Sunday, November 27, 2022

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East Haven Courier

Autumn Clancy worked her way back from an injury to become a varsity regular at first base for the East Haven softball team during the 2022 spring season. Photo courtesy of Autumn Clancy

Clancy Makes Triumphant Return as a Junior

Published July 13, 2022 08:16 a.m.

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North Haven Courier

Mike Anquillare earned All-SCC and All-State honors to go along with the Robert DeMayo Scholarship after leading the North Haven baseball team as a senior captain during the 2022 season. Photo courtesy of Mike Anquillare

Harbor News

Chelsea Heinke netted 53 goals as a senior to help the Old Saybrook girls’ lacrosse team claim championship glory this spring, earning All-Shoreline Conference Honorable Mention in the process. Photo courtesy of Chelsea Heinke

Valley Courier

Colin Carver emerged as a key member of the pitching staff and also made crucial contributions at the plate for the Valley Regional baseball team this spring. Photo courtesy of Colin Carver

The Sound

Samantha Helwig enjoyed great careers with North Branford’s field hockey and girls’ lacrosse teams and will be competing in both sports at Albertus Magnus College.

Photo courtesy of Samantha Helwig

Guilford Courier

Emy Forselius emerged as a stalwart on defense for the Guilford girls’ lacrosse team during her junior season, helping the Grizzlies add a couple of championships to their collection.

Photo courtesy of Emy Forselius

Forselius Emerges on Defense in Junior Season

Published July 13, 2022 08:16 a.m.

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The Source

Matt Gagliardi has established himself as a top golfer at Hand and was recently named one of the Tigers’ senior captains for the 2023 season. Photo courtesy of Matt Gagliardi

Gagliardi Plays with Passion on the Golf Course

Published July 13, 2022 08:16 a.m.

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The Source

Will Fumex teamed up with fellow senior Will de Chabert at No. 1 doubles for the Hand boys’ tennis team this year and helped the Tigers claim their fourth-straight SCC title.

Photo courtesy of Will Fumex

Fumex Found His Calling on the Doubles Court

Published July 06, 2022 05:21 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

James Mahoney led the defensive corps for the Guilford boys’ lacrosse team this year and will serve as a senior captain for the Grizzlies in the 2023 season.

Photo courtesy of James Mahoney

The Sound

Dom Scalia finished his career with the North Branford baseball team by earning All-Conference and All-State honors while leading the T-Birds as a two-time captain as a senior.

Photo courtesy of Dom Scalia

Scalia Pushes Past Setbacks for Super Senior Season

Published July 06, 2022 05:21 p.m.

Dom Scalia had to battle through numerous injuries on his way to being named a captain and then making All-...

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North Haven Courier

Kayla Balisciano emerged for the North Haven softball team in her junior season by recording a .308 batting average as a catcher for the Nighthawks. Photo courtesy of Kayla Balisiciano

Balisciano Has a Breakout Campaign as a Junior

Published July 06, 2022 05:21 p.m.

Every program needs team players who are willing to put the team before themselves in any situation. The North Haven ...

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Valley Courier

Alexis Massey rowed in the top boats for Valley crew the past two years and then led the Warriors as a captain in her senior campaign this spring.

Photo courtesy of Alexis Massey

East Haven Courier

Former Yellowjackets’ athlete Dan Gleason has been a member of the East Haven baseball team’s coaching staff for the past 22 years. Photo courtesy of Dan Gleason

Gleason Coaches for the Love of the Game

Published July 06, 2022 05:21 p.m.

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Harbor News

Halley Pierson put together an excellent season with the Westbrook girls’ outdoor track team that saw the junior take second place in the pole vault with a school-record showing at Shorelines. Photo courtesy of Halley Pierson

Pierson Soars to New Heights with the Knights

Published July 06, 2022 05:21 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Abby Brooks established herself as key player in the singles lineup while leading the East Haven girls’ tennis team as a junior captain during the 2022 spring season.

Photo courtesy of Abby Brooks

Brooks Finds Her Stride Between the Baselines

Published June 29, 2022 10:39 a.m.

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North Haven Courier

Risa Tobin netted a record of 16-6 while playing both No. 3 and 4 singles for the North Haven girls’ tennis team as a junior this spring. Photo courtesy of Risa Tobin

Tobin’s a Force on the Singles Court

Published June 29, 2022 10:39 a.m.

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Harbor News

Senior captain Sam Wakelee capped off her career as Old Saybrook’s goalie by earning All-Shoreline Conference First Team honors for the league champion Rams this spring. Photo courtesy of Sam Wakelee

Wakelee Stood Tall as Old Saybrook’s Goalie

Published June 29, 2022 10:39 a.m.

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Valley Courier

In only his second season playing lacrosse, Michael Kollmer solidified a spot on the All-Shoreline Conference Team for his performance as a midfielder with the Warriors this spring. Photo courtesy of Michael Kollmer

Kollmer Made a Great Call to Play Lacrosse

Published June 29, 2022 10:39 a.m.

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The Sound

Aryana Wilson knows how to lock down the opposition as a member of the defensive corps for Branford’s field hockey, ice hockey, and girls’ lacrosse teams. Aryana recently completed her junior year at the high school. Photo courtesy of Aryana Wilson

Wilson’s a Defensive Stalwart for the Hornets

Published June 29, 2022 10:39 a.m.

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Guilford Courier

Sophomore Molly Peterson netted a record of 20-2 as a member of Guilford’s singles lineup this spring, helping the Grizzlies take home the state title for the first time in team history. Photo courtesy of Molly Peterson

The Source

Zhu Zhu Berger joined forces with fellow senior Breanna Colonese-DiBello to go 17-5 at No. 1 doubles for the Hand girls’ tennis team this spring. The duo earned All-SCC Division I honors for their performance.

Photo courtesy of Zhu Zhu Berger

Harbor News

Ava Ciarcia had a solid junior season at the No. 4 singles position for the Westbrook girls’ tennis team, helping the Knights go 18-3 with an appearance in the Class S state final.

Photo courtesy of Ava Ciarcia

Ciarcia Makes Crucial Contributions as a Junior

Published June 22, 2022 12:47 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Nick Sorrentino led the East Haven boys’ golf team to a solid season while serving as a captain for the Yellowjackets this spring. Photo courtesy of Nick Sorrentino

Sorrentino Finds His Passion on the Golf Course

Published June 22, 2022 12:47 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Jessica Neuweiler was recently named the new head coach of the North Haven girls’ basketball team, bringing a great deal of experience as both a player and a coach to the Nighthawks.

Photo courtesy of Jessica Neuweiler

Valley Courier

Ben Costanzo garnered All-Shoreline Conference First Team accolades for the second-straight season as a junior on the Valley Regional boys’ lacrosse team this spring.

Photo courtesy of Ben Costanzo

The Sound

Senior captain Gianna DePino helped the North Branford softball team continue its tradition of excellence with another Shoreline Conference title and a run to the Class S state final this spring. Photo courtesy of Gianna DePino

DePino Honored to Be Part of T-Birds’ Dynasty

Published June 22, 2022 12:47 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Riley Hickey put together an exceptional freshman season with the Guilford girls’ outdoor track team this spring, contributing to a school-record performance in the 4x800 relay.

Photo courtesy of Riley Hickey

The Source

Reece Scott earned All-SCC and All-State accolades as a junior captain for the Hand boys’ golf team during the 2022 season. Photo courtesy of Reece Scott

Scott Leads the Tigers on the Links

Published June 22, 2022 12:46 p.m.

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The Source

Claire Langille posted a record of 15-7 while playing No. 1 singles as a senior for the Hand girls’ tennis team this spring, helping the Tigers advance to the Class M state championship match. Photo by Claire Langille

Langille Delivers Big-Time for the Tigers

Published June 15, 2022 10:48 a.m.

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Guilford Courier

Ella Munson put together an excellent freshman season for the Guilford softball squad this year, earning All-SCC accolades for Grizzlies’ team that went 19-3. Photo courtesy of Ella Munson

Munson Enjoys Phenomenal Freshman Season

Published June 15, 2022 10:48 a.m.

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