Category Archives: Sports

BSocc Legacy Lives On

Senior Captain Nikos Xenakis fending off an opponent.

Ishan Negi ‘18
EE Senior Sports Editor

After the 2016-2017 soccer season concluded, there was doubt in the hearts of many who were hesitant of the successive years’ performance. What would the team do without all the illustrious seniors who had racked up accolades over their high school years and were now off to Division 1 college careers? Could the younger members possibly achieve a bar set so high?

Our 2017-2018 squad’s season has dissolved any of those doubts. With a thrilling regular and postseason, the boys have met the standard set so high by last year’s roster. Although off to a shaky start, they managed to pick themselves back up with a late rush of “dubs”. With early losses to Ludlowe and Stamford, the team knew that they had to regain their position at the top of the league, regardless of their low seeding.

THS Boys Soccer Kicks Off Strong

Ishan Negi ‘18
EE Sports Editor

Throw-in against Ludlowe

The start of fall season sports leaves only one thing on the minds of the historically successful THS Boys Soccer team: FCIACs and States. Based on the results they have provided thus far, it does not seem like they are far off from qualifying. Paving their road to the championships for both tournaments with a record of 5-2-0, the Boys are starting to look like their older counterparts from the 2016-2017 star studded squad.

Despite unsatisfying performances such as the 0-3 home game loss to Fairfield Ludlowe, the captains remain optimistic about their future standings in comparison to the rest of the league.

Senior Captain Panayiotis Xenakis reflected on the games so far, stating that “Overall our season has been going great. I don’t think anyone can complain about where we are right now – we’re on track for an FCIAC home game and being a high seed in states and things only look like they’re going to get better.” The team has faced some of their strongest opponents already, leaving room for a smoother ride in the games to come; Ridgefield, McMahon, and New Canaan, to name a few.

Girl’s Golf Taking Off

Alexa Brown ’17
EE Contributor

Senior Carly Netting practices her swing.

As a less recognized team of Trumbull High School, girl’s golf seems to be making a name for themselves. After defeating Wilton, Ridgefield and Fairfield Ludlowe in their first four matches, the girls golf team is three and one for the season, suffering a loss from only from Fairfield Warde.

“Losing our first match of the season was definitely defeating, but we bounced back very quickly and focused on what we needed to improve upon” said Junior Taylor Brown.

As the season progressed, the girls proved they were worthy of being known and they did in fact create a word around the school.

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.

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