Jenkins looks to bring a bit of New London to Bunnell football

New London’s Tywan Jenkins knows what it takes to run a successful high school football program having played for the likes of Jack Cochran, Jeff Larson and Juan Roman.He plans to bring the Whaler blueprint to Bunnell as its new head coach.

Whether in class or on the court, Bassett's approach is working at Waterford

Waterford head coach Bill Bassett talks to Payton Sutman during Sunday's CIAC Division II state championship game, where the Lancers won their second straight title with a 63-56 win over New Britain at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Bill Bassett comes across as even-keeled, the math teacher and head boys' basketball coach at Waterford High School.

Waterford boys beat New Britain for second straight state basketball title

Waterford players begin to celebrate after defeating New Britain 63-56 to win Sunday's CIAC Divison II boys' basketball championship on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena. It was the Lancers' second straight state title. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Ryan O’Connell had 14 points and 15 rebounds as top-seeded Waterford defeated No. 6 New Britain on Sunday night, 63-56, to win the CIAC Division II boys' basketball title and its second straight state championship.

Old Lyme falls in CIAC D-V boys' hoop final

Old Lyme's Liam Hollaway (11) hugs. Jack Bocian (21) as Innovation celebrates at the end of the CIAC Division V boy's basketball final on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena.  Innovation won 62-41. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Linwood Hazelwood had 14 points, nine rebounds and two blocks as top-ranked Innovation overwhelmed third-seeded Old Lyme on Sunday, 62-41, in the CIAC Division V championship game at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Old Lyme seniors have now set the precedent

Old Lyme's Liam Holloway (11) Jack Bocian (21) and Raymond Doll (25) console each other late in the CIAC Division V boys' basketball final against Innovation on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The players Old Lyme coach Kirk Kaczor's two young sons have admired the longest: seniors Liam Holloway, Olin Frederiks, Jack Bocian and Quinn Romeo.



If you think nobody wants to play in Buffalo, you don't know Jack

We know of good wings, the Bills and baby, it’s cold outside.



UConn women survive upset bid by Buffalo to reach the Sweet 16

Buffalo's Cierra Dillard, right, is guarded by UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson during the second half of Sunday's NCAA women's basketball tournament game at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn seniors Katie Lous Samuelson and Napheesa Collier will leave unbeaten in their careers at home. And they'll depart having played in UConn's 26th straight Sweet 16.

NCAA women's basketball roundup

Arizona State's Reili Richardson, left, and Robbi Ryan hug after the team defeated Miami 57-55 during Sunday's NCAA Tournament second-round game in Coral Gables, Fla. Ryan made two go-ahead free throws with 5 seconds left to help the fifth-seeded Sun Devils knock off fourth-seeded Miami. (Luis M. Alvarez/AP Photo)

Robbi Ryan's free throws with 5.0 seconds left off a Hurricanes turnover put Arizona State ahead to stay, and the fifth-seeded Sun Devils ousted fourth-seeded Miami 57-55 in a second-round Portland Region game on Sunday night.

Louisville tops Michigan 71-50 to reach women's Sweet 16

Louisville guard Asia Durr shouts as she gets off the floor after being fouled during the first half of Sunday's NCAA tournament game against Michigan at Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Asia Durr took the initial lead for top-seeded Louisville by finding teammates for baskets before knocking down shots, making sure to do both quickly.


North Carolina returns to Sweet 16, beats Washington 81-59

North Carolina's Luke Maye shoots against Washington's Sam Timmins, right, in the second half of Sunday's NCAA Tournament second-round game in Columbus, Ohio. Maye had 20 points and 14 rebounds as top-seeded North Carolina routed Washington. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)

Luke Maye and Nassir Little each scored 20 points and top-seeded North Carolina breezed into the Sweet 16, beating Washington 81-59

NCAA men's basketball roundup

Tennessee's Admiral Schofield, left, and Kyle Alexander celebrate after they defeated Iowa in overtime Sunday, 83-77, in a second-round NCAA Tournament game in Columbus, Ohio. (Tony Dejak/AP Photo)

Tennessee avoided one of the biggest meltdowns in NCAA Tournament history, letting a 25-point lead slip away before two-time SEC player of the year Grant Williams scored six points in overtime for an 83-77 victory over Iowa

Wisconsin wins 5th NCAA women's hockey title

Wisconsin's Maddie Rowe waves her championship towel after her team defeated Minnesota for the NCAA Division I women's Frozen Four championship on Sunday at Hamden. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

Senior captains Sophia Shaver and Annie Pankowski each scored, and Wisconsin won its fifth NCAA women's hockey championship with a 2-0 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.


Local roundup: Coast Guard softball opens NEWMAC play with a sweep

The Coast Guard Academy softball team opened New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference play by sweeping Smith College 9-8 and 16-4 in a doubleheader on Sunday.

Black Wolves fall in Philadelphia 13-8

Joe Resetarits and Tyler Digby each had hat tricks for the New England Black Wolves but it was not enough as they fell to the Philadelphia Wings 13-8 in a National Lacrosse League game at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night.

Local roundup: Coast Guard, Mitchell win in OT in men's lacrosse

Anthony Wyler scored the game-winning goal with 11 seconds remaining in overtime to lead Coast Guard to a 12-11 win over Merchant Marine in a men's lacrosse game on Saturday.


Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

In this Feb. 1, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski celebrates after the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl at Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he is retiring from the NFL after nine seasons.

Aldridge's 48 lead Spurs past Celtics 115-96

Boston's Jaylen Brown sits on a fan after getting hit on the face while chasing a loose ball during the second half of Sunday's game against San Antonio at TD Garden. San Antonio won, 115-96. (Michael Dwyer/AP Photo)

LaMarcus Aldridge had 48 points and 13 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs ran past Boston 115-96, giving the short-handed Celtics their fourth straight loss