Boston High School: Framingham State

New England Roundup: Connecticut

February, 23, 2012
Providence College-bound guard Kris Dunn joined elite company last Friday, when he became the 18th high school player in Connecticut history to score at least 2,000 career points.

ConnecticutDunn's 2,000th point came on a jump shot in the third quarter of New London's 89-54 triumph over Woodstock Academy.

Last month Dunn broke the New London career scoring record during a 71-56 victory over Norwich Free Academy. Tyson Wheeler held the previous record. Wheeler, who scored 1,807 points for New London, played professionally with the Denver Nuggets and in Europe.

“Kris broke the record of one of the all-time greats,” New London coach Craig Parker told The Day. “Any record you break that was held by Tyson Wheeler is quite an accomplishment.”

Dunn, who was recently named a McDonald's All-American, entered the Norwich Free Academy game 31 points shy of Wheeler's school record. He broke the record on a layup early in the fourth quarter and finished the game with 35 points.

Precious Holmes was at her best during Saturday's State Open track and field meet.

Holmes set two individual records and ran the anchor leg on the 4x400 relay team that set a meet record to help Hillhouse take first place with 74 points. Windsor was second with 40 points.

Holmes set meet and state records in the 300 (38.56 seconds) and the 600 (1:31.23). She held the previous record in both events.

Holmes also teamed with Johnesse Peterson, Jayvona McDaniel and Sydney Curtis on the 4x400 relay team, which prevailed in 3:57.92.

Staples took first place in the boys meet with 47 points. Hillhouse was second with 34.

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Brockton's Weaver transfers from D3 to FCS

July, 20, 2010
It’s not often these days you see college athletes making the jump from Division 3 to the top ranks. But with a generous financial aid package from Framingham State, not enough money for the prep school route, and Division 1 coaches encouraging him to bring his grades up, Brockton’s Carlito Weaver decided to gut it out the less-desirable way.

Weaver – a former Big 3 Conference All-Star, Boston Herald All-Scholastic and Shriners Football Classic captain at safety for Brockton High – had the talent to play with the big boys, and excelled both on and off the field this past year for the Rams. In addition to being named the New England Football Conference Rookie of the Year, he made Dean’s List both semesters.

Now, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Weaver is taking his exploits to Division 1 FCS power UMass, where he will be re-united with former Brockton teammate Darren Thellen.

“I applied to UMass Amherst, and upon acceptance I looked into it,” said Weaver, who was a key component to the Boxers’ Division 1 Super Bowl runner-up squad in 2008. “Darren Thellen said I could definitely play on the team up there … I got a tour of the locker room, the football facilities, and I just fell in love with the campus.

"It wasn’t mostly football for me, it was academic. I got accepted into the Isenberg School of Management. It was the best of both worlds.”

Weaver made his decision late last month. Per transfer rules, he will sit out this upcoming season. He’ll most likely compete for starting time as a defensive back in 2011.