| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Beau Doherty sat inside the recreation hall at Dever State School in Taunton, Mass., in the summer of 1977, watching his charges, the men with intellectual disabilities they called "clients," bowling.
They were good, Doherty thought, better than many...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Started in conjunction with the Connecticut Association of Schools-Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CAS-CIAC) in 1992
Connecticut was the first state to partner Special Olympics with the state high school sports association for a Unified...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Bill Wallach never had to tell Alex Beckett to shoot the basketball before.
But for a minute and a half on one special night in February, Beckett was reluctant to shoot. He passed the ball. His teammate passed it back to him. The defense sagged off...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 1:55 AM
He takes a picture. That's right. Demario Gray uses his index fingers and thumbs to form an imaginary camera. He snaps a mental photograph. And then he jumps like nobody else in the state.
"I ask my guys to visualize things," Gray's coach Garfield White...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:01 PM
MADISON — He scored five touchdowns last week in the most-anticipated Connecticut high school football game in years. His Hand-Madison Tigers beat the No. 1 team in the state hands down in the second half, ending Xavier-Middletown's 30-game...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:57 AM
After reading "The Poisonwood Bible" one summer, Carly Peruccio knew what field she wanted to study — post-colonial African history.
"It's a passion of mine, it's something I enjoy," Peruccio said. "I would eventually love to travel or study abroad...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 10:09 AM
Although Michelle Zimmerman serves as captain of Tolland High School's tennis team, her favorite playing partners aren't her teammates. She and a friend started "ACE Tennis," a program for special needs students.
Community service is one of Zimmerman's...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 10:21 AM
COACH: Leslie McInerney
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Second consecutive season that Scanlon has been name the All-Courant gymnast of the year. ... Scored a 37.875 overall to edge Chelsea Levander of Wilton for her first...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:25 AM
By TOM YANTZ
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Control penalized the Harding-Bridgeport boys basketball team for using an academically ineligible player in five games.
Harding, which self reported the...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 1:12 PM
On Dec. 18, the RHAM girls basketball team beat Hartford Public, 84-6. That same night, Tolland beat Fermi, 50-6.
The dual blowouts came almost a week after Bloomington South (Indiana) made headlines by beating Arlington, 107-2.
While the two...