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Rogers Put His Best Foot Forward for Post 48

 August 27, 2014

They say distance makes the heart grow fonder and that saying can certainly apply to Tyler Rogers. After taking a somewhat lengthy six-year hiatus from the sport of baseball years ago, Tyler jumped back into Majors and has battled his way to becoming a solid...

Post 48 Juniors Exceeded Goals in 14-Win Turnaround Year

 August 27, 2014

Sometimes coaches can tell in a season's infancy stages that they will have a special group of players and that was the case for Jon Reinecke and his Post 48 Junior American Legion baseball squad.

OLCC Holds Annual Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Tournament

 August 27, 2014

Over 40 ladies participated in the tournament and raised $4,239.00 for the Terri Brodeur Foundation. The event includes nine holes of golf, a silent auction and raffle, and a luncheon. The winners of the tournament this year were Helene Nichols of Essex (first...

Defenders AAU Win “War at the Shore” Tournament

 August 27, 2014

The Connecticut Defenders AAU Elite 11U baseball team defeated the New York Tigers 10-1 on Aug. 3 to win the "War at the Shore" Tournament at Bridebrook Park in East Lyme. To reach the championship game, the Defenders had to defeat the Rhode Island Red Sox and...

NY Edges Ahead of CT in Final Stages of Bluefish Tourney

 August 27, 2014

It was flat calm and that's when the rods went, off claiming one bluefish after another. The surface gave little indication of what was down below, but anglers fishing the weekend's bluefish tournament felt the fury of successive hits. From this flurry of...

The Metamorphosis of High School Athletics

 August 25, 2014

In the past two decades, I have gone from being an active player on the high school athletics circuit to being a spectator who not only sees and reports on the game being played, but gets a look into the coaches’ side as well. This unique perspective...

This Friday is the Registration Deadilne for $25K Bluefish Tourney

 August 20, 2014

This year is going to be quite interesting when the 'Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth' kicks off in view of last year's developments. For those not in the loop, this column on January 22, 2014 ("Cheaters Go Down for the Count") gave kudos to the tournament...

Haig Held Down the Defensive Fort for Post 48

 August 20, 2014

Nerves set in when David Haig went through his first tenure in the outfield, but this time around on the American Legion circuit, the man in center was cool, calm, collected, and chased down everything hit to him.

OLCC Holds Annual Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Tournament

 August 20, 2014

The Old Lyme Country Club's Women's Golf Association (WGA) held its annual Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Golf Tournament on July 24 at Old Lyme Country Club. This event is the WGA's annual charity fundraiser for the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation.

Guilford U-11 Girls' Lax Wins Nutmeg Games Tourney

 August 20, 2014

Under the leadership of Coach Wendy Epke, the GYLA (Guilford Youth Lacrosse Association) U-11 girls' team won its division at the Nutmeg State Games 7-on-7 Tournament at the end of July. The coaches and team members pictured include (back row) Coach Wendy Epke,...

Guilford 9/10-U LL Wins Sea Breeze Tourney

 August 20, 2014

Competing with six teams in the Shoreline Sea Breeze Tournament, the undefeated Guilford 9/10-U Little League baseball team took home the championship. Guilford's victory against Annex in the final game on July 31 was the culmination of two weeks of tournament...

Beatty Helps Defenders AAU Win “War at the Shore” Tournament

 August 20, 2014

The Connecticut Defenders AAU Elite U-11 baseball team defeated the New York Tigers 10-1 on Aug. 3 to win the War at the Shore Tournament at Bridebrook Park in East Lyme. To reach the championship game, the Defenders had to defeat the Rhode...

The Great Debate on the Future of Thanksgiving High School Football

 August 20, 2014

Whenever someone mentions Thanksgiving, usually right after one thinks of the food and family gatherings, the thing that is most synonymous with the holiday is football. I can remember growing up in my house and always waiting for those NFL games to begin in...

Madison to Play Host to Two September Obstacle Races

 August 18, 2014

The town of Madison will be hosting two separate obstacle races in the month of September—the Warrior Dash on Saturday, Sept. 20 and the third annual Run the Gauntlet 5K obstacle course race on Sunday, Sept. 28.

NB's Savio Had No Stealing Allowed Policy as Post 48 Catcher

 August 13, 2014

Given Ryan Savio's abilities as a defensive catcher for Guilford Junior Legion, one could argue that he was a security guard in the field for Post 48 because virtually no one stole on him.

Two Guilford Girls Compete in AAU JR Olympic Games

 August 13, 2014

Jada and Jalynn McCown (both pictured) competed at the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa. On July 28, Jada, a student at Guilford Lakes Elementary School, competed in the girls' age 9 shot put division and placed 12th in the nation. Two days later,...

Tennis Teachers Improve the Skill of Shoreline Players

 August 13, 2014

Tennis enthusiasts won't be happy to hear about the sport's recent turn in participation. Players are dropping like flies, fleeing to other sports, or not even giving tennis a chance. But over the last decade, local tennis clubs on the Connecticut shoreline are...

Guilford Little League Wins Yalesville Tourney

 August 13, 2014

The Guilford Little League baseball team recently won the 9-10-year-old Yalesville Tournament. Pictured are (front row) Conner Crowley, Jack Farrah, Jaiden Bioty, Brandon Chung, Johnny Fernandes, Aiden McBrierty, Jack O'Brien; (middle row) Ethan Clark, Andrew...

Bluefish are Cranking Things Up in the Sound

 August 13, 2014

As much as there is a devotion to striped bass as a sportfish, there can be no denying the thrill of catching an unrelenting blue. It is the season for such rod-bending, gear-destroying action and with that, comes the challenge of the season's contests. Hooking...

Locals Help Stingrays Fare Well at Wesleyan

 August 11, 2014

The Soundview Family YMCA Stingrays, a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, recently competed at the Connecticut Swimming’s Age Group Championship meet at Wesleyan University. The Stingrays had 24 swimmers participating at the meet and placed 19th out of...

Fishers are Caught Up in Maine’s Sandworm Shortage

 August 6, 2014

Shocker! There is a serious shortage of Maine's seaworms. This continued shortage of worms should not come as a surprise since our column has been blasting the over-harvesting of them for several years. It looks as though Maine's golden goose may be near the end...

Maiorino Helped Others Shine in Special Olympics Games

 August 6, 2014

Stephanie Maiorino embodies the Special Olympics oath, "Let me win, but if I can't win, let me be brave in the attempt," as she helped her teammates from across Connecticut take home the bronze medal in the soccer event this past June.

Guilford Growing Youth Hoops with Week-Long Camp

 August 6, 2014

Both Guilford high school basketball teams have seen great success in recent winters and each of its current head coaches are taking extra time during the summer to help continue that trend.

Post 48 Juniors Exceeded Goals in 14-Win Turnaround Year

 August 5, 2014

Sometimes coaches can tell in a season’s infancy stages that they will have a special group of players and that was the case for Jon Reinecke and his Post 48 Junior American Legion baseball squad.

Post 48 Seniors Grew Wiser and Closer as Season Wore On

 July 31, 2014

The Guilford Senior American Legion baseball team didn’t win a zone title or make the State Tournament, but Post 48 hit upon broader and more important points in growing as baseball players, teammates, and a squad.

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