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 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.

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 […]

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

Star of the Day Bug

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 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 L girls lacrosse: Moorhead, Noto lead Darien to comeback over Wilton


STRATFORD >> When you enter a  game on a 55-game win streak against Connecticut competition and fall behind early, you’re not going to panic. And the Darien girls lacrosse team didn’t in the CIAC Class L championship game against FCIAC rival Wilton at Bunnell High on Saturday. The Blue Wave fell behind 4-1 the first […]

Live Blog: The CIAC Girls Lacrosse Championships

The Hand Tigers defeated the Guilford Indians, 18-6, in the Southern Connecticut Conference girls lacrosse championship, Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Ken Strong Stadium at West Haven High School. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

Follow our live Twitter stream of updates from the CIAC girls lacrosse championships Saturday at Bunnell. You can also watch the games live online at NFHS Network (subscription required). Spring Championship Scoreboard, Schedule SATURDAY CLASS L — Wilton vs. Darien at Bunnell, 10:30 a.m. [Live Feed] CLASS S — Granby Memorial vs. Old Saybrook at […]

CIAC lacrosse rarity: Same schools in boys, girls Class M finals

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Hand's Erin Mammele takes a shot on goal against Cheshire.

Something special is going to happen on Saturday in Hand High’s world of lacrosse. Both the boys and girls lacrosse teams from the same school will be playing in a CIAC state championship game the same day – the Hand girls and boys in its respective Class M final. Ironically, the opponent for both Hand […]

Girls Lacrosse: State championship preview capsules

The Hand Tigers defeated the Guilford Indians, 18-6, for the Southern Connecticut Conference girls lacrosse championship, (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

GIRLS LACROSSE CLASS L No. 3 DARIEN vs. No. 9 WILTON When: Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Where: Bunnell High, Stratford Records: Darien 19-3; Wilton 14-6 Internet: Championship game appearances: This will be the Blue Wave’s ninth CIAC championship appearance. Darien has won two Division I titles, a Class M title and two Class L titles. […]

All-SCC girls lacrosse team announced: Hand places five on first team

Hand's Lauren Cole (No. 20) (GameTimeCT file photo)

  First Team Attack: Lauren Cole (Daniel Hand), Meghan Dutchyshyn (Cheshire), Autumn McHenry (Branford), Nicole Raccuia (Guilford) Midfield: Erin Mammele (Daniel Hand), Edy Moritz (Guilford), Sam Cozzolino (Hamden), Nikki Zaccaro (Lauralton Hall), Gabriella Prisco (West Haven) Defense: Kelly Nizolek (Daniel Hand), Kya O’Donnell (Cheshire), Cara Broughal (Branford), Katrina Niedziela (Guilford) Goalkeeper: Emilee Wargo (Daniel Hand) […]

Class M girls lacrosse: Hand hammers Barlow, punches ticket to final

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Hand celebrates its 15-9 Class M state semifinal win over Barlow Wednesday evening.

STRATFORD — Just as it has for the last three springs, the Hand girls’ lacrosse season will end against New Canaan. Only this time, it will be in the CIAC Class M final. The 2nd-seeded Tigers punched their ticket to Saturday’s championship game for the first time in four years with a 15-9 victory over […]

Girls Lacrosse: CIAC semifinals all postponed to Wednesday

Action from Staples vs Wilton girls' lacrosse. Photo by Mary Albl

Due to the threat of inclement weather, Tuesday’s CIAC girls lacrosse semifinals have also been postponed. All games scheduled for Tuesday are now Wednesday. Some sites and times have changed. CLASS L Conard vs. Darien, at Southington, 5 p.m. (new site) Wilton vs. Simsbury, at Southington, 7 p.m. (new site) CLASS M Daniel Hand vs. […]

Tuesday’s Star: Shane Harasyko, Glastonbury; vote for Wednesday’s Star of the Day

Shane Harasyko, Glastonbury volleyball: The outside hitter put down 26 kills and collected 16 digs as the sixth-seeded Tomahawks beat 11th-seeded Trumbull in four sets in the first round of the Class L tournament. Vote for Tuesday’s Star of the Day until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Girls lacrosse: Cheshire upsets Shelton in Tuesday’s roundup

Megan Dutchyshyn scored a game-high eight Goals and added two Assists as the 13th-seeded Cheshire girls lacrosse team upset No. 4 Shelton 15-6 in the Class L first round Tuesday in Shelton. Cheshire will play at No. 5 Simsbury Thursday at 5 p.m. Jill Ortole scored three Goals to lead Shelton. Cheshire 15, Shelton 6 […]