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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.

Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright, Niels Giffey, Kevin Ollie and Warde Manuel join members of Central Florida to commemorate the first AAC game held at UConn. The Huskies prevailed Saturday, 84-61.

Shea Tracy hit seven three-pointers and finished with 24 points in Terryville's win over Lewis Mills Friday night. Patrick Tiscia covered the game.

Amida Brimah blocked three shots in helping UConn to a 61-56 win over Harvard Wednesday night. Patrick Tiscia has the story.

The Torrington football '29 Club added another member on Monday night. Ernie Tracy III is joined by his father Ernie Tracy Jr. and his mother Tracy at the banquet held at P-Sams in Torrington.

Rick Wilson reports on the UConn women, who beat Cincinnati by a 67-34 score but have some rotation issues that came up during their AAC opening game at Gampel. The Huskies improve to 13-0 and are still ranked # 1 in the country.

An arena-record 9,274 was on hand for UConn's win over Eastern Washington on Saturday afternoon at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. Patrick Tiscia has the story.

The decision to move the high school football championship games to Central Connecticut State University was the right one, writes Patrick Tiscia.

This is Samantha Hall. She is in need of a kidney transplant. Both of hers have failed. The family is looking for potential donors. If you can help, contact Coleen Smart at Hartford Hospital at 860-972-4219.

Breanna Stewart goes up for two of her game-high 29 points in the Huskies' 80-47 win over California in the Maggie Dixon Classic held at Madison Square Garden. UConn improves to 12-0 with the win.

The starting lineup for the #1 UConn women before the start of their 80-47 win over #21 California. (Left to right) Moriah Jefferson, Bria Hartley, Brianna Banks, Breanna Stewart and Stefanie Dolson. The Huskies were playing in the Maggie Dixon Classic held at Madison Square Garden.

2013 Year in Review. May. Sydney Matzko led the Torrington Red Raiders to a perfect 20-0 record. Bad news for the Naugatuck Valley League is that Matzko has one more season on the softball field.

The Torrington boys basketball team is off to a 2-0 start for head coach Eric Gamari. The Raiders face a tough Holy Cross team on Monday night at "The Pit" at 7 p.m. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Chasson Randle scored a game-high 22 points as Stanford defeated UConn in Hartford Wednesday night. Patrick Tiscia covered the game and has the story.

Connor Finn is a big reason the Torrington football team seems headed in the right direction in 2014 and beyond. Rick Wilson takes a look at how the Raiders and head coach Gaitan Rodriguez helped turn the attention back to the football field in 2013.

In his last game at the high school level, Ansonia mega-star Arkeel Newsome helped lead his team to a 51-12 win over Woodland in the Class S State Championship game played at CCSU. Newsome ran for 259 yards and four touchdowns and threw for a TD as well. Four tremendous years running up and down the Valley.

Make that 19 State Championships, 43 straight wins and counting. Ansonia head coach Tom Brockett celebrates with his team after its 51-12 win over Woodland in the Class S title game.

New UConn football head coach Bob Diaco was introduced to a throng of friends, media, players and school administrators on Thursday afternoon in the Burton Family Football Facility. Diaco won the first press conference, Tim Gaffney reports.

Remember this face and his skill set. We may not see anyone run like Ansonia senior Arkeel Newsome has in his amazing four year career with the Chargers in which he has run for over 10,000 yards. Newsome and Ansonia take on Woodland on Friday night at CCSU for the Class S championship.

Sarah Royals and the Albany Great Danes continue to play outstanding basketball. The Danes improved to 8-0 with a 75-64 win over NJIT on Tuesday night in Newark. Royals picked up her first career double-double with 13 points and 10 assists in the win.

It was one special day for UConn quarterback Casey Cochran, who established a new single-game passing record with his 461-yard performance in a 45-10 win over Memphis. The win allows the Huskies to finish the season on a three-game winning streak as they end 2013 with a 3-9 record.

The Gilbert/Northwestern football team may have lost in the Class M quarterfinals Tuesday, but that does not take away from the remarkable rise of the program, writes Patrick Tiscia.

"GN" kick returner Tony Ortiz returned the second half kickoff 99 yards for a score during the Yellowjackets' Class M playoff game against Joel Barlow.

John Lippincott and the Gilbert/Northwestern Yellowjackets get ready to play in their Class M quarterfinal game against Joel Barlow. Tim Gaffney, Rick Wilson and Gerry deSimas are on hand.

UConn's Shabazz Napier celebrates with fans after hitting a buzzer-beating jumper to defeat Florida, 65-64, in Storrs Monday night.

The UConn women improved to 9-0 with a 70-49 win over Ohio State in the final game of the Hall of Fame Classic.

Two of the best coaches on the local gridiron scene. Scott Salius (left, "GN") and Deron Bayer (R, Housy), shake hands after the 29th Annual Berkshire Bowl won by the Yellowjackets, 27-22.

It was a happy day in Winsted on Thursday as the "Berkshire Bowl" trophy stayed in town thanks to the Yellowjackets 27-20 win over rival Housatoinc. "GN" starts the post season with a Tuesday meeting with Joel Barlow in Class M action.

Lasan Kromah's strong play off the bench was a big difference in UConn's win over Loyola Tuesday night in Hartford. The Huskies are now 7-0.

Caroline Teti and the Torrington girls basketball team started practice on Monday night as they get ready to defend their Naugatuck Valley League Championship title in 2013-2014. Teti will be counted on in a big way this year by head coach Mike Fritch.

Ernie Tracy (#60) and the Torrington football team will try for their third win of the year when they take on Watertown on Thanksgiving Day. Look for a special feature on this outstanding Raider two-way player as he wraps up his THS career.

Congrats to John Lippincott and the Gilbert/Northwestern football team for qualifying for the 2013 State Playoffs for the second time in four years. The Yellowjackets play Housatonic on Thursday in Winsted.

Ryan Boatright and the UConn men will be back in action on Tuesday night when they host Loyola-MD at the XL Center at 7 p.m. UConn has started the year 6-0 and took the 2K Classic title this past weekend at MSG. Patrick Tiscia will have the story from Hartford.

The weekend trip to NYC and Madison Square Garden was one for the books. Tim Gaffney will have the story on what it was like in "The Worlds Greatest Arena" and how UConn is winning in many different ways.

It was a memorable night for UConn senior Stefanie Dolson, who recorded just the second triple-double in the program's storied history. The Huskies ran away from Oregon by a 114-68 score with Dolson scoring 26 points while pulling down 14 rebounds and handing out 11 assists.

Bria Hartley and the UConn woman have not missed a beat this weekend when they are playing three times in three days. They averaged 107 points over the fisrt two games of the Hall Of Fame Classic and jumped out to a 27-0 lead Sunday night against St Bonaventure.

Coach Deron Bayer is looking to rebuild the Housatonic football program and that includes playing a JV schedule in 2014.

It was senior night at Torrington High School for the Raiders football team as they took on Sacred Heart. This display was on th side of the school building saluting the seniors who would be playing their last home game at THS.

Surrounded by her parents (Scott and Lisa), Torrington senior Sydney Matzko signed her letter of intent to play at the University Of North Carolina in the Torrington High School library. That's good news for the Tar Heels, bad news for the NVL who will need to face her one more season. Photo by Desmond Langs.

Rick Wilson takes a look at the depth of the UConn women’s basketball team, which it will have to rely on after losing Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis for an unknown period of time. Morgan Tuck is also out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery.

UConn's Niels Giffey continued his strong start with 15 more points in an easy 101-55 win over Detroit Thursday night in Storrs. The Huskies are now 3-0.

How far she has come!!! Former Torrington High School star Sarah Royals takes on an even more important role as co-captain and leader of the Albany Great Danes for the 2013-2104 campaign. Picture courtesy of Jennifer Royals.

"30 Features in 30 days". Former Terryville cross country star, Tyler Raymond is making a name for himself at CCSU. John Torsiello has the story of the former Kangaroo who is now an All-NEC runner.

UConn junior center Kiah Stokes posted a double-double (10 points, 13 rebounds) in her teams 76-57 win over Stanford on Monday night in Storrs.

Bria Hartley was the star of the night for the UConn Huskies woman, who rolled over Stanford by a 76-57 score. The senior guard led her team with 20-points.

Stefanie Dolson and the UConn woman warming up before their game against Stanford on Monday night in Storrs. It's #1 versus # 3 in this early season big game.

Breanna Stewart and the UConn Huskies kicked off the 2013-2014 campaign with a 89-34 win over the Hartford Hawks at the XL Center in Hartford. The Huskies have a bigger test coming on Monday to Storrs when the highly ranked Stanford Cardinals come to town

The Gilbert/Northwestern Yellowjackets improved their record to 7-1 with a 34-13 win over Enfield on Saturday at Van Why Field in Winsted. The win keeps the "GN" playoff chances good at the moment. They currently sit in fourth place in the Class M rankings with the top eight making the post-season.

Jen Rizzotti and her Hartford Hawks came to the XL Center to play the UConn Huskies on Saturday. To this day, the former Huskie star gets a tremendous ovation from the Hartford fan base. UConn won, 89-34.

Shabazz Napier and the Huskies squeezed past Maryland, 78-77, in the season opener Friday night in Brooklyn. Napier had 18 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

The #1 ranked team in Class M, Lewis Mills, fell to the #16 ranked team from Weston by a 3-1 score. Spartan Mackenzie Bergstrom looks to get something going at Nassahegan Field. Photo by Marianne Killackey.

Former Lewis Mills soccer star Shannon Larkin is now playing D1.

The UConn men are ready to kick off the 2013-2014 campaign on Friday when it takes on Maryland at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Pictured: Terrence Samuel drives for a layup during the Huskies' 98-38 win over Concordia at the XL Center.

Joe Columbie kicks one of his four extra points on Saturday during the "GN" 34-33 win over rival Avon. The win leaves the 'Jackets ranked fourth in the Class M state tournament standings with four games left.

Tony Ortiz fights for yardage in the Gilbert/Northwestern 34-33 win over Avon. Seth Dayton picked off a two-point conversion attempt with no time left to secure the win.

This was a good sight for Torrington Raider football fans to see on Friday night. The home team posted their first win of the year, beating Kennedy by a 21-0 score.

"30 Features in 30 Days". Meet the Campbell Family. (l-r) Christopher, Brian, Jennifer and Isaac. Read their remarkable story on how their faith helped them overcome two premature babies who are growing up to be fine young men.

The Naugatuck Greyhounds won the Naugatuck Valley League Championship with a 4-1 win over Torrington on Wednesday night at Municipal Stadium. Igor Silva (R) battles Kevin Vaca (L) during first half action.

Shane Bierfeldt and the Torrington soccer team go for the Naugatuck Valley League Tournament title on Wednesday when they take on Naugatuck at 5 p.m. at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

John Lippincott celebrates one of his two rushing touchdowns against Canton on Saturday. "GN" beat the Warriors by a 28-15 score to improve to 5-1. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Tony Ortiz takes off on a 49-yard run during first half action in Canton. "GN" beat the Warriors by a 28-15 score behind a 297-yard effort from Ortiz. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Mills senior Bailey Pace had a hat trick for the Spartans in their 6-1 win over Nonnewaug. The win gives Mills the Berkshire League title with a 15-0 mark. Here, Bailey leaps to avoid Chiefs goalie Megan Mitchell during first half action.

The Torrington football team played well for three quarters on Thursday night against Holy Cross before falling 41-21. Pictured: Zack Mancini caught four passes good for 58-yards including a 28-yard TD pass from Connor Finn in the third quarter. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

The Senior Class of the 2013 Torrington girls volleyball team. (l-r) Kiley Rosengrant, Jenna Gyuricsko, Rosa Hernandez, Shelby Consolini, Brianna Henry, and Carmen Cruz. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

The Torrington boys soccer team have met their first goal of 2013 by setting a school record with 15 wins. The Raiders beat Kennedy by 7-0 score. Ethan Barbieri (17) celebrates a goal by Griffen Pelkey (18).

Torrington kicker P.J. Kilmartin has been a bright spot in an otherwise tough season for the Torrington football program. The Raiders take on Holy Cross on Thursday night at Municipal Stadium.

2013 THS girls soccer: Dakotah Manson, Olivia Morrison, Olivia Roberge, Micaela Bottari, Phoebe Ivain, Taylor Pestritto, Abigail Whalen, Salma Malik, Deisy Campoverde, Aunchlee Reilly. The Raiders fell to Holy Cross 5-3 on Senior Night.

Two of the most important players from their respective teams played on the same team Friday night for the annual First Night festivities. (L) Shabazz Napier and (R) Breanna Stewart are being counted on for great things this season but on this night, it was all about the fun and the fans.

It was all fun and games at Gampel Pavilion on Friday night as both team participated in First Night. Team Geno came back from 16 down in the second half to beat Team Kevin by a 51-49 score. A packed house got their lungs ready for the upcoming season.

UConn defensive back Byron Jones and the Huskies take on Cincinnati on Saturday at noon in search of their first win in 2013. Jones had an interception against USF on October 12.

Joe Zone and Rick Wilson before the taping of the CPTV "Game Time" program at the WFSB studios in Rocky Hill. Tune in tonight (Thursday) to watch the fastest 30-minute show on television. Cablevision 139, Comcast 966. Fairfield Prep and Middletown football also on the program.

The 2013 Torrington boy's soccer team on Senior Night. (L-R) Shane Walker, Juan Munoz, Shane Bierfeldt, Chris Parrotta, Griffen Pelkey, Zack Paniatti, Nick Mancini, Dennis Cardenas, John McCarthy, Seth Gesmondi. Photo by Marianne Killackey.

UConn offensive lineman, Steve Greene (left) and Jimmy Bennett on the sidelines during the Huskies 13-10 loss to USF on Saturday. The offensive line played their best game of the year on Saturday and will try and duplicate that effort on Saturday at Cincinnati.

Lyle McCombs leaps into the end zone at the end of his 52-yard touchdown run in the second quarter against USF on Saturday. UConn fell, 13-10.

The Torrington football team broke out a new offense against Naugatuck on Friday night. Because of injuries to their first and second string quarterbacks, the Raiders used Nathan Manchester and three backs in a mostly running offensive set. The Greyhounds won by a 33-3 score.

Shabazz Napier and the UConn men's basketball team are heating up their prep work for the upcoming campaign in Storrs. We will be front and center for both the men and women's team this year and look forward to bringing you behind the scenes coverage.

Torrington goalie Kasey Roscello makes a great save on Friday afternoon against Naugatuck. The Raiders fell to the Greyhounds by a 2-0 score. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Olivia Morrison of the Torrington girls soccer team, is a three-sport, student athlete in every sense of the words. You want drive and dedication? Dial up Morrison on th pitch, the hardwood or the track.

The Torrington boys soccer team beat rival Holy Cross by a 3-1 score on Wednesday night. Here, Shane Walker celebrates after scoring a Torrington goal. The Raiders now sport a 11-1 record, second only to Naugatuck (12-0) in the NVL. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Woodland got the best of Torrington in girls soccer on Tuesday with a 3-2 win in Torrington. Here, Torrington's Courtney Dell'Agnese battles Woodland forward Savanah Aviz during first half action.

The Thomaston field hockey team has ruled the Berkshire League so far this year. On Tuesday, Morgan Jenson (to right of goalie) reacts to scoring the teams first goal against Northwestern. The Bears improve to 10-0 with a 3-0 win over the Highlanders.

The most popular guy at the UConn weekly press conference who former Xavier star, Tim Boyle who will make his first start on Saturday for the Huskies. USF will be in town with a game time of noon. The Huskies are searching for their first win of 2013.

UConn sideline reporter Emily Noonan works hard at her craft and it shows in the details. Her work doesn't begin and end on the field as the UConn graduate prepares with purpose and dedication, much like the teams she covers.

Tyler Marens on the way to his 60-yard touchdown run on Friday vs Wolcott. Marens ran for 108 yards on the night. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Shane Bierfeldt (in white) and the Torrington boys soccer team won for the ninth time Thursday night with a 6-0 shutout of Sacred Heart. Bierfeldt added a second half goal for the home team. Picture by Marianne Killackey

It was a Hat Trick kind of night for Torrington forward Amar Suljic on Thursday night in Torrington. His three goal effort helped the Raiders beat up on Sacred Heart by a 6-0 score. Photo by Marianne Killackey.

Former New York Met's catcher, Mike Piazza, throws out the first pitch before the teams 3-2 win over the Brewers on a day in which the slugger was inducted into the Met's Hall of Fame.

The UConn Huskies introduced T.J. Weist as their interim coach on Monday afternoon in Storrs. Weist takes over for Paul Pasqualoni who was let go on Monday morning. UConn is off to an 0-4 start going into their bye-week. Weist is pictured with his wife Karen and son James.

Connor Finn and the Torrington Red Raiders put up a good fight before falling to Logan Marchi and St Paul by a 52-37 score. Finn threw for 278 yards and four touchdowns in the loss.

Yellowjacket quarterback John Lippincott makes his way towards the end zone during first quarter action on Friday night at North Branford. Lippincott would fumble on the one but the ball landed in the end zone and was recovered by teammate Paxton Franklin. "GN" dropped a 42-25 decision to North Branford to fall to 2-1 in 2013.

Meet Emily Noonan, the voice of the UConn Huskies sideline and court-side reports. Rick Wilson will have the story of how the Huskies All-Access host turned an internship into a full-time gig during the Huskies bye-week.

P.J. Kilmartin and the Torrington Red Raiders football team travels to take on St Paul in Bristol on Saturday afternoon in search of their first win of the 2013 season. St Paul comes in with a 1-1 record behind quarterback Logan Marchi.

Max Delorenze (l) and Lyle McCombs (r), hope to get the UConn Huskies running came on track as they travel on Saturday to take on Buffalo. The Bulls sport a 1-2 record with the Huskies are still in search of their first win of 2013 (0-3).

John McCarthy had one of two Torrington goals in a 3-2 loss to Naugatuck on Wednesday night at the Robert H Frost complex. The Raiders fall to 5-1 while the Greyhounds improve to 6-0. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

It's an early season showdown between the top two teams in the NVL tonight in Torrington. Naugatuck (5-0) invades THS on Wednesday night at 6 p.m. Pictured for the Raiders (5-0) are (l-r) Luke Calabrese, John McCarthy (with ball) and Chris Parrotta.

Late in the second half of the Litchfield/Lewis Mills boys match on Tuesday in Litchfield, Jordan Sokol looked to have the go ahead goal in his sights but Cowboys goalie Nick Andro had other ideas and made a superb safe. Mills last three games have ended in ties.

Litchfield goalie Nick Andro, goes up high in traffic to make a save during the Cowboys 1-1 tie with Lewis Mills at Plumb Hill. Cole Farrey (16) looks to be in position for a rebound. Mills is now 2-0-3, Litchfield 1-3-1.

Rick Wilson ran into former Torrington High School star, Chris DeBerry on Saturday night before the UConn/Michigan game. The Huskies fell 24-21 but not before scaring the Wolverines by leading 21-7 at one point. The Huskies visit Buffalo on Saturday in a must-win situation.

UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni and his Huskies nearly pulled off the impossible against nationally ranked Michigan before falling 24-21 Saturday night in front of 42,000 fans at The Rent. UConn falls to 0-3 with a road trip to Buffalo on tap next Saturday.

It was a magnificent day at Fairview Farms Country Club on Friday for the Tim Considine Golf Tournament. 144 golfers and well over 200 dinner guests soaked in the course, the company and the cause.

Shane Walker (21 on right) of Torrington looks to disrupt Seymour Wildcat Selim Kalici (10 on left) during first half action in Torrington on Wednesday night. The Raiders scored two late second half goals to pull out a 2-0 win over Seymour to improve to 3-0 on the year.

Members of the Turf Committee got together on Tuesday night to discus progress on plans for using the 2.72 million dollar grant the City of Torrington was granted for installing a turf field, new track and bleachers. Press boys rejoice, a new press box is part of the mix....

He's right there. Bottom row, middle picture. Former Torrington standout Chris DeBerry is a member of the UConn huskies football team. Tim Gaffney caught up with the former play-making Raider at the Huskies weekly press conference and will have his story on Wednesday.

Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs caught five balls, good for 110 yards and a score on Saturday night against the UConn Huskies in East Hartford. Randy Edsall came back to the program he helped build and became the first coach to ever win a game as the Huskies head coach and a visiting teams head man at The Rent.

The much anticipated homecoming of former UConn coach Randy Edsall went the way of his Terrapins by a 33-21 score. Here, current Huskie coach Paul Pasqualoni and Edsall meet at midfield before the game.

Torrington's Paige Middleton tries to make something happen late in her teams 1-0 loss to St Paul on Thursday afternoon at home. The Raiders fall to 1-1 on the year. The Raider boys came away with a hard fought 2-1 road win over the Falcons in Bristol.

State Representative, Michelle Cook, spoke in front of the Torrington Board of Education on Tuesday night about the $2.72 million dollar grant she garnered for the THS athletic fields. The main project calls for a new track, turf field and bleachers.

Field Hockey preparations were well under way for the Housatonic girls on Wednesday as well. The Mountaineers open the 2013 season on Tuesday, September 10 when they host Nonnewaug.

Ever the master motivator, Mountaineer head coach Deron Bayer talks to his 2013 team about what it takes to bring the wins back to Falls Village on the gridiron.

Members of the Housatonic girls soccer team stretch before practice on Wednesday afternoon in Falls Village. It was a afternoon filled with sports action from five different teams preparing for the upcoming season.

Senior goal keep, Zack Paniatti and the Raiders boys soccer team kick off their regular season a week from now on Tuesday, September 10 at home against Kennedy at 6:00 p.m. This looks to be a strong year for Torrington and Paniatti will play a big part in how the season goes.

Yeah, that's not normal. one of many storm drain covers sits in play on the Torrington High School soccer field recently. A 2.73 million dollar grant has been given to the City. Should not everyone be happy to have such a gift? Tim Gaffney takes a look.

All Torrington native Conor Bierfeldt wanted was a chance to show he could hit. The former Raider star is doing just that with the Aberdeen Ironbirds in the Class A NY Penn League. Bierfeldt and Aberdeen have three games left in the regular season and hold a 1.5 game lead over the Brooklyn Cyclones as they try and clinch their division and head to the playoffs.

Desmond Lang and the Torrington football team are getting in high gear as they prepare to take on Ansonia in the 2013 season opener on the road, Friday, September 13. Lang and Ernie Tracy have emerged as two of the leaders for first year head coach Gaitan Rodriguez.

Torrington senior Nick Mancini is congratulated after scoring a goal during the Raiders scrimmage against Bristol Eastern on Friday afternoon at Torrington High School. The Raiders open their season on September 10 when they host Kennedy at 6 p.m.

Lyle McCombs gained 80 yards on the night, 22 on this astounding run that ended at the Tigers one-yard line late in the second quarter. A penalty forced UConn to settle for a field goal.

UConn wide receiver Shakim Phillips, comes down with an eventual 31-yard touchdown pass from Chandler Whitmer in the first quarter of the Huskies 33-18 loss to Towson. Phillips would add a 21-yard score in the fourth quarter.

UConn strong safety Obi Melifonwu gets ready to pick off a pass during first quarter action against Towson on Thursday night at Rentschler Field. The Huskies dropped their season opener by a 33-18 score to a hungry Tiger team.

Live from Rentschler Field in East Hartford. UConn takes on Towson at 7:30 p.m. in the opening game for both teams in the brand new American Athletic Conference.

The 2013 Tri-State Hall of Fame inductees. (L-R) Ed Gadomski, Bill Leifert, Tim Hamel, Rich Thompson, Pat Murphy, Jay Rocca, Chris Clark, D.J. Reese.

He threw a mean spiral while behind center for the Torrington Raiders football team in his day. Today, Michael Ciesco is working with his brother Bruce as the coach the Torrington Warriors eighth grade program. The farm system for THS is in great shape with these two guys at the helm.

It was time for football at the Robert H. Frost complex on Wednesday afternoon as first year head coach Gaitan Rodriguez took his Raiders through their first practice in preparation for the 2013 NVL campaign. Torrington kicks off their season on the road against Ansonia on Friday, September 13.


Which team has the better chance of repeating as basketball National Champions this season?

Both will win their respective titles.
The UConn men.
The UConn women.

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