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August 28, 2013 Local News, Sports No Comments
Registration also is open now for the fall season of East Haddam Youth Soccer and Adult Co-ed Soccer.

Registration also is open now for the fall season of East Haddam Youth Soccer and Adult Co-ed Soccer.

Press Release

The Hale Ray Boys Soccer team hosts an eight-team soccer jamboree at the Nathan Hale Ray High School in Moodus, CT (East Haddam) on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the lower soccer field.

The East Haddam Soccer Club will also play some scrimmages with their youth players beginning at 9 a.m.

Come and support the soccer program in East Haddam by watching some games and stopping by the concession stand for food and beverages.

A booth will be open with cleats and other items for sale by the Oakwood Pro Shop.

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Also, to register your child for youth soccer (boys and girls in grades K-5) this fall, visit www.easthaddamrec.com

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Fishing season opens – get info here about where to fish in Connecticut

Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are awaiting Opening Day anglers. Photo courtesy of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) 2013.

Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are awaiting Opening Day anglers. Photo courtesy of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) 2013.

Opening day of the Trout Fishing Season is Saturday, April 20 and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has the state’s rivers, streams, lakes and ponds stocked and ready.

Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are awaiting Opening Day anglers.

DEEP’s spring trout-stocking effort began in early March and will continue through the end of May. When spring stocking is completed, DEEP expects to have stocked about 630,000 trout.

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Groundbreaking celebrates new UConn Basketball Development Center

April 17, 2013 Local News, Sports No Comments
UConn officials and friends celebrate the groundbreaking for the university’s new Basketball Development Center.  (L-R) UConn supporter Sonny Whalen; UConn President Susan Herbst;  UConn Board of Trustees Chair Larry McHugh;  Rosalind Shenkman; UConn Foundation Board of Directors Chair Mark Shenkman; UConn Supporter Peter Werth; UConn Husky Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis; UConn Husky Ryan Boatright; UConn Athletics Director Warde Manual; UConn Coach Kevin Ollie, UConn Coach Geno Auriemma, and UConn Board of Directors Member Robert Skinner. Contributed photo.

UConn officials and friends celebrate the groundbreaking for the university’s new Basketball Development Center. (L-R) UConn supporter Sonny Whalen; UConn President Susan Herbst; UConn Board of Trustees Chair Larry McHugh; Rosalind Shenkman; UConn Foundation Board of Directors Chair Mark Shenkman; UConn Supporter Peter Werth; UConn Husky Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis; UConn Husky Ryan Boatright; UConn Athletics Director Warde Manual; UConn Coach Kevin Ollie, UConn Coach Geno Auriemma, and UConn Board of Directors Member Robert Skinner. Contributed photo.

Press Release

Official groundbreaking ceremonies for a dedicated, new practice facility for the University of Connecticut’s championship men’s and women’s basketball programs were held Tuesday (April 16) on the site of the facility’s home behind Gampel Pavilion on the Storrs campus.

The event, which occurred a week after the Huskies brought home their eighth national title, tying Tennessee for the most wins in women’s basketball history, was attended by officials from the University, the UConn Foundation, by alumni and donors and by several present and former players, as well as students.

“This is a landmark day for UConn,” said UConn President Susan Herbst. “Our coaches and athletes have made UConn basketball the envy of the nation. They earned this facility with their hard work and their dedication.”

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UConn unveils new leaner, meaner Huskies logo

Weighing in on the new design, women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma said, “This logo is everything that a Husky is supposed to be – powerful, aggressive, determined. It is looking right through you and saying ‘Do not mess with me’.... This is a streamlined, fighting dog and I cannot wait for it to be on our uniforms and court.” Image courtesy of UConn Athletics

Weighing in on the new Huskies logo design, women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma said, “This logo is everything that a Husky is supposed to be – powerful, aggressive, determined. It is looking right through you and saying ‘Do not mess with me’. ” Image courtesy of UConn Athletics

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UConn Athletics today (April 11) unveiled a new version of the Husky logo.

UConn Athletics has been working with Nike to evaluate all parts of its brand, including word marks, logos and uniforms, for the past 14 months.

The new Husky Dog logo will be featured on uniforms for every one of UConn’s 24 athletic programs in 2013-14 and each of those uniforms will also prominently display the block UCONN word mark outlined in red.

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Red Sox charity plate for CT scholarships to be unveiled

March 7, 2013 Areawide, Sports No Comments
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are expected to join representatives from the Boston Red Sox and other state and local officials at a news conference to announce the details of a Red Sox charity license plate program on March 8, 2013.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are expected to join representatives from the Boston Red Sox and other state and local officials at a news conference to announce the details of a Red Sox charity license plate program on March 8, 2013.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Editor’s note: Given the forecast for severe weather Thursday evening into Friday morning, this event may be postponed.

On Friday morning (March 8), Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are expected to join representatives from the Boston Red Sox and other state and local officials at a news conference to announce the details of a Red Sox charity license plate program.

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WHALES ink multi-year deal to play XL Center

February 26, 2013 Business, Sports No Comments
The CT Whale contract calls for the team to play at the XL Center in Hartford, CT for the 2013-2016 seasons, and includes a provision that could extend the term for an additional two years.  Photo source: The Whale newsletter

The CT Whale contract calls for the team to play at the XL Center in Hartford, CT for the 2013-2016 seasons, and includes a provision that could extend the term for an additional two years. Photo source: The Whale newsletter

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Michael Freimuth, Executive Director of the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA), announced today (Feb. 26) that a multi-year deal has been reached between Global Spectrum and Madison Square Garden (MSG) for the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Whale to play at the XL Center in Hartford.

The contract calls for the team to play at the XL Center for the 2013-2016 seasons, and includes a provision that could extend the term for an additional two years.

The agreement is an early critical milestone as contract negotiations progress between CRDA and Global Spectrum for management of both the XL Center and Rentschler Field.

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Harlem Ambassadors coming to East Hampton

February 22, 2013 Local News, Sports No Comments
Spectators can expect to see 50 high-flying slam dunks during a Harlem Ambassadors game. The Ambassadors will take on Old Glory, a team of local challengers, in a comedy basketball game hosted by the Rotary Club of East Hampton Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at East Hampton High School.  Publicity photo.

Spectators can expect to see 50 high-flying slam dunks during a Harlem Ambassadors game. The Ambassadors will take on Old Glory, a team of local challengers, in a comedy basketball game hosted by the Rotary Club of East Hampton CT on Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at East Hampton High School. Publicity photo.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

On Thursday, April 4, a team made up of local community leaders, coaches, civic leaders and others will face the Harlem Ambassadors in a match of skill and comedy.

The Harlem Ambassadors travel around the country and entertain audiences with slam dunks, basketball-handling tricks and comedy.

This will be a night of family fun and everyone can get involved.

The Rotary Club of East Hampton has invited the Ambassadors to come and deliver a positive message about staying in school and saying NO to drugs and alcohol.

Plan to bring your friends and family on April 4 at 7 p.m. at the East Hampton High School.

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Sign up now for the annual Moodus Sportsmens Club ice fishing derby

January 16, 2013 Local News, Sports No Comments
Moodus Sportsmen's Club wants you to know that the 2013 Annual Ice Fishing Derby (ice and snow permitting) will be held on Sunday, Jan 27.  The derby is held from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Hayward | Bashan Lake | Moodus Reservoir.

Moodus Sportsmen’s Club wants you to know that the 2013 Annual Ice Fishing Derby (ice and snow permitting) will be held on Sunday, Jan 27. The derby is held from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Hayward | Bashan Lake | Moodus Reservoir.

Moodus Sportsmen’s Club wants you to know that the 2013 Annual Ice Fishing Derby (ice and snow permitting) will be held on Sunday, Jan 27.

The derby is held from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Hayward | Bashan Lake | Moodus Reservoir.

A decision on whether there are any weather/ice condition concerns will be made by 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. Please call 860-873-3381 to confirm.

In the event of rain, or inadequate ice conditions, the derby will be rescheduled to Feb. 3.

There is a $20 registration fee per adult, $6 for children under age 15. All adults must present a valid CT Fishing License.

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East Haddam Parks and Recreation Update for Feb 14 – 25 2012

February 14, 2012 Local News, Sports No Comments
East Haddam Parks and Recreation offers a dog obedience program.

East Haddam Parks and Recreation offers a dog obedience training program.

Following is the weekly Parks & Recreation program schedule for Feb. 14 – Feb. 25, 2012, courtesy of Recreation Director Tiffany Quinn. (*Please note some cancellations.)

For detailed program information and for a downloadable registration form, please click here and choose the Parks & Rec Programs link in the right-hand column.

Questions? Call the Parks & Recreation department during office hours (Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.) at 860-873-5058.

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012

Youth Basketball 5-8 p.m. at the Elementary School

Travel Basketball practice 7-8:30  p.m.at the Middle School

Bootcamp 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. at the Old Middle School

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

Youth Basketball Practice 5-8 p.m. at the Elementary School

Yoga 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center

Dog Obedience Training 7-8 p.m. at the Sportsman’s Club

Adult Co-Ed Indoor Soccer 7-9 p.m. at the Middle School

Thursday, Feb. 16

Softball Clinic 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Elementary School

Youth Basketball practice 5-6:30 at the Elementary School

Bootcamp 6:30-7:45 at the Old Middle School

*American Red Cross Babysitting class-cancelled due to low enrollment

Travel Basketball practice 7-8:30 at the Middle School

Men’s Basketball 7:30-9:30 at the High School

Friday, Feb. 17

Softball Clinic 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Elementary School

Creative Dance 1-1:45 p.m. at the Enchanted Castle

*NO 1st and 2nd grade basketball

Youth Basketball practice 7-8:30 at the Elementary School

Travel Basketball practice 7-8:30 at the Middle School

Saturday, Feb. 18

Bootcamp 8:30-9:45 a.m. at the Old Middle School

Indoor Sports Fun 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the Elementary School

Youth Basketball games 12:00-7:30 p.m. at the Elementary School

Sunday, Feb. 19

High School Winter Softball 9-10:30 a.m. at the Elementary School

Men’s Basketball 9-11 at the Middle School

High School Boys Baseball 10:30-12 noon at the Elementary School

Adult Co-Ed Indoor Soccer 6-8 p.m. at the Elementary School

Monday, Feb. 20

Youth Basketball 5-6:30 p.m. at the Elementary School

Functional Training 6:30-7:30 at the Elementary School

Travel Basketball practice 7-8:30 at the Middle School

Zumba 7:15-8:15 at the Senior Center

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Youth Basketball 5-8 p.m. at the Elementary School

Travel Basketball practice 7-8:30 at the Middle School

Bootcamp 6:30-7:45 at the Old Middle School

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Youth Basketball Practice 5-8 p.m. at the Elementary School

Yoga 6:30-7:30 at the Senior Center

Dog Obedience Training 7-8 p.m. at the Sportsman’s Club

Adult Co-Ed Indoor Soccer 7-9 at the Middle School

Thursday, Feb. 23

Youth Basketball practice 5-6:30 at the Elementary School

Bootcamp 6:30-7:45 at the Old Middle School

*American Red Cross Babysitting class-cancelled due to low enrollment

Travel Basketball practice 7-8:30 at the Middle School

Men’s Basketball 7:30-9:30 at the High School

Friday, Feb. 24

Creative Dance 1-1:45 p.m. at the Enchanted Castle

Last session of 1st and 2nd grade basketball 5-7 p.m. at the Elementary School

Youth Basketball practice 7-8:30 at the Elementary School

Travel Basketball practice 7-8:30 at the Middle School

Saturday, Feb. 25

Bootcamp 8:30-9:45 a.m. at the Old Middle School

Indoor Sports Fun 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the Elementary School

Youth Basketball games 12:00-7:30 p.m. at the Elementary School

Posted Feb. 14, 2012

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East Haddam Parks and Recreation – What’s happening?

East Haddam's Parks and Recreation program update includes times of next week's youth basketball, winter indoor softball, and fitness classes. Photo source: Wikimedia/public domain. Photo by U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina

East Haddam's Parks and Recreation program update includes times of next week's youth basketball, winter indoor softball, and fitness classes. Photo source: Wikimedia/public domain. Photo by U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina

For detailed program information and registration information about these East Haddam Parks & Recreation programs, please click here and choose from the links in the right-hand column.

Recreation Director Tiffany Quinn says there are openings for a few more participants to join the following programs:

  • Indoor Sports Fun –  Saturday mornings from 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Yoga – Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Zumba – Monday nights from 7:15-8:15 p.m.
  • Creative Dance (for ages 2-3) – Fridays from, 1-1:45 p.m.

And here’s what’s happening, beginning next Monday:

Monday, Feb. 6, 2012

Youth basketball 5-6:30 p.m.

Zumba 7:15-8:15 p.m. at the Senior Center

Youth Travel basketball 7-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012

Bootcamp Fitness 6:30-7:45 at the Old Middle School

Youth basketball 5-8 p.m.

Youth Travel basketball 7-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012

Youth basketball 5-8 p.m.

Yoga 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center

Adult Co-Ed Indoor Soccer  7-9 p.m. at the Middle School

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

Men’s Adult Basketball 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the High School

Bootcamp Fitness 6:30-7:45 at the Old Middle School

Youth basketball 5-6:30 p.m.

Youth Travel basketball 7-8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

Winter High School Softball 3:15-4:30 p.m. at the Elementary School

1st/2nd Grade basketball starts

Youth basketball 7-8:30 p.m.

Youth Travel basketball 7-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012

Bootcamp Fitness  8:30-9:45 a.m. at the Old Middle School

Indoor Sports Fun 9:30-11 a.m. at the Elementary School

Youth basketball  noon-8 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012

Men’s basketball 9-11 am at the Middle School

Winter High School Softball  9-10:30 a.m. at the Elementary School

Winter High School Baseball 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Elementary School

Adult Co-Ed Indoor Soccer 6-8 at the Elementary School

Posted Feb. 2, 2012

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East Haddam Parks and Recreation programs have openings

Yoga graphic copyright 2012 by Brenda Sullivan

East Haddam Parks and Recreation has openings in several programs this winter, including yoga classes. Yoga graphic copyright 2012 by Brenda Sullivan

We are looking for a few more participants to join the following programs (for detailed program information and registration information, click here

Questions? Call the office Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 860-873-5058.

Indoor Sports Fun - Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:00 a.m. beginning Jan. 14

Yoga - Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Creative Dance – beginning Jan. 18 (class times vary)

Kindermusik – beginning Jan. 19, 2012

Posted Jan. 24, 2012; date of yoga classes corrected Jan 24

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