Baseball beat: Is No. 1 Amity a dynasty?

Last year's Amity team celebrates a 4-0 Class LL title game win over Southington. Is Amity a dynasty?

Amity dominated all of last season, making voters’ jobs easy when picking the top team in Connecticut. This season the Spartans’ nine losses made the decision a little tougher, but the result remained the same. The defending two-time Class LL champs were voted the No. 1 team in Connecticut for the second straight year in […]

Phipps gets head coaching job at Woodland, the program he helped build

He was so close to getting the Naugatuck job a year ago, but Tim Phipps didn’t have to wait much longer for another school to give him a chance. As fate would have it, he’s not going anywhere. And things just might have worked out better than he could have imagined. The Woodland offensive coordinator […]

Connie Mack baseball: Total team effort leads Torrington past New Milford

Torrington Sports Palace waits to give Manny Rijo (right) high-fives after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning of Torrington’s 7-1 win over New Milford.
Pete Paguaga — Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> Pitching, power and speed did the job in Torrington Sports Palace’s 7-1 win over New Milford in a Connie Mack baseball league opener for both teams Monday night at Torrington’s Fuessenich Park. Josh Rubino (0 runs, 2 hit, 6 strikeouts) went five strong innings for Torrington. Spencer Cerruto (1 earned run, 2 hits, […]

Final GametimeCT/New Haven Register Top 10 Baseball Poll

Amity Spartan head baseball coach Sal Copola hoists the State champion plaque for his team to see after Amity defeated Southington 9-2 Sunday at Plamer Field in Middletown. Photo John Vanacore

After the streaks, slumps and Gatorade showers  of another baseball season, 2014 ends similarly to 2013, as the two-time defending Class LL champions Amity is voted the top team in the state. Class L champ Notre Dame-West Haven comes in at No. 2 and Rocky Hill, which won Class M, finishes third. Team Points Last […]

Baseball beat: The best of Good Eye and Say What?

It’s been a great season of baseball. Below are some of the best moments of the season and some of the best quotes. Here’s what caught my eye this season: THE SETUP On April 21, Branford and East Haven took to the field for what they thought would be a normal SCC divisional contest. What […]

Baseball beat: Final New Haven County standings

Final standings for New Haven County. SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT CONFERENCE Hammonasset Division Division Overall W-L W-L *Law 6-0 21-5 Hand 3-3 10-11 Foran 2-4 4-16 Guilford 1-5 5-13 Housatonic Division Division Overall W-L W-L #Cheshire 6-2 14-6 #@Amity 6-2 19-9 Sheehan 4-4 13-7 Shelton 3-5 5-14 Lyman Hall 1-7 7-13 Quinnipiac Division Division Overall W-L W-L […]

Football: Anthony Longley, 7, scores TD during North Haven Spring Brawl

Proceeds from North Haven’s annual Spring Brawl football game went to the family of Anthony Longley, 7, a North Haven resident who is battling brain cancer. Above is a video of Longley scoring a touchdown on the game’s opening kickoff. Video courtesy of the North Haven football program.

Softball: Southington caps unbeaten season with No. 1 ranking

Southington players celebrate after defeating Amity in the Class LL championship game on Saturday. Southington was ranked No. 1 in the final Register Top 10 Poll. 
Mara Lavitt/Register

Southington capped an unbeaten season by defeating Amity 1-0 in 15 innings in the Class LL state championship game that ended late Saturday night. It was the second straight title, and 16th overall, for the Lady Knights. Now, Southington has been named as the No. 1 team in the final Register/GameTimeCT.com Top 10 softball poll. […]

Class LL baseball: Fusco shuts down Southington, Amity repeats as state champs

Amity's baseball team celebrates the final out of its Class LL championship (Photo John Vanacore)

MIDDLETOWN >> All season Amity found a way. The Spartans fought off a slow start to the season and made it all the way to the state title game. Trailing early in the Class LL final to Southington, Amity still had some fight left. The 17th-seeded Spartans broke open a tie game with a four-run […]

Class L baseball: Notre Dame-West Haven caps season to remember with state title

Photo by Melanie Stengel/ New Haven Register  Notre Dame-West Haven baseball players celebrate after winning the Class L state championship with a 9-1 victory over Masuk Saturday at Palmer Field in Middletown.

The 2014 season for the Notre Dame-West Haven baseball team was one of many emotions. There was a stretch of 10 straight wins in the middle of the season, and a pair of stretches that included two losses in a handful of games. When all was said and done, the regular season was just an […]

Class L softball: Sacred Heart Academy received many contributions in run to final

Photo by Dave Phillips  Sacred Heart Academy's Molly Flowers delivers a pitch during Saturday's Class L final against Fitch.

It was the game everyone wanted to win. For the Sacred Heart Academy softball team, Saturday night’s championship tilt against top-seeded Fitch was more than just about winning a state title. The contest at Dunn Sports Complex in Meriden was the end of an era. Make it the end of two eras. For longtime coach […]