score of 51-47, earning the team a spot in the playoffs. It was Senior Night...

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Senior forward for the boys hockey team, Kevin Shover, celebrates after scoring.

[Photo] Featured Athlete: Kevin Shover

February 13, 2024

Senior forward for the boys hockey team, Kevin Shover, celebrates after scoring.

Bobcats celebrate their 57-41 win against Tolland in Mondays game.

[Photo] Back-to-Back Wins Place ‘Cats Game Away From Playoffs

Jaelyn Salas, Staff Writer
February 8, 2024

Bobcats celebrate their 57-41 win against Tolland in Monday's game.

South Windsor High School junior Ethan Burke shoots a free throw during the Bobcats 65-59 victory over Windsor Locks.

Shock ‘Em South

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
February 4, 2024

On Friday, February 2nd, the South Windsor High School boys basketball team hosted the reigning class S state champions Windsor Locks, pulling off a shocking 65-59 upset. This marks the Bobcats first victory...

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The South Windsor High School hockey team talks things over with coaches during a timeout.

Bobcats Skate Past Eagles; Move One Game Away From Playoffs

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
February 2, 2024

On Wednesday, January 31st, the South Windsor High School boys hockey team defeated Wethersfield by a final score of 3-2.  The Bobcats traveled to the Newington Arena for their matchup with the Eagles,...

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 The newly introduced shot clock counts down during a varsity basketball game.

[Photo] CIAC Developing High School Athletes

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
January 23, 2024

The newly introduced shot clock counts down during a varsity basketball game.

Junior Nathan Tenney gets ready for the next play in a game earlier this season.

[Photo] Tenney Selected as All-State Player

Andrew Kronenwetter, Staff Writer
January 11, 2024

Junior Nathan Tenney gets ready for the next play in a game earlier this season.

The boys basketball starting line up standing for the National Anthem.

Elder’s Late Game Heroics Lift Bobcats

Eliza Blanchfield and Eli Schwartzman
January 9, 2024

On Monday, January 8th The South Windsor Boys Basketball team experienced a victorious comeback over Hartford Public with a final score of 46-41.  During the first half of the game, the Bobcats struggled...

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A broad view of the Christmas display at the farm.

[Photo] A Christmas Story Come to Life

Emma Cherubini, Copy Editor
January 4, 2024

A broad view of the Christmas display at the farm.

Senior London King is taking extra threes in preparation for his senior season.

South Windsor Basketball is Back

Eli Schwartzman and Eliza Blanchfield
December 7, 2023

After a rocky season last year, South Windsor Boys Basketball is ready to have an outstanding start. In the offseason, most of the players were playing on AAU teams in preparation for the high school season....

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The South Windsor Bobcats celebrate their victory over Enfield and prepare for battle tonight against the Maloney Spartans in the playoffs.

Second Time in 20 Years

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
November 28, 2023

For just the second time in the last 20 years, the South Windsor High School football team is heading to the state playoffs. After moving to 8-2 with a win over Enfield, the Bobcats secured the 6th overall...

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The South Windsor High School football team poses with the route five rivalry trophy following the win vs. Enfield.

‘Cats Clinch Playoff Spot

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
November 19, 2023

On November 18th, the South Windsor High School Bobcats and Enfield High School Eagles took the field for their annual Route 5 rivalry game and South Windsor’s Senior Day.  There was a lot on the...

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The South Windsor girls travel soccer team accompanies the senior Lady Bobcats during their senior night ceremony.

[Photo] The Fireworks Go Out for the 2023 Soccer Season

Erik Montes de Oca and Emma Cherubini
November 16, 2023

The South Windsor girls travel soccer team accompanies the senior Lady Bobcats during their senior night ceremony.

Junior Hailey Deptula walking up the  turf field during a game with a field hockey stick in hand.

[Photo] Featured Athlete- Hailey Deptula

Emma Cherubini, Copy Editor
November 9, 2023

Junior Hailey Deptula walking up the turf field during a game with a field hockey stick in hand.

Senior Caden Johnson discusses his motivation on the field and his inspiration for beginning his career in football.

[Photo] Featured Athlete: Caden Johnson

Aasrith Veerapaneni, Content Editor
November 6, 2023

Senior Caden Johnson discusses his motivation on the field and his inspiration for beginning his career in football.

South Windsor football player, senior Joey Bemis has been an integral part in helping bring the Bobcats to a 4-1 record this year.

[Photo] Featured Athlete: Joey Bemis

Nick Perez and Eliza Blanchfield
October 19, 2023

South Windsor football player, senior Joey Bemis has been an integral part in helping bring the Bobcats to a 4-1 record this year.

Senior Angelina Bellizzi hits the ball to start the play in the game against Southington. The Bobcats won the game 4-3.

[Photo] Featured Athlete: Angelina Bellizzi

Aasrith Veerapaneni, Content Editor
October 23, 2023

Senior Angelina Bellizzi hits the ball to start the play in the game against Southington. The Bobcats won the game 4-3.

The South Windsor High School football team gathers together after their 28-12 win against Farmington

Bobcats Pounce on the River Hawks

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
October 8, 2023

Friday, October 6th, the South Windsor High School football team traveled into Farmington to take on the River Hawks. The battle between the pair of 2-1 teams was full of lights and cameras, as it was...

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The lady bobcats huddle at center court to discuss the previous point.

[Photo] South Windsor Digs Pink

Eliza Blanchfield, Editor
October 7, 2023

The South Windsor High School varsity volleyball players congratulate one another on a successful play.

Construction process at Evergreen Walk on the new Whole Foods in South Windsor CT.

[Photo] Which Market is More Super?

Emma Cherubini and Ryan Rahman
October 5, 2023

Construction process at Evergreen Walk on the new Whole Foods in South Windsor CT.

The South Windsor High School football team gathers together before their scrimmage against Hartford Public High School on Wednesday, August 23rd.

Bobcat Football is Back

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
August 25, 2023

The South Windsor High School football team gathers together before their scrimmage against Hartford Public High School on Wednesday, August 23rd.

The South Windsor High School baseball team meets together after defeating Hamden.

Bobcats Swing Into the Quarterfinals

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
June 1, 2023

On Wednesday, the South Windsor High School Bobcats matched up with the Dragons of Hamden Hall High School in the second round of state playoffs.  Freshman Brayden Edwards took the mound for the Bobcats,...

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SW boys baseball celebrates a walk off win in the first round of the state  tournament against Stamford Tuesday evening.

[Photo] Bobcats Top Stamford

Ava Nicole Shasha, Editor
May 31, 2023

SW boys baseball celebrates a walk off win in the first round of the state tournament against Stamford Tuesday evening.

An inside view of Pauls Boutique. highlighting the records inside.

Vernon’s Hidden Gem For Music Lovers

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
March 10, 2023

Tucked away in a small plaza, hiding behind trees that borders Rockville High School sits Paul’s Boutique Records. Paul’s Boutique is a self described small, vinyl selling, equipment repairing, treasure...

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South Windsor plays Glastonbury at Rye Street park South Windsor.

[Photo] Fall Ball, Love Them All

Nathan Tenney, Special Liaison to Athletics
March 9, 2023

South Windsor plays Glastonbury at Rye Street park South Windsor.

Mahomes has put up 24,241 yards, 192 touchdown passes, only 49 interceptions, 66.3% completion percentage, and a quarterback rating of 105.7.

Stay Gold, Ponyboy

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
February 6, 2023

73,426 people rise to their feet at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Patrick Mahomes drops back, surveys the field, then steps up in the pocket and takes off towards the right sideline. The...

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A Winter Day in the Hidden Gem of Hartford County

A Winter Day in the Hidden Gem of Hartford County

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
January 10, 2023

Tucked away in Hartford County sits the growing town of South Windsor, a town of 26,000 people. The hidden gem of a town has a lot to offer for some much needed winter fun. Here is a fully planned out,...

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A curious reindeer at Dzen Tree Farm in South Windsor, Connecticut

[Photo] Dzen Christmas Tree Farm Fosters the Holiday Spirit

Emma Cherubini, Copy Editor
December 23, 2022

A curious reindeer at Dzen Tree Farm in South Windsor, Connecticut

Family Ties

Family Ties

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
November 23, 2022

No, you’re not seeing double. There are two 3’s, both with the last name LaGuardia, tearing up the field on back to back days during froshmore and varsity games. Ethan and Ryan LaGuardia are having...

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Aaron Judge

Where Will Aaron Judge Land?

Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
November 8, 2022

Aaron Judge is arguably the biggest star in all of baseball. Judge just wrapped up his record breaking season, hitting 62 home runs to put him atop the throne as the American League single season home...

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