Category Archives: Sports

Eagles Balance out the Season at Indoor Nationals

Ishan Negi ’18
EE Co-Sports Editor

Friday, March 10 marked the 19th annual occasion of the New Balance Indoor Nationals. This competition of utmost prestige calls the nation’s best track and field athletes from more than 40 states to perform for a chance at national glory.

For Trumbull High School runners representing their hometown, however, this was just another demonstration of their superior talents. Among the Eagles’ crowd were runners, Tyler Gleen, Colin McLevy, Tyler Rubush, Nigel Hayes, and Kate Romanchick.

Eagles Dominate the Hardwood

Ishan Negi ‘18
EE Co-Sports Editor

trumbull-basketball-celebratesRanked number one in the state. It’s only that the team has a star player, right? Actually, the Eagles relied on an entire lineup of impressive scorers which have a great chemistry, instead of just one player in particular. Claudia Tucci may be a name prominent in headlines, but her teammates Taylor Brown, Aisling Maguire, Julie Keckler were also actively recognized for their selflessness in the game, which has led to an undefeated season record.

The Greatest Comeback in Super Bowl History


Julian Edelman make what is perhaps the greatest catch in Super Bowl history.

Ethan Bachand ’18
EE Co-News Editor

Football is a 60 minute game. Sometimes a little more, but never any less. Until three zeros are on the game clock, however improbable, anything is possible. In what can only be described as one of the most electrifying Super Bowls of all time, the New England Patriots rallied from a 25 point deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime.

The mission was clear for both teams well before the game even started. For the Patriots and their quarterback Tom Brady, they were chasing history as they hoped to seize a 5th Lombardi Trophy  for their owner, head coach, and star player. For the Falcons, they were simply in chase of their first ever NFL championship in franchise history. With both teams driven to succeed, the game was set up to be an instant classic. Lucky for us, it didn’t disappoint.

Young Messi

Brian McPartland ’17
EE Staff Writer

200342_171755186210615_1701055_nCompetition fuels athletes. Senior Ryan Ruff has been playing soccer since grade three, but during the past year, Ruff decided he also wanted to compete as a Division 1 athlete.

Although having never played soccer for the school, Ruff is still regarded as one of the best strikers in the area thanks to his performance on elite club teams, which play and practice year round.

“When I was a freshman I realized that I wanted to play in college because the sport could get me into a good academic school and it could take my mind off the negative distractions that every college student faces,” said Ruff.

Ruff balances school work, soccer practices and football practices. He does this to prepare himself for what his life will be like in a year as a college athlete.

“The University of New Hampshire was the first school to reach out to me. I was excited because I had heard good things about the school however, I was very nervous to talk to the coach,” said Ruff.

Today Ruff has more than one scholarship offer including his number one school, The University of Connecticut. Although that seems like everything he could ask for, Ruff still has not committed to play at a school yet.

“I’m waiting to see what my best offers are. It’s still very early and better things could come. I don’t want to jump on the first offer and regret it in the future,” said Ruff. “My parents are leaving the decision completely up to me. They just don’t want me to go somewhere too far away from home or somewhere that’s too expensive.”

Boys Baseball Loses to Darien

Joe Nemcheck excelled during the FCIAC Championship game against Darien.

Joe Nemcheck excelled during the FCIAC Championship game against Darien.

Bhavya Bhushan ’16
EE Senior Sports Editor

After a 15-7 season, boys baseball made it to the FCIAC Championship. The boys played the Darien Blue Wave on May 25th at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Unfortunately, the team, which entered playoffs seeded third, lost to the Blue Wave, but it was a hard fought battle.

The boys lost 3-2 in eight innings, a close battle with superb performances from the team. Joe Nemcheck threw six scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts for the team. Head coach Phil Pacelli told the Trumbull Times, “That’s Joe. He’s a bulldog. He wiggles his way out of trouble. We couldn’t have asked for any more.”

In addition, Dustin Siqueira and Andrew Lojko scored on singles off the bat of Kris DiCocco.

Though they lost, the boys put up a challenge for Darien and played an incredible game.

Team Caroline and Mia Tutu Trot

13227062_941921769258824_5202146942423836014_nBhavya Bhushan ’16
EE Senior Sports Editor

On June 5th, the Team Caroline and Mia Tutu Trot will take place on the fields behind Trumbull High School. The 1.7 mile relay race is dedicated to two young girls at Jane Ryan Elementary School who are fighting cancer. One of the girls, Mia, is the daughter of Mr. James McCaffrey.

The race has two goals. The first is to show the girls that the community they live in can rally behind them and bring love, joy, and light into the daily struggles of fighting cancer. The second is to provide monetary support for both families as they each continue their treatment and daily lives.

Top Runner Katelynn Romanchick’s Journey as an Athlete

Katelynn Romanchick smiles after crossing the finish line of the 1600 run at the Greater Hartford Invitational on May 14. Romanchick matched the school record of 5:07.69, also earning herself a personal record.

Katelynn Romanchick smiles after crossing the finish line of the 1600 run at the Greater Hartford Invitational on May 14. Romanchick matched the school record of 5:07.69, also earning herself a personal record.

Bhavya Bhushan ’16
EE  Senior Sports Editor

Over the last three years, Katelynn Romanchick has earned the school record for the mile, consistently placed first for the cross country team, and has been voted captain for next year’s cross country and track teams. Her achievements as a runner are outstanding. Surprisingly, as a freshman Romanchick’s only plan was to play basketball.

Romanchick said, “I only ran a couple of 5k’s before and I thought running was gross. I never wanted to keep up with it.” However, Romanchick’s plans quickly changed when her mother signed her up for cross country without telling her.

Sports Authority Declares Bankruptcy

Sports Authority on Main Street in Bridgeport is scheduled to close down as the company has declared bankruptcy.

Sports Authority on Main Street in Bridgeport is scheduled to close down as the company has declared bankruptcy.

Arnav Srivastava ’19
EE Staff Writer

hority always has the quality equipment you need to get your game on. However, the famed sports equipment retailer had claimed bankruptcy in March. Although the company had excellent products at great prices, the company was lacking in one crucial perspective: online sales. It is now becoming a moderate trend for giant companies such as Sports Authority to suffer great loss due to their incapability in online sales. Now, one of the world’s most successful sports retailers is hurtling down towards its doom.

Although it had seemed that Sports Authority had a sturdy plan to solve the crisis, in which they would close about 140 stores and keep on functioning independently, Sports Authority’s position is only worsening. All of the investors of Sports Authority seem to dislike the company’s plan to sell some stores (earning some money) and continue operating, and refuse to fund it. Without any capital, the company is put in jeopardy and has minimal ability to exploit any of its plans.

Rookie to Recruited: The High School Athlete Struggle

Sophomore Shannon Siebold takes the ball down the field past Brookfield's Savannah Ryan.

Sophomore Shannon Siebold takes the ball down the field past Brookfield’s Savannah Ryan.

Katelynn Romanchick ’17
EE Staff Writer

It’s a dream for the majority of high school athletes to be able to extend their sports careers into college. After high school, everything is expanded. The competition, the intensity, the love for your sport; all these aspects are built upon, and that’s why it’s so appealing to the most determined and talented at school.

In high school, the key word is recruitment. Colleges look for athletes performing well on the field and in the classroom, choosing a select few for their programs. For some sports, recruiting is clear cut. Sports like cross country and swimming and diving provide clear times and amounts for colleges to look at. However in many sports, the process is more complicated, and much more work.

New Tennis Coaches Plan For The Season


Coaches Vanessa Pardo and Laura Santelli pose with the 2015 boys tennis team during their first season of coaching.

Lalith Gannavaram ’18
EE Staff Writer

Spring sports season is upon us and the boys tennis team will be training under the eyes of a relatively new pair of coaches. Coaches Laura Santelli and Vanessa Pardo were appointed after Mr. Breslow retired last year. Though they may have been new, the coaches brought immediate success to the team, which reached states for the first time in three years. Both brought solid credentials to the table.

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