Track and Field: Distance runners dominate at Nationals

Staples' Hannah DeBalsi and Darien's Alex Ostberg won nation titles at the New Balance Outdoor Championships this weekend. Photo by Sara Bassett

It’s been a pretty good weekend to be a distance runner from the state of Connecticut. At the New Balance Outdoor National Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, Staples’ Hannah DeBalsi, Darien’s Alex Ostberg and Fairfield Prep’s Christian Alvarado all won national titles. Ostberg, a junior, set the pace Friday evening as he won the 5,000 […]

Jimmy Zanor: Portland’s Class S title one for the ages

Portland's players celebrate their Class S championship over Thomaston on June 14, 2014 Photo Peter Paguaga

MIDDLETOWN >> If the members of the Portland High School baseball team had any doubts that Bill Pomfret Stadium at Palmer Field was going to turn into Dyer Field West on Saturday, John Guidice certainly made sure to remind them. Guidice played on the Highlanders only state championship team in 1988 and Portland coach Rick […]

Jim Bransfield: Class M baseball title game marred by plate call

MIDDLETOWN >> The scene has been repeated a thousand times, a zillion times. The winning players throw their gloves and hats in the air and jump all over themselves in wild celebration. The losing team hangs their heads and walks off the field in sadness. Such is life at championship games and it was played […]

Softball Beat: Southington’s Dube goes out with a bang

Throughout much of her career, Southington senior catcher Rachel Dube played behind Rachel Harvey, who was a Register All-State selection last season. But when Harvey graduated, it was finally Dube’s turn to take over behind the plate. Dube certainly made the most of the opportunity. In her final high school at-bat, Dube hit a walk-off […]

GameTimeCT / NH Register Final Softball Top 10 Poll: Southington is No. 1

Southington's softball team celebrates after Rachel Dube's 15th-inning, title winning home run. The Blue Knights are looking for another title when they take on Cheshire in the Class LL championship Saturday at 3 p.m. 
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Class LL champion Southington (24-0) capped an unbeaten season by being named the No. 1 team in the final / New Haven Register Top 10 Softball Poll. Team Points Last Class 1. Southington (24-0) (16) 480 1 LL Final result: Def. Amity 1-0 in 15 innings to capture the Class LL state championship. Bottom […]

Legion baseball: Avon sweeps Torrington in double header

Avon's Matt Boone went five innings, allowing just one run on nine hits in Avon's 10-4 win over the Torrington P38s in game two of a double header.
Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> The Torrington P38s had chances, but they weren’t able to capitalize in a double header sweep at the hands of Avon. In the second game alone the P38s stranded six runners in scoring position in a 10-4 loss and in the first game they only scored once in a 5-1 loss. Slideshow: Avon […]

Pooch’s Final Softball Ballot

Here’s how I voted in the FINAL GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Softball Poll. The FINAL 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. Fitch 4. Amity 5. East Haven 6. St. Joseph 7. Darien 8. […]

Live Updates: The State Baseball Championships

Amity Southington Class LL 2013 final

Live Central Champions are being crowned all day here. Stay tuned….   News Central Spalding Provides New Balls For Tourney: Pretty self explanatory headline, no? CIAC Postseason Preview: Outlooks, predictions and players to watch. Tuesday’s Roundup: Amity ousts Fairfield Prep, again. Monday’s Roundup: Derby advances. Class LL Twice as Nice: Amity wins Class LL Rewind: […]

Your 2014 CIAC Spring State Championships Recapped and GIFed

Amity's players lament as Southington's players celebrate after the 1-0 Blue Knights victory in the Class LL softball championship at Biondi Field on championship Saturday (Photo Mara Lavitt)

Thrills! Chills! Spills! Jubilation! Agony! The 2014 spring state championship Saturday didn’t disappoint and while you could brows through our front page and get everything you need to know, we’ve taken the liberty of dropping all of the story links onto one handy page, complete with GIF animations of the key moments and celebrations from […]