Monthly Archives: November 2022

Trumbull Pulls Off Upset for Quarterfinal Win

Melvin Cabreja ‘23
EE Sports Reporter

The Trumbull Eagles Football Team pulled off an incredible upset win vs #1 seeded Southington, 34-25, on Tuesday, November 29th in Southington.

It was a special night for the football program at Trumbull High as it was their first appearance in the playoffs in the last 12 years. This game saw a strong performance by Jonathan Hall who exploded for 232 yards and an astonishing 5 touchdowns. He was really the focal point of the Eagle’s offense and kept them in the game given the back and forth battle.

Coming out of the half, the Eagles saw themselves up by one. Southington responded with a touchdown but the Eagles scored back nearing the end of the 3rd quarter.

In the 4th quarter, the Eagle’s defense stepped up not allowing a single point to secure the win for Trumbull. The #8 seed in these playoffs, Trumbull, will now head to Fairfield to play the #5 seed, Fairfield Prep, on Sunday, December 4th at 12:30 pm. 

Photo courtesy: THS Football Twitter account.

Junior Katie Marchand Leads Trumbull Girls Cross Country

Abby Poplawski ‘23
EE Science/Technology Editor

Katie Marchand holds up the Connecticut State Flag after becoming the top CT finisher at the New England Championships.

Just joining the cross country team as a junior in high school this year, Katie Marchand has already left a mark in school history. After running a 10:36.64 3200-meter race in outdoor track, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC), named her as one of the top athletes to keep an eye out for during the championship season for fall sports. 

After an individual second place finish at the FCIAC Championships in New Canaan, Katie and her coaches knew she had the ability to work harder and push for a first place finish in upcoming races. At the CIAC Division LL Girls Championship at Wickham Park, the Trumbull girls cross country team aimed to qualify for the CIAC State Open meet the following week.

Katie knew what her role in the race was, and she was determined to place in the top to help the team score the least points in order to advance to opens. With an outstanding twenty-five second lead, she became the Division LL State Champion, running 19:00 for a 5 kilometer race! The team placed third overall, claiming a spot to State Opens. Of all the Connecticut Divisional races that day, Katie ran the fastest female time.

With several workouts on the track dedicated to hitting specific race paces, the girls on the team were ready to race at State Opens, hoping to place in the top six teams to qualify for the  New England Interscholastic XC Championships in Rhode Island. Taking on Wickham Park again, the girls were hit with a very hot and sunny day, but that didn’t stop them from running hard.

Katie fought through the whole race, maintaining her position in front of the lead pack. She ended with a second place finish running 19:11 just six seconds behind the first-place runner from Glastonbury. Katie was able to lead the team to a fifth place finish, making Trumbull Girls Cross Country the top FCIAC team of the race and a New England’s Qualifier.

Fall Play Underway

Isabella Mercado ‘23
EE Staff Writer

Ali Hassan & Mars Czarnecki rehearse under the watch of their Director, Isabel O’Neil & Stage Manager, Elizabeth Caron. Almost, Maine premiers November 18th & 19th.

Most of us here at Trumbull High are familiar with the spring musicals put on every March, but one of the hidden underground gems of THS Arts is the fall play. While the plays are not as big in extravagance as the spring musicals, they have always been beautiful productions that never receive enough praise. This year, TheSpians is putting on the play Almost, Maine by John Cariani.

One of the unique elements of the fall play is that it is completely student run. This means that leadership positions such as directors, stage managers, designers, producers, and other crew leadership positions are filled by students. Some of these roles are filled by adults in the spring, so the fall productions give students a chance at showing off their leadership qualities, as well as preparing them for a future in theatre if they so choose.

“It’s been so great working with such amazing actors, and it’s awesome to work under the guidance of Mrs Spillane, especially since I want to go into directing later in life,” said Skylar Cuminotto-Reis, one of the directors of Almost Maine.

Anyone with a leadership position works under the guidance of Mrs Spillane and Mr Bracksieck, the THeSpian advisors, so that they are able to ask questions and perform to the best of their abilities. Some leadership was even determined last school year, so that work on the play could begin as soon as this year began. 

Boys Soccer Wins FCIAC Championship

Melvin Cabreja ’23
EE Sports Reporter

The Trumbull Eagles varsity soccer team defeated Darien on Thursday night 4-1 to secure the 2022 FCIAC championship. The victory puts an exclamation point on what has been a great year, finishing with an 18-1 record this season.

This is the school’s 4th Championship since 2016. The team has seen many contributions this year by key players like The MVP of the game which was awarded to sophomore goalkeeper Connor Hughes. He had nine saves in this game.

Junior Stefan Cordas and senior Sebastian Mesa each scored two goals.

Junior Owen Bull had an amazing season that saw him scoring the most goals in a season. The Eagles will now get ready to start their journey towards the State championship next week as the respected #1 seed

Varsity Field Hockey Setting/Reaching Goals

Lola Karimi ’25
EE Staff Writer

The girls Varsity Field Hockey team, composed of 24 players, are currently 6-7-1 this season.  The captains seniors, Maura Carbone, and Lexi Santoro, “encourage us to try our hardest and are extremely supportive during both games and practice,” said sophomore player Julia Lorant. 

One of the biggest values the Field Hockey team holds is being connected with one another. They participate in many team bonding activities, such as “trying to go to field hockey games together and having team sleepovers”, according to sophomore Lily Healy.

The Varsity Field Hockey team participates in the Spirit Week, Sponsor-A-Senior Day.

Cooperating as a unit is what makes the difference between a good and bad game for this team. A balance is super important to the field hockey team, so they made sure to “have so much fun traveling around together as a team”, according to Maura Carbone. 

With the season coming to an end, everyone has a goal they would like to accomplish, such as “getting to 15 goals for this season and reaching 100 total points by the end of the season”,  said Carbone.

She is very close to her goal as she is already at 91 total points right now in her four varsity years.

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