Thursday, September 24, 2020

East Haven Courier Sports Person of the Week

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Gianmarco Presiado is a lifelong soccer fan who is looking forward to a productive senior season with the Yellowjackets. Photo courtesy of Gianmarco Presiado

Presiado Finds His Passion on the Pitch

Published Sep. 24, 2020 01:55 p.m.

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Senior captain Angelina Munoz has been the starting goalkeeper for the East Haven girls’ soccer squad since her freshman year of high school. She also plays for the girls’ basketball team. Photo courtesy of Angelina Munoz

Munoz Nets Success with the Easties

Published Sep. 17, 2020 01:19 p.m.

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Former Branford field hockey standout Jenna Limone is entering her second season on the Hornets’ coaching staff and her first year as a full-time varsity assistant. Jenna also works as special education paraprofessional at East Haven High School. Photo courtesy of Jenna Limone

Limone’s Honored to Coach at Her Alma Mater

Published Sep. 10, 2020 11:40 a.m.

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Running back Eric Araujo has been bitten by the injury bug several times, but feels happy and healthy as he gets ready to lead the East Haven football team as a senior this year. Photo courtesy of Eric Araujo

Araujo Ready to Have Big Senior Season

Published Sep. 05, 2020 12:11 a.m.

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Senior Brooke Clancy has a great love for softball and gives it her all for East Haven in each practice and every game. Photo courtesy of Brooke Clancy

Clancy Enjoys Life on the Softball Diamond

Published Aug. 27, 2020 01:46 p.m.

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Jake Marquardt enjoyed a successful career with the Yellowjackets’ football and baseball squads, earning the title of senior captain for both teams. This summer, Jake competed for East Haven in the Connecticut Elite Baseball Association. Photo courtesy of Jake Marquardt

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Senior captain defender Mat Torres has been working hard to prepare the East Haven boys’ soccer team for the fall season. Photo courtesy of Mat Torres

Torres Working Hard to Get the Easties Ready

Published Aug. 13, 2020 01:19 p.m.

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Goalkeeper Asa Myers feels proud to have been named a senior captain for the East Haven boys’ soccer squad. Photo courtesy of Asa Myers

Myers is a True Keeper and Leader

Published Aug. 06, 2020 02:30 p.m.

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Aimee DiVerniero climbed the ladder to become a starter and a captain for the East Haven girls’ soccer squad. Photo courtesy of Aimee DeVerniero

DiVerniero Works Her Way Up the Ranks

Published July 30, 2020 12:43 p.m.

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East Haven baseball alum Matt Coyle is taking the reins as head coach of North Haven’s U-17 baseball team in the Connecticut Elite Baseball Association this summer.

Photo courtesy of Matt Coyle

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Jade Roberts found her niche as a member of the East Haven girls’ tennis team. Jade loved competing for the Easties and was named one of their senior captains this year. Photo courtesy of Jade Roberts

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Recent East Haven graduate Mike Streeto proved a quality catcher and an excellent leader throughout his tenure with the Yellowjackets’ baseball squad.

Photo courtesy of Mike Streeto

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Sam Franceschi is carving out a nice career as a solid hitter and a sure-handed second baseman with the East Haven softball squad. Photo courtesy of Sam Franceschi

Franceschi is All About Softball

Published July 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

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Lifelong East Haven resident and Yellowjackets’ alum Liz Franco-Spano was recently selected as the town’s Teacher of the Year.

Photo courtesy of Liz Franco-Spano

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Matt Gaudioso quickly rose to the top of the pack as the No. 1 singles player on the East Haven boys’ tennis team in his freshman season last spring. Photo courtesy of Matt Gaudioso

Gaudioso Made an Instant Impact on the Court

Published June 18, 2020 01:19 p.m.

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East Haven boys’ basketball coach Ricky Narracci was recently named the new head coach of the Yellowjackets’ golf squad. Photo courtesy of Ricky Narracci

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All-time East Haven wrestling standout Jeff Fletcher is taking the reins as the new head coach of the Joseph Melillo Middle School wrestling squad. Photo courtesy of Anthony Verderame

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East Haven resident and North Haven graduate Jeff Crisafi has spent the last 11 years as an assistant coach with the Yellowjackets’ softball team. As a coach, Jeff is continuing a family tradition that was started by his grandfather and Frank and continued by his father Ed. Photo courtesy of Jeff Crisafi

Crisafi Proudly Continues Family Tradition

Published May 29, 2020 01:44 p.m.

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Marchello DeLucia was a rising senior as a singles player for the East Haven boys’ tennis team entering this year. He was also named one of the Yellowjackets’ captains.

Photo courtesy of Marchello DeLucia

DeLucia Honored to Wear the Captain’s Hat

Published May 23, 2020 12:41 p.m.

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Tori Heaphy had a breakout season for the East Haven softball team last year, putting up big numbers for the Yellowjackets both on the mound and at the dish. A junior, Tori still has one more season remaining to compete with the Easties. Photo courtesy of Tori Heaphy

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Becky Flynn batted .407 en route to earning All-SCC honors for the East Haven softball team as a junior last spring. Becky was named a senior captain for the Yellowjackets this year. Photo courtesy of Becky Flynn

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Taylor Salato garnered All-SCC and All-State First Team accolades as a junior on the East Haven girls’ basketball team this year.

Photo courtesy of Taylor Salato

Salato Makes All-SCC, All-State for East Haven

Published April 30, 2020 05:19 p.m.

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Kisha Francois continued her run of success with the East Haven track program by having a great junior campaign this winter. Kisha’s season was highlighted by a first-place finish in the long jump at the Class M State Championship. Photo courtesy of Kisha Francois

Francois Stays Humble Through Success

Published April 23, 2020 02:32 p.m.

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Junior Mat DiVito recorded 40 victories, including the 100th win of his career, while wrestling in the 126-pound division for the Yellowjackets this winter. Photo courtesy of Mat DiVito

DiVito Reaches 100 Wins as a Junior

Published April 16, 2020 04:07 p.m.

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Senior captain Arianna Zambrano grew as an athlete and a person during her career with the East Haven pom-pom squad.

Photo courtesy of Arianna Zambrano

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Junior guard Alias Ford never backs down from a challenge while covering all ends of the court for the East Haven boys’ basketball team. Photo courtesy of Ricky Narracci

Ford Plays with Confidence on the Court

Published April 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

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East Haven sophomore Zayuri Castaneda made history when she took first place in the 235-pound division at inaugural Girls’ Wrestling Invitational. Photo courtesy of Zayuri Castaneda

Castaneda Makes History on the Mat

Published March 26, 2020 03:38 p.m.

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Ian Loehmann completed his career with the East Haven boys’ indoor track program by having a great senior season in which he posted a pair of top-three finishes at the SCC West Sectional Championship. Photo courtesy of Ian Loehmann

Loehmann’s a Jack-of-All-Trades in Track

Published March 20, 2020 04:12 p.m.

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Senior goalie captain Logan Hamilton garnered All-Conference honors in his final campaign playing net for the East Haven co-op ice hockey team. Photo courtesy of Logan Hamilton

Hamilton Holds Down the Fort in Goal

Published March 12, 2020 04:00 p.m.

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Senior Enzo Bunce won his fair of share of matches while forming many friendships throughout his career with the East Haven wrestling team. Photo courtesy of Enzo Bunce

Bunce Finds a Family with East Haven Wrestling

Published March 06, 2020 04:22 p.m.

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