Girls Soccer 2015: Kikosicki hoping to lead East Haven to new heights

Megan Kikosicki hopes to lead East Haven to its first winning girls soccer season in program history. (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

EAST HAVEN >> Take a look at Megan Kikosicki on the soccer field and her height alone could make her an intimidating presence. The senior from East Haven High stands at 5 feet, 10 inches, so she is taller than many of the people who defend her. But that’s not all. Even from her early […]

Police charge juvenile in Cromwell / Portland football hazing probe

Cromwell police Capt. Denise Lamontagne speaks at a press conference Thursday on the probe of alleged hazing on the Cromwell/Portland football team. JEFF MILL -- THE MIDDLETOWN PRESS

CROMWELL >> A 16-year-old football player has been charged with breach of peace and hazing in connection with an Aug. 25 incident that has cast a pall over the Cromwell/Portland football team. Police announced the arrest of the student at a 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon press conference held in the community room at headquarters. Capt. Denise Lamontagne said […]

CCC Football 2015: Manchester preview

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 Above: Sophomore year highlights for Manchester quarterback Edison Galan. Vitals Coach: Roy Roberts (2nd year, 5-6) Conference: CCC Division I East Playoff Class: LL (741 boys enrollment) Home: Memorial Field at Manchester High School 2014 Record: 5-6 (1-3 CCC D-I East) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 at Southington, 7 p.m. Captains: Jordan Fletcher Team website: MaxPreps page Top players Edison Galan, Jr., QB Jordan Fletcher, Sr., DE/OLB Lisandro Maysonet, Sr., CB/WR […]

CCC Football 2015: RHAM preview

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Above: Highlight reel for RHAM senior Ben Burke, one of two big targets who’ll help new quarterback Jack Tillinghast this year. Coach: Thomas Hammon (8th year, 22-41) Conference: CCC Division II East Playoff Class: L (580 boys enrollment) Home: RHAM High School 2014 Record: 3-8 (3-2 CCC D-II East) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 at Newington, 6:30 p.m. Captains: Ben Burke, Ben Haas, Austin Drexler. Team website: RHAM Sachems Football, Facebook page, […]

Berkshire League cross country is set for another round of competitive glory

Maybe it’s the Litchfield Hills. When it comes to small and midsized schools in cross country, the Northwest Corner rules and has for a long time. Torrington, in the NVL, faces larger-school competition. Last year, the “hill effect” didn’t work, with the hope this year of more experience for the young runners and better health […]

2015 SCC Football Team Preview Capsules

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DIVISION I WEST Amity Former all-stater Ted Czepiga takes over his alma mater after an assistant coaching stint at West Haven. He has Mike DeVito, the son of former Amity coach Mike DeVito, at QB, junior RB Colin Beaulieu at tailback and big lineman Nick Photos. But, overall, Amity is one of the least experienced team in […]

NVL Football 2015: Wilby preview

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Above: Wilby defensive back Andre Williams highlights from last season. Vitals Coach: LaMar Kennedy (First year) Conference: NVL Brass Division Playoff Class: L (670 boys enrollment) Home: Municipal Stadium, Waterbury 2014 Record: 1-10 (1-3 NVL Brass Division) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 at Wolcott, 7 p.m. Captains: Daniel Speer Team website:  MaxPreps Top players Daniel Speer, 5-11, […]

SCC Football 2015: Hamden preview

Hamden captains Angelo DiMonaco, left, and Kwadir Delgado-McIntyre and head coach Todd Dowty
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Vitals Coach: Todd Dowty (3rd year, 5-17) Conference: SCC Division I West Playoff Class: LL (937 boys enrollment) Home: Hamden High Turf Field 2014 Record: 2-9 (0-4 SCC Division I West) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 at Cheshire, 7 p.m. Captains: Kwadir Delgado-McIntyre, Angelo DiMonaco Team website: MaxPreps Top players Kwadir Delgado-McIntyre, 5-7, 145, Sr., RB/WR Angelo […]

SWC Football 2015: Barlow preview [updated]

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Above: Highlight reel for senior QB Axel Efinger, who will have a hand in directing Barlow’s new spread option offense in 2015. Vitals Coach: Rob Tynan (23rd year) Conference: SWC Patriot Playoff Class: L (540 boys enrollment) Home: Barlow Field I Complex, Redding 2014 Record: 4-7 (4-6 SWC) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 vs. Bethel, 7 p.m. Captains: Zach Raposo, Steve Gordon, Connor Mignone Team […]

Boys Soccer 2015: West Haven looking to improve on 13-win campaign

Salah Oumorou and Blaise Haba combined for 39 goals last season for the Westies. (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

WEST HAVEN The West Haven boys soccer team had quite the season in 2014. The Westies won their first five games, eight of their first nine and finished the regular season 13-2-1, good enough for second place in the Southern Connecticut Conference’s Quinnipiac Division. But the postseason was an entirely different story. First, the Westies […]

ECC Football 2015: Waterford preview

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Above: Waterford 1,400-yard rusher and All-ECC back Chase Speller, who returns along with a veteran class hoping to move Waterford up the standings for new coach John Strecker. Vitals Coach: John Strecker (1st year) Conference: ECC Division II Playoff Class: M (411 boys enrollment) Home: Alumni Turf Field, Waterford High School 2014 Record: 5-6 (5-5 ECC) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 at Windham, 6:30 p.m. […]

Pequot Football 2015: Coginchaug preview

Coginchaug's Parker Tregoning (22) looks for some running room against Old Saybrook-Westbrook last year. He returns in a backfield after rushing for 700 yards last season. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

Vitals Coach: Nick D’Angelo (first year) Conference: Pequot East Playoff Class: S (283 boys enrollment) Home: Coginchaug Stadium, Durham 2014 Record: 9-2 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 12 vs. Cromwell/Portland, 1 p.m. Captains: Brendan Rushford, Cam Powers, Wes Benjunas Team Website: MaxPreps Top Players Brendan Rushford, 6-3, 225, Sr., OL/DL Cam Powers, 5-9, 175, Sr., RB/LB Wes […]

ECC Football 2015: Norwich Free Academy preview

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Highlight reel for Jawaun Johnson sophomore season at NFA. The junior will be the focal point of the Wildcats’ offense in 2015.  Vitals Coach: Jemal Davis (8th year, 56-21) Conference: ECC Division I Playoff Class: LL (1,140 boys enrollment) Home: NFA Turf Field, Norwich 2014 Record: 8-3 (Class LL-Large runners-up) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 18 at Waterford, 6:30 p.m. Team website: MaxPreps Top players Jawaun […]

Girls volleyball 2015: Hand rebuilding, Cromwell loading up

Video credit: Double R Films. Click here to subscribe to his YouTube page. The preseason rages on today. Scrimmages began on Tuesday and today a few teams are getting in some work that could be in the mix come the postseason. Meanwhile others are just hoping to gain some much-needed experience on the court. Spike […]

Football: Cromwell/Portland players under investigation for hazing; Eckert suspended [UPDATED]

Cromwell/Portland's Chris Eckert, shown in practice last year, has been suspended indefinitely as the school investigates allegations of hazing. (Photo Catherine Avalone)

The Cromwell/Portland co-operative football team practiced Wednesday without head coach Chris Eckert. Eckert has been placed on paid administrative leave while the allegation of hazing involving Cromwell High School and Portland High School football players is under investigation by the Cromwell High School administration, the Cromwell Police Department and the state Department of Children and […]

Football: The not-so-official official preseason scrimmage schedule [Updated Sept. 3]

Bobby Drysdale takes a handoff during a recent Brookfield practice (Photo via Francesco Graziano - CPTV Sports)

By now you should know how this works. A lot of high school football teams list their scrimmage schedules before the season kickoff. Some don’t. These can also change on a whim and a phone call. Regardless, below is a list of 2015 preseason scrimmages that have been reported on the CIAC’s website. The scrimmage […]

CCC Football 2015: Northwest Catholic preview

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Vitals Coach: Brett Quinion (1st year; 68-37 in 10 years at Avon) Conference: CCC Division III-West Playoff Class: S (293 boys enrollment) Home: Neil J. Brewer Field 2014 Record: 10-2 (4-0 CCC D-III West; lost to North Branford in Class S-Small semi-finals) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 12 vs. Rockville, 12 p.m. Captains: Dan Adebimpe, Jon Granata, Clayton Stewart. Team website: Facebook page, MaxPreps page Top players Dan Adebimpe, Jr., LB/HB (5-11, […]

CCC Football 2015: Bristol Central preview

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Above: Junior year highlights of Bristol Central quarterback Noah Cruz. The second year starter will be in control of the young Rams offense as they look to be competitive in the CCC D-II West in 2015. Vitals Coach: Jeff Papazian (2nd year, 7-3) Conference: CCC Division II West Playoff Class: L (668 boys enrollment) Home: Muzzy Field 2014 Record: 7-3 (2-3 CCC D-II West) […]

FCIAC Football 2015: Staples preview

Staples' Ethan Burger returns as the top rusher. Photo by Mary Albl

Vitals Coach: Marce Petroccio (167-52, 23 years) Conference: FCIAC West Playoff Class: LL (925 boys enrollment) Home: Staples Field, Westport 2014 Record: 7-4 (7-3 FCIAC) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 18 vs Danbury, 7 p.m. Team website: StaplesFootball | MaxPreps Top players Ethan Berger, Jr. RB (5-10, 185) Ryan Fitton, Jr. TE (6-5, 235) Jackson Ward, Sr. C (6-4, […]

Boys basketball: Career’s Tyreek Perkins to transfer to Putnam Science Academy

Tyreek Perkins scores two of his 13 pts. as Fairfield Prep's Patrick Harding (25) and Richard Kelly (14) in a 81-59 SCC championship win over the Jesuits, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at TD Bank Sports Center at Quinnipiac University in Hamden (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

Senior guard Tyreek Perkins has decided to transfer from Career to Putnam Science Academy over the weekend to further improve his basketball career, Perkins confirmed Wednesday evening. The news of the transfer was first reported by Noah Finz from WTNH. Perkins, 19, averaged 19.0 points per game for Career this past season, leading the Panthers […]