The Day's All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year: East Lyme's Sydney Iannantuono

East Lyme High School senior outside hitter Sydney Iannantuono compiled 431 kills this season and led the Vikings to a 19-5 record, earning recognition as a Class L all-state selection. Iannantuono was named The Day's 2018 All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

East Lyme High School senior Sydney Iannantuono, whom coach Jack Biggs mentions in the same rare air as former program greats Madison Bell, Molly Giannattasio, Emily Passman and company, was named The Day's 2018 All-Area Volleyball Player of the...

No. 3 New London girls edge No. 2 East Haven 66-63

No. 3 New London's 66-63 victory over East Haven on Tuesday paved the way for an early-season No. 1 ranking when the new GameTimeCT Top 10 girls' basketball poll is released in the new year, with No. 1 Mercy and No. 2 East Haven both falling.

The Day’s All-Area Swimmer of the Year: Waterford’s Ella Dyjak

Waterford High School sophomore Ella Dyjak was named The Day's 2018 All-Area Swimmer of the Year. Dyjak won the 200-yard freestyle (1 minute, 55 seconds) and 500 freestyle (5:05.52) at the Eastern Connecticut Conference meet on Nov. 3 and earned her second consecutive ECC Swimmer of the Meet honor. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Waterford sophomore Ella Dyjak won her second straight Swimmer of the Meet honor at November's Eastern Connecticut Conference swimming and diving championship to repeat as The Day’s All-Area Swimmer of the Year.

H.S. swimming / 2018-19 preview capsules

Fitch's John Marcolina, The Day's 2017-18 All-Area Swimmer of the Year, returns to lead the Falcons' cooperative team that should challenge defending champion East Lyme for the Eastern Connecticut Conference title this season. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Following is a team-by-team capsule look at the 2018-19 high school swimming and diving season:

The Day's All-Area teams will be published beginning on Tuesday

As voted on by The Day's sports staff, the newspaper will name an All-Area team from our coverage area in eight different sports, with a Player of the Year honored in each.



Sons of G's have learned their lessons well

The kids of G's Fitness and Nutrition learned what the adults haven't merely taught, but lived at...



No. 1 UConn women visit Oklahoma after 11-day exam break

The top-ranked UConn women's basketball team returns from an 11-day break for final exams with a road game at Oklahoma on Wednesday night.

Will UConn men respond to Hurley's challenge against Drexel?

UConn coach Dan Hurley was critical of guards Christian Vital, left, Jalen Adams, second from right, and Alterique Gilbert, right, for their lackluster play during Saturday's win over Manattah in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Following a lackluster performance against Manhattan, UConn coach Dan Hurley is anxious to see how the Huskies respond on Tuesday night against Drexel in Hartford.

UConn men return from exam break eager to return to winning ways

Florida State guard Trent Forrest (3) attempts to split the defense of UConn guards Jalen Adams, left, and Tarin Smith during last Saturday's game against the No. 1 Seminoles in Newark, N.J. The Huskies return from their exam break on Saturday to host Manhattan at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Exams end this weekend for the UConn men's basketball team, which resumes non-conference play with an 8 p.m. game on Saturday against Manhattan at Gampel Pavilion.


Second chance: FIU's Anthony Jones reflective after shooting

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, file photo, Florida International wide receiver Anthony Jones (2) sprints toward the end zone while Indiana safety Jonathan Crawford (9) and other Indiana players trail behind during an NCAA college football game in Miami. Jones and a teammate were hurt in a drive-by shooting on Sept. 6, 2018. Jones' wounds have healed and he's playing in the Bahamas Bowl on Friday, Dec. 21, as FIU takes on Toledo. (Daniel A. Verala/Miami Herald via AP, File)

'A second chance': FIU's Anthony Jones speaks out about shooting, and his return to the field

AP All-America team: Tide leads with four of 10 CFP players

Alabama defensive back Deionte Thompson celebrates after Mississippi State place kicker Jace Christmann (47) missed a field goal-attempt during the first half of a Nov. 10 game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Thompson was named to the 2018 AP All-America NCAA college football team on Monday. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

Playoff semifinalists place 10 players on The Associated Press All-America first team, including four from No. 1 Alabama

Kansas back to No. 1 in Associated Press men's hoops poll

Kansas' Mitch Lightfoot celebrates after getting past New Mexico State's Ivan Aurrecoechea for a dunk during the second half of Saturday's game in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas won 63-60. (Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)

Preseason No. 1 Kansas is again the top-ranked team in the AP Top 25 following Gonzaga's loss to Tennessee


Local roundup: Waterford boys topple St. Bernard 79-63

JJ Brennan scored 25 points as Waterford rolled to a 79-63 boys' basketball victory over St. Bernard on Tuesday night.

Local roundup: Rajai Davis signs minor league deal with Mets

Rajai Davis, the ex-New London High School and UConn-Avery Point star, signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets on Monday but has been invited to their major league training camp in February. (AP Photo/file)

The New York Mets announced Monday that they have agreed to a minor league contract with 38-year-old outfielder Rajai Davis, who will report to major league spring training.

Local roundup: Garcia leads T-More to victory

Jared Garcia scored 18 points to lead St. Thomas More to a 68-56 win over Montmorency College of Canada in a men's basketball game on Sunday.


Chargers lead Pro Bowl selections with 7 players

In this Nov. 25 file photo Los Angeles Chargers free safety Derwin James (33) gestures after intercepting a pass from Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen during the game at Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

The Los Angeles Chargers placed seven players in the Pro Bowl, including safety Derwin James, one of six rookies across the league to make the game.

Source: Harvey, Angels agree to one-year, $11M deal

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Matt Harvey stands on the field prior to a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 10 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Pitcher Matt Harvey has agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press



6 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Princeton at Duke.

6:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Appalachian State at Georgetown.

7 p.m., — High school boys: St. Bernard at Waterford.

7 p.m., SNY, WXLM (980-AM) — NCAA men: Drexel at UConn from Hartford.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Xavier at Missouri.

7:30 p.m., YES, NBA TV, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Brooklyn Nets.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Buffalo at Syracuse.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Presbyterian at Butler.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Creighton at Oklahoma.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Mississippi State at Oregon.


7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Alabama-Birmingham vs. Northern Illinois in Boca Raton Bowl from Florida.


7 p.m., MSG — NHL: Anaheim Ducks at New York Rangers.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks.


2:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund at Fortuna Dusseldorf.