25 years ago
New Milford High 6-1 freshman Kathy Carlson made her first starting assignment to the Green Wave girls basketball team a memorable one as she scored a team-high 17 points and pulled down a team-high 19 rebounds to lead the team to a 53-46 victory over Weston. . .
New Milford's boys team, coached by Bill Hibbard, dodged a bullet when it held Weston scoreless in an overtime period to preserve its third season win, 66-58. Greg Pompea scored 17 points in the effort. . .
It won't be featured in Abbott Tech highlight films next year, but the Wolverines boys basketball team did manage to hold off a stubborn Joel Barlow High squad, 74-66, and remain atop the Wild Division of the WCC. . .
Western Connecticut State College men's basketball team won its third straight, 92-84, over Worcester State. The Colonials, who have also won seven of their last eight, have recently been going to their big men, Ed St. John and Don McGran. Those two helped WestConn hold on later in the week to come away with its second razor-thin win when it edged past Eastern Connecticut, 78-76. WestConn won the game on a 20-footer by McGran, who had 25 points, while St. John had 26. . .
Liz Pulie, a 5-10 sophomore and Joel Barlow graduate, has all of a sudden blossomed into the Fairfield University women's basketball team's best rebounder, yanking down 10.3 per game. . .
Danbury High, riding Jon Randolph's 21-point effort, downed FCIAC Eastern Division leader Trumbull, 55-52, with Kevin O'Brien hitting a pair of clutch free throws in the final 30 seconds. . .
Despite missing the services of 5-10 forward Lisa Hancock, Bethel High girls' basketball team rose to the occasion and continued its unbeaten season with a 32-29 win over Central Catholic, making its record 12-0.
January 30, 1956
50 years ago
Richard Roger Gilliam, 17-year-old Danbury High School junior, has been elected captain of the 1956 DHS varsity football team. Gilliam, a speedy halfback, scored 11 touchdowns last season.