Work begins on athletic fields at Hamden High School

Mayor Curt Balzano Leng and Legislative Council President James Pascarella put the first ceremonial shovel in the ground Wednesday, officially kicking off the construction of new athletic fields at Hamden High School (Photo Kate Ramunni)

HAMDEN >> The fields behind Hamden High School will be closed to the public this summer as work started this week on major renovations that will fix long-standing problems and expand the ability for teams to use them at the same time. Both the football field and the baseball field will undergo renovations that will […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Tennis Team

Amity's Jason Seidman during his match with Xavier's Rich Ciamarra Friday, May 11, 2015 at Watrous Park in Cromwell. (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Tennis Team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Photos by Peter Hvizdak. Most Valuable Player Jason Seidman Amity, senior Stats: Finished 20-0 during the regular season at No. 1 singles for the fourth straight year. Won the Class LL state championship for the second time and the State Open crown […]

2015 New Haven Register Area Boys Tennis MVP: Jason Seidman, Amity

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From the day of his first singles match as an Amity High School tennis player, Jason Seidman had to perform as the No. 1 seed. He beat out teammate Andrew Ginzberg, a senior destined for the University of Connecticut, in a preseason challenge match and took over the No. 1 spot for the next four […]

2015 New Haven Register Area Golf MVP: Zach Iannone, Notre Dame-West Haven

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Golf courses didn’t open in Connecticut until April, but Zach Iannone’s preparation for the 2015 season at Notre Dame-West Haven started during the winter months. Iannone, who just completed his senior year at Notre Dame, spent quality time at The Fore Seasons Golf Club in Bethany. He wasn’t just working on his swing, but on […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Golf Team

Zach Iannone of Notre Dame-West Haven. Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Golf Team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Photos by New Haven Register staff. Most Valuable Player Zachary Iannone Notre Dame-West Haven, senior Stats: Finished with a stroke differential of 0.17. Co-medalist at the Division II state meet with a 73 at Crestbrook Park GC. Finished second at the SCC […]

Hand’s Grace Cummings honored with NFHS National High School Spirit of Sport Award

Hand's Grace Cummings (second from left) with her parents Colleen and George and Hand athletic director Craig Semple (far left) at the NFHS annual awards dinner in New Orleans on Monday. (Photo via Daniel Hand High School)

Hand’s Grace Cummings was honored with the National Federation of State High School Association’s National High School Spirit of Sport Award during the NFHS’ annual summer meetings in New Orleans. The award recognizes “individuals who exemplify the ideals of the spirit of sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics,” according to the NFHS. […]

SCC honors 12 Scholar Athletes for May

From SCC Press Release: Twelve student-athletes from six high schools have been named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for May – the ninth and final month of the 2014-15 academic year. In its ninth year, The SportsCenter of Connecticut/SCC Scholar Athlete of the Month program honored 126 outstanding young […]

Hartford Courant names Windsor’s Rush, Tolland’s Swanson its regional Athletes of the Year

Windsor's Courtney 'Malik' Rush (left) and Tolland's Caitlin Swanson (right) were named the Hartford Courant's first Athletes of the Year at its inaugural banquet. (Photos by John Vanacore, Mary Albl)

The Hartford Courant named Windsor’s Courtney ‘Malik’ Rush and Tolland’s Caitlin Swanson as its Bo Kolinsky Athletes of the Year on Thursday at its inaugural season ending banquet at Rentschler Field. Rush, a senior, was an accomplished football and track star for Windsor. In football, he had 39 receptions for 906 yards and 11 touchdowns as the Warriors […]

Tennis: Seidman, Ciamarra to meet in USTA 18-U New England quarterfinals; state well represented

Southern Connecticut Conference rivals Richard Ciamarra and Jason Seidman, the No. 1 players at Xavier and Amity, will meet on Friday in the quarterfinals of the boys’ 18-and-under division at the USTA New England Super Six Sectional Championships on Friday at the University of Massachusetts. Ciamarra, the No. 1 seed, has dropped just five games […]

The 2015 CHSCA All-State Baseball Teams

Sheehan catcher Paul Gozzo

The 2015 Connecticut High School Coaches Association’s All-State Baseball teams. These were provided to us without positions. If you have complete rosters or more information email sbowley@nhregister.com. CLASS LL Zac Susi, Southington Carlos Garrido, Trumbull Neil Kelley, Hall David Mathews, Newtown Mike Maccaroni, Darien Mike Savino, West Haven Ben Casparius, Staples Chris Winkel, Amity Jim […]

Championship Bling (A Series): East Haven’s Class L Softball Banner

East Haven's 2015 Class L Softball Championship banner.

East Haven won its first softball championship since 1984 two weeks ago, and the town wasted no time in getting their victors some spoils. The East Haven Board of Education recognized the team Tuesday night for its 4-2 upset of Fitch in the Class L championship game. The East Haven softball team had been pushing for a […]

Valley Regional’s Chris Jean-Pierre, Wilbur Cross’ Danae Rivers embodied both Athlete of the Year dimensions

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)   Wilbur Cross senior runner Danae Rivers and Valley Regional senior quarterback Chris Jean-Pierre are the 2014-2015 recipients of the New Haven Register Athlete of the Year at the Annual MVP Banquet at Amarante's Sea Cliff on Cove Street in New Haven.

NEW HAVEN >> Two scenarios typically arise when it comes to choosing the annual New Haven Register male and female athletes of the year. There’s the athlete who proves to be so much better than the competition in a given sport that the choice is relatively simple. Or the athletes who may not have been […]

Here’s the CIAC’s official Spring Sports championship recap video

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The CIAC today released a comprehensive highlight video of all the spring sports state championships via the coverage of NFHS Network and CPTV Sports. It features 21 events, from track, to tennis, volleyball, softball, lacrosse and baseball. It’s 22 minutes of bliss. Related: The Top 25 Moments from Spring Championship Weekend.

Who will be the 2014-15 Register Athletes of the Year?

2015 NHR Athletes of the Year

  Has it really been over 20 years since the New Haven Register started honoring its Area Athletes of the Year? It will be the 21st year where we acknowledge all of our MVPs throughout the course of the school year tonight’s at Amarante’s Sea Cliff and culminate the evening by naming our latest Athletes […]

Baseball: North Haven’s DeMayo has a ways to go to reach national record

North Haven baseball coach Bob DeMayo (File photo)

Tid-bit from Chip Malafronte’s Sunday column in the New Haven Register we thought you’d find interesting: • Given the level of success spread over 57 seasons, one might think North Haven baseball coach Bob DeMayo’s 854 career victories might be approaching the all-time United States high school record. Not so. A coach in Iowa named […]

Track and Field: Danae Rivers third in 800, CT athletes dominate at NB Nationals

The Tolland girls' 4x1 mile placed second at the New Balance Nationals on Sunday, earning all-american status and setting an unofficial state record. Photo courtesy of Jenny Jacobs

Under hot and humid conditions at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals at North Carolina A&T’s Aggie Stadium in Greensboro late Sunday afternoon, the game plan for Danae Rivers was to just go out hard. In a talented 800-meter field that featured multiple top 20 runners in the nation, the junior from Wilbur Cross was able […]

Track and Field: Staples’ DeBalsi finishes 3rd at Brooks PR 2 mile

Staples' Hannah DeBalsi, left poses with Anna Rohrer and Destiny Collins after the Brooks PR 2 mile race. DeBalsi finished in third place. Photo by Sara Bassett

SEATLLE >> Looking for a fast time and a good race, Hannah DeBalsi got just that on Saturday afternoon. The Staples High junior, who has battled a few bad performances in some of the top tier races this spring, bounced back with an impressive showing in the 2 mile at the Brooks PR Invitational in […]

Your 2014-2015 CIAC Champions: Darien rules again, CCC tops conferences

Darien once again won the most state championships during the 2014-15 school sports year.

Darien won nine CIAC championships, the most of any Connecticut high school, during the 2014-15 academic year. The Blue Wave won four more titles than second-place Tolland, Glastonbury, Windsor and, of course, arch-rival New Canaan. The 32-team CCC took home the most state championships (36), usurping the crown worn by the FCIAC last season. The FCIAC […]

Boys lacrosse: St. Joseph coach Joe Izzo steps down due to personal reasons

The Joe Izzo-coached St. Joseph boys lacrosse team celebrates beating Weston 14-5 for the Class S title on Saturday (Jim Fuller photo)

  It was a tough decision for St. Joseph boys lacrosse coach Joe Izzo. After the Izzo-coached Cadets won their fourth CIAC Class S championship with a 14-5 win over Weston on Saturday, he made it official that he was stepping down due to personal reasons. Izzo coached for 12 seasons and leaves with a […]