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Sutherland Puts Up Stellar Numbers for Junior Legion

 August 27, 2014

Brandon Sutherland almost walked away from baseball at the conclusion of the 2013 summer, after playing just 18 innings for the East Haven Junior Legion baseball team under Head Coach Lou Ciaramella.

NY Edges Ahead of CT in Final Stages of Bluefish Tourney

 August 27, 2014

It was flat calm and that's when the rods went, off claiming one bluefish after another. The surface gave little indication of what was down below, but anglers fishing the weekend's bluefish tournament felt the fury of successive hits. From this flurry of...

The Metamorphosis of High School Athletics

 August 25, 2014

In the past two decades, I have gone from being an active player on the high school athletics circuit to being a spectator who not only sees and reports on the game being played, but gets a look into the coaches’ side as well. This unique perspective...

This Friday is the Registration Deadilne for $25K Bluefish Tourney

 August 20, 2014

This year is going to be quite interesting when the 'Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth' kicks off in view of last year's developments. For those not in the loop, this column on January 22, 2014 ("Cheaters Go Down for the Count") gave kudos to the tournament...

Remarkable Glenn to Enter East Haven Hall

 August 20, 2014

2000 East Haven High School graduate Joe Glenn will be enshrined in the East Haven Alumni Association Hall of Fame for his brilliant efforts on the football field, as well as his significant contributions to the boys' outdoor track program. Joe holds many school...

The Great Debate on the Future of Thanksgiving High School Football

 August 20, 2014

Whenever someone mentions Thanksgiving, usually right after one thinks of the food and family gatherings, the thing that is most synonymous with the holiday is football. I can remember growing up in my house and always waiting for those NFL games to begin in...

Madison to Play Host to Two September Obstacle Races

 August 18, 2014

The town of Madison will be hosting two separate obstacle races in the month of September—the Warrior Dash on Saturday, Sept. 20 and the third annual Run the Gauntlet 5K obstacle course race on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Affinito Surprises Himself at the Dish for 89ers

 August 13, 2014

Last summer with the East Haven Junior Legion baseball team, Chris Affinito was more known for his speed and glove than his bat. Even as a Yellowjacket this spring, he was the No. 9 hitter on the varsity squad.

Tennis Teachers Improve the Skill of Shoreline Players

 August 13, 2014

Tennis enthusiasts won't be happy to hear about the sport's recent turn in participation. Players are dropping like flies, fleeing to other sports, or not even giving tennis a chance. But over the last decade, local tennis clubs on the Connecticut shoreline are...

Bluefish are Cranking Things Up in the Sound

 August 13, 2014

As much as there is a devotion to striped bass as a sportfish, there can be no denying the thrill of catching an unrelenting blue. It is the season for such rod-bending, gear-destroying action and with that, comes the challenge of the season's contests. Hooking...

Locals Help Stingrays Fare Well at Wesleyan

 August 11, 2014

The Soundview Family YMCA Stingrays, a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, recently competed at the Connecticut Swimming’s Age Group Championship meet at Wesleyan University. The Stingrays had 24 swimmers participating at the meet and placed 19th out of...

Janet Gambardella Bracale Named Teacher of the Year

 August 6, 2014

East Haven's Janet Gambardella Bracale was named Teacher of the Year for excellence in choreography by the On Stage America National Talent Competition judges at the recent contest in Cape May, New Jersey.

Fishers are Caught Up in Maine’s Sandworm Shortage

 August 6, 2014

Shocker! There is a serious shortage of Maine's seaworms. This continued shortage of worms should not come as a surprise since our column has been blasting the over-harvesting of them for several years. It looks as though Maine's golden goose may be near the end...

Senior Legion Finishes Fourth in Zone 2

 August 6, 2014

The 2014 summer campaign for the East Haven Senior Legion baseball team was labeled an inconsistent one by Head Coach Joe Pelliccia as the 89ers finished the regular season 18-12 before losing to Westport 10-0 in the first round of the Northern Division section...

Sembler Earns Spot in East Haven Hall

 July 31, 2014

Bob Sembler took his role seriously as the point guard for the East Haven basketball team in the two years he started. A 1976 graduate, Bob will be inducted into the East Haven Alumni Association Hall of Fame come November.Bob will enter the Hall of Fame as East...

Sembler Earns Spot in East Haven Hall

 July 30, 2014

Bob Sembler took his role seriously as the point guard for the East Haven basketball team in the two years he started. A 1976 graduate, Bob-who works as an outpatient physical therapist for Yale-New Haven Hospital in its Guilford office-will be inducted into the...

Catching Stripes When Other Do Not

 July 30, 2014

August doldrums in July! Weird, isn't it? Yet, for whatever the reason, striped bass are acting as though we are in the middle of August when, here on the Sound, July has had some of the coolest temperatures. That certainly beckons anglers to fish the comfort...

Junior Legion Loses to Stamford Again in States

 July 30, 2014

The East Haven Junior Legion baseball team fell to Stamford for the second year in a row in the Southern Division portion of the State Tournament, this time by a score of 2-0. Last season, Stamford got the better of the 89ers in states in a 3-1 game and so Head...

Yellowjackets' Golf Won SCC Tier II Title

 July 30, 2014

With an entire team coming back for the 2014 season, Yellowjackets' golf coach Dave Augustine knew his squad had the potential to put together a special year. That's exactly what happened as the Yellowjackets went 20-1 on their way to winning the SCC Tier II...

Girls' Track Wins Nine

 July 30, 2014

The East Haven girls' outdoor track and field team had plenty of depth in the 2014 season, resulting in a 9-2 campaign. Along the way, the Yellowjackets defeated prominent programs, including Hand, Law, and Branford.

Boys' Track Keeps Increasing Numbers

 July 30, 2014

The East Haven boys' outdoor track team finished 3-9 in dual meet competition this spring, but Head Coach Jim Vicario was pleased with the second consecutive season of increased participation.

Junior Legion Loses to Stamford Again in States

 July 27, 2014

The East Haven Junior Legion baseball team fell to Stamford for the second year in a row in the Southern Division of the State Tournament, this time by a score of 2-0. Last season, Stamford got the better of the 89ers in a 3-1 game and so Head Coach Lou...

89ers Seniors Beat New Haven to Make States, Lose in First Round

 July 23, 2014

After all its work to make the State Tournament, the East Haven Senior Legion team saw its season come to an end with a 10-0 loss to Westport in the first round on July 20. The 89ers finished with a record of 18-13.

The Dinner Plate is Nearing Empty

 July 23, 2014

When our plates are empty, we stop eating or, at best, finish off what's in the bottom of the pot. This trait seems to have transferred to striped bass fishing. Since stripers are a popular sport fish and make for a tasty meal, they're an easy target for...

Junior Legion Playoff Berth Up to Fate

 July 23, 2014

The East Haven Junior Legion baseball team still isn't sure whether it made the State Tournament following a 7-6 loss to Orange on July 20. Had the 89ers won, they would've clinched a berth, but the loss moved them to 12-12 and put them in danger of finishing...

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