Saturday, December 05, 2020

The Sound Sports Person of the Week

Valley Courier

Keenan Pindar plays a pivotal role in the backfield for the Valley Regional boys’ soccer team. The senior left back is also a shooting guard for the boys’ basketball squad and a midfielder with Valley boys’ lacrosse. Photo courtesy of Keenan Pindar

Pindar’s a Dauntless Defender for the Warriors

Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

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The Sound

Mackenzie Burwell has progressed from a novice in the sport of volleyball to a senior captain and starting middle blocker with the Thunderbirds. Photo courtesy of Mackenzie Burwell

Burwell Leading North Branford on the Court

Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Senior Taylor Gambardella is looking for a triumphant finish to her tenure with the Guilford girls’ soccer team, after which she will continue her career at Marist College. 

Photo courtesy of Taylor Gambardella

The Source

Sophomore Eva Alquist has been making key contributions to the Tigers as a diver throughout the past two seasons. Eva recently posted her lifetime-best point total in a meet against Branford. Photo courtesy of Karen Alquist

Alquist Loves Diving for the Tigers

Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior Megan Gaudioso has been on a mission to become the best volleyball player she can be after getting cut from the team at Joseph Melillo Middle School when she was in 6th grade. Photo courtesy of Megan Gaudioso

Gaudioso Learns the Importance of Persistence

Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:17 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Emma Liedke solidified her spot as a starting middle blocker for the North Haven girls’ volleyball squad as a sophomore this fall. Photo courtesy of Emma Liedke

Liedke Secures Starting Spot as a Sophomore

Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:17 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Abby Amara has tremendous versatility and can play anywhere for the Valley Regional field hockey team. This season, Abby is taking on the role of junior captain as she patrols the midfield for the Warriors. Photo courtesy of Abby Amara

Amara Earns Captain’s Honors as a Junior

Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:17 p.m.

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The Sound

Samuel Gott is impressing during his freshman campaign with the North Branford boys’ cross country team. Samuel works tirelessly to improve his times with the T-Birds. Photo courtesy of Samuel Gott

Gott Has the Goods to Be a Top-Notch Runner

Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:17 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

After playing in the midfield for the past few years, Janna Ellman is now shining on defense as a senior with the Guilford field hockey team. Photo courtesy of Janna Ellman

Ellman Makes a Smooth Move to Defense

Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:17 p.m.

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The Source

While enjoying a nice career as a member of the H-K boys’ basketball team, Jimmy McGoey decided to play football this year is hoping to get the chance to do just that before the school year is out. Photo courtesy of Jimmy McGoey

McGoey Hoping to Hit the Gridiron and the Court

Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:16 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior lineman Kristjan Fonacier stands to be a three-year varsity starter with the East Haven football team if the Yellowjackets have a season in the spring. Kristjan is set to play right guard and will also line up on the defensive side of the ball.

Photo courtesy of Kristjan Fonacier

Fonacier Finds Family With East Haven Football

Published Oct. 15, 2020 02:59 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Senior Chase DiCarlo has proved a reliable placekicker for the North Haven football team throughout the past three seasons. Photo courtesy of Chase DiCarlo

Harbor News

Center midfielder Zach Zanzalari wore the captain’s hat for the Knights as a junior and is reprising his role as a captain during his senior season this fall.

Photo courtesy of Zach Zanzalari

Zanzalari Brings Grit to the Pitch

Published Oct. 15, 2020 02:59 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Patrice Nelson is holding multiple roles with the Valley Regional girls’ volleyball team this fall. Patrice is the varsity assistant coach, but she also has been fostering development for the Warriors’ freshman team. Photo courtesy of Patrice Nelson

Nelson Ready to Write New Chapter at Valley

Published Oct. 15, 2020 02:59 p.m.

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The Sound

Lenora Longway has transitioned to defense to start her junior season with the Branford field hockey team, but will play multiple other positions throughout the year based on the Hornets’ needs. Photo courtesy of Lenora Longway

Longway Brings Versatility to the Hornets

Published Oct. 15, 2020 02:59 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Sophomore Grace Young is enjoying success during the early stages of her career with the Guilford girls’ swimming and diving squad. Photo courtesy of Grace Young

Young Swimming to Success as a Sophomore

Published Oct. 15, 2020 02:59 p.m.

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The Source

Junior Lucas Vest is helping to facilitate the offense on the Hand boys’ soccer team as a center midfielder for the Tigers. Photo courtesy of Lucas Vest

Vest is Vital in the Tigers’ Midfield

Published Oct. 15, 2020 02:59 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Two-way lineman Gunner Horton was named one of the captains for the East Haven football team in his senior year. Gunner also competes for the Yellowjackets’ wrestling squad. Photo courtesy of Gunner Horton

Horton Carves Out Nice Career as a Lineman

Published Oct. 08, 2020 12:56 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Anthony Vigliotto plays on both the offensive and defensive line for the North Haven football squad. Anthony earned a spot as a senior captain thanks to his dedication to the program, along with becoming a stronger and more savvy player. Photo courtesy of Anthony Vigliotto

Vigliotto Maneuvers His Way into Leading Role

Published Oct. 08, 2020 12:56 p.m.

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Harbor News

Kayla Holt is eager to lead the Old Saybrook field hockey team as one of its senior captains this fall. Kayla is also a captain for the Old Saybrook girls’ basketball team.

Photo courtesy of Kayla Holt

Holt’s a Fixture on the Field Hockey Turf

Published Oct. 08, 2020 12:56 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Senior Ryan Silva recently moved up to the attack for the Valley Regional boys’ soccer team and showed that he feels right at home at the forward position. Photo courtesy of Ryan Silva

Silva’s Moving Forward for the Warriors

Published Oct. 08, 2020 12:56 p.m.

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The Sound

Carolyn Heffernan has found her niche as a distance runner and is looking forward to a productive sophomore season with the North Branford girls’ cross country team. Photo courtesy of Carolyn Heffernan

Heffernan’s Forging a Path at North Branford

Published Oct. 08, 2020 12:56 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Senior Ella Kagan is looking forward to leading the defensive corps for the Guilford field hockey team during the 2020 season. Photo courtesy of Ella Kagan

The Source

Senior Daniel LaRosa, a linebacker for the H-K football team, is hoping for one more chance to take the gridiron before he graduates. Photo courtesy of Daniel LaRosa

LaRosa Loves Suiting Up for the Cougars

Published Oct. 08, 2020 12:56 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Emily Mazzucco is eager to begin her junior season as a stalwart on defense for the East Haven girls’ soccer team. Photo courtesy of Emily Mazzucco

Mazzucco Brings Her Best Effort on Defense

Published Oct. 01, 2020 02:27 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Carly Fresher is looking forward to leading the North Haven girls’ soccer team as a senior captain this fall. Carly was also named a captain for the North Haven girls’ basketball squad. Photo courtesy of Carly Fresher

Fresher Succeeds in All Arenas

Published Oct. 01, 2020 02:27 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Lauren Wiegman is taking the reins as a senior captain for the Valley Regional field hockey team this season. Lauren can play multiple positions, but will most likely be up front on the attack with the Warriors. Photo courtesy of Lauren Wiegman

Wiegman Ready for Different Kind of Season

Published Oct. 01, 2020 02:27 p.m.

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Harbor News

Senior captain Anthony Glorioso has made his mark on both sides of the ball as a member of the Old Saybrook-Westbrook football squad. Photo courtesy of Anthony Glorioso

Glorioso Brings Versatility to the Rams

Published Oct. 01, 2020 02:27 p.m.

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The Sound

Branford’s Zach Vandale is putting together a nice career as baseball and ice hockey player. Zach is currently a senior at Choate Rosemary Hall. Photo courtesy of Zach Vandale

Vandale Shines on the Diamond and the Ice

Published Oct. 01, 2020 02:27 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Senior midfielder Evan Lemon is excited for the opportunity to play his senior season with the Guilford boys’ soccer squad this fall. Photo courtesy of Evan Lemon

Lemon Creates Great Opportunities for Guilford

Published Oct. 01, 2020 02:27 p.m.

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