Week 7 High School Football Primer and Live Update Blog

Xavier's Teddy Duharte looks to maneuver past West Haven's Brandon Sebastian last week. Xavier faces Notre Dame-WH Friday at 7.

WEEK 7 SCHEDULE / RESULTS The SCC Division I race is in full effect with Xavier, Shelton and Cheshire putting their unbeaten records to the test against Notre Dame-WH, Hand and Fairfield Prep, respectively. In the SWC, Newtown goes right back into the fire vs. unbeaten Brookfield. New Canaan is off a bye week and […]

Football: Colton Smith, Fairfield Prep knock off No. 6 Cheshire

Fairfield Prep's Colton Smith stiff arms Cheshire's Tyler D'errico Friday night. Fairfield Prep defeated Cheshire, 51-28. 
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CHESHIRE >> Fairfield Prep knew the significance of its contest with unbeaten Cheshire on Friday. A victory would keep the Jesuits in the mix for a Class LL state playoff berth. A loss would likely dash their postseason dreams. So, Fairfield Prep’s Colton Smith took matters into his own hands. The senior quarterback was involved […]

Football: Piccirillo, No. 5 Shelton rally past Hand

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Shelton's Ed Deptula (21) and Ron Hubbard (44) try to tackle Hand's Mark Hill during Shelton's victory.

MADISON >> On a night when two undefeated Southern Connecticut Conference teams fell victim to the upset, Shelton survived and stands as the lone unbeaten team in the league. The Gaels (7-0) were pushed to the limit Friday night by Hand, but came from behind twice in the fourth quarter to beat the Tigers 33-20 […]

Cross Country: An interactive guide to the state meet at Wickham Park

Members of the Danbury boys' cross country team run up the 'Green Monster' last Tuesday. Photo by Pete Paguaga

(Click on certain parts of the map above for a detailed look at the course in video and photos. Map provided by mysportsresults.com) MANCHESTER >> Granby head cross country coach Dennis Lobo calls Wickham Park a classic. “It’s probably the premier difficult course, maybe in at least southern New England,” Lobo said. “It’s kind of […]

Sean Patrick Bowley’s Audibles: The Statewide Football Guide to Week 7

Newtown's Jared DeVellis runs past Ansonia's Witold Gul during Newtown's 14-8 victory last week. Newtown hosts unbeaten Brookfield Fridayn night. (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

It’s been a rough week. So, no time to chit-chat. Here’s another edition of Audibles. Tread lightly. We’re more than halfway home. FRIDAY AWAY HOME TIME THE BOTTOM LINE Glastonbury (4-2) Manchester (3-3) 6:30 Who’s win streak goes down? We’ll say Manchester’s Newington (3-3) East Hartford (1-5) 7 Hmm, East Hartford’s been better than it’s […]

Week 7 High School Football Games to Watch

Bobby Drysdale runs for yardage in the SWC championship. Brookfield's gone back to the Wing-T this year after several in the spread. The Bobcats are playing in their first state final since 2008.
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The GameTimeCT / New Haven Register Top 10 Poll Week 7 Schedule   Brookfield at No. 4 Newtown WHEN – Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE – Blue and Gold Stadium, Newtown RECORDS – Brookfield 6-0, Newtown 6-0 ON THE AIR – CPTVSports LAST YEAR – Newtown 35-7, Newtown 28-7 (SWC Championship) PLAYERS TO WATCH — Brookfield: Jr. […]

Pooch’s Week 7 Greater New Haven Football Predictions

Andrew Yamin (45) and Cheshire are 6-0 headed into Friday's contest with Fairfield Prep.  (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

THIS WEEK’S SPOTLIGHT Fairfield Prep at No. 6 Cheshire • When: Friday, 7 p.m. • Where: Maclary Complex, Cheshire • Records: Fairfield Prep 4-2; Cheshire 6-0 • Players to watch: Fairfield Prep — Colton Smith, Sr., QB; John DelliSanti, Sr., WR/S; Anthony Palazzolo, Sr., OL/DL; Cheshire — Andrew Yamin, Sr., RB/LB; Tyler D’Errico, Sr., OL/LB; […]

Girls Cross Country: Top runners to watch at the state meet

The Tolland girls will look to repeat as state champs on Saturday.

Welcome to the cross country championship season! The state championships for all classifications will run all day Saturday at Wickham Park in Manchester. Below are three names from each class to watch. Runners may not have the fastest times or top places, but just some names to keep an eye out for this weekend! Class […]

Field hockey notebook: Goalies key in SCC; Shoreline tournament to debut


The Southern Connecticut Conference field hockey tournament begins with the quarterfinal round on Saturday. As many as four teams have what it takes to challenge three-time defending champion Cheshire. The final league games are scheduled for today, so seedings, matchups and sites are yet to be determined. Hand (9-0 in SCC), Lauralton Hall (9-0), Cheshire […]

CCC: Adding Avon, enrollment changes cause conference realignment


BRISTOL>> Starting in the fall of 2015, Avon will leave the NCCC and join the Central Connecticut Conference. The state’s largest conference becomes even bigger. But with the addition of a 33rd school comes division realignment. Under the current system for the majority of sports, there are four divisions based on geographic location. Under the new […]

Cross Country: Entry lists for state meet on Saturday, how to qualify for State Open

The state cross country meet will take place this Saturday at Wickham Park in Manchester.  Register file photo

  Saturday morning at Wickham Park in Manchester the state cross country championships will take place. Below is the schedule and links to the starting list of teams and individuals running in each classification. Also, from the CIAC Cross Country Tournament Handbook, here are the exact rules on how to qualify for the State Open, […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Football Poll: Newtown moves to No. 4, Ansonia falls to No. 10

Newtown's Jared Pearson celebrates his first-quarter touchdown vs. Ansonia during Friday's 14-8 Newtown victory (Photos: Peter Hvizdak - click photo for more)

There was a slight shakeup in the midseason poll following Newtown’s 14-8 victory over Ansonia. But not as big as you might think. Newtown leaped from No. 5 to No. 4, taking over for Ansonia. Despite their loss, the Chargers didn’t drop out of sight. They now sit at No. 10, with Ledyard and Brookfield, […]

Football Week 6 Notes and Game Balls: McMahon (5-1) grounds-n-pounds high-flying Stamford


It’s the era of the spread offense across the state. Just don’t tell McMahon that. The Senators did not attempt a pass in a 49-21 victory over Stamford this past Friday. McMahon rushed for 383 yards, led by senior Kentrell Snider, who scored on runs of 75 and 61 yards. “It’s no secret what we […]

Day of New London Top 10 Coaches Poll: Southington assumes No. 1 spot

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The Day of New London’s Top 10 Coaches poll was affected by last week’s proceedings much more than the GameTimeCT Media Top 10. Southington is the coaches’ new No. 1. The Blue Knights assume the position after a thorough 48-0 victory over Hall, not to mention Ansonia’s loss to Newtown. Ansonia had been receiving two […]

Watch ‘Cookoo’: Brunswick’s crazy trick play to beat Salisbury

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We’re not waiting for ‘Plays of the Week’ for this beaut. From the Brunswick School in Greenwich Saturday night, a play that’s gone national via ESPN Sportscenter’s Top 10 Plays. Down 21-20 with less than one minute remaining, Brunswick pulled off an epic trick play to defeat Salisbury 28-21. From The Greenwich Time’s story by […]

WATCH & LISTEN: Radio replay, Video highlights of Newtown-Ansonia

Newtown players celebrate with their fellow students after their 14-8 victory over Ansonia on Oct. 17, 2014 (Photo Peter Hvidzak)

Listen to a replay of IvyRadio’s coverage of Newtown’s 14-8 victory over Ansonia, which ended the Chargers’ 48-game win streak short of Cheshire’s 49-game state record. Just click on the window above, settle back and enjoy coverage from Kyle Brennan and Mike Sportini. You can also watch the GameTimeCT video highlight reel below. Slideshow: Newtown […]

Team Selfie Challenge: Lauralton Hall XC takes Week 2 crown

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Loading Lauralton Hall #ctxc checking in with some neon yellow jerseys in their team selfie. @lhxc14 You have until 11 pm Friday to vote for your favorite #GameTimeCTSelfie View on Instagram Lauralton Hall is keeping it in the family!  The Crusaders cross country team captured the Week 2  GameTimeCT Team Selfie Challenge (#GameTimeCTSelfie) title with […]

The Show Week 6: Newtown’s George, Santella, DeVellis; Danbury’s Ecke


After an action-packed Week 6, which included Newtown’s takedown of Ansonia, the SWC’s dominance over the NVL, Fairfield Prep’s controversial win over Hand, GameTimeCT’s Sean Patrick Bowley, Republican-American’s Kyle Brennan join Mike Sportini in an attempt to break it all down on the latest edition of ‘The Show’ Sunday morning. Joining the crew was Newtown […]