I heard about the Coast Guard Academy’s punter/goalie Will Leffler last year when my colleague Mike DiMauro wrote a column about him. I was determined not to miss this opportunity this year, so I had it on my to do list all summer. Turns out there was only one Saturday where soccer and football both […]
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High school football is always big for us in the fall. This year, as a preview to our weekly game coverage, I put together preview videos for some of the more prominent teams in the area. I started out on a Friday night at Montville, where I was actually able to get some action during […]
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For a series our newsroom is producing on the Thames River, reporter Jenna Cho proposed a story about the unique circumstances surrounding the annual regatta between Harvard and Yale. Both teams have camps in Gales Ferry where they train for ten days before the four-mile race. Both teams have been using the same facilities for over 100 years, so there is quite a bit of history and tradition surrounding their annual stays at The Ferry and Red Top.
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Lindsay Whalen was a favorite of fans and journalists during her six years with the Connecticut Sun. After an off-season trade, she played her first game back in Connecticut on Thursday. The atmosphere was mixed. She was greeted enthusiastically before the game, especially when she was announced in the starting line-up. But once the ball […]
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This was the second year in a row that Mohegan Sun arena played host to all eight Connecticut high school basketball state championship games over the course of two days. We had two local teams this year (NFA girls and New London boys) but since the games were in our back yard, we decided to […]
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This assignment was a particularly run-of-the-mill one: local WNBA team holds a press conference to announce the signing of a free agent. I would have looked at the sports editor who gave me the heads up on this a funny look if not for a couple of things: his instinct for videos has always been […]
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It’s always fun to look back at the football season and collect the top plays of the year. In addition to picking our top ten plays, we ask our web audience to vote for their favorite play. I suspect that the voting ends up being less of a scientific poll and more of a contest […]
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This is the first of what will hopefully become a regular high school sports feature profiling athletes that we cover on the weekend. more about "New London Quarterback Josh Clements", posted with vodpod
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The thing I love most about shooting football at local high schools and colleges is that you never know where the story is going to come from. Last week at New London High School, the game had reached the fourth quarter, and I was struggling to put together a storyline in my head. The first […]
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