Hoop Dreams Soar At The Y

by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 20, 2017 2:03 pm | Comments (2)

Markeshia Ricks PhotoWhile 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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Career “Hellebrates” An Inspiration

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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Grand Prix Draws Hundreds Of Cyclists

by Brian Slattery | Sep 16, 2017 8:14 pm | Comments (12)

Brian Slattery PhotoKyle 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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Road Race Produces Numberless Pleasures

by Allan Appel | Sep 5, 2017 7:28 am | Comments (11)

Allan Appel PhotoThe 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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