SCC boys lacrosse semifinals: No. 1 seed Fairfield Prep, No. 2 Xavier advance to the final

John Edmonds' five goals led Fairfield Prep to a 13-9 win over Guilford in the SCC tournament semifinals (Dan Nowak photo)

  FAIRFIELD >> Guilford boys lacrosse goalie James Bright put on a clinic between the pipes on Tuesday against Fairfield Prep in the Southern Connecticut Conference tournament semifinals. Despite making 17 saves, the depth and talent of the Jesuits, along with a halftime motivational speech by assistant coach Peter Jones, proved to be too much […]

Saturday’s Star: Becca Findley, Seymour; vote for Tuesday’s Star of the Day

Saturday’s Star Becaa Findley, Seymour softball: had three hits and three RBIs to help Seymour beat St. Paul 8-5 in the NVL tournament quarterfinals. Vote for Tuesday’s Star of the Day until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday’s SCC girls lacrosse roundup: Hand, Guilford advance to Thursday’s final

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Olivia Clarke of Guilford, left, collides with Michaela Mosher of Lauralton Hall during first half of the SCC tournament semifinals. Guilford advancred to play hand in the tournament final Thursday.

No. 1 Hand 14, No. 4 Cheshire 6 >> Lauren Cole scored six goals for Hand (16-1) in the SCC tournament semifinals at Cheshire. Amanda Gentile and Erin Mammele both scored three goals for the Tigers. Megan Dutchyshyn scored twice for the Rams (9-8), No. 2 Guilford 14, No. 3 Lauralton Hall 8 >> Emma […]

Boys Lacrosse: Berlin thumps Rockville, advances to CCC South final

Berlin midfielder Rich Cassineri shoots during the first half of the Redcoats CCC South semi-final game vs. Rockville. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

BERLIN>> After just four years as a varsity program, the Berlin boys lacrosse team feels like it belongs. And after a 17-4 win over Rockville in the semifinals of the CCC South tournament at Scalise Field on Tuesday, the Redcoats proved that they belong. Four-year starter Cam Criniti led the way with five goals and […]

Girls Lacrosse: Northwest Catholic primed for Class S tournament

WEST HARTFORD >> The Northwest Catholic girls lacrosse team has had an up-and-down season, but is again on an upswing at the right time. Looking forward to the Class S state tournament, the Indians have won three straight games and four of their last five to build some momentum heading into the postseason. Northwest Catholic […]

Saturday’s NH County boys lacrosse roundup: Shelton qualifies for postseason play

Shelton 11, Branford 6 >> Kyle McGinnis and Paul Russell both scored three goals for Shelton, which qualified for the Class L state tournament with this SCC home win. Shelton 11, Branford 6 (at Shelton) Branford 1 1 3 1 — 6 Shelton 1 1 5 4 — 11 Goals: (BR) Noah Lohman 4; Mike […]

Girls lacrosse: Strong second half propels Wilton past Staples

The Wilton girls lacrosse team celebrates advancing to the FCIAC semifinals. Photo by Mary Albl

WESTPORT >> After a first half that saw Staples score twice in the final 10 seconds of play, seizing all the momentum, the Wilton girls’ lacrosse team made some second half adjustment Friday afternoon. The final 25 minutes it seemed was all Wilton, as the highlights came from a pair of Warrior freshmen stepping up […]

Girls lacrosse: Hand ends four-year hex vs. Cheshire, clinches top seed in SCC tournament (with pairings)

Hand's Lauren Cole goes up against Cheshire's Kya O'Donnell in Friday's game. Hand won the SCC tournament's top seed with a 13-6 win, their first victory over the Rams in four years. (Photo Dave Phillips)

MADISON >> It had been so long since the last time Hand had beaten Cheshire in girls lacrosse, the current Tiger seniors were in eighth grade. But that four-year streak ended with a bang Friday night as Hand clinched the top seed in the Southern Connecticut Conference postseason tournament with a dominate 13-6 victory over […]

Boys Lacrosse: Glastonbury takes down No. 8 Simsbury, wins CCC West regular season title

Glastonbury celebrates a goal in the first quarter against Simsbury on Friday night. The Tomahawks did a lot of celebrating as they beat the Trojans 12-4 and secured the CCC West regular season title. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

GLASTONBURY>> It was just one of those days where everything seemed to go right for the Glastonbury boys lacrosse team. On the other hand, nothing No. 8 Simsbury did worked. On Senior Night, the Tomahawks outplayed the Trojans to the tune of a 12-4 win and in the process claimed the CCC West division regular […]

Friday’s girls lacrosse roundup: Caminear, Branford edge Haddam-Killingworth

Branford 14, Haddam-Killingworth 13 >> Carolyn Caminear had four goals and an assist and Caroline Murphy added three goals to lead the Hornets to their non-league win in Branford. Brinley Anderson led the Cougars with five goals and an assist. Foran 13, Law 9 >> Monica Malangone had four goals and two assists to lead […]

Girls lacrosse: ND-Fairfield qualifies for state tournament for first time in program history

The Notre Dame of Fairfield girls' lacrosse team. Courtesy photo

FAIRFIELD >> For the first time in program history, the Notre Dame of Fairfield girls’ lacrosse team will play in the postseason. On Friday afternoon the Lancers defeated Capital Prep 19-1 to improve to 6-9-1 and qualify for the Class S State Tournament; a first in school history. “It’s been hard, it’s been confusing, but […]

Boys Lacrosse: Chalk for FCIAC quarterfinals (some tougher than others) as New Canaan and Darien get rematch

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To absolutely no one’s surprise, it was chalk for the FCIAC boys lacrosse tournament quarterfinals Friday night. All of the top seeds — three of which have been ranked No. 1 in the GameTimeCT poll throughout the year — advanced. Then again, a couple of games were suspiciously tight. Greenwich had to fight past pesky St. […]

CPTVSports’ Game Time: No. 1 Southington talks season and ’42-0′; plus Wheeler softball, E.O. Smith baseball, Lyme / Old Lyme girls lacrosse

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If you wanted to see and hear No. 1-ranked Southington talk more about its successful 2015 softball team, including their controversial 42-0 victory over Farmington last week, then CPTV Sports’ latest Game Time show was for you. Southington coach Davina Hernandez was joined by senior shortstop Lauren Zazzaro. They talked about this year’s group and […]

Boys lacrosse: Challenged Barlow shuts down Guilford in second half

Barlow's Harry Wilson tries to avoid Guilford's Shane Molloy during Thursday's interconference game at Guilford. Barlow won 9-6. (Photo by Dave Phillips)

GUILFORD — There were too many mistakes for Guilford to overcome against a good team. And that led to Barlow of Redding (12-4) scoring the final three goals of the night as the Falcons recorded a 9-6 victory over Guilford in an interconference game Thursday night at Kavanaugh Field. “We couldn’t score in transition and […]

Boys Lacrosse: Anderson, Rocky Hill having breakout season

New Rocky Hill boys lacrosse coach Mike Albano (gray shirt) has the Terriers near the top of the Class S rankings and in the hunt for a CCC South championship. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

ROCKY HILL>> Entering its fourth season as a varsity program, the Rocky Hill boys lacrosse team had never beaten Newington – until now. After a 13-1 dismantling of the Indians in the first game of the season, the Terriers immediately knew they were part of something special. But why is beating Newington so important to this […]

Lacrosse: Guilford girls, Valley boys winners in Thursday’s roundup

Edy Moritz scored four goals and Alex Fitzgerald and Olivia Clarke scored three goals apiece as the Guilford girls lacrosse team defeated Branford 13-8 at home Thursday. Brooke Distante saved 12 out of 20 Branford shots for the Indians (12-3). Aslee Smested had two goals for Branford (8-7). Old Saybrook 16, Valley Regional 4 >> […]

2015 SCC Boys Lacrosse Tournament Pairings / Schedule

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The SCC boys lacrosse championship will begin with semifinals at Rafferty Stadium on the campus of Fairfield University on Tuesday, May 26 and conclude with the championship at West Haven’s Ken Strong Stadium, 7 p.m. Semifinals – Tuesday, May 26 at Rafferty Stadium, Fairfield University No. 4 Guilford at No. 1 Fairfield Prep, 5 p.m. No. 3 […]

2015 CCC Boys Lacrosse Tournament Pairings / Schedule

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The 2015 Central Connecticut Conference boys lacrosse tournament will be held Tuesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 28. A champion from each of the three divisions (North, South and West) will be crowned. The semi-finals for each division will be held on May 26 at the higher seed. The finals for each division will be […]

Amity’s Taggart voted Tuesday’s STAR, VOTE for Wednesday’s STAR

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Tuesday’s Star Melissa Taggart, Amity girls track: Helped Amity win third straight SCC Eastern Sectional title, winning the 800 (2:27.33), ran on winning 4×800 relay (9:45.79) and ran on 4×4 relay that placed second. VOTE for Wednesday’s STAR until Thursday, 9 p.m.