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Still time to register your child for local triathlon

Kids Who Tri Succeed is hosting a triathlon Saturday, Aug. 24 2013 at Mansfield Middle School, CT. For safety reasons, some surrounding roads will be closed. Photo source: Kids Who Tri Succeed

Kids Who Tri Succeed is hosting a triathlon Saturday, Aug. 24 2013 at Mansfield Middle School, CT. For safety reasons, some surrounding roads will be closed. Photo source: Kids Who Tri Succeed

On Saturday, Aug. 24 2013 Kids Who Tri Succeed is hosting a triathlon at Mansfield Middle School, located at 205 Spring Hill Road. (In the event of rain, the triathlon will be held Aug. 31)

Kids Who Tri Succeed is a USAT-sanctioned triathlon for children ages 4-14. Now in its eighth year, this event shows kids how much fun working towards a fitness goal is, and increases their confidence as a result.

The triathlon consists of swimming, running and bicycling. (The swimming portion of the race is at Bicentennial Pond.) A map of the routes for the different age categories is available on the web site http://kidswhotrisucceed.com in PDF format.

This year’s event participation is capped at 150 entrants.

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Attn runners – Nipmuck Trail Race is June 30

June 12, 2013 Local News, Sports No Comments
The non-profit Willimantic Athletic Club hosts the Nipmuck South Trail Race on Sunday, June 30. Preregistration is required, and only 100 entrants will be accepted.

The Willimantic Athletic Club hosts the Nipmuck South Trail Race on Sunday, June 30. Preregistration is required, and only 100 entrants will be accepted.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

The Willimantic Athletic Club  hosts the Nipmuck South Trail Race on Sunday, June 30.

Preregistration is required, and only 100 entrants will be accepted. The entry fee is $25.

Official times will be provided and posted online at http://thelastmileracing.com

There will be prizes for the first male and female winners, as well as recognition for age-group winners.

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Longtime ‘winningest’ ECSU coach calls it quits

April 26, 2013 Local News, Sports No Comments
Eastern Connecticut State University issued a press release today (April 26, 2013) announcing that longtime baseball coat Bill Holowaty, who also taught health and physical education, has retired, “after being suspended for throwing equipment.” Photo from Eastern athletics web page.

Eastern Connecticut State University issued a press release today (April 26, 2013) announcing that longtime baseball coat Bill Holowaty, who also taught health and physical education, has retired, “after being suspended for throwing equipment.” Photo from Eastern athletics web page.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Eastern Connecticut State University issued a press release today (April 26, 2013) announcing that longtime baseball coach Bill Holowaty, who also taught health and physical education, has retired, “after being suspended for throwing equipment.”

Despite the circumstances, Eastern President Elsa Núñez said, “Coach Holowaty has left a legacy of loyalty and commitment to student athletes, which will be hard to follow. The university thanks Professor Holowaty for his 45 years of service to Eastern and wishes him the best in his future endeavors.”

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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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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

Press Release

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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New Red Sox charity plate for CT scholarships

March 8, 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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ECSU Women break relay record for second time

February 24, 2013 Local News, Sports No Comments
ECSU Sophomore Nikki Chambers (East Hampton) competed on both record-setting relays this year. ECSU photo.

ECSU Sophomore Nikki Chambers (East Hampton) competed on both record-setting relays this year. ECSU photo.

By Bob Molta | ECSU Athletics

The Eastern Connecticut State University women’s 4×800 meter relay broke the program record for the second time this year at the New England Open Track & Field Championships Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center.

In a time of 9:48.40, the women’s 4×800 obliterated the record of 10:14.47 that it had set Dec. 8, 2012 at Coxe Cage at the Yale University Invitational.

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State invites applications for Recreational Trail Grants

January 18, 2013 Areawide, Local News, Sports No Comments
Naugatuck River Greenway in Waterbury CT. Image source: Waterbury City Website

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is now accepting proposals for Connecticut’s National Recreational Trails Program Grants. The Naugatuck River Greenway in Waterbury, CT is a past recipient of one of these grants. Image source: Waterbury City Website

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is now accepting proposals for Connecticut’s National Recreational Trails Program Grants.

Applications will be accepted through March 29, 2013.

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UConn Huskies Coach Calhoun expected to announce retirement, Assistant Coach Ollie to step into new role

September 12, 2012 Areawide, Local News, Sports No Comments

UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun is expected to announce his retirement at a press conference on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. HTNP.com file photo

Days before an official announcement is expected to be made, news sources – online and on-air – are announcing that UConn Huskies Coach Jim Calhoun will be retiring, and that Assistant Coach Kevin Ollie will step into a new role as head coach of the men’s basketball program.

Now 70, Calhoun has coached men’s basketball at UConn since 1986.

During Calhoun’s career he has made the Huskies one of the winningest teams in the country, at the same time battling cancer and other illnesses. At the start of the new school year, he suffered a broken hip after falling from a bicycle.

To read the Courant’s report on Calhoun’s career and his anticipated retirement, click on this link http://www.courant.com/sports/uconn-men/hc-hoops-calhoun-0913-20120912,0,3835501.story

Posted September 12, 2012

Related link: “Jim Calhoun, aging like a fine Bordeaux, is fifth coach to win three national titles,” by Vito J. Leo for HTNP Sports, April 5 2011 http://mansfield.htnp.com/2011/04/05/jim-calhoun-aging-like-a-fine-bordeaux-is-fifth-coach-to-win-three-national-titles/

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ECSU women face Amherst tonight – watch live

December 8, 2011 Local News, Sports No Comments
Piper Chapman (40) and Lauren Kelleher are provided the Warriors with a potent 1-2 inside punch this season. ECSU photo

Piper Chapman (40) and Lauren Kelleher provided the ECSU Warriors with a potent 1-2 inside punch this season. ECSU photo

The defending national champion, Amherst College women’s basketball team, sports a 54-game home winning streak, which means next to nothing heading into Thursday night’s 7 p.m. game (Dec. 8) against Eastern Connecticut State University’s Warriors, in a game scheduled to be played at ECSU’s Geissler Gymnasium. (Watch live beginning at 6:50 p.m. at http://www.littleeast.tv/ )

What does work in favor of Division III’s No-1 ranked team when it meets the Warriors for the fourth time in three seasons, however, are five returning seniors who are all starters this season from the 2011 NCAA Division III national championship team which won 32 of 33 games for the second straight season.

An Amherst victory Thursday would be the 100th in 106 games in the careers of the team’s six seniors.

Eastern (4-2) is expected to face its stiffest early-season test as its hosts Amherst (6-0), which is coming off its 25th straight victory Tuesday (Dec. 6) over an overwhelmed Emmanuel College team (which edged the Warriors, 57-53, two weeks ago).

Through six games this year, Eastern has won by an average of nearly 20 points – that average helped immensely by a 74-point blowout in the season-opener.

The Warriors are averaging 76 points a game and allowing 56, are shooting 43 percent from the field and 67.3 percent from the foul line, outrebounding their opponent by +9 and averaging 18 turnovers per contest.

For Eastern, Thursday’s game is sandwiched between two key Little East Conference home contests against the University of Southern Maine – the winningest program in conference history – and Rhode Island College.

The Warriors routed Southern Maine, 75-57 last Saturday and face pre-season No.-1 ranked Rhode Island College this Saturday (Dec. 10).

To read more, click here http://nutmeg.easternct.edu/mt-static/athletics/2011/12/w-basketball-up-next-is-no-1-amherst.html

Posted Dec. 8 2011

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In Willimantic, annual Trick or Treat on Main Street

TRICK OR TREAT cropped sign

The family-friendly Haunted House at Arts at the Capitol Theater, the art magnet school at 896 Main St., is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Come in costume and experience the Island of Misfit Toys, color spooky pictures and eat tasty treats.

Windham and Storrs microgrid power projects could get additional funding

electric micro grid image

Microgrids provide electricity to critical facilities and town centers on a 24/7, daily basis. They will also include a system of “trips” and “transfers” to isolate the microgrid and provide power within its network even when there is a large-scale outage.

Get a jump on toy shopping

Over the Rainbow Toys logo 10-30-2013

And between now and Nov. 2, shoppers will receive a 30 percent discount on all in-stock merchandise at the mall location – excluding Lego and Bruder toys.

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