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Windsor AD Builds On Central Tradition

Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2009 by The Hartford Courant
Windsor AD Builds On Central Tradition
By TOM YANTZ | The Hartford Courant
March 18, 2009
NEW BRITAIN — - The CIAC girls and boys basketball tournaments end with finals Friday and Saturday. Along the way, we'll bring you slices of each. If you feel there is a unique story about your team, e-mail us at sports@courant.com.

Windsor athletic director Ken Parciak needed no directions to find Detrick Gymnasium Tuesday night for the Warriors' Class LL boys semifinal with Bridgeport Central.

"So many memories here," said Parciak, who was a guard for
Central Connecticut
coach Bill Detrick in 1972-74 and captain his senior season. "I grew up in New Britain. I was in the sixth grade the first time I came here for a basketball camp. I loved coming to games and sitting in the back row. At that time, Kaiser Hall was the premier gym, where the state finals were played."

In 2004 Parciak watched the
Windsor girls team win the Class LL title on the court named after the legendary former
Central Connecticut coach. The next year the Windsor girls lost the LL final to Manchester.
Tuesday night, Parciak, 57, cheered from the bleachers for the boys team, which defeated Bridgeport Central 78-72 to advance to the title game.

"The gym is a home for tradition and excellence, with three Central teams going to the NCAAs under Howe Dickenman, the great high school venue for big games and where Detrick once coached," Parciak said.

The Warriors displayed the excellence Tuesday night, as Parciak sat once again in the last row on the
Windsor side

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