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UConn opens the 2017 campaign Thursday night against Holy Cross

EAST HARTFORD, August 23 – Head coach Randy Edsall begins his second stint with the University of Connecticut football team Thursday night at Pratt and Whitney Stadium when the Huskies open the 2017 campaign by hosting Holy Cross in a 7:30 p.m. at the Rent. The Huskies (3-9, 1-7 AAC) are looking to rebound fromContinue ReadingContinue Reading

UConn women overwhelm Oregon to punch ticket to 10th straight Final Four

BRIDGEPORT, March 27 — It may have looked easy but it wasn’t. We saw the spoils of victory and plenty of hard, hard work on Monday night as the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team beat No. 10 Oregon, 90-52, to earn a berth in the Final Four of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament for theContinue Reading

Sacred Heart rallies to beat Mercyhurst in benefit game at AOF

AVON, Dec. 10 – Sacred Heart University scored two goals in a span of 1:56 in the third period to pull away from Mercyhurst and earn a 3-2 Atlantic Hockey Conference victory at Avon Old Farms on Saturday night before 550 fans at Fairchilds-Jennings Rink for the third annual Jason Pagni Memorial contest. Pagni, anContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sacred Heart faces Mercyhurst in Atlantic Hockey game at AOF on Dec. 10

AVON – The late Jason Pagni played hockey at Avon Old Farms, graduating in 1990. He played on the first AOF team to win a New England championship in 1989. Pagni played two years of collegiate hockey at Quinnipiac University but over the next two decades, he made his mark in the hockey world. HeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Thousands of fans celebrate another championship with the Huskies in Hartford

HARTFORD, April 10 – It has become an annual event in downtown Hartford and it doesn’t get old. The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team were saluted and showered with love and adoration Sunday afternoon after winning their 11th NCAA national championship earlier this week. An estimated 20,000 fans lined the streets in Hartford for theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Plainville tournament honors late coach, teacher who began career at CHS

PLAINVILLE — This past week, Plainville High hosted the 17th annual Rybczyk Memorial basketball tournament with four boys and four girls teams playing basketball. The tournament honors the late David Rybczyk, a former teacher and coach in Plainville, who died in 1999 at the age of 53 due to cancer. Rybczyk was the boys basketball coachContinue Reading

Jefferson’s defensive excellence helps lift Huskies past No. 3 Notre Dame

STORRS, Dec. 5 – The Connecticut women’s basketball team needs games like Saturday afternoon’s contest with No. 3 Notre Dame at Gampel Pavilion. They need opponents that aren’t intimated by the championship banners, Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma or senior superstar Brianna Stewart. The Irish come right the Huskies. On Saturday, Notre Dame freshmanContinue Reading

Canton’s Amanda Gottlieb signs to play lacrosse at New Hampshire

Canton’s Amanda Gottlieb has signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse at the University of New Hampshire. The Wildcats, a Division I squad, went 6-10 a year ago and 2-4 in America East. Gottlieb has been an All-State and All-NCCC goalie at Canton, where she has been the starter in net for the pastContinue ReadingContinue Reading

College update: Dorney brothers meet at NCAA tournament

It was a family reunion for Avon’s Dorney brothers at the recent NCAA Division II men’s soccer tournament game in Canton, N.Y., when St. Lawrence University defeated the University of Scranton, 2-0. Senior Michael Dorney is a defender for Scranton (11-7-2) while freshman Stephen Dorney is a defender for St. Lawrence (16-4-2). Michael played inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

The icon and the legend: Geno and Stewie

Last week, the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team rolled over Kansas State, 97-57 at the XL Center in Hartford. The win came on the 30th anniversary of the first victory for head coach Geno Auriemma in Storrs. Meanwhile, senior Brianna Stewart became just the ninth player to score more than 2,000 points. “Thoughts of tomorrowContinue Reading