Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Sports Person of the Week

East Haven Courier

Jilien Ayala garnered All-SCC Second Team accolades as a junior for the East Haven softball squad this spring. Jilien mostly played left field, but made contributions at a few other positions, too. Photo courtesy of Jilien Ayala

Ayala Enjoys All-Conference Campaign

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

As she walks through the hallways of East Haven High School, Jilien Ayala looks at the names of past softball...

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North Haven Courier

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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Harbor News

Rising senior Bree Koplas was an All-Shoreline Conference First Team honoree alongside Xan Zanzalari at the No. 1 doubles position for the Westbrook girls’ tennis team this spring. Photo courtesy of Bree Koplas

Koplas Finds Her Stride on the Doubles Court

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

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Valley Courier

Brooke Dellarocco recently earned a plethora accolades performing with the Westbrook Dance Academy at the Starpower Talent Nationals including a National Championship for her vocal rendition of It Roars. Brooke was also awarded the Discovery Spotlight Scholarship at the event. Photo courtesy of Brooke Dellarocco

The Sound

Senior captain Sophia Esposito battled through an injury to get back on the field for the home stretch of her last year with Branford softball squad.

Photo courtesy of Sophia Esposito

Esposito Proves a True Leader for the Hornets

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

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Guilford Courier

Addie Smith earned All-SCC Second Team accolades as the starting catcher for the Guilford softball team in her freshman season. Photo courtesy of Addie Smith

Smith Has Sensational Freshman Campaign

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

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The Source

Matt Carone posted a 1.31 ERA on his way to garnering All-SCC Second Team accolades for the Class L state champion Hand baseball team this spring. Photo courtesy of Matt Carone

Carone Delivers Big-Time on the Hill

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

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East Haven Courier

Sophomore shortstop Ryan Vallie posted a .370 batting average on his way to earning All-SCC Second Team honors on behalf of the East Haven baseball team this year. 

Photo courtesy of Ryan Vallie

Vallie Goes All-SCC in Sophomore Season

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

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North Haven Courier

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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Harbor News

Hill Gbunblee, who lives in Clinton, is the new head coach of the Valley Regional-Old Lyme football team. Gbunblee is eager to see what the Pequot Conference competition will look like this fall. Photo courtesy of Hill Gbunblee

Valley Courier

Hill Gbunblee is the new head coach of the Valley Regional-Old Lyme football team. Gbunblee is eager to see what the Pequot Conference competition will look like this fall. Photo courtesy of Hill Gbunblee

The Sound

Senior captain center fielder Kaitlyn Dugan garnered All-SCC Second Team accolades for the Branford softball squad this spring. Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Dugan

Dugan Finishes Senior Year with All-SCC Honors

Published July 22, 2021 12:03 p.m.

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The Source

Recent H-K graduate Kedarjah Lewis enjoyed excellent careers with the Cougars’ girls’ soccer and track programs. This spring, Kedarjah finished first in the long jump at the State Open and then became an All-American with a fifth-place performance at Outdoor Nationals. Photo courtesy of Kedarjah Lewis

East Haven Courier

Kayla Rosario recently finished a four-year career with the East Haven softball team that culminated with the third baseman leading the squad as a senior captain this spring. Photo courtesy of Kayla Rosario

Rosario Loves Everything About Softball

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

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North Haven Courier

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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Harbor News

Syd Robison received All-Shoreline Conference Honorable Mention recognition after hitting .444 as a sophomore catcher for the Morgan softball squad this spring.

Photo courtesy of Syd Robison

Robison Sees Stellar Sophomore Season

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

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The Sound

Maddie Humphery worked hard to start as a senior and put together a solid season for the T-Birds on defense. Photo courtesy of Maddie Humphrey

Humphrey Makes Her Mark on Varsity

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

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Valley Courier

Mason Erwin posted a strong sophomore campaign with the Valley Regional baseball team this year. Mason began the year as a backup catcher, but caught fire at the plate and moved into the starting role by season’s end. Photo courtesy of Sharon Erwin

Erwin Brought it as the Warriors’ Backstop

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

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Guilford Courier

Mary Beatty competed for the Guilford boys’ crew the past two seasons and led the charge on the water as the coxswain of her boat. Photo courtesy of Mary Beatty

Beatty Steers Her Crew to Success

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

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The Source

Senior captain midfielder Cal Braren helped the H-K boys’ lacrosse team have a historic season that saw the Cougars claim their first Shoreline Conference championship.

Photo courtesy of Cal Braren

Braren Helps the Cougars Make History

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

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East Haven Courier

Dom Salato saw tremendous success after joining the East Haven boys’ outdoor track team as a sophomore, advancing to the State Open in both the triple jump and the javelin.

Photo courtesy of Dom Salato

Salato Storms Onto the Scene as a Sophomore

Published July 08, 2021 02:11 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

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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Harbor News

Senior captain Gilly Hartt rebounded from a torn ACL to garner All-Shoreline Conference First Team accolades on behalf of the Old Saybrook girls’ lacrosse team this year.

Photo courtesy of Gilly Hartt

Hartt Enjoys Happy and Healthy Senior Season

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

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Valley Courier

Emi Bisson supplied 65 goals and 22 assists en route to All-Shoreline Conference First Team and All-State Second Team honors for the Valley girls’ lacrosse team as a junior this season. Photo courtesy of Emi Bisson

The Sound

Cam Paleski garnered All-SCC accolades as a junior with the Hornets’ boys’ lacrosse squad and will lead the team as a senior captain next season. Photo courtesy of Cam Paleski

The Source

Senior captain Eamon Sweeney capped off a remarkable season by taking sixth place in the decathlon at the Outdoor Nationals in Oregon last weekend.

Photo courtesy of Eamon Sweeney

Guilford Courier

MJ Santa Barbara scored 28 goals as a sophomore to help the Guilford girls’ lacrosse team put together a campaign for the ages in 2021. Photo courtesy of MJ Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Helps the Grizzlies Make History

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

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East Haven Courier

Alice Stettinger put together an amazing season as a sophomore for the East Haven girls’ outdoor track squad, setting SCC West Sectional and school records in the javelin.

Photo courtesy of Alice Stettinger

Stettinger Puts Together Record-Setting Campaign

Published July 01, 2021 01:43 p.m.

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Harbor News

Gianni Salisbury won 14 matches as a junior for the Westbrook girls’ tennis team during the 2021 spring season. Photo courtesy of Gianni Salisbury

Salisbury Has Big Year at No. 2 Singles

Published July 01, 2021 01:43 p.m.

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