July 7, 2022

Old Lyme’s DeBernardo Brings Home Three Golds, One Bronze From USA 2022 Special Olympics Games

Old Lyme resident Andrea DeBarnardo won three Gold medals and one Bronze at the 2022 Special Olympics USA held in June in Florida.

OLD LYME — In a remarkable feat, Old Lyme resident and Lyme-Old Lyme High School student Andrea DeBernardo won three gold medals, a bronze and a 5th place ribbon in the Special Olympics USA Games held in ESPN Worldwide Sports Complex at Orlando, Fla. from June 4 to 12.

She competed in Artistic Gymnastics along with over 50 individuals from other states in the country.  These individuals competed in Levels 1 to Levels 4.

DeBernardo moved to Level 3 this past year after sharpening her skills while participating in the Lyme-Old Lyme High School Gymnastics program.  During this program, she was able to develop her own floor routine, which is a component of the Level 3 Special Olympics program. Level 3 gymnasts are required to be independent and require minimal assistance from the coach during performance (i.e. balance beam).

Her head coach, Christine Corah, and Andrea’s sister Elise worked on choreographing DeBernardo’s routine during the winter season. DeBernardo has been working hard these last few months practicing three days a week to prepare for the Olympics event.

DeBernardo has been participating in the Special Olympics since she was in middle school. She competed in the following events and placed as shown:

Level 3 All Around                         Gold Medal
Level 3 Uneven Bars                      Gold Medal
Level 3 Floor Exercise                   Gold Medal
Level 3 Balance Beam                   Bronze Medal
Level 3 Vaulting                              5th place ribbon

Connecticut Special Olympics sent a total of 33 delegates to the USA 2022 Special Olympic Games with three of them competing in the gymnastics section. DeBernardo was chosen to be one of the three gymnasts to participate in this event in October 2021 and starting group training in January of 2022 with her two fellow team members.

DeBernardo’s mother, Irene, said by email to coach Corah, “Andrea appreciated all the support of her friends and family back at home during her competition that she received through the special messaging system the Special Olympics application created.”

She added, “Andrea has always felt part of the inclusive atmosphere that has been created at the Lyme-Old Lyme Schools.”

Editor’s Note: Congratulations, Andrea, on this amazing achievement!

Old Lyme Tennis Girls Are Class S State Tennis Champions Again, Remain Undefeated for Two Seasons!

The Lyme-Old Lyme High School girls’ team are Class S state champions and stand undefeated for two seasons! Photo by A. Fenton.

MIDDLETOWN — UPDATED 6/6/ WITH COACH RAHR’S COMMENTS: The Old Lyme girls defeated Westbrook 4-3 in Saturday afternoon’s CIAC Class S championship final. The thrilling match was played at Wesleyan University in Middletown.

With this tremendous victory, Old Lyme become not only Class S state champions for the second year in a row but also remain undefeated for 43 games in succession!

Photo by Old Lyme Fire Department.

As the team returned to Old Lyme, they received a police escort down Rte. 9 and then on the final leg of their homeward journey, a veritable army of local ambulances, fire-trucks and police cars — all with sirens blaring, bells ringing and horns honking — enthusiastically greeted them (see photo above.)

Asked how she felt about the match and season coach Lauren Rahr told LymeLine exclusively by email, “It is crazy to think that last year we were able to bring the school its first girls’ tennis state championship, and this year we followed it up with another one!”

She continued, “Last year, the girls were new to the state stage and soaked in every moment of the experience. This year, you could tell it meant so much more to them. They not only understood the honor a state title holds, but they were able to properly celebrate with their team who have now become their best friends.”

Rahr added, “As I said to my family after the big day, “43-0, two undefeated seasons, two state championships, and a group of special girls that became an extension of my family. What gets better than that?””

Looking back at the season, Rahr commented, “I could see how strong and focused they were [throughout the season] while they were playing. When we got to championship week all I wanted to do was to get them to the finals because they all deserved that spotlight after how hard they had been working.”

She explained, “It is rare that you find a group of girls this special both on and off the court. They have changed my life. I hope they hold these memories with them throughout all the chapters of their lives.”

Noting, “We had a lot of challenges to overcome this season along with the pressure of the repeat from last year, but they handled it with their heads held high and sights focused on their goal,” Rahr concluded emphatically, “The title couldn’t have gone to a more deserving group of girls.”

The match was no push-over for Old Lyme with both the #1 and #3 OL singles players, respectively Abby Sicuranza and Callie Bass, losing their matches, and the OL #3 doubles pair also lost in an intense three-set match.

The #2 and #4 singles players, however, respectively Sam Tan and Elaina Morosky, won convincingly. Tan did not drop a single game winning 6-0, 6-0 and Morosky dropped only one game, winning 6-0, 6-1.

Similarly, the #2 doubles pair of Aggie and Beatrice Hunt did not lose a game in their 6-0, 6-0 victory while the #1 pair — Livie Bass and Alexis Fenton — dropped only one game to win 6-0, 6-1.

Hearty congratulations to the team and Coach Rahr!

This photo of the state champions includes their bus driver Bill Slivinski (back row, second from right), who has loyally driven the girls to most of their games and fervently supported them for many years. Photo by A. Fenton.

The full game scores from the match (with Old Lyme team members listed first) were as follows:

1st Singles:
Abby Sicuranza vs Julia Farnoli 2-6, 2-6

2nd Singles: 
Sam Tan vs Gianni Salisbury: 6-0, 6-0

3rd Singles:
Callie Bass vs Megan Bache: 3-6, 3-6

4th Singles: 
Elaina Morosky vs Ava:  6-0, 6-1

1st Doubles:
Livie Bass / Alexis Fenton vs. Bree Koplas / Delany Belcourt: 6-0, 6-1

2nd Doubles:  
Aggie Hunt/ Beatrice Hunt vs. Olivia Palumbo / Jami Sacco: 6-0, 6-0

3rd Doubles:
Olivia Schaedler / Izzy Reynolds vs. Xan Zanzalari / Adriana Stranieri: 6-1, 4-6, 4-6

 

Old Lyme Tennis Girls Play Westbrook in Class S State Final This Afternoon, Go Wildcats!

From left to right, Sam Tan, #2 Elaina Morosky, and #4 Callie Bass #3 all won their singles matches against Litchfield.

OLD LYME — 6/4 UPDATE: Westbrook defeated Holy Cross 6-1 yesterday to advance to the CIAC Class S state final where they will face Old Lyme, who are both top seeds and defending champions. The match will be played today, Saturday, at Wesleyan University, starting at 3 p.m.

The top-seeded Lyme-Old Lyme Girls’ tennis team, who are the defending Class S champions, stormed into the CIAC Class S state final after defeating Litchfield 6-1 in convincing fashion on Thursday afternoon. The match was played on Old Lyme courts.

The girls will now meet Holy Cross or Westbrook in the final on Saturday at Wesleyan University. The remaining semifinal will be played Friday.

Lyme-Old Lyme HS Girls’ Tennis Coach Lauren Rahr.

Asked how she felt about the girls’ win, Coach and LOLHS Math teacher Lauren Rahr, said by email, “I am extremely proud of the girls. They go out there and play to win, but most importantly, they deserve to win.”

She added, “It is such a wonderful group of girls that are dedicated to not only their sport, but their team.”

Describing the team in more detail Rahr noted, “They put in the hard work to reach their goals.”

She concluded enthusiastically, “I never thought I would be able to say I reached the finals of the state tournament twice! (I couldn’t even do that once in my time playing high school tennis). These girls are making a name for themselves and creating memories that they will never forget.”

Results from today’s match were as follows:

1st Singles:
Abby Sicuranza vs Ava Atwood 3-6, 6-7 (4)

2nd Singles: 
Sam Tan vs Anna Devaux 6-2, 6-1

3rd Singles: 
Callie Bass vs Leah Sepples 6-2, 6-1

4th Singles: 
Elaina Morosky vs Riley Southard 6-3, 6-3

Alexis Fenton and Livie Bass won their match playing as the #1 doubles team against Litchfield

1st Doubles: 
Livie Bass / Alexis Fenton vs. Emily Migliorisi / Claire Olmstead: 6-0, 6-0

Twins Beatrice Hunt (left) and Aggie Hunt won their match against Litchfield as the 2nd doubles team.

2nd Doubles:  
Aggie Hunt / Beatrice Hunt vs. Peyton Weik / Baylie Pesce: 6-0, 6-0

3rd Doubles:
Izzy Reynolds / Olivia Schaedler vs. Hope Melk / Jillian Saunders: 6-1, 6-1

 

 

Old Lyme Girls Tennis Power Into State Semifinals with 7-0 Win Over Cromwell

When the girls started their game on Tuesday against Saint Bernard, the mercury was reaching into the 90s. Umbrellas were the order of the day in an effort to keep the hot sun at bay. Fortunately as the match progressed, the temperature fell a few degrees and a gentle breeze blew. Photo by A. Fenton.

OLD LYME — On Wednesday, top-seeded Old Lyme Girls Tennis advanced to the semifinals of the Class S state tournament with a powerful 7-0 win over #9 Cromwell.

Playing at home again, Old Lyme now faces #3 seeds Litchfield on Thursday.

On Tuesday, the girls took just around one hour to defeat #16 St. Bernard, again winning by s convincing 7-0.

Wednesday’s results, with LOL players listed first, were:

1st Singles:
Abby Sicuranza Vs Kelly McTeague: 6-1, 6-0

2nd Singles: 
Sam Tan vs Caroline Rogozinski 6-0, 6-0

3rd Singles: 
Callie Bass vs Emily Green: 6-0, 6-0

4th Singles: 
Elaina Morosky vs Amina Beskovic: 6-0, 6-0

1st Doubles:
Livie Bass/Alexis Fenton vs Gabriella Voccio/Amira Abdelghany: 6-0, 6-0

2nd Doubles:  

Aggie Hunt/Beatrice Hunt vs. Julia Baymuradova/Olivia Lusitani: 6-0, 6-2

3rd Doubles:
Olivia Schaedler/Izzy Reynolds vs. Julia Drew / Aisling Gollareny: 6-0, 6-0

 

Lyme-Old Lyme Baseball, Softball Teams Both Notch Big Wins to Advance to State Quarterfinals

Baseball

On Wednesday afternoon, Old Lyme, seeded #22, advanced to the quarter-finals of the CIAC Class S Baseball Tournament with an impressive 5-0 win over #6 seeds Coventry. Old Lyme now face #3 Somers away on Saturday at a time to be announced.

Aidan Ward led the the Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats to victory by throwing a seven-inning complete game with a two-hit shutout while striking out three and walking none.

Jack Porter also made a major contribution to the game with a fully extended, diving catch in the outfield to prevent an extra base hit. Additionally, he started both rallies while singling with two outs for both of his hits with no one on base. Moreover, he scored after getting on base both times.

Riley Warecke (1-3; 1 RBI) had a double in the top of the third inning to put Lyme-Old Lyme on the board first. Porter scored after a two-out single placed him on base.

Lyme-Old Lyme scored three runs in the fifth inning. Grady Lacourciere (1-4; 1 RBI) and Owen Snurkowski (2-4; 2 RBI) all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

In the top of the sixth inning, Santiago Rodriguez had an RBI sac fly to score Casey Hurtgen after he (Hurtgen) started the inning off with a stand-up triple.

Lyme-Old Lyme had eight hits. Snurkowski and Porter (2-3) each had multiple hits for Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats.

Softball

On Wednesday, the LOL Wildcats, seeded #5, advanced to the quarterfinals of the CIAC Class S Softball Tournament with a close 4-3 win over #12 seeds Coginchaug.

Grace Phaneuf scored the winning run in the 7th inning.

Lyme-Old Lyme now meets #4 Lyman Memorial in Friday’s quarterfinals at a time to be announced.

Old Lyme’s Fenton, Bass Win Shoreline Doubles Championship, OL’s Hunt Girls Are Runners-up

Lyme-Old Lyme High School’s Alexis Fenton (left) and Livie Bass are 2022 Shoreline Girls’ Doubles Champions!

In a remarkable turn of events, two Lyme-Old Lyme Girls Tennis doubles teams faced each other in yesterday’s Shoreline Championship match. After a thrilling contest, #1 seeds Livie Bass and Alexis Fenton defeated their team-mates and #3 seeds Aggie Hunt and Beatrice Hunt 6-2, 6-4.

This was the second year in a row for Fenton to win a shoreline doubles championship.

The two Old Lyme teams in the final of the Shoreline Doubles Championship stand with their coach Lauren Rahr (center) after the match. Livie Bass and Alexis Fenton (left) defeated Aggie Hunt and Beatrice Hunt 6-2, 6-4.

Pulling off a major tournament upset, the Hunt girls had defeated the #2 seeds from Westbrook 7-5, 6-3 to reach the finals,

Demonstrating their prowess in the field, Lyme-Old Lyme had a representative in every semifinal match played (singled and doubles) in the tournament.

In the singles games, Abby Sicuranza and Sam Tan both lost respectively in their semifinals. Tan was defeated by the #1 seed from Coginchaug 0-6, 1-6 while Sicuranza fell 1-6, 6-3, 5-7 to the #2 seed from Westbrook in a fiercely-contested match.

Callie Bass lost in the semifinals to the #3 seed from Westbrook 2-6, 2-6.

Elaina Morosky won the ¾ singles tournament in an extremely close and exciting match 2-6, 7-6, 7-6.

Old Lyme Tennis Girls Celebrate Senior Day With Convincing 6-1 Win Over Cromwell

Senior Abby Sicuranza stands with her parents during a celebratory photo-op on Senior Day. Sicuranza has played the #1 spot in singles for Old Lyme through the whole season and retains an unbeaten record.

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme tennis girls celebrated Senior Day with a convincing 6-1 victory over Cromwell.

Senior Fiona Hufford stands with her parents for a Senior Day photo.

Game scores are below.

May 16, 2022
Old Lyme Defeats Cromwell
6-1 

1st Singles:
Abby Sicuranza Vs Kelly McTeague 8-2

2nd Singles: 
Sam Tan vs Caroline Rogozinski 8-0

3rd Singles: 
Elaina Morosky vs Emily Green 8-1

4th Singles: 
Whitney Barbour vs Amina Beskovic 3-8

1st Doubles: 
Livie Bass / Alexis Fenton 8-0
Julia Baymuradova / Amira Abdelghany

2nd Doubles:  
Fiona Hufford / Izzy Reynolds 8-0
Ania Gradzki / Olivia Lusitani

Senior Alex Tinniswood stands holding flowers with younger sister, freshman Charlotte , and their parents during Senior Day celebrations.

3rd Doubles:
Alex Tinniswood / Elsie Arafeh-Hudson 8-3
Julia Drew / Aisling Gollareny

Old Lyme Boys’ Tennis Crush Old Saybrook 6-1, Advance to Six-Game Winning Streak; “I’m So Proud of Them All” (Coach Tyrol)

Freshman Andy Sicuranza prepares to make a shot in a recent match, when he played as part of the #2 doubles team.

OLD LYME — The Lyme-Old Lyme High School (LOLHS) Girls’ Tennis team has been having an extraordinary season but let’s not forget the boys, who, thanks to Friday’s 6-1 win over Old Saybrook and Thursday’s 7-0 victory over Portland, are now on a six-game winning streak.

In rookie coach Andrew Tyrol’s enthusiastic words, “We’re making a run toward the state tournament!”

Tyrol, who is a 2013 graduate of LOLHS and now has returned to is high school as a Special Education teacher, comments, “We have a match Friday against Old Saybrook, then our Senior Night against Waterford on Saturday, followed by HK [Haddam-Killingworth], Morgan, and Stonington to round out our regular season prior to the individual and state tournaments.”

The Lyme-Old Lyme Boys’ Tennis team has been enjoying a strong end to the season.

Asked how he felt about his team’s improving form, Tyrol responded by email, saying, “The boys have found their stride in the back half of the season and it really came after a couple of tough losses to HK and Valley. After the HK loss, I saw the Old Lyme boys rally together and start to gain traction with a new competitive and positive team culture.”

He noted, “Practices raised their intensity and I saw a desire and motivation to get better every day. We’ve been talking all season about growth-mindset and I’m so proud of them all for understanding the true meaning of failure–as an opportunity to get better.”

Senior Co-Captain Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum serves in a recent match.

Tyrol stressed that he wished to acknowledge the leadership of senior captains Mike Klier and Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum, and sophomore captain, Griffin McGlinchey on, “… pushing everyone on this team to continue to improve, especially after losses.”

After losing to Valley (who are undefeated and the #1 team in the state) in a tough third set with a score of 3-4, Tyrol said, “We saw the potential that this team has. Every member of our team, has been playing an integral role from practice to game days.”

He concluded, “We are excited to close out the regular season and improve our chances on making a run in the state tournament.”

The boys’ four previous wins to Thursday’s over Portland were Cromwell (7-0), Westbrook (4-3), Coginchaug (7-0), and Waterford (6-1).

Old Lyme would actually be on an eight-game streak if they had defeated Valley on April 29, but they came home with a 3-4 loss instead. In Tyrol’s words, “It was an absolutely incredible match from Griffin McGlinchey [of Old Lyme] and Tomas Dahl,” which went to a nail-biting three sets, but which Dahl ultimately won.

Here are the full results from April 18 to date:

May 13
Old Lyme (H) Defeats Old Saybrook 6-1
Singles:
1. Charles Hinckley vs. Logan Medbury: 6-0, 6-0
2. Griffin McGlinchey vs. Victor Fuda: 6-0, 6-3
3. Will Danes vs. Daniel Steindl: Forfeit Loss (Illness)
4. Aidan Kerrigan vs. Brent Ling: 6-0, 6-3

Doubles:
1. Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum & Micah Bass vs. Jack Forrestt & Mike Kapij: 6-2, 6-3
2. Mike Klier & Andy Sicuranza vs. Zach Nichols & Joe Maselli: 6-0, 6-3
3. Alis Bicic & Leland Hine vs. Forfeit Win
May 12
Old Lyme (H) Defeats Portland 7-0
Singles:
1. Charles Hinckley vs. Ryan Kerr: 6-0, 6-0
2. Griffin McGlinchey vs. Ben McGrew: 6-2, 6-0
3. Will Danes vs. Cooper Rettich: 6-2, 6-3
4. Aidan Kerrigan vs. Elliott Rowland: 6-2, 6-3
Doubles:
1. Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum & Micah Bass vs. Yusuf Kadrich & Patrick May: 6-0, 6-3
2. Mike Klier & Andy Sicuranza vs. Forfeit Win
3. Alis Bicic & Leland Hine vs. Forfeit Win
May 11
Old Lyme (H) Defeats Cromwell 7-0
Singles:
1. Charles Hinckley vs. Tyler Daniele: 6-2, 7-5
2. Griffin McGlinchey vs. Zach Daniele: 6-1, 6-3
3. Will Danes vs. Darragh McNeil: 6-4, 6-0
4. Aidan Kerrigan vs. Gowrish Sriramalinga: 6-3, 6-2
Doubles:
1. Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum & Micah Bass vs. Thomas Garcia & Quentin Shorter: 6-0, 6-1
2. Mike Klier & Andy Sicuranza vs. Forfeit Win
3. Alis Bicic & Leland Hine vs. Forfeit Win

May 10
Old Lyme (A) Defeats Westbrook 4-3
Singles:
1. Charles Hinckley vs. Joey Caslin: Win–Scratch
2. Griffin McGlinchey vs. Elliot Koplas: 0-6, 1-6
3. Will Danes vs. Jonah Freund: 7-5, 5-7, 7-2 (3rd set tiebreak)
4. Aidan Kerrigan vs. Josh Davey: 6-2, 6-3

Doubles:
1. Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum & Micah Bass vs. Mason Malchiodi & Ryan Engels: 1-6, 4-6
2. Mike Klier & Andy Sicuranza vs. Enzo Adorno & Jon Freund: 6-4, 6-1
3. Alis Bicic & Leland Hine vs. Dev Patel & Justin Tapia: 6-0, 6-2

May 3
Old Lyme (A) Defeats Coginchaug 7-0
Singles:
1. Charles Hinckley vs. Zack Ryer: 6-1, 6-1
2. Griffin McGlinchey vs. Luke Charest: 6-0, 6-0
3. Will Danes vs. Will Fournier: 6-0, 6-0
4. Aidan Kerrigan vs. Forfeit Win

Doubles:
1. Micah Bass & Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum vs. Liam Ullman & Cole Wright: 6-0, 6-0
2. Andy Sicuranza & Jed Arico vs. Nick Piscatelli & Yusha Hossein: 6-3, 6-0
3. Alis Bicic & Leland Hine vs. Forfeit Win
April 30
Old Lyme (A) defeats Waterford 6-1
Singles:
1. Charles Hinckley vs. Ian Balfour: 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
2. Griffin McGlinchey vs. Enzo Guarnieri: 6-0, 6-1
3. Will Danes vs. Peter Colonis: 3-6, 3-6
4. Aidan Kerrigan vs. Noah Westkott: 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
Doubles:
1. Micah Bass & Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum vs. Gabriel Povent & Corey Sewndoru: 6-4, 6-7, 6-2
2. Andy Sicuranza & Mike Klier vs. Max Whitlock & Quinn LeBelle: 6-4, 6-2
3.  Alis Bicic & Leland Hine vs. Alistair Wayland & Andrew Bertrond: 6-0, 6-1
April 29
Valley Defeats Old Lyme 4-3
Singles:
1. Charles Hinckley vs. Nick Wyszkowski: 1-6, 4-6
2. Griffin McGlinchey vs. Tomas Dahl: 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
3. Will Danes vs. Hayden Lombardi: 4-6, 6-7
4. Aidan Kerrigan vs. Jack Whittacker: 1-6, 2-6
Doubles:
1. Micah Bass & Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum vs. Kaid Matesky &Aidan Garrity: 6-4, 6-1
2. Andy Sicuranza & Mike Klier vs. Sawyer Joy & Peter Fitton: 6-1, 6-0
3. Alis Bicic & Nevin Joshy vs. Charlie Whelan & Shep Whitney: 6-1, 4-6, 4-6
April 27
Old Lyme Defeats Morgan 5-2
Singles:
1. Charles Hinckley vs. Joseph Morse: 3-6, 2-6
2. Griffin McGlinchey vs. Steve Kinser: 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
3. Will Danes vs. Matt Lopez: 6-4, 6-2
4. Jed Arico vs. Nick Bausch: 2-6, 1-6
Doubles:
1. Micah Bass & Nikolai Stephens Zumbaum vs. Tarik Hasic & Damian Sevieri: 3-6, 6-3,  6-3
2. Andy Sicuranza and Mike Klier vs. Nate Kinser and Ryder Watson: 6-2, 6-4
3. Alis Bicic and Leland Hine vs. Page Cuptill and Ryan Mansfield: 6-1, 7-5
April 22
Old Lyme Defeats Portland 4-1
Singles:
1. Charles Hinckley vs. Ryan Kerr: 6-1, 6-2
2. Andy Sicuranza vs. Ben McGrew: 6-4, 6-1
3. Ryan Clark vs. 6-2, 1-6, 4-6
4. N/A
Doubles:
1. Micah Bass and Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum vs. Yusuf Kodric and Pat May: 6-0, 6-2
2. Leland Hine and Will Danes vs. Forfeit
3. N/A
April 18
East Hampton Defeats Old Lyme 6-1
Singles:
1. Griffin McGlinchey vs. Pat Gavrylchuk: 6-1, 1-6, 2-6
2. Will Danes vs. Konrad Piech: 7-5, 6-1
3. Ryan Clark vs. Ben Fields: 1-6, 0-6
4. Owen Ingersoll-Bonsack vs. Reilly Howard: 0-6, 0-6
Doubles:
1. Micah Bass & Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum vs. Matt Piela & Roman LeFloc’h: 2-6, 0-6
2. Andy Sicuranza & Leland Hine vs. Anthony Miro & Chris Anderson: 6-2, 5-7, 4-6
3. Nihad Bicic & Alis Bicic vs. Ben Maynard & Ethan Fields: 2-6, 2-6

Old Lyme Girls’ Tennis Defeats Cromwell 7-0, Clinch Shoreline Conference Title

The Lyme-Old Lyme (left) and Cromwell High School teams listen to the ‘team talk’ prior to the start of yesterday’s match. Old Lyme went on to win the match 7-0 and also secured the Shoreline Conference title. Photo by A. Fenton.

OLD LYME — Playing on their home courts yesterday, the Old Lyme Girls’ Tennis team continued their extraordinary, unbeaten season with a 7-0 victory over Cromwell, confirming the girls as Shoreline Conference 2022 winners.

Read our recent article about Coach Lauren Rahr and her team at this link.

The full results were (Old Lyme girls in blue):

1st Singles:
Abby Sicuranza vs Kelly McTeague 6-2, 6-3

2nd Singles: 
Callie Bass vs Caroline Rogozinski 6-0, 6-0

3rd Singles: 
Elaina Morosky vs Emily Green 6-0, 6-2

4th Singles: 
Olivia Schaedler vs Amina Beskovic 6-2, 6-1

1st Doubles: 
Livie Bass / Alexis Fenton 6-1, 6-0
Gabriella Voccio / Amira Abdelghany

2nd Doubles:
Aggie Hunt/ Beatrice Hunt 6-0, 6-0
Julia Baymuradova / Olivia Lusitani

3rd Doubles:
Fiona Hufford / Izzy Reynolds 6-1, 6-0
Julia Drew / Aisling Gollareny

Lyme-Old Lyme Tennis Girls Remain Unbeaten, “They are Determined Players … and it Shows” (Coach Rahr)

The undefeated Lyme-Old Lyme High School team gathers for a celebratory photo. All photos by A. Fenton.

OLD LYME — The Lyme-Old Lyme High School (LOLHS) girls’ tennis team is enjoying a truly remarkable season. Look at the scoresheets below and you will see that the girls not only remain undefeated, but also have hardly dropped an individual match this season.

Abby Sicuranza demonstrates the strength of her serve in this game against Morgan. Sicuranza is the Wildcats’ #1 singles player.

Coach Lauren Rahr admits with complete honesty that this situation is something, “I don’t think I have fully wrapped my head around.”

Rahr, who is a math teacher at LOLHS, recalls that “Last year was truly a dream season with all we accomplished and how it all flowed together so well,” but notes, “This year has presented different challenges.”

Asked how she would summarize the team’s performance to date this season, Rahr responded, “From last season to this season, I have seen a lot of growth and maturity from all of my players.”

Elaina Morosky is having a terrific season regularly playing in the #3 or #4 singles spot.

She said they had clearly put in a great deal of time in the off-season to continue improving their games, and as a result, “… came into this season with specific goals in mind that they want to accomplish both as individuals and as a team.”

Lyme-Old Lyme High School Girl’s Tennis Coach Lauren Rahr celebrates her team’s continuing success in this photo with her father, Dave Rahr, who serves as the team’s Junior Varsity Coach. Photo submitted.

She added, “Every match we go out and play, they continue to amaze me. There are always things we can continue to improve upon, but overall, they are determined players this year and it shows, not only in how they carry themselves but also in how they play each point.”

The #3 doubles partnership of senior Fiona Hufford and junior Izadora Reynolds has played some memorable games.

Expanding on how she feels when she is watching a match, Rahr said she finds herself thinking, “Wow, I am so lucky to have a team that is not only this strong, but this passionate about what they do.” She explained that this year she feels  they are trusting themselves more, noting, “You can see them playing smart tennis on the court, while also taking the risk of applying new skills and strategies we have talked about.”

Sam Tan, who regularly plays in the #2 singles spot, celebrates after winning her game at Waterford following a third set tie-breaker.

Rahr says Old Lyme’s toughest opponent so far this season has been Westbrook since, going into it, the girls knew they were going to be facing strong competition, which meant they were eagerly anticipating the match. The expectation was fulfilled with three out of the seven matches going to three sets, with, in Rahr’s words, “Each of them a battle. You could feel the energy on the sidelines just watching all of the matches finish.”

From left to right, Lyme-Old Lyme 2nd doubles sophomore Aggie Hunt, 1st doubles Junior Livie Bass,  1st doubles Junior Alexis Fenton, and 2nd doubles Sophomore Beatrice Hunt celebrate their respective wins over Waterford.

Recalling one of her favorite memories of the season was during the Westbrook match when the whole team was sitting at the fence watching the Old Lyme #3 finish her third set. Then, “As soon as she was done, they all sprinted down to the #3 doubles with their blankets and snack bags just in time for them to hit a volley winner to end the match.”

Callie Bass always comes through with a strong game.

Rahr said, “It was nice to see them all support each other. It is moments like these that not only bring a team together, but remind everyone why they chose to play tennis.” She explained, “Playing better competition brings out the best in teams, and I was happy to see the girls step up to the challenge so early on in the season.”

Elaina Morosky (at front in photo) has played consistently well throughout the season.

Questioned as to the factors to which she credited the team’s amazing success, Rahr replied, “This is a tough question as I have thought about this often recently. There have been so many factors that have come together to contribute to our team’s success: the new courts, the passion of the girls, the support of families…just to name a few.”

The Lyme-Old Lyme #1 doubles team of juniors Alexis Fenton (right) and Livie Bass handily defeated their Morgan opponents.

She continued, “Many people have asked me, “Is it that you are a good coach or is it that they are just good players?” In her always humble fashion, she commented, “I like to think it is a little of both. We both work together to bring out the best in each other, and that has allowed us to reach our goals and create a team chemistry that I will truly never forget.”

The Waterford and Old Lyme coaches review the rules prior to the match against Waterford. The Old Lyme girls stand to the left and the Waterford team to the right.

Reviewing the season as a whole, Rahr concluded on an upbeat note, “Another thing I think that is really important is that we take each match as a new opportunity to play the sport we love.”

Here are the results of the most recent games with the LOL players indicated in blue.

Tuesday, May 3
Old Lyme Defeats Coginchaug
6-1 

1st Singles:
Abby Sicuranza vs Piper Remillard 2-6, 1-6

2nd Singles: 
Callie Bass vs Estella Perel 6-0, 6-0

3rd Singles: 
Elaina Morosky vs Maggie Ross 6-1, 6-1

4th Singles: 
Olivia Schaedler vs Grace Hinsch 6-2, 6-1

1st Doubles: 
Livie Bass / Alexis Fenton
Nora O’Connell / Karenna Patel 6-0, 6-0

2nd Doubles:  
Aggie Hunt/ Beatrice Hunt
Monica Garbacz / Sawyer Stone 6-0, 6-0

3rd Doubles:
Fiona Hufford / Izzy Reynolds
Diya Patel / Taylor Cooney 6-0, 6-0

Saturday, April 30
Old Lyme Defeats Waterford
6-1

1st Singles:
Abby Sicuranza vs Sarah Hage 2-6, 1-6

2nd Singles:
Sam Tan vs Autumn Brothers 4-6, 6-2, tiebreak for 3rd 12-10

3rd Singles: 
Callie Bass vs Michelle Liu 6-0, 6-1

4th Singles: 
Elaina Morosky vs Ava Tinnerello 6-3, 6-1

1st Doubles: 
Livie Bass / Alexis Fenton 6-0, 6-1
Maple Siu / Hazel Siu

2nd Doubles:  
Aggie Hunt / Beatrice Hunt 6-1, 6-0
Joyce McK / Lillian Steinhouse

3rd Doubles:
Fiona Hufford / Izzy Reynolds 3-6, 6-0
Maria Molina / Bre Kilcolmons tiebreaker for 3rd 13-11

Wednesday, April 27:
Old Lyme Defeats Morgan 7-0

1st Singles:
Abby Sicuranza vs Abbie Vitola 6-1, 6-0

2nd Singles:
Sam Tan vs Molly Vitola 6-0, 6-0

3rd Singles:
Callie Bass vs Ana Colebank 6-0, 6-1

4th Singles:
Elaina Morosky vs Riley Schmidt 6-0, 6-0

1st Doubles:
Livie Bass / Alexis Fenton 6-1, 6-0
Kyra Savage / Maggie O’Donnell

2nd Doubles:
Aggie Hunt / Beatrice Hunt 6-1, 6-4
Ava Johnson / Ainsley Corgan

3rd Doubles:
Fiona Hufford / Izzy Reynolds 6-3, 6-3
Sara Morrissey / Gavin Gersz

Monday, April 25:
Old Lyme Defeats H-K 7-0

1st Singles:
Abby Sicuranza vs Elanna Tousignant 6-0, 6-0

2nd Singles: 
Sam Tan vs Kami Narducci 6-0, 6-0

3rd Singles: 
Callie Bass vs Brenna Lonergan 6-0, 6-0

4th Singles: 
Elaina Morosky vs Jenna LeMontagne 6-0, 6-0

1st Doubles: 
Livie Bass / Fiona Hufford 6-0, 6-0
Adrianne Wolf / Lauren Macy

2nd Doubles:  
Olivia Schaedler / Eva D’Onofrio 6-1, 6-0
Maddie Gordon / Devon Haase

3rd Doubles:
Old Lyme wins by forfeit

Friday, April 22:
Old Lyme Defeats Portland 7-0

1st Singles:
Abby Sicuranza vs Mia Lapinski 6-0, 6-0

2nd Singles: 
Sam Tan vs Nat Przes 6-0, 6-0

3rd Singles: 
Callie Bass vs Allison Scott 6-2, 6-3

4th Singles: 
Olivia Schaedler vs Morganne Plneda 6-0, 6-0

1st Doubles: 
Livie Bass / Fiona Hufford
Amella Hair / Isa McLelland 6-3, 6-0

2nd Doubles:  
Aggie Hunt/ Beatrice Hunt
Maddy Varano / Emily Dering 6-0, 6-1

3rd Doubles:
Elaina Morosky / Natalie Buckley
Joda Cohen / Anna Stone 6-0, 6-0

Monday, April 18
Old Lyme Defeats East Hampton 7-0

1st Singles:
Abby Sicuranza vs Liz MacDonald 6-0, 6-0

2nd Singles: 
Sam Tan vs Eshani Karkun 6-1, 6-2

3rd Singles: 
Elaina Morosky vs Charlotte Minnick 6-0, 6-0

4th Singles: 
Callie Bass vs forfeit *forfeit* 

1st Doubles: 
Livie Bass / Fiona Hufford
Emma Giovanelli / Jen Trip 6-1, 6-0

2nd Doubles:  
Aggie Hunt/ Beatrice Hunt
Melanie Hurt / Ginneg Decker 6-0, 6-0

3rd Doubles:
Olivia Schaedler / Karissa Huang
Addi Howard / Baylee Olzacki 6-0, 6-0

Lyme-Old Lyme Boy’s Lacrosse Roundup: Cox Consistently Top Scorer for Wildcats

Nick Cox (#12) is currently the Wildcats leading scorer for this 2022 season.

LYME/OLD LYME — The Old Lyme boys’ lacrosse team experienced a slow start to the season but has now rallied with two wins in a row, defeating both Cromwell and Old Saybrook.

The Wildcats’ record in the Shoreline Conference currently stands at 2-3, and 2-5 in the season overall.

Nick Cox of Old Lyme has been the leading scorer in all the team’s games to date.

Here is a roundup of the team’s recent results:

April 21: Old Lyme Defeats Cromwell 12-6

Top scorer for the Wildcats in this a Shoreline Conference game was Nick Cox with six goals and one assist. Sam Mullaney and Mason Bussman scored two goals apiece, while Macklin Cushman and Brodie Lippincott scored one each.

April 19:
Old Lyme Secures Win Over Old Saybrook 14-8

Top scorer for the Wildcats was Nick Cox with seven goals and two assists. Sam Mullaney scored four goals and Mason Bussman added two. Liam Grethel notched one.

April 12:
Valley Defeats Old Lyme 10-7

Top scorer for the Wildcats was Nick Cox with four goals and one assist. Sam Mullaney, Kian Kardestuncer and Brendan O’Brien made up the remainder of the scoring with one goal each.

April 2:
St. Joe’s Takes Victory Over Old Lyme 17-5

Top scorer for the Wildcats was Nick Cox with two goals, while Sam Mullaney and Liam Celic each scored one.

Lyme-Old Lyme Baseball Roundup

LYME/OLD LYME BASEBALL
April 25:
East Hampton defeats Old Lyme 7- 6 

The game was tied at five with East Hampton batting in the bottom of the sixth when Hall (2-4; 2 RBI) doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.

Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats lost despite out-hitting East Hampton nine to eight. Lyme- Old Lyme scored 3 runs in the top of the first inning to take an early lead.

East Hampton took the lead back in the bottom of the first inning when Scovill (1-1; 2 RBI) singled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs.

East Hampton knotted the game up at five in the bottom of the fourth inning.  East Hampton scored one run when Hall singled.

Paluska got the win for East Hampton. He went four and two-thirds innings, allowing one run on three hits and striking out three.

Both Santiago Rodriguez and Maverick Swaney had 5 strikeouts a piece for the Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats.

Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats had nine hits in the game.  Owen Snurkowski (2-4; 1 RBI) , Grady Lacourciere (2-3; 1 RBI), and Riley Warecke (2-4; 3 RBI) all managed multiple hits for Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats.

East Hampton collected eight hits on the day.  Diaz (2-4) and Hall each collected multiple hits for East Hampton.

April 22:
Cromwell defeats Old Lyme 8-2 

DiMenna was credited with the victory for Cromwell as he surrendered only two runs on six hits over seven innings, striking out two.

Grady Lacourciere went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats in hits.

Cromwell racked up nine hits in the game.  DiMenna (2-4; 2 RBI) and Ucol (2-4) each managed multiple hits for Cromwell.

April 20
Valley Regional Crushes Old Lyme 16- 1

Valley got things moving in the first inning, when James Marsden(1-4; 1 RBI) hit a solo homer.

Old Lyme knotted the game up at one in the bottom of the first inning, when Sparaco threw a wild pitch allowing Grady Lacourciere to reach home for Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats.

Valley pulled away for good with one run in the second inning.  In the second, Shea hit a solo homer.

Valley scored six runs in the sixth inning.  Valley’s big inning was driven by home runs by Carver (3-4; 1 RBI) and Hutchinson (3-4; 7 RBI) and a single by Finnegan (1-2; 1 RBI).

Sparaco took the win for Valley Regional. The pitcher allowed three hits and one run over two innings, striking out three and walking one.

Hutchinson threw four innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Valley Regional tallied six home runs on the day. Marsden had a long ball in the first inning. Carver went for the long ball in the sixth inning. Hutchinson had a homer in the fifth and sixth innings. Shea (2-3; 3 RBI) went deep in the second and third innings.

Lacourciere led Old Lyme with two hits in four at bats.

Valley collected 14 hits on the day. Carver, Hutchinson, Shea, Sparaco, and Salbiniski each collected multiple hits for Valley.

Valley was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Erwin made the most plays with  11.

April 18:
North Branford defeats Old Lyme 8- 4 

North Branford got on the board first and scored on a sacrifice fly by Garett (1-2; 1 RBI) , a triple by Scalia (1-2; 2 RBI), and an error in the second inning.

Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats lost despite out-hitting North Branford ten to five.

Mike Virginelli pitched North Branford to victory. He allowed nine hits and three runs over six and a third innings, striking out four.  Oconner threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.

As the Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats racked up ten hits in the game.  Owen Snurkowski (2-3), Alex Roth (2-4), and Grady Lacourciere (2-4; 2 RBI) each had multiple hits for Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats.

Nuzzo went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI at the plate to lead North Branford in hits.

Lyme-Old Lyme HS Sports Roundup

Girls Tennis 2022

Wednesday, April 13
Old Lyme Routs North Branford 7-0

Scores:

1st Singles:
Abby Sicuranza Vs Dhruvi Patel 6-0, 6-1

2nd Singles: 
Sam Tan vs Payton Kamienski 6-0, 6-0

3rd Singles: 
Callie Bass vs Molly LaCroix 6-0, 6-0

4th Singles: 
Elaina Morosky vs Bridget Betzner 6-0, 6-0

1st Doubles: 
Livie Bass / Fiona Hufford
Catherine Pollock / Cynthia Pujols 6-2, 6-2

2nd Doubles:  
Aggie Hunt/ Beatrice Hunt
Christin Wessoleck / Karma Melillo 6-1, 6-0

3rd Doubles:
Olivia Schaedler / Tova Toriello
Diya Patel / Daytona Kamienski 6-3, 6-0

Tuesday, April 12
Old Lyme Defeats Coginchaug 6-1

Scores:
1st Singles:
Abby Sicuranza Vs Piper Remillard 2-6, 4-6

2nd Singles: 
Sam Tan vs Estella Perel 6-0, 6-0

3rd Singles: 
Callie Bass vs Maggie Ross 6-0, 6-0

4th Singles: 
Elaina Morosky vs Grace Hinsch 6-2, 6-1

1st Doubles: 
Livie Bass / Fiona Hufford
Nora O’Connell / Karenna Patel 6-2, 6-0

2nd Doubles:  
Aggie Hunt/ Beatrice Hunt
Izzy Weissberg / Diya Patel 6-0, 6-0

3rd Doubles:
Olivia Schaedler / Alex Tinniswood
Monica Gabreaz / Alex Nick 6-0, 6-1

Baseball

Thursday, April 14
Old Lyme Defeats Portland 7-4

Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats got on the board in the first inning when Alex Roth (1-2; 2 BB; 2 RBI) doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs.

Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats scored three runs in the sixth inning.  The offensive came from a single by Casey Hurtgen (1-3; 1 RBI) and a double by David Evers (1-3; 2 RBI).

Maverick Swaney (1-4; 1 RBI) was the winning pitcher for Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats. Swaney surrendered four runs on five hits over six and two-thirds innings, and struck out nine batters.

Grady Lacourciere (2-4; 1 RBI) led Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats with his two hits.

Portland’s catcher Quesnel (2-3; 2 RBI) hit a 2 run home run in the last inning and lead Portland in hits.

Wednesday, April 13
Old Lyme Loses to H-K 4-5

In the second inning, Haddam-Killingworth got their offense started.  An error scored one run for Haddam-Killingworth.

In the bottom of the second inning, Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats tied things up at one.  Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats scored one run when Santiago Rodriguez (2-3; 1 RBI) singled.

Haddam-Killingworth pulled away for good with three runs in the third inning.  In the third Powers (1-4; 1 RBI) doubled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run, Glynn (2-4; 1 RBI) singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run, and Butler (1-2; 1 RBI) doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.

Powers got the win for Haddam-Killingworth. The pitcher lasted seven innings, allowing nine hits and four runs (only one earned) while striking out six and walking zero.

Rodriguez took the loss for Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats. Rodriguez lasted seven innings, allowing seven hits and five runs (only one earned run) while striking out four.

Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats had nine hits in the game.  Rodriguez and David Evers (2-3; 1 RBI) each racked up multiple hits for Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats.

Haddam-Killingworth scattered seven hits in the game.  Glynn and Erskine (2-3; 1 RBI) all managed multiple hits for Haddam-Killingworth.

Lyme-Old Lyme had one final chance when Casey Hurtgen (1-4) doubled on the first AB of the last inning with no outs, but was left stranded.

Golf

Tuesday, April 12
Cromwell Defeats Old Lyme 185 – 214

Match played a
t TPC River Highlands

Old Lyme Cromwell
Pat Flanagan 43 Jack Wise  39  co-medalist
Andrew Hedberg  58 Dillon Rozich 39  co-medalist
Evan Montville 58 Dylan Bathrick 54
Manu Geronimo 55 Owen Kellcher 61
Justin Bonatti 68 Jay Vaughn 53


Old Lyme Defeats Valley Regional 216-223

Match played Thursday, April 14 at Black Hall Club

Old Lyme Valley Regional 
Pat Flanagan 43 Kevin King DNF
Andrew Hedberg  52 Joe Castellano
Evan Montville 58 Tyler Ruel
Manu Geronimo 63 Kendra Cika 65
Justin Bonatti 68 Will McLaughlin

Softball

Wednesday, April 13
Haddam-Killingworth Defeats Old Lyme 5-4

Winning Pitcher: Kaleigh Bodak
Losing Pitcher: Emma Bayor
OL:
Ava Roth: 3 for 4 with 1 run scored, SB
Jamie Bucior: 1 for 3, 1 run scored, 2 RBI’s
OL fell behind 5-0 and rallied back to 5-4 through 6.
OL fell short as the team failed to score in the top of 7.
Pitching: Old Lyme
Emma Bayor-6 innings pitched-7 K’s, 2 BB, 6 Hits, 5 runs, 3 earned runs.
HK:
Kaleigh Bodak-5.1 innings pitched-7 hits, 4 runs, 4 earned runs, 13 K’s, 0 BB
Tuesday, April 12
Old Lyme Defeats Coginchaug 4-3
Winning Pitcher: Emma Bayor
Losing Pitcher:
OL:
Ava Roth: 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored-scored the winning run in the bottom of the 7th
Victoria Gage: 2 for 4, 2 RBI’s
Emma Bayor: 1 for 1, 3 walks

Jenna Schauder: 1 for 3, 1 RBI-Game winning bunt with bases loaded on first pitch.

Pitching: Old Lyme
Victoria Gage-5 innings pitched-3 K’s, 1 BB’s, 4 hits, 2 runs total, 2 earned runs

Emma Bayor-2 innings pitched-3 K’s, 0 BB, 1 Hit, 1 run, 0 earned runs.

Coginchaug led 2-0 through 4 innings. Old Lyme scored 3 in the 5th to take a 3-2 lead.
Coginchaug scored an unearned run in the top of 7 to tie at 3-3.
Old Lyme’s Ava Roth led off with a bunt single. Victoria Gage followed with a single.  Emma Bayor was intentionally walked. Jenna Schauder had a bunt base hit on the first pitch to score Ava Roth from 3rd.
Monday, April 4
Old Lyme Crushes Old Saybrook 21-2
Winning pitcher: Emma Bayor
Losing Pitcher: Sophia Barker
OL:
Ava Roth: 4 for 4, 2 doubles, 3 runs scored, 4 RBI’s, 2 stolen bases
Victoria Gage: 2 for 2, double, 2 runs scored, 3 walks, 1 RBI
Abby Hale: 2 for 2, double, 2 runs scored, 3 RBI’s
Maddie Hubbard: 4 for 4, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI’s, 1 stolen base, 1 walk
Pitching OL:
Emma Bayor: 3 innings pitched, 7 K’s , 2 walks, 2earned runs
Victoria Gage: Save, 2 innings pitched, 5 K’s, 0 hit, 0 runs
Old Lyme scored 15 runs in the second inning to break the game open.
Saturday, April 2
Old Lyme defeats Hale-Ray 8-4

Winning Pitcher: Victoria Gage
Save: Emma Bayor
Losing Pitcher: Sammie LaFemia
OL:
Ava Roth: 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI
Emma Bayor: 1 for 2 with an RBI double in the first. 2 RBI’s on game
Jenna Schauder: 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s
Hale Ray:
Sammie LaFemia: 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s and a HR.
Pitching: Old Lyme
Victoria Gage-4 innings pitched-4 K’s, 4 BB’s, 6 hits, 2 runs total, 1 earned run
Emma Bayor-3 innings pitched-4 K’s, 0 BB, 1 Hit, 2 runs, 0 earned runs.

Old Lyme Tennis: Girls Win, Boys Lose Against Westbrook

Boys’ Tennis:

Old Lyme lost 2-5 to Westbrook April 11. In an extremely competitive match, several games went into the third set to achieve a result.
Singles:

1. Charles Hinckley vs. Joey Caslin: 6-7, 6-4, 2-6
2. Griffin McGlinchey vs. Elliot Koplas: 1-6, 4-6
3. Will Danes vs. Jonah Freuud: 0-6, 4-6
4. Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum vs. Josh Davey: 4-6, 6-4, 3-6

Doubles:
1. Micah Bass and Aidan Kerrigan vs. Mason Malchiodi and Ryan Engels: 1-6, 6-4, 1-6
2. Mike Klier and Andy Sicuranza vs. Enzo Adorno and Jon Freuud: 6-1, 6-1
3. Jed Arico and Nevin Joshy vs. Dev Patel and Justin Tapia: 6-0, 6-0
Girls’ Tennis
On April 11, Old Lyme defeated Westbrook 6-1. The detailed match scores are below:
1st Singles:
Abby Sicuranza Vs Julia Farnoli 6-0, 0-6, 2-6

2nd Singles: 
Sam Tan vs Gianni Salisbury 6-1, 6-1

3rd Singles:
Callie Bass vs Megan Bache 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

4th Singles:
Elaina Morosky vs Caroline Dias 6-0, 6-11st Doubles:
Livie Bass / Alexis Fenton
Bree Koplas / Delany Belcourt 6-0, 6-0

2nd Doubles:
Aggie Hunt/ Beatrice Hunt
Olivia Palumbo / Jami Sacco 6-3, 6-3

3rd Doubles:
Fiona Hufford/ Izzy Reynolds
Xan Zanzalari / Adriana Stranieri 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Lyme-Old Lyme HS Sports Roundup: Both Tennis Teams Trounce Old Saybrook 7-0, Baseball ‘Cats Crush Westbrook 11-1

The Lyme-Old Lyme High School girls’ tennis team pulled off a powerful 7-0 win over Old Saybrook on Friday. Photo by A. Fenton.

LYME/OLD LYME — On Friday, April 8, the Old Lyme girls’ and boys’ tennis teams along with the baseball team all achieved stunning victories over their respective opponents.

Girls’ Tennis:
Old Lyme Crushes Old Saybrook 7-0

1st Singles:
Abigail Sicuranza vs Elizabeth Pamment 6-0, 6-0

2nd Singles:
Sam Tan vs Claire Boucher 6-0, 6-0

3rd Singles:
Callie Bass vs Gabby Z. 6-0, 6-0

4th Singles:
Olivia Schaedler vs Tsering Choedar 6-0, 6-0

1st Doubles:
Livie Bass / Alexis Fenton
Hanna Bjorkman/Lhamo Tsering 6-0, 6-0

2nd Doubles:
Aggie Hunt/ Beatrice Hunt
Morgan Bubello/Abigail Clifford 6-0, 6-0

3rd Doubles:
Fiona Hufford/ Izzy Reynolds
Tenzin Choedar/Caroline Ancona 6-0 6-0

The Lyme-Old Lyme High School boys’ tennis team trounced Old Saybrook 7-0 on Friday. Photo by A. Fenton.

Boys’ Tennis:
Old Lyme Soundly Defeats Old Saybrook 7-0

Singles:
1. Charles Hinckley vs. Logan Medbury: 6-0, 6-0
2. Griffin McGlinchey vs. Daniel Steindl: 6-0, 6-1
3. Will Danes vs. Victor Fuda: 6-0, 6-0
4. Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum vs. Joe Maselli: 6-1, 6-2

Doubles:
1. Micah Bass and Aidan Kerrigan vs. Mike Kapij and Zach Nichols: 6-2, 6-2
2. Mike Klier and Andy Sicuranza: Forfeit Win
3. Jed Arico and Nevin Joshy: Forfeit Win

Baseball:
‘Cats Crush Westbrook 11-1

  • Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats got on the board first in the first inning, when Jaden Reyes (3-4; 2 RBI) singled scoring one run.
  • Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats scored five runs in the fifth inning.  Riley Warecke (2-4; 1 RBI), Reyes, and Alex Roth (3-4; 2 RBI) all contributed that inning with some RBIs.
  • Warecke pitched Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats to victory. Warecke went five innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out nine.
  • The Wildcats had 19 team hits. Roth, Grady Lacourciere (3-4), Reyes, Jimmy Creagan (2-4; 1 RBI), Casey Hurtgen (2-3; 1 RBI), Warecke, and Maverick Swaney (2-2; 1 RBI) all had multiple hits for Lyme-Old Lyme Wildcats.

Lyme-Old Lyme HS Sports Roundup

April 4: Girls’ Tennis

Old Lyme defeats Valley 6-1.

1st Singles:
Abigail Sicuranza Vs Olivia Baldwin 6-1, 6-2

2nd Singles:
Sam Tan vs Joanna Petrone 6-1, 6-1

3rd Singles:
Callie Bass vs Natalie Novak 4-6, 6-7 (4)

4th Singles:
Elaina Morosky vs Hannah Schwartzman 6-0, 6-0

1st Doubles:
Livie Bass / Alexis Fenton vs. Ashley Cap / Clara Shea 6-1, 6-0

2nd Doubles:
Aggie Hunt/ Beatrice Hunt vs. Regan Grow / Alessia Pisanzio 6-2, 6-1

3rd Doubles:
Fiona Hufford/ Izzy Reynolds vs. Fallyn Belisle / Sophia Bonanno 6-0  6-0

April 4: Baseball

Old Saybrook defeated Lyme-Old Lyme 9-3

Old Saybrook scored on a single by Butler (2-3)  in the first inning and a home run by Rothman (1-4 and 3 RBI) in the second inning.

Lyme- Old Lyme Varsity evened things up at one in the bottom of the first inning when Jimmy Creagan grounded out, scoring one run.

Old Saybrook pulled away for good with three runs in the second inning.  In the second Rothman homered on a 1-0 count, scoring three runs.

Old Saybrook scored three runs in the seventh inning.  Hester (3-4 1 RBI) , Lane (0-2 1 RBI), and Scalzo (1-3 2 RBI) each drove in runs during the inning.

Butler took the win for Old Saybrook. He lasted five innings, allowing nine hits and three runs while striking out three and walking one.  Lane threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.  Lane recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Old Saybrook.

Grady Lacourciere took the loss for Lyme-Old Lyme. He righty went three innings, allowing six runs on seven hits and striking out two.

Lyme- Old Lyme totaled nine hits.  Jaden Reyes (3-4) and Casey Hurtgen (2-3) managed multiple hits for the Wildcats.

Old Saybrook tallied ten hits in the game.  Hester, Butler, and Brown (2-3)  all collected multiple hits for Old Saybrook.

April 2: Boys’ Lacrosse

St. Joe’s defeated Old Lyme 17-5

Liam Celic and Macklin Cushman had one goal apiece while Nick Cox scored two.

Dan Stack made eight saves for Old Lyme while Joseph Montazella made five.

Old Lyme Girls Bow Out of State Tourney, But With Heads Held High

Wildcat senior Megan Loflin advances towards the hoop preparing to make a lay-up. All photos by A. Fenton.

OLD LYME — In the words of their coach Don Bugbee, “The [Old Lyme] girls played their hearts out against a very talented and deep Immaculate team,” on Tuesday evening, but at the final buzzer of the the CIAC Class S Girls quarter-final game, the scoreboard read 53-43 in favor of Immaculate.

Senior Melanie Warren #11 contests a shot.

Playing at home, the girls put up a determined fight and were ahead 17-15 at the end of the first  quarter. The battle then began in earnest and the ‘Cats were behind 27-25 at the half, and then 38-31 at the end of the third quarter.

Senior Ali Kyle sinks a three-pointer for Old Lyme.

Although Old Lyme was seeded #10 and Immaculate #15, the two teams are hardly evenly matched. According to Mike Mauro in an article published March 8 in The Day, “[Immaculate’s] school website lists that it attracts students from 26 towns and two states [and t]his season, Immaculate’s schedule allowed it to play nine different schools of Class L or LL designation. Old Lyme played one.”

Junior Alexis Fenton with ball sets the play.

 Top Old Lyme scorers were freshman Kate Walsh with 14 points, four rebounds and three steals, junior Alexis Fenton with 14 points and senior Megan Loflin with 13 points, 15 rebounds and two steals.

Bugbee told LymeLine by email after the game, “We had an outstanding season overall when you step back and look at it.” Describing the team as an, “Outstanding group of girls,” he concluded proudly, “My thanks and appreciation for what they did all season goes out to each one of them. It was my privilege to coach them.”

Old Lyme Girls Dominate Parish Hill Securing 41-11 Victory, Meet Immaculate in State Quarters Tonight at OL

Senior Melanie Warren defends effectively in the game against Parish Hill. Photo by A. Fenton.

LYME/OLD LYME UPDATED 03/07: Old Lyme played a strong game against Parish Hill Friday night coming away with a remarkable 41-11 victory over Parish Hill.

The game played at Parish Hill saw Senior Megan Loflin score 15 points, make 15 rebounds and six steals while Junior Alexis Fenton notched 10 points and made four steals. Senior Ali Kyle added 8 points with 8 steals.

After the game, Coach Bugbee commented, “Overall, this was a solid team performance for sure. Offensively we need to be better as a team going forward,” noting, “But defensively we were strong. This proved to be very problematic for Parish Hill.”

Bugbee also pointed out, “We are the only Shoreline Conference Team remaining in the Class S Tournament. Shoreline Conference Teams Valley Regional, Cromwell and East Hampton remain in the Class M Tournament.”

The girls now face #15 Immaculate at Old Lyme on Tuesday with a 7 p.m. tip-off.

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Old Lyme Girls Advance in State Tournament, Face Parish Hill Tonight

Senior Megan Loflin makes a lay-up for two points. Photos by A. Fenton.

OLD LYME — Playing at home in the first round of the CIAC Class S tournament, the Old Lyme girls soundly defeated East Windsor 56-33 on Tuesday evening.

Old Lyme scored a game-high 17 points in the second quarter followed by 12 points apiece in the third and fourth quarters.

Junior Alexis Fenton sinks a deep three-pointer.

Junior Alexis Fenton was top-scorer for the ‘Cats with 18 points while senior Megan Loflin had 14 rebounds and sophomore Avav Roth took four steals and six rebounds.

Coach Don Bugbee said after the game that it was, “A very nice team effort overall versus a much bigger and physical East Windsor team.”

He added, “We will now travel to, and face, #7 Parish Hill on Friday, March 4, in the second round of the Class S State Tournament.”

Basketball Update: Old Lyme Girls Fall to Valley in Shoreline Quarters, Move Onto States

Junior Alexis Fenton wins a hard-fought tussle for a jump ball. Photos by A. Fenton.

OLD LYME — Playing without their top-scoring player Meg Loflin, the Old Lyme girls were defeated 59-25 by Valley Regional in the Shoreline Conference quarter-final, which took place on Saturday.

Sophomore Ava Roth flies up to make a lay-up after a steal.

After the game, Coach Don Bugbee said, “We were short-handed and overmatched on this day by a very good Valley Regional team”

Senior Melanie Warren sinks a free throw.

He added, “The girls played hard throughout the game and never quit. Now we prepare for the State Tournament, which for us will begin on March 1.”