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Calling all high school coaches, players or parents: Did someone on your team make a spectacular or clutch play? Make sure the rest of the state gets to see your feats of daring do by submitting a video for our weekly ‘Plays of the Week’ highlight reel. The best plays will be compiled and shown […]

Laxworm’s ‘The Show’ Week 1: Seymour and Shelton football teams guest star

Shelton's football captains join coach Jeff Roy on 'The Show' live from Porky's Cafe Sunday, Sept. 14

‘The Show,’ produced, directed and hosted by ‘LaxWorm’ Mike Sportini and featuring Sean Patrick Bowley of GameTimeCT and the New Haven Register, and Kyle Brennan of the Waterbury Republican-American, kicks off live from Porky’s Cafe in Shelton at 11:30 a.m. This week, we’ll discuss what went down in Week 1, from the SCC/FCIAC Challenge and […]

Football: Freeman, Hyde run past Lewis Mills

Hyde senior Ronnie Freeman scores one of his six touchdowns against Lewis Mills on Saturday.
Peter Hvizdak/Register

NEW HAVEN >> During the game’s opening possession, the Hyde defense committed two penalties and allowed Lewis Mills to drive 70 yards on seven plays that was capped by a touchdown pass. Fortunately for the Howling Wolves, that’s the only time the Spartans led. Hyde settled in and, fueled by a six touchdown performance from […]

Week 1 Connecticut High School Football Schedule / Results / Story links

Photo Peter Hvidzak

Wednesday, Sept. 10 SCC-FCIAC CHALLENGE Cheshire 41, Ridgefield 14 Harding 38, Law 10 Thursday, Sept. 11 NVL BRASS Holy Cross 34, Wilby 6 NVL INTER Ansonia 45, Oxford 0 PEQUOT UNCAS Canton 35, SMSA/University 6 SCC/FCIAC CHALLENGE Wilbur Cross 29, McMahon 14 East Haven 24, Bassick 6 Ffld.Prep 59, Stamford 40 North Haven 42, Bridg.Central […]

Malafronte: Honoring slain teammate inspires Hillhouse football in loss to Darien

Hillhouse players stand for a moment of silence before playing No. 4 Darien Friday at the Wilbur Cross Athletic Complex. Hillhouse lost 47-25 (photo by Catherine Avalone)

NEW HAVEN >> Corey Maddoxx dropped back and launched a high, arching pass toward a streaking Hillhouse wide receiver. Dontrese Cogswell snared the football in stride and scampered untouched into the end zone, a breath-taking 80-yard touchdown reception on Friday’s first play from scrimmage. Lisa Craggett watched the scene unfold from just behind the Academics’ […]

Football: Middletown’s Highsmith, Thompkins play to win on field, in classroom

(Catherine Avalone - The Middletown Press)
Middletown seniors Dario Highsmith, Jr., and Isaiah Thompkins aren't just thinking about a state championship. Both have received interest from top academic institutions such as Yale, Harvard, Wesleyan and Trinity.

MIDDLETOWN >> The names are well-known. Dario Highsmith is the reigning Connecticut Gatorade Football Player of the Year and Isaiah Thompkins is regarded as one of the state’s best linebackers. But they are so much more than Middletown High School football players. Both are very good students and are being followed closely by Ivy League […]

Welcome back, Football: Let’s Play The SCC-FCIAC Football Challenge II

Kicking off tonight, for the final time, at a field near you: The SCC/FCIAC Football Challenge (Graphic by Sean Patrick Bowley)

H urry, hurry, hurry! Step right up! Step right up, ladies and gents, to witness the greatest high school football show on earth! Thrills, chill, spills! Feats of daring do! The pride of young men, grown men, women of all ages from two rivaling Connecticut’s counties is on the line this week!Welcome back to countywide […]

FOOTBALL 2014: It all starts up front, so here are four SCC linemen ready to rumble

Fairfield Prep lineman and Boston College commit Anthony Palazzolo is a keystone to the Jesuits' success in 2014 (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

During his remarks at the inaugural Southern Connecticut Conference media day last month, Hamden coach Todd Dowty said that success in football starts with the offensive line. Dowty, a former lineman, might be biased, but the guys up front certainly play an integral role for any team.  In attendance at the event held at the […]

2014 high school fall sports schedules

(Peter Casolino - New Haven Register)

Schedules for the 2014 Fall Sports Season, via CIACsports.com. Cross Country: BOYS school schedules | GIRLS school schedules Field Hockey: School Schedules | Master schedule Football: Team and league schedules (GameTimeCT) Soccer (Boys): School Schedules | Master schedule Soccer (Girls): School Schedules | Master schedule Swimming & Diving (Girls): School schedules Volleyball (Girls): School schedules | Master schedule

Football 2014: Becoming educated about concussions now the norm

As concussion awareness has become the norm in high school football, so have preventative measures like guardian caps worn on players' helmets during practices. (Photo Peter Paguaga)

The concussion concern has sacked the game of football at every level from Pop Warner to the NFL, forcing change across the board. With the state’s high school football season set to kick off this week, here is a look at some of the steps taken to make the game safer. For starters, a Connecticut […]

FOOTBALL 2014: The New Haven Register / GameTimeCT preseason Top 10 poll: Southington is No. 1

Southington's Kyle Borawski (right) celebrates a touchdown catch during a scrimmage last month. The Blue Knights were voted the No. 1 team in the New Haven Register / GameTimeCT preseason Top 10 poll (Photo Peter Paguaga)

It won the school’s first state championship since 1998 with a dominant, second-half performance over Fairfield Prep. A host of all-state caliber players return, including Alex Jamele, the state’s top receiver. It’s big on the lines, aggressive on defense, and quarterback Jasen Rose, despite playing receiver a season ago, looks like he’ll be a fine […]

Girls volleyball 2014: Student sections provide support for host teams, distractions for opponents

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The Cheshire student section is a factor at home girls volleyball games.

Before Cheshire took on Staples in last year’s Class LL state championship final, Cheshire senior Brian Fischer and his friends wanted to make sure the girls had the fan support they needed. “We all came to my house, we painted our entire body red, put red shorts on and went to the game with Cheshire […]

Football 2014: Cheshire’s Mark Ecke ready to build Danbury program

Peter Casolino — Register file photo
Mark Ecke, left, at Yale for the 2011 Walter Camp dinner with former UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni, center, and former Cheshire all-state back Kyle McIntosh. Ecke begins his first year coaching at Danbury.

DANBURY >> For most of the past 23 years, Mark Ecke balanced his duties as a Cheshire police officer with those of being head coach of the town’s wildly successful high school football team. He’d typically work the midnight shift as a cop, get home for a few hours of sleep, then head to Cheshire […]

Swimming 2014: Westbrook’s McNary excels through hard work, solid support group

(Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)  Westbrook High School swimmer Caitlin McNary is photographed at the Madison Racquet & Swim Club on 9/5/2014.

MADISON >> Like many freshmen girls swimmers, Westbrook’s Caitlin McNary was a little nervous and apprehensive competing in the CIAC Class S meet and State Open for the first time last season. Since Westbrook has no swim team, she also had the unique task of competing last season as a team of three with her […]

Laxworm’s HS Football Show returns with GameTimeCT’s Bowley, Rep-Am’s Brennan: Week 1

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Check Out Sports Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Laxworm Radio X High School on BlogTalkRadio ‘The Show’ Connecticut’s own Weekly, hour-long high school football podcast produced, directed and hosted by ‘LaxWorm’ Mike Sportini and featuring Sean Patrick Bowley of GameTimeCT and the New Haven Register, and Kyle Brennan of the Waterbury Republican-American, kicks off […]

FOOTBALL 2014: It’s more than a game for Hand’s Tommy Wilson

Daniel Hand High School football player Tommy Wilson. Photo by Arnold Gold/Register

MADISON >> Tommy Wilson’s smile tells a story. It’s a late August afternoon in Madison at Hand High School and the Tigers are two weeks away from their home-opener against New Canaan. A year ago they lost to the Rams on the road 50-21. “A lot of people are going to be at the Surf […]

Field Hockey 2014: Lauralton Hall eager for SCC challenge

Lauralton Hall field hockey captains (from lefT) Jackie Brewster, Tori Stapleton and Karen Duggan (Photo by Dan Nowak)

MILFORD >> For the second straight season, the Lauralton Hall field hockey team is facing new challenges. The Crusaders have moved from their longtime home in the South-West Conference to the very competitive Southern Connecticut Conference, with built-in schedules that include powerhouse teams Branford, Cheshire, Hand and Guilford. Last season, the Crusaders had a new […]

CCC Football 2014: Middletown will do what it takes in title pursuit

Middletown senior back Dario Highsmith, the reigning Gatorade State Player of the Year (Press File Photo)

Vitals Coach: Sal Morello (4th year) Conference: CCC Division II West Playoff Class: Class L (622 boys enrollment) Home: Skubel-Rosek Stadium. Middletown HS 2013 Record: 11-2 (lost to Darien in Class L semifinals) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 at East Lyme, 6:30 p.m. Captains: Dario Highsmith, Isiah Thompkins, Josh Broome, Derek Bonaparte Team website: BlueDragonsFootball.com | MaxPreps page Top Players Dario Highsmith, Sr. RB/QB/DB […]