American Legion Live Blog: The Regionals

Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press
Tommy Seaver delivers a pitch during RCP's 9-0 win over West Hartford on Wednesday. Seaver allowed just four hits while striking out nine as RCP took a 1-0 series lead.

It’s advancement day in American Legion, with the second and third games of Regional series being played. The winners advance to this weekend’s Super Regionals. The Southern Division plays at Middletown’s Palmer Field; The Northern Division at South Windsor. Southern Division 13 Hamden at 3 Cheshire: Game 1 (7/22) – Cheshire 13, Hamden 2 11 Monroe at 2 Branford: Game 1 (7/22) – Monroe […]

Little League: Tim Belcher’s passion for coaching carries over to diamond

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Coach Tim Belcher of Hamden, manager of the Hamden 11-12 Little League District All-Star  team.

HAMDEN >> Tim Belcher always loved playing sports. He was on the baseball and hockey teams at Notre Dame-West Haven. After graduating in 1993 he continued his baseball career at Quinnipiac, and then with the Waterbury Spirit of the independent Northeast League. Now, since the playing days are over, his passion is coaching. Belcher has […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Lacrosse Team

(Photo: Catherine Avaloner)

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Lacrosse team. Capsules by Dan Nowak. Photos by Arnold Gold unless noted. Most Valuable Player Colin Uyeki North Haven, Sr., Attackman Stats: Had 58 goals, 45 assists and 38 ground balls, set a single-season school record for points (103) and career school records for points (285) and goals […]

The All-Time Connecticut High School / Major League Baseball All-Star team

ALL-CT All Star

So what if you could put together an all-time all-star team of Major League Baseball players who attended high school in Connecticut?  We decided to give it a try and were pleasantly surprised not only with the talent that has played in the state, but the fact we could fill each position. Heck, we even […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Outdoor Track Team

Register All-Area MVP Ruvens Exantus

Most Valuable Performer Ruvens Exantus Bunnell, Sr., jumps/hurdles Stats: Led Bunnell to a second-place finish at the SWC Championship meet, scoring 38 of his team’s 72 points by winning the 110 hurdles, long and triple jump and taking second in the 300 hurdles. Won the Class MM and State Open (46-10.25, school record) in triple […]

2015 New Haven Register All-State Baseball Team

Gatorade Player of the Year Jimmy Titus of East Catholic and catcher Paul Gozzo of Sheehan. Both are members of the 2015 New Haven Register All-State Baseball Team (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Player of the Year Mike Cowell Shelton, Sr., P/IF Stats: Threw two no-hitters, went 8-1, tossed 102 strikeouts with only 11 walks in 68 innings pitched. Also batted .406 with 19 RBIs. Honors: SCC Player of the Year, All-SCC Housatonic Division and coaches all-state selection. Off the field: Member of the Foreign National Honor Society, […]

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Baseball Team

North Haven catcher Nick Proto waits to slap a tag on East Lyme's Corey Levesque in the seventh inning. The Indians 3-2 win over the East Lyme Vikings for the Class L state championship game, Saturday night, June 13, 2015 at Palmer Field in Middletown. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Baseball Team. Captions by Henry Chisholm. Photos by Arnold Gold unless noted. Most Valuable Player Mike Cowell – MVP Shelton, Sr., P/IF Stats: Threw two no-hitters, went 8-1, tossed 102 strikeouts with only 11 walks in 68 innings pitched. Also batted .406 with 19 RBIs. Honors: SCC Player of […]

The 2015 New Haven Register / GameTime CT All-State Softball Team

Southington's Kendra Friedt (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

The New Haven Register All-State Softball Team. Capsules by Mike Pucci. Photos by Catherine Avalone and Arnold Gold. Most Valuable Player Kendra Friedt Southington, Sr., P Stats: Went 17-0 and guided the Lady Knights to a third straight Class LL state championship. Had a 0.62 ERA and struck out 235 batters in 112 innings while […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Lacrosse Team

2015 All Area Girls Lacrosse

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Lacrosse Team. Capsules by Dan Nowak. Most Valuable Player Lauren Cole Hand, Sr., Attack Stats: Had a single-season school record 128 goals and holds the school’s all-time scoring record with 317 goals. Also had 37 assists and 75 ground balls. Had eight goals and an assist in an […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Outdoor Track Team

Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross wins the 1600 meter run ahead of Hannah DeBalsi of Staples at the CIAC Track & Field State Open in New Britain on 6/8/2015.  Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register   agold@newhavenregister.com

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Track and Field Team. Capsules by Mary Albl. Photos by Catherine Avalone unless noted. Most Valuable Performer Danae Rivers Wilbur Cross, Jr., middle distance Stats: Went undefeated in the state of Connecticut in 800 and 1,600. Set state record in 800 at New Englands (2:05.86) and set Class […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Tennis Team

Amity's Jason Seidman during his match with Xavier's Rich Ciamarra Friday, May 11, 2015 at Watrous Park in Cromwell. (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Tennis Team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Photos by Peter Hvizdak. Most Valuable Player Jason Seidman Amity, senior Stats: Finished 20-0 during the regular season at No. 1 singles for the fourth straight year. Won the Class LL state championship for the second time and the State Open crown […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Golf Team

Zach Iannone of Notre Dame-West Haven. Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Golf Team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Photos by New Haven Register staff. Most Valuable Player Zachary Iannone Notre Dame-West Haven, senior Stats: Finished with a stroke differential of 0.17. Co-medalist at the Division II state meet with a 73 at Crestbrook Park GC. Finished second at the SCC […]

Valley Regional’s Chris Jean-Pierre, Wilbur Cross’ Danae Rivers embodied both Athlete of the Year dimensions

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)   Wilbur Cross senior runner Danae Rivers and Valley Regional senior quarterback Chris Jean-Pierre are the 2014-2015 recipients of the New Haven Register Athlete of the Year at the Annual MVP Banquet at Amarante's Sea Cliff on Cove Street in New Haven.

NEW HAVEN >> Two scenarios typically arise when it comes to choosing the annual New Haven Register male and female athletes of the year. There’s the athlete who proves to be so much better than the competition in a given sport that the choice is relatively simple. Or the athletes who may not have been […]

Your 2014-2015 CIAC Champions: Darien rules again, CCC tops conferences

Darien once again won the most state championships during the 2014-15 school sports year.

Darien won nine CIAC championships, the most of any Connecticut high school, during the 2014-15 academic year. The Blue Wave won four more titles than second-place Tolland, Glastonbury, Windsor and, of course, arch-rival New Canaan. The 32-team CCC took home the most state championships (36), usurping the crown worn by the FCIAC last season. The FCIAC […]

Track and Field: CT athletes take on New Balance Nationals, Brooks PR

Tolland will look to continue its historic season this weekend at the New Balance Nationals. Register file photo

The high school track and field season will finally come to an end for many Connecticut track and field athletes this weekend. A handful of athletes will compete at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina (Friday thru Sunday), while two athletes will race at the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle on Saturday. […]

Final GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Lacrosse Poll: Darien unanimous No. 1

Class L Champion Darien is once-again the No. 1-ranked team in the final GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Poll (photo by Chris Hunn)

Jeff Brameier has enjoyed his share of strong teams loaded with elite players over his 32 seasons as the Darien boys lacrosse coach. What was unique about his 2015 team was the exceptional depth the Blue Wave had at every position. His second and third units would have been front-line starters on many teams. Wave after wave […]

Final 2015 GameTimeCT / Register Baseball Top 10 poll: Sheehan is No. 1

The Sheehan Titans defeated the Montville Indians, 5-0, in the Class M state baseball championship game, Friday, June 12, 2015, at Palmer Field in Middletown. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

After much debate, the top team in the state of Connecticut is 2015 Class M champion Sheehan with 14 first-place votes. The Titans were ranked No. 9 prior to the state tournament. Notebook: Sheehan earned state’s top spot as SCC ruled Amity, which became the first team in the history of Class LL to three-peat, […]

The Top 25 Moments From Spring Championship Weekend

Top 25 Moments

We spent 36 hours following the fine work of NFHSNetwork and CPTV Sports, who brought to you, live, ALL of the CIAC spring state championships. Here are the top moments we managed to capture on Vine throughout the weekend. With so many games going on simultaneously, it was impossible to keep track of it all. If […]

The Final GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll: Southington unanimous No. 1

The Southington Lady Knights defeated the Cheshire Rams, 5-4, in the Class LL state championship softball game, Saturday afternoon, June 13, 2015 at Frank DeLuca Hall of Fame Field in Stratford. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

For the second straight season, Southington was voted the No. 1 team in the final Top 10 softball poll by an unanimous decision. The Lady Knights capped an unbeaten season by rallying past Cheshire 5-4 in the Class LL championship game. Southington (24-0) collected all 17 first-place votes from the panel of media members and […]

Chip Malafronte: Class L title could be storybook ending for North Haven’s DeMayo, but will it?

North Haven coach Bob DeMayo holds the 2015 Class L baseball championship trophy following the Indians' 3-2 victory over East Lyme June 13, 2015 (Photo Catherine Avalone)

MIDDLETOWN >> In the moments after the final out was recorded Saturday night, Bob DeMayo took a deep breath, gazed around at the celebration unfolding around him and then hugged each of his assistant coaches. He’d eventually get around to congratulating each member of the North Haven baseball team, answer dozens of questions from the […]