Jeff Jacobs, The Middletown Press

Jeff Jacobs

The Middletown Press

Hartford, CT, United States

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Recent:
  • The Middletown Press
  • Stamford Advocate
  • Greenwich Time
Past:
  • The News-Times
  • Register Citizen
  • New Haven Register
  • GameTimeCT
  • Connecticut Post
  • Hartford Courant

Recent articles by Jeff:

Jeff Jacobs: Another fight? End the season. Consequences get attention

Repeated violence needs greater prevention and uniform accountability. And I’m not sure there’s a better solution than scared straight. Fight again. Maybe no mo → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: Year-long journey after horrific injury leads official back to ice

He chose not to take painkillers. He began rehabilitation with Gaylord Specialty Healthcare. After three months of rehab, it was time for a second surgery. → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: No. 1 junior cornerback Ellis Robinson IV is from New Haven

Ellis III, his wife Nicole, the Robinson family is traveling to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida for the announcement. Somewhere between 1 p.m-2 p.m. on ESPN2. → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: Lyman Hall honors Nick Economopoulos, fiery competitor with big heart, big impact on girls basketball

Along with Joe Ticotsky, Econompoulos founded AAU Connecticut Starters. He won 619 games, four CIAC titles with Lyman Hall and East Catholic. → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: Nation's fastest high school 600 runner parachuted into the the sport

Hernandez turned in the fastest time nationally in the 600 so far this winter season with a 1:33.27 in the SCC Coaches Invitational meet. → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: Conard's Riley Fox setting records, getting attention from state's DI colleges

Conard's Riley Fox, who plays AAU ball with Expressions Elite of Massachusetts, has a good shot finish in Top 10 of CIAC all-time scorers. → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: Norwalk's Gilchrist twins two of Connecticut's best wrestlers

Ryan has been ranked seventh and eighth at 170 pounds in Max Schwartz’s New England rankings. Brendan is ranked first at 195 pounds. → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: After fights at 2 CT games, handshake lines up for debate, accountability is not

Following fights at two CT high school games, the importance of the handshake line should be considered, Jacobs writes. → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: CT family of amputee athletes inspires others by 'just living life'

Cheshire siblings Matt, Sarah and Emily Reid play basketball, run track and swim for school sports teams despite each missing a limb. → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: Task force recommendations for CIAC sparse, more answers should be sought

For those looking for substantial change, the legislative appointments to the task force didn’t do much to inspire confidence. → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: Bill Mudano poured his heart, soul into Nutmeg Games, Connecticut's Olympic festival

Mudano served 23 years as executive director of the Nutmeg Games. He was a tireless organizer and fundraiser for Connecticut's summer games. → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: Football playoff stretch of 3 games in 11-13 days needs further examination

With no physical contact in practice after Thanksgiving allowed by the CIAC, Neal said there is film work and walk throughs to stay sharp. → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: Albertus, Bassick basketball mourn loss of special player who 'put a smile on everybody's face

“Qualon was the most special player I ever had,” Bassick coach Bernie Lofton said.... → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: Quick action saved a hockey player’s life in CT, but neck guards are needed to improve safety

Quick action this week saved the life of an Army men's hockey player in Connecticut, but more can be done to increase player safety. → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: Does CT high school coach who shoved player deserve to be fired?

East Hampton needs thorough investigation into coach's shoving incident, columnist Jeff Jacobs write. → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: Core of veteran CT players lead St. Joseph men's basketball to No. 1 ranking in NCAA D3

After being recruited by Jim Calhoun and Glen Miller five years ago, a core of CT players has St. Joseph No. 1 in Division 3 men's basketball. → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: From Mali to CT, Badara Diakite a top-ranked basketball recruit with plenty of interest

High school basketball recruit Badara Diakite is only a sophomore, but the Northwest Catholic standout has plenty of national attention. → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: Hamden twins Leah and Alana Philpotts could be most devastating duo in CT high school hoops

Hamden High twins Leah and Alana Philpotts are emerging as two of the better high school basketball players in Connecticut. → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: The Christmas dream that touched lives all over the state. We miss you, Rocky

Rocky was a yellow Labrador Retriever who was born to be a therapy dog and touched lives all over Connecticut. → Read More

Jeff Jacobs: Christian Alliegro went from lax star to Wisconsin football signee

Christian Alliegro was a lacrosse star at Darien, committed to play at Navy. A year after prep school football he signed with Wisconsin. → Read More