Local roundup: Black Wolves extend Evans' contract through 2020

New England's Shawn Evans, center, takes a shot between a pair of Georgia defenders during last year's National Lacrosse League playoffs at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Black Wolves announced Thursday that Evans has signed a contract extension through 2020. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

New England's Shawn Evans, a two-time National Lacrosse League MVP and the only player in league history to record 100 points in five consecutive seasons, signed a contract extension with the Black Wolves through 2020 on Tuesday.

Local roundup: Waterford wrestling opens on a high note with win over Bacon Academy

Waterford High School rode six pins to a season-opening 54-24 win over Bacon Academy on Wednesday night in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II wrestling match.

Local roundup: Ledyard wrestlers beat Montville 43-33

Ledyard's Richard Mullaney celebrates after earning a pin in his 285-pound match and helping the Colonels defeat Montville 43-33 on opening night of the high school wrestling season Tuesday. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Consecutive pins by Richard Mullaney, J'Mari Lowman and Joey Millbach rallied Ledyard High School to a season-opening 43-33 wrestling victory over Montville on Tuesday night.

Local roundup: St. Joseph rallies past Ansonia to win Class S football title

David Summers threw five touchdown passes as second-seeded St. Joseph rallied from a 21-point deficit to defeat No. 1 Ansonia on Monday, 42-36, in the CIAC Class S football championship.

Local college roundup: Thaqi leads Pointers to victory

Edona Thaqi scored 21 points and had eight rebounds, leading Avery Point to a 73-15 win over Queensborough Community College in a nonleague women's basketball game on Sunday.


The Lonesome Polecat (state varient): All-State teams

Yeah, you can figure out what this post is about.

Here's hoping we haven't heard the last of Jeff Joyce

Jeff Joyce stepped down as the baseball coach at Fitch earlier this week. The coaching fraternity...

Milan Keser was all about soccer, and so much more

Milan Keser remembered holding hands with his younger sister, Anka, in a Croatian concentration...


Local roundup: Former Waterford coach Brule to be inducted into girls' soccer hall of fame

Rob Brule, the former Waterford High School girls' soccer coach and current assistant women's coach at Connecticut College, will be inducted into the Connecticut Girls' Soccer Coaches' Association Hall of Fame on Jan. 21 at the Aqua Turf Club.

Mitchell men get the best of Conn College 75-68

Mitchell College's Brayvon Young (1) rise to the basket over Connecticut College's Jack Zimmerman (11) and two other Camels during Saturday's game at Luce Field House in New London. Young scored 17 points as the Mariners won 75-68. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The first time Mitchell College had a significant lead, in the first half Saturday after, the Mariners quickly saw it dissipate by halftime, tied with Connecticut College in a men's basketball matchup between cross-New London "brothers," as Mitchell...

Black Wolves don't wait so long this time, win opener vs. Swarm

New England’s Joel Coyle (24) reaches around and attempts a shot on Georgia Swarm goalie Mike Poulin during Friday night’s season-opener at Mohegan Sun Arena where the Black Wolves beat the Swarm 13-11. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The New England Black Wolves came from down four goals to beat the defending NLL champion Georgia Swarm 13-11 Friday in front of 5,489 fans at Mohegan Sun Arena, righting itself after allowing the Swarm to take over with seven straight goals.


UConn men fight through "dead moments" to beat Coppin State

UConn's Jalen Adams, right, is fouled by Coppin State's Lamar Morganas he drives to the basket during the Huskies' 72-59 win on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn battled bouts on inconsistency again before pulling away for a 72-59 victory over winless Coppin State on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

No. 1 UConn beats DePaul for Geno's 999th career win

UConn guard Kia Nurse is tripped by DePaul forward Mart'e Grays during the first half of the Huskies' 103-69 win on Friday night in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 20, Crystal Dangerfield had 18 points and No. 1 UConn gave coach Geno Auriemma his 999th victory with a 103-69 rout of DePaul


Local college notes

Tracking the Bears • The Coast Guard Academy men's basketball team is rolling. The Bears won their fifth straight by beating rival Merchant Marine 93-88 in overtime on Saturday. Sophomore Packy...

Stanford beats Indiana in double OT for 3rd straight men's soccer title

Stanford's Sam Werner, left, celebrates with Nico Corti after scoring the winning goal in the NCAA College Cup against Indiana on Sunday at Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Sam Werner scored in the second overtime to lead Stanford to its third straight NCAA men's soccer title with a 1-0 win over Indiana on Sunday.


Jazz win in Boston for first time since 2008

Utah's Donovan Mitchell (45) drives to the basket between the Celtics' Jaylen Brown, left, and Aron Baynes during the second quarter of Friday night's NBA game in Boston. The Jazz beat the Celtics 107-95. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Ricky Rubio scored 22 points, Gorbert, Favors hurt as Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 107-95

Jets bench Wilkerson for Saints game

New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has been benched for the team's game at New Orleans on Sunday. Coach Todd Bowles said Friday that Wilkerson will not travel with the team, saying repeatedly that it was a coach's decision and he's only worried about the players who will go up against the Saints. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson benched for game at New Orleans

Chargers, Chiefs meet with AFC West title (almost) at stake

The Chargers visit the Chiefs on Saturday night knowing the winner has the inside track on the AFC West title and a playoff berth

Anthony returns to face Knicks team rising behind Porzingis

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) returns to Madison Square Garden on Saturday to face the Knicks, his former team that's moved on just fine without him. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)

Carmelo Anthony returns to New York on Saturday to face a Knicks team on the rise



Noon, Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Butler vs. Purdue from Indianapolis.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA men: Miami at George Washington.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Memphis vs. Louisville from New York.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA men: Michigan at Detroit.

Noon, NESN, YES — NCAA men: UNC Greensboro at North Carolina State.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Syracuse at Georgetown.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Virginia Tech at Kentucky.

2 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Northwestern at DePaul.

2 p.m., YES — NCAA men: East Tennessee State at Xavier.

2:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Notre Dame vs. Indiana from Indianapolis.

2:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Michigan State vs. Oakland from Detroit.

3 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: Georgia at Massachusetts.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Cincinnati at UCLA.

4 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Oklahoma at Wichita State.

6 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Oregon at Fresno State.

7:30 p.m., MSG, NBA TV — NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks.

8 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Arizona at New Mexico.

8 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Kansas at Nebraska.

9 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Boston Celtics at Memphis Grizzlies.

11 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Utah at Brigham Young.


9:40 p.m., HBO — Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux and Antoine Douglas vs. Gary O'Sullivan in middleweight bouts and Cletus Seldin vs. Yves Ulysses Jr. in a junior welterweight bout from Quebec.


Noon, Ch. 8 — NCAA: North Carolina A&T vs. Grambling State in Celebration Bowl from Atlanta.

1 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Troy vs. North Texas in New Orleans Bowl.

2:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Georgia State vs. Western Kentucky in Cure Bowl from Orlando, Fla.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Boise State vs. Oregon in Las Vegas Bowl.

4:30 p.m., NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions.

4:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Marshall vs. Colorado State in New Mexico Bowl from Albuquerque.

4:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: South Dakota State at James Madison in FCS Playoffs semifinal.

6 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: West Florida vs. Texas A&M-Commerce in Division II championship from Kansas City, Kansas.

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Middle Tennessee State vs. Arkansas State in Camellia Bowl from Montgomery, Ala.

8:25 p.m., NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs.


11 a.m., Golf Channel — Father/Son Challenge from Orlando, Fla.

4 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Father/Son Challenge from Orlando, Fla.

10 p.m., Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Indonesian Masters from Jakarta, Indonesia.


5 p.m., NESN, MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Boston Bruins.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators.

Mixed Martial Arts

5 p.m., FS1 — UFC Fight Night preliminaries from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — UFC Fight Night: Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael Dos Anjos from Winnipeg, Manitoba.


5 p.m., NBCSN — FIS World Cup Women's Downhill from Val d'Isere, France. (taped today)

6 p.m., NBCSN — FIS World Cup Men's Downhill from Val Gardena, Italy. (taped today)


7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Crystal Place at Leicester City.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Bayern Munich at Stuttgart.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Southampton at Chelsea.

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Tottenham at Manchester City.


9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Florida vs. Nebraska in Division I tournament final from Kansas City, Mo. 

Winter Sports

2:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Speed Skating U.S. Olympic Trials from Kearns, Utah.

10 p.m., NBCSN — Curling U.S. Olympic Trials from Blaine, Minn.