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Westbrook Field Hockey Will Have to Thrive with Small Team

 September 10, 2014

The Westbrook field hockey squad is made up of just 15 girls this fall, but 25th-year Head Coach Janet Dickey is feeling good about her tough group that brings a lot of chemistry to the field.

New Coach, New Season for Knights' Girls' Soccer

 September 10, 2014

The Westbrook girls' soccer squad hasn't seen a winning season in a while and first-year Head Coach Rudy Raffone hopes to change that and beat last year's 1-13 mark. Assisted by Caitlin Rickaby, Raffone will aim to lead the Knights along with senior captains...

Orioles are Play-off Champs for Deep River Horseshoes

 September 10, 2014

As the playoffs came down to two teams it would come down to the same two teams that fought hard all year long for first place in the Deep River Horseshoe League-the Mets and the Orioles, both the top and second seeds, respectively. In the end, the Orioles upset...

Capobianco was the Perfect Pick to be Huskies' Cheer Coach

 September 10, 2014

When you look for a coach, you want someone who has experience and passion for the sport, along with an uncanny ability to connect with their pupils. For Morgan cheerleading, no one fit that bill better than Joni Capobianco.

In Fishing, Some Things are Meant to Be

 September 10, 2014

While we patiently wait for the striper coast to come alive, signifying what might be a fall run, the bluefish are filling that gap. Tidal rivers have been filled with Atlantic menhaden and that has prompted some voracious feeding. If the angler was patient,...

OSW Football Brings Speed and Drive to the Field in 2014

 September 8, 2014

Old Saybrook/Westbrook football hasn’t seen a winning campaign in quite a while, but this fall is the season second-year Head Coach Patrick Hanssen thinks his team could get the wins.

Westbrook Rec Department Yoga

 September 3, 2014

The Westbrook Rec Department is holding yoga classes on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:15 p.m. with new instructor Joanne DeVito. The classes will take place at the Teresa Mulvey Municipal Building at the Westbrook Town Hall. To register, contact...

Winter Shoreline Senior Tennis

 September 3, 2014

The Shoreline Men’s Senior Tennis Group is taking sign-ups for its indoor doubles season this winter that starts in October and runs for 26 weeks. Play takes place at Madison Racquet Club on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For...

Connecticut Hornets Softball Tryouts

 September 3, 2014

The Connecticut Hornets U-10 travel softball team is holding tryouts for starting pitchers and position players. Those interested may contact coach T.R. Beurer at cthornets10u@gmail.com.

Branhaven FallBall Softball

 September 3, 2014

The fifth annual Branhaven softball league will have its season from Sept. 7 through Oct. 19 with games on Sundays for high school and travel softball players. For info, contact Ed Crisafi at 203-376-6753 or at edcrisafi@yahoo.com.

GNH Warriors Ice Hockey First Strides Program

 September 3, 2014

The Greater New Haven Warriors Youth Hockey Association is holding a First Strides program that will emphasize the basics those aged 4 to 10 at Northford Ice Pavilion every Saturday and Sunday from Sept. 13 to Oct. 15. The is no fee to participate, although all...

New OS AD Mauri Aims to be a Mentor for Student-Athletes

 September 3, 2014

Jeff Mauri has always held big places in his heart for both athletics and teaching, so his new calling is right up his alley in a place he already calls home.

Valley Shore YMCA Golf Tourney a Big Success

 September 3, 2014

The 23rd Valley Shore YMCA Annual Golf Tournament was held on July 21 at the Clinton Country Club. With over 100 golfers enjoying the course, lunch, and dinner, the event raised $44,500 for the Strong Kids Campaign, which funds scholarships for local families...

Defenders AAU Win “War at the Shore” Tournament

 September 3, 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...

What’s in Store for This Year’s Fall Run?

 September 3, 2014

Once past Labor Day, striped bass anglers are focused on the upcoming fall run. We all know that, although the overall striped bass population at this point in time is not overfished, the female biomass (capable of producing billions of eggs) has been on a...

Makowicki Progresses to Junior Legion Coach

 August 27, 2014

Tom Makowicki of Essex has been coaching baseball for the better part of eight years, and moved into the role of head coach for the Westbrook White Junior Legion squad this summer.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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