CIAC football votes to restores four state champs, three rounds in 2015

Southington celebrates its 2013 Class LL championship. (Mara Lavitt - New Haven Register)

CHESHIRE >> Connecticut high school football is likely going back to three rounds of state playoffs and four state champions for the 2015 season, the CIAC announced Thursday after a monthly meeting of its football committee. The 2015 playoff format will be a replica of the one used from 2010-2013 with several modifications designed to […]

2014 Litchfield County Female Athlete of the Year, Thomaston’s Abby Hurlbert

Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert starred on the field hockey, girls basketball and softball teams for the Golden Bears. Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen

Thomaston, the Northwest Corner’s State Championship town… where, this year, no one is more identified with that status than Abby Hurlbert. “When we needed a big hit or a big play, Abby was always in the center of it,” said softball co-coach Kelly Finlay in a statement that echoes through Hurlbert’s two other sports – […]

2014 Litchfield County Male Athlete of the Year, Torrington’s John McCarthy

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Growing up, most athletes try their hands at multiple sports and only a few of them, like Torrington’s John McCarthy, excel like he did in his four years as a Red Raider. McCarthy just finished his high school career where he was a three-year varsity athlete in three different sports. He was the last line […]

Former North Haven football standout John Liquori dies after being struck by pickup

North Haven's John Liquori vs. Hillhouse in 2011. (Register file)

John Liquori, a standout linebacker on North Haven football’s 2011 playoff team, died Thursday evening a day after being hit by a pickup truck while jogging on Middletown Ave. He was 20. John Liquori Obituary The pickup driver, Theodore Spalding, 72, was arraigned on charges of second-degree assault with a motor vehicle and operating a motor […]

Girls Soccer: Wayne Mones named Notre Dame of Fairfield head coach

The Notre Dame of Fairfield girls’ soccer team is getting a new coach. First reporter from The Hour, Norwalk’s Athletic Director Wayne Mones stepped down at the end of the year from his position, and when the NDFairfield girls’ soccer coaching job became available, it was a perfect fit for him. Mones, who has a […]

Peter Hamasian named next West Haven boys soccer coach

West Haven boys soccer coach Pete Hamasian (photo courtesy of West Haven High School)

Peter Hamasian, an Albertus Magnus graduate with ties to the soccer community in greater New Haven, will be named the next West Haven boys soccer coach, the school announced Monday evening. Hamasian, 25, played soccer at Hamden and then four years at Albertus Magnus, including two years as team captain. He comes over from Hand-Madison’s […]

Track and Field: Notre Dame West Haven’s Bill Parkinson steps down as head coach

Notre Dame West Haven head track coach Parkinson is stepping down as head coach, but will remain the cross country coach in the fall. Courtesy photo

After a highly-decorated 35 years, Notre Dame West Haven head track and field coach Bill Parkinson is stepping down. Parkinson will remain the cross country coach in the fall for the program and will stay on board as a volunteer assistant with the indoor and outdoor track teams. “It’s been a great pleasure and tremendous […]

Schools: Benefit dinner scheduled for Ansonia’s Gleason

A benefit ziti dinner will be held for former Ansonia athletic director Dennis Gleason, who was recently diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). The event will be held on July 21 at Antonio’s Restaurant (314 Main St., Ansonia). There were will be two seatings: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The […]

SCC: AD Sarullo leaves Sheehan for same position at Law

V.J. Sarullo is departing as Sheehan High athletic director to take the same position at Law in Milford. He accepted the position on July 1. Sarullo, 35, had the responsibility of both AD and comptroller at Sheehan, where he was for five years and at Notre Dame-Fairfield before that. “My sole responsibility will be athletics, […]

CIAC’s Paul Hoey receives NFHS citation

Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Associate Executive Director Paul Hoey was one of 12 leaders in high school activity programs across the country to receive National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Citations at the NFHS Summer Meeting in Boston last week. The award is designed to honor individuals who have made contributions to the […]

The 2014 Connecticut high school football divisions are here!

Southington celebrates its 2013 Class LL championship. (Mara Lavitt - New Haven Register)

[Randomly goes to CIACsports.com's football page... oh, hey... HEY!] A week ago, the CIAC released its playoff packets for the 2014 fall seasons. It was met with practically no fanfare, mostly because we didn’t notice it. Now we’ve noticed and now I feel like Steve Martin in ‘The Jerk.” (For you young’uns, a ‘Phone-book’ was […]

Cross Country: Oregon Style Cross Country Running Camp

Ed Butt, head boys’ cross country coach at Brookfield and Brian Hayes, Immaculate cross country and track and field coach, will be holding the first ever Oregon Style Cross Country Running Camp this summer. Held at Canterbury School in New Milford, Aug. 3-8, the mission of the camp is “to help distance runners strengthen their […]

Joe Deptula, Derby captain and Seymour youth football coach, dies at 51

Joe Deptula III, a former Derby football captain and a long-time coach in Seymour, died Saturday following a year-long bout with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He was 51. Deptula was captain of the 1980 Derby football team, who later settled in Oxford. He worked 21 years as a salesman for DiGiorgi Roofing and Siding and became […]

Darien, FCIAC ruled Connecticut’s 2013-2014 school sports year

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Learn About Tableau   Master List Compiled by Mike Pucci Darien (FCIAC) 10 Class L Field Hockey Class L Boys Cross  Country State Open Girls Swimming Class L Girls Swimming Class L Boys Indoor  Track Class L Girls Indoor Track Class M Boys Lacrosse Class L Girls Lacrosse State Open Boys Outdoor Track State Open […]

Behold: The 2014 Connecticut High School Football schedules

Photo by Peter Hvizdak - Register

The preliminary schedules for the 2014 Connecticut high school football season have been released by CIAC. Schedules are subject to change throughout the summer until deadline in early September. MASTER FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 2014 COMPOSITE SCHEDULES (Classes NOT official) CLASS LL | CLASS L | CLASS M | CLASS S Here are individual links to each […]

Meet Windham County’s Scholar Athletes

High school seniors from Windham County were recognized as the state’s top scholar-athletes at the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete Banquet sponsored by McDonald’s. A 31-year sponsor of the program with a longstanding commitment to educational programs in Connecticut, McDonald’s joined CAS to honor the following local students as the best of the best in […]

Meet Tolland County’s Scholar Athletes

High school seniors from Tolland County were recognized as the state’s top scholar-athletes at the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete Banquet sponsored by McDonald’s. A 31-year sponsor of the program with a longstanding commitment to educational programs in Connecticut, McDonald’s joined CAS to honor the following local students as the best of the […]

Super 100 All-Star game: Nutmeg, Constitution teams geared for offensive showcase

Trumbull's Nick Roberts (left) of Team Nutmeg and Southington's Steve Barmore of Team Constitution are many of the talented offensive players in this year's Super 100 All-Star game scheduled for Saturday, 4:30 at Rentschler Field

WALLINGFORD >> There’s reason to believe Saturday’s Super 100 Football Classic will be more high-scoring than last year’s all-star contest. Some of the state’s most explosive players, including Southington quarterback Stephen Barmore, Hillhouse running back Harold Cooper, St. Paul quarterback Logan Marchi and Sheehan wide receiver Brandon Gauthier, are among this year’s participants. Team Nutmeg […]