Girls Volleyball 2015: Guilford, Amity young, but experienced

Guilford's Sam Shank digs up a shot during a game last season. File photo by Dave Philiips

Volleyball teams have been trickling onto the courts in preparation for the upcoming season. For the next few days, until the season begins on Friday, Sept. 11, I’ll be posting previews of area teams heading into the season. Also, I’ll leave a sneak peak of the season preview package. Spike It … [Read more...]

American Legion: The 16th Annual Dream Dozen

Orange's Matt Ronai. Photo by Dave Phillips

By Mike Madera and Dave Phillips It was a three-way horse race down to the final 10 days for the top spot in Zone 2. Branford won its sixth consecutive straight Zone II regular season crown, but was upset by Monroe in two games in a Southern Division Sectional championship series. Stratford played … [Read more...]

Connecting with sports not sanctioned by the CIAC

Hamden girls hockey captains Samantha Cozzolino (left) and Caraline Kennedy (photo supplied by Hamden coach Mike Callan)

Bowling (30 teams) and girls ice hockey (21 teams) are two high school sports with the potential to grow enough in the next few years to be sanctioned by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The CIAC requires a sport to have 20 percent of the schools in the state, or 38 teams, … [Read more...]