Sean Patrick Bowley’s Audibles: The Statewide Football Guide ot Week 7

Newtown's Jared DeVellis runs past Ansonia's Witold Gul during Newtown's 14-8 victory last week. Newtown hosts unbeaten Brookfield Fridayn night. (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

It’s been a rough week. So, no time to chit-chat. Here’s another edition of Audibles. Tread lightly. We’re more than halfway home. FRIDAY AWAY HOME TIME THE BOTTOM LINE Glastonbury (4-2) Manchester (3-3) 6:30 Who’s win streak goes down? We’ll say Manchester’s Newington (3-3) East Hartford (1-5) 7 Hmm, East Hartford’s been better than it’s […]

Girls swimming: Weston wins in Thursday’s roundup

Weston 99, Lauralton 87 (at Weston) 200 Medley Relay Weston: Daly, Angus, Morikawa, Sampson; 200 Free Lauralton 2:02.60 Kay Begg; 200 Indiv Medley Lauralton 2:13.50 Elizabeth Sargent; 50 Free Weston Marikawa; 1 Meter Diving Weston Sophia Rapp; 100 Fly Weston Marikawa; 100 Free Lauralton 56.35 Kaitlyn Joy; 500 Free Weston Daly; 200 Free Relay Lauralton […]

Field hockey: Westbrook tops H-K in overtime

Westbrook 2, H-K 1 (OT) >> Lili Dickey scored the game winning goal in overtime on a penalty corner in a home victory over the Cougars. Julie Hausherr scored for H-K (8-5-0-1) in the loss to Westbrook (8-3-3-1). Westbrook 2, Haddam-Killingworth 1 (at Westbrook) H-K0 1 0 — 1 Westbrook1 0 1 — 2 First […]

Boys soccer: Platt Tech edges Kaynor in Thursday’s roundup

Connor Moore broke a scoreless tie in the second half off an assist from Roy Orellana to lift the Platt Tech boys soccer team over Kaynor Tech 1-0 in a Constitution State Conference game in Milford Thursday evening. Platt Tech out shot Kaynor Tech 22-15, and despite giving up 15 shots, goalkeeper Arcangel Homar collected […]

Football: Middletown area preview, picks

MIDDLETOWN >> Xavier and Middletown will try to continue their playoff pushes tonight, taking on teams that desperately need a win to keep their own playoff hopes alive, and Wesleyan is hoping to rebound at home Saturday from its dispiriting loss to Amherst. Vinal/East Hampton/Goodwin and Cromwell face what are pivotal, turning point kinds of […]

Bunnell’s Cotto suspended following allegations of ‘inappropriate comments’

Bunnell coach Doug Cotto (Photo Sean Patrick Bowley)

Bunnell football coach Doug Cotto has been placed on administrative leave while the Stratford school district investigates allegations that he made ‘inappropriate comments’ to one of his players, according to a report [subscription required] Thursday by News 12 Connecticut citing Stratford superintendent of schools Janet Robinson. Robinson told News 12 she wasn’t aware of the […]

Week 7 High School Football Games to Watch

Bobby Drysdale runs for yardage in the SWC championship. Brookfield's gone back to the Wing-T this year after several in the spread. The Bobcats are playing in their first state final since 2008.
(Mara Lavitt - New Haven Register)

The GameTimeCT / New Haven Register Top 10 Poll Week 7 Schedule   Brookfield at No. 4 Newtown WHEN – Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE – Blue and Gold Stadium, Newtown RECORDS – Brookfield 6-0, Newtown 6-0 ON THE AIR – CPTVSports LAST YEAR – Newtown 35-7, Newtown 28-7 (SWC Championship) PLAYERS TO WATCH — Brookfield: Jr. […]

Football: Fairfield Prep again facing Cheshire with season on the line

Fairfield Prep and quarterback Colton Smith face No. 6 Cheshire Friday night.
Arnold Gold/Register

Week 7: Fairfield Prep at Cheshire, Friday, 7 p.m. FAIRFIELD >> A return trip to the playoffs is still within reach for Fairfield Prep. But the Jesuits know another loss could derail their postseason dreams. It’s a position Prep has been in before. The Jesuits enter Friday’s showdown at sixth-ranked Cheshire with a 4-2 record, […]

SCC field hockey tournament pairings released: a confident Hamden is the sleeper

Hand's Erin Mammele (left), and Cheshire's Kya O'Donnell battle for control of the ball during first half field hockey action in Madison Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

  (Complete Pairings  below)  The pairings for the Southern Connecticut Conference field hockey tournament have been released and Hand, Cheshire, Lauralton Hall, Branford  and Hamden are the teams to beat. No. 1 Hand has an edge with the semifinals and finals at Hand High’s turf field. The girls at No. 2 Lauralton Hall, first-year members […]

Pooch’s Week 7 Greater New Haven Football Predictions

Andrew Yamin (45) and Cheshire are 6-0 headed into Friday's contest with Fairfield Prep.  (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

THIS WEEK’S SPOTLIGHT Fairfield Prep at No. 6 Cheshire • When: Friday, 7 p.m. • Where: Maclary Complex, Cheshire • Records: Fairfield Prep 4-2; Cheshire 6-0 • Players to watch: Fairfield Prep — Colton Smith, Sr., QB; John DelliSanti, Sr., WR/S; Anthony Palazzolo, Sr., OL/DL; Cheshire — Andrew Yamin, Sr., RB/LB; Tyler D’Errico, Sr., OL/LB; […]

Soccer: SCC tournament pairings update (with full girls pairings)

Steve Page of Guilford left, watches Ryan Monico of Hand. Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register

The boys quarterfinals are set in the Southern Connecticut Conference: Quarterfinals – Friday No. 6 Branford at No. 3 Shelton – 5 p.m. Saturday No. 8 Notre Dame at No. 1 Lyman Hall, 6 p.m. No. 7 Guilford at No. 2 Hand, 6 p.m. (Surf Club) No. 5 Fairfield Prep at No. 4 West Haven, […]

Girls volleyball: Foran sweeps Law after schools honor memory of Maren Sanchez

Prior to Wednesday's intracity volleyball match, Foran an Law honor the memory of Law's Maren Sanchez, who was killed by a classmate during school last year, (Photo Mike Madera)

MILFORD – Two teams on the opposite end of the volleyball spectrum met Wednesday night in a match which had more meaning than just volleyball supremacy in the city. For the Foran and Law volleyball teams, the second meeting of the year between the two teams was a night to honor the seniors and a […]

CCC Football Notebook: Ouellette III staying strong for Bristol Eastern

Gerry Ouelette III (photo via

Above: Gerry Ouelette III’s 326-yard, 3 TD performance in a 21-20 victory over Maloney in Week 6. BRISTOL>> At this point in the football season its tough to find a player who’s not at least a little banged up or injured. Bristol Eastern’s Gerry Ouellette III is no different. Where he separates himself from others is how he […]

Girls volleyball: Updated playoff pairings and live coverage

Marli Green of Cheshire, right, lobs a shot over the head of Lauren Elmasry of Branford H.S. during girls volleyball action at Cheshire H.S. Wednesday, October 8, 2014. (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

The Southern Connecticut Conference tournaments begins Saturday with first round matches. Sure, after Cheshire’s run of 17 straight wins the Rams seem well on their way to capturing their fourth straight conference title. In 2012 the Rams shared the conference with Amity after inclement weather halted the tournament. Not so fast. There are a few […]

Cross Country: Danbury the new No. 1 in latest coaches poll


It took till the conference championships to finally have a new No. 1 boys team. After spending weeks as the No. 1 team in the state, Ridgefield moved to No. 4 after a third place showing at the FCIAC Cross Country Championships and Danbury took its place. The Hatters debuted as the new No. 1 […]

Girls volleyball: Balanced Ludlowe rolls past Warde


FAIRFIELD >> It was hard to hide the smile from Fairfield Ludlowe’s Andrea Alvarez’s face Wednesday evening as she watched the her team secure the winning point in the second set against Warde. It’s safe to say that Alvarez and the Ludlowe girls’ volleyball team are enjoying themselves and the game a lot these days. […]