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 […]

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 GameTimeCT.com until 9 p.m. Monday.

Girls Cross Country: Pias, Mercy take second in Class L

New Fairfield's Gabrielle Richichi won her third straight state title Saturday. Photo by Catherine Avalone/Register

MANCHESTER >> For the second straight year the Mercy cross country team found itself in a familiar position Saturday afternoon at Wickham Park, and one it was hoping to avoid. The Tigers scored 67 points but were edged out by Darien’s 65 to finish as the Class L runner-up for the second year in a […]

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 […]

Cross Country: An interactive guide to the state meet at Wickham Park

Members of the Danbury boys' cross country team run up the 'Green Monster' last Tuesday. Photo by Pete Paguaga

(Click on certain parts of the map above for a detailed look at the course in video and photos. Map provided by mysportsresults.com) MANCHESTER >> Granby head cross country coach Dennis Lobo calls Wickham Park a classic. “It’s probably the premier difficult course, maybe in at least southern New England,” Lobo said. “It’s kind of […]

Cross Country: Danbury the new No. 1 in latest coaches poll

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It took till the conference championships to finally have a new No. 1 boys team. After spending weeks as the No. 1 team in the state, Ridgefield moved to No. 4 after a third place showing at the FCIAC Cross Country Championships and Danbury took its place. The Hatters debuted as the new No. 1 […]

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 […]

CCC: Adding Avon, enrollment changes cause conference realignment

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BRISTOL>> Starting in the fall of 2015, Avon will leave the NCCC and join the Central Connecticut Conference. The state’s largest conference becomes even bigger. But with the addition of a 33rd school comes division realignment. Under the current system for the majority of sports, there are four divisions based on geographic location. Under the new […]

Cross Country: Entry lists for state meet on Saturday, how to qualify for State Open

The state cross country meet will take place this Saturday at Wickham Park in Manchester.  Register file photo

  Saturday morning at Wickham Park in Manchester the state cross country championships will take place. Below is the schedule and links to the starting list of teams and individuals running in each classification. Also, from the CIAC Cross Country Tournament Handbook, here are the exact rules on how to qualify for the State Open, […]

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 NH County cross country roundup: Fairfield Prep, SHA win Platt Tech Invitational

Boys’ cross country Fairfield Prep wins Platt Tech Invitational (at Eisenhower Park, Milford) 3.1 miles Team results: 1. Fairfield Prep 52; 2. Bunnell 59; 3. Foran 66; 4. Woodland 105; 5. Platt Tech 128; 6. Law 140; 7. Sheehen 185; 8. Lyman Hall 187; 9. Abbott Tech 281; 10. Bullard-Havens 298 Individual results: 1. Jeff […]

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.
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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, […]