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Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day! Upload your pictures and videos here of what you did this weekend! Hoe yours was a good one!


Friday, April 27, 2012

From Jon Heflin, the lacrosse photographer:

"The most recent game was against Branford.  The girls won 13-2.  The team is currently 5-4.  They have played one of the toughest schedules in the state.  After playing in the State Finals last year it is no wonder their schedule is so tough. Their four losses are all to top 10 teams, all of which are outside of their class M division.

The team is still dominating in the SCC and is currently 5-1.  They travel to East Lyme on Tuesday night for a rematch of 2011's State semifinal won by HAND in overtime.  This should be a very good game with a top ranked team in their divisional classification.

Co-Captain Kara McHugh is the team's top goal scorer and is listed in the state's top 5 each week.  She also plays excellent defense and is one of the state's top players to watch.

Goalie Christy Forrest is also one of the state's top goalies.  She currently has a goals against average in the SCC of less than four.  Even with the team's losses to Greenwich, Simsbury, Cheshire and Hall, Christy is still in the State's top three for goalies.

Major contributions have come from seniors Meghan Kane(team's second leading scorer), Taylor Raleigh, Shaelin Gottlick and Courtney Leblanc.

Hannah Johnson, Jayna Concannon and Eliza MacLoud lead the Juniors.

Unexpected contributions and major play have come from Sophomores Brooke Barry and Brenna Hogan."

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Temple Beth Tikvah Nursery School students and teachers celebrate the Jewish holiday Purim with silly costumes and music.

Sunday, March 4, 2012 

Brian Heflin ('11)and Neil Mammele ('08) both Hand High School graduates had their Quinnipiac University baseball season opener against Fordham Friday, March 2nd. The double header was split with one win each. This was the first time these two colleges played each other. Two other Hand High School graduates play for Fordham, brothers Ryan and Brendan Maghini.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Everyone at Temple Beth Tikvah Nursery School on Friday got in the spirit for Dr. Seuss' birthday sporting hats representing characters from his beloved books!

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 

From Jon Heflin, our basketball correspondent: "The first round of the Girls Class L state playoffs goes to HAND 72-62. The Lady Tigers beat Bunnell of Stratford last night in Madison and avanced to the second round of the state playoffs. The next game is Friday night in Torrington."

"The Tigers were lead by Kelsey Cuddy, Kara McHugh, Jackie Strickland and Hannah Johnson. Contributions were also added by Cassidy Wygonik and Maggie Fitzgerald."

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 

Thanks to Barbara for uploading the pictures of Temple Beth Tikvah's Passport to Fun program. 

Sunday, Feb. 19 2012 

The LadyTigers lost a tough one this past week to East Haven. Here's what Coach Tim Tredwell had to say about that:

"Kelsey Cuddy led the Tigers with 17 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks while Kara McHugh added 16 points. East Haven's Amanda Bradley dropped 19 points while Danielle Polvan chipped in 18. Shauna Dineen hit a FT with 0.0 left on the game clock to win it.  

"Beating a team three times in one season is tough. We really put ourselves in a hole with Cuddy, Hannah Johnson and Gianna Amplo all having two fouls in the first quarter. Still, we hung around and managed to briefly take a lead late in the second half. With under a minute to go and the score tied, we had a chance to take the lead but missed a good opportunity. Just needing a stop to force OT, we got called for a foul with no time left on the clock allowing Dineen to hit the winning foul shot.  
This knocked us out of the SCC tournament but we still have the State tourney coming up. It looks like we will host Bunnell on Tuesday, Feb. 28th."

Thanks to our basketball correspondent Jon Heflin for the great photos!

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012

From Jonathan Heflin, our basketball correspondent:

"It was senior night where the graduating seniors, Kara McHugh, Kelsey Cuddy, and Jackie Strickland were recognized. When the game began, against Sheehan of Wallingford, the Lady Tigers played well. They built up a good lead in the second half then fought off a nice rally by the Titains to win the game 50-45. The next game for the Tigers is Thursday at 6:30 where they will be hosting the first round of the SCC Tournament. The Lady Tigers finished the season 13-7 and are headed to the state playoffs."


Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

"The girl's basketball team defeated a good Sacred Heart team last night 46-44," says our basketball correspondent Jon Heflin. "It was very reminiscent of the game with East Haven last week although no overtime was needed."

"The LadyTigers were never ahead until 2.5 seconds left in the game. Kelsey Cuddy had once again gone the entire length of the court with the score tied and 9.6 seconds left. She went to the basket and put up a layup and HAND had their first lead of the game."

"After a timeout by Sacred Heart the ball was inbounded. The next pass was broken up by Jackie Strickland and time ran out........HAND wins."

"The last game of the regular season is Monday February 13 at 7 PM. It is also senior night. The Tigers will entertain Sheehan of Wallingford."


Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012

The Daniel Hand High School Basketball team won a tough one against Foran Tuesday night. 

"The Girls basketball team defeated Foran of Milford 47-43 tonight," says Jon Heflin, our basketball correspondent. "It was not pretty but the girls got it done."

Coach Tim Tredwell agrees.

"It was another tight one. We held the lead for the majority of the game even though we couldn't seem to hang on to the ball. Still, with 13 seconds left and a two-point lead, our defense stepped up and got the stop we needed to seal the win. Kelsey Cuddy had a team high 12 points along with 7 rebounds. Hannah Johnson added 10 points while Kara McHugh chipped in 7 points and grabbed 8 rebounds."

You go girls!


Monday, Feb. 6, 2012

DHHS Basketball Coach Tim Tredwell tells us that Friday night was another big night for Hand!

"The Tigers cruised to a 59-37 win behind 21 points from Kelsey Cuddy and 19 from Kara McHugh. Cuddy also scored her 1000th career point on a first quarter foul shot. It was the first time Hand has swept the season series from Guilford since the 2007-08 season," said Coach Tredwell.

Thanks again to Jon Heflin for the terrific photos and for reporting in the results!


Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

With Seconds To Go! She Shoots! She Scores! They Win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Daniel Hand High School basketball team found itself locked in a tie at the end of regulation play during their game against East Haven Wednesday night.

"With six seconds to go in overtime and the game tied Kara McHugh inbounded the ball to Kelsey Cuddy who went the length of the court and put up a shot with one second to go.  She was fouled on the play but it did not matter............her shot went in!!  Game over, HAND wins," says Madison photographer Jon Heflin, who uploaded the amazing pictures above of the game.

From Coach Tim Tredwell: "It was a fun one! Kelsey Cuddy had 24 points, 13 rebounds, 8 steals, seven blocks AND hit the game winning shot in OT as time expired. Kara McHugh was in double figures with 12 points and Jackie Strickland added 8."

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012:

Thanks to Jonathan Heflin for uploading the pictures of the Daniel Hand High School basketball team. From Coach Tim Tredwell: "The latest batch of photos are from Hand's game at Foran High school in Milford on Friday, Jan. 20th. Hand lost to the host Lions 65-50. Kelsey Cuddy led the Tigers with 21 points while Hannah Johnson added 14. Hand's loss dropped their record to 7-6. The two players who are making their first appearances in these photographs are freshmen Olivia Jackson (#32) and Cori Ouellette (#4.)"



Saturday, Jan. 21 and Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012:

Let's see your snow photos! Or take a picture of what you're doing to stay warm inside! It's a perfect day to build snowmen, sled, build a roaring fire, or have a game night. We'd love for you to share with us what you're doing this weekend. But if you do go outside, be careful, it's slippery and the forecast calls for the possibility of freezing rain later Saturday. When you upload photos, take an extra minute and let me know by emailing me at pem.mcnerney@patch.com and I'll feature them on the front page. Thanks!


About the basketball photographs uploaded January 2012 by Jonathan Heflin, here is some information from Daniel Hand High School Basketball coach Tim Tredwell:

The first set of photos is from the home game against Guilford on Friday, January 13th. Hand won that contest 62-44.

The second series with Hand wearing the road black uniforms is from the game at West Haven on Tuesday, January 17th. Hand defeated the Blue Devils 67-49.

Some of the girls featured in the photos include:

#10 Senior Kelsey Cuddy

#3 Senior Kara McHugh

#23 Senior Jackie Strickland

#24 Junior Graceann Kraemer

#14 Junior Hannah Johnson

#15 Junior Maggie Fitzgerald

#20 Sophomore Colette Kraemer

#21 Sophomore Lily Taylor

Do you have news you'd like to share with us? Add your photos to the gallery, and then email pem.mcnerney@patch.com so she can feature them on the front page! We want to know what's going on in your neighborhood!

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