Wednesday, August 04, 2021

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Kaitlyn Ha played No. 2 doubles for North Haven this year and recorded 10 victories while competing alongside fellow senior Sophia DelVecchio. Ha was selected as co-Most Improved Player with DelVecchio at the end of the season. Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Ha

Ha Loved Playing Doubles for North Haven

Published July 29, 2021 11:52 a.m.

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Junior Ben Rudikoff played No. 1 singles for the North Haven boys’ tennis team this spring and earned a pivotal win to help the squad claim a 4-3 victory over Shelton in its season finale. Photo courtesy of Ben Rudikoff

Rudikoff Never Backed Down at No. 1 Singles

Published July 22, 2021 12:04 p.m.

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Sophia DelVecchio played No. 2 doubles for North Haven as a senior and notched 10 victories alongside partner Kaitlyn Ha. DelVecchio and Ha were selected as co-recipients of North Haven’s Most Improved Award. Photo courtesy of Sophia DelVeccio

DelVecchio Makes Key Contributions as a Senior

Published July 15, 2021 02:21 p.m.

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Jamie Swiatek earned the starting second baseman’s job for the North Haven softball squad as a junior and came away from the campaign with All-SCC accolades.

Photo courtesy of Jamie Swiatek

Swiatek Goes All-SCC in First Varsity Season

Published July 08, 2021 02:10 p.m.

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Junior second baseman Owen Pincince played a key role in the North Haven baseball squad’s solid showing in 2021. Owen earned All-SCC First Team and All-State First Team honors, while helping North Haven win 13 games and make some postseason waves. Photo courtesy of Owen Pincince

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Taylor Morris netted a record of 17-4 while playing No. 2 singles for the North Haven girls’ tennis team during the 2021 spring season. Photo courtesy of Taylor Morris

Morris Sees Stellar Season at No. 2 Singles

Published June 24, 2021 12:11 p.m.

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Olivia Olson pitched some solid games for the North Haven softball squad this spring, while also leading the team as a senior captain. Photo courtesy of Olivia Olson

Olson Makes Her Pitch as a Senior

Published June 17, 2021 12:51 p.m.

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Program alum John Parisella is gearing up to begin his first season as the head coach of the North Haven boys’ soccer squad. Photo courtesy of John Parisella

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Megan Kell stepped up as a senior by taking on a captain’s role and playing No. 1 doubles for the North Haven girls’ tennis team this spring. Photo courtesy of Megan Kell

Kell Carves Out a Nice Career on the Court

Published June 03, 2021 12:45 p.m.

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Cole Zalegowski has taken on a pivotal role for the North Haven baseball team as a senior captain this year. Cole is providing solid output in the lineup with a .474 batting average to go with a steady glove at both shortstop and third base. Photo courtesy of Cole Zalegowski

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Zaina Gebril is leading the North Haven girls’ lacrosse team as a senior captain and a defensive stalwart in the 2021 spring season. Photo courtesy of Zaina Gebril

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Senior captain JJ Mazzaro is sporting a record of 4-0 on the pitcher’s mound for the North Haven baseball team this spring. Photo courtesy of JJ Mazzaro

Mazzaro Makes His Mark on the Mound

Published May 13, 2021 12:17 p.m.

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Senior Emily Orth capped off her career with the North Haven cheerleading team by earning All-SCC and All-State accolades this year. Photo courtesy of Emily Orth

Orth Finishes Cheer Career with Honors

Published May 06, 2021 04:01 p.m.

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John Higgins is the new head coach of the North Haven boys’ tennis team, and he’s hoping to help his players hone their skills on the court regardless of where the squad finishes in the standings this season. Photo courtesy of John Higgins

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Nadia Kavgaci is playing No. 1 doubles while leading the North Haven girls’ tennis team as a senior captain this spring. Photo courtesy of Nadia Kavgaci

Kavgaci Stepping into Big Roles as a Senior

Published April 22, 2021 11:49 a.m.

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Raymond Lewis didn’t anticipate being a swimmer in high school, but the North Haven senior recently wrapped up a nice career participating in the sport. Photo courtesy of Raymond Lewis

Lewis Made a Great Call to Start Swimming

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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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Sarah Puzone has been on the basketball court throughout her life and is now leading the North Haven girls’ basketball team as a senior captain this winter. Photo courtesy of Sarah Puzone

Basketball is a True Passion for Puzone

Published March 04, 2021 12:31 p.m.

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Olivia Stefanik is leading the North Haven girls’ basketball team as both a senior captain and a point guard in the 2021 winter season. Photo courtesy of Olivia Stefanik

Stefanik Leading North Haven as a Senior

Published Feb. 25, 2021 01:02 p.m.

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North Haven fencing alum Jim Harris is back at his old school for his second tenure as head coach of the fencing program. A Guilford resident, Jim initially served as North Haven’s head coach from 2001 through 2008. Photo courtesy of Jim Harris

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Senior Ryan Ziaks has given it his all while competing for North Haven’s football and track teams during his high school tenure. 

Photo courtesy of Ryan Ziaks

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El-Lana Coleman decided to try her hand at diving as a junior and enjoyed a solid debut season on the board at North Haven.

Photo courtesy of El-Lana Coleman

Coleman Springboards Back Into Sports as a Diver

Published Feb. 04, 2021 04:41 p.m.

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Sophomore Giavanna Damone garnered All-SCC Division A accolades for her excellent play on defense with the North Haven girls’ soccer team last fall. Photo courtesy of Giavanna Damone

Damone’s an All-SCC Defender for North Haven

Published Jan. 28, 2021 12:33 p.m.

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Tom Ermini recently became the District Athletic Director of Branford High School and Walsh Intermediate School. A North Haven resident, Tom will take on the challenge of helping both athletic programs navigate the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of Tom Ermini

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North Haven’s U-12 comp girls’ soccer squad went 4-0-1 on its way to winning a South Central District division title last fall. Pictured are (front) Estelle Hammarlund, Marcy Funke, Ava Tarasuk, Lillianna Osborne, and Maddie de Lencastre with (back) Head Coach Jen Merck, Kayden Goss, Lia Calderon, Addison Whitcomb, Peyton Harkins, Maya Thompson, and Leila Sweet. Missing from the photo is Assistant Coach Erika Fronte. Photo courtesy of Chris Kirby

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Senior captain Nick Howlett finished his career with the North Haven boys’ cross country team by taking 17th place at the SCC Division A Championship. Howlett led North Haven alongside fellow senior captains Tiernan Neville and Patrick Rourke. File photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier