Girls basketball: Coginchaug blitzes Middletown

MIDDLETOWN >> There was a stretch there in the second quarter on Saturday when the Coginchaug girls basketball team ran up and down the floor like it was 2012 again. That was the year the Big Three of Sam Mancinelli, Lauren Esposito, and Audrey Biesak led the Blue Devils to the school’s only state title, […]

Boys basketball: Middletown rolls past New Britain

MIDDLETOWN >> Back on Jan. 23, the Middletown boys basketball team lost its first game of the season. The question then became: How will the Blue Dragons react? A. Rebound and play even better? B. Lose confidence and play tentatively? C. Go straight into the tank? The right answer is… A. In its first game after […]

Saturday’s NH County Hockey Roundup: Amity slips past Guilford

Kevin Ryan scored the winning goal in the second period to lift Amity to a 3-2 victory over Guilford at Bennett Rink in West Haven. Zach Shelnitz scored twice for the Spartans (3-9-1). Ryan Brand and Rick Sandella scored for the Indians (3-6). Milford 5, Cheshire 3 >> The host Indians scored four times in […]

Saturday’s NH County Boys Basketball Roundup: Morgan edges Coginchaug

MORGAN 57, COGINCHAUG 56 >> Gabe Eriksen scored 17 points to lift the visiting Huskies to this Shoreline Conference win in Durham. Dylan Ketch added 15 points for Morgan (8-6). Devin Rodrique scored 19 points for the Blue Devils (8-5). NORTH HAVEN 46, FORAN 44 >> Dave Mikos scored 17 points for the visiting Indians […]

Saturday’s NH County Girls Basketball Roundup: West Haven earns first victory

WEST HAVEN 37, FORAN 35 >> Kial Watts scored 11 points to lead the host Westies to their first win of the season in this SCC interdivision contest. Amanda Martino added 10 points for West Haven (1-12). Lindsay Broderick scored 11 points for the Lions (1-12). Coginchaug 52, Middletown 35 >> Audrey Arcari scored 16 […]

Recruiting 2015: Connecticut high school football college commits [updated]

From left, Norwalk's Evan Adams (courtesy Norwalk Hour), New Canaan's Zach Allen, Xavier's Tanner Kern, Fairfield Prep's Anthony Palazzolo, Windsor Locks/Suffield's Jarvis Miller (via

The following is a living list of players at Connecticut High Schools who have made verbal commitments for the Class of 2015. For most schools, commitments are unbinding until the player signs a letter of intent beginning on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Players attending as preferred walk-ons are noted with asterisks. […]

Indoor Track: Tolland girls, Windsor boys win CCC titles

Members of the Tolland girls' indoor track team embrace each other after the 600 meter event Saturday at the Central Connecticut Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. Photo by Mary Albl

NEW HAVEN >> After two straight years of placing runner-up, the Windsor boys’ indoor track team can finally call themselves conference champs. Saturday afternoon at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, Windsor scored an impressive 97 points to win the Central Connecticut Conference crown. It was the first since 2012 for the program. Glastonbury finished second […]

Boys hockey: Milford rallies past Cheshire

MILFORD >> Milford coach Sal Follo says the difference between his team from the beginning of the season until now is night and day. Follo’s theory could also be used to explain his team’s play in the third period from the rest of the game Saturday afternoon against Cheshire. Scoring four times in the third […]

Boys hockey: Blanchette leads No. 1 Fairfield Prep over No. 2 Hamden

Fairfield Prep celebrates a goal against Hamden. Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register

BRIDGEPORT >> Fairfield Prep and Hamden are the top two ranked boys hockey teams in the state. But when the SCC rivals faced off on Saturday, both were riding two-game losing streaks. Something had to give between the two Division I powerhouses. Justin Blanchette scored the game’s first and last goals and Jack Taubl made […]

Foul shots complete the upset for Nonnewaug over Thomaston's girls basketball team

WOODBURY >> In a rough and tumble girls basketball game at Nonnewaug, the Chiefs ultimately claimed a 51-50 win at the foul line over previously-unbeaten Thomaston Friday night. The Chiefs lost by 20 (78-58) last time they faced the Golden Bears. “We took the loss as a learning experience,” said Nonnewaug senior forward Jess Fengler […]

Friday’s NH County boys basketball roundup: Career edges Cheshire

Tyreek Perkins scored 29 points to lead the third-ranked Career boys basketball team to a 78-75 Southern Connecticut Conference interdivision win over visiting Cheshire Friday in New Haven. Justin Campbell had 13 points and 14 rebounds, Tyrell Eaddy had 13 points and Kevin Smith had eight points and five steals for the Panthers (11-1). Heath […]

Girls basketball: No. 10 Sheehan rebounds in Friday’s roundup

GUILFORD 49, BRANFORD 33 >> Meredith Shank had 15 points, eight rebounds, three steals and three assists for the host Indians in this SCC interdivision win. Amanda King had 10 points and Izzy Nerney added eight points for Guilford (10-4). Adrienne DiGioia had seven points for the Hornets (4-9). Career 58, Hillhouse 39 >> Breion […]

Boys Basketball: Fair leads Weaver past Wethersfield in OT

WETHERSFIELD>> Just another night in the CCC North. Back and forth, up and down, physical and emotional. It’s a fight every night in the toughest division of the Central Connecticut Conference. The last seven possessions of regulation involved free throws. Weaver (9-2) made 3 of 6 and Wethersfield (8-4) two of six. With nine-tenths of […]

Girls Basketball: Late rally lifts Weaver over Wethersfield

WFSB 3 Connecticut WETHERSFIELD>> It took until the waning moments of the game, but Weaver’s girls basketball team was finally able to put away Wethersfield. Shaquana Edwards fought for a rebound over the much taller Eagles front line and put it back starting an 8-0 run all by herself to give the Beavers a 53-45 lead […]

Boys Basketball: Defense leads Staples to key win over Trumbull

Staples' harry Kohn dribbles the ball against Trumbull in the second half of play Friday night. Photo by Mary Albl

TRUMBULL >> Midway through the fourth quarter and up eight points, it was one of Staples’ smaller players on the court, senior guard Harry Kohn, who was there to take the charge on defense against the oncoming Trumbull player. The very next play, the Wreckers made good of the possession as Ben Casparius drilled a […]

Friday’s NH County Boys Swimming Roundup

Foran 89, Seymour 71 (at Milford) 200 MR: Foran (Ethan Skuches, Drew Corsi, Eric Hammer, Matt Tylutki) 1:57.07; 200 Free: Conor Quinn, F, 1:57.06; 200 IM: Corsi, F, 2:19.53; 50 Free: Hammer, F, 24.39; 100 Fly: Quinn, F, 1:02.05; 100 Free: Hammer, F, 54.53; 500 Free: Skuches, F, 5:32.11; 200 Free Relay: Foran (Tylutki, Corsi, […]

Boys basketball: No. 2 Fairfield Prep beats No. 6 Hillhouse for sixth straight time

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Troy Walters, Jr. of Hillhouse H.S. drives to the basket against Ryan Foley of Fairfield Prep during first half basketball action at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven, Friday evening.

NEW HAVEN >> It was just 48 hours since Fairfield Prep guard Tommy Nolan badly sprained his ankle in a win over Cheshire. Now the Jesuits came to the Floyd Little Athletic Center, missing their best player and facing a team out for revenge after an early-season loss. Would Prep’s 42-game regular season winning streak […]