Brookfield’s Lutrus signs with Rams

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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

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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

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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…

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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]
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Lutrus, other former UConn standouts play preseason opener

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The NFL season finally arrived Thursday night. Five preseason games took place — and five former UConn players, including Brookfield’s Scott Lutrus, were in action. Here’s a quick rundown of how Lutrus and his ex-teammates fared: Scott Lutrus, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars — Made three tackles in a 47-12 loss to New England. Darius Butler, DB, […] [Read More]
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Save Danbury Freshman Sports…and eat $1 appetizers

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In an effort to raise money to save the freshman sports programs at Danbury High School, a former UConn men’s basketball player will join forces with a local restaurant for a charity event on Wednesday night. E.J. Harrison, a former Danbury High basketball star and a member of UConn’s 1999 National Championship team, has agreed to […] [Read More]
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Top 10 returning SWC basketball players

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On Thursday, News-Times intern Brent Pelella (a former Pomperaug point guard) and I covered the summer league championship at the War Memorial between Immaculate and Danbury. The Mustangs, who barely missed out on an SWC playoff berth last season, got the ‘W’ and looked pretty good doing so. Brent and I both agreed that Immaculate should be one […] [Read More]

Tag sale for Danbury’s Rawji

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Former Danbury High girls basketball player Rabia Rawji will hold a tag sale this weekend to raise money for her college tuition. On June 18, Rabia’s father, Nawroz Rawji, passed away suddenly at the age of 60. Nawroz Rawji was a single father and Rabia was an only child. Since his death, Rabia, who graduated […] [Read More]
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Abbott Tech’s Henry to CCRI

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Former Abbott Tech star Anthony Henry, a guard/forward who dominated the 2009-10 high school basketball and transferred to Putnam Science Academy as a senior, indicated that he’ll attend the Community College of Rhode Island in the fall. At 6-foot-3, Henry proved too long for most guards and far too athletic for big men. He led the […] [Read More]

Pelella: Meeting Bernie Williams

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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet one of the greatest Yankees to ever play the game. It was Lou Gehrig. Okay, no it wasn’t Sweet Lou but to me, this person was more significant. I grew up in a time period where the dominance of pitching greats from the late 80’s started to yield […] [Read More]
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