July 12, 2020

Old Lyme Basketball Boys Extend Unbeaten Run with Wins Over East Hampton, Portland

LYME/OLD LYME — The Old Lyme boys continued their unbeaten run last night with a 65-39 victory over East Hampton.
Jared Ritchie scored a career high 20 points and also scoring in double digits for the Wildcats was Ray Doll, who had 11 points and five assists.

Stephen Brady led East Hampton with 19 points.

On Jan. 3, Old Lyme jumped out to a 19-0 lead against Portland, but Portland climbed back eventually falling to the ‘Cats 61-44.  Ty Dean led all scorers with 15 points while Ray Doll, Brady Sheffield and Aiden Using added 10, 11 and 13 respectively for Old Lyme.
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Old Lyme Girls Pull Off Confident Win at H-K

LYME/OLD LYME — On Tuesday, Don Bugbee’s girls traveled to Haddam-Killingworth and came away with a strong 46-32 victory. Leading scorer Sam Gray notched an impressive 19 points with eight rebounds while Emily DeRoehn added nine points with nine rebounds and five steals.

Coach Bugbee commented, “It was a solid team performance overall with offensive and defensive contributions from all players.”

The team’s current record is 5-2 in the Shoreline Conference.

On Friday, Old Lyme meets Amistad at home and next Tuesday, Jan. 14, they face East Hampton, also at home.

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Wildcat Girls Defeat Portland in Gritty Game

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme girls notched an important Shoreline Conference victory yesterday when they defeated Portland 32-28. The low-scoring game was played in Old Lyme and takes the Wildcat’s conference record to 4-2.

Coach Bugbee commented after the game, “After a slow start to the game, we improved throughout the second and third quarters,” adding, “We hung on through the fourth quarter for the win, against a very determined Portland team.”

Emily DeRoehn scored 14 points and took seven rebounds along with two steals while Sam Gray grabbed nine points, six rebounds and two steals.

Upcoming games for the girls are Tuesday, Jan.7, at Haddam-Killingworth and Friday, Jan. 10, when they face Amistad in Old Lyme. Junior Varsity games tip off at 5:30 p.m. and Varsity games at 7 p.m. All games are open to the public.

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Old Lyme Girls Defeat Unbeaten Valley

LYME/OLD LYME — The Old Lyme basketball girls defeated Valley Regional 41-34 last Monday, Dec. 30.  This was Valley’s first loss of the season and coach Don Bugbee commented, “The girls played extremely hard and stayed tough for the win against a very good Valley Team, who finished with a really strong fourth quarter comeback attempt.

Game highlights included Sam Gray scoring 14 points while taking four rebounds and three steals. Meanwhile, Emily Deroehn notched 12 points and took four rebounds along with four steals.

Old Lyme’s record in the Shoreline Conference is now 3-2.

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Wildcat Boys Enjoy Strong Start to Basketball Season with Wins Over OS, Valley

LYME/OLD LYME — Kirk Kaczor’s Old Lyme boys have started the season on a high note with successive wins at home against respectively Old Saybrook on Dec. 19 and Valley Regional on Dec. 30.

Old Lyme beat Old Saybrook 80-47 with Aedan Using leading the way for Old Lyme with 24 points 12 rebounds and seven assists.  Meanwhile, Brady Sheffield notched 13 points and John Almy 12.  Old Lyme had a total of 22 assists on 28 field goals.

Davis Brown paced Old Saybrook with 32 points.

In yesterday’s battle of Shoreline teams against Valley, the final score was 61-53.  Leading the Wildcats in scoring was Brady Sheffield with 26 points.  Aedan Using contributed a total of seven assists, five blocks, eight rebounds and two steals.  Ty Dean chipped in with a career-high nine points.

Valley was led by Cade Edsinger (18 points) and Gavin Grabowski (13 points).

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Wildcat Girls Kick Off Basketball Season With Convincing Win Over Westbrook

OLD LYME — The Lyme-Old Lyme High School Girl’s Varsity team started their season strongly last Friday beating Westbrook with a convincing 53-29 victory. Playing on their home court, coach Don Bugbee commented enthusiastically, “It was a total team effort by everyone on both the offensive and defensive side of the game.”

Captain Emily DeRoehn, a Junior, notched 15 points with eight rebounds and seven steals while Sam Gray, also a Junior, scored 10 points, with three rebounds and four steals.

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Country School’s Goodman of Old Lyme Earns All-America Status at National X-Country Championships

Third-graders Laila Goodman of Old Lyme and Tillie Killam of Madison (pictured above) display their All-American awards received Dec. 14 when they took 1st and 9th place respectively in the Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships held in Madison, Wis.

OLD LYME — This past Saturday (Dec. 14), in cold and windy conditions in Madison, Wis., Laila Goodman of Old Lyme and Tillie Killam of Madison earned All-America status by taking 1st and 9th place respectively among 157 runners in the Junior Olympics (JO) Cross-Country Championships. Both girls are in third grade at The Country School in Madison, Conn.

Having finished 8th in the same competition last year in Reno, Nev., Goodman led the 7-8 girls’ race this year from start to finish, fending off challenges from top runners from California, New York, and 42 states to finish the 2K course in 8:01, five seconds ahead of the 2nd place finisher.

Going to the National JOs for the first time, Killam needed a top-25 finish to become Country School’s third-ever All-American, and she earned it with a well-paced race and a fast finishing kick to flash across the line in 8:29.

Fellow classmate Lillian Clare of Madison raced in the 9-10 year-old division and blitzed the 3K course in 13:10 to take 94th out of 242 runners. Clare, Goodman and Killam qualified for Nationals by finishing in the top 30 in Connecticut and then the top 30 in Region 1, which includes all of New England, Long Island and the Adirondacks.

In national competition, Clare, Goodman, Killam and all Country School students run for Litchfield Track Club, whose 8 and Under girls cross-country team, led by Goodman and Killam, captured 4th place in the team competition Saturday against all the club teams in the United States.

The competition was held at the Yahara Hills Golf Course in Madison, Wis. Over 4,000 youth runners in ages 7 to 18 took part in the all-day competition.

In addition to Goodman and Killam, the Litchfield Track Club 8 & Under girls team included Gwen Krukar (Goshen) 65th, Alexa Johnston (Litchfield) 102, and Attie Bergin (Goshen) 115th. There were a total of 157 finishers in their race.

The team advanced to the finals by winning the Connecticut Association meet and placing 2nd in the Region 1 Championships on Long Island in November.

Due to a USATF rule that states to compete in a national event, a runner must turn age seven by December of that year, Country School 1st grader Liv Killam could not compete after qualifying for Nationals.

Also competing for Litchfield Track Club in Wisconsin were Annecy Vlieks of Madison (12:03 for 94th, 11-12 girls), Abbie Johnston (105th, 13-14 girls), and Branford’s Liam Watson (188th, 11-12 boys).

Founded in 1955, The Country School serves 200 students in PreSchool-Grade 8 on its 23-acre campus in Madison. The Country School is committed to active, hands-on learning and a vigorous curriculum that engages the whole child. Signature programs such as Elmore Leadership, Public Speaking, STEAM, and Outdoor Education help prepare students for success in high school and beyond. See our community in action during our winter Open House on January 26 from 1-3:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.thecountryschool.org.

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Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Move Forward with Plans for $2.3 Million Artificial Turf Field

This playing field behind Lyme-Old Lyme High School is the proposed site of the turf field.

OLD LYME — The Lyme-Old Lyme Board of Education is moving forward with a plan to build a more than $2 million artificial turf athletic field, a project school officials say will conserve groundwater without placing a burden on taxpayers.

Superintendent Ian Neviaser said last week that the board has almost amassed enough money in the district’s undesignated capital expense fund to build the field. For the past two decades, the district has typically funneled 1 percent of its annual budget into the fund to help finance larger projects and avoid budget increases or the need to bond, he said.

The fund balance is currently …

Read the full article by Mary Biekert and published on theday.com Dec. 9 at this link.

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Old Lyme Soccer Girls Fall to 1-0 Holy Cross in Class S State Final

The Old Lyme girls gather happily for a team photo with Coach Paul Gleason (at right) after defeating NW Catholic 2-0 at Xavier High School in the Class S State Championship semifinal. Photo by Ally Gleason.

11/23 Update: Despite playing an excellent game, the Wildcats were defeated 1-0 this morning by Holy Cross.  Devon Bushka scored for Holy Cross 10 minutes into the second half. Congratulations to the Old Lyme girls on an incredible season — you end it with your heads held high. Visit this link to read a game report by Sean Begin and published on the Courant.com

LYME-OLD LYME — The eighth-seeded Old Lyme girls varsity soccer team faces #3 Holy Cross at 10 a.m. today at Veteran’s Park in New Britain in their bid to become Class S state champions for the fifth time in a row. Fan buses are being run from Old Lyme and it is anticipated that a huge crowd of hometown supporters will be there to cheer on the girls.

Old Lyme defeated NW Catholic 2-0 in the semifinals on Wednesday when Lydia Tinnerello, one of five team captains for Old Lyme, scored twice at Xavier High School to lift #8 Old Lyme to a convincing victory. 

Tinnerello’s first goal found the net just shy of eight minutes into the game and then she followed up in the last minute of the first half with a shot assisted by Abby Manthous. The move that culminated in the second goal had started with a free kick by another team captain Emily DeRoehn. The other captains are Katie Funaro, Melissa Mauro  and Kaylee Armenia.

Paul Gleason’s Wildcats held onto their lead through the second half to the delight of all the spectators who had traveled from Old Lyme to support the team.

After the game, Tinnerello, who will play lacross at Merrimack next year, told LymeLine in a text, “I feel great about the game. It was a complete team effort. And I’m really proud of my teammates for always working their hardest.”

GO WILDCATS!

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Old Lyme Girls Defeat NW Catholic 2-0, Advance to Fifth Consecutive Class S State Championship!

The Old Lyme girls gather happily for a team photo with Coach Paul Gleason (at right) after defeating NW Catholic 2-0 at Xavier High School in the Class S State Championship semifinal. Photo by Ally Gleason.

LYME-OLD LYME — Lydia Tinnerello, one of five team captains for Old Lyme, scored twice this evening at Xavier High School to lift #8 Old Lyme to a convincing 2-0 victory against NW Catholic and win the Wildcats a berth in the CIAC Class S soccer state final for the fifth consecutive year. Old Lyme will meet #3 Holy Cross on Saturday at Veteran’s Field in New Britain. Kick-off is scheduled for 10 a.m.

Tinnerello’s first goal found the net just shy of eight minutes into the game and then she followed up in the last minute of the first half with a shot assisted by Abby Manthous. The move that culminated in the second goal had started with a free kick by another team captain Emily DeRoehn. The other captains are Katie Funaro, Melissa Mauro  and Kaylee Armenia.

Paul Gleason’s Wildcats held onto their lead through the second half to the delight of all the spectators who had traveled from Old Lyme to support the team.

After the game, Tinnerello told LymeLine in a text, “I feel great about the game. It was a complete team effort. And I’m really proud of my teammates for always working their hardest.”

GO WILDCATS!

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Wildcats Face NW Catholic in Class S State Soccer Semifinal Tonight

LYME-OLD LYME — Paul Gleason’s Wildcat girls face Northwest Catholic tomorrow evening at Xavier High School in an effort to secure themselves a berth in the CIAC Class S soccer state final for the fifth consecutive year. This semifinal game kicks off at 7 p.m.

Old Lyme defeated the top-seeded Housatonic 7-5 on Saturday in a thrilling penalty shoot-out.

GO WILDCATS!

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After Nail-Biting PK Finish Against Top Seeds Housatonic, Old Lyme Girls Advance to State Semis Tuesday

The Wildcats celebrate their success after winning the penalty-kick shoot-out at this afternoon’s CIAC Class S State Championship quarter-final game. Photo by Ally Gleason.

Editor’s Note: Tuesday’s semifinal will be played at Xavier High School with a 7 p.m. kick-off.

Old Lyme, ranked #8, moves into the semi-finals of the CIAC Class S State Championship after defeating top-seeded Housatonic 7-5 on penalty-kicks. The PK shoot-out came after double overtime, which followed a scoreless regular time.

Old Lyme (13-2-4) now meets 13th-ranked Northwest Catholic (11-5-3) on Tuesday in the semi-final at a time and place to be determined.

GO WILDCATS!

For additional game reports, visit:

https://www.theday.com/high-school-sports/20191116/hs-roundup-old-lyme-east-lyme-girls-advance-to-state-semis-on-pks

https://www.registercitizen.com/sports/article/Old-Lyme-ousts-Housatonic-on-penalty-kicks-14840831.php#photo-18622540

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Wildcat Boys Fail to Make State Semis After Loss to Immaculate, AD Heck Says They had a “Great Season”

LYME/OLD LYME — Sadly the Old Lyme soccer boys couldn’t get the ball in the net Friday afternoon against Immaculate of Danbury. In contrast, Immaculate put away two goals to win the game and advance to the CIAC Class S state championship semi-finals.

Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Athletic Director Hildie Heck commented on Twitter, “[I] Couldn’t be prouder of the boys soccer team. [They] Had a great season, played with heart, played clean and proved a lot of people wrong! Tough loss today, but a positive season to remember.”

Congratulations to the Wildcat Boys and their coach Ally Gleason on a memorable season!

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Old Lyme Soccer Girls Meet Housatonic in State Quarters This Afternoon

LYME/OLD LYME — Lydia Tinnerello scored first for Old Lyme in Thursday’s CIAC Class S  State Championship Second Round game against St. Paul. Kaylee Armenia assisted the goal.
Sophia Gerst scored lone goal for St. Paul from a penalty kick.
Kaylee Armenia scored the game-winning goal unassisted for the ‘Cats.
Sam Gray was in goal for Old Lyme and made five saves.
Eighth-seeded Old Lyme now faces top seeds Housatonic Regional this afternoon with a 2 p.m. kick-off at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in the quarterfinals.
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Old Lyme Soccer Boys Face Immaculate in State Quarters This Afternoon, “We’re Peaking at the Right Time” (Coach Ally Gleason)

LYME/OLD LYME — Following on their 3-1 victory over Hale-Ray High School on Wednesday, the Old Lyme boys travel to Danbury, Conn., today to take on the Immaculate High School team in the quarter-finals of the CIAC Class S State Soccer Championship.

The game kicks off at 2 p.m.

Asked how she felt about Old Lyme reaching the state quarter-finals, Coach Ally Gleason responded, “This is an exciting time for our program. We haven’t been to the state tournament since 2016 and then only reaching the second round. Two of our seniors were on that varsity team.”

She continued, “So this is a whole new level for our team and I’m so happy that they get to experience the state tournament, especially our seniors. We have a very talented team and the boys have been working hard all season to prepare themselves for this.”

Gleason added, “We had a tough regular season plagued with injury and illness and now having everyone back, we’re peaking at the right time. I’m looking forward to today’s game no matter the outcome, even though a win (which I know we can do) would be the best, but to be back in the states now with the boys is surreal.”

She then asked herself rhetorically, “How great would it be to get to the championship? Pretty remarkable I’d say. And the best part? They have what it takes to get there. Go Wildcats!”

This is a terrific achievement for first-year coach Ally Gleason, so we also say a heartfelt, “GO WILDCATS!”

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Old Lyme Boys Advance to State Quarterfinals After Victory Over Hale-Ray

OLD LYME — Old Lyme defeated Hale Ray 3-1 yesterday in the second round of the Class S state tournament at Hale Ray High School.

Jesper Silberberg scored the first goal for the Wildcats unassisted andAngus Tresnan followed up with the second goal for Old Lyme with an assist from Jesper Silberberg. The third goal was a penalty-kick taken by Michael Milazzo.

Michael Quinn scored the lone goal for Hale Ray unassisted.

Ryan Tetreault was in goal for Old Lyme with eight saves while Ethan Marion defended the net for Hale Ray and made nine saves.

Old Lyme now advances to the quarterfinals against Immaculate Friday.

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Old Lyme Boys Advance to Second Round of State Soccer Contest

Old Lyme defeated Montville yesterday 3-1 at Montville High School in the first round of the Class S state tournament

Avery Welch scored twice for the Wildcats unassisted and Richard Damiano notched the third.

Montville’s lone goal was an own goal by Old Lyme.

Ryan Tetreault was in net for the ‘Cats and made six saves, while Isaiah Gallagher made nine saves in goal for Montville.

Old Lyme now faces shoreline rival Hale Ray Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Hale-Ray High School in the second round of the state tournament.

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Wildcat Boys Draw 1-1 with Bacon Academy

Old Lyme tied Bacon Academy tWednesday at Lyme-Old Lyme High School 1-1.

Jesper Silberberg scored for the Wildcats and Matt Volland equalized for Bacon.

Ryan Tetreault was in goal for Old Lyme with 11 saves and Ryan Claffey and Mike Whipple were in goal for Bacon with a combined four saves.

Old Lyme is now 6-3-4 overall and 4-3-3 in the shoreline.

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Wildcat Boys Pull Off Tough Draw Against East Hampton

LYME-OLD LYME — Old Lyme tied East Hampton Friday 2-2 away at East Hampton High School.

Angus Tresnan was the first to score with an unassisted goal for the Wildcats. The second goal for Old Lyme came off the foot of Timothy O’Brien with an assist from Garrett Smith.

The two goals for East Hampton were an own goal by Old Lyme and the Bellringers’ second goal was scored by Justin Landon unassisted.

In goal for the ‘Cats was Ryan Tetreault with seven saves while Noah Gibson made three saves in goal for East Hampton.

Old Lyme is now 5-3-3 overall and 2-3-3 in the Shoreline Conference.

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Both Wildcat Soccer Teams Continue Their Winning Ways Under Gleason Duo

In this file photo, Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) High School Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach Paul Gleason shares a smile with his daughter Allyson Gleason, who is now the coach of the LOL High School Boys’ Varsity Soccer team.

OLD LYME — The father-daughter duo of Paul and Ally Gleason are both enjoying successful seasons as coaches respectively of the girls’ and boys’ Old Lyme soccer teams.  This is a scenario with which dad, Paul, has become familiar over the previous four years, which included an equal number of state titles, but was not necessarily expected with daughter Ally in her rookie year as coach of the Wildcat boys.

Maybe it shouldn’t have been anticipated for Paul this year either since his team had benefited from an exceptional cluster of talent in the form of the seniors, including the legendary Mya Johnson, who graduated last year.

But at this almost mid-point of the season, both teams have remarkable records showing only one loss each and six victories in the case of the girls and five for the boys.

So at this time, we say simply, keep going, Wildcats!

Yesterday the girls defeated Montville 2-0 away at Montville High School.

Kaylee Armenia scored both goals unassisted. Sam Gray was in goal for the Wildcats and made three saves, while Olivia Beaupre was in goal for Montville with four saves

The girls are now 6-1-1 overall and 4-1-1 in the Shoreline Conference.

The Old Lyme boys, also playing away, defeated Westbrook 4-2.

Avery Welch had a hat-trick with two assists from Micheal Milazzo and one from Angus Tresnan. Michael Milazzo scored the additional goal for Old Lyme with an assist from Jesper Selberberg.

Noslin Antunez scored both goals for Westbrook with one assisted by Sidney Levine.

Ryan Tetreault was in goal for Old Lyme with nine saves, while Zach Boardman defended in goal for Westbrook making a total of eight saves.

The boys are now 5-1-2 overall and 3-1-2 in the Shoreline Conference.

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