Co-founder and Head Writer
Rick Wilson, Co-Founder & Head Writer
Few people bring as much experience to the sports pages than Rick Wilson. For three decades Rick has covered area sports through affiliations with the Waterbury Republican American, Torrington Register Citizen, Litchfield Country Times and Thomaston Express.
While strongly associated with high school and recreation venues, he has also covered UConn men’s and women’s basketball the Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament and the Boston Celtics during their apperances in the Hartford Civic Center. Rick’s work has also been featured in Pub Links Golf Magazine.
During his career Rick has been honored by the Associated Press, New England Press Association, Society for Professional Journalists, the Naugautck Valley League and Western Connecticut Soccer Officials Assoication.
Stories by Rick Wilson
March: With the smiles, tears for years
Tears for years. On a gray, cold Saturday influenced by an irritating wind-swept snow blast the tears came. An annual reminder that for all that
Bears say never enough – knock of Northwestern for BL Tournament title
TERRYVILLE – If you are not from the Clocktown and brown and gold aren’t exactly your fashion taste, your Golden Bear basketball fatigue and frustration
Decker’s explosion sets up BL Tournament championship clash: Northwestern vs. Thomaston
TERRYVILLE – Big-time players recognize big-time moments. Crunch time becomes their time. Hello Nicole Decker. With Thomaston (19-3) nearing life support condition and on the
Northwestern’s 141-game BL win streak a dominate part of Williams’ legacy and 700 wins
WINSTED – Christine (Wallace) Nelson took her 1990 bright red hooded Northwestern Regional jacket with Berkshire League champs embroidered on the front and state champions
Camp’s day is mom’s day
WINSTED – Freddie Camp knew the day belonged as much to the youthful, slender, woman with the sandy-brown hair standing off to the side. Maybe
NW’s Topa, Gilbert’s Arel ready for Act 2
They are friends and competitors with underclassmen status and upper classmen games. Impact players from Day 1. You wonder what Emily Arel and Maddie Topa
Opening night drama as Northwestern beats Bears
WINSTED – It wasn’t much on elegance and execution carrying with it all the rust, nerves and newness that so often comes with opening night.
Thomaston’s Sydnee Eggleton signs with Seton Hall
THOMASTON – Parents, pictures and chicken strips with maybe a non-alcoholic toast thrown in for good measure. Call it a celebration Sydnee Eggleton style. That’s
Mozelak is the Bears’ man – Tapped to replace McMahon as new Thomaston girls hoop coach
THOMASTON – Brian Mozelak has always been a winner so teaming up with one of the winningest basketball programs in the state over the last
GNH proves itself in NVL football
When Tom Brockett talks football people listen. The winningest record in Connecticut high school football history (185-15), six state titles, a dozen state title game
Ava Hampton off to play DI softball at Coastal Carolina
WINSTED – Ava Hampton has all the ingredients you might expect from an All-State, Division I bound softball player. She can run, throw, hit, hit
Tri-Town and Bethlehem deliver in Tri-State finals
WATERBURY – Dan McCarty delivered. Matt Troy delivered. Connor Gannon delivered. And that was a few from the winning side. On the other side disappointed