This all-magnet plan for New London schools is concerning

Choosing a high school in this region has become a walk through the buffet line, children and their...

Lonesome Polecat: South Windsor rising, a bajillion game notes, and, adios, Brain

Dave Hodge knows how to rebuild a program. He quickly took Weaver from the basement to two state...



True freshmen are already contributing for UConn football

UConn head coach Randy Edsall works the sidelines during the season opener against Holy Cross on Aug. 31 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

When evaluating young players, UConn coach Randy Edsall can tell a lot by looking into their eyes.

Virginia routs UConn 38-18

Virginia linebacker Malcolm Cook tackles UConn quarterback Bryant Shirreffs (4) during the Cavaliers' 38-18 victory over the Huskies on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP)

Kurt Benkert passed for a school-record breaking 455 yards and Virginia avenged a heartbreak loss last season with a 38-18 victory over Connecticut on Saturday

Wichita State to make AAC debut at UConn

Wichita State will plays its first game in the American Athletic Conference against UConn when the Huskies host the Shockers on Saturday, Dec. 30, in a noon game at the XL Center in Hartford.


Coast Guard defensive backs Goldsworthy, Coco learned well on the fly

Coast Guard Academy sophomore Mike Goldsworthy, right, starting his first career game, intercepts a pass Saturday against Nichols, one of three interceptions for the Bears in a 13-0 victory. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Despite being newcomers to the lineup, Michael Goldsworthy and Colby Coco each had interceptions last week as the Coast Guard Academy football team blanked Nichols.

FBS sees huge spike in targeting penalty enforcement so far

Hawaii wide receiver Kalakaua Timoteo drops the ball and gets leveled by UCLA linebacker Josh Woods and hit from behind by defensive back Mossi Johnson during the second half of a Sept. 9 game in Pasadena, Calif. Woods was penalized for targeting and ejected. College football’s Bowl Subdivision has seen a 73-percent increase in the number of targeting penalties enforced through the first three weeks of the season compared with the same point in 2016. (Alex Gallardo/AP Photo)

Football Bowl Subdivision sees 73-percent increase in targeting penalties enforced through comparable point in 2016

Nichols at Coast Guard football capsule

When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Where: Cadet Memorial Field, New London. Records: Nichols 2-0 overall, Coast Guard 1-1. Players to...


Listen live tonight at 6:30 - Montville at Fitch football

Go to tonight to listen to a live audio webcast of the football game bewteen Fitch (2-0) and Montville (2-0). Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with pregame coverage starting at 6:25 p.m.

Old Lyme keeps bragging rights over Old Saybrook

Old Lyme's Mya Johnson (12) traps the ball in front of Old Saybrook's Kendall Hartt during Thursday's girls' soccer game at Old Lyme. Johnson scored a pair of goals as the Wildcats beat the Rams 3-0 in a rematch of the 2016 Class S state final, which Old Lyme won 1-0. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Mya Johnson scored twice and goalie Emily Rivera continued her season-long streak of not allowing a goal Thursday, as the Old Lyme High School girls' soccer team topped Old Saybrook 3-0 in a rematch of last year's Class S state championship game.


Local roundup: NFA edges Ledyard in boys' soccer

Nathan Cherenzia assisted on both goals as the Norwich Free Academy boys' soccer team held off Ledyard 2-1 Thursday in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I game.

Local roundup: Steele leads Conn past Coast Guard

Valerie Hines (11) of Coast Guard and Zoe Stublarec of Connecticut College, right,  both go up to head the ball during Wednesday's women's soccer game at Conn's Silfen Field at New London. Conn won 1-0.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Lauren Steele scored in the 59th minute as host Connecticut College remained unbeaten with a 1-0 win over Coast Guard in a nonleague women's soccer match on Wednesday.


Girl hit by foul ball at Yankees game gets game's attention

A young girl is carried out of the seating area after being hit by a line drive during the fifth inning of Wednesday's game between the Yankees and Twins at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

It might be the shot heard around the baseball world: the rocket-like foul ball that hit a young girl at a New York Yankees game.

Stanley has early lead at PGA Tour Championship

Kyle Stanley hits out of the bunker on the 18th hole during the first round of the PGA Tour Championship on Thursday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Kyle Stanley and Jordan Spieth are off to strong starts in the Tour Championship with different goals in mind.


Auto Racing

11:30 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup ISM Connect 300 practice from Loudon, N.H.

1:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck UNOH 175 practice from Loudon, N.H.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Dodge Nationals qualifying from St. Louis.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck UNOH 175 final practice from Loudon, N.H.

4 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity 300 practice from Sparta, Ky.

5 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup ISM Connect 300 qualifying from Loudon, N.H.

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity 300 final practice from Sparta, Ky.

8 p.m., FS1 — ARCA Crosley Brands 150 from Sparta, Ky. 


7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays.

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Cincinnati Reds.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets.

7:30 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners.


10:30 p.m., ESPN — Oscar Valdez vs. Genesis Servania in a featherweight bout and Gilberto Ramirez vs. Jesse Hart in a super middleweight bout from Tucson, Ariz.


6:30 p.m., — High school: Montville at Fitch.

6:30 p.m., WJJF (94.9-FM) — High school: Norwich Free Academy at Ledyard.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Virginia at Boise State.

10:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Utah at Arizona.

11 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Hamilton Tiger-Cats at British Columbia Lions.


6:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Portugal Masters from Vilamoura.

11 a.m., Golf Channel — DAP Championship from Beachwood, Ohio.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA Tour Championship from Atlanta.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Pure Insurance Championship from Pebble Beach, Calif.   


7:30 p.m., MSG — NHL preseason: New York Rangers at New York Islanders.


7 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Laver Cup from Prague, Czech Republic.