American Legion: RCP takes Game 1 in State Championship Series

MIDDLETOWN >> RCP’s American Legion team built up a six run lead, then held on to win the opening game of the best-of-three state championship series, 6-5, at Palmer Field Friday evening. The game ended when Cole Orgozalek, RCPs third pitcher of the night, picked pinch-runner Eddie Meizels off first base. Meizels represented the tying […]

Looking Back: Ray Tellier Sr. was a molder of coaches

Ray Tellier Sr. (Register file photo)

Editor’s note: During the summer of 2012, the New Haven Register ran a New Haven 200 series to commemorate its 200th anniversary. will share high school related stories from that series periodically throughout the summer.   To gauge just how influential Ray Tellier Sr. was as a high school coach, look no further than the scores of former […]

Tennis: Connecticut Juniors compete in National Team Championships; USTA Nationals next

Some of the state’s best junior tennis players prepared for the upcoming USTA national championships by representing the New England section at the prestigious National Team Championships. Southern Connecticut Conference rivals Rich Ciamarra and Jason Seidman won their singles matches and teamed up for a doubles victory to lead New England to a 5-4 win […]

American Legion: State Championship Series – RCP vs. Stamford

Photo by Jimmy Zanor - The Middletown Press
Kevin Larkin slides home with a run in RCP's 9-1 victory over West Hartford at Cromwell's Monnes Field.

  MIDDLETOWN >> When the American Legion baseball season started in June, many thought that come August, Stamford and RCP — Rocky Hill, Cromwell, Portland — would fight it out for the state championship. Those who thought that were right. Zone 4 champion Stamford (29-4) earned its spot in the championship series, which opens tonight […]

American Legion: Stamford advances to meet RCP in state championship series

MIDDLETOWN >> RCP’s American Legion baseball team will play Stamford for the Legion state baseball championship. Stamford saw to that with a 6-1 win over Waterbury at Palmer Field Wednesday night in front of 300 fans, 215 of whom paid. Winning pitcher Pete Horn took a no-hitter into the ninth inning and settled for a […]

Southington mourns death of two students killed in Tuesday car crash

Photo vis Matt Austin, NBC30 on Twitter.

Hundreds in Southington convened at the high school’s softball field Wednesday evening to mourn and honor the memories of two students killed in a Tuesday car crash. AnnMarie Olender, 16, and Olivia Fusco, 14, of Southington died Tuesday when Olender’s 2006 Hyundai Accent crashed at approximately 2:50 p.m. Tuesday near Exit 32 on I-84, according […]

American Legion: RCP advances to state final; Waterbury forces “if” game


MIDDLETOWN >> Stamford will play Waterbury Wednesday at 6:30 at Palmer Field for the right to play RCP for the state American Legion baseball championship this weekend at Palmer Field. Waterbury forced tonight’s game by handing Stamford its first loss of the tourney, 5-2, in front of a crowd of 200 — 180 of whom […]

American Legion: 2015 state tournament pairings, schedule (Updated)

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The American Legion state baseball tournament begins Saturday, July 18 with first round games to determine the wild card teams who will compete against the eight Zone champions in the Regionals. The Regionals will begin July 22-23 with a three-game championship series. The winners advance to the Super Regionals beginning July 25 at Middletown and […]

High School Football 2015: Connecticut’s Returning Player Leaderboards

A few of Connecticut's top-returning players in 2015. Clockwise from top-left: Tyler Coyle (Windsor), Tyler Bailey (Ansonia), Nico Ragaini (Notre Dame-WH), Connor Field (Granby), Jasen Rose (Southington).

With August just around the corner, here’s an interactive look at Connecticut’s top-returning CIAC players, according to statistics entered by teams on Hover over individual player entries for detailed statistics. Click conference buttons to look at leaders by league. Schools that have changed leagues or players who have transferred have been noted based on information […]

Collinsville Press: Greg Ferry resigns at Avon to become Southington athletic director

Greg Ferry has resigned as Avon’s athletic director after one year to take the same job at Southington, reported the Collinsville Press Monday. Ferry will replace Eric Swallow, who similarly left Southington after seven year to take the AD job at Norwich Free Academy. A Cheshire native who played a fullback during the start football […]

American Legion: Final Four play for spot in state championship

MIDDLETOWN >> Waterbury will play Stamford for the American Legion’s Southern Division crown at Palmer Field Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and Simsbury will play RCP for the Northern Division title at the same time in South Windsor. Both RCP and Stamford are 2-0 and are facing opponents who are 1-1. If the undefeated teams win […]

Looking Back: Wilbur Cross’ Earl Kelley led nation in scoring in 1982

Earl Kelley. (Register file photo)

  Editor’s note: During the summer of 2012, the New Haven Register ran a New Haven 200 series to commemorate its 200th anniversary. will share high school related stories from that series periodically throughout the summer.   Prior to the start of the 1981-82 high school basketball season, college coaches felt Earl Kelley was little more than a […]

Little League: Stamford North claims Division 1 title over Fairfield American

The Stamford North Little League baseball team celebrates winning the Division1 title. Photo by Mary Albl

STAMFORD >> It took extra time and an extra inning, but Sunday night, the Stamford North Little League baseball team slayed District 2 perennial powerhouse Fairfield American 5-4 in seven innings to claim the Division 1 crown. In front of a large crowd at Michael J. Drotar Field, it was Jay Lockwood’s RBI single that […]

American Legion: RCP defeats New London, advances to Northern final

RCP is in the driver’s seat. The defending Northeast Regional champion defeated New London behind Tommy Seaver and Danny Ambler, 5-1, at Rotary Field in the Northern Division Regional of the state American Legion baseball tournament Sunday afternoon. Seaver (7-1) went six innings, struck out four and gave up three hits — all in the […]

American Legion: RCP edges Simsbury in 11 innings in Super Regional opener

Defending Northeast Regional Champion Rocky Hill-Cromwell-Portland rallied from 2-0 down on Kevin Larkin’s 2-run single in the eighth to send the game into extra innings. RCP (24-3), won the game 4-3 on Cory Baldwin’s walkoff double that erased a 3-2 lead Simsbury (23-4) took in the top of the inning. Cole Ogorzalek went 10 innings […]

American Legion: Cheshire can’t hold off Stamford, falls in Super Regional opener

MIDDLETOWN >> Three times Cheshire’s American Legion team had leads, both late in regulation and in extra innings, but three times failed to seal the deal, allowing Stamford to score twice in the bottom of the 12th inning to win 7-6. “You might come from behind like that once a twice in a season, but […]

Track and Field: Passion is hallmark of Jacobs’ career

Amity's Thom Jacobs during a run. Jacobs officially resigned from coaching track last June. Photo courtesy of Sue Jacobs

Laddie Lawrence’s first memory of Thom Jacobs is from a track meet. A very passionate Jacobs was riled up about something. “I turned to him at the meet and said something to the effect of, ‘Just think, there’s billions of people in China who don’t even know we have a meet today. Don’t worry about […]