Swimming: Hamden Hall sweeps CISAC Championships

Boys swimming Hamden Hall wins CISAC title Team results: 1. Hamden Hall 119 2. Williams 104 3. Chase Collegiate 46 4. MacDuffie 24 200 Medley Relay HH Noah Kern, Jannik Eggerman, Matt Lettiero, Tyler Bunton 1:52.73; 200 Free Jordan Legg W 1:53.60; 200 IM Will, Jarrett W 2:08.01; 50 Free Tamer, Ackay MD 24.58; 100 […]

2014 New Haven County Area Girls Swimming MVP: Liz Boyer, Cheshire

Photo by Arnold Gold/Register
The 2014 NH County Area MVP for girls swimming: Liz Boyer, Cheshire.

For Liz Boyer, a freshman on the Cheshire girls swim team, last season was a lot of fun. The three-letter word was a big part of her vocabulary and a big part her inaugural experience competing on the high school level. She had fun at the Southern Connecticut Conference meet where she won the 200-yard […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Girls Swimming Team

Elizabeth Boyer – MVP Cheshire, freshman Stats: Set a Class L record winning the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.73, won the State Open 100 breaststroke (1:03.81), fourth in Class L (1:53.61) and State Open 200 freestyle (1:53.74). At the SCC meet, won 200 freestyle (1:57.85) and was second in the 100 butterfly (59.46). Honors: All-State, All-SCC, […]

Swimming: Northwestern cruises past Gilbert

Gilbert diver Austin Stoeke prepares his dive as Northwestern divers Lauren Parente and Dan Winkler look on. (Peter Wallace - The Register Citizen)

WINSTED >> Two-time defending Berkshire League champion Northwestern beat cross-town Gilbert even more convincingly than the final 100-72 score indicated Saturday afternoon in a swimming and diving meet at the Winsted YMCA. The score was 100-13 before the Highlanders stopped scoring in the last four events after winning each of the eight events before that. […]

Litchfield Hall of Fame to induct 10 new members

The Litchfield Athletic Hall of Fame enshrines 10 new members this Friday in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony and reception at the Litchfield Community Center. Inductees are Chris Blazek, Chris Chabot, Robert Davenport, Matt Donne, Kathleen Ebner, Leland McKenna, Benjamin Murphy, Andrew O’Dell, Sharon Simoncelli and Tom Wu. Chris Blazek Blazek is best known for a […]

Girls Swimming: 2014 All-FCIAC selections

First Team Marcie Maguire, Ridgefield – 200 Medley Relay, 100 Free, 100 Back; Lindsey Gordon, Ridgefield – 200 Medley Relay, 200 IM, 100 Breast; Sophie Hayes, Ridgefield – 200 Medley Relay; Isabelle Seward, Ridgefield – 200 Medley Relay; Becca Maroney, Darien – 200 Medley Relay; Phoebe Slaughter, Darien – 200 Medley Relay, 100 Back, 400 […]

Southern Connecticut Conference releases its All-SCC girls swim selections

Maggie Lasto of the Amity High School swimming team  (Photo by Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

The Southern Connecticut Conference releases its All-SCC girls swimming/diving first and second teams. GIRLS SWIMMING Diving:  Victoria Wall (Lyman Hall), Kiersty Neeman (Lyman Hall), Brianna Buehler (Sheehan) 200 Yard Medley Relay:  Cheshire (Lindsay Smalec, Lily Kurtz, Elizabeth Boyer, Ellie Senft) Branford (Julia Dietz, Erika Maercklein, Paige MacNeil, Caitlin Daley) 200 Yard Freestyle: Elizabeth Boyer (Cheshire), […]

Girls swimming: Torrington celebrates 2014 season

Torrington High School's girls swimming and diving team celebrated their season at Green Woods Country Club Sunday night. Front row from left: Zoe Alfano, Ashleigh Kulesza, Emily Mazzarelli. Back row from left: Diving coach Mike Michaud, Sydney Doucette, Jessica Bielefield, Payton Welch, Taryn Canfield, Assistant coach Jessica Hurd, Coach Katie Gregory.
(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

WINSTED >> Torrington High School’s swimming and diving team redefined purity in the sport in its celebration of another season Sunday night at Green Woods Country Club. “It was a great season, regardless of the record (5-8 overall, 4-6 NVL),” said Coach Katie Gregory, proving her sincerity with a story from a losing swim meet. […]

Girls Swimming: Darien wins again, Cheshire freshman Boyer rises to occasion

Cheshire senior Lindsay Smalec.
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NEW HAVEN >> Cheshire girls swimming coach Dan Mascolo said there’s no limit to freshman Liz Boyer’s potential. If Boyer’s first State Open meet is any indication, she may end up as one of the great ones in a long line to come out of the storied Rams’ program. Boyer won the 100-yard breaststroke in […]

Girls Swimming: CIAC State Open Game Day Preview Capsule

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register) Cheshire's Lindsay Smalec competing in  the backstroke

STATE OPEN GIRLS SWIMMING • When: Today, 7:30 p.m. • Where: Yale’s Kiphuth Pool, New Haven • Internet: NFHSNetwork.com • State Open titles: Greenwich has the most with 15. Cheshire has won 13 titles and Darien has won the last two • What to look for: Darien, New Canaan and Greenwich are among the teams […]

Girls swimming: Three divers break record at State Open


Kylie Towbin of New Canaan won the State Open diving competition Thursday night with 521.75 points. She broke the Open record previously held by Katherine Mattison of Darien (486.20, 1997). Rachel Burston (Westhill/Stamford) and Kari Djonne (Newtown) also broke Mattison’s record. at Middletown 1 Kylie Towbin, New Canaan 521.75* 2 Rachel Burston, Westhill/Stam. 515.60* 3 […]

CIAC Class L girls swimming: Darien wins 4th straight title; Boyer, Smalec lead Cheshire to 3rd

Darien's swim team celebrates its fourth-straight Class L title (Photo Catherine Avalone)

NEW HAVEN >> While many Cheshire swimmers were improving their times at the Class L state championship meet on Wednesday at Southern Connecticut State, it was Cheshire freshman sensation Liz Boyer who provided the most impressive finish. Boyer earned the Rams’ lone win of the night in the 100-yard breaststroke with a meet-record 1 minute, […]

Class LL swimming: Greenwich wins fifth straight title

MIDDLETOWN >> There’s a sign on the wall of the pool at Wesleyan University’s Freeman Athletic Center that reads: This is CARDINAL country. It refers, of course, to the Wesleyan Cardinals. But it works just fine for Greenwich, too. The Cardinals cruised to their fifth consecutive Class LL girls swim championship on Wednesday evening, far […]

CIAC Class M swim meet: Lauralton Hall wins title, SCC dominates


MIDDLETOWN >> The Southern Connecticut Conference flexed its muscle at the Class M swim championships on Tuesday at Wesleyan University. At least one swimmer and relay team finished first, second or both in every event. New SCC member Lauralton Hall made a big splash by winning the team title with 605.5 points. Wethersfield was second (553) […]

Girls swimming: Storylines, swimmers to look for in the CIAC state meets

(Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)  Westbrook's team-of-one swimmer Caitlin McNary at the Madison Racquet & Swim Club.

Five things to look for: • CIAC Class LL – Greenwich the post season measuring stick: The Cardinals have won 15 of the last 17 Class LL titles and 10 of the last 17 State Open titles. Each season they are loaded with talent and this season is no different led by Brooke Collins (100 […]

Diving: Westhill’s Burston wins Class LL title; Trinity Catholic’s Daine captures S crown

Class LL at Bulkeley HS 1 Rachel Burston, Westhill/Stam. 475.30 2 Kari Djonne, Newtown 439.05 3 Haley Foster, Glastonbury 373.30 4 Emma Jaisle, Glastonbury 368.80 5 Emily Murphy, Greenwich 366.20 6 Kamrin Dawkins, Maloney 351.95 7 Ines Villemure, Greenwich 349.85 8 Gillian Eckwall, Newtown 349.55 9 Eliza Donovan, Staples 346.75 10 Kate Russack, Greenwich 344.95 […]

Class L, M diving: New Canaan’s Towbin wins Class L state title; East Lyme’s Suarez takes M crown

Class L at Middletown HS 1 Kylie Towbin, New Canaan 467.80 2 Allison Courtney, Wilton 394.10 3 Katie Kushner, New Canaan 391.70 4 Jacqueline Palermo, Conard 381.65 5 Alexis Heiney, Mercy 364.20 6 Kiersty Neeman, Lyman Hall 356.20 7 Anne Farley, New Canaan 342.55 8 Erin Mostoller, Cheshire 342.00 9 Riley Wadehra, Wilton 339.10 10 […]

Girls swimming: Sacred Heart wins NVL Championship

Torrington coach Katie Gregory, left, presents the first place medal for the 100-yard butterfly to senior Payton Welch. (Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

WATERBURY >> Defending champion Sacred Heart brought its whole team back to Saturday evening’s NVL championships. To no one’s surprise, the Hearts won going away, 871 points to second-place Seymour’s 601.5. The only suspense came for the lower places: Seymour held off Watertown (561) for second; Oxford (483.5) topped Naugatuck (460.5) for fourth; and Torrington […]