Lewis Mills volleyball falls to Masuk


BURLINGTON >> More than most sports, volleyball is a game of momentum, with psychological as well as physical twists fueling the push. The twists can feed a run, or, in a match of heavyweights like Masuk and Lewis Mills, they can finally win the meet. Friday, at Lewis Mills High School, the Panthers (9-4) won […]

CCC baseball: East Hartford edges South Windsor

EAST HARTFORD >> Freddy Cruz Jr. kept the ball down and his infielders kept it in front. The senior East Hartford pitcher induced 12 ground ball outs, 11 to the left side, to keep South Windsor at bay and defeat the Bobcats, 3-2, at McKenna Field on Friday. “My little kid Freddy Cruz just throws enough to […]

Softball: North Branford snaps Coginchaug win streak

Coginchaug sophomore Gabby Diaz had nine strikeouts against North Branford on Friday. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

DURHAM >> It took one big inning and a tough left-handed pitcher to put an end to Coginchaug’s season-long win streak. North Branford took the lead with a four-run uprising in the third and sophomore Lindsay Golia blanked the Blue Devils over the final five innings as the T-birds topped the Blue Devils, 5-2, in […]

Baseball: Staples beats Darien, sits atop FCIAC

WESTPORT >> About halfway through the season the Staples baseball team decided they were done waiting. Nowadays, it’s less talk and a lot more action. “We just started saying be the guy. Don’t wait for someone else to do something to help the team, you do it yourself,” senior Justin Gallanty said. Friday afternoon against […]

Friday’s NH County tennis roundup: Hand girls edge Guilford

Girls tennis Hand 4, Guilford 3 (At Guilford) Singles: Kristen Forscher (G) def. Ana Grosso 6-2, 6-3; Anna Babbin (G) def. Meghan Hart 6-4, 6-3; Emily Etter (G) def. Clara Wang 6-2, 6-1; Ankita Roychoudhury (DHHS) def. Ellie Pinchbeck 6-2, 6-1 Doubles: Gabby Diotalevi/Megan Sosensky (DHHS) def. Maddy Montenegro/Rebecca Eige 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3; Erin […]

Friday’s New Haven County girls lacrosse roundup: Madoule leads Thunderbirds to non-league win

Girls lacrosse North Branford 12, Rocky Hill 9 >> Kristen Madoule had four goals and goalie Taylor Delaney had 14 saves to lead the Thunderbirds to their non-league win in Rocky Hill. Cassidy Norton added three goals and two assists for the Thunderbirds (5-5).   Girls lacrosse Branford 17, Lyman Hall 2 (at Branford) Goals: […]

Friday’s New Haven County boys lacrosse roundup: Titans qualify for CIAC Class S tournament

Boys lacrosse Sheehan 17, Wilbur Cross/Career/Hillhouse 1 >> Nate Carney had five goals and two assists and goalie Dan Hennessey had 14 saves to lead the Titans to their SCC win in New Haven. The win qualified the Titans (7-5) for the CIAC Class S tournament in their first season competing on the varsity level. […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup: Gilbert softball rallies late to defeat Housatonic

Trailing 17-7 going into the bottom of the seventh the Yellowjackets rallied to score 11 runs in the final frame to pull off the 18-17 comeback win. Rachel Aiudi hit a single to bring home Sydney Fracasso, who was the winning run. Alyssa Jamieson finished the game with three hits and six RBI, including a […]

Friday’s Middletown region sports roundup

Baseball Middletown 7, Bulkeley 2 >> Danny Botti blanked Bulkeley (3-9) over the final five innings to earn his first varsity pitching win Friday night at Hartford. Jared Pflaumer went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI, and Colin Horn had two doubles with two RBI’s for the Blue Dragons (6-6). Boys Golf Coginchaug 191, […]

Girls basketball beat: Hillhouse’s Osmond headed to Felician

Shyla Osmond is headed to Division II Felician College

NEW HAVEN >> As she weighed the options between Albertus Magnus and Felician College, Hillhouse senior point guard Shyla Osmond wanted to make sure she made the right choice. “I talked to my coach and my father and we had to think about the pros and cons and the final verdict was Felician,” Osmond said. “I […]

Softball: Falcigno leads Hopkins past rival Hamden Hall

Hopkins senior pitcher Sabrina Falcigno allowed just three hits and struck out 11 in a 6-1 win over rival Hamden Hall on Friday.
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NEW HAVEN >> After Hopkins defeated Hotchkiss on Wednesday, the focus quickly shifted to the Hilltoppers’ highly anticipated contest with rival Hamden Hall. For Hopkins senior pitcher Sabrina Falcigno, it would be her final start against the Hornets. So, the end result was especially rewarding for Falcigno. Falcigno allowed just three hits, no walks and […]

CSC would likely vote ‘no’ on Bassick / Harding proposal to join league; Immaculate football to co-op


Bridgeport’s made no secret of its desire to get its struggling public school sports programs out of the FCIAC. On Friday, details have emerged of a proposal to move two of those schools, Harding and Bassick, to the Constitution State Conference, the tech and magnet school league whose members are sprawled out across Connecticut and […]

Friday’s New Haven County postponements

BASEBALL CSC O’Brien Tech at Prince Tech (Hyland Park), ppd., TBA Shoreline North Branford at Coginchaug, ppd., TBA Haddam-Killingworth at Valley Regional, ppd. to Tuesday, 3:45 p.m. NVL Watertown at Seymour (French Park), ppd. to Tuesday, 3:45 p.m. SCC interdivision Guilford at Xavier (Palmer Field), ppd. to Saturday, 2 p.m. Foran at Notre Dame-West Haven, […]

Friday’s Litchfield County postponements

Baseball Wamogo at Gilbert, 3:45 p.m. Terryville at Lewis Mills, 3:45 p.m. PPD to May 15, 3:45 p.m. Litchfield at Shepaug, 3:45 p.m. Thomaston at Nonnewaug, 3:45 p.m. PPD to May 20, 3:45 p.m. Holy Cross at Torrington, 3:30 p.m. PPD to May 13, 3:30 p.m. Wolcott Tech at Ellis Tech, 3:45 p.m. Softball Housatonic […]

Bassick football taps assistant Rodrigues as next coach


Bassick High School’s football program has come a relatively long way from its status as a doormat in the 2000s. The Lions broke a 62-game, six-year winless streak under Dennis Wanzie in 2007. They’ve won an average of two games a year under successor coaches Frank Marcucio, now at Westhill, and Derrick Lewis, who resigned […]