January 28, 2022

Old Lyme Basketball: Girls Soundly Defeat Saybrook; Girls, Boys Both Fall to Cromwell

Old Lyme freshman Kate Walsh, who was the top scorer for the Wildcats, dribbles the ball away from an opponent during the Cromwell game. All photos by Andrea Fenton.

OLD SAYBROOK: Last Saturday, Jan. 22, the Old Lyme girls, playing away, soundly defeated Old Saybrook in a solid 36-18 victory.

Freshman Kate Walsh led the Wildcat scoring with 13 points and two steals, while senior Ali Kyle added eight points with  seven steals. Senior Melanie Warren contributed seven points and fellow senior Megan Loflin notched three points, 16 rebounds and four blocks.

A delighted coach Don Bugbee commented after the game, “The girls played really hard throughout the game, especially on the defensive end of the court, and came away with a nice team effort and win.”

Kanon Oharu shoots for Old Lyme.

On Wednesday, Jan.25,  both the girls and boys’ teams were defeated by their respective Cromwell opponents. The boys, playing at home, lost 48-62 and the girls, playing away, fell by 35 points to 58.
Top scorers for the Old Lyme boys were Jacob Ritchie with 11 points, 5 assists, and 2 steals while Caden Monte added 10 points, three rebounds and one block.
Cromwell’s Jake Salafia not only scored 17 points but also made five three-pointers.

Old Lyme senior Megan Loflin and junior Alexis Fenton successfully block a shot in the Cromwell game.

Top scorer for the girls was freshman Kate Walsh with nine points.
The girls’ record is now 5-5 for the season and 3-5 in the Shoreline Conference.

Old Lyme Girls’ Basketball: Two Losses for the Wildcats, But they “Never Quit” (Coach Bugbee)

Ali Kyle takes a shot during the Wildcats game against North Branford.

OLD LYME — Last Friday, Jan. 14, the Old Lyme girls suffered a heartbreaking 36-35 loss to Morgan. Junior Alexis Fenton scored three three-pointers in her 13 points and senior Megan Loflin added 12 points and 14 rebounds.

Coach Don Bugbee said, “The girls played their hearts out during this game, and we came up just a bit short. Without a doubt, the last five seconds of the game were ‘one for the ages.’”

Alexis Fenton (#23) falls to the ground on an opposition player during the Wildcats’ hard-fought game against North Branford.

On Tuesday, Jan. 18, Old Lyme was soundly defeated 52-34 at home by North Branford. Old Lyme freshman Kate Walsh put up 13 points while senior Megan Loflin notched six points and 10 rebounds.

Bugbee commented, “The girls played hard and never quit, but were overmatched on this night by a bigger, aggressive North Branford team.”

Old Lyme’s season record now stands at 4-4.

Old Lyme Girls’ Basketball: Wildcats Defeat Lyman Memorial Handily; Fenton, Walsh Score 14 Points Apiece

Old Lyme Sophomore Ava Roth (center) is double-teamed by Lyman Allyn players during the game.

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme girls had a decisive win over Lyman Memorial on Wednesday evening, earning a 43-28 victory.

Old Lyme freshman Kate Walsh (#5) and senior Meg Loflin try to grab a loose ball.

Freshman Kate Walsh and Junior Alexis Fenton both scored 14 points while Senior Megan Loflin added 11 points and 16 rebounds.

After the game, coach Don Bugbee commented, “The girls played hard throughout the game and obviously it’s always nice to get a win.”

He cautioned, however, “There were numerous aspects of the game that need immediate attention and correction. That process will take place, starting at tomorrow’s practice.”

Old Lyme’s record now stands at 4-2.

The girls’ next game is against Morgan this evening (Jan. 14) with JV tipping off at 5:30 p.m. and Varsity at 7 p.m.

In this hoop action, Old Lyme senior Megan Loflin takes a lay-up.

 

Junior Alexis Fenton (#23) dribbles down the court.

 

Old Lyme senior Ali Kyle is hard at work on defense in this shot.

Old Lyme Basketball Update: Boys, Girls Both Win Big Against H-K Teams

Senior Ali Kyle makes a lay-up to score for Old Lyme in Monday’s game against Haddam-Killingworth. Kyle ended the game with 15 points.

OLD LYME — Both the boys’ and girls’ Old Lyme basketball defeated their Haddam-Killingworth (H-K) opponents yesterday evening. The girls won handily 36-20 at H-K while the boys, playing at home, secured a convincing 66-48 victory.

Meghan Loflin (center) defends effectively in the game against H-K

In the girls’ game, the girls made a terrific come-back in the second half, holding H-K to only four points in the third quarter and keeping a completely clean sheet in the fourth.

Senior Ali Kyle scored 15 points and made six steals, freshman Kate Walsh notched six points and six steals while senior Megan Loflin took eight rebounds, plus five blocks and four steals.

Junior Alexis Fenton leaves her opponent behind as she advances up the court.

After the game, a delighted coach Don Bugbee said by email, “After not playing (3) scheduled games over the last 2 weeks because of COVID issues and a snow day cancellation, we got off to a very slow start against a much bigger HK team.”

He continued, “Defensive changes, starting in the second quarter and continuing throughout the second half, were the differences that allowed the girls to come away with the win.”

Three boys made major contributions to their team’s win with Jacob Ritchie scoring 20 points while adding seven  steals and three rebounds, John Almy making 19 points, six rebounds and two assists, and Caden Monte also notching 19 points along with six rebounds and a block.
Coach Ken Beeman commented later in an email, “A strong second quarter gave us the energy we needed. The boys carried the momentum throughout the rest of the game.”

Lyme-Old Lyme HS Boys’ Basketball: Wildcats Come Up Three Points Short Against Hale-Ray

OLD LYME — Old Lyme put up a great fight against Hale Ray Tuesday evening despite having four key players unable to play due COVID protocols. The Wildcats ultimately were defeated by only three points in the 59-56 loss on their home court.

It was a real team effort for the Wildcats under challenging circumstances.

Caden Monte led Old Lyme’s scoring with 18 points while also adding nine rebounds and two blocks. Both Jacob Ritchie and John Almy notched 11 Points with Ritchie also making five steals and assists apiece. Almy made three rebounds and an assist.
Nick Cox grabbed eight points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals. Reese McGuire added four points and six rebounds.

The missing Old Lyme players were Frank Sablone, Mav Swaney, Sam Mullaney and Alex Olsen.

Top scorers for Hale-Ray were Mamush Ciccerello with 19, Avery Guglietti with 15 and Loudon Chapas with 14.
The Varsity boys’ next game is away against Old Saybrook on Friday, Jan. 7, tipping off at 7 p.m. This follows a girls’ Varsity game at 5 p.m. at the same venue.

Old Lyme Girl’s Basketball: Fenton, Loflin Combine for 22 Wildcat Points, But Westbrook Still Wins

Kate Walsh (#5), third from left in photo, dribbles the ball during the Wildcats game against Westbrook Tuesday, Dec. 28.

OLD LYME — Last Tuesday, Dec. 28, the Old Lyme Wildcats — playing at home — were defeated 39-31 by the Westbrook Knights, despite junior Alexis Fenton netting 12 points while senior Megan Loflin both added 10 points and took 13 rebounds.

Top Wildcat scorer Alexis Fenton prepares to throw the ball to Megan Loflin during the game against Westbrook. All photos by A. Fenton.

Coach Don Bugbee said after the game, “Westbrook played very well for the win on a night when we struggled a great deal offensively.”

Old Lyme’s Melanie Warren #11 defends energetically against a Westbrook shot towards the hoop.

Putting a positive spin on the outcome, he noted, “We will learn from it and move on to the next game.”

Megan Loflin (#30) scores two of her 10 points during the game against Westbrook.

 

The girls should have played St. Bernard game on Thursday but the game had to be postponed because five girls on the St. Bernard team tested positive for COVID-19.

Westbrook ‘s Varsity record is now 3-0 while Old Lyme’s stands at 2-2.

There was no Junior Varsity game since Westbrook does not have a JV Team.

The Old Lyme girls play Hale Ray away on Tuesday, Jan. 4, with the varsity team tipping off at 7 p.m. and JV at 5:30 p.m.

Then on Friday, Jan. 7, both the Old Lyme girls and boys teams play away at Old Saybrook in what is expected to be an especially exciting  afternoon and evening of basketball.  The JV girls tip off at 3:30 p.m., the Varsity girls at 5 p.m. and then the Varsity boys follow at 7 p.m.

Old Lyme Girls Crush Portland 51-34 with Roth, Walsh Each Scoring 17 Points

OLD LYME — Despite being what coach Don Bugbee described as. “short-handed and undersized,” the Old Lyme basketball girls soundly defeated Portland 51-34 on Wednesday.

The varsity team stands during the National Anthem

In Bugbee’s words, “The girls’ efforts and competitiveness came through for us big-time.”

Freshman Kate Walsh, pictured below (#5) making a lay-up, and sophomore Ava Roth scored 17 points apiece, while Roth also added eight steals.


Senior Megan Loflin made a major contribution with nine points, 15 rebounds and four blocks.

Junior Alexis Fenton, pictured in the photo above dribbling the ball, notched eight points.

Old Lyme’s record is now 2-1 and Portland’s falls to 1-2.

The Junior Varsity (JV) team won their game 38-12, pushing their record to 2-1.

In that game, sophomore Ella Curtiss-Reardon and freshman Grace Ferman led all scorers with 10 points each. Sophomore Calla Gilson added seven points.

Upcoming games are Tuesday, Dec. 28, when the Old Lyme girls take on Westbrook at Old Lyme, and Thursday, Dec. 30, when Old Lyme travels to St. Bernard’s.  Only the Varsity team will play on Tuesday, tipping off at 6 p.m. Both teams play Thursday with JV starting at 5:30 p.m. and Varsity at 7 p.m.

Old Lyme Basketball Girls Start Season With One Win, One Loss

This season, Don Bugbee starts his 27th year as coach of the Lyme-Old Lyme High School Girls Varsity Basketball team.

OLD LYME — Noting, “It’s hard to believe at time,” Don Bugbee started his 27th season as coach of the Lyme-Old Lyme High School Girl’s Varsity Basketball team on Thursday, Dec. 16, with a game away against Coginchaug.

Sadly, the girls lost 50-42 but bounced back on Saturday (Dec. 18) with a thrilling 36-34 victory at home over St Bernard (2-1.)

Sophomore Ava Roth scored nine points, while junior Alexis Fenton  added eight. Freshmen Kelly Sheehan and Kate Walsh added six points apiece, and senior Megan Loflin notched not only five points but also made 11 rebounds.

The Wildcats record now stands at 1-1.

After the game, Bugbee said, “After our season opening game loss to Coginchaug, the team regrouped and played tough versus St Bernard.

He commented, “It was a hard-fought contest between two evenly-matched teams, with each team having the chance to win at the end.”

On Wednesday, Dec. 22, Portland travels to Old Lyme with a varsity tip-off at  p.m. and JV at 5:30 p.m.

The JV team record also stands at 1-1 after a 30-23 loss against Coginchaug and a 36-14 win over St Bernard.

Wildcat Soccer Girls Advance to Shoreline Semis, Meet Morgan Away

Olivia Kelly made eight saves for the Wildcats Saturday against Old Saybrook. File photo from Old Lyme’s game against Ledyard by Elizabeth Mauro.

OLD LYME —  UPDATED 11/03: Sadly, the girls were defeated by Morgan 2-1 in the Shoreline Conference semifinal. They now enter the state championship play-offs.

The third-seeded Old Lyme girls defeated #6 seeds Old Saybrook 2-0 in the first round of the Shoreline championship.

Both Wildcat goals came in the first half with Alexis Fenton scoring after 30 seconds off a pass from Abby Manthous, who then herself followed up 20 minutes later with the second goal off an assist by Kate Walsh.
Old Lyme goalkeeper Olivia Kelly made eight saves.
Kendra Flaherty’s girls now face second-seeded Morgan away in the semifinal on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Wildcats Celebrate Senior Day with Scoring Bonanza Against Montville in Inaugural Game on New Turf Field

Aggie Hunt blasts the ball into the net for the second goal in Saturday’s game against Montville. All photos by Elizabeth Mauro.

OLD LYME — It was a huge day in her first season as coach for Kendra Flaherty’s Old Lyme soccer girls.

Celebrating the Seniors with the Old Lyme’s unique and time-honored tradition of decorated sheets.

Saturday was not only Senior Day, when the seniors are honored at their last home game of the regular season, but it was also the team’s first game on the brand new, all-weather field at Lyme-Old Lyme High School … and the team set out to celebrate both events with no holds barred.

Ella Curtiss-Reardon kicks the ball past the Montville keeper for the Wildcat’s third goal.

The girls came out onto the field exuberantly and by the end of the game had put a total of five goals past the Montville keeper, while their opponents had yet to find the net.
In the first half, Abby Manthous started the scoring after 14 minutes off an assist from Kate Walsh.
Next to score was Aggie Hunt with 11 minutes left in the half and assisted by Alexis Fenton.

Hannah Britt displays some deft footwork during the game.

One minute later, Ella Curtiss-Reardon scored the ‘Cats third goal unassisted and then the fourth came from Kate Walsh assisted by Lyla Powers.

Maddie McCulloch prepares to make a shot.

After the scoring bonanza in the first half, Old Lyme slowed things down in the second half but still managed to add a fifth goal after 13 minutes when Alexis Fenton stepped up and drove a penalty kick home.

Wildcat goalie Rhyleigh Russell (in pink) came in for the injured Olivia Kelly and made five important saves.

Old Lyme keeper Olivia Kelly made one save before leaving on the game with an injury. She was replaced by Rhyleigh Russell, who went on to make five saves for the Wildcats.

Learn to Row an Irish Currach in Old Lyme Today

Learn to row an Irish currach on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Hains Park in Old Lyme.

OLD LYME — Learn to row Irish … remember, you don’t need to be Irish to row Irish!

Readers are invited to try out the ancient art of Irish Currach Rowing, Saturday, Oct. 16, at Hain’s Park, Rte. 1/Boston Post Rd. in Old Lyme from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

An Irish currach is a traditional vessel made of wood lathe and covered in canvas. Currachs date back several thousand years.  They were used for trade among islands, between islands and mainland and along coastal mainland villages. The relatively light (for their size) fishing/trade boats, which could withstand high swells, have been streamlined in design for rowing competitions.

Veteran and newcomer rowers are all welcome. Pre-register before Oct. 15, and sign the waiver. Request the forms from row.currach.nl@gmail.com. Pre-register and also take an introductory lesson to receive a free team t-shirt.

The organizers suggest that attendees should bring gloves.

There is no obligation to join the group — simply come and try out currach rowing. Free coffee will be available to rowers and newcomers.

For more information, contact row.currach.nl@gmail.com

This event is sponsored by New London Currach Rowers with support from the Ancient Order of Hibernians of New London County and the Irish Coastal Club.

Old Lyme Soccer Girls Crush Westbrook 5-0

Freshman Kate Walsh passes the ball to senior Abby Manthous in Monday’s game against Westbrook. All photos by Elizabeth Mauro.

OLD LYME — Playing on their home field Monday afternoon, the Old Lyme girls emphatically defeated the Westbrook Knights 5-0.

The scoring started in the first half when Alexis Fenton scored a goal off an assist from Livie Bass with 28:22 left on the clock. Fenton then reversed roles and made the assist off which Kate Walsh scored the second goal with 7:23 left in the half.

With the score at 2-0 at the half-time whistle, the game could still have gone either way.

Stephanie Mauro (#18) scored the third goal unassisted.

But Steph Mauro tipped the balance when she opened the scoring in the second half with an unassisted goal just 15 seconds after the whistle was blown.

Callie Bass then scored a goal off a pass from Kanon O’Haru with 11 minutes left.

Zoe Eastman-Grossel rounded off the scoring with seven minutes left when she netted a goal off a pass from Kate Walsh.

Freshman goalie Oliva Kelly had four saves for Old Lyme.

Old Lyme is now 6-0-4.

The Wildcats next game is Thursday, Oct. 14, at home against Hale Ray.

Girl’s Soccer: With Six Goals in Four Games, Fenton Continues Her Scoring Ways as Old Lyme Defeat H-K

Alexis Fenton has been a major feature in Old Lyme’s scoring success this season.

LYME/OLD LYME — The Old Lyme girls notched another victory this past Thursday (Oct. 7) afternoon moving to a season record of five wins, four ties and no losses. Playing Haddam-Killingworth (H-K) away, and although down one goal at the end of the first half, Old Lyme ended the game with a 3-1 victory.

H-K scored the lone goal in the first half off a deflected corner kick.

Then in the second half, Old Lyme’s Kate Walsh scored off an assist from Steph Mauro within the first five minutes in the second half. Alexis Fenton followed with an unassisted goal with seven minutes left to play and Ella Curtiss-Reardon scored the final goal off a ball from Kate Walsh with 3:21 left in the game.

Freshman goalie Olivia Kelly made seven saves for Old Lyme.

On Monday, Oct. 4, the Wildcats faced East Hampton away, where again, although level 1-1 at the half, they came through to secure a 2-1 victory.

Fenton scored less than a minute into the game from a pass by Ali Kyle. Then East Hampton scored off of a corner kick that went into the goal off an Old Lyme player with 22 minutes left in the half.

Fenton scored with a ball over the goalie’s head after a through ball from Lyla Powers in the second half to win the game.

This time, Kelly had nine saves for Old Lyme.

The previous Thursday, Sept. 30, the girls drew at home 0-0 with Cromwell, with Wildcat goalkeeper Kelly making eight saves for Old Lyme and junior Lily Kenney having six for Cromwell.

Going all the way back to Tuesday, Sept. 28, Old Lyme — playing at home — met Coginchaug and ended the game with a emphatic 3-0 victory and moreover, all three goals were scored by the same player, namely, Alexis Fenton.

The half-time score was 1-0 after Fenton scored unassisted with 26:53 left on the clock.

Fenton scored another goal in the second half, again unassisted, and this time with 36:15 minutes remaining.

Completing her hat-trick, Fenton scored a third time, but assisted by Callie Bass on this occasion, with 11:03 minutes to play.

Meanwhile, Kelly had six saves for Old Lyme, while junior goalie Emma Samperi made nine for Coginchaug.

Old Lyme Boy’s Soccer Team Continues to Bounce Back with Win over Coginchaug

OLD LYME — On Monday, Old Lyme continued their recovery from a slow start to the season with a 2-1 win over Coginchaug.

Old Lyme’s goals were scored by Liam Celic and Anders Silberberg, who also assisted Celic’s goal.

Sam Whittle scored Coginchaug’s lone goal.

Jonah Lathrop  was in goal for the Wildcats and made four saves. Coginchaug’s goalie Logan Bender notched seven saves

Old Lyme is now 2-4-0 overall and 2-3-0 in the Shoreline Conference.

Old Lyme Boys Pull Off Decisive First Win of Season After String of Losses

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme boys notched their first win of the season with an impressive 8-1 victory Thursday afternoon over North Branford,

Goal-scorers for the Wildcats were Liam Celic, Gavin Biega, Mason Wells and Brenden Landry with one goal each and Anders Silberberg and Mason Bussman with two goals apiece.

North Branford’s lone goal was scored by Aleksander Guerrero.

Jonah Lathrop and Aidan Russell defended Old Lyme’s goal with a total of three combined saves.

The Thunderbirds goalie was Lucas Deantonio, who made a remarkable 23 saves.

After an opening loss to Ledyard in a scrimmage, the Wildcats continued to lose successively to Morgan (0-3), East Lyme (1-3), Portland (1-7) and Old Saybrook (1-4). Old Lyme is now 1-4-0 overall and 1-3-0 in the Shoreline Conference.

GO WILDCATS!

Dadonna Wins Old Lyme Country Club WGA’s 9-Hole Championship, Kurlansky of Lyme is Runner-Up

Old Lyme WGA’s 18- Hole Champion (right) stands with the trophy and her caddy Carol Gordon.

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme Country Club Women’s Golf Association (WGA) held its 18- and 9-hole Club Championship play-offs, Aug. 26

The 18-hole finalists were Hollis Barry of Essex and Kacey Constable of Old Saybrook. 

The 9-hole finalists were Carolyn Daddona of Westbrook and Patty Kurlansky of Lyme. 

Old Lyme WGA’s 9- Hole Champion Carolyn Daddona (right) stands with her trophy and caddy Cathy Burnett.

Following tradition, the WGA members followed the players around the course in a caravan of golf carts.  Despite the 90+ degree heat, the women all played exceptionally well. 

The 18-hole Club Champion was Kacey Constable and the 9-hole Club Champion was Carolyn Daddona. 

A champagne toast to the victors was held on the Clubhouse deck at the end of the tournament.

Old Lyme Rowers Just Miss a Medal for Team USA in Men’s Eight Olympic Final

The Olympic Men’s Eight+ final at the 1500 meter mark with New Zealand, who won the gold medal, in Lane 2 and Team USA in Lane 1. Germany in Lane 3 took silver followed by Great Britain in Lane 5, who won the bronze medal.

OLD LYME /TOKYO — Old Lyme’s Austin Hack and Liam Corrigan along with the remaining members of the US Men’s 8+ came in fourth in the closely-contested Olympic final Thursday evening — just missing out on a medal.

New Zealand took the gold with a winning time of 5:24:64 a but a photo finish followed for silver between Great Britain and Germany. The decision went in Germany’s favor and they were declared silver medalists with a time of 5:25:60 and Team GB took the bronze with 5:25:73.

The remaining results were:

  • US: 5:26:75
  • Netherlands: 5:27:96
  • Australia: 5:36:23

Editor’s Note: Austin and Liam, you may not have won a medal but the residents of Lyme and Old Lyme are so proud of you now … and will remain so for years to come!

Old Lyme’s Hack, Corrigan Race for Gold in US Men’s Eight TONIGHT in Tokyo

The whole of Lyme and Old Lyme will be cheering on “our” boys, Austin Hack and Liam Corrigan, tonight as they race for gold in Tokyo! This photo is taken from the repechage and includes Hack in the upper left, second boat from the top.

Austin Hack

Liam Corrigan

OLD LYME — Lyme-Old Lyme High School graduates Austin Hack (2010) and Liam Corrigan (2015) race for gold in the US Men’s Eight+ final in the Tokyo Olympics at 9:25 p.m. TONIGHT, Thursday, July 29, (which is tomorrow at 10:25 a.m. Tokyo time.)

The other five teams that qualified for the final are:

  • New Zealand
  • Great Britain
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Australia

 

US Men’s 8 with Old Lyme’s Corrigan, Hack, Advance to Olympic Final After Photo Finish in Repechage

This photo shows the finish of the men’s 8+ repechage when it was certain New Zealand had won but second place was yet to be determined after a photo finish. Great Britan was finally given second place and the US third.

TOKYO/OLD LYME — The Men’s Eight Repechage in the Tokyo Olympics turned into a thrilling race that ended with a photo finish for second place between Team US and Team Great Britain.

Ultimately, the US Men’s Eight — with Old Lyme’s Austin Hack and Liam Corrigan as crew members — was deemed to have crossed the line behind Great Britain placing the US boat in third place and Great Britain in second.

New Zealand won the race in a time of 5:22:04.

The US Men’s Eight came in third in the repechage to secure a place in the Olympic final.

The other results were:

Great Britain: 5:23:32
USA: 5:23:43
Australia: 5:25:06
Romania: 5:27:14

The top four boats all advance to the final, for which Germany and the Netherlands have already qualified. Meanwhile, Romania is eliminated.

Due to the weather conditions, all the times recorded in the repechage were significantly faster than those in the heats, for example, Germany’s winning time in its heat was 5:28:95.

The race took place at 12:50 p.m. Tokyo time on Wednesday, July 29, which was 11:50 p.m EST on Tuesday, July 28.

Watch Old Lyme’s Hack, Corrigan Tonight in US Men’s 8+ as They Race for Place in Final

Austin Hack (third from right) looks to left at the end of Heat 1 in the US 8+ Olympic championship.

TOKYO/OLD LYME — All Olympic rowing events in Tokyo scheduled for today have been postponed to Wednesday and Thursday due to the arrival of Typhoon Nepartak.

The Men’s 8+ repechage — in which the US boat that includes team members Austin Hack and Liam Corrigan from Old Lyme will participate — was already scheduled for Wednesday, July 28, but its time has been changed. It will now be rowed at 12:50 p.m. Tokyo time, which is 11:50 p.m. EST,  TONIGHT, Tuesday, July 27. (Note: Tokyo time is 13 hours ahead of EST.)

Joan Rivington, mother of Liam Corrigan

Five boats will be in the Men’s 8+ repechage — Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand, and Romania will join the US.

The first four boats in the repachage will then join Germany and The Netherlands in the final. Germany and The Netherlands qualified directly for the final by winning their respective heats.Watch Old Lyme’s Hack, Corrigan in Repechage.

We asked Joan Rivington, who lives in Lyme and is the mother of Liam Corrigan, how she was feeling about the upcoming race,

She responded by email, “That is a great question. I have a million emotions running through me but I think my biggest emotion right now is pure joy watching my son and his boat mates being able to compete in Tokyo after working so hard to get there.”

We are sure Lyme and Old Lyme are sharing her joy and so we say again loudly, “Go, Team USA!”