Softball: Platt Tech’s Brooke Pawlak among program’s best

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Platt Tech softball captain Brooke Pawlak.

MILFORD >> Despite being a member of the oft-overlooked Constitution State Conference, Platt Tech has been a juggernaut in softball, winning 16 tech school conference titles since 1992. During that span, the Panthers have produced several quality players, including pitchers Alyssa Morrell and Ashley Taylor and catcher Alyssa Donovan, who was a Register All-Area selection […]

Column: Remembering Portland coach Gene Reilly

By Jimmy Zanor, Middletown Press PORTLAND >> There have been a lot of tears shed these past few days upon hearing about Gene Reilly’s passing on Sunday in Rhode Island. Reilly, a Portland coaching icon, was 70. But crying is the last thing Coach Reilly would want us to do. “Off the court there was […]

Despite 0-2 record Conard softball has been competitive

WEST HARTFORD >> A young team facing tough competition, the Conard High softball team has been competitive early on this season despite a pair of tough losses. The Chieftains are off to an 0-2 start to the 2014 season having lost two one-run games. Conard lost its season opener 9-8 at Glastonbury last Wednesday and […]

Simsbury has solid showing at the Andover Regatta

The SHS Girls 3rd Boat crosses the finish line at the Andover Regatta on April 5.
Submitted Photo

Press release sent in by Simsbury Crew SIMSBURY >>  Simsbury Crew had a solid showing as they kicked off the spring racing season at the Andover Regatta on April 5. Strong currents and a tailwind combined with a grey, overcast sky created less than ideal conditions for the rowers; midway through the regatta, the tailwind shifted […]

Boys lacrosse: Staples defeats Warde to improve to 3-0

Staples' Will John

WESTPORT >> After Tuesday afternoon’s 9-1 victory over Fairfield Warde, Staples head boys’ lacrosse coach Paul McNulty couldn’t help but see a little bit of his former team in Warde. “Warde is just like we were a couple years ago. They are getting better and better,” McNulty said. “They have a lot of good players. […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Girls Basketball Team

Abby Hurlbert Area-MVP Thomaston, Sr. Guard/Forwards Stats: Averaged 18.1 points per-game, including 23 points in the Class S Championship game which the Golden Bears won in double overtime against St. Paul. She also helped lead Thomaston to a share of the Berkshire League regular season title and the Berkshire League Tournament Title. Honors: Two-Time All-Berkshire League […]

Litchfield County Area Girls Basketball MVP: Abby Hurlbert, Thomaston

Thomaston’s Abby Hurlbert averaged 18.1 points per-game, including 23 points in the Class S Championship game which the Golden Bears won in double overtime against St. Paul.
Sean Meenaghan — Register Citizen

THOMASTON >> Is there a high school basketball fan in the state who hasn’t heard of Abby Hurlbert? Perhaps, but not if they were at the Mohegan Sun for the CIAC’s championship weekend. Hurlbert’s team fought back from deficits in regulation and two overtimes for Thomaston’s first girls basketball championship since 1993. Litchfield County Girls […]

The Terryville Kangaroo has a chance to be voted Best Mascot in country

The Terryville Kangaroos' "Roos Crew" cheer during a game. The Kangaroo has a chance to be voted the best mascot in the country.

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

After a dominating performance in the first round of the USA Today Best Vote beating out instate schools, Avon Old Farms Winged Beaver, the East Hampton Bellringer, the Berlin Redcoat, Hale Ray Noise, the Jonathan Law Lawman, the Kingswood-Oxford Wyvern and the Windham Whippet, the Terryville Kangaroo has a chance to be voted the best […]

Softball: Win over Mercy is worth the wait for Foran

It may have taken a few extra days to play because of poor field conditions, but the state’s second and third-ranked teams finally met Monday afternoon in Milford. When all was said and done, each team battled through some sloppy play before Foran defeated second-ranked Mercy 6-5 at Foran High. Foran junior shortstop Dani Kemp […]

Northwest Catholic inducts 2014 Hall of Fame Class

WEST HARTFORD – Basketball standouts and a star on the gridiron highlight the latest class set to be inducted into the Northwest Catholic Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame. Thomas Clark, Peter Egan William Egan, Ellen Gloekler Murphy and Brooks Sales are the five members of the 10th NWC Hall of Fame class and they will be inducted during a dinner […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County postponements (12 p.m.)

Softball Wilby at Wolcott Tech, 3:45 p.m. – PPD to TBA Boys golf Litchfield at Housatonic, 3 p.m. Torrington at Watertown, 2:30 p.m. Wolcott Tech at Kaynor Tech, 2 p.m. PPD to Wednesday, April 23, 2 p.m. Boys lacrosse Watertown at Lewis Mills, 4 p.m. PPD to May 3, 11 a.m. Amistad at Wamogo, 4 […]

Boys basketball: Former Portland coach Gene Reilly dies

Former Portland boys basketball coach Gene Reilly, one of the all-time winningest coaches in state history, passed away Sunday at Rhode Island Hospital. He was 70. Reilly coached for 35 years at Portland (1972-2007), winning 547 games, still the sixth-best victory total in state history. Reilly also won one Class S state championship in 1982 […]

2:30 p.m. UPDATE: Rain-rain go away…Tuesday’s New Haven County Postponements

Below are the postponements for today’s (Tuesday’s) games Tuesday Postponements Baseball SWC Bunnell at Pomperaug, ppd. to Wed., 4:15 p.m. Notre Dame-Fairfield at Stratford, ppd. indefinitely CSC O’Brien Tech at Wilcox Tech, ppd. to Wed., 3:45 p.m. Preps Hamden Hall at Hopkins, ppd. indefinitely Softball SWC Immaculate at Stratford, ppd. indefinitely SCC Amity at Sheehan, […]

Notre Dame’s John Amendola pitches three-hitter in win over West Haven

Notre Dame's John Amendola is one of the best pitchers in the state and can that will be on display this tournament.
Photo by Peter Casolino

WEST HAVEN — Notre Dame-West Haven senior pitcher John Amendola didn’t feel he had his best fastball Monday afternoon. He adjusted. Mixing a vast array of off-speed pitches with his trademark fastball, Amendola stifled cross-town rival West Haven in a 5-0 victory at Quigley Stadium. The right-hander tossed a complete-game three-hitter, striking out four as […]