Boys tennis: Amity-Hopkins match more than an average scrimmage

(Melanie Stengel - New Haven Register)   
 Left to Right: Amity No. 1 singles player Jason Seidman, Amity boys tennis coach Chris Raffone, Hopkins coach Bryan Adinolfi, and Hopkins No. 1 player Sayer Paige are all looking forward to Tuesday's scrimmage at Hopkins. Amity and Hopkins are twof the top tennis porgrams in the Greater New Haven area.

Preseason tennis scrimmages are normally used to determine which players will fill starting roles and as a barometer for what teams need to improve upon before the regular season. In some instances, the scrimmages pit long-standing rivals and carry more significance for coaches and players. Put Tuesday’s Amity-Hopkins boys tennis scrimmage, scheduled for 4:15 p.m. […]

Tennis 2014: New Haven County area players to watch for 2014

Foran's Bradley Orban is the reigning Area MVP for boys tennis.

BOYS Name                         Team            Year Peter Conklin                 Hopkins             Fr. Phillip Hochman           Amity                 Jr. Brandon Howard         Hamden             So. Luke Lemieux               Guilford             Sr. Bradley Orban              Foran                  Sr. Sayer Paige                    Hopkins            Jr. Jeremy Reichentahl   Cheshire           Sr. Alex Reiger                    Hand                  […]

Simsbury crew sweeps the Erg Throwndown

The SHS 1st Boys receive the event trophy at the Erg Throwdown on March 22.
Photo by Lisa Harris

SIMSBURY >> The SHS Crew Team swept the Erg Throwdown on  March 22, winning the event trophy and taking top honors for all the boats. Simsbury crews competed with other top crews including: Avon, East Lyme, E.O. Smith, Glastonbury, Middletown, and Stonington at the indoor rowing competition at the Mystic Branch of the Ocean Community YMCA […]

Girls basketball: JCC Schoolgirl Classic selects its roster

The 53rd Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic, which has moved to the JCC of Greater New Haven facility in Woodbridge, announced Wednesday the following girls to play in the Classic April 13 at 1:30 p.m.: EAST SQUAD Karlee Alves, Ellington (Emmanuel) Tanaya Atkinson, Career (Temple) Olivia Bolden, South Windsor (undecided) Cassidy Bundy, Montville (Hartford) Chelsea Domain, Tolland (Assumption) […]

GIRLS LACROSSE: More prepared, focused Fairfield Ludlowe team ready for season

Fairfield Ludlowe girls' lacrosse seniors Ellie Palazzo and Ali Gorab.

FAIRFIELD >> The members of the Fairfield Ludlowe girls’ lacrosse team know what they want. After a season last spring spent adjusting to first year head coach Heather Lewsey, battling a slow start, finding some rhythm and ending with an early first-round exit in the state tournament, this year’s squad is eager to change that. […]

Joyful conclusion to somber weekend for Torrington girls basketball

Peter Wallace - Register Citizen

Torrington High School's girls basketball team celebrated at the Cornucopia Banquet Facility Sunday evening. Seniors and coaches are, front row from left: freshman coach Barbara Beebe; Olivia Morrison; Mika Howard; head coach Mike Fritch.
Second row from left: JV coach Erika Pratt; Caroline Teti; Joann Duman.

TORRINGTON >> In a bittersweet coincidence, Torrington High School’s basketball team celebrated another great season Sunday evening at the Cornucopia Banquet facility while mourners gathered for program-founder Lou Moscaritolo at the Cook Funeral Home following his death on Friday. Coach Lou started the girls basketball team in 1977, then rang up a 230-131 record with […]

Wilbur Cross to induct eight players, one team to Hall of Fame April 10

  Eight people and one team will be inducted into the Wilbur Cross High Hall of Fame on April 10 at Anthony’s Ocean View. The inductees are: Michael Giovanni (1949), a standout football and baseball player at Commercial High (the former name of Wilbur Cross) who went on to play minor league baseball and work […]

Defense, experience set to propel Fairfield Warde lacrosse

FAIRFIELD >> It’s too early for Fairfield Warde boys’ head lacrosse coach Tom Cunningham to make predictions. But one thing he is certain about, the team standard has been set higher going into the season. “I talked a lot to the guys about taking one step forward this season,” senior Brian Kerrigan said. “To me, […]

Hockey: Gold teams sweep CHSCA Junior, Senior All-Star games

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MILFORD — For many, the high school hockey season ended with a state championship last weekend at Yale University’s Ingalls Rink. For others, the season ended in disappointment. Saturday at the Milford Ice Pavilion, many players had another opportunity to get on the ice in the Fifth Annual Connecticut High School Coaches Association Junior and […]

Goodwin leads Sr. Select Yellow team to victory in CHSCA Sr. All-Star game

Tristan Goodwin of East Haven had a hat trick to lead the Senior Select All-Star Yellow team to a 5-3 win over the Senior Select All-Star Blue team in the fifth annual Connecticut High School Coaches Association Senior Select All-Star game at the Milford Ice Pavilion on Saturday.   Goodwin was selected the game’s most […]

Former Wamogo star Nemergut finds success at The Gunnery School

Nick Nemergut is playing both basketball and golf at The Gunnery School for a post grad year.
Photo by Philip Dutton

WASHINGTON, CT >> Sometimes, a whole new world is right around the corner. That’s what former Wamogo basketball and golf star Nick Nemergut (Wamogo ‘13) finds in a post-grad year at The Gunnery School, up the road from Goshen, in Washington. Make that a new world with familiar overtones. Nemergut was All-State and All-Berkshire League […]

As CIAC crowns champions, Public School vs. Private and ‘Choice’ School debate rages on

Public or Private or 'Choice?' East Catholic and Weaver, which battled for the Class L boys basketball title, are considered 'Schools of Choice,' but is their success overwhelming Public competition? (Photo Peter Paguaga)

UNCASVILLE >> Capital Prep, a Hartford magnet school, cruised to its second girls basketball state title Saturday morning at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Not too long after that, East Catholic, a parochial school, followed suit on its way to a Class M state championship. Meanwhile, an hour’s drive down 95-South, Fairfield Prep, another parochial school, […]

Owen Canfield: Moscaritolo left us with valuable lessons

By Owen Canfield In his obituary, you’ll read about Lou Moscaritolo’s coaching and teaching accomplishments. Louie, who died Friday at 86, served Torrington and Torrington High School, for 58 years. He left great memories a shining example for the people he touched, and they were many. A teacher, coach and mentor to countless students, he […]

CHSCA extends HS hockey season with all-star events

The CIAC Division I, II and III championship games held last weekend provide mixed emotions for many coaches. On one hand the events produce exciting finishes to the season with champions crowned in each Division. But it also signals the end of the season for public school teams.   Enter the Connecticut High School Coaches […]

Softball: Seymour’s Katie Petroski to attend UPenn

Seymour senior Katie Petroski recently signed a national letter of intent to play softball at UPenn.
Left to right (back row) Seymour assistant coach Neil Swanchak, Ken Petroski, Denise Petroski (front row) assistant coach Jamie Yakushewich, Katie Petroski and head coach Ken Pereiras 
Photo courtesy of Seymour athletics

Seymour senior Katie Petroski recently committed to play softball at the University of Pennsylvania, a Division I school that competes in the Ivy League. Last season, Petroski batted .417  with 45 RBIs, 12 doubles and three home runs while earning Register All-Area and second-team All-State honors. In addition, Petroski is a three-time coaches all-state and […]

Torrington’s Welch and Northwestern’s Stotler are headed to YMCA swimming Nationals

Makenzie Welch will be making her second trip to the YMCA Nationals.
Laurie Gaboradi - Register Citizen

Area swimmers Makenzie Welch and Kiley Stotler take off for the YMCA Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina next week with Northwest Connecticut YMCA Laser coach Dave Steel. Welch was an All-State swimmer for Torrington High School in the CIAC’s fall girls season. Stotler, a sophomore at Northwestern, was the top female swimmer in the co-ed […]

A Fairfield Prep student’s response to Jim Bransfield

Editor’s note: Tim Kiernan, a senior at Fairfield Prep, submitted the following response to a column written by Jim Bransfield.  This past Saturday was an athletic whirlwind for the fans of Fairfield Prep as both the hockey and basketball teams competed in their respective state championship title games. The day was off to an auspicious start […]

Crosby’s Rogers breaks Class LL All-Star scoring record

BRANFORD >> Crosby’s Tyshon Rogers poured in a Class LL-L record 40 points while leading Team Pequot to a 140-118 victory over Team Mohegan in the 39th Annual Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-Star Basketball Festival Wednesday night at Branford High School. Rogers broke the record of 31 points set by Greenwich’s Russ Rosenband in […]