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Premium Content 2014 All-Area Boys' Indoor Track Athlete of the Year: Waterford's Julio Gil-Martinez

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 12:06 pm

He was competing at the New Balance Nationals indoor track championship at The Armory in New York City, a renowned venue in the sport. Julio Gil-Martinez finished 34th that day in the 60-meter dash, but he found the experience only added...

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Premium Content Stonington girls' lacrosse has that look of a champion

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 12:10 am

Waterford - Stonington High School coach Jeff Medeiros isn't too prideful to admit that he wants the Bears' girls' lacrosse team to play like East Lyme.
"They've been the team to beat...

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Premium Content 2014 All-Area Girls' Indoor Track Athlete of the Year: Ledyard's Chenoa Sebastian

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 9:21 am

There's a reason, more than one of them, really, that when Chenoa Sebastian's name is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is the hurdles.
Sebastian, now a Ledyard High School senior,...

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Premium Content H.S. baseball roundup: Ledyard rallies past Woodstock

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 9:28 am

Woodstock - Ledyard High School exploded for six runs in the top of the seventh inning to wipe out a 5-4 deficit and the Colonels went on to defeat Woodstock Academy 10-6 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division baseball game...

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Premium Content 2014 High School Tennis Preview

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

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East Lyme

Coach: Susan Welshock (6th season).

Key returnees: Sr. Ben Biondi, Sr. Matt Chan, Sr. Matt Lin, Sr. Unni Kurumbail, Jr. Nick Hotary, Jr. Nipun Hewage.

Top...

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Premium Content High school roundup: Win goes to East Lyme boys' lacrosse in a photo finish

 April 13, 2014; Updated: 12:11 am

East Lyme - Mark Chmielewski scored with 1 minute, 28 seconds remaining Saturday on an assist from Mark Wojcik to give the East Lyme High School boys' lacrosse team a 4-3 victory over Conard.

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Premium Content Early meeting of rivals goes to Vikings

 April 12, 2014; Updated: 12:07 am

Waterford - These towns which share a border, East Lyme and Waterford, had two of the most successful high school softball programs in the region last year.

The rivals and co-champions in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Large...

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Premium Content H.S. lacrosse roundup: St. Bernard girls outlast NFA 16-14

 April 12, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Norwich - Flora Klise had four goals and Danielle Keefe added 10 saves as St. Bernard School outlasted Norwich Free Academy 16-14 in a girls' lacrosse game on Friday.

Shannon Amarello and Grace Mayeda each scored three times for the...

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Premium Content H.S. tennis roundup: Ledyard boys edge Fitch 4-3

 April 12, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Groton - Ledyard High School's Jake Skilbred and Ben McHale rallied for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 1 doubles to help the Colonels edge Fitch 4-3 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division boys' tennis match Friday.

The...

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Premium Content Local roundup: Taber strikes out 15 to lead Fitch softball past Waterford

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 12:14 am

Groton - Caroline Taber pitched a three-hitter with 15 strikeouts as Fitch High School beat Waterford 14-3 in a softball game Thursday.
Nalissa Amar drove in four runs, Taylor Wolfgang...

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Premium Content Local chapter of National Footbal Foundation to honor 17 student-athletes

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 12:10 am

The Southeastern Connecticut Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame will hold its annual banquet at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the Mohegan Sun. Seventeen scholar-athletes and nine adults will be honored by the...

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Premium Content New London's Jacque happy to be reunited with entire family

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

New London - A daughter was separated from her mother.
Francine Jacqué, then a 13-year-old New London High School sophomore, was sent along with her sister Carine to live with...

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Premium Content H.S. roundup: Old Lyme boys win tennis opener

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 12:05 am

Old Lyme - Brendan White, taking over for his brother Morgan at No. 1 singles, won in straight sets to lift Old Lyme to a 6-1 Shoreline Conference boys' tennis victory over North Branford on the opening day of the high...

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Premium Content Three Ledyard track stars commit to Division I schools

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 12:03 am

Ledyard - For Joe Carter, competing for Ledyard High School in a track meet on the opening afternoon of the spring season Wednesday was the perfect accent to the day.
Earlier, Carter...

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Premium Content H.S. baseball roundup: Waterford edges Fitch as Goss pitches one-hitter

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Groton - Adam Goss pitched a one-hitter on opening day for the Waterford High School baseball team, allowing the only hit with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, as the Lancers topped Fitch 3-0 on Wednesday.

Fitch's Dan...

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Premium Content H.S. softball roundup: DeVito lifts NFA past Stonington 15-5

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Norwich — Emily DeVito drove in five runs as the Norwich Free Academy softball team beat Stonington 15-5 on the opening day of the high school season Wednesday.

Emily Arico (three RBI), DeVito, Melissa Castillo (two RBI) and Sophia...

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Premium Content H.S. lacrosse roundup: Stonington girls nip East Lyme 13-12

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

East Lyme — Jenny Sieczkiewicz finished with five goals and an assist Wednesday as the Stonington High School girls' lacrosse team edged reigning Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament champion East Lyme 13-12 on opening...

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Premium Content 2014 High School Track & Field Previews

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

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East Lyme

Coach: Steve Hargis (7th season).

Key returnees: Sr. Noah Hallisey (distances), Sr. Andrew Handfield (distances), So. Josh Leffingwel (hurdles, pole vault), Jr. Peter Wu...

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Premium Content 2014 High School Lacrosse Previews

 April 9, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

BOYS

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East Lyme

Coach: Gary Wight (12th season).

Key returnees: Sr. G Greg Swenson, Sr. A Nic Page, Sr. LSM Andy Kohl, Sr. A Griffin Woods, Sr. D Jacob Gordon, Sr. M Mark Chmielewski, Jr. M...

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Premium Content 2014 High School Baseball Preview

 April 9, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

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East Lyme
Coach: Jack Biggs (9th season).
Key returnees: Sr. P Jack...

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Premium Content 2014 High School Softball Preview

 April 8, 2014; Updated: 12:34 am

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East Lyme

Coach: Judy Deeb (43rd season).

Key returnees: Sr. 1B/C Sarah Bond, Sr. C/OF Hannah Burke, Sr. 2B Shae Crosby, Sr. P Erica Hill, Sr. 3B Samantha Horner, Sr. CF Morgan Lloyd, Sr. OF...

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Premium Content Gray, Outlow, Craig named first team all-state in boys' basketball

 April 4, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Five local high school boys' basketball players were named all-state by the Connecticut High School Coaches' Association, including three first team selections.

Ledyard's Darnay Gray and Norwich Free Academy's Marcus Outlow were selected to...

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Premium Content Montville's Hill to attend Cornell and makes all-state teams

 April 3, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Montville High School senior Jamie Hill has accepted an offer to play at Cornell University next season, coach Derek Wainwright said Wednesday.

Hill, one of the top shooting guards in the Eastern Connecticut Conference, was also one of four...

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Premium Content For New London girls, this could be the start of something big

 March 25, 2014; Updated: 5:04 am

Mohegan — There were 19 seconds remaining in Sunday's Class M title game when New London sophomore Charee Osborne secured a defensive rebound for her team, about to win its first state championship in program...

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Premium Content Cooper returns home to Fitch as interim softball coach

 March 25, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Groton - Arielle Cooper, a Fitch High School senior in 2009, was in the middle of a recruiting interview with Eastern Connecticut State University softball coach Diana Pepin and wanted to cry.

"I was looking at my parents for help,"...

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