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Senior catcher Sammy Pierce is hitting at a .575 clip for the Valley Regional softball team this season. Photo courtesy of Sammy Pierce

Pierce Having a Breakout Season as a Senior

Published May 11, 2022 09:28 a.m.

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Colby Hawkins is in the midst of his first season as the head coach of Valley boys’ lacrosse and feels pleased with how his team is improving. Photo courtesy of Colby Hawkins

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Longtime golf coach Scott Harger is the new head coach of the golf program at Valley Regional High School. Photo courtesy of Scott Harger

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Sophomore Rowan Pilon already has 23 goals in three games for a Valley girls’ lacrosse squad that’s off to a hot start to the spring season. Photo courtesy of Rowan Pilon

Pilon’s Piling Up the Points This Spring

Published April 20, 2022 09:38 a.m.

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Junior Braeden Sparaco is aiming to help the Valley baseball team have a special season with his performance on the mound and at the plate. Photo courtesy of Braeden Sparaco

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Senior Zach Kirla earned the Sten Spinella Toughness Award with the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team this winter. Photo courtesy of Chris LeQuire

Kirla Earns Award for His Grit on the Court

Published April 06, 2022 08:30 a.m.

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Junior forward Lily Grow garnered All-Shoreline Conference Second Team accolades while helping the Valley girls’ basketball squad notch 22 victories this year. Photo courtesy of Lily Grow

Grow Makes Giant Strides on the Warriors’ Court

Published March 30, 2022 10:13 a.m.

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Simon Partyka earned All-Shoreline Conference honors as a senior captain guard for the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team this season. Photo courtesy of Chris LeQuire

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Kendra Cika had a successful season with the Valley girls’ gymnastics team that saw the junior qualify for the State Open in the vault. Photo courtesy of Kendra Cika

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Madeline Jacaruso enjoyed a solid senior season as a sprinter for the Valley girls’ indoor track team this winter. Photo courtesy of Madeline Jacaruso

Jacaruso Sprints to Success with the Warriors

Published March 09, 2022 10:34 a.m.

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Junior Sam Hutchinson is producing in the paint as the starting center for the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team this season. Photo courtesy of Sam Hutchinson

Hutchinson’s a Central Figure for the Warriors

Published March 03, 2022 11:23 a.m.

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Valley Regional Claire Counter is making a name for herself by competing in the sport of air rifle. Photo courtesy of Claire Counter

Counter Takes Her Best Shot in Air Rifle

Published Feb. 17, 2022 11:37 a.m.

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Junior Elizabeth Allen plays soccer and basketball for Valley and is in the midst of a solid season on the court with the Warriors. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Allen

Allen Helping the Warriors Succeed on the Court

Published Feb. 10, 2022 11:55 a.m.

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Old Saybrook resident Lou Rolon is an assistant coach with the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team and previously played the sport for the Warriors. Photo courtesy of Lou Rolon

Rolon Has Tremendous Passion for Basketball

Published Jan. 31, 2022 12:53 p.m.

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After retiring from gymnastics in 8th grade, Reagan Furgueson got a new lease on life when she became the team manager for the Valley Regional girls’ gymnastics squad.

Photo courtesy of Reagan Furgueson

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Saagar Patel is proving a key contributor for the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team while leading the Warriors as a senior captain this season. Photo courtesy of Saagar Patel

Patel Living His Dream with the Warriors

Published Jan. 20, 2022 12:50 p.m.

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Loretta Cecchini earned All-State accolades as a senior captain for the Old Lyme-Old Saybrook-Valley co-op girls’ swimming team during the 2021 fall season. Photo courtesy of Loretta Cecchini

Cecchini Swims Her Way to All-State Accolades

Published Jan. 13, 2022 12:36 p.m.

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Despite some nagging injuries, Ella Pitman enjoyed her final season with the Warriors’ volleyball squad. Photo courtesy of Ella Pitman

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Connor Lunz returned to the field for his senior season and earned All-Pequot Conference honors with the Warriors. Photo courtesy of Connor Lunz

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Senior captain Grace Jacaruso ran her way to All-Shoreline Conference and All-State First Team accolades with the Valley girls’ cross country team this fall. Photo courtesy of Grace Jacaruso

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Junior Jake McKenna netted 17 goals on his way to earning All-Shoreline Conference Honorable Mention for the Valley boys’ soccer team this year. Photo courtesy of Jake McKenna

McKenna Sees a Breakout Season as a Junior

Published Dec. 09, 2021 11:55 a.m.

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Kaia Karcich earned Most Improved honors for her performance as a libero with the Valley volleyball squad this fall. Photo courtesy of Kaia Karcich

Karcich Earns Most Improved Honors on the Court

Published Dec. 02, 2021 11:33 a.m.

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Senior Caroline Haskins progressed into a staunch defender throughout her career as a member of the Valley Regional field hockey team. Photo courtesy of Caroline Haskins

Haskins Proves a Sweeping Success on Defense

Published Nov. 25, 2021 12:04 p.m.

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Senior captain Ava Cunningham finished her Valley cross country career by securing a spot on the All-Shoreline Conference First Team and the All-State First Team this year.

Photo courtesy of Ava Cunningham

Cunningham Achieves Her All-State Dreams

Published Nov. 18, 2021 12:58 p.m.

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Junior Adam Metz is suiting up as a two-way lineman for the Valley Regional-Old Lyme football team this season. Photo courtesy of Adam Metz

Metz Working Hard in the Trenches

Published Nov. 11, 2021 11:50 a.m.

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Jake Burdick is a four-year varsity player for the Valley boys’ soccer squad who is serving as a senior vice captain for the team this season. Photo courtesy of Jake Burdick

Burdick Helps Lead Valley into Postseason Play

Published Nov. 04, 2021 01:03 p.m.

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Madison Neviaser is a senior captain for the Valley Regional girls’ volleyball team and also plays lacrosse for the Warriors. Photo courtesy of Madison Neviaser

Neviaser Loves Leading the Warriors on the Court

Published Oct. 28, 2021 04:17 p.m.

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Caroline Hutchinson is a senior captain for Valley girls’ soccer team and also competes for the Warriors’ indoor track and crew programs. Photo courtesy of Caroline Hutchinson

Hutchinson Has Lifelong Love of Soccer

Published Oct. 21, 2021 01:53 p.m.

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Lilly Lavigne is not only leading the Warriors’ field hockey team in scoring as a freshman, but is the top scorer in the Shoreline Conference, too. Photo courtesy of Lilly Lavigne

Lavigne Packs Offensive Punch as a Freshman

Published Oct. 14, 2021 12:25 p.m.

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Tucker Burr, a senior captain for the Valley boys’ soccer team, will continue playing at the collegiate level at Colorado College next fall. Photo courtesy of Tucker Burr