Scott Ericson, Stamford Advocate

Scott Ericson

Stamford Advocate

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Recent articles by Scott:

State players sign as free agents with MLB teams

With the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft shortened significantly this spring, far fewer players from Connecticut got selected but that does not mean they will not get their shot at a pro career. → Read More

Western Connecticut State will consider changing mascot

The University is in the process of organizing a committee that will look at the mascot and decide whether and how to change it, according to the school's director of university and community relations. → Read More

Irrfan Khan, of 'Slumdog Millionaire,' 'Life of Pi,' dies

NEW DELHI (AP) - Irrfan Khan, a veteran character actor in Bollywood movies and one of India's best-known exports to Hollywood, has died. He was 54. Khan played the police inspector in "Slumdog Millionaire" and the park executive Masrani in "Jurassic World." He also appeared in "The Amazing Spider-Man" and the adventure fantasy "Life of Pi." Khan died Wednesday after being admitted to Mumbai's… → Read More

New Canaan shows its support for NFL pick Niang with drive-by parade

Cars were filled with friends, neighbors, former coaches and teammates, and most of the New Canaan Youth Football program with players from third grade through high school coming to show their love for a local player about to hit the big time. → Read More

Top NFL players with ties to CT, past and present

As we await the fates of Connecticut NFL hopefuls, click through the slideshow above for a look back at some of the football greats with ties to the Nutmeg State. → Read More

In their own words: How coronavirus has affected senior year in CT

Senior year has not gone as planned for high schoolers. And students across the state told Hearst Connecticut, in their own works, how coronavirus has affected their senior year. → Read More

Notable pro athletes from 37 Connecticut high schools

From leagues including the MLB, NFL, NHL and NBA to the worlds of golf, tennis, soccer and mixed martial arts, Connecticut has its share of athletes playing at the highest levels. → Read More

Stamford’s Montana Semmel goes from first spring training with Yankees to coronavirus lockdown

What started with him walking into the Yankees facility in Tampa in February with high hopes, ended with a 14-day quarantine in a hotel, facing an uncertain future. → Read More

Roundup: CT Grocery stores offering delivery and curbside pickup

For those who prefer to not enter stores and would rather pick up outside of the store or get home delivery, most grocery stores in the area are providing those services. → Read More

Knight was coming into his own for Duke baseball when season halted

Chad Knight is back in Westport, isolating himself with his family in one of the towns hardest hit by the pandemic. → Read More

Girls Basketball: Games to Watch / Fine Performances

These are some of the best individual performances from the girls basketball season last week and some games to go check out this week. → Read More

Boys Soccer Notebook: Smaller schools face big conference challenges

Notre Dame-Fairfield and Trinity Catholic are two examples of teams working to overcome the extra challenge of playing schools with larger enrollments. → Read More

Boys Soccer: Week 2 Fine Performances/Week 3 Games to Watch

A look at last week's top performers on the pitch, and a look ahead to some upcoming key games to watch this week. → Read More

Wilton boys soccer clicking under new coach, style of play

The passes were crisp, the gaps were open and the spacing was exceptional. In a 3-1 win over Norwalk Monday afternoon, the Wilton boys soccer team executed possession-based soccer as well as a high school team can for 80 minutes. You would never know the style of play was all new for the Warriors, who featured a more direct approach with longer passes in the past. "We are playing more possession… → Read More

Zizzadoro’s two goals lead Wilton past Norwalk

Focusing on ball-control and short passes, the Warriors methodically moved the ball from the backline, to the midfield and up to the strikers all game. → Read More

Refurbished statue returned to Stamford’s Boxer Square

STAMFORD - City officials and community partners will hold a ceremonial re-dedication and ribbon cutting for the new and improved "Boxer Square" on Stillwater Avenue at Smith Street Monday at noon. The now-iconic boxing sculpture created by local Stamford artist A. D. Richardson has been refurbished. The sculpture depicts the historic final fight between Mohammad Ali and Joe Frasier, known as… → Read More

Stamford upsets Staples on emotional night

On an emotional night in which they honored schoolmates, the Stamford football team stunned Staples → Read More

2019 CIAC Boys Soccer storylines, games to watch, conference breakdowns

YOU'RE NOT INVITED The championship games in the top two divisions have not been very inclusive in recent years. Since 2013, four teams have claimed out-right championships in those two classes: Glastonbury, Farmington, Hand and Avon. Glastonbury has won five of the last six Class LL championships, not appearing in the 2016 final, which Farmington won over Shelton. Glastonbury was co-champion… → Read More

25 CIAC boys soccer players to watch in 2019

Chris Akinduro, Naugatuck, Jr. F: Two-year starter scored 11 goals with four assists as a sophomore. Ben Carlson, Foran, Sr. D: Carlson has been chosen for the ODP regional team, making him one of the top defenders in New England. Being recruited by several D-1 schools. Romi Eldah, Avon, Sr., D: One of the best one-on-one defenders in the CCC will man the center-back position. Ty Fidrych,… → Read More

Eclipse Lacrosse Club playing in World Series of Youth Lacrosse

A local team is playing in the World Series. The Eclipse Lacrosse Club U13 National Team is in Denver for the World Series of Youth Lacrosse which runs July 1-4. The three-day tournament features the 24 best U13 lacrosse teams in the world with the opening ceremony Monday night and games beginning Tuesday morning. The Eclipse team are the elite of the elite in the state and are ready to make… → Read More