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Hello. Goodbye. Today is the final day of the SPB’s High School Football blog, at least as you know it. After almost nine years, Tuesday will be my last day at Connecticut Post and Hearst Connecticut Media Group, first as its head high school writer, then as its online sports producer and moonlighting high school Read More
On the the day of the first high school practice of 2013, we were going to take a visit to Harding to check out lightning rod coach Jack Cochran on his first official day. After all, his hiring at the struggling city program was one of the offseason’s biggest stories. Turns out, WTNH’s John Pearson Read More
Rise and shine campers! Out, out, out of bed! Have some milk or OJ. Cut up some grapefruit. Grab your permission slips and physical forms. Don’t forget your doctor’s and parents’ signatures. Gitchyourbutt out the door. Drive, hitch, walk, run, hop, skip, or jump over to the high school. Lace up your best sneaks, leave your Read More
First practices are still more than a day away, but we already have ourselves the first big transfer news of 2013: John Moten, who as a sophomore in 2012 thrilled Fairfield Prep fans with glimpses of a glorious future, has transferred halfway across the country. Moten is now at John Burroughs High School in St. Read More
Football. Sweet, nourishing football, begins this week, kids. Nearly two-thirds of the state’s football teams begin fall practice on Wednesday. Yes, we’re all very excited. And if you’re one of those seasonal fans, y’know, those who only make their way to this space when the pigskin starts flying around, we present to you a recap Read More
Tom Dyer, who led Hillhouse to a pair of state championships in six years, is resigning to become the next athletic director at Hamden, the New Haven Register reported today. From the article: “I’m extremely excited about the new opportunity and looking forward to meeting all of the coaches and student-athletes,” Dyer said. “But I’m Read More
Hand won’t have Strong Field ready for its epic clash with New Canaan on Week 1. Strike, Hand. But it is at least giving New Canaan’s ramfootball.com a run for its money as ‘Best team website in Connecticut.’ The recently-launched site, TigerPrideFootball.com is loaded with records, stats, photos, rosters and even a ‘video of the Read More
Thursday morning saw a relatively significant change to the Week 1 schedule. The epic Hand-New Canaan matchup on Sept. 12 will not — repeat — not be played at Madison’s legendary Surf Club. The schedule has switched the site to Daniel Hand High School’s turf field, Thursday morning. The Surf Club’s athletics park is at Read More
It was almost a year ago when I wondered aloud on Twitter if Ansonia, then the defending 14-0 Class M champion, was going to be the best team in Class S in 2012. Well, that challenge was accepted. And 14 victories later the mission: accomplished. And, yea, I heard all about it amid jubilant celebrations Read More
Yessir. 16 days!! #BeADude #BoysofFall — Killingly Football (@Redmenfootball1) July 29, 2013 When Killingly’s excited, we all should be excited.