Sports, June 25th

New London

New London Varsity Baseball has improved to 20-0 on the season after a 10-0 win over Highland in 5 innings Friday night on Senior Night. Senior Dereck Santiago went 1 for 3 with a double with 2 walks and 2 RBIs. Senior Ryan Richey went 2 for 3 with a triple and 1 RBI. Sophomore Brendan Richey pitched 4 full innings allowing 5 hits, 3 walks, and striking out 3. Tiger Baseball will be back on the field on Monday night for a matchup on the road against Burlington Notre Dame. That game is set to start at 7:00 PM.

New London Varsity Softball split a doubleheader Friday. The Tigers defeated Hillcrest Academy by a score of 7-6 in the first game. Highland defeated New London in the second game by a a score of 10-0. Tiger Softball will be back on the field on Tuesday night for a 7:00 PM matchup with Van Buren County.


The Charlotte Hornets’ hired Steve Clifford for a second stint as the team’s head coach Friday. Clifford’s first run as Charlotte’s head coach was from 2013-2018. Warriors’ assistant coach Kenny Atkinson originally accepted the job but instead decided to stay with Golden State following the NBA Finals victory.

This Day in Sports History

1934 – Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees hit for the cycle in an 11-2 win over the Chicago White Sox

1988 – Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 1,000th consecutive game

1997 – NHL approves franchises in Nashville, Atlanta, Columbus, and Minnesota-St Paul