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 […]

2014 New Haven County boys soccer MVP: Salah Oumorou, West Haven

(Photo by Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
2014 New Haven County Area Boys Soccer MVP: Salah Oumorou, West Haven.

Pete Hamasian walked in on the first day of his first year in charge of the West Haven boys soccer program and did what any first-year coach may have done. He put the upperclassmen in one group and the underclassmen in another. Among the first-year players in the program was a sophomore, Salah Oumorou. He […]

2014 New Haven Register all-area boys soccer team

Salah Oumorou – MVP West Haven, So., F Stats: Finished with 23 goals and four assists in his first year with the program to lead the Westies to a second-place finish in the SCC Quinnipiac Division. Honors: All-SCC Quinnipiac Division selection. Off the field: Native of Togo in Africa. Paul Hunter – Coach of the […]

Boys soccer: Bosnian born Suljic found success at Torrington

Torrington's Amar Suljic is defended by two Woodland players during a game earlier this season.
(Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> If soccer is the world’s favorite game, Torrington High School’s boys soccer team offered another satisfying glimpse this year of how and why that can be. The whole world plays it. And when its stars come to the U.S., the American game gets better. The Red Raiders proved it again at the local […]

Boys Soccer: 2014 All-FCIAC selections

First Team Matt Reis, St. Joseph; Kai Bjornstad, Darien; Nick Bartels, Greenwich; Matt Doyle, Ludlowe; Jack Brandt, Wilton; Raybon Carwin, Bassick; Sam Jelliffe, Westhill; Ian Shannon, Danbury; Griffin Paterson, New Canaan; Jose Romero, Greenwich; Tyler Dalton, Norwalk; Daniel Bartoli, Trumbull; Matt Mazzola, Ridgefield; Jose Canahui, Norwalk; John Mackie, Darien; Mark Ravichandran, Wilton; David Michaud, Greenwich; […]

Boys soccer: 2014 All-Berkshire League selections

The 2014 All-Berkshire League boys soccer team. Kneeling, left to right: Alex Pearson, Lewis Mills; Connor Angers, Lewis Mills; Freddy Marinelli, Lewis Mills; Kyle Baron, Lewis Mills; Jimmy Wilcox, Lewis Mills; Austin Stoeke, Gilbert.
Standing, left to right: Jack Kingdon, Nonnewaug; Sam Kaelin, Nonnewaug; Ardit Coma, Thomaston; Christian Royer, Northwestern; Nick Ganio, Litchfield; Brandon Hookstadt, Litchfield. (Marianne Killackey - Special to the Register Citizen)

All-Berkshire League boys soccer team Alex Pearson, Lewis Mills Connor Angers, Lewis Mills Freddy Marinelli, Lewis Mills Kyle Baron, Lewis Mills Jimmy Wilcox, Lewis Mills Austin Stoeke, Gilbert. Jack Kingdon, Nonnewaug Sam Kaelin, Nonnewaug Ardit Coma, Thomaston Christian Royer, Northwestern Nick Ganio, Litchfield Brandon Hookstadt, Litchfield.  

Boys soccer: 2014 All-Southern Connecticut Conference selections

Photo by Dave Phillips
Hand's Cole McArdle, center, pictured here against Barlow in the Class L state tournament, was an All-SCC Hammonasset Division selection this season.

BOYS SOCCER All-Hammonasset Curtis Henry (Daniel Hand), Jonluca Perrotti (Daniel Hand), Joey Guay (Daniel Hand), Matt Karas (Daniel Hand), Cole McArdle (Daniel Hand), Ryan Monico (Daniel Hand), Noah Rattet (Guilford), Ben Rattet (Guilford), Cedrick Lingane (Foran), Leandro Jorge (Foran), Herbie Pritchard (Jonathan Law), Antonio Gjuraj (Jonathan Law) All-Oronoque Brayan Lucero (East Haven), Walter Moralles (North […]

Boys soccer: Final 2014 state coaches polls

Final Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Record Points LW 1. Glastonbury (14) 15-5-2 140 NR 2. Farmington 17-4-1 120 2 3. Avon 16-1-4 110 5 4. Danbury 14-4-3 80 NR 5. Branford 13-6-3 75 NR 6. Fairfield Ludlowe 16-1-3 47 1 7. Suffield 16-1-1 43 3 8. Darien 14-5-2 38 NR 9. Grenwich […]

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 […]

Class L boys soccer: Branford, Avon play to 1-1 tie, share state championship


MIDDLETOWN >> The Branford boys soccer team entered unchartered territory in the Class L state tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Hornets were trailing. Avon’s Riley Strassner broke a scoreless tie in the second half and Branford faced its first deficit of the tournament. But Aaron Radulski scored the equalizer exactly 7 minutes later. Branford never […]

Class LL Boys Soccer: Clark’s header in double OT seals title for Glastonbury

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

NEW BRITAIN>> Glastonbury boys soccer coach Mark Landers described his team’s state championship perfectly when he said it summed up the entire season in one game: Glastonbury faced plenty of obstacles, but still prevailed at the end Farmington scored in the first 90 seconds, but Glastonbury stormed back to win its eighth title, 2-1, in the […]

Class M boys soccer: Amundarian’s goal lifts Ellington to title over Tolland

MIDDLETOWN >> Ellington’s Eric Amundarain, who scored the only goal of the match, said it best. “I will remember that goal until the day I die,” he said, after the Purple Knights won the CIAC Class M championship before more than 1,000 spectators at Rosek-Skubel Stadium at Middletown High School. The game-winner came with 11:29 […]

Class S Boys Soccer: East Hampton and Somers play to scoreless draw, named co-champions

Somers poses with the Class S trophy after tying with East Hampton on Saturday in New Britain. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

Eighty minutes was not enough for these two teams and neither was the additional 30 in overtime to try and get a decisive winner. The result was a 0-0 tie between Somers and East Hampton in the Class S boys soccer championship game at Veterans Memorial Stadium in New Britain. For East Hampton it was enough […]

CIAC Boys Soccer Championship Live Update Blog

Jimmy Zanor — Middletown Press
Haddam-Killingworth’s Connor Agro (11) dribbles the ball upfield with Immaculate’s Ryan McFarland (16) in pursuit during Monday’s Class S state tournament game.

For updates on the CIAC Boys Soccer Championships, follow the updates on the live blog below. BOYS SOCCER  CLASS LL, 10 a.m. Farmington vs. Glastonbury at Willowbrook Park, New Britain [NFHS Network Live Stream] CLASS L, 1:30 p.m. Branford vs. Avon at Middletown HS [NFHS Network Live Stream] CLASS M, 10 a.m. Ellington vs. Tolland […]

Boys soccer: State championship gameday capsules

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)
Aaron Radulski is about to kick away for Branford against Notre Dame-West Haven earlier in the tournament. The Hornets face Avon for the Class L state championship on Saturday.

CLASS LL No. 4 FARMINGTON (17-3-1) vs. No. 15 GLASTONBURY (14-5-2) When: Saturday, 10 a.m. Where: Willowbrook Park, New Britain Internet: NFHSNetwork.com Championship game appearances: Farmington is 11-5. Glastonbury is 6-5-1, earning a co-championship with Ridgefield last season. What to look for: Farmington moved up to Class LL after winning the previous two Class L […]

Class L boys soccer: Branford set to clash with Avon in state final

(Catherine Avalone – New Haven Register)
Branford's leading scorer Max Condon, left, leads the Hornets into Saturday's Class L state final against Avon.

BRANFORD >> In 2013, the Branford girls soccer team made its first trip to the Class L state championship game. Almost one year to the day, Branford will be in another Class L state soccer final — except this time, it will be the boys making their championship game debut. The Hornets will square off […]

CIAC boys soccer tournament pairings, results, schedule

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CLASS LL FIRST ROUND Monday,  Nov. 3 NFA 3, Westhill 1 Hall 3, Xavier 1 (OT) Danbury 2, Warde 1 Conard 1, Fairfield Prep 1 (Conard 5-3 on PKs) New Milford 3, Kennedy 1 Greenwich 10, Crosby 0 Glastonbury 2, Newtown 0 Simsbury 2, McMahon 1 Norwalk 1, Trumbull 1 (Norwalk 3-1 on PKs) Staples […]

Class L boys soccer: Branford beats Barlow, advances to first state final

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register) 
Branford's Aaron Radulski battles Barlow's Jake Paltauf in the midfield in a CIAC Class L semifinal game at Falcon Field in Meriden, Tuesday. The Branford Hornets defeated Barlow 1-0 and will play Avon on Saturday for the Class L State Championship.

MERIDEN >> As the minutes and seconds kept ticking off the clock on Tuesday at Falcon Field, the Branford boys soccer team kept getting closer to the Class L state championship game. Barlow didn’t make it easy. The Falcons came up with seven second-half shots while not allowing a single shot from Branford. But the […]

Class S boys soccer: Top-seeded Somers downs Cromwell, advance to finals

MIDDLETOWN >> No. 1 seeded Somers outscored Cromwell 4-2 in penalty kicks to eliminate the 4th-seeded Panthers 2-1 after two overtimes in the CIAC Class S boys soccer tournament semifinal in front of 800 at Rosek-Skubel Stadium at Middletown High School Tuesday evening. “We played well, we kept the ball in their end of the […]