Waterford ends nine-year drought against New London


Even during this recent run of success, Waterford High School's basketball couldn't shed one wart: A nine-year doughnut against New London. Many opportunities, many failures.

Unbeaten New London girls win third straight ECC Medium title

New London held Waterford scoreless for 9 minutes, 53 seconds Thursday night and beat the Lancers 44-23 to win its third straight ECC Medium Division girls' basketball championship.

H.S. basketball roundup: NFA boys roll past East Lyme in ECC Large

Aidan Miller made four 3-pointers en route to a 20-point night as Norwich Free Academy rolled to a 47-32 victory over East Lyme in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division boys' basketball game Thursday night.

Windham begins defense of ECC wrestling title on Friday

Windham High School begins defense of its Eastern Connecticut Conference wrestling championship when the two-day tournament begins on Friday at Killingly High School. The Whippets, ranked third in the latest state coaches' poll after...

Campbell leads Ledyard past Fitch, 76-46

It seems illogical, at best, to suggest that the kid they call “Ice” could spend so much time on fire. But if Isaiah Campbell was any hotter during the first half Wednesday night, he’d have needed to stop, drop and roll.

COLUMNS

CIAC's new baseball rule is pitch perfect

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, the state’s governing body for high...

UCONN

UConn's Stewart to participate in U.S. women's training camp

UConn senior Breanna Stewart is taking a break from her season to participate in a three-day training camp for the U.S. women's national basketball team

UConn falls apart late in 63-58 loss to Temple

Quenton DeCosey scored 23 points, including his team's final nine points, and Temple rallied to beat UConn 63-58 Thursday night for its fourth straight win

UConn announces its 2016 football schedule

The UConn football team will play a pair of nationally-televised night games, seven home games and three non-conference games against Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents in 2016.

COLLEGES

Top 25 basketball roundup

Tiffany Mitchell scored 22 points, Alaina Coates had 14 points and 11 rebounds and No. 2 South Carolina bounced back from its showdown loss to UConn with an 86-71 victory over Florida

7-foot Tonye Jekiri a big reason for Hurricanes' success

Senior center Tonye Jekiri is not a big scorer, averaging barely half a dozen shots and 8.1 points per game

Replay officials could have more say in targeting penalties

Replay officials are likely to have more power when it comes to calling targeting penalties in college football next season

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Former Coast Guard crew coach Stowe remembered for his lessons, love of the sport

William A. Stowe, 75, a member of the Coast Guard Academy Athletic Hall of Fame who began the school's rowing program in 1971 — as well as an Olympic gold medalist at the 1964 Games in Tokyo — died suddenly Monday at his home in Lake...

Local roundup: NFA's Ward, Hall win Class LL indoor track titles

Norwich Free Academy's Marquis Ward won the boys' high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 2 inches, and Kelsie Hall finished first in the girls' pole vault at 10-6 at Thursday's Class LL state indoor track and field championship at the Floyd Little...

Dunn, Friars fall to Marquette in 2 OT

Jajuan Johnson scored 16 points and hit a key 3-pointer with 1:16 left in double overtime, and Marquette outlasted No. 20 Providence for a 96-91 victory on Wednesday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Bergeron scores twice and Bruins beat Jets 6-2

Patrice Bergeron scored twice, Brett Connolly had three assists and the Boston Bruins beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and Loui Eriksson and Jimmy Hayes each had a goal and an assist for the Bruins

Kobe's final NBA All-Star Game is first outside of U.S.

Of all the goodies Kobe Bryant collects in his farewell season, one this weekend might be particularly useful. After all, you need a good winter coat in Canada. The final NBA All-Star Game for Bryant and the first to be staged outside the U.S. is in...

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

5 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Sprint Unlimited practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

6:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Sprint Unlimited final practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

10:30 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Winternationals qualifying from Sonoma, Calif. (taped today)

Basketball

6 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Princeton at Cornell.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Dayton at Rhode Island.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Ohio at Buffalo.

7 p.m., SNY — NCAA women: Iona at Quinnipiac.

7 p.m., ESPN — NBA exhibition: All-Star Celebrity Game from Toronto.

9 p.m., TNT — NBA: All-Star Rising Stars Challenge from Toronto.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: UCLA at Arizona.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Monmouth at Rider.

Golf

7:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Tshwane Open from Waterkloof, South Africa.

Noon, Golf Channel — Champions: Chubb Classic from Naples, Fla.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Pebble Beach (Calif.) National Pro-Am.

Hockey

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: Maine at Notre Dame.

8:30 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Northeastern at Massachusetts.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Schalke at Mainz.

Winter Sports

9 p.m., NBCSN — USSA U.S. Grand Prix Big Air at Fenway from Boston.