Game of the Week: Pomperaug at Brookfield

on
Before we get into this monster Week One matchup,  check out the SWC team previews and my preseason rankings, if you feel so inclined. There are a few interesting games on the slate for opening weekend:  On Saturday, Masuk — the state’s No. 2 team — visits Oxford, which scored a season-high 28 points on […] [Read More]

New Milford AD Ted Oczkowski steps down

on
On the same day that fall sports started, New Milford athletic director Ted Oczkowski ended his near four-year run at the school. Oczkowski resigned on Tuesday morning, according to several sources. His departure opens the door for a new AD at New Milford. And with fall sports underway, the Wave must act quickly. More to […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Xavier tops Masuk in New Haven Register Poll

on
The 2011 season starts with the same debate in which the 2010 season ended. Xavier or Masuk? Who’s No. 1? Just like last year, Xavier has fended off Masuk, claiming the top spot in the New Haven Register Preseason Poll by a mere two points.  The top 10 is below. Bunnell and Brookfield were the […] [Read More]

News-Times Sports Facebook Pages

on
Hey all you local sports fans, Follow the links below to ‘like’ your school’s official News-Times Sports Facebook Fan Page. As we head into the fall sports season, we’ll be posting links, photos, polls and starting conversation about each area high school. So now,  as you surf Facebook and mindlessly scroll through pictures when you […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Brookfield’s Lutrus signs with Rams

on
After being released by the Jacksonville Jaguars, former Brookfield and UConn star Scott Lutrus has signed a contract with the St. Louis Rams, as confirmed by Brookfield head coach Rich Angarano. Lutrus will be a member of the Rams practice squad, an eight-man group that does not dress for games. Likewise, Pomperaug graduate Shane Bannon, […] [Read More]
Categories: SWC Football

SWC Football Preseason Rankings

on
Hurricane Irene can delay football practice a few days. It can ruin practice fields all over the Northeast. It can cut the power off from my house and force me to live at The News-Times. But it cannot stop me from previewing the upcoming SWC football season (only because The News-Times has a generator). Here […] [Read More]

Masuk shooting for No. 1

on
Naturally, defending Class L champ Masuk was my first stop for preseason football. Though they’re not even in pads yet, the Panthers looked pretty good. Junior wide receiver Thomas Milone, a UConn baseball commit who went for nearly 1,000 yards as a soph, seems poised to become a flat-out star. Milone looked much bigger, stronger […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Football season is here…

on
Looks like it’s that time of the year again: high school football practice is officially underway. No disrespect to summer sports, but this is something I’ve been waiting on for awhile. Football is the greatest sport in the world. Period. No discussion. There’s something about the whole atmosphere — the chilly weather, the build-up to each […] [Read More]
Categories: General