by Christopher Peak | Dec 22, 2017 8:11 am | Comments (7)
Waiting for the whistle, swimmers at Wilbur Cross High School crouched on the starting block. Then, at the coach’s signal, they sprang into the water headfirst and splashed across the 25-yard pool.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 6, 2017 3:00 pm | Comments (7)
The Farnam Community recognized some hometown heroes at its 10th Sports Celebrity Breakfast.
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by Micaela Valentin | Nov 24, 2017 8:33 am | Comments (2)
Some football fans went home too early for Thanksgiving dinner Thursday.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 20, 2017 2:03 pm | Comments (2)
While Yale battled Harvard at the Bowl, another big match-up took place up the road at the YMCA Youth Center, between UNC and Kansas.
No, the renowned UNC-Chapel Hill Tarheels and the Kansas Jayhawks didn’t come to town to play at the YMCA. New Haven youth, hoping to keep their hoop dreams alive in a town, suited up as both teams during a season-ending match in the center’s new fall basketball league.
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by Allan Appel | Nov 6, 2017 7:48 am | Comments (2)
“They hate me over there. I’m their worst patient ever. I’d say, ‘I don’t care if you’re not done. I am. I’ve got to get back to school! I have my responsibilities.’”
Thus Jonathan Heller once described handling chemotherapy treatments while teaching business and coaching volleyball at Career High School — a later-in-life second career that became a mission.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 19, 2017 3:46 pm | Comments (2)
Outdoor basketball courts in the city—21 one of them to be exact—are sporting new surfaces and paint thanks to an initiative to make them a safe place to play.
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by Christopher Peak | Sep 22, 2017 12:46 pm | Comments (3)
The Connecticut Tennis Center may have failed to book Aretha Franklin for a concert this fall, but it will soon harness the power of another, even bigger star.
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by Brian Slattery | Sep 16, 2017 8:14 pm | Comments (12)
Kyle Crowell, 16 years old, began cycling competitively with CT Cycling Advancement Program three years ago. He was on Chapel Street at 4:30 p.m. Friday to cheer on his father Chris in the masters divison race of the New Haven Grand Prix, before he raced himself in the junior division two hours later.
“When I was a little kid, I always watched my dad’s races, and I always wanted to try it,” he said.
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by Allan Appel | Sep 7, 2017 3:26 pm | Comments (7)
Skateboarders gathered at their longtime park Wednesday night not to do tricks on the concrete, but to help a new city-hired spraypaint-wielding builder map the “clam shells” and “tombstones” that will flow into a new stat-of-the-art venue.
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by Allan Appel | Sep 5, 2017 7:28 am | Comments (11)
The 40th annual Faxon Law New Haven Road Race Monday produced its share of stats: 6,500 participants, the elite winners’ times, 2,500 kosher hot dogs purveyed, 1,470 gallons of water served, and 92-year-old Ed Regner’s finishing time of 57.20 in the 5K ...
Yet at least one numbers guy, Jay Johnson, a chief financial officer running his fourth 20K, took this approach: “When I run, I ignore numbers.”
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