Girls soccer: Branford ties Hand, qualifies for states in rain-shortened game

Branford's Bridget Wirtz watches as Hand goalie Amy Boswell makes a save in Wednesday's game. Branford tied Hand 1-1 in a game shortened by weather (Photo Dave Phillips)

BRANFORD — The Branford girls’ soccer team needed a win or a tie Wednesday night to qualify for the state tournament. With a little bit of help from Mother Nature, they got what they were looking for. The Hornets were able to tie Hand, 1-1, at the James MacVeigh Alumni Athletic Complex in a contest […]

Wednesday’s girls volleyball roundup: Jillian Haberli’s 17 kills, 17 digs leads Cheshire 3-1 over Amity

Cheshire 3, Amity 1 (at Cheshire) Game scores: Cheshire 25-16, 25-15, 19-25, 25-23. Notes: C-Jillian Haberli had 17 kills, 17 digs, Maria Buzzelli had 18 digs, Jill Howard had eight kills, three blocks, and a dig, Rachel Smullen had sevn digs, four aces; A-Micaela Cardozo had 10 kills, three blocks, three digs, Nina Luciana had […]

Wednesday’s girls soccer roundup: Megan Kikosicki scores game-winning goal for East Haven

East Haven 4, Hamden 3 >> Megan Kikosicki scored the game-winning goal at 73:47, her second goal of the game, to lead the Easties to their SCC win in Hamden. The Easties improve to 7-7-2 and the seven wins are a school record for most wins in a season. Hamden Hall 4, St. Luke 2 […]

Wednesday’s Greater New Haven boys soccer roundup: Jake Goldstein’s two goals lead Cheshire over North Haven

Cheshire 2, North Haven 1 >> Jake Goldstein scored his second goal of the game in the 65th minute to lead the Rams to their SCC win in Cheshire. Indians goalie Joe Russo and Rams goalie Matt Skydel each had three saves. Hand 2, Notre Dame-West Haven 0 >> D.J. Hartmann and Ian Bergere scored […]

CCC Volleyball: Farmington tops Simsbury, finishes season unbeaten again

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FARMINGTON>> For the second consecutive year, the Farmington girls volleyball team finished the regular season undefeated. The Indians (19-0) capped their perfect record with a victory over Simsbury (15-3) on Wednesday in four sets, 3-1 (25-19, 25-22, 21-25, 25-8). It was the first four-set match they had played all year. Sophie Borg led the Indians with 13 […]

Wednesday’s Greater New Haven field hockey roundup: Taylor Klesyk leads Hamden over Sheehan

Taylor Klesyk scored twice to lead the Hamden field hockey team to a 2-0 SCC win over Sheehan in Wallingford on Wednesday. Brianna Craft had six saves for the Green Dragons (10-3-1). Carly Femniak had 16 saves for the Titans (4-6-5). Cheshire 2, Guilford 1 >> Mikayla Crieger scored the game-winning goal off an assist […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Wolcott Tech girls volleyball gets past Cheney Tech

Wolcott Tech girls volleyball cruised past Cheney Tech 3-0 Wednesday evening. The Wildcats won 25-17, 25-12, 25-17. Wolcott Tech’s Casey Farrington had 17 assists, five aces and seven digs. Cheney Tech’s Jazline Sanchez recorded 11 digs. Wolcott Tech is 17-2, Cheney Tech is 6-12. Gilbert 3, Goodwin Tech 0 >> Gilbert earned it first victory […]

Wednesday’s Middletown area roundup

Girls Soccer Middletown 6, Bulkeley 0 >> The Blue Dragons celebrated Senior Night with a CCC South victory Wednesday at Rosek-Skubel Stadium. Erika Huston had a goal and two assists, while Jaiden Souza added two assists to pace Middletown. Kelly Gambell, Marisa Bowen, Danielle Salazar, Christina Pizzuto and Amy Kozlowski had one goal apiece for […]

Boys Soccer: Guilford spoils Xavier’s Senior Day

MIDDLETOWN >> Guilford earned a spot in the Southern Connecticut Conference boys soccer tournament with a 3-2 victory over Xavier in the regular season finale for both teams Wednesday at McHugh Field. The seventh-seeded Indians (9-3-4) will meet No. 2 Hand in the league quarterfinals on Saturday, Oct. 25. “I’m just happy to be in […]

Lewis Mills boys, girls soccer in support of Project Purple

Lewis Mills Athletic Director Dave Francalangia shows off the colors for Friday's Project Purple double header between Lewis Mills and Shepaug.(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

BURLINGTON >> In a Friday-night soccer double header between Lewis Mills boys (5 p.m.) and girls (7 p.m.) at Nassahegan Field against Shepaug, the first goal is to come out seeing purple. The Mills teams will wear purple uniform shirts to publicize Project Purple, a national initiative to bring about awareness and help in combatting […]

Girls Cross Country: Top runners to watch at the state meet

The Tolland girls will look to repeat as state champs on Saturday.

Welcome to the cross country championship season! The state championships for all classifications will run all day Saturday at Wickham Park in Manchester. Below are three names from each class to watch. Runners may not have the fastest times or top places, but just some names to keep an eye out for this weekend! Class […]

Girls volleyball: Five reasons why the SCC tournament is up for grabs

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 […]

Week 7 High School Football Schedule / Results

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Friday, Oct. 24 CCC DIV. I EAST Glastonbury at Manchester, 6:30 p.m. Newington at E.Hartford, 7:00 p.m. CCC DIV. I WEST Conard at Southington, 7:00 p.m. New Britain at Hall, 7:00 p.m. CCC DIV. II EAST Hartford Pub. at E.O. Smith, 6:00 p.m. Fermi at Wethersfield, 7:00 p.m. CCC DIV. II WEST Brist.East. at Windsor, […]

Boys soccer: Lewis Mills hold off BL rival Nonnewaug

Nonnewaug coach Toby Denman oversees the Chiefs' pre-game shot line before a match against Lewis Mills Tuesday.
Peter Wallace - Register Citizen

BURLINGTON >> After a first half featuring great goalkeeper saves, the Berkshire League’s top two boys soccer teams, Lewis Mills (12-0-1) and Nonnewaug (10-2-1), traded goals two minutes apart early in the second half. Midway through the period, Mills senior Jordan Sokol got the right pass at the right time for a 2-1 win for […]

Field hockey notebook: Goalies key in SCC; Shoreline tournament to debut

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The Southern Connecticut Conference field hockey tournament begins with the quarterfinal round on Saturday. As many as four teams have what it takes to challenge three-time defending champion Cheshire. The final league games are scheduled for today, so seedings, matchups and sites are yet to be determined. Hand (9-0 in SCC), Lauralton Hall (9-0), Cheshire […]