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Sports Person Of The Week

Person of the Week • Published Aug 13, 2022 11 am

Gentile Loved Coaching with His All-Stars Club This Summer

The influence of every member of a team’s coaching staff is critical when it comes to that club’s success. This summer, Joe Gentile fulfilled that role by making signific...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 13, 2022 11 am

Goodale Pitching His Way to Stellar Season in the Horseshoe Pits

Clinton resident Mark Goodale is emerging as one of the most prolific players in the Deep River Horseshoe League (DRHL). A member of the league for several seasons, Mark ...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 12, 2022 10 am

Ackerman Rewarded for Her Leadership as a Senior

Lauren Ackerman’s senior season with the North Branford softball team saw her earn the role of captain while garnering All-Shoreline Conference honors as she helped the T...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 11, 2022 11 am

Phelan Helps Madison’s Ballplayers Grow as a Coach

When his kids were in Madison Little League (MLL), Michael Phelan was given an opportunity to coach and found that he enjoyed working with the town’s up-and-coming ballpl...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 10, 2022 10 am

Gaudioso-Crisafi Honored to Coach at Her Alma Mater

As a softball player, Jenna Gaudioso-Crisafi was tasked with patrolling center field for East Haven and catching any fly ball that came her way. For the past three years,...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 10, 2022 10 am

Acampora Always Puts His Team First

It can be difficult to lead a high school baseball team through a busy spring season. It’s quite often a challenge that requires a leader who is willing to put their team...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 10, 2022 10 am

Turner Having a Good Time Throwing Horseshoes

In the mid- to late-80s, Ed Turner followed his father Dave’s lead and began competing in the Deep River Horseshoe League (DRHL). Ed has since made his way up to the A Di...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 06, 2022 02 pm

Gormley’s Move to Defense Proves Huge for the Rams

Sophia Gormley was lined up to play on the attack for the Old Saybrook girls’ lacrosse team heading into the 2022 season. Sophia had all of the experience and skills that...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 05, 2022 12 pm

Antonetti Proves a True King of the Hill

David Antonetti was standing on the pitcher’s mound when the Daniel Hand baseball team won the Class L state championship last year. In his senior season, David continued...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 04, 2022 02 pm

Roscoe’s Making Waves with the Warriors

Once he got his sea legs, Matt Roscoe loved being on the water. Now a rising senior with the Valley Regional crew, Matt is getting more opportunities to spend time on the...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 03, 2022 10 am

Loda Comes Home as Easties’ Pitching Coach

Talia Loda was a star pitcher for the East Haven softball team from 2011 to 2014. After going on to play in college, Talia continued her softball career through coaching ...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 03, 2022 10 am

Carmody’s Chemistry with Doubles Partner Nets Success

Chemistry is important when it comes to bonding with your doubles partner on the tennis court. For recent North Haven graduate Noelle Carmody, forming a strong relationsh...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 03, 2022 10 am

Turbert’s Determined to Have a Big Senior Year

In his three years at Branford High School, Zach Turbert has been a standout member of the Hornets’ football, boys’ basketball, and baseball teams. After spending his sum...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 30, 2022 01 pm

Lara Carves Out a Path on the Trails and the Track

By Dan Fappiano Source Sports Writer Alex Lara’s freshman season with the Haddam-Killingworth track and field program was cut short due to an unfortunate injury. After bu...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 29, 2022 01 pm

Halovatch Blasts His Way to a Super Summer with Sinoway

It can be a difficult task to make a name for yourself in Little League baseball at a young age, but it helps when one of your biggest strengths is the ability to hit hom...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 29, 2022 01 pm

Eaton Coaches All-Star Team Through Championship Run

Any head coach would feel fortunate to have someone like Chad Eaton by their side. This summer, Chad and his fellow coaches with the East Haddam-Guilford (EH-G) 12-U All-...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 29, 2022 01 pm

Fritz Plays with Passion for Two Packs of Huskies

Brady Fritz has a thirst for competition running through his veins whenever he’s on the baseball field. A recent Morgan graduate who’s competing for the Clinton Huskies 1...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 29, 2022 01 pm

Lepore Unlocks Her Passion for Lacrosse

Sage Lepore didn’t want to play lacrosse at first. She wanted to be a soccer player. However, after some convincing, Sage decided to make the switch, and that decision wo...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 27, 2022 12 pm

Tapia Finds a Family on the Tennis Court

When Carole Tapia moved to East Haven in July of 2019, she was introduced to the sport of tennis and quickly realized that she enjoyed being on the court. Carole spent tw...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 27, 2022 12 pm

Linder Makes a Great Debut on the Lacrosse Field

If you watched Jack Linder play lacrosse as a junior, you wouldn’t have thought that this was his first year competing in the sport. However, Jack picked it up quickly an...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 22, 2022 12 pm

Brasile’s Dedicated to East Haven on the Diamond

For over two decades, Gary Brasile has been committed to giving back to his hometown as a member of the coaching staff with the East Haven High School baseball team. Gary...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 22, 2022 11 am

Farrah Helps the Grizzlies Flip the Script in 2022

Jack Farrah exemplifies all the qualities that come with being a true team player. Throughout the past two seasons, Jack has made a considerable impact as a member of the...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 22, 2022 11 am

O’Connor Loved Every Second of Playing Lacrosse for the Nighthawks

Eliza O’Connor couldn’t have asked for a better career as a member of the North Haven girls’ lacrosse team. Eliza excelled on the offensive end of the field for the Night...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 22, 2022 11 am

Freund Steps Up on the Singles Court

Jonah Freund proved a huge asset to the Westbrook boys’ tennis team with his ability to shift around the lineup. Whether competing in singles or doubles, Jonah thrived at...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 22, 2022 11 am

Berardino Becomes a Top-Notch Runner for the Cougars

After dancing for 11 years, Isabel Berardino decided that she needed a change and joined Haddam-Killingworth’s cross country and track programs. Isabel unlocked her poten...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 21, 2022 12 pm

Hills Helps North Branford Continue its Tradition of Excellence

During her time in the North Branford softball program, Bella Hills has become a three-time Shoreline Conference champion, an All-Conference honoree, and a captain of the...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 20, 2022 10 am

Matesky Caps Off Valley Tennis Career with Major Accolade

Kaid Matesky was named the Unsung Hero for the Valley Regional boys’ tennis team this season. Kaid felt that it was a major honor to receive the award after he grew into...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 14, 2022 12 pm

Anquillare Lives Dream of Playing Baseball for North Haven

Born into a baseball family, Mike Anquillare always dreamed of playing the sport for his hometown of North Haven. During the past four years, Mike has turned those dreams...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 13, 2022 12 am

Forselius Emerges on Defense in Junior Season

Any team that’s as dynamic as the Guilford girls’ lacrosse squad needs each of its players to provide steady contributions in every game. While the Grizzlies’ offensive f...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 13, 2022 12 am

Heinke Provides Power for Rams’ Prolific Offense

The Old Saybrook girls’ lacrosse squad featured many seniors who performed well in team’s biggest moments throughout the 2022 season. One of those seniors was Chelsea Hei...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 13, 2022 12 am

Helwig Excited to Continue Playing Sports in College

Samantha Helwig never expected to be playing lacrosse at the collegiate level, but after competing for North Branford, her outlook on the future changed. Following a stro...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 13, 2022 12 am

Carver Stepped Up on the Bump, Delivered at the Dish

A pitcher is one of the most important players on any baseball team, and having a dominant pitcher makes your squad that much more dangerous. The Valley Regional baseball...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 13, 2022 12 am

Clancy Makes Triumphant Return as a Junior

Autumn Clancy’s sophomore season with the East Haven softball team was cut short due to an injury. However, Autumn made a complete recovery as a junior and became a full-...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 13, 2022 12 am

Gagliardi Plays with Passion on the Golf Course

For Matt Gagliardi, golf started out as a fun way to spend time with his brother on the driving range, even if they were slicing their shots. Over time, Matt began to tak...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 06, 2022 12 am

Scalia Pushes Past Setbacks for Super Senior Season

Dom Scalia had to battle through numerous injuries on his way to being named a captain and then making All-Conference and All-State in his senior season with the North Br...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 06, 2022 12 am

Balisciano Has a Breakout Campaign as a Junior

Every program needs team players who are willing to put the team before themselves in any situation. The North Haven softball team has a player who fits that definition p...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 06, 2022 12 am

Massey Rows Her Way to Great Career with the Warriors

As she grew up on the water and gained experience in boating, Alexis Massey decided to join the crew program in her freshman year at Valley Regional High School. Alexis h...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 06, 2022 12 am

Gleason Coaches for the Love of the Game

Dan Gleason has served as an assistant coach with the East Haven baseball team for the past 22 years. Throughout the past two decades, Dan has had the opportunity to coac...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 06, 2022 12 am

Pierson Soars to New Heights with the Knights

Jumping into a new sport has become a norm for high school athletes, but to do it at the level of someone like Westbrook’s Halley Pierson is truly impressive. After playi...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 06, 2022 12 am

Mahoney’s Shutdown Defense and Leadership Guides Grizzlies

James Mahoney anchored the defense for the Guilford boys’ lacrosse team during the 2022 season. A two-year starter, James turned in a dominant performance as a junior to ...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 06, 2022 12 am

Fumex Found His Calling on the Doubles Court

With his family involved in the sport, it didn’t take much for Will Fumex to become interested in tennis. Will wanted to excel in the sport and, over the past four years,...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 29, 2022 12 am

Berger Earns All-Conference Honors with Doubles Partner

While she had played the sport since she was three, Zhu Zhu Berger didn’t have an opportunity to compete for the Hand girls’ tennis team until her junior year of high sch...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 29, 2022 12 am

Peterson’s Sophomore Performance Helps the Grizzlies Make History

The Guilford girls’ tennis team featured a variety of reliable players this season, and sophomore Molly Peterson proved as reliable as anyone on the Grizzlies’ roster. Mo...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 29, 2022 12 am

Tobin’s a Force on the Singles Court

The North Haven girls’ tennis team put together an excellent season in 2022, and one of the biggest factors behind the Nighthawks’ success was the performance of junior s...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 29, 2022 12 am

Kollmer Made a Great Call to Play Lacrosse

A lifelong soccer player, Michael Kollmer decided to try something new and join the Valley Regional boys’ lacrosse team as a sophomore last spring. Michael had limited ex...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 29, 2022 12 am

Wilson’s a Defensive Stalwart for the Hornets

Aryana Wilson has been making a name for herself as a three-sport athlete in field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse over the past three years at Branford High School. Dur...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 29, 2022 12 am

Wakelee Stood Tall as Old Saybrook’s Goalie

There is a lot of pressure on a goalkeeper to make crucial saves for their team in the sport of lacrosse. Sam Wakelee was constantly facing that pressure as the starting ...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 29, 2022 12 am

Brooks Finds Her Stride Between the Baselines

When Abby Brooks played tennis for first time as a sophomore, she was immediately thrown into a starting role with the Yellowjackets. By the time she came back for her ju...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 22, 2022 12 am

Hickey Helps Grizzlies Break School Record in 4x8 Relay

The Guilford girls’ outdoor track team’s 4x800 relay enjoyed a record-setting season this year, and freshman Riley Hickey played a big role in that success. Riley and her...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 22, 2022 12 am

Neuweiler Looking to Guide the Nighthawks to New Heights

A new head coaching hire always provides excitement and the hope for a successful future. As she begins her tenure as head coach of the North Haven girls’ basketball team...