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An image of John Madden. Photo Courtesy: John Madden’s Facebook account, January 16, 2022.

John Madden’s Impact on Football

Aidan Davis, Staff Writer | January 26, 2022

     Hall of Fame NFL coach and Super Bowl XI winner with the Oakland Raiders in 1976, John Madden, passed away in his home in Pleasanton, CA at the age of 85, on December 28.      In 1967, Madden was hired by Al Davis as the Oakland Raiders’ linebacker's coach. Madden was promoted to head...

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Team Hug: Girls ice hockey scores a goal. Photo courtesy: hamdengirlshockey Instagram, December 18, 2021.

Breaking the Ice with Girls Hockey

Julia Deicicchi and Colleen Ardolino | January 24, 2022

     Hockey season is finally here, and the girls are back on the ice. This sport does not get as much attention as other sports in high school; however, it is equally notable. The team is a co-op, made up of players from Milford, as well as Hamden, East Haven, New Haven, and Prospect.      Senior...

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Foran Football: Ubaldi, Mccabe, and Zarnoch celebrate a special night. Photo Courtesy: Fernando Quieroz November 18, 2021.

Injured Athletes and the Impact on their Futures

Dean Ross and Jason Cruz | January 4, 2022

     Injuries have always had effects on athletes from small injuries to big ones. They will always be a part of sports and even life-changing for some. Many athletes at Foran High School have been faced with injuries and have had many different impacts from them, such as being out for a season or...

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Trey Deitelbaum on second after a standup double. Photo Courtesy: Bob Young.

Deitelbaum Commits to Bryant University

Aidan Davis and Oliver Ardrey | December 22, 2021

     Senior varsity pitcher Trey Deitelbaum announced his commitment to Bryant University on October 17, 2021. Trey has been trying to reach his goal of getting an offer to play baseball in college and Bryant was the second school to give him scholarship.       Deitelbaum’s statistics from...

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Diving into the Season: The Foran pool gets ready for the new swim season. Photo Courtesy: Jose Abréu, December 1, 2021.

Swimming into Action: Boys Swim

Kaleigh Porcu and Jocelyn Gonzalez | December 20, 2021

     As Foran takes a dive into the winter season, boys swimming is back in action. Many swimmers, specifically Foran’s boys (seeing as to how it is a co-op team), have been training hard for the season kick off.      Sophomore Jacob Collette is a swimmer with two years under his belt.  ...

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Fantasy Football: Professional fantasy player Mason Bryant playing fantasy football.

2021 Fantasy Football Season Recap

Jack Beaupre and Jake Israelite | December 20, 2021

     This year of fantasy football has been very surprising. There have been many busts and many booms throughout the year.      Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, the cocenius number one overall pick, came into the year with his average draft position (ADP) also being first. McCaffrey,...

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Game Changer: Connelly taking the field as a defensive linebacker.

Breaking Boundaries

Female Athletes Changing the Game in Historically Male-Dominated Sports
Haley Flynn and Eliot Poffenberger | December 17, 2021

     In recent years, the number of female athletes competing in traditionally male dominated sports, such as football and wrestling, has increased exponentially. This increase can not be directly attributed to the previous lack of female interest in these sports; it is likely a combination of sparked...

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Get Ready to Rumble: The Foran wrestling team takes to the mats during their practice.

Preparing for Winter Sports

Charlie Sampson and Chris Adkins | December 10, 2021

     With winter sports starting up, a lot of teams are doing the best they can to be ready for game one. Teams have already started practicing, and have a clear schedule because practice is every day. These student athletes are working hard to balance practice and schoolwork.         One...

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Forans Wrestling Room: The team sets up the mats as they get ready for the season.

The Highly Anticipated Foran Wrestling Season is Underway

Kyle Zarnoch, Sports Editor | December 8, 2021

     Last season, most winter sports suffered a shortened or modified season with the inclusion of masks and social distancing to keep everyone safe. However, there was a sport that didn't get to compete at all: wrestling.       The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference did not approve...

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Riley Grunow, Kyra Umbreit, and Ginger Schmidt posing for a photo at a meet. Photo Courtesy: Shea Carrol, January 2021.

Leaping into the Season

How the Gymnastics Team Prepares
Julia Deicicchi and Colleen Ardolino | November 30, 2021

     Winter is approaching, and the gymnastics team is ready to round-off back handspring themselves into the season. Formally known as the Foran Gymnastics team, the team has renamed themselves JAF Gym, and they are ready to show off their skills at this year's meets.       Gymnastics is often...

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The Final Countdown: The clock ticks to the end of the Lyman Hall game earlier this season.

Remembering the Season: The End of Fall Sports

Katharine Harrison, Overall Manager | November 30, 2021

     As fall comes to an end, so do Friday night lights and Monday evening volleyball games. Athletes, coaches, and fans alike have mixed feelings at the end of the season.      Many teams are back to a more normal season following the pandemic last year, when many sports had shortened seasons...

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Senior Night: Foran’s football seniors and parents on senior night. Photo courtesy of the Foran Football Staff, November 19 2021.

Foran vs Law: Annual Thanksgiving Football Game

Julia Poffenberger and Cameron Lefebvre | November 24, 2021

     On November 25, the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Foran High School and Jonathan Law High School will take place.      Because the location of the game switches between the schools each year, this year the game is to take place at Foran at 10:30 A.M.      Foran Football...

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