August 8, 2020

Lyme-Old Lyme Girls Club Basketball Team Win Prestigious Neil Hoelck Basketball Tournament

Champions! These girls emerged victorious in the recent Neil Hoelck Basketball Tournament held at Waterford High School. From left to right are (back row) Coach Mike O’Brien, Kelly Sheehan, Grace Ferman, Olivia Kelly, Abby O’Brien, Kate Walsh, Samantha Fiske, Coach Sarah Walsh, and Coach Geoff Ferman, (front row) Bronwyn Kyle, Kanon O’Haru, and Natalie Barndt. Not pictured is Morgan Standish. (Photos submitted.)

LYME/OLD LYME — As we currently ride this choppy sea of challenging and frustrating news, here’s a little piece of thoroughly good news to brighten your day!

Over the weekend of March 7 and 8, the Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Girls Club Basketball team swept the 7th Grade Division in the 41st Annual Neil Hoelck Basketball Tournament at Waterford High School. The girls defeated Waterford, and New London (twice) in the opening rounds. and then faced Madison in the championship game.

The final was a real nail-biter, but the LOL girls ultimately defeated Madison by 30-28 to win the tournament.

The winning tean proudly display their medals.

Pictured celebrating their victory in the photo above are from left to right, (back row) Abby O’Brien, Kanon O’Haru, Kate Walsh, Olivia Kelly, Grace Ferman, Sam Fiske, Kelly Sheehan, Natalie Barndt, and (front row) Bronwyn Kyle.  Not pictured is Morgan Standish.

All of the girls attend Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School.

Many congratulations to the team and their coaches!



  1. Don Bugbee says

    My congrats goes out to the Lyme/Old Lyme Girls Club Basketball Team. Well done Players and Coaches! I’m looking forward to coaching the Girls in High School when their time arrives. In the meantime, keep working hard to improve and always remember to smile and enjoy what you do!
    Congrats again, best to all and see you on the circuit…. Coach Bugbee

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