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For the second straight game of the NVL Tournament, Shelby Howe came up huge for the Torrington girls, scoring 13 points in a 56-55 win over Holy Cross.

Brie Pergola was named the NVL Tournament MVP after leading Torrington to a 56-55 win over Holy Cross. Count on this not being the last trophy the talented sophomore takes home.

Kendra Covington and Paige Middleton hold up the NVL Championship trophy after the Raiders knocked off rival Holy Cross by a 56-55 score for their second title in three years.

Emma Beltrandi from Northwestern received the Ed Kolakoski award voted on by the League coaches. She is pictured with her coach, Fred Williams.

The Thomaston girls moved on to the BL finals thanks to a 52-35 win over Housatonic. Charlie Eberhardt (15) defends Mountaineer guard Chelsea Kearns (24) in second half action.

Torrington senior Shelby Howe came up big in the Raiders 45-42 win over Kennedy with nine points. THS takes on Holy Cross in the NVL Finals on Wednesday. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

Torrington's All-NVL Team members. Brie Pergola, Brittany Anderson and Paige Middleton. The Raiders moved on to the NVL finals with a 45-42 win over Kennedy. Photo by Mic Nicosia.

Daniel Hamilton had another strong all-around game in leading UConn past Tulane on Sunday.

Paige Middleton scored 18 points on Saturday as the Raiders disposed of Oxford by a 60-27 score. Middleton and Brie Pergola have become one of the best combos in the NVL this season.

Brie Pergola scored 21 points on Saturday as the Torrington girls moved on to the NVL Tournament semifinals to face Kennedy after a 60-27 win over Oxford.

It was Senior Night at Torrington High School on Friday night and the Raiders lone senior, Tim Considine Jr., was honored before the game with his mom, Cheryl. THS beat Woodland, 76-67.

Northwestern's Steve McGrath scored all 16 of his points in the second half in the Highlanders' 56-51 victory at Lewis Mills. The win clinched a share of the BL title for Northwestern.

Not only did Brittany Anderson register a double-double with 25 points and 12 rebounds in a Torrington 74-34 win over Naugatuck, she nailed the singing of the National Anthem as well.

New UConn offensive coordinator Frank Verducci talks with Jeff Jacobs of the Hartford Courant on Wednesday as the media met with the Huskies assistant football coaches.

Breanna Stewart scored 26 points as the UConn Huskies demolished Houston by an 85-26 final on Tuesday night at the XL Center.

Lewis Mills baseball coach Jesse Darcy talks with a group of HYSA baseball players during the Winter Baseball Clinic on Sunday at Courtside Sports Center.

Torrington's own Connor Bierfeldt (shown here two years ago as a member of Aberdeen) starts his second full spring training in the Baltimore Orioles farm system. He heads south on Feb 24.

The 2015 All-Naugatuck Valley League Dance Team. The first ever competition was held at Watertown High School with Wolcott taking home team honors. Pic by John Dell'Agnese.

Breanna Stewart goes up for two of her 11 points during the Huskies' 87-39 win over Tulane at Gampel Pavilion on Saturday.

It was Pink-Out Day at Gampel Pavilion on Saturday. The UConn women crushed Tulane.

Ryan Boatright and the UConn men are heading in the right direction, picking up its third straight win, a 70-45 triumph over Tulsa, Thursday night.

Torrington standout Paige Middleton (12) and the Lady Raiders rolled to a 59-32 win over Wolcott to improve to 16-1 on the season on Tuesday night in Torrington.

The sign on the Gaffney shed holds the promise of summer. Rick Wilson is certainly ready as he states in his plea to Mother Nature.

Torrington High School hosted a 33-team Cheerleading Event all day Saturday with a large portion of the proceeds going to help support St Jude Children's Hospital.

Malik Petteway goes far above the rim for a slam on Friday night during the Sacred Heart 79-45 win over Torrington. Petteway finished with 15 points as the Hearts improve to 16-0.

Sacred Heart star Mustapha Heron signs a LCS tee-shirt for a fan after his team beat Torrington, 79-45 on Friday night. Heron spent plenty of time signing for admiring fans.

Torrington sophomore Brie Pergola goes up for two of her game-high 16 points during the Raiders' 53-21 win over Woodland on the night her head coach earned his 400th win.

The THS girls basketball coaching staff. (L-R) Erika Pratt, Barbara Beebe, Michael J. Fritch and Joe Lefkowski. Fritch posted his 400th win on Thursday night in a 53-21 win over Woodland.

Ryan Boatright has said didn't come back to UConn to play in the NIT. He wants back in the NCAA's and his 23 points led the Huskies to an important 65-52 win over ECU.

It's National High School Signing Day at Storrs for the UConn Huskies football team. Press conference with head coach Bob Diaco at 4 p.m.

Thomaston's Casey Carangelo (35) looks to block a shot by Mills guard Ailene Berry on Tuesday night during her team's 51-50 win. Carangelo hit the game-winner with 6.2 seconds left.

The Torrington Marching Band is holding a fundraiser at THS on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to raise needed money for a trip to Washington, D.C. in April. Photo by Marianne Killackey.

Mike Fritch and the Torrington girls basketball team picked up a very impressive 61-27 win over St. Paul Wednesday.

Morgan Tuck scored a team high 17 as the UConn Huskies blasted by ECU by a 87-32 score at the XL Center on Wednesday night.

The heavy lifting for the funding needed to secure the netting at the THS field has once again been left to Mario Longobucco (R, pictured with Paul O'Heron) and the Turf Committee.

ESPN Radio Producer, Ali Bronson. The former Torrington High School Raider continues her climb.

(L-R)-Naugatuck head coach Art Nunes and star Ygor Silva. Torrington star Kevin Vaca and head coach Mike Fritch Jr. at the CSCA banquet on Sunday evening at the Aqua Turf.

Ryan Boatright scored a career-high 28 points in UConn's win over USF Sunday.

UConn center Amida Brimah (35) had his hands full with 6-10, 325-pound UCF big man Justin McBride in the Huskies' 67-60 win at Gampel Pavilion. Brimah scored 14 points, McBride, 11.

Another great show at The Litchfield Saltwater Grille on Wednesday night! Thanks to Frankie Graziano, J.J Williams along with Bob and Marianne Killackey for joining us. Terrific night.

Former Thomaston High School tennis star Mackenzie Blair is making an impact at Merrimack College. John Torsiello has her story.

Watertown High School star Abby Collier (#14) scored 25 points in a 49-43 loss to Torrington on Tuesday night in Watertown. The Indians fall to 8-4 on the year.

Torrington star Brie Pergola gets ready to talk with Marc Robbins of CPTV after scoring 26 points in the Raiders 49-43 win over Watertown. The Raiders improve to 10-1.

The Killackey Family. (F) Sons Tom and Bob. (B) Marianne and Robert. Marianne has become one of the top photographers in the area. Tim Gaffney tells her story.

Your 2015 Torrington swim team. Coached by Andrew Marchand. The Raiders are strong again this season, per usual. Picture by Mark Church.

Paige Middleton (12) and the Torrington girls were not at their best but the still got by Oxford by a 47-29 score. The senior had 13 points in the win as the Raiders improve to 9-1.

The UConn women were back in Storrs on Wednesday night and the Temple Owls felt it in a 92-58 loss to the Huskies. Morgan Tuck had a monster game with 24 points.

Torrington boys coach Eric Gamari was hoping to get a little more out of his team Tuesday but it wasn't to be. The Raiders were flat in a 57-36 loss to Ansonia.

Great LCS Show at Sawyer's on Tuesday night. Photo by Gerry deSimas, also a great guest. Thanks to Julian and his crew for having us!

Sam Cassell Jr. and the Huskies defeated Cincinnati at the XL Center on Saturday.

Look who made it to LCS. Mr. Rich Elliott, not forgotten here at the XL Center for UConn hoops.

Brie Pergola (13) scored a game high 31 points as the Torrington girls beat Crosby, 55-44 to improve to 7-1. The Raiders have now won five straight.

Torrington football captain Ben Bonvicini received the prestigious '29 Club award on Monday night. The award celebrates the legendary 1929 undefeated State Championship team.

Morgan Tuck was an offensive force on Sunday at Madison Square Garden as the UConn Huskies beat St. Johns, 70-54. Tuck scored 23 as UConn improved to 12-1.

Torrington point guard, Taylor Howe (L) battles for a loose ball during the Raiders 66-39 win over Avon on Saturday afternoon.

Amida Brimah and the UConn Huskies lost to Temple, 57-53, in the AAC opener for both teams at the XL Center in Hartford.

Kennedy senior Don Jarrett led all scorers with 27 points in the Eagles' 75-62 win over Torrington on Tuesday night. The Eagles improve to 4-1 with the win. THS falls to 1-3.

UConn guard Mariah Jefferson continued to shine on Monday night with an 18-point effort in the Huskies' 83-52 win over Duke at the XL Center.

The UConn women had few problems in disposing of the Duke Blue Devils by a 83-52 score on Monday night at the XL Center.

Brie Pergola scored 28 points and grabbed 10 boards as the Raiders beat Weaver, 78-70.

Omar Calhoun scored a season-high 11 points in UConn's win over CCSU on Sunday.

The UConn men made its annual trip to Bridgeport and came away with a 15-point win over Columbia on Monday.

It wasn't pretty but Paige Middleton and the Torrington girls beat Seymour by a 62-45 score on Monday night in Torrington. Middleton led all scorers with 22 points.

UConn forward Morgan Tuck guards Kacy Swain from UCLA during second half action at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday evening. The Huskies beat the Bruins by a 86-50 score.

UConn freshman Kia Nurse scored 11 points and added six assists in the Huskies' 86-50 win over UCLA. The game was played at the Mohegan Sun Arena as part of the Hall of Fame Challenge.

Caitlyn Cornish (43) and Mia Barbieri (23) of Torrington battle under the boards on Friday night against Holy Cross. The Crusaders came away with a 69-66 win in overtime.

Coach K gives his team instructions during Duke's victory over UConn at the Izod Center.

Omar Calhoun played his first game of the season in UConn's loss to Jahlil Okafor and Duke Thursday night.

Torrington senior Tim Considine (21) goes up for a shot in traffic on Wednesday night during the Raiders' 73-50 win over Derby. Considine scored 12 points.

Members of the Torrington PAL, 4th to 8th grade teams traveled to Hamden on Monday to see former Torrington HS star, Sarah Royals, play with the Albany Great Danes against Quinnipiac.

Daniel Hamilton and the Huskies rolled over Coppin State Sunday at the XL Center.

Amida Brimah was all smiles after recording a career-high 40 points against Coppin State on Sunday.

The Torrington boys soccer team Class of 2014. The team, coaches and parents got together for their season ending banquet at the Torrington Country Club on Thursday night.

Okay, it's never too early to remember back to when it wasn't cold and the sun stayed up for more than twenty minutes. Come back soon, summer, miss you already.

Connor Finn and the Torrington boys basketball team were scheduled to scrimmage Avon on Wednesday but late day snow showers led to multiple cancellations around the area.

Morgan Sanson and the Thomaston girls basketball team will start their 2014-2015 campaign on Friday night at Litchfield after snow cancelled their game versus Northwestern Wednesday.

Surrounded by her parents, Torrington senior Marissa Morris signs her letter of intent to play softball at the University of Connecticut in the fall of 2015. Morris is a standout catcher for THS.

Torrington's own Chris DeBerry and Deshon Foxx were among 14 seniors honored before the UConn Huskies' 27-20 loss to SMU.

Ryan Boatright leaves the floor following UConn's shocking loss at home to Yale Friday night.

Paige Middleton and the Torrington girls basketball team will be in action on Friday night when they host Housatonic in pre-season action starting at 5 p.m.

Torrington High School will host the Class S Small State Football Playoff game between # 2 Capitol Prep (10-1) and # 3 Canton (10-1) on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Torrington boys basketball coach Eric Gamari works with his team on Thursday night during a practice at the high school. The Raiders host a pre-season game against Avon on December 10.

UConn head football coach Bob Diaco addresses the media on Tuesday before the Huskies final game on Saturday against SMU. It's been a tough year on the gridiron for the 2-9 Huskies.

Ryan Boatright injured his ankle in the final seconds of UConn's loss to Texas on Sunday.

"The Helmet" stays in Torrington for another year after the Raiders beat rival Watertown by a 55-43 score on Saturday afternoon. A day after clearing the field, the Raiders ran for 473 yards.

Torrington running back Newton Frias ran for 195 yards and two TDs in the Raiders' 55-43 win over Watertown on Saturday afternoon. The Raiders finish with a 5-6 record in 2014.

Talk about history. This group of THS basketball players represent some of the best ever to play for the Raiders and had some fun on the hardwood Friday night.

The Varsity Alumni Club members. All former Torrington High School basketball standouts in their own right. A lot of history in this group who played on Friday night at the Armory.

Michael Fabiaschi, a member of the 2006 Raiders State Champion team, was on hand for the Varsity Alumni Club game at the Armory as well on Friday night.

In the battle of the Begey sisters, both Lindsey (back '07) and Carrie (front, '09) had their moments during the Varsity Alumni Club game, held at the Armory of Friday night.

It was practice day two for the Torrington girls basketball team on Tuesday night as they prepare for their 2014-2015 campaign.

With a terrific sunset over their shoulders, the Torrington football team practiced for their Thanksgiving game against Watertown, which will now be played on Saturday at 10:15.

THS girls soccer. B- Mario Longobucco, Taylor Howe, Emily Manchester, Kendra Covington, Art Richardson. F- Paige Middleton, Lindsay Trobel, Tori Flowers, Abbi Fisher, Courtney Dell'Agnese.

It was another tough night at "The Rent" on Saturday night as the UConn Huskies were hammered by Cincinnati by a 41-0 score to fall to 2-8.

All-BL Girls Soccer. (B) Maddie Murdick, Ailene Berry, Lauren Segalla, Amanda Jacquier, Madeline Horosky. (F) Christina Sordi, Brynn Lawlor, Kaitlyn Solak, Jenna Covello.

Rob Nichols and the UConn hockey team tied RPI, 1-1, Tuesday night in Hartford.

The soccer trophy that Tim Gaffney won back in '76 as a member of the Washingtonville HS soccer team. He tells the story of another Wizard, UConn star Brianna Butler.

Emilie Hernandez (14) scores the game winning goal in the second overtime for Portland on Saturday in their Class S final against Housatonic. The Highlanders won, 2-1.

Ryan Boatright scored 24 points in leading UConn over Bryant on opening night Friday.

Sacred Heart's Drew George celebrates after scoring the Pioneers' first goal in a 2-0 win over UConn on Friday night at The Taft School. Jason Pagni was honored on this night.

Former Forman School star Lyndsey Watkins and the UConn women's soccer team play a second round NCAA Tournament game Friday night versus Penn State on the road.

Tim Gaffney will have a story on UConn junior midfielder, Brianna Butler, who hails from the same small high school as Gaffney in Washingtonville, New York. Go Wizards.

Housatonic junior Lauren Gilderdale and the Mountaineers are on their way to their first ever Class S finals thanks to a 3-2 win over Oxford. Gilderdale scored her team's first goal.

Sam Cassell Jr. had a strong preseason for UConn, including 18 points in Sunday's win over Assumption.

Busy day at the XL Center as both UConn basketball teams saw action. Both came away with pre-season wins.

The UConn football team fell to Army, 35-21, on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

Parachute landing at Yankee Stadium before the start of the UConn/Army game. Nailed it.

Lewis Mills senior Sadie Robinson scored the game's only goal in the second OT to push the Spartans over Thomaston and into to the Class S semifinals.

Jordan Sokol and the Lewis Mills boys dropped a 2-0 decision to Ellington in their Class M quarterfinal game Friday night. The Knights also eliminated the Spartans a year ago.

It's all about teaching sportsmanship and being part of a team in Unified Sports. Tim Gaffney will have the story about the celebration that is Unified Sports on Friday.

Unified Sports came to Torrington on Thursday afternoon. Teams from Torrington, Oxford, Crosby and Wilby took part in soccer games. Their smiles on the court are priceless.

The UConn hockey team celebrates its 1-0 upset win over No. 3 Boston College Wednesday night.

Samantha Zordan (10) and Caitlyn Cornish (18) go up for a block during Torrington's 3-0 win over SHA in their Class L opening round game in Torrington on Monday night.

It was a marvelous run for the Wolcott Tech girls volleyball team this season, although it came to an end in a 3-2 loss to Bolton in the Class S opening round in Torrington.

Torrington's Matt Calabrese (18) and North Haven's Yuri Panferou (9) fight for control of the ball during first half action in Torrington. The Raiders won, 2-0.

A crowd of 28,751 braved the wind and rain to see UConn upset UCF, 37-29, Saturday afternoon.

Conor Finn (L) and Tyler Marens (R) and the Torrington football team dropped a 38-20 decision to the St Paul Falcons on Friday night at a soggy THS. Marens ran for 155 yards in the loss.

Naugatuck's Felipe Dutra, left, and Torrington's Kevin Vaca battle for the ball during Wednesday's NVL Title game, won by the Greyhounds, 2-0. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

UConn men's basketball head coach Kevin Ollie met the media on Wednesday at the New York Athletic Club. His Huskies are the pre-season favorites in the American Athletic Conference.

Carissa Carbone (6) goes high for a return during the NVL semi-finals. Woodland got past the Raiders by a 3-2 score, the third time the two teams have played five games this season.

Michael DeSousa and the Torrington boys soccer team are in the finals of the NVL Tournament thanks to a 1-0 win over Seymour decided by penalty kicks (7-6).

Kevin Vaca scored with 1:34 to go in the second OT to lead Torrington to a 2-1 win and a trip to the NVL semi-finals on Monday night against Seymour at 5:30 back at Municipal Stadium.

Ellington running back Mark Hickman scrambles for 27-yards during first half action on Saturday against "GN" The junior back ran for 113 yards and two scores in a 35-15 win.

"GN" running back Paxton Franklin takes a toss during first half action on Saturday in Winsted. Franklin ran for 109 yards but five team turnovers hurt the 'Jackets in a 35-15 loss to Ellington.

UConn fell to 18th ranked East Carolina by a 31-21 score in a game that was tied with nine minutes to play at 21. Defense played well, Pirates had been favored by 28.

Tyler Marens and the Torrington football team will have their hands full on Friday night when they travel to take on Wolcott (4-1) at 7 p.m.

Dennis Fowler and the Lewis Mills girls can clinch the Berkshire League regular season title with a win over Shepaug on Friday night. The Spartans hold a 13-0 record.

Amar Suljic (10) and the Torrington boys soccer team will be in action on Saturday in the Naugatuck Valley League Tournament when they take on a foe TBD.

Nate Manchester comes off the field late in the Raiders 5-2 win over Seymour. Manchester kept his team in the game with a tremendous first half in goal.

It was opening day of practice for the UConn women on Wednesday at the magnificent new "Champions Center" in Storrs. Head coach Geno Auriemma and the team met with the media.

Carly Ruzbasan led Torrington to a 3-0 shutout of rival Holy Cross on Tuesday night at Torrington High School. Ruzbasan recorded 21 service points.

LT Gov. Nancy Wyman, Mario Longobucco, State Rep. Michelle Cook, Mayor Elinor Carbone and Ed Arum cut the ribbon, officially opening the THS Complex on Saturday afternoon.

The XL Center reopened after a summer of renovations Wednesday. The Celtics and Knicks battled in preseason action, won by Boston.

Amar'e Stoudemire and the Knicks fell to the Celtics, 106-86, in Hartford Wednesday night.

Terrific plaque that now sits at the entrance way to the Robert H. Frost sports complex. Tuesday was opening day and it went off without a hitch.

Only fitting that Gerry Carbone his Unified Soccer team got to be the first team practicing on the brand new Turf Field at Torrington High School.

Workers were working to put down a second coat of paint on the track on Monday morning at Torrington High School. Inspections will take place on Monday afternoon and Tuesday.

Paving was on the agenda on Friday at Torrington High School. The entire area should be paved by the end of business on Friday. All games are still on for next week, starting Tuesday night.

The Glen and Kathy Aeischliman memorial scoreboard is up at the Torrington Turf and Track project. Two tremendous people who we miss everyday.

One of the key guys responsible for bringing the Torrington Turf Project together. Ed Arum tours the grounds on Tuesday before a Committee meeting with the builders. October 6, 2014.

Bryan Rocha tackles Oxford quarterback Owen Diaz in the end zone for a safety during the second quarter of the Raiders 30-6 win over the Wolverines.

Tyler Marens ran for 193 yards on 23 carries on Friday night as the Raiders beat Oxford by a 30-6 score. Torringtom improves to 2-1 on the year.

Torrington football looks to improve to 2-1 tonight when they travel to take on Oxford (0-2). The Raiders are led by: (l-r) Connor Finn, Tyler Marens and Zack Mancini.

The track materials have arrived at Torrington High School and work is scheduled to begin today, Friday, September 26. Will take 2-3 days to complete if Mother Nature cooperates.

Gaffney and Wilson took the LCS Road Show to Litchfield at the Saltwater Grille on Tuesday night. Thanks to Art Benedict from WAPJ for stopping by to talk Raider sports.

Special thanks to Andy Stowers and the folks from the Litchfield Saltwater Grille for hosting the LCS Road Show on Tuesday night. Great venue, great night. Hope to see them again!

Home bleachers at Torrington High School went up on Monday. Nice large area for press box on top. Heat and air I hear. Checked on buffet availability.

Paige Middleton and Torrington beat Sacred Heart, 3-1 on Monday. Picture by John Dell'Agnese.

The home section of the bleachers at Torrington High School are being built this weekend. Work is winding down on the project that is scheduled to be completed on October 6.

"GN" running back Paxton Franklin ran for 103 yards on Saturday as the Yellowjackets escaped with a 15-14 win over SMSA.

You're looking at the frame work for the stairs that will lead fans up to the new track and field area at Torrington High School. Time tables are on for an October 6 completion date.

UConn fans had more to cheer about on Saturday at "The Rent" than some expected as the Huskies stayed with Boise State most of the game in an eventual 38-21 loss.

Torrington running back Tyler Marens ran for 100 yards on Friday night on 23 carries in the Raiders 47-30 opening night loss to Naugatuck.

It was the Jason Bradley Show on Friday night as the Naugatuck QB threw for 290 yards and six touchdowns in a 47-30 win over Torrington in the 2014 season opener.

Torrington forward Paige Middleton and the Raiders improved to 2-0 on the year with a 1-0 win over Wolcott on Thursday afternoon at the Torrington Middle School.

Kevin Vaca and the Torrington boys got off to a fast start with a 6-1 win over Ansonia at the Torrington Middle School on Tuesday. Vaca scored a hat trick in the game.

The 50 looks kind of nifty at Torrington High School with the Raiders "T" now part of the new turf field. LCS Show from the field on Saturday, October 11.

Bob Diaco picked up his first win as UConn coach Saturday as the Huskies prevailed, 19-16, over Stony Brook.

Torrington native Chris DeBerry during warm ups for the UConn/Stony Brook football game at The Rent.

Torrington Detecive Madeline Farfan (L) and Sharon Pelkey from Special Olympics Connecticut prepare to go "Over the Edge" at Mohegan Sun on Friday afternoon to raise money for SOCT.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that is indeed turf being put down on the Torrington High School field. Work of the turf started Thursday and should be completed by Sunday, September 7.

The track portion of the Torrington High School Project is down and things are taking shape in a big hurry. Completion is still on for October 6, 2014.

Taysom Hill and the BYU Cougars beat the UConn Huskies by a 35-10 score on Friday night in East Hartford. Hill had 418 total yards on the night.

The Huskies eyes now dot the landscape at Rentschler Field. UConn is opening their 2014 campaign against BYU at 7 p.m.

There will be a great deal of changes for the "GN" football team in 2014 with the graduation of several key starters, including QB. Senior Aiden Tellier will be behind center this season.

The area where the long jump will take place next spring is in the process of being paved at Torrington High School. Work is moving along quickly.

It's been a busy week at the THS Turf Project. Stone is now on the main field while preparations for the paving of the track continue. We will be at the Tuesday meeting with H. I. Stone.

The Mullet that launched thousands of tweets and pics. UConn QB Casey Cochran talks with reporters four days before the Huskies open vs BYU.

Photographs and Memories. The Second Annual Tim Considine Golf Outing was held at Fairview Farms in Harwinton on Saturday afternoon. 149 golfers took part.

UConn offensive lineman, Gus Cruz on Thursday at Media Day. Cruz is healthy and expects to play a major role on a revamped offensive line.

Two Thomaston legends, Bob Mcmahon and John Pettit. Both were inducted into the Tri-State baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday night.

Torrington head football coach Gaiton Rodriguez talks with his team during practice on Tuesday morning at the high school.

Casey Cochran got the nod at QB from head coach Bob Diaco on Monday night in Storrs. Now a sophomore, Cochran led the Huskies to their only three wins in 2013.

The handicap ramp leading up to the area where the bleachers and press box will be located is taking shape this week at Torrington High School. It's a critical week for the project.

Abby Hurbert will be forever associated with the Golden Bear she stands next to. Rick Wilson talks about the astounding career of the Thomaston three-sport star.

VAC member Lou Zanderigo and 2014 THS grad Ernie Tracy. The Varsity Alumni Club has been handing out scholarships to Raider student/athletes since 1945.

The past meets the future. VAC member Dominic Toce (L) and THS grad Nicholas LaMothe at the clubs scholarship dinner on Wednesday night when eight awards were given out.

The outline of the Torrington Turf project is almost complete. The field and surrounding track will be brought up to the height pictured. Completion is still expected to be by October 6, 2014.

Former Ansonia running back, Arkeel Newsome is getting the attention of his coaches and fellow teammates at UConn this summer as well. Coach Diaco has been impressed.

Former Husky Jeff Adrien recently signed with the Houston Rockets. His journey to Houston has been one filled with patience and hard work, writes Patrick Tiscia.

Challenge accepted! Tim Gaffney took the Ice Bucket Challenge to support ALS research on Saturday night at Fuessenich Park. Special thanks to Anthony Capuano and Dan McNamara.

The smile that never left Storrs. Kemba Walker talks with the media before the Jim Calhoun Charity Basketball game at Mohegan Sun.

LCS's own Rick Wilson and Hartford Courant scribe Desmond Connor before the UConn Huskies football practice Wednesday morning in Storrs. Two of the best out there.

Here his is. Former Ansonia star Arkeel Newome during the UConn football morning practice on Wednesday in Storrs. Newsome has impressed his coaches in early practice action.

Rob Dibble and John Torsiello. The two played in the Kevin Ollie Golf Tournament on Monday and Dibble talked with Torsiello about his days with the Reds and as a broadcaster.

This monument to the late Robert H Frost may be moved to a more visible site as part of the THS Turf Project. On proposal has the monument moving to a spot under the scoreboard.

Your 2014 AABC Stan Musial State Champions. The Tri-State Trojans. The Trojans beat Bethel by an 8-3 score at Fuessenich Park.

After a shaky three-run first inning, Tri-Town Trojan starter Miles Scribner settled down and threw a complete game four hitter in the Trojans 8-3 win over Bethel.

Tri-State Trojan catcher Landon Gardella scores during a five run first inning during an 8-3 win over the Bethel Outlaws in the Stan Musial Championship game at Fuessenich Park.

The Torrington Turf project appears to be back on track after just a week. Drainage and electrical conduits have been completed with truck loads of rocks removed from the turf area.

Despite the rain, it was a great time at the "Scooper Sunday" event at New Britain Stadium. John Holt and Tim Gaffney certainly like the sample. Frankie Graziano did a great job as well!!!

The latest addition to the Fuessenich Park Hall of Fame, Don Murelli, talks with Tim Gaffney on the field before the Titans game on Wednesday night. One of the best ever from THS.

Glynn Baron, (L), and his son Glynn Baron III of the Hartford American Legion baseball team. Photo and story by special guest scribe, Gerry deSimas of the Collinsville Press.

Work on the Torrington High School Turf and Track project is behind schedule but a comeback has been promised by the contractor. October 6, 2014 is the date all are shooting for.

Scott Mattiello from the Greenwoods Country Club in Winsted, takes his shotgun start seriously. The LCS Show (Gaffney and Wilson) was on location before some "GN" Football Golf.

Could it be true? Could one of worst eyesores in Torrington be going by the way of the bulldozer? Fuessenich Park looks better already.

Geremy Davis and the UConn football team continue to make news across the country under new head coach Bob Diaco in the new look AAC. Better things are expected in 2014.

Some of the faces may be gone but don't expect a drop off when the UConn women's basketball team gets back at it this fall. We will be on hand for all the action.

Torrington Mayor Elinor Carbone, presents Titan player Chris Scura, Anthony Capuano, Jack St. Claire and RJ Going with a Certificate of Appreciation on "Team Daniel" night.

Titans Anthony Capuano, R.J. Going, Chris Scurra and Jack St. Clair proved recently to one family that each of them could handle a crisis will the coolness of a ninth inning closer.

Three of the great people who help make Camp Moe what it is today. (L-R) Luke Pepper, Kim Aeschliman and Krista Beyer. Their story later from Tim Gaffney.

Torrington's own Robbie Albreada is living his dream as crew chief for Bachetti Motorsports. Tim Gaffney has the recent UConn graduates story.

No Pittsfield Sun intern was safe on Sunday when LCS was in on the Whack-An-Intern game. Tim Gaffney left more than one with a headache but in the end, Mrs. Gaffney hit more!

John and Dawn Dell'Agnes with the game worn uniform of Andrew Albers. Albers lived with the family while a member of the Torrington Twisters and later pitched for the MLB Twins.

It was picnic time for members of the Torrington Titans on Sunday at the home of Host Family staples, John and Dawn Dell'Agnese. Great day, great people.

Two of the Paul's in the area, Denza (L) and O'Heron (R) get set to hit the links at the Torrington Football Letterman's Club Golf Tournament. Rumor has it, someone won...

Even left-handed, Scott Langenheim can hit them a mile. LCS was on location on Saturday at the Torrington Football Letterman's Club Golf Outing at Fairview Farms CC. A great time.

The wait to be drafted may have been long, but it was worth it for Shabazz Napier, writes Patrick Tiscia.

Join the Thomaston softball team on Monday night, June 30 at the Applebee's in Torrington between 6-7 p.m. as we celebrate their Class S title on the Litchfield County Sports Show.

Great crowds showed up this weekend in Cromwell for the final two rounds of the Travelers Championship. Beautiful weather helped the crowds swell each day.

Special thanks to Dan Lovallo for having Rick Wilson and Tim Gaffney on his live broadcast on Saturday morning from the Travelers Championship in Cromwell. Great 15-minutes.

Matt Adams, a Shepaug graduate and Washington resident, was back doing what he loves by broadcasting at the Travelers Championship. John Torsiello caught up with him.

Your leader after three rounds of the Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands is Ryan Moore who sits at minus 13 starting final round play on Sunday in Cromwell.

While he may not battle for as many titles as he once did, John Daly remains a crowd favorite wherever he plays. Rick Wilson talked with Daly on Saturday at the Travelers.

Alex Morgan didn't get the start Thursday night for the USWNT but her comeback from injury appears complete after a two-goal performance against France.

It's not all golf at the 2014 Travelers Championships in Cromwell. On Friday night, the Little River Band will play, as will Jefferson Starship on Saturday. Picture by Mark William Paul.

Bubba Watson (R) talks with WFAN host Mike Francesa on Wednesday at the Travelers Championship Pro-Am day. Picture by Mark William Paul.

We have covered an awful lot of games from that Torrington press box. The view now, not so good. Field project well underway at Torrington High School.

Watch for Erik Compton at this weeks Travelers Championship in Cromwell. Read how this golfer brings a new meaning to playing with "heart". John Torsiello has his story.

Travelers Championship Chairmen, Nathan Grube, talked with LCS writer John Torsiello about the upcoming tournament that gets underway on Wednesday with the Pro-Am.

It's here! The 2014 Travelers Championship arrives in Cromwell. Look for exclusive coverage by John Torsiello, Tim Gaffney and Rick Wilson all week.

It was celebration time for the Thomaston girls after their Class S Championship effort on Saturday afternoon. What a story. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

Nicole Schaefer was safe at home on this play during sixth inning action on Saturday in West Haven. Down 6-0, Thomaston fought all the way back for a 7-6 win in eight.

Thomaston senior Erin O'Neill connects on her game winning, Class S Championship clinching RBI in the bottom of the eighth inning of the Bears 7-6 win over Old Saybrook.

The 2014 Thomaston Golden Bears softball team. Tops in Class S after a thrilling 7-6 win over Old Saybrook. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

Morgan Sanson and the Thomaston Golden Bears go for it all today in the Class S State Championship game at 3:30 in West Haven against Old Saybrook.

Bubba Watson will be back at the 2014 Travelers Championship starting on June 19 when the first round kicks off. John Torsiello will lead our wall to wall coverage from Cromwell.

The Torrington Titans dropped a 5-2 decision to the Seacoast Mavericks on Thursday night at Fuessenich Park. Anthony Capuano got the out on this play. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

After punching their ticket into the Class S softball title game, the Thomaston girls made the trip up to Berlin to support the boys, who also made it to the finals.

Thomaston beat Cromwell to move in the Class S title game. Pitcher Blaise Russo pitched into the seventh for the win, a 5-4 decision.

Thomaston's Gabby Hurlbert tries to leg out a bunt during Tuesday's 2-1 victory over Coventry in the Class S semifinals.

It was another grand day in Litchfield for the 38th running of the Litchfield Hill Road Race. We had repeat winners in both the men and women's races!

Torrington Titans DH, Mike Odenwaelder banged out a 5 for 5 night with five runs batted in during the teams 9-2 win over the Pittsfield Sun at Fuessenich Park on Saturday night.

Torrington Titan Chris Scurra slides in safely during first inning action on Saturday night during his team 9-2 win over the Pittsfield Sun.

The always energetic and entertaining Rod Dixon directs kids to the finish line during the kIDSMARATHON event in Litchfield on Saturday.

Thomaston's Michael Milius nails Morgan's Jake Ward at the plate during the Bears 7-5 win over Morgan. Thomaston takes on Cromwell on Tuesday at 7 p.m at Sage Park.

Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert turns two during the Golden Bears 5-3 win over Notre-Dame Fairfield. The Bears play Coventry in the semi-finals on Tuesday at Deluca Field at 4 p.m.

The Berlin Redcoats and Makayla Harris ended the Torrington Raiders softball season with a 4-2 win in the Class L quarterfinals.

It was time for the Litchfield County Sports First Pitch at Fuessenich Park on Thursday night. Tim Gaffney made the pitch to Titans first baseman Anthony Capuano and his knee held up!

Titan third baseman Jack St Clair slides in safely with a stolen base on Thursday against the Brockton Rox. The game was suspended after 17 innings with the score tied at 3.

Torrington Titan second baseman Kyle Decker was out by a step on a third strike throw to first during the Titans 3-1 loss to Worcester on Wednesday night. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Danielle Genest, center, is safe at home to give Thomaston a 2-1 tenth-inning win over St. Paul Catholic on Wednesday. Genest scored on a wild pitch. Pic by Mic Nicosia.

Torrington left fielder Dom Sabia sprawls out to make a diving catch in the third inning of the Raiders 5-2 loss to Maloney in their Class L second round game.

Thomaston pitcher Blaise Russo, center, is met by teammates after shutting down the St. Paul Catholic offense during the sixth-inning of Tuesday's win. Pic by Mic Nicosia.

Special thanks to Bill Burgess (L) and Rod Dixon (R) for their appearance on our Applebee's Monday night program. kIDSMARATHON is truly a remarkable movement.

Thomaston's Matt Tehan is safe at second ahead of the tag from Valley Regional's Matt Robida during Monday's 9-2 Class S first round win. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

Best weather day yet for the 3rd Annual Raider 5K race on Saturday. Over 150 runners took part in this event run by the Torrington Varsity Alumni Club.

Dan Lovallo, Rod Dixon, Bill Burgess, members of the Torrington Titans and more on the Monday, June 2, Applebee's LCS Live Show. Stop up and grab some autographs!

Torrington's Sydney Matzko was her usual brilliant self with a 15 strikeout effort but fell just short of a second straight NVL Tournament title with a 2-1 loss to Seymour.

Seymour wins the NVL Tournament with a thrilling 2-1 win over Torrington. It is the Raiders first loss of the year after 21 straight wins.

Torrington center fielder Manny Rijo makes the grab during fourth inning action during the NVL Tournament semi-finals. Holy Cross walked off to a 2-1 win and will play in the finals.

Shane Bierfeldt and the Torrington baseball team fell to rival Holy Cross by a 2-1 score in the NVL semi-finals at Fuessenich Park on Wednesday.

Raider Mitch Zagrodnik is congratulated by Torrington head coach Pat Richardson after blasting a two-run home run in the third inning of their 7-6 win over Derby.

Torrington's Shane Bierfeldt connects on a long second inning triple during his teams 7-6 win over Derby in the quarterfinals of the Naugatuck Valley League Tournament.

Nate Manchester and the Torrington baseball team will be in action today at 4 p.m. at Fuessenich Park against Derby in the NVL Tournament. We will be on hand.

Lewis Mills' David Borovski (19) scored four goals and added four assists in a 12-10 victory over Notre Dame-Fairfield on Sunday. The Spartans are 16-0 and will be the No. 1 seed in Class S.

Goshen native Michael Odenwaelder is back at Fuessenich Park with the 2014 Torrington Titans after a sterling spring at Amherst College. John Torsiello has the story.

Former Torrington volleyball standout Julia Giampoalo just completed an outstanding award winning career at the University of Miami.

Thomaston's Gabby Hurlbert, right, beats the tag at second from Wamogo's Cyrena Zemaitis during Wednesday's game. The Bears beat the Warriors by a 10-1 final. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

It has happened! Samantha Hall has her new kidney thanks to heroic donor, Raymond Fracasso. Both are resting and kidney is functioning!

It's been 18 up and 18 down for the Torrington girls softball team behind the pitching of Sydney Matzko and a much improved offense that got past Sacred Heart, 11-0 on Tuesday.

So, nobody is going to miss these on field drains on the Torrington High School soccer/football field thanks to the great work of the Turf Committee and State Rep. Michelle Cook.

Baltimore Oriole scout Kurt Fredricksson (r) talks with the crew from LCS on Monday night at Applebee's in Torrington. Great job by all, thanks for coming. Pic by Marianne Killackey.

Scott Langenheim (L, Torrington Football Club) and Paul O'Heron (Raider 5K Run) were guests on the Litchfield County Sports Show live from Applebee's. Pic by Marianne Killackey.

Shepaug's Wes Meeker pitches during Monday's game with Thomaston. The Bears prevailed, 6-4 to clinch their first BL title since 1985. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

Shepaug's Logan Racz, left, catches Thomaston's Justin Taylor for the out during Monday's game.The Golden Bears clinched at least a tie of the BL title with a 6-4 win over Shepaug.

The Torrington Rebels got off to a fast start on Sunday against Canton in their Tri-State opener with a 17-3 win. Dan Livingston got the win with seven innings of quality work.

In a battle between the NVL and BL, Mitch Zagrodnik and the Torrington Raiders got the best of Northwestern by a 9-1 score. Kagrodnik stands on second after a sixth inning double.

Torrington second basemen John McCarthy makes a play during sixth inning action of the Raiders 9-1 win over BL foe, Northwestern on Sunday afternoon at Fuessenich Park.

It's almost time for the Litchfield Hills Road Race! Sunday, June 8 from the top of the green in Litchfield. Our features will start Sunday, June 1. Expect wall to wall coverage.

Applebee's lineup for Monday, May 19. Scott Langenheim from the Torrington Football Club, Billy Neller talking Litchfield Hills Road Race. Marianne Killackey will have the photo's.

Kara Deming of Northwestern, scores the game winner on a walk-off double by teammate Hannah Yabrosky in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Thomaston, 5-4

Thomaston (12-2) second basemen Erin O'Neil makes an outstanding catch of a pop fly to short center on Thursday against Northwestern (13-1). The Highlanders won in nine innings, 5-4.

Thomaston's Anthony Mauro snags Northwestern's Devin Warren en route to second during Wednesday's game, won by the Bears, 5-4 in 10-innings. By Mic Nicosia.

Thomaston's Blaise Russo pitches during Wednesday's game with Northwestern. The Bears won on a walk off wild pitch, 5-4 in 10-innings to improve to a BL best 12-1. By Mic Nicosia.

Torrington's Sara Heath dives back into third after rounding the bag following her two-run triple in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Raiders beat Kennedy, 14-0.

Thomaston's Erin O'Neill slides safely into third ahead of the tag from Nonnewaug's Lindsay Hilpertshauser after connecting for a triple during Tuesday's game. Photo by Mic Nicosia.

Nate Manchester slides in safely with the Raiders only run in a 7- 1 loss to rival Holy Cross on Tuesday at Fuessenich Park. Both teams are now 10-5.

Thomaston's Nicole Schafer, right, is safe at second as Nonnewaug's Kaylee Rasmussen awaits the throw during Tuesday's game. The Bears beat the Chief's by an 8-3 score.

Nathan Manchester and the Torrington baseball team lost to rival Holy Cross by a score of 7-1 on Tuesday at Fuessenich Park. John Torsiello has the story.

Alyssa Halpin of Lewis Mills (9-4) beats out a slow roller in the top of the seventh on Monday in the Spartans 6-5 home loss to Thomaston (11-1). Gabby Hurlbert took the late throw.

Justin Galicchio and Lewis Mills knocked Thomaston from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 5-1 win on Monday in Thomaston. Galicchio gave up just two hits in the complete game win.

Morgan Sanson and the Thomaston Golden Bears got by Lewis Mills by a 6-5 score on Monday afternoon in Burlington. The Bears improve to 11-1 with the win and host Nonnewaug Tuesday.

The Torrington Turf Committee will meet on Monday night at City Hall to discus the now delayed project that would replace the turf and track at Torrington High School.

Morgan Sanson and the Thomaston Golden Bears (10-1) have a big week on tap with three games against the best in the Berkshire League starting with Lewis Mills (9-3) today at Mills.

The Torrington girls are 13-0 in NVL softball action and a big reason is the play of junior backstop Marissa Morris and an improved offense. That and Sydney Matzko on the hill!

Great first show live from Applebee's in Torrington on Monday night. Thanks to all who came on the show! Back again in two weeks on Monday, May 19 from 6-7.

The 2014 THS HOF Inductees. (F) Christine Strawson Gamari, Davie Holliday, Tina Shanahan O'Marra. (B) Tim Considine Jr., Cheryl Considine and Brian Considine for Tim Considine Sr.

The 2014 Thomaston girls basketball team. Class S State Champions at their end of year banquet at Fairview Farms in Harwinton. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

As Sydney Matzko mows them down on the THS varsity squad, freshman Alexandra Dubois is doing the same on the JV level. Sorry Naugatuck Valley League coaches.

Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert, left, gets the drop on Shepaug's Summer Mercier at second base during Wednesday's game in Thomaston. Hurlburt went 3 for 4 with three RBI's.

Morgan Sanson and the Thomaston Golden Bears improved to 6-1 with a 17-2 (5) win over Shepaug at home on Wednesday. Photo by Mic Nicosia.

Thomaston JV girls basketball coach Tony Geraci was named assistant coach of the year by the CHSCA last week. A well deserved honor for one hard working guy.

Thomaston junior Frank Romanelli threw a complete game on Monday as the Bears improved to 5-0 with a 12-3 win over Litchfield. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

The Lewis Mills boys lacrosse team celebrates a big 14-13 victory over Pomperaug on Saturday. John Nestor has the details.

Samantha Hall (front left) was honored on National Youth Service Day in Torrington for her efforts in bringing awareness to Kidney Disease. Sam is still awaiting her transplant.

She's a year older, somewhat taller, a touch faster and has a brutal change-up. Yes, Sydney Matzko is back on the hill for the Torrington Raiders..Sorry Naugatuck Valley League teams.

Torrington's own Chris DeBerry (5 in white) caused a fumble at the end of the UConn Spring Game to help the White (defensive) team hold on for a 46-37 win over the Blue.

UConn head coach Bob Diaco leads his team onto the field for their annual Blue-White Spring Game. Thomas Lucas (88) and Sean McQuillan (49) got the front row. White prevailed, 46-37.

It's time to head back to The Rent for the Blue-White UConn Spring Game on Saturday. Casey Cochran is scheduled to be behind center as the game begins after his strong 2013 finish.

Raider shortstop Stanley Rios reacts after launching a two-run triple in the top of the second inning on Wednesday at Fuessenich Park.

It was opening day at Fuessenich Park in Torrington as the Raiders took on St. Paul. Nathan Manchester got the start for the Raiders.

The walls at Gampel are filling up fast! Hang another banner for the UConn women, who knocked off Notre Dame by a 79-58 score to complete a 40-0 campaign.

UConn's championship run started with its coach, Kevin Ollie, writes Patrick Tiscia.

There is much joy in Storrs tonight as Shabazz Napier and the UConn men's basketball team beat Kentucky by a 60-54 score to win the NCAA Tournament, their fourth in four tries.

No, we're not really in the Mets locker room but we did get our hands on a foul ball! A day at Citi Field with Mrs. Gaffney and Skyy Elizabeth.

Sydney Matzko and the Torrington girls softball team will be back in action starting Wednesday, April 9 when they travel to face St Paul at 3:45.

UConn head basketball coach Kevin Ollie looks for a reaction from his team's fan base on Sunday after the Huskies beat Michigan State 60-54 to move to the Final Four.

Warm up at the Garden for the Elite Eight game between UConn and Michigan State.

UConn sophomore Tim Boyle throws during the team's practice on Saturday afternoon in Storrs. It's a toss up at QB so far this year. Boyle, Casey Cochran or Chandler Whitmer?

Despite high ticket prices, UConn fans flocked to Madison Square Garden Friday night. They saw their Huskies defeat Iowa State, 81-76.

DeAndre Daniels posted 27 points and 10 rebounds in leading UConn over Iowa State in the Sweet 16 Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

Fresh off their Class S State title on the hardwood, Thomaston softball star Abby Hurlbert and the Bears begin their regular season on Wednesday, April 9 when they host Gilbert.

Stefanie Dolson and the UConn women move on to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament with a 91-52 win over St. Joseph's. BYU is on deck on Saturday.

Former Shepaug standout Eric Hungerford is getting noticed for his work at Gettysburg College. John Torsiello has the story.

Pure Joy. The Senior and the Freshman. Abby Hurlbert and Casey Carangelo led the Golden Bears to the jar of honey that is the Class S girls basketball championship.

Bryttnie Thomas and Casey Carangelo celebrate the Thomaston Golden Bears' 61-57 double overtime win over St. Paul for the Class S title.

Her determination and grit went to a new level on Saturday in the Class S final. Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert turned in an MVP performance in her team's 61-57, 2-OT win over St. Paul.

The 2014 Class S State Champion Thomaston Golden Bears. The Bears won a thrilling 61-57 double overtime final against NVL foe St. Paul. Photo by Marianne Killackey.

The Lewis Mills boys dropped an 89-33 decision to Weaver in the Class M semi-finals on Wednesday night. Alexander Daigle (shooting) led his team with 15 points.

The Thomaston girls basketball team. The Golden Bears will be returning to Mohegan Sun this week for a match up with NVL rival St. Paul for the Class S crown.

John Nestor talks with St. Paul standout Kelly McMahon, whose Uncle Bob coaches the Thomaston Golden Bears. The two teams meet at Mohegan Sun on Saturday for the Class S title.

The Thomaston girls (and The Cave) are headed back to Mohegan Sun after their 43-32 win over Sacred Heart on Monday in Waterbury. Abby Hurlbert led the way with 15 points.

Lewis Mills guard Dan Kryzanski makes a pass in the second half of the Spartans' Class M quarterfinal win over St. Paul.

AAC Player of the Year, Shabazz Napier and the UConn Huskies face Saint Joseph in the second round of the NCAA East Regional on Thursday in Buffalo.

FCBL Commissioner Chris Hall, Bobby Valentine and Torrington Titans GM Joey Abis at the Titans Hot Stove Dinner Saturday night in Torrington. Photo by Marianne Killackey.

Rashana Siders of Holy Cross attempts a shot during her team's 44-32 loss to New London in the Class M semifinals.

Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert drives to the basket during her team's 55-49 win over Immaculate in the Class S quarters.

Breanna Stewart was named the AAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player. The sophomore scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the 72-52 win over Louisville.

Stefanie Dolson and her UConn teammates hold up the American Athletic Conference Tournament trophy after a 72-52 win over Louisville at Mohegan Sun.

Bria Hartley and the UConn women are heading to the AAC finals after dismantling Rutgers, 83-57 in the semi's. Louisville is on deck for the title.

UConn sophomore Breanna Stewart was named the AAC Player of the Year on Friday. Her head coach, Geno Auriemma was named Coach of the Year.

Terryville capped a perfect run through the Berkshire League with a 41-33 victory over Lewis Mills in the BL Tournament Final on Friday night.

Thomaston freshman Casey Carangelo scored 13 points in her teams 65-45 win over Old Lyme. The Bears move on in Class S to play Immaculate on Thursday, March 13.

Thomaston's Morgan Sanson (14) scored 19 points while teammate Abby Hurlbert (5) led all scorers with 22 in the Bears 65-45 win over Old Lyme in a Class S State contest.

Shabazz Napier scored 26 points on Senior Night in leading UConn past Rutgers by a 69-63 score Wednesday night.

Brie Pergola goes up for a shot during Torrington's 42-40 loss to Sheehan in a Class L first round game. Pergola led the Raiders with 12 points.

UConn senior Bria Hartley holds up her jersey during pre-game festivities. The Huskies beat Rutgers 72-35.

Niels Giffey, Ryan Boatright and the UConn men held on and beat Cincinnati, 51-45, Saturday in Hartford.

UConn Senior Stefanie Dolson was honored with head coach Geno Auriemma and her family on Senior Day at Storrs.

The Thomaston Golden Bears won their third straight Berkshire League Tournament title with a 46-37 win over Lewis Mills on Friday night. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

UConn's 1999 championship team was honored Sunday in Storrs. Pictured (L-R): Jim Calhoun, Kevin Freeman, Khalid El-Amin, Richard Hamilton, Ricky Moore, Jake Voskuhl, Richard Moore.

Travelers signs 10-year title agreement; extends marketing sponsorship with PGA TOUR. We will be on hand once again this June.

Meet Raymond Fracasso, pictured with Samantha Hall, the 10-year old Torrington girl who he will be donating his kidney to. A hero indeed. The transplant is scheduled for April 2, 2014.

2014 All-BL Team. (L-R) Morgan Sanson, Jess Fengler, Heather Kearns, Bailey Doran, Emma Beltrandi, Teagan Dunn, Abby Hurlbert. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Thomaston standout Abby Hurlbert and the Bears are back in the BL finals after a 51-42 win over Nonnewaug. Thomaston plays Mills on Friday in the Final. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Two subcontractors have been kicked off the UConn practice facility being built in Storrs and are suspected to have been paying cash wages below the State mandated levels.

Torrington's Caroline Teti (15), Paige Middleton (12) and Brie Pergola (13) were named to the NVL's All-Copper Division team.

Morgan Sanson (L) and the Thomaston Golden Bears take on Nonnewaug in the BL semifinals on Tuesday night at Northwestern at 6 p.m.

Mariah Jefferson and Bria Harley are among 22 finalists for the Nancy Liberman Award in 2014.

The UConn men talk strategy during its loss to SMU on Sunday. Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown looks on in the background.

The Terryville boys are the Berkshire League Champions after their 66-35 win over Lewis Mills. John Nestor has the story.

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Timmy Considine goes in for a layup during the Raiders' 69-40 win over rival Naugatuck. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Zak Mancini and Torrington beat Naugatuck, 69-40, on Senior Night. Mancini led the way with 18 points. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

John Torsiello has the story of Litchfield track star, Chelsea Hayward.

Kentan Facey battles for rebounding position in UConn's overtime win over Memphis on Saturday.

This week in LCS history: The Lewis Mills girls basketball team, behind Katherine Bayne and Nicole Bisson (pictured), complete a perfect 20-0 season with a 53-29 win over Housatonic.

UConn junior Kaleena Mosquada-Lewis will miss 3-6 weeks after coming down with mononucleosis. The #1 ranked Huskies take on USF on the road Sunday.

Shabazz Napier, Lasan Kromah and the UConn men rolled over USF Wednesday night. Patrick Tiscia has the story from Hartford.

Northwestern's Liz Newkirk and Emma Beltvandi defend against Thomaston's Morgan Sanson on Tuesday night. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

Northwestern's Kathleen Wysocki, left, defends Thomaston's Gabrielle Hulbert during the Bears' 42-33 win over the Highlanders. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert led the Golden Bears to a 42-33 win over Northwestern with 20 points and seven rebounds. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

Olivia Morrison and the Torrington girls came back to beat Kennedy Tuesday night by a 44-40 score to improve to 15-3. The Raiders travel to take on NCCC foe Avon tonight.

Dan Hall (father of Samantha), Joey Abis (Titans GM) and Timothy Gaffney (LCS) at the CT Diesel fundraiser for Samantha that raised $5500.00.

Avery Thurston takes to flight at the Salisbury Ski Jump Championships on Sunday. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Mountaineer goalie, Will Slohm. John Torsiello has the story of a sizzling Housy season on the ice.

Samantha Hall and her father, Dan, share a laugh at a benefit held for the 10-year old on Sunday at the Son's of Italy Club. Hall holds an autographed UConn women's basketball.

In our "This Week in LCS History" spot, former Raider Sarah Royals owns two from 2011-2014. Photo by Jen Royals.

Breanna Stewart and the UConn Huskies pulled away in the second half and defeated Louisville at home on Sunday. Rick Wilson has the story.

Eric Gamari's Torrington boys basketball team fell to state power Crosby, 96-75, Friday night at home.

Caroline Teti and the Torrington girls basketball team defeated Crosby, 60-41, Friday night.

It's official. Former Ansonia Charger great, Arkeel Newsome, is now a member of the University of Connecticut football team after signing with the Huskies today.

The story of how and why former St. Paul QB Logan Marchi lost his four-year ride to UConn is a curious one, according to Tim Gaffney.

Special thanks to the University of Connecticut for this ball, autographed by the undefeated women's team. The ball will be part of the fundraiser for Samantha Hall on Sunday, February 9.

Wow, that was certainly not a game for the ages! The Seattle Seahawks made Met Life Stadium their own in a 43-8 win over Denver. Picture: Patrick Tiscia

While he may not be the Athletic Director at Thomaston High School anymore, Billy Ryan will always have a special place in his heart for the Golden Bears. Picture by Mic Nicosia

Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert scored 24 points as the Bears took care of Litchfield by a 67-40 score. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

Phil Nolan and the UConn men have a big challenge on Thursday when they travel to take on # 7 Cincinnati. The Huskies are now back in the Top 25 at # 22.

Kendra Covington of Torrington goes up for a shot during the Raiders' 63-23 win over Naugatuck on Wednesday night. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

The THS girls basketball team took care of Naugatuck on Wednesday night. The Raiders' Shelby Howe is guarded by Greyhound Jessica Case. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Mark Fowler's Terryville Kangaroos improved to 11-0 with a 50-44 win over Northwestern Tuesday night. Shea Tracy and Jacob Johnson had 12 points apiece for Terryville.

Who do you like to win the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium? Send us your score and the reason why and we will post it. Picture: Patrick Tiscia

The unlikely Alex Rodriguez and Torrington Titans marriage is probably not in the best interest of Torrington's players, says Patrick Tiscia. File photo: Patrick Tiscia in 2010 at Cleveland

Breanna Stewart (seen here against Hartford) led the Huskies with 29 points in an 81-53 win over South Florida. UConn improves to 21-0 with the win. Bria Hartley added 26 points.

Former Lewis Mills swimming star Luke Zalewski is now a key member of the UConn Huskies swim team. Feature by John Torsiello.

Thomaston's Shane Obar (L) and Devin Donofrio (R), work for a loose ball with Wamogo's Matt Rollins. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

Thomaston boys basketball head coach Gary Franklin talks with his team during the Golden Bears' 55-37 win over Wamogo. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

Mustapha Heron showed off his all-around game in leading Sacred Heart over Torrington on Thursday. Picture: Marianne Killackey

Connor Finn drives to the hoop in the Raiders' loss to Sacred Heart Thursday night. Picture: Marianne Killackey

Torrington head coach Eric Gamari with captains John McCarthy and Spencer Mourges. John Torsiello stopped in at a Raiders practice this week and filed a report.

Kevin Ollie's Huskies will look to build on their win from Tuesday when they visit Rutgers Saturday night. Picture: Patrick Tiscia

Shabazz Napier's 30 points was not enough as UConn fell to Louisville in Storrs Saturday night.

The "GN" football team was honored with a banner prior to G/N basketball game Friday night at Gilbert.

Yorharkey Sarmiento with Gilbert head coach Mark Douglass.

Amanda Bertrandi (R) scored 15 points in leading the Northwestern Highlanders to a 39-11 win over Gilbert. The Highlanders improve to 9-2 with a big game on Saturday at Lewis Mills (8-1). Picture by Marianne Killackey.

The Master at work. Northwestern girls basketball coach Fred Williams talks to his team during the Highlanders' 39-11 win over Gilbert on Thursday night. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

The Terryville boys basketball team is on one of the better runs in recent memory, says Patrick Tiscia.

The Shepaug swim team is hard at work, looking to get back to the top spot in the Berkshire League. Head coach Todd Dyer (m) is surrounded by two of his best, Colin Decker (L) and Freddie Pitcher (R). John Torsiello has the story.

There will be a fundraiser for 10-year old Torrington resident Samantha Hall on Sunday, February 9 at the Son's of Italy in Torrington. Hall needs a kidney transplant as both of her's are failing.

What will make the UConn men's '14-'15 campaign a success?

AAC Tournament Title.
NCAA Tournament Title.
AAC Finals Loss.
Win 20 games overall.

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