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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...

Serrano Showed Stability Hitting Up in Order for Post 103

 August 20, 2014

Hitting in the top half of the Westbrook Senior Legion lineup all summer long, Aidan Serrano didn't care how he got the job done-he just wanted to get on the base paths, which led to the utility man having a sizzling season.

Three Locals Participate in Extreme Swim Fundraiser

 August 20, 2014

On July 19, three men representing two 501c(3) non-profit organizations based in Old Saybrook set forth to swim over four miles in order to raise funds and awareness about the missions of their companies. David M. Shearer, MD of Old Saybrook and...

Post 103 White Juniors Won Seven Despite Lack of Experience

 August 20, 2014

Coming into the summer of 2014, Coach Tom Makowicki had high hopes for his Westbrook White Junior American Legion baseball squad, but was also realistic about the fact that most of his players had no prior Legion experience and that he had no experience coaching...

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.

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.

Henderson a Man for All Seasons with OS, Post 103, Fall Baseball

 August 13, 2014

Whenever there is a season open to baseball, Jimmy Henderson's name is on a lineup card and that has led to him being a vastly improved slugger during the dog days of 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...

Post 103 White Juniors Won Seven Despite Lack of Experience

 August 13, 2014

Coming into the summer of 2014, Coach Tom Makowicki had high hopes for his Westbrook White Junior American Legion baseball squad, but was realistic about the fact that most of his players had no prior Legion experience and he had no experience coaching in the...

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...

Post 103 White Juniors Won Seven Despite Lack of Experience

 August 11, 2014

Coming into the summer of 2014, Coach Tom Makowicki had high hopes for his Westbrook White Junior American Legion baseball squad, but was realistic about the fact that most of his players had no prior Legion experience and he had no experience coaching in...

Rams' Softball Saw Success Behind Veteran Seniors

 August 6, 2014

In all her years as a coach with Old Saybrook softball, Laura Westner hadn't seen her team get past the state quarterfinals and, when the Rams played in the state final this spring, the loss they suffered to Thomaston stung and a big part of that was due to the...

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...

Mardjekaj Was Dedicated Two-Team Player for Westbrook

 August 6, 2014

Nick Mardjekaj grew up watching New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and he is certainly following in his favorite player's footsteps with a selfless and hard-working approach to the game of baseball.

Westbrook Prep Legion Falls in States Opener

 August 6, 2014

The Westbrook Prep Legion baseball team entered the State Tournament as the No. 4 seed in the Northern Division and took a 10-1 loss to No. 5 seeded Windsor Locks in the opening round on July 29.

Flip-Flop Gymnastics Year at a Glance

 August 6, 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...

Waterbury Moving His Way to Dancing Dominance

 July 30, 2014

In just five years of competitive dance, Miles Waterbury has become one of the most decorated dancers in the state before even stepping foot onto a high school campus.

Catching Stripes When Other Do Not

 July 30, 2014

August doldrums in July! Weird, isn't it? Yet, for whatever the reason, striped bass are acting as though we are in the middle of August when, here on the Sound, July has had some of the coolest temperatures. That certainly beckons anglers to fish the comfort...

Westbrook Dance Academy Performs at Disney World

 July 30, 2014

From June 29 to July 1, several students from Westbrook Dance Academy performed at Walt Disney World. The students performed to "Dancing in the Streets" in The Magic Kingdom Parade and Hollywood Studios Parade. The following day, the students took to the stage...

Westbrook Blue Juniors Lose Tough 2-1 Game in States

 July 30, 2014

Baseball is a game of high drama in which mere inches can separate ball clubs and the Westbrook Blue American Junior Legion team got a taste of that in a pair of playoff battles.

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Summer of Science Movie Series — 5:00 pm; Wed., Aug. 27

Film and Discussion — 6:30 pm; Thu., Aug. 28

Rhythm & Roots Festival — ; Fri., Aug. 29

Guided Tour of Connecticut College Arboretum's Caroline Black Garden — 10:00 am; Sat., Aug. 30

Meet the Artists and Artisans — ; Sat., Aug. 30

Rhythm & Roots Festival — ; Sat., Aug. 30

Weekend Flea Market — 9:00 am; Sat., Aug. 30

Coast Guard Band performs at Fort Trumbull — 3:00 pm; Sun., Aug. 31

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