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Premium Content H.S. Roundup: East Lyme rallies past NFA in softball 4-3

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 9:50 am

East Lyme - East Lyme High School rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the final two innings to pull out a 4-3 softball victory over Norwich Free Academy in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division on Wednesday.

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Premium Content Local roundup: Stewart wins Honda award

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Storrs - UConn sophomore Breanna Stewart was named winner of the Honda Sports Award for basketball on Tuesday.
The award is presented annually to the top women athletes in 12...

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Premium Content Local roundup: Strickland's game-winning HR helps CGA softball split

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 9:34 am

New London - Cherokee Strickland drilled a game-ending two-run homer on a 3-0 pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Coast Guard Academy a 6-5 victory over Springfield College and a split of their New England...

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Premium Content Rocco has a big day

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Waterford - A familiar face ruled the day at the Waterford Speedbowl.

Keith Rocco of Berlin won three races Sunday during the six-race Blastoff Weekend event. The feat tied the mark legendary Speedbowl racer Don Collins set in...

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Premium Content Blastoff Weekend on tap at Speedbowl this weekend

 April 12, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

The Waterford Speedbowl will hosts its annual Blastoff Weekend today and Sunday. The 13-race card was originally scheduled as the 64th season-opener on March 29-30, but fell victim to cold and inclement weather.

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Premium Content Local roundup: Strickland helps CGA softball sweep MIT

 April 12, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New London - Cherokee Strickland's two-run, two-out single capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Coast Guard Academy softball team a 10-9 win over MIT and a sweep of a New England...

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Premium Content Local roundup: Mitchell sweeps behind Stango, Toro

 April 8, 2014; Updated: 12:43 am

New London - Troy Stango pitched a three-hitter in the second game as the Mitchell College baseball team completed a doubleheader sweep of Maine Presque Isle with a 6-0 win Monday.

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Premium Content Peck, Toro lead Mitchell to victory

 April 7, 2014; Updated: 12:36 am

Leicester, Mass. - Evan Peck and Kevin Toro had four hits each as the Mitchell College baseball team beat Becker 9-3 in a New England Collegiate Conference game Sunday.
Mike Tandy...

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Premium Content Leone makes his debut with Mariners

 April 7, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Norwich's Dominic Leone made his major league debut with the Seattle Mariners, pitching the seventh inning of Sunday's game against the Oakland Athletics.

Leone, a 2009 Norwich Free Acdemy graduate, was taken by the Mariners in the 16th...

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Premium Content Local Roundup: Sullivan sparks Mitchell to victory

 April 6, 2014; Updated: 11:58 pm

New London — Shane Sullivan finished with three goals and an assist and freshman goalie JD LeMay allowed a season-low three goals Saturday as the Mitchell College men's lacrosse team came away with a 7-3 victory...

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Premium Content Puleo holds off Rocco for SK Modified win

 April 6, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Waterford - Ed Puleo of Branford held off all challengers, including a furious late rally by defending division champion Keith Rocco, to win the SK Modified division's 35-lap feature as the Waterford Speedbowl opened its 64th consecutive...

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Premium Content Local Roundup: Coast Guard rallies past Springfield

 April 5, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

New London - Coast Guard rallied from a 6-0 deficit to beat Springfield College 8-6 in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference baseball game Friday.
Coast Guard (8-12, 3-4)...

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Premium Content Local roundup: Conn beats Trinity 11-7 in men's lacrosse

 April 3, 2014; Updated: 12:14 am

New London - Thomas Woessner and Chad Sawyer scored three goals apiece as Connecticut College defeated Trinity College 11-7 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference men's lacross game on Wednesday at Silfen...

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Premium Content Local Calendar

 April 3, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

Jolly Roger Baseball Tournament - June 20-22 in Uncasville, hosted by CT Pirates. For 13u, 14u and 16u. Cost: $600. Contact: Marc McGrath at ctpirates12@gmail.com or (860) 912-3176.

Tri-County...

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Premium Content Local Roundup: Two combine to pitch no-hitter for Avery Point

 April 2, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Norwich - Baylor LaPointe and Mike Schettino combined to pitch a no-hitter as the UConn-Avery Point baseball team beat Mass. Bay Community College 16-0 on Tuesday at Dodd Stadium.

LaPointe (2-0) pitched five innings with eight...

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Premium Content Local Roundup: Waterford's Ward loses in world title bid

 March 30, 2014; Updated: 11:50 pm

Salt Lake City, Utah - Brennan Ward of Waterford lost to Russia's Alexander Shlemenko by submission in Bellator's mixed martial arts middleweight championship fight late Friday night.

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Premium Content Local Roundup: Sun to host WNBA Draft on April 14

 March 29, 2014; Updated: 12:04 am

Mohegan - The Connecticut Sun have the first pick in April's WNBA Draft, and they will play host to the event, too.
The WNBA officially announced Friday after that its annual draft...

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Premium Content As Niantic Legion founder, Ernst set the bar high during 50-year career

 March 28, 2014; Updated: 11:30 pm

Southeastern Connecticut lost one its baseball pioneers Saturday when Lou Ernst passed away at his daughters' home in Coconut Creek, Fla.
He was 86.
Ernst founded...

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Premium Content Local roundup: Dolson, Hartley, Stewart are Wade Trophy finalists

 March 28, 2014; Updated: 4:22 am

Three UConn players — Stefanie Dolson, Bria Hartley and Breanna Stewart — have been named finalists for the 2014 Wade Trophy, which is presented annually to the nation's top Division I women's basketball player.

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Premium Content Speedbowl forced to postpone opener

 March 28, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Waterford - The threat of inclement weather has forced Waterford Speedbowl management to postpone its Blastoff Weekend.

The season-opening event, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, has been pushed back to April 12-13. The Speedbowl...

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Premium Content Local Calendar

 March 27, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

Eastern Connecticut Major League baseball - Amateur league is looking to expand this season. Contact: John Turner at jwtjr2110@comcast.net or (401) 595-4693.

New London American Legion baseball -...

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Premium Content Local roundup: Conn men's lacrosse wins third straight

 March 26, 2014; Updated: 11:53 pm

New London - Tyler Hegarty scored three goals as Connecticut College won its third straight game with a 9-2 men's lacrosse victory over UMass-Darmouth on Tuesday night at Silfren Field.

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Premium Content Local roundup: New London girls finish sixth in final state poll

 March 25, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

The New London High School girls' basketball team can add another first to its list of memorable accomplishments this season - a spot in the final New Haven Register Top 10 poll.

The newly crowned Class M champion Whalers (24-4) finished...

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Premium Content Local roundup: Pointers strong-arm Dean behind Albin, Domnarski

 March 23, 2014; Updated: 12:50 am

Norwich - Zach Albin and Doug Domnarski pitched complete games as UConn-Avery Point opened the northern part of its baseball schedule with a doubleheader sweep of Dean Junior College on Saturday at Dodd Stadium.

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Premium Content Local roundup: Swimming in success, Gill wins backstroke title

 March 22, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Indianapolis - Sam Gill of Connecticut College was the co-champion in the men's 100-yard backstroke Friday at the NCAA Division III Championship.

Gill had a time of 47.62 along with Ross Spock of Emory University - .06 seconds off...

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