THE DAY’S SPORTS BLOGS


THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Outdoor adventures.

A Fourth Straight Victory At The Essex Boat Race in Massachusetts: Paddling In A Small Division Pays Off

As Ian Frenkel and I paddled exuberantly toward the finish line last Saturday at the Essex River Race in Essex, Mass., I thought about what it had taken to pull off our fourth consecutive tandem sea kayaking victory.

Hiking The Continental Divide Trail From Mexico To Canada: 'It Is Fun Even When It's Miserable'

Applying the ancient Chinese proverb, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step," Mystic native Hilary Sueoka and her boyfriend, Dan Stedman, should have taken three steps April 22 when they set out on their...



SIDELINE RANTS (AND RAVES)

Vickie blogs about high school sports.

Shearer lending her coaching expertise to NFA girls' track ... and more notes from the ECC championship meet

Sitting on the sideline watching the javelin competition during the Eastern Connecticut Conference championship Saturday were Norwich Free Academy girls' track assistant Sue Hopkins-Terrell (in charge of throws) and former longtime assistant...

This time, the NFA softball team is unbeaten, too

Last time the Norwich Free Academy softball team played Fitch, not many people thought it was going to be NFA which came out on top. Fitch was undefeated and on its way to a Class L state championship run. NFA, the No. 6 seed, then...



YAWKEY WAY

Rich Cooke blogs about the Red Sox. His blog runs during baseball season.

Connecticut native Matt Barnes ready to make impact for Red Sox

Nearly four years ago the Red Sox used their first-round pick (19th overall) in the 2011 MLB Draft on University of Connecticut pitcher Matt Barnes.

Patriots’ Day 2015: Short on baseball, huge on inspiration

Patriots Day is a day where the entire city of Boston comes together as one to celebrate one of the worlds most historical races, coupled with a Red Sox matinee in Fenway. What could be better?



THE LONESOME POLECAT

Sports writer Ned Griffen blogs about high school football.



UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

Gavin's blog runs during basketball season.

Diarra commits to UConn

UConn secured a verbal commitment from Mamadou Diarra, a 6-foot-8 forward, on Friday morning.

Ollie has no plans to pursue NBA coaching job

For the second straight spring, UConn coach Kevin Ollie is the subject of NBA coaching rumors.



THE REAL MISTER FANTASY

Clint L. Bramlett writes about Fantasy football.

Rocking the playoffs!

This time of year, the immortal words of Jim Mora ring in my head: "Playoffs?! Playoffs?!" (Best said with a high-pitched, irritated voice.) Yes, it’s the playoffs. Welcome to the second season - if you were good...

What Do Lenin and Stalin Have to Do With Fantasy Football? (And More!)

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!