Soccer: Hand boys finally break through, defeat Foran 2-0

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MADISON — For nearly 40 minutes, Hand controlled the ball and only allowed one shot. But it took a goal just before the half for the Tigers to finally get on the board and they blanked Foran, 2-0, Wednesday night in a Southern Connecticut Conference Hammonasset Division boys soccer matchup at the Surf Club. “We’ve […]

Girls volleyball: Cheshire sweeps Foran

Foran H.S. volleyball vs. Cheshire H.S. at Foran High School of Milford Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

MILFORD >> Defense has always been a staple of all the Cheshire championship teams. If the Rams want a place in the volleyball program’s storied history, defense will again be the key. Cheshire put its defense on display Wednesday evening in Milford as the Rams used a balanced attack and a stingy defense to cruise […]

CCC Boys Soccer: Place leads Northwest Catholic in 3-3 draw with Conard

Northwest Catholic's R.J. Place celebrates his second goal of the game on Wednesday vs. Conard. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. Derek Turner - GameTimeCT

WEST HARTFORD>> Conard’s boys soccer team knew it was going to have its hands full with Northwest Catholic’s R.J. Place. The plan was to double-team him, slow him down. But that didn’t work. Place scored two goals as Northwest Catholic played Conard to a 3-3 tie at Northwest Catholic High School on Wednesday. “R.J. dominated a […]

Cross Country: Hale Ray’s Dave Kraszewski comes full circle

Hale Ray cross country coach Dave Kraszewski with his sons, Matthew, 7, left, and Michael, 9. Kraszewski began his coacingtea  
 career at Hale Ray in 1996. Submitted photo.

MOODUS >> There was a mini-dynasty at Portland, a Class LL and State Open title at Xavier, and a Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship at Salve Regina. Now, the road has taken cross country/track and field coach Dave Kraszewski back where it all started: Hale Ray High School. “It’s amazing how life takes you full circle,” […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington swims past St. Paul

Torrington remained undefeated in the NVL after a 98-68 victory against St. Paul Wednesday night. The Red Raiders 200 medley team of Jessica Gray, Olivia Vollaro, Payton Welch and Taryn Canfield finished first with a time of 2:12.13. Torrington’s Emily Mazzarelli finished first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:11.56. Torrington improves to […]

Boys soccer: Own goal kick-starts North Haven past Wilbur Cross

Wilbur Cross' goaltender Tyler Fernandez dives to prevent an own goal in North Haven's 2-0 win over the Governors. Pete Paguaga - Register

NORTH HAVEN >> It took almost the entire game but after a lot offensive pressure and one defensive lapse by Wilbur Cross, North Haven finally got a pair of goals to defeat the Governors, 2-0 Wednesday. In the 72th minute, a North Haven cross was volleyed into the front of the net. In the scrum, […]

Wednesday’s Greater New Haven girls swimming roundup: Grimaldi leads HK to win over Law

Haddam-Killingworth 104, Law 79 (at Milford) 200 medley relay HK 2:05.45; 200 free Cassandra Garretts HK 2:12.01; 200 IM Jordan Clemente HK 2:26.26; 50 free Tess Grimaldi HK 27.69; Diving Kelsey Kopazna Law 166.55; 100 fly Jillian Clemente HK 1:24.26; 100 free Caitlyn vonfeldt HK 59.54; 500 free Cassie Garrett’s HK 5:52.99; 200 free relay […]

Wednesday’s Greater New Haven field hockey roundup: HK blanks Morgan 3-0

Haddam-Killingworth 3, Morgan 0 >> Katie Hausherr had a pair of goals and Julie Hausherr added two assists to lead the Cougars to their Shoreline conference win in Higganum. Goalie Meghan Cerino had five saves for the Cougars (2-0-0-1). Goalie Sofia Sicignano had seven saves for the Huskies (1-3). Hopkins 2, Westover 0 >> Annie […]

Wednesday’s Greater New Haven girls soccer roundup: Caplan, Burr score to lead Sheehan to victory

Amy Caplan and Kelsey Burr scored to lead the Sheehan girls soccer team to a 2-1 SCC win over Cheshire in Wallingford on Wednesday for the Titans’ first win over the Rams in 15 years. Caplan’s goal in the 74th minute gave the Titans a 2-0 lead as they hung on for the victory. Goalie […]

Wednesday’s New Haven County Boys Soccer Roundup: Moore leads Platt Tech

PLATT TECH 2, WILCOX TECH 0 >> Connor Moore scored twice for the visiting Panthers in this CSC victory at Meriden. Roy Orellana and Brandon Duhaime had assists for Platt Tech (3-1). SHEEHAN 2, AMITY 0 >> Andrew Caplan and Alex Ramirez scored for the visiting Titans in this SCC Housatonic Division victory at Woodbridge. […]

Wednesday’s New Haven County Volleyball Roundup

Branford 3, Mercy 1 (at Middletown) Game scorees: Branford 25-27, 25-20, 27-25, 25-17. Notes: Branford-Abby Atkinson had 15 kills, five blocks and 10 digs, Gillian Basilicato had eight digs and was 14/14 serving. Adrienne Digoia had 6 digs, 3 kills and 6 aces; Mercy-Amy Boyle had 5 kills and 5 blocks. Fran Basadonna had 19 […]

Football: Logistical problems force Torrington, Woodland to play Thursday

Peter Wallace - Register Citizen
Torrington High School's new turf field is expected to be finished by October 6, in time for an October 11 home date with Derby.

TORRINGTON >> Call it a logistical rainout. Torrington’s glittering new turf field is expected to be completed by October 6, which means the Raiders have had to reschedule their home games. Torrington Athletic Director Mike McKenna tried to preserve football home schedule dates with Woodland and Oxford, working with Torrington Midget Football officials for use […]

WFSB: Kennedy freshman football coaches rescue player from robbery

Kennedy assistant freshman coach Gilberto Velasquez

Two Kennedy-Waterbury freshmen football coaches were injured while rescuing one of their players from a robbery attempt before practice last Friday at Chase Park in Waterbury. According to a report by WFSB-3, coaches Roy Thompson and Gilberto Velasquez heard cries for help. Velasquez told WFSB he saw two men, 20-year olds Bradley Demoliere and Tykaun […]

Week 2 High School Football Schedule / Results

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Thursday, Sept. 18 NVL IRON Torrington at Woodland, 4:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 CCC INTER Brist.Cent. at E.O. Smith, 6:00 p.m. Conard at Newington, 6:30 p.m. Fermi at Maloney, 6:30 p.m. Hall at Glastonbury, 6:30 p.m. NW Catholic at Rockville, 6:30 p.m. Southington at Manchester, 6:30 p.m. Berlin at Bloomfield, 7:00 p.m. Bulkeley/HMTCA at Windsor, […]

Field hockey: Defense the key in Cheshire’s win over Hand

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)

MADISON >> On Tuesday, the Hand field hockey team dominated Southern Connecticut Conference rival Cheshire in ball possession, the Tigers had 21 penalty corners to Rams’ four and the Tigers outshot the Rams 27-11. But the difference in the game was the Rams’ stifling defense. Sophomore goalie Alyssa Stevens had 25 saves and Erica Stauffer […]

CCC Field Hockey: Glastonbury dominates Northwest Catholic

Northwest Catholic's Jessica Jordano chases down Glastonbury's Leyna DiMarco in the first half on Monday at Glastonbury High School. DiMarco had a goal and an assist as the Tomahawks beat the Indians, 5-0. Derek Turner - GameTimeCT

GLASTONBURY>> Coaches don’t usually like to make predictions about their teams and Glastonbury’s Maureen Perkins is no different. But she knows she has a good team. The Tomahawks overmatched Northwest Catholic at home on Tuesday, 5-0, and goalie Maire Casey didn’t have to move. “They were quite a team,” Northwest Catholic coach Bill Mullady said. ”They had balance all […]

Boys Soccer: Big first half propels Cromwell over Coginchaug

Cromwell's Derek Parker tries to win a 50/50 ball against Coginchaug's Kenny Sung-Cuadrado (14) and Tyler Crips (9) Tuesday in Durham. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

DURHAM >> The Cromwell goals came in a flurry early as waves of Panthers found some room up front and finished one-on-one chances against Coginchaug goalkeeper Dan Gaurilovic. Yup, Gaurilovic seemed under siege for most of the first half Tuesday afternoon. It was also apparent that the senior-laden Panthers were a lot more focused in […]