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Valley Courier

Senior captain Jill deJongh and her doubles partner Alex Halsey were primed to assume the No. 1 doubles position for the Valley Regional girls’ tennis team after posting a record of 22-2 last year. Photo courtesy of Jill deJongh

Defense Was the Name of the Game for deJongh

Published July 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Abby Shakun was recently named a senior captain for next year’s Valley Regional girls’ lacrosse team. An attacker on the lacrosse field, Abby also plays defense for the Warriors’ field hockey squad. Photo courtesy of Abby Shakun

Shakun’s Eager to Wear the Captain’s Hat

Published June 25, 2020 12:41 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Caroline Baldwin enjoyed plenty of success as a member of the Warriors’ girls’ tennis and soccer squads, earning the title of captain for each of those teams. 

Photo courtesy of Caroline Baldwin

Baldwin Emphasized Chemistry as a Two-Team Captain

Published June 18, 2020 01:19 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Nic Wyszkowski earned nine wins at the No. 2 singles position as a freshman for the Valley Regional boys’ tennis team last spring. Photo courtesy of Nic Wyszkowski

Wyszkowski Already Impressive with Valley Tennis

Published June 11, 2020 01:17 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Duncan Rider quickly became a top offensive player for the Valley Regional boys’ lacrosse team as a freshman last year. Duncan broke the Warriors’ record for most points scored by a freshman and also led the Shoreline Conference in scoring. Photo courtesy of Duncan Rider

Rider’s an Offensive Force for the Warriors

Published June 04, 2020 03:41 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Vivian Paradis made an impressive debut on the high school softball scene when she earned the starting center fielder’s job for Valley Regional as a freshman last spring. Photo courtesy of Vivian Paradis

Paradis Shows Plenty of Potential on the Ballfield

Published May 29, 2020 01:44 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Freshman Raquel Farray has already been a part of two championship teams in her short career at Valley Regional. Raquel competed at the Shoreline Conference meet for the gymnastics team this winter and was also a member of the league champion volleyball squad last fall. Photo courtesy of Raquel Farray

Farray Fearless in All Athletic Endeavors

Published May 23, 2020 12:41 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Addy Bullis is one the best athletes to pass through the Valley Regional softball program in recent memory. While the senior pitcher won’t be taking the field this spring, her three seasons with the Warriors were about as impressive at it gets. Photo courtesy of Addy Bullis

Bullis Boasts Outstanding Résumé in Three-Year Valley Career

Published May 14, 2020 01:53 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Emma Carey has been a key member of the Valley Regional crew since her freshman season and is one of the Warriors’ senior captains this year. Emma also competes with the Blood Street Sculls during the offseason and will row at the Division I level for the University of Delaware next year. Photo courtesy of Emma Carey

Carey Keeps Focus as Valley Crew Captain

Published May 07, 2020 04:23 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Sophomore Grace Jacaruso played a key role in helping the Valley Regional gymnastics squad capture the Shoreline Conference title this year. Grace also competes for the Warriors’ girls’ cross country and outdoor track teams. Photo courtesy of Grace Jacaruso

Jacaruso’s an All-Around Contributor at Valley

Published April 30, 2020 05:19 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Senior Ben Conrad provided a major presence on the offensive and defensive lines for the Warriors’ football team the past two seasons. This spring, Ben was slated to be the starting catcher on the Valley baseball squad. Photo courtesy of Ben Conrad

Conrad Puts it All on the Line at Valley

Published April 23, 2020 02:32 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Senior point guard JT Dickson was always willing to put in the effort improve, while helping his teammates get better in the process, as a member of the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team. JT was also named the Most Improved Player for the Warriors’ boys’ tennis squad last spring. Photo courtesy of JT Dickson

Dickson Delivers on Two Courts for the Warriors

Published April 16, 2020 04:07 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Nate Robida worked his way into becoming the starting shortstop for the Valley Regional baseball squad last year. Now a senior, Nate was named captain for the Warriors based on the leadership that he displayed in his junior campaign. Photo courtesy of Nate Robida

Robida Earns His Stripes at Shortstop

Published April 09, 2020 02:42 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Chris Sparaco progressed into a top post player in the Shoreline Conference while competing for the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team. As a senior captain, Chris also served as an effective voice between the Warriors’ athletes and their coaching staff.

Photo courtesy of Chris Sparaco

Sparaco Posts Impressive Senior Season

Published April 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Gavin Grabowski displayed a great deal of offensive prowess with the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team during the past two seasons. This year, Gavin stepped up as a senior captain by increasing his intensity on the defensive end for the Warriors. Photo courtesy of Gavin Grabowski

Grabowski Grew as a Player and a Leader

Published March 26, 2020 03:38 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Essex resident Cal Gibson is currently ranked second in the nation in the Snowboard Youth Division by the USA Snowboarding and Freeski Association. Cal is a freshman at Xavier High School who attends Mount Snow Academy in Vermont for several months in the winter to hone his craft. Photo courtesy of Cal Gibson

Gibson Makes a Big Jump on the Slopes

Published March 20, 2020 04:12 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Cade Ensinger has contributed to Valley Regional boys’ basketball team in a multitude of ways during his high school career. Cade, a senior captain point guard, is averaging 13 points, 7.5 assists, five rebounds, and five steals for the Warriors on the season. Photo courtesy of Cade Ensinger

Ensinger Does it All on the Court

Published March 12, 2020 03:59 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Freshman post player Lily Grow has secured a starting position in the paint for the Valley Regional girls’ basketball team this year. Photo courtesy of Lily Grow

Grow Earns Starting Spot as a Freshman

Published March 06, 2020 04:22 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Erin Ward holds an all-important leadership role as a sophomore captain for the Valley Regional gymnastics team. Photo courtesy of Erin Ward

Ward Wears the Captain’s Hat with Pride

Published Feb. 27, 2020 12:58 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Senior small forward Jake Grow is a driving force for the Warriors this season as a scoring threat and an improved perimeter defender. Jake is one of nine seniors who are leaving it all on court on a quest to bring home a state championship. Photo courtesy of Jake Grow

Grow Helping Valley Expand its Expectations

Published Feb. 20, 2020 01:55 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Addi Marchese is running the point for the Valley Regional girls’ basketball team this season. Addi was named one of the Warriors’ junior captains due to her leadership both on and off the court. Photo courtesy of Addi Marchese

Marchese Points Toward a Bright Future with Valley Girls’ Hoops

Published Feb. 15, 2020 01:31 a.m.

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Valley Courier

Dylan Sparaco fought hard throughout the spring and summer to make his way back from a broken leg. Now, Dylan is leading the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team as one of its senior captains this winter. Photo courtesy of Dylan Sparaco

Sparaco Worked Hard to Get Back into Action

Published Feb. 06, 2020 01:25 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Sophomore Bitzy Klomp is proving a crucial component of the Valley girls’ basketball team’s pressure defense this season. In addition to playing basketball, Bitzy also competes for the soccer and outdoor track squads at Valley. Photo courtesy of Bitzy Klomp

Klomp Puts the Clamps on Opposing Offenses

Published Jan. 30, 2020 04:18 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Senior power forward John Tibbetts plays an important role as a designated defender for the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team. Every game, John is tasked with guarding the opposing team’s best offensive player regardless of their position. Photo courtesy of John Tibbetts

Tibbetts Turns Into a Tremendous Defensive Stopper

Published Jan. 23, 2020 02:43 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Junior forward Libby Cap is providing a staunch defensive presence under the rim for the Valley Regional girls’ basketball team this season. Libby is one of only four juniors on squad and has taken on more leadership duties for the Warriors. Photo courtesy of Libby Cap

Cap Provides Power in the Paint

Published Jan. 16, 2020 04:26 p.m.

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Valley Courier

David Bradbury, Jr., is taking on the role of freshman coach for the Valley Regional boys’ basketball program this season. Bradbury was a star for the Warriors before graduating in 2015. Photo courtesy of David Bradbury, Jr.

Bradbury, Jr., Comes Home to Coach Freshman Hoops

Published Jan. 09, 2020 12:52 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Junior Emma Counter manned the libero position for the Valley Regional volleyball squad during the 2019 season. Emma led the team in digs and receptions, while helping the Warriors take home a Shoreline Conference championship. Photo courtesy of Emma Counter

Counter Dug In for Valley During Championship Campaign

Published Dec. 26, 2019 05:04 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Jaimie Toto will take the reins as the new head coach of the Valley Regional girls’ basketball team this season. Jaimie comes to the Warriors after coaching the JV team at Foran High School in Milford. Photo courtesy of Jaimie Toto

Toto Ready to Get Down to Business as Warriors’ Head Coach

Published Dec. 19, 2019 02:25 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Mackenzie Neviaser helped the Valley Regional volleyball team win its first Shoreline Conference title since 1987 this year. The senior captain middle hitter recorded 61 kills with 22 aces, while fostering a family atmosphere among the Warriors. Photo courtesy of Mackenzie Neviaser

Neviaser Was All Heart for the Warriors

Published Dec. 12, 2019 01:43 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Justin Badolato helped the Valley Regional-Old Lyme football team fill a need for a power running back when he moved off of the line and into the backfield this fall. The senior captain also played tight end, defensive end, and linebacker for the Warriors. Photo courtesy of Justin Badolato

Badolato Provides Power in the Backfield

Published Dec. 05, 2019 01:46 p.m.

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