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Local Colleges: Olander has his day in court

Published March 28. 2013 4:00AM

UConn basketball player Tyler Olander will participate in a pre-trial diversion program as his court-ordered punishment for trespassing charges.

Olander, a 20-year-old junior from Mansfield, was on spring break in Panama City Beach, Fla.,when he arrested in the early morning hours on March 21. He was charged with trespassing after failing to follow a sheriff deputy's order to leave a beach-area hotel. He was released from Bay County Jail later that day and ordered to return to Bay County Court on Wednesday.

The pre-trial diversion program contract states that Olander has to pay a $200 fine to the State Attorney's Office, perform eight hours of community service through any non-profit organization, which he can complete in Connecticut. Or in lieu of working the community service hours, he can pay an additional $80.

Olander also has to pass an online test with a grade of 70 percent or higher. If he violates the law while under the contract, he will be terminated from the program.


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Three pitchers combined to pitch a five-hitter in the opener and Tyler Babkiewich had two hits for Coast Guard (10-7) and Tim Betts singled twice in the second game.

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• Zach Boyes went 3-for-4, including a double, with two runs and two RBI as Johnson & Wales beat Mitchell, 9-3. Jake Dickerson had two hits, including a two-run home run, for Johnson & Wales (10-4). Kenneth Olszewski singled and scored for the Mariners (7-7) and Rafael Garcia had two RBI.

Men's lacrosse

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Women's lacrosse

• Hadley Duncan and Shea Kusiak each had two goals and an assist to lead Trinity past Conn College, 9-7, in the NESCAC. Molly Cox scored twice for Trinity (6-0, 3-0). Bri Miller had three goals and an assist for the Camels (2-5, 0-5) and Lowell Abbott added a goal and an assist.


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Men's tennis

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