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Tevin Baskin remembers an AAU game in Georgia two years ago, when he dove on the floor for a loose ball and landed under the seat of Tom Moore. Moore should soon have a much better view of Baskin. Baskin, the 6-foot-6 center on Trinity Catholic’s basketball team, ended months of speculation about his future Read More
As expected, Trinity Catholic’s Tevin Baskin announced today that he will attend Quinnipiac University in the fall. The 6-foot-6 center spoke before a small gathering in the school library. Baskin becomes the 12th Crusader to join a Division I program. One of them, Torey Thomas, who went on to play at Holy Cross and just Read More
I just got off the phone with Tevin Baskin, who is going to announce his college choice tomorrow at noon in the Trinity Catholic gymnasium. Baskin said he has narrowed down his choice to three schools: Quinnipiac, New Orleans and Manhattan. Binghamton has been cut from his list. While most seem to think he is Read More
Trinity Catholic basketball star Tevin Baskin will make a much-anticipated announcement of his college choice on Wednesday at noon at the school. Baskin said Friday afternoon he has narrowed his decision down to four schools: Quinnipiac, Binghamton, New Orleans and Manhattan. Baskin has visited each school except for Binghamton and was at Quinnipiac Wednesday night. Baskin Read More
Advocate photographer Chris Preovolos got a great shot from what was, as he explains, the first softball game he has ever covered at Westhill High School. Here is the link: http://southernconnecticutcommunity.com/photo/2009/05/21/humm-baby-a-senior-moment/
Wilton just defeated Westhill with a run in the bottom of the 7th, 1-0, to play itself into the playoffs and knock out Stamford. Here are the first-round pairings: No. 8 Wilton at No. 1 Staples, No. 7 St. Joseph at No. 2 Darien, No. 6 Ludlowe at No. 3 Westhill, No. 5 Trumbull at Read More
Defending champion Staples secured the top seed in the FCIAC Tournament with a 9-0 win over Brien McMahon. Norwalk is on the verge elimination after losing to Danbury, 5-4.
The softball pairings are set pending the result of the Ludlowe-Trumbull game. The winner of that game will be the No. 4 seed and host the loser, which will be the fifth seed, in Tuesday’s first round. The other quarterfinal games: No. 8 Trinity Catholic at No. 1 St. Joseph, No. 7 Stamford at No. Read More
The pairings have not been finalized, but St. Joseph defeated Ridgefield, 14-2, to eliminate the Tigers. The teams in the playoffs are St. Joseph, Darien, Westhill, Trumbull, Fairfield Ludlowe, Stamford, Trinity Catholic and Staples.
In terms of figuring out seedings for next week’s baseball and softball tournaments, the baseball pairings are completely up in the air. It is possible depending on outcomes that as many as four teams could be tied for the best record. Staples will be the No. 1 seed with a win over McMahon. In softball, Read More