Softball: Refocused Amity has sight on Class LL crown

Amity will face Southington for the Class LL title on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Biondi Field in West Haven.
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WOODBRIDGE >> After a disappointing loss to Mercy in the Southern Connecticut Conference tournament championship game, Amity quickly regrouped, knowing it had the talent to vie for a state title. The Spartans indeed reached that destination and will play top-seeded and unbeaten Southington for the Class LL crown. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. […]

Girls Volleyball Beat: Malafronte to coach Sacred Heart Academy

Mia Malafronte, who had spent the last six seasons as an assistant coach, had two options on the table for a head coaching job. Malafronte said she went with the choice that felt right and accepted the job at Sacred Heart Academy Friday. “When I woke up in the morning I knew in my heart […]

Basketball: Valley Regional’s Jeff Bernardi named East Lyme head coach

Valley Regional’s Jeff Bernardi has been selected as the head basketball coach at East Lyme High School. Bernardi, 29, has been the Warriors associate head coach for five seasons. Photo courtesy of Valley Regional basketball

DEEP RIVER >> Jeff Bernardi, the associate head basketball coach at Valley Regional who helped establish the Warriors as one of the state’s top programs, has been named the head coach at East Lyme High School. Bernardi, 29, met with the Vikings players this week. He is also in the process of assembling a coaching […]

Jimmy Zanor: State Championship Weekend a good day to cheer

Notre Dame of West Haven celebrates after defeating East Lyme 2-1 in the Class L semi-final baseball game in Middletown  The Green Knight have another tough test ahead in the final Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register

MIDDLETOWN >> One of my all-time favorite books is Jerome Holtzman’s “No Cheering in the Press Box.” The book is a collection of interviews Holtzman did with 20 sportswriters who reminisced about their experiences covering games and athletes during the “Golden Age of Sports.” It’s a fascinating read. Holtzman simply took his tape recorder, turned […]

Softball: Class LL and Class S championship preview capsules

Southington's Kendra Friedt rears back to make a pitch during her team's 8-0 victory over Hand in the Class L semifinals at West Haven. Friedt had 11 strikeouts. Photo Peter Hvizdak - Register

CLASS LL No. 7 Amity (22-5) vs. No. 1 Southington (23-0) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Biondi Field, West Haven Watch: NFHS Network (subscription required) Championship game appearances: Amity 13 (5-7, last title came in 2012); Southington 20 (15-4, last title came in 2013). Players to watch: Amity: Katie Koshes, So., P; Krista Reynolds, Sr., 3B; […]

Baseball: Class S state championship preview capsule

Complete tournament results  Class S No. 17 Portland (15-9) vs. No. 3 Thomaston (21-3) When: Saturday, 12 p.m. Where: Palmer Field, Middletown Championship game appearances: Portland 2 (1-0, lone title came in 1988); Thomaston 3 (1-1, lone title came in 2008). Watch: NFHS Network (subscription required) Players to watch: Portland: Justin Staub; Cole Ogorzalek. Thomaston: […]

Thomaston baseball, softball adds to Golden Bears’ stellar year


While the Thomaston softball team was practicing in the rain Thursday, cars drove by honking their horns and even a police officer stopped honked and turned on his lights, all in support the softball team who is playing in the Class S title game on Saturday. “It’s awesome, everyone knows,” said Gene Torrence, Thomaston softball […]

CIAC Class S boys lacrosse final: Stratford trio among key players for St. Joseph

The St. Joseph boys lacrosse team has made it a habit of advancing to the CIAC Class S championship game. This season is no exception as the No. 8 Cadets will face No. 7 Brookfield in the 2014 Class S final on Saturday at McMahon High in Norwalk at 11 a.m. St. Joseph (14-6) is […]

Friday’s softball, baseball championships postponed

Makayla O'Hara (left) of Seymour slides safely into home plate in the tenth inning to win the Class M Softball Semi-Final game over Rocky Hill 4-3 in Stratford on 6/11/2014. (Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)

Due to inclement weather, Friday’s Class M and Class L softball championship games and the Class LL baseball championship have been postponed, the CIAC  announced today. In softball, Sacred Heart Academy vs. Fitch in Class L has been moved and rescheduled for Saturday, 7 p.m. at the Dunn Sports Complex in Meriden. The East Haven vs. […]

Darien dominating boys and girls lacrosse in the CIAC tournament

Darien girls lacrosse vs. Cheshire during the 2014 CIAC Class L semifinals (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

When it comes to high school boys and girls lacrosse in Connecticut, one school has been the most dominant for both sports in the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference post-season tournaments – Darien. Since 2004 when the CIAC started sanctioning girls lacrosse, Darien girls lacrosse teams have advanced to the state finals eight times, including this […]

Football: North Haven continues to give back with annual Spring Brawl game

NORTH HAVEN >> The 2013 football season was certainly a memorable one for North Haven. The Indians upset three-time defending Class LL champion Xavier in a regular season contest, and then North Haven earned the program’s first playoff victory when it defeated Platt in the Class L quarterfinals. But the season was also filled with […]

Boys and girls lacrosse: Saturday’s state championship preview capsules

(Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)  Darien boys lacrosse player Peter Lindley (left) is photographed at practice on 5/14/2014.

Boys Lacrosse Complete schedule / Results CLASS L No. 2 Greenwich (19-3) vs. No. 9 Staples (15-5) When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Where: McMahon High, Norwalk Watch: NFHS Network (subscription required) Players to watch: Greenwich — Kyle Foote, M, Sr.; Jack Harrington, D, Sr.; Luke Finneran, A, Sr.; Jamie Paradise, A, Sr.; Jack Nail, D, Sr.; Cole […]

Northwest Corner Legion teams gear up for strong season

The Northwest Corner’s four American Legion baseball franchises – Torrington, Terryville, Winsted and Burlington covered a broad spectrum of vitality last year. Burlington’s senior program went dormant after years of struggling in a one-high school recruiting zone while most others draw from two or more. Winsted closed down for the summer because its team was […]