Field hockey: Defense the key in Cheshire’s win over Hand

Hand's Erin Mammele (left), and Cheshire's Kya O'Donnell battle for control of the ball during first half field hockey action in Madison Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

MADISON >> On Tuesday, the Hand field hockey team dominated Southern Connecticut Conference rival Cheshire in ball possession, the Tigers had 21 penalty corners to Rams’ four and the Tigers outshot the Rams 27-11. But the difference in the game was the Rams’ stifling defense. Sophomore goalie Alyssa Stevens had 25 saves and Erica Stauffer […]

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Football is BACK, baby! From the interleague intrigue of the SCC/FCIAC Challenge, to big performances from inspired teams, it was a heck of a kickoff to the 2014 High School Football Season. So let's take a look at what happened with the return of the PLAYS OF THE WEEK. What do we have on this … [Read more...]

Baseball: Mike Anquillare steps down as coach at West Haven

West Haven baseball coach Mike Anquillare (center) talks with a pitcher during a game in 2012. Anquillare announced he will step down after 12 years as head coach (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

Mike Anquillare resigned Monday after 15 season as head baseball coach at West Haven. A 1986 graduate of the school, Anquillare also was an assistant coach with the program before taking over for Jon Capone, who is now the school’s athletic director. Anquillare, 46, has a son, 11, and a daughter, … [Read more...]

Field Hockey: Branford’s McGuirk reflects on 500th career win

Branford coach Cathy McGuirk poses with her Branford Field Hockey team after the Hornets earned McGuirk her 500th career victory (Photo by Bill O'Brien)

Cathy McGuirk doesn’t look at how many wins she’s accumulated in her career that often. She couldn’t help but know what that number was going into the 2014 high school field hockey season. Sitting at 499 wins for 10 months, all the 38-year veteran Branford High coach needed was one single win to g … [Read more...]

Softball: Seymour receives championship rings

Members of the Seymour softball team display the rings they received for winning the Class M state championship.
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The Seymour softball team received championship rings for winning the Class M state title this past spring in a ceremony held at halftime of the school's football game on Thursday. The Wildcats defeated East Haven 2-0 in the Class M state championship game on June 14.  It was the ninth state … [Read more...]