Spring sports in Connecticut have been canceled after Gov. Ned Lamont ended in-person classes at all public schools for the remainder of the school year on Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic.
While the hope for spring high school sports still exists, the possibility of it happening in Connecticut took a bit of a hit on Thursday.
NORTH STONINGTON — Wheeler High's junior post player Molly Butremovic received ECC Division IV girls basketball honorable mention recognition this season.
For three local college freshmen, their first season of NCAA Division I baseball will be one they will never forget.
STONINGTON — After a Wednesday morning meeting, athletic officials in Connecticut decided it would be premature to cancel the high school spring sports season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
NORTH STONINGTON — Wheeler High boys basketball coach Neal Cobleigh describes Ian Spracklin as "a typical Wheeler kid — he's well versed in everything."
Spring sports practices for the four local high schools will be on hold as Rhode Island and Connecticut continue to deal with the coronavirus threat.
WESTERLY — Westerly High's boys basketball state tournament game with Cranston West on Thursday at Federico Gym will be a ticketed-only event with just 250 attendees due to the coronavirus threat.
NORTH STONINGTON — Wheeler High athletic director Ellen Turner spent some time Tuesday morning working out the travel logistics for Wednesday's Division V state tournament game in Bridgeport for the boys basketball team.
NORTH STONINGTON — Sam Taylor hasn't had many opportunities to be the go-to guy for the Wheeler High boys basketball team.
NORTH STONINGTON — Wheeler High will host O'Brien Tech of Ansonia in the first round of the Division V state boys basketball tournament on Monday at 6:30 p.m.
CROMWELL, Conn. — The Suffield/Granby/Windsor co-op team spoiled Eastern Connecticut's bid for a third straight Nutmeg Conference title, beating the Eagles, 3-2, at Champions Skating Center on Tuesday night.
NORTH STONINGTON — Leah Pion scored 10 of her team-high 16 points in the fourth quarter as Wheeler High topped Bolton, 38-34, in the Class S girls basketball tournament Tuesday night.
MIDDLETOWN — The Eastern Connecticut Eagles scored three second-period goals en route to a 6-0 victory over Cheshire in a boys ice hockey game Saturday night at Wesleyan University's Snyder Rink.
GROTON — Stonington High's Alex Doerwaldt established a meet record in the 100 breaststroke at the ECC swimming championships Saturday at the UConn Avery Point pool.
NORTH STONINGTON — Wheeler High hopes it is back on the right track after a 60-43 victory over Tourtellotte on Wednesday night in a play-in game of the ECC Division II boys basketball tournament.
NORTH STONINGTON — Wheeler High will host Bolton in the first round of the Class S girls basketball tournament on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
NORTH STONINGTON — Wheeler High held off a furious charge by Parish Hill for a 51-50 nonleague boys basketball victory Monday, the Lions' Senior Night.
NEW LONDON — Stonington High's Alex Doerwaldt and Wheeler High's Michael Urgo each won two individual events and swam on the same winning relay team, but the Fitch co-op team lost to Amity, 94-71, on Friday in a nonleague boys swim meet at the UConn Avery Point pool.
NORTH STONINGTON — Wheeler High will host Tourtellotte in a play-in game of the ECC Division II boys basketball tournament on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
WESTERLY — It's not every year that Wheeler High produces multiple athletes who sign national letters of intent to play a sport in college.
LEBANON, Conn. — Wheeler High scored just nine points in the first half and fell to Lyman Memorial, 54-33, in an ECC Division IV boys basketball game Tuesday.
NORTH STONINGTON — Wheeler High will travel to Montville for the quarterfinals of the ECC Division II girls basketball tournament on Thursday.
NORTH STONINGTON — Wheeler High opened a 14-point lead in the first quarter and went on to a 41-34 victory over Montville in an ECC out-of-division girls basketball game Friday, the Lions' regular-season finale.
NORTH STONINGTON — Putnam limited Wheeler High to single digits in every quarter and beat the Lions, 55-29, in an ECC Division IV girls basketball game Tuesday.
DANIELSON, Conn. — Wheeler High held Ellis Tech to just three points in the second half — zero in the third quarter — and went on to a 54-20 nonleague girls basketball victory Monday.
WILBRAHAM, Mass. — Four Chariho High wrestlers earned five wins each during the Falcon Duals at Minnechaug Regional on Saturday.
PUTNAM, Conn. — Putnam outscored Wheeler High by 19 points in the final quarter and defeated the Lions, 70-67, in an ECC Division IV boys basketball game Saturday afternoon.
NEW LONDON — Stonington High's Alex Doerwaldt won two events but the Fitch co-op swim team fell to East Lyme, 92-78, in an ECC meet Friday at the UConn Avery Point pool.
NORTH STONINGTON — Ian Spracklin scored 28 points, Bowen Baker had 17 and Wheeler High beat Tourtellotte, 67-41, in an ECC Division IV boys basketball game Thursday night.
NEW LONDON — Will Cannella had two goals and an assist but the Eastern Connecticut Eagles fell to North Haven, 6-3, in a boys ice hockey game Tuesday night at Connecticut College's Dayton Arena.
THOMPSON, Conn. — Wheeler High couldn't overcome its foul trouble and fell to Tourtellotte, 48-46, in an ECC Division IV girls basketball game Tuesday night.
NORTH STONINGTON — Wheeler High managed just nine points in the first half and lost to Plainfield, 49-33, in an ECC out-of-division girls basketball game Friday.
GROTON — Matt Nowak won two races as the Fitch High co-op swim team defeated Windham/Rham/Coventry, 89-47, in a meet Friday at UConn-Avery Point.
NORTH STONINGTON — It's been a good week for Wheeler High boys basketball coach Neal Cobleigh.
Addie Hauptmann, a sophomore guard, scored 53 points and had 25 steals in three games as the Lions clinched a berth in the Class S state tournament.
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. — Wheeler High put up 25 points in the fourth quarter to pull away from Windham and post a 61-49 win in an ECC out-of-division boys basketball game Tuesday night.
NORWICH — Kyle Marino and Steve Turchetta each had a goal and an assist as the Eastern Connecticut Eagles beat Tri-Town, 4-3, Saturday night at the Norwich Ice Rink.
ENFIELD — Billy deCastro scored his first career goal and the Eastern Connecticut Eagles defeated Tri-Town, 3-0, in a Nutmeg Conference ice hockey game Friday night at Enfield Twin Rinks.
NORTH STONINGTON — Ian Spracklin scored 24 points, Scott Pion had 16 and Wheeler High downed Grasso Tech, 63-35, in a nonleague boys basketball game Friday night.
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. — Windham limited Wheeler High to 11 points in the second half and downed the Lions, 47-30, in an ECC out-of-division girls basketball game Thursday night.
LEBANON, Conn. — Wheeler High limited Lyman Memorial to just six points in the second half and downed the Bulldogs, 39-16, in an ECC Division IV girls basketball game Tuesday night.
NORTH STONINGTON — Wheeler High turned in a strong second half and downed Ellis Tech, 52-38, in a nonleague boys basketball game Tuesday night.
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. — Molly Butremovic scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Wheeler High qualified for the Class S state tournament by beating Windham Tech, 43-26, in a nonleague girls basketball game Friday night.
NORTH STONINGTON — Lyman Memorial used a big first half and some Wheeler High turnovers to defeat the Lions, 49-37, in an ECC Division IV boys basketball game Friday night.
NORTH STONINGTON — Wheeler High built a big first-half lead with pressure defense and topped winless Norwich Tech, 55-19, in a nonleague boys basketball game Wednesday night.
NORWICH — Addie Hauptmann scored 21 points and Molly Butremovic had 18 as Wheeler High downed Norwich Tech, 63-26, in a nonleague girls basketball game Wednesday night.