Ledyard hires head coaches Quibble (wrestling), Strong (boys' track)

Ledyard High School named Allyn Quibble head wrestling coach and Tim Strong boys' outdoor track coach on Tuesday, as announced by athletic director and assistant principal Jim Buonocore.

The Day's All-Area Baseball Player of the Year: Ledyard's Ken Turner

Ledyard High School senior right-handed pitcher Ken Turner was named The Day's 2019 All-Area Baseball Player of the Year after a season in which he finished 5-1 with a 0.73 earned run average. A Class M all-state selection, Turner was drafted in the 20th round by the Texas Rangers. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Everything about Ken Turner’s youth and high school baseball career — the accomplishments, the command of pitches that belies his age — suggests he’s never played another sport. He’s too refined to dabble with...

The Day's All-Area Softball Player of the Year: NFA's Bailey Comeau

Norwich Free Academy senior pitcher Bailey Comeau led the Wildcats to a 21-5 record, Eastern Connecticut Conference regular-season and tournament titles and an appearance in the Class LL state championship game. A Class LL all-state selection, Comeau was named The Day's 2019 All-Area Softball Player of the Year. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The softball coach at Norwich Free Academy, Bryan Burdick, long defined his all-state pitcher, Bailey Comeau, with a word which outlined her unfaltering composure: equanimity.

The Day's All-Area Boys' Lacrosse Player of the Year: Waterford's Caleb Holdridge

Waterford High School senior Caleb Holdridge was named The Day's 2019 All-Area Boys' Lacrosse Player of the Year. Holdridge, who scored eight goals in the Eastern Connecticut Conference championship game, including the game-winner in overtime, went on to earn Class M all-state and National High School Coaches' Association All-America honors. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Caleb Holdridge, who led Waterford to its first Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament championship, finished his career on Rope Ferry Road with 242 goals and 230 assists, earning Class M all-state and National High School Coaches' Association...

The Day's All-Area Girls' Lacrosse Player of the Year: Stonington's Kate Johnson

Stonington High School senior Kate Johnson established the program's single-season record for points with 128 (84 goals, 44 assists), while also leading the Bears to Eastern Connecticut Conference and Class S state tournament championship berths. A first team Class S all-state selection, Johnson was named The Day's 2019 All-Area Girls' Lacrosse Player of the Year. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A senior midfielder, Kate Johnson set Stonington's all-time record for points in a season with 128 (84 goals, 44 assists) and earned first team Class S all-state honors.

COLUMNS

Honoring the life of Dick Donovan leads to reflective moment

Mr. Donovan, Dick — or "Gerry" as some knew him — was a fixture in the bleachers here...

Stiff competition not only obstacle to winning 93rd Norwich Invitational

Beating a highly-competitive field is just one obstacle to winning this weekend's 93rd Norwich...

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American commissioner Aresco: No plans to replace UConn

UConn football coach Randy Edsall talks to his team during the second half of a game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in East Hartford. On Tuesday, Edsall was left to answer questions about his team's future, as the Huskies enter their final year in the American Athletic Conference. (Jessica Hill/AP Photo)

American Athletic Commissioner Mike Aresco says league has no plans to add member to replace UConn when school leaves to join Big East

UConn men's basketball team gets probation for NCAA violations under Ollie

In this Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, UConn head coach Kevin Ollie reacts during the second half a game against Tulsa in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

UConn's men's basketball program has been placed on probation for two years and former coach Kevin Ollie has been sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure.

Hurley says recruiting getting a bump from Big East move

UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley talks with Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman last week in New York prior to the announcement that the Huskies are re-joining the Big East. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Men's basketball coach Dan Hurley says he's already seen benefits on the recruiting trail from UConn's decision to move back to the Big East

COLLEGES

Mitchell teammates travel 2,000 miles to reunite in Moose Jaw

Five current or former Mitchell College players are teammates again, this time with the Moose Jaw Miller Express of the Western Canadian Baseball League. From left are Eric Marriott, Montville's Dougie DelaCruz, Jeff Nicolosi and Markus Melendez. Missing from photo is New London's Jeremy Santos, who recently joined the team after visiting his friends. (Photo courtesy of Doug DelaCruz)

At first glance, Moose Jaw seems the unlikeliest of places for five teammates from last season's Mitchell College baseball team to spend a summer together.

Ohio State, other Big Ten East powers facing uncertainty

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, left, talks to reporters during the Big Ten media days on Thursday in Chicago. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo)

The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback

Former BC coach suffers brain injury in fall

Former Boston College women's basketball coach Cathy Inglese suffered a brain injury when she fell Wednesday, according to a social media post by her sister

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Barmakian providing a spark for Schooners while preparing for future

Steve Barmakian of the Mystic Schooners, right, talks with manager Phil Orbe in the bottom of the first inning during the opening game of a NECBL doubleheader against the Danbury Westerners on Monday at Fitch High School in Groton. (Gavin Keefe/Day photo)

With the Law School Admission Test approaching in September, Barmakian, who'll be a senior this fall, is preparing for his future. He plans to go to law school.

Local roundup: New London/Mystic ousted from Intermediate baseball regionals

The New London/Mystic team was eliminated from the Intermediate League (ages 12-13) Eastern Regional on Monday, falling 16-15 to Montgomery, N.Y.

Harrington holds off Cameron to win his second Norwich Invite title

Nick Harrington captured his second Norwich Invitational title, beating Josh Cameron, 3 and 1, in the final at Norwich Golf Course. He also won in 2016.

PROFESSIONAL

Column: Shane Lowry's British Open win caps off big year in majors

Ireland's Shane Lowry kisses the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championships on Sunday at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Column: Lowry's victory at British Open symbolizes a solid year in golf's majors

Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman spotted with brace on thumb

Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman seen wearing brace or splint on left thumb at youth camp he organized last weekend, will reportedly be limited for three weeks

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