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11/28/2023 11:07 AM

Girls’ Soccer, Cross Country Honor All-Conference Athletes

Mariella Fulcher was named to the All-Shoreline Conference First Team for her efforts with H-K girls’ soccer this fall. Photo by Wesley Bunnell/The Source

Girls’ Cross Country

Several athletes from the H-K girls’ cross country team earned All-Shoreline honors this season. The First Team included Charlotte Behnke, Grace Mitchell, and Sydney Adelberg. Keira Sehl-Albert, Julia Downing, Delaney Aronson, and Emilia Schweitzer all earned spots on the Second Team.

Boys’ Cross Country

For H-K boys’ cross country, Jack Cozean, Matthew Lara, Daniel McCourt, and Luke Hedges earned spots on the All-Shoreline Conference First Team. The boys named to the All-Conference Second Team were Cash Smigel, Alex Frederickson, Cole Darrow, and Sawyer DiMatteo.

Girls’ Soccer

Mariella Fulcher of H-K girls’ soccer was named to the All-Shoreline Conference First Team. Tu-lanh Criscuolo and Payton Rich were Second Team honorees, and Payton Kaplowitz was an Honorable Mention.


On Nov. 21, H-K football traveled to Valley Regional/Old Lyme for its annual Principals’ Cup game. The Cougars pulled off a 20-7 win in the contest, giving H-K its first win in this game since 2018. The Cougars' run-heavy offense proved the difference, as the Cougars got one rushing touchdown from Wyatt Solosky and two from Josh Frith in the win.

Valley got on the board when Grady Lacourciere threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Jackson Pannier in the third quarter, but H-K ate up the clock in the final stanza and iced the game on Frith's second touchdown, a one-yard plunge with just under four minutes remaining.

“I'm so proud of our kids,” said H-K Head Coach Tyler Wilcox after the game. “We've been saying all season how we're so close yet so far, but tonight's effort showed how we were able to close the gap by the end of the season. I guess you could say the third time is the charm. Our defense tonight was outstanding, and we pounded the ball effectively on offense. I can't say enough about the way these players hung in there all season and were able to reel off three straight wins to end the season.”

Defensive leaders for the Cougars were Trevor Dixon (three sacks) and Jamien Evans (one interception).