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

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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 […]

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, […]

Girls Soccer: Berlin blanks Middletown for CCC South lead

Middletown senior Amanda Bowen keeps the ball away from Berlin's Sarah Bosco (10).  Bosco had two goals against the Blue Dragons on Monday.  Photo by Sandy Aldieri - Special to the Press

By Jim Bransfield MIDDLETOWN >> This was domination. Berlin clinched at least a tie for the Central Connecticut Conference South Division girls soccer championship with a 2-0 win over Middletown in front of more than 300 at Rosek-Skubel Stadium Monday evening. “We got beat the whole night from start to finish,” said Middletown coach Nick […]

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

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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

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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 […]

Week 6 High School Football Schedule / Results

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WEEK 5 Results / Story Links WEEK 6 Schedule Thursday, Oct. 16 SWC/NVL Challenge New Milford 48, Kennedy 8 Friday, Oct. 17 CCC DIV. I EAST Glastonbury 21 E.Hartford 0 CCC DIV. I WEST Southington 48 Hall 0 New Britain 41 Simsbury 10 CCC DIV. II EAST E.O. Smith 48 Bulkeley/HMTCA 12 Wethersfield 57 Hartford Pub. 27 […]

Submit your PLAYS OF THE WEEK!

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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 […]

Football: Newtown ends Ansonia’s 48-game win streak

Newtown football players celebrate their win over Ansonia Oct. 17, 2014. Their 14-8 victory ended Ansonia's streak of 48 consecutive games (Photo by Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

NEWTOWN >> A few weeks ago, several Newtown players said they wanted to be the team to end Ansonia’s lengthy winning streak. Actions certainly spoke louder than words when the two squared off in Friday’s highly anticipated showdown between GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 teams. The Nighthawks’ defense suffocated the normally potent Ansonia offense en route to a […]

Girls Cross Country: Mercy runs to second straight SCC title

Mercy won the 21st Annual Southern Connecticut Conference girls cross country championship at Hammonasset State Park in Madison on Friday. (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

MADISON >> Defending champion Mercy, and first-year coach Kathryn Schumann, was feeling the pressure heading into Friday’s Southern Connecticut Conference cross country championship meet. But as the starting gun went off at Hammonasset Beach State Park, the Tigers left little doubt they would bring the trophy back home. Mackenzie Pias led the charge with a […]

Boys Cross Country: Beaudette leads Amity to first SCC title since 2008

Amity High School won the 21st Annual Southern Connecticut Conference boys cross country championship at Hammonasset State Park in Madison on Friday. Photo by Catherine Avalone/Register

MADISON >> Amity cross country coach Bob Orgovan calls a patient runner. For the superb sophomore distance runner, there couldn’t have been a better example of that than Friday afternoon’s race at Hammonasset Beach State Park. After placing 11th last year at the Southern Connecticut Conference championship meet, Beaudette waited until midway through the course […]

Shoreline Cross Country: Twice is nice for Alberico, Brandon

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Coginchaug senior Christian Alberico is elated after winning the Shoreline Conference championship in a time of 15:58.9.

OLD SAYBROOK >> The conditions – a flat course, a blue sky, and no humidity – seemed ideal for what Coginchaug senior Christian Alberico had in mind for Friday’s Shoreline Conference boys cross country championship race. Yes, Alberico wanted to defend his title, which he won last year at H-K with a course record time […]

Sean Patrick Bowley’s Audibles: The Statewide Guide to Week 6

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No truth to the rumor that I was going to write “Not Ansonia-Newtown. Not going,” for every Friday game. It would have saved a lot of time. But there’s plenty going on in Week 6. Really. It’s going to be a busy weekend, what with Ansonia-Newtown and the rest of the SWC-NVL Challenge games, Southington-Hall, […]

Week 6 High School Football Games to Watch

Ansonia vs. Newtown (of course) headlines the state's best high school football games in Week 6. (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

The SWC/NVL Challenge (select games) No. 4 Ansonia at No. 5 Newtown WHEN — Friday, 7 WHERE — Blue and Gold Stadium, Newtown RECORDS — Ansonia 5-0, Newtown 5-0 ON THE AIR — Ivy Radio PLAYERS TO WATCH — Ansonia: Sr. QB Jai’Quan McKnight; Jr. WR/DB Tyler Bailey; Jr. RB Tajik Bagley, Sr. WR/DB/K Witold Gul; Newtown: Sr. WR/DB Julian […]