Baseball: Morin (12 Ks) dominates Staples as Wilton wins first FCIAC title in 20 years

Wilton strikes a championship pose after winning their first FCIAC baseball title since 1995 with a 1-0 victory over Staples (Photo Mary Albl)

Video clips via BRIDGEPORT >> Even after eight innings of play, and more than 120 pitches thrown, Wilton’s JT Morin still felt like he could have kept going. Friday night on the biggest stage to date, Morin put on a clinic. The senior pitcher struck out 12, including five of the last six batters […]

Softball: Popp, Morgan blank Coginchaug in SLC semifinals

CLINTON >> In softball, even more than in baseball, it’s all about pitching. In Friday’s Shoreline Conference semifinal, The Morgan School got brilliant pitching, Coginchaug didn’t and the Huskies won going away, 9-0. No. 2 Morgan will play top-seeded North Branford, a 5-2 winner over Haddam-Killingworth, for the SLC title today at noon at Lou […]

Softball: North Branford flies past H-K to reach SLC finals

North Branford junior Lindsay Golia struck out nine in the T-birds' 5-2 SLC semifinal win over H-K on Friday. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - The Middletown Press -

NORTH BRANFORD >> North Branford softball coach Nick DeLizio’s smile said it all. DeLizio was an assistant under T.J. Schatz when the Thunderbirds captured the Shoreline Conference tournament championship in 2010. Well, the T-birds are back to the Promised Land after Friday’s 5-2 SLC semifinals victory against Haddam-Killingworth at Totoket Valley Park. Top-seeded North Branford […]

Boys volleyball: Shelton wins first SCC championship since 2008

The Shelton Gaels celebrate following their 3-1 win over the Xavier Falcons in the Southern Connecticut Conference boys volleyball championship final Friday. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

SHELTON >> Five years ago, LeAnne Bianchine was asked to switch from coaching the Shelton softball team to take over a Gaels’ boys’ volleyball program that, in her own words, had been “a little bit down in the dumps.” She said no at first, but the following year she was asked again. This time she […]

Softball: Williams, St. Joseph (23-0) edge Stamford to win back-to-back FCIAC championships

FAIRFIELD >> Nicole Williams had an RBI and pitched St. Joseph to a 2-1 victory over Stamford in the FCIAC Softball championship at Sacred Heart University’s Pioneer Field Friday night. The victory was St. Joseph’s second-consecutive league title. Williams struck out six, and allowed just three hits and one walk for St. Joseph, which improved to […]

Girls basketball: Kiah Gillespie named Parade All-American

Capital Prep's Kiah Gillespie throws her basketball jersey into the crowd of fans after the Trailblazers defeat Northwest Catholic, 87-59, for the CIAC Class L girls basketball championship, Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Mohegan Sun. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

Capital Prep senior forward Kiah Gillespie’s star continues to shine as she was named a Parade All-American. Gillespie was also a McDonald’s All-American, played in the Jordan Brand Classic, was the Gatorade Connecticut Player of the Year and was named New Haven Register/ All-State Most Valuable Player. Gillespie led Capital Prep to three straight CIAC […]

2015 CIAC Softball State Tournament pairings

Seymour's Raeanne Geffert pitches vs. Oxford in the NVL title game Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

CLASS LL FIRST ROUND Monday, 4 p.m. Upper bracket: No. 1 Southington – Bye; No. 17 Fairfield Warde (13-7) at No. 16 Ridgefield (13-7); No. 25 Manchester (10-10) at No. 8 Middletown (15-5); No. 24 Staples (10-10) at No. 9 Trumbull (15-5); No. 29 West Haven (8-12) at No. 4 South Windsor (16-3); No. 20 […]

2015 CIAC Baseball State Tournament pairings

Notre Dame-West Haven's Mike Corso  West Haven slides into second base as Jake Smith of Amity High School tries for a double play.  (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

CLASS LL FIRST ROUND Monday, 3:30 p.m. Upper bracket: No. 1 Norwich Free Academy – Bye; No. 17 New Britain (12-8) at No. 16 Farmington (12-8); No. 25 Bristol Central (10-10) at No. 8 Norwalk (15-5); No. 24 Xavier (10-10) at No. 9 Wilton (15-5); No. 29 Hamden (9-11) at No. 4 Staples (16-4); No. […]

Softball: All-SCC selections


The SCC recently announced its all-league selections in softball. They are: QUINNIPIAC DIVISION Jocelyn Rivera, Hamden Alexa Dawid, Lauralton Hall Lindsey Spitz, Lauralton Hall Jackie Brewster, Lauralton Hall Ireland Miessau, Lauralton Hall Becca Marks, Sacred Heart Academy Kial Watts, West Haven Madison DeRita, Mercy Steph Mangiameli, Mercy Bri Sawicki, Mercy Steph Dean, Mercy ORONOQUE DIVISION […]

Track and Field: Conference recap

Fairfield Ludlowe's Emma Koether won the 400 and placed second in the 200 at the FCIAC Championships last Tuesday in Danbury.

The track and field postseason is officially underway! Conference meets have wrapped up and the state meets start on Monday. Below are links all the conference results and state meet information start lists. State Meet Start Lists Class LL Class L Class MM Class M Class S   SCC Champions: Hillhouse (boys); Mercy (girls) Results […]

Girls soccer: Lemke named Middletown head coach

MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown High School Director of Athletics Elisha De Jesus announced the appointment of girls junior varsity coach Rachel Lemke to the position of varsity head coach on Friday. Lemke replaces Nick Libera, who has left the Middletown School System. Lemke was a soccer star at Portland High School, Class of 2000, and also […]

Baseball: Middletown’s Plefka ‘abruptly’ resigns

MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown High interim baseball coach Jon Plefka has abruptly resigned from the MHS job to take a coaching position with an independent professional baseball team in a league called The Heartland of America Independent Baseball League based in Ozark, Missouri. Plefka will be the pitching coach for one of the 10 teams which will […]

2015 CIAC Boys Volleyball Tournament pairings


CLASS L FIRST ROUND Monday, 7 p.m. Upper bracket: No. 1 Ridgefield – Bye; Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe Coop winner at No. 8 Conard (12-5); No. 13 Simsbury (9-11) at No. 4 Farmington (17-3); No. 12 Xavier (10-9) at No. 5 East Hartford (17-3) Lower bracket: No. 2 Darien – Bye; No. 10 Southington (12-7) at No. […]

2015 CIAC girls tennis pairings


CLASS L QUALIFYING ROUND Saturday, 10 a.m. Fairfield Warde (10-6) at Mercy (11-6); Simsbury (10-6) at Newtown (11-5); North Haven (11-7) at New Canaan (11-5); Trumbull (12-8) at Newington (11-5); Pomperaug (9-6) at Hall (12-5); South Windsor (9-7) at Naugatuck (11-4); Ridgefield (9-7) at Greenwich (12-4); Hamden (8-7) at Wilton (12-4); Cheshire (10-9) at Amity […]

Wednesday’s Star: Katie Koshes, Amity; Vote for Thursday’s Star of the Day

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Katie Koshes, Amity softball: Tossed a four-hitter and struck out 14 to help Amity beat Mercy 7-0 in the SCC tournament quarterfinals. Vote for Thursday’s Star of the Day until 9 p.m. Friday.

Girls lacrosse: Cole’s eight goals lead Hand over Guilford, to ninth SCC championship

The Hand girls lacrosse team pose for a selfie with the SCC championship trophy after defeating Guilford, 18-6, Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Ken Strong Stadium at West Haven High School. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

WEST HAVEN >> For Hand, it was a tale of two different games against Guilford. During the regular season, the Tigers’ girls lacrosse team struggled against the Indians but was able to hold on and win by two goals. On Thursday in the Southern Connecticut Conference championship game, Hand took no prisoners and dominated. Lauren Cole […]

Baseball: Amity, Fairfield Prep to meet in SCC final

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Fairfield Prep’s Brett Stevenson celebrates after reaching third base against Shelton in the SCC semifinals Thursday afternoon. Fairfield Prep won 6-3 and will face Amity Saturday in the SCC final at noon in West Haven.

WEST HAVEN >> When Amity and Notre Dame-West Haven last played, the game came down to a bevy of errors the Spartans committed in the seventh which led to an Amity a loss. On Thursday in the Southern Connecticut Conference semifinals the fifth-seeded Spartans corrected their mistakes and then some to rout top-seeded Notre Dame-West […]

Boys Lacrosse: Xavier dominates Fairfield Prep to win first outright SCC championship

Xavier's boys lacrosse team celebrates its 13-8 Southern Connecticut Conference championship victory over Fairfield Prep at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven Thursday, May 28, 2015. (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

WEST HAVEN >> The Xavier boys lacrosse team always does its best to score early and often. On Thursday in the Southern Connecticut Conference championship game against Fairfield Prep, the attack was flawless in the first two quarters. The Falcons scored the game’s first four goals and Wesley Reid, Chris Connelly and Colin McCarthy scored […]

Softball: Amity, Lauralton Hall advance to SCC title game

Lauralton Hall senior pitcher Haley Congdon earned the win in a 3-1 win over Sheehan in the SCC semifinals on Thursday.
Catherine Avalone/Register

WEST HAVEN >> It’s been seven years since Amity last won a Southern Connecticut Conference softball tournament championship, but the Spartans will have another shot at No. 8 Saturday night. Fifth-seeded Amity, which has won a record seven SCC tournament titles, knocked off top-seeded Cheshire 3-0 Thursday night at Biondi Field to earn a berth […]