Hand’s Grace Cummings receives “Spirit of Sport Award” from NFHS

Grace Cummings, a student-athlete at Daniel Hand High School, has been selected the 2015 national recipient for Section 1 of the “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), an award created by the NFHS to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of the spirit […]

CIAC releases the 2015 Spring Sports Schedules

Photo by John Vanacore  The Amity Baseball team reaches for the state championship plaque after defeating Southington 9-2 Sunday at Palmer field in Middletown.

Had enough of the cold and snow and seemingly endless postponements? Itching to be outside instead of packed into dank gymnasiums or rinks? Don’t fret. Spring season is just around the corner. The CIAC has released the official spring sports schedules for the 2015 season. So that means it’s time to spend your hours pouring […]

Signing Day: Staples High sends seven to the next level

Staples High athletes competing at the next level from left to right: Ian Burns (Columbia, baseball), Nic Esposito (football, Bryant), Olivia Wiener (Dartmouth, track), Bridget van Dorsten (Brown, track), Erica Hefnawy (Boston College, track), Lauren Garcia (Seton Hall, soccer) and Maggie Walsh (Fairfield, soccer). Photo by Mary Albl

WESTPORT >> Bridget  van Dorsten and Olivia Wiener have enjoyed being teammates together the last four years for the Staples High girls’ track and field team. This coming fall, they’ll get to enjoy competing against one another. Wednesday afternoon in the Staples’ cafeteria, van Dorsten and Wiener both signed national letters of intent to compete […]

Madison’s Russell 1 of 7 to be inducted into Connecticut Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Former Fairfield Prep boys lacrosse goalie Matt Russell of Madison.  He will be inducted into the Conn. Lacrosse Hall of fame

Matt Russell, who grew up in Madison and played boys lacrosse for Fairfield Prep from 1999-2002, is one of seven new selections for induction into the Connecticut chapter of the United States Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The induction banquet will be held Jan. 31 at Aldario’s Restaurant in Milford from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. […]

Notre Dame-WH baseball coach Kessler steps down, assistant Martone takes over

Notre Dame's Lou Kessler after winning last year's Class L baseball title vs. Masuk. Kessler announced he's stepping down as coach. He leaves as the school's all-time wins leader (File photo)

Lou Kessler, Notre Dame-West Haven’s longtime baseball coach who won his fourth state title last spring, has resigned, the school announced in a press release. Kessler met with the team Tuesday to deliver the news. Notre Dame has hired assistant coach Don Martone to take his place. Kessler, a 1977 Notre Dame graduate, took over […]

GameTimeCT’s Top 15 Connecticut High School Sports Moments of 2014: 5 through 1

Bridgeport Central was voted No. 1 after its 19-point comeback Class LL championship victory over Fairfield Prep.  (Mara Lavitt — New Haven Register)

In honor of the first full year of GameTimeCT, we present to you the top 15 moments of the 2014 high school year. We presented the countdown on Instagram over the past two weeks and present it here for posterity and for you non-Instagramming folk. Here’s the final countdown of the Top 5 moments. Compiled […]

GameTimeCT’s Top 15 Connecticut High School Sports Moments of 2014: 10 through 6

Amity High School baseball team shows off the State championship plaque to their fans after beating Southington 9-2 Sunday at Palmer Field in Middletown

In honor of the first full year of GameTimeCT, we present to you the top 15 moments of the 2014 high school year. We presented the countdown on Instagram over the past two weeks and present it here for posterity and for you non-Instagramming folk. Compiled by staff writers Pete Paguaga and Mary Albl. No. […]

GameTimeCT’s Top 15 Connecticut High School Sports Moments of 2014: 15 through 11

Xavier freshman Richard Ciamarra gets ready to serve in the State Open finals Wednesday at Yale. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

In honor of the first full year of GameTimeCT, we present to you the top 15 moments of the 2014 high school year. We presented the countdown on Instagram over the past two weeks and present it here for posterity and for you non-Instagramming folk. Compiled by staff writers Pete Paguaga and Mary Albl. No. […]

Softball: West Haven coach Frank Biondi retires after 33 seasons at helm

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West Haven softball coach Frank Biondi has retired after 33 seasons.

WEST HAVEN – Frank Biondi was very dedicated to coaching the West Haven softball team for 33 seasons – more than a third of them while spending most of his months at his home in Hill, New Hampshire. The 72-year-old coach has decided to end his storied career with a 431-280 record, citing the time […]

Softball: Torrington’s Morris signs with UConn

Torrington senior Marissa Morris with her mother Valerie, right, and her father Tyler, signed a letter of intent to UConn Monday.
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TORRINGTON >> Marissa Morris, the other half of a Torrington High School softball battery made famous by Sydney Matzko’s pitching, completed a Division I sweep, signing a letter of intent to play for UConn next year. Matzko, now playing at the University of North Carolina, has a dazzling array of pitches; Monday’s signing attests to […]

Litchfield Hall of Fame to induct 10 new members

The Litchfield Athletic Hall of Fame enshrines 10 new members this Friday in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony and reception at the Litchfield Community Center. Inductees are Chris Blazek, Chris Chabot, Robert Davenport, Matt Donne, Kathleen Ebner, Leland McKenna, Benjamin Murphy, Andrew O’Dell, Sharon Simoncelli and Tom Wu. Chris Blazek Blazek is best known for a […]

Instagram challenge: Does your school have the best fan group?

Newtown's "The Hawk Nest) goes all out during football games. (Pete Paguaga - Register)

Throughout the season we have received a ton of photos for the #GameTimeCTSelfie and a good majority of them have been “student section photos” and we think they are awesome. So we have decided that we are going to try and collect photos from the best “student sections.” After we have collected the photos we […]

Softball: Lauralton Hall’s Dawid and Spitz sign college letters of intent

Lauraton Halls' Alexa Dawid (left) and Lindsey Spitz (right) sign their National Letters of Intent with head coach Amanda Acampora. (Pete Paguaga - Register)

MILFORD >> ­­Lauralton Hall seniors Alexa Dawid and Lindsey Spitz signed their National Letters of Intent to continue their softball careers, on the Division I level, in front of teammates, friends, administration and family on Wednesday. “This is very special for the school, they worked very hard and I am very proud of them, Lauralton […]

Baseball: H-K’s Moskey lands at Quinnipiac

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Haddam-Killingworth senior Brian Moskey is surrounded by family, friends and coaches as he signs a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. Brian’s family, center from left, include sister Kellie, parents Frank and Cindy Moskey, and grandparents Frank Sr. and Lorraine Moskey. Also pictured are H-K coach Mark Brookes and his wife, Rae, and H-K athletic director Lynne Flint.

          HIGGANUM>> Brian Moskey, a standout pitcher and infielder at Haddam-Killingworth, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Quinnipiac University in Hamden. With family and friends gathered around, Moskey put pen to paper last week and made his decision official. “When I went there for the first time […]

Girls Lacrosse: Warde’s Reilly signs with Assumption College

Warde's Sarah Reilly (No. 4) during the Class L state semifinal game against Glastonbury last spring.

FAIRFIELD >> When Fairfield Warde girls’ lacrosse coach Tom Davis first saw Sarah Reilly, it wasn’t her talent that stood out immediately for him, but rather her passion for the game. “She had so much enthusiasm and she wanted to learn more about the game,” Davis said. “What she did in the offseason proved what […]

West Haven to induct nine into school’s Hall of Fame Nov. 29

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Former West Haven baseball coach Mike Anquillare will be among nine people getting inducted into the West Haven Hall of Fame on Nov. 29.

Nine members will be inducted into the West Haven Hall of Fame will be honored Saturday, Nov. 29, at the West Haven Italian-American Club. The newest members to be inducted are Joseph Morrell Jr., Stacey Breen Sao, Ron Conlan, Michael Anquillare, Michael Keyes, the late Joseph Giannotti, William Engels, Lindsay Michel and Robert Sveda. Morrell […]

East Haven to induct seven into school’s Hall of Fame Nov. 23

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The 28th annual East Haven High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame induction will be held on Nov. 23 at 12:30 p.m. Slated for induction are Tamara Highsmith (2004), Don Harrison (1957), Robert Sembler (1976), Dr. William McCormick (1988), Frank Higgins (1982), Jeff Fletcher (1991) and Joe Glenn (2001). Highsmith is the school record-holder in […]

Officials say goal is to open Hillhouse’s Bowen Field by Thanksgiving, 2015

Hillhouse High School students and public officials pose for photographs at a ground breaking ceremony for Bowen Field in New Haven on 10/27/2014. (Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)

NEW HAVEN >>The message was loud and clear. Superintendent of Schools Garth Harries said Monday the goal is to have Bowen Field at James Hillhouse High School ready for the 2015 Elm City Bowl Classic. Harries was flanked by elected officials, students, parents and community members during a ground-breaking ceremony at Hillhouse when he announced […]

Concussions: head injuries happen in more sports than football

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Megan Smith of Law, left, and Milani Gray of Foran fight for the ball during the first half of  girls soccer at  Law High  School  Wednesday. Law won 2-0.

Football has been hit by the concussion concern harder than any other sport. A study released last year by the National Academy of Sciences found that concussion rates in high school football were significantly higher than that of any other high school sport. But what about those other sports? As reported by athletic trainers, the […]

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 […]