Boys soccer: Amity alumni game to be held Aug. 30

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The Jeremy Saxe Memorial Amity Boys Soccer Alumni game will be played Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. on the Amity High School soccer field. Participating alumni are asked to donate $20 to play, which will include a commemorative game shirt. A portion of the donations will be going to the Jeremy Saxe Scholarship Fund. Additional […]

Soccer: 2015 All-American games to be held in December

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)  St. Joseph head coach Jack Nogueira coaches the Cadets to a 5-1 win over the Cheshire Rams at the Dalling Sports Complex at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, Thursday, November 6, 2014 in CIAC Class LL second round soccer action. The #3 Cadets will play the Fairfield Warde Mustangs ranked sixth on November 9 in Trumbull.

The 2015 Girls and Boys High School Soccer All-American games will be held Dec. 5 at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Connecticut girls on the East team watch list are as follows: Maggie Basta, Greenwich Academy, F Jenna Bike, St. Joseph, F Mara Constantino, Glastonbury, M Kaila Lozado, Newington, F Abbey […]

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 CIACSports.com. A week ago, in our haste to get the enrollment figures to you, we published […]

West Haven mayor wants Notre Dame to help pay for Veterans Field

Veterans Stadium during a Notre Dame-West Haven football game

WEST HAVEN >> The city and the West Haven Seahawks youth football program should seek a financial contribution to the long-delayed Veterans Memorial Field improvement project from Notre Dame High School, which also uses the field, Mayor Ed O’Brien said. “Why doesn’t Mike Last go to Notre Dame and ask for money?” O’Brien said during an interview in his office. He […]

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 […]

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 CIACSports.org. 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

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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 […]

Girls soccer: Lemke named Middletown head coach

MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown High School Director of Athletics Elisha De Jesus announced the appointment of girls junior varsity coach Rachel Lemke to the position of varsity head coach on Friday. Lemke replaces Nick Libera, who has left the Middletown School System. Lemke was a soccer star at Portland High School, Class of 2000, and also […]

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 […]

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, […]

Girls soccer: Middletown’s Libera resigns

MIDDLETOWN >> Nick Libera is no longer the girls soccer coach at Middletown High School. Director of Athletics Elisha De Jesus said in an email that Libera “resigned” his position as a physical education teacher at Woodrow Wilson Middle School and also his position as girls varsity soccer coach. Libera said he “resigned for personal […]

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), […]

Boys Soccer: Middletown hires Cromwell’s Harder

MIDDLETOWN >> Cromwell High boys soccer coach Jonathan Harder has been appointed boys soccer coach at Middletown High School. Harder replaces Sal Emanuele, who resigned to pursue a certificate in school administration. “We’re very excited to have coach Harder at Middletown High,” Director of Athletics Elisha De Jesus said. “He has a record of success […]

Three Hamden athletes sign NLITs

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Hamden athletes Sarah Vita, Samantha Cozzolino and Taylor bannister all signed National Letters of Intent this week.

Three Hamden athletes signed National letters of Intent Wednesday to go on to play sports in college. Sarah Vita signed to play soccer at Merrimack College, Samantha Cozzolino signed to play lacrosse at Southern Connecticut State University and Taylor Bannister signed to play volleyball at Iona College.

Championship Bling (a series): Glastonbury Boys Soccer’s 2014 LL title banner

Glastonbury's Class LL championship boys soccer team shows off its 2014 title banner. (via Glastonbury boys soccer)

And now, another episode of ‘Championship Bling,’ where we chronicle the continuing spoils of state championship glory. Yesterday, we showed off Xavier’s Class LL-Small title rings. Now, here’s the Glastonbury boys soccer team’s 2014 Class LL championship banner, decorated with the fine young men who brought it home this year with a 2-1 overtime victory over […]

Eight to be inducted into Hillhouse Hall of Fame March 28

Eight people and one team will be inducted into the Hillhouse High Hall of Fame March 28 at the Foxon Country House. The inductees are: William “Derk McCoy (1961), who starred in football and went on to have a long career for the New Haven police department; William Gray (1964), who starred in basketball and […]

South Kent’s Watson named Gatorade boys soccer state player of the year

In its 30th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA Today High School Sports, last week announced Mickey Watson ’15 of South Kent School as its 2014-15 Gatorade Connecticut Boys Soccer Player of the Year. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also […]

Girls soccer: St. Joseph’s Bike earns Gatorade State Player of Year honor

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Jenna Bike of St. Joseph has been named the 2014-15 Gatorade Connecticut Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Bike is the third Gatorade Connecticut Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from St. Joseph High School. The award recognizes high standards of both athletic excellence and academic achievement. The 5-foot-6 junior forward had […]

Signing Day: Staples High sends seven to the next level

Staples High athletes competing at the next level from left to right: Ian Burns (Columbia, baseball), Nic Esposito (football, Bryant), Olivia Wiener (Dartmouth, track), Bridget van Dorsten (Brown, track), Erica Hefnawy (Boston College, track), Lauren Garcia (Seton Hall, soccer) and Maggie Walsh (Fairfield, soccer). Photo by Mary Albl

WESTPORT >> Bridget  van Dorsten and Olivia Wiener have enjoyed being teammates together the last four years for the Staples High girls’ track and field team. This coming fall, they’ll get to enjoy competing against one another. Wednesday afternoon in the Staples’ cafeteria, van Dorsten and Wiener both signed national letters of intent to compete […]

Glastonbury girls soccer program honored by MaxPreps

Glastonbury High School was presented with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy during the school’s athletic assembly on Friday.  The honor is part of the fourth annual MaxPreps Soccer Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard and Glastonbury is one of just ten girls’ soccer programs being honored. The Tomahawks finished ranked […]