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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Cheshire coach Mark Ecke suspended

Cheshire High School football coach Mark Ecke has been placed on suspension from his position pending a hearing due to unspecified conduct issues, Gerry Brittingham, chairman of the Cheshire Board of Education, said Friday.

Brittingham declined to comment on the circumstances surrounding the suspension or when it initially took affect. Brittingham also said the hearing has not been scheduled yet.

“We are waiting to get the schedule of (board labor attorney) Floyd Dugas,” he said.

Multiple sources have told the Register that the incident occurred at a May 3 Cheshire junior varsity lacrosse game at Glastonbury in which his 15-year-old son, Tucker, was playing.

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Hand, Xavier to meet on Oct. 12

High school football fans should circle Friday, Oct. 12, on their calendars.

On that Friday night, Hand High visits Xavier for a reasonably interesting football game at Palmer Field. For those with short memories, Xavier finished last season ranked No. 1 and Hand was ranked No. 2. Both were undefeated. Xavier was the LL champ and Hand was the L champ.

Having said that, things often change dramatically from year-to-year in high school. Some 20 Xavier seniors will graduate and sources say the Tigers have lost a lot, too. However, these are programs that generally reload and not rebuild. Is it reasonable to expect both to be as good as they were last year? Of course not.

But it’s reasonable to think both will be pretty good. Maybe better than pretty good.

Read more from Jim Bransfield here.

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Manchester's Andrew Isaacs nominated for All-American Bowl

Via press release.

Tight end Andrew Isaacs of Manchester High School (Manchester, Conn.) has been nominated to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He is the only nominee from the state of Connecticut. Those nominated will have the chance to showcase their talents on Saturday, January 5, 2013, in the annual East vs. West match-up, televised live on NBC at 1:00 PM EST.

“The U.S. Army All-American Bowl provides the national platform for young athletes and musicians to showcase their talent and strength,” said Bruce Jasurda, Chief Marketing Officer, U.S. Army. “This nomination recognizes the mental, emotional and physical strengths, and leadership qualities, Isaacs possesses both on and off the field; qualities he shares with Army Strong Soldiers.  The Army congratulates all of the athletes on their nomination.”

Isaacs was nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of All American Games’ network of regional coaches throughout the country and Of the 400 nominees, 90 will ultimately be selected and invited to the Bowl. The next step for the nominees occurs in September, when the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour begins. Final player selections along with All-American Marching Band musicians will be announced nationwide throughout the fall, with the Selection Tour ending in early December.

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