GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 football poll (Week 1): Southington No. 1, but movement aplenty

With its 21-14 victory over Hand, New Canaan leaped from No. 1 to No. 4 in the GameTimeCT media poll (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

We spent a month compiling, analyzing, prognosticating. But the first week of the 2014 football season showed that nobody knows anything, really. No. 1 Southington needed to rally to defeat rival Manchester. No. 9 New Canaan toppled No. 2 Hand. Unranked West Haven handled No. 6 Greenwich. There were plenty of other close calls, too. […]

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Plays of the Week

Calling all high school coaches, players or parents: Did someone on your team make a spectacular or clutch play? Make sure the rest of the state gets to see your feats of daring do by submitting a video for our weekly ‘Plays of the Week’ highlight reel. The best plays will be compiled and sho … [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...]

Football: Freeman, Hyde run past Lewis Mills

Hyde senior Ronnie Freeman scores one of his six touchdowns against Lewis Mills on Saturday.
Peter Hvizdak/Register

NEW HAVEN >> During the game’s opening possession, the Hyde defense committed two penalties and allowed Lewis Mills to drive 70 yards on seven plays that was capped by a touchdown pass. Fortunately for the Howling Wolves, that’s the only time the Spartans led. Hyde settled in and, fueled by … [Read more...]