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 […]
The 2018 Eastern Connecticut Conference All-Star Football Teams. Division 1 Offense Center — Austin Beebe, Fitch Lineman — Joe Klick, NFA Lineman — Jeffrey Andruskiewicz, NFA Lineman — Josh Morton, East Lyme Lineman — Rahtrel Perry, New London Quarterback — Elijah Parker, NFA Receiver — Zehki Burgess, New London Receiver — Spencer Duthrie, East Lyme Receiver — Kevin Pomroy, NFA Back — Jacob Commander, New […]
Identical twin sisters Riley Riewerts and Morgan Riewerts played on the same high school court for the first time on Wednesday night. That normally wouldn’t be a surprise. Then again, the sisters play for two different schools. Riley plays for Norwich Tech and Morgan plays for Ledyard and after four years they finally got to face […]
On the court Monday, Ledyard was the winner of a hard fought, 3-0 decision over visiting Wheeler.
Off the court, the Colonels were even bigger winners.
Because of construction to its gymnasium, Wheeler has had to practice and play on the road …
This season, the Cromwell/Portland program hired a new running backs coach with some serious pedigree. How many running back coaches in the state have rushed for close to 2,000 yards and close to 20 touchdowns at the FBS level? Former UConn running back Andre Dixon is roaming the Panthers’ sideline this season. “He has been […]
Vitals COACH — CLAY KILLINGSWORTH (1st year) CONFERENCE — ECC Division II PLAYOFF CLASS — M (383 boys enrollment) HOME — William Mignault Field, Ledyard 2017 RECORD — 2-8 2018 OPENER — Sept. 6 vs. Waterford, 6:30 p.m. TEAM WEBSITE — FACEBOOK | TWITTER — @LedyardFootball Top Players JAMES SMITH, Sr. WR/DB (5-9, 170) ANTHONY ROSE, […]
Trager triple brings in 2 more. Wolcott up 5-1 in second #ctbase pic.twitter.com/rHz1347sWL — Scott Ericson (@EricsonSports) June 6, 2018 MIDDLETOWN—A lot of things went right for the Wolcott baseball team this season but getting production from the bottom of the order was not always one of them. That changed in the Class M semifinals […]
BURLINGTON – Ledyard, the 18th seed in Class M baseball, won a 3-2 quarterfinal game at No. 10 Lewis Mills High School in a pitchers’ duel turned into a game of guts Saturday afternoon.
Ken Turner, almost 6-feet-5 and athletic enough to be the…
Clay Killingsworth, an assistant coach at Norwich Free Academy, has been named the next head coach at Ledyard High School, athletic director Jim Buonocore announced Tuesday morning. Killingsworth spent the last two seasons at NFA after a three-year stint as the head coach at Woodstock Academy. He was also a member of the NFA staff […]
Jonathan Hernandez, the former UConn quarterback who returned to Connecticut and took over as head football coach as Ledyard during the height of his younger brother Aaron’s second murder trial last year, has resigned after one season. Hernandez resigned for personal reasons, according to athletic director Jim Buonocore in a brief statement. Hernandez coached the […]
NEW HAVEN – The No. 3 Tri-Town and No. 5 Eastern CT Eagles boys hockey teams made their first championship appearance on Saturday in the CIAC Division III final and the Eastern CT Eagles made the most of their first chance for a title, scoring the game’s first three goals and cruising to victory. Kevin […]
DIVISION II Championship No. 1 FARMINGTON VALLEY vs. No. 3 GUILFORD When: Friday, 7:30 p.m. Where: Ingalls Rink, New Haven Records: Farmington Valley (21-3-1); Guilford (22-3) On The Air/Web: NFHSNetwork.com (subscription required) | WELI 960-AM Championship game appearances: As a co-op team Farmington Valley is making its first championship game appearance. Before joining the co-op, Farmington had […]
NEW HAVEN — After Staples’ star senior Sam New scored his third goal of the game with 2:15 left in the third period to tie the score at six, no one on the Eastern CT Eagles’ bench panicked.Not a single player or coach. And it showed out on the…