Friday, November 27, 2020

Sports Person of the Week

East Haven Courier

Junior Emily Pycela made the All-SCC Division B Team for the East Haven girls’ soccer squad after scoring 11 goals during the 2020 season. Photo courtesy of Emily Pycela

Pycela Knows All About Scoring Goals

Published Nov. 26, 2020 11:15 a.m.

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North Haven Courier

Junior Caroline Toni garnered All-SCC Division B accolades for the North Haven girls’ volleyball team in her first season as a varsity player this fall. Photo courtesy of Caroline Toni

Toni Goes All-SCC in First Varsity Season

Published Nov. 26, 2020 11:15 a.m.

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Valley Courier

Senior Cameron Ruel was steady as a center attacking midfielder for the Valley Regional boys’ soccer team this year, helping the Warriors go 9-3 on the season. Cameron was also called on to slide into the forward position and fit in perfectly in that role.

Photo courtesy of Cameron Ruel

The Sound

Catie Dow earned her spot as a senior captain with the North Branford girls’ soccer team through hard work and dedication. Photo courtesy of Catie Dow

North Haven Courier

All-time Hamden Hall basketball player Danny Oglesby was recently named the head coach of boys’ hoops at North Haven High School. Photo courtesy of Danny Oglesby

East Haven Courier

Senior Larry Mingione has persevered through multiple injuries and is hoping to get one last chance to play football in East Haven before the school year is finished. Photo courtesy of Larry Mingione

Valley Courier

Margaret Jacaruso took on a major leadership as a junior captain for the Valley Regional field hockey team this year. Margaret was also named a captain for the Warriors’ girls’ lacrosse squad. Photo courtesy of Margaret Jacaruso

Jacaruso Excels as a Junior Captain

Published Nov. 19, 2020 02:11 p.m.

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The Sound

Junior Julia McHenry is a pivotal part of the Branford field hockey team’s offensive attack. Julia also plays lacrosse for the Hornets. Photo courtesy of Julia McHenry

McHenry’s a Catalyst for Branford’s Offense

Published Nov. 19, 2020 02:11 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Trey Garea led the East Haven football team as its quarterback last fall and was named one of the squad’s senior captains this year. Trey is hoping for a change to take the gridiron with the Easties in the spring. Photo courtesy of Trey Garea

Garea Has a Knack for Playing Quarterback

Published Nov. 12, 2020 01:39 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Junior Abrielle Osborne has set lifetime-best marks in two events with the North Haven girls’ swimming and diving squad this fall. Abrielle had to miss two weeks due to quarantine, but is looking forward to competing at SCCs this week. Photo courtesy of Abrielle Osborne

Osborne Having Breakout Season for North Haven

Published Nov. 12, 2020 01:39 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Alena Crosby is a senior captain setter and one of the keys to Valley Regional girls’ volleyball team’s success. Alena also served as a junior captain with the Warriors’ girls’ basketball squad last season. Photo courtesy of Alena Crosby

Crosby Sets the Tone for the Warriors

Published Nov. 12, 2020 01:39 p.m.

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The Sound

Ava Candelora has earned the title sophomore captain for the North Branford girls’ soccer team. Ava is a relentless goalkeeper who refuses to quit. Photo courtesy of Ava Candelora

East Haven Courier

Sydney Herard is off to a fast start in her career with the East Haven girls’ soccer squad. Sydney, a sophomore center midfielder, has been a varsity starter for the Yellowjackets throughout the past two seasons. Photo courtesy of Sydney Herard

Herard Making Her Mark as a Sophomore

Published Nov. 05, 2020 01:55 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Juliana DeAngelo has been a steady contributor for the North Haven field hockey team since her freshman season. Now a junior, Juliana is providing a helpful voice for the younger athletes in a program that’s looking to grow. Photo courtesy of Juliana DeAngelo

DeAngelo Distributes Passes and Knowledge

Published Nov. 05, 2020 01:55 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Brooke Lavigne plays an integral role on the Valley Regional field hockey squad as a center attacking defender. A junior, Brooke has excellent field vision and provides a steady voice in the backfield for the Warriors. Photo courtesy of Brooke Lavigne

Lavigne Brings Staunch Defense to the Field

Published Nov. 05, 2020 01:55 p.m.

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The Sound

Branford graduate Billy Alessi is giving back to his hometown as an assistant coach for the Hornets’ girls’ soccer and lacrosse teams. 

Photo courtesy of Billy Alessi

Alessi Giving Back to Branford as a Coach

Published Nov. 05, 2020 01:55 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Olivia Ciocca has 193 assists to her name as a senior setter for the Guilford girls’ volleyball squad this fall. Photo courtesy of Olivia Ciocca

Ciocca Sets the Stage for Guilford

Published Nov. 05, 2020 01:55 p.m.

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The Source

Senior captain Shea Docker is playing a pivotal role at the forward position for the Hand field hockey squad this fall, helping the Tigers post a 6-2 record to date. Photo courtesy of Shea Docker

Docker Guiding the Tigers as a Captain

Published Nov. 05, 2020 01:55 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Eduardo Cienfuegos de Paz is producing plenty of points for the North Haven boys’ soccer squad this fall. He’s also leading the team as a senior co-captain. Photo courtesy of Eduardo Cienfuegos de Paz

Cienfuegos de Paz Has Passion for the Pitch

Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Luis Agudelo feels happy to have returned for his senior season with the East Haven boys’ soccer squad this fall. Photo courtesy of Luis Agudelo

Agudelo Makes a Triumphant Return to the Field

Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Keenan Pindar plays a pivotal role in the backfield for the Valley Regional boys’ soccer team. The senior left back is also a shooting guard for the boys’ basketball squad and a midfielder with Valley boys’ lacrosse. Photo courtesy of Keenan Pindar

Pindar’s a Dauntless Defender for the Warriors

Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

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The Sound

Mackenzie Burwell has progressed from a novice in the sport of volleyball to a senior captain and starting middle blocker with the Thunderbirds. Photo courtesy of Mackenzie Burwell

Burwell Leading North Branford on the Court

Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Senior Taylor Gambardella is looking for a triumphant finish to her tenure with the Guilford girls’ soccer team, after which she will continue her career at Marist College. 

Photo courtesy of Taylor Gambardella

The Source

Sophomore Eva Alquist has been making key contributions to the Tigers as a diver throughout the past two seasons. Eva recently posted her lifetime-best point total in a meet against Branford. Photo courtesy of Karen Alquist

Alquist Loves Diving for the Tigers

Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior Megan Gaudioso has been on a mission to become the best volleyball player she can be after getting cut from the team at Joseph Melillo Middle School when she was in 6th grade. Photo courtesy of Megan Gaudioso

Gaudioso Learns the Importance of Persistence

Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:17 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Emma Liedke solidified her spot as a starting middle blocker for the North Haven girls’ volleyball squad as a sophomore this fall. Photo courtesy of Emma Liedke

Liedke Secures Starting Spot as a Sophomore

Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:17 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Abby Amara has tremendous versatility and can play anywhere for the Valley Regional field hockey team. This season, Abby is taking on the role of junior captain as she patrols the midfield for the Warriors. Photo courtesy of Abby Amara

Amara Earns Captain’s Honors as a Junior

Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:17 p.m.

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The Sound

Samuel Gott is impressing during his freshman campaign with the North Branford boys’ cross country team. Samuel works tirelessly to improve his times with the T-Birds. Photo courtesy of Samuel Gott

Gott Has the Goods to Be a Top-Notch Runner

Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:17 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

After playing in the midfield for the past few years, Janna Ellman is now shining on defense as a senior with the Guilford field hockey team. Photo courtesy of Janna Ellman

Ellman Makes a Smooth Move to Defense

Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:17 p.m.

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The Source

While enjoying a nice career as a member of the H-K boys’ basketball team, Jimmy McGoey decided to play football this year is hoping to get the chance to do just that before the school year is out. Photo courtesy of Jimmy McGoey

McGoey Hoping to Hit the Gridiron and the Court

Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:16 p.m.

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