Guilford, the top team in Class L in the state, rolled to its 12th straight win with a workmanlike 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-16) victory over North Haven.
Senior Kayla Howard, a fixture for the Hand girls soccer team since she was a freshman, now tries to provide leadership and experience for the younger players.
In the 2018-19 school year, Palmer went on to accomplish the impressive feat of winning two state titles as a coach in two different sports at two different schools in the same school year - Guilford field hockey Class M title, Hand girls tennis Class M title.
OLD SAYBROOK — Coginchaug/Hale-Ray/East Hampton committed two turnovers in the first six minutes of its season opener, and in the closing minutes Saturday the Blue Devils’ second unit got careless and allowed two scores.
MADISON — Phoenix Billings and the Hand football team understand the pressure which comes with being part of a team which has won two consecutive state championships. Billings and company showed no signs of that pressure Friday evening.
MADISON — The Tigers aren’t running from anything. In fact, they have embraced the idea of the journey to get there, not just focusing on the ultimate prize.
BRISTOL — The Madison Little league baseball All-Stars clicked in every phase of the game this season and that talent led the team to the state title, representing Connecticut in the Little League Baseball New England Regional tournament this week.
BRISTOL — As disappointing as Madison Little League’s opening loss was to Vermont on Sunday in the first round of the Little League New England regional, Madison manager James Maynard was confident his talented 13-player squad could rebound in the loser’s bracket.
BRISTOL — It’s been an impressive postseason so far for the Bradford, Vermont Little League team, which went 7-0 in its state tournament, tossing three shutouts along the way.
KILLINGWORTH — It may have taken over 48 hours to complete, but Madison finished off its 6-3 victory over Mystic and clinched the Section 3 Championship on Wednesday night.
The Branford Road Race celebrated its 40th anniversary Sunday morning as the runners took their marks to compete in the annual father’s day 5 mile race.
MADISON — Notre Dame-West Haven’s Max Mariano found himself at the center of the two biggest plays of the game in Saturday’s Class L quarterfinals game against Hand.
MADISON — As baseball lore goes, beating a team three times in a season is not easy, let alone four times, but that is exactly what Hand did on Thursday afternoon.
ORANGE — The season-long march to the Southern Connecticut Conference golf championship had the look of a wide-open race. Which team would have the most depth to prevail?
WEST HAVEN — His Amity teammates had rallied to tie Hand with two out in the bottom of the fourth of the SCC baseball semifinals at West Haven’s Whitey Piurek Field. They had turned the lineup over to get Cole Kuchachik to the plate.
NEW HAVEN — If the Hand tennis teams were going to go wire to wire in the Southern Connecticut Conference, it would have to be through Amity one more time.
CHESHIRE — Southern Connecticut Conference girls lacrosse rivals Cheshire and Hand have been familiar foes in the SCC tournament, meeting for the 18th time (semifinals and finals combined) on Tuesday in the semifinals at Cheshire High.
NEW HAVEN — Tyler Criscuolo, his nose a little crooked and his head held high, led his family onto the field Wednesday. This was Senior Day at Southern Connecticut, and anyone close to the Owls baseball program knows what the senior captain has endured this season.
FAIRFIELD — No one quite left Rafferty Stadium enthralled with their game Monday evening. Fairfield Prep, at least, left with a win in SCC boys lacrosse.
HAMDEN — The one liners were coming in at a fast and furious pace when Joe Linta began to venture down a road that few NFL player agents had ever navigated before when he represented an NFL hopeful he knows better than any of his previous clients.