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Ellington/Somers football to see just a few changes with new head coach

The Ellington/Somers Knights are among football teams in the area starting the 2013 season with a new head coach...

Team USA prevails in Gold Cup soccer match at Rentschler Field

A crowd of nearly 30,000 saw double-header soccer matches at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on July 16...

Jewett City, Preston softball teams earn district LL championships

It’s a big year for Little League softball in Jewett City, as All-Star girls’ teams from both the age 9-10 and 11-12 divisions won their District 11 championships...

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team beats Korea, 4-1, in only scheduled 2013 New England appearance

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team played what is likely its lone New England match of the year on June 15 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The match vs...

Ellington JV baseball team boasts 19-0 season

While the Ellington High School varsity baseball team had an 11-9 regular season and a tournament berth, Ellington's junior varsity was able to escape their season unscathed, notching a 19-0 un...

Plainfield, Killingly results from ECC track and field championships

The Plainfield girls’ track and field squad claimed an overall third-place conference title at the Eastern Connecticut Conference outdoor track and field championships in Montville on May 18...

Ellington girls' lacrosse team playing for next year

The Ellington girls' lacrosse team fell to 5-10 after a loss to Granby Memorial on May 16. Out of playoff contention, the team is using each game as a training ground for next year...

Ellington's softball bats are on fire, gloves warming up

The Ellington Lady Knights improved to 5-2 after a convincing, mercy-rule win over Enfield (0-6) on April 22. “We're a really good-hitting team,” said coach Tom Gordon...

Winter sports teams have much to be proud of

Area high schools' winter sports teams had a great deal of success this season...

Lady Knights three-peat as conference champs

The Ellington High School Lady Knights trailed for the first 28 minutes of the NCCC championship basketball game vs. Avon on Feb...

Knights plan to overcome mental hurdles for late run

The Ellington High School boys’ varsity basketball team fell to an 8-6 record after a loss to Enfield on Jan...

Lady Knights make strides and learn from losses

The Ellington High School girls' varsity basketball team fell to 9-5 after a loss to Holyoke, Mass. (coincidentally also known as the Purple Knights) on Jan. 24...

Photos from the second half of 2012

Looking Back at 2012, part 4

Fall means kids head back to school, and in Vernon the fall of 2012 marked the beginning of many changes, as part of complying with the state Board of Education's Alliance District plan...

Looking back at 2012, Part 3

The summer of 2012 meant fun and success for many residents of Vernon, Tolland and Ellington. Events like the always-popular "July in the Sky" in Rockville were successful, as usual...

Photos from the first half of 2012

Looking Back at 2012, part 2

It was onward and upward in the spring of 2012. The Rockville Public Library received enough funding to begin its $3.3 million expansion project...

Looking back at 2012, part 1

Although the area escaped the winter of 2012 without any major storms, there was still some fallout from the October 2011 snowstorm that had to be dealt with...

Lady Knights survive tussle in Tolland

The Lady Knights have never been as far as the quarter-finals or better in the CIAC Class M soccer tournament (although they did make the semi-finals in Class S in 2001), and have had difficulty su...

Knights' solid season ends in tourney

After a great start to the class M tournament, the Ellington boys’ varsity soccer team’s season came to a close on Nov. 14 with a loss to Bacon Academy in the quarterfinal round...

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