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May 31, 2020
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Sports • Published May 18, 2020 03:02 a.m.

LaPointe Will Always Appreciate the Tigers’ Seniors

Coming off of a season that featured a record of 18-7 and an SCC Oronoque Division title, Head Coach Travis LaPointe and the Hand baseball team were excited to embark on their 2020 campaign....

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Sports • Published May 18, 2020 01:55 a.m.

T-Birds’ Seniors Receive Special Sendoff

Brent Aiken was devastated when he found out that his daughter was going to lose her senior year of high school sports. Brent is the father of Mairead Aiken, a senior captain on North Branford...

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Sports • Published May 18, 2020 12:40 a.m.

Guilford Girls’ Lacrosse Had Great Expectations in 2020

The Guilford girls’ lacrosse squad reached new heights in 2019 and was looking to improve upon that success during the spring of 2020. Fresh off winning its first SCC title in program...

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Sports • Published May 17, 2020 11:01 p.m.

Norwood Signs to Play Softball in College

East Haven resident Riley Norwood remembers driving past Cheshire Academy every day while attending the St. Bridget Catholic School. Norwood dreamed about potentially playing sports at Cheshire...

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Sports • Published May 17, 2020 09:56 p.m.

Rams Were Ready to Run This Spring

The Old Saybrook outdoor track program was poised for another successful season in the spring of 2020. Unfortunately, those plans were foiled by COVID-19.The Old Saybrook girls’ team ...

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Sports • Published May 16, 2020 06:38 p.m.

Indians Wish They Were Holding Court

At this time of year, the North Haven girls’ tennis team would typically be putting the finishing touches on another solid regular season and then getting ready to test its mettle in the...

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Sports • Published May 16, 2020 02:26 p.m.

Pompano Helps Junior Whalers Win League Tourney

East Haven resident Gennaro Pompano helped lead the Connecticut Junior Whalers ice hockey team to the championship in the Atlantic Youth Hockey League this year. Pompano scored five goals to go...

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Sports • Published May 16, 2020 02:14 p.m.

No American Legion Baseball This Summer

The COVID-19 pandemic is preventing another season from being played in 2020. There will be no American Legion baseball games played in Connecticut—or the entire United States—this...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 14, 2020 01:53 p.m.

Riordan Enjoys Nice Career Between the Baselines

When Sam Riordan moved to Madison as a 1st-grader, she started taking tennis lessons at Madison Racquet & Swim Club. Coincidentally, two of Sam’s future teammates on the Hand...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 14, 2020 01:53 p.m.

Wrynn’s Commitment Generates Success

James Wrynn is everything a coach could want in a lacrosse player—he’s fast, strong, and has a knack for scoring. A senior captain on the Guilford boys’ lacrosse team, James...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 14, 2020 01:53 p.m.

Spivey Will Always Cherish Playing Softball in Branford

Abby Spivey was happy when she found out that Tori Ramada was taking over as head coach of the Branford softball team last spring. Abby had played softball with Coach Ramada’s sister...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 14, 2020 01:53 p.m.

Bullis Boasts Outstanding Résumé in Three-Year Valley Career

Addy Bullis finished her high school career as one of the best softball players in the history of Valley Regional. A senior, Addy has been the Warriors’ primary pitcher and an accomplished...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 14, 2020 01:53 p.m.

Follo Manages to Get Things Done

Sage Follo isn’t your typical high school student-athlete. Sage is a senior at Morgan who served as manager for the wrestling team for the past four seasons, and she had just as much of an...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 14, 2020 01:53 p.m.

Votto Got Her Chance to Shine at States

For four years, Alexis Votto waited for her opportunity to compete with the North Haven cheerleading team at the Class L State Championship. Alexis finally got that opportunity as a senior, and...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 14, 2020 01:53 p.m.

Heaphy Shines for the Easties on the Softball Field

The East Haven softball team was gearing up for a showdown against top-seeded St. Joseph heading into the second round of the 2019 Class L State Tournament. The Cadets had been dominating their...

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Sports • Published May 14, 2020 01:53 p.m.

Choosing the Right Setup for the Right Conditions

Probably the most asked question from casual or semi-active recreational fishers is, “What’s working?” Those experienced regulars already know, but are more interested in the...

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Sports • Published May 11, 2020 12:57 p.m.

H-K Baseball Was Poised for More Success This Year

Mark Brookes has been head coach of the Haddam-Killingworth baseball team for the past 44 years, but the spring of 2020 marks unprecedented territory for the veteran skipper. Last week, all spring ...

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Sports • Published May 11, 2020 12:05 p.m.

Guilford Track Was Up for the Task This Spring

The Guilford High School outdoor track and field program was motivated to succeed in 2020. Coming off of a rebuilding year in 2019, the Indians’ boys’ and girls’ teams were...

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Sports • Published May 11, 2020 08:57 a.m.

Valley Boys’ Lacrosse Was Ready to go Forward in 2020

The Valley Regional boys’ lacrosse team posted a successful season in 2019 in Head Coach Mike Orfao’s first year at the helm. The Warriors turned in an 8-9 record overall and...

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Sports • Published May 11, 2020 08:56 a.m.

Westbrook Baseball Had Foundational Aspirations for 2020

The Westbrook baseball squad had hoped to lay the foundations during a transition year in 2020 before the spring season was canceled due the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In 2019, the Knights...

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Sports • Published May 11, 2020 01:05 a.m.

Yellowjackets Wish That Court Was in Session

It wasn’t long ago that Anthony Perrotti was an athlete on the East Haven boys’ tennis team. A 2015 graduate, Perrotti returned to his alma mater last year to take the reins as head...

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Sports • Published May 11, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Indians’ Seniors Miss Out on Final Campaign

Senior Eryn Sheeley waited 10 years for her chance to take the mound as a starting pitcher for the North Haven softball team. Sheeley began pitching when she was eight and waited patiently for her ...

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Sports • Published May 10, 2020 10:48 p.m.

Hornets Give Coach May a Happy Birthday

In the 1966 song “Tiny Bubbles,” Don Ho sings, “So here’s to the golden moon, and here’s to the silver sea, and mostly here’s a toast, to you and me....

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Sports • Published May 09, 2020 08:48 p.m.

CIAC Cancels 2020 Spring Season

On May 5, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) made an announcement that seemed inevitable: There will be no high school season for spring sports in 2020. With the world...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 07, 2020 04:23 p.m.

Carey Keeps Focus as Valley Crew Captain

Emma Carey is a dedicated rower for the Valley Regional crew and she’s earned a senior captaincy for her efforts. Emma has been rowing for the Warriors since her freshman year and seen...

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