Home of the 2005 state Little League baseball and softball tournaments.
Photos of the '05 state championship teams

'05 All-Star game in CT
'05 Sun playoff run
Swagger for Sales, CT

NECBL: Twisters
Your home to follow the Torrington Twisters of the New England Collegiate Baseball League

Avon Football Online
Coverage of the Nutmeg Football League and Avon High.
St. Paul Football Online

Your online home for the 2005 state field hockey coaches poll.

Connecticut road races

Greater Hartford Triathlon

Your home for the Connecticut Girls Lacrosse Coaches Association state tournament

Conn. Wolves 2002
Conn. Wolves 2001

Whalercanes in the 2002 Stanley Cup finals

Bridgeport Barrage

After leaving state in April 2004, Barrage win 1st MLL title for Philadelphia in August 2004.

BOSTON, Aug. 22, 2004 -- Ryan Boyle, B.J. Prager and Matt Striebel each scored goals to help the Philadelphia Barrage to a 13-11 win over the Boston Cannons for the Major League Lacrosse championship. The title was the culmination of a huge turaround for the Barrage, who went 1-11 a year ago in Bridgeport and began this season 2-5 before winning their final seven games. Greg Cattrano was named the MVP of the championship game after a 19-save performance. Boyle was named the MLL Rookie of the Year after finishing second in the league in assists despite missing the first third of the season while helping Princeton to the Final Four last spring. Boyle, who was slowed by a hip pointer in the championship game, had 28 assists during the regular season.
Best Whaler ever
Two long-time Connecticut columnists remembered former Whaler Ron Francis who quiety retired in October 2005.
Randy Smith, Manchester Journal Inquirer: “Ronnie Francis turned out to be a beauty. He was The Boy Scout Who Could Play. He didn't smoke or drink and rarely used profanity.”

Jeff Jacobs, Hartford Courant: “Francis began his career at 18 as the Whalers' consolation prize. He ended it at 42 as the most underrated player in hockey history. Francis was the total player. He was a great faceoff man. He threw pillow soft passes with his forehand or backhand. He had a mediocre shot and still scored 500 goals. He was a premier defensive forward, a Selke Trophy winner. He could withstand punishment
and maintain his balance without being punished himself.”

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Key stories
n Regular season: Sun are top team in WNBA's Eastern Conference for 2nd straight year
n Playoffs: Sacramento spoils Connecticut's bid for a championship in WNBA finals

n Connecticut Sports Online, June 30: Sales and Sun play with a championship swagger

n Connecticut Sports Online, July 9: Swoopes proves a point in winning All-Star Game MVP
n Connecticut Sports Online, July 8: Preparations are enjoyable for players, fans

n Connecticut Sports Online, June 11: Windsor Locks wins a classic thriller, topping Canton in 12 innings for Class S baseball championship

n Avon Football Online, Nov. 19: Falcons run past Farmington in final game between long-time rivals in 20-19 thriller