The CIAC’s 2015-16 School Enrollment Figures (for real, this time)

Glastonbury (above, as state champions) vs. Farmington is a state soccer event.  Photo Derek Turner

As many have pointed out to us, the CIAC has not included enrollment figures in their sports packets this year. But you can find them on the organization’s website in “Enrollments” under the “Schools” heading on the menubar of A week ago, in our haste to get the enrollment figures to you, we published […]

The CIAC’s 2015-16 Class Enrollment Figures [Update: No, these are *still* last year’s]

Glastonbury (above, as state champions) vs. Farmington is a state soccer event.  Photo Derek Turner

UPDATE: NOPE. NEVER MIND. NOTHING TO SEE HERE. Matt Glasz points out that we’ve failed and published LAST YEAR’s figures. That means we still don’t have THIS year’s figures. False alarm, folks. Apologies. We’ll be inquiring the CIAC about when these numbers will be updated. Sigh. WHERE ARE THE 2015-16 ENROLLMENT FIGURES? [ORIGINAL POST] As […]

Hand’s Grace Cummings honored with NFHS National High School Spirit of Sport Award

Hand's Grace Cummings (second from left) with her parents Colleen and George and Hand athletic director Craig Semple (far left) at the NFHS annual awards dinner in New Orleans on Monday. (Photo via Daniel Hand High School)

Hand’s Grace Cummings was honored with the National Federation of State High School Association’s National High School Spirit of Sport Award during the NFHS’ annual summer meetings in New Orleans. The award recognizes “individuals who exemplify the ideals of the spirit of sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics,” according to the NFHS. […]

The CIAC 2015 Fall Sports Schedules

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The 2015 CIAC Fall Sports Schedules have been released. Click the links below for master and individual schedules on Cross Country Boys Regular Season Schedules/Results (One School) Girls Regular Season Schedules/Results (One School) Boys Master Varsity Schedule Girls Master Varsity Schedule Field Hockey Regular Season Schedules/Results (One School) Master Varsity Schedule Football Boys Soccer Regular […]

Amity to induct six into its Hall of Fame Sunday


The Amity Athletic Alumni Hall of Fame will induct six new members during the annual Amity Block ‘A’ dinner Sunday at Grassy Hill Country Club at 5 p.m. Robert Coppola, Michael Gambardella, Brian Wright, Tiffany (Egnaczyk) Fisher, Lauren (Erwin) Coxon and Harold Freedman will be inducted. Coppola (1973) averaged 20.2 points as a senior and […]

Six to be inducted into Guilford Hall of Fame June 7

Six people will be inducted into the 14th annual Guilford Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony to be held June 7 at Woodwinds in Branford. The inductees are: John Garvey (1987), a former Parade All-American in soccer who went onto play professionally, including the LA Galaxy in the team’s first season in the MLS; Eric Watts […]

CHSCA names Darien’s Ostberg, Branford’s Shea, Amity’s Gorham and Southington’s Hoder as scholar-athletes

The Connecticut High School Coaches Association honored four high school athletes with its scholar-athlete awards during its annual banquet Thursday. Darien’s Nicolai Ostberg, Branford’s Megan Shea, Amity’s Lisa Gorham, and Southington’s James Hoder were this year’s recipients. The CHSCA also gave out awards for ‘Coach of the Year’ in each of the season’s sports. Nicolai Ostberg, […]

Connecticut High School Coaches Association: 2014-15 Awards

Some of the coach of the year award winners at the CHSCA banquet Thursday night. Clockwise, from top right: Hand field hockey coach Sue Leckey, Shelton golf coach Joe LaPorta, Glastonbury girls lacrosse coach Kris Cofiell (Photos via Glastonbury HS, Shelton HS and Hand HS)

The Connecticut High School Coaches Association honored its coaches of the year Thursday night at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Here are the award winners: Athletic Director Gary Makowicki, Norwich Free Academy Baseball Richard Magner, Xavier Boys Basketball Ronald Pires, E.O. Smith Boys Cross Country Tom Butterfield, Hall Boys Golf Joseph LaPorta, Shelton Boys Lacrosse Brian White, […]

Southern Connecticut Conference names its Comeback Players of the Year

The 2014-15 SCC Comeback Players of the Year, from left to right,  Cheshire's Jack Cunningham, East Haven's Gabrielle Lamberti and Hand's Kelly Nizolek, are flanked by SCC Commissioner Al Carbone (far left) and Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists Chief Executive Officer Glenn Elia (far right).

Three student athletes – Jack Cunningham (Cheshire), Kelly Nizolek (Hand) and Gabrielle Lamberti (East Haven) – are the recipients of the 2015 SCC Comeback Player of the Year awards. All three students suffered severe injuries, yet were able to overcome them to become outstanding role models in their respective schools. A corporate sponsor of the […]

Twelve to be inducted into Madison Hall of Fame

The Madison Athletic Hall of Fame will induct 12 into its 2015 Class on Oct. 1 at the Madison Beach Hotel. The dozen inductees are: Jim Bombaci, a former girls basketball coach from 1988-2005; David D’Alessio (1982), also the school’s longtime former wrestling coach; Tom Dolan, the former longtime tennis coach (1970-90); David Evans (1996), […]

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

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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 […]