Cross Country: Staples gearing up for Nike, Foot Locker Regionals

Staples' Hannah DeBalsi finished in third place last year at the Foot Locker Northeast Regionals. Register file photo

WESTPORT >> In the end, the Staples High boys’ cross country team wanted one more race. After finishing fourth at the New England Championships on Nov. 8, the Wreckers were faced with a decision. Make a push for one final run at Nike Regionals or end the season and prepare for indoor track. “What we […]

Cross Country: Area runners set to run at Foot Locker, Nike Regionals

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After a few weeks off from races, a handful of high school runners from Connecticut will gear up for one more run. Saturday the Foot Locker Northeast Regionals will take place at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx with the top 10 finishers qualifying for Foot Locker Nationals on Dec. 13 in San Diego. ENTRIES: […]

Litchfield Hall of Fame to induct 10 new members

The Litchfield Athletic Hall of Fame enshrines 10 new members this Friday in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony and reception at the Litchfield Community Center. Inductees are Chris Blazek, Chris Chabot, Robert Davenport, Matt Donne, Kathleen Ebner, Leland McKenna, Benjamin Murphy, Andrew O’Dell, Sharon Simoncelli and Tom Wu. Chris Blazek Blazek is best known for a […]

Boys Cross Country: 2014 All-Southern Connecticut Conference selections

Amity was well represented in the SCC selections.

Cross Country First Team Kyle Beaudette (Amity Regional), Brendan Murray (Cheshire), Harrison Block (Amity Regional), Luke Arsenault (Branford), John O’Hara (Xavier), Ben Siciliano (Guilford), Joe Edelstein (Shelton), Russell Adam (Cheshire), Sricharan Kadimi (Amity Regional), Ryan Brennan (North Haven), Dan Hergott (Xavier), Matthew Arovas (Amity Regional) Second Team Jack McGowan (Fairfield Prep), Calum Wright (Hamden), Jordan […]

Cross Country: DeBalsi, Ostberg give Connecticut sweep of New England individual titles

Darien's Alex Ostberg runs up the hill at Wickham Park Saturday afternoon at Cross Country Championships. Photo by Mary Albl

MANCHESTER >> It was a banner day for high school distance runners in Connecticut at the New England Cross Country Championships on Saturday afternoon at Wickham Park. Staples’ Hannah DeBalsi and Darien’s Alex Ostberg set the tone as the dynamic pair swept the individual titles. Ostberg won the boys’ race in 15:07, the second-fastest time […]

Cross Country: New England Gameday

Darien's Alex Ostberg will look to better his course record this Saturday at the New England Championships. Register file photo

NEW ENGLAND CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS When: Saturday, 11:30 a.m. (boys); 12:30 (girls) Where: Wickham Park, Manchester Internet: Defending champions: Staples’ Hannah DeBalsi (girls); Ridgefield’s Trevor Hopper (boys); Coe-Brown Academy, N.H. (girls); La Salle Academy, R.I. (boys) You should know: The top six teams and 25 individuals from Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island and New […]

SCC names scholar athletes for September


Sixteen student-athletes from eight high schools have been named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for September. Each SCC member school gets two honorees per season (fall, winter and spring). Student athletes who are selected must be a varsity letterwinner and have a 3.0/B average while demonstrating leadership qualities. The […]

Boys Cross Country: Amity makes New Englands; Darien’s Ostberg shines

Amity's Kyle Beaudette was the top finisher for Amity Friday afternoon at the State Open at Wickham Park.

MANCHESTER >> After it was all said and done, Amity coach Bob Orgovan couldn’t think of what else his team could have done. Heading into Friday’s State Open as the No. 1-ranked team in the state and the newly crowned Class LL champions, the Spartans knew it would be a difficult task to add on […]

Live Updates – CIAC Cross Country State Open: DeBalsi wins girls title; Ostberg boys

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

Boys Cross Country: Amity chasing history at State Open

The Amity boys cross country team will be going for its first ever State Open title on Friday afternoon. Photo by Catherine Avalone/Register

WOODBRIDGE >> Amity boys cross country coach Bob Orgovan still remembers something he said more than 30 years ago. Just a few seasons into his coaching career, and without much on his résumé, he was witnessing Xavier’s run of State Open titles. He recalls one particular fall where the Falcons had won for ‘like the […]

Cross Country: State Open Gameday

 When: Friday, 2 p.m. (girls); 2:45 (boys) Where: Wickham Park, Manchester Internet: Defending champions: Tolland (girls); Ridgefield (boys) What to watch for: The Tolland girls are the No. 1 team in the state and the Eagles look close to unbeatable. Last week they made history by placing five runners in the top five in […]

Cross Country: Amity boys No. 1 in the state coaches poll

Amity wins the Class LL crown for the first time since 2010. The Spartans finished with a score of 90.  Photo-Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register

For the second straight week there is a new No. 1. In the Week 7 Connecticut Coaches Cross Country Poll, the Amity boys received all 12 first-place votes to overtake Danbury as the top team in the state. The Spartans are coming off a Class LL state title last Saturday, where they edged out No. […]

Cross Country: Entry list for State Open, how to qualify for New Englands

The State Open will take place on Friday at Wickham Park.

Friday afternoon at Wickham Park in Manchester, the CIAC State Open Cross Country Championships will take place starting at 2 p.m. Below is the schedule and links to the starting lists for both boys and girls. The Ridgefield boys and Tolland girls are defending Open champs. Also, from the CIAC Cross Country Tournament Handbook, here […]

Team Selfie Challenge: Jonathan Law wins Week 3 title

The Jonathan Law fans took home this weeks #GameTimeCTSelfie challenge. (Screenshot from @GameTimeCT Instagram account)

A photo posted by Gametimect (@gametimect) on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:03pm PDT We finally have a winner not named Lauralton Hall. The Jonathan Law student section claimed the Week 3  GameTimeCT Team Selfie Challenge (#GameTimeCTSelfie) title with nearly 100 likes on a creative celebration photo. With the win, Law’s selfie now has qualified for the […]

Boys Cross Country: Amity wins 1st Class LL state title since 2010

Amity wins the Class LL crown for the first time since 2010. The Spartans finished with a score of 90.  Photo-Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register

MANCHESTER >> The Amity boys cross country team knew it had a shot to take the Class LL title. The pre-race hype was in their favor, according to Kyle Beaudette. “We came into this pretty high in the polls,” he said. “We were looking to do some pretty big things.” The Spartans did big things […]

Friday’s Star: Kiley Forrest, Lauralton Hall; vote for Saturday’s Star of the Day

FRIDAY’S STAR Kiley Forrest, Lauralton Hall field hockey: Scored three goals to lead Lauralton Hall past Sheehan 6-0 in the SCC tournament quarterfinals. Vote for Saturday’s Star at until 9 p.m. Monday.

Saturday’s NH County cross country roundup: Hopkin, Hamden Hall win separate events

Hopkins wins Collegiate Invitational >> Hannah Springhorn finished in fourth place (16:18) to help Hopkins defend its title at the 36th annual Collegiate Invitational at the Bronx, New York. Grant Young placed 5th (14:02) in the 4K race to help the boys place third. Hamden Hall wins CISAC (at Waterbury) Team results: 1. Hamden Hall […]

Cross Country Live Coverage: Amity win 1st state title since 2010

For the second straight year, Mercy places second. Photo-Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register

Coverage by Mary Albl & Henry Chisholm Boys Class LL: Amity takes team crown for first time since 2010 “We hoped for it. We didn’t expect it.” Amity knew they had shot to take the Class. The pre-race hype was in their favor, according to Kyle Beaudette. “We came into this pretty high in the […]