Wednesday, March 03, 2021

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Julia Kuhn earned her spot on the Tigers’ varsity roster as a freshman and hasn’t looked back. Photo courtesy of Julia Kuhn

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Liam Wallace made his mark on the mound last year by going with 7-1 with a 1.91 ERA for the Hand baseball squad. Photo courtesy of Liam Wallace

Wallace Was a King of the Hill at Hand

Published June 04, 2020 03:41 p.m.

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Senior captain Anna Lang compiled a career record of 69-2 in her three seasons playing No. 1 doubles for the Hand girls’ tennis squad. Photo courtesy of Anna Lang

Lang Doubles Her Fun with the Tigers

Published May 29, 2020 01:44 p.m.

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Sebastien Lowy turned in an excellent freshman campaign with Hand boys’ tennis last year and figures to be a pivotal member of the team going forward. 

Photo courtesy of Sebastien Lowy

Lowy’s a Key Piece of the Tigers’ Future

Published May 23, 2020 12:41 p.m.

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Senior captain Sam Riordan finished with a record of 64-5 in her career with the Hand girls’ tennis team. She also helped the Tigers establish themselves as one of the most dominant squads in the state. Photo courtesy of Sam Riordan

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Giacomo Volpicelli enjoyed a nice senior season on the basketball court at Haddam-Killingworth this year. Giacomo has also seen his fair share of success between the baselines as a tennis player. Photo courtesy of Giacomo Volpicelli

Volpicelli Excels on Two Courts

Published May 07, 2020 04:23 p.m.

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Junior captain John Gagliardi garnered All-Conference distinction for his performance as a defenseman with the Hand boys’ ice hockey team this year. Photo courtesy of John Gagliardi

Gagliardi Earns All-Conference Honors as a Junior

Published April 30, 2020 05:19 p.m.

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Junior Maddie Thomas blocked a lot of shots a power forward/center for the Hand girls’ basketball squad this winter. Photo courtesy of Maddie Thomas

Thomas Finds Her Passion for Basketball

Published April 23, 2020 02:31 p.m.

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Junior center Teddy Licari boosted his offensive production this season, while helping the Hand boys’ ice hockey squad win 18 games for the second-straight campaign.

Photo courtesy of Teddy Licari

Licari Has Breakout Season on the Ice

Published April 16, 2020 04:07 p.m.

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Senior Dan Chen solidified his spot as an All-SCC swimmer for the second-straight year on behalf of the Tigers this winter.

Photo courtesy of Dan Chen

Chen Goes All-SCC for Second-Straight Season

Published April 09, 2020 02:42 p.m.

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Tatum Fitzmarice had a prolific season on offense while leading the Hand boys’ ice hockey squad as a junior captain this winter. Photo courtesy of Tatum Fitzmaurice

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Senior captain Izzy Carusone helped the Hand cheerleading team have a historic season that saw the Tigers win their first state title. Photo courtesy of Izzy Carusone

Carusone Guides the Tigers to Historic Season

Published March 26, 2020 03:38 p.m.

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Junior Micky Wehrle has collected some impressive accolades with the Hand ski team, including back-to-back All-State Second Team honors. Photo courtesy of Micky Wehrle

Wehrle on the Upslope with Tigers’ Ski Team

Published March 20, 2020 04:12 p.m.

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Former Hand football player Erik Becker was recently named the new head coach of the Haddam-Killingworth football squad. Erik lives in Madison and teaches health and wellness in Westbrook. Photo courtesy of Chet Bialicki

Becker Takes the Reins with H-K Football

Published March 12, 2020 03:59 p.m.

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Senior captain Gina Ciotti has made All-State in all four of her seasons as a member of the Hand cheerleading squad. She’s also a two-time All-American and three-time All-SCC recipient. Photo courtesy of Gina Ciotti

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Lindsey Orlando has seen huge improvement throughout her career as a hockey player for the Tigers. This year, Lindsey has scored four goals to with seven assists, while leading her squad as a senior captain. Photo courtesy of Lindsey Orlando

Orlando Makes Great Strides on the Ice

Published Feb. 27, 2020 12:58 p.m.

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Junior Mike Travisano is having a solid junior season for the Hand boys’ basketball team and looks forward to even bigger things as a senior next year. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Source

Travisano’s a Cornerstone for the Tigers

Published Feb. 20, 2020 01:54 p.m.

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Beecher Porter is having a great senior season with the Hand boys’ swimming and diving team and looks forward to rowing crew at Yale after he graduates from high school. Photo courtesy of Beecher Porter

Porter Makes Waves in the Water

Published Feb. 15, 2020 01:32 a.m.

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Carly-Anna Barba is leading the Hand gymnastics squad as the lone senior on the team this winter. Carly also played field hockey for the Tigers and is looking into continuing her career at the collegiate level. Photo by Nick Greene/The Source

Barba Looking for Great Senior Sendoff

Published Feb. 06, 2020 01:25 p.m.

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Hadley Houghton secured a spot in the starting lineup for the Hand girls’ basketball team as a junior this winter. In the spring, Hadley will play for the Tigers’ girls’ lacrosse squad. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Source

Houghton Gaining Confidence on the Court

Published Jan. 30, 2020 04:18 p.m.

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Juliana Gagliardi is the middle of a nice freshman campaign with the Haddam-Killingworth/Morgan/Hale-Ray gymnastics squad. Juliana also trains at and competes for the team at Flip-Flop Gymnastics in Deep River. Photo courtesy of Beth Gagliardi

Gagliardi’s Making Her Mark as a Gymnast

Published Jan. 23, 2020 02:43 p.m.

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Junior forward Joey DeAngelis scored 11 goals to go with 13 assists for Hand boys’ ice hockey squad this winter. Photo courtesy of Joey DeAngelis

DeAngelis Lighting the Lamp for the Tigers

Published Jan. 16, 2020 04:26 p.m.

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Senior captain Phoenix Billings led the Tigers to three phenomenal seasons in his tenure as the quarterback for the Hand football squad. Phoenix is now getting ready to play baseball in the spring. Photo courtesy of Phoenix Billings

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Senior captain lineman Ben Corniello made All-State while helping the Hand football squad get back to the Class L state final this year. Outside of school, Ben coaches a flag football youth team in Madison, is active with Special Olympics Connecticut, and works with kids who have disabilities in the Buddy Baseball program. Photo courtesy of Ben Corniello

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Junior Chris Porte was jack-of-all-trades on the soccer field for the Hand boys’ soccer squad this fall. Chris and the Tigers put together another epic season that culminated in the club’s fourth-straight state title. Photo courtesy of Chris Porte

Porte Was Everywhere the Tigers Needed Him

Published Dec. 12, 2019 01:44 p.m.

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Senior running back Dalton Modehn missed a great deal of time with an injury this year, but still finished his H-K football career as the top rusher in team history. Photo courtesy of Nancy Modehn

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Junior Kedarjah Lewis moved from the midfield to forward and scored 19 goals for the Shoreline Conference champion Haddam-Killingworth girls’ soccer team this fall. Photo courtesy of Kedarjah Lewis

Lewis and the Cougars Take a Huge Step Forward

Published Nov. 28, 2019 09:28 a.m.

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Senior Shane Reiner is an anchor of a staunch defensive unit while playing the middle linebacker position for the Hand football squad. Photo courtesy of Shane Reiner

Reiner is a Master in the Middle

Published Nov. 21, 2019 02:49 p.m.

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Senior captain Kayla Mendonca claimed top honors in the 100 backstroke for the fourth-straight campaign while representing the Tigers the SCC Championship.

Photo courtesy of Kayla Mendonca