Baseball: Diamond Club Hall of Fame induction dinner to be held Oct. 16

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The Southern Connecticut Diamond Club Inc. will hold its annual Hall of Fame induction dinner on Oct. 16 at Monticello’s Restaurant in Meriden. Those being inducted include Roger Beale of North Haven, former Hamden High and Quinnipiac College player and longtime coach of Post 88 American Legion; the Hamden Plainsmen baseball team represented by its […]

Baseball: Mike Anquillare steps down as coach at West Haven

West Haven baseball coach Mike Anquillare (center) talks with a pitcher during a game in 2012. Anquillare announced he will step down after 12 years as head coach (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

Mike Anquillare resigned Monday after 15 season as head baseball coach at West Haven. A 1986 graduate of the school, Anquillare also was an assistant coach with the program before taking over for Jon Capone, who is now the school’s athletic director. Anquillare, 46, has a son, 11, and a daughter, 7, both of whom […]

Softball: Seymour receives championship rings

Members of the Seymour softball team display the rings they received for winning the Class M state championship.
Catherine Avalone/Register

The Seymour softball team received championship rings for winning the Class M state title this past spring in a ceremony held at halftime of the school’s football game on Thursday. The Wildcats defeated East Haven 2-0 in the Class M state championship game on June 14.  It was the ninth state title for Seymour and […]

FOOTBALL 2014: It’s more than a game for Hand’s Tommy Wilson

Daniel Hand High School football player Tommy Wilson. Photo by Arnold Gold/Register

MADISON >> Tommy Wilson’s smile tells a story. It’s a late August afternoon in Madison at Hand High School and the Tigers are two weeks away from their home-opener against New Canaan. A year ago they lost to the Rams on the road 50-21. “A lot of people are going to be at the Surf […]

Notre Dame-West Haven’s practice turf field ready for use

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Early stages of construction for the school's athletic turf field.

The new athletic turf field at Notre Dame-West Haven High School is now available for the teams to use. It took less than four months to complete. The football team practiced on the field Wednesday and the soccer team took its first turn on Thursday. The old field was grass but would become all dirt […]

Softball: Foran’s Kemp commits to Stony Brook University

Foran's Dani Kemp enters her senior season with a .409 batting average, 105 hits, 44 RBI, seven home runs and 40 stolen bases.
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Five-tool player. Easy to coach. Versatile. Great teammate. The list goes on and on when talking about Foran senior Dani Kemp. A stand out catcher who is also a stellar shortstop, the weight of the world may have just been lifted off her shoulders. Announcing she will attend Division I Stony Brook University in New […]

Gilbert names Don Crossman as next head baseball coach

WINSTED >> At the end of this year’s baseball season, a big piece of news arrives for next year’s Gilbert School baseball season. Don Crossman, a legendary local pitcher and Gilbert alumnus, takes over the Yellowjacket baseball team from Athletic Director Pat Cooke. Both coaches played in a golden era for Gilbert baseball. Cooke was […]

Housatonic alum Heacox ready to showcase talents at next level

Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen
Former Housatonic track and field athlete Katie Heacox is ready to begin her first season at Southern Connecticut State University.

While hundreds of kids endure pre-season athletic training this week at area high schools, Housatonic’s Katie Heacox represents the small fraction of graduates getting their first glimpse at the next level. Heacox is the only Mountaineer to win back-to-back State Open titles. A four-year thrower (shot put, discus and hammer), she won the girls state […]

CIAC sets 2015-16 dates for preseason, regular season to begin

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Controls voted last week to move back the start of the regular season in the fall of 2015. The 2015 fall season will begin on Friday, Sept. 11. While that is two days after the official start of this upcoming season (Sept. 9), it will only be four […]

Golf: Whaley wins third CT Women’s Amateur

Photo by Joe Morelli.
Farmington's Kelly Whaley with the championship hardware for winning her third Connecticut Women's Amateur golf title.

WALLINGFORD >> The Connecticut Women’s Amateur golf tournament had virtually been decided before Kelly Whaley teed it up in Wednesday’s final round. Her lead stood at 13 shots after two rounds. The only thing left to be determined was whether Whaley would top her 16-stroke victory from a year ago. Whaley “only” ended up winning […]

Torrington Varsity Alumni Club honors eight graduates

Torrington Varsity Alumni Club officers and scholarship recipients at the club’s 40th scholarship banquet were front row, left to right: Lou Zanderigo; Andy Pace Dominic Toce; Frank Russo. Second row: Joann Duman; Caroline Teti; Makenzie Welch; Kiley Rosengrant; Paulina Kolada; Micaela Bottari; Mario Longobucco. Third row: Paul O’Heron; Nick LaMothe; Paul Denza; Fred Bonvicini; Ernie Tracy; Mark Reichenberg.
Peter Wallace — Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> The Torrington Varsity Alumni Club held its 40th annual student-athlete scholarship banquet Wednesday evening at PSam’s in Torrington. Micaela Bottari, Joann Duman, Paulina Koloda, Nick LaMothe, Kiley Rosengrant, Caroline Teti, Ernie Tracy and Makenzie Welch crossed the last hurdle toward the club’s $1,000 scholarship with a host of thoughtful answers to club-posed questions. […]

Torrington Varsity Alumni Club present its annual scholarships

Micaela Bottari

TORRINGTON >> Since 1948, the Torrington Varsity Alumni Club annually has helped deserving Torrington student-athletes get to college. Much of the fund they use for their $1,000 individual scholarships came from the club’s establishment of a wildly successful youth basketball league that morphed into Elks and PAL basketball. This year, success of the Club’s Raider […]

Northeast Regional: RCP tops Middletown, advances to final

(Catherine Avalone/The Middletown Press)

MIDDLETOWN>> RCP lived dangerously against Middletown, as starting pitching Jake Regula walked 13 batters, Middletown loaded the bases three times and RCP stranded 14 runners. However, the only number that really counts on the scoreboard is the one under the “R” and thanks to a huge top of the ninth, RCP rebounded  to eliminate Post […]

Northeast Regional: RCP mercy rules Maine, will play tomorrow

RCP’s Alex Ramirez pounded his glove after giving up his no-hit bid in the top of the sixth on a single to Bangor’s Kyle Stevenson. “It wasn’t really about the no-no,” he said. “It was about getting a win.” Ramirez got what he really wanted as RCP mercy-ruled Bangor, Maine 10-0 in seven innings at […]

Northeast Regional: Maine knocks out Vermont in dramatic fashion

MIDDLETOWN >> Justin Courtney drove Kyle Stevenson with a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead Bangor over Essex 4-3 in the Northeast Regional at Palmer Field Saturday. Bangor’s next game is to be determined based on the outcome of RCP’s game later tonight. Essex rallied in the top of […]

Northeast Regional: Cheshire wakes up, fights off elimination

MIDDLETOWN >> Playing to extend its season yet again, Cheshire didn’t want to waste any time against Pawtucket, Rhode Island Friday morning. “I’m telling you,” said Cheshire’s Mike Purcell, “we play our best with our backs against the wall.” Purcell had three hits and a two-run double to lead Cheshire to a 7-2 victory over […]

Northeast Regional: Big hit eludes Cheshire in loss to Maine

Cheshire had its chances. It even loaded the bases twice, once with no outs. Unfortunately for Post 92, only one of those chances turned into a run and Cheshire fell to the Bangor Comrades of Maine 7-1 in the American Legion Northeast Regional tournament at Palmer Field Thursday. With the loss, Cheshire will be getting up early to take […]

Golf: Will Bernstein birdies final hole to win Northern Junior

(Melanie Stengel - Register) 
 Will Bernstein gets out of the rough during the 13th Northern Junior Championship. Bernstein won the tournament by birdieing the final hole.

HAMDEN >> Will Bernstein will be following in his brother Sam’s footsteps by attending Yale University this fall and playing for the Bulldogs’ golf team. Will has plenty of game like his brother did. In his final junior tournament Wednesday at New Haven Country Club, Bernstein birdied the last hole to win the 13th annual […]