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  boys’ lacrosse). Alessi was named the Tom Marcucci
Coach of the Year at Notre Dame.
n On October 17, the Southern Connecticut Diamond
Club will induct Howie Gura Sr. (Shelton); Tom Marcucci, (Notre Dame); Ed McCarthy, (West Haven); Walt Novak (Branford); and Mike Proto (North Haven).
n The Fairfield County Sports Hall of Fame will induct Charlie Morton (Redding) and Heather Daly-Donofrio (Fairfield) into the Jackie Robinson Professional Wing; Pat Dufficy (Trumbull), Roger Haggerty (Stamford) and Pete Tucci Jr. (Norwalk) into the James O’Rourke Amateur Wing and Jack Casagrande (Norwalk) and Guy Whitten (Wilton) into the J. Walter Kennedy Community Service Wing.
n Bob Saulsbury, Wilbur Cross’ legendary boys’ basketball coach was honored at his 90th birthday party in August. n Mary Mesek, Xavier assistant tennis coach and well respected woman’s amateur tennis player, was inducted
the Middletown Sports Hall of Fame last May.
n The Branford Sports Hall of Fame will induct three former coaches. They are Eddie Bethke (baseball), Paul Gagliardi (tennis) and the late Frank Grandel (baseball. n The Bunnell high school athletic department honored Robert Mastroni during a pregame dedication ceremony Friday. The Bunnell turf field will now be known as Robert Mastroni Stadium Field. Mastroni was the head coach of Bunnell for 23 seasons from 1977-2000. He compiled a 152-90-3 record and won four conference
championships.
MILESTONES
SCHOOL
Stonington
East Lyme
coach, but is mainly known for her field hockey teams. Bob was also a multi-sport coach, but is known throughout the state for his soccer and baseball coaching.
SAD FAREWELLS
n George J. Synnott, of Kensington, passed away on Saturday (July 20, 2019). George was born in Water- bury. George graduated from Mt. Saint Mary’s Univer- sity (Maryland) where he was a pitcher on the college baseball team and earned advanced degrees at Central Connecticut State University. He was a teacher at St. Paul High School and served as a passionate baseball coach, leading the St. Paul’s team to win the state title in 1971 and 1974. He coached the Bristol American Legion team and led them to the state, regional and national tournaments in 1974. He later became a history teacher, assistant principal and principal of Berlin High School. Upon his retirement, he became the Director of CIAC Unified Sports-Special Olympics Connecticut, a position and organization that made him very proud. This past June he was honored when CIAC Unified Sports designated the annual coach’s recognition as the George Synnott Coach of the Year Award
n Bob “Coach” Cyrus, 50, of Moosup, Cyrus passed away in 2018. He was born Sept. 25, 1967 in Nor- wich and had lived in Plainfield/Moosup his entire life. Bob had coached football at Plainfield High School for many years and was very active in Moosup Little League, Plainfield Youth Football and American Legion Baseball.
n Judith Standish, 70, passed away on March 6, 2012, at the Apple Rehabilitation Center of Mystic. She waged a courageous battle against cancer for nine years. She was born at home in Palermo, Maine on April 16, 1941. She attended elementary schools in Palermo and received her high school education at Erskine Academy in South China, Maine. At Erskine, she earned varsity letters in basketball and softball, and graduated in 1959 as salutatorian of her class. She attended the University of Maine at Orono and participated in all sports. She was a member of the Women’s Athletic Association throughout her college years and served as president of that organization during her senior year. She received
 500 WINS
George Crouse
350 WINS
Paul Christensen
300 WINS
Jeff Talbott
200 WINS
Jeff Bevino
SPORT
Girls’ Tennis
Boys’ Soccer
Softball
Softball
Haddam Killingworth
Notre Dame/Fairfield
n Cookie and Bob Bromage have retired from coaching after a combined 106 years. Cookie was a multi-sport
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