Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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Harbor News

Ava Ciarcia had a solid junior season at the No. 4 singles position for the Westbrook girls’ tennis team, helping the Knights go 18-3 with an appearance in the Class S state final.

Photo courtesy of Ava Ciarcia

Ciarcia Makes Crucial Contributions as a Junior

Published June 22, 2022 12:47 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Nick Sorrentino led the East Haven boys’ golf team to a solid season while serving as a captain for the Yellowjackets this spring. Photo courtesy of Nick Sorrentino

Sorrentino Finds His Passion on the Golf Course

Published June 22, 2022 12:47 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Jessica Neuweiler was recently named the new head coach of the North Haven girls’ basketball team, bringing a great deal of experience as both a player and a coach to the Nighthawks.

Photo courtesy of Jessica Neuweiler

Valley Courier

Ben Costanzo garnered All-Shoreline Conference First Team accolades for the second-straight season as a junior on the Valley Regional boys’ lacrosse team this spring.

Photo courtesy of Ben Costanzo

The Sound

Senior captain Gianna DePino helped the North Branford softball team continue its tradition of excellence with another Shoreline Conference title and a run to the Class S state final this spring. Photo courtesy of Gianna DePino

DePino Honored to Be Part of T-Birds’ Dynasty

Published June 22, 2022 12:47 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Riley Hickey put together an exceptional freshman season with the Guilford girls’ outdoor track team this spring, contributing to a school-record performance in the 4x800 relay.

Photo courtesy of Riley Hickey

The Source

Reece Scott earned All-SCC and All-State accolades as a junior captain for the Hand boys’ golf team during the 2022 season. Photo courtesy of Reece Scott

Scott Leads the Tigers on the Links

Published June 22, 2022 12:46 p.m.

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The Source

Claire Langille posted a record of 15-7 while playing No. 1 singles as a senior for the Hand girls’ tennis team this spring, helping the Tigers advance to the Class M state championship match. Photo by Claire Langille

Langille Delivers Big-Time for the Tigers

Published June 15, 2022 10:48 a.m.

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Guilford Courier

Ella Munson put together an excellent freshman season for the Guilford softball squad this year, earning All-SCC accolades for Grizzlies’ team that went 19-3. Photo courtesy of Ella Munson

Munson Enjoys Phenomenal Freshman Season

Published June 15, 2022 10:48 a.m.

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The Sound

Peyton Gaudreau earned major accolades after an undefeated freshman season as the No. 1 singles player for the Branford girls’ tennis team this spring. Photo courtesy of Peyton Gaudreau

Gaudreau Serves Up Amazing Freshman Campaign

Published June 15, 2022 10:48 a.m.

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Valley Courier

Ceci Wilkens put together a solid freshman season in her first year with Valley Regional girls’ outdoor track team this spring, taking fourth place in the 300 hurdles at the Shoreline Conference Championship. Photo courtesy of Ceci Wilkens

Wilkens Makes Great Debut as a Freshman

Published June 15, 2022 10:47 a.m.

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Harbor News

Sophomore Connor Lane played a pivotal role in helping the Old Saybrook baseball team claim the Shoreline Conference title during the 2022 spring season. Photo courtesy of Connor Lane

North Haven Courier

Sophia Padro earned MVP honors for the North Haven girls’ tennis team after enjoying a great freshman campaign playing No. 2 singles with the Nighthawks.

Photo courtesy of Sophia Padro

Padro Sees Tremendous Success as a Freshman

Published June 15, 2022 10:47 a.m.

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East Haven Courier

Junior left fielder Arielle Dupree shook off a slow start to put together a strong second half and help the East Haven softball team achieve a historic season this spring.

Photo courtesy of Arielle Dupree

East Haven Courier

Senior Norah Rome enjoyed a storied career as a Yellowjackets’ swimmer and also saw success as a member of the Easties’ golf team. Photo courtesy of Norah Rome

Rome Etches Her Legacy with the Yellowjackets

Published June 08, 2022 10:58 a.m.

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North Haven Courier

Jeffrey Karavas scored 43 goals to go with 20 assists as a junior midfielder with the North Haven boys’ lacrosse team this spring. Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Karavas

Harbor News

Junior Kacey Edwards took the mound and played shortstop for the Huskies this spring, ultimately coming away with All-Shoreline Conference honors for her performance.

Photo courtesy of Kacey Edwards

Edwards Loves Suiting Up for the Huskies

Published June 08, 2022 10:58 a.m.

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Valley Courier

Cooper Strecker netted 32 goals and dished out 27 assists while leading the Valley boys’ lacrosse team as a senior captain midfielder during the 2022 season.

Photo courtesy of Cooper Strecker

Strecker Led the Warriors in More Ways Than One

Published June 08, 2022 10:58 a.m.

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The Sound

Dhruvi Patel earned the honor of leading the North Branford girls’ tennis team as a senior captain and got to do so alongside her cousin Diya. Photo courtesy of Dhruvi Patel

Guilford Courier

Justin Shiffrin served as a captain for Guilford’s cross country and track teams as a senior and ran his way to success with all three programs. Photo courtesy of Justin Shiffrin

Shiffrin Goes the Distance with the Grizzlies

Published June 08, 2022 10:58 a.m.

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The Source

Freshman Bryce Leiberman made a great debut with the H-K boys’ tennis team by posting double-digit victories as a top singles player for the Cougars. Photo courtesy of Bryce Leiberman

Leiberman Makes Great Debut as a Freshman

Published June 08, 2022 10:58 a.m.

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East Haven Courier

PJ Carangelo displayed the signs of a budding leader after earning the starting catcher’s position for the East Haven baseball team as a sophomore this spring.

Photo courtesy of PJ Carangelo

Carangelo Takes His Place Behind the Plate

Published June 01, 2022 10:39 a.m.

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North Haven Courier

Junior Jess Hansard is making key contributions on both the singles and doubles courts for the North Haven boys’ tennis team this season. Photo courtesy of Jess Hansard

Hansard’s Netting Success with the Nighthawks

Published June 01, 2022 10:39 a.m.

It was of the utmost importance for Jess Hansard to get involved with something that he enjoyed when he first set...

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Harbor News

Marin Stopkoski recently finished her second season as the starting goalkeeper for the Morgan girls’ lacrosse team. She also led the squad as a junior captain. Photo courtesy of Marin Stopkoski

Stopkoski Leads the Huskies as a Keeper

Published June 01, 2022 10:39 a.m.

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Valley Courier

Junior shortstop Jack Finnegan posted regular-season batting average of .409 for a Valley baseball squad that has a record of 20-2. Photo courtesy of Jack Finnegan

Finnegan Never Stops Working with the Warriors

Published June 01, 2022 10:39 a.m.

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The Sound

Senior captain Justin Acquarulo has been recording solid scores all season long for the Branford golf team this year. Photo courtesy of Justin Acquarulo

Acquarulo Leads the Hornets on the Links

Published June 01, 2022 10:39 a.m.

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Guilford Courier

Senior captain Aiden McBrierty had a strong second half for a Guilford baseball team that’s been playing its best baseball down the stretch. Photo courtesy of Aiden McBrierty

McBrierty Finds His Stride Down the Stretch

Published June 01, 2022 10:39 a.m.

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The Source

Junior Joe Giaccone rebounded from some early struggles to make an impact at the dish for the H-K baseball team in the home stretch of the 2022 regular season.

Photo courtesy of Joe Giaccone

Giaccone Never Gives Up with the Cougars

Published June 01, 2022 10:39 a.m.

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Harbor News

Jake Butler has five wins with an 0.86 ERA for an Old Saybrook baseball team that’s traveling the comeback path in 2022. Photo courtesy of Jake Butler

Butler’s a King of the Hill for Old Saybrook

Published May 25, 2022 12:10 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Senior Jenna Pine proved a stalwart on defense while starting for the North Haven girls’ lacrosse team in each of the past two seasons. Photo courtesy of Jenna Pine

Pine Locks Down the Opposition on Defense

Published May 25, 2022 12:09 p.m.

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