Wednesday, May 05, 2021

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Harbor News

Senior Jason Cohen has been the low man on the scoreboard for the Morgan golf team this year, while leading the Huskies as the only captain on their roster.

Photo courtesy of Jason Cohen

Cohen’s on Course for a Great Senior Season

Published April 29, 2021 12:08 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Erin Curran led the East Haven girls’ basketball team as both a senior captain and a point guard this winter, earning All-SCC East Division accolades for her performance. 

Photo courtesy of Erin Curran

Curran Was Always on Point for the Easties

Published April 29, 2021 12:08 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

John Higgins is the new head coach of the North Haven boys’ tennis team, and he’s hoping to help his players hone their skills on the court regardless of where the squad finishes in the standings this season. Photo courtesy of John Higgins

Valley Courier

Junior Cede Peno is primed for a nice year as a corner infielder for the Valley Regional softball team this spring. Photo courtesy of Cede Peno

Peno Becoming a Cornerstone for the Warriors

Published April 29, 2021 12:07 p.m.

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The Sound

After serving as a captain for the North Branford girls’ basketball team the past two seasons, Erica Piercey is leading the T-Birds on the ballfield in that same capacity this spring. Photo courtesy of Erica Piercey

Piercey Leading the T-Birds on the Field

Published April 29, 2021 12:07 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Senior right fielder Jack Palmer is off to a solid start the dish, while providing some exemplary leadership for the Guilford baseball team this spring. Photo courtesy of Jack Palmer

Palmer’s Always Working Hard on the Ballfield

Published April 29, 2021 12:07 p.m.

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The Source

Senior captain Abby Cody is providing great leadership while patrolling the center field position for the Hand softball squad this spring. Photo courtesy of Abby Cody

Cody’s a True Leader on the Tigers’ Diamond

Published April 29, 2021 12:07 p.m.

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Harbor News

Senior captain Elizabeth Gallagher had a solid indoor track season at Westbrook and is looking for continued success with the Knights during the current outdoor campaign.

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Gallagher

Gallagher Forms a Family on the Track

Published April 22, 2021 11:50 a.m.

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North Haven Courier

Nadia Kavgaci is playing No. 1 doubles while leading the North Haven girls’ tennis team as a senior captain this spring. Photo courtesy of Nadia Kavgaci

Kavgaci Stepping into Big Roles as a Senior

Published April 22, 2021 11:49 a.m.

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Valley Courier

Ryan Ellison has been a bright spot on the bump for the Warriors so far this season. In addition to pitching, the senior also plays first base. Photo courtesy of Ryan Ellison

Ellison Finding His Happy Place at Valley

Published April 22, 2021 11:49 a.m.

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The Sound

Francesca Valletta did an excellent job while leading the Branford girls’ basketball team as a senior captain this winter. Photo courtesy of Francesca Valletta

Valletta Enjoyed Leading the Hornets on the Court

Published April 22, 2021 11:49 a.m.

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Guilford Courier

After making the All-SCC Second Team two years ago, Jill Batick is leading the Guilford softball squad a senior captain during the 2021 spring season. Photo courtesy of Jill Batick

Batick Brings a Big Bat to the Grizzlies

Published April 22, 2021 11:49 a.m.

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The Source

Senior Alden Halfinger is primed for a big year on the hill and at the dish for the H-K baseball team this spring. Photo courtesy of Alden Halfinger

Halfinger Helps H-K Storm Out to Strong Start

Published April 22, 2021 11:49 a.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior captain Nick Furino capped off his basketball career in East Haven by earning All-SCC East Division honors for a Yellowjackets’ team that advanced to the SCC Division II final. Photo courtesy of Nick Furino

Harbor News

Sophomore Avery Rueckert has quickly become an integral member of the Old Saybrook girls’ track program, helping the Rams win a Shoreline South title during the recent winter campaign. Photo courtesy of Avery Rueckert

North Haven Courier

Raymond Lewis didn’t anticipate being a swimmer in high school, but the North Haven senior recently wrapped up a nice career participating in the sport. Photo courtesy of Raymond Lewis

Lewis Made a Great Call to Start Swimming

Published April 15, 2021 12:10 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Jeremy Arnum earned All-Shoreline Conference First Team honors for his exceptional play with the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team this year. The sophomore wing sustained a broken wrist during the middle of the season, but worked hard to make his way back to the team in time for the Shoreline Conference Tournament. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Arnum

Arnum’s a Shoreline Star on the Court

Published April 15, 2021 12:10 p.m.

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The Sound

Lauren Thompson had a great freshman season for the Branford girls’ basketball team, earning All-SCC East Division accolades on behalf of the Hornets.

Photo courtesy of Lauren Thompson

Thompson Enjoys Fantastic Freshman Campaign

Published April 15, 2021 12:10 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Miabella Diaz worked her way back from hip surgery to lead the Guilford girls’ basketball team as a junior captain during the 2021 winter season. Photo courtesy of Miabella Diaz

Diaz Happy to Have Healthy Junior Season

Published April 15, 2021 12:10 p.m.

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The Source

Senior captain Daniel Ginsburg played a big part in helping the Hand boys’ fencing team climb up the state ranks with his performance on the saber strip.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Ginsburg

North Haven Courier

Senior Eli Brubacher finished his high school hockey career by helping North Haven win its first conference title this winter, while leading the team as an alternate captain. Photo courtesy of Eli Brubacher

Brubacher Was Born to Play Hockey

Published April 08, 2021 12:45 p.m.

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Harbor News

Senior captain Alex Kelly earned All-Shoreline Conference Honorable Mention recognition for her solid play at the center position with the Morgan girls’ basketball team this winter. Photo courtesy of Alex Kelly

Kelly’s Presence in the Paint Proves Huge

Published April 08, 2021 12:45 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Sophomore Siena Schaller has a keen eye on the court as a shooting guard for the Valley Regional girls’ basketball team.

Photo courtesy of Siena Schaller

Schaller Takes a Team-First Approach at Valley

Published April 08, 2021 12:45 p.m.

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The Sound

Senior guard Justin Elpi finished his career with Branford boys’ hoops by making the All-SCC East Division Team on behalf of the Hornets this winter. Photo courtesy of Justin Elpi

Elpi Always Puts His Team First

Published April 08, 2021 12:45 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Lucas Espinosa suffered a broken elbow last year, but worked hard to get back in the water and compete for the Greater New Haven Warriors as a sophomore this winter. Photo courtesy of Lucas Espinosa

Espinosa Worked Hard to Return to the Water

Published April 08, 2021 12:45 p.m.

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The Source

Sophomore Natalie Lucas achieved her goal of becoming a key member of the rotation for Hand girls’ hoops this winter. Photo courtesy of Natalie Lucas

Lucas Steps Up as a Sophomore

Published April 08, 2021 12:45 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Sophomore guard Ava Lepro overcame a dislocated elbow to have a quality campaign for the Guilford girls’ basketball squad, proving a pest for the opposition on defense. 

Photo courtesy of Ava Lepro

East Haven Courier

Brooke Mortimer worked her way up the ranks to play varsity for the East Haven girls’ basketball team as a senior and also led the Yellowjackets as a captain this year. Photo courtesy of Brooke Mortimer

North Haven Courier

Adam Pandolfi had a productive freshman year for North Haven boys’ hoops, helping the team claim a 43-39 win against Cheshire in its final game of the regular season. Photo courtesy of Adam Pandolfi

Harbor News

Kurt Larson feels fortunate to be a part of the Old Saybrook boys’ basketball program as both a JV head coach and a varsity assistant coach with the Rams.

Photo courtesy of Kurt Larson

Larson Enjoys First Campaign at Old Saybrook

Published April 01, 2021 11:17 a.m.

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