NVL Football 2014: Seymour’s Joey Salemme poised for a big season

(Mara Lavitt — New Haven Register) 
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running back Joey Salemme is poised for a big season.

SEYMOUR >> Joey Salemme didn’t exactly have the best ending to an outstanding football season last year. Against rival Woodland in the season finale, Salemme exited the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury with Seymour clinging to a 19-14 lead. He never returned. On the ensuing possession after Salemme’s injury, Woodland scored […]

CCC Football 2014: Farmington preview

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Vitals Coach: Chris Machol (6th season, 35-17) Conference: Central Connecticut Conference (Division II West) Playoff Class: Class LL (687 boys enrollment) Home: George Bennett Field 2013 Record: 9-2 (Lost to New Canaan in Class L quarterfinals) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 vs. Simsbury, 7 p.m. Captains: N/A Team website: MaxPreps page, fhsfootball.org Top players Dan Hardiman, Sr., OL/DL (6-4, 260) Connor Martin, Sr., […]

SWC Football 2014: Notre Dame-Fairfield preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Notre Dame-Fairfield back Hakeem Fleming, who had 959 all-purpose yards as a sophomore. Vitals Coach: Ted Boynton (2nd year, 0-10) Conference: SWC Patriot Playoff Class: S (218 boys enrollment) Home: McCarty Field, Fairfield 2013 Record: 0-10 (0-9 SWC) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 13 vs. New Fairfield, 1 p.m. Captains: Noah Cirisoli, Shea Olayos, Adam Dawe, Kevin Bortnick Team websites: MaxPreps […]

North Branford field hockey uses New Haven Road Race for team building

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North Branford field hockey captains Erin Kelly and Stephanie Hogan, as well as Sarah Hemstock have played key roles in continuing the tradition of the team taking part in the New Haven Road Race. The program has done so since 1992.

  NORTH BRANFORD >> Team building has always been in the preseason game play for North Branford field hockey coach Babby Nuhn, now in her 41st season as the Thunderbirds coach. Each season she allows her team to decide what they want to do for the team-building effort, a bonding exercise that enhances comaraderie and […]

Boys Cross Country: A look at the SCC

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Amity Coach: Bob Orgovan (37 years) Record: 373 wins 63 losses (Dual Meets) Last year: SCC Housatonic Division Champions; 8-1 Captains: Alex Bunnell Top runners Sricharan Kadimi Kyle Beaudette Aidan Leonard-Pasley Key losses Michael Yuan, Aaron Barkin, Chris MacKay Outlook As usual, Amity puts together a competitive squad and this fall should be no different. The […]

Gilbert names Don Crossman as next head baseball coach

WINSTED >> At the end of this year’s baseball season, a big piece of news arrives for next year’s Gilbert School baseball season. Don Crossman, a legendary local pitcher and Gilbert alumnus, takes over the Yellowjacket baseball team from Athletic Director Pat Cooke. Both coaches played in a golden era for Gilbert baseball. Cooke was […]

SCC Football 2014: Xavier ready for another playoff run

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Xavier starting quarterback Mike Scherer runs through a passing drill at football practice Thursday evening.

MIDDLETOWN >> The 2013 Xavier football season was one most coaches would love to have. The Falcons were 7-3 and the three games they lost were to playoff teams North Haven, West Haven and Fairfield Prep. By anyone’s definition, it was a very good year. But to maybe some spoiled Xavier fans – you see, the Falcons had won […]

All-Time New Haven Register All-Area Girls Soccer Teams

Girls Soccer All-Area Teams 2013 Coach: Scott McMahon, Guilford MVP: Tanya Altrui, Branford Nicole Basilicato, Guilford Julia Carr, Guilford Angela Ciaramella, Sacred Heart Academy Shea Connors, Wilbur Cross Emma Dunleavy, Lauralton Hall Cassie Giza, Amity Dakota Kelly, Amity Kendra Landy, Mercy Tori Loukakes, Guilford Alexandra Pelletier, Cheshire Dana Monz, Hopkins Mary Verneris, Sacred Heart Academy […]

All-Time New Haven Register All-Area Boys Soccer Teams

All-Area Boys Soccer Teams 2013 MVP: Pablo Perez, West Haven Coach: Brian Fitzgerald, Xavier Kenneth Callahan, Xavier Ryan Chieffo, North Haven Matt Cole, Valley Regional Max Condon, Branford Christian Koshgarian, Hand Tom Gardiner, Xavier Brian Jackson, Hand Antonio Jandreau, Lyman Hall Justin Kassouf, Foran Matthew Manzo, Shelton Daniel Murphy, Old Saybrook Noah Rattet, Guilford Dean […]

SCC Football 2014: Wilbur Cross preview

Wilbur Cross running back Stevie Swinson.

Vitals Coach: John Acquavita Conference: SCC Division I East Playoff Class: L (672 boys enrollment) Home: Wilbur Cross Athletic Complex, New Haven 2013 Record: 4-7 2014 Kickoff: McMahon, Sept. 11, 4 p.m. Team page: Max Preps page Top players Tyvon Bradley, 6-2, 207, Sr., FL Wali McKelvey, 6-1, 187, Sr., SE Stevie Swinson, 5-6, 141, […]

SCC Football 2014: Xavier preview

Xavier receiver Caleb Lutton reaches to catch a pass last season. He is one of many players expected to emerge for the Falcons. (Photo John Vanacore)

Vitals Coach: Sean Marinan (13th season) Conference: SCC Division I West Playoff Class: LL (863 boys enrollment) Home: Palmer Field, Middletown 2013 Record: 7-3 2014 Kickoff: at Staples, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. Team page: Max Preps page Top players Kaleb Lutton 6-3, 220, Sr., TE Michael Scherer, 5-10, 180, Sr., QB Tanner Kern, 6-4, 290, […]

SCC Football 2014: Hillhouse preview

Quarterback Corey Maddox and Hillhouse hope to improve upon last season's 5-6 record.

Vitals Coach: Reggie Lytle (2nd year, 5-6) Conference: SCC Division II West Playoff Class: M (514 boys enrollment) Home: Bowen Field, New Haven (undergoing renovations this season). Will play home games at East Haven, Wilbur Cross and Veterans Field in West Haven 2013 Record: 5-6 2014 Kickoff: Darien, Sept. 12, at Wilbur Cross, 4 p.m. […]

FCIAC Football 2014: Bassick preview

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Vitals Coach: Mike Rodrigues (1st year) Conference: FCIAC East Playoff Class: L (624 boys enrollment) Home: Kennedy Stadium, Bridgeport 2013 Record: 3-8 (2-7 FCIAC) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 11 vs. East Haven, 6:30 p.m. Captains: Kenny Rene, Ahjah Enis, Everton Guy, Tony Razor Team website: MaxPreps page Top players Kenny Rene, Sr. CB/WR/SS (5-11, 185) Ahjah Enis, Sr. DE/RB (6-2, 275) Everton Guy, […]

SCC Football 2014: East Haven preview

East Haven quarterback Trevor Angelo, shown here in a game against Branford last season.

Vitals Coach: Anthony Lucibello (2nd year, 2-9) Conference: SCC Division II East Playoff Class: M (465 boys enrollment) Home: Crisafi Field 2013 Record: 2-9 2014 Kickoff: at Bassick, Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m. Captains: Joe Cima, Chris Maiorano, Austin Thornberg Team Page: Max Preps page Top players Joe Cima, 6-1, 180, Sr., WR/SS Chris Maiorano, Sr., […]

CSC Football 2014: Bullard-Havens preview

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Vitals Coach: John Johnson (7th year, 41-21) Conference: CSC Playoff Class: S (377 boys enrollment) Home: Bullard-Havens football field 2013 Record: 6-5 2014 Kickoff: Cheney Tech, Sept. 13, noon Team page: Max Preps page Top players Chris McNamara, 6-0, 190, Sr., QB Jose Cotto, 5-11, 185, Sr., RB Ali Ullah, 6-0, 230, Jr., OL Javon […]

Pequot Football 2014: Gilbert / Northwestern preview

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Vitals Coach: Scott Salius (7th season, 44-21) Conference: Pequot Uncas Playoff Class: M (402 boys enrolled) Home: Van Why Field at Gilbert H.S. 2013 Record: 9-2, Pequot West Division Champs 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 at Enfield, 7 p.m. Captains: Mitchell Jackson, Paxton Franklin, Matt Nieves Team website: Maxpreps page Top players Mitchell Jackson, Sr., OT, DT (6-4 240) Paxton Franklin, Sr.,  TB […]

West Haven football coach Ed McCarthy to retire following 2014 season

West Haven football coach Ed McCarthy gets an ice bath from his team's players after defeating Hamden 49-7 in celbration of McCarthy's 322 career win.

WEST HAVEN >> The time has finally come. Entering his 44th season as a head football coach, 32 at West Haven after spending 12 at St. Joseph, Ed McCarthy has decided to call it a career. After thinking about it for quite some time, the state’s all-time winningest coach, now 68, will coach his last […]

ECC Football 2014: New London preview

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Above: Highlight reel for New London All-State end and Yale commit J. Hunter Roman, who is one of the state’s best defensive players. Vitals Coach: Duane Maranda (3rd season, 16-6) Conference: ECC Large Playoff Class: M (506 boys enrollment) Home: Canamella Field, New London 2013 Record: 9-3 (ECC Large champions, lost to Middletown in Class L quarterfinals) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 […]

SCC Football 2014: Derrick Lewis set to begin new chapter at Law

(Melanie Stengel - Register) 
 Derrick Lewis, a West Haven native and former standout football player at SCSU.starts his first year coaching football at Law, moving over from Bassick.

MILFORD >> Derrick Lewis’ first meeting with the Law football team lasted all of three minutes. The newly-minted head coach kept his speech short and to the point. “I introduced myself and said, ‘It’s the dawn of a new day. Get your sneakers on, get something comfortable on, we are going to lift weights. See […]

NVL Football 2014: Derby preview

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Vitals Coach: George French (5th year, 20-21) Conference: NVL Copper Division Playoff Class: S (198 boys enrollment) Home: DeFilippo Field 2013 Record: 5-6 2014 Kickoff: at St. Paul, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. Captains: Ben Slowik, Brian Eliasson Team page: Max Preps page Top players Michael Kreiger, 6-2, 190, Sr. QB Andy Sanchez, 5-10, 210, Sr., […]