Thanksgiving Week High School Football Schedule [Updated, 6:12 p.m. Tuesday]

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Note: Due to inclement weather reports for this week, especially Wednesday night Nov. 26, many Thanksgiving Eve/Day games are being moved to Tuesday. Check back here for constant updates. Tuesday, November 25 CCC Manchester at E.Hartford, 7:00 p.m. [Moved from 11/26] Windsor at Middletown, 7:00 p.m. [Moved from 11/26] NWC 34, Rocky Hill 13 E.O. Smith […]

Football: Middletown area Thanksgiving preview and picks

Catherine Avalone — New Haven Register
Valley Regional/Old Lyme senior quarterback Chris Jean-Pierre will look to keep the Warriors atop the Class S playoff standings when they host Haddam-Killingworth tonight in the Principal’s Cup game.

MIDDLETOWN >> The snowcast for Wednesday has caused shuffling in the state’s holiday football games and the biggest local change is the Windsor at Middletown game, which will be tonight at Rosek-Skubel Stadium at 7 p.m. Also, the Haddam-Killingworth at Valley Regional/Old Lyme and the Wilcox Tech at Vinal/East Hampton/Goodwin games have been moved up […]

Tuesday’s Fairfield & New Haven County Thanksgiving Week Football Capsules

Nick van Dell and Hand take on rival Guilford in one of many Tuesday night Thanksgiving Week games (Photo John Vanacore)

Thanksgiving Day football has taken a turn for the surreal this season. A winter storm threatens to dump a significant amount of snow on the region. Though actual forecasts vary, many schools don’t want to take a chance and have bumped up their games from Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving morning to Tuesday night. What’s left […]

Week 12 Football Notebook and Game Balls: SCC exploring changes; Sheehan finally healthy

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Shelton quarterback Mark Piccirillo looks for room to roam during the Gaels' 38-28  win over West Haven.

Athletic directors from the Southern Connecticut Conference met Monday to discuss potential changes to the league’s structure and schedule. SCC commissioner Al Carbone said the ADs presented five different proposals, including one that would realign the league from two divisions to three. The SCC is currently divided into two divisions (Division I and Division II) […]

Litchfield County Thanksgiving Day football previews (and pick the winners)

Torrington's Nick Paniati breaks a tackle on his way to a 73-yard reception. Pete Paguaga - New Haven Register

Here’s the complete run-down on all of the Greater New Haven area Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Morning high school football games. Same as before. Just scroll through, read through the previews and pick the winners. (Most of the statistics provided are via teams on Maxpreps.com, many teams do not provide statistics.) And for a complete schedule […]

The Week 12 GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Football Poll: Thanksgiving Week

New Canaan's Michael Collins (15) throws a pass while Mike Kraus (20) runs a route during an earlier game. No. 2 New Canaan faces No. 3 Darien for the FCIAC Championship on Thanksgiving morning (weather permitting) (Photo Peter Paguaga)

It’s Thanksgiving Week and the schedule is an outright mess as we attempt to close out the regular season and get ready for the playoffs. Aside from Ansonia and St. Joseph swapping places at No. 9 and No. 10, there were no significant changes in the Weekly GameTimeCT / New Haven Register Poll as most of […]

Football: Despite concussion, Warde’s Gallagher maintains football passion

Fairfield Warde's TJ Gallagher runs during a game earlier this season. Photo courtesy of Joe Potenza

FAIRFIELD >> Fairfield Warde’s TJ Gallagher remembers the early years. He remembers when he first started playing football in the first grade. “I started off with flag football, and then I played tag football,” he said with a smile. What Gallagher doesn’t remember though is the play that ended his senior season. A concussion knocked […]

Fall National Signing Week – A Living List: Let us know where you’ve signed

Lauralton Halls' Alexa Dawid and Lindsey Spitz pose with family members after signing their National Letters of Intent. (Pete Paguaga - Register)

Fall national signing week for a majority of sports began Wednesday, Nov. 12. We at GameTimeCT will attempt to get a comprehensive list of high school athletes (excluding football) who have signed letters of intent. This is a living list, meaning it will be updated as signees are reported to us. Boys Basketball Matt Doyle, […]

Instagram challenge: Does your school have the best fan group?

Newtown's "The Hawk Nest) goes all out during football games. (Pete Paguaga - Register)

Throughout the season we have received a ton of photos for the #GameTimeCTSelfie and a good majority of them have been “student section photos” and we think they are awesome. So we have decided that we are going to try and collect photos from the best “student sections.” After we have collected the photos we […]

Branford’s Griffin Lynch voted GameTimeCT Football Star of Week 10

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Branford’s Griffin Lynch has been voted the GameTimeCT football star of Week 10 following the Hornets’ 20-18 victory over Hillhouse. Lynch, a sophomore who served in a backup role for most of the season, completed 11 of 25 passes for 106 yards and three touchdowns to lead Branford to its third victory of the year. […]

Boys basketball: Sacred Heart to remain in Class S division for 2014-15

Sacred Heart's boys basketball players celebrate their Class S championship last March. The Hearts will be back to defend their title.
 (Mara Lavitt - Register

Preseason boys basketball doesn’t begin until Dec. 1, but we can still get you in hoop mode now that the fall season has come to a close – other than football. Monday (Nov. 17) was the last day teams can petition to “play up.” Teams can petition to play up in Class LL only. One […]

The CIAC Fall Championship Saturday Scoreboard, Recaps (with WFSB highlights)

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Above: A complete highlight reel of all the state championships, presented by WFSB-3 and John Holt. Glastonbury had the most kings and queens of Championship Fall Saturday with titles in boys and girls soccer and volleyball. There were also three co-champions declared over the weekend. Here’s a complete list of stories and photo galleries from […]

Submit your PLAYS OF THE WEEK!

Plays of the Week

Calling all high school coaches, players or parents: Did someone on your team make a spectacular or clutch play to win the game? Make sure the rest of the state gets to see your feats of daring do by submitting a video for our weekly ‘Plays of the Week’ highlight reel. The best plays will […]

Class S girls soccer: Portland edges Housatonic Regional in OT thriller to win title

Housatonic Regional sophomore Lauren Segalla (13) and Portland junior AnnaRose Zampano battle for the ball in Saturday's Class S state championship game. (Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press)

WATERBURY >> The Portland girls soccer team’s days of sharing the Class S championship trophy are over. Highlanders sophomore forward Mikayla Stefanski scored the winning goal during a mad scramble after a Kayla Hardesty corner kick in the 105th minute and No. 29 Portland capped an amazing state tournament run with a thrilling 2-1 double-overtime […]

CIAC Class M Field Hockey: Omdahl, Pavano lead Hand to title over Wilton

Hand's field hockey team celebrates its Class M state championship, 2-1 over Wilton in Wethersfield Saturday (Photo Peter Paguaga)

WETHERSFIELD >> Hand field hockey coach Sue Leckey’s four previous trips to the Class M state championship game weren’t much fun. The Tigers went 0-4. On Saturday against Wilton at Wethersfield High, Leckey finally had some fun — and enjoyed the added benefit of sharing that good time with her daughter, Hannah, a senior defender […]

Class LL Girls Soccer: No. 1 Glastonbury defeats Warde in 2OT for state crown

The Glastonbury girls' soccer team won the Class LL state title, beating Fairfield Warde 2-1 in double overtime.

WEST HAVEN >> Glastonbury girls’ head soccer coach Joe Finocchiaro figured Saturday’s state title game against No. 6 Fairfield Warde would be a very difficult game. He was right. It took 110 minutes of soccer to declare a winner but it was a shot off the foot of Glastonbury’s Maddy Lamagna early in the first […]

Class LL Boys Soccer: Clark’s header in double OT seals title for Glastonbury

Glastonbury coach Mark Landers raises the Class LL championship trophy to the sky after the Tomahawks beat Farmington, 2-1 in double overtime on Saturday in New Britain. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

NEW BRITAIN>> Glastonbury boys soccer coach Mark Landers described his team’s state championship perfectly when he said it summed up the entire season in one game: Glastonbury faced plenty of obstacles, but still prevailed at the end Farmington scored in the first 90 seconds, but Glastonbury stormed back to win its eighth title, 2-1, in the […]

CIAC Class S field hockey: Lewis Mills beats Granby 3-0 for the championship

Lewis Mills captains celebrate with the Class S State Championship plaque after defeating Granby, 3-0. (Pete Paguaga - Register)

WETHERSFIELD >> The fourth time was the charm for the top-seeded Lewis Mills field hockey team in the Class S state championship game against No. 3 Granby on Saturday at Wethersfield High. Lewis Mills and Granby had met in the final three other times. The Bears won all three — 3-1 in 2009, 3-1 in […]

Class S Girls Volleyball Final: H-K sweeps past Seymour for crown

Haddam-Killingworth coach Rich Langer poses with his players after a 3-0 victory in the Class S championship Saturday in Glastonbury. Langer coached his final game of his 40 season career.

GLASTONBURY >> Prior to the year, Haddam-Killingworth coach Rich Langer said this would be his last. He’s coached 40 years of volleyball at H-K and is the only coach the program has ever had. But he did have second thoughts on leaving. “As I’ve said for 36 of those 40 years, there’s always going to […]