Litchfield County’s 10 softball players to watch this season

Torrington's Sydney Matzko (right) will be a force in the NVL this season.
Marianne Killackey - Special to the Register Citizen

Litchfield County‘s 10 softball players to watch Alyssa Halpin, Lewis Mills Abby Hurlbert, Thomaston Jenna Lopardo, Wamogo Jenn Luba, Terryville Sydney Matzko, Torrington Marissa Morris, Torrington Liz Newkirk, Northwestern Kaylee Rasmussen, Nonnewaug Kimmie Stack, Wolcott Tech Brittany Young, Torrington

2014 Litchfield County Softball Capsules

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2014 Litchfield County Softball Capsules Torrington Coach: Maryann Musselman Last year: 23-1, NVL Champions Key losses: Baylee Vinisko, 3B Key returners: Sydney Matzko, Sr. All-State P; Marissa Morris, Jr. All-Copper Division C; Nicole Jamieson, Sr. 2B; Alexa Potter, Sr. LF; Brittany Young, Jr. RF; Brittany Anderson, Jr, CF; Sara Heath, Jr. 1B; Sam Pelow, Sr. […]

Softball: Experience key factor for Warde this spring

Fairfield Warde senior captains Michelle Treglia and Kenize Burns are two of the top returners for the Mustangs this spring.

FAIRFIELD >> Experience is the key word this spring around the Fairfield Warde softball diamond, and the Mustangs sure do have a lot of it. A year ago that was spent figuring out lineups, what worked and what didn’t, the Mustangs are hoping that will pay dividends this season. Warde, which lost in the opening […]

Northwestern softball will be in thick of things for BL title

Northwestern coach Stacey Zematis may include more small ball in this year’s Highlander mix.
Peter Wallace — Register Citizen

WINSTED >> “It will be a fight until the end,” says Northwestern High School softball coach Stacey Zematis, looking ahead to another tight Berkshire League race. Why should this year be any different? Last year, Northwestern joined three other teams — Thomaston, Terryville and Lewis Mills — in devouring each other. Thomaston and Terryville ended […]

CCC volleyball: Some players to watch

In Connecticut, boys volleyball is slowly growing in popularity. Eight of the 10 conferences in the CIAC have at least one boys volleyball team, with the CCC being the largest with 15. Farmington and Wethersfield both qualified for the Class M tournament last year and received byes before losing their quarterfinal games. The Indians are […]

Cheshire’s Mark Ecke hired as Danbury’s football coach

Mark Ecke, left, at Yale for the 2011 Walter Camp dinner with former UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni, center, and former Cheshire all-state back Kyle McIntosh, right. (File Photo Peter Casolino)

In two years he spent in the college coaching ranks at Trinity, Mark Ecke learned two indisputable facts: He was and always will be a high school football coach. And he wanted to get back to being one as soon as possible. He just might have found the perfect opportunity. Nearly two years after leaving […]

GameTimeCT/NH Register Preseason Softball Top 10 Poll: Masuk is No. 1

Masuk celebrates after winning last season's Class L state championship. The Panthers are No. 1 in the GameTimeCT/NH Register preseason softball poll.

Team                                            Points           Last         Class 1. Masuk (27-0) (14)                 504              1               L Last season: Defeated Foran 3-2 to win Class L state championship. Opening day: at Westhill, Wednesday, 4:15 p.m. Bottom line: The Panthers have the state’s best player returning in […]

Football coaching carousel update: It’s Hodge at South Windsor, Frederick at Maloney, Pace at Weston, Fritz at Rocky Hill

Mark Ecke’s move to Danbury hasn’t been the only high school football coaching hire over the last few weeks. Just a days earlier, South Windsor announced the hire of offensive coordinator and former Weaver coach David Hodge and Maloney of Meriden hired 28-year old Southington assistant Kevin Frederick, a graduate of arch-rival Platt. A week before, […]

Softball 2014: Ten games you can’t miss this season

Lauralton Hall at St. Joseph, Wednesday, 4 p.m.: These non-league opponents have combined to win eight state titles. Seymour at Lauralton Hall, Thursday, 4:15 p.m.: Seymour defeated the Crusaders for the Class M state title in 2006. A meeting in the final won’t happen this year. Lauralton Hall moved up to Class L, while the […]

Softball 2014: The top 25 CIAC players to watch this season

Mercy shortstop Astin Donovan was the NH Register's Area MVP last season.

Olivia Banulski, OF, Bristol Central, Sr.: Hit .543 with 39 runs and 14 RBIs as a junior. Fallon Bevino, 1B, Foran, Sr.: Batted .435 with 40 RBIs and 28 runs last season. Will play at Kutztown. Tatum Buckley, P, Masuk, Sr.: Reigning Register State Player of the Year has committed to play at Florida Atlantic. […]

Softball 2014: Top five storylines for the 2014 season

(Catherine Avalone/The Middletown Press) Mercy senior captain and catcher Tyler Keegan chases down a ball as Southington sophomore Lauren Zazzaro looks for the umpire's call at West Haven High School in last season's Class LL state final. Zazzaro scored the only run of the game.

1. Last Hurrah for Lauralton Hall This will be the final season for Lauralton Hall in the South-West Conference. The Crusaders are hoping to have a memorable exit. Lauralton Hall has the depth and talent to challenge defending champion Masuk and defending Class S champion Oxford for the SWC crown. The Crusaders, though, face a […]