Friday, November 27, 2020

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East Haven Courier

Junior Emily Pycela made the All-SCC Division B Team for the East Haven girls’ soccer squad after scoring 11 goals during the 2020 season. Photo courtesy of Emily Pycela

Pycela Knows All About Scoring Goals

Published Nov. 26, 2020 11:15 a.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior Larry Mingione has persevered through multiple injuries and is hoping to get one last chance to play football in East Haven before the school year is finished. Photo courtesy of Larry Mingione

East Haven Courier

Trey Garea led the East Haven football team as its quarterback last fall and was named one of the squad’s senior captains this year. Trey is hoping for a change to take the gridiron with the Easties in the spring. Photo courtesy of Trey Garea

Garea Has a Knack for Playing Quarterback

Published Nov. 12, 2020 01:39 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Sydney Herard is off to a fast start in her career with the East Haven girls’ soccer squad. Sydney, a sophomore center midfielder, has been a varsity starter for the Yellowjackets throughout the past two seasons. Photo courtesy of Sydney Herard

Herard Making Her Mark as a Sophomore

Published Nov. 05, 2020 01:55 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Luis Agudelo feels happy to have returned for his senior season with the East Haven boys’ soccer squad this fall. Photo courtesy of Luis Agudelo

Agudelo Makes a Triumphant Return to the Field

Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior Megan Gaudioso has been on a mission to become the best volleyball player she can be after getting cut from the team at Joseph Melillo Middle School when she was in 6th grade. Photo courtesy of Megan Gaudioso

Gaudioso Learns the Importance of Persistence

Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:17 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior lineman Kristjan Fonacier stands to be a three-year varsity starter with the East Haven football team if the Yellowjackets have a season in the spring. Kristjan is set to play right guard and will also line up on the defensive side of the ball.

Photo courtesy of Kristjan Fonacier

Fonacier Finds Family With East Haven Football

Published Oct. 15, 2020 02:59 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Two-way lineman Gunner Horton was named one of the captains for the East Haven football team in his senior year. Gunner also competes for the Yellowjackets’ wrestling squad. Photo courtesy of Gunner Horton

Horton Carves Out Nice Career as a Lineman

Published Oct. 08, 2020 12:56 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Emily Mazzucco is eager to begin her junior season as a stalwart on defense for the East Haven girls’ soccer team. Photo courtesy of Emily Mazzucco

Mazzucco Brings Her Best Effort on Defense

Published Oct. 01, 2020 02:27 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

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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East Haven Courier

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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East Haven Courier

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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East Haven Courier

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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East Haven Courier

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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East Haven Courier

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

East Haven Courier

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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East Haven Courier

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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East Haven Courier

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 Courier

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

East Haven Courier

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

East Haven Courier

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

East Haven Courier

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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East Haven Courier

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

East Haven Courier

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 Courier

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

East Haven Courier

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

East Haven Courier

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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East Haven Courier

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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East Haven Courier

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

East Haven Courier

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