Football: Super 100 All-Star Combine this Sunday at Hillhouse

June 28, 2014 East Hartford
The Super 100 Football All-Star Classic game at Rentschler Field. Hillhouse's Harold Cooper, left, carried the ball. Notre Dame of West Haven's Sal Esposito on the stop. (Mara Lavitt — New Haven Register)

Connecticut High School Coaches Association’s Super 100 All-Star football game is holding a combine at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven on Sunday, 11 a.m. Football players who wish to play in the game, which will be held in late June at Rentschler Field, must attend the combine. To be eligible, players head […]

Football: McCormick accepts head coach position at Hyde

Brandon McCormick has accepted the head coach position at Hyde, he confirmed Wednesday. The position still needs to be approved by the Board of Education. McCormick said a meeting is scheduled for April 6 to approve the hire. McCormick has been on staff at Hyde since 2008, most notably as the team’s defensive co-ordinator. McCormick […]

55th Gene Casey National Football Foundation Scholar Athletes

The 55th anniversary of the Casey-O’Brien New Haven County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete dinner will be held on Friday April 10 at Fantasia, 404 Washington Ave, North Haven. A reception will be held at 5:30 pm with the march to the head table at 6:30 pm. […]

Track and Field: Staples’ Lawrence to be inducted into NHSCA National Hall of Fame

Annoucned today, Staples’ longtime cross country and track and field head coach Laddie Lawrence will be inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. From the press release: “It is with great pleasure that the National High School Athletic Coaches Association announces the upcoming induction of Laddie Lawrence from Staples High […]

Football: Northeast Showcase to be held May 2

The 6th Annual Northeast Football Showcase which will be held May 2 at Cheshire High School. The Northeast Football Showcase provides high school, prep school, and junior college football players with the opportunity to showcase their athletic abilities to Division II, Division III, and NAIA college coaches throughout the Northeast. This year’s showcase is directed […]

Football: Benjamin hired at Platt Tech

Jimmy Benjamin has been elevated from assistant coach to head coach at Platt Tech. Benjamin takes over for Chris Theriault, who stepped down after two seasons at the helm. For the past four years, Benjamin served as the Panthers’ head freshman coach and as an offensive line coach on the varsity. Benjamin, a former football […]

Fitch, Ledyard, East Lyme, New London break from ECC, announce formation of new conference [updated]

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Four Eastern Connecticut Conference schools announced Tuesday they were officially breaking ties with the league and forming a new athletic conference, Ledyard, Fitch, East Lyme and New London will form a new league called the Southeastern Connecticut Athletic Conference — SCAC — in “an alliance that preserves traditional rivalries,” according to a press release from […]

SCC releases 2015 football schedules; One-year agreement looks to future

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The official 2015 SCC Football composite schedules have been approved. Commissioner Al Carbone released the schedules Tuesday. Unlike previous years, the 2015 schedule is a one-year agreement and part of a compromise between the larger and/or stronger schools in Division I and the smaller schools of Division II to eliminate the historical two mandatory ‘crossover’ […]

Eight to be inducted into Hillhouse Hall of Fame March 28

Eight people and one team will be inducted into the Hillhouse High Hall of Fame March 28 at the Foxon Country House. The inductees are: William “Derk McCoy (1961), who starred in football and went on to have a long career for the New Haven police department; William Gray (1964), who starred in basketball and […]

Football: Mike Eagle leaves Morgan to become head coach at Guilford

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Mike Eagle, who spent the last five seasons at Morgan, has stepped down to become the head coach at Guilford. Eagle said being a resident of Guilford and the father of two boys played a factor in his decision to leave Morgan. Eagle is a middle school physical education and health teacher in Berlin but […]

Football: 2015 Coaching Vacancy List

Coaching changes 2015: 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 Canton – Paul Phillippon resigned after three seasons, citing low numbers Coginchaug – John Bozzi resigns | Nick DeAngelo hired East Haven – Anthony Lucibello […]

Football: Simsbury hires Dave Masters as new head coach

Dave Masters was named the new head football coach of Simsbury High School on Friday. Photo courtesy Simsbury Athletics.

Dave Masters has been named the new head football coach at Simsbury, the school’s athletic department announced in a press release Friday. Simsbury Athletic Director Dane Street was quoted in the release announcing the hiring: After a thorough application and interview process, it was clear to the hiring committee that Dave possesses the knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm […]

Hand’s Grace Cummings receives “Spirit of Sport Award” from NFHS

Grace Cummings, a student-athlete at Daniel Hand High School, has been selected the 2015 national recipient for Section 1 of the “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), an award created by the NFHS to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of the spirit […]

Football: Mike Farrell takes over for Brian Gordon at Bridgeport Central

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With Brian Gordon moving to a front-office position as assistant principal, Bridgeport Central has hired Mike Farrell to take over as football coach, the Connecticut Post reported Sunday night. Farrell had been an assistant coach for the Hilltoppers from 2004-2011, an eight-year stretch that saw the football program cast away 30 years of irrelevance and contend […]

Football: Middletown’s Highsmith switches from UConn to Army [Updated]

Dario Highsmith, Middletown

MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown High School football star Dario Highsmith has decided to attend the US Military Academy at West Point to play for Army, according to his father Friday night. Highsmith had previously announced he would attend the University of Connecticut as a preferred walk-on, but since that time he and his family met with […]

Football: Greenwich all-state end Scooter Harrington verbally commits to Boston College

Greenwich's Scooter Harrington (80) makes a tackle last season. He was a Class LL all-state player for Greenwich as a junior (Photo Peter Paguaga)

Scooter Harrington, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound all-state and all-FCIAC end at Greenwich, became one of the first Class of 2016 Connecticut high school football commits Saturday when he announced his commitment to Boston College. Harrington made the announcement on Twitter, complete with a photo of him in Boston College gear at Alumni Field back in 2004. […]

Recruiting 2015: Connecticut high school football college commits [updated, Feb. 20]

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The following is a list of players from Connecticut High Schools who have signed letters of intent or have made commitments for the Class of 2015. For most schools, particularly Division I, commitments are unbinding until the player signs a letter of intent beginning on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Players attending […]

Football: Brett Quinion named head coach at Northwest Catholic

Former Avon coach Brett Quinion was named the next coach at Northwest Catholic.
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Brett Quinion has been named the head football coach at Northwest Catholic, the school announced Thursday. Quinion replaces Mike Tyler, who retired at the end of this past season. Quinion previously served as head coach at Avon from 2002-2012. There, he compiled a record of 68-37 and reached the state playoffs three times. Quinion was […]

Swimming: Hamden Hall sweeps CISAC Championships

Boys swimming Hamden Hall wins CISAC title Team results: 1. Hamden Hall 119 2. Williams 104 3. Chase Collegiate 46 4. MacDuffie 24 200 Medley Relay HH Noah Kern, Jannik Eggerman, Matt Lettiero, Tyler Bunton 1:52.73; 200 Free Jordan Legg W 1:53.60; 200 IM Will, Jarrett W 2:08.01; 50 Free Tamer, Ackay MD 24.58; 100 […]

South Kent’s Watson named Gatorade boys soccer state player of the year

In its 30th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA Today High School Sports, last week announced Mickey Watson ’15 of South Kent School as its 2014-15 Gatorade Connecticut Boys Soccer Player of the Year. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also […]