Hand’s Grace Cummings receives “Spirit of Sport Award” from NFHS

Grace Cummings, a student-athlete at Daniel Hand High School, has been selected the 2015 national recipient for Section 1 of the “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), an award created by the NFHS to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of the spirit […]

2014 New Haven County Area Field Hockey MVP: Hannah Leckey, Hand

(Photo by Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
NH County All Area Field Hockey MVP: Hannah Leckey, Hand.

When senior Hannah Leckey started playing field hockey as a freshman for Hand, she didn’t know how her four-year career would turn out playing for her mom, Sue Leckey. She only knew three things at the time – she loved playing field hockey, she wanted to get better and improve each season and her ultimate […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Field Hockey Team

Hannah Leckey – MVP Hand, Sr., D Stats: Used her speed and stick skills to have 11 goals and 16 assists. She scored the game-winning goal in a win over Avon. Honors: All-SCC and All-State first team pick the last two seasons. Named MVP of the SCC. Played in 2014 Senior All-Star game and National […]

Field Hockey: 2014 All-Berkshire League selections

2014 All-Berkshire League field hockey team. First row, left to right: Jessie Allendorf, Wamogo; Alex Esandrio, Wamogo; Anna Drakeley, Nonnewaug; Kelley O’Keefe, Nonnewaug; Claire Scherf, Nonnewaug; Andie Stone, Lewis Mills; Sadie Robinson, Lewis Mills; Ally Jackson, Lewis Mills.
Second row, left to right: Maribeth Seeger, Shepaug; Kelsey Johnson, Shepaug; Molly Mercier, Shepaug; Morgan Sanson, Thomaston; Gabrielle Hurlbert, Thomaston; Emma Beltrandi, Northwestern. (Marianne Killackey - Special to the Register Citizen)

All-Berkshire League field hockey team: Jessie Allendorf, Wamogo Alex Esandrio, Wamogo Anna Drakeley, Nonnewaug Kelley O’Keefe, Nonnewaug Claire Scherf, Nonnewaug Andie Stone, Lewis Mills Sadie Robinson, Lewis Mills Ally Jackson, Lewis Mills Maribeth Seeger, Shepaug Kelsey Johnson, Shepaug Molly Mercier, Shepaug Morgan Sanson, Thomaston Gabrielle Hurlbert, Thomaston Emma Beltrandi, Northwestern.

Field Hockey: 2014 All-FCIAC selections

Fairfield Warde's Darci Byington made the FCIAC first team for field hockey.

First Team Amanda Hendry, Wilton; Elizabeth Bennewitz, Staples; Marissa Baker, Darien; Elizabeth Miller, New Canaan; Megan Cunningham, Wilton; Emma Hart, Westhill; Rebekah Silver, Ridgefield; Georgia Cassidy, Darien; Samantha Bartush, Norwalk; Meg Fay, Staples; Mary Zanine, Danbury; Isabel Taben, New Canaan; Meredith Rappaport, Wilton; Darci Byington, Warde; Sophia Hopwood, Trumbull; Julia Ennis, Ludlowe; Becca Mitri, Warde; […]

Southern Connecticut Conference releases its All-SCC field hockey 1st, 2nd team selections

The Southern Connecticut Conference releases its ALL-SCC first and second team selections. Hand, which defeated Wilton 2-1 in the CIAC Class M championship on Saturday, leads five five players selected (first and second teams combined). Cheshire and first-year SCC member Lauralton Hall  follows with four players each. The big question is how does a player […]

Last hurrah for field hockey today: Junior Select and Senior Select All-Star games at Cheshire High

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register) Erin Mammele of Hand battles for the ball.

The 2014 Connecticut high school field hockey season has one last hurrah today as the annual CHSCA Junior Select and Senior Select All-Star games will be held at Cheshire High. The Junior Select All-Star game will be held at 5 p.m. followed by the Senior Select All-Star game at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for […]

The CIAC Fall Championship Saturday Scoreboard, Recaps (with WFSB highlights)


Above: A complete highlight reel of all the state championships, presented by WFSB-3 and John Holt. Glastonbury had the most kings and queens of Championship Fall Saturday with titles in boys and girls soccer and volleyball. There were also three co-champions declared over the weekend. Here’s a complete list of stories and photo galleries from […]

CIAC Class M Field Hockey: Omdahl, Pavano lead Hand to title over Wilton

Hand's field hockey team celebrates its Class M state championship, 2-1 over Wilton in Wethersfield Saturday (Photo Peter Paguaga)

WETHERSFIELD >> Hand field hockey coach Sue Leckey’s four previous trips to the Class M state championship game weren’t much fun. The Tigers went 0-4. On Saturday against Wilton at Wethersfield High, Leckey finally had some fun — and enjoyed the added benefit of sharing that good time with her daughter, Hannah, a senior defender […]

CIAC Class S field hockey: Lewis Mills beats Granby 3-0 for the championship

Lewis Mills captains celebrate with the Class S State Championship plaque after defeating Granby, 3-0. (Pete Paguaga - Register)

WETHERSFIELD >> The fourth time was the charm for the top-seeded Lewis Mills field hockey team in the Class S state championship game against No. 3 Granby on Saturday at Wethersfield High. Lewis Mills and Granby had met in the final three other times. The Bears won all three — 3-1 in 2009, 3-1 in […]

Class L field hockey championship: Darien, Glastonbury play to 1-1 tie, declared co-champs

  WETHERSFIELD >> The big question entering the Class L field hockey final between No. 1 Glastonbury and No. 7 Darien was whether or not the Blue Wave could score a goal against the Tomahawks. Glastonbury entered the final outscoring opponents 74-0 for the season. Darien provided the answer on Saturday. Kayla Johns scored with […]

CIAC Field Hockey Championship Live Update Blog

SCC 2014 Field Hockey Championship: Daniel Hand H.S. of Madison vs. Lauralton Hall of Milford at Hand High School Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Hand H.S. defeated Lauralton Hall in overtime. (Photo by Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

For updates on the CIAC Field Hockey Championships, follow the updates on the live blog below. FIELD HOCKEY CLASS L, 12:30 p.m. Glastonbury vs. Darien, 12:30 p.m. at Wethersfield HS [NFHS Network Live Stream] CLASS M, 2:30 p.m. Wilton vs. Hand, 2:30 p.m. at Wethersfield HS [NFHS Network Live Stream] CLASS S, 10 a.m. Lewis Mills vs. […]

Class M Field Hockey Final: Hand faces tough Wilton challenge on emotional day for Leckeys

(Register file photo) Hand field hockey coach Sue Leckey (left) and daughter Hannah Leckey, a defender for the Tigers

The Hand field hockey team has a long history and tradition of success, but one goal has always eluded the Tigers. They have never won a state championship. The No. 2-seeded Tigers will have a daunting task in trying to dethrone three-time defending champion and No. 1 seed Wilton today at Wethersfield High at 2:30 […]

Lewis Mills, Housatonic eye state titles

Lewis Mills field hockey captains from left: Ali Jackson, Andie Stone, Sadie Robinson and Kelly Winterbottom get ready to take on Granby Memorial today.
(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

No matter what happens today in Class S field hockey and girls soccer, the Northwest Corner’s Berkshire League has had a banner season. While Cinderella teams regularly benefit from playing in larger-school leagues, the BL has just three Class M schools among seven others from Class S. Three of its teams – Lewis Mills girls […]

CIAC Field Hockey: State championship Game Day capsules

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register) Erin Mammele of Hand battles for the ball.

CIAC FIELD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP GAMEDAY CLASS S No. 1 LEWIS MILLS vs. No. 3 GRANBY • When: Today, 10 a.m. • Where: Wethersfield High • Records: Lewis Mills 18-0; Granby 16-1-0-1 • Internet: NFHSNetwork.com • Championship game appearances: Granby makes its 20th championship appearances with 13 titles (Class M and S combined). The last title came in 2011 with a 1-0 double-overtime win over Lauralton […]

CIAC field hockey tournament pairings, schedule, results

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CLASS L QUALIFYING ROUND Monday, Nov. 3 Fairfield Warde 4, Trumbull 0 Hamden 6, Amity 2 Newington 1, Norwich Free Academy 0 Newtown 2, Southington 0 Norwalk 3, Greenwich 2 (OT) South Windsor 5, Danbury 1 FIRST ROUND, Nov. 5 Cheshire 2, South Windsor 0 Conard 3, Fairfield Warde 0 Darien 4, Westhill 0 Glastonbury […]

Class M field hockey: Wilton shuts out Lauralton Hall to reach state final

FAIRFIELD >> If the Lauralton Hall field hockey team continues to improve at its current pace, it won’t be long before the Crusaders are standing atop the Class M mountain. But in order to make that happen, Lauralton Hall will have to find a way to get past Wilton. The fourth-seeded Crusaders were stopped in […]

Class M field hockey: Hand edges Avon to reach final

(Photo by Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Katherine McKeon of Hand runs to celebrate their Class M field hockey semifinal  victory  with senior teammates Liah Gies, Mel Rennie and Olivia Jackson, left to right,  after defeating Avon 2-1 at Cheshire High School Tuesday evening in the Class M state semifinals.

CHESHIRE >> For Hand head coach Sue Leckey, and her daughter Hannah, the dream of bringing home the Tigers’ first field hockey state championship is still alive. And the younger Leckey is a main reason why. Her goal off a penalty corner with 11:37 left in the second half broke a 1-1 tie and rallied […]