GameTimeCT / Register Softball Top 10 Poll: Southington is No. 1

Torrington’s Sara Heath slides in safely after hitting a two-run home run in a recent game. Torrington moved up to No. 2 in the state polls  (Photo: Laurie Gaboardi — Register Citizen)

Team                                            Points           Last         Class 1. Southington (5-0) (13)                 472             4               LL Last week: Defeated Rockville 5-0, Conard 13-0 and Bristol Eastern 1-0. Bottom line: The defending Class LL state champions might have a new coach (Davina Hernandez) and pitcher (Kendra […]

New Haven Register Area Gymnastics MVP: Stefani Taschner, Hand

(Peter Casolino-New Haven Register) All Area Gymnast Stefani Taschner of Daniel Hand High School.  3/25/14

Hand’s Stefani Taschner has the ultimate comeback story. And it’s one the senior standout gymnast is still writing. The two-time Register Area MVP, who coach Kelly Smith said “leaves as one of the top athletes to come through the program” battled almost her entire high school gymnastic career with nagging injuries. Taschner explained she has […]

Softball Beat: Strong start for Sheehan, Flowers cleared

Entering this season, Sheehan had the same goals and expectations as it has throughout Jocelyn Chang’s tenure as head coach. “The expectations are always to qualify for the state tournament, and go one game at a time, one inning at a time,” Chang said. “We’ve been kind of living up to that.” That formula has […]

Softball: This week’s Diamond Gems

In the Diamond Gems feature, we will take a look back at some of last week’s top performances. We’ll also look ahead to the upcoming week. HIT PARADE • Stephanie Appelberg, Masuk: Senior hit game-winning two-run home run in the fifth inning in a 2-1 victory over Lauralton Hall. • Amber Bonewicz, West Haven: Senior […]

Softball: Vote for the state’s best team!

Unbeaten Southington (5-0) ascended to the top spot in the latest Register Top 10 softball poll. Preseason No. 1 Masuk (4-1) dropped to No. 4 after losing to Darien on April 12. But there are quite a few other teams that can make the claim as the state’s best team, including No. 2 Torrington (5-0), […]

2014 New Haven Register All-Area Gymnastics Team

Stefani Taschner – MVP Hand, senior Stats: Was the Southern Connecticut Conference champion in vault, bars, floor and all-around. Finished in fifth place all-around at the State Open and third in floor at New Englands. Tied school bars record at 9.4. Honors: Elite All-American on vault and floor. All-American on beam, bars and all-around. First […]

Litchfield County Area Ice Hockey MVP: Eric Chin, Housatonic / Northwestern / Wamogo

Eric Chin, Jr. won 13 games and posted a 1.84 GAA, .924 save %, 4 shutouts for Housatonic/Northwestern/Wamogo Mountaineers.
Sean Meenaghan — Register Citizen

Just about every hockey team has a couple of goalies, to either rest the starter or in case of injury, except for the Housatonic/Northwestern/Wamogo Mountaineers; they only had one junior Eric Chin. Entire Litchfield County All-Area Ice Hockey Team “He didn’t miss one practice or game, he was 100% determined,” Mountaineers head coach Dean Diamond […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Ice Hockey Team

Eric Chin Area MVP Housatonic/ Northwestern/Wamogo, Jr. Goalie Stats: 13 wins, 1.84 GAA, .924 save %, 4 shutouts as the team’s only goalie leading them to a No. 6 seed in the Division III hockey tournament. Honors: Second-Team All-State and named Team MVP Slideshow: Litchfield County All-Area Ice Hockey Team Andrew Loya Shepaug/Litchfield/Nonnewaug, Jr. Forward […]

Conard’s Stabnick, Hall’s Houpert NFF North Chapter Scholar Athletes

Matt Houpert FB Foundation photo (15) (1)

On Sunday, May 18, 2014 Cole Stabnick from Conard High School and Matt Houpert from Hall High School will receive the Scholar Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation Northern Chapter. The criteria for this award is football performance, academic achievement, and school leadership. Cole and Matt join an elite group of 12 football student athletes that will also […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Softball Ballot

Here’s how I voted in the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Softball Poll after Week 2. The Top 10 poll will run in Monday’s print editions of the Register.  We’ll post it on-line here at as soon as its compiled.   1. Southington 2. Torrington 3.  Berlin 4. Maloney 5. East Lyme 6. St. Joseph 7. […]