MERIDEN — Jacques Barzun (1907-2012) had all the attributes to rank among America’s premier cultural scholars. He was born in France, moved to America as a teenager and lived to be 104-years-old, thus witnessing the rise of baseball as our … more ...
Meriden eliminated by Orange   Published Jul 21, 2014
ORANGE — There were plenty of disappointed faces in the Meriden dugout following Post 45’s 2-1 loss to Orange Post 127 in the second round of the American Legion state tournament on Monday afternoon at Brinley Field. Despite the narrow … more ...
Meriden puts the squeeze on Norwalk   Published Jul 20, 2014
MERIDEN — Dan Berger was on the mound when Meriden Post 45 was eliminated in the American Legion state tournament last year by Norwalk. The righty did not like that feeling and was not going to let that happen again … more ...
Quinnipiac treasures: above, below   Published Jul 20, 2014
Shad in Hanover Pond? Could be, according to Steve Gephard, supervisor for the Diadromous Fish Program and Habitat Conservation Enhancement Program, Inland Fisheries Division, DEEP after I queried him about the possibility of shad being in Hanover Pond. I got … more ...
Legion teams in the hunt   Published Jul 19, 2014
Connecticut’s American Legion baseball state tournament opens today. All four area teams are in the hunt, with Wallingford back after a prolonged absence and Cheshire, Meriden and Southington each making a return visit while playing their best ball of the … more ...
Merger looms as a possibility   Published Jul 19, 2014
MERIDEN — Only time will tell what the future holds for the Connecticut Expos and Meriden Merchants in the venerable Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League. Perhaps a merger is in the offing. Hopefully, an influx of young talent graduating from … more ...
The sign of the crossbow   Published Jul 13, 2014
“Crossbows? They’re too modern! They’re too powerful! They’re a poacher’s weapon! They shoot like a rifle!” And the list goes on and on and on. “Crossbow?” At one time, in some places, just the word “crossbow” was enough to start … more ...
Extraordinary human achievement is the sparkle that lights John Holt’s professional life. Fans around the state can see the joy that sports bring WFSB Channel 3’s sports anchor and reporter both on television and at local events, and the passion … more ...
Amateur Baseball   Published Jul 16, 2014
AMERICAN LEGION Meriden 6, Westbrook 1: Post 45 rode the solid pitching of Dan Berger, Dmitri O’Donnell and Cam Fahey to turn back Post 103 in a Zone 3 game Wednesday night at Legion Field. Berger and O’Donnell each went … more ...
Cheshire has chance to Zone in   Published Jul 14, 2014
CHESHIRE — This summer has been a struggle for Cheshire Post 92, but Bill Robertson’s American Legion baseball squad has rallied to put itself in position to claim the Zone 3 title. It comes down to Cheshire and front-running Middletown. … more ...
Tyler Turner was kicking soccer balls before he took his first steps. The next step for the 18-year-old Meriden fullback may well be playing with the United States National Team when it competes for a World Cup in 2018. Turner … more ...

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MERIDEN — John Jenkins has a message for the youth of Meriden: Don’t be afraid to leave, and when you find success, come back and help your community. The New Orleans Saints defensive lineman, who is in town this weekend … more ...
Happy Birthday, big John   Published Jul 11, 2014
MERIDEN — John Jenkins returned home on Friday to celebrate his 25th birthday and help raise money for a cause that is close to his heart, the Boys & Girls Club of Meriden. After a group of 120 campers at … more ...
Spikes is driving forward   Published Jul 9, 2014
MERIDEN — Tim Spikes had an obscure career on the Platt hardwood. He scored just 233 points in 39 games in his two years at the varsity level. But after a year at the post-grad level, with two years of … more ...
Jenkins comes back to give back   Published Jul 10, 2014
MERIDEN — While growing up, the Boys & Girls Club of Meriden had a big impact on John Jenkins. Now, as he turns 25, the New Orleans Saints nose tackle will be back in the Silver City to provide some … more ...
MERIDEN — A pair of Silver City stars that went on to have monster careers at Eastern Connecticut State University are being given the biggest honor by the school. Platt grad Pete Daniels and Maloney graduate Amy Golas will be … more ...
Daniels continues to Chaise the dream   Published Jul 9, 2014
MERIDEN — Chaise Daniels was a force in high school and at an elite prep school last winter. Now the Meriden resident is looking to continue his basketball success at Division I Quinnipiac University. The 6-foot-8, 220-pound big man went … more ...
MERIDEN — Doug Wedge had a succinct message for his Meriden Post 45 squad in advance of the exhibition game against Middletown — get in your whacks and relax. Middletown Post 75, which has a three-game lead over the second-place … more ...
The summer collegiate baseball landscape, limited to only the most elite players two decades ago, has exploded with leagues springing up all over the country. The Cape Cod League, starting in 1885, and mostly southern and western leagues under the … more ...
The New England Collegiate Baseball League has entered its 20th season, which has particular significance to me because I was witness to its birth. Bristol was one of six state cities to be granted a franchise, and with my experience … more ...
Tight-knit Post 45 getting stronger   Published Jul 2, 2014
MERIDEN — The Meriden Post 45 boys have been on a roll the past few weeks reeling off six wins in a row and seven of eight, and they have done it with smiles on their faces. Meriden manager Doug … more ...
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