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Ledyard boys, girls christen new track with a sweep on opening day

Ledyard's Emren Victorino, center, leads two teammates on the way to winning the 110-meter hurdles during the Colonels' season-opening win over Montville on Wednesday. Victorino also won the 300 hurdles for Ledyard, who christened its newly-renovated facility after missing the 2020 season. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

It was the first career outdoor track meet for Ledyard High School sophomore Jackson Poulton and his first actual competition of the school year after football and indoor track were canceled.

East Lyme gets back up to speed in 21-2 girls' lacrosse win over NFA

East Lyme´s Ellie McCoy (18) is defended by NFA´s Alice Rourke (15) during Tuesday's ECC Division girl´s lacrosse game at NFA. East Lyme rolled to a 21-2 win. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

It's been so long since the East Lyme High school girls' lacrosse team played, sitting out the 2020 season along with every other spring team in Connecticut due to COVID-19, that even coach Phil Schneider has forgotten some of the details.

Rivers pitches another no-hitter in Ledyard's win over East Lyme

Senior Sara Rivers pitched her second no-hitter in as many games with 12 strikeouts as Ledyard beat East Lyme on Tuesday, 3-0, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I softball game.

Miskiewicz pitches NFA to 2-0 baseball victory over Montville

Brian Miskiewicz allowed four hits, struck out seven and led Norwich Free Academy to a 2-0 baseball win over Montville on Tuesday at Dodd Stadium.

H.S. softball: NFA rallies from 9-1 deficit to edge Montville

Norwich Free Academy rallied from a 9-1 deficit, scoring eight in the fifth and two in the sixth inning to beat Montville, 11-9, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference softball game on Tuesday.

COLUMNS

Villazante: 39 radiation treatments ... then a 67 at Shenny

Frank Villazante doesn't let radiation treatments for cancer hold him back

UCONN

UConn's Polley announces plans to return for fifth season

UConn senior Tyler Polley announced Wednesday he plans to return for a fifth season of eligibility, although he will keep his name in the upcoming NBA Draft to receive feedback. The NCAA is allowing players a one-time option to play an extra year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Tyler Polley, UConn's top scorer off the bench last season, plans to return next season.

UConn's Ralph named women's basketball coach at Vanderbilt

UConn assistant coach Shea Ralph, left, is expected to be named head coach at Vanderbilt. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Shea Ralph, a former UConn women's basketball great and assistant coach in the program since 2008, was named the new head coach at Vanderbilt University on Tuesday.

UConn women land Ohio St. transfer Juhasz

UConn has added another post player to its roster with Dorka Juhasz announcing she is transferring to the Huskies from Ohio State.

COLLEGES

College sports already adapting to new NCAA transfer rules

Nebraska wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson is chased down by Purdue defensive tackle Anthony Watts during a Nov. 2, 2019 game in West Lafayette, Ind. (Michael Conroy/AP Photo)

The NCAA has officially approved a plan that will allow all college athletes to transfer one time as an undergraduate without having to sit out a season

Pandemic-driven spring football requires virtual creativity

Southeast Missouri State defenders Lawrence Johnson (7) and Shabari Davis break up a pass intended for Tennessee State wide receiver Zaire Thornton during Sunday's game in Nashville, Tenn. Because of COVID-19, the OVC postponed the 2020 season to the spring, and the decision was made to play games on Sunday because member schools needed flexibility to staff all the spring sports. (Mark Humphrey/AP Photo)

Juggling church and football can be a typical Sunday for NFL fans

NCAA on verge of transfer rule change

FOhio State quarterback Justin Fields throws during an NFL Pro Day on March 30 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

The NCAA is about to make an monumental change to its transfer rules

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

4:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One Italian Grand Prix practice from Monza, Italy.

8:25 a.m., ESPNU — Formula One Italian Grand Prix practice from Monza, Italy.

7 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Four-Wide Nationals qualifying from Las Vegas.

4:55 a.m. (Saturday), ESPN2 — Formula One Italian Grand Prix practice from Monza, Italy.

Baseball

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Michigan at Minnesota.

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees.

7 p.m., NESN, WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Vanderbilt at Tennessee.

8:30 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres.

Basketball

3 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Indiana Pacers at Utah Jazz.

7 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Philadelphia 76ers.

7:30 p.m., YES2 — NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Brooklyn Nets.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: New York Knicks at Dallas Mavericks.

Figure Skating

6 p.m., NBCSN — World Team Trophy from Osaka, Japan. (taped today)

Golf

7:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Austrian Open from Atzenbrugg, Austria.

Noon, Golf Channel — Champions: Chubb Classic from Naples, Fla.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: RBC Heritage from Hilton Head, S.C.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: LOTTE Championship from Kapolei, Hawaii.

Gymnastics

1 p.m., ESPN2 — Women: NCAA Championships semifinal from Fort Worth, Texas.

6 p.m., ESPN2 — Women: NCAA Championships semifinal from Fort Worth, Texas.    

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN Plus, MSG Plus — NHL: New York Islanders at Boston Bruins.

Horse Racing

1 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from New York.

Mixed Martial Arts

9 p.m., Showtime — Bellator 257: Vadim Nemkov vs. Phil Davis in a light heavyweight bout from Mohegan Sun Arena.

Rugby

4 a.m., FS2 — NRL: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at Newcastle Knights.

6 a.m., FS2 — NRL: Sydney Roosters at Melbourne Storm.

1 a.m. (Saturday), NBCSN — Premiership: London Irish at Northampton Saints. (taped today)

Soccer

3 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur at Everton.

9:30 p.m., FS1 — MLS: Minnesota United at Seattle Sounders.

Surfing

6:30 p.m., FS2 — WSL: Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic from Sydney.

Tennis

5 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Monte Carlo Masters from Monaco.

1 p.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: MUSC Health Women's Open from Charleston, S.C.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Fitch boys' win lacrosse opener on new field

Fitch´s Devyn Jordan (45) takes a shot at the goal against Waterford´s Cody Brown (21) and Liam Pickett (31) during Thursday's 16-6 win over the Lancers. The game was held on the new turf field at Groton Middle School located next door to Fitch High School. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Devyn Jordan had five goals and an assist as Fitch began a new season on its new turf field with a 16-6 victory over Waterford in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I boys' lacrosse game on Thursday.

Local roundup: Stonington rolls to girls' track win over Lyman Memorial

Stonington had four athletes win two individual events apiece as the Bears opened their 2021 season with an 82-57 girls' track and field victory over Lyman Memorial on Wednesday.

Mitchell, struggling just to play games, splits baseball doubleheader with NEC

Figuring out a starting lineup is harder than usual for Mitchell College baseball coach Travis Beausoleil.

PROFESSIONAL

Red Sox have nine-game winning streak halted by Twins

Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler, center with helmet, celebrates with his team after driving in the winning run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Minneapolis. The Twins won 4-3. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Max Kepler’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Minnesota a 4-3 victory over Boston, stopping a five-game losing streak for the Twins and breaking a nine-game winning string for the Red Sox

MLB roundup

Texas' Jose Trevino, left, and Adolis Garcia celebrate the latter's go-ahead two-run home run off Tampa Bay reliever Cody Reed as catcher Francisco Mejia looks away during the 10th inning of Thursday's game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Texas won, 6-4. (Steve Nesius/AP Photo)

Adolis Garcia’s first major league homer, a two-run shot in the 10th inning, gave the Texas Rangers a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays

NBA roundup

Milwaukee forward Giannis Antetokounmpo tries to shoot over Hawks forward Solomon Hill in the first half of Thursday's game in Atlanta. Milwaukee won, 120-109. (John Bazemore/AP Photo)

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 15 points in his return to the Milwaukee lineup and got plenty of help from his teammates as the Bucks cooled off the surging Atlanta Hawks 120-109