Thursday’s NH County golf roundup: Cheshire edges Amity

Cheshire 166, Amity 167 (at The Farms CC) Medlaist: Keating Seymour (A), 37 Cheshire: Tom Arisco 39; Jake Ecke 41; Chris Simione 41; Ben Kaplan 45 Amity: Brent Marieb 40; Max Kauffman 43; Brett McNeil 47 Records: C 2-1-1; A 6-3. Haddam Killingworh 180, Portland 186 (at Maynor CC) Medalist: John Abbott (H) 35 H-K: […]

Girls lacrosse: Cheshire edges Hand in rematch of last season’s SCC tournament final

(Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)  Hand's Lauren Cole takes a shot a goal as Cheshire's Erica Stauffer, left, and Kya O'Donnell defend during the first half of Cheshire's 15-13 win.

CHESHIRE >> The Hand and Cheshire girls lacrosse matchup ranks right up there with some of the most fiercest high school rivalries in Connecticut and when the Rams and Tigers met on Thursday, as usual, they put on quite a show for their fans. Despite building up a four-goal lead four different times in the […]

Track and Field: Hand pole vaulters reaching new heights

Daniel Hand pole vaulter Rich Sangster works out during practice on Monday.

MADISON >> Hand junior Ian Bergere sprints down the runway, plants his pole and drives his body upward toward the sky. Soaring nearly 15 feet above the earth, he lets his mind go blank. In a matter of seconds, so much can go right or wrong. When attempting to clear the bar and fall backward […]

CCC softball: Garach, Conard out slug Northwest Catholic

Bridget Garach of Conard pitched all seven innings and hit two home runs in the Chieftains, 18-14 win at Northwest Catholic on Thursday.
Derek Turner - GameTimeCT

WEST HARTFORD — ‘Slugfest’ is what Conard coach Tom Verrengia called it. Bridget Garach pitched a complete game and launched two home runs out to center field as Conard’s softball team beat Northwest Catholic, 18-14, Thursday afternoon at Northwest Catholic High School. The wind was blowing from left to right, but the ball was flying out […]

Thursday’s NH County girls tennis roundup: Hand beats Cheshire

Coginchaug 4, Haddam-Killingworth 3 (at Durham) Siingles: Melanie Frank (C) def. Reilly Fitzgibbons (HK) 6-1, 6-2; Mackenzie Earley (HK) def. Emma Roth (C) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1; Sam Turley (C) def. Jen Halleck (HK) 6-1, 6-2; Allison Sheahan (HK) def. Emily Leibiger (C) 6-4, 6-3 Doubles: Lex Regan / Gwen Plum (HK) def. Erin Larkin / […]

Thursday’s NH County boys tennis roundup: Cheshire tops Hall

Cheshire 5, Hall 2 (at Cheshire) Singles: Jeremy Reichentahl (C) def. Jeffrey Diehl 6-0,6-4; Jackson Ajello (C) def. Gordon Feiner 2-6, 7-5, 6-3; Eddie Huaug (H) def. Nick Anthony 6-2, 6-7 (0), 6-2; Joe Cashore (C) def. Connor Dulton 6-2, 7-5. Doubles: Reilly Eldredge and David Light (C) def. Josh Becker and Noah Delcoro 6-4,6-1; […]

Softball: Middletown rallies past East Catholic

Sydney White, Senior for Middletown High, connects for a base hit against East Catholic at Thursday's home game. Photo Catherine Avalone

MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown rallied for two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to edge East Catholic 3-2 in a Central Connecticut Conference interdivision softball game Thursday at Hiller Field. After the Blue Dragons had the potential tying runs thrown out at both second base and home plate in the fifth inning, it appeared […]

Wolcott Tech sweeps Classical Magnet boys volleyball

Wolcott Tech’s Matt Dell’Agnese sets the ball during the Wildcats’ 3-0 win over Classical Magnet.
Laurie Gaboardi — Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> Wolcott Tech swept Classical Magnet 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-19) Thursday in a match that documented how many ways experience counts in boys volleyball. Photos: Wolcott Tech 3 Classical Magnet 0 “We’re not young; we’re new,” said Classical Magnet coach Lou Lestini. “We started the program last year with just six matches.” The Gladiators […]

Bannon, Bernard lift Law softball over Cheshire

One out away from a victory and taking three of four contests in what was a tough week, the Jonathan Law softball team had reason to sweat. With two runners on, Cheshire sent Casey Harding to the plate. Harding lofted a fly ball to right where Law’s Justine Bannon was shaded toward center field. A […]

Thursday’s NH County softball roundup: Bernard leads Law past Cheshire

Coginchaug 14, Westbrook 2 >> Courtney Votto had two doubles and Gabby Diaz had a triple in the Blue Devils Shoreline Conference victory in Durham. Law 2, Cheshire 1 >> Jenna Bernard hit a solo home run and struck out eight in a home SCC interdivisional triumph. Brianna McIntosh and Megan Hodgdon had doubles for […]

Track and Field: Staples’ Hannah DeBalsi wins 3,000 meter Penn Relays title

Staples' Hannah DeBalsi leads the pack at the Penn Relays in the 3K. Photo by Sara Bassett

PHILADELPHIA >> Thursday evening at Franklin Field at the University of Pennsylvania, Staples’ Hannah DeBalsi pulled away to win the girls’ 3,000 meters title at the Penn Relays in a time of 9 minutes and 34.57 seconds. This was the sophomore’s first time running at the Penn Relays. Hannah Christen of Burke Va. finished in […]

Sacred Heart Academy softball cruises past No. 7 Foran

MILFORD — Sacred Heart Academy coach Ray Ramelli and his Foran counterpart Jeff Bevino know the importance of pitching in high school softball. Both saw firsthand how much it really means when two good teams match up Thursday afternoon at Foran High. Behind the three-hit pitching of Molly Flowers, the offense of Becca Marks and […]

Girls basketball beat: Hillhouse’s Beene signs with LIU Post

Hillhouse's Alexis Been signs her National Letter of Intent to play at LIU Post. She received a four-year scholarship.

NEW HAVEN >> Hillhouse senior center Alexis Beene had a few questions to ask while visiting colleges. “The first thing I asked was, ‘Do you have biology? Do you have pharmacy?’” Beene said. She found a school that had what she was looking for, and got a full scholarship to play basketball. The Academics’ senior […]

Thursday’s New Haven County girls lacrosse roundup: Amity edges West Haven

Amistad Academy 12, Capital Prep 7 >> Kayla Samuels had four goals and Cheyenne John had four goals in Amistad Academy’s victory at home. Amity 11, West Haven 10 >>  Sara Turner had three goals, Becky Turner had two goals and Liz Marino had two goals and two assists to lead the Spartans in a […]

Thursday’s New Haven County boys lacrosse roundup: Fairfield Prep victorious

Fairfield Prep 12, Greenwich 11 >>  Burke Smith scored four goals, Chris Brown had three goals and an assist, Austin Sims had a goal and two assists and the Jesuits picked up a home victory. Sean Edmunds had two goals and an assist for Prep (5-1) in the victory over Greenwich (5-1). Stratford 11, Bunnell […]

Thursday’s New Haven County baseball roundup: East Haven finally tops Branford

East Haven's Pete Grippo and the rest of the Yellow Jackets look to clinch SCC Oronoque this week. Photo: Bill O'Brien

A.J. Ventura singled in Pete Grippo in the bottom of the seventh inning to push the East Haven baseball team past Branford 9-8 in the continuation of a Southern Connecticut Conference Oronoque Division game in East Haven Thursday. The game resumed after the misapplication of an unreported substitution rule would’ve have given East Haven an […]

Youth programs helping feed interest in Litchfield County high school lacrosse

The Lewis Mills boys lacrosse team went 13-5 last season, earning a spot in the state tournament. The Spartans are 4-0 so far this season.
Pete Paguaga — Register Citizen

Lacrosse is a relatively new sport in Connecticut, with the CIAC hosting the first championships for boys lacrosse in 1995 and for the girls in 2004. It has already taken over Fairfield County, where the high schools have dominated, winning 39 of the 46 boys state championships, and 21 of the 23 girls state titles. […]

Girls basketball beat: Former Sacred Heart Academy standout Montini headed to Trinity

Micaela Montini drains a 3-pointer. The post-grad will attend her dream school and play basketball, too. Contributed photo.

For former Sacred Heart Academy standout and Choate Rosemary Hall post-graduate Micaela Montini, going to Trinity College was a family decision. “I’ve always wanted to go to Trinity since I was little,” she said. “Because both my parents went there and my brother.” Montini will keep the family tradition going as she will play basketball […]

Thursday’s Middletown region sports roundup

Baseball East Hampton 3, Westbrook 2 >> Winning pitcher Zak Johnson struck out eight and allowed just two hits, and Marvin Gorgas notched two strikeouts in the seventh inning to earn the save for the host Bellringers. Dylan Riley had an RBI double for East Hampton (6-1), which built an early 3-0 lead. Arno Utegg […]