Live Updates – CIAC Cross Country State Open: DeBalsi wins girls title; Boys at 2:45

Hannah DeBalsi of Staples on her way to the State Open Cross Country Championship win at Wickham Park in Manchester last fall. Register file photo.

Follow live updates from the CIAC Cross Country State Open, beginning at 2 p.m. for the girls and at 2:45 for the boys at Wickham Park in Manchester. Photos, videos and results will be posted in the window below. Scroll down for earlier results. LIVE RESULTS

CIAC girls soccer tournament pairings, schedule

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CLASS LL FIRST ROUND Tuesday, 2 p.m., unless otherwise noted Upper bracket: No. 1 Glastonbury – Bye; No. 17 Newington (9-6-1) at No. 16 Darien (8-4-4); No. 25 Manchester (7-8-1) at No. 8 Staples (10-2-4); No. 24 Fairfield Ludlowe (7-7-2) at No. 9 Wilton (9-1-6); No. 4 Simsbury – Bye; No. 20 Danbury (8-7-1) at […]

CIAC field hockey tournament pairings, schedule

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The CIAC has released its pairings for its Class L, M and S field hockey tournaments that begin Monday. The pairings are below. In Class L, in the upper bracket No. 1 Glastonbury and No. 5 Cheshire appear headed for a showdown in the semifinals. The Rams are coming off a disappointing finish in the […]

CIAC boys soccer tournament pairings, schedule

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CLASS LL FIRST ROUND Monday, 2 p.m., unless otherwise noted Upper bracket: No. 1 Suffield – Bye; No. 17 Westhill (9-4-3) at No. 16 Norwich Free Academy (9-4-1); No. 25 Xavier (5-7-4) at No. 8 Hall (12-3-1), 6 p.m.; No. 24 Fairfield Warde (6-7-3) at No. 9 Danbury (11-2-3); No. 4 Farmington – Bye; No. […]

CIAC girls volleyball tournament pairings, schedule

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CLASS LL FIRST ROUND Monday, 6 p.m. Upper bracket: No. 1 Cheshire – Bye; No. 17 Fairfield Warde (10-9) at No. 16 Danbury (10-8); No. 25 Bristol Central (8-12) at No. 8 Southington (15-4); No. 24 Hamden (8-12) at No. 9 Newtown (14-4); No. 4 Amity – Bye; No. 20 Conard (9-9) at No. 13 […]

Football: Law rides German to third-consecutive victory, 28-27 over Guilford

Guilford's Jack Six (56) and Tony Pensa (7) try to take down Law's Giovanni Marzullo Thursday (Photo Dave Philips)

GUILFORD – If Max German is sore for the next couple of days, it’s understandable. The Law senior running back carried the ball 36 times for 306 yards rushing and three touchdowns, while playing defensive end as the Lawmen edged Guilford, 28-27, Thursday night at Kavanaugh Field. “This is another confidence builder,” said Law coach […]

Football: McKnight brushes off injury as No. 8 Ansonia holds off Wolcott

Ansonia's Jai'Quan McKnight runs for a 45-yard touchdown in the second quarter of Ansonia's 48-27 victory over Wolcott (Screen cap Sean Patrick Bowley)

ANSONIA >> It was a routine run for a short gain, but it was followed by a blood-curdling yelp. A season and a career began flashing through the mind of Ansonia quarterback Jai’Quan McKnight. The senior was writhing around in pain, unable to look at his right leg as coaches and trainers tended to him […]

Week 8 High School Football Schedule / Results

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Thursday, Oct. 30 CCC INTER Glastonbury 31, Conard 21 Hall 35, S.Windsor 3 ECC INTER Plainfield 48, Fitch 15 Waterford 34, Griswold 14 NVL COPPER Derby 62, Seymour 44 NVL INTER Ansonia 48, Wolcott 27 Holy Cross 41, Watertown 0 Naugatuck 54, Crosby 12 Oxford 48, S.Heart/Kaynor 6 Woodland 50, Wilby 14 PEQUOT UNCAS SMSA/University […]

Football: Derby’s offense hits on all cylinders in win over Seymour

Derby receiver Jake Finnucan makes a reception for a touchdown.
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DERBY >> Quarterback Michael Kreiger was his effective self for Derby against rival Seymour Thursday. But Derby’s offense also displayed some balance, and that combination was too much for the Wildcats to overcome. Although the teams combined for 16 touchdowns, the host Red Raiders scored on the game’s first play from scrimmage and never trailed. […]

Wednesday’s co-stars: Katie Helfenbein and Kathleen Walsh, Amity; vote for Thursday’s Star of the Day

WEDNESDAY’S STAR Katie Helfenbein and Kathleen Walsh, Amity girls volleyball: Had 10 kills apiece in a 3-1 SCC semifinal victory over Foran. Vote for Wednesday’s Star at GameTimeCT.com until 9 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday’s NH County football roundup: Williams leads Branford over Lyman Hall

Branford 18, Lyman Hall 6 >> Carl Williams rushed for a game-high 273 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries for Branford in an SCC Division II West home game. Zach DeGoursey and Russell Morales also scored for the Hornets (2-5, 2-0). Pat Patrell caught a touchdown pass from Steve Grammatico in the first quarter […]

Football: North Haven starts slow, eventually pounds Hillhouse

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NORTH HAVEN >> With the postseason on the line in every game from this point on, North Haven is well aware of the importance of each play. No one needed to relay this message to the Indians’ defense. After a slow start, the Indians forced four turnovers in the first half. They ended up turning […]

Girls volleyball: Nonnewaug wins Berkshire League title

Nonnewaug won its first Berkshire League girls volleyball title in a 2-1 win over Terryville Thursday night at Lewis Mills.
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BURLINGTON >> Nonnewaug’s girls volleyball team won its first Berkshire League volleyball team in a gutsy come-from behind win over No. 1 seed Terryville, 2-1, Thursday evening at Lewis Mills High School. “Every other sport has a banner in the gym except volleyball,” said junior Caroline Losure (19 kills, 16 digs). “This is the first […]

Football: Derek Turner’s week 8 CCC games to watch

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We don’t have much time this week, the first games are starting shortly. So lets get started. This week we have three days of games starting tonight with Glastonbury. The Tomahawks will try to keep winning and keep playoff hopes alive. The “game of the week” will match-up the top scoring offense in the conference […]

Girls volleyball: Morgan sweeps Hale-Ray, to face H-K in Shoreline tournament final

No. 2 Morgan 3, No. 3 Hale-Ray 0 >> Jen Dawson had 17 kills and 18 service points for Morgan in its sweep (25-14, 25-17, 25-17) in the Shoreline Conference tournament semifinals at Clinton. The win was the 599th of Morgan coach Joe Grippo’s career. The Huskies go for the 600th on Saturday in the […]

Girls volleyball: Seymour on mission, wins NVL championship

Seymour swept its way to a Naugatuck Valley League title 3-0 over Woodland in Waterbury Thursday.

WATERBURY >> Seymour’s been on a mission ever since falling in the first round of last season’s Class S girls’ volleyball tournament. The Wildcats ran roughshod through the Naugatuck Valley League going 19-1 and on Thursday in the league tournament final, the Wildcats showed just how dominant they can be. Setter Myranda Williams had 28 […]

Football: Husky Huskies pushing Morgan toward playoffs

Running back Jake Ward and Morgan face unbeaten Valley Regional/Old Lyme on Friday. 
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Football Week 8: Morgan at Valley Regional/Old Lyme, Friday, 6:30 CLINTON >> Morgan’s offensive line, with its size and physicality, has developed into one of the best units in the state. But perhaps the most important factor in the line’s success has been experience. The group has played side by side since the fourth grade, […]

Pooch’s Week 8 Greater New Haven Football Predictions (Friday-Saturday games)

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Valley Regional/Old Lyme quarterback Chris Jean-Pierre eludes North Branford's Adam Campagna (59) in the Warriors 31-7 win Thursday night. Photo by Jimmy Zanor

THIS WEEK’S SPOTLIGHT Morgan at Valley Regional/Old Lyme • When: Friday, 6:30 p.m. • Where: Valley Regional High, Deep River • Records: Morgan 6-1; Valley Regional/Old Lyme 7-0 • Players to watch: Morgan — Jake Ward, Sr., RB/SS; Chucky Kostek, Jr., QB; Jake Teuner, Sr., OL/DE; Valley Regional/Old Lyme — Chris Jean-Pierre, Sr., QB/DB/P; Justin […]

Volleyball: Ludlowe beats Trumbull to advance to FCIAC final

The Fairfield Ludlowe volleyball team beat Trumbull in four games to advance to the FCIAC final on Saturday.

FAIRFIELD >> An opening set loss to Trumbull was apparently all the motivation the Fairfield Ludlowe girls’ volleyball team needed Thursday evening. After dropping the first game of the FCIAC semifinals to Trumbull, 23-25, the Falcons rallied back to beat the Eagles in three straight sets (25-14, 25-19, 25-18) and advance to the FCIAC Championship […]

Thursday’s Litchfield County roundup: Wolcott Tech girls volleyball advances to CSC finals

Wolcott Tech edged Bullard Havens 3-2 Thursday to advance to the CSC finals. The Wildcats won 25-17, 22-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-6. Wolcott Tech’s Casey Farrington recorded 36 assists, 46 digs and two aces. Haley Farrington had two aces, 34 digs and Lydia Carlson had eight kills and two digs for the Wildcats. Wolcott Tech is […]