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Sports • Published April 21, 2018 02:48 p.m.

Hand Softball Stays on Winning Pace Despite Changes

The 2018 Hand softball team saw some shakeups on the field after graduating several key seniors from a year ago. However, the Tigers are hardly viewing this year as a rebuilding season as...

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Sports • Published April 19, 2018 12:20 p.m.

Shoreline Sharks U-16 Wins USA Hockey Girls’ National Championship

The Shoreline Sharks U-16 Black (AA) team won the USA Girls’ Ice Hockey 2018 Tier II National Championship title by defeating the Vermont Shamrocks 1-0 in the final at the New England...

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Sports • Published April 19, 2018 12:19 p.m.

Mammele Redrawing the Record Books for Fairfield University Women’s Lacrosse

Former Daniel Hand High School field hockey and girls’ lacrosse player Erin Mammele recently set the Fairfield University women’s lacrosse team’s career record with 176 draw...

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Sports • Published April 19, 2018 12:19 p.m.

Hand Baseball Holds Preseason Pasta Dinner

The Hand baseball team recently held a preseason pasta dinner that was donated by Dave Donahue from Donahue’s of Madison prior to the team’s season opener against East Haven on March ...

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Sports • Published April 15, 2018 12:13 p.m.

Hand Outdoor Track Opens Season with Home Meet; Softball Goes to 5-0 After Sweeping Week

Boys’ Outdoor TrackThe Hand boys’ outdoor track team started its year with a tri-meet sweep of rival Guilford and Career last week. On April 10, the Tigers defeated...

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Sports • Published April 14, 2018 09:19 p.m.

Valley Shore YMCA Marlins Send 25 Swimmers to Compete in Postseason

Numerous swimmers from the Valley Shore YMCA Marlins swam fast enough during the 2017-’18 short-course season to qualify for several postseason championship meets. The qualifying swimmers...

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Sports • Published April 14, 2018 04:54 p.m.

Hand Baseball Starts Off 5-0 in Quest for Deep Postseason Run

The Hand baseball team appeared to be a contender on paper in both the SCC and Class L ranks entering the 2018 season. Now that the campaign is underway, the Tigers are making good on their high...

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Sports • Published April 08, 2018 02:17 a.m.

OLM Alumni Go #NickStrong for East Haven’s Nick Vessicchio

Our Lady of Mercy (OLM) alumni and their families came out #NickStrong in Madison on March 11 for the school’s first Alumni Basketball Game. The event raised more than $1,200 to help defray ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 12, 2018 01:12 p.m.

Heins Moving Up in the Order as Hand Baseball Varsity Assistant

The Hand baseball team has been growing while its athletes have gained valuable experience in big games during the past few seasons. Coach Kyle Heins has played a big part in that growth, and now...

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Sports • Published April 08, 2018 01:17 p.m.

Hand Baseball Plates 22 Runs in First Two Games; Other Clubs Nab Multiple Victories

BaseballThe Hand baseball team has stormed out to a 2-0 start this spring, while outscoring its two opponents by a combined total of 22-1 in the process. The Tigers...

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Sports • Published April 07, 2018 04:03 p.m.

Hand Girls’ Hoops Continued Growing This Year

The Hand girls’ basketball team entered the 2017-’18 campaign with big expectations after winning a state championship last year. The Tigers also lost several key players to...

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Sports • Published April 05, 2018 12:18 p.m.

Breakthroughs Made at the National Recreational Fishing Summit

We are seeing an evolution in the world of fisheries management that has not been seen before. More people are fishing worldwide in a pool of fish that is dwindling. The United States and its...

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Sports • Published March 31, 2018 05:48 p.m.

Hand Boys’ Hoops on the Rise Following Nine-Win Improvement

The Hand boys’ basketball team went through a few ups and downs during the 2017-’18 season, but in the end, the Tigers wound up ascending several rungs on the ladder to success....

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Sports • Published March 30, 2018 03:50 p.m.

Madison 6th-Grade Boys’ Hoops Takes Fairfield County Basketball League Title

The Madison 6th-grade boys’ basketball black team recently won the playoff championship in the Fairfield County Basketball League. The team defeated Greenwich Select 65-48 to take the title....

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Sports • Published March 30, 2018 03:49 p.m.

Game On Flag Football League Ready to Get Going

The Trimino Game On Flag Football League is launching in Madison and New Haven this spring. The league is open to boys and girls from any town in the state who are in grades kindergarten through 6....

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Sports • Published March 29, 2018 12:03 p.m.

If You Feel That Fishing Regulations Are Hampering You, Then Read On

Our fisheries are in a state of flux. Suddenly, we are seeing are the results of slight changes that have been occurring for decades. Older fishers are now in the position that their grandfathers...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 29, 2018 12:03 p.m.

Burchell Caps Hand Wrestling Tenure with an Unbeaten Season

Mike Burchell recently completed a three-year career with the Hand wrestling team by putting together one of the best seasons from any high-school grappler in state history.Mike joined the...

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Sports • Published March 24, 2018 11:40 p.m.

Hand Gymnastics Did a Balancing Act on Way to Taking 10th Straight SCC Title

The Hand gymnastics squad had to find the right balance in its lineup this year after graduating several seniors from a team won its ninth straight SCC championship and fifth consecutive state...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 22, 2018 12:37 p.m.

Huminski Bounces Back for Great Junior Year as a Tigers’ Diver

Mary Huminski spent a good portion of her athletic career as a gymnast, but after trading the mat for the pool, she’s used her ability to twist through the air to create a big-time splash...

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Sports • Published March 17, 2018 07:54 p.m.

Wu’s Victory Helps Hand Boys’ Swimming Take 2nd in Class M; Girls’ Hoops Loses in State Semis

Boys’ Swimming and DivingThe Hand boys’ swimming and diving team captured its second runner-up finish of the postseason by taking second place at the Class M...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 15, 2018 12:27 p.m.

Balzano Building the Future for Guilford Girls’ Hoops as JV Coach

Whether as a player or a coach, Alphonse Balzano has always had a passion for basketball. During the past two years, Alphonse has used his love of the sport to help foster the growth of the...

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Sports • Published March 11, 2018 02:42 p.m.

Hand Boys’ Hoops, Hockey Eliminated from States; Naclerio Competes at New England Gymnastics Meet

Boys’ BasketballThe Hand boys’ basketball team competed in the Division III State Tournament and came away with a first-round victory, before dropping a...

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Sports • Published March 10, 2018 03:59 p.m.

Hand Girls’ Basketball Drops Contest to RHAM in Class L Semis

The defending champion Hand girls’ basketball team was eliminated from the Class L State Tournament by taking a 59-40 defeat against top-seeded RHAM in a semifinal contest at Bacon Academy...

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Sports • Published March 10, 2018 02:21 p.m.

58th Annual National Football Foundation Dinner on Friday, April 6

The 58th annual Casey-O’Brien New Haven County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete awards dinner will be held on Friday, April 6 at Fantasia ...

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Sports • Published March 04, 2018 10:55 p.m.

Burchell Pins Down New England Title, Goes 40-0; Hand Girls’ Hoops Defeats Avon in States Opener

WrestlingAfter winning the State Open title for the 285-pound weight class, Hand senior Michael Burchell claimed a first-place finish and a regional title by winning the...

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