Tuesday’s NH cross country roundup: Amity beats Branford in battle of unbeatens

The Amity boys' cross country team defeated Branford Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Mary Albl

Amity 19, Branford 44 (at Woodbridge) 3.0 miles Individual results: 1. Kyle Beaudette (A), 16:17; 2. Luke Arsenault (B), 16:35; 3. Harrison Block (A), 16:43; 4. Sri Kadimi (A), 16:44; 5. Aiden Leonard-Pasley (A), 16:49 Records: B 6-1; A 7-0. Cheshire wins three (At North Haven) 3.0 miles Team results: Cheshire 20, North Haven 43; […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Northwestern boys cross country continues strong season

Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen
Northwestern boys cross country competes against Gilbert and Housatonic in a tri-meet Tuesday afternoon.

Northwestern ran strong during a tri-meet against Housatonic and Gilbert. Northwestern beat Gilbert 15-50 while Housatonic defeated Gilbert 18-43. The Highlanders swept the Top-5 with Peter Bakker finishing first with a time of 16:39. Gavin Woodward finished second with a time 17:09. Housatonic’s Pat Considine finished sixth with a time of 18:46. Gilbert’s Jordan Brusmann […]

Cross Country: Ridgefield, Tolland remain No. 1 in latest poll

For the third straight week, the Ridgefield boys and Tolland girls remained the No. 1 teams in the latest Connecticut High School Coaches Cross Country poll. The Ridgefield boys received 14 first-place votes, Danbury and Staples are second and third, while Amity stayed at the fourth spot. On the girls’ side, Tolland received 13 first-place […]

Butterfield, Hall seniors poised to go out on successful note

WEST HARTFORD >> Hall High cross country coach Tom Butterfield has been at it a long time and know’s a good thing when he sees it. It’s why he is still the cross country coach for the Warriors and why this is his final season. Butterfield felt his current group of seniors was a special […]

Tuesday’s NH County boys cross country roundup: Foran sweeps quad meet

Branford wins three (at Branford) 2.9 miles Team results: Branford 24, Fairfield Prep 31; Branford 15, West Haven 50; Branford 15, Career 50; Fairfield Prep 15, West Haven 50; West Haven 15, Career 49 Individual results: 1. Luke Arsenault (Branford), 16:25; 2. Ian McCowen (FP) 16:53; 3. George Crist (FP) 16:55; 4. Ryan Connell (B) […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Coma leads Thomaston boys soccer past Wamogo

Thomaston rallied late to defeat Wamogo 1-0. Thomaston’s Ardit Coma scored the game’s lone goal with 2:59 remaining in regulation. Shane O’Bar made 12 saves for the Golden Bears. The Warriors’ Landon Bellmay made eight saves. Thomaston is 3-2, Wamogo is 0-4-1. Nonnewaug 3, Gilbert 0 >> Nonnewaug’s defense came up big on Tuesday, shutting […]

Cross Country: Ridgefield, Tolland still No.1; Amity boys move up in latest poll

In the latest Cross Country CT High School Coaches Poll, the Ridgefield boys and Tolland girls remained the No. 1 teams for the second straight week. Ridgefield, the preseason favorite, received 13 first place votes, while Danbury and Staples traded positions from a week ago as the Hatters moved into the No. 2 spot. Also […]

Cross country: Hall’s Klau wins Stratton Brook large race title

Left to right: Coach Tom Butterfield, Jonathan Kaback, Ben Gross, Grant O'Connor, Ari Klau, Devon Aldave, Max Aronow, John Cassidy, and Assistant Coach Jeff Billings.

Ari Klau won the boys varsity large school race at the 34th Stratton Brook Invitational in Simsbury to help Hall to a second-place finish. Klau won the race in a meet and course record time of 16:09.69. Hall’s Grant O’Connor finished second in a time of 16:19.27. Devon Aldave was Hall’s third runner finishing in […]

Cross country: Friday’s boys and girls roundup

Boys cross country Foran 19, Law 43 (at Eisenhower Park, Milford) 3.1 Individual results: 1. Tyler Porcello (F), 18:05; 2. Jeremy Doucette (L), 18:08 3. Kevin Aiken (F), 18:30; 4. Jack Ardry (F), 18:30; 5. Matt Downing (F), 18:49; 6. Matt Tylutki (F), 19:25; 7. Kyle Anderson (F), 19:26; 8. Matt Zancewicz (L), 19:36; 9. […]

NVL implements new Iron division

Medieval alchemists would be proud. Their efforts to change ordinary metals into gold never hit the jackpot, but the Naugatuck Valley League is making it happen this year – or something like it. The league grew used to two seven-member divisions called Copper and Brass, established in 2006 “with the advent of football championships,” recalls […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington boys soccer storms past Crosby

Torrington continued its strong start with a 6-0 victory against Crosby Tuesday afternoon. The Red Raiders’ Austin Curry and Kevin Vaca each scored twice in the victory. Ethan Barbieri and Keyon Robinson each added a goal. Amar Suljic had three assists. Crosby’s Gabriel Pacheco made 10 stops while Torrington’s Nathan Manchester had two saves. Torrington […]

Cross Country: A look back at the first week of the season

The Daniel Hand High School boys cross country team runs at the school. Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register)

The first week of cross country is officially in the books! Here’s a quick look back at some of the top times/performances, what we learned from the invitations this past weekend and what’s coming up! It’s still way early in the season to be producing any crazy fast times, but we did see some great […]

Cross Country: Ridgefield boys, Tolland girls No. 1 in Week 1 poll

Sunday evening the Week 1 high school Cross Country Coaches poll was released as preseason favorites Ridgefield (boys) and Tolland (girls) stayed as the top teams. On the boys’ side, Ridgefield received 12 first place votes while Staples and Amity also received one each. The Tigers were followed by No. 2 Staples and Danbury third. […]

Cross country: Hall wins Haddad Windham Invitational

From left to right: Coach Tom Butterfield, Jonathan Kaback, Devon Aldave, Grant O'Connor, John Cassidy, Max Aronow, and Ben Gross.

The Hall boys cross country team won the team title in the Varsity 1 Race at the 36th Haddad Windham Invitational. Hall’s Grant O’Connor led the team with a 3rd place finish in the three-mile race with a time of 15:53. Also scoring for Hall were Devon Aldave (17th place), Ben Gross (20th), Jonathan Kaback (21st), […]

Cross Country 2014 Blog: A look inside in the sport

Cheshire's Natalie and Maggie .

Welcome to the GameTimeCT  weekly Cross Country blog series written by high school runners! Every Sunday, Ben Siciliano of Guilford and Natalie Wickenheisser and Maggie Kuehl of Cheshire, will be blogging for us. The three will provide their insight on the season, what’s going with the team and basically anything cross country related. Check out […]

Wednesday’s cross country roundup: Hand boys, Foran girls win Neubauer Invitational

Boys cross country Neubauer Invitational 3.1 Miles (at Wallingford) Team results: 1. Hand, 32; 2. Foran, 33; 3. Law, 99; 4. Lyman Hall, 105; 5 Sheehan, 113. Individual results: 1. Kevin Mastriano (Foran), 17:27; 2. Tyler Porcello (Foran), 17:36; 3. Adam Taylor (Hand), 17:41; 4. Jeremy Doucette (Law), 17:42; 5. Colin Roth (Hand), 17:45. Hamden […]

Tuesday’s NH County cross country roundup: Hamden boys, Guilford girls capture West Beach Invite

Boys cross country Mercy Invitational 3.1 Miles (at Middletown) Team results: 1. Xavier 27; 2. East Hampton 66; 3. Coginchaug 88. Individual results: 1. Christian Alberico (Coginchaug), 16:52.8; 2. John O’Hara (Xavier), 17:09.4; 3. Dan Hergott (Xavier), 17:15.2; 4. Daniel Klemonski (East Hampton), 17:55.1; 5. David Preli (Xavier), 18:06.5. 6. Jordan Thomas (East Hampton), 18:17.9 […]

2014 high school fall sports schedules

(Peter Casolino - New Haven Register)

Schedules for the 2014 Fall Sports Season, via CIACsports.com. Cross Country: BOYS school schedules | GIRLS school schedules Field Hockey: School Schedules | Master schedule Football: Team and league schedules (GameTimeCT) Soccer (Boys): School Schedules | Master schedule Soccer (Girls): School Schedules | Master schedule Swimming & Diving (Girls): School schedules Volleyball (Girls): School schedules | Master schedule

Cross Country is alive and well in Litchfield County

Members of the Nonnewaug and Housatonic girls cross country team line up before the start of the Berkshire League pre-season scrimmage meet at Black Rock State Park.
Peter Wallace — Register Citizen

High school cross country is alive and well in the Northwest Corner. Even in the smaller schools of the Berkshire League, cross country numbers are up. At Shepaug, 28 boys are out for the team, making the Spartan boys team a pre-season favorite for the BL title, along with Class M’s Northwestern. The league, a […]

Cross Country: Teams search for optimal training regimens for success

The Daniel Hand High School boys cross country team runs at the school. Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register)

It’s a little past 3 p.m. on a hot Tuesday afternoon in late August. But members of the Branford cross country team don’t seem to mind the heat. There’s a lot of enthusiastic chatter among the crowd as they wait for coach Kevin Connell. They seem anxious to get their feet and bodies moving. A […]