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‘Playing Through the Pain': Serena Williams Recounts Long Struggle With Migraines

Serena Williams has revealed that she was often defeating two opponents at once while achieving tennis greatness during her legendary career. Williams, 38, told People she has been struggling with per...

  • sports May 7

    Family Remembers Former City Clerk, Senior Shot Put Record Setter Who Died From COVID-19

    Families across the country are saying goodbye to their loved ones who have lost the battle to coronavirus. In Norwalk, the Roman family is remembering a mother, sister and grandma, who also happened to be a senior track and field legend. Mary Roman was one of the best in the game. “You would have sworn you were looking at FloJo,”…
  • sports May 5

    High School Runner Creates Website to Help Small Businesses

    East Catholic senior Andrew Ferruolo planned to finish out his high school career the same way he’d finished the other three years – with the spring outdoor track season. Ferruolo had run cross country in the fall, indoor track in the winter and outdoor track in the spring every year. This year, his final spring season is on hold amid&#...
  • UConn May 1

    UConn Announces May 9 Virtual Commencement for Class of 2020

    The University of Connecticut will be holding a virtual commencement ceremony for Class of 2020 graduates on May 9, the school announced in an e-mail Friday. The virtual ceremony will be livestreamed from the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on the university’s YouTube channel, school president Thomas Katsouleas said. “UConn Nat...
  • sports Apr 30

    Staples High School Sailing Hits the Water, Virtually

    The Staples High School sailing team is taking things virtual. Unable to race on the water since COVID-19 concerns have shut down schools and postponed the spring sports season, Staples sailing coach AJ Sorensen had the idea to keep up the competition with an app on their phones. So far Staples has raced against the Greenwich sailing team. It’s......
  • sports Apr 28

    Record-Breaking Bloomfield Triple Jumper Prepares for Next Step in Uncertain Future

    Next year Bloomfield track and field star Sean Dixon-Bodie will be heading to compete for Lousiana State University, but right now, he’s like every other high school athlete: waiting to see if he’ll have a chance to close out that part of his career. Dixon-Bodie, a triple jumper, didn’t think he was that good. “I realized when I broke...
  • Avon Apr 27

    Local Lacrosse Coaches Spark Nation-Wide Competition

    High school athletes everywhere miss being on the field. “I really miss having lacrosse every day after school,” said Avon boys lacrosse junior Owen Folkwein. “It gave me something to do and I miss all my friends I had on the team.” And turning off that competitive instinct doesn’t come easy. Lacrosse players have been working on their stick......
  • Apr 27

    Local Lacrosse Coaches Spark Nation-Wide Competition

    Lacrosse players have been working on their stick skills by playing “Wall Ball” which is exactly what it sounds like: passing a ball against a wall. So the Avon boy’s lacrosse coach Adam Cost saw an opportunity to keep competing: the #TeamWallBallChallenge2020.

  • sports Apr 22

    College Rowers Prepare for Next Chapter After Senior Season Cut Short

    Finding out their senior seasons were canceled was difficult for twin sisters Kaitlyn and Allison May. “Everyone was just devastated,” said Simsbury native Allison May, who is a rower at Boston College. “Just a complete shock,” added her sister Kaitlyn, who rows at UConn. “Going from being with your team every single day to absolutely nothing, I th...
  • Andre Drummond Apr 17

    NBA Star Andre Drummond Makes Big Donation for CT Health Workers During Pandemic

    Andre Drummond, an NBA star from Middletown, has made a major donation to help healthcare workers in his hometown who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Drummond, a center for the Cleveland Cavaliers, has donated $100,000 to Middlesex Health’s Emergency Response Fund. Drummond’s mom worked at Middlesex before leaving her job to...
  • Travelers Championship Apr 17

    Travelers Championship Will Be Played Without Fans

    The PGA Tour announced on Thursday the Travelers Championship will be played from June 25-28, 2020. The event will be played without fans in attendance and will be a TV-only event, according to a release from tournament officials. The tournament at the TPC at River Highlands in Cromwell will be during the week it was originally scheduled to be held...
  • Hartford Athletic Apr 12

    Athletic Supporters Come Together to Help Community During Time of Need

    The Hartford Athletic’s first supporters group, the 19th Regiment, is refocusing their passion to lend a helping hand. They started a t-shirt drive to raise money for Foodshare. The 19th Regiment’s tagline is “Hold the Line” and they are living by that during these challenging times. “When it became clear there was going to be a big economic impact...
  • high school sports Apr 11

    High School Lacrosse Teams Find Ways to Compete While Social Distancing

    High school lacrosse games may be on hold right now but the competition isn’t. “What we’re going through right now, we’ve been looking for different ideas and things that we can be doing to challenge our athletes and do things while they’re social distancing and staying safe at home,” said Glastonbury boys lacrosse head coach Scott Hinchey. Glaston...
  • UConn Apr 10

    UConn Coaches, Leaders Record Message Encouraging UConn Nation to “Stay Home”

    UConn coaches, including Geno Auriemma and Dan Hurley, appear in a new public service announcement from the university’s athletics department encouraging fans to “stay home.” “This is a team effort,” Auriemma said. The message in the video focuses on the role everyone in Conn. is playing in flattening the curve. The vi...
  • Hartford Yard Goats Apr 9

    Hartford Yard Goats Make the Most of Opening Day

    The Hartford Yard Goats were supposed to open their fifth season as a minor league ball club on Thursday, but their season opener got postponed amid coronavirus concerns. Other minor league seasons and Major League baseball opening days were also postponed. No new date has been set, but on “Would-Be Opening Day,” the Yard Goat’s front office ...
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