Pierre Lallement, who invented the precursor to today’s modern bicycle, would most likely be thrilled with how New Haven’s cycling culture has evolved since April 4,1866, when he pedaled his invention from Ansonia to the New Haven Green and into the the annals of cycling history.
by Edgar Ayala and Jared Klim | Dec 21, 2015 12:30 pm
When the James Hillhouse High School football team played its first game on brand-new renovated Bowen Field, the scenery was in contrast to where it spent the season practicing—on the “torn-up” dusty outfield of the school’s two baseball fields.
Despite the challenges, the team finished its season in late November with an 8-2 record and ranked 36th among all football teams in the state, according to MaxPreps, a website that tracks high school sports statistics.
by Katherine G. Krajcik and Amy Kulikowski | Dec 16, 2015 7:20 am | Comments (1)
Three female high school swimmers in Connecticut have a chance to earn a spot on the 2016 Olympic team. Erin Earley, a student-athlete at Hopkins School and a member of the USA Swimming National Junior Team, is one of those three.
“I’m extremely excited. But it’s so close and I don’t feel so prepared for it yet, but I’m just working really hard trying to get there,” said Earley.
To the extent that Cyclo-cross racers live to race in challenging conditions, Sunday’s 2015 Elm City CX Finale race at Edgewood Park, could not have been more different from last year’s inaugural race, when snow squalls covered trails and riders reveled in the extra challenging conditions.
Gabe Stiles stepped up to the table. Around 20 arm wrestlers and spectators pressed their bodies closer to Trinity Bar‘s shallow stage, craning their necks around a group of photographers.
Stiles (at left in photo), a baby-faced 18 year-old Wilbur Cross senior, remained calm and slack-jawed, his bicep and elbow steady on the table. He threaded his fingers into those of his opponent, Anthony Vidal, as if this were just another practice in the school gym. Breathed in. Breathed out.
by Sandra Gomez-Aceves & Allaysia Varnado | Dec 3, 2015 3:25 pm
The rumble of wrestling shoes against mats and cement floors blended with wrestlers’ heavy breathing. “Levels!” yelled Hopkins School varsity wrestling coach Adam Sperling. Sixteen high-school wrestlers clapped in unison, lowering their wrestling stance, and turned to face the opposite direction.