Monday, May 17, 2021

East Haven Courier Sports Person of the Week

The Sound

Lauren Thompson had a great freshman season for the Branford girls’ basketball team, earning All-SCC East Division accolades on behalf of the Hornets.

Photo courtesy of Lauren Thompson

Thompson Enjoys Fantastic Freshman Campaign

Published April 15, 2021 12:10 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Miabella Diaz worked her way back from hip surgery to lead the Guilford girls’ basketball team as a junior captain during the 2021 winter season. Photo courtesy of Miabella Diaz

Diaz Happy to Have Healthy Junior Season

Published April 15, 2021 12:10 p.m.

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The Source

Senior captain Daniel Ginsburg played a big part in helping the Hand boys’ fencing team climb up the state ranks with his performance on the saber strip.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Ginsburg

North Haven Courier

Senior Eli Brubacher finished his high school hockey career by helping North Haven win its first conference title this winter, while leading the team as an alternate captain. Photo courtesy of Eli Brubacher

Brubacher Was Born to Play Hockey

Published April 08, 2021 12:45 p.m.

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Harbor News

Senior captain Alex Kelly earned All-Shoreline Conference Honorable Mention recognition for her solid play at the center position with the Morgan girls’ basketball team this winter. Photo courtesy of Alex Kelly

Kelly’s Presence in the Paint Proves Huge

Published April 08, 2021 12:45 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Sophomore Siena Schaller has a keen eye on the court as a shooting guard for the Valley Regional girls’ basketball team.

Photo courtesy of Siena Schaller

Schaller Takes a Team-First Approach at Valley

Published April 08, 2021 12:45 p.m.

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The Sound

Senior guard Justin Elpi finished his career with Branford boys’ hoops by making the All-SCC East Division Team on behalf of the Hornets this winter. Photo courtesy of Justin Elpi

Elpi Always Puts His Team First

Published April 08, 2021 12:45 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Lucas Espinosa suffered a broken elbow last year, but worked hard to get back in the water and compete for the Greater New Haven Warriors as a sophomore this winter. Photo courtesy of Lucas Espinosa

Espinosa Worked Hard to Return to the Water

Published April 08, 2021 12:45 p.m.

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The Source

Sophomore Natalie Lucas achieved her goal of becoming a key member of the rotation for Hand girls’ hoops this winter. Photo courtesy of Natalie Lucas

Lucas Steps Up as a Sophomore

Published April 08, 2021 12:45 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Sophomore guard Ava Lepro overcame a dislocated elbow to have a quality campaign for the Guilford girls’ basketball squad, proving a pest for the opposition on defense. 

Photo courtesy of Ava Lepro

East Haven Courier

Brooke Mortimer worked her way up the ranks to play varsity for the East Haven girls’ basketball team as a senior and also led the Yellowjackets as a captain this year. Photo courtesy of Brooke Mortimer

North Haven Courier

Adam Pandolfi had a productive freshman year for North Haven boys’ hoops, helping the team claim a 43-39 win against Cheshire in its final game of the regular season. Photo courtesy of Adam Pandolfi

Harbor News

Kurt Larson feels fortunate to be a part of the Old Saybrook boys’ basketball program as both a JV head coach and a varsity assistant coach with the Rams.

Photo courtesy of Kurt Larson

Larson Enjoys First Campaign at Old Saybrook

Published April 01, 2021 11:17 a.m.

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Valley Courier

Olivia Cunningham moved into a new position on a new team in the midst of a pandemic this year, and the freshman post player handled all those challenges with aplomb.

Photo courtesy of Olivia Cunningham

Cunningham Produces in the Paint as a Freshman

Published April 01, 2021 11:17 a.m.

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The Sound

Senior Zachary Abbagnaro became a defensive anchor in the paint for the North Branford boys’ basketball squad this year. The senior center started all 13 games for the Thunderbirds and recorded a career-high six blocks in a game versus East Hampton. 

Photo courtesy of Zachary Abbagnaro

The Source

Alec Erskine made a smooth transition from point guard to shooting guard while leading the H-K boys’ basketball team as a senior captain this winter. Photo courtesy of Alec Erskine

Erskine Led the Cougars on the Court

Published April 01, 2021 11:17 a.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior Ashley Lynch became a role model for the East Haven cheerleading squad during her four-year tenure with the program.

Photo courtesy of Ashley Lynch

North Haven Courier

Junior Jared Anderson is carving out a fine career as a goalkeeper for the North Haven boys’ ice hockey team. Photo courtesy of Jared Anderson

Anderson Finds His Home in Goal

Published March 25, 2021 01:19 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Senior Tommy Burch brings defensive prowess to Valley Regional’s boys’ basketball, football, and boys’ lacrosse squads. Tommy has been a vocal leader for Valley boys’ hoops this year, in addition to giving the team some added size in the paint.

Photo courtesy of Tommy Burch

Burch Bolsters Three Valley Teams

Published March 25, 2021 01:19 p.m.

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The Sound

Luke Volpe saw his wrestling career at Branford come to an untimely end, but he still made huge contributions for the Hornets and was ultimately named a senior captain. 

Photo courtesy of Luke Volpe

Volpe Helped the Hornets However He Could

Published March 25, 2021 01:19 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Guilford senior David Zhang is making significant contributions to the Greater New Haven Warriors co-op swim squad through his performances in the 100 backstroke, the 200 individual medley, and relays this winter. Photo courtesy of David Zhang

Zhang Brings a Quiet Intensity to the Pool

Published March 25, 2021 01:19 p.m.

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The Source

Kayla Cataldo has contributed for the Hand gymnastics team in all four events throughout her high school career, leading the Tigers as a captain in each of the past two seasons.

Photo courtesy of Kayla Cataldo

Harbor News

Riley Lawson is making key contributions on both ends of the floor while leading the Old Saybrook boys’ basketball team as a junior captain this year.

Photo courtesy of Riley Lawson

Lawson Steps Up for the Rams as a Junior Captain

Published March 25, 2021 01:19 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

After starting with the sport as a freshman, North Haven senior Kelsey McCarthy worked hard to secure a starting spot on defense with the Blades’ hockey squad in her final season with the team. Photo courtesy of Kelsey McCarthy

The Sound

North Branford sophomore Spencer Carroll is turning in some quality performances as a member of the Greater New Haven Warriors co-op swim squad.

Photo courtesy of Spencer Carroll

Harbor News

Shooting guard Brenden Engels is proving a reliable scorer in his senior season with the Westbrook boys’ basketball team. Photo courtesy of Brenden Engels

Engels Producing Points as a Senior

Published March 18, 2021 01:15 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Alex Halsey will be stepping up her responsibilities with the Valley Regional girls’ tennis team as a senior captain this spring. Alex will also transition from the doubles court to the singles lineup for the 2021 campaign. Photo courtesy of Alex Halsey

Guilford Courier

Nick Merullo, a former baseball player and assistant coach at Hand, was recently named the head coach of the baseball squad at Guilford High School. Photo courtesy of Nick Merullo

The Source

Nick Merullo, a former baseball player and assistant coach at Hand, was recently named the head coach of the baseball squad at Guilford High School.

Photo courtesy of Nick Merullo

North Haven Courier

Victor Zito is displaying plenty of potential as a freshman member of the Greater New Haven Warriors co-op swim squad. Photo courtesy of Victor Zito

Zito Showing Promise in the Pool as a Freshman

Published March 11, 2021 12:34 p.m.

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