Erik Dobratz, WTNH News 8

Erik Dobratz

WTNH News 8

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Past articles by Erik:

Clinton Country Club hosts second annual Pro-Veteran Charity Classic

The Clinton Country Club took advantage of the great fall weather on Thursday to host their second annual Pro Veteran Charity Classic. → Read More

UConn men’s, women’s basketball teams talk new season at Big East Media Day

The University of Connecticut (UConn) men’s and women’s basketball teams kick off their seasons in just a couple of weeks. On Tuesday, both teams were at Madison Square Garden for the Big East Media Day, a chance for players and coaches to talk about the new year. → Read More

Travelers Championship Round 1: When the pro golfers will be teeing off Thursday

The best golfers in the world will tee off at the Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell just before 7 a.m. Thursday. → Read More

UCONN athletics extends contracts of Geno Auriemma and Mike Cavanaugh

University of Connecticut director of athletics David Benedict today announced that the contracts of head women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma and head men's hockey coach Mike Cavanaugh have each been extended for five years. → Read More

UConn women’s basketball team wins 2021 Big East Championship

The UConn Huskies won the Big East Championship game against Marquette Monday night. → Read More

UConn men’s basketball team pauses all activities due to positive COVID test

The University of Connecticut’s men’s basketball team has paused all activities Sunday due to a positive COVID-19 test. → Read More

31-year-old New Haven man shot several times near Huntington Street

New Haven police are investigating after a 31-year-old man was shot Monday night. → Read More

New Haven dive bar opens virtual tip jar for employees out of work during pandemic

With so many bars and restaurants closed or doing take out only, owners and their employees are being hit financially. → Read More

Ranger at Meigs Point Nature Center hosts FB Lives to teach children stuck home because of coronavirus about animals, nature

More than 50,000 visitors make their way through Meigs Point Nature Center every year. → Read More

‘It’s just an obstacle’: New London athlete doesn’t let having only one hand stop him on basketball court

New London High School Senior Syncere Gray can do it all on the court: pass, dribble, dunk…you name it. → Read More

Hartford Athletic: Loss against Charlotte Independence, 4-0

Hartford Athletic was on the road again Saturday night in North Carolina, playing against The Charlotte Independence. → Read More

16-yr-old joins Sacred Heart University hockey team roster through IMPACT

16-year-old Zakarai Schneider of Bethany, Connecticut is set to join the Sacred Heart University Pioneers men’s hockey team roster through a Team IMPACT “Draft Day” ceremony. → Read More

UConn football finishes up training camp with game against Wagner on horizon

Randy Edsall and the UConn Huskies are done with football training camp, Now it’s game week as they get ready for Wagner. → Read More

Vin Baker’s ‘Addiction Ends Here’ 5K held Saturday

Old Saybrook native and former University of Hartford star Vin Baker had a possible hall of fame NBA career curtailed by alcohol and drugs. → Read More

UConn agrees to spend $740,000 on house for new president

The University of Connecticut is buying a house for its incoming president. → Read More

Travelers champ Bubba Watson brings pop-up candy shop to the championships

Three-time Travelers champion Bubba Watson has not had any trouble finding the sweet spot on his clubs here in Cromwell. → Read More

Legion baseball Coach Guarino looking to win championships and newfound cancer battle this season

For West Haven's Ray Guarino, baseball has been in his blood since he first started tossing a baseball with his father. → Read More

UConn Baseball's Winkel bros in off-field battle: Who's the first to rock the bow tie look?

The UConn baseball team took off for Oklahoma City Wednesday and the NCAA Tournament. All is well in Huskyland, but from the sounds of it, there is some controversy off the field. → Read More

Yale wide receiver prepares to make biggest play of career with chance to save a life

Yale football wide receiver Garrett White has spent the last several months getting ready for his senior season. → Read More

11th annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive being held in April

It's your chance to try and save a life. → Read More