Thursday, September 24, 2020

Sports Person of the Week

East Haven Courier

Gianmarco Presiado is a lifelong soccer fan who is looking forward to a productive senior season with the Yellowjackets. Photo courtesy of Gianmarco Presiado

Presiado Finds His Passion on the Pitch

Published Sep. 24, 2020 01:55 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Ally Vollero notched mark of 20-3 in her freshman season with the North Haven girls’ tennis team. Now a junior, Ally is penciled in to move up from No. 2 singles to No. 1 singles next spring. Photo courtesy of Ally Vollero

Vollero Nets Success at North Haven

Published Sep. 24, 2020 01:55 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Senior Jeremy Rand became a leader in the weight room for the Valley Regional-Old Lyme football team during the offseason. Jeremy plays left guard and outside linebacker for the Warriors. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Rand

The Sound

Junior defender Katie Laska is an emerging leader for the field hockey team at Branford High School. Photo courtesy of Katie Laska

Laska Ready to Lead Through Actions and Words

Published Sep. 24, 2020 01:54 p.m.

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Harbor News

Declan Christopher had a successful summer competing for the Clinton Huskies 16-U baseball team. Declan also plays baseball at Haddam-Killingworth High School, where he is a junior. Photo courtesy of Declan Christopher

Christopher Loves Everything About Baseball

Published Sep. 24, 2020 01:54 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Madden Cunningham played a key role in the Guilford field hockey team’s dream season in 2019. Now a senior captain, Madden wants Guilford to experience more success in 2020. Photo courtesy of Madden Cunningham

The Source

Declan Christopher had a successful summer competing for the Clinton Huskies 16-U baseball team. Declan also plays baseball at Haddam-Killingworth High School, where he is a junior. Photo courtesy of Declan Christopher

Christopher Loves Everything About Baseball

Published Sep. 24, 2020 01:54 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior captain Angelina Munoz has been the starting goalkeeper for the East Haven girls’ soccer squad since her freshman year of high school. She also plays for the girls’ basketball team. Photo courtesy of Angelina Munoz

Munoz Nets Success with the Easties

Published Sep. 17, 2020 01:19 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Junior Taya Laborde has made history as a member of the North Haven girls’ swimming and diving squad during the first half of her high school career. Photo courtesy of Taya Laborde

Laborde Adores Swimming for North Haven

Published Sep. 17, 2020 01:19 p.m.

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Harbor News

George Talmadge joined the Royals as a sub and helped them take the crown in the Deep River Horseshoe League this summer. Talmadge, who lives in Clinton, is a retired mechanical engineer. Photo courtesy of George Talmadge

Talmadge Takes His Talents to Deep River

Published Sep. 17, 2020 01:19 p.m.

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Valley Courier

George Talmadge joined the Royals as a sub and helped them take the crown in the Deep River Horseshoe League this summer. Talmadge, who lives in Clinton is a retired mechanical engineer. Photo courtesy of George Talmadge

Talmadge Takes His Talents to Deep River

Published Sep. 17, 2020 01:19 p.m.

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The Sound

Bennett Gentile was a fixture in left field for the Branford baseball team during his final two seasons with the program. He was also named a senior captain for the Hornets.

Photo courtesy of Bennett Gentile

Guilford Courier

Juliet Young helped the Guilford girls’ volleyball team make history as a junior captain last year and is now a senior captain this year. Photo courtesy of Juliet Young

The Source

Senior John Bruder has carved out a nice career as an offensive and defensive lineman with the H-K football squad. Photo courtesy of John Bruder

Football Made Bruder Who He is Today

Published Sep. 17, 2020 01:19 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Shea Saracino had a stellar season with the North Haven Warriors girls’ lacrosse team in the Dream League. Beyond her performance on the field, Shea won the league’s Spirit Leadership Award by virtue of her fundraising efforts. Photo courtesy of Shea Saracino

Saracino Leads North Haven to a Dream Season

Published Sep. 10, 2020 11:40 a.m.

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Valley Courier

Senior Hannah Jenkins is ready to take on the captain’s role for the Valley girls’ soccer squad. While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the complexion of sports in Connecticut, Hannah is overjoyed at the prospects of playing a 2020 season.

Photo courtesy of Hannah Jenkins

East Haven Courier

Former Branford field hockey standout Jenna Limone is entering her second season on the Hornets’ coaching staff and her first year as a full-time varsity assistant. Jenna also works as special education paraprofessional at East Haven High School. Photo courtesy of Jenna Limone

Limone’s Honored to Coach at Her Alma Mater

Published Sep. 10, 2020 11:40 a.m.

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The Sound

Former Branford field hockey standout Jenna Limone is entering her second season on the Hornets’ coaching staff and her first year as a full-time varsity assistant. Jenna also works as special education paraprofessional at East Haven High School.

Photo courtesy of Jenna Limone

Limone’s Honored to Coach at Her Alma Mater

Published Sep. 10, 2020 11:40 a.m.

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Harbor News

Lucas Kamoen enjoyed a solid summer on the mound for the Clinton Huskies. Lucas also plays high school baseball at Haddam-Killingworth.

Photo courtesy of Lucas Kamoen

Kamoen Loves Toeing the Rubber

Published Sep. 10, 2020 11:40 a.m.

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Guilford Courier

Jimmy Krupp made All-SCC for the Guilford football squad as a junior last year.

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Krupp

Krupp Builds a Foundation Through Football

Published Sep. 10, 2020 11:40 a.m.

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The Source

Lucas Kamoen enjoyed a solid summer on the mound for the Clinton Huskies. Lucas also plays high school baseball at Haddam-Killingworth. Photo courtesy of Lucas Kamoen

Kamoen Loves Toeing the Rubber

Published Sep. 10, 2020 11:40 a.m.

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The Source

Senior Jason Wallack wants nothing more than to help the Hand boys’ soccer squad continue its run of dominance this fall. Last year, Jason earned a host of accolades while helping the Tigers win their fourth-straight state title. Photo courtesy of Jason Wallack

Wallack’s Glad to be Back on the Pitch

Published Sep. 05, 2020 12:11 a.m.

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Guilford Courier

Senior Emily Brouder is looking forward to competing with her teammates on the Guilford girls’ volleyball team after sitting out the last few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of Emily Brouder

Brouder’s Grateful to Be Back on the Court

Published Sep. 05, 2020 12:11 a.m.

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The Sound

Jake Bodner has improved both his athletic abilities and mental fortitude by virtue of playing baseball in Branford. Photo courtesy of Jake Bodner

Bodner Found His Calling on the Ballfield

Published Sep. 05, 2020 12:11 a.m.

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Valley Courier

Lana Bargnesi will be competing for the Valley Regional field hockey team for the first time as a senior after having served as the team’s manager for the past two seasons. After osteosarcoma led to the amputation of her right leg, Lana has been cancer-free for more than a year and a half and will join the Warriors by using a prosthetic leg specifically designed for athletic competition. Photo courtesy of Lana Bargnesi

Harbor News

Emily McCabe Alger is ready for her 24th year as part of the Westbrook field hockey team’s coaching staff this fall. Emily’s detail-oriented focus on making players better has helped the Knights throughout their long run of success. Photo courtesy of Emily McCabe Alger

North Haven Courier

Dan Boudreau enjoyed a nice summer season while playing for North Haven’s U-17 team in the Connecticut Elite Baseball Association. Dan saw a lot of time as a catcher, but made valuable contributions at other positions, too. Photo courtesy of Dan Boudreau

Boudreau’s a Great Catch for North Haven

Published Sep. 05, 2020 12:11 a.m.

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East Haven Courier

Running back Eric Araujo has been bitten by the injury bug several times, but feels happy and healthy as he gets ready to lead the East Haven football team as a senior this year. Photo courtesy of Eric Araujo

Araujo Ready to Have Big Senior Season

Published Sep. 05, 2020 12:11 a.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior Brooke Clancy has a great love for softball and gives it her all for East Haven in each practice and every game. Photo courtesy of Brooke Clancy

Clancy Enjoys Life on the Softball Diamond

Published Aug. 27, 2020 01:46 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Hannah Sommer was named the Most Improved Player in the Dream League based on her excellent performance in goal for the North Haven Warriors girls’ lacrosse team.

Photo courtesy of Hannah Sommer

Sommer Has Great Summer in the Dream League

Published Aug. 27, 2020 01:46 p.m.

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