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Shoreline Gymnastics Takes Gold in State, Regional, and Eastern Nationals

 August 27, 2014

Shoreline Gymnastics of Old Saybrook took gold in the state, regional, and eastern national championships.

OLCC Women’s Golf Hosts Three Blind Mice and Mystery 2 Tourneys

 August 27, 2014

The Old Lyme Country Club's Women's Golf Association held two tournaments in August. The first, on Aug. 7, was the Three Blind Mice Tournament. Paula Bingham of Old Lyme finished first, Marty Purdy of Old Saybrook placed second, Lori Polito of Madison finished...

Madison Youth Cheer Takes Part in UCA Camp

 August 27, 2014

The Madison Tigers youth competition cheer team went to its first UCA (Universal Cheerleading Association) camp at Westfield State University in Westfield Massachusetts. Being the only youth team there amongst high school JV and varsity cheerleaders, the Tigers...

Flip-Flop Gymnastics Year at a Glance

 August 27, 2014

Flip-Flop Gymnastics is so proud of their gymnasts for a great competition season. To celebrate, coaches, along with gymnasts and their families, gathered together for the annual Team Awards Picnic to acknowledge especially hard-working and outstanding members...

Hand Cheer Brings Home Accolades from UCA Camp

 August 27, 2014

The Hand cheerleading team completed a weekend at the UCA (Universal Cheerleading Association) Camp at Westfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts-coming home with a championship trophy in the Home Dance Pom Routine and a very special plaque given to...

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...

Ciotti Ready to Return as Hand's Cheer Coach

 August 20, 2014

Licia Ciotti and Madison cheerleading have been inseparable for 10 years now and decade No. 2 will be starting the same way as the one that preceded it.

Madison 13-U Baseball Wins East Shore Crown

 August 20, 2014

The Madison 13-U travel baseball team completed its sweep of the East Shore Travel League 13-U Majors Championship Series on July 30 with a 7-5 victory over Stamford Legion. The Tigers had already won the ESTL (East Shore Travel League) American Division title...

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.

Hand Girls' Tennis Showcased SCC Dominance Once Again

 August 13, 2014

It was a preseason filled with faces in different places and some questions going in, but Hand girls' tennis steered away from any and all doubts with its stellar regular and postseason play.

Licari Underwent a Metamorphosis with Madison 16-U

 August 13, 2014

Baseball seasons can be journeys for not only the teams playing the game, but also the players themselves, which is something C.J. Licari found out firsthand this summer.

Westbrook Dance Academy are National and Senior Dance-Off Champions at Elite Dance Challenge Nationals

 August 13, 2014

The Westbrook Dance Academy competition teams recently competed in The Elite Dance Challenge (EDC) National Competition in Sturbridge, Massachusetts July 9-13, and returned as National Champions and Senior Dance-Off Champions. In a competition with 44 studios...

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...

Madison 19-U Baseball Reaches Another Tourney Final

 August 13, 2014

In a rain-shortened "War at the Shore" Tournament in New London on August 2-3, the Madison 19-U baseball team reached the final round before a 2-1 loss to West Hartford.

Madison 16-U Falls in Playoffs; Finishes Year at .500

 August 13, 2014

The Madison 16-U baseball team took a 5-0 loss to the Westport Wreckers on August 3 in a single-elimination round of the AAU 16-U Local Wood Bat League playoffs.

Flip-Flop Gymnastics Year at a Glance

 August 13, 2014

Flip-Flop Gymnastics is so proud of their gymnasts for a great competition season. To celebrate, coaches, along with gymnasts and their families, gathered together for the annual Team Awards Picnic to acknowledge especially hard-working and outstanding members...

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...

Leadoff Man Lanza Played Shut-Down Defense

 August 6, 2014

Bobby Lanza says that baseball helps him clear his head and that relaxed sense has led to a stellar summer for the shortstop at the dish and in the field.

Schultz Inducted into Madison Athletic Hall of Fame

 August 6, 2014

On June 10, former Hand math teacher and Coach Bob Schultz was inducted into the 2014 Madison Athletic Hall of Fame during a personal ceremony at Peregrine's Landing in Clinton.

MRSC Sees Great Turnout for Summer Challenge

 August 6, 2014

The Madison Racquet and Swim Club's (MRSC) Level 6 Madison Summer Challenge Tournament for tennis that took place from July 15 to 17 enjoyed a record number of participants this year with 68 junior players from New England and as far as California and Dubai.

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