2014 New Haven County Area Boys Cross Country MVP: Kyle Beaudette, Amity

The New Haven County Area Boys Cross Country MVP: Kyle Beaudette, Amity.

Entering his 38th year as head cross country coach, Amity’s Bob Orgovan had yet to have a sophomore as his No. 1 runner. Kyle Beaudette changed all of that. Beaudette not only emerged as the top runner for the Spartans but as one of the best young runners in the Southern Connecticut Conference and state […]

2014 New Haven County Area Boys Cross Country Team

Kyle Beaudette – MVP Amity sophomore Stats: Led the Spartans to an SCC Championship and a Class LL state title. Placed first at SCCs (15:56), seventh at Class LL (16:19) and finished 20th at State Open. (16:16). Qualified for New England championship meet. Honors: SCC Runner of the Year, All-SCC first team and all-state selection. […]

Swimming: Northwestern cruises past Gilbert

Gilbert diver Austin Stoeke prepares his dive as Northwestern divers Lauren Parente and Dan Winkler look on. (Peter Wallace - The Register Citizen)

WINSTED >> Two-time defending Berkshire League champion Northwestern beat cross-town Gilbert even more convincingly than the final 100-72 score indicated Saturday afternoon in a swimming and diving meet at the Winsted YMCA. The score was 100-13 before the Highlanders stopped scoring in the last four events after winning each of the eight events before that. […]

Friday’s New Haven County boys basketball roundup: Foran edges East Haven

Zach Taution and Hawkins French each had 15 points for the Foran boys basketball team, which edged East Haven 48-46 Friday night in an Southern Connecticut Conference interdivision game at East Haven. Dave Enders added nine points for the Lions (1-1). Malachi Campbell led East Haven (1-1) with 16 points while Nick Durso added 11 […]

Football: Xavier’s Tanner Kern to play in NUC All-American game

Xavier offensive lineman Tanner Kern (78), left, makes a block against Shelton in the Class LL-Small state championship game on Dec. 13. 
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Xavier senior offensive lineman Tanner Kern will play in next week’s National Underclassmen Combine (NUC) All-American game. Kern will be a member of the North team, who takes on the South on Dec. 30 at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. FOOTBALL 2014: It all starts up front, so here are four […]

Football: Amity coach Bert Mozealous retires

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Amity football coach Bert Mozealous has retired, Amity athletic director Ernie Goodwin confirmed on Thursday. Goodwin said via e-mail: Yes, after approximately 40 years of service to Amity Regional High School Football, Bert Mozealous has retired from the position. Mozealous, the head coach since 2010, compiled a 20-32 record with the Spartans. Amity finished 3-8 […]

2014 New Haven County Area Girls Soccer MVP: Julia Carr, Guilford

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2014 All-Area Girls Soccer MVP: Julia Carr, Guilford.

The Guilford girls soccer team fought back from a two-goal deficit to tie Avon in the Class L state tournament quarterfinals last month. The defending champions were alive and well and seemingly headed for overtime – except for one last shot from Avon, a long-distance shot with 1 second left in regulation. “The whole time, […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Girls Soccer Team

Julia Carr – MVP Guilford, Sr., F-M Stats: Finished with 20 goals and 15 assists to lead Guilford to a second straight SCC tournament title. Honors: Two-time All-Area and All-SCC Hammonasset Division selection. Also a All-New England pick, SCC Tournament MVP and chosen to play in the Senior Bowl. Off the field: Member of the […]

Football: Notre Dame-Fairfield’s Boynton, Waterford’s Ellis resign

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Notre Dame-Fairfield football coach Ted Boynton and Waterford’s Mike Ellis both resigned Wednesday. Boynton, a teacher at Law, was head coach at Notre Dame for two seasons and was 2-20, including a 1-10 mark this year. His only victory was a 34-27 win over Crosby during the SWC-NVL Challenge in Week 6. He also had […]

2014 New Haven County Girls Volleyball MVP: Jillian Haberli, Cheshire

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2014 New Haven County girls volleyball MVP: Jillian Haberli, Cheshire.

Cheshire’s Jillian Haberli led her team to a tough 3-2 victory over Amity in the Class LL semifinals this season. The senior outside hitter contributed 18 kills, 15 digs and showed some of her teachers who came to watch the game a different side of her. “They were like, ‘Oh my God, the intensity you […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Girls Volleyball Team

Jillian Haberli – MVP Cheshire, Sr., outside hitter Stats: She had 253 kills, 177 digs, 64 aces and 11 blocks. Honors: All-SCC, CHSCA All-Stateand Senior All-Star selection. Off the court: Link Crew and National Honor society member. Sue Bavone – Coach of the Year Cheshire Stats: Led Rams to another Southern Connecticut Conference championship and […]

2014 New Haven County boys soccer MVP: Salah Oumorou, West Haven

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2014 New Haven County Area Boys Soccer MVP: Salah Oumorou, West Haven.

Pete Hamasian walked in on the first day of his first year in charge of the West Haven boys soccer program and did what any first-year coach may have done. He put the upperclassmen in one group and the underclassmen in another. Among the first-year players in the program was a sophomore, Salah Oumorou. He […]

2014 New Haven Register all-area boys soccer team

Salah Oumorou – MVP West Haven, So., F Stats: Finished with 23 goals and four assists in his first year with the program to lead the Westies to a second-place finish in the SCC Quinnipiac Division. Honors: All-SCC Quinnipiac Division selection. Off the field: Native of Togo in Africa. Paul Hunter – Coach of the […]

The 2014 CHSCA All-State Football Teams: FIRST TEAM

Shelton quarterback Mark Piccirillo.
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The 2013 Connecticut All-State Football First team as selected by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. Class Teams: CLASS LL | CLASS L | CLASS M | CLASS S Note: Positions are not official, according to the The Connecticut High School Coaches Association. We’ve adding positions as a public service to show which positions the athletes played. […]

CHSCA All-State Football Teams: CLASS LL

Cheshire's Andrew Yamin (45) (Photo Pete Paguaga)

The 2013 Connecticut All-State Football First team as selected by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. FIRST TEAM | Other Class Teams: CLASS L | CLASS M | CLASS S Note: Positions are not official, according to the The Connecticut High School Coaches Association. We’re adding positions as a public service to show which positions the athletes played. OFFENSE Colton Smith, Fairfield Prep (QB/DB) Khaleed […]

CHSCA All-State Football Teams: CLASS L

Windsor's Jordan Knight (Photo John Vanacore)

The 2013 Connecticut All-State Football First team as selected by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. FIRST TEAM | Other Class Teams: CLASS LL | CLASS M | CLASS S Note: Positions are not official, according to the The Connecticut High School Coaches Association. We’re adding positions as a public service to show which positions the athletes played. OFFENSE Jason Bradley, Naugatuck (QB) Mike Collins, […]

CHSCA All-State Football Teams: CLASS M

Brookfield's Bobby Drysdale breaks a tackle. Drysdale rushed for a game-high 118 yards and a touchdown. (Pete Paguaga - Register)

The 2013 Connecticut All-State Football First team as selected by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. FIRST TEAM | Other Class Teams: CLASS LL | CLASS L | CLASS S Note: Positions are not official, according to the The Connecticut High School Coaches Association. We’re adding positions as a public service to show which positions the athletes played. OFFENSE Jake Kasuba, Foran (QB) Vincent Gambino, […]

CHSCA All-State Football Teams: CLASS S

Valley Regional/Old Lyme's Justin Cheverier tries to break a tackle during the Class L-Large final vs. Ansonia (Photo John Vanacore)

The 2013 Connecticut All-State Football First team as selected by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. FIRST TEAM | Other Class Teams: CLASS LL | CLASS M | CLASS M Note: Positions are not official, according to the The Connecticut High School Coaches Association. We’re adding positions as a public service to show which positions the athletes played. OFFENSE Rayshawn Phillips, Capital Prep (QB/DB) Jake […]

Jimmy Zanor: A memorable season and game for Valley Regional / Old Lyme

Valley Regional / Old Lyme's players celebrate with fans after their 21-20 victory over Ansonia in the Class S-Large championship (Photo John Vanacore)

Someday, when I’m old and grey, I’ll be sitting in my rocking chair on Christmas morning, watching my grandchildren toss their new football’s around the house. They’ll stop for a moment, walk over and sit on my lap and ask, “Grampa, what’s the greatest football game you ever saw?” And I’ll sit back, smile and […]