Experience, chemistry lead Staples girls lacrosse to win over Ridgefield

Staples' Paige Murray reacts after scoring a goal against Ridgefield Friday afternoon. Photo by Peter Casolino/pcasolino@newhavenregister.com

WESTPORT >> After Friday afternoon’s season-opening 14-12 girls’ lacrosse win over Ridgefield, Staples’ Meredith Hood was asked about her four-goal performance. Instead of talking about herself, she immediately spoke of her teammates. “Our communication is a lot better (than last year),” Hood said. “We’re closer as a team; we’re closer as a unit. We work […]

Friday’s New Haven County girls lacrosse roundup: Szkotnicki’s four goals lead Amity to victory

GIRLS LACROSSE Amity 12, Sacred Heart Academy 5 >> Jessica Szkotnicki scored four goals and Kira Saunders added two of her own in an SCC interdivisional victory in Hamden. Olivia Reily had three saves for the Pacers (0-2) in the loss. Branford 9, Hamden 5 >> April Simmons scored three goals and Sam Freeman added […]

Friday’s New Haven County boys lacrosse roundup: Burns, Uscilla lead Spartans to victory

BOYS LACROSSE Amity 16, Branford 2 >> Tyler Burns and Brad Uscilla both scored three goals in a home interdivisional rout of the Hornets. Boys lacrosse Amity 16, Branford 2 (at Woodbridge) Branford 1 1 0 0 — 2 Amity 5 3 4 4 — 16 Goals: (AM) Tyler Burns 3; Brad Uscilla 3; Nick […]

Todd Dowty’s interim tag removed, to become next Hamden coach

Todd Dowty’s interim tag has been removed and he will officially become the next Hamden football coach, Hamden athletic director Tom Dyer confirmed Friday. “Todd is definitely our guy,” Dyer said. “The kids like playing for him. We are excited to have Todd at the helm.” Dowty, who is an Industrial Arts teacher at Hamden […]

Seymour’s Kuzia tosses shutout to beat Torrington

Torrington's Shane Bierfeldt pitched 8.2 innings in the Red Raiders' 1-0 loss to Seymour. Bierfeldt struck out 11 batters in the loss.
Marianne Killackey - Special to the Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> Wednesday, in separate games, Torrington and Seymour put a total of 23 runs on the board (14 for Torrington) in bad season-opening games. Friday, against each other, they turned it around to a nine-inning jewel in Seymour’s 1-0 win in the rain at Fuessenich Park. Photos: Seymour 1 Torrington 0 Seymour’s Nick Kuzia […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington girls tennis gets past Seymour

Torrington girls tennis picked up its first victory of the season Friday, defeating Seymour 5-2. The Red Raiders’ Kiley Rosengrant defeated Seymour’s Gabby Zawadcki 8-2. Olivia Roberge defeated Emily Curina 8-2. The Wildcats doubles team of Cierra Green and Pallavi Kasturi defeated Torrington Reinna Lee and Sarah Gardalla 8-0. Torrington is 1-1, Seymour is 0-1. […]

Friday’s New Haven County baseball roundup

Dan Godette’s hit drove home Nick Kuzia with the winning run in the top of the ninth inning for the Seymour baseball team in a 1-0 Naugatuck Valley League victory over host Torrington Friday. Kuzia tripled with two outs to set up the winning run. Kuzia, who had two hits, also went the distance on […]

Friday’s New Haven County Softball Roundup

Platt Tech 2, Stratford 1 (9) >> Winning pitcher Brooke Pawlak struck out seven and also had three hits for the Panthers in this non-conference win. Liz Witkins doubled to drive in the tying run in the seventh inning and Brandi Hernandez had two hits and scored both runs for Platt Tech (3-0). NO. 6 […]

Friday’s New Haven County Girls Tennis Roundup

Amity 7, Foran 0 (at Woodbridge) Singles: Daphne Kreiger (A) def. Naagma Timakondu (F) 6-0, 6-1; Claire Foster (A) def. Sam Giesman-Ginter (F) 6-0, 6-1; Victoria Li (A) def. Katelyn Stokes (F) 6-0, 6-0; Jamie Thimineur (A) def. Val Dozdnyakova (F) 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: Rebecca Bullers and Rachel Einbinder (A) def. Jill Raucci and Shemona […]

Friday’s Middletown region sports roundup

By Press Staff Baseball Vinal Tech 6, Wilcox Tech 3 >> The Hawks rebounded from a tough loss against Middletown the day before and notched their first win of the season at Meriden. Junior CJ Lemere struck out 12 and allowed five hits to earn the victory. Josh Mollica went 3-for-4 with two doubles and […]

SLC baseball: Cromwell tops H-K

By Jimmy Zanor jzanor@ctcentral.com @ShoreLineSports on Twitter CROMWELL >> Cromwell baseball’s blueprint for success the past few seasons – the Panthers have played in three state championship games in four years, winning the Class S title in 2012 – has been pitching and defense. And Haddam-Killingworth saw a heavy dose of both on Friday afternoon. […]

Young’s late inning double lifts No. 7 Torrington past No. 10 Seymour softball

Torrington's Sydney Matzko struck out 11 Seymour batters and only allowed two hits in the Red Raiders 6-1 win over the Wildcats.

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

SEYMOUR >> With the game tied up 1-1 in the top of the sixth inning with runners on second and third and no outs, Torrington’s Brittany Young stepped to plate for the biggest at bat of the game. “I knew I had to do something,” Young said. Photos: Torrington 6 Seymour 1 After going down […]

Lewis Mills lacrosse senior Greg Osanitsch over comes adversity

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen
Lewis Mills' Greg Osanitsch uses a special glove that his grandfather made for him when he started playing lacrosse.

WATERBURY >> When getting ready to play lacrosse, a player needs a helmet, stick, cleats, shoulder pads and gloves. Lewis Mills’ senior Greg Osanitsch wears all of that gear with one minor exception, he wears a specially made glove on his left hand. “It’s a baseball glove with the fingers cut out it — it […]