The CIAC 2015 Spring Sports Schedules

Photo by John Vanacore  The Amity Baseball team reaches for the state championship plaque after defeating Southington 9-2 Sunday at Palmer field in Middletown.

Had enough of the cold and snow? Itching to be outside instead of packed into dank gymnasiums or rinks? Don’t fret. Spring season is almost here. Behold the CIAC spring sports schedules for the 2015 season. So that means it’s time to spend your hours pouring over all the delicious match-ups coming to a field […]

Boys basketball: Dejon Knight, East Haven freshman with cerebral palsy, an inspiration to many

Dejon Knight of East Haven

EAST HAVEN >> The shot that finally sank through one of the nets inside the East Haven High School gym was an unassuming one, a moment that turned into the unexpected apex of months of planning. It was just a bucket for Dejon Knight, but for everyone else who supports him, the shot meant more […]

Boys hockey: Darien’s unanimous No. 1 finish in Top 10 poll caps magical 2014-15 season

The Darien hockey team

It’s one thing to be on a mission to accomplish specific goals. It’s another matter when it comes to accomplishing that mission. Last season, Darien lost in the semifinals of the FCIAC tournament and the final of the Division I state tournament. Its 2014-15 mission: offset those disappointments with championships. Mission accomplished. Darien defeated Greenwich […]

Boys basketball: Sacred Heart finishes as unanimous No. 1 in final poll

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Sacred Heart players celebrate their second straight Class S state championship over Valley Regional Sunday at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The Hearts finished as the No. 1 team in the final Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 poll.

The pressure was on Sacred Heart from the day the season started. Five starters returned from last season’s Class S state championship team. The Hearts handled the pressure, and their competition, just fine. Sacred Heart finished 28-0, won the Naugatuck Valley League championship, defended its Class S title and finished No. 1 in the final […]

Final 2015 GameTimeCT / Register Girls Basketball Top 10: Capital Prep No. 1

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Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1.  Capital Prep  25-1 17 510 1 L Last week:  Def. Northwest Catholic 87-59 in the final. Bottom line: Was there really any doubt? Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2.  Wilton 25-2 0 466 8 LL Last week:   Def. South Windsor 73-45 in the final. Bottom line:  Most underrated […]

The Complete 2015 CIAC Winter Championship Weekend Final Scoreboard and Recaps

Sacred Heart-Waterbury's Mustapha Heron goes for two as Valley Regional's Chris Jean-Pierre (23), David Bradbury, Jr. (4), Hunter Linfesty (35) defends during a, 71-46, win for the Hearts in the CIAC Class S boys basketball championship, Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Mohegan Sun. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

Below is all the results and story links from the 2015 CIAC State Championships. Highlight video, above, via John Holt of WFSB-3. All videos clips via CPTVSports coverage. LIVE BLOG REPLAYS: Boys Basketball | Girls Basketball | Hockey Boys Basketball CLASS LL FAIRFIELD PREP 51, WESTHILL 50 PHOTO GALLERY CLASS L BUNNELL 72, NAUGATUCK 61 […]

Finally, Champions: Fairfield Prep survives Westhill to win Class LL title, first since 1997

Fairfield Prep senior Tommy Nolan gets a hug from coach Leo Redgate after Fairfield Prep survived Westhill 51-50 to win the Class LL boys basketball championship (Photo Mary Albl)

UNCASVILLE >> The 12 seconds left in Saturday’s Class LL state championship final must have felt like hours to Fairfield Prep. Three previous trips to the LL championship game in the past four years had ended in heartbreak for the Jesuits. But here they were again, at the Mohegan Sun Arena, now armed with a […]

Division I boys hockey: Pardue, Massie deliver Darien over Greenwich for first title since 1969

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NEW HAVEN >> After years of taking a back seat to the Southern Connecticut Conference in the CIAC Division I boys hockey tournament, the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference had its day in the sun on Saturday. No. 1 Greenwich and No. 2 Darien mirrored each other this season. Both have three strong lines, six […]

Boys basketball Class M final: Strong fourth propels Weaver to win over ND-Fairfield

The Weaver boys basketball team capped off it's impressive season with a Class M state championship. (Photo Sean Meenaghan)

UNCASVILLE >> Chaylyn Martin’s body elevated and his hands clasped down on the rim as the basketball fell through the net. The Weaver sophomore’s thunderous dunk with three minutes and 26 seconds left in the Class M state final said it all. In a back and forth game Saturday afternoon at Mohegan Sun against Notre […]

Division II boys hockey: Bourdeau, King lead Suffield Co-Op to title over North Branford

E.O. Smith/Tolland celebrates its Division II hockey championship over North Branford (Photo John Vanacore)

NEW HAVEN >> The Suffield/Granby/Windsor locks boys hockey team has been one of the most dominant D-II teams in the state this season with balanced scoring and solid defense. The Wildcats needed the strong effort in both ends of the ice in their Division II championship matchup with a feisty North Branford team on Saturday. […]

Class M Girls Basketball: St. Joseph holds off Cromwell to win Class M championship

St. Joseph celebrates its Class M girls basketball championship (Photo by Sean Meenaghan)

UNCASVILLE >> The St. Joseph girls basketball team got to party like it’s 1979 on Saturday. The senior-laden Cadets built a big halftime lead and then held off Cromwell, 50-44, to win the CIAC Class M state championship at the Mohegan Sun Arena. It was the Trumbull school’s second state title. St. Joseph topped Immaculate […]

CIAC Girls Basketball: Preview capsules of the state championship games

Cromwell finally got over the hump, defeating Morgan in the Class M semifinals after losing the first three meetings.   Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register

The Run Ends Here! Class LL Championship No. 2 Wilton vs. No. 1 South Windsor Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville When: Saturday, 6:15 p.m. Records: No. 2 Wilton 24-2; No. 1 South Windsor 27-1 State rankings: Fairfield Prep No. 2; South Windsor No. 5 TV: CPTV Sports, NFHSNetwork.com CIAC WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND SCHEDULE • Championship […]

CIAC Boys Basketball: Preview capsules of the state championship games

The Fairfield Prep Jesuits celebrate following their 59-57 win in overtime in the Class LL state tournament semifinals.
Will the team be celebrating again after it plays Westhill for the Class LL state championship title at Mohegan Sun Saturday night?(Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

CLASS LL CHAMPIONSHIP No. 1 FAIRFIELD PREP (24-2) vs. No. 2 WESTHILL (25-1) When: Saturday, 8:15 p.m. Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville TV: CPTV Sports Internet: NFHSNetwork.com Championship game appearances: This is Prep’s eighth appearance, fourth in the past five years, going 2-5, last winning in 1997; This is Westhill’s first appearance. What to look […]

CIAC Boys Hockey Championships: Preview capsules of the Division I and III finals

Darien celebrates a goal during the Division I semifinals vs. Xavier at Ingalls rink.

DIVISION I No. 1 GREENWICH vs. No. 2 DARIEN When: Saturday, 2 p.m. Where: Yale’s Ingalls Rink, New Haven Records: Greenwich 22-2-2; Darien 23-2-1 TV: CPTV Sports Radio: WELI 960-AM | HanRadio Internet: NFHSNetwork.com • What to look for: Darien, which lost to Fairfield Prep 2-1 in OT in last season’s championship, is making its […]

Boys Swimming: State Open championship capsule

Notre Dame-West Haven's David May is a contender in the 200 IM and butterfly at Saturday's State Open.
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Vitals When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Where: Yale’s Kiphuth Pool, New Haven On the Air: Watch Live on NFHSNetwork (subscription required) Real Time RESULTS Swimmers to watch: Karl Bishop, Cheshire (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle) Matt Dagenais, Middletown (200 individual medley, backstroke) Thomas Dillinger, Greenwich (200 IM, 100 free) Jack Doherty, Middletown (50 free, 100 free) Iain […]

Boys basketball: St. Thomas More’s Enoch named Gatorade Player of Year

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Steven Enoch of St. Thomas More School has been named the 2014-15 Gatorade Connecticut Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Enoch is the third player of the year to be chosen from St. Thomas More. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated […]

Division II hockey final GameDay: No. 2 SGWL vs. No. 4 North Branford

North Branford celebrates their 4-3 double overtime win over Conard at in the CIAC Division II semifinals at Ingalls Rink in New Haven. (Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)

North Branford vs. Suffield/Granby Windsor Locks When: Saturday, 6:30 p.m. (Ppd from Friday) Where: Yale’s Ingalls Rink, New Haven Records: SGWL 18-5; North Branford 17-6-1 TV: CPTV Sports Internet: NFHSNetwork.com  What to look for Both teams are making their state championship game debuts and have balanced scoring, a strong defense and solid goaltenders in North Branford’s […]

Live Updates: The 2015 CIAC Boys Basketball Tournament

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Bunnell guard Ryan Pittman drives in on Wilbur Cross' Darrell Stokes during Bunnell's quarterfinal-round win. The Bulldogs play in their first state final on Sunday against Naugatuck.

It’s time for the ‘Run to the Sun,’ the annual CIAC Boys Basketball Tournament which tips off March 9 and concludes at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville for the state championships. Get everything you need to know about this year’s boys basketball tournament and follow live Twitter updates from the entire tournament here. CIAC Tournament […]

Live updates and broadcast links: The 2015 CIAC Boys Ice Hockey Frozen Fours

North Branford celebrates their 4-3 double overtime win over Conard at in the CIAC Division II semifinals at Ingalls Rink in New Haven. (Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)

The Road to Ingalls Rink has ended for 12 boys hockey teams. This week, the semifinals and championships at The Whale begin. The Division I semifinals face off Wednesday with Greenwich and Glastonbury at 5:30 p.m., Darien and Xavier at 7:30 p.m. You can watch the Division I semifinals on NFHSNetwork (subscription required): Greenwich/Glastonbury | […]

Class LL boys basketball: Fairfield Prep edges Hillhouse in OT, returns to state final

Fairfield Prep's Richard Kelley and Patrick Harding celebrate with Jesuit fans after defeating Hillhouse Academics, 59-57, in overtime, in the CIAC Class LL semifinal game, Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Shelton High School. The Jesuits will play Westhill for the Class LL state championship title at Mohegan Sun this weekend.(Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

SHELTON >> Fairfield Prep guard Tommy Nolan fouled out of Tuesday’s Class LL state semifinal with 2:29 left in regulation. The Jesuits were on the brink of elimination. Nolan, a senior, relayed one last message to teammate Rich Kelly before play resumed. “When I fouled out, I went to Richie and said, ‘I lost at […]