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Madison Sports Person Of The Week

Person of the Week • Published Aug 11, 2022 11 am

Phelan Helps Madison’s Ballplayers Grow as a Coach

When his kids were in Madison Little League (MLL), Michael Phelan was given an opportunity to coach and found that he enjoyed working with the town’s up-and-coming ballpl...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 05, 2022 12 pm

Antonetti Proves a True King of the Hill

David Antonetti was standing on the pitcher’s mound when the Daniel Hand baseball team won the Class L state championship last year. In his senior season, David continued...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 13, 2022 12 am

Gagliardi Plays with Passion on the Golf Course

For Matt Gagliardi, golf started out as a fun way to spend time with his brother on the driving range, even if they were slicing their shots. Over time, Matt began to tak...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 06, 2022 12 am

Fumex Found His Calling on the Doubles Court

With his family involved in the sport, it didn’t take much for Will Fumex to become interested in tennis. Will wanted to excel in the sport and, over the past four years,...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 29, 2022 12 am

Berger Earns All-Conference Honors with Doubles Partner

While she had played the sport since she was three, Zhu Zhu Berger didn’t have an opportunity to compete for the Hand girls’ tennis team until her junior year of high sch...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 22, 2022 12 am

Scott Leads the Tigers on the Links

When he walks into his room, Reece Scott always sees a glass golf ball that was given to him by his great-grandfather Dean on a shelf on the wall. The ball has become a h...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 15, 2022 12 am

Langille Delivers Big-Time for the Tigers

When you’re a No. 1 singles player in tennis, the spotlight is always on you to perform well and come through for your team. Claire Langille had that responsibility on he...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 08, 2022 12 am

Leiberman Makes Great Debut as a Freshman

Most freshmen athletes look to use their first season of high school sports as a way to get acclimated and learn the ropes with their new program. However, Bryce Leiberma...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 01, 2022 12 am

Giaccone Never Gives Up with the Cougars

The high school baseball season is typically filled with ups and downs for everyone involved. Joe Giaccone, a junior on the Haddam-Killingworth baseball team, has experie...
Person of the Week • Published May 25, 2022 12 am

White’s Netting Success as a Sophomore

Most athletes enter their second season of high school sports ready to thrive in a familiar environment with one year of competition already under their belt. That’s exac...
Person of the Week • Published May 18, 2022 12 am

Goodrich Provides Good Vibes for the Tigers

Ever since Annie Goodrich was a child, she’s always had a love for baseball and softball. Annie grew up watching the Boston Red Sox, and that love for the diamond inspire...
Person of the Week • Published May 11, 2022 12 am

Bodak Making Huge Contributions for the Cougars

Kaleigh Bodak is proving an integral part of the success of the Haddam-Killingworth softball team this spring. Kaleigh, a junior, is making huge contributions both on the...
Person of the Week • Published May 04, 2022 12 am

Doubles is Tons of Fun for de Chabert

When Will de Chabert joined the Hand boys’ tennis team, he knew that there were going to be big expectations on his shoulders. The Tigers have a storied program with a lo...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 27, 2022 12 am

Mastrobattisto Striving to Help the Tigers Build a Dynasty

After losing its first game of the season, the Hand baseball team has bounced back in a major way the past few weeks, thanks in large part to the contributions of senior ...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 20, 2022 12 am

Powers Captains the Cougars as a Junior

Callen Powers is certainly making his presence felt as a member of the Haddam- Killingworth baseball team this spring. In fact, Callen’s leadership has impressed Head Coa...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 13, 2022 12 am

Powell Leads the Tigers from Behind the Plate

After winning a state title during his junior year of high school, Connor Powell is raring to go in his final season with the Hand baseball team this spring. Connor is le...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 06, 2022 12 am

Geremia Helps Hand Make History on the Hardwood

Playing with a group of hard-working athletes on the Hand boys’ basketball team is just part of the enjoyment for Hudson Geremia. Hudson recently completed his junior sea...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 30, 2022 12 am

Lee Swims to Tremendous Success as a Sophomore

When it comes to the cream of the crop of high school swimmers in Connecticut, Elliot Lee is at the very top of that list in his sophomore year at Daniel Hand High School...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 23, 2022 12 am

Glynn Goes Out a True Champion with the Cougars

The Haddam-Killingworth wrestling team put together an epic season by winning its first state championship this winter. One of the biggest reasons why the Cougars made hi...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 16, 2022 12 am

Young Makes History with H-K Wrestling

Sam Young had great expectations for the Haddam- Killingworth wrestling team entering the 2022 season. Sam wanted to help the Cougars win a state title and then qualify f...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 08, 2022 11 pm

Woicik Has a Passion for Coaching Track

Evan Woicik has been involved in track and field an assistant coach for the past eight years, and the role has turned into a big-time passion for him. Now, Evan is passin...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 02, 2022 11 pm

Law Leaps His Way to State Open Title

When Aidan Law got his first taste of varsity competition with the Haddam-Killingworth boys’ indoor track and field team, he knew it was something that he wanted to make ...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 23, 2022 11 pm

Flickinger’s a Freshman Phenom for Hand Gymnastics

Morgan Flickinger is a rarity when it comes to the sport of gymnastics. Only a freshman, Morgan was named the Most Outstanding Performer of the SCC Championship after fin...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 16, 2022 11 pm

Walker Loves Everything About Irish Dance

Even though Alice Walker has a bit of Irish heritage, she says you don’t need to be Irish to love Irish Dance. A seasoned performer, Alice recently received a highly comp...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 09, 2022 11 pm

Dean Thrives in Every Event for the Tigers

Paige Dean has always been a high-energy person, and she’s used her energetic nature to succeed as an athlete. Now a senior in high school, Paige is succeeding as an all-...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 02, 2022 11 pm

Smith Finishes Football Career with Solid Senior Campaign

By the time Shane Smith left the field following the Hand football team’s 21-20 loss to St. Joseph in the Class L State Playoffs, the senior had pretty much decided it wo...
Person of the Week • Published Jan 26, 2022 11 pm

Sandor Finds His Passion for the Ice

Kevin Sandor admits that he didn’t like hockey when he first stepped on the ice as a four-year-old. In fact, he absolutely hated it. However, Kevin’s feelings on hockey s...
Person of the Week • Published Jan 19, 2022 11 pm

Timothy’s a Top-Notch Athlete at H-K

When it comes to the top athletes at Haddam-Killingworth High School, senior Jess Timothy is among the cream of the crop for the Cougars. A multi-sport athlete, Jess comp...
Person of the Week • Published Jan 12, 2022 11 pm

Canth Taking Advantage of Her Chance

Aubrey Canth entered this season as a role player on the Hand girls’ basketball team. Now, Head Coach Tim Tredwell is realizing that Aubrey can provide much more than a q...
Person of the Week • Published Jan 05, 2022 11 pm

Miller Peaking at Right Time for Tigers

When Carson Miller was in the 4th grade, she decided she wanted to try out a new sport. Her best friend insisted that Carson give basketball a chance. Now 16 years old an...
Person of the Week • Published Dec 22, 2021 11 pm

Walsh Brought Tenacity to the Tigers

Brendan Walsh wasn’t the least bit concerned when the Hand football team took losses in its first two games of the 2021 campaign. Brendan, a senior, helped the Tigers tur...
Person of the Week • Published Dec 15, 2021 11 pm

Flanagan Pilots the Tigers to Success at Quarterback

When Patch Flanagan was a kid, he always wanted to be like his older brothers Will and Jack. Patch followed in his brother’s footsteps when he started playing football in...
Person of the Week • Published Dec 08, 2021 11 pm

Snyder Makes Crucial Contributions for the Cougars

Audrey Snyder is an all-around athlete at Haddam-Killingworth High School, and she made her presence known for the Cougars on the volleyball court this fall. A senior cap...
Person of the Week • Published Dec 01, 2021 11 pm

Sweeney Helps the Tigers Swim to State Gold

Grace Sweeney proved one of the most dependable athletes for the Hand girls’ swimming and diving squad this fall. In her first season with the team, Grace, a senior, earn...
Person of the Week • Published Nov 10, 2021 11 pm

Sweitzer Sparking Hand’s High-Octane Offense

The Hand football team features one of the most prolific offensive attacks in all of Connecticut this season. One of the primary reasons behind the Tigers’ success is the...
Person of the Week • Published Nov 04, 2021 12 am

Forti Scoring Goals as a Forward

Mia Forti is a supreme finisher on the soccer pitch. A senior forward for the Hand girls’ soccer squad, Mia simply knows how to get the job done when she’s presented with...
Person of the Week • Published Oct 28, 2021 12 am

Zaitoun’s a Speedster on the Soccer Field

The Haddam-Killingworth boys’ soccer team is operating at its best when Jayden Zaitoun is pushing up the pitch on the attack. Jayden is a senior captain who suits up at t...
Person of the Week • Published Oct 21, 2021 12 am

Yazmer Contributing All Around the Court

The Haddam-Killingworth girls’ volleyball team is off to one of its most successful starts in recent history this year. The Cougars have 13 victories on the season, and o...
Person of the Week • Published Oct 14, 2021 12 am

O’Brien Gaining Big Yards on the Gridiron

After losing its first two games of the season, the Hand football squad is back at .500 after notching wins in its last two contests. One of the biggest reasons behind th...
Person of the Week • Published Oct 07, 2021 12 am

Phillips Embracing Expectations with the Tigers

When Neil Phillips accepted the position as head coach of the Hand boys’ soccer team, he understood the expectations that came with the job. The Tigers won the SCC Divisi...
Person of the Week • Published Sep 30, 2021 12 am

Minervino is Always on the Run

If you ask Haddam-Killingworth cross country coach Matt Diglio about the top runners in his program, one of the first names that comes to his mind is Brianna Minervino. B...
Person of the Week • Published Sep 09, 2021 12 am

Bazenas Proves a Great Catch for Madison

As he enters his senior year at Daniel Hand High School, Will Bazenas is coming off of one of the most successful seasons of his baseball career. Will suited up for the M...
Person of the Week • Published Sep 02, 2021 12 am

Freeman Ready for His Final Run at H-K

Caleb Freeman was an average runner for most of his middle school career and contemplated giving up the sport all together when he entered his freshman year at Haddam-Kil...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 26, 2021 12 am

Steffen Excels on the Track and the Trails

When Anna Steffen was younger, she would wake up early and beg her mother Amy to go on a morning run together. Although it took a little convincing, Anna started running ...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 19, 2021 12 am

Schultz Soars to New Heights as a Senior

When Morgan Schultz started high school four years ago, she had a pretty good idea of what sport she wanted to compete in. Morgan’s older sisters, Taylor and Adrienne, ha...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 16, 2021 12 am

Testori Named USA Today Male Soccer Player of the Year

Scott Testori’s tenure with the Hand boys’ soccer team was as close to perfect as a career can get. As he gets ready to continue his career at UConn, Testori was recently...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 12, 2021 12 am

Doyle Enjoys Exceptional Career on the Golf Course

Matt Doyle and his father Mike have created a bond that’s inseparable through their experience together on the golf course. Matt started golfing with his father at an ear...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 29, 2021 12 am

Carone Delivers Big-Time on the Hill

The Hand baseball team put together its most successful season in program history in 2021. One of the biggest contributors for the Tigers was senior pitcher Matt Carone, ...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 24, 2021 12 am

Daunais Takes Great Pride in Coaching the Tigers

Bill Daunais has been around the game of baseball for years, and it’s a sport that he’s grown to love more than any other. For the past two decades, Bill has used his lov...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 17, 2021 12 am

Perry Loves Forming Bonds with Her Squads

Lilly Perry grew up doing gymnastics by training at Campbell’s in Clinton through 5th grade and then at TNT in Guilford until 8th grade. While she enjoyed gymnastics and ...