2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Outdoor Track Team

Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross wins the 1600 meter run ahead of Hannah DeBalsi of Staples at the CIAC Track & Field State Open in New Britain on 6/8/2015.  Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register   agold@newhavenregister.com

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Track and Field Team. Capsules by Mary Albl. Photos by Catherine Avalone unless noted. Most Valuable Performer Danae Rivers Wilbur Cross, Jr., middle distance Stats: Went undefeated in the state of Connecticut in 800 and 1,600. Set state record in 800 at New Englands (2:05.86) and set Class […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Tennis Team

Amity's Jason Seidman during his match with Xavier's Rich Ciamarra Friday, May 11, 2015 at Watrous Park in Cromwell. (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Tennis Team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Photos by Peter Hvizdak. Most Valuable Player Jason Seidman Amity, senior Stats: Finished 20-0 during the regular season at No. 1 singles for the fourth straight year. Won the Class LL state championship for the second time and the State Open crown […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Golf Team

Zach Iannone of Notre Dame-West Haven. Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Golf Team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Photos by New Haven Register staff. Most Valuable Player Zachary Iannone Notre Dame-West Haven, senior Stats: Finished with a stroke differential of 0.17. Co-medalist at the Division II state meet with a 73 at Crestbrook Park GC. Finished second at the SCC […]

Valley Regional’s Chris Jean-Pierre, Wilbur Cross’ Danae Rivers embodied both Athlete of the Year dimensions

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)   Wilbur Cross senior runner Danae Rivers and Valley Regional senior quarterback Chris Jean-Pierre are the 2014-2015 recipients of the New Haven Register Athlete of the Year at the Annual MVP Banquet at Amarante's Sea Cliff on Cove Street in New Haven.

NEW HAVEN >> Two scenarios typically arise when it comes to choosing the annual New Haven Register male and female athletes of the year. There’s the athlete who proves to be so much better than the competition in a given sport that the choice is relatively simple. Or the athletes who may not have been […]

Your 2014-2015 CIAC Champions: Darien rules again, CCC tops conferences

Darien once again won the most state championships during the 2014-15 school sports year.

Darien won nine CIAC championships, the most of any Connecticut high school, during the 2014-15 academic year. The Blue Wave won four more titles than second-place Tolland, Glastonbury, Windsor and, of course, arch-rival New Canaan. The 32-team CCC took home the most state championships (36), usurping the crown worn by the FCIAC last season. The FCIAC […]

Track and Field: CT athletes take on New Balance Nationals, Brooks PR

Tolland will look to continue its historic season this weekend at the New Balance Nationals. Register file photo

The high school track and field season will finally come to an end for many Connecticut track and field athletes this weekend. A handful of athletes will compete at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina (Friday thru Sunday), while two athletes will race at the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle on Saturday. […]

Final GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Lacrosse Poll: Darien unanimous No. 1

Class L Champion Darien is once-again the No. 1-ranked team in the final GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Poll (photo by Chris Hunn)

Jeff Brameier has enjoyed his share of strong teams loaded with elite players over his 32 seasons as the Darien boys lacrosse coach. What was unique about his 2015 team was the exceptional depth the Blue Wave had at every position. His second and third units would have been front-line starters on many teams. Wave after wave […]

Final 2015 GameTimeCT / Register Baseball Top 10 poll: Sheehan is No. 1

The Sheehan Titans defeated the Montville Indians, 5-0, in the Class M state baseball championship game, Friday, June 12, 2015, at Palmer Field in Middletown. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

After much debate, the top team in the state of Connecticut is 2015 Class M champion Sheehan with 14 first-place votes. The Titans were ranked No. 9 prior to the state tournament. Notebook: Sheehan earned state’s top spot as SCC ruled Amity, which became the first team in the history of Class LL to three-peat, […]

The Top 25 Moments From Spring Championship Weekend

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We spent 36 hours following the fine work of NFHSNetwork and CPTV Sports, who brought to you, live, ALL of the CIAC spring state championships. Here are the top moments we managed to capture on Vine throughout the weekend. With so many games going on simultaneously, it was impossible to keep track of it all. If […]

The Final GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll: Southington unanimous No. 1

The Southington Lady Knights defeated the Cheshire Rams, 5-4, in the Class LL state championship softball game, Saturday afternoon, June 13, 2015 at Frank DeLuca Hall of Fame Field in Stratford. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

For the second straight season, Southington was voted the No. 1 team in the final Top 10 softball poll by an unanimous decision. The Lady Knights capped an unbeaten season by rallying past Cheshire 5-4 in the Class LL championship game. Southington (24-0) collected all 17 first-place votes from the panel of media members and […]

Chip Malafronte: Class L title could be storybook ending for North Haven’s DeMayo, but will it?

North Haven coach Bob DeMayo holds the 2015 Class L baseball championship trophy following the Indians' 3-2 victory over East Lyme June 13, 2015 (Photo Catherine Avalone)

MIDDLETOWN >> In the moments after the final out was recorded Saturday night, Bob DeMayo took a deep breath, gazed around at the celebration unfolding around him and then hugged each of his assistant coaches. He’d eventually get around to congratulating each member of the North Haven baseball team, answer dozens of questions from the […]

2015 Spring State Championship Scoreboard, Story Links

The Amity Spartans Baseball team celebrates its "Three-Peat" Class LL win over Staples of Westport Saturday at Palmer field in Middletown. (Photo John Vanacore)

Baseball CLASS LL Amity 8, Staples 1   CLASS L North Haven 3, East Lyme 2   CLASS M Sheehan 5, Montville 0   CLASS S Northwest Catholic 5, Morgan 1   Softball CLASS LL Southington 5, Cheshire 4   CLASS L East Haven 4, Fitch 2   CLASS M Oxford 4, St. Joseph 0   CLASS S Holy Cross 4, Thomaston 0 […]

Behold: The 2015 High School Football Schedules

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The 2015 football schedules are here! The 2015 football schedules are here! And so we present it to you in all it’s league-by-league glory. There have a been a few notable changes, of course. So here’s what we already knew and what’s jumped out at us so far: Avon is now in the CCC. …Harding […]

Class L Softball: East Haven knocks off Fitch, claims first state title since 1984

East Haven leaps onto home celebrates after defeating Fitch in the Class L softball championship on 6/12/2015. (Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)

WEST HAVEN >> Allie Luzzi provided the spark, Giovanna Russo came through in the clutch yet again and Laura Anderson pitched arguably the game of her career. That added up to a 4-2 victory for the East Haven softball team over previously unbeaten Fitch in the Class L state championship game before an estimated 800 […]

Baseball: Can someone tell us how this Nolan Cloutier shot wasn’t a Sheehan home run?

The look on his face says Sheehan's Nolan Cloutier can't believe he was robbed of a home run in the Class M title game... not that it mattered.

In the top of the third inning of the Class M baseball championship, something extraordinary happened that — had it actually affected the outcome of the game — might have gone down as one of the worst plays in Wallingford sports history. Nolan Cloutier (whose father, Bill, is a sports writer and editor for us […]

Class M Baseball: Sheehan shuts down Montville, wins fourth state championship

Sheehan's Nolan Cloutier (5), left and Zach Hart (17), at right, douse their coach Matthew Altieri with a ice water after defeating the Montville Indians, 5-0, for the Class M state baseball championship, Friday, June 12, 2015, at Palmer Field in Middletown. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

MIDDLETOWN >> Sheehan baseball coach Matt Altieri said the game plan was to score first and fast in the Class M state final against Montville Friday night. So when Kyle Brennan was thrown out at home trying to score the team’s first run off a ground ball with the infield in during the first inning, […]

Class M softball: Guillette, Oxford top St. Joseph for second state championship

Oxford defeated St. Joseph, 4-0, to win the Class M state title Friday in front of 1,500 fans at DeLuca Field. Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

STRATFORD >> For five innings the pitcher’s duel between Oxford’s Ashley Guillette and St. Joseph’s Nicole Williams was as good as it gets on the biggest stage of the season. Guillette entered Friday’s Class M state championship game on the heels of back-to-back no hitters, including a perfect game against Rocky Hill in the quarterfinals, […]

The CIAC 2015 Fall Sports Schedules

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The 2015 CIAC Fall Sports Schedules have been released. Click the links below for master and individual schedules on CIACSports.org. Cross Country Boys Regular Season Schedules/Results (One School) Girls Regular Season Schedules/Results (One School) Boys Master Varsity Schedule Girls Master Varsity Schedule Field Hockey Regular Season Schedules/Results (One School) Master Varsity Schedule Football Boys Soccer Regular […]

State Open Tennis: Amity’s Seidman, Staples boys, Amity girls win titles

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NEW HAVEN >> The final high school tennis match of Jason Seidman’s high school career lasted 46 minutes at the Connecticut Tennis Center. He calmly walked to the net and shook hands with Seiji Hosokawa. There wasn’t much fanfare surrounding Seidman’s 6-1, 6-0 State Open title Wednesday afternoon, the first for the Amity senior. He […]

Football: North Haven’s Spring Brawl game has evolved into community-wide event

North Haven's annual Spring Brawl football game will benefit Hunter Pageau, center, a 9-year old who is battling SMARD, Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Respiratory Distress, a rare and aggressive respiratory/neuromuscular disease.
Photo courtesy of North Haven Football via Twitter

NORTH HAVEN >> The annual Spring Brawl football game at North Haven has grown and evolved into a community-wide event. For the fifth straight year the game will serve as a charity drive. When North Haven coach Anthony Sagnella and his staff first proposed the idea, the concept was simple: to have players give back […]