Class L softball: Wolfgang, Fitch solve SHA’s Flowers to win 2nd championship

(Photo by Dave Phillips)
The Fitch softball celebrates its Class L state championship over Sacred Heart Academy.

MERIDEN >> There won’t be any going-away state championship for retiring coach Ray Ramelli. And there won’t be bookended state titles for Molly Flowers. Top-seeded Fitch (26-1) took care of that Saturday night with a 3-1 victory over No. 19 Sacred Heart Academy in the Class L state championship game at the windy Dunn Sports […]

Class L baseball: Amendola, Notre Dame-WH shut down Masuk for fifth title

Notre Dame  West Haven celebrates their win over Masuk in the Class LL basebal final 6/14. (Melanie Stengel - New Haven Register)

MIDDLETOWN >> Notre Dame-West Haven spent this season in the shadows. The Southern Connecticut Conference spotlight was focused on Fairfield Prep, Law and Xavier. Statewide, a loaded Class LL field and the Class M powers of the Eastern Connecticut Conference received the most attention. Saturday was Notre Dame’s day to shine. The fourth-seeded Green Knights […]

Class M baseball: Rocky Hill rallies, walks away with 1st title over Haddam-Killingworth

No. 1 Rocky Hill captured the school's first Class M state baseball titlee with a 4-3 win over Haddam-Killingworth Saturday night at Palmer Field. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN >> Either way, this was going to be an historic night at Palmer Field. And when the dust settled, it was Rocky Hill who took home its first state championship. The top-seeded Terriers tied it with a two-run rally in the bottom of the sixth and then won it in the seventh when senior […]

Class LL softball: Dube’s 15th-inning, solo home run lifts Southington over Amity

Rachel Dube (right) is congratulated by a teammate after winning the Class LL championship with a solo home run in the 15th Saturday (Photo Mara Lavitt)

WEST HAVEN >> During the final at-bat of a classic Class LL state championship game, Southington senior Rachel Dube thought about bunting when she stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 15th inning. Locked in a scoreless game, where baserunners were at a premium, bunting certainly seemed like a good idea. Instead, Dube […]

Class M softball: Geffert leads Seymour to ninth state title, 2-0 over East Haven


WEST HAVEN >> Seymour had just one hit, but made the most of its opportunities against East Haven in the Class M state championship game. The top-seeded Wildcats used small ball to generate both runs in a 2-0 victory over the No. 7 Easties Saturday at Biondi Field. It is the ninth state title for […]

Chip Malafronte: Amendola proved to be reliable in Notre Dame’s run to championship

Notre Dame West Haven pitcher, John Amendola, holds the Class L Championship plaque as the team turns to face their fans 6/14. (Melanie Stengel - New Haven Register)

MIDDLETOWN >> Baseball practices at Notre Dame-West Haven are regimented affairs. Every last second of each daily session is accounted for, albeit with one notable exception. At some point John Amendola, the Green Knights ace, will slip through a back gate and disappear for the better part of an hour. Coach Lou Kessler doesn’t exactly […]

Class S Softball: O’Neill completes comeback, delivers Thomaston to state championship

Thomaston swarms Gabby Hurlbert (8) after she scored the winning run, on a Erin O'Neill base hit, in the bottom of the eighth to lift the Golden Bears past Old Saybrook to win the Class S state championship, 7-6.
Laurie Gaboardi - Register Citizen

WEST HAVEN >> Nobody does it better. Not only do the Thomaston girls win state titles, they do it in absolutely unforgettable ways. Slideshow: Thomaston 7 Old Saybrook 6 (8) How do you top two overtimes and three straight foul shots for last winter’s basketball championship? Easy. Come back from a six-run deficit through four […]

Class M boys lacrosse: Darien caps unbeaten season, wins title over New Canaan

NORWALK >> The Darien boys lacrosse team had more than the usual challenges facing Fairfirfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference foe New Canaan in the CIAC Class M championship game on Saturday. The Blue Wave had an unbeaten season on the line and the unenviable task of facing the Rams for third time this season. The game […]

Class S girls lacrosse: Stonington pulls away from Granby to win championship

The Stonington High girls lacrosse team celebrates its state championship.
(Gerry deSimas, Jr., Collinsville Press)

STRATFORD >> Second-half rallies are simply a part of life for the Stonington girls lacrosse team. The Bears captured their Class S quarterfinal contest with Immaculate in overtime. A semifinal victory over Old Lyme came thanks to a goal with 1.7 seconds left in regulation. In Saturday’s Class S championship game against Granby, the Bears […]

Class L boys lacrosse: Finneran, Greenwich holds off late Staples rally to win first title

Greenwich's boys lacrosse team after winning its first state championship, 13-10 over Staples (Photo Dan Nowak)

NORWALK >> Despite scoring the first four goals of the game, the Greenwich boys lacrosse players and coaches knew in the end it wasn’t going to be easy to beat Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference rival Staples in the CIAC Class L championship game on Saturday. As expected, the Wreckers would scratch their way back into […]

Class S baseball: Staub throws 1-hitter, Portland downs Thomaston for title

Portland's baseball team celebrates its Class S baseball title over Thomaston (Photo Peter Paguaga)

MIDDLETOWN >> The Portland baseball team capped off an incredible run through the Class S state tournament with an 8-0 win in the championship over Thomaston. The Highlanders came into the tournament as the No. 17 seed, losing the last four games heading into the tournament and managed to turn it around, winning five games […]

Class M girls lacrosse: Quinlan leads Wilton over New Canaan in OT

Wilton: 2014 Class M girls lacrosse champions (via Wilton Athletics)

STRATFORD >> Shannon Quinlan scored three goals including two in overtime as Wilton defeated New Canaan to win the Class M girls lacrosse championship. This is Wilton’s first title since 2006. New Canaan, which led 3-2 at halftime, got a goal from Catherine Granito to the game to overtime with 3:31 remaining. Annie Cornbrooks put […]

Class S boys lacrosse: Corcoran’s seven goals lead St. Joseph to title

NORWALK – Entering the 2014 boys lacrosse season, St. Joseph players still felt the sting of losing to Weston by one goal in the 2013 CIAC Class S championship game. The Cadets were on a mission to get back to the Class S final this season and they did, facing Brookfield in the 2014 Class […]

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY: Live updates from all the CIAC finals

Spring Champ Saturday

Live updates: Baseball | Softball | Boys Lacrosse | Girls Lacrosse Huzzah! Excluding tomorrow’s postponed Class LL baseball final, today is the last complete day of the CIAC 2013-14 sports season. The state will hand out 13 state championship trophies Saturday, four in softball, three in baseball, three in boys lacrosse, three in girls lacrosse. […]

Class M volleyball: Newington sweeps Oxford for second title in three years

Brett Sullivan of Newington High School High School is hoisted up by teammates and fans after Newington H.S. defeated defending champion Oxford High School in the CIAC Class M state boys volleyball championship Friday  June 13, 2014 at Shelton H.S. 
Newington defeated Oxford in 3 Games. (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

SHELTON>>The Newington boys volleyball team stuck together all year and achieved the one goal it set out to achieve: A state championship. The No. 1 Indians (24-1) knocked off reigning Class M champion Oxford (20-2) in straight sets, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20, at Shelton High School Friday night. “It feels great,” Newington junior Jordan Aprea said. “We […]