Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Gilbert boys soccer earns first victory of the season

Gilbert boys soccer earned its first victory of the season after shutting out Wamogo 1-0 Tuesday afternoon. The Yellowjackets’ Steve Fortier scored the game-winning goal with under 10 minutes remaining in regulation. Fortier was assisted by Derek Fazioli. Gilbert’s Austin Stoeke made eight saves in the shut out. Wamogo is 3-9-1, Gilbert is 1-10-2. Litchfield […]

Girls soccer: Platt Tech qualifies for states in Tuesday’s roundup

The Platt Tech girls soccer team is headed to the state tournament after a convincing 4-0 Constitution State Conference win over Wolcott Tech Tuesday. Erin Daly scored twice for Platt Tech. Nathalie Rafael had two saves and scored off a penalty kick for Platt Tech (8-4-3) in the victory over Wolcott Tech (1-12). Platt Tech […]

CCC: Adding Avon, enrollment changes cause conference realignment

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BRISTOL>> Starting in the fall of 2015, Avon will leave the NCCC and join the Central Connecticut Conference. The state’s largest conference becomes even bigger. But with the addition of a 33rd school comes division realignment. Under the current system for the majority of sports, there are four divisions based on geographic location. Under the new […]

Girls soccer: State coaches poll, week 6

Week ending Oct. 18 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                                           Points  1. Glastonbury (9)                       90 2. Fairfield Warde                      76 3. St. Joseph                                 70 4. Avon                                          55 5. […]

Soccer: SCC and Shoreline tournament outlook (updated)

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The picture looks a little bit clearer in both the SCC and Shoreline after Monday’s games. SCC boys Your four division champions are: Hand (Hammonasset) Shelton (Housatonic) Fairfield Prep (Quinnipiac) Branford (Oronoque, wins tiebreaker over North Haven) Lyman Hall and West Haven have clinched wildcards into the eight-team tournament. Notre Dame-West Haven and Guilford control […]

Girls Soccer: Berlin blanks Middletown for CCC South lead

Middletown senior Amanda Bowen keeps the ball away from Berlin's Sarah Bosco (10).  Bosco had two goals against the Blue Dragons on Monday.  Photo by Sandy Aldieri - Special to the Press

By Jim Bransfield MIDDLETOWN >> This was domination. Berlin clinched at least a tie for the Central Connecticut Conference South Division girls soccer championship with a 2-0 win over Middletown in front of more than 300 at Rosek-Skubel Stadium Monday evening. “We got beat the whole night from start to finish,” said Middletown coach Nick […]

Girls soccer: Lauralton Hall shuts out West Haven, clinches SCC Quinnipiac Division

WEST HAVEN – Lauralton Hall senior Sarah Haselkamp and her teammates knew it would be a challenge to play in the tough Southern Connecticut Conference in the team’s first year since moving from the South-West Conference. But Haselkamp and her teammates were not going to let a tough schedule get in their way of accomplishing […]

Girls soccer: Segalla leads Housatonic past Northwestern

Northwestern coach Jared Stotler talks to his team during halftime against Housatonic.
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WINSTED >> Housatonic sophomore Lauren Segalla celebrated her birthday with both goals in a 2-0 Mountaineer win at Northwestern Monday afternoon. The Highlanders (5-5-3) had the edge for most of the first half. Housy cranked it up in the second. “We come out in the second half, always,” said Segalla, who scored late in the […]

CCC: Major realignment set for 2015-16

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BRISTOL >> The Central Connecticut Conference officially announced Monday afternoon a major realignment of its divisions for all sports for the 2015-2016 school year, as reported in The Middletown Press during the summer and again Monday. For boys and girls soccer, boys and girls cross-country, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball, boys and girls outdoor […]

Monday’s NH County girls soccer roundup: Cheshire upends Guilford

CHESHIRE 4, GUILFORD 1 >> Alexandra Pelletier had two goals and an assist for Cheshire in an SCC interdivision home win. Saige Bingman added a goal and an assist for the Rams (9-3-3). Julia Carr scored for the Indians. Mercy 2, Branford 1 >> Danielle Richardson scored twice for Mercy in an SCC interdivision win […]

Monday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington boys soccer shuts out Wilby

Torrington's Alex Church attempts a corner kick during the Red Raiders' 4-0 victory over Wilby.
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Torrington boys soccer finished their regular season on a high note Monday by shutting out Wilby 4-0 at home. The Red Raiders’ Kevin Vaca, Amar Suljic, Alex Church and Mike Desousa each scored a goal in the victory. Vaca added two assists while Suljic and Jose Peguero each had one. Wilby’s Tyriq Harris made 14 […]

Soccer: Bunnell to hold alumni game Nov. 10

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The Bunnell High School girls’ and boys’ soccer teams will sponsor its second annual Alumni Soccer Game on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. on Bunnell’s turf field to raise funds for Halle’s Hope, Inc. The co-ed alumni soccer game will pit current Bunnell senior boys and girls soccer players versus male and female graduates who […]

Soccer: SCC, Shoreline tournament outlooks

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West Haven's Sebastian Parra (10) and Kevin Ruiz (8) battles Notre Dame's Alexander Ossa for possession. Both West Haven and Notre Dame could earn wildcards into the SCC tournament beginning Oct. 25.

Both of last year’s champions of the Southern Connecticut Conference soccer tournaments still have a chance to repeat. SCC BOYS Xavier is still in wildcard consideration with one week remaining in the regular season, but it is a longshot. So who will be crowned the boys champ on Oct. 29 at East Haven High? Could […]

Soccer: Top New Haven County performances, upcoming games to watch

Guilford's Noah Rattet, left, during the first matchup with Hand. The two teams played to a scoreless tie in the rematch Saturday.
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FINE PERFORMANCES Ania Spina, Sheehan: Senior scored in the final seconds of regulation to give the Titans the 2-1 win over Shelton. Alexa Gibbs, Amity: Junior scored three goals in a 6-0 win over Lyman Hall to help the Spartans clinch their first SCC Housatonic Division title since 2006. Salah Oumorou, West Haven: Sophomore scored […]

Saturday’s Greater New Haven girls soccer roundup: Stephens’ goal gives Guilford 1-0 win over Hand

Guilford 1, Hand 0 >> Allison Stephens scored with 8.8 seconds left in the first half off an assist from Julia Carr to lead the Indians to an SCC Hammonasset Division win in Guilford. Emily Stephens had four saves for the Indians (11-2), who clinched the division title. Amy Boswell had seven saves for the […]

State’s longest winning streaks by sport

The following are confirmed state records for winning streaks. There are other streaks we are trying to confirm. Feel free to add win streaks for sports that are not listed in the comments section and we will work to confirm. Football: 49, Cheshire (1991-96) Boys basketball: 80, Middletown (1975-78). Girls basketball: 62, Seymour (1996-99) and […]

Friday’s Greater New Haven girls soccer roundup: Branford wins to clinch SCC Oronoque title

Cassidy McCarns had a goal and an assist for the Branford girls soccer team, which defeated North Haven 3-0 at home Friday to clinch the Southern Connecticut Conference Oronoque Division title. Emma Pottenger and Rachel Cholewinski also scored for the Hornets (6-8), who won the SCC title in 2012 and reached the final last year. […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup: Beltrandi leads Northwestern field hockey past Thomaston

Northwestern 1 Thomaston 0 >> Northwestern’s Emma Beltrandi made 22 saves to lead the Highlanders past Thomaston, for their third win of the season. Maggie Dahill scored the only goal of the game in the first half. Northwestern is 3-5-3-1 and Thomaston falls to 7-3-1-1. Boys soccer Thomaston 4 Gilbert 0 >> Andrew Goodrich scored […]