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Deep River Sports Person Of The Week

Person of the Week • Published Aug 10, 2022 10 am

Turner Having a Good Time Throwing Horseshoes

In the mid- to late-80s, Ed Turner followed his father Dave’s lead and began competing in the Deep River Horseshoe League (DRHL). Ed has since made his way up to the A Di...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 04, 2022 02 pm

Roscoe’s Making Waves with the Warriors

Once he got his sea legs, Matt Roscoe loved being on the water. Now a rising senior with the Valley Regional crew, Matt is getting more opportunities to spend time on the...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 29, 2022 01 pm

Lepore Unlocks Her Passion for Lacrosse

Sage Lepore didn’t want to play lacrosse at first. She wanted to be a soccer player. However, after some convincing, Sage decided to make the switch, and that decision wo...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 20, 2022 10 am

Matesky Caps Off Valley Tennis Career with Major Accolade

Kaid Matesky was named the Unsung Hero for the Valley Regional boys’ tennis team this season. Kaid felt that it was a major honor to receive the award after he grew into...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 13, 2022 12 am

Carver Stepped Up on the Bump, Delivered at the Dish

A pitcher is one of the most important players on any baseball team, and having a dominant pitcher makes your squad that much more dangerous. The Valley Regional baseball...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 06, 2022 12 am

Massey Rows Her Way to Great Career with the Warriors

As she grew up on the water and gained experience in boating, Alexis Massey decided to join the crew program in her freshman year at Valley Regional High School. Alexis h...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 29, 2022 12 am

Kollmer Made a Great Call to Play Lacrosse

A lifelong soccer player, Michael Kollmer decided to try something new and join the Valley Regional boys’ lacrosse team as a sophomore last spring. Michael had limited ex...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 22, 2022 12 am

Costanzo Makes All-Shoreline for Second-Straight Campaign

Ben Costanzo is the faceoff specialist with the Valley Regional boys’ lacrosse team, tasked with earning possession every time he steps into the circle. Ben has proven a ...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 15, 2022 12 am

Wilkens Makes Great Debut as a Freshman

It didn’t take long Ceci Wilkens to make her mark with the Valley Regional girls’ outdoor track team as a freshman. With her talents and dedication, Ceci performed more l...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 08, 2022 12 am

Strecker Led the Warriors in More Ways Than One

Cooper Strecker made the most of his senior season as a member of the Valley Regional boys’ lacrosse team. In his final year with the program, Cooper led the Warriors as ...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 01, 2022 12 am

Finnegan Never Stops Working with the Warriors

Jack Finnegan is proving reliable infielder on the Valley Regional baseball team in his junior season this spring. Jack’s commitment to excellence is playing a major role...
Person of the Week • Published May 25, 2022 12 am

Whittaker Having Stellar Senior Season in Singles

After putting in an intense amount of effort during the past four years, senior Jack Whittaker is finishing his career with the Valley Regional boys’ tennis team as domin...
Person of the Week • Published May 18, 2022 12 am

Frantz Attacks Her Goals at Valley

A switch to the outdoors was all it took for Leah Frantz to fall in love with lacrosse. Leah’s leaving it all on the field in her final year with the Valley Regional girl...
Person of the Week • Published May 11, 2022 12 am

Pierce Having a Breakout Season as a Senior

Sammy Pierce is proving an integral player for the Valley Regional softball team this season. As she enters the home stretch of her senior year, Sammy is looking to lead ...
Person of the Week • Published May 04, 2022 12 am

Hawkins Takes the Reins with Valley Boys’ Lacrosse

When Colby Hawkins moved to Connecticut, he envisioned himself becoming the head coach of a varsity lacrosse program. After working as an assistant coach and referee for ...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 27, 2022 12 am

Harger Starts First Season as Valley’s Golf Coach

When Scott Harger took the reins as head coach of the Valley Regional golf team, he had a specific vision in mind. Harger wanted to give Valley’s athletes a sense of stab...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 20, 2022 12 am

Pilon’s Piling Up the Points This Spring

Rowan Pilon is making huge contributions for a Valley Regional girls’ lacrosse team that’s seen plenty of success through the first few weeks of the 2022 season. A sophom...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 13, 2022 12 am

Sparaco Striving to Help Valley Thrive on the Diamond

The Valley Regional baseball team is off to a solid start with a record of 2-0 in the 2022 season. One of the major reasons why the squad is playing quality baseball earl...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 06, 2022 12 am

Kirla Earns Award for His Grit on the Court

Zach Kirla dedicated himself to basketball at a young age, and his love of the sport has continued to grow as the years have unfolded. Zach’s passion for the court result...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 30, 2022 12 am

Grow Makes Giant Strides on the Warriors’ Court

Lily Grow was introduced to basketball by her mother Michelle when she was seven years old. Lily idolized her mother and always enjoyed hearing about Michelle’s glory day...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 23, 2022 12 am

Partyka Caps Off Valley Hoops Career with All-Conference Nod

Ever since he was a child, Simon Partyka wanted to play the sport of basketball. Simon grew up watching his older brother Oskar compete for Valley Regional, and there was...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 16, 2022 12 am

Cika Enjoys a Great Junior Campaign on the Gymnastics Mat

Kendra Cika started competing in gymnastics when she was just three years old. While she partook in several different sports throughout her childhood, Kendra eventually r...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 08, 2022 11 pm

Jacaruso Sprints to Success with the Warriors

When Madeline Jacaruso joined the girls’ indoor track team at Valley Regional, she understandably had the impression that most of her practices would be held inside. Made...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 02, 2022 11 pm

Hutchinson’s a Central Figure for the Warriors

There is nothing that Sam Hutchinson loves more than the adrenaline rush of a hotly contested basketball game. This year, Sam has been experiencing that rush on a regular...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 16, 2022 11 pm

Counter Takes Her Best Shot in Air Rifle

Claire Counter is a senior at Valley Regional High School, and she’s found her niche competing in a sport that most people don’t know about. About five years ago, Claire ...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 09, 2022 11 pm

Allen Helping the Warriors Succeed on the Court

Elizabeth Allen has been playing soccer and basketball since she was a youngster, starting soccer as a four-year old and then beginning basketball at age six. Now a junio...
Person of the Week • Published Jan 30, 2022 11 pm

Rolon Has Tremendous Passion for Basketball

Ever since he was a young boy, Lou Rolon has used the sport of basketball as an outlet to deal with life. Lou spent time in multiple foster homes as a child, but ultimate...
Person of the Week • Published Jan 26, 2022 11 pm

Furgueson Gets a Second Chance as Valley’s Manager

Reagan Furgueson fell in love with the sport of gymnastics as a youngster. Although she’s been unable to compete in recent years due to injuries, Reagan has made a positi...
Person of the Week • Published Jan 19, 2022 11 pm

Patel Living His Dream with the Warriors

Saagar Patel’s basketball journey came full-circle when he became a member of the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team four years ago. Saagar attended plenty of Valley’s...
Person of the Week • Published Jan 12, 2022 11 pm

Cecchini Swims Her Way to All-State Accolades

Loretta Cecchini tried several different sports while growing up, but it wasn’t until 5th grade that she found one that clicked for her. As someone who has always enjoyed...
Person of the Week • Published Jan 05, 2022 11 pm

Pitman Made the Most of Final Valley Volleyball Season

Despite the bumps along the road throughout Ella Pitman’s volleyball career, she finished her senior with the Warriors on a high note. Valley reached the Shoreline Confer...
Person of the Week • Published Dec 22, 2021 11 pm

Lunz Made the Right Call to Play Football This Fall

After playing football as a freshman, Connor Lunz was forced to step away from the gridiron for the next two seasons. However, when he came back to the field, Connor made...
Person of the Week • Published Dec 15, 2021 11 pm

Jacaruso Finishes Cross Country Career with Big Year

Grace Jacaruso has loved the idea of running ever since she was a youngster. Grace’s parents signed her up for running camps as a child, and she’s been on the move ever s...
Person of the Week • Published Dec 08, 2021 11 pm

McKenna Sees a Breakout Season as a Junior

The Valley Regional boys’ soccer team recently celebrated the 2021 season by holding its annual postseason banquet. As he attended the event, junior Jake McKenna relished...
Person of the Week • Published Dec 01, 2021 11 pm

Karcich Earns Most Improved Honors on the Court

Kaia Karcich knew she that wanted to play sports entering high school, but she was unsure about which one to choose for the fall season. While deciding between field hock...
Person of the Week • Published Nov 24, 2021 11 pm

Haskins Proves a Sweeping Success on Defense

With her twin sister Grace already playing field hockey, Caroline Haskins decided to give the sport a try as a freshman at Valley Regional High School. Caroline went on t...
Person of the Week • Published Nov 17, 2021 11 pm

Cunningham Achieves Her All-State Dreams

After running in a few 5Ks prior to high school, Ava Cunningham decided to join the Valley Regional girls’ cross country team as a freshman. In her four years with the Wa...
Person of the Week • Published Nov 10, 2021 11 pm

Metz Working Hard in the Trenches

Adam Metz remembers attending Valley Regional football games and watching the Warriors compete on Friday nights while growing up. Now, Adam has gone from the sidelines to...
Person of the Week • Published Nov 04, 2021 12 am

Burdick Helps Lead Valley into Postseason Play

After putting together an excellent regular season, senior vice captain Jake Burdick and the Valley Regional boys’ soccer team are looking to make their mark in the posts...
Person of the Week • Published Oct 28, 2021 12 am

Neviaser Loves Leading the Warriors on the Court

Madison Neviaser is happy to be back on the court with all her teammates on the Valley girls’ volleyball squad after the Warriors were separated due to COVID-19 last year...
Person of the Week • Published Oct 21, 2021 12 am

Hutchinson Has Lifelong Love of Soccer

Having played soccer with many of her teammates since she was a youngster, Caroline Hutchinson is making the most of their final year together on the field. This season, ...
Person of the Week • Published Oct 14, 2021 12 am

Lavigne Packs Offensive Punch as a Freshman

Having grown up playing lacrosse and with dreams of competing at the Division I level in college, Lilly Lavigne is looking forward to her freshman season with the Valley ...
Person of the Week • Published Oct 07, 2021 12 am

Burr and the Warriors Striving for the Shoreline Crown

Tucker Burr had dreams of playing professional soccer one day after starting with the sport at the pee-wee level. As he got older, Tucker realized that playing profession...
Person of the Week • Published Sep 30, 2021 12 am

Surber Supplies Senior Leadership for Warriors

Sophia Surber is bringing her vast soccer experience to the Valley Regional girls’ soccer squad as one of team’s three senior captains this year. Sophia plays soccer with...
Person of the Week • Published Sep 23, 2021 12 am

Marsden Makes Every Minute Count

James Marsden has proven to be an immensely talented athlete as a member of three Valley Regional squads. James has recently started his senior season with Warriors’ foot...
Person of the Week • Published Sep 16, 2021 12 am

Kateley Playing Stingy Defense for Valley

Emily Kateley is a staunch defender for the Valley Regional field hockey squad. Emily’s commitment to being the best she can be in the backfield has already paid dividend...
Person of the Week • Published Sep 09, 2021 12 am

Cullina Always Working with Warriors as Assistant Coach

Katie Cullina is the new assistant coach of the Valley Regional girls’ volleyball squad, joining her sister Sofia Cullina, who will helm the team as Head Coach. Katie pla...
Person of the Week • Published Sep 02, 2021 12 am

Cullina Returns to Valley Volleyball as Head Coach

Sofia Cullina returns to the Valley Regional girls’ volleyball squad this year as the Warriors’ new head coach. Sofia is a Valley Regional alum who last played with the W...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 26, 2021 12 am

Perna Leading the C’s in Deep River Horseshoe League

Karen Perna has been an impressive contributor in the Deep River Horseshoe League (DRHL) this season. Karen is the Division C player for the Marlins, who are one of the h...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 19, 2021 12 am

Jean-Pierre Ready to Receive with Warriors

Di’Angelo Jean-Pierre is primed to make a big impact for the Valley Region-Old Lyme football team this fall. The junior receiver and defensive back received All-Pequot Co...