SPRINGFIELD — Adam Taylor has been hired as the new head football coach at Springfield High School.
He was approved at Thursday’s school board meeting.
“We’re very excited,” said Springfield High communications consultant Kim Fish. “I understand he impressed the interview committee. He’s got coaching experience at the middle school and high school level in three different sports. We’re looking forward to him starting with our players.”
Taylor, who will also be teaching in the district, was an assistant coach at Springfield in 2009 and served as the head varsity coach at Greeneview High School from 2006 through 2008, where he went 5-25.
He takes over for Rick Robertson, who led the Wildcats to back-to-back Division I, Region 3 playoff berths and a share of the Greater Western Ohio Conference Central Division championship last fall.
He resigned on April 14 to take the vacant job at Oakwood.
So is Taylor ready for a challenge?
“I love them,” said Taylor of challenges, with a slight chuckle. “I don’t think this i
Newington is the No. 1 team in The Courant final state and area ratings. The Indians won the Class LL championship Saturday night with a 3-2 win in 10 innings over Southington.
LEBANON — Dusty Isaacs adjusted well to pitching out of the bullpen as a freshman on Georgia Tech’s baseball team this spring.
The Lebanon High School graduate is now spending his summer pitching for the Hamilton Joes, hoping to hone his skills in order to earn a spot in the Yellow Jacket starting rotation as a sophomore.
Isaacs appeared in a team-high 25 games for Georgia Tech in 2011, posting a 1-1 record and a 2.72 ERA, with 40 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings pitched as a setup man for the Yellow Jackets, who reached the NCAA regionals with a 42-21 record and tied for first in the ACC Coastal Division with Virginia at 22-8.
“Dusty did a real good job for us this year and he has a bright future ahead of him, even beyond his time at Georgia Tech,” Yellow Jacket head baseball coach Danny Hall said. “He’s g
The Connecticut Junior Select team, which will play the Massachusetts Junior team Sunday at Plainville High at 1 p.m.
Here’s the Connecticut roster:
Joe Burns St. Josephs High SchoolZack Brown Holy Cross High SchoolDylan Callahan Greenwich High SchoolTyler Bush Bristol Eastern High SchoolTroy DeLeon Xavier High SchoolNick Dummar Branford High SchoolGary Flowers Notre Dame High School, WHMatt Ederle Norwalk High SchoolDwayne Ellis Sacred Heart High SchoolTre Gonzalez Montville High SchoolMax Hart Montville High SchoolChase Livingston East Lyme High SchoolNolan Long Waterford High SchoolLiam O’Connor Avon High SchoolTom O’Brien Watertown High SchoolVin Siena Amity High School Ryan Zahornasky Shelton High SchoolAaron Wilson Northwest Catholic
Abbie Searl, Cami Santor and Nicole Geist each had three goals as Glastonbury beat NFA 21-1 to kick off the Class L girls lacrosse tournament Thursday. The Tomahawks (13-4) opened the first round with goals from 13 different players. But they weren’t the only area team to pick up a lopsided victory in Class L. Cheshire defeated Conard 13-6 with five goals from Kathleen Kalvian and Hall got a 20-5 victory over Shelton as Alannah Boyle had five goals and Olivia Morin and Hayley Mullins each had three. The only other area teams to pick up victories were Granby over Sacred Heart 16-12 and Northwest Catholic 18-11 over East Catholic in Class S. Windsor, Old Lyme, Morgan, Southington, South Windsor and Simsbury all saw the season end Thursday with tough defeats.
Since girls lacrosse became a CIAC-sanctioned sport in 2004, the state had declared just two champions: one for Division I and one for Division II That will change this postseason. For the first time in the sport’s history, girls lacrosse will award three titles spread out between Division L, Division M and Division S. The move creates no shortage of drama this season. With the start of the tournaments just three days away, more teams than ever before enter the playoffs with dreams of bringing home a championship. And that can’t be a bad thing, right? Glastonbury, Newtown, Hand, Cheshire, Greenwich, Wilton, Suffield, Haddam-Killingworth, and Weston are among those teams with a real shot at making this a memorable year under the new format.