Hand’s Grace Cummings honored with NFHS National High School Spirit of Sport Award

Hand's Grace Cummings (second from left) with her parents Colleen and George and Hand athletic director Craig Semple (far left) at the NFHS annual awards dinner in New Orleans on Monday. (Photo via Daniel Hand High School)

Hand’s Grace Cummings was honored with the National Federation of State High School Association’s National High School Spirit of Sport Award during the NFHS’ annual summer meetings in New Orleans. The award recognizes “individuals who exemplify the ideals of the spirit of sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics,” according to the NFHS. […]

Football: Secondary leads Team Nutmeg in Super 100 Classic

Team Nutmeg celebrates its 44-22 victory over Team Constitution in the CHSCA Super 100 Classic Football All-Star Football Game, Saturday afternoon, June 27, 2015, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

EAST HARTFORD >> Even with a quarter and a half remaining in Saturday’s Super 100 All-Star Classic football contest, Troy Gray’s interception return for a touchdown was the proverbial dagger. With Team Nutmeg already up by 10 points, Gray picked off a Brandon Bisack pass and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown with about […]

Super 100 Football Classic: Title-game rivals unite for All-Star Game

Shelton's Wadson Petithomme (3) will play for Team Nutmeg in Saturday's Super 100 Classic All-Star football game. 
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Shelton’s Wadson Petithomme and Xavier’s John Sullivan last played on the same football field in December, when their respective teams squared off for the Class LL-Small state title at West Haven’s Ken Strong Stadium. Sullivan and the Falcons emerged with a thrilling 28-27 overtime victory, spoiling the Gaels’ bid at a perfect season. The two […]

Hartford Courant names Windsor’s Rush, Tolland’s Swanson its regional Athletes of the Year

Windsor's Courtney 'Malik' Rush (left) and Tolland's Caitlin Swanson (right) were named the Hartford Courant's first Athletes of the Year at its inaugural banquet. (Photos by John Vanacore, Mary Albl)

The Hartford Courant named Windsor’s Courtney ‘Malik’ Rush and Tolland’s Caitlin Swanson as its Bo Kolinsky Athletes of the Year on Thursday at its inaugural season ending banquet at Rentschler Field. Rush, a senior, was an accomplished football and track star for Windsor. In football, he had 39 receptions for 906 yards and 11 touchdowns as the Warriors […]

Super 100 Football Classic: Cofrancesco making most of second chance at final game

Notre Dame-West Haven's Zach Cofrancesco, who missed the final seven games of his senior season due to injury, will play in Saturday's Super 100 All-Star Classic.
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Zach Cofrancesco went up for a pass like he had on countless occasions during practice. But this time the result was different. Cofrancesco landed wrong and broke his right foot, which ended his football career at Notre Dame-West Haven. “On the way down, I landed on it like you would roll your ankle,” Cofrancesco said. […]

Valley Regional’s Chris Jean-Pierre, Wilbur Cross’ Danae Rivers embodied both Athlete of the Year dimensions

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)   Wilbur Cross senior runner Danae Rivers and Valley Regional senior quarterback Chris Jean-Pierre are the 2014-2015 recipients of the New Haven Register Athlete of the Year at the Annual MVP Banquet at Amarante's Sea Cliff on Cove Street in New Haven.

NEW HAVEN >> Two scenarios typically arise when it comes to choosing the annual New Haven Register male and female athletes of the year. There’s the athlete who proves to be so much better than the competition in a given sport that the choice is relatively simple. Or the athletes who may not have been […]

Who will be the 2014-15 Register Athletes of the Year?

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  Has it really been over 20 years since the New Haven Register started honoring its Area Athletes of the Year? It will be the 21st year where we acknowledge all of our MVPs throughout the course of the school year tonight’s at Amarante’s Sea Cliff and culminate the evening by naming our latest Athletes […]

Your 2014-2015 CIAC Champions: Darien rules again, CCC tops conferences

Darien once again won the most state championships during the 2014-15 school sports year.

Darien won nine CIAC championships, the most of any Connecticut high school, during the 2014-15 academic year. The Blue Wave won four more titles than second-place Tolland, Glastonbury, Windsor and, of course, arch-rival New Canaan. The 32-team CCC took home the most state championships (36), usurping the crown worn by the FCIAC last season. The FCIAC […]

Football: CIAC Announces 2015 Football Playoff Divisions (Hey, look, Darien jumps to LL)

Darien's Shelby Grant breaks a tackle in the Blue Wave's 42-12 win over Naugatuck in the Class L Large semifinals. Darien has now been bumped to Class LL to fight for a title alongside the likes of Southington and Xavier. (File Photo Pete Paguaga)

Here are your 2015 High School Football Playoff Divisions released today by CIAC. The first thing that’ll jump out at you immediately is that Darien is leaving arch rival New Canaan behind and takes the giant leap to Class LL alongside the Southingtons, the Xaviers, Sheltons, Fairfield Preps, West Havens and… well, almost every other FCIAC school. Darien was one […]

Middletown 2014-15 Athletic Awards

Middletown High passed out its awards at the school’s Spring Awards Picnic last week. There is no question that AD Elisha De Jesus has put enormous emphasis on academics, building on what retired AD Mike Pitruzzello did in that regard. Given that, that’s where we’ll start. Some 78 student-athletes — and that’s the right term […]

Behold: The 2015 High School Football Schedules

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The 2015 football schedules are here! The 2015 football schedules are here! And so we present it to you in all it’s league-by-league glory. There have a been a few notable changes, of course. So here’s what we already knew and what’s jumped out at us so far: Avon is now in the CCC. …Harding […]

Football: Ridgefield’s Callahan to take leave of absence, Arcieri becomes interim

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Ridgefield’s Kevin Callahan, who was arrested in May for driving under the influence, will take a leave of absence as the school’s head football coach. Assistant Joe Arcieri will coach the team in 2015 on an interim basis. The school made the announcement in a press release Friday. Callahan, 52, has been Ridgefield’s head coach since […]

The CIAC 2015 Fall Sports Schedules

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The 2015 CIAC Fall Sports Schedules have been released. Click the links below for master and individual schedules on CIACSports.org. Cross Country Boys Regular Season Schedules/Results (One School) Girls Regular Season Schedules/Results (One School) Boys Master Varsity Schedule Girls Master Varsity Schedule Field Hockey Regular Season Schedules/Results (One School) Master Varsity Schedule Football Boys Soccer Regular […]

Football: North Haven’s Spring Brawl game has evolved into community-wide event

North Haven's annual Spring Brawl football game will benefit Hunter Pageau, center, a 9-year old who is battling SMARD, Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Respiratory Distress, a rare and aggressive respiratory/neuromuscular disease.
Photo courtesy of North Haven Football via Twitter

NORTH HAVEN >> The annual Spring Brawl football game at North Haven has grown and evolved into a community-wide event. For the fifth straight year the game will serve as a charity drive. When North Haven coach Anthony Sagnella and his staff first proposed the idea, the concept was simple: to have players give back […]

Amity to induct six into its Hall of Fame Sunday

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The Amity Athletic Alumni Hall of Fame will induct six new members during the annual Amity Block ‘A’ dinner Sunday at Grassy Hill Country Club at 5 p.m. Robert Coppola, Michael Gambardella, Brian Wright, Tiffany (Egnaczyk) Fisher, Lauren (Erwin) Coxon and Harold Freedman will be inducted. Coppola (1973) averaged 20.2 points as a senior and […]

Football: Rich Boshea to be named next West Haven football coach

West Haven's Rich Boshea will be named the school's next head coach (File Photo Russ McCreven)

Longtime assistant Rich Boshea is expected to become the next football coach at West Haven High School, replacing Connecticut’s all-time wins leader Ed McCarthy, who retired last month, West Haven Public Schools announced today. Following Boshea’s selection by a search committee, Superintendent of schools Neil Cavallaro has recommended Boshea to assume the post. It should be made official by the […]

Football: 2015 Coaching Vacancy List

Amity — Bert Mozelous resigned | Ted Czepiga hired Bridgeport Central – Mike Farrell hired to replace Brian Gordon. Bristol Eastern – Mike Achrangelo resigned after season | Paul Phillippon rumored to return (unconfirmed) Bunnell – Doug Cotto fired at midseason | Interim coach Sean Mignone hired Canton – Paul Phillippon resigned after three seasons, citing low numbers | Chris Currier hired Capital Prep / Achievement First — Chris […]

Football: Chris Anderson returns to coach Woodland

Ye ol’ Naugatuck Valley Football League got mighty more intriguing Thursday with a blockbuster coaching move. Chris Anderson, the former Derby all-stater who built Woodland’s football team from scratch into a two-time state champion in 2004 and 2005, is returning to coach the program. Kyle Brennan of the Waterbury Republican-American reported the news Thursday. Anderson, […]

Cross Country: Guilford’s Faitsch set to join Amity as xc assistant

Guilford head cross country and indoor track coach Jon Faitsch, who announced his resignation back in March, will join the Amity boys’ cross country staff this fall and serve as an assistant with Thom Jacobs (assistant) and head coach Bob  Orgovan, he said Thursday. Faitsch officially met with the Amity track team on Thursday. “I […]