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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Boys Volleyball MVP: Ted Li, Cheshire

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Ted Li’s versatility played a key role in the success of the Cheshire boys volleyball team these last four years. This year’s Register Area MVP helped guide the Rams to a pair of state titles and four straight Southern Connecticut Conference championships. He made a seamless transition from hitter to setter his senior year, polishing […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Boys Volleyball Team

Ted Li – MVP Cheshire, senior, setter Stats: Had 221 kills, 51 blocks, 26 digs and 23 aces for the Rams, who won the Southern Connecticut Conference tournament championship and advanced to the Class L state tournament quarterfinals. Honors: An All-SCC and Class L coaches all-state selection. Off the court: All-SCC Academic Team selection. Up […]

Litchfield County Area Boys Volleyball MVP: Tyler Kackowski, Wolcott Tech

Litchfield County Boys Volleyball MVP: Tyler Kackowski, Wolcott Tech. Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen

This past season, Wolcott Tech’s Tyler Kackowski surpassed 1,000 career kills plateau on the volleyball court, which is a career milestone for any player and even more special for someone who picked up the sport as a freshman. “My gym teacher (Carl Palazzotto) kept nagging me to play,” Kackowski laughed. “So I did and after […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Boys Volleyball Team

Tyler Kackowski Area-MVP Wolcott Tech Sr. Outside hitter Stats: He had 319 kills, 305 digs, 43 aces, 32 assists and 30 digs on his way to amassing 1,000 career kills. Honors: All-State and senior all-star. Alexander Daigle Lewis Mills Sr. Middle hitter Stats: He had 136 kills, 96 digs, 33 blocks, 13 aces. Honors: Scholar […]

2014 All-SCC Boys Volleyball

The 2014 All-Southern Connecticut Conference Boys Volleyball team: First Team Tyler Barwise (Amity) Ted Li (Cheshire) Anthony Carbone (Cheshire) Colin Haensel (Cheshire) Eric Kocur (Shelton) Andre Zumerchik (Xavier) Kevin Berger (Xavier) Second Team Nick Bottone (Amity) Patrick Lindner (Cheshire) Trenton Hager (Cheshire) Wes Kimmel (Hand) Grant Fevrier (Shelton) John Hunter (Shelton) John Babon (Xavier)

2014 All-SCC Spring Sports Teams

Boys Volleyball First Team Tyler Barwise (Amity Regional), Ted Li (Cheshire), Anthony Carbone (Cheshire), Colin Haensel (Cheshire), Eric Kocur (Shelton), Andre Zumerchik (Xavier), Kevin Berger (Xavier) Second Team Nick Bottone (Amity Regional), Patrick Lindner (Cheshire), Trenton Hager (Cheshire), Wes Kimmel (Daniel Hand), Grant Fevrier (Shelton), John Hunter (Shelton), John Babon (Xavier) Golf Brent Marieb (Amity […]

Your 2014 CIAC Spring State Championships Recapped and GIFed

Amity's players lament as Southington's players celebrate after the 1-0 Blue Knights victory in the Class LL softball championship at Biondi Field on championship Saturday (Photo Mara Lavitt)

Thrills! Chills! Spills! Jubilation! Agony! The 2014 spring state championship Saturday didn’t disappoint and while you could brows through our front page and get everything you need to know, we’ve taken the liberty of dropping all of the story links onto one handy page, complete with GIF animations of the key moments and celebrations from […]

Class M volleyball: Newington sweeps Oxford for second title in three years

Brett Sullivan of Newington High School High School is hoisted up by teammates and fans after Newington H.S. defeated defending champion Oxford High School in the CIAC Class M state boys volleyball championship Friday  June 13, 2014 at Shelton H.S. 
Newington defeated Oxford in 3 Games. (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

SHELTON>>The Newington boys volleyball team stuck together all year and achieved the one goal it set out to achieve: A state championship. The No. 1 Indians (24-1) knocked off reigning Class M champion Oxford (20-2) in straight sets, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20, at Shelton High School Friday night. “It feels great,” Newington junior Jordan Aprea said. “We […]

Class L volleyball: Ridgefield sweeps Southington, wins first state title since 2003

The Ridgefield boys volleyball team won its second Class L state title on Thursday in a straight set victory over Southington. The Tigers last won in 2003.
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WATERBURY >> The Ridgefield boys volleyball team returned to the Class L title game for the second time in three seasons, only this time the result was different. The Tigers took down Southington in straight sets, 25-20, 27-25, 25-23, to claim their second state title and first since 2003 at John F. Kennedy High School […]

This Week’s CIAC tournament scoreboard (June 9-June 14)

Baseball CLASS LL SEMIFINALS Tuesday, June 10 Southington 6, Fairfield Warde 5 Amity 3, Simsbury 0 FINALS Sunday, June 15 No. 17 Amity (16-8) vs. No. 3 Southington (20-3) at Palmer Field, Middletown, 12:30 CLASS L SEMIFINALS Tuesday, June 10 Notre Dame-WH 2, East Lyme 1 Masuk 7, Law 2 FINALS Saturday, June 14 No. 4 […]

Class L volleyball: Ridgefield, Southington win in straight sets; will meet in finals

The Southington boys volleyball teams celebrates after downing No. 2 Staples in straight sets on Monday. The Blue Knights will meet No. 1 Ridgefield on Thursday in the Class L finals at Kennedy High School in Waterbury at 6 p.m.
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SHELTON>> The top-seeded Ridgefield boys volleyball team took down No. 5 Glastonbury in straight sets on Monday at Shelton High School to advance to its second Class L final in three years. But it wasn’t that easy. The Tigers were down in each set, but after a tough week of practice, coach Lidania Gonzalez Cibere said it […]

2014 CIAC Boys Volleyball Tournament schedule / results

CLASS L FIRST ROUND Tuesday, June 6 Cheshire 3, Simsbury 0 (25-14, 25-12, 25-15) East Hartford 3, South Windsor 2 (25-19,25-23,17-25,17-25,15-9) Glastonbury 3, Greenwich 1 (22-25,25-12,25-20,27-25) Shelton 3, Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe Coop 0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-23) Xavier 3, Conard 1 (27-25,25-21,21-25,25-23) QUARTERFINALS Friday, June 6 Glastonbury 3, Cheshire 2 (25-23, 25-17, 20-25, 20-25, 17-15) Ridgefield 3, […]

Friday’s CIAC Tournament Schedule, Scoreboard (June 6)

Baseball CLASS LL QUARTERFINALS Friday, June 6 Amity 7, Glastonbury 0 Simsbury 2, Naugatuck 1 Fairfield Warde 5, Trumbull 1 Southington 5, Manchester 0 SEMIFINALS Tuesday, June 10 No. 15 Fairfield Warde vs. No. 3 Southington at Muzzy Field, Bristol, 3:30 No. 17 Amity vs. No. 4 Simsbury at Muzzy Field, Bristol, 7 CLASS L […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Thomaston girls tennis advance to semifinals

The second seeded Thomaston Golden Bears got past No. 10 Old Lyme 5-2 in the Class S girls tennis quarterfinals. Thomaston’s MacKenzie Blair defeated Meredith Aird 6-4, 6-3. The Golden Bears’ doubles team of Allison Snow and Vanessa Thornberg defeated Hannah Behringer and Cooper Kotlan 6-1, 6-3. Old Lyme’s doubles team of Emily Brault and […]

CCC boys volleyball: Newington rolls to inaugural conference title

The Newington boys volleyball team captured the first CCC tournament title with a straight sets victory over host Farmington on Saturday.
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FARMINGTON>> The Newington boys volleyball team cruised to the CCC championship with a straight set victory (25-10, 25-17, 25-20) over Farmington at Farmington High School on Saturday. Both the semifinals and finals were played on Saturday, possibly benefiting Newington in the end. The No. 1 seed quickly eliminated Southington in the first semi-final in straight sets […]