SIDELINE RANTS (AND RAVES)

Vickie blogs about high school sports.

Kane, Waterford volleyball keep Eudy in their memories

Waterford High School volleyball coach Beau Lucas calls senior Colleen Kane one of the cornerstones of the program.

There's nothing quite like the starting line (and the hot dogs) at Wickham Park

Shawn Towne, the Fitch High School girls’ cross country coach, jokes that one of the top reasons to take his team to last Saturday’s Wickham Park Invitational in Manchester is the hot dogs from nearby Augie & Ray’s...

Coast Guard's George has a date to keep at the Ithaca Hall of Fame

Coast Guard Academy football coach Bill George, being inducted into the Ithaca College Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night as a member of the Bombers 1979 Division III national championship team, figured out how he was going to handle...

McCaffrey was the face of Vikings field hockey for a memorable 'ALS Shootout'

It was halftime at Friday’s field hockey game between East Lyme and Waterford high schools, but instead of heading to the team huddle, East Lyme goalie Sierra McCaffrey walked back out onto the field.

St. Bernard has a (quiet) sophomore on the run in Arvidson

When Ellen Arvidson was a freshman, it was difficult for St. Bernard School girls’ cross country coach Sue Griffin to figure out whether she enjoyed running or not. It turns out she loves it; she’s just a little on the silent...

Bears christen new softball field with a win, good wishes from faraway alumni

Stonington High School softball coach Ann-Marie Houle, who conducts an alumni game each year, sent questionnaires to many of the program's former players, asking them for their recollections.She...

Childs-Harris has been through the bad times and now the good at New London

Lexus Childs-Harris still had tears of regret trickling down her face Friday night as she carried her senior night haul, flowers, balloons, etc., toward the door at New London High School.It was a...

In "Hutch," Ledyard trusts

Hannah Hutchins, Ledyard's 6-foot-4 center, gave her team the lead for good on a pair of free throws with 51.9 seconds remaining on the clock in Tuesday's high school girls' basketball game against East Lyme in the Eastern Connecticut...