Published June 05. 2013 4:00AM
Groton - Fitch High School has turned to one of its own to lead the boys' basketball program.
Alick Furtick, who played for the Falcons and later continued his career at Mitchell College and Salve Regina in Newport, R.I., was named head coach at his alma mater on Tuesday.
"Alick has the same vision that we have begun to establish here in our athletic department, which is to develop and maximize each student-athlete's potential both in and out of the classroom," said athletic director Marc Romano, who made the announcement.
Furtick has spent the past six seasons as an assistant at Salve Regina. He replaces Chad Fleming, who was dismissed 13 games into his first season as head coach and replaced on an interim basis by junior varsity coach Ryan Magee for the remainder of the season.
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White, a senior and three-time Shoreline Conference champion began his day with a wild 7-5, 3-6, 12-10 winner over Avon's Sam Aronson in the first round, but then he lost to Ted Berkowitz of Fairfield Warde 6-2, 6-1 in the quarters.
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• NFA's Katie Strickland shot a 44 to win medalist honors at the Eastern Connecticut Conference championship at Quinnatisset CC in Thompson. Woodstock won the team title with 211 strokes and NFA (223) was second. Among the other local competitors, Ledyard's Ashley Brannan shot a 54 to finish fourth, while Theresa Durkee shot a 60 and was the top finisher for East Lyme.