American Legion State Tournament Schedule / Results

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The Connecticut American Legion baseball state tournament begins Sunday, July 20 and ends either August 1 or August 2. Unlike recent years, the state’s playoff qualifiers from the Northern Division and the Southern Division are seeded into four sectional playdown brackets, culminating with a three-game championship series vs. the eight zone champions. The winners of […]

2014 Litchfield County Female Athlete of the Year, Thomaston’s Abby Hurlbert

Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert starred on the field hockey, girls basketball and softball teams for the Golden Bears. Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen

Thomaston, the Northwest Corner’s State Championship town… where, this year, no one is more identified with that status than Abby Hurlbert. “When we needed a big hit or a big play, Abby was always in the center of it,” said softball co-coach Kelly Finlay in a statement that echoes through Hurlbert’s two other sports – […]

2014 Litchfield County Male Athlete of the Year, Torrington’s John McCarthy

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Growing up, most athletes try their hands at multiple sports and only a few of them, like Torrington’s John McCarthy, excel like he did in his four years as a Red Raider. McCarthy just finished his high school career where he was a three-year varsity athlete in three different sports. He was the last line […]

Former North Haven football standout John Liquori dies after being struck by pickup

North Haven's John Liquori vs. Hillhouse in 2011. (Register file)

John Liquori, a standout linebacker on North Haven football’s 2011 playoff team, died Thursday evening a day after being hit by a pickup truck while jogging on Middletown Ave. He was 20. John Liquori Obituary The pickup driver, Theodore Spalding, 72, was arraigned on charges of second-degree assault with a motor vehicle and operating a motor […]

2014 NH Register / GameTimeCT Baseball State Player of the Year: Zach Risedorf, Northwestern

Northwestern's Zach Risedorf (right) has decided to sign with the San Diego Padres.

Northwestern’s Zach Risedorf went through his senior season knowing he could be drafted. His teammates knew that as well, and jokingly called him “Big League.” Now his teammates, and the rest of Connecticut, can call him something else: The Register State Player of the Year. The senior catcher was eventually drafted 177th overall by the […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Boys Volleyball MVP: Ted Li, Cheshire

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Ted Li’s versatility played a key role in the success of the Cheshire boys volleyball team these last four years. This year’s Register Area MVP helped guide the Rams to a pair of state titles and four straight Southern Connecticut Conference championships. He made a seamless transition from hitter to setter his senior year, polishing […]

2014 NH County All-Area Baseball MVP: John Amendola, Notre Dame-West Haven

Notre Dame's John Amendola is one of the best pitchers in the state and can that will be on display this tournament.
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After having his All-Area and All-State photos taken, Notre Dame-West Haven’s John Amendola walked out of the Register studio sporting a smile. The season was officially over. “I have a couple vacations this summer,” Amendola said. “I’m going to take it easy.” Taking it easy is usually not the Amendola way. The senior posted a […]

2014 NH Register / GameTimeCT State Player of the Year: Kendra Friedt, Southington

Kendra Friedt throws a pitch for the back-to-back Class LL champion Southington softball team in the final. (Photo Mara Lavitt)

Projected to be one of the state’s top pitchers this season, Southington’s Kendra Friedt certainly lived up to the expectations. The hard-throwing junior did not lose a game, leading the Blue Knights to the Class LL state championship, the program’s second straight and 16th overall, for the state’s most storied program. Friedt, the 2014 Register […]

2014 NH County All-Area Boys Lacrosse MVP: Joe Choiniere, Amity

Amity's Joe Choiniere vs. McMahon in the Class LL state playoffs (Photo Russ McCreven)

Winning championships and titles many times doesn’t define a team’s success and senior Joe Choiniere, a midfielder on the Amity boys lacrosse team, certainly puts that in perspective. The Spartans didn’t win the Southern Connecticut Conference championship, losing to eventual champion Fairfield Prep in the semifinals. The Spartans didn’t win the CIAC Class M championship, […]

2014 NH County Area Girls Track MVP: Danae Rivers, Wilbur Cross

Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross won the Gatorade Girls' Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Photo by Melanie Stengel/Register

In a sport where sometimes the individual achievements can outshine the team performance, Wilbur Cross’ Danae Rivers knew how to balance both to perfection. The sophomore middle distance runner went undefeated in the state of Connecticut in the 800 and 1,600 meter events, but the wins, as she said, are never guaranteed. The focus for […]

2014 NH County Area Girls Tennis MVP: Emily Migliorini, North Haven

2014 Register All-Area MVP: Emily Migliorini, North Haven (Photo Mara Lavitt, Register)

It turned out to be a pretty special week for the Migliorini family at last month’s Wint Filipek Sr. Memorial Tennis Tournament. Alyssa Migliorini won the women’s B singles final, Emily Migliorini won the girls high school title and Julia Migliorini won the girls junior championship. Their father, Bob Migliorini, fell just short, losing in […]

2014 NH County Area Softball MVP: Raeanne Geffert, Seymour

Raeanne Geffert, Seymour (Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)

The transformation from being a good pitcher to a dominant pitcher occurred last fall for Seymour’s Raeanne Geffert. That’s when Geffert joined the Connecticut Charmers, an elite showcase travel team coached by Wildcats assistant Neil Swanchak. There, Geffert competed against some of the nation’s top players. “She faced teams from California and struggled a bit,” […]

2014 NH County Area Boys Tennis MVP: Jason Seidman, Amity

Jason Seidman of Amity hits a forehand in the SCC boys singles final against Scott Rubinstein of Daniel Hand at the Yale Tennis Courts on 5/30/2014. Photo by Arnold Gold

Each year, Amity boys tennis coach Chris Raffone holds what he likes to call preseason challenge matches: pitting kids against one another numerous times. Once those matches are completed, Raffone can determine his starting lineup to start the season. In 2012, Andrew Ginzberg was coming off being the No. 1 singles player for the Spartans […]

The 2014 Connecticut high school football divisions are here!

Southington celebrates its 2013 Class LL championship. (Mara Lavitt - New Haven Register)

[Randomly goes to CIACsports.com's football page... oh, hey... HEY!] A week ago, the CIAC released its playoff packets for the 2014 fall seasons. It was met with practically no fanfare, mostly because we didn’t notice it. Now we’ve noticed and now I feel like Steve Martin in ‘The Jerk.” (For you young’uns, a ‘Phone-book’ was […]

New Haven County All-Area Golf MVP: Rasmey Kong, North Haven

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Rasmey Kong had never stepped foot onto Bretwood Golf Course in Keene, New Hampshire, prior to June 23. Kong was teeing it up at the New England Golf championship meet. He finished with a 2-under-par round of 70 to finish tied for second. Yet the North Haven junior left the grounds a little disappointed. “I […]

Darien, FCIAC ruled Connecticut’s 2013-2014 school sports year

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Learn About Tableau   Master List Compiled by Mike Pucci Darien (FCIAC) 10 Class L Field Hockey Class L Boys Cross  Country State Open Girls Swimming Class L Girls Swimming Class L Boys Indoor  Track Class L Girls Indoor Track Class M Boys Lacrosse Class L Girls Lacrosse State Open Boys Outdoor Track State Open […]

Behold: The 2014 Connecticut High School Football schedules

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The preliminary schedules for the 2014 Connecticut high school football season have been released by CIAC. Schedules are subject to change throughout the summer until deadline in early September. MASTER FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 2014 COMPOSITE SCHEDULES (Classes NOT official) CLASS LL | CLASS L | CLASS M | CLASS S Here are individual links to each […]

New Haven Register’s Athletes of the Year: Cross’ Danae Rivers, Ansonia’s Arkeel Newsome

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NEW HAVEN –  On one side stands the prodigy. Danae Rivers, as a sophomore for the Wilbur Cross girls’ indoor and outdoor track teams, is already the top middle-distance runner in the state and one of the best in the country. On the other side is the former prodigy, though Arkeel Newsome is by no means […]

Track and Field: Top 10 highlights from the Outdoor and Indoor season

(Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)   Wilbur Cross' Danae Rivers wins the 1600 during the State Open Track and Field Championship at Middletown High School. pcasolino@newhavenregister.com

The high school track and field season is officially over. Well, until the indoor season starts this winter. But for me, that’s too far away. I need a little closure. And I’m sure the rest of you track and field fanatics do as well. So here’s a list of the Top 10 highlights of the […]