Vote for Friday’s Star of the Day; MaryAnne Bowman of Sacred Heart Academy is Wednesday’s Star

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WEDNESDAY’S STAR MaryAnne Bowman, Sacred Heart Academy volleyball: She had 16 kills, 7 blocks and 10 digs in a 3-2 win over West Haven. Vote for Friday’s Star until 9 p.m. Saturday.  

Boys Cross Country: Beaudette leads Amity to first SCC title since 2008

Amity High School won the 21st Annual Southern Connecticut Conference boys cross country championship at Hammonasset State Park in Madison on Friday. Photo by Catherine Avalone/Register

MADISON >> Amity cross country coach Bob Orgovan calls a patient runner. For the superb sophomore distance runner, there couldn’t have been a better example of that than Friday afternoon’s race at Hammonasset Beach State Park. After placing 11th last year at the Southern Connecticut Conference championship meet, Beaudette waited until midway through the course […]

Cross Country: Bakker leads Northwestern to boys Berkshire League title, Nonnewaug wins girls title

Northwestern took home the boys title and Nonnewaug won the girls title. Marianne Killackey - Special to the Register Citizen

THOMASTON >> It was a day of surprises, both good and bad, at the Berkshire League Cross Country Championships Friday afternoon at Thomaston’s Black Rock State Park. Nonnewaug’s Chiefs won the girls championship with Housatonic right behind them in spite of two dropouts from the Mountaineer top five. Northwestern won the boys title after Shepaug, […]

Shoreline Cross Country: Twice is nice for Alberico, Brandon

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Coginchaug senior Christian Alberico is elated after winning the Shoreline Conference championship in a time of 15:58.9.

OLD SAYBROOK >> The conditions – a flat course, a blue sky, and no humidity – seemed ideal for what Coginchaug senior Christian Alberico had in mind for Friday’s Shoreline Conference boys cross country championship race. Yes, Alberico wanted to defend his title, which he won last year at H-K with a course record time […]

Thursday’s New Haven County area postponements


BOYS SOCCER Shoreline Coginchaug at Valley Regional, ppd. to Friday, 3:45 p.m. Old Saybrook at East Hampton, ppd. to Sunday, 3 p.m. Westbrook at Morgan (Indian River Complex), ppd. to Friday, 5:30 p.m. Haddam-Killingworth at North Branford, ppd. to Wednesday, 3:45 p.m. SCC interdivision West Haven at Sheehan, ppd. to Friday, 3:30 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER […]

Cross Country: Tolland girls, Hall boys repeat as CCC champs

Hall's Ari Klau (front) and Glastonbury's Randy Neish run at the Wickham Invitational last weekend. On Wednesday Klau won the CC Cross Country title, while Neish finished second. Photo by Mary Albl

Wednesday afternoon at the Central Connecticut Conference Cross Country Championships at Wickham Park in Manchester, the Tolland girls and Hall boys made sure everyone knew they had no intention of  relinquishing their crowns. Tolland, ranked No. 1 in the state for the girls, easily defended its title from last fall, scoring an impressive 28 points. […]

SCC Cross Country: Championship meet wide open after graduation of 2013 winners

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Mercy coach Kathryn Schumann says this is the first time in a while she’s seen the Southern Connecticut Conference championships this wide open. Schumann is in her first year as head coach, but served as an assistant under John Hastings for the past few years and has a good idea of the meet history. Heading […]

Cross country: Woodland, Naugatuck repeat as NVL champions

WATERTOWN >> Woodland’s girls cross country team started a day for repeaters Wednesday at the NVL Championships at Watertown’s Veterans Memorial Park. Naugatuck finished it with a repeat championship in the boys race. Woodland’s Kelsey Mitchell and Naugatuck’s Dan Schumacher won the individual titles. Derby’s Nicole Rizzo (7th place) and Watertown’s Bethany Ottowitz (4th place) […]

Cross Country: Kaynor Tech, Capital Prep win CSC titles

Kaynor Tech won the Constitution State Conference girls cross country title and Capital Prep earned the boys title Tuesday at Wickham Park. Sophomore Sabrina Chesters of Parish Hill won the girls individual title in 20:41.8. Prince Tech teammates, junior Daijanique White and sophomore Shania Shorter, were second and third, respectively. Arianna Wasley was Kaynor Tech’s […]

Cross Country: SCC Championships moved to Friday

Action for the SCC Championships last fall. Register file photo

Due to impending weather forecast for Thursday, the Southern Connecticut Championship Cross Country Meet has been moved from Thursday to Friday at Hammonasset State Park in Madison. The time schedule will be the same format as Thursday with the meet starting at 1 p.m. and the last race at 4:20. Race Schedule: 1 p.m.: Boys […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington girls soccer cruises past Derby

Torrington’s offense was in sync Tuesday against Derby. The Red Raiders won 8-0, earning their fifth victory of the season. Both Paige Middleton and Alexis Tyrell scored two goals and had an assist in the victory. Emily Manchester, Shannon Reardon, Colleen Kilgore and Lindsay Trobel scored a goal. Derby’s Annalisa Salazar made 24 saves. Torrington’s […]

Boys Cross Country: Cheshire’s Murray places 3rd at Wickham

Cheshire's Brendan Murray, far left, makes his way up the hill during Saturday's race at the Wickham Invite in Manchester. Photo by Mary Albl

MANCHESTER >> Cheshire freshman Brendan Murray is the first to admit he typically doesn’t have much of a kick. So much for that theory. Saturday afternoon running in the boys’ championship race at the Wickham Invite, Murray ran an impressive time of 16 minutes and 31 seconds, utilizing a strong finish at the end to […]

Southern Connecticut Conference fall tournament schedule


Boys/Girls Cross Country Thursday, Oct. 16, at Hammonasset State Park, Madison Race Schedule: 1 p.m.: Boys Freshman; 1:40 p.m.: Girls Varsity; 2:20 p.m.: Girls Freshman; 3 p.m.: Boys Varsity; 3:40 p.m.: Girls Junior Varsity; 4:20 p.m.: Boys Junior Varsity Defending champions: Mercy (girls), Fairfield Prep (boys) Boys/Girls Soccer Quarterfinals, at higher seeds: Saturday, Oct. 25, […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington girls volleyball hands Seymour first loss

In a back and forth match, Torrington girls volleyball got the upper hand on Seymour, defeating the Wildcats 3-2 and handing them their first loss of the season. The Red Raiders won 17-25, 19-25, 25-23, 17-25, 15-13. Torrington’s Carly Ruzbasan recorded seven kills, 24 digs, three aces. Sam Zordan had 10 kills and 12 digs. […]

Cross country: Xavier and Mercy victorious in Tuesday’s roundup

The Mercy girls' cross country team won the Quinnipiac Divisional title on Tuesday. Photo by Catherine Avalone - The Middletown Press

Boy cross country Amity wins Housatonic title Team results: Amity beats Cheshire 23-37; Cheshire beats Shelton 18-42; Amity beats Shelton 16-47 Branford wins 2 (at Wharton Brook State Park, 3.0 Miles Team results: Branford 19 North Haven 42; Branford 15 Wilbur Cross 48; North Haven 21 Wilbur Cross 40 Individual results: 1. Luke Arsenault B […]

Cross Country: Amity boys move up in latest coaches poll


With one week until conference championships, the Ridgefield boys and Tolland girls remained as the top teams in the latest Connecticut Cross Country Poll. Ridgefield received 11 first-place votes, while No. 2 Danbury received two. Amity made a jump from fourth place to third and captured one first-place vote. On the girls’ side, Tolland received […]