‘Fastest girl in Connecticut’ Chelsea Mitchell suing state after losing to trans athletes
“At the end of the day, this is just about fairness,” Chelsea Mitchell told The Post. “This is about biology.” The 20-year-old is fighting for the integrity of women’s sports after she lost more than 20 races over the course of her high school career — thanks to a Connecticut policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls’ sports. Now, Mitchell, who has declared herself “the fastest girl in Connecticut,” is challenging her state’s policy in court. Mitchell is teaming up with fellow Connecticut residents Selina Soule, 20, Ashley Nicoletti, 19, and Alanna Smith, 19, who ran high school track in the...
Special Olympics torch run makes way across CT
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WFSB) - The Special Olympics torch run is making its way across CT. Special Olympics athletes, in partnership with police departments around the state, ran from Naugatuck, Plymouth, Enfield, and North Branford, carrying, then passing off, the Special Olympics torch, the ‘Flame of Hope’. “When...
Barstool Sports Crew Takes Shot at the State of CT: They Have Zero Redeeming Qualities
I've been a Barstool Sports reader since the beginning of the website when it was just El Pres, and the Boston page was the only one to read. Although I've been a long time fan I cannot tell you the name's of all the personalities or recognize their faces. I read their stuff, watch the videos but I skip all the in-house podcasts, the articles they write about one another and their promotional events. It's nothing personal, I just like to read a funny takes on sports, TV, movies and science but don't feel the need to get to know any of these guys.
Leading off: Carolina vs. Central Connecticut State
Everything you need to know heading into the opener for South Carolina in the Columbia Regional. The postseason for South Carolina and 63 other baseball teams is getting started on Friday and all have eyes on the College World Series. The Gamecocks (39-19) are certainly anxious to wipe the slate clean after the past month of action fell below the standards set over the first 40 games of the season. After leaving the SEC Tournament last Thursday, sixth-year head coach Mark Kingston and his team will take on No. 4 seed in the Columbia Regional, Central Connecticut State, on Friday at 7 p.m. at Founders Park.
The countdown to the Travelers Championship is on, and fans should expect more
CROMWELL, Conn. — There will be more venues for visitors, more sponsor suites and tents, and, they said more top golfers at this year's Travelers Championship in Cromwell. Nathan Grube, who is in his 19th year as the tournament director said as he was watching stands being constructed around him at the 18th hole, “This is the largest build we’ve ever had, this is kind of the first year things have been back that this scale since --because the last three years have been limited.”
Thursday's H.S. roundup: Windsor boys repeat as Class MM track champs; Rockville 2nd
It was a repeat performance for the Windsor boys Thursday. Grant Harris won the long jump and 300-meter hurdles as Windsor repeated as CIAC Class MM state track and field champions at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. Windsor finished with 98 points. Rockville followed in second (64) with Hand-Madison...
Old Lyme girls make their third straight Class S title look easy
Middletown — Old Lyme’s No. 1 singles player, senior Sam Tan, has a study hall first thing in the morning so she heads to her gym, Snap Fitness, for a workout before school. “Every morning,” Tan said. “I know I have to keep up my stamina, my strength....
Wilton, Cheshire boys join Nike/USA Lacrosse National Top 25
The Cheshire and Wilton boys lacrosse teams both ended long conference championship droughts and have now cracked the Nike/USA Lacrosse National Top 25. Matt Jeffrey’s goal 44 seconds into overtime gave Cheshire a dramatic 8-7 victory over the state’s then top-ranked team Fairfield Prep, as the Rams captured their first SCC title since 2010, when current coach Mike Devine was still a player on the team.
Fishing Derby sees wide turnout
BRISTOL — American Legion Post 209 saw wide turnout at its 8th Annual Youth Fishing Derby. Brian Avery, commander of American Legion Post 209, said that 120 youths, ages 16 and under, participated in the annual Youth Fishing Derby. He said that it was a “beautiful spring day.”
Hand beats Stonington to win Class M girls’ tennis title
Middletown — Wesleyan University’s tennis courts — heck, its spacious, tennis compound — allows all matches in the state high school team tennis championships to be played simultaneously. Mad props for efficiency and expediency, not so much for nervous coaches. So picture Hand’s John Gage and...
Notre Dame offers 2025 Connecticut defensive back
Notre Dame football is continuing their trend of looking for long, athletic defensive backs to roam their secondary. They have found yet another one in Connecticut’s Ethan Long. The 2025 prospect stands 6-foot, 2-inches and weighs 190 pounds, currently doesn’t hold a ranking on 247Sports composite. What he...
Hartford Wolf Pack Announces 2023-24 Home Opener Date and Ticket Sales
The Hartford Wolf Pack will begin their 2023-24 regular season at the XL Center in downtown Hartford on October 20th, 2023, with the opponent and game time yet to be announced.
What we learned in the first round of CIAC softball tournaments
A look around the state tournament in softball for Tuesday, May 30. No. 10 Naugatuck scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat No. 23 Staples 6-5. Aryn Bombery delivered the game-winning blow with no-outs in the seventh on a two-run single. Trailing 5-3, Naugatuck started the seventh inning with five straight singles to win it.
Mooney a triple-winner at Class M track and field meet but Bears’ streak comes to an end
New Britain — He was going over the second-to-last hurdle in the 300-meter event Tuesday when suddenly Josh Mooney’s steps fell uncharacteristically out of rhythm, causing him a stutter-step. Mooney fell momentarily behind before finishing with the Class M state championship in the event in 38.42 seconds. It...
Trinity outhits Armstrong to win 1st WPIAL softball title
Trinity found the right formula to defeat one of the best hitting teams in the WPIAL: outhit them. That’s what the Hillers did Thursday in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game at Cal (Pa.)’s Lilley Field. Trinity (19-2) won its first softball title by outhitting and outscoring No....
Berkshire League: Dodge wins gold in heptathlon
FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School sophomore Mia Dodge placed first overall in the Berkshire League Festival girls heptathlon. The two-day event began in Thomaston on Tuesday, May 23 and concluded at HVRHS on Wednesday, May 24. The heptathlon was composed of seven events: the 100-meter hurdles,...
Greater Hartford Pro-AM coming to West Hartford this summer
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford HealthCare is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Greater Hartford Pro-AM, by bringing the tournament back to the Hartford area this summer. According to officials, the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford will host the basketball tournament. The games give players the opportunity to learn lifetime leadership skills that […]
Chaos in Connecticut Brings New Teams into High School Boys’ National Top 25
Three of the top four-ranked teams in the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference fell in regional competition last week, making way for two of the new teams in this week’s Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Boys’ National Top 25. Wilton (Conn.) went from unranked to No. 20 after defeating Darien...
Gamecocks To Likely Face Central Connecticut State's No. 2 Starting Pitcher
Per Central Connecticut State head coach Charlie Hickey, South Carolina's Baseball team won't face the Blue Devils' ace pitcher or best hitter.
Jonathan L. Wharton (opinion): 5 reasons why Whalers should return to Hartford
In light of Gov. Ned Lamont’s sudden interest in drawing an National Hockey League team to Hartford, there’s been much speculation about getting the Arizona Coyotes since voters rejected a new arena for the team. Last week, Dan Haar offered “5 reasons why Whalers NHL Team Won’t Return to Hartford” and I want to counter and suggest why team owners should consider Connecticut.
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