Friday’s NH County football roundup: Seymour’s Salemme runs over St. Paul

Seymour’s Joey Salemme rushed for 280 yards and four touchdowns as the Wildcats defeated St. Paul 54-28 Friday night in a Naugatuck Valley League home win. Jack Osiecki caught two passes for 102 yards and a touchdown for Seymour (2-0). St. Paul dropped to 0-2. Seymour 54, St. Paul 28 (at Seymour) St. Paul 0 […]

Football: Wethersfield upsets No. 7 Middletown

WETHERSFIELD >> Middletown coach Sal Morello knew Wethersfield was going to be a formidable opponent. He tried telling anyone who would listen that Eagles senior quarterback Matt Sanzaro might be the best signal caller the Blue Dragons would face all season. Well, Sanzaro was as good as advertised. And Wethersfield’s defense was even better. Led […]

Friday’s NH County girls soccer roundup: West Haven shuts out Mercy

Jolie Morrell’s first-half goal stood up for the West Haven girls soccer team, which upset Mercy 1-0 Friday in a Southern Connecticut Conference Quinnipiac Division game at Middletown. Alexia Perez assisted on the goal for the Westies (4-0). Mercy dropped to 3-2. AMITY 4, SHEEHAN 0 >> Four different Spartans scored in an SCC Housatonic […]

Football: No. 3 Darien survives Greenwich, itself to stay unbeaten

Darien's George Reed celebrates his team's 33-26 victory over Greenwich Friday

GREENWICH — It wasn’t pretty and, maybe on another night against some other team, Darien’s football team will pay for the sins it committed Friday night against Greenwich. But the Blue Wave survived. Somehow, they survived and are looking gorgeous atop the standings after a 33-26 victory at Cardinal Stadium. Darien survived some magic from […]

Football: McKnight, defense lead No. 5 Ansonia past rival Derby

Ansonia quarterback Jai'Quan McKnight ran for two touchdowns in a 36-6 victory over Derby Friday.
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ANSONIA >> With standout tailback Tajik Bagley on the sideline with an ankle injury, Ansonia labored through a sluggish second quarter. But a better offensive effort in the second half, and a stout defensive performance throughout, was enough for the Chargers to knock off Naugatuck Valley League rival Derby 36-6 Friday at Jarvis Stadium. Ansonia […]

Football: Hand gets defensive to beat Hillhouse

MADISON >> After scoring a touchdown midway through the first quarter, the Hand football team was never truly in trouble Friday night against Hillhouse. Thanks to a dominant effort by their defense, the Tigers left the Surf Club with a 17-0 victory, but it was not aesthetically pleasing. Not by a long shot. “Our defense […]

Woodland girls swimming edges Torrington

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Torrington's Payton Welch won four events in the Red Raiders' 88-82 loss to Woodland on Friday.

TORRINGTON >> Woodland’s girls swimming and diving team nipped Torrington 88-82 in an historic win for the Hawks. The rivalry always produces a close score and, once, even tied. Nevertheless, the Hawks went nine years without beating Torrington – until Friday night at Torrington’s YMCA. “It always comes down to the final relay,” said Torrington […]

Friday’s Middletown area roundup

Cross Country The Middletown boys and Coginchaug girls cross country teams placed first at the  27th annual Going to the Sun Invitational Thursday afternoon at Durham. The Blue Dragons edged Lyme-Old Lyme, 94-96. Leading the way for Middletown were Ben Lanza (fifth, 16:50.39), Kennie Vaughan, Tyler Mann, Evan Dunn and Ben Carlson. Hale-Ray, behind Thomas […]

Football: Xavier rallies past North Haven

MIDDLETOWN >> Sometimes it’s the little things that turn games around. So it was Friday night at Palmer Field. Despite having a big statistical edge, Xavier found itself trailing North Haven by a touchdown in the third quarter. To make things worse, the Falcons went nowhere on their first possession after intermission. Then came what […]

Friday’s Greater New Haven boys soccer roundup: Linn goal lifts Law to tie with Hand

HAND 2, LAW 2 >> Kevin Linn scored with less than 5 minutes remaining for Law, which earned a tie with the reigning SCC Hammonasset Division champions at Milford. Antonio Gjuraj also scored for the Lawmen (2-2-2, 0-0-1). Alex Cinicolo and Cole McArdle scored for the Tigers (2-0-3, 1-0-1). NORTH HAVEN 2, EAST HAVEN 0 […]

Football: Hamden escapes upset from East Haven

Photo by Dave PhillipsHamden’s Maliek Williamson rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns in the Green Dragons’ 13-7 win at East Haven on Friday night.

EAST HAVEN >> Maliek Williamson had only 10 yards rushing at halftime. That didn’t go over well for Hamden’s senior running back, so he went to his head coach, Todd Dowty, and told him he wanted the ball. Dowty obliged and Williamson rewarded his faith with 111 yards in the second half. He scored both […]

Friday’s Greater New Haven field hockey roundup: Cheshire coach Eileen Gallagher earns 100th career win

CHESHIRE 4, SHEEHAN 1 >> Cheshire coach Eileen Gallagher won her 100th career game thanks to goals from Erica Stauffer, Kya O’Donnell, Bailey Cunningham and Sarah Pierpont. Carly Femniak had 15 saves for Sheehan (3-2). Cheshire improved to 3-1-1. GUILFORD 3, AMITY 1 >> Aileen Du had two goals and Sarah Russell added a goal […]

Girls volleyball: Amity, Branford winners in Friday’s roundup

Amity 3, Shelton 1 (at Woodbridge) Game scores: 25-11, 23-25, 25-10, 25-22 Notes: A—Micaela Cardozo 12 kills 5 blocks 1 dig 3 aces; Caroline DelVecchio 8 kills; Haley Pierson 1 kill 2 aces 33 assists; S—Sammy Stevens 2 kills 3 blocks, Nika Marczak 5 kills 3 blocks, Mackenzie Bures 4 aces 8 digs Records: Amity […]

Girls swimming: North Haven, Seymour winners in Friday’s roundup

North Haven 87, East Haven 62 (at East Haven) 200 Medley Relay: NH (Laura Spencer, Molly Duffy, Tracy Nguy, Laura Borelli) 2:05,55; 200 freestyle: Jamine Nguy (NH) 2:08.94; 200 IM: Lauren Spencer (NH) 2:27.31; 50 Freestyle: Callyn Priebe (NH) 27.61; 100 Butterfly: Jasmine Nguy (NH) 1:05.26; 100 Freestyle: Laura Borelli (NH) 59.18; 500 Freestyle: Lauren […]

Cross country: Friday’s boys and girls roundup

Boys cross country Foran 19, Law 43 (at Eisenhower Park, Milford) 3.1 Individual results: 1. Tyler Porcello (F), 18:05; 2. Jeremy Doucette (L), 18:08 3. Kevin Aiken (F), 18:30; 4. Jack Ardry (F), 18:30; 5. Matt Downing (F), 18:49; 6. Matt Tylutki (F), 19:25; 7. Kyle Anderson (F), 19:26; 8. Matt Zancewicz (L), 19:36; 9. […]

Football: How the state’s top 10 teams fared Friday night

Team                         Fared                                 Up next 1. Southington (2-0)     Def. Manchester 56-15          Friday at Simsbury, 7 p.m. 2. Fairfield Prep (1-0) Today at St. Joseph, 1 p.m.   Friday vs. Notre Dame-West Haven, 7 p.m. 3. Darien (2-0)                Def. Greenwich 33-26                Sept. 27 vs. Bassick, 1:30 p.m. 4. New […]

Football: Defense dominates as Fairfield Warde defeats Trumbull

The Fairfield Warde defense celebrates a fourth quarter sack against Trumbull on Friday. Photo by Mary Albl

TRUMBULL >>When out on the football field, the Fairfield Warde defensive secondary likes to be known as the ‘No Fly Zone.’ Seniors T.J. Gallagher, Jack Whiting, Joey Potenza and Manny Rivas-Colon make up the unit, that has so far been living up to the nickname. Friday night, the secondary, along with the line, and a […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington girls volleyball wins in straight sets over Wilby

Torrington girls volleyball earned its third victory of the season with a straight set win against Wilby. The Red Raiders won 25-1, 25-6, 25-9. Torrington’s Miah Giarnese recorded six kills. Caitlyn Cornish had three kills while Ali Dubois had eight assists and nine aces. Torrington is 3-2, Wilby is 0-5. Wolcott Tech 3, Whitney Tech […]

NVL implements new Iron division

Medieval alchemists would be proud. Their efforts to change ordinary metals into gold never hit the jackpot, but the Naugatuck Valley League is making it happen this year – or something like it. The league grew used to two seven-member divisions called Copper and Brass, established in 2006 “with the advent of football championships,” recalls […]