Thursday, March 04, 2021

Guilford Courier Sports Person of the Week

Guilford Courier

Sofia Cuozzo is starting at right wing for the Guilford girls’ ice hockey team as a freshman and has already netted 11 goals on the season. Photo courtesy of Sofia Cuozzo

Cuozzo Off to Fast Start as a Freshman

Published March 04, 2021 12:32 p.m.

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The Sound

Junior forward Braeden LeBeau has established herself as a top player for the North Branford girls’ basketball team during the course of her high school career. 

Photo courtesy of Braeden LeBeau

LeBeau Stands Tall for the Thunderbirds

Published March 04, 2021 12:32 p.m.

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Harbor News

Nick Palumbo climbed up the ranks with the Westbrook boys’ basketball team and is now leading the Knights as a senior captain this winter.

Photo courtesy of Nick Palumbo

Palumbo Works His Way Up the Ranks at Westbrook

Published March 04, 2021 12:31 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Sarah Puzone has been on the basketball court throughout her life and is now leading the North Haven girls’ basketball team as a senior captain this winter. Photo courtesy of Sarah Puzone

Basketball is a True Passion for Puzone

Published March 04, 2021 12:31 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Junior Shea Carasone is making key contributions for the East Haven boys’ basketball team through his gritty intensity on the court. Photo courtesy of Shea Carasone

Carasone Does the Dirty Work on the Court

Published March 04, 2021 12:31 p.m.

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The Source

Ben Williams helped the H-K boys’ soccer team have a season for the ages last fall. A junior captain midfielder, Ben earned All-Shoreline Conference honors for the league champion Cougars. Photo courtesy of Ben Williams

Soccer is a Way of Life for Williams

Published Feb. 25, 2021 01:02 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Kyle Putnam didn’t get his chance to lead the Guilford wrestling team as a senior captain this year, but he will always have fond memories of a junior season that saw him notch 29 wins on the mat. Photo courtesy of Kyle Putnam

Putnam Made His Mark on the Mat

Published Feb. 25, 2021 01:02 p.m.

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The Sound

Peyton Tracy notched 88 career wins for the Branford wrestling team and was also named one of the Hornets’ captains as a senior. Photo courtesy of Peyton Tracy

Valley Courier

Chester resident Kristina Finnerty recently began her first season as an varsity assistant and the JV head coach for the girls’ basketball team at Valley Regional.

Photo courtesy of Kristina Finnerty

Harbor News

Cam Grillo is proving an excellent defenseman in his first season as a member of the East Haven co-op boys’ ice hockey team. Cam is a senior at Old Saybrook High School. Photo courtesy of Cam Grillo

Grillo Feels Grateful to be Back on the Ice

Published Feb. 25, 2021 01:02 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Olivia Stefanik is leading the North Haven girls’ basketball team as both a senior captain and a point guard in the 2021 winter season. Photo courtesy of Olivia Stefanik

Stefanik Leading North Haven as a Senior

Published Feb. 25, 2021 01:02 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Cam Grillo is proving an excellent defenseman in his first season as a member of the 

East Haven co-op boys’ ice hockey team. Cam is a senior at Old Saybrook High School. Photo courtesy of Cam Grillo

Grillo Feels Grateful to be Back on the Ice

Published Feb. 25, 2021 01:02 p.m.

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The Source

Chris Perras is excited to begin his first full season as head coach of the Old Saybrook boys’ basketball team. Chris lives in East Lyme and works at Polson Middle School in Madison as a guidance counselor. Photo courtesy of Chris Perras

Guilford Courier

North Haven fencing alum Jim Harris is back at his old school for his second tenure as head coach of the fencing program. A Guilford resident, Jim initially served as North Haven’s head coach from 2001 through 2008. Photo courtesy of Jim Harris

The Sound

Gabby Lucertini is excited to be leading the Branford girls’ basketball team as a senior captain during the 2021 winter season. Photo courtesy of Gabby Lucertini

Lucertini Loves Everything About Basketball

Published Feb. 18, 2021 01:32 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Senior Jack Daley is providing commentary for the Warriors’ boys’ basketball and girls’ basketball teams on the school’s YouTube channel, Valley TV. Photo courtesy of Jack Daley

Daley Doing Play-by-Play for Valley Hoops

Published Feb. 18, 2021 01:32 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

North Haven fencing alum Jim Harris is back at his old school for his second tenure as head coach of the fencing program. A Guilford resident, Jim initially served as North Haven’s head coach from 2001 through 2008. Photo courtesy of Jim Harris

Harbor News

Chris Perras is excited to begin his first full season as head coach of the Old Saybrook boys’ basketball team. Chris lives in East Lyme and works at Polson Middle School in Madison as a guidance counselor. Photo courtesy of Chris Perras

East Haven Courier

David Amatruda was honored to be named a captain for the East Haven football team and is now leading the Yellowjackets’ hockey squad in that same role this winter. Photo courtesy of David Amatruda

Amatruda’s a True Leader for the Easties

Published Feb. 18, 2021 01:31 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Gabriele Pane has solidified her place in the East Haven Alumni Association Hall of Fame for her exceptional career as a three-sport Yellowjackets’ athlete. Photo courtesy of Steve Narracci

Pane on Her Way to the Hall of Fame

Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:55 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Senior Ryan Ziaks has given it his all while competing for North Haven’s football and track teams during his high school tenure. 

Photo courtesy of Ryan Ziaks

Harbor News

Program alum Caitlin Eichler will make her debut as head coach of the Daniel Hand softball team this spring. Caitlin, a Clinton resident, has spent the past decade as head coach of the Westbrook softball squad. Photo courtesy of Caitlin Eichler

Eichler Named New Head Coach of Hand Softball

Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:55 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Kendra Cika had a breakout year with the Valley Regional gymnastics team last season and is aiming for even better performances as a sophomore. Photo courtesy of Kendra Cika

The Sound

Junior captain Blake Pearson is geared up to lead the T-Birds as both a varsity starter and a junior captain during the 2021 season. Photo courtesy of Blake Pearson

Pearson’s a Team-First Player for the T-Birds

Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:55 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Theo Freeman is looking to be a significant contributor for the Guilford boys’ basketball team in his junior year. Theo put in a lot of working during the offseason in an effort to raise his game. Photo courtesy of Theo Freeman

The Source

Program alum Caitlin Eichler will make her debut as head coach of the Daniel Hand softball team this spring. Caitlin, a Clinton resident, has spent the past decade as head coach of the Westbrook softball squad. Photo courtesy of Caitlin Eichler

Eichler Named New Head Coach of Hand Softball

Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:55 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Louis Lefevre, a 1984 graduate of East Haven High School, was named to the East Haven Alumni Association Hall of Fame for his wealth of success as a basketball coach. Photo courtesy of Steve Narracci

North Haven Courier

El-Lana Coleman decided to try her hand at diving as a junior and enjoyed a solid debut season on the board at North Haven.

Photo courtesy of El-Lana Coleman

Coleman Springboards Back Into Sports as a Diver

Published Feb. 04, 2021 04:41 p.m.

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Harbor News

Senior captain center Robbie Zirlis is looking to lead the Huskies to another big year on the heels of a junior season that saw him garner All-Shoreline Conference accolades.

Photo courtesy of Robbie Zirlis

Zirlis Ready for Big Senior Season

Published Feb. 04, 2021 04:41 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Elizabeth Allen brings a defensive mindset to Valley Regional’s girls’ soccer and basketball squads. The sophomore plays goalie for the soccer team and is a steady forward on the basketball court. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Allen