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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CCC: Major realignment set for 2015-16

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BRISTOL >> The Central Connecticut Conference officially announced Monday afternoon a major realignment of its divisions for all sports for the 2015-2016 school year, as reported in The Middletown Press during the summer and again Monday. For boys and girls soccer, boys and girls cross-country, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball, boys and girls outdoor […]

Seymour Hall of Fame Induction set for Nov. 1

Seymour High’s 2nd Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will take place on Nov. 1 at Colonial Tavern. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour that features a cash bar. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. The inductees that will be honored are: Walt Stosuy, Class of 1955 Dick Dahn, Class of […]

NVL implements new Iron division

Medieval alchemists would be proud. Their efforts to change ordinary metals into gold never hit the jackpot, but the Naugatuck Valley League is making it happen this year – or something like it. The league grew used to two seven-member divisions called Copper and Brass, established in 2006 “with the advent of football championships,” recalls […]

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 […]

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 […]

Track and Field: Notre Dame West Haven’s Bill Parkinson steps down as head coach

Notre Dame West Haven head track coach Parkinson is stepping down as head coach, but will remain the cross country coach in the fall. Courtesy photo

After a highly-decorated 35 years, Notre Dame West Haven head track and field coach Bill Parkinson is stepping down. Parkinson will remain the cross country coach in the fall for the program and will stay on board as a volunteer assistant with the indoor and outdoor track teams. “It’s been a great pleasure and tremendous […]

2014 NH County Area Outdoor Track MVP: Christian Alvarado, Fairfield Prep

Fairfield Prep's Chris Alvarado (Photo Arnold Gold, Register)

June 15 was four years in the making for Fairfield Prep’s Christian Alvarado. The Jesuit senior’s path to his final high school race involved a backstory that featured a lot of winning and some stunning losses and failure. But the end result, his first national title and finally claiming the elusive All-American status, was worth […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Boys Outdoor Track Team

(Peter Casolino-New Haven Register) 2014  New Haven County Area Boys Outdoor Track MVP: Christian Alvrado, Fairfield Prep pcasolino@newhavenregister.com

Christian Alvarado — MVP Fairfield Prep, senior, distance Stats: Won the Loucks Games mile title, captured the Danbury Dream 800 crown, won the 1,600 and 3,200 at the SCC Western Sectionals, SCC Championships, Class LL and State Open. Won the New Balance National mile title in a personal-record time of 4:06.88. Honors: All-SCC, SCC MVP, […]

Track and Field: Local grads have good showing at USATF Junior Championships

Staples High graduate Henry Wynn, pictured here running at the 2013 State Open, finished in eighth place in the men's 1,500 at the USA Junior Championships. Register file photo

EUGENE, ORE. >> Staples High graduate Henry Wynne barely made Sunday’s finals of the men’s 1,500 at the USA Track and Field Junior Championships. But Wynne, who just finished his freshman year at the University of Virginia, made the most of his first junior championships as he captured eighth place in a competitive field at […]

Malafronte: Connecticut track lost friend in William Thompson

NEW HAVEN >> William Thompson was a postal worker who knew little about track and field when he brought his young daughter, Vanessa, to a brand new venture called the New Haven Age Group Track Club in 1976. Before long, he was ingesting every magazine article and book about the sport he could find. He’d […]

Litchfield County Area Boys Track MVP: Tyler Mowrey, Litchfield

Litchfield's Tyler Mowrey is passed the baton from Spencer Persechino at the Berkshire League Championships. Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

Track and field can be viewed as an individual sport, but every now and then it can also be viewed as a team sport. At this season’s Berkshire League championship meet, Litchfield’s Tyler Mowrey gave up a chance to win the 200 meter dash so he could be rested for both the 4 X 400 […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Boys Track and Field

Tyler Mowrey Area-MVP Litchfield, Sr. Stats: Won the Berkshire League title in the 100 meter dash, 4 X 400 and the 4 X 100, owns the school record in the 100 meter dash, 4 X 100 and the league record in the 4 X 400. Honors: Berkshire-League All-Star, Doug Gleason award, grand master of sports, […]

SCC names scholar-athletes for May

Twelve student-athletes from six high schools have been named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for May. Now completing its eighth year, The SportsCenter of Connecticut/SCC Scholar Athlete of the Month program honored 115 athletes during the academic year. Student athletes who are selected must be a varsity letterwinner and […]

Track and Field: Top 10 highlights from the Outdoor and Indoor season

(Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)   Wilbur Cross' Danae Rivers wins the 1600 during the State Open Track and Field Championship at Middletown High School. pcasolino@newhavenregister.com

The high school track and field season is officially over. Well, until the indoor season starts this winter. But for me, that’s too far away. I need a little closure. And I’m sure the rest of you track and field fanatics do as well. So here’s a list of the Top 10 highlights of the […]

Boys Cross Country: Amity’s Orgovan wins National Coach of Year award

Amity's Bob Orgovan was named the National Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year. Register file photo

When talking high school cross country in Connecticut, it’s hard not to mention Amity’s Bob Orgovan and the influence he’s had on the sport. This week, the longtime head coach was named the National High School Athletic Coaches Association national boys’ cross country coach of the year at the NHSACA national convention at the Snow […]

Track and Field: Fitch’s Tyler Latham named Boys CT Gatorade Athlete of the Year

Tyler Latham of Fitch competes in the shot put during the CIAC Decathlon on Tuesday. Latham was named the CT Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Photo by Mara Lavitt/Register

The awards keep coming for Tyler Latham of Fitch. Two days after winning the CIAC Decathlon title, Latham was named the Gatorade Connecticut Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year, Friday morning. Latham, a senior, collected three gold medals at the Class MM state meet, winning the 110 hurdles (14.92), 300 hurdles (38.72) and […]