Torrington’s Matzko notches 1,000th career strikeout in shutout over Naugatuck

Torrington’s Sydney Matzko struck out 14 Naugatuck batters, including her 1000th career strikeout in the Red Raiders’ 3-0 win over Greyhounds.
Marianne Killackey — Special to the Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> Torrington pitcher Sydney Matzko pitched her 1,000th career strikeout in a 3-0 win over a tough Naugatuck softball team Tuesday afternoon at Torrington High School. Photos: Torrington 3 Naugatuck 0 In a season in which Matzko has given up just 13 hits, the Greyhounds’ three is a significant achievement against the 12-0 defending […]

Tuesday’s NH County softball roundup: Loda pitches no-hitter for East Haven

(Mara Lavitt Ñ New Haven Register) 
Co-captain Jenna Gaudioso, left, congratulates fellow captain and pitcher Talia Loda on the no-hitter she just pitched against Branford. East Haven won 7-0.
mlavitt@newhavenregister.com

Talia Loda tossed her second no-hitter of the season to lead the East Haven softball team to a 7-0 Southern Connecticut Conference Oronoque Division victory over Branford on Tuesday. Loda struck out seven, walked two and did not allow a ball to be hit out of the infield. Jenna Gaudioso was 3 for 4 with […]

CCC softball: East Hartford hangs on in win over Windsor

East Hartford first baseman Kevi Oatway blasts a triple in the bottom of the first vs. Windsor.
Derek Turner -- GameTimeCT

EAST HARTFORD >> If you showed up late, you probably missed the action. East Hartford struck for three runs in the bottom of the first and held on to beat Windsor, 3-2, Corneluis McAuliffe Park on Tuesday afternoon for its seventh win of the season. East Hartford pitcher Olivia Gonzalez got stronger as the game progressed. Despite […]

Softball: Mercy rallies past Shelton

MIDDLETOWN >> Not even a four-run deficit in the first inning or a one-run deficit in their final at-bats seemed to rattle the Mercy softball team on Tuesday afternoon. “That’s the thing about this team,” said Mercy co-head coach Ann Drewry. “They’re a very business-like team. They know what they have to do. They’re focused […]

Softball: Fast start lifts Hale-Ray past Middletown

MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown High and Hale-Ray played a bizarre softball game Tuesday afternoon at Hank Hiller Field. For six innings, the Blue Dragons thoroughly outplayed Hale-Ray, scoring five times while shutting out the visiting Little Noises. So far, nothing bizarre about that. Here’s the wacky part. Those were innings two through seven. Hale-Ray scored 10 […]

GameTimeCT / Register Boys Lacrosse Top 10 Poll: No. 1 Darien to host No. 2 Greenwich

Guilford's Brian Donohue and Fairfield Prep's  Chris Brown (Photo Dave Phillips)

The 2013-14 Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 lacrosse poll Team (Record)(1st place) Points Last 1. Darien (9-0) (12) 129 1 Last week:  Defeated St. Joseph 18-3, Danbury 20-2 and New Canaan 11-10 (OT). Bottom line: No. 1 vs. No. 2: Blue Wave’s next big test is against visiting Greenwich on Saturday . 2. Greenwich (10-1) 108 T2 Last week: […]

Gallicchio spins gem to lift Lewis Mills past Northwestern baseball

Lewis Mills' Justin Gallicchio threw a complete game shutout, allowing only three hits in the Spartans 6-0 win over Northwestern.
Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

WINSTED >> Last season Lewis Mills’ pitcher Justin Gallicchio didn’t pitch well against Northwestern, this season he scattered three hits in a complete game shutout win for the Spartans against the Highlanders, 6-0. “Last he gave up a grand slam to them,” Spartans head coach Jesse Darcy said. “He wants to face the best, we […]

Tuesday’s NH County baseball roundup: Hamden Hall wins in romp

Ansonia 5, Watertown 2 >> Marty Mikos tossed a five-hitter to pick up his first win of the season for Ansonia in a Naugatuck Valley League win at Watertown. Matt Pitney was 3 for 4 and had an RBI and run in a three-run seventh inning for the Chargers (8-4). Ricky Descoteaux was 2 for […]

Tuesday’s NH County lacrossee roundup: Foran beats Lyman Hall for second straight day

Boys lacrosse Amity 10, Cheshire 8 (at Woodbridge) Cheshire 2 3 3 0 — 8 Amity 1 2 3 4 — 10 Goals: (AM) Brad Uscilla 3; Jake Milner 3; David Buono 2; Ajay King 1; Joe Choiniere 1; (CH) Matt Blois 4; Anthony Trasacco 2; Matt Samuelson 1; Alec Thomas 1; Assists: (AM) Tyler […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Housatonic’s Yahn strikes out 15 in win

Housatonic’s Willy Yahn brought his best stuff to the mound against Shepaug Tuesday afternoon. The Mountaineers senior went the distance, striking out 15, allowing just three hits and walking two in a 7-2 Mountaineers win. Yahn went 2-for-2 from the plate with two walks and three stolen bases. Trevor Dakers went 2-for-3 with an RBI […]

Tuesday’s NH County golf roundup: Amity edges Fairfield Prep

Amity 170, Fairfield Prep 173 (at Brooklawn CC, par 36) Co-medalists: Andrew Sciarretta (FP and Zach Prete (A) 40 Fairfield Prep: Hunter Bohn 41; Tyler Duffy 44; James Nemia 48 Amity: Brent Marieb 42; Billy Emery 44; Keating Seymour 44 Cheshire 158, Xavier 169 (at The Farms CC) Medalist: Chris Simione (Cheshire) 37 Cheshire: Tom […]

Tuesday’s Middletown region sports roundup

Girls Outdoor Track Coginchaug 78, Morgan 68; Coginchaug 78, Lyman Hall 71 >> At Durham, the Blue Devils got first place performances from  Allison Luther (javelin, 100 and 200), Samantha Drop (1600), Jessica Drop (800), and Samantha Vigue (3200). Mercy 90, Hamden 60; Mercy 102. Law 47 >> The Tigers defeated Quinnipiac rival Hamden at […]

Sticking together: Trio of Ludlowe athletes headed Gettysburg

Fairfield Ludlowe's Kirssy Bradley, Alex Wykoff and Ali Gorab are all headed to Gettysburg College this fall for athletics.

FAIRFIELD >> After four years of athletics together at the high school level, Fairfield Ludlowe’s Krissy Bradley, Ali Gorab and Alex Wykoff will continue their playing careers at the next level together. The trio, who led the Falcons to the quarterfinals of the Class LL State Girls’ Soccer Tournament this past fall, are headed to […]

Tuesday’s NH County girls track roundup: East Haven tops Career

Amity 82, Cheshire 68 (at Cheshire) 4×800: Amity (Dakota Kelly, Sarah Stein, Melissa Taggart, Lisa Groham), 10:32.9; 4×100: Cheshire (Janine Zumerchik, Krissy Cabrera, Sarah Clark, Janaia Skibitcky), 51.1; 100H: Selina Samperi (C), 16.4; 100: Zoie Reed (A), 12.4; 1600: Emily Crisconola (A), 5:29.4; 400: Kim Grove (C), 63.0; 300H: Lauren Duhl (A), 49.8; 800: Taggart […]

Tuesday’s NH County boys track roundup: Amity sweeps tri-meet

Amity wins two (at Woodbridge) Team scores: Amity 109, Hamden 41; Amity 102, Shelton 48; Shelton 88, Hamden 62 (at Woodbridge) 100: Tom Kane (S), 11.25; 200: DeSean Nixon (Hamden), 22.06; 400: Ben Feola (A), 52.62; 800: Mike Yuan (A), 2:03.87; 1600: Chris McKay (A), 4:33.66; 3200: Sricharan Kadimi (A), 9:55.39; 110 Meter Hurdles: Aaron […]

Tuesday’s NH County tennis roundup: North Haven boys, girls drop Foran

Coginchaug 4, North Branford 3 (at North Branford) Singles: Andy Westwood (NB) def. Tyler McDonald 6-2, 6-0; Evan Diaz (NB) def. Garrett D’Amato 6-3, 6-2; Kyle Judson (C) def. John Opie 6-4, 3-6, 6-2; Sam Temple (C) def. Jake Caplan 6-0, 6-1; Alex Cole (C) def. Nick Ghobrial 6-4, 6-4. Doubles: Jay Mavani/Manny Silva (NB) […]

Old Saybrook girls lacrosse enjoying special season

The Old Saybrook girls lacrosse team is having the time of their lives, and it has everything to do with being off to the best start in program history at 9-0.   “This start is a surprise. It is certainly the best start ever for our team,” said Old Saybrook coach Al Mortali, who started […]

Boys basketball: CIAC places Fairfield Prep on probation for 2014-15 season

Fairfield Prep's players stare at Central's celebration following the Class LL Boys Basketball Championship at Mohegan Sun (Mara Lavitt — New Haven Register)

The CIAC placed the Fairfield Prep basketball program on probation for the 2014-15 season “sportsmanship-related issues” according to a report issued on Tuesday by the CIAC Board of Control. The meeting was held last Thursday. “We received a report from their principal, which the board requested, basically expresing what took place and what they would […]

Owen Canfield: Prime time, teams with Wolcott Tech and Lewis Mills

Both the Wolcott Tech and Lewis Mills boys volleyball teams wore green in support of Mental Health Awareness.
Submitted Photo by John J. Dell'Agnese

By Owen Canfield Prime Time House of Torrington had tables set up near the entrance to the Oliver Wolcott Tech gymnasium Monday afternoon. Inside the gym, a large crowd was getting noisy. The volleyball game involved Tech and Lewis Mills High School. Mills would win the game, which was billed as a “green-out game,’’ 3-1. […]