UPDATED: Every roster you need for June’s ‘Super 100′ Senior All-Star football game

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Update, April 17, 10:54: According to John Ferazzi, the rosters previously published are incorrect, so we have reposted NEW final rosters below. Enjoy. Original Post:  The ‘Super 100′ Senior All-Star Football game held its Top 50 draft at Rentschler Field last week. A few days later, coaches John Ferazzi of Sheehan and Sean Marinan of Xavier filled […]

State championship bling (a series): Southington football’s LL title rings

Southington's football team shows off its 2013 Class LL championship rings (Photo: Mike Drury, Southington Football)

Southington football received its 2013 Class LL championship football rings last week. And you know what that means: Yes, it’s time for another episode of ‘Championship Bling,’ where we post your team’s hardware from its recent state championship. In previous episodes we showed you St. Joseph’s banner and New Canaan’s rings. Above is the prototype and closer look […]

Fry named new Athletic Director of Fairfield Warde

Fairfield Warde High School didn’t have to look too far to find its new athletic director. Last Friday it was announced that Seth Fry would become the new athletic director. Fry has been involved in the Fairfield school system holding numerous positions as he currently teaches and is the Activities Director at Warde. Fry takes […]

Todd Dowty’s interim tag removed, to become next Hamden coach

Todd Dowty’s interim tag has been removed and he will officially become the next Hamden football coach, Hamden athletic director Tom Dyer confirmed Friday. “Todd is definitely our guy,” Dyer said. “The kids like playing for him. We are excited to have Todd at the helm.” Dowty, who is an Industrial Arts teacher at Hamden […]

CHSCA’s ‘Super 100′ Connecticut senior All-Star football team draft results

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Representatives from the the Connecticut High School Coaches Association gathered at Rentschler Field tonight to kick off events leading up to its ‘Super 100′ senior all-star football game in June. Last week, the coaches held a combine to determine the best 100 seniors available to play in the game. Tonight, the coaches of the two […]

Cheshire’s Mark Ecke hired as Danbury’s football coach

Mark Ecke, left, at Yale for the 2011 Walter Camp dinner with former UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni, center, and former Cheshire all-state back Kyle McIntosh, right. (File Photo Peter Casolino)

In two years he spent in the college coaching ranks at Trinity, Mark Ecke learned two indisputable facts: He was and always will be a high school football coach. And he wanted to get back to being one as soon as possible. He just might have found the perfect opportunity. Nearly two years after leaving […]

Football coaching carousel update: It’s Hodge at South Windsor, Frederick at Maloney, Pace at Weston, Fritz at Rocky Hill

Mark Ecke’s move to Danbury hasn’t been the only high school football coaching hire over the last few weeks. Just a days earlier, South Windsor announced the hire of offensive coordinator and former Weaver coach David Hodge and Maloney of Meriden hired 28-year old Southington assistant Kevin Frederick, a graduate of arch-rival Platt. A week before, […]

Connecticut poised to vote on stronger high school concussion bill

Connecticut High school players wearing 'Guardian Caps,' preventative padding atop helmets. Preventing concussions and head injuries in football have fast become primary focus of parents, coaches, schools and the state.

The concussion issue may soon be tackled at the state level in Connecticut. A proposed bill to raise concussion education and awareness has been referred to the house and could be voted on during this short session. The language of the bill, as currently proposed, would mandate concussion education for all student-athletes and parents at […]

Xavier football coach Sean Marinan named to All-Star staff

MIDDLETOWN >> Xavier High football coach Sean Marinan has been named one of the head coaches of the Connecticut All-star football teams which will play at the Military Bowl at Rentschler Field on June 28. Two teams will be selected at the combine which will be held this Sunday at 11 a.m. at Hillhouse High […]

Football: New Haven County Chapter Scholar-Athlete Dinner April 11

The 54th anniversary of the Casey-O’Brien New Haven County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete dinner will be held on April 11 at the Fantasia Banquet Facility in North Haven. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. with dinner beginning approximately at 6:30 p.m. Twenty nine high […]

Football: Notre Dame-West Haven’s Cam Tucker to play at SCSU

Notre Dame-West Haven senior Cam Tucker will play football at SCSU.

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Notre Dame-West Haven senior Cam Tucker recently signed a national letter of intent to play football at Southern Connecticut State University. Tucker, who was the Green Knights’ leading rusher this past fall, will concentrate on the defensive side of the ball at SCSU under new head coach Tom Godek, according to a press release sent […]

Football: Cheshire wins state weightlifting competition

Shelton junior Mark Piccirillo was the overall winner in the 161-190 pound division at the state weightlifting competition held on March 22.

Cheshire won the inaugural state weightlifting competition hosted by the Nutmeg State Games on March 22 at New London High. The event drew 19 of the top teams in the state, and was open to football players in grades 9 through 11. Each team assigned three participants to compete in three events (power clean, bench […]

Football: Hand’s Filippone finalist for National Coach of Year award

Hand football coach Steve Filippone is a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association national coach of the year. Filippone is one of eight finalists. Filippone, the 1997 Register State Coach of the Year, will be honored during the National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet, which will be held at the NHSACA […]

Football: Former New London coach Jim Buonocore to be inducted into NHSCA National Hall of Fame

The National High School Athletic Coaches Association announced Tuesday that former New London football coach  Jim Buonocore will be inducted into the NHSCA National Hall of Fame, which will take place at the Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on June 17. This year’s class includes twenty-eight coaches from nineteen states across the nation. […]

North Haven’s Matt Glasz wants you to consider the ‘District Model’ for CT football

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Above: Matt Glasz’s discusses the ‘District Model’ on CPTVSports’ Game Time, March 6. Editor’s Note: Playoff proposals in Connecticut high school football are nothing new. But the CIAC’s recent decision to scrap its 4-Class, three-round set up in favor of an eight-division, two round playoff for 2014 in the name of safety, has ratcheted up the […]

North Branford wins Pequot Conference weightlifting competition

North Branford won the 10th Pequot Conference weightlifting competition held on March 15th at Ellington High School. Twelve teams and 270 players participated.   TEAM SCORES 1. North Branford, 12, 565 lbs. 2. Avon, 11,515 3. Ellington, 10,760 4. Hyde, 9,810 5. Cromwell, 9,745. CHECK OUT COMPLETE TEAM SCORES INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 150-Under Overall Winners 1. […]

Yale courting Middletown’s Highsmith

MIDDLETOWN >> Yale University has made an official offer of admission to Middletown High football star Dario Highsmith Jr. Highsmith’s father, Dario Sr., and MHS football coach Sal Morello confirmed that over the weekend. Dario Jr. spoke with head football coach Tony Reno during which time Reno made the official offer, said his dad “Coach […]

Bavone, Brockett named Doc McInerney Coaches of Year

Cheshire girls volleyball coach Sue Bavone and Ansonia football coach Tom Brockett have been selected as the Doc McInerney High School Coaches of the Year by the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance. They will be honored at the 73rd Gold Key Dinner on Sunday, April 27 at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. Bavone led the […]

MaxPreps: Connecticut ranked No. 13 nationally in football scoring

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MaxPreps published a look at state-by-state scoring averages across the country and, since we know you’re dying to know: Connecticut comes in at No. 13 on the list. Texas (of course) topped the list at 55.48 points per game, followed by Arizona (53.93), Oregon (53.85), Nevada (53.74) and West Virginia (53.48). MaxPreps notes all are states “that […]

Ridgefield offensive coordinator Reed hired as Pomperaug’s football coach

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James Reed, Ridgefield’s offensive coordinator for the past three seasons, has been hired to take over at Pomperaug, athletic director Joe Velardi confirmed Tuesday. Reed takes over for David Roach, who resigned in December after three seasons. A graduate of Pace University and Sacred Heart, where he received his masters in teaching, Reed coached football, […]