Recalling some memorable September moments (including the birth of this blog)

The sub-70 degree weather of the past couple days felt like September, despite the ridiculous humidity that existed Thursday. We will soon be in the month of September, and that made me think about some memorable moments from the month where the high school fall sports season really begins. Some of these moments have nothing to do with high school, but still make the list. Here it is:


  • First-year football head coaches Jonas Rousseau of WCA and Tony Bell of Wolcott meet in the season opener for both teams. Rousseau and the Spartans spoil the debut for the Eagles of both Bell and their new synthetic turf.
  • Dan Mulrooney returns to his home city of Waterbury and leaves with a win as head coach of Lock Haven (Penn.) University’s football team over Post University.


  • Crosby boys soccer senior Bright Agyemang scores five goals in his team’s season-opening 9-1 win over Ansonia.
  • St. Paul first-year head football coach Joe Cianciolo beats Derby for his first win.


  • Former Waterbury standout Isaiah Wright makes the Washington Football Team’s 53-man roster.


  • Bristol Eastern football tops Pomperaug and gets its first win since 2017. The victory snapped a 17-game losing streak.


  • Wilby beats Crosby for its first win in 34 games. The Wildcats last won a game on Thanksgiving in 2014, then followed it with 33 straight defeats.
  • St. Paul girls volleyball opens the Rev. Brian Monnerat Gymnasium with a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Wolcott.


  • Sacred Heart boys soccer wins the city jamboree for the first time.
  • Crosby football wins the city jamboree, topping WCA in the final quarter of action.
  • Former Holy Cross quarterback Joe Kalosky throws the game-tying touchdown with no time left on the clock in Endicott College’s stunning comeback win over Bridgewater State University.


  • Crosby fall sports teams play on its new synthetic turf field at Jimmy Lee Stadium for the first time.
  • Former Bristol Eastern baseball standout Kevin Rivers homers for the York Revolution in an Atlantic League playoff game.


  • Former Bristol Eastern girls volleyball star Brianna Root is named CACC Rookie of the Week. She is a freshman setter at Post University.
  • Former Crosby football standout Jerome Cunningham makes the New York Giants’ 53-man roster for the second straight season.
  • Sports on CT-69 is born.