Girls Cross Country: DeBalsi leads Staples to first FCIAC title since 1997

Staples' Hannah DeBalsi won her second straight FCIAC title Monday afternoon in New Canaan at Waveny Park. Photo by Mary Albl

NEW CANAAN >> For all that was built up upon Staple High’s Hannah DeBalsi’s 2014 cross country debut at the FCIAC Championships, her performance actually took a backseat Monday afternoon at Waveny Park, as her team stole the spotlight. DeBalsi captured first place in a time of 13 minutes and 37 seconds, but more importantly […]

Monday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington boys soccer shuts out Wilby

Torrington's Alex Church attempts a corner kick during the Red Raiders' 4-0 victory over Wilby.
Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen

Torrington boys soccer finished their regular season on a high note Monday by shutting out Wilby 4-0 at home. The Red Raiders’ Kevin Vaca, Amar Suljic, Alex Church and Mike Desousa each scored a goal in the victory. Vaca added two assists while Suljic and Jose Peguero each had one. Wilby’s Tyriq Harris made 14 […]

Shoreline Conference Cross Country All-League teams

All-Shoreline Conference Boys Cross Country First Team….First row, from left, Christian Alberico, Coginchaug; Cameron Garrelts, Haddam-Killingworth; Brian Gendron, Morgan; Ross Golebiewski, Lyme-Old Lyme; and Thomas Roth, Lyme-Old Lyme. Second row, from left, Pat Fitzgibbons, Haddam-Killingworth; Jared Darius, Cromwell; Jonathan Dolan, Portland; David Baird, Haddam-Killingworth, and Gavin Manzi, Haddam-Killingworth. Photo by Jimmy Zanor – Middletown Press

The Shoreline Conference boys and girls cross country championships took place last Friday, Oct. 17 at Old Saybrook High School. The Haddam-Killingworth boys team captured its fifth league title in six years, while the Coginchaug girls won the SLC crown for the first time since 2005. Coginchaug senior Christian Alberico and H-K junior Maddie Brandon […]

Team Selfie Challenge: Lauralton Hall XC takes Week 2 crown

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Loading Lauralton Hall #ctxc checking in with some neon yellow jerseys in their team selfie. @lhxc14 You have until 11 pm Friday to vote for your favorite #GameTimeCTSelfie View on Instagram Lauralton Hall is keeping it in the family!  The Crusaders cross country team captured the Week 2  GameTimeCT Team Selfie Challenge (#GameTimeCTSelfie) title with […]

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.  

Girls Cross Country: Mercy runs to second straight SCC title

Mercy won the 21st Annual Southern Connecticut Conference girls cross country championship at Hammonasset State Park in Madison on Friday. (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

MADISON >> Defending champion Mercy, and first-year coach Kathryn Schumann, was feeling the pressure heading into Friday’s Southern Connecticut Conference cross country championship meet. But as the starting gun went off at Hammonasset Beach State Park, the Tigers left little doubt they would bring the trophy back home. Mackenzie Pias led the charge with a […]

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

Jimmy Zanor — Middletown Press
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 […]

Girls Cross Country: Rivers shines at Wickham

Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross runs next to Samantha Drop of Coginchaug during Saturday’s seeded varsity girls’ race at Wickham Park in Manchester.  Photo by Mary Albl

MANCHESTER >> What a difference a year makes. Saturday afternoon at Wickham Park, Wilbur Cross junior Danae Rivers finished in second place in the girls’ seeded championship race at the Wickham Invite in a personal best time of 19 minutes, 42 seconds on the 5,000 meter course. “I think I actually paced myself very well […]

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, […]