Valley/Old Lyme improves to 3-0 with 41-13 win over Coginchaug/Hale-Ray

Valley Regional/Old Lyme's Ian Neviaser (77) drags down Coginchaug/Hale-Ray's Patrick Ladas (22) with the help from teammates Michael Cullina (13), Blair Allen (4) and Joshua Donahue (35) during the Warriors' 41-13 win on Saturday at Old Lyme High School. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Valley Regional/Old Lyme converts a late first half fourth down into a tie-breaking touchdown and the Warriors go on to defeat Coginchaug/Hale-Ray 41-13 on Saturday.

No. 1 Darien routs No. 2 St. Joseph 42-10

Darien's defensive line harassed St. Joseph all game Saturday, keeping the Cadets' explosive passing game in check in a 42-10 rout between the top two teams in The Day's Top 10 state coaches football poll.

H.S. roundup: Stonington boys survive soccer scare from Waterford

Jack Cullen converted a penalty kick with just under four minutes remaining as unbeaten Stonington survived a scare to beat Waterford 2-1 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II boys' soccer game on Saturday.

Scott's big night helps Fitch beat Montville 28-6

Fitch's Hollis Scott splits Montville defenders Marcus Velez, left, and Dominic Emmons during the Falcons' 28-6 football victory on Friday night in Groton. Scott scored three touchdowns, two rushing, and finished with 181 yards on the ground. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Hollis Scott doesn't merely get history lessons in class at Fitch High School. He hears them from his dad, too. That's because Mike Scott, a member of the undefeated 1994 team, remains one of the elite running backs in school history.

NFA rebounds from loss with a convincing win over Ledyard

NFA bounced back from a difficult loss to No. 4 Cheshire to beat Ledyard 35-6 in its Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I football opener on Friday night.

SCHEDULES

COLUMNS

Bagos goes back to his past as the Vikings take to the ground

East Lyme had a 99-yard drive to score its first touchdown in Friday's 28-6 win over Stonington.

In his brief life, "Ski" provided contagious happiness

It is with unspeakable sorrow that hundreds and hundreds of friends and family members mourn the...

UCONN

UConn comes up short against East Carolina 41-38

UConn placekicker Michael Tarbutt, top, and holder Jay Rose react after Tarbutt missed a 35-yard field goal in the final seconds of Sunday's game against East Carolina at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. East Carolina won 41-38. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Thomas Sirk threw for 426 yards and three touchdowns, and East Carolina held off UConn 41-38 on Sunday in the conference opener for both teams.

UConn defense a concern heading into AAC football opener

Fixing the defense wasn't high on the list of major repairs while UConn prepared for the 2017 football season.

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.

COLLEGES

Conn College rallies past Amherst for 3-2 win in women's soccer

Kelly Brigham scored in the 89th minute to break a 2-2 tie and lift the Connecticut College women's soccer team to a 3-2 win over Amherst in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game on Sunday.

Coast Guard begins play in new conference with comeback win

Ethan Goldcamp threw a game-winning 73-yard touchdown to Cam Cecchini and the defense completed its second straight game without allowing a touchdown, as the Coast Guard Academy football team topped Norwich 13-9.

Coast Guard at Norwich football preview capsule

When: Saturday, 2 p.m. Where: Sabine Field, Northfield, Vt. Records: Coast Guard 2-1 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC; Norwich 0-3 overall, 0-0. Players...

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local colleges: Conn field hockey upsets No. 8 Hamilton 1-0

Meghan Lembo scored 47 seconds into the game and it held up as Connecticut College beat No. 8 Hamilton 1-0 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference field hockey match on Saturday.

PROFESSIONAL

Brady rallies Pats by Texans in the final seconds

Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks, right, drags his toes as he makes the game-winning catch in the end zone for a touchdown in front of Texans safety Corey Moore, left, during Sunday's game at Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 36-33. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Tom Brady connected with Brandin Cooks for a 25-yard touchdown pass with 23 seconds left, his fifth TD throw of the game, and the New England Patriots rallied to beat the Houston Texans 36-33 on Sunday.

NFL roundup

Jets running back Bilal Powell celebrates after rushing for a touchdown in the second half of Sunday's game against the Dolphins at East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Josh McCown threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Robby Anderson, Bilal Powell ran for a score, and the Jets' defense frustrated Jay Cutler and the Miami Dolphins in a 20-6 victory Sunday in New York's home opener.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees.

4 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets in a doubleheader.

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

8 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals.

11 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers. (joined in progress)

Football

8:30 p.m., ESPN, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL preseason: Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers.

Soccer

2:55 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: West Bromwich Albion at Arsenal.