There’s more to Torrington’s Zagrodnik than sports

Torrington’s Mitch Zagrodnik pitches, plays the outfield and first base for the Red Raiders this season.
Pete Paguaga — Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> High School is a wonderful thing. Amidst the angst and foibles adults love to dwell on, some — maybe many — kids realize the value of what they’re going through. Torrington High School’s Mitch Zagrodnik, a Red Raider basketball and baseball player, is such a person. “As a freshman and sophomore, I can’t […]

CCC volleyball: Farmington beats Hall in three sets

FARMINGTON — The Farmington boys volleyball team is young, but just as strong. Not a single player on the court tonight had ever played a varsity match before this season. But it didn’t show as the Indians beat Hall in straight sets (25-10, 25-21, 25-11) at Farmington High School. Farmington graduated 12 seniors from last season’s […]

Northwestern’s Risedorf risks CIAC eligibility to go to MLB workouts

Due to a CIAC rule Northwestern’s Zach Risedorf will be ruled ineligible once he attends workouts with MLB teams at the end of May.
Pete Paguaga — Register Citizen

Last week Northwestern’s Zach Risedorf was invited to work out for three Major league Baseball teams, the San Diego Padres, the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates. All three workouts take place during the last week of May. If Risedorf goes, he will be ruled ineligible by the CIAC. “It’s a once in a lifetime […]

NH County Athletes of the Week: Molly Flowers, Sacred Heart Academy; Ethan Lonardelli, Cheshire


Female Athlete of the Week MOLLY FLOWERS >> SACRED HEART ACADEMY SOFTBALL The senior struck out 15 in the Pacers’ 2-1 win over Shelton, allowed three hits and struck out 13 in a 10-1 victory over Foran and gave up just five hits and struck out 14 in a 10-4 win over East Haven. HONOR […]

Wednesday’s New Haven County area postponements


BASEBALL NVL Holy Cross at Seymour (French Park), ppd. to May 19, 3:30 p.m. St. Paul at Ansonia (Nolan Field), ppd. to Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Shoreline Hale-Ray at Hyde (Bowen), ppd. to Saturday, 11 a.m. East Hampton at Old Saybrook, ppd., TBA Coginchaug at Morgan (IRC), ppd. to Saturday, 3 p.m. Valley Regional at Westbrook, […]

2014 New Haven Register All-Area girls basketball team

(Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)  Tanaya Atkinson (right) of Career drives past Haley Vanty of Mercy in the second half of the Class LL quarterfinal game last March.

Area MVP Tanaya Atkinson Career, Sr., G/F Stats: Averaged 23 points, eight rebounds, three steals and three assists per game. She scored 1,700 career points. Honors: Southern Connecticut Conference Player of the Year, CHSCA All-State selection and two-time Area MVP. Off the court: She is an English Language Learner Teacher. Up next: She will play […]

Softball: Midway through the season, Ludlowe right where it wants to be

FAIRFIELD >> At the halfway point in the season, Fairfield Ludlowe head softball coach Shari Paci likes where her team is at. Sitting at 9-1 and 8-0 in the FCIAC, the Falcons are one of just two teams who are undefeated in conference play. While the record is pretty, Paci, the competitive first year coach, […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County postponements (1:45 p.m.)

Baseball Terryville at Thomaston, 3:45 p.m. PPD to Thursday at 3:45 p.m. Wamogo at Gilbert, 3:45 p.m. PPD to May 9 at 4 p.m. Shepaug at Housatonic, 3:45 p.m. PPD to May 6, 3:45 p.m. Lewis Mills at Northwestern, 3:45 p.m. PPD to May 6, 3:45 p.m. Wolcott Tech at Wilcox Tech, 3:45 p.m. PPD […]

Tuesday’s Middletown area sports roundup

Boys Golf Xavier 156, NFA 181, North Haven 185 >> AJ Sanzaro shot a 37 to earn medalist honors and lead the Falcons to a pair of wins Tuesday at Portland Golf Course. Ryan DeVille and Alex Jenkins each shot a 39, while Connor Roscoe shot a 41 as Xavier improved to 6-1. Rasmey Kong […]

Boys lacrosse: Strong defensive effort lifts Warde to first-ever victory over Ludlowe

FAIRFIELD >> As his players rushed from the sideline to the far end of the turf to celebrate, Fairfield Warde boys’ head lacrosse coach Tom Cunningham crouched down, put his head down and enjoyed the moment to himself for a few seconds. Tuesday evening the Mustangs held off rival Fairfield Ludlowe 5-4 at Taft Field, […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Shepaug boys golf defeats Housatonic

Shepaug earned its fifth victory of the season, defeating Housatonic 171-209. The Spartans’ Robert McCarthy was the medalist of the match, shooting a 37. Shepaug’s Griffin Ylagan shot a 40. Housatonic’s James Huften Jr. and Liam Grimaldi both shot a 50. Shepaug is 5-3, Housatonic is 0-4. Boys golf Litchfield 189, Lewis Mills 191 >> […]

Berger leads Xavier volleyball past Lewis Mills

Xavier’s Andre Zumerchik spiked the ball past Lewis Mills’ Seth Ouellette. Zumerchik finished the match with 19 kills in the Falcons’ 3-1 win over Lewis Mills. 
Pete Paguaga — Register Citizen

BURLINGTON >> In a close match it was the Xavier Falcons who came away victorious defeating Lewis Mills, 3-1. “It was a great match, we play them every year and it’s always good,” Xavier head coach John Post said. “It’s always even.” Photos: Xavier 3 Lewis Mills 1 The Falcons jumped out early in the […]

CCC baseball: Wethersfield rallies to beat South Windsor

SOUTH WINDSOR — As the temperature began to drop and the rain started to fall, the tension heated up. The Wethersfield baseball team rallied for two runs in the seventh and hung on to beat South Windsor 4-3 at Nevers Park, across the street from South Windsor High School on Tuesday afternoon. Trailing by a run […]

GameTimeCT / Register Boys Lacrosse Top 10 Poll: Darien No. 1, North Haven breaks through

FP John Edmonds

For the first time in the young history of the North Haven boys lacrosse program the Indians find themselves ranked in the New Haven Register/GameTimeCT Boys Lacrosse Top 10 poll. The 8-1 Indians are No. 10. This is the third season the Indians are competing on the varsity level. “Although we appreciate the top-10 ranking […]

Tuesday’s New Haven County boys volleyball roundup

Shelton 3, East Hartford 2 (at East Hartford) Game scores: 25-18 (S), 25-15 (E), 25-20 (S), 25-21 (E) 15-13 (S) Highlights: S—Hunter Yocum.   42 assists, TJ Nicholas.    9 kills 3 blocks, Grant Fevrier.  19 kills 5 digs E—Gilberto Figueroa 19 kills 16 digs, Jolie Halloway 14 kills Records: Shelton.  6-4; E. Hartford 4-3

Tuesday’s New Haven County girls track roundup

Amity wins two Amity 103, East Haven; Amity 90.75, Wilbur Cross 58.25; East Haven 89.50, Wilbur Cross 59.50 100 Meter Dash Finals: Reed, Zoie, Amity Region, 12.79; 200 Meter Dash: Reed, Zoie, Amity Region, 26.63; 400 Meter Dash: Connors, Shea, Wilbur Cross, 1:01.73; 800 Meter Run: Rivers, Danae, Wilbur Cross, 2:16.32; 1600 Meter Run: Rivers, […]

Tuesday’s New Haven County boys track roundup

Amity wins two Amity 129.00, East Haven 21.00; Amity 105.00, Wilbur Cross 45.00; Wilbur Cross 112.00, East Haven 37.00 100 Meter Dash: Timpko, Joshua, Amity Region, 11.92; 200 Meter Dash: Rattley, Aaron, Amity Region, 23.89; 400 Meter Dash: Jackson, Frederick, Wilbur Cross, 52.16; 800 Meter Run: Caldwell, Myles, Amity Region, 2:08.11; 1600 Meter Run: MacKay, […]

Tuesday’s New Haven County girls tennis roundup

Guilford 5, Hamden 0 Singles: 1. Kristen Forscher (G) def Vidyha Maran (H) 6-4, 6-2; 3. Emily Etter (G) def Mia Bonadies (H) 6-1, 6-0; 4. Claire Dinauer (G) def Sarah Skeeles (H) 6-1, 6-2; 2 singles did not finish Doubles: 1. Victoria Bogetoft/Madeline Montenegro (G) def Yoojin Yoon/Alexandra Whittinberg-Scott (H) 6-0,6-2; 2. Nicole Bondos/Rebecca […]

Tuesday’s New Haven County boys tennis roundup

Branford 4 Hamden 3 (At Hamden) Singles: 1.Brandon Howard (H) defeats Matt Sachs (B) 6-3 5-3 Rainout.2. Ben Shao(B) defeats Seth Bjorkman 6-4 6-4 3. Jared Platt(B) defeats Ben Bonadies (H) 6-3 3-6 6-3 4 Stephen Pantera(H) defeats Matt Lombardi(B) 6-0 6-0 Doubles:1. Dan O’neil/Miles Conlin(B) defeats Jin Darcy/Dan Millea(H) 6-1 6-0 2. Owen Madelung/Stas […]