CCC Football 2014: East Catholic preview

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Vitals Coach: Steve Calande (3rd season, 7-14) Conference: Central Connecticut Conference (Division III West) Playoff Class: Class S (373 boys enrollment) Home: Cheney Tech Field 2013 Record: 5-6 2014 Kickoff: September 12 at Fermi, 7 p.m. Captains: Alex Schaller, Pablo Colon, Jack Trainor, Luke Townsend, Jack DeSautels Team website: MaxPreps page | Top players Pablo Colon, Sr. RB/LB Luke Townsend, FB Alex Schaller, Sr., […]

Housatonic alum Heacox ready to showcase talents at next level

Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen
Former Housatonic track and field athlete Katie Heacox is ready to begin her first season at Southern Connecticut State University.

While hundreds of kids endure pre-season athletic training this week at area high schools, Housatonic’s Katie Heacox represents the small fraction of graduates getting their first glimpse at the next level. Heacox is the only Mountaineer to win back-to-back State Open titles. A four-year thrower (shot put, discus and hammer), she won the girls state […]

The (tentative) 2014 High School Football preseason scrimmage schedule

The annual West Haven-Ansonia scrimmage (which will be held Thursday, August 27 at West Haven) is typically of high interest to HS football fans. (Photo Arnold Gold)

By no means is this an exhaustive list, but here’s the published schedule of preseason high school football scrimmages across Connecticut via CIAC. WARNING: These are subject to change on a whim and some of the big ones aren’t listed, because everybody just loves when coaches try to hide their scrimmages. So, if you know […]

Hillhouse football team dedicates season to slain teammate

Members of the Hillhouse High School football team carry the casket of Jacob Craggett out of the Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church in Hamden on Aug. 16. Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)

NEW HAVEN >> Jacob Craggett will not be walking the hallways with classmates at Hillhouse High School when the district reopens its doors this week. Jacob, 15, a standout student-athlete who played football for the school, was killed earlier this month in a triple shooting in which his brother, Joshua, was also critically injured. While […]

SCC Football 2014: Fairfield Prep preview

Colton Smith returns at quarterback for Fairfield Prep.

Vitals Coach: Tom Shea (5th year, 25-19) Conference: SCC Division I West Playoff Class: LL (901 boys enrollment) Home: Will use Fairfield Ludlowe and Fairfield Warde for home games this season. 2013 Record: 11-3 (Class LL finalists) 2014 Kickoff: Stamford, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. (at Warde) Captains: John DelliSanti, Arthur Mansolillo, Anthony Palazzolo, Colton Smith […]

CIAC sets 2015-16 dates for preseason, regular season to begin

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Controls voted last week to move back the start of the regular season in the fall of 2015. The 2015 fall season will begin on Friday, Sept. 11. While that is two days after the official start of this upcoming season (Sept. 9), it will only be four […]

Pequot Football 2014: Nonnewaug preview

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Vitals Coach: John Oko (5th year) Conference: Pequot Sassacus Division Playoff Class: S (340 enrollment) Home: Nonnewaug High School Field 2013 Record: 4-7 2014 Kickoff: Valley Regional/Old Lyme, Sept. 13, 12 p.m. Captains: Eligah Gonillo, Trevor Scappatura, Jon Gombos, R.J. Burke Top Players Dominci Nastrti, Sr. QB Jon Gombos, Sr. FB Jake Broderick, Jr. OL Jimmie […]

SCC Football 2014: Hand preview

Hand junior Nick Van Dell returns at quarterback.

Vitals Coach: Steve Filippone (26 years, 211-58-4) Conference: SCC Division I East Playoff Class: L (623 boys enrollment) Home: Surf Club, Madison 2013 Record: 8-4 (Class L quarterfinalist) 2014 Kickoff: New Canaan, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. Captains: Jack Driscoll, Tom Durkin, Scott Sweitzer, Cory Walsh Top players Jack Driscoll, 6-6, 255, Sr., OL Tom Durkin, […]