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East Haven Courier

Recent East Haven graduate Mike Streeto proved a quality catcher and an excellent leader throughout his tenure with the Yellowjackets’ baseball squad.

Photo courtesy of Mike Streeto

Streeto Found His Calling as a Catcher and a Captain

Published July 09, 2020 05:02 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Jenn Cruver was inducted into the North Haven High School Sports Hall of Fame after putting together outstanding careers as a pitcher in both high school and college.

Photo courtesy of Jenn Cruver

Cruver Pitches Her Way into North Haven Hall of Fame

Published July 09, 2020 05:02 p.m.

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Harbor News

Matt Murphy patrolled the defensive end of the field for the Old Saybrook boys’ lacrosse squad the past few years. This year, Matt was named a senior captain for the Rams.

Photo courtesy of Matt Murphy

Murphy Always Wanted to Play Lacrosse for Old Saybrook

Published July 09, 2020 05:02 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Colbe Andrews is a senior captain on the Valley Regional-Old Lyme football team and will play a variety of positions for the Warriors this year. Photo courtesy of Colbe Andrews

Andrews Makes Huge Contributions on Both Sides of the Ball

Published July 09, 2020 05:02 p.m.

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The Sound

John Steady has taken photos of some of the most iconic moments in the history of Branford sports. Last year, John was recognized for his dedication to photojournalism when he was inducted into the Branford Sports Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of John Steady

Steady Captures Lifelong Memories Behind the Lens

Published July 09, 2020 05:02 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Wide receiver Ian Derda is excited to lead the Guilford football squad into battle as a senior captain this fall. Photo courtesy of Ian Derda

Derda’s Determined to Reach His Potential

Published July 09, 2020 05:02 p.m.

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The Source

Sophia Coppola’s versatility as a guard is a huge boon to the success of the Hand girls’ basketball squad.

Photo courtesy of Sophia Coppola

Coppola’s Courting Success at Hand

Published July 09, 2020 05:02 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Sam Franceschi is carving out a nice career as a solid hitter and a sure-handed second baseman with the East Haven softball squad. Photo courtesy of Sam Franceschi

Franceschi is All About Softball

Published July 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Kara Stevens enjoyed a nice two-year career as a No. 1 doubles player for the North Haven girls’ tennis team, earning the title of captain as a senior this year. Photo courtesy of Kara Stevens

Stevens Found Her Home on North Haven’s Court

Published July 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

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Harbor News

Alivia Ciarcia batted. 327 as a junior with the Westbrook softball squad and was then named one of the Knights’ captains for her senior year. Photo courtesy of Alivia Ciarcia

Ciarcia Appreciates Her Days with the Knights

Published July 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Senior captain Jill deJongh and her doubles partner Alex Halsey were primed to assume the No. 1 doubles position for the Valley Regional girls’ tennis team after posting a record of 22-2 last year. Photo courtesy of Jill deJongh

Defense Was the Name of the Game for deJongh

Published July 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

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The Sound

Brianna Shaw served as a senior captain for the Branford field hockey team last fall and was slated to hold that same position with the girls’ lacrosse team this spring. Brianna scored 106 goals and was part of consecutive Class M state titles during her lacrosse career. 

Photo courtesy of Brianna Shaw

Shaw Supplied Scoring and Leadership for the Hornets

Published July 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Senior captain Evan Laughlin enjoyed competing for the Greater New Haven Warriors co-op swim squad in the team’s first season of existence. Photo courtesy of Evan Laughlin

Laughlin’s Glad That He Decided to Swim

Published July 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

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The Source

Anna Cohen was honored to be named one of the senior captains for the Hand girls’ soccer squad. Photo courtesy of Anna Cohen

Cohen’s Eager to Guide the Tigers

Published July 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Lifelong East Haven resident and Yellowjackets’ alum Liz Franco-Spano was recently selected as the town’s Teacher of the Year.

Photo courtesy of Liz Franco-Spano

Franco-Spano Named East Haven’s Teacher of the Year

Published June 25, 2020 12:41 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Senior captain Laura Petrafesa finished her career with North Haven girls’ hoops by helping the team have an outstanding campaign this winter. Photo courtesy of Laura Petrafesa

Petrafesa Bounced Back from Setbacks

Published June 25, 2020 12:41 p.m.

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Harbor News

Senior captain Kyle Suraci finished his high school baseball career at Morgan on a positive note and is ready to play Bridgewater State University.

Photo courtesy of Kyle Suraci

Suraci Loved Playing Ball for the Huskies

Published June 25, 2020 12:41 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Abby Shakun was recently named a senior captain for next year’s Valley Regional girls’ lacrosse team. An attacker on the lacrosse field, Abby also plays defense for the Warriors’ field hockey squad. Photo courtesy of Abby Shakun

Shakun’s Eager to Wear the Captain’s Hat

Published June 25, 2020 12:41 p.m.

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The Sound

JJ Gargano worked his way up the ranks of the North Branford boys’ lacrosse program, ultimately becoming one of the T-Birds’ senior captains this year. Photo courtesy of JJ Gargano

Gargano Came a Long Way on the Lacrosse Field

Published June 25, 2020 12:41 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Ella Esposito enjoyed a successful freshman season while representing Guilford gymnastics as a team-of-one. Photo courtesy of Ella Esposito

Esposito Sees Freshman Success in Gymnastics

Published June 25, 2020 12:41 p.m.

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The Source

Cameryn Brown made history for the Hand girls’ fencing team as a junior and was named a captain for her upcoming senior season. 

Photo courtesy of Lisa Gramlich

Brown Finds Her Niche as a Foil Fencer

Published June 25, 2020 12:41 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

North Haven girls’ lacrosse captain Callie Kessler became an Internet celebrity after expressing her passion for the Green Bay Packers in a Twitter video. Photo courtesy of Callie Kessler

Kessler’s an Internet Sensation, Savvy Attacker

Published June 18, 2020 01:19 p.m.

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The Sound

Ray Figlewski feels proud that the Branford Road Race has become an annual favorite in town. Photo courtesy of Ray Figlewski

Figlewski’s Proud to See Branford Road Race Going Strong

Published June 18, 2020 01:19 p.m.

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Harbor News

Morgan boys’ lacrosse senior captain Alex Amendola is headed to Massachusetts to continue his lacrosse career at Nichols College. Photo courtesy of Alex Amendola

Amendola Ready to Play Lacrosse in College

Published June 18, 2020 01:19 p.m.

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Valley Courier

Caroline Baldwin enjoyed plenty of success as a member of the Warriors’ girls’ tennis and soccer squads, earning the title of captain for each of those teams. 

Photo courtesy of Caroline Baldwin

Baldwin Emphasized Chemistry as a Two-Team Captain

Published June 18, 2020 01:19 p.m.

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Guilford Courier

Mary Evans was named a captain for the Guilford softball team and also led the girls’ ice hockey squad as an alternate captain in her senior year. Photo courtesy of Mary Evans

Evans Learned a Lot as a Guilford Athlete

Published June 18, 2020 01:19 p.m.

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The Source

Matt Jennings has collected many medals while helping H-K’s boys’ cross country and track programs establish themselves as a dominant force in the Shoreline Conference. Photo courtesy of Matt Jennings

Jennings Carves His Path on the Track and the Trails

Published June 18, 2020 01:19 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

Matt Gaudioso quickly rose to the top of the pack as the No. 1 singles player on the East Haven boys’ tennis team in his freshman season last spring. Photo courtesy of Matt Gaudioso

Gaudioso Made an Instant Impact on the Court

Published June 18, 2020 01:19 p.m.

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East Haven Courier

East Haven boys’ basketball coach Ricky Narracci was recently named the new head coach of the Yellowjackets’ golf squad. Photo courtesy of Ricky Narracci

Narracci’s Honored to be East Haven’s New Golf Coach

Published June 11, 2020 01:17 p.m.

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North Haven Courier

Senior point guard Zoi Burns didn’t let a season-ending injury prevent her from being a key member of the North Haven girls’ basketball team down the stretch this year. Photo courtesy of Zoi Burns

Burns Makes a Triumphant Return to the Court

Published June 11, 2020 01:17 p.m.

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