March 8, 2021

Basketball Update: Old Lyme Boys Steal Last Minute 50-47 Win Over Coginchaug

LYME/OLD LYME — In a thrilling game played away Saturday in the Coginchaug gym, the Old Lyme boys ultimately outlasted Coginchaug 50-47 in a tightly contested Shoreline Conference game.
Caden Monte his a jump shot with less than a minute to go to give Old Lyme the lead at 48-47 and Jacob Ritchie added two free throws with five seconds left for the final victory.
Coginchaug had a last second look at three points on the buzzer, which would have tied the game, but — for the Coginchaug fans — excruciatingly, it bounced out.
Leading the Wildcats was Jacob Ritchie with 16 points, Colbe Andrews was close behind with 13 and Frank Sablone added 10.
Coginchaug was led by AJ Defilio with 17 points, Tyler Garratson 13, and Jaysen Penney 11.
The boys meet Valley this evening away with a 5:30 p.m. tip-off.

Basketball Update: Playing N. Branford, Girls Continue Winning Streak, Boys Victorious in Gritty Game

OLD LYME/NORTH BRANFORD — The boys and girls teams both defeated their North Branford opponents last night, the girls playing away while the boys, for whom it was senior night, were at home.

In Coach Kaczor’s words, the boys, “… hung on to beat a scrappy North Branford team 58-51.”

Read a full report of the boy’s game published in The Day at this link.

The girls faced a tough challenge down at North Branford but ultimately secured their seventh win a row and advanced to a 7-1 record. The final score was 51-44.

Emily DeRoehn had 16 points and 10 rebounds while Sam Gray notched 12 points and Emma McCulloch seven points and 10 rebounds.

After the game, coach Don Bugbee told LymeLine, “This was a very hard fought battle from start to finish. The girls earned this win for sure. Congrats to them all!”

The Junior Varsity girls also defeated the Thunderbirds winning 46-36. Sophomores Alexis Fenton and Hayley Cann had respectively 16 and 12 points. Freshman Ava Roth added nine.

The girls face Valley Regional Monday, March 8, at Old Lyme on their Senior Night. Tip-off for Varsity is 5:30 p.m. and JV at 4 p.m.

Basketball Update: Both Teams Meet Morgan – Girls Win Sixth Game in a Row, Boys Lose 62-47

Coach Don Bugbee talks to his team during a time-out in a recent game. Photo by Hildie Heck.

LYME/OLD LYME — The Old Lyme girls pulled off a solid 56-40 victory against Morgan on Monday, winning their sixth game in succession and advancing to a stellar 6-1 record.

Senior Sam Gray had 23 points including four three-pointers and five rebounds. Fellow senior Emily DeRoehn notched eight points, 11 rebounds and seven assists while Ali Kyle added eight points.

Coach Don Bugbee told LymeLine after the game, “This was an excellent team effort and win for the girls against a very good Morgan team.”

The Old Lyme Junior Varsity (JV) girls maintained their unbeaten 5-0 record with a 48-27 win over Morgan.

Sophomore Alexis Fenton scored 21 points with three three-pointers and freshman Ava Roth added 10 points.

The girls play away at North Branford, Thursday, March 4, with a JV tip-off at 4:30 p.m. and Varsity at 6 p.m.

An Old Lyme player looks to pass the ball in fourth quarter action from Monday evening’s game against Morgan played in the Lyme-Old Lyme High School gym.

Despite a strong second quarter in which they outscored Morgan 18-13, the Old Lyme boys could not get ahead of their opponents at any point in the game. The final score in Morgan’s favor was 62-47.

Top scorer for the Wildcats was Jacob Ritchie with 16 points. Colbe Andrews added nine points and Frank Sablone six. Zach Johnson had an outstanding 25 points for Morgan.

Gracious in defeat, Old Lyme coach Kirk Kaczor told LymeLine after the game, “Morgan had a great performance.”

Basketball Update: Both Teams Defeat H-K; Boys Lose to Hale-Ray

LYME/OLD LYME — The Old Lyme girls continued their winning streak winning a fifth game in succession Thursday when they trounced Haddam-Killingworth (H-K) 51- 25. Old Lyme advanced to a 5-1 record while H-K fell to 0-6.

Senior Emily DeRoehn had 15 points, including going 11-15 from the Foul Line, six rebounds and two assists while Emma McCulloch scored 10 points and had 12 rebounds. Other contributors were Ali Kyle with 8 points, Sam Gray also with 8 and Grace Lathrop with seven.

After the game, Coach Don Bugbee commented on his girl’s performance, saying, It was a very nice team win for the girls. We got contributions from everyone on both the offensive and defensive ends of the game.”

In the Junior Varsity game, Old Lyme defeated Haddam-Killingworth 40-24. Alexis Fenton scored 16 points, Ali Kyle 10 and Melanie Warren six.

The girls meet Morgan in an away game, Monday, March 1, with the JV game tipping off at 4 and Varsity at 6 p.m.

Kirk Kaczor’s boys made up for a mid-week 42-57 home loss to Hale-Ray on Wednesday with a convincing 64-50 win over H-K on Thursday. 

After the H-K game, Kaczor commented, “[This was] a good win for us.” noting that Jacob Ritchie had scored 18 points and Frank Sablone 16.

Playing at home, the Old Lyme boys meet Morgan Monday, March 1, with the JV game tipping off at 4 and Varsity at 6 p.m.

Basketball Update: Old Lyme Boys Pull Off Thrilling Win Over Saybrook in Final Minute, Girls Rout OS With 50-21 Victory

LYME/OLD LYME — Both Old Lyme basketball teams scored major wins over perennial Shoreline rival Old Saybrook yesterday.  Kirk Kaczor’s boys, playing away, only secured their 44-39 victory in the last minute whereas the girls dominated from the start in their home game, which ended with a 50-21 win.

Leading scorers for the Old Lyme boys were Frank Sablone with 14 points and seven rebounds — including going 4-4 down the stretch of a tight game — and John Almy, who added 12 points.

Kaczor described the final thrilling minute of the game to LymeLine, saying, “Mav Swaney hit the go-ahead bucket with a minute to go, putting the Wildcats up for good at 40-39.”  Then he said, “Sablone hit two free-throws with less than a minute to go to take Old Lyme to 42-39.” The cherry on the top came when Colbe Andrews hit two more points with less than 20 seconds left for the final margin.

Leading scorers for Old Saybrook were Auggie Albert with 12 points and Ben Yost with 10.

Don Bugbee’s girls meanwhile had a much easier time of it cruising to a 50-21 victory over Old Saybrook (2-1) with seniors Emily DeRoehn and Sam Gray scoring respectively 20 and 17 points. DeRoehn also had six rebounds and two steals while Junior Megan Loflin notched seven points.

Bugbee was pleased with his girls’ performance saying, “[It was] a solid team effort and a nice win for the girls,” noting, “Our defense was pretty good overall.” He added in summary, “The girls minimized shots taken, forced turnovers, and rebounded well.”

Having won the last four games in succession, the Old Lyme girls are now 4-1.

The Old Lyme Junior Varsity (JV) girls also won their game decisively 45-15. Sophomore Alexis Fenton scored 16 points, freshman Ava Roth 10, and sophomore Hayley Cann nine.

The girls play at home against Haddam-Killingworth Thursday, Feb. 25, with the JV tip-off at 4 p.m. and Varsity at 5:30 p.m.

Basketball: Old Lyme Girls Storm to Another Victory

LYME/OLD LYME — The Old Lyme girls continued their winning ways Saturday with a convincing 58-29 away win over Hale-Ray. Don Bugbee’s varsity team has now won three games in succession taking the Wildcats to a 3-1 record, while Hale-Ray falls to 1-2.

Senior Sam Gray had an outstanding game, draining 18 points, taking six rebounds and contributing three assists. Fellow senior Emily DeRoehn also had a big game in which she notched 12 points, seven rebounds, four steals and three assists while senior Emma McCulloch was not far behind with 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks.

Junior Megan Loflin was another key contributor with 10 points, four rebounds and three steals.

Coach Bugbee commented to LymeLine after the game, “This was a solid team win in a game that also provided the younger kids opportunities to play,” adding, “Going forward, we need everyone to contribute, whether at practice or in a game, in order to be successful each day.”

Old Lyme girls play perennial Shoreline rival Old Saybrook Monday, Feb. 22, with a 5:30 p.m. tip-off in Old Lyme and then Haddam-Killingworth, also in Old Lyme, Thursday, Feb. 25, with another 5:30 p.m. tip-off.

The Old Lyme boy’s game against Coginchaug scheduled for Saturday were cancelled.

Wildcat Basketball: Girls Dominate Westbrook, Boys Take Tough Loss After Knights Play Huge Third Quarter

OLD LYME/WESTBROOK — Playing away, the Old Lyme girls (2-1) cruised to an emphatic 58-12 Shoreline Conference victory over Westbrook (0-2) Tuesday evening.

Senior Sam Gray contributed a game-high 15 points while fellow senior Emma McCulloch was close behind with 14 points and six rebounds and junior Megan Loflin equaled McCulloch in terms of both points and rebounds.

A delighted coach Don Bugbee commented, “This was a very good team win with contributions from everyone.’

The Old Lyme girls, playing away for the third time in succession, meet Hale-Ray on Thursday, Feb. 18.

The Old Lyme boys (1-1), playing at home, did not have the same success as the girls. Westbrook was a tough opponent, but the Wildcats were only down 30-26 at the half in this Shoreline Conference game.

Westbrook played an exceptional third quarter, scoring 22 points to Old Lyme’s seven. The ‘Cats made a strong recovery effort in the fourth quarter outscoring the Knights by 29 points to 21, but ultimately it was not enough. The final score was 73-62 in Westbrook’s favor.

Top scorers for Old Lyme were Colbe Andrews with a game-high 25 points and Jacob Ritchie with 16.


Old Lyme Basketball Boys Defeat Portland 59-54 in Season Opener at Home, Girls Crush Portland 56-13 Away

OLD LYME — The official high school basketball season finally opened last night and Kirk Kaczor’s Old Lyme boys pulled off a thrilling 59-54 win at home against Portland, despite a dismal third quarter in which they were outscored 19-8.

In a game played with no fans due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Colbe Andrews made a significant contribution to the victory for the Wildcats taking an impressive 15 rebounds.

The boy’s next game is at home on Tuesday Feb. 16 at home, when the team face Westbrook.

Meanwhile on the same night, Don Bugbee’s Old Lyme girls playing away, also pulled off a victory against Portland, but with much less effort than the boys. The final score was 56-13 taking Old Lyme to 1-1 record. The girls were defeated by Coginchaug 41-22 on Tuesday.

After the game, Bugbee said, “After our Season opening game loss to Coginchaug on Feb 10, the Team regrouped and played very well versus Portland.” He added, “It was a solid team effort in every aspect on both the Offensive and Defensive ends of the floor.”

Senior Emma McCulloch scored 16 points, took 8 rebounds and made 2 blocks, while fellow senior Emily DeRoehn notched 12 points with 12 rebounds and 2 steals. The third senior on the team, Sam Gray, added 13 points and made 8 rebounds.

The JV team extended their record to 2-0 with wins over Coginchaug (37-29) and Portland (46-16.)

The girl’s next games ire both away on Tuesday Feb. 16, and at Hale Ray on Feb 18.

Winter Sports Start in Lyme-Old Lyme Schools with Practices, Games Begin Feb. 8

Basketball practices start today for both the boys’ and girls’ squads at Lyme-Old Lyme Schools.

LYME/OLD LYME — Not only do Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Schools reopen today after the Martin Luther King Day holiday, but the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) winter high school sports season also starts.

This latter situation became possible after the CIAC Board of Control approved the CIAC Winter Sports Plan at a meeting last Thursday, Jan. 14, which allows students to start practicing (CIAC) winter sports of basketball, fencing, gymnastics and ice hockey Jan. 19 and to commence competition, Feb. 8.

In the same way as the fall season, the winter sports plan will be shorter and stay closer to home since, again, there will be no state tournaments, which can cause teams to travel all over the state. There will, however, be an equivalent of  the Shoreline Conference Tournament for Lyme-Old Lyme Schools held March 15-28. Not all member schools will necessarily compete, however, as the CIAC has permitted the final decision regarding whether to participate in winter sports to be made at school level.

The winter season is scheduled to run through March 28 and, at this point, the spring sports season is planned to start March 29.

Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Superintendent Ian Neviaser explained exclusively to LymeLine that the plan for LOL Schools winter sports season is that, “All sports [which include basketball, fencing, gymnastics and ice hockey] except wrestling and indoor track,” will start practicing today. The CIAC has deemed wrestling a high-risk activity meaning, it, “does not recommend any activities beyond small group conditioning and non-contact skill building for the duration of the winter season.”

Although indoor track has been categorized as a “moderate and lower risk sports,” and can therefore start practices today, Neviaser states, “We are working to find ways to have indoor track outside so we may be able to hold competitions that way.” The CIAC is not allowing indoor track meets until March at the earliest.

Masks will be required at all times by athletes, coaches, game personnel and officials, but Lyme-Old Lyme Schools will not be allowing spectators at any games or sporting events.

Asked to comment on the overall CIAC’s Winter Sports Plan, Neviaser said by email, “The lack of virus transmission during fall sports supports the CIAC’s current position,” adding, “We are glad to see our students once again having the opportunity to exercise and compete against their peers at other schools.”

He noted in conclusion, “Unfortunately, we cannot have fans but will live stream as many games as we can.” LymeLine will publish details of all games, which are being live-streamed, as soon as they are available.

Region 4 Asks Valley-Old Lyme Co-op Football Coach to Resign

Action from a Warriors game against Old Saybrook played on the Lyme-Old Lyme Varsity Field in 2016. File photo,

AREAWIDE — The press and social media are currently swirling with articles*, opinion pieces* and comments relating to the requested resignation of the extremely popular Valley Regional High School (VRHS) football coach and gym teacher Tim King by the Region #4 Superintendent Brian White.

Region 4 comprises the middle and high school-age students of Chester, Deep River and Essex; each of the three towns operates their own elementary schools.

Lyme-Old Lyme High School (LOLHS) students play football on the VRHS ‘Warriors’ team in a formalized co-operative arrangement, which has been in place for some 10 years. Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Schools Superintendent Ian Neviaser explained, however, that the co-op arrangement does not mean LOL Schools had any involvement in the recent actions of the Region #4 Superintendent.

Neiaser said by email, “In our current cooperative football agreement with Valley Regional, Region #4 employs the head coach. Therefore, any action or proposed action is independent of the Region #18 [Lyme-Old Lyme Schools] Board of Education.”

According to news reports, the issue that prompted White to ask for King’s resignation was King’s presence at an Independent Football League practice held in Lyme, which included players from both VRHS and LOLHS. The League was formed in response to the cancellation of the high school football season by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference.

Since he is the VRHS/LOLHS football coach, King was not permitted by Region #4 to coach in the Independent Football League. According to numerous reports, King submits he complied with that ruling and many witnesses have substantiated that statement.

Neviaser noted in his email, “Region #18 has no involvement in any independent sports programs that are not a part of our annual budget.”

The captain of the VRHS/LOLHS co-op football team Jack Cox started a petition on, requesting that Tim King should retain his positions at Valley Regional High School. As at 12 a.m., Nov. 23, more than 2,760 people had signed the petition.

Editor’s Note: *Articles and opinions referenced for this article include:
Three local teams to compete in 11-on-11 Independent Football League by Ned Griffen, published Oct. 23, by The Day.

Players, parents upset that Valley/Old Lyme coach King being forced to resign by Ned Griffen, published Nov. 21, by The Day.

Coach asked to resign for involvement in independent football league by Sean Patrick Bowley, published Nov. 21, in the New Haven Register.

Tim King has the community — and the truth — on his side by Mike DiMauro, published Nov. 23, by The Day.

Valley Regional high school coach asked to resign by school district for involvement in independent football league formed during the pandemic in The Courant.

Lyme-Old Lyme Coaches, Athletes Feature Prominently in Shoreline Conference Fall Awards

Emily DeRoehn is the 2020 Shoreline Conference Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year.

LYME/OLD LYME — Emily DeRoehn has been named Shoreline Conference Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year.

Lyme-Old Lyme boys’ soccer coach Ally Gleason and girls’ volleyball coach Erin Crayton were both named Shoreline Conference Coaches of the Year for their respective sports. Kendra Flaherty was named Shoreline Conference Girls’ Soccer Assistant Coach of the Year.

Additional honors awarded to Lyme-Old Lyme High School players included:

First Team

Emily DeRoehn
Ellie Zrenda

Second Team
Sam Gray, Alexis Fenton and Grace Lathrop made the second team and

Honorable Mention
Abby Manthous
Stephanie Mauro
Lauren Wallace

First Team
Mike Milazzo
Anders Silberberg

Second Team
Avery Welch

Honorable Mention
Tim O’Brien and Jesper Silberberg

Second Team
Melanie Warren
Abigail Sicuranza

Honorable Mention
Abby Speckhals

Boys’ Team
Aidan Powers

Girls’ Team
Maddy Morgado
Alyssa Spooner

Congratulations to all these excellent athletes!

Old Lyme Fall at Final Hurdle Losing Shoreline Championship 3-2, but Exit with Their Heads Held High

Junior Abby Manthous (left) scored both goals for Old Lyme in Monday’s Shoreline Championship loss to Haddam-Killingworth. All photos by E. Mauro.

OLD LYME — It just wasn’t meant to be …

Top-seeded Old Lyme could not pull off a victory in their final game of the season to win the Shoreline Championship for the first time since 2016.

Sophomore Alexis Fenton played a determined role in the game.

Although they were the underdogs as third seeds and playing away from home, Haddam-Killingworth had a certain determination about them. They scored first after 27 minutes taking the score to 1-0 at half-time.

Despite H-K coming out and scoring again after six minutes in the second half, the Wildcats were anything but beaten at that point.

MacKenzie Machnik takes the ball up the field while junior Ali Kyle (#21) keeps pace with her.

Junior Abby Manthous put the ball in the net off a corner kick a short time later bringing the score back to 2-1 and giving Old Lyme renewed hope.

Junior Emily DeRoehn set up the first Old Lyme goal for Manthous.

That hope was dissipated somewhat when the Cougars scored again with 13 minutes remaining, but still the Wildcats didn’t give up.

With the score at 3-1 and 2:23 left on the clock, Manthous found the back of the net again, this time directly from a corner kick.

Senior goalie Sam Gray defended the goal valiantly throughout the game.

It was not enough to win the game, but the girls ended the season with an extraordinary record of 10-1-1 and prior to this game, an unbeaten season behind them on which they can look back with tremendous pride.


Old Lyme Girls Sail Into Shoreline Semis After Boys Bow Out

Lila Powers races down the field in a determined effort to beat her Old Saybrook opponent to the ball. All photos by E. Mauro.

OLD LYME — Having watched the third-seeded Old Lyme boys unexpectedly lose 3-1 to #6 seeds Haddam-Killingworth, the top-seeded Old Lyme girls came out slightly nervously Wednesday afternoon to face Old Saybrook, who were seeded eighth.

Jesper Silberberg (left) scores the only goal for Old Lyme in Wednesday’s quarter-final game against Haddam-Killingworth.

The lone scorer for the boys, who are coached by Ally Gleason, was Jesper Silberberg.

Ali Kyle at right in photo (#21) scored the first goal for Old Lyme while #17 McKenzie Machnik guarded an Old Saybrook defender closely.

In the girl’s game, Old Saybrook scored first and then Ali Kyle equalized for Old Lyme off a rebound from a Maddie McCullough shot.

Maddie McCullough (center) created the opportunity for Ali Kyle to score Old Lyme’s first goal and then scored the decisive third goal herself.

Emily DeRoehn scored the second goal for the Wildcats to take the score to 2-1 at the half.

Grace Lathrop (#3) storms down the field ahead of a Saybrook defender.

Coach Paul Gleason must have had some motivating words for his team during half-time because the girls came out firing on all cylinders in the second half.

Luisa Raby (#10) advances towards a loose ball.

The Wildcats came out in the second half with renewed confidence and sophomore McCullough then put the ball in the net herself to score the ‘Cats third goal.

Abby Manthous

The impressive fourth Old Lyme goal was scored off a free-kick by sophomore Alexis Fenton.

Alexis Fenton scored Old Lyme’s fourth goal.

Senior Lauren Wallace (#18 in photo below) scored the final goal for the ‘Cats.

Sophomore Ryleigh Russell, filling in for regular goalie Sam Gray, made numerous important saves.

The final score was 5-1 to Old Lyme, who now play their semifinal game at home against fourth-seeded Coginchaug on Friday with a 2 p.m. kick-off.

Stephanie Mauro (#4) and McKenzie Machnik (#17) made important contributions to Old Lyme’s victory.

In the boy’s game, Tim O’Brien (center in photo below, at left) played a significant role …

… while Jonah Lathrop gave a strong performance in goal.

Wildcat Soccer Quarterfinal Double-Header to be Held Today in Old Lyme

The Cromwell goalie saves a shot by an Old Lyme player in the Wildcats 3-1 victory over Cromwell on Saturday.

OLD LYME — UPDATE: 3:30pm: LOL Boys lose 3-1 to Haddam-Killingworth.
3:48pm: LOL Girls defeat Old Saybrook 5-1

The Shoreline Conference Soccer Championship brings a quarterfinal double-header to the Old Lyme varsity field tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 11.

The Lyme-Old Lyme boys, seeded third, coached by Ally Gleason, take on #6 Haddam-Killingworth at noon followed by the top seeded Lyme-Old Lyme girls, coached by Ally’s father, Paul, face #8 Old Saybrook with a 2 p.m. kick-off.


Last Saturday, Nov. 7, the Old Lyme girls defeated Cromwell 3-1 with goals by Abby Manthous, Kyle and Emily DeRoehn. Below are some action photos from that game taken by Elizabeth Mauro, captions to be added shortly.





Girls Win, Boys Draw Against Hale-Ray, Tuesday

Stephanie Mauro (#4) had the assist on the first goal in Old Lyme’s 3-0 victory over Hale-Ray on Tuesday.

Playing away, the Old Lyme girls pulled off a resounding 3-0 defeat of Hale-Ray on Tuesday with all the goals scored in the first half.

Maddie McCulloch scored first, assisted by Steph Mauro, and then Mauro herself scored the second goal assisted by Abby Manthous .

Ellie Zrenda scored the third and last of Old Lyme’s goals unassisted.

The third goal came when Ellie Zrenda put the ball in the back of the net unassisted.

Stephanie Mauro (left) takes on a Hale-Ray defender.

Since regular goalie Sam Grey is out until Nov. 13, sophomore Rhyleigh Russell started in goal for the Wildcats. Later in the game, Nyla Goulis and Margot Paynter also went in goal .

Playing at home, the Old Lyme boys tied Hale Ray 2-2 on Tuesday.

Anders Silberberg scored both goals for Old Lyme with assists from Jesper Silberberg and Mike Milazzo.

Matt Conroy scored both goals for Hale Ray

Jonah Lathrop was in net for the Wildcats and made one save. Meanwhile, Loudon Chupas was in goal for Hale Ray and notched 12 saves.

Old Lyme is now 5-2-2

Old Lyme Boys Crush Cromwell 4-1 on Senior Day

Mike Milazzo (center), who scored two goals for Old Lyme, moves swiftly down the field. All photos by E. Mauro.

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme boys celebrated their Senior Day with a resounding 4-1 win over Cromwell.

Mike Milazzo scored two goals and an assist, while Anders Silberberg and Tim O’Brien put away one goal each for the Wildcats.

Anders Silberberg (#30) sets the ball before scoring for Old Lyme.

Jesper Silberberg contributed two assists.

Cromwell’s lone goal was scored by Zack Randazzo with an assist from Logan Fox.

Tim O’Brien (#2) scored a spectacular header for the Wildcats.

Jonah Lathrop was in goal for the Wildcats and notched seven saves for Old Lyme. At the other end of the field, James Grodzicki was in goal for Cromwell and made seven saves.

Old Lyme is now 5-2-1.

Old Lyme Soccer Girls Continue Unbeaten Season With Win Over East Hampton

Emily DeRoehn (#15) heads the ball into the net in the second half of the Wildcats game Thursday against the Bellringers. DeRoehn’s lone goal in the game gave the Wildcats a 1-0 victory. Photo by E.Mauro.

LYME/OLD LYME — The Old Lyme girls celebrated Senior Day Thursday afternoon with a 1-0 victory over East Hampton which, in turn, meant they retained their unbeaten record.

After a scoreless first half, Emily DeRoehn headed in a ball off of a corner kick from Abby Manthous with 21:51 left on the clock.

Wildcat goalie Sam Grey made eight saves.

Old Lyme is now 5-0-1.


Old Lyme Boys Continue Unbeaten Run, Defeat Coginchaug 6-1

OLD LYME — Allyson Gleason’s Old Lyme boys continued their unbeaten run with a convincing 6-1 win over Coginchaug Thursday afternoon on the Lyme-Old Lyme High School home field.

Tim O’Brien, Jesper Silberberg and David Evers each had a goal for Old Lyme while Anders Silberberg, Avery Welch and Luke Celic each had a goal and an assist for the ‘Cats.

Coginchaug’s lone goal was scored by Shane Buckheit unassisted.

Jonah Lathrop was in goal for Old Lyme and made eight saves; Dylan Zolnik was in goal for Coginchaug and notched six saves

Old Lyme’s record is now 4-0-1.

Both Old Lyme Soccer Teams Crush North Branford Opponents; Girls Win 7-0, Boys 6-0

A corner taken by Abby Manthous (center) led to Old Lyme’s second goal against North Branford and she also assisted the third goal scored by the Wildcats. Photo by E. Mauro.

LYME/OLD LYME — In a remarkable display of strength and skill, both Old Lyme soccer teams came away with convincing victories over their North Branford counterparts Wednesday afternoon. Playing at home, the Old Lyme girls won 7-0 while the boys, playing away, handed a 6-0 defeat to the Thunderbirds.

First half goals in the girl’s game were scored by Mackenize Machnik assisted by Alexis Fenton with 27:59 on the clock and then Grace Lathrop headed in the second goal off of a corner kick by Abby Manthous with 15:21 remaining.

Alexis Fenton scored 1 minute and 50 seconds into the second half with an Abby Manthous assist followed by a Livie Bass goal with 28:02 left in the half. Alexis Fenton had the assist on the second goal in the second half.

Ella Curtis-Reardon assisted Kayla O’Leary’s goal with 10:31 on the clock and Maddie McCullouch scored the sixth goal unassisted with 8:21 remaining.

Maddie McCullouch (center) scored the sixth goal for Old Lyme unassisted. Photo by E. Mauro.

The seventh and final goal came when Alexis Fenton scored a penalty after she had been tripped in the box with around six minutes left in the game.

Sam Grey made two saves for the Wildcats in goal.

The boy’s game saw both Anders Silberberg and Jesper Silberberg contribute two goals and an assist each, while Owen Macadam and Tim O’Brien also both scored a goal apiece.

Avery Welch, Nevin Joshy and Lucas Dasilva each added assists for the Wildcats.

Jonah Lathrop was in goal for Old Lyme and made one save.

Michael Virginelli was in goal for North Branford and notched seven saves.

Old Lyme’s record is now 3-0-1.

Wildcat Sports Notes: Welch Scores All Four Goals in Old Lyme’s Victory Over OS, Girls Continue Unbeaten Run With Win Over Portland

LYME/OLD LYME — Boy’s Soccer: In a remarkable performance, senior captain Avery Welch scored all four goals in Old Lyme’s crushing 4-1 victory over Old Saybrook, Thursday, Oct. 8. Assists for the goals came from Mike Milazzo, Angus Tresnan and Anders Silberberg.

Jonah Lathrop was in goal for the Wildcats and made seven saves.

Nick Rothman scored Old Saybrook’s lone goal unassisted.

William Peralta was in net for the Rams and notched five saves.

Girl’s Soccer: The Old Lyme girls won their first home game Tuesday, Oct. 6, against Portland. After a scoreless first half, Old Lyme went ahead with a goal scored by Emily Deroehn off a free kick.

Sam Grey, who was in goal for Old Lyme, made nine saves.

Old Lyme’s current record is 2-0.