2014 Litchfield County Male Athlete of the Year, Torrington’s John McCarthy

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Growing up, most athletes try their hands at multiple sports and only a few of them, like Torrington’s John McCarthy, excel like he did in his four years as a Red Raider. McCarthy just finished his high school career where he was a three-year varsity athlete in three different sports. He was the last line […]

Girls Soccer: Wayne Mones named Notre Dame of Fairfield head coach

The Notre Dame of Fairfield girls’ soccer team is getting a new coach. First reporter from The Hour, Norwalk’s Athletic Director Wayne Mones stepped down at the end of the year from his position, and when the NDFairfield girls’ soccer coaching job became available, it was a perfect fit for him. Mones, who has a […]

Peter Hamasian named next West Haven boys soccer coach

West Haven boys soccer coach Pete Hamasian (photo courtesy of West Haven High School)

Peter Hamasian, an Albertus Magnus graduate with ties to the soccer community in greater New Haven, will be named the next West Haven boys soccer coach, the school announced Monday evening. Hamasian, 25, played soccer at Hamden and then four years at Albertus Magnus, including two years as team captain. He comes over from Hand-Madison’s […]

CIAC releases 2014 fall schedules

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The CIAC has released the 2014 fall schedules on its website Thursday. Cross Country: BOYS school schedules | GIRLS school schedules Field Hockey: School Schedules | Master schedule Football: Team and league schedules (GameTimeCT) Soccer (Boys): School Schedules | Master schedule Soccer (Girls): School Schedules | Master schedule Swimming & Diving (Girls): School schedules Volleyball (Girls): School schedules | Master […]

Torrington High School field project delayed a year, must go back out to bid

The sprinklers inadvertently go off during a Torrington vs. Wilby football game this past fall. The turf field for Torrington high school will go back out to bid and the completion date will be pushed back a year.
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By Isaac Avilucea iavilucea@registercitizen.com @IsaacAvilucea on Twitter TORRINGTON >> “Go back, talk to the mayor, and get them to pony up the money.” It was Andrew Nargi’s way of telling Ed Arum, chairman of the turf committee, the Board of Education would not approve a measure floating the turf committee money, on paper, for Torrington […]

Sticking together: Trio of Ludlowe athletes headed Gettysburg

Fairfield Ludlowe's Kirssy Bradley, Alex Wykoff and Ali Gorab are all headed to Gettysburg College this fall for athletics.

FAIRFIELD >> After four years of athletics together at the high school level, Fairfield Ludlowe’s Krissy Bradley, Ali Gorab and Alex Wykoff will continue their playing careers at the next level together. The trio, who led the Falcons to the quarterfinals of the Class LL State Girls’ Soccer Tournament this past fall, are headed to […]

CPTV Sports’ Game Time highlights the 2014 CSWA Gold Key recipients

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It was a very special edition of CPTV Sports’ Game Time show last week as host John Holt with an assist by Collinsvilley Press editor Gerry deSimas Jr. highlighted the recipients of the 2014 Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance Gold Key award. This year’s winners include West Haven football coach Ed McCarthy, UConn men’s soccer coach […]

CCC softball: Southington readies for title defense

First-year Southington softball coach Davina Hernandez hits her outfielder's fly balls Wednesday afternoon at practice.
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Coming off its 15th state title, the winningest softball program in the state has its eyes on yet another. Davina Hernandez enters her first season as Southington’s head coach, taking over for John Bores who retired after last season’s state championship. She has the team excited to get started. “Everyone just wants to be outside. […]

Trumbull’s Makoski named director of ops, associate soccer coach at Christian Heritage

Trumbull native Manya Makoski has been named the director of operations and associate girls soccer coach at Christian Heritage in Trumbull, according to the Trumbull Times. Makoski, a former two-time NH Register All-Area performer at Trumbull under coach Abe Breslow, was previously an assistant coach with the Notre Dame-Fairfield girls soccer program. Makoski was a […]

Boys soccer: Conard’s Souza named Gatorade State Player of Year

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Matheus Souza of Conard has been named the 2013 Gatorade Connecticut Boys Soccer Player of the Year. Souza, a senior forward had 24 goals and 10 assists this past season, leading the Chieftains (13-5-2) to the Class LL state tournament quarterfinals. His efforts earned him Connecticut Junior Soccer Association Male High School Player of the […]

Generation Next: The best youth athletes in Greater New Haven

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It’s never too early to look ahead. So here’s a peek into the future at 11 emerging athletes from the Greater New Haven area. Meet Generation Next… FOOTBALL: DOUGLAS HARRISON III This running back was one of 48 players in the nation selected to play in the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl. Harrison is a 7th-grader at […]

Girls soccer: McCauley earns state Gatorade award for second straight year

Sarah McCauley of Chase Collegiate School has been selected as the 2013 Gatorade Connecticut Girls Soccer Player of the Year for the second straight year. The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. The 5-foot-7 senior forward led the […]

RHAM athlete killed in Wednesday morning accident

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Garrett Campen, an 18-year old RHAM soccer and football player, died in an early Wednesday morning car accident, the Hartford Courant has reported. According to the story, Campen, who played soccer before switching to football his senior year, was on his way to school when the Huyndai he was driving spun out of control attempting […]

Former Nonnewaug soccer coach Sheikh finds success coaching at Elms College

Coach Jared Sheikh along with some of his players, after leading Elms College to the NECC conference championship this past fall and a berth in the Division III NCAA Tournament. 
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NEW HARTFORD >> Wind rages outside. Inside, it’s recruiting season for college soccer coaches. Proof comes as close as New Hartford resident Jared Sheikh. By day, Sheikh works in his first year as a Torrington High School biology teacher. The rest of the time, he looks for players to help him take Elms College men’s […]

SCC names scholar-athletes for November

Fourteen student-athletes from seven high schools have been named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for November. Student-athletes who are selected must be a varsity letterwinner and have a 3.0/B average while demonstrating leadership qualities. The November honorees are: Justin Waters of Branford (soccer), Isabella Suppa of Branford (soccer), Caroline […]

NH County girls soccer MVP: Tanya Altrui, Branford

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New Haven County All Area girls soccer MVP Tanya Altrui of Branford.

The Branford girls soccer team just completed its best season ever. Nineteen victories. Appearances in both the SCC and Class L state tournament finals. Just three losses. ALL-AREA TEAM SLIDESHOW At the forefront of that success was the 2013 Register Area MVP Tanya Altrui. Altrui would be the first to tell you the team as […]

New Haven County All-Area girls soccer team

Tanya Altrui – MVP Branford, Sr., M Stats: Finished with 24 goals and four assists to lead Branford to the SCC tournament and Class L state finals. Finished her career with 38 goals and 26 assists. Honors: Two-time All-Area pick is also a three-time All-SCC Oronoque Division and two-time coaches All-State selection. Named SCC Player […]

2013 Litchfield County’s All-Area Girls Soccer Team

Taylor Pestritto Torrington Sr. Sweeper Stats: Finished with six goals and five assists. Honors: Named to the All-NVL team, All-Copper Team as a sophomore (2011) and junior (2012).

Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen

MVP – Bailey Pace Lewis Mills, Sr. Forward Stats: Finished with 34 goals and eight assist to help lead Lewis Mills to the Berkshire League title and undefeated regular season 16-0. Honors: Named to the All-State team. Two-time First-Team All-Berkshire League (2012-2013). Slideshow of team Taylor Pestritto Torrington Sr. Sweeper Stats: Finished with six goals […]

Litchfield County’s All-Area Girls Soccer MVP Bailey Pace, Lewis Mills

Bailey Pace - MVP Lewis Mills, Sr. Forward Stats: Finished with 34 goals and eight assist to help lead Lewis Mills to the Berkshire League title and undefeated regular season 16-0. Honors: Named to the All-State team. Two-time First-Team All-Berkshire League (2012-2013).

Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen

“I try to work hard for my team,” smiled Lewis Mills senior Bailey Pace. “Working hard” meant 34 goals for the Lewis Mills girls soccer team this year. In some ways, the feat seems easier considering the Spartans went undefeated in a regular season in which they out-scored opponents 109-6. Think again. Being the top […]