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 […]

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 Girls Lacrosse MVP: Lauren Cole, Hand

Hand's Lauren Cole takes a shot a goal during a game vs. Cheshire in April. (Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)

Hand junior Lauren Cole has developed into one of the best all-around lacrosse players in the area, contributing and dominating in every phase of the game. But she is the first to admit her success didn’t come easy. “I’m always working hard in the offseason to get better and help my team,” said Cole, who […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Girls Lacrosse Team

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NH County Area Girls Lacrosse MVP: Lauren Cole, Hand.
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Lauren Cole – MVP Hand, Jr., Attack Stats: Set the school’s single-season record for goals scored with 105. Also had 25 assists, 70 ground balls and 51 draw controls. Honors: Two-time All-Area, first team All-SCC and all-state pick and was the SCC Player of the Year. Off the field: National Honor Society, Peer Advocate, middle […]

Litchfield County Area Girls Lacrosse MVP: Heather Kearns, Housatonic

Litchfield County girls lacrosse MVP, Housatonic's Heather Kearns

One of the most impressive things to know about Housatonic graduate Heather Kearns as an athlete is that she started playing lacrosse as a freshman and improved enough in four years to be talking with the Southern Connecticut State University coach about playing at the Division II college level. She was All- League in the […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Girls Lacrosse team

Heather Kearns Area-MVP Housatonic Sr. Midfielder Stats: She scored 50 goals and added 10 assists. Honors: All-League, All-State in girls basketball and member of the girls basketball All-Area team College: Trying to play basketball or lacrosse at Southern Connecticut State University Tessa McNaboe Lewis Mills Jr. Attack Stats: She scored 76 goals and had 24 assists for […]

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 […]

2014 All-SCC Girls Lacrosse

The 2014 All-Southern Connecticut Conference girls lacrosse teams: First Team Lauren Cole (Hand) Marnie Jacobs (Guilford) Sarah Turner (Amity) Erin Mammele (Hand) Maddy Levy (Cheshire) Edy Moritz (Guilford) April Simmons (Branford) Maggie Sullivan (North Haven) Brooke Barry (Hand) Grace Ireland (Guilford) Michelle Federico (Cheshire) Emilee Wargo (Hand) Natalie Grimm (Branford) Second Team Sam Cozzolino (Hamden) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 S girls lacrosse: Stonington pulls away from Granby to win championship

The Stonington High girls lacrosse team celebrates its state championship.
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STRATFORD >> Second-half rallies are simply a part of life for the Stonington girls lacrosse team. The Bears captured their Class S quarterfinal contest with Immaculate in overtime. A semifinal victory over Old Lyme came thanks to a goal with 1.7 seconds left in regulation. In Saturday’s Class S championship game against Granby, the Bears […]

Class M girls lacrosse: Quinlan leads Wilton over New Canaan in OT

Wilton: 2014 Class M girls lacrosse champions (via Wilton Athletics)

STRATFORD >> Shannon Quinlan scored three goals including two in overtime as Wilton defeated New Canaan to win the Class M girls lacrosse championship. This is Wilton’s first title since 2006. New Canaan, which led 3-2 at halftime, got a goal from Catherine Granito to the game to overtime with 3:31 remaining. Annie Cornbrooks put […]

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY: Live updates from all the CIAC finals

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Live updates: Baseball | Softball | Boys Lacrosse | Girls Lacrosse Huzzah! Excluding tomorrow’s postponed Class LL baseball final, today is the last complete day of the CIAC 2013-14 sports season. The state will hand out 13 state championship trophies Saturday, four in softball, three in baseball, three in boys lacrosse, three in girls lacrosse. […]