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Magic of Yale Bowl brings fans back year after year

Magic still exists in New Haven … at ole Yale Bowl. Rick Wilson of Litchfield County Sports writes about the memories that bring us back year after year to our favorite sports venues. “Maybe it’s that unshakeable youthful connection of wonderful Saturday afternoons with dad and the gang and my brother when the planning wouldContinue Reading

UConn’s legendary soccer coach Joe Morrone passes away at age 79

STORRS, Sept. 17 – The man who made soccer a big time event here in the Nutmeg State – at least on the collegiate level – has died. Joe Morrone, the Hall of Fame coach for the University of Connecticut’s men’s soccer team, died on Wednesday, a few days shy of turning 80.  Morrone ledContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Villanova grid coach Talley got his start in Simsbury

Villanova head coach Andy Talley, 72, got his first football coaching job in Simsbury when he spent two years on the Simsbury High staff as an assistant to Roland Morrison in 1967 and 1968. The Trojans were 7-1 in 1967 and 8-1 in 1968, winning a Northwest Conference championship. Talley has spent the last 30Continue Reading

Benedetti recognized again for her athletic, academic achievements in college

DANBURY – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has announced the six students who have been awarded Scholar Athlete of the Year awards. One male and female athlete in Division I, II and III are recognized based on extraordinary achievements in academics, athletics and community service. Canton’s Sarah Benedetti, who graduated from St. Francis CollegeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Briggs, Hamel among area athletes competing at New England track meet

Eight area athletes will be competing in the 70th annual New England outdoor track and field championships on Saturday at Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine.  Canton’s Will Briggs, who took fifth in the discus at the recent State Open, will compete. He is seeded 12th in the field with a throw of 149 feet, seven inches. Avon’sContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Benedetti named NEC’s Scholar Athlete for women’s basketball

Canton’s Sarah Benedetti has been named one of the Northeast Conference’s six winter Scholar Athlete award winners. Each Scholar Athlete award winner must have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.20 and participated with distinction as a member of the varsity team. Benedetti, a senior forward, was the named the NEC’s Scholar AthleteContinue ReadingContinue Reading

LeDuc recognized by state sports writers as athlete of the year

SOUTHINGTON, April 26 – A year ago, Canton’s Mike LeDuc was a senior at Connecticut College finishing up a spectacular collegiate career. Last spring, he won the third of three Division III national championships in capturing his second straight national title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. A few months earlier, he won his first NCAA DivisionContinue ReadingContinue Reading

The brilliance of the Huskies undeniable in dominating win over Texas

ALBANY, N.Y., March 28 – There was brilliance here. Nothing new in UConn’s storied storybook. Heck, brilliant is a constant, decades long traveling companion with the Huskies. But, this one was special. There was an undeniable beauty ingrained in this 40-minute splash of brilliant at the Times Union Center on this Saturday afternoon. No. 1Continue Reading

A big game from Mosqueda-Lewis at a big time of year

STORRS, March 23 — The greatness of a player can often be measured by how they perform in the biggest games of the season. Connecticut senior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis must be added to that list. She has been both reliable and prolific over the course of her career in the tournament. Nothing changed Monday night in theContinue Reading

Benedetti, St. Francis draw No. 1 UConn in NCAA tournament debut

Canton’s Sarah Benedetti and her St. Francis Brooklyn teammates will face defending national champion Connecticut (32-1) in the opening round of the 2015 NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament on Saturday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. St. Francis-Brooklyn (12-18), the No. 16 seed in the Albany Region, earned its invitationContinue ReadingContinue Reading