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Sports • Published April 23, 2018 07:55 a.m.

Valley Boys’ Lacrosse Incorporates Youth While Eyeing Postseason

The Valley Regional boys’ lacrosse team is off to a modest start in 2018 after claiming its first Shoreline Conference title last season. Last week, the Warriors picked up a 5-0 shutout win ...

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Sports • Published April 23, 2018 02:41 a.m.

Warriors Girls’ Tennis Climbs to 6-2 with 3 Wins; Baseball Walks-Off Old Lyme

Girls’ TennisThe Valley Regional girls’ tennis team notched three more victories in last week’s action and is now sporting a record of 6-2 on the...

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Sports • Published April 22, 2018 04:03 p.m.

Home Sweet Home Meet for Flip-Flop Gymnastics

Flip-Flop Gymnastics recently hosted a home meet in Deep River that saw athletes compete in several levels, including the Xcel categories of Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze, as well as levels 3,...

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Sports • Published April 20, 2018 07:05 p.m.

Astra Studio Brings its Best Moves to the BravO! Talent Competition

On the weekend of April 13-15, dancers from Astra Studio of Dance and Performing Arts in Old Saybrook attended the BravO! Talent Competition at North Branford High School. The dancers competed...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 19, 2018 12:18 p.m.

Ruel Ready to Take Valley Girls’ Lacrosse to Another Level

Allie Ruel is the real deal on the lacrosse field, but she also excels in soccer at Valley Regional. During the winter, she runs for the girls’ indoor track team to keep fit and stay speedy....

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Sports • Published April 16, 2018 08:11 a.m.

Warriors’ Softball Sweeps Week to Improve to 5-0; Several Other Squads Notch Multiple Victories

SoftballThe Valley Regional softball team swept its slate of four games this past week, while improving its record to 5-0 on the year. The Warriors notched wins against...

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Sports • Published April 14, 2018 09:19 p.m.

Valley Shore YMCA Marlins Send 25 Swimmers to Compete in Postseason

Numerous swimmers from the Valley Shore YMCA Marlins swam fast enough during the 2017-’18 short-course season to qualify for several postseason championship meets. The qualifying swimmers...

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Sports • Published April 14, 2018 06:55 p.m.

Valley Soccer Club’s U-17 Girls’ Team Caps Off Perfect Season

The Valley Soccer Club’s U-17 girls’ soccer team recently took first place for the U-19 B Division at the Wide World of Indoor Sports in Montville. The squad finished with an...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 12, 2018 01:08 p.m.

Morris Back at Short Following Long Layoff

Chase Morris has made a triumphant trek back to the Warriors’ baseball squad after rehabilitating from Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right arm. It was ...

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Sports • Published April 09, 2018 07:55 a.m.

Valley Softball Starts Strong with Victory Versus Old Saybrook; Baseball Takes First Two Games

SoftballThe Valley Regional softball season began 2018 on the right foot by recording an 11-5 home win over Old Saybrook in its season opener on April 7.The Warriors ...

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Sports • Published April 05, 2018 12:18 p.m.

Breakthroughs Made at the National Recreational Fishing Summit

We are seeing an evolution in the world of fisheries management that has not been seen before. More people are fishing worldwide in a pool of fish that is dwindling. The United States and its...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 05, 2018 12:18 p.m.

O’Brien Brings Fun-Loving Spirit and Competitive Edge to Valley Boys’ Tennis

Casey O’Brien has been playing racquet sports for upwards of 15 years, in addition to competing in a multitude of other sports. This spring, Casey is bringing her experience to the Valley...

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Sports • Published April 01, 2018 11:18 p.m.

Valley Baseball Vying for Victory with Returning Veterans

The Valley Regional baseball team is gearing up for a solid year in its first full season with Head Coach Brian Drinkard this spring. Last year, Drinkard took over for Gary Marineau during the...

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Sports • Published March 29, 2018 12:03 p.m.

If You Feel That Fishing Regulations Are Hampering You, Then Read On

Our fisheries are in a state of flux. Suddenly, we are seeing are the results of slight changes that have been occurring for decades. Older fishers are now in the position that their grandfathers...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 29, 2018 12:03 p.m.

Riggio Realizes Two Dreams at Valley Regional

The Valley Regional girls’ tennis team is welcoming another Riggio to its ranks as Sally Riggio gets ready to begin her debut campaign as head coach of the Warriors this spring....

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Sports • Published March 26, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Valley Girls’ Hoops Toughs it Out Through Up-and-Down Season

The Valley Regional girls’ basketball team didn’t see as much success as the Warriors were hoping for in the 2017-’18 campaign, although Head Coach Geoff Konstan said that he...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 22, 2018 12:37 p.m.

Warriors Welcome Back Wolfe as New Assistant Baseball Coach

The Valley Regional baseball team has a new head coach in Brian Drinkard, and one of his first moves was recruiting Charles Wolfe to join the program as an assistant coach. Charles returns to...

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Sports • Published March 19, 2018 01:42 a.m.

Valley Loses to Kolbe Cathedral, 67-59, in Division IV Quarterfinals

The Valley Regional boys’ basketball team’s postseason run came to an end when the Warriors dropped a 67-59 decision at No. 5 seed and eventual state champion Kolbe Cathedral in the...

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Sports • Published March 17, 2018 02:02 p.m.

Two Swimmers Compete for Valley at Class S Meet

Two Valley Regional freshmen competed on behalf of the Warriors at the at the Class S Boys’ Swimming State Championship that was held on March 14 at the Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 15, 2018 12:27 p.m.

Weinstein Puts His Heart and Soul Into the Warriors

Ben Weinstein’s presence makes the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team better even before he steps on the court, and that steady leadership has paved the way to a solid season for...

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Sports • Published March 11, 2018 10:17 p.m.

Valley Boys' Basketball Loses to Kolbe Cathedral in Division IV Quarterfinals

The Valley Regional boys’ basketball team was eliminated from the Division IV State Tournament by dropping a 67-59 decision at No. 5 seed Kolbe Cathedral in a quarterfinal game on March 12. ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published March 08, 2018 07:56 p.m.

Ross Earns MVP Honors for Valley Girls’ Track as a Freshman

Lexi Ross loves to run, especially sprinting. Lexi typically showcased her speed on the softball field until she decided to join the girls’ indoor track team at Valley Regional for the...

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Sports • Published March 05, 2018 08:36 a.m.

Valley Boys’ Basketball Loses to Cromwell in Shoreline Semis; Girls Eliminated in First Round of States

Boys’ BasketballThe Valley Regional boys’ basketball team squared off against Cromwell in the Shoreline Conference Tournament semifinals and lost by the final ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 28, 2018 11:42 p.m.

Donahue Takes a Leap of Faith and Thrives in the High Jump

Josh Donahue is never afraid to attempt something new. When he joined the Valley Regional track program, Josh tried his hand in a variety of events, and found that he excelled in the high jump....

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Sports • Published Feb. 26, 2018 01:04 a.m.

Warriors Get Revenge By Beating H-K in States

The Valley Regional girls’ basketball team exacted a bit of revenge last week by defeating Haddam-Killingworth in a qualifying-round game for the Class M State Tournament on Feb. 24. The No....

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