Staples’ Petroccio gets an Ice Bucket: Bruno, Callahan, Cunningham up next

On cue, Marce Petroccio, coach of the Staples Wreckers, took the Ice Bucket Challenge after practice Wednesday as nominated by New Canaan’s Lou Marinelli on Tuesday the day before. Marce’s nominations are Craig Bruno of Naugatuck, Kevin Callahan of Ridgefield and Bruce Cunningham of Wilton.

Golf: Whaley wins third CT Women’s Amateur

Photo by Joe Morelli.
Farmington's Kelly Whaley with the championship hardware for winning her third Connecticut Women's Amateur golf title.

WALLINGFORD >> The Connecticut Women’s Amateur golf tournament had virtually been decided before Kelly Whaley teed it up in Wednesday’s final round. Her lead stood at 13 shots after two rounds. The only thing left to be determined was whether Whaley would top her 16-stroke victory from a year ago. Whaley “only” ended up winning […]

ECC Football 2014: Montville preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Montville junior OL/DL Kevin Murtha, who figures to lead a young, but experienced line crucial to the Indians’ defense and retooling run game. Vitals Coach: Tanner Grove (9th season, 55-22) Conference: ECC Medium Playoff Class: S (352 boys enrollment) Home: Montville High Field 2013 Record: 7-4 (3-2 ECC Medium) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 vs. Windham, 6:30 p.m. […]

New Canaan’s Bo Hickey retires as hockey coach

Longtime New Canaan hockey coach Bo Hickey, who guided the Rams to FCIAC titles and state championship games, has retired, the New Canaan Advertiser reported Monday. Hickey, 69, who also was an assistant coach for the school’s successful football team for 31 years and played professionally for the Denver Broncos, took over a 1-7 Rams […]

SWC Football 2014: Bethel preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Bethel  junior Jared Piatnik, who is expected to take over quarterback duties from his all-star brother, Joe. Vitals Coach: Jason Gill (6th year, 36-19) Conference: SWC Patriot Playoff Class: M Home: Ralph DeSantis Field 2013 Record: 9-3 (8-2 SWC, lost to Brookfield in Class M quarterfinals) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 vs. Weston, 7 p.m. Captains: Jared Willsey, Ben […]

American Legion baseball: A summer for the ages for RCP

RCP's American Legion baseball team celebrates its Northeast Regional Championship (Melanie Stengel - Register)

CROMWELL >> Jay Hickey had a lot to think about during Sunday night’s bus ride home from Shelby, North Carolina. The longest summer of Hickey’s 10-year tenure as the baseball coach for Cromwell Post 105, aka RCP, was finally over: the amazing whirlwind of high-pressure state tournament, regional and World Series games all in the […]