East Lyme comes out firing, outscores Ledyard 50-14

East Lyme's Tyler Valdez (29) races away from the Ledyard defense for the Vikings' opening touchdown in Friday night's game at Mignault Field in Ledyard.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

East Lyme High School football coach Rudy Bagos came into Friday night's 50-14 victory over Ledyard not knowing how his team would do. And then the first quarter happened.

New London falls to Killingly, 39-16

Even in this season, with New London High School a one-win team, Killingly coach Chad Neal reiterated a history lesson that still resonates throughout the Eastern Connecticut Conference.

H.S. football roundup: Valley Regional/Old Lyme tops North Branford 23-0

Valley Regional/Old Lyme set up a battle next week for the Pequot Football Conference's Sassacus Division title with a 23-0 win over North Branford on Friday night.

Listen live at 6:25 - New London at Killingly football

Go to www.facebook.com/thedayct for a live audio webcast of the New London-Killingly football game with play-by-play call from Casey O'Neill and Keith O'Brien. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with pre-game coverage at 6:25 p.m.

Fitch routs Waterford to stay unbeaten

Hollis Scott ran for the first of his four touchdowns on Fitch's first offensive play Friday night and the Falcons rolled to a 42-7 win over Waterford.

SCHEDULES

COLUMNS

Dillon and Whalen have done it the old-fashioned way ... they earned it

A.J. Dillon (college football player) and Cam Whalen (high school soccer player) appear to share...

The Lonesome Polecat: ST. JOSEPH TRAILED BY 25 POINTS AND WON

There's other stuff, but, really, you want to read about St. Joseph.

UCONN

UConn football searching for first winning streak in almost two years

UConn's Vontae Diggs (13) chases after Temple quarterback Logan Marchi during the Oct. 14 game at Philadelphia. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

UConn can do something on Saturday that it hasn't accomplished in almost two years.

Promising LB Darrian Beavers growing into new position at UConn

UConn coach Randy Edsall is happy with the attitude of freshman linebacker Darrian Beavers, who is talented, but still evolving.

UConn and Providence to play exhibition at Mohegan Sun Arena

UConn and Providence will renew their New England men's basketball rivalry by playing an exhibition game on Oct. 25 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.

COLLEGES

Former NFA standout Evans promoted at Louisville

Louisville interim coach David Padgett has promoted R.J. Evans to acting assistant coach to "unofficially round out our staff."

MIT at Coast Guard football preview capsule

When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Where: Cadet Memorial Field, New London.  Records: MIT 5-1 overall, 3-0 NEWMAC; Coast Guard 3-4, 1-3.  Players...

Gamecocks' rise, Lady Vols' fall reflect SEC's major changes

South Carolina players Tyasha Harris, left, and A'ja Wilson dance while holding posters of themselves after finishing their news conferences during Thursday's Southeastern Conference women's basketball media day in Nashville, Tenn. (Mark Humphrey/AP Photo)

Rise of South Carolina, fall of Tennessee reflect major changes to impact SEC women's basketball

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: East Lyme wrap up ECC Div. I volleyball title

East Lyme wrapped up the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I title with a 25-18, 25-20, 25-18 win over Fitch in a volleyball match on Friday.

Local roundup: Coast Guard rallies past Conn in volleyball

Makenna Martin had 32 assists and 14 digs as Coast Guard rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat host Connecticut College in a nonleague volleyball match on Thursday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Astros top Yankees 7-1 to force a Game 7 tonight

Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws during the second inning of Game 6 of the ALCS against the Yankees on Friday night at Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Justin Verlander remained perfect with Houston, pitching seven shutout innings when the team needed him most, and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs as the Astros extended the AL Championship Series to a decisive Game 7 with a 7-1 win over...

Irving, Horford lead Celtics past 76ers for 1st win

Kyrie Irving scored 21 points, Al Horford had 15 and the Boston Celtics won for the first time since losing Gordon Hayward, 102-92 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

Noon, NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Kansas Lottery 300 qualifying from Kansas City, Kansas.

1:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Hollywood Casino 400 final practice from Kansas City, Kansas.

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NASCAR Xfinity Kansas Lottery 300 from Kansas City, Kansas.

5 p.m., NBCSN — Formula One United States Grand Prix qualifying from Austin, Texas.

Baseball

8 p.m., FS1, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — ALCS: New York Yankees at Houston Astros in Game 7. (if necessary)

Basketball

8 p.m., MSG — NBA: Detroit Pistons at New York Knicks.

8 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies.

10:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers.

Boxing

10:05 p.m., HBO — Jezrell Corales vs. Alberto Machado in a super featherweight bout and Demetrius Andrade vs. Alantez Fox in a middleweight bout from Verona, N.Y.

Football

Noon, ESPNU, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA: Tulsa at UConn.

Noon, Ch. 8 — NCAA: Oklahoma State at Texas.

Noon, Ch. 61 — NCAA: Maryland at Wisconsin.

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: Louisville at Florida State.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA: Iowa at Northwestern.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA: Temple at Army.

Noon, FS1 — NCAA: Iowa State at Texas Tech.

Noon, WCCT — NCAA: Pittsburgh at Duke.

12:30 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA: Boston College at Virginia.

1 p.m., SNY — NCAA: Yale at Pennsylvania.

1:30 p.m., WXLM (980-AM) — NCAA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Coast Guard

3:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA: Tennessee at Alabama.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Indiana at Michigan State.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Arizona State at Utah.

3:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Syracuse at Miami.

3:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: North Carolina at Virginia Tech.

3:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Central Florida at Navy.

4 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Oklahoma at Kansas State.

4 p.m., NESN — NCAA: Georgia Southern at Massachusetts.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Southern Methodist at Cincinnati.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Brigham Young at East Carolina.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: South Florida at Tulane.

7:15 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Louisiana State at Mississippi.

7:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Michigan at Penn State.

7:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NCAA: Southern California at Notre Dame.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Wake Forest at Georgia Tech.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Kansas at Texas Christian.

10:15 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Wyoming at Boise State.

10:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Fresno State at San Diego State.

10:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Bethune-Cookman at North Carolina A&T. (taped today)

10:45 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Colorado at Washington State.

Golf

8 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Valderrama Masters from Sotogrande, Spain.

12:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Taiwan Championship from Taipei. (taped today)

2:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Dominion Charity Classic from Richmond, Va.

10 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: The CJ Cup from Jeju Island, South Korea.

Hockey

12:30 p.m., MSG — NHL: Nashville Predators at New York Rangers.

5 p.m., WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA men: Boston University at UConn.

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Boston Bruins.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Florida Panthers at Washington Capitals.

Soccer

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Watford at Chelsea.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund at Eintracht Frankfurt.

10 a.m., CNBC — Premier League: Burnley at Manchester City.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Manchester United at Huddersfield Town.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: West Bromwich Albion at Southampton.

Tennis

7 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Stockholm Open from Sweden.