Girls lacrosse: Old Saybrook coach Al Mortali resigns

Al Mortali, Old Saybrook - Coach of the Year

Al Mortali, selected this season’s All-Area girls lacrosse coach of the year, has decided to resign after coaching the Rams for 16 years . “This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while, 16 years is quite a run,” Mortali said. “It has been a great experience and it has been great working with […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Lacrosse Team

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The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Lacrosse team. Capsules by Dan Nowak. Photos by Arnold Gold unless noted. Most Valuable Player Colin Uyeki North Haven, Sr., Attackman Stats: Had 58 goals, 45 assists and 38 ground balls, set a single-season school record for points (103) and career school records for points (285) and goals […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Lacrosse MVP: Colin Uyeki, North Haven

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The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Lacrosse MVP: Colin Uyeki, North Haven.

Although the North Haven boys lacrosse team had a pair of tough post-season losses to deal with, looking back on it, senior attackman Colin Uyeki admits the Indians actually had a pretty good season overall. Uyeki himself certainly had an exceptional season. North Haven had to endure a tough 15-14 overtime loss to eventual champion […]

2015 New Haven Register Area Girls Lacrosse MVP: Lauren Cole, Hand

2015 NH Register Area Girls Lacrosse MVP: Lauren Cole, Hand (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

In 2012, as a Hand freshman on the girls lacrosse team, Lauren Cole was anxious to be part of the Tigers’ winning tradition and contribute in any way she could to the team’s success in her high school career. While Hand teams are typically loaded with outstanding talent, it wasn’t long before Cole stood out […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Lacrosse Team

2015 All Area Girls Lacrosse

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Lacrosse Team. Capsules by Dan Nowak. Most Valuable Player Lauren Cole Hand, Sr., Attack Stats: Had a single-season school record 128 goals and holds the school’s all-time scoring record with 317 goals. Also had 37 assists and 75 ground balls. Had eight goals and an assist in an […]

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.

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 […]

Final GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Lacrosse Poll: Darien unanimous No. 1

Class L Champion Darien is once-again the No. 1-ranked team in the final GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Poll (photo by Chris Hunn)

Jeff Brameier has enjoyed his share of strong teams loaded with elite players over his 32 seasons as the Darien boys lacrosse coach. What was unique about his 2015 team was the exceptional depth the Blue Wave had at every position. His second and third units would have been front-line starters on many teams. Wave after wave […]

Derek’s picks: Best games of the 2015 spring season

East Catholic's Logan Greene connects for his sixth inning home run, the first of three for the Eagles in the inning, vs. North Branford in the Class M quarterfinals on Friday at Jim Penders Field. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

After a wild and wacky spring championship weekend, it’s time for another episode of Derek’s picks. This is where Derek Turner picks some of the top games he saw during the season. They don’t have to be game he wrote about, but they have to have been seen with his own two eyes (or four […]

The 2015 CHSCA All-State Boys Lacrosse Teams

Darien's Ian Burgoyne (right) vs. New Canaan's Drew Morris (left). Photo via

The 2015 Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-State Boys Lacrosse teams. Special thanks to for photos. CLASS L ATTACK First Team Drew Babiak, Glastonbury Decker Curran, Greenwich John Edmonds, Fairfield Prep Simon Mathias, Ridgefield Colin Minicus, Darien Second Team Ryan Dunn, Ridgefield Jack Kniffin, Darien Zach Levin, Simsbury Justin Lourenco, New Milford Wesley Reid, […]

Boys Lacrosse: The 2015 Connecticut U.S. Lacrosse All-American teams

All-American's Mark Evanchick of Darien (left) and Ridgefield's Simon Mathias (right) (Photo via

The following list are Connecticut Players and coaches who were awarded All-American status by U.S. Lacrosse, the national governing body of lacrosse. Players are listed with position and their college of choice, if applicable. Related: The 2015 CHSCA All-State Boys Lacrosse teams ALL-AMERICANS (18) Drew Babiak, Glastonbury, Attack, Sr (Holy Cross) Ian Burgoyne, Darien, Midfield, […]

The Top 25 Moments From Spring Championship Weekend

Top 25 Moments

We spent 36 hours following the fine work of NFHSNetwork and CPTV Sports, who brought to you, live, ALL of the CIAC spring state championships. Here are the top moments we managed to capture on Vine throughout the weekend. With so many games going on simultaneously, it was impossible to keep track of it all. If […]

2015 Spring State Championship Scoreboard, Story Links

The Amity Spartans Baseball team celebrates its "Three-Peat" Class LL win over Staples of Westport Saturday at Palmer field in Middletown. (Photo John Vanacore)

Baseball CLASS LL Amity 8, Staples 1   CLASS L North Haven 3, East Lyme 2   CLASS M Sheehan 5, Montville 0   CLASS S Northwest Catholic 5, Morgan 1   Softball CLASS LL Southington 5, Cheshire 4   CLASS L East Haven 4, Fitch 2   CLASS M Oxford 4, St. Joseph 0   CLASS S Holy Cross 4, Thomaston 0 […]

Class L boys lacrosse: Darien rallies past Ridgefield, wins first Class L championship

Darien's boys lacrosse team celebrates its first Class L championship and ninth title in 11 years Saturday at McMahon (Photo Chris Hunn)

NORWALK >> Darien tacked on another state title run to its rich lacrosse tradition on Saturday. A three-goal burst over a span of 1 minute, 43 seconds in the third, keyed the No. 3 Blue Wave’s 6-5 win over No. 9 Ridgefield at McMahon High in the Class L boys state championship. The victory marked […]

Friday’s Star: Zach Hart, Sheehan baseball; vote for Saturday’s State Championship Star of the Day

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Friday’s Star Zach Hart, Sheehan baseball: Pitched three innings of one-hit relief for the win and added an RBI double as Sheehan beat Montville 5-0 for the Class M state title. Vote for Saturday’s Championship Star of the Day until 9 p.m. Monday.

Class M girls lacrosse: Miller leads New Canaan over Hand, to third title in four years


STRATFORD >> While the Hand girls lacrosse team has enjoyed success over the years, since 2012, coach Kevin Siedlecki admits one team has been a thorn its side — New Canaan. In 2014, New Canaan defeated Hand 11-7 in the CIAC Class M girls lacrosse quarterfinals. In 2013, New Canaan defeated Hand 17-3 in the […]

Class M Boys Lacrosse: Meichner, New Canaan blitz Hand to win 1st title since 2003

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New Canaan players give head coach Chip Buzzeo a Gatorade Shower after the Rams defeated Daniel Hand in the Class M championship.

NORWALK >> A pair of goal-scoring flurries proved to be enough for the 23 seniors on the New Canaan boys’ lacrosse team to walk off of Casagrande Field as state champions. Georgetown-bound senior Justin Meichner scored the game’s first four goals, including three in the opening 5 1/2 minutes, and the second-seeded Rams had a […]

Class S girls lacrosse: Iwanicki leads Granby over Old Saybrook in OT for title

Granby's girls lacrosse team celebrates its 14-13 OT victory over Old Saybrook (Photo Dan Nowak)

STRATFORD >> On her first three free position opportunities, Granby’s Krista Iwanicki hit the post in the CIAC Class S girls lacrosse championship game against Old Saybrook. She made her fourth opportunity count. Iwanicki scored the game-winning goal with 1:10 left in the first of two three-minute overtimes to lead the No. 5 Granby girls […]

Class S Boys Lacrosse: Ouellette, St. Joseph rout Weston to repeat as champs

St. Joseph's boys lacrosse team celebrates its 14-5 victory over Weston in the Class S championship game. (Photo Jim Fuller)

NORWALK >> As the fans settled into their seats at Casagrande Field there was a sense of it being yet another nip and tuck affair likely to come down to the final possession or two as rivals St. Joseph and Weston met in the Class S boys’ lacrosse final for the fourth time since 2009. […]