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The end result of 'virtual' meet between Waterford, Ledyard? Undecided

Waterford's Viv Martinez, competing earlier in the season, swam the 200-meter medley relay, the 100 butterfly, the 200 free relay and the 100 breaststroke in a dual meet against Ledyard. Because the meet was held at two different pools, the results of the

Walking up the stairs to the pool at Waterford High School on Monday afternoon, the first audible thing was the voice of Brett Arnold, coach of the Lancers' girls' swimming and diving team, speaking into a microphone.

Waterford boys' soccer returns from hiatus, beats Bacon 1-0

The Waterford High School boys' soccer team played their first game in nine days on Monday and beat Bacon Academy, 1-0, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference game.

H.S. soccer roundup: Montalto leads Stonington past Fitch 4-1

Stonington´s Sam Montalto (9) races down the field against Fitch´s Alex Bacchiocchi (4) during the Bears' 4-1 win over the Falcons on Saturday night in Stonington. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Sam Montalto scored three goals and had an assist as the Stonington boys' soccer team avenged its only loss of the season with a 4-1 win over Fitch in an Eastern Connecticut Conference game on Saturday night.

H.S. roundup: New London rallies for first volleyball win of season

New London rallied from a 2-1 deficit to win its first volleyball match of the season, a 3-2 victory over Killingly on Saturday morning in the Eastern Connecticut Conference.

H.S. roundup: Bacon rallies for 3-2 volleyball win over Montville

Bacon Academy won the final two games to rally past Montville 3-2 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference volleyball match on Friday.

COLUMNS

At East Lyme, the band plays on ... despite our new abnormal

Angelica Fadrowski had two options: respond or react. The latter would have been understandable,...

UCONN

Huskies take first step in climb back into the Big East

UConn freshman Andre Jackson goes up for a dunk during the Huskies' first practice on Friday in Storrs. (Photo courtesy of UConn athletics)

Prior to UConn's first official basketball practice of the 2020-21 season, the Huskies received a brief history lesson.

UConn's Makurat a veteran at the ripe old age of 20

UConn's Anna Makurat (24) takes a shot over Cincinnati's Addaya Moore (14) during the AAC women's final on March 9 at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

Anna Makurat is a 20-year-old sophomore for the UConn women's basketball team. But if the Huskies are to be at their best, the Sierakowice, Poland, native can't play young.

UConn men have tremendous momentum entering Hurley's third season

UConn's Jalen Gaffney, left, James Bouknight, center, and R.J. Cole will play key backcourt roles for the Huskies this season. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Entering his third season, UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley is clearly excited about his improved roster, the return to the Big East and just about anything else dealing with the state of the program.

COLLEGES

Harbaugh starts season with two years left on deal at Michigan

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh huddles with his players during a time out in the fourth quarter of a Nov. 16, 2019 game against Michigan State in Ann Arbor, Mich. Harbaugh enters his sixth season as Michigan's coach with just two years left on his contract, adding another layer of interest in the 18th-ranked Wolverines as they kick off the season this week at No. 21 Minnesota. (Tony Ding/AP Photo)

College football coaches at major programs usually have many years on their contract in part to persuade recruits to sign with the school

STAT WATCH: Offense name of game with scoring on record pace

Virginia Tech's Khalil Herbert (25) breaks away from North Carolina's Trey Morrison for a 5-yard gain in the third quarter of an Oct. 10 game in Chapel Hill, N.C. Herbert is the FBS rushing leader with 148 yards per game. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer/AP Photo)

Scoring and other offensive numbers continue to rise through seven weeks of the college football season, and the weekend showed why

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Clemson poised for long stay at 1

The biggest news in the latest Associated Press college football poll was what didn’t change

ON THE AIR

Baseball

5:25 a.m., ESPN2 — Korean: LG Twins at KT Wiz.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — World Series: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 from Arlington, Texas.

5:25 a.m. (Wednesday), ESPN2 — Korean: Samsung Lions at KT Wiz.

Cycling

1 a.m. (Wednesday), NBCSN — Spanish Vuelta stage 1 from Spain. (taped today)

Soccer

8 p.m., FS2 — CONCACAF: Arcahaie FC vs. Verdes FC from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — MLS: FC Dallas at Nashville SC.

10 p.m., FS2 — CONCACAF: Arcahaie FAS vs. Managua from San Salvador, El Salvador.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — WTA Ostrava Open from Czech Republic; ATP European Open from Antwerp, Belgium; ATP Cologne II from Germany.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Conway leads Wheeler boys' XC to victory

Wheeler freshman Cameron Conway won the race and depth carried the Lions to a 27-31 win over St. Bernard in an Eastern Connecticut Conference boys' cross country meet on Monday.

Roach, CGA seniors savor opportunity to compete one last time

Coast Guard Academy senior Maeve Roach nears the finish line to win Saturday's dual meet against rival Merchant Marine in a personal best 17:59. (Photo courtesy of CGA athletics)

After competing in her first and only meet of the season as well as the final one of her Coast Guard Academy cross country career, Maeve Roach expressed gratitude for being able to run one last race with her teammates.

PROFESSIONAL

Inside the stable: A primer on the Rays' fearsome bullpen

Tampa Bay pitcher Peter Fairbanks celebrates his team's 4-2 victory over Houston in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series on Oct. 17 in San Diego. (Gregory Bull/AP Photo)

The Tampa Bay Rays' bullpen has no thoroughbreds, no All-Stars, no big-money headliners

Kershaw's latest World Series chance with Dodgers near home

Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout after leaving the game during the sixth inning in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series against Atlanta on Oct. 15 in Arlington, Texas. (Sue Ogrocki/AP Photo)

Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers have another chance to win a World Series for the first time since 1988

Chiefs run past Bills

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, right, runs the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Clyde Edwards-Helaire showed new teammate Le’Veon Bell and the rest of the NFL how dominant the Kansas City Chiefs’ running attack is already