Football 2015: Familiar faces starting fresh in different Greater New Haven area coaching positions

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First Year East Haven football Coach Melvin Wells talks about his team to the SCC coaches and Media during the SCC Football media night at the Floyd Little Athletic Center last month.

Football rosters are often helpful to spectators to be able to identify players quickly. This season, spectators may also need them to figure out the many new head coaches in the Greater New Haven area. When play begins on Sept. 11, 14 coaches will officially debut at their new schools. Some were head coaches previously, […]

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...]

Football 2015: Bagley, Bailey form dynamic duo for Ansonia

(Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)  Tajik Bagley ,left, and Tyler Bailey hope to lead Ansonia to another state championship this season.

ANSONIA L ast season Ansonia football became the Tajik Bagley and Tyler Bailey show. Bagley, a senior running back, and Bailey, a senior wide receiver, gave opposing defenses headaches and have been inseparable on and off the field. “He’s like my brother,” Bagley said of Bailey. So it only makes … [Read more...]