Boys basketball: Rule changes for 2014-15 season

The National Federation of State High School Associations added four new rules for the upcoming 2014-15 season. The biggest change will be at the free-throw line. Players can now enter the lane once the free throw is released, rather than waiting for it to hit the rim. The CIAC schools will abide by this and […]

Torrington defeats Wilby baseball for sixth win a row

Torrington’s Mitch Zagrodnik tags out Wilby’s Nelson Merced who was trying to steal third. Torrington won 8-5.
Marianne Killackey — Special to the Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> Torrington High School’s baseball team polished off the NVL’s second-place Naugatuck Greyhounds at Dodd Stadium Saturday in a win featuring aggressive running on the basepaths. Monday, the Raiders (8-4) were back for their sixth consecutive win, running and bashing their way to an 8-5 win against a tougher Wilby team than its record […]

Monday’s NH County golf roundup: Branford wins tri-meet; East Haven edges Foran

Branford 159, Hillhouse 219, Career 249 (at Pine Orchard CC) Medalist: Tyler Hackett, Branford, 36 Branford: Cooper Bunton 39; Dan Sember 41; Ryan Sember 43 Hillhouse: Alhassan Camara 51; Elijah Thomas 55; Jean Carlos Dejesus 54; Alhousaine Camara 59 Career: Mo Rahth 65; Reda Elbouamri 56; Jerrid Bidon 56; Mya Yorke 72; Total 249 Records: […]

Girls Lacrosse: Warde showing it is the real deal

FAIRFIELD >> For 50 minutes Monday evening at Tetreau/Davis Field, the Fairfield Warde girls’ lacrosse team gave Greenwich everything it could handle. In a tight battle that went down to the wire, the Cardinals’ Carolyn Paletta scored the go-ahead goal with under two minutes to play to pull out the victory. Greenwich added a goal […]

Monday’s NH County girls tennis roundup: Amity, Cheshire post shutouts

Amity 7, Guilford 0 (at Woodbridge) Singles: Daphne Kreiger (A) def. Kristen Forcher (G) 6-0, 6-2 Claire Foster (A) def. Anna Babbin (G) 6-0, 6-1 Victoria Li (A) def. Emily Etter (G) 6-3, 6-1 Beki Lettick (A0 def. Claire Dinauer (G) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. Doubles: Jamie Thimineur and Rachel Einbinder (A) def. Madeline Montenegro and […]

Baseball: Xavier cruises past Hamden

Xavier junior Alex Parkos lines a double in a five-run first inning  against Hamden. Photo by Jimmy Zanor

MIDDLETOWN >> Revenge is sweet. Especially if you do it against a front-line pitcher. Earlier this season Hamden shut out Xavier. Monday afternoon was the rematch at Palmer Field and Xavier coach Rich Magner was worried. “Their kid is going to the University of Hartford,” he said. “I wasn’t sure we’d get anything off him.” […]

Monday’s NH County boys tennis roundup: Amity shuts out Foran

(Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)
No. 1 singles player  Jason Seidman will try to help lead Amity to the SCC title.

Amity 7, Foran 0 >> Jason Seidman defeated Bradley Orban 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 singles for Amity, which has yet to lose a single this season in SCC action at Milford. It was the first regular-season loss for Orban, the reigning Register Area MVP, during his four-year career. His last high school loss […]

Monday’s New Haven County girls lacrosse roundup: Turner leads Amity to victory

Girls lacrosse Amity 10, Branford 8 (at Woodbridge) Branford 4 4 — 8 Amity 4 6 — 10 Goals: (AM) Sarah Turner 3; Taylor Portelinha 3; Liz Marino 2; Eleanor Henn 1; Kendra Osinski 1; (BR) April Simmons 2; Jessie Severino 2; Christina Smith 2; Claire Benevento 1; Caroline Murphy 1; Assists: (AM) Liz Marino […]

Baseball beat: The SCC midseason report

Fairfield Prep is playing like it's one of the best teams in the SCC.

The baseball season has just about hit the midpoint for most Southern Connecticut Conference teams. Fairfield Prep has emerged as the favorite to take the conference, Notre Dame-West Haven has won eight in a row and East Haven could be a surprise team in the SCC tournament. Conversely, conference mainstays like Xavier and Amity have […]

CCC baseball: Gamme, East Catholic top Wethersfield

WETHERSFIELD>>Before the season started, Wethersfield shortstop Ryan Costello said East Catholic would be the team to beat in the CCC North baseball season. Beating Tyler Gamme, a Wethersfield native who plays for East Catholic, would make it even sweeter. However, today was not that day. Gamme was hit by a pitch twice and scored three […]

Litchfield County roundup: Wolcott Tech baseball walks off against Classical Magnet

Behind a late rally, Wolcott Tech earned its second victory of the season, defeating Classical Magnet 6-5 at home. The Wildcats went into the bottom of the seventh, down 5-4. Wolcott Tech got two runs across in the final inning to win it. The Wildcats’ Dylan Skrip recorded a double in the victory. Wolcott Tech […]

Monday’s New Haven County boys lacrosse roundup: Moss leads Cheshire Academy to victory

Boys lacrosse Cheshire Academy 15, Chase Collegiate 7 (at Cheshire) Chase Collegiate 0 2 3 2 — 7 Cheshire Academy 7 4 2 2 — 15 Goals: (CHA) Herdman Sean 6; Jake Moss 4; Coulton Cherney 2; John Fox 1; C.J. Holmes 1; (CHC) Rising 4; Tellides 2; Zoldy 1; Alwang 1; Assists: (CHA) C.J. […]

Lewis Mills comes back to beat Wolcott Tech boys volleyball

Lewis Mills’ Spencer Maloney spikes the ball past Wolcott Tech’s Tyler Kackowski (00) and Dante Curry (15) in the Spartans 3-1 win over the Wildcats.
Pete Paguaga — Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> Already trailing, 1-0, the Lewis Mills Spartans were losing the second game 19-12 when they engineered a 10-1 run to take a two point lead, before taking the game that catapulted the Spartans to a 3-1 win over Wolcott Tech. “It’s a game of momentum, it can switch like that,” Lewis Mills head […]

Monday’s NH County softball roundup: Lauralton Hall shuts out Oxford

Lauralton Hall 2, Oxford 0 >> Haley Congdon allowed just two hits and struck out 12 in the shutout in South-West Conference play at Oxford. Jackie Brewster had a solo home run in the sixth and Maureen Connolly went 1-for-3 with two stolen bases for Lauralton Hall (9-3). Ashley Guillette struck out 10 for Oxford […]

Monday’s NH County baseball roundup: Seymour knocks off Ansonia

Pitcher Jake Walkinshaw had 10 strikeouts and went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double, single and RBI to lead the undefeated and seventh-ranked Seymour baseball team (12-0) to a 3-1 victory over host Ansonia Monday night in a Naugatuck Valley League game. Pitcher Sean Bonaparte led the Chargers (7-4) with 15 strikeouts. Derby 7, […]

Litchfield County baseball standings

NAUGATUCK VALLEY LEAGUE Copper Division Overall W-L Naugatuck 9-2 Holy Cross 7-4 Torrington 6-4 Sacred Heart 5-7 Wilby 4-7 Kennedy 2-9 Crosby 0-10 Brass Division Overall W-L Seymour 11-0 St. Paul 8-4 Ansonia 7-3 Derby 6-4 Woodland 5-6 Watertown 5-5 Wolcott 1-11 Berkshire League Conference Overall Thomaston 9-0 10-0 Northwestern 7-2 7-3 Terryville 7-3 7-4 […]

Monday’s Middletown region sports roundup

Softball Coginchaug 11, East Hampton 0 >> At Durham, Blue Devils pitchers Gabby Diaz and Natalie Labasi combined on a four-hitter as Coginchaug remained unbeaten at 10-0. Naomi Rinaldo went 3-for-4 with four runs scored and Courtney Votto was also 3-for-4 for the Blue Devils. East Hampton fell to 2-5. Haddam-Killingworth 10, Westbrook 3 >> […]

Softball Beat: Despite injuries, North Haven on pace to win division crown

North Haven softball pitcher Haley Arnaoutis

Before this season began, Arianna Pustari, a three-year starter at pitcher, informed North Haven softball coach Sally Maher that she could no longer play due to a back injury. Then on April 21, another senior, captain Brianne Melillo, the team’s starting center fielder, broke her left wrist and is expected to miss six weeks. “It’s […]