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Hamden girls hockey captains Samantha Cozzolino (left) and Caraline Kennedy (photo supplied by Hamden coach Mike Callan)

Bowling (30 teams) and girls ice hockey (21 teams) are two high school sports with the potential to grow enough in the next few years to be sanctioned by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The CIAC requires a sport to have 20 percent of the schools in the state, or 38 teams, competing on the […]

Baseball: Amity’s Coppola among inductees into Southern CT Diamond Club Hall of Fame

Amity coach Sal Coppola gets a hug from pitcher Elias Oliphant after the Spartans won their third-straight Class LL baseball title (Photo John Vanacore)

The Southern Connecticut Diamond Club, Inc. will hold its annual hall of fame induction dinner to honor those who have contributed to baseball in the area. It will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15, at Monticello’s Restaurant in Meriden. Hors d’oeuvres will be at 5:30 p.m. Dinner follows promptly at 6:30 p.m. Those being inducted […]

Baseball: Branford’s loss of Bethke is SCSU’s gain

Ed Bethke, who starred on the mound for both schools, resigned earlier this week as head coach for the Hornets and will start Monday in his new position as an assistant coach with the Owls. Bethke had worked in the Branford school system as a paraprofessional, along with heading the high school baseball program for […]

Baseball: Cofield named head coach at Middletown

Josh Cofield

MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown High School Director of Athletics Elisha De Jesus today announced that Josh Cofield has been appointed head baseball coach at the school. “We are excited to have Mr. Cofield as our baseball coach,” De Jesus said. “He is committed to our program, but more importantly, he is committed to all of our […]

Baseball: Branford coach Bethke resigns, to take SCSU job

Branford coach Ed Bethke is going back to college. The coach resigned from Branford Thursday and Monday will officially be named the assistant coach/pitching coach at Southern Connecticut State University. He pitched at Southern from 2007-10 and won 22 games on the mound. “The next step in my career was always to move on and […]

Women’s golf: Greenwich’s McEvoy rallies to win Connecticut Amateur Championship

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Catherine McEvoy of Greenwich rallied to win the 50th State Women's Amateur title at Indian Hill Country Club.

NEWINGTON >> Catherine McEvoy sat in a golf cart at Indian Hill Country Club, still in shock just a handful of minutes after winning the State Women’s Amateur championship Thursday afternoon. Among those coming up to congratulate the senior-to-be at Greenwich High School was Pat O’Sullivan Lucey, arguably the state’s best female amateur golfer ever. […]

Golf: Daly, Yang win prestigious Northern Junior Tournament

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Alissa Yang, left, and Connor Daly were the winners of the 14th Northern Junior Championship Wednesday at New Haven CC.

HAMDEN >> Maxx Bugg took a lot of the summer off from competitive golf after the grind of his final season for the Morgan High team in Clinton. Bugg decided to play in just two tournaments before he leaves to play at Tampa University in two weeks: The Father-Son Tournament held at the Course at Yale […]

Looking Back: Ray Tellier Sr. was a molder of coaches

Ray Tellier Sr. (Register file photo)

Editor’s note: During the summer of 2012, the New Haven Register ran a New Haven 200 series to commemorate its 200th anniversary. will share high school related stories from that series periodically throughout the summer.   To gauge just how influential Ray Tellier Sr. was as a high school coach, look no further than the scores of former […]

Tennis: Connecticut Juniors compete in National Team Championships; USTA Nationals next

Some of the state’s best junior tennis players prepared for the upcoming USTA national championships by representing the New England section at the prestigious National Team Championships. Southern Connecticut Conference rivals Rich Ciamarra and Jason Seidman won their singles matches and teamed up for a doubles victory to lead New England to a 5-4 win […]

Little League: Stamford North claims Division 1 title over Fairfield American

The Stamford North Little League baseball team celebrates winning the Division1 title. Photo by Mary Albl

STAMFORD >> It took extra time and an extra inning, but Sunday night, the Stamford North Little League baseball team slayed District 2 perennial powerhouse Fairfield American 5-4 in seven innings to claim the Division 1 crown. In front of a large crowd at Michael J. Drotar Field, it was Jay Lockwood’s RBI single that […]

Track and Field: Passion is hallmark of Jacobs’ career

Amity's Thom Jacobs during a run. Jacobs officially resigned from coaching track last June. Photo courtesy of Sue Jacobs

Laddie Lawrence’s first memory of Thom Jacobs is from a track meet. A very passionate Jacobs was riled up about something. “I turned to him at the meet and said something to the effect of, ‘Just think, there’s billions of people in China who don’t even know we have a meet today. Don’t worry about […]

Tennis: Fairfield’s Ellyse Hamlin wins pair of USTA national titles

Ellyse Hamlin of Fairfield will head to Duke with a pair of national titles in her possession. Hamlin won both the singles and doubles titles at the girls’ 18-and-under USTA Clay Court Championships in Memphis, Tennessee, this weekend. Hamlin defeated fellow Duke incoming freshman Kaitlyn McCarthy 6-7, 6-1, 7-5 in Saturday’s singles final. It was […]

Little League softball: Seymour falls to Westport, drops into loser’s bracket

BRISTOL >> Things did not go according to plan for Seymour softball little league team in the state final opener against Westport. Groundballs were not fielded cleanly, Westport kept getting on base and Seymour lost 4-2 in Bristol Wednesday. “I think we got a lot of the nerves out of the way,” said Seymour coach […]

Girls lacrosse: Old Saybrook coach Al Mortali resigns

Al Mortali, Old Saybrook - Coach of the Year

Al Mortali, selected this season’s All-Area girls lacrosse coach of the year, has decided to resign after coaching the Rams for 16 years . “This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while, 16 years is quite a run,” Mortali said. “It has been a great experience and it has been great working with […]

2015 New Haven Register Area Boys Volleyball MVP: Erik Kocur, Shelton

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With Erik Kocur out of the lineup, the Shelton boys volleyball team was a completely different squad. The Gaels were still a talented unit, but Kocur’s absence was certainly apparent. Kocur did not play against Greenwich in the first round of the Class L state tournament this season due to orientation at UConn. Shelton dropped […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Volleyball Team

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Most Valuable Player Erik Kocur Shelton, Sr., outside hitter Stats: Averaged 15 kills, nine digs and two aces per game for the Gaels, who went 20-3, won the SCC tournament championship and advanced to the Class L state semifinals. Honors: Was an All-SCC and Class L coaches all-state selection, was selected to play in the […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Lacrosse Team

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The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Lacrosse team. Capsules by Dan Nowak. Photos by Arnold Gold unless noted. Most Valuable Player Colin Uyeki North Haven, Sr., Attackman Stats: Had 58 goals, 45 assists and 38 ground balls, set a single-season school record for points (103) and career school records for points (285) and goals […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Lacrosse MVP: Colin Uyeki, North Haven

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The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Lacrosse MVP: Colin Uyeki, North Haven.

Although the North Haven boys lacrosse team had a pair of tough post-season losses to deal with, looking back on it, senior attackman Colin Uyeki admits the Indians actually had a pretty good season overall. Uyeki himself certainly had an exceptional season. North Haven had to endure a tough 15-14 overtime loss to eventual champion […]

The All-Time Connecticut High School / Major League Baseball All-Star team

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So what if you could put together an all-time all-star team of Major League Baseball players who attended high school in Connecticut?  We decided to give it a try and were pleasantly surprised not only with the talent that has played in the state, but the fact we could fill each position. Heck, we even […]

Softball: East Haven to honor Class L champions

A banquet honoring the East Haven softball team, which won the Class L state championship in June, will be held on July 20 at 6 p.m. at Fantasia in North Haven. The event will be emceed by George DeMaio. Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, please call Missy Luzzi at (203) 627-3791 or Ed Crisafi […]