Sunday, May 16, 2021

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Senior captain Paige Van Ostenbridge has a mark of 10-1 alongside No. 2 doubles partner Bella Vejar for the Hand girls’ tennis squad, helping the Tigers won 10 of their first 11 matches as a team this spring. Photo courtesy of Paige Van Ostenbridge

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Senior captain shortstop Jack Pireaux is hitting .333 for a Hand baseball team that’s sporting a record of 10-0 this spring. Photo courtesy of Jack Pireaux

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Senior captain Abby Cody is providing great leadership while patrolling the center field position for the Hand softball squad this spring. Photo courtesy of Abby Cody

Cody’s a True Leader on the Tigers’ Diamond

Published April 29, 2021 12:07 p.m.

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Senior Alden Halfinger is primed for a big year on the hill and at the dish for the H-K baseball team this spring. Photo courtesy of Alden Halfinger

Halfinger Helps H-K Storm Out to Strong Start

Published April 22, 2021 11:49 a.m.

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Senior captain Daniel Ginsburg played a big part in helping the Hand boys’ fencing team climb up the state ranks with his performance on the saber strip.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Ginsburg

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Sophomore Natalie Lucas achieved her goal of becoming a key member of the rotation for Hand girls’ hoops this winter. Photo courtesy of Natalie Lucas

Lucas Steps Up as a Sophomore

Published April 08, 2021 12:45 p.m.

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Alec Erskine made a smooth transition from point guard to shooting guard while leading the H-K boys’ basketball team as a senior captain this winter. Photo courtesy of Alec Erskine

Erskine Led the Cougars on the Court

Published April 01, 2021 11:17 a.m.

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Kayla Cataldo has contributed for the Hand gymnastics team in all four events throughout her high school career, leading the Tigers as a captain in each of the past two seasons.

Photo courtesy of Kayla Cataldo

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Nick Merullo, a former baseball player and assistant coach at Hand, was recently named the head coach of the baseball squad at Guilford High School.

Photo courtesy of Nick Merullo

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Sophomore guard Mason Gorham is scoring his fair share of points for the H-K boys’ basketball team during the 2021 winter season. Photo courtesy of Mason Gorham

Gorham Scoring Plenty of Points as a Sophomore

Published March 11, 2021 12:34 p.m.

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Ben Williams helped the H-K boys’ soccer team have a season for the ages last fall. A junior captain midfielder, Ben earned All-Shoreline Conference honors for the league champion Cougars. Photo courtesy of Ben Williams

Soccer is a Way of Life for Williams

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

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Chris Perras is excited to begin his first full season as head coach of the Old Saybrook boys’ basketball team. Chris lives in East Lyme and works at Polson Middle School in Madison as a guidance counselor. Photo courtesy of Chris Perras

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Program alum Caitlin Eichler will make her debut as head coach of the Daniel Hand softball team this spring. Caitlin, a Clinton resident, has spent the past decade as head coach of the Westbrook softball squad. Photo courtesy of Caitlin Eichler

Eichler Named New Head Coach of Hand Softball

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

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Senior captain Colby Whitehead capped off his career with the H-K boys’ soccer squad by earning All-Shoreline Conference Honorable Mention accolades for the league champion Cougars. Photo courtesy of Colby Whitehead

Whitehead Helps the Cougars Shock the Shoreline

Published Jan. 28, 2021 12:32 p.m.

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Freshman Cole Merriam netted seven goals to help the H-K boys’ soccer squad enjoy a championship season in the fall of 2020. Photo courtesy of Cole Merriam

Merriam Sees Fantastic Freshman Campaign

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

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Junior Kevin Cavrell does a little bit of everything as a member of the H-K football team. Kevin suits up as a wide receiver, cornerback, kicker, and punter for the Cougars. Photo courtesy of Kevin Cavrell

Cavrell Does it All for the Cougars

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

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Junior striker Maddie Hummel scored six goals on her way to earning a couple of big-time honors in her first season as a member of the Hand girls’ soccer team. Photo courtesy of Maddie Hummel

Hummel Makes a Great Debut in Madison

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

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Junior Adelia McGuire helped the Hand girls’ soccer team lock things down on defense during the 2020 season. Photo courtesy of Adelia McGuire

McGuire Helps Solidify the Tigers’ Defense

Published Dec. 03, 2020 12:14 p.m.

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Senior forward Grace Goddard is a top scorer for the Hand field hockey squad, but her athletic prowess doesn’t stop there. Photo courtesy of Grace Goddard

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Senior captain Shea Docker is playing a pivotal role at the forward position for the Hand field hockey squad this fall, helping the Tigers post a 6-2 record to date. Photo courtesy of Shea Docker

Docker Guiding the Tigers as a Captain

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

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Sophomore Eva Alquist has been making key contributions to the Tigers as a diver throughout the past two seasons. Eva recently posted her lifetime-best point total in a meet against Branford. Photo courtesy of Karen Alquist

Alquist Loves Diving for the Tigers

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

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While enjoying a nice career as a member of the H-K boys’ basketball team, Jimmy McGoey decided to play football this year is hoping to get the chance to do just that before the school year is out. Photo courtesy of Jimmy McGoey

McGoey Hoping to Hit the Gridiron and the Court

Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:16 p.m.

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Junior Lucas Vest is helping to facilitate the offense on the Hand boys’ soccer team as a center midfielder for the Tigers. Photo courtesy of Lucas Vest

Vest is Vital in the Tigers’ Midfield

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

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Senior Daniel LaRosa, a linebacker for the H-K football team, is hoping for one more chance to take the gridiron before he graduates. Photo courtesy of Daniel LaRosa

LaRosa Loves Suiting Up for the Cougars

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

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Senior Jack Wildermann leads the Hand boys’ soccer squad by example, while contributing for the Tigers in a variety of ways on the field. Photo courtesy of Jack Wildermann

Wildermann Lets His Actions Do the Talking

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

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Declan Christopher had a successful summer competing for the Clinton Huskies 16-U baseball team. Declan also plays baseball at Haddam-Killingworth High School, where he is a junior. Photo courtesy of Declan Christopher

Christopher Loves Everything About Baseball

Published Sep. 24, 2020 01:54 p.m.

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Senior John Bruder has carved out a nice career as an offensive and defensive lineman with the H-K football squad. Photo courtesy of John Bruder

Football Made Bruder Who He is Today

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

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Lucas Kamoen enjoyed a solid summer on the mound for the Clinton Huskies. Lucas also plays high school baseball at Haddam-Killingworth. Photo courtesy of Lucas Kamoen

Kamoen Loves Toeing the Rubber

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

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Senior Jason Wallack wants nothing more than to help the Hand boys’ soccer squad continue its run of dominance this fall. Last year, Jason earned a host of accolades while helping the Tigers win their fourth-straight state title. Photo courtesy of Jason Wallack

Wallack’s Glad to be Back on the Pitch

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

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Senior offensive lineman Aidan McCabe is hoping to play football for Hand this fall after working his way back from a severe knee injury. Photo courtesy of Aidan McCabe