Boys basketball: League tournament predictions, day 4

Fairfield Prep's Ryan Foley makes a move as Career's Tyreek Perkins defends. Could we have the third matchup between these two teams in the SCC tournament final. Joe Morelli thinks so. (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

A 25-5 day on Saturday bumps the record to 44-13. Just two tournaments being played today, weather permitting: Live Updates from the semifinals SCC semifinals No. 1 Fairfield Prep vs. No. 4 Hamden: Third matchup between these two SCC Quinnipiac Division rivals. Hamden was the only team to beat Prep this year. With C.J. Seaforth […]

Sunday Spotlight Instagram winner: Thomaston girls’ basketball team

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Our Sunday Spotlight winner: The Thomaston Girls’ Basketball Team! Thomaston won its fourth straight Berkshire League title this past week. The reigning Class S champs will open up state play this week as the No. 3 seed and play on Thursday. A photo posted by Gametimect (@gametimect) on Mar 1, 2015 at 9:09am PST Our […]

2015 CIAC girls basketball tournament pairings, schedule

Mercy Tiger Kendra Landy (#20) drives to the hoop against Capitol Prep Trailblazer Dazha Ward during the Trailblazers 88-48 win in January. (Photo John Vanacore)

CLASS LL FIRST ROUND Monday, 7 p.m. No. 28 Danbury (9-11) at No. 5 Fairfield Warde (18-2) Tuesday, 7 p.m. Upper bracket: No. 32 New Milford (8-12) at No. 1 South Windsor (20-0); No. 17 Glastonbury (13-7) at No. 16 Southington (14-6); No. 25 Norwalk (10-10) at No. 8 Greenwich (17-3); No. 24 Amity (10-10) […]

Wrestling: Xavier’s Broderick captures State Open title; Newtown team champs

Xavier's Chidi Broderick (top) won the heavyweight title at Saturday's State Open over Foran's Luke Edmondson.
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NEW HAVEN >> In just three years competing in the sport, Xavier senior Chidi Broderick has developed into one of the state’s best wrestlers. Fresh off winning the Class LL state title last week, Broderick added the State Open crown to his resume with a 14-3 major decision victory over Foran’s Luke Edmondson in the […]

Live Updates: The 2015 Boys Basketball Conference Tournaments

Hillhouse senior forward Troy Walters, Jr. elevates for a shot vs. Fairfield Prep earlier this season. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

The storm before the storm begins Thursday when the 2015 Connecticut boys basketball conferences commence their annual championship tournaments. The SCC, CCC and ECC start the whole shebang with first-round games on Thursday, Feb. 26. The SWC, CSC, NCC (Friday), NVL, FCIAC and Shoreline (among others, Saturday) join the fray on with quarterfinal rounds. Semifinals […]

Berkshire League Girls Basketball Championship: Thomaston wins 4th straight title

Thomaston's Morgan Sanson drives to the basket in her team’s win over Nonnewaug in the Berkshire League Championship (Photo Marianne Killackey)

WINSTED >> No. 1 Thomaston opened a first-half lead from the outside, then built on it inside for a 56-36 win over No. 2 Nonnewaug in the Berkshire League Girls Basketball Tournament final at Northwestern High School Friday night. It was the reigning Class S champion’s fourth BL tournament crown in a row, avenging the […]

Shoreline Girls Basketball Championship: Morgan wins title in OT, ends Cromwell’s 4-year run

Morgan has been hot all season and could take Class M.(Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

NEW HAVEN >> The last time Morgan won the Shoreline Conference girls basketball tournament, they did it with heavy hearts. On Friday night, there was nothing but pure joy. And a little relief. Senior forward Jen Dawson scored a game-high 22 points, including the game winning free throw with 2.7 seconds left in overtime, as […]

Indoor Track and Field: Strong showing for CT athletes at New Englands

West Haven's Brandon Sebastian won the long jump Friday at the New England Track Championships.

BOSTON >> Danae Rivers decided to run the 1,000 meter event at the New England Indoor Track and Field Championships because it was something different. The Wilbur Cross junior middle distance runner, known more for her achievements in the mile than 1,000, made the right decision. Friday evening at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in […]

Fairchester League Girls Basketball: Hamden Hall handles St. Lukes, repeats as champions

Hamden Hall's Bianca Tomassini makes a pass around St. Luke's Janelle Johnson during the Hornet's, 74-44, win over the Storm to capture the Fairchester Athletic Association title , Friday night, February 27, 2015, at Beckerman Athletic Center on Skiff Street in Hamden. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

HAMDEN >> After losing in last year’s New England Prep School Athletic Council championship game, Hamden Hall has been focused on running the table. The Hornets came into the season wanting to win the Fairchester Athletic Association title and then take New Englands. Phase one: Mission accomplished. A focused Hornets squad routed St. Luke’s 66-44 […]

ECC Girls Basketball Championship: NFA eases past New London for 4th-straight title

NFA's girls basketball team celebrates its fourth-straight ECC title and 16th overall Friday night after a 44-28 victory over New London

NORWICH — Tournament most valuable player Cebria Outlow scored 12 points and Norwich Free Academy won its fourth-consecutive Eastern Connecticut Conference Championship with a 44-28 victory over New London Friday night at NFA. Sophomore guard Hailey Conley and senior Maya Bell both scored 11 points for NFA, which won its 16th league title overall during […]

NCCC Girls Basketball Championship: Avon tops Bolton, leaves league as champions

The Avon High girls basketball team is all smiles after winning their second straight NCCC Tournament title. (Gerry deSimas Jr. - CollinsvillePress.com

HARTFORD – In their final game as a member of the North Central Connecticut Conference, the Avon High girls basketball team wanted to go out with some style and a victory. The Falcons, who shared the league championship with Canton, won their 1212 NCCC Tournament title Thursday night with a 60-46 win over Bolton. It was […]

SWC Girls Basketball Championship: New Fairfield claims title over Notre Dame-Fairfield

Notre Dame's Kayla Croswell dribbles the ball and tries to avoid the New  Fairfield defense during the SWC title game on Thursday. Photo by Andy Hutchison

NEWTOWN >> No team in the South-West Conference had beaten New Fairfield this winter. Notre Dame-Fairfield, seeded third in the SWC tournament, came close to finally getting it done, almost pulling off an upset of the No. 1 team in Thursday’s championship game, at Newtown High. The Rebels, however, erased a five-point deficit in the […]

FCIAC Girls Basketball Championship: Ridgefield holds off Greenwich for 1st title since 1996

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FAIRFIELD >> Rebecca Lawrence scored 15 points and Ridgefield survived what would have been a miracle finish for Greenwich to win the FCIAC girls basketball championship with a 48-47 victory Thursday night at Ludlowe High School in Fairfield. The victory was Ridgefield’s first league title since 1996. And it came in Tom DiMarza’s first year […]

NVL Girls Basketball Championship: Torrington survives Holy Cross to win 2nd title in 3 years

Torrington's girls basketball team celebrates after defeating Holy Cross 56-55 in the NVL Girls Basketball championship Wednesday at Sacred Heart (Photo Marianne Killackey)

WATERBURY >> Torrington’s girls basketball team clung to a 56-55 lead over Holy Cross for the last minute-and-a-half of a riveting NVL final at Sacred Heart High School Wednesday night, winning its second NVL championship in the last three years. “We saved the best for last,” said Torrington coach Mike Fritch, whose team scraped past […]

CCC Girls Basketball Championship: Farmington tops South Windsor for 1st league title

The Farmington girls basketball teams poses with the CCC trophy after winning its first conference title in school history. Matt Leidemer-Submitted to GameTimeCT

PLAINVILLE >> The Farmington girls basketball team accomplished another one of it’s goals of the season: The school’s first Central Connecticut Conference championship. In front of a packed Ivan Wood Gymnasium at Plainville High School, the undefeated Indians handed South Windsor its first loss of the season with a 61-52 win in the championship game Wednesday […]

State boys and girls hockey teams stacked with siblings this season

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register) West Haven High School hockey players, all brothers, left to right, at Bennett Rink in West Haven. Jake, Max and Alex Lynch; Donnie and Kyle Froehlich; Hunter and Logan Cole.

It’s not unusual for high school teams to have siblings playing together. Although there are no official statistics to back this up, area coaches are saying there seems to be more siblings than usual this season among the SCC-SWC boys teams and SCC girls teams. The most unique sibling story comes courtesy of the New […]

Girls Basketball: Henry C’s CIAC Tournament Bracket Breakdown

The CIAC Tournament brackets have officially been released. All of the fields seem to be wide open this season, with the exception of Class L where Capital Prep should be the overwhelming favorite to win the state title this season. Below is a breakdown of how the CIAC Tournament could play out. The 2015 CIAC […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Hockey Poll: Greenwich and Darien still 1-2

Notre Dame and Ridgefield battle during a game earlier this season. (Photo Catherine Avalone)

The 2014-15 Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll for Feb. 3, 2014. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. GREENWICH 17-1-2 12 165 1 I Last week: Defeated Wilton 8-4 and St. Joseph 3-0. Bottom line: The FCIAC tournament quarterfinals are on Saturday. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 2. DARIEN 16-2-1 […]

Here are slowed-down looks at the two Conard-Hall boys basketball fight videos

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Here are slowed down and slightly enhanced Twitter videos from the fight that took place with 2.2 seconds remaining in the Hall-Conard boys basketball game Monday night. The first look, taken from footage posted by @__Rishai__ on Twitter, shows the original version, followed by a version slowed to a quarter speed and zoomed in by […]

GameTimeCT / Register boys basketball top 10 poll: Weaver, Middletown move up

Hillhouse's Donell Allick cuts between two Fairfield Prep defenders during an earlier game at Alumni Hall (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Not much activity this week as all 10 teams remain the same, just some position changes. The league tournaments begin on Thursday as the stretch run really begins. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 19-0 18 540 1 S Last week: Def. Holy Cross 19-0. Bottom line: Only St. Paul Tuesday […]