Saturday, July 24, 2021

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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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Louis Lefevre, a 1984 graduate of East Haven High School, was named to the East Haven Alumni Association Hall of Fame for his wealth of success as a basketball coach. Photo courtesy of Steve Narracci

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Junior Kate Pycela has established herself as a defensive stalwart for the East Haven girls’ soccer team since joining the varsity squad as a freshman. Photo courtesy of Kate Pycela

Pycela Finds Her Passion in Soccer

Published Jan. 28, 2021 12:33 p.m.

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All-time East Haven basketball and baseball player Patrick Paulson was selected as a member of the Class of 2020 for the East Haven Alumni Association Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of Steve Narracci

Paulson Named to the East Haven Hall of Fame

Published Jan. 21, 2021 10:53 a.m.

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Senior Teal Graziano spent her last two years of high school competing for the East Haven girls’ soccer squad, finishing her career as a varsity player last fall. Photo courtesy of Teal Graziano

Graziano Has Happy and Healthy Senior Season

Published Jan. 14, 2021 11:09 a.m.

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Sophomore Gianna Mendez has turned in two productive seasons as a midfielder for the East Haven girls’ soccer team. Gianna and the Easties are a club on the climb in Connecticut’s soccer ranks. Photo courtesy of Gianna Mendez

Mendez Makes an Difference in the Midfield

Published Jan. 07, 2021 12:50 p.m.

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Nicole Pendziwater rebounded from a knee injury that prevented her from running cross country as a junior to lead the Yellowjackets as a captain in her senior season this fall. Photo courtesy of Nicole Pendziwater

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Senior Gia Buonfiglio earned a spot in the starting lineup as an opposite hitter for the East Haven girls’ volleyball squad this year. Photo courtesy of Kris SanGiovanni

Buonfiglio Secures Starting Role as a Senior

Published Dec. 17, 2020 01:12 p.m.

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Senior captain Isabella Pilato secured a spot on the All-SCC Division B Team for her performance as a midfielder with the East Haven girls’ soccer squad this fall. Isabella also played a key role in helping the Yellowjackets build themselves up into an SCC contender during the past four seasons. Photo courtesy of Bella Pilato

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Victor Calvillo secured a spot on the All-SCC Division B Team for his excellent play on defense with the East Haven boys’ soccer squad this fall. Photo courtesy of Victor Calvillo

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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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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

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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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