Darien is No. 1 in The Day's season-ending state coaches' poll

Darien's Tyler Herget (29) is congratulated by teammates after making a diving touchdown catch during the Blue Wave's 31-22 win over Greenwich in Saturday's Class LL state final. On Tuesday, Darien was voted No. 1 in The Day's state high school football coaches' poll for the third straight year. (Photo courtesy of Bob Luckey Jr./Hearst Connecticut Media)

Darien has finished as the number one team in The Day's state high school football coaches’ poll for the third straight season.

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.

Pats defense again looking vulnerable with Steelers up next

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) sits on the bench just before the end on Monday night's 27-20 loss to the Dolphins in Miami. After having its eight-game winning streak snapped, New England must turn the page quickly and get ready for a pivotal showdown at Pittsburgh on Sunday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Injuries mounting for Patriots defense heading into pivotal matchup against Steelers

H.S. hockey / 2017-18 preview capsules

Ryan Huta of the Eastern Connecticut Eagles, left, fires a shot during a game against the Redhawks last season at Connecticut College's Dayton Arena. Huta returns to lead an improved Eagles teams this winter. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Eastern Connecticut Eagles Coach: Randy Craig (5th year) Key returnees: Sr. F Kevin Close, Jr. F Ryan Huta, Jr. D Riley Jordan, Sr. F Quenten Dean, Sr. F Zach Bradley, Sr. D Han...

HIGH SCHOOL

Teamwork lifts Killingly football to Class M title

Funny that on a Monday where Spencer Lockwood earned Gatorade Connecticut Football Player of the Year honors that it took an ensemble cast for the Killingly High School football team to win the CIAC Class M title.

CIAC football playoffs / Monday's final scores

Class L final No. 2 Hand 35, No. 5 Masuk 21 Class M final No. 1 Killingly 41, No. 6 Barlow 14 Class S final No. 2 St. Joseph 42, No. 1 Ansonia 36

Joyce resigns as Fitch baseball coach

Jeff Joyce, who led his alma mater to the state tournament in all three of his seasons, has resigned as baseball coach at Fitch High School.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

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 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...

SCHEDULES

COLUMNS

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...

The Lonesome Polecat (state variant): YOUR (Monday) championship previews and other words

We updated these a scooch cause the GameTimeCT fellas made us feel like slackers.

Milan Keser was all about soccer, and so much more

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

BLOGS

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Indiana Pacers.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Villanova at Temple.

7:30 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Denver Nuggets at Boston Celtics.

8 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Western Kentucky at Wisconsin.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Houston Rockets.

Boxing

6:30 a.m., ESPN — Jeff Horn vs. Gary Corcoran in a welterweight bout from Brisbane, Australia.

Golf

Midnight, Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Indonesian Masters from Jakarta, Indonesia.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators.

7 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Dallas Stars at New York Islanders.

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Koln at Bayern Munich.

3 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Arsenal at West Ham.

PROFESSIONAL

Dolphins snap Patriots' eight-game winning streak with 27-20 win

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is sacked by Miami's Ndamukong Suh (93) during the second half of Monday night's game in Florida. The Dolphins' ended New England's eight-game winning streak with a 27-20 win. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Tom Brady was intercepted twice by Xavien Howard and held without a third-down conversion Monday night, and the Miami Dolphins snapped the New England Patriots' eight-game winning streak with a surprising 27-20 victory.

NBA roundup

Kristaps Porzingis of the Knicks, right, drives to the basket against Kyle Kuzma of the Lakers during the second half of Tuesday's game at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Kristaps Porzingis had 37 points and 11 rebounds, Michael Beasley made the biggest plays in overtime, and the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-109 on Tuesday night.

Headley, Mitchell dealt by Yankees to Padres in payroll dump

Chase Headley of the Yankees doubles in Game 5 of thes ALCS against the Astros on Oct. 18 at New York. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Third baseman Chase Headley and pitcher Bryan Mitchell were dealt to San Diego on Tuesday for 28-year-old outfielder Jabari Blash, who made his big league debut in 2016 and has played in 99 games in the majors over two seasons.

Steelers put Shazier on IR, hopeful Haden returns vs. Pats

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin reacts to a call by the officials during Sunday's game against the Ravens at Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Mike Tomlin is ready to talk about the New England Patriots.

UCONN

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

UConn out to break bad habits in game before exam break

UConn, which has regularly sputtered in the first half of gams, will try to break that habit on Saturday against Coppin State at Gampel Pavilion.

COLLEGES

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.

NCAA football playoffs

James Madison quarterback Bryan Schor carries the ball against Weber State during the first half of Friday night's FCS playoffs quarterfinal at Harrisonburg, Va. (Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record via AP)

Easton Stick threw for three first-half touchdowns and ran for another in the second half and second-seeded North Dakota State rolled to a 42-10 win over seventh-seeded Wofford in the FCS quarterfinals on Saturday.

Walk-on to Heisman: Oklahoma's Mayfield wins in landslide

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, winner of the Heisman Trophy, poses with the award on Saturday at New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football.