WEST HAVEN — There haven’t been many moments this season in which St. Joseph softball has trailed, but in Wednesday’s Class L semifinal game against Ledyard its resiliency prevailed. After falling behind 4-0 in the third inning, St. Joseph proceeded to post crooked numbers in the final four frames to win 11-5. “We didn’t come […]
Two months after resigning at Ledyard, Dave Cornish has landed his next coaching gig just 10 miles away in the same conference. Norwich Free Academy introduced Cornish as its head coach in a press conference on Friday afternoon. The Day of New London first reported the news. Sources: Dave Cornish to be named new boys’ […]
Ledyard has hired D.J. Exum, a former New London player, as its head boys basketball coach, the school officially announced on Monday. Exum was an assistant at Fitch for one season before serving as an assistant at his alma mater from 2015-20. He was a former standout player at New London before being a three-time […]
Dave Cornish has resigned after 10 seasons as Ledyard’s head coach. Cornish confirmed the move in a text message Saturday morning, first reported by The Day of New London. BREAKING: Dave Cornish resigns as boys' basketball coach at Ledyard. Story soon @TheDayCTsports #ctbb @ledyardsports — Mike DiMauro (@BCgenius) March 27, 2021 “What a wonderful ride […]
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced Tuesday that 16 high schools have earned the Michaels Achievement Cup Award for the 2019-20 academic year.
The schools were Amity, Barlow, Bethe…
If there is a high school hockey season in Connecticut, it appears it will go off without the Eastern Connecticut Eagles. “Unfortunately, since we are a co-op and the ECC has decided that there will be no winter co-op sports, we will not be allowed to participate even if the CIAC puts something together,” Eagles […]
No one knows for sure how the winter sports season will play out. The earliest any CIAC team can begin practicing is Jan. 19 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All possibilities are on the table, including pushi…
For hours on end this summer, Kate and Jess English would train and condition together to get ready for the Ledyard girls soccer season. This would not seem odd seeing they live in the same household. But these are odd times – dealing with a pandemic – so teams in all of the fall […]
Chris Akindura, Naugatuck, Sr. F: The three-year starter is one of the most dangerous scoring threats in the state and could be the best player in the NVL. All-NVL in 2019.
Max Baer, Barlow, Sr. M: The All-…
UNCASVILLE – There are going to be games like this in the CIAC state tournament if Norwich Free Academy wants to make a return trip to the Mohegan Sun Arena. This is the time of year when teams grind out possessions and teams don’t always make the shots they normally make. When it’s win or […]
Watch the ECC Boys Basketball Division II and I Championships at Mohegan Sun at 6 and 8 p.m., respectively, on the GameDayCT & The Day of New London live stream on YouTube, above. BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUE TOURNAMENT HUB | ECC TOURNAMENT BRACKET At 6 p.m., upstart Plainfield faces three-time defending champion St. Bernard in the Division […]
The 2020 Eastern Connecticut Conference Girls Basketball tournaments will tip off Wednesday, Feb. 19 with play-in games and conclude with the championship games on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Mohegan Sun. The quarterfinals will be held Thursday, Feb. 20 at the sites of the higher seeds and the semifinals Feb. 22 at Norwich Free Academy. No. […]
William F. “Bill” Mignault, who started the football program at Ledyard and was its only coach for 42 years, eventually becoming the all-time winningest coach in Connecticut history, has died, the school announced Wednesday. He was 90 years old. Mignault won a state-record 321 games at Ledyard and retired at age 78, several months after […]
Chris Akinduro, Naugatuck, Jr. F: Two-year starter scored 11 goals with four assists as a sophomore.
Ben Carlson, Foran, Sr. D: Carlson has been chosen for the ODP regional team, making him one of the top d…
This November, the CIAC will crown champions in boys soccer for the 20th time this century. In that time, 45 schools have claimed state titles in Classes S, M, L and LL, including years where co-championships were earned. Five schools, Farmington, East Catholic, Brookfield, Barlow and Avon have won titles in two different classes. Here […]
Cheshire trailed perennial SCC power Amity 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning of the SCC Championship game and appeared destined to bookend their SCC season with losses to the Spartans. But the Rams rallied with three runs and won it on Matt Downing’s single to right, which ultimately brought Matt Costello home with […]
Cheshire lost its first game of the year, 1-0 to Amity. Since then? The Rams have roared back with a 19-game win streak, including a dominant, 9-0, victory over those same Spartans, and have completed the regular season 19-1. And so it the defending Class LL champion Rams take the No. 1 ranking into the […]
With about a week remaining before baseball conference tournament pairings are finalized and get underway, fascinating results across the state have created another shakeup in the latest Top 10 poll. Cheshire is still No. 1, but the Rams were the only team to stay put while carnage ruled across the rest of the poll. The […]
After weeks of volatility, there now seems to be a consensus on, at least, the top three baseball teams in the state as we head into the final couple of weeks of the regular season. Cheshire remained No. 1 for the third-straight week. Same for Staples at No. 2. For the second-straight week, Amity remained […]
Gasp! For the first time this season the baseball poll has the same No. 1 team for two weeks in a row. Cheshire remains the No. 1 team in the poll after winning its only game last week a 5-4 win over Hand. Despite the No. 1 team and No. 2 team (Staples) remaining in […]
As Ken Turner’s junior season was progressing last year, people were taking notice of the 6-foot-5 pitcher and first baseman from Ledyard.
The better he performed on the field, the more college scouts would…
Our own Scott Ericson joined the crew at CT Sports Now on Monday night to talk about high school baseball around the state. Scott, Noah Finz and Marc Robbins discussed some of the teams who started the season season hot. They also went over the latest GameTimeCT baseball poll. You can watch CT Sports Now […]
Welcome back to Uni-Browse. Each week we will take a look at four baseball uniforms from around the state and let you vote for your favorite. Last week, Bunnell won with 30% of the vote with 445 votes cast. If you have a uniform you would like to see featured, please email Sericson@stamfordadvocate.com Here are […]
LEDYARD—Phoenix Billings has hit a few homeruns in his time.
He has not hit any that felt quite as good off the bat as the blast he hit in the sixth inning off the roof of the garage beyond right field in L…
For the third-consecutive week, we have a new No. 1. Fairfield Prep led off the preseason poll No. 1. Last week, blazing hot Ridgefield claimed the mantle. This week’s new No. 1 is undefeated Ledyard. The Colonels have been on everybody’s radar since the preseason. They debuted at No. 7 and jumped to No. 3 […]
Ridgefield, which survived an ill-fated attempt to dry its field with gasoline-fueled fire (but now must wait for an estimated $50,000 cleanup) and moved the game to Woodbridge where it defeated perennial power Amity, 5-4, is the new No. 1 in the GameTimeCT Top 10 baseball poll as the second, full week of the season […]
Fairfield Prep spent a majority of last season No. 1, and looked primed to win its first baseball championship. But the dream, as if often does in the CIAC postseason, ended in an 10-inning heartbreaker, 5-4, to Cheshire, which went on to capture the Class LL title. Though the Jesuits graduated versatile Will Lucas and […]
The Eastern Connecticut Eagles are champions of the Nutmeg Hockey Conference for the second year in a row. Ryan Huta, one of three players with four points, scored three goals to pace the top-seeded Eagles to a 7-2 win over Tri-Town on Thursday night at Connecticut College. Kyle Jacobson scored two goals and two assists, […]
It is conference tournament time for girls basketball. Let’s go! Thursday CCC No. 16 Conard at No. 1 Windsor: WINDSOR No. 15 Manchester at No. 2 East Hartford: EAST HARTFORD No. 14 Farmington at No. 3 Newington: Farmington could push Newington in this one. NEWINGTON No. 13 RHAM at No. 4 Glastonbury: A deceptively tough […]