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Sports • Published Sep. 21, 2019 11:11 p.m.

Hand Boys’ Soccer Looking to Continue Dynasty One Game at a Time

When Greg Cumpstone became head coach of the Hand boys’ soccer team prior to the 2018 season, the Tigers had already won back-to-back Class L state titles. Last year, Cumpstone guided Hand...

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Sports • Published Sep. 21, 2019 09:54 p.m.

Guilford Girls’ Soccer Starts Season with Three Shutouts

The Guilford girls’ soccer team has posted a trio of shutouts through its first three games of the 2019 season. As a defensive-minded coach, that’s a satisfying feeling for...

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Sports • Published Sep. 21, 2019 03:14 p.m.

Branford Makes a Statement with Victory Against West Haven

Last year, the Branford girls’ swimming and diving team battled West Haven to a tie in meet that Head Coach Scott Butler said “felt like a loss.” When the two clubs went up...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 19, 2019 12:46 p.m.

Cappetta Loves Volunteering with T-Birds’ Girls’ Tennis

When Joe Cappetta isn’t on a nearby tennis court, you can find him at Bobby’s Apizza Restaurant in North Branford. Joe bought the business in 1980, but still liked to get out on the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 19, 2019 12:46 p.m.

Heery Spreads the News About Deep River Horseshoes

Joe Heery is an integral part of the fabric of the Deep River Horseshoe League (DRHL). This summer, Joe not only served as the league’s treasurer, he also wrote a weekly newsletter for all...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 19, 2019 12:46 p.m.

Civitello Represents the Region with USA Baseball

East Haven resident Amato Civitello experienced the opportunity of a lifetime this summer as a result of his hard work and dedication to baseball. Amato earned the chance to play baseball against...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 19, 2019 12:46 p.m.

Pellegrino Named New Head Coach of North Haven Girls’ Lacrosse

Bernie Pellegrino has played a significant role in the progression of lacrosse in North Haven throughout the past decade. Bernie was a founding member of the girls’ youth program in town...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 19, 2019 12:46 p.m.

Farnoli Finishes Westbrook Tennis Career with Fantastic Senior Year

Sara Farnoli started playing tennis when she was 12 years old. Sara always enjoyed the sport, but kicked things up a notch when she joined the girls’ tennis team at Westbrook High School....

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 19, 2019 12:46 p.m.

Rooney Wille Comes Back Home for Hall of Fame Ceremony

Throughout the entire time that she was playing basketball at Guilford High School and Quinnipiac University, Brianna Rooney Wille’s focus was always zeroed in on the sport that she had...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 19, 2019 12:46 p.m.

Afragola Sprints to Success at Eastern Connecticut

While growing up in Killingworth, Nick Afragola developed the athletic skills that drove him into playing soccer, basketball, and baseball. As a student at Haddam-Killingworth High School,...

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Sports • Published Sep. 19, 2019 12:40 p.m.

Speedsters and Bass Are Turning On

Tying on a piece of metal that weighed anywhere from three-eights to three-quarters of an ounce on to a 10-pound test line was common practice when fishing for Atlantic bonito or false albacore...

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Sports • Published Sep. 16, 2019 09:46 a.m.

Valley’s Soccer Teams Earn Splits During First Week

Boys’ SoccerThe Valley Regional boys’ soccer team earned a win and a loss last week after facing the reigning Shoreline Conference champions. The Warriors...

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Sports • Published Sep. 16, 2019 08:26 a.m.

Westbrook’s Soccer Squads Start Season with Shutouts

Girls’ SoccerThe Westbrook girls’ soccer team also secured a big win over Amistad . The Knights outscored Amistad 8-0 to get the victory on Sept. 14....

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Sports • Published Sep. 16, 2019 08:20 a.m.

Morgan Boys’ Soccer Begins with Two Wins; Other Clubs Pick Up Victories

Boys’ SoccerThe Morgan boys’ soccer team picked up a pair of wins in the first couple of games on the 2019 campaign. The Huskies are the defending Shoreline...

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Sports • Published Sep. 16, 2019 08:12 a.m.

Rams’ Football Takes Defeat in First Game; Field Hockey Gains a Split

FootballThe Old Saybrook-Westbrook (OS-W) football team dropped its first contest of the year in a 41-20 loss against Coginchaug/Hale-Ray/East Hampton (CR-HR-EH) on Sept....

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Sports • Published Sep. 16, 2019 08:03 a.m.

Warriors Start Season on the Right Foot with Win Over Morgan

The Valley Regional-Old Lyme (VR-OL) and Morgan football teams marked the beginning of their 2019 season with a contest at Valley Regional High School on Sept. 13. The two Pequot Conference...

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Sports • Published Sep. 16, 2019 07:58 a.m.

Huskies Drop Opener Against Valley-Old Lyme

The Morgan and Valley Regional-Old Lyme (VR-OL) football teams marked the beginning of their 2019 season with a contest at Valley Regional High School on Sept. 13. The two Pequot Conference...

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Sports • Published Sep. 15, 2019 10:14 p.m.

H-K Football Takes 3-0 Loss to Cromwell-Portland in Opener; Girls’ Soccer, Volleyball Begin with Wins

FootballOne year after advancing to the Class S state championship game, the Haddam-Killingworth football team kicked off the 2019 season by hosting Cromwell-Portland last...

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Sports • Published Sep. 15, 2019 09:44 p.m.

McCabe Runs Wild for the Tigers in Notre Dame Blowout

FootballThe Hand football team began its quest to win a third-straight Class L state title by recording a 49-14 home victory against Notre Dame-West Haven in an SCC Tier 1...

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Sports • Published Sep. 15, 2019 08:28 p.m.

Walcott’s Three TDs Push Guilford Past Branford, 20-19, in Opener; Girls’ Soccer Shuts Out Hand

FootballThe Guilford football team used some late-game heroics from senior captain running back Charles Walcott to give new Head Coach Anthony Salvati his first win with...

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Sports • Published Sep. 15, 2019 06:52 p.m.

Branford Football Edged by Guilford, 20-19, in Opener; Girls’ Swimming Begins with a Win

FootballThe Hornets’ football team opened up the 2019 season by taking a 20-19 defeat against Guilford in an SCC Tier 3 showdown at Branford High School on Sept. 13. ...

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Sports • Published Sep. 15, 2019 05:52 p.m.

North Branford Girls’ Soccer Enters Season with Great Senior Leadership

Despite graduating about half of its starters from a year ago, the North Branford girls’ soccer team is maintaining high expectations entering the 2019 season. Head Coach Pat...

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Sports • Published Sep. 15, 2019 05:03 p.m.

T-Birds’ Field Hockey Starts with a Pair of Shutouts; Football Loses Season Opener

Field HockeyThe Thunderbirds’ field hockey squad is off to a 2-0 start this fall after notching wins versus Old Saybrook and Watertown last week. On Sept. 12, North...

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Sports • Published Sep. 15, 2019 04:09 p.m.

North Haven Football Takes 14-7 Loss to Prep in Opener; Other Teams Start Seasons

FootballThe North Haven football team opened up the 2019 season by taking a 14-7 defeat against Fairfield Prep in an SCC Tier 1 showdown at Vanacore Field on Sept. 13. The...

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Sports • Published Sep. 15, 2019 03:22 p.m.

East Haven Girls’ Soccer Looks to Keep Climbing the SCC Ladder

After surprising some people by finishing with a record of 7-7-3 last year, the East Haven girls’ soccer team is looking to continue its momentum and add some more tallies to the win column ...

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