Concussions: head injuries happen in more sports than football

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Megan Smith of Law, left, and Milani Gray of Foran fight for the ball during the first half of  girls soccer at  Law High  School  Wednesday. Law won 2-0.

Football has been hit by the concussion concern harder than any other sport. A study released last year by the National Academy of Sciences found that concussion rates in high school football were significantly higher than that of any other high school sport. But what about those other sports? As reported by athletic trainers, the […]

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 […]

Notre Dame-West Haven’s practice turf field ready for use

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Early stages of construction for the school's athletic turf field.

The new athletic turf field at Notre Dame-West Haven High School is now available for the teams to use. It took less than four months to complete. The football team practiced on the field Wednesday and the soccer team took its first turn on Thursday. The old field was grass but would become all dirt […]

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 […]

Hamden Hall lacrosse coaches Raccio, Keogh take similar positions at Cheshire Academy

Cheshire Academy had a pair of lacrosse head coaching openings and didn’t go too far to fill the vacancies according to an announcement by the Cats’ communication office. A.J. Raccio, the Hamden Hall boys lacrosse coach the past six seasons, returns to his alma mater to coach the Cheshire Academy boys lacrosse team. Katie Keogh, who […]

2014 NH County All-Area Boys Lacrosse Team

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Joe Choiniere — MVP Amity, Sr., Midfield Stats: His strong work ethic led to 25 goals, 30 assists and 79 ground balls. He led the Spartans to a 15-5 record. Honors: First team All-SCC and all-state selection, Amity Athlete of the Year and selected for Senior All-Star game. Off the field: Academic all-state, an All-Area […]

2014 NH County All-Area Boys Lacrosse MVP: Joe Choiniere, Amity

Amity's Joe Choiniere vs. McMahon in the Class LL state playoffs (Photo Russ McCreven)

Winning championships and titles many times doesn’t define a team’s success and senior Joe Choiniere, a midfielder on the Amity boys lacrosse team, certainly puts that in perspective. The Spartans didn’t win the Southern Connecticut Conference championship, losing to eventual champion Fairfield Prep in the semifinals. The Spartans didn’t win the CIAC Class M championship, […]

Litchfield County Area Boys Lacrosse MVP: David Borovsky, Lewis Mills

Lewis Mills' David Borovsky scored 85 goals this season for the Spartans. Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

The Lewis Mills lacrosse program is relatively new, starting in 2005, but when David Borovsky left the Watkinson School in West Hartford two years ago, he reunited with some of his former youth teammates and helped the Spartans program reach the next level. “It was great, a lot of the kids we played youth together,” […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Boys Lacrosse team

David Borovsky Area-MVP Lewis Mills Sr. Attack Stats: He scored 85 goals and added 24 assists for 109 points. Honors: WCLC MVP and All-WCLC. College: He will play lacrosse at Eastern Connecticut State University Andrew Shepard Wamogo Jr. Attack Stats: He scored 52 goals and added 25 assists for 102 points. He is also the […]

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 […]

CHSCA boys lacrosse all-state teams: Darien is Team of the Year

The Connecticut High School Coaches Association released its boys lacrosse awards including the CIAC Class L, M and S all-state  selections. The Darien boys lacrosse team, which won the Class M championship and finished No. 1 in the New Haven Register/GameTimeCt Lacrosse Top 10 poll with a 23-0 record, was named the CHSCA Boys Lacrosse […]

2014 All-SCC Boys Lacrosse

The 2014 All-Southern Connecticut Conference boys lacrosse team: Boys Lacrosse First Team Attack Colin Uyeki (North Haven) Cole Pecora (North Haven) John Edmonds (Fairfield Prep) Burke Smith (Fairfield Prep) Wesley Reid (Xavier) Midfield Austin Sims (Fairfield Prep) Joe Choiniere (Amity) Cam Harris (Fairfield Prep) Matt Blois (Cheshire) Patrick Lambert (Fairfield Prep) Ethan Suraci (North Haven) […]

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 […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Poll Lacrosse Poll: Darien wraps up perfect season at No. 1

(Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)  Darien boys lacrosse player Owen Koorbusch (left) is photographed at practice on 5/14/2014.

Earlier this season, Yale-bound Darien goalie Phil Huffard talked about the frustrating way the Blue Wave closed out the 2013 season, losing in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference semifinals and Class M state quarterfinals. The team still felt the sting of those unexpected losses and used them as motivation as it proceeded with its […]

Lacrosse notebook: Confidence contagious for Amity girls

Amity girls lacrosse coach Jenna DeRosa (Photo Mara Lavitt)

Amity girls coach Jenna DeRosa never tries to predict a season’s success ahead of time. Her approach is the typical take-it-one-day-at-a-time philosophy. She breaks down her team’s talent entering a season with the goal of developing each individual’s talent and working hard to improve with each passing practice and game. “We just work one day […]

Darien boys lacrosse attains goals, perfect season, final No. 1 ranking

Earlier this season, Yale-bound Darien goalie Phil Huffard talked about the frustrating way the Blue Wave closed out the 2013 season, losing in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference semifinals and Class M state quarterfinals. The team still felt the sting of those unexpected losses and used them as motivation as it proceeded with its […]

Derek’s picks: Best CCC games of the spring

It was a busy spring for me up here in CCC country. It’s hard to find a day I was not out watching a game so, of course, I saw some great ones. Here is my list of the best games I saw this season separated by sport. See if your team made the list. […]

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 […]