Monday, January 17, 2022

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East Haven Courier

Gianna Castellano is starting at the point guard position for the East Haven girls’ basketball squad as a sophomore this season. Photo courtesy of Gianna Castellano

North Haven Courier

Junior Bryce Petersen has been starting in goal for the North Haven boys’ ice hockey squad and already has a pair of shutouts to his credit this season. Photo courtesy of Bryce Petersen

Petersen Finds His Stride Between the Pipes

Published Jan. 13, 2022 12:36 p.m.

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Harbor News

Senior Ryan Slisz capped his Old Saybrook soccer career on a high note by stepping into the net and helping the Rams enjoy an undefeated season that culminated with a state title. Photo courtesy of Ryan Slisz

Slisz Found His Home in Goal

Published Jan. 13, 2022 12:36 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Loretta Cecchini earned All-State accolades as a senior captain for the Old Lyme-Old Saybrook-Valley co-op girls’ swimming team during the 2021 fall season. Photo courtesy of Loretta Cecchini

Cecchini Swims Her Way to All-State Accolades

Published Jan. 13, 2022 12:36 p.m.

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The Sound

Dylan Sachs is starting at shooting guard while leading the Branford boys’ basketball team as a senior captain this season. Photo courtesy of Dylan Sachs

Sachs Always Gives it His All with the Hornets

Published Jan. 13, 2022 12:35 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Senior captain Brent Strand is off to an excellent start competing in the 182-pound division with the Guilford wrestling team this season. 

Photo courtesy of Brent Strand

Strand Mastering the Mat with the Grizzlies

Published Jan. 13, 2022 12:35 p.m.

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The Source

Aubrey Canth has become a key member of the Hand girls’ basketball team’s rotation as a junior this season. Photo courtesy of Aubrey Canth

Canth Taking Advantage of Her Chance

Published Jan. 13, 2022 12:35 p.m.

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The Source

Carson Miller, a junior, has earned her spot as a starter on the Hand girls’ varsity basketball team. She is averaging nine points and six rebounds per game this season.

Photo courtesy of Carson Miller

Miller Peaking at Right Time for Tigers

Published Jan. 06, 2022 03:02 p.m.

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The Sound

After being forced to stop playing field hockey, Saoirse Burke became a hands-on manager who helped lead the North Branford field hockey team to the Class S state championship. Photo courtesy of Saoirse Burke

Burke Manages to Help the T-Birds Succeed

Published Jan. 06, 2022 03:02 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Eddie Barlage made his presence felt with the Guilford football team this season. A senior captain, Eddie earned All-SCC honors and tallied a team-best 68 tackles on the year. Photo courtesy of Eddie Barlage

Barlage Brings Home All-SCC Honors for Grizzlies

Published Jan. 06, 2022 03:02 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Despite some nagging injuries, Ella Pitman enjoyed her final season with the Warriors’ volleyball squad. Photo courtesy of Ella Pitman

Harbor News

Alex Fratamico was a senior captain for the Morgan football team, which finished its season in the playoffs. Photo courtesy of Alex Fratamico

North Haven Courier

During his senior year, Sebastian DeRubeis became a starting varsity cornerback for North Haven, shutting down other team’s top weapons as a defensive back. Photo courtesy of Sebastian DeRubeis

DeRubeis Dominated at Defensive Back

Published Jan. 06, 2022 03:02 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Nate Dombrowski battled through injuries to become a varsity starter for the Yellowjackets as a senior. Photo courtesy of Alex Dombrowski

East Haven Courier

Mike O’Brien has been a fixture in the swimming world throughout his life. Now, Mike is beginning his first season as head coach of the Greater New Haven Warriors boys’ swimming and diving team. Photo courtesy of Mike O’Brien

O’Brien Takes the Reins with GNH Warriors

Published Dec. 23, 2021 01:50 p.m.

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Harbor News

Senior captain Garret Garbinski dedicated the 2021 season to his late father Greg and went on to score 19 touchdowns to earn All-Pequot Conference honors for the Morgan football squad. Photo courtesy of Jostens Photography

Valley Courier

Connor Lunz returned to the field for his senior season and earned All-Pequot Conference honors with the Warriors. Photo courtesy of Connor Lunz

The Source

Senior Brendan Walsh proved a dominant force with his performance as a left guard and middle linebacker for the Hand football team this season. Photo courtesy of Brendan Walsh

Walsh Brought Tenacity to the Tigers

Published Dec. 23, 2021 01:50 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Senior Steve DiCristina earned All-SCC Tier 1 accolades as an offensive lineman in his first season as a member of the North Haven varsity football team.

Photo courtesy of Steve DiCristina

East Haven Courier

Jason Toth started on both sides of the ball for East Haven in his junior year and will lead the Yellowjackets as a senior captain next season. Photo courtesy of Jason Toth

Toth’s Glad He Gave Football Another Shot

Published Dec. 16, 2021 01:49 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Senior captain Grace Jacaruso ran her way to All-Shoreline Conference and All-State First Team accolades with the Valley girls’ cross country team this fall. Photo courtesy of Grace Jacaruso

Guilford Courier

Lauren Cunneen sat out her junior year with Guilford girls’ hoops, but feels excited about returning to the court as a senior this winter. Photo courtesy of Lauren Cunneen

Cunneen’s Eager to Get Back on the Court

Published Dec. 16, 2021 01:49 p.m.

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The Sound

Caroline Spaulding had to stop playing soccer at one point due to her Crohn’s disease diagnosis, so it means a lot to her that she helped the Hornets have a great season as a senior this year. Photo courtesy of Caroline Spaulding

Spaulding Appreciates Her Teammates’ Support

Published Dec. 16, 2021 01:49 p.m.

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The Source

Senior captain Patch Flanagan made the All-SCC Tier 1 Team for his performance at quarterback with the Hand football squad this fall. Photo courtesy of Patch Flanagan

East Haven Courier

Emma Szewc returned to the field for her senior season to finish her Yellowjackets’ career with a group of teammates whom she’s known for several years. Photo courtesy of Emma Szewc

Szewc Enjoys a Nice Senior Season

Published Dec. 09, 2021 11:55 a.m.

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North Haven Courier

Senior Jake Langner garnered All-SCC accolades for his play as a linebacker with the North Haven football squad this fall. Photo courtesy of Jake Langner

Langner Goes All-SCC at Linebacker

Published Dec. 09, 2021 11:55 a.m.

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Harbor News

Senior captain midfielder Libby Stuart led the Old Saybrook team to a successful 2021 season, finishing the campaign with her second-straight selection to the All-Shoreline Conference Team. Photo courtesy of Libby Stuart

Valley Courier

Junior Jake McKenna netted 17 goals on his way to earning All-Shoreline Conference Honorable Mention for the Valley boys’ soccer team this year. Photo courtesy of Jake McKenna

McKenna Sees a Breakout Season as a Junior

Published Dec. 09, 2021 11:55 a.m.

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Guilford Courier

Senior captain Jack O’Brien earned All-SCC honors for the Guilford football team after coming back from an injury that sidelined him early in the season. Photo courtesy of Jack O’Brien

O’Brien Goes All-SCC for the Grizzlies

Published Dec. 09, 2021 11:55 a.m.

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