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. GameTimeCT.com 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 […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Outdoor Track Team

Register All-Area MVP Ruvens Exantus

Most Valuable Performer Ruvens Exantus Bunnell, Sr., jumps/hurdles Stats: Led Bunnell to a second-place finish at the SWC Championship meet, scoring 38 of his team’s 72 points by winning the 110 hurdles, long and triple jump and taking second in the 300 hurdles. Won the Class MM and State Open (46-10.25, school record) in triple […]

2015 New Haven Register Area Boys Track MVP: Ruvens Exantus, Bunnell

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When Bunnell’s Ruvens Exantus first began the triple jump his sophomore year, he would channel his inner musician as he stared down the runway. “(Head coach Jim Brown’s) words were, think of it as drumming; you have to have a three-beat rhythm and keep the spacing in between each beat (jump) consistently the same,” Ruvens […]

Baseball: Staples’ Ben Casparius verbally commits to UNC

Staples' Ben Casparius during a game last spring against Fairfield Ludlowe.

Monday morning, Staples High School’s rising junior Ben Casparius verbally committed to the University of North Carolina to play baseball, first reported by SportsFairfield. This past spring Casparius helped lead the Wreckers to the FCIAC title game and the Class LL state championship. The shortstop/pitcher collected 32 RBIs, eight home runs and went 7-0 on […]

Boys basketball: Fairfield Ludlowe taking part in CT Challenge Bike Ride in support of Warde’s Brancato

Fairfield Warde's Giacomo Brancato during a game against Ludlowe in the Fairfield Holiday Tournament. Photo courtesy of SportsFairfield

FAIRFIELD >> Fairfield Ludlowe head boys’ basketball coach John Dailey remembers the last time they faced Fairfield Warde. It was last January in a packed gymnasium at Ludlowe. It was also the last basketball game Warde’s Giacomo Brancato started in. In late 2014, Brancato was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma — a cancer of the lymph […]

2015 New Haven Register All-State Softball Lineups

FIRST TEAM Player                    Team           Year     Pos. Kendra Friedt       Southington   Sr.        P (MVP) Ashley Guillette   Oxford            Sr.        P Raeanne Geffert   Seymour        Jr.        P Casey Harding      Cheshire         Sr.       3B Dani Kemp             Foran             Sr.       SS Kaley Kempf         Oxford           Sr.        […]

2015 New Haven Register All-State Baseball Lineups

First Team Player                       Yr.      Pos.       Team MVP: Mike Cowell    Sr.        P            Shelton Buddy Dewaine         Sr.        P           Montville Paul Gozzo                 Sr.       C             Sheehan Brian Moskey            Sr.       P/SS      Haddam-Killingworth Cooper Mworka        Sr.       SS           Cheshire Randy Polonia           Sr.       P             Trinity Catholic Ron Rossomando      Sr.       P              Bunnell Mike Savino              Sr.       IF            West Haven Kevin Stone               Sr. […]

2015 New Haven Register State Baseball Player of the Year: Mike Cowell, Shelton

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Shelton coach Scott Gura has seen some great players come through his program in the past eight seasons since he’s been in charge. However, he’s never had a player like senior pitcher Mike Cowell. Cowell struck out 102 batters, had a 0.93 earned run average and tossed two no-hitters in 68 innings pitched. “My personal […]