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If it has to do with New Haven and sports, you'll read about it here. Yale, Quinnipiac, New Haven, Southern Connecticut, Albertus Magnus, high schools, the New Haven Open, and Walter Camp to name a few. Plus we'll give you a look at the best to see each day.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Quinnipiac Top moments of the decade

The Quinnipiac athletic department is hosting a survey for the top 10 moments of the past decade for the Bobcats in Division I.

There are also chances to win tickets and other prizes.

Here is the link

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Boz headed to New Haven

One of the best things the people at the Walter Camp Football Foundation have done of late is honor 25th anniversary teams, inviting those that were honored a quarter century ago back to New Haven.

This year thus far three former players have committed to attend the event, including former Oklahoma standout Brian Bosworth. His NFL career was far from memorable, but for a time, when he was in college and just starting in the NFL "The Boz" was one of the great characters of sports.

Must admit this poster was on my dorm wall in college. My roommate was a big Seahawks fan. Was a little surprised to see it starting for $49.99 on EBAY

Also committed from that class of 1985 are Napolean McCallum and Tony Casillas. David Fulcher, last year's Alumni award winner has been a staple at the event the past several years, so expect him to return.

Several other alumns, including Tony Dorsett, who usually makes an appearance at the Saturday dinner, are expected to attend.

No word yet if Bo Jackson, who is a member of the 25th anniversary team, will be in attendance, though the Walter Camp people have been in contact.

Maybe Bo and Boz can do a little goal line stance at the Yale Commons if Jackson shows up.

The Walter Camp Weekend is Jan. 13-15.

For more information visit the Walter Camp web site


Monday, December 20, 2010

North Haven Ski Club

A note from the North Haven Ski Club about this year's events ....

The North Haven Ski Club will be accepting new membership applications for our 2011 ski season On Wednesday January 12th from 6:30 -7:30 pm. at the North Haven Park and Rec. Dept at 7 Linsley Street in North Haven

The North Haven Ski Club will be having a bus trip to Mount Snow, Vermont on Saturday, January 22nd and OKEMO Mountain, Vermont on Sunday February 6th. Sign ups will take place at the the North Haven Park and Rec. Dept on January 12th and at the Potluck Supper, and January 19th from 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm at the Kof C, 22 Church St. in North Haven The price is $65.00 for Mt Snow and $62 for OKEMO, which includes transportation and lift ticket. Children 12 and under ride the bus for free with an adult.

The bus leaves the North Haven Stop and Shop parking lot at 6 am with a pickup stop in Cromwell Exit 21 at 6:15am and returns about 8:30 pm with a dinner stop at the Country Deli (VT). Membership is $15.00 student, $30 Single and $45 family. You can join at anytime through out the ski season.

The North Haven Ski Club will be hosting a Potluck supper on Wednesday January 19th from 6:30 – 8:30 All members are welcome to bring their own specialty dishes of a casserole, salad, pasta, dessert or whatever they like, and come and enjoy a dinner with other skiers. Anyone interested in information about the club and wants to see what we are about are more that welcome to have a bite and chat with us or pick up info on the club and/or 2011 Ski trips

We also have an Adult ski racing team. All are welcome to join the team. Races are held on Monday evenings, in season, at Mt. Southington. Check out “”

The North Haven Ski Club is a member of the Connecticut Ski Council, which offers reduced ski lift tickets to popular mountains in Vermont. The club runs Saturday & Sunday bus trips to Okemo, Killington, Stratton and Mt. Snow. Members may use their membership cards to purchase lift tickets at the mountain on any Ct Ski Council Awareness days. Come join our club and look over the list.

The North Haven Ski Club consists of over 250 members from all over the state of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. We encourage people interested in winter sports (skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, tubing and snow shoeing) to join and take advantage of the great discounts that are offered

You can contact Annette Murphy at (203) 234-1985 or for more information.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Walter Camp Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team


QB Jeremy Moses, S.F. Austin Sr. 6-0 195

RB Henry Harris, SE Missouri State Sr. 5-8 185

RB Nate Eachus, Colgate Jr. 5-10 216

WR Tysson Poots, Southern Utah Sr. 6-3 220

WR Ray Webber, Ark-Pine Bluff Sr. 6-3 220

TE Andrew Kennedy, Columbia Sr. 6-3 242 (From Westport)

OL Ben Ijalana, Villanova * Sr. 6-4 320

OL David Arkin, Missouri State Sr. 6-5 302

OL Mike Person, Montana State Sr. 6-5 295

OL Johnny Culbreath, S.Carolina St. Sr. 6-6 310

C Ryan McKnight, South Dakota St. Sr. 6-1 295

PK Matt Bevins, Liberty * Jr. 6-2 185


DL Ameet Pall, Wofford r. 6-0 245

DL Kendrick Ellis, Hampton Sr. 6-3 280

DL Jabari Fletcher, Appalachian St. Sr. 6-3 265

DL Martin Parker, Richmond Sr. 6-3 290 (From New Haven/Hyde)

DL Brent Russell, Ga. Southern So. 6-2 287

LB J.C. Sherritt, E. Washington * Sr. 5-10 220

LB Kyle Glazier, Western Illinois Sr. 6-1 220

LB Matt Evans, New Hampshire So. 6-0 219

DB Mark LeGree, Appalachian St. # Sr. 6-0 220

DB Eugene Clifford, Tennessee St. Sr. 6-2 205

DB Moses Ellis, Prairie View A&M Jr. 5-8 175

DB Trumaine Johnson, Montana Jr. 6-3 197

P David Harrington, Idaho State Jr. 6-3 185

KR Gralyn Crawford, S.F. Austin So. 5-10 175

*2009 selection #2008 and 2009 selection


Sound Tigers host a good cause

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers will host a charity hockey game on Saturday at 4 p.m. between the Bridgeport and Worcester Fire Departments to benefit the Bridgeport Fallen Firefighters Fund.

“We are extremely excited and proud to hold this event,” said Bridgeport Firefighter Joe Lachioma. “We’ve worked with the Sound Tigers for years and this is a great way to honor those who have lost their lives while trying to save others.”

The game between the two respective fire departments will take place prior to the Sound Tigers 7 p.m. game on Saturday against the Worcester Sharks and will honor the families of Bridgeport Firefighter Michel Baik and Lt. Steven Velasquez. Baik and Velasquez were tragically killed in the line of duty on July 24, 2010 in Bridgeport.

The Bridgeport Fire Department will also be selling t-shirts and calendars as well as raffling off a Sound Tigers autographed jersey. All of the proceeds will go to the Bridgeport Fallen Firefighters Fund.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Whole lot of football ...

Not a bad week to be a football fan in this state.

-- UConn gets a BCS Bowl berth to the Fiesta Bowl.

-- Walter Camp will announce its Player of the Year Thursday on ESPN and the complete team will be in the Register Friday.

-- Hall of Famer Floyd Little of New Haven will return to his native city for the first time since his induction when he is a guest of the New Haven Gridiron Club at its dinner Thursday night.

-- Joe Theismann visited Rentschler Field Monday to speak to student athletes preparing for this weekend's high school state football championships. Read more in Mike Pucci's blog but should be some very competitive games this weekend. You can also catch up on high school football here

Impressive week

Stop for a moment and thnik about sports in Connecticut this week on the collegiate level:

UConn women's basketball is ranked No. 1

Yale hockey is ranked No. 1

UConn men's basketball is ranked No. 6

UConn football is headed to the Fiesta Bowl.

Separately all impressive accomplishments. But when you think about all of this happening in the third smallest state, it's pretty amazing.