Remembering Foran baseball coach Ken Walker

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Longtime Foran baseball coach and physical education teacher Ken Walker died suddenly last night. He was 60, just days away from his July 4th birthday. Immediately, friends, students and former players took to Twitter to eulogize him. [View the story "Remembering Foran baseball coach Ken Walker" on Storify] [Read More]
Categories: General

Shelton wins the Class LL title

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MIDDLETOWN — Three-plus decades of frustration on the baseball diamond melted away in impressive fashion for the Shelton baseball team Saturday night at Palmer Field. The Gaels took home their first state title since 1976, defeating South Windsor 7-2 to take home the Class LL crown, the school’s fifth overall. Ryan Testani – fourth inning […] [Read More]
Categories: General, SCC

Watch Live: The 2012 CIAC Baseball Championships

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Click the window below for a live feed of Shelton’s Class LL championship game vs. South Windsor. SCHEDULE/RESULTS Class M: Plainville 3, Haddam-Killingworth 1 – FINAL Class L: Fitch 6, New Canaan 4 – FINAL Class S: Cromwell 12, Derby 4 – FINAL Class LL: Shelton vs. South Windsor, 7 [Read More]
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Class LL baseball preview capsule: Shelton vs. South Windsor

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WHAT: Class LL baseball final WHEN: Saturday, 7 WHERE: Palmer Field, Middletown SEEDS/RECORDS: No. 4 Shelton (21-5) vs. No. 6 South Windsor (19-5) PREVIOUS TITLES: Shelton 4 (Class L: 1972, 1973, 1974; Class LL: 1976); South Windsor 1 (Class L: 1993) RUN TO FINAL: Shelton: bye; beat No. 13 Newtown 5-0; beat No. 5 Ridgefield 2-0; beat No. 8 […] [Read More]
Categories: SCC

Class S baseball preview capsule: Derby vs. Cromwell

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WHEN: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Palmer Field, Middletown SEEDS/RECORDS: No. 2 Derby (23-3) vs. No. 5 Cromwell (22-5) PREVIOUS TITLES: Derby 3 (Class S: 1977, 1992, 1996); Cromwell 2 (Class S: 1966, 1967) RUN TO FINAL: Derby: bye; beat No. 15 East Granby 2-1; beat No. 10 St. Bernard 5-1; beat No. 11 Westbrook 3-2 (9). Cromwell: […] [Read More]
Categories: NVL

Derby-Westbrook: Back to the final

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Win 23 for this Derby team. Win 500 for coach Sumner Sochrin. Just a big win, period. “It means the world,” Zach Volo said as he walked to the bus. Volo’s double, battling through pain to get to second, set up the winning run in the ninth inning. The Red Raiders pinch ran for him […] [Read More]
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New Canaan advances to Class L state championship

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New Canaan wrote the latest chapter of its Cinderella story on Tuesday at Palmer Field in Waterford in the semifinals of the Class L state tournament. The No. 24 Rams scored an 8-4 victory over No. 21 Sheehan behind stellar pitching from J.R. Anderson, who went six-plus innings. Anderson does it again: New Canaan coach […] [Read More]
Categories: General

All hail Shelton’s ‘Daiss man’

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To make a deep run in the state baseball tournament, you need at least one reliable arm to ride. If you have two? Even better. That’s why this week appears to be setting up perfectly for Shelton, which rode the right arm of senior Ryan Daiss to a 7-1 victory over East Hartford Tuesday at […] [Read More]
Categories: General, SCC

Shelton-Ridgefield: mirror images

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Good one at Shelton in the quarterfinals on a wacky-weather Sunday. It wound up a 2-0 Shelton win that’ll send the Gaels on to Muzzy Field on Tuesday afternoon to face East Hartford. Tony Wilmot, Ridgefield’s coach, said he did his due diligence on the Gaels this week. “I didn’t know much about them a […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, SCC

Handshakes: Greenwich vs East Hartford

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 I have been lucky getting to cover the Greenwich baseball team this season and its final game was no different. * I love pitcher’s duels and this was one of the best I have seen in a high school game, add the fact that it was a state quarterfinal and it makes it even more […] [Read More]
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