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Sports • Published Sep. 12, 2019 10:42 p.m.

Essex Corinthian Yacht Club Hosting Seventh Annual Cross Sound Challenge Regatta

The Essex Corinthian Yacht Club (ECYC) is hosting the seventh annual Cross Sound Challenge Regatta on Saturday, Sept. 21. This marks the seventh year that the regatta has been open to cruising and ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:05 p.m.

Weisse Leading Resurgent Valley Cheer Program

Courtney Weisse’s enthusiasm for the sport of cheerleading has no bounds. This fall, Courtney is taking the helm of the first cheerleading team at Valley Regional High School in more than a ...

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Sports • Published Sep. 09, 2019 08:39 a.m.

Warriors Looking for Solid Season with Several Newcomers

The Valley Regional-Old Lyme (VR-OL) football team returns this year after turning in a solid season that saw the squad just miss the playoffs in 2018. Historically, the Warriors have been playoff ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 05, 2019 10:54 a.m.

Perkins Returns to Valley as Assistant Coach

Megan Perkins is coming back to Valley Regional to take on a new role as the assistant coach of the girls’ soccer squad this fall. Megan, who graduated from Valley in 2011, played four...

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Sports • Published Aug. 30, 2019 02:47 a.m.

Astros Take the 2019 Deep River Horseshoe League Title

The Deep River Horseshoe League finished up its 64th season by hosting its Playoff Tournament last week. The Astros won the tournament by defeating the White Sox in the final and were crowned the...

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Sports • Published Aug. 29, 2019 07:55 p.m.

Special Olympics Connecticut Hosting Unified Sports Fall Festival This Weekend

Special Olympics Connecticut is hosting its annual Unified Sports Fall Festival at several locations in the state, including a few towns on the shoreline, this weekend. Athletes from around the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 29, 2019 12:23 p.m.

Cafferty Competes with No Fear, Has Super Year

Megan Cafferty had an amazing season as a member of the Xcel Platinum team at Flip-Flop Gymnastics in Deep River this year. Megan, a Clinton resident, finished first in the all-around at the State ...

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Sports • Published Aug. 28, 2019 04:53 p.m.

2019 Valley Regional Warriors Girls’ Cross Country Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 24: League Meet 1 at John Winthrop Middle School, Deep River at 4 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 1: Floyd Parness Invitational at Totoket Valley Park, North Branford at 4 p.m....

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Sports • Published Aug. 28, 2019 04:53 p.m.

2019 Valley Regional Warriors Boys’ Cross Country Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 24: League Meet 1 at John Winthrop Middle School, Deep River at 4 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 1: Floyd Parness Invitational at Totoket Valley Park, North Branford at 4 p.m....

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Sports • Published Aug. 28, 2019 02:39 p.m.

2019 Old Lyme-Old Saybrook-Valley Regional Girls’ Swimming and Diving Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 17: at Ledyard at Mashantucket Community Center at 6 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 24: at Fitch-Stonington-New London at UConn Avery Point Pool, Gorton at 3:45 p.m.Friday, Oct....

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Sports • Published Aug. 25, 2019 09:57 p.m.

Behind the Lens: An Inside Look at Sports Photography

Sports photographers are continually perfecting their craft so they can capture the pivotal images that help tell a story. They face their fair share of challenges while trying to get a snapshot...

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Sports • Published Aug. 25, 2019 03:21 p.m.

Deep River Horseshoe League Wraps Up the Regular Season

The Deep River Horseshoe League recently finished up its 2019 regular season with Week 19 action. The Yankees secured the top seed in the playoffs by finishing first in the standings following a...

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Sports • Published Aug. 22, 2019 09:13 p.m.

2019 Valley Regional Warriors Volleyball Schedule

Home matches at Valley Regional High SchoolFriday, Sept. 13: vs. Fitch at 5:30 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 14: vs. Waterford at 4:30 p.m.Monday, Sept. 16: vs. Coginchaug at 5:30 p.m....

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Sports • Published Aug. 22, 2019 09:13 p.m.

2019 Valley Regional Warriors Field Hockey Schedule

Home games at Valley Regional High SchoolSaturday, Sept. 14: vs. East Lyme at 1 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 18: vs. Old Saybrook at 3:45 p.m.Friday, Sept. 20: vs. Westbrook at 3:45 p....

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 22, 2019 11:39 a.m.

DellaRocco’s Solid in the Warriors’ Goal

Alexis DellaRocco stepped into the starting goalie position for the Valley Regional girls’ soccer team during her sophomore year. Now a senior, she continues to be a mainstay in the...

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Sports • Published Aug. 19, 2019 08:28 a.m.

Wiffle Ball: Connecticut’s Own Nationwide Phenomenon

Summer is a great time to get together with friends and family for cookouts and other activities, and one ubiquitous presence in Connecticut backyards is Wiffle ball. The iconic yellow bat and...

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Sports • Published Aug. 18, 2019 01:04 a.m.

Local Duo Represents Valley Shore Marlins at Long Course Championships

Two swimmers from the Valley Shore YMCA Marlins qualified to compete at the Connecticut Long Course Age Group Championships for swimmers aged 14 and under. The Long Course Championship meet was...

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Sports • Published Aug. 16, 2019 11:34 p.m.

2019 Valley Regional Warriors Boys’ Soccer Schedule

Home games at Valley Regional High SchoolThursday, Sept. 12: vs. Morgan at 3:45 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 14: at Woodstock Academy at 11 a.m.Tuesday, Sept. 17: vs. Westbrook at 3:45 ...

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Sports • Published Aug. 16, 2019 11:34 p.m.

2019 Valley Regional Warriors Girls’ Soccer Schedule

Home game at Valley Regional High SchoolThursday, Sept. 12: at Old Saybrook at 3:45 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 14: at Woodstock Academy at 11 a.m.Monday, Sept. 16: at Westbrook at...

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Sports • Published Aug. 15, 2019 03:11 p.m.

Strickland Earns Ironman Status by Completing Triathlon in Lake Placid

Christian Strickland completed a feat that very few people can accomplish when he finished the Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon in upstate New York on July 28. An Ironman consists of a 2.4-mile swim, ...

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Sports • Published Aug. 12, 2019 08:14 a.m.

Yankees and Royals Knotted at the Top With One Week Left Before Playoffs

The Deep River Horseshoe League had a recent busy stretch that saw it host two weeks’ worth of play. Following action in Week 17 and Week 18, the Yankees and Royals are tied for first place ...

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Sports • Published Aug. 11, 2019 09:30 p.m.

2019 Valley Regional-Old Lyme Warriors Football Schedule

Friday, Sept. 13: vs. Morgan at Valley Regional High School at 6:30 p.m.Friday, Sept. 20: at Cromwell-Portland at Pierson Park, Cromwell at 6 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 28: vs....

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 09, 2019 12:04 p.m.

Sypher Supplied Plenty of Hits at the Dish

Jeff Sypher played a key role for the Valley Regional baseball team this past season. In his senior year, Jeff had the best batting average on the squad and really kept the line moving in the...

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Sports • Published Aug. 05, 2019 09:10 a.m.

Deep River Horseshoe League Standings Tightening Up as Playoffs Approach

The Deep River Horseshoe League (DRHL) has had one of its most competitive seasons in its 64-year history thus far in 2019. With the playoffs slated to begin on Monday, Aug. 19, there 14 teams...

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Sports • Published Aug. 05, 2019 07:54 a.m.

Westbrook Dance Academy Delivers Show-Stopping Performances on the National Stage

The Westbrook Dance Academy’s (WDA) competition teams displayed their talents on the big stage when the Imagine Dance Challenge Nationals took place at the Hershey Convention Center in...

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