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Valley Courier

Senior pitcher Sam Swap stepped up in a big way this season by turning in a 7-2 record to go along with a 1.15 ERA and 69 strikeouts for the Valley Regional baseball team. Swap was named to the All-Shoreline Conference First Team. Photo courtesy of Sam Swap

Swap Stepping Up on the Hill in Senior Season

Published May 23, 2018 01:46 a.m.

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Valley Courier

After playing for Morgan boys’ lacrosse, coaching in the Clinton youth ranks, and serving as the Huskies’ assistant coach the past five years, Ivoryton resident Brendan Hylan is now in his first season as the new head coach of the boys’ lacrosse squad at The Morgan School. Photo courtesy of Brendan Hylan

Hylan Helping Morgan Boys’ Lacrosse as Head Coach

Published May 17, 2018 12:30 a.m.

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Valley Courier

Sophomore pitcher Addy Bullis is putting together an impressive resumé with the Valley Regional softball squad. Addy has already made the All-Shoreline Conference First Team, been selected as the Warriors’ MVP, and she recently threw a no-hitter in a 16-0 win versus Portland. Photo courtesy of Jill Bullis

Bullis Brings Her Best to the Mound and Beyond

Published May 10, 2018 10:49 a.m.

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Valley Courier

Junior Tessa LeMay rows in the bow seat of the first boat for Valley Regional crew, and has seen the program come a long way during her tenure. Photo courtesy of Tessa LeMay

LeMay Loves Being Part of the Crew

Published May 03, 2018 02:37 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Junior Tori Adamczyk has worked her way up to the No. 3 singles position for the Warriors’ girls’ tennis team this spring. Tori, a junior, was also recently inducted into the National Honor Society at Valley Regional. Photo courtesy of Tori Adamczyk

Adamczyk Steps Onto the Singles Court for the Warriors

Published April 26, 2018 01:00 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Junior Allie Ruel is a key midfielder for the Valley girls’ lacrosse squad, and she’s already committed to continuing her career at the Division I level at Central Connecticut State University. Photo courtesy of Allie Ruel

Ruel Ready to Take Valley Girls’ Lacrosse to Another Level

Published April 19, 2018 12:18 p.m.

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Valley Courier

After rehabilitating from Tommy John surgery, senior Chase Morris feels thrilled to be back on the field as the shortstop for the Valley Regional baseball squad this spring.

Photo courtesy of Chase Morris

Morris Back at Short Following Long Layoff

Published April 12, 2018 01:08 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Sally Riggio is excited to begin her first season as head coach of the Valley Regional girls’ tennis team. A lifelong Essex resident and program alum, Sally is also the school nurse at Valley Regional High School. Photo courtesy of Sally Riggio

Riggio Realizes Two Dreams at Valley Regional

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

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Valley Courier

Charles Wolfe is excited to get back into the dugout as an assistant coach with the Valley Regional baseball team this spring. Charles won a state title as head coach of the Warriors’ boys’ soccer squad in 1997 and another with the Lyme-Old Lyme baseball team in 1998. Photo courtesy of Charles Wolfe

Warriors Welcome Back Wolfe as New Assistant Baseball Coach

Published March 22, 2018 12:37 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Senior captain Ben Weinstein has played a huge role in getting the Warriors’ boys’ basketball team deep into the Division IV State Tournament this season. Ben, an All-Shoreline Conference Honorable Mention forward, is averaging 9.4 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game on the year. Photo courtesy of Ben Weinstein

Weinstein Puts His Heart and Soul into the Warriors

Published March 15, 2018 12:27 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Valley Regional freshman Lexi Ross earned the Most Valuable Player Award for the Warriors’ girls’ indoor track team, and now she’s preparing to contribute to the softball squad as an outfielder this spring. Photo courtesy of Lexi Ross

Ross Earns MVP Honors for Valley Girls’ Track as a Freshman

Published March 08, 2018 07:56 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Josh Donahue keeps busy all year long with the Valley boys’ indoor and outdoor track teams. This past indoor track season, Josh earned the bronze in high jump at the Shoreline Conference Championship meet with a height of 5 feet-6 inches. Photo courtesy of Josh Donahue

Donahue Takes a Leap of Faith and Thrives in the High Jump

Published Feb. 28, 2018 11:42 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Sophomore Cade Ensinger has become the true sixth man as a key player off the bench for the Warriors’ boys’ basketball team this year. Cade can play either guard or forward and leads the team in steals by averaging 1.2 per game on the season. Photo courtesy of Cade Ensinger

Ensinger’s Versatility Adds Value for Valley

Published Feb. 21, 2018 08:27 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Tiffani Turpin has carved out a spot for herself with the Valley Regional girls’ basketball squad after moving to the area from West Haven just before the start of her current junior year. Photo courtesy of Tiffani Turpin

Turpin Makes Moves for Warriors’ Girls’ Hoops

Published Feb. 15, 2018 02:05 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Emily Brucker has been doing gymnastics since she was four years old and is using her wealth of experience in the sport to help lead Valley Regional as a senior captain this season. Photo courtesy of Emily Brucker

Brucker Leading Valley Gymnastics as its Senior Captain

Published Feb. 08, 2018 01:36 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Valley Regional senior Ernest Jean-Pierre has proved a standout player for the Warriors’ football and basketball squads. He was awarded a plethora of hardware for his stellar play at wide receiver and defensive back for the football team last fall, and now he’s leading the basketball squad as one of its senior captains. Photo courtesy of Ernest Jean-Pierre

Jean-Pierre Brings Team-First Demeanor to Two Warriors’ Squads

Published Feb. 01, 2018 12:26 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Senior Mitch Holdmeyer seized the starting center position for the Valley Regional boys’ basketball squad this season, and he’s leading the Warriors with 14.6 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Photo courtesy of Mitch Holdmeyer

Holdmeyer Takes His Post as the Warriors’ Starting Center

Published Jan. 25, 2018 01:58 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Junior Sadie Konstan is keeping the Warriors’ offense flowing by getting the ball to the open shooter as the team’s starting point guard this season.

Photo courtesy of Geoff Konstan

Konstan Keeps the Wheels Turning as the Warriors’ Point Guard

Published Jan. 18, 2018 01:09 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Roan Sullivan recently completed his senior season with the Valley Regional-Old Lyme football team, recording 69 tackles and seven sacks to win the Warriors’ Most Valuable Defensive Player Award for the second straight year. Photo courtesy of Roan Sullivan

Sullivan Never Rested on Defense with the Warriors

Published Jan. 11, 2018 12:48 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Senior captain Paige Atkinson will be jostling for position down low as a center for the Valley girls’ basketball team this winter, and she’s also the vocal leader on the squad.

Photo courtesy of Paige Atkinson

Atkinson’s No Joke as a Major Presence in the Paint

Published Jan. 04, 2018 01:11 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Senior inside linebacker Blair Allen led the Valley Regional-Old Lyme football squad by making more than 100 tackles on his way to making the All-Pequot League First Team and winning the Warriors’ Most Improved Player Award. Blair also plays right field for the Valley baseball team. Photo courtesy of Blair Allen

Diligence Proves Crucial for Allen in Football, Baseball, and Beyond

Published Dec. 20, 2017 01:57 a.m.

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Valley Courier

Senior Mike Cullina took the reins as the starting quarterback for the Valley Regional- Old Lyme football team this fall and guided the Warriors to nine victories, plus a spot in the Class S State Playoffs. Photo courtesy of Mike Cullina

Cullina Lives His Dream of Playing Quarterback for the Warriors

Published Dec. 14, 2017 02:55 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Senior Alex Figuenick held down the libero position for the Valley volleyball team this fall and wound up earning All-Shoreline Conference honors for the second year in a row. Alex also plays center field for the Warriors’ softball squad. Photo courtesy of Alex Figuenick

Figuenick Brings Inspirational Play to a Pair of Valley Clubs

Published Dec. 08, 2017 11:15 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Sophomore striker Ava Duval led the Valley girls’ soccer team in scoring by netting six goals for the Warriors this fall. Photo courtesy of Kim Duval

Duval Proves a Key Piece of the Offense for Valley Girls’ Soccer

Published Nov. 29, 2017 01:26 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Valley volleyball senior captain Hannah Clark received All-Shoreline Conference Honorable Mention after handing out 635 assists and landing 90 service aces on the season. Photo courtesy of Hannah Clark

Clark Set the Table with Her Dishes to Teammates

Published Nov. 22, 2017 05:21 a.m.

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Valley Courier

Annie Cooper scored an outstanding goal against North Branford in the Shoreline Conference final to highlight her junior season as an all-around asset for the Valley Regional field hockey squad. Photo courtesy of Annie Cooper

Cooper Was Super Wherever the Warriors Needed Her

Published Nov. 15, 2017 01:01 a.m.

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Valley Courier

After being honored as a All-Shoreline Conference forward last year, senior captain Emily Peterson made a move to the back line to strengthen the defense for the Valley field hockey team this season. Photo Courtesy of Emily Peterson

Peterson Flips the Switch to Defense with Valley Field Hockey

Published Nov. 01, 2017 12:18 a.m.

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Valley Courier

Essex resident Tom Whidden competed for crews that won the America’s Cup in 1980, 1987, and 1988. Tom’s success as a sailor and chief executive officer and part owner of the North Technology Group has earned him induction into the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of Tom Whidden

Whidden Follows His Dreams from Stem to Stern

Published Oct. 25, 2017 12:12 a.m.

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