Recruiting 2015: Connecticut high school football college commits [updated]

From left, Norwalk's Evan Adams (courtesy Norwalk Hour), New Canaan's Zach Allen, Xavier's Tanner Kern, Fairfield Prep's Anthony Palazzolo, Windsor Locks/Suffield's Jarvis Miller (via Scout.com)

The following is a living list of players at Connecticut High Schools who have made verbal commitments for the Class of 2015. For most schools, commitments are unbinding until the player signs a letter of intent beginning on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Players attending as preferred walk-ons are noted with asterisks. […]

Grab your No. 2 pencils: It’s the Midseason Boys Basketball Quiz

(Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)
Hillhouse senior forward Troy Walters, Jr. elevates for a shot as Robert Haskins (32), Thomas Nolan (5) and Ryan Foley (21) defend for Fairfield Prep in the first game between the two teams Dec. 30. The rematch is set for Friday.

So you guys think you’re experts when it comes to boys basketball? Now is your chance to prove it! Please vote on the following questions, some on the midpoint of the 2014-15 season. Some on the general state of boys basketball. Polls close Saturday night. Our answers to be provided later this week.

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Hockey Poll: Xavier takes 10th spot

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The 2014-15 Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll for Jan. 27, 2014. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. FAIRFIELD PREP 6-4 14 162 1 I Last week: Lost to Delbarton (N.J.) 6-3. Bottom line: Prep is 2-3 against out-of-state teams . Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 2. HAMDEN […]

GameTimeCT / Register boys basketball top 10 poll: Hamden makes first appearance

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Joey Kasperczyk of Hillhouse goes in for two against Bridgeport Central on Jan. 19.

Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 11-0 18 540 1 S Last week: Def. Notre Dame-Fairfield 80-56; def. Woodland 72-36; def. Naugatuck 88-59. Bottom line: Mustapha Heron scored a career-high 46 points in the Hearts’ win over Naugatuck. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2. FAIRFIELD PREP 11-0 0 504 […]

GameTimeCT / Register Girls Basketball Top 10 Poll: Capital Prep is new No. 1

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Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1.  Capital Prep  11-1 20 600 2 L Last week:   Def. Mercy 88-48 and Wilcox Tech 72-29. Bottom line: Unanimous. The debate is over. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2.  Mercy  11-1 0 580 1 LL Last week:  Lost to Capital Prep 88-48, def. Sheehan 72-51. Bottom line: But it was […]

Boys Indoor Track: Darien’s Ostberg makes season debut at SCC Coaches Invite, Hillhouse wins meet

Darien's Alex Ostberg during the 3,200 Sunday at the SCC Coaches Invite. Photo by Arnold Gold/Register

NEW HAVEN >> It was a different mindset for Darien’s Alex Ostberg Sunday afternoon at the SCC Coaches Invitational, but the senior All-American didn’t disappoint. After battling bout of pneumonia for the past month, Ostberg made his indoor track season debut at the Floyd Little Athletic Center. He finished in third place in the 1,600 […]

Instagram Challenge: Sunday Spotlight

Wilbur Cross goes in for a dunk during a recent game against East Haven. Register file photo

Think you’re an athlete deserving of the spotlight? Think your whole team is? Let us know! Starting Monday, here at GameTimeCT we’ll be having a new weekly contest called, Sunday Spotlight where we’ll feature the best team or athlete from the week. Submit your athletic photos, team photos and what you accomplished via Instagram. Hit […]

Hockey Notebook: Lublin serves as West Haven team manager, ‘Coach Joe’s Shadow’

West Haven team manager Zackary Lublin (left) and his best buddy West Haven coach Joe Morrell (Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske)

Zackary Lublin became the team manager for the West Haven boys hockey team this season. He does all the usual things any team manager might do, like filling the water bottles before a game or handing out sweatshirts. But Lublin, 19, was born with hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluid accumulates in the brain, typically […]

Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 Hockey Poll: Top three spots stay the same

Hamden remained No. 2 behind top-ranked Fairfield Prep in the latest Register Top 10.  (Photographs by Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)"

The 2014-15 Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll for Jan. 20, 2014. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. FAIRFIELD PREP 6-3 14 163 1 I Last week: Defeated West Haven 4-1 . Bottom line: Prep has gone 4-1 against Top 10 teams this season . Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div […]

GameTimeCT / Register boys basketball top 10 poll: Fairfield Prep moves up to No. 2

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From left, Fairfield Prep assistant coaches Dave Renzulli, Danny Powell and head coach leo Redgate watch during the Jesuits' win over Hillhouse Dec. 30. Prep moved up to No. 2 in the latest poll.

Sacred Heart now is a unanimous choice as the state’s No. 1 team. Prep has moved up to No. 2 and Middletown makes its first appearance in the top 10. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 8-0 18 540 1 S Last week: Def. Derby 96-64; def. Crosby 91-60; def. Christ […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Poll: Mercy clings to slim lead at top

Mercy's Destine Perry drives past Sacred Heart's Jenna D'Agostino Tuesday night, January 13, 2015, at the SHA gymnasium in Hamden. The Mercy Tigers defeated the Sacred Heart Academy Pacers, 57-36.  (Photographs by Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

  Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1.  Mercy  10-0 10 552 1 LL Last week:  Def. Hamden 70-26,  West Haven 70-25 Bottom line: January 19. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2. Capital Prep 9-1 9 550 2 L Last week: Def. Goodwin Tech 87-28, Cheney Tech 102-42, South Medford (Or) 82-50. Bottom line: See Mercy bottom line. […]

The 83rd New Haven Register All-State Football Team: OFFENSE

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The 83rd Annual New Haven Register Register / GameTimeCT All-State Football Offense Team as selected by the New Haven Register staff. Compiled by Mike Pucci. Photos by Arnold Gold except where noted. MORE: DEFENSE | SECOND, THIRD & Honorable Mention Teams Note: The All-State team will be published in the New Haven Register print edition on January 25. Mark Piccirillo Shelton, Sr., […]

The 83rd New Haven Register All-State Football Team: DEFENSE and COACH OF THE YEAR

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The 83rd Annual New Haven Register Register / GameTimeCT All-State Football team as selected by the New Haven Register staff. Compiled by Mike Pucci. Photos by Arnold Gold except where noted. MORE: OFFENSE | Second, Third & Honorable Mention Teams Note: The All-State team will be published in the New Haven Register print edition on January 25. Most Valuable Player Zach […]

The 83rd New Haven Register All-State Football Team: SECOND, THIRD & HONORABLE MENTION

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The 83rd Annual New Haven Register / GameTimeCT All-State Football Second, Third and Honorable Mention teams as selected by the New Haven Register staff. Compiled by Mike Pucci. Photos by Arnold Gold except where noted. MORE: OFFENSE | Second, Third & Honorable Mention Teams Note: The All-State team will be published in the New Haven Register print edition on January 25. […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Hockey Poll: Prep still No. 1, Hamden moves to No. 2

Hamden goaltender Stephen Richetelli makes a save during the Dragons' 2-2 tie with Hamden last weekend (Photo Catherine Avalone)

The 2014-15 Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. FAIRFIELD PREP 5-3 14 164 1 I Last week: Defeated Notre Dame-Fairfield 4-1 and lost to LaSalle Academy (R.I.) 4-3. Bottom line: Prep is 2-2 in its last four game with both losses to Rhode Island teams. Team […]

2014 Register All-Area Football MVP: Mark Piccirillo attained legend status at Shelton

Shelton quarterback Mark Piccirillo was named the Register All-Area MVP.
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  SHELTON >> Mark Piccirillo has assumed legendary status in Shelton, just like the NFL quarterback he surpassed as the school’s all-time leading passer. From the beard Piccirillo grew — and refused to shave until the Gaels lost — to an unbeaten regular season and an appearance in the Class LL-Small state championship game, it […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 boys basketball poll: New London moves up to No. 6

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Dontell Glover drives in against Fairfield Prep. Hillhouse is No. 8 in this week's GameTimeCT Top 10 poll while Prep remains at No. 4.

Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. Sacred Heart 5-0 16 536 1 S Last week: Def. Kennedy 79-63. Bottom line: Mustapha Heron scored 32 points in the Hearts’ victory over Kennedy. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2. Career 7-0 2 500 2 L Last week: Def. North Haven 74-34; def. Wilbur […]

Girls Basketball: East Haven’s Schlottman could be best freshman in area

East Haven's Kylie Schlottman (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

When East Haven freshman Kylie Schlottman showed up for summer league, her teammates thought she was just another timid freshman. That changed pretty quickly, according to senior guard Tori Carlson. “When I met her I thought she was shy,” she said. “Then she shows me this video of her talking about colors and dancing to […]

GameTimeCT / Register Girls Basketball Top 10 Poll: Mercy holds onto top spot

Lauren Brandau andHand continue its run in the Top 10 poll. (Photograph by Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

  Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1.  Mercy  8-0 11 526 1 LL Last week: Def. Hamden 70-26, West Haven 70-25 Bottom line: Mercy/Capital Prep countdown: One. More. Week. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2. Capital Prep 6-1 7 510 2 L Last week: Def. University 76-24, Prince Tech 82-28. Bottom line: May […]

Indoor Track: Hillhouse, Cross shine at 1st Elm City Coaches Invite

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)
Wilbur Cross junior Danae Rivers wins the 600 meter run at the Elm City Coaches Indoor Track meet with an official time of 1:37.00, Saturday afternoon, January 10, 2015, at the Floyd Little Athletic Center on Sherman Parkway in New Haven.

NEW HAVEN >> Saturday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, the Hillhouse and Cross girls combined to win six events at the Elm City Coaches Invitational. Cross junior Danae Rivers led the way for the Governors with a first-place showing in the 1,000 (2:58.91) and then went toe to toe with Darien’s Anna Sulger in […]