Sources: Three ECC schools apply to Shoreline

Sources in the Shoreline Conference said Monday that three schools from the Eastern Connecticut Conference -- Bacon Academy, Stonington and Waterford -- have “filed their paperwork” with an intent to apply to the Shoreline.

Strecker named Waterford football coach

John Strecker, a Waterford High School football lifer, has been named the Lancers' new head football coach after spending the last 20 years as an assistant.

High school roundup: Wheeler girls win Class S tourney opener

Kylie Baker banked in a layup as time expired to give 24th-seeded Wheeler High School a dramatic 34-32 victory over No. 9 Metro Learning Center of Bloomfield in the opening round of the CIAC Class S girls’ basketball tournament Monday night.

Brule, Kosta and Makowicki honored by the CHSCA

Three people from the Eastern Connecticut conference will be among the honorees, when the Connecticut High School Coaches Association honors its coaches of the year.

NFA's Exum-Strong wins State Open wrestling title

Khaleed Exum-Strong, a senior who has become the face of NFA’s program over a season of renewal, won the State Open 220-pound final 5-2 over Ledyard’s Daric Johnson in a matchup of friendly Eastern Connecticut Conference rivals that was...

COLUMNS

Is bringing an end to the ECC really in the kids' best interests?

Perhaps the framers were mistaken. Or ill prepared for evolution. Turns out that “life, liberty and...

UCONN

UConn ready to turn attention to postseason

There were times during the second half of the season, which included games in 12 different states, when top-ranked UConn looked like a rather weary bunch.

UConn women rout USF in regular season finale

It was a mini test at best, yet Geno Auriemma felt it was just what top-ranked UConn needed heading into the postseason.

It's that time of the season

Something about March brings out the beast in UConn.

COLLEGES

College basketball roundup

No. 1 Kentucky overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half to keep its perfect season intact, beating Georgia 72-64 on Tuesday night.

College basketball roundup

Anthony Gill scored 17 points to lead four Virginia players in double figures and the second-ranked Cavaliers beat Syracuse 59-47 on Monday night to capture the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title for the second straight year.

Local college notes

A weekly look at our local colleges and local athletes now competing at colleges outside the region.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: ECC boys' hoop semis moved to Fitch

The latest winter storm to hit the region Tuesday night forced Eastern Connecticut Conference officials to move tonight’s boys’ basketball tournament semifinal games from Waterford to Fitch High School.

PROFESSIONAL

NBA roundup

LeBron James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA's career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.

Red Sox, BC use exhibition to honor Frates

They all wore No. 3, and every player on the Boston Red Sox and Boston College had the same name on their jersey, too. This exhibition game at JetBlue Park on Tuesday was all about Pete Frates.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., YES - Exhibition: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees from Tampa, Fla.

1:05 p.m., WOR (710-AM) - Exhibition: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Basketball

1 p.m., NESN - NCAA women: Boston College vs. Wake Forest in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Greensboro, N.C.

3:30 p.m., NESN - NCAA women: North Carolina State vs. Virginia Tech in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Greensboro, N.C.

5:15 p.m., www.theday.com - High school boys: New London vs. Windham in Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament semifinal from Groton.

7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Notre Dame at Louisville.

7 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Central Florida at South Florida.

7 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Providence at Seton Hall.

7 p.m., NESN - NCAA men: Richmond at Massachusetts.

7 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: George Washington at George Mason.

7:15 p.m., www.theday.com - High school boys: Ledyard vs. Waterford in Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament semifinal from Groton.

7:30 p.m., CSN - NBA: Utah Jazz at Boston Celtics.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) - NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Brooklyn Nets.

8 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat.

8 p.m., ESPNEWS - NCAA men: Houston at Tulane.

9 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Southern California at UCLA.

9 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Texas Christian at Oklahoma State.

9 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: St. John's at Marquette.

10:30 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers.

11 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Oregon at Oregon State.

Golf

11 p.m., Golf Channel - LPGA: Women's Champions from Singapore.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: New York Rangers at Detroit Red Wings.

Soccer

2 p.m., FS1 - Women: United States vs. Norway in Algarve Cup from Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal.

2:40 p.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Chelsea at West Ham.