Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Senior Victor Rolon filled a big void by becoming East Haven’s goalie this season and was also named a team captain along the way. Photo courtesy of Abby Sawicki

Rolon Steps Up as the Easties’ Keeper

Published Oct. 14, 2021 12:25 p.m.

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Junior Gabby Gaetano is in her third season as a starting varsity midfielder with the East Haven girls’ soccer squad. Photo courtesy of Gabby Gaetano

Gaetano Thrives at the Midfielder Position

Published Oct. 07, 2021 11:47 a.m.

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Senior Frank Papa is leading the East Haven cross country program as the only athlete on the boys’ roster this year. Frank also wrestles for the Yellowjackets and takes pride in serving as a leader for both programs. Photo courtesy of Frank Papa

Papa’s Carrying the Torch on the Trails

Published Sep. 30, 2021 01:45 p.m.

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Senior Kayla Stefania is in her second season as East Haven’s starting setter and is also leading the team as a captain this year. Photo courtesy of Kayla Stefania

Stefania Sets the Stage for East Haven

Published Sep. 23, 2021 12:31 p.m.

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Former Yellowjackets’ athlete Danielle Stevens recently began her first season as a varsity assistant coach and the JV head coach with the East Haven girls’ volleyball program. Photo courtesy of Danielle Stevens

Stevens Happy to be Coaching with the Easties

Published Sep. 16, 2021 02:52 p.m.

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Ethar Al-Hawari enters his senior year with the East Haven boys’ soccer team as the Yellowjackets’ starting sweeper. Photo courtesy of Ethar Al-Hawari

Al-Hawari Leading the Easties as a Sweeper

Published Sep. 09, 2021 12:03 p.m.

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Sophomore Seralyn Lendroth has earned her spot as the starting goalie for the East Haven varsity girls’ soccer team as the Yellowjackets begin the 2021 season. Photo courtesy of Seralyn Lendroth

Lendroth Stepping into the Varsity Net

Published Sep. 02, 2021 01:54 p.m.

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East Haven girls’ soccer alum Alex Crisco is returning to the program as the Yellowjackets’ assistant varsity coach and JV head coach. Photo courtesy of Alex Crisco

Crisco Excited to Coach Soccer at Her Alma Mater

Published Aug. 26, 2021 06:23 p.m.

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Anthony Sawicki is pumped up to begin his senior season as a member of the East Haven boys’ soccer team. 

Photo courtesy of Anthony Sawicki

Sawicki Excited for Senior Soccer Season

Published Aug. 19, 2021 01:45 p.m.

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CJ Lombardi earned the starting first baseman’s job for the East Haven baseball squad this spring and also led the team as a senior captain. Photo courtesy of CJ Lombardi

Lombardi Earned His Place at First Base

Published Aug. 12, 2021 02:14 p.m.

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Bob Davis has made a big impact in the East Haven track program by working with the Yellowjackets’ jumpers, throwers, and hurdlers since 1998. Photo courtesy of Bob Davis

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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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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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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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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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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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Emily Sortito earned her spot as a No. 1 doubles player for the East Haven girls’ tennis team this spring, while also leading the Yellowjackets as a senior captain. Photo courtesy of Emily Sortito

Sortito Finds Her Stride Between the Baselines

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

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Sam Cronk accomplished his goal of competing for the East Haven varsity baseball team in his senior year. Sam was a DH in the lineup and a vocal presence on the bench. Photo courtesy of Sam Cronk

Cronk Suits Up for the Easties as a Senior

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

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Mateusz Wiszniewski helped the East Haven boys’ tennis team have its best season in recent memory with his performance at No. 1 singles and his leadership as a senior captain. Photo courtesy of Mateusz Wiszniewski

Wiszniewski Thrives in Two Crucial Roles

Published June 10, 2021 12:41 p.m.

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Radames Figueroa has enjoyed a quality career with the East Haven boys’ track program, qualifying for states in the 110 hurdles during each of his outdoor seasons. This season, Radames is leading the Yellowjackets as a senior captain. Photo courtesy of Radames Figueroa

There’s No Hurdle High Enough for Figueroa

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

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Minh Trinh is leading the East Haven boys’ tennis team as a senior captain, while playing No. 2 doubles for a Yellowjackets’ club that qualified for states for the first time in 13 years this spring. Photo courtesy of Minh Trinh

Trinh’s a True Leader on the Court

Published May 27, 2021 02:20 p.m.

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Junior Emilee Bishop is making significant contributions for the East Haven softball team as both a pitcher and a shortstop this spring. Photo courtesy of Emilee Bishop

Bishop Living Her Dream with the Easties

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

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Erin Curran led the East Haven girls’ basketball team as both a senior captain and a point guard this winter, earning All-SCC East Division accolades for her performance. 

Photo courtesy of Erin Curran

Curran Was Always on Point for the Easties

Published April 29, 2021 12:08 p.m.

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Senior captain Nick Furino capped off his basketball career in East Haven by earning All-SCC East Division honors for a Yellowjackets’ team that advanced to the SCC Division II final. Photo courtesy of Nick Furino

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Brooke Mortimer worked her way up the ranks to play varsity for the East Haven girls’ basketball team as a senior and also led the Yellowjackets as a captain this year. Photo courtesy of Brooke Mortimer

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Senior Ashley Lynch became a role model for the East Haven cheerleading squad during her four-year tenure with the program.

Photo courtesy of Ashley Lynch

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Junior Shea Carasone is making key contributions for the East Haven boys’ basketball team through his gritty intensity on the court. Photo courtesy of Shea Carasone

Carasone Does the Dirty Work on the Court

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

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Cam Grillo is proving an excellent defenseman in his first season as a member of the 

East Haven co-op boys’ ice hockey team. Cam is a senior at Old Saybrook High School. Photo courtesy of Cam Grillo

Grillo Feels Grateful to be Back on the Ice

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

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David Amatruda was honored to be named a captain for the East Haven football team and is now leading the Yellowjackets’ hockey squad in that same role this winter. Photo courtesy of David Amatruda

Amatruda’s a True Leader for the Easties

Published Feb. 18, 2021 01:31 p.m.

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Gabriele Pane has solidified her place in the East Haven Alumni Association Hall of Fame for her exceptional career as a three-sport Yellowjackets’ athlete. Photo courtesy of Steve Narracci

Pane on Her Way to the Hall of Fame

Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:55 p.m.

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