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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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

Southington coach Davina Hernandez on CPTV Sports' May 21 episode of

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 […]

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 >> […]

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.

Wednesday’s lacrosse roundup: Davis’ 6 goals leads Hopkins boys to FAA championship

Bobby Davis had six goals and Jake Moscarelli added one to lead the Hopkins boys lacrosse team to a 7-1 win over King in the Fairchester Athletic Association Invitational tournament championship in Stamford on Wednesday. Jackson Kleeman had 14 saves for the Hilltoppers (9-7) and Alex McMahon had two assists. George Reeves had seven saves […]

Lacrosse notebook: League tournaments take center stage [updated with FCIAC pairings]

Fairfield Prep is favored to win Prep's fifth straight SCC tournament title (Catherine Avalone)

The Southern Connecticut Conference tournaments have recently been dominated by the Fairfield Prep boys and Cheshire girls. Each team has won the title the past four years. The boys tournament starts Tuesday with semifinals at Fairfield University’s Rafferty Stadium at 5 and 7 p.m. featuring Prep, Xavier, North Haven and Guilford. The final will be […]

Monday’s NH County girls lacrosse roundup: Foran knocks off ND-Fairfield in overtime

Foran 15, Notre Dame-Fairfield 12(OT) (at Fairfield) Foran 7 5 3 — 15 Notre Dame 8 4 0 — 12 Goals: (FO) Julia Astram 6; Taylor Wisniewski 2; Monica Malangone 2; Eva Knudsen 2; Kiara Kanlong 2; Hannah Pouliot 1; (NDF) Sam LaValle 3; Alexandra D’Aurio 2; Jessica LeMere 2; Jasmine Gaudreau 1; Tekarah Coward […]

Friday’s NH County lacrosse roundup: Hopkins throttles Hamden Hall

Boys lacrosse Hopkins 12, Hamden Hall 3 (at New Haven) Hamden Hall    2    0    0    1    —    3 Hopkins    3    6    2    1    —    12 Goals: (HH) Luke Tomak 1; Austin DiMartino 1; Corey Millhouse 1; (HOP) Bobby  Davis 5; Jake Moscarelli 3; Alex McMahon 2; Walker Schneider 1; Mike Leone 1; Assists: (HOP) Jake […]

Connecticut High School Coaches Association: 2014-15 Awards

Some of the coach of the year award winners at the CHSCA banquet Thursday night. Clockwise, from top right: Hand field hockey coach Sue Leckey, Shelton golf coach Joe LaPorta, Glastonbury girls lacrosse coach Kris Cofiell (Photos via Glastonbury HS, Shelton HS and Hand HS)

The Connecticut High School Coaches Association honored its coaches of the year Thursday night at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Here are the award winners: Athletic Director Gary Makowicki, Norwich Free Academy Baseball Richard Magner, Xavier Boys Basketball Ronald Pires, E.O. Smith Boys Cross Country Tom Butterfield, Hall Boys Golf Joseph LaPorta, Shelton Boys Lacrosse Brian White, […]

Girls lacrosse: Sacred Heart Academy tops Foran in Thursday’s roundup

Alex Ryan scored three goals and Laura Caro added two goals as the Sacred Heart Academy girls lacrosse team overcame a three-goal performance from Taylor Wisnieski to top Foran 16-6 in Hamden on Thursday. Anna-Claire Luciani also scored twice for the Pacers (4-10) in the victory over the Lions (3-9). Kiara Kanling had two assists […]

Wednesday’s lacrosse roundup: LoRicco’s 6 goals lead Guilford boys over Branford

Guilford 16, Branford 3 >> Bob LoRicco had six goals and three assists to lead the Indians to their SCC win in Branford. Will Dacey added four goals and three assists for the Indians. Noah Lohman had two goals and an assist for the Hornets. Boys lacrosse Guilford 16, Branford 3 (at Branford) Guilford 3 […]

Lacrosse notebook: Hand boys on a roll; Darien, New Canaan look forward

The Tigers are rollin' at the right time as they head toward the post season

As the postseason approaches, the Hand boys lacrosse team is heating up at the right time. After an up-and-down start to the season at 2-3, the Tigers have gone 7-1 in their last eight games to improve to 9-4. Coach Paul Deon credits a combination of items for the team’s recent success. “Right now we […]