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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

2014 New Haven County Area Girls Soccer MVP: Julia Carr, Guilford

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2014 All-Area Girls Soccer MVP: Julia Carr, Guilford.

The Guilford girls soccer team fought back from a two-goal deficit to tie Avon in the Class L state tournament quarterfinals last month. The defending champions were alive and well and seemingly headed for overtime – except for one last shot from Avon, a long-distance shot with 1 second left in regulation. “The whole time, […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Girls Soccer Team

Julia Carr – MVP Guilford, Sr., F-M Stats: Finished with 20 goals and 15 assists to lead Guilford to a second straight SCC tournament title. Honors: Two-time All-Area and All-SCC Hammonasset Division selection. Also a All-New England pick, SCC Tournament MVP and chosen to play in the Senior Bowl. Off the field: Member of the […]

Team Selfie Challenge winner: East Haven girls soccer

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The East Haven girls’ soccer team had an historic season this past fall on the pitch collecting a program best seven wins, more than tripling the games they won in 2013. The Yellowjackets continued their winning ways as they became the first squad to win the GameTimeCT Selfie Team title. The Yellowjackets, which finished the […]

Girls soccer: 2014 All-FCIAC selections

St. Joseph sophomore Lindsey Savko earned All-FCIAC first team honors. The Cadets placed four individuals on first team. Register file photo

First Team Jenna Bike, St. Joseph; Leah Lewis, St. Joseph; Lindsey Savko, St. Joseph; Marissa Grasso, St. Joseph; Anna Glovin, Fairfield Warde; Mollie Kerrigan, Fairfield Warde; Jenn Maldonado, Fairfield Warde; Jess Laszlo, Westhill; Heidi Druehl, Westhill; Chelsea Domond, Westhill; Liane Keegans , Ridgefield; Jenna Denis, Ridgefield; Lauren Garcia, Staples; Megan Root, Staples; Jessica Robbins, Danbury; […]

Girls soccer: 2014 All-Southern Connecticut Conference selections

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Mercy senior Kendra Landy, right, pictured here against Cheshire, was an All-SCC Quinnipiac Division selection this season.

GIRLS SOCCER All-Hammonasset Emily Stephens (Guilford), Julia Carr (Guilford), Allison Stephens (Guilford), Andrea Basilicato (Guilford), Zoe Demitrack (Guilford), Madeline Wall (Guilford), Paige Dostie (Guilford), Olivia Sacco (Daniel Hand, Riley Kokoruda (Daniel Hand), Alexia Malangone (Foran), Bethany Edwards (Jonathan Law), Lauren Brandau (Daniel Hand), Carly Pala (Foran) All-Housatonic Kaitlyn Doherty (Amity Regional), Zoie Reed (Amity Regional), […]

Girls soccer: Final 2014 state coaches polls

Final Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                                     Points 1. Glastonbury (7)              79 2. Fairfield Warde              68 3. Immaculate (1)              66 4. Avon                                  57 5. Simsbury                         43 6. St. Joseph                        39 7. Ridgefield                        25 8. Guilford                           18 9. Mercy                               15 10. Staples                            9 Others […]

Girls soccer: Portland defied the odds

The Portland girls soccer team captured its second straight Class S title on Saturday. Pictured, from left, are Emilie Hernandez, Brooke Marconi, Carli Sienkewicz, Alina Pantano, and Kayla Hardesty. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

The odds of winning a state championship as a No. 29 seed are stacked higher than Portland’s Arrigoni Bridge. You need to have the soccer gods on your side. And sometimes even that’s not enough. Your chances, however, become a little better when you’ve got a team who believes that the regular season is one […]