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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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).

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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 […]

State soccer players named to All-American teams

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has announced the 2013 NSCAA High School All-America Teams. The following players represent Connecticut:   Brittany Champagne (Suffield), F Samantha Grasso (St. Joseph), F Matheus Souza (Conard), F Sean Sullivan (Suffield), F Sabrina Toole (St. Joseph), D    

All-SCC Girls Soccer Teams

All-Housatonic Division Dakota Kelly (Amity), Alexandra Pelletier (Cheshire), Joelle MarkAnthony (Sheehan), Zoie Reed (Amity), Leah Chamberlain (Cheshire), Alessandra Lamberti (Cheshire), Laurel Bailey (Shelton), Ania Spina (Sheehan), Hannah Bonitz (Cheshire), Cassie Giza (Amity), Krista Petersen (Lyman Hall), Samantha Hartmayer (Shelton)  All-Quinnipiac Division Kendra Landy (Mercy), Marisa Pacapelli (West Haven), Mary Verneris (Sacred Heart Academy), Alex Zampini […]

All-South-West Conference Girls Soccer Team

Grace Blackwell, Barlow Maggie Bodington, Stratford Lucy Daniels, Bethel Jasmine DaSilva, Brookfield Paige Davis, Immaculate Nathalia Diaz, Immaculate Emma Dunleavy, Lauralton Hall Kerri Eden, Barlow Whitney Farber, Weston Karla Grajeda, Kolbe Cathedral Sierra Grazia, New Milford Ashley Houghton, Immaculate Caitlyn Linden, Immaculate Sarah Lynch, Newtown Maureen Murphy, Masuk Anna Northrop, Newtown Kacie O’Neill, Bunnell Lauren […]

SCC Scholar-Athletes named for October

Eleven student-athletes from six high schools have been named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for October. Student athletes who are selected must be a varsity letterwinner and have a 3.0/B average while demonstrating leadership qualities. The scholar athletes are: Christina Glusac of Amity (field hockey), Michael Yuan of Amity […]

Torrington girls’ soccer is No. 5 on the 2013 Litchfield County best fall teams

The Torrington girls' soccer team was voted the fifth best team in Litchfield County from this past fall season.

Marianne Killackey - Special to the Register Citizen

Coming in at No. 5 on the 2013 Litchfield County best fall team list is the Torrington girls’ soccer team. The Red Raiders started out very strong, 7-2-1 in its first nine games and were one of the top teams in the Naugatuck Valley League. The injury bug then came knocking and the they lost […]

A season of Staples soccer

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WESTPORT >> “Our record really doesn’t reflect the type of team we are,” Lauren Garcia said. “So we’re going to go into any game knowing we can come out with a win.” At the Wakeman Turf in Westport it’s a little past 4 p.m. and the Staples girls’ soccer team is in the midst of […]

Lewis Mills girls’ soccer is No. 10 on the 2013 Litchfield County best fall teams

The Lewis Mills girls finished the regular season with an 16-0 record. Julia Pearson (pictured) was a big part of their success.
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After a very successful fall season by local teams, we took to the internet to see what the people thought the best teams in Litchfield County were this season. There was an online poll, with 15 teams from this past fall on it and after 24-hours and 1,000 votes here are the results. The Lewis […]

Eight being inducted into West Haven Hall of Fame Nov. 30

Eight people will be inducted into the West Haven Hall of Fame on Nov. 30 at Westwoods Ballroom. The eight inductees are: Robert Reilly (1944), who excelled in soccer and hockey, served for two years in the Navy in the South Pacific and earned engineering degrees from Alfred University and New Haven College; Vin Siena […]

FVT’s Student-Athlete Spotlight: Caroline Murphy

By John Torsiello FVT Correspondent School: Simsbury High School. Caroline is an AP student and has been a member of the Simsbury High School honor roll for four years. She plays soccer, lacrosse and basketball for the Lady Trojans. Sports Played And Positions: Soccer (midfield and forward); basketball (guard); lacrosse (midfield). Athletic Accomplishments: Connecticut Super […]

Simsbury girls soccer seniors leave program better that it was

By John Torsiello FVT Correspondent Jim Bayer’s recent message to the Simsbury High School girls soccer team was clear and straightforward. “I told the girls at the end of this year, one of the goals each season is for them to leave the program better then they found it. I think the girls did that […]

2013 All-Berkshire League girls soccer team

The 2013 All-Berkshire League soccer team.

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

The Lewis Mills Spartans ran through the regular season with an undefeated record of 16-0, winning the Berkshire League in the process. For all its success on the field the Spartans led all teams with five selections. All-Berkshire League Team Player, School, Year Lesleigh Carter, Lewis Mills, senior Megan Deacon, Litchfield, senior Caroline Kelly, Shepaug, […]