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 Area Girls Outdoor Track MVP: Danae Rivers, Wilbur Cross

The 2015 NH Register Area Outdoor Girls Track MVP: Danae Rivers, Wilbur Cross  (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

The indoor track season ended for Danae Rivers with a 16th place finish at the New Balance National Championships. Her time was slower than normal, but the rising junior from Cross took it as an experience to grow heading into outdoors. “The lesson I’ve learned is that when it comes down to making decisions, trust […]

2015 New Haven Register Area Girls Tennis MVP: Emily Migliorini, North Haven

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
2015 NH Register Area Girls Tennis MVP: Emily Migliorini, North Haven.

There’s real no fascinating storyline surrounding Emily Migliorini. It’s just been a tale of steady, unwavering success for her. Migliorini has been North Haven’s No. 1 singles player for three straight years. She played in the No. 2 spot behind her sister, Alyssa, as a freshman. She finished her high school career with an impressive […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Tennis Team

All Area Girls Tennis

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Tennis Team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Photos by Peter Hvizdak unless noted. Most Valuable Player Emily Migliorini North Haven, senior Stats: No. 1 singles player went 19-3 this season. Advanced to the third round of the State Open. Finished with a career record of 79-12. Honors: Four-time All-Area […]

American Legion: West Haven back in business

On the West Haven American Legion baseball team website, there is a “huge thank you” to a long list of supporters. From Peoples Bank to Libero Jeweler, a grand total of 13 sponsors got prime real estate on the site. That’s because last year at this time, there was no West Haven American Legion baseball. […]

American Legion: Timely hitting lifts Winsted past Torrington

Torrington's Perry Weingart went 2-for-2 against Winsted Sunday afternoon.
(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> Winsted’s American Legion baseball team beat Torrington’s P38s 7-2 Sunday in a game that might establish once and for all how relative numbers can be. The teams have three wins apiece in a 24-game regular season with 10 left for Winsted, nine for the P38s. Neither team is likely to make the state […]

Little League Softball: Westport wins District 2 title over Fairfield in 9 innings

The Westport Little League softball team celebrates its win over Fairfield for the District 2 title on Sunday. Photo by Mary Albl

WESTPORT >> The difference between the Fairfield and Westport 12U All-Star softball teams is razor-thin. A year ago, the two battled 13 innings for the District 2 title with Westport pulling out the victory. Flash forward to a year later and not a lot has changed. The two competitive clubs went back and forth this […]

American Legion: Morris, Bevino lead Milford past Hamden

MILFORD >> With the battle for positions getting increasingly closer in Zone II, Saturday morning’s contest between Milford Post 196 and Hamden Post 88 had even more meaning. Milford pitcher Joe Morris made sure the race remained tight. Behind the two-hit pitching of Morris and a clutch hit by Mike Bevino in the fifth inning, […]

North Haven’s Zachary Kastenhuber makes it three Harvard commits in a week

North Haven receiver Zack Kastenhuber scrambles for yardage after a 30 yard reception. John Vanacore  - for the Register

Harvard is cleaning up among Connecticut high school football recruits this summer. Zach Kastenhuber, a former North Haven football player now at Choate, has committed to play at Harvard. Kastenhuber gives Harvard its third commit from Connecticut’s Class of 2016 in a span of a week, along with Staples lineman Jackson Ward  and Brookfield’s Bobby Drysdale. He made his […]

American Legion: Early offense leads Wallingford past Guilford

Wallingford pitcher Zach Hart delivers a pitch against Guilford. (Photo by Dave Phillips)

GUILFORD >> It’s been a rough last few years for the Wallingford Legion baseball team. Post 187 finally finished at the .500 mark in Zone 3 last season, but it’s been a totally different year in 2015. Wallingford remained two games back of Zone 3 leader Berlin Friday night with a 10-0 victory over Guilford […]

Torrington’s Considine Jr. earns Omar N. Pollick Scholarship

TORRINGTON >> Tim Considine Jr. has won the Omar N. Pollick Scholarship. This year’s $1,500 award has exceptional meaning, coming in memory of one great Torrington sports activist to the son of another. Omar Pollack died in 1973. An annual scholarship in his name, reserved for Torrington High School and Wolcott Tech graduates who played […]

Little League: Fairfield American gearing up for another special summer

Fairfield American's Charlie Mount picthes during a recent game. American is 4-0 headed into the District 2 Tournament on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of SportsFairfield

FAIRFIELD >> The Fairfield American Little League baseball team has a chance to become the next District 2 sensation this summer. District 2 has been the epitome of continued success as they have been represented at the New England Regional Tournament the last five years. In 2010 and 12 American advanced to the World Series. […]

American Legion: Branford’s Derenzo hits walk-off single against West Haven

Branford's Chris Stankiewicz is tagged out at home by West Haven's Tim McCarthy.
Photo by Dave Phillips

BRANFORD >> With the way things were set up, Devin Derenzo knew he was going to get a chance to drive in the winning run. And the first year Branford first baseman came through Thursday night with a game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh inning as Post 83 edged West Haven Post 71, […]

Work begins on athletic fields at Hamden High School

Mayor Curt Balzano Leng and Legislative Council President James Pascarella put the first ceremonial shovel in the ground Wednesday, officially kicking off the construction of new athletic fields at Hamden High School (Photo Kate Ramunni)

HAMDEN >> The fields behind Hamden High School will be closed to the public this summer as work started this week on major renovations that will fix long-standing problems and expand the ability for teams to use them at the same time. Both the football field and the baseball field will undergo renovations that will […]

Football: Brookfield’s Bobby Drysdale, Staples’ Jackson Ward pick Harvard

Brookfield's Bobby Drysdale breaks a tackle vs. Newtown last year. (File photo by Pete Paguaga)

Harvard snatched up two of Connecticut’s stop senior football talent this past week. Staples’ lineman Jackson Ward made his verbal commitment on Saturday, reported the Staples High School student-run WWPT 90.3-FM. Today, Brookfield’s all-state linebacker Bobby Drysdale also made his verbal commitment to play for the Crimson in 2016, coach Rich Angarano said. Drysdale, listed at 6-foot-1, […]