Monday, April 12, 2021

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East Haven Courier

Brooke Mortimer worked her way up the ranks to play varsity for the East Haven girls’ basketball team as a senior and also led the Yellowjackets as a captain this year. Photo courtesy of Brooke Mortimer

East Haven Courier

Senior Ashley Lynch became a role model for the East Haven cheerleading squad during her four-year tenure with the program.

Photo courtesy of Ashley Lynch

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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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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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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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

East Haven Courier

Junior Kate Pycela has established herself as a defensive stalwart for the East Haven girls’ soccer team since joining the varsity squad as a freshman. Photo courtesy of Kate Pycela

Pycela Finds Her Passion in Soccer

Published Jan. 28, 2021 12:33 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

All-time East Haven basketball and baseball player Patrick Paulson was selected as a member of the Class of 2020 for the East Haven Alumni Association Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of Steve Narracci

Paulson Named to the East Haven Hall of Fame

Published Jan. 21, 2021 10:53 a.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior Teal Graziano spent her last two years of high school competing for the East Haven girls’ soccer squad, finishing her career as a varsity player last fall. Photo courtesy of Teal Graziano

Graziano Has Happy and Healthy Senior Season

Published Jan. 14, 2021 11:09 a.m.

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East Haven Courier

Sophomore Gianna Mendez has turned in two productive seasons as a midfielder for the East Haven girls’ soccer team. Gianna and the Easties are a club on the climb in Connecticut’s soccer ranks. Photo courtesy of Gianna Mendez

Mendez Makes an Difference in the Midfield

Published Jan. 07, 2021 12:50 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Nicole Pendziwater rebounded from a knee injury that prevented her from running cross country as a junior to lead the Yellowjackets as a captain in her senior season this fall. Photo courtesy of Nicole Pendziwater

East Haven Courier

Senior Gia Buonfiglio earned a spot in the starting lineup as an opposite hitter for the East Haven girls’ volleyball squad this year. Photo courtesy of Kris SanGiovanni

Buonfiglio Secures Starting Role as a Senior

Published Dec. 17, 2020 01:12 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior captain Isabella Pilato secured a spot on the All-SCC Division B Team for her performance as a midfielder with the East Haven girls’ soccer squad this fall. Isabella also played a key role in helping the Yellowjackets build themselves up into an SCC contender during the past four seasons. Photo courtesy of Bella Pilato

East Haven Courier

Victor Calvillo secured a spot on the All-SCC Division B Team for his excellent play on defense with the East Haven boys’ soccer squad this fall. Photo courtesy of Victor Calvillo

East Haven Courier

Junior Emily Pycela made the All-SCC Division B Team for the East Haven girls’ soccer squad after scoring 11 goals during the 2020 season. Photo courtesy of Emily Pycela

Pycela Knows All About Scoring Goals

Published Nov. 26, 2020 11:15 a.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior Larry Mingione has persevered through multiple injuries and is hoping to get one last chance to play football in East Haven before the school year is finished. Photo courtesy of Larry Mingione

East Haven Courier

Trey Garea led the East Haven football team as its quarterback last fall and was named one of the squad’s senior captains this year. Trey is hoping for a change to take the gridiron with the Easties in the spring. Photo courtesy of Trey Garea

Garea Has a Knack for Playing Quarterback

Published Nov. 12, 2020 01:39 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Sydney Herard is off to a fast start in her career with the East Haven girls’ soccer squad. Sydney, a sophomore center midfielder, has been a varsity starter for the Yellowjackets throughout the past two seasons. Photo courtesy of Sydney Herard

Herard Making Her Mark as a Sophomore

Published Nov. 05, 2020 01:55 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Luis Agudelo feels happy to have returned for his senior season with the East Haven boys’ soccer squad this fall. Photo courtesy of Luis Agudelo

Agudelo Makes a Triumphant Return to the Field

Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior Megan Gaudioso has been on a mission to become the best volleyball player she can be after getting cut from the team at Joseph Melillo Middle School when she was in 6th grade. Photo courtesy of Megan Gaudioso

Gaudioso Learns the Importance of Persistence

Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:17 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Senior lineman Kristjan Fonacier stands to be a three-year varsity starter with the East Haven football team if the Yellowjackets have a season in the spring. Kristjan is set to play right guard and will also line up on the defensive side of the ball.

Photo courtesy of Kristjan Fonacier

Fonacier Finds Family With East Haven Football

Published Oct. 15, 2020 02:59 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Two-way lineman Gunner Horton was named one of the captains for the East Haven football team in his senior year. Gunner also competes for the Yellowjackets’ wrestling squad. Photo courtesy of Gunner Horton

Horton Carves Out Nice Career as a Lineman

Published Oct. 08, 2020 12:56 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Emily Mazzucco is eager to begin her junior season as a stalwart on defense for the East Haven girls’ soccer team. Photo courtesy of Emily Mazzucco

Mazzucco Brings Her Best Effort on Defense

Published Oct. 01, 2020 02:27 p.m.

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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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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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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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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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East Haven Courier

Jake Marquardt enjoyed a successful career with the Yellowjackets’ football and baseball squads, earning the title of senior captain for both teams. This summer, Jake competed for East Haven in the Connecticut Elite Baseball Association. Photo courtesy of Jake Marquardt