2014 girls lacrosse New Haven County team preview capsules

AMISTAD Coach: Jay Fellows Last Year’s Record: This is the first season as a varsity program Top Players: Tashiyra Freeman, A-M, Sr.; Mykaila Shannon, M, So.; Cheyenne John, M, So. Outlook: In their inaugural season as a varsity program. AMITY Coach: Jenna DeRosa Last Year’s Record: 5-10-1 Top Players: Kira Saunders, M, Sr.; Sarah Turner, […]

Baseball: Boston College-bound Braren leads Hand into season

Scott Braren and Hand look strong in 2014. Photo-Dave Phillips

All eyes are going to be on Hand’s Scott Braren this spring. The senior center fielder has a Division I baseball scholarship in his pocket and will be the guy other team’s will try to keep off the base paths. Yet, Braren is hoping that there’s enough protection in the lineup where other teams will […]

2014 New Haven County boys lacrosse preview capsules:

AMISTAD Coach: Peter Greco Last Year’s Record: 0-10 Top Players: Robert Manso, G, Sr.; Spencer Munroe, M, Sr.; David Guznhay, A, Sr.; Neville Williams, D, Jr. Outlook: Entering their second year as a varsity program, the Wolves will join the Western Connecticut Lacrosse Conference and hope to capitalize on a team deep with seniors and […]

CHSCA’s ‘Super 100′ Connecticut senior All-Star football team draft results

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Representatives from the the Connecticut High School Coaches Association gathered at Rentschler Field tonight to kick off events leading up to its ‘Super 100′ senior all-star football game in June. Last week, the coaches held a combine to determine the best 100 seniors available to play in the game. Tonight, the coaches of the two […]

2014 Litchfield County boys volleyball capsules

Lewis Mills' Alexander Daigle attempts to block a spike last season.

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

2014 Area Boys Volleyball Capsules Lewis Mills Coach: Damian Coggshall, 53-45 career Last year: 11-8 Key losses: Matt Draper, Chris Farmer, Matt DiSorbo Key returners: Alexander Daigle, sr. mh; Seth Oulette, sr. s; Dominik Jankowski, sr. opp; Spencer Maloney, sr. oh; Mike Nicoletti, sr. libero; Dan Kryzanski, sr. oh; tim Forella, jr. mh Outlook: Decent […]

Thomaston softball optimistic about BL run despite limited depth

Thomaston’s Julia Rominello makes a running catch during practice.
Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

THOMASTON >> In the Thomaston high school gymnasium there is a banner that reads “small school…big dreams” which is the best way to define this season’s Golden Bears softball team. After winning a share of the Berkshire League title and reaching the Class S semifinals, the Golden Bears have to replace five starters and only […]

Litchfield County’s 10 baseball players to watch this season

Torrington's John McCarthy is back at second base for the Red Raiders this season.

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

Litchfield County’s 10 baseball players to watch Brian Butkevicious, Thomaston John Lippincott, Northwestern John McCarthy, Torrington Zach Risedorf, Northwestern Blaise Russo, Thomaston Evan Shortsleeve, Litchfield Charlie Timme, Nonnewaug Max Wadington, Lewis Mills Willy Yahn, Housatonic Mitch Zagrodnik, Torrington

2014 Litchfield County baseball capsules

2014 Litchfield County Softball Capsules Torrington Coach: Pat Richardson, 47-61 career Last year: 10-12 Key losses: Cody Lemieux, Kyle Sanford, Roberto Santiago, Adam Fuoco, Pat Baker, Ben Stone, Tommy Jerram. Key returners: Shane Bierfeldt, Ben Thompson, Mitch Zagrodnik, John McCarthy, Stanley Rijo, Nathan Manchester, Ben Bonvanci, Matt Baril, Josh Rubino. Outlook: Mixture of youth and experience this year. Hoping to […]

Lewis Mills baseball expects to compete for BL title this season

Lewis Mills' senior Max Waddington is back at shortstop for the Spartans this season.

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

BURLINGTON >> Last season the Lewis Mills Spartans competed for the Berkshire League title coming in third place at 15-7, they also reached the second round of the Class M State Tournament. This season the Spartans will have new lineup, looking to replace a handful of seniors, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be back […]

GameTimeCT / Register Preseason Lacrosse Top 10 poll: Darien kicks the season off at No. 1

The 2013-14 preseason Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 lacrosse poll compiled by Dan Nowak. Team (Record)(First-place votes) Points; 2013 poll finish 1. Darien (12-8) (6)…101 pts…8 Last game: Lost 7-6 to Wilton in 2013 CIAC Class M quarterfinals . Season opener: Hosts Trinity Catholic, Wednesday, 4 p.m. Bottom line: The Blue Wave, led by Yale-bound goalie Phil Huffard, is on a […]

Lacrosse 2014: Adkins ready to lead Foran boys into postseason

(Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)  Coach Brian Adkins has high hopes for his second season with the Foran boys lacrosse team.

MILFORD >> Brian Adkins loves a good challenge, evidenced by the fact he is in the midst of starting a high school boys lacrosse program for the second time in his career. The Foran boys program enters its second season on the varsity level. If history does repeat itself, then the Lions should expect some […]

Softball 2014: Expectations high once again for East Haven program

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 East Haven softball captains, left to right: Jenna Gaudioso, Talia Loda, Alyssa Apuzzo, Marissa Vittorio,and McKenzie Miessau are all ready for another big season.

EAST HAVEN >> The East Haven softball team certainly hasn’t forgotten how last season ended. The Easties advanced to the Class M state semifinals before a disappointing 7-0 loss to Granby dashed East Haven’s bid at a state championship. But the Easties would rather focus on the present, and for good reason. East Haven returns […]

Lacrosse 2014: Top 10 CIAC girls, boys players to watch this season

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  Cheshire lacrosse  player, Emma Farrel is one of Dan Nowak's top 10 players to watch.

GIRLS Kiley Anderson, Sr., Haddam-Killingworth, Midfield: A 2013 All-American honorable mention and Register All-Area selection, she set a single-season school record with 105 goals last season. Also had 33 assists, 201 draw controls, 65 ground balls and led H-K to its first Class S state final. Will play lacrosse at Boston College. Lauren Cole, Sr., […]

Lacrosse 2014: Top five boys, girls games to watch this season

Boys No. 4 Greenwich at No. 3 Fairfield Prep, April 24, 4:15 p.m.: Prep and midfielder Austin Sims take on the Cardinals and Jack Harrington, one of the top defenders in the state. No. 7 Simsbury at Hand, April 28, 7 p.m.: The Tigers take on one of the toughest teams in the northern part […]

Track and Field 2014: Conn. distance runners are miles ahead of the rest

Fairfield Warde's Cate Allen, Staples' Hannah DeBalsi and Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross enter the outdoor track season as three of best runners in the state. Photo by Melanie Stengel/Register

Hannah DeBalsi closed her eyes trying to contain her jubilance. She couldn’t. Cate Allen grinned. Danae Rivers laughed. It was a rare Tuesday afternoon in March when three of Connecticut’s most talented female high school distance runners were together, but not on a track. Instead, they sat in a photo studio getting their portraits taken. […]

Lacrosse 2014: Top five storylines for the 2014 season

Cheshire and Hand square off in last year's SCC tournament final, won by Cheshire 17-14.

1. Can anyone in Connecticut beat Fairfield Prep? The Jesuits went 17-0 against Connecticut competition last season. On paper, there are two state teams with a shot in the regular season to hand the Jesuits a loss: Greenwich (Prep home game April 24) and at New Canaan May 17. 2. Who will be the team(s) […]

Baseball 2014: Cold, wet spring weather putting a damper on preseason

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Another cold day was not going to keep the Amity baseball team inside. As the temperature barely crept above 30 degrees with wind gusts well over 20 miles per hour on March 26, Spartans coach Sal Coppola led his defending Class LL champions back on the field. At least it wasn’t raining. “If you stay […]