GameTimeCT / Register Lacrosse Top 10 Poll: Darien still No. 1, North Haven moves in

North Haven's Colin Uyeki (right) fires the ball past Hand's Taylor Houghton in an SCC boys lacrosse game April 16 (Photo Dave Phillips)

The 2014-15 Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 lacrosse poll for April 21,2015. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. DARIEN 4-0 13 130 1 L Last week: Defeated Trinity Catholic 20-0 and Manhassett (N.Y.) 7-3. Bottom line: Blue Wave have won 27 in a row going back to last season. Team Record […]

2014-15 New Haven Register All-State Boys Hockey Team

Darien goaltender Will Massie (Photo via Darien Athletic Foundation)

The 2014-15 All-State Boys Hockey Team. Capsules by Dan Nowak. Portraits by Catherline Avalone. Most Valuable Player Jack Pardue Darien, Sr., F Stats: Had 20 goals and 27 assists, including the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Greenwich in the CIAC Division I final. Also had two goals in a 3-1 win over Xavier […]

Softball: Sports a shared passion for West Haven’s Morrell and his daughters

West Haven softball coach Joe Morrell flanked by his daughters, Jolie, a first baseman, left, and Jocey, an assistant coach.
(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

WEST HAVEN >> Joe Morrell and his daughter, Jolie, have a little more to talk about at the dinner table these days. Joe is in his first season as the head coach of the West Haven softball team. Jolie, a first baseman, is a senior captain for the Westies. Joe’s other daughter, Jocey, a former […]

2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Basketball Team

All Area Boys Basketball

The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Basketball team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Portraits by Arnold Gold. Also: The 2014-15 New Haven Register / GameTimeCT All-State Boys Basketball team. Note: Due to a site issue, photos may shuffle into incorrect placement on some mobile devices. Most Valuable Player Tyreek Perkins Career, Jr., G Stats: Averaged […]

2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Basketball Team

All Area Girls

The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Basketball team. Capsules by Henry Chisholm. Photos by Catherine Avalone. Also: Check out the 2014-15 Register All-State Girls Basketball Team. Note: Due to an unresolved site issue, photos on mobile devices may shuffle unnecessarily. Most Valuable Player Maura Fitzpatrick Mercy, Sr. forward Stats: Averaged 16.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, […]

2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Gymnastics Team

Gymnastics All Area

The New Haven Register All-Area gymnastics team. Capsules by Mary Albl. Photos by Arnold Gold and Peter Hvizdak. Most Valuable Performer Abby McGuirk Hand, senior Stats: Led Hand to seventh straight SCC title winning all-around (37.2 points), bars (9.2) and set a meet record in beam (9.5). Guided Tigers to third straight Class M crown, […]

2014-15 GameTimeCT / New Haven Register All-State Girls Basketball Team

All State Girls Hoop

The 2014-15 GameTimeCT New Haven Register All-State Girls Basketball Team. Capsules by Henry Chisholm. Photos by Catherine Avalone, Peter Hvizdak and Arnold Gold. The All-State Lineups: First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention teams Note: Photos on mobile devices may shuffle due to a site issue we’re working on. Thank you for your understanding. FIRST TEAM […]

The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Wrestling Team

Photo John Vanacore

The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Wrestling team. Capsules by Mike Pucci. Photos by Catherine Avalone and Peter Hvizdak. Most Valuable Player Chidi Broderick Xavier, Sr., 285 Stats: Won the State Open, Class LL and SCC championship, and finished 4th at the New England championship. Went 44-2 this season and finished with a career record […]

Girls indoor track: 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Team

Photo Catherine Avalone

The 2014-15 All-Area Girls Indoor Track Team. Capsules by Mary Albl. Photos by Peter Hvizdak. Danae Rivers – MVP Wilbur Cross, Jr., middle distance Stats: Helped lead Cross to a Class L state title and State Open runner-up finish. Went undefeated in 1,000, setting state record at New England Championships (2:49.63). Won mile at Yale, […]

The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-State Boys Basketball team

All State Boys Hoops Cover

The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-State Boys Basketball Team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Photos by Arnold Gold. Complete lineups. Player of the Year Mustapha Heron Sacred Heart, Jr., G Stats: Average 22.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Hearts, who successfully defended their Class S state championship and finished No. 1 in the […]

Football: New Canaan’s John Marinelli accepts head coaching job at arch-rival Greenwich

In a major shift in the FCIAC balance of power, John Marinelli (left) will now be vying for success against his father, Lou, at Greenwich High School.

In what could be major shift in the FCIAC balance of power, not to mention the source of some serious (if lighthearted) inter-family conflict in coming seasons, John Marinelli, the offensive coordinator at New Canaan and son of nine-time championship coach Lou Marinelli, was hired as next head coach at rival Greenwich High School. He will […]

2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Indoor Track Team

Boys Indoor Front

The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Indoor Track Team. Compiled by Mary Albl. Photos by Peter Hvizdak, Arnold Gold and Catherine Avalone. Akiel Smith – MVP Hillhouse, Sr., sprints Stats: Guided Academics to SCC, Class M and State Open titles. Won the Yale Classic 300 title (35.15). Finished first in 55 and 300 dash […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Preseason Softball Poll: Southington is No. 1

Southington begins the season at No. 1 in the GameTimeCT.com/New Haven Register Top 10 Preseason Softball Poll.

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SOUTHINGTON is No. 1 in the 2014-15 Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 Preseason Softball poll. Compiled by Mike Pucci. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SOUTHINGTON 24-0 16 480 1 LL Last year’s result: Def. Amity 1-0 in 15 innings to capture the Class LL state championship. Opening game: at Hall, Friday, 3:45 […]

2014-15 NH Register Area Boys Indoor Track MVP: Akiel Smith, Hillhouse

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
New Haven Register All-Area Indoor Track and Field MVP, Akiel Smith, Hillhouse.

NEW HAVEN >> It was last fall, just three games into the football season and Hillhouse’s Akiel Smith had just suffered another concussion. It was the senior’s third. “My mom was scared,” Smith said. “She wanted me to stop playing football, which I did. I didn’t want to stop playing, I felt like I was […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Lacrosse Poll (preseason): FCIAC owns top 3 spots, Darien No. 1

Darien boys lacrosse coach Jeff Brameier (center)  (Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)

The 2014-15 Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 lacrosse poll for April 5,2015. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. DARIEN 23-0 11 125 1 L Last game: Defeated New Canaan 10-8 for the 2014 CIAC Class M state championship. Bottom line: Blue Wave move from Class M to L this season. They […]

2014-15 New Haven Register Boys Basketball State Player of the Year: Mustapha Heron, Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart junior Mustapha Heron was, by far, the state's best boys basketball player. (Photo Catherine Avalone)

T he phone call came to Sacred Heart coach Jon Carroll when he was on his way to a Christmas party in December of 2013. Mustapha Heron was transferring in from Wilbraham & Monson Academy. Sacred Heart was coming off three straight years of not qualifying for the postseason, but Carroll liked the pieces he […]

Girls outdoor track: Amity’s Shoop ready for new coaching experience

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register) Amity girls track and field coach Michelle Shoop and captains, Lisa Gorham, Zoe Moscato, Zoie Reed and Sydney Fomica, left to right, at practice.

WOODBRIDGE >> A slow but steady mixture of rain and sleet fell from the sky Tuesday afternoon. And it was cold. It wasn’t ideal conditions for the second week of outdoor track and field practice. But the smile never left the face of Michelle Shoop. Shoop is in her first season coaching the Amity girls, […]

Snowy winter impacting spring sports seasons

Photo by Peter Wallace
The Northwestern baseball field was still under snow Wednesday afternoon. "I don't know when we'll be able to play on it," Northwestern coach Jim Davidson said.

The winter weather has extended into the spring season, leaving fields covered in snow, which has impacted varsity sports around the state. The season officially begins April 8. but some teams have needed to move back season openers due to the inclement weather. In past season, the CIAC has allowed games to be rescheduled to […]

2015 CHSCA All-State Boys Hockey teams

West Haven goalie Michael Savino (Arnold Gold, Register)

The Connecticut High School Coaches Association all-state boys hockey selections for 2014-15 Player of the Year Will Massie, G, Darien USMC Team of the Year North Branford Division I MVP:  Michael Savino, West Haven FIRST TEAM G — Michael Savino, West Haven D–Sam Carignan, Hamden D–Colin O’Connor, Notre Dame-West Haven F–Jeremy Routh, Hamden F–David Piekut, […]

2015 CHSCA All-State Boys Basketball teams

Bunnell's Ryan Pittman (left)

The 2015 Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-State boys basketball teams as voted upon by its membership: Class LL FIRST TEAM Marcus Blackwell, Bridgeport Central DeAnte’ Bruton, Ledyard Rayon Christie, Simsbury Ryan Foley, Fairfield Prep Don Jarrett, Kennedy Roy Kane, Norwalk Jeremiah Livingston, Westhill Tom Nolan, Fairfield Prep Trey Witter, Farmington SECOND TEAM Kweshon Askew, […]