Ray Curren’s Inside the SCC: Xavier turns back to clock Saturday with field dedication; Hand-Prep dispute

Xavier's Robert Baldo runs for a touchdown in the fourth quarter as West Haven's Drew Highsmith defend Saturday afternoon, October 18, 2014 at the newly dedicated Larry McHugh Field at Xavier High School in Middletown. The Xavier Falcons defeated the West Haven Blue Devils 27 -7. (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

Before Friday night lights in Connecticut, there was Saturday morning sunshine. We’re talking well before the thing we know as the Southern Connecticut Conference two decades ago, and era that the current players obviously weren’t around for. But back in the 1970s and 80s (and before that), many of the schools we know in the […]

Soccer: SCC, Shoreline tournament outlooks

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West Haven's Sebastian Parra (10) and Kevin Ruiz (8) battles Notre Dame's Alexander Ossa for possession. Both West Haven and Notre Dame could earn wildcards into the SCC tournament beginning Oct. 25.

Both of last year’s champions of the Southern Connecticut Conference soccer tournaments still have a chance to repeat. SCC BOYS Xavier is still in wildcard consideration with one week remaining in the regular season, but it is a longshot. So who will be crowned the boys champ on Oct. 29 at East Haven High? Could […]

Boys soccer: Law qualifies for postseason play for first time since 2001


Donato Piselli took over a Law boys’ soccer program two years ago that was in the midst of a long winless streak. But that streak would end that very season. The Lawmen won at West Haven in October of 2012 to give the program its first victory since the 2008 season. Two years later, Law […]

Soccer: Top New Haven County performances, upcoming games to watch

Guilford's Noah Rattet, left, during the first matchup with Hand. The two teams played to a scoreless tie in the rematch Saturday.
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FINE PERFORMANCES Ania Spina, Sheehan: Senior scored in the final seconds of regulation to give the Titans the 2-1 win over Shelton. Alexa Gibbs, Amity: Junior scored three goals in a 6-0 win over Lyman Hall to help the Spartans clinch their first SCC Housatonic Division title since 2006. Salah Oumorou, West Haven: Sophomore scored […]

Team Selfie Challenge: Lauralton Hall XC takes Week 2 crown

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Loading Lauralton Hall #ctxc checking in with some neon yellow jerseys in their team selfie. @lhxc14 You have until 11 pm Friday to vote for your favorite #GameTimeCTSelfie View on Instagram Lauralton Hall is keeping it in the family!  The Crusaders cross country team captured the Week 2  GameTimeCT Team Selfie Challenge (#GameTimeCTSelfie) title with […]

The Show Week 6: Newtown’s George, Santella, DeVellis; Danbury’s Ecke


After an action-packed Week 6, which included Newtown’s takedown of Ansonia, the SWC’s dominance over the NVL, Fairfield Prep’s controversial win over Hand, GameTimeCT’s Sean Patrick Bowley, Republican-American’s Kyle Brennan join Mike Sportini in an attempt to break it all down on the latest edition of ‘The Show’ Sunday morning. Joining the crew was Newtown […]

Week 6 High School Football Schedule / Results

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WEEK 5 Results / Story Links WEEK 6 Schedule Thursday, Oct. 16 SWC/NVL Challenge New Milford 48, Kennedy 8 Friday, Oct. 17 CCC DIV. I EAST Glastonbury 21 E.Hartford 0 CCC DIV. I WEST Southington 48 Hall 0 New Britain 41 Simsbury 10 CCC DIV. II EAST E.O. Smith 48 Bulkeley/HMTCA 12 Wethersfield 57 Hartford Pub. 27 […]

Boys soccer: North Haven soccer goalie Joe Russo a representation of resiliency

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North Haven goalkeeper Joe Russo will help lead the Indians into the postseason.

NORTH HAVEN >> North Haven senior Joe Russo waited his turn to become the Indians’ starting goalkeeper. He sat behind Zach Tabak the last two years. As a sophomore, Russo said he was surprised he made varsity. Now he’s an integral part of a North Haven club bound for the postseason. “At any time if […]

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Calling all high school coaches, players or parents: Did someone on your team make a spectacular or clutch play to win the game? 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 […]

Saturday’s Greater New Haven field hockey roundup: Daniels’ two goals lead Valley Regional to 2-0 win over Morgan

Valley Regional 2, Morgan 0 >> Franny Daniels had two goals to lead the Warriors to their Shoreline Conference win in Deep River. The Warriors improve to 6-7-1. Field hockey Valley Regional 2, Morgan 0 (at Deep River) Morgan 0 0 — 0 Valley Regional 1 1 — 2 First half—VR: Francesca Daniels (Lindsey McKeon) […]

Saturday’s Greater New Haven girls soccer roundup: Stephens’ goal gives Guilford 1-0 win over Hand

Guilford 1, Hand 0 >> Allison Stephens scored with 8.8 seconds left in the first half off an assist from Julia Carr to lead the Indians to an SCC Hammonasset Division win in Guilford. Emily Stephens had four saves for the Indians (11-2), who clinched the division title. Amy Boswell had seven saves for the […]

Saturday’s Greater New Haven boys soccer roundup: Hand clinches SCC Hammonasset title

Hand 0, Guilford 0 >> Hand (9-0-4, 4-0-2) won the SCC Hammonasset Division title with scoreless tie against its chief rival at Guilford. Hand won the first matchup with the Indians (8-3-3, 4-1-10). Valley Regional 1, Lyman Memorial 0 >> Ben Ferrucci scored at 54:30 to lead the Warriors to a non-league win in Deep […]

Saturday’s Greater New Haven football roundup: Kehoe’s four TDs lead Cheshire Academy to victory

Patrick Kehoe completed 21-of-26 passes for 285 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Cheshire Academy football team to a 45-14 prep school win over Berkshire Prep on Saturday in Sheffield, Massachusetts. Branford Feamster had four receptions for 100 yards including a 65-yard touchdown pass and Cory Stefanik caught four passes for 55 yards and […]

Football: Connor Field runs into record book in Granby win over Nonnewaug

Granby's Connor Field rushed for 312 yards in the Bears' 24-0 win over Nonnewaug. Field broke the Connecticut State record with his fourth straight 300-yard game. Pete Paguaga - New Haven Register

WOODBURY >> Granby’s football team had its fourth straight Field day in an historic 24-0 win over Nonnewaug Saturday afternoon. Connor Field, a 5’11” junior, broke a Connecticut high school record with his fourth straight 300-yard rushing game in the Bears’ first shutout of the season. Connecticut Record Book Field scored all the points against […]

WATCH & LISTEN: Radio replay, Video highlights of Newtown-Ansonia

Newtown players celebrate with their fellow students after their 14-8 victory over Ansonia on Oct. 17, 2014 (Photo Peter Hvidzak)

Listen to a replay of IvyRadio’s coverage of Newtown’s 14-8 victory over Ansonia, which ended the Chargers’ 48-game win streak short of Cheshire’s 49-game state record. Just click on the window above, settle back and enjoy coverage from Kyle Brennan and Mike Sportini. You can also watch the GameTimeCT video highlight reel below. Slideshow: Newtown […]

Football: Danbury pulls off big victory over Staples

Danbury runs in a touchdown against Staples Saturday.

DANBURY >> When Danbury head football coach Mark Ecke took a look at the schedule earlier in the year and noticed who the Hatters’ Homecoming opponent was, Staples, he wasn’t too thrilled. But after Saturday afternoon’s performance, safe to say, he’s more than OK with the way things played out. Led by an outstanding four-touchdown […]

Football: Xavier puts West Haven away in debut at Larry McHugh Field

Xavier's Edwin Luster (32) and Eric Lee (53) celebrate after Luster sacked West Haven quarterback Timothy McCarthy Saturday afternoon, October 18, 2014, at the newly dedicated Larry McHugh Field at Xavier High School in Middletown. The Xavier Falcons defeated the West Haven Blue Devils 27 -7. (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

MIDDLETOWN >> The second half belongs to Xavier. In game after game this season, the Xavier football team has played mediocre first halves, trailing in some, tied in others, and holding small leads in the rest. But in the second half, watch out. So it was in Saturday’s Homecoming Day game on sparkling new Larry McHugh Field on […]

The Streak Is Over: Newtown’s defense halts Ansonia one win short of Cheshire’s record

Newtown football players celebrate their win over Ansonia Oct. 17, 2014. Their 14-8 victory ended Ansonia's streak of 48 consecutive games (Photo by Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

NEWTOWN >> A few weeks ago, several Newtown players said they wanted to be the team to end Ansonia’s lengthy winning streak. Actions certainly spoke louder than words when the two squared off in Friday’s highly anticipated showdown between GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 teams. The Nighthawks’ defense suffocated the normally potent Ansonia offense en route to a […]