CIAC Softball Tournament Outlook: Players, Storylines to Watch

Sophomore pitcher Raeanne Geffert and Seymour are the top seed in Class M.

BRACKETS: CLASS LL | CLASS L | CLASS M | CLASS S Players to Watch Tori Ceballos, Sr., St. Joseph, First Base: Ceballos is batting .488 with 41 RBIs and 25 runs this season. A four-year starter, Ceballos just might end her career with a state title. The Cadets (22-1) are seeded third in Class […]

Baseball: Torrington’s Rodriguez has helped Thompson become a top catcher in NVL

Torrington’s Victor Rodriguez (right) has gone from starter to player/coach because of injury and has help Ben Thompson (left) to become one of the top catchers in the league.
Pete Paguaga — The Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> During every Torrington baseball game this season, you could always count on Victor Rodriguez and Ben Thompson talking with each other. Sometimes it is Rodriguez yelling tips from the dugout to Thompson behind the plate, others when Thompson comes back to the dugout and he and Rodriguez go over the plan is for […]

Track and Field: State Gameday Capsules

Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross runs to a first place finish at the SCC Championships in the 1,600. Photo by Melanie Stengel/Register

Interactive: Your guide to watching the state track meets CLASS M • When: Monday, 2 p.m. • Where: Sheehan High • Internet: • Defending champions: Bloomfield boys and Tolland girls • What to look for: With Bloomfield having moved to Class S, watch for a number of teams to make a run at the […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll: Unbeaten Southington No. 1 as playoffs begin

Southington catcher Rachel Dube had a big day at the plate. The senior reached base all eight times, had five hits, two doubles and a triple and five RBI's to help the Blue Knights to a perfect 20-0 regular season.
Derek Turner -- GameTimeCT

Unbeaten Southington an unanimous No. 1 in latest Top 10 Poll. Team Points Last Class 1. Southington (20-0) (16) 480 1 LL Last week: Def. New Britain 18-0, Farmington 16-1 and Newington 15-0. Bottom line: The Blue Knights capped an unbeaten regular season and now begin defense of the Class LL state championship. Southington, which […]

Softball: All-Shoreline Conference selections

The Shoreline Conference recently released its all-league selections in softball. ALL-SHORELINE FIRST TEAM Gabby Diaz (P-Coginchaug); Emily Popp (P-Morgan); Kayla Nowak (IF-North Branford); Kolby Burger (IF-Haddam-Killingworth); Jessica Dombrowski (IF-Hale-Ray); Lauren Pascoe (IF-Old Saybrook); Jen Dawson (IF-Morgan); Nicole Caruso (OF-Portland); Jamie Fitzgerald (OF-Morgan); Mallory Leone (OF-Cromwell); Jill Cayer (UT-Valley Regional); Sabrina LeMere (UT-North Branford); Paige Trabucchi […]

Softball: All-SWC Selections

The South-West Conference recently released its all-league selections in softball. ALL-SWC Victoria Trentini (Kolbe Cathedral); Karla Grajeda (Kolbe Cathedral); Alexa Dawid (Lauralton Hall); Haley Congdon (Lauralton Hall); Jackie Brewster (Lauralton Hall); Tatum Buckley (Masuk); Stephanie Appelberg (Masuk); Brittany Damota (Masuk); Jordan O’Connor (New Fairfield); Hannah Ford (New Fairfield); Kelsey Fuchs (New Milford); Katie Laaksonen (Newtown); […]

Softball: East Haven Yellowjacket clinic set for August

The 6th Yellowjacket softball clinic will be held from August 11 to Aug 15 at East Haven High from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for girls entering grades 4 to 9.The camp is run by East Haven head coach Ed Crisafi and assistant coach Jeff Crisafi with assistance from current Eastie players. The cost is […]

Pooch’s Softball Ballot after Week 8

Here’s how I voted in the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Softball Poll after Week 8. 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. Seymour 3. Torrington 4. St. Joseph 5. Mercy 6. Fitch 7. Darien […]

CIAC Boys Lacrosse Tournament Outlook: Players, Storylines to Watch

(Mara Lavitt - New Haven Register)

  [Pairings / Results] BRACKETS: CLASS L | CLASS M | CLASS S Players to Watch Will Bonaparte, Sr., Ridgefield, Midfield: He contributes in every phase of the game and is one of the top face-off specialists in the state. Dominating ball possession will be the key to a long run for the Tigers in […]

CIAC Girls Lacrosse Tournament Outlook, Players, Storylines to Watch


[Pairings / Results] BRACKETS: CLASS L | CLASS M | CLASS S Players to Watch Lauren Cole, Sr., Hand, Attack: A quick, tenacious and prolific scorer, the 2013 Register All-Area selection had 95 goals and 21 assists entering the post season. Will play college lacrosse at Fairfield. Cassandra Eckstrom, Sr., Newtown, Defender: A 2013 All-American who […]

CIAC baseball playoff storylines, players and predictions

Xavier's baseball team watches from the dugout during the SCC tournament semifinals at Yale Field. (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

5 Storylines That Could Shape The Tournament The most competitive Class? >> Is most likely M. Plainfield, Montville And Waterford have all spent some time as the No. 1 team in the state. NVL champ Holy Cross and star pitcher Ben Brown join FCIAC semifinalist St. Joseph and star Nick Williams in the class as […]

Xavier rolls past Amity to win 1st SCC baseball championship since 1998

Xavier and the other seven teams that qualified for the SCC tourney, had the benefit of using the new, better Spalding ball. (Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)

WEST HAVEN >> Xavier coach Rich Magner said he vaguely remembers the Falcons’ last Southern Connecticut Conference title in 1998. On Saturday at Yale Field in the SCC title game against Amity, this year’s team gave him a performance he won’t soon forget. The fourth-seeded Falcons jumped out to an early lead and coasted to […]