2014 Litchfield County Female Athlete of the Year, Thomaston’s Abby Hurlbert

Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert starred on the field hockey, girls basketball and softball teams for the Golden Bears. Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen

Thomaston, the Northwest Corner’s State Championship town… where, this year, no one is more identified with that status than Abby Hurlbert. “When we needed a big hit or a big play, Abby was always in the center of it,” said softball co-coach Kelly Finlay in a statement that echoes through Hurlbert’s two other sports – […]

Softball: Camps and Clinics scheduled

CT FALCONS: Will be holding tryouts on the following dates at East Haven High: August 13, Sign in from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tryouts from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for 16u and 18u. August 14, Sign in from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tryouts from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for 10u,12u and 14u. […]

2014 NH Register / GameTimeCT State Player of the Year: Kendra Friedt, Southington

Kendra Friedt throws a pitch for the back-to-back Class LL champion Southington softball team in the final. (Photo Mara Lavitt)

Projected to be one of the state’s top pitchers this season, Southington’s Kendra Friedt certainly lived up to the expectations. The hard-throwing junior did not lose a game, leading the Blue Knights to the Class LL state championship, the program’s second straight and 16th overall, for the state’s most storied program. Friedt, the 2014 Register […]

2014 GameTimeCT 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention Softball All-State Teams

First Team Second Team Olivia Banulski, Bristol Central, Sr., CF – Batted .538 with 31 runs, 16 RBIs and 12 extra base hits. Emily DeVito, Norwich Free Academy, Sr., C – Led Wildcats to ECC tournament championship. Will play at Long Island University-Post. Kirsten Drobiak, Griswold, Sr., P – Went 16-6 and also batted .566 […]

Seymour softball wins Section 1

SIMSBURY >> Seymour’s Megan Condo lost her dad, Mark, to a massive heart attack on June 22. Mark was an assistant coach for the Seymour Little League softball team last season. Each game when the national anthem plays, Megan, a center fielder, puts her hand over the heart-shaped patch on her jersey with her father’s […]

2014 NH County Area Softball MVP: Raeanne Geffert, Seymour

Raeanne Geffert, Seymour (Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)

The transformation from being a good pitcher to a dominant pitcher occurred last fall for Seymour’s Raeanne Geffert. That’s when Geffert joined the Connecticut Charmers, an elite showcase travel team coached by Wildcats assistant Neil Swanchak. There, Geffert competed against some of the nation’s top players. “She faced teams from California and struggled a bit,” […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Softball Team

(Mara Lavitt — New Haven Register) 
2014 NH County All-Area softball MVP: Raeanne Geffert, Seymour.

Raeanne Geffert – MVP Seymour, So., P Stats: Went 26-1 with an earned run average of 0.71 and struck out 312 batters in 188 innings for the Naugatuck Valley League and Class M state champions. Also batted .434 with 29 runs and 29 RBIs. Honors: All-NVL and Class M coaches all-state selection. Was selected the […]

2014 CHSCA All-State Softball teams

Southington's Kendra Friedt rears back to make a pitch during her team's 8-0 victory over Hand in the Class L semifinals at West Haven. Friedt had 11 strikeouts. Photo Peter Hvizdak - Register

CLASS LL Emily DeVito, Norwich Free Academy Rachel Dube, Southington Katie Laaksonen , Newtown Erin Ferguson, Greenwich Mel Rennie, Daniel Hand Astin Donovan, Mercy Yaixsa Vargas, Kennedy Brenna Martini, Fairfield Ludlowe Sydney Ferrante, Southington Kevi Oatway, East Hartford Rebecca DeCarlo, Greenwich Olivia Banulski, Bristol Central Kaira Ramon, Westhill Destini Kennedy, New Britain Shannon Stabile, Stamford […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Softball Team

Sydney Matzko Area-MVP Torrington, Sr. Pitcher Stats: Finished the season 22-2, with 16 shutouts, 317 strikeouts, while only walking 12 batters. She also pitched five no-hitters, including two perfect games this season. Honors: Three-time All-State, three-time All-NVL, one-time All-Copper, NVL Pitcher of the Year, NVL All-Star Team, school record of 1,157 career strikeouts, United States […]

Litchfield County Area Softball MVP: Sydney Matzko, Torrington

Litchfield County’s softball MVP, Torrington's Sydney Matzko.
Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> In Sydney Matzko’s four years at Torrington High School, the Red Raiders went 70-9 in the regular high school softball season. Matzko, a six-foot left-handed pitcher, was All-State in three of those years, rolling up a school-record 1,157 strikeouts. This fall she heads to Division I University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, North […]

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 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 […]

Softball: All-SCC Selections

The Southern Connecticut Conference recently released its all-league selections in softball. All-Quinnipiac Division Astin Donovan (Mercy), Stephanie Mangiameli (Mercy), Madison DeRita (Mercy), Brianna Sawicki (Mercy), Molly Flowers (Sacred Heart Academy), Becca Marks (Sacred Heart Academy), Leah Rowe (Hamden), Kelly O’Connor (Hamden), Sierra Santana (West Haven), Kial Watts (West Haven), Amber Bonewicz (West Haven)   All-Oronoque […]

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. […]

Softball: Southington caps unbeaten season with No. 1 ranking

Southington players celebrate after defeating Amity in the Class LL championship game on Saturday. Southington was ranked No. 1 in the final Register Top 10 Poll. 
Mara Lavitt/Register

Southington capped an unbeaten season by defeating Amity 1-0 in 15 innings in the Class LL state championship game that ended late Saturday night. It was the second straight title, and 16th overall, for the Lady Knights. Now, Southington has been named as the No. 1 team in the final Register/GameTimeCT.com Top 10 softball poll. […]

Class L softball: Sacred Heart Academy received many contributions in run to final

Photo by Dave Phillips  Sacred Heart Academy's Molly Flowers delivers a pitch during Saturday's Class L final against Fitch.

It was the game everyone wanted to win. For the Sacred Heart Academy softball team, Saturday night’s championship tilt against top-seeded Fitch was more than just about winning a state title. The contest at Dunn Sports Complex in Meriden was the end of an era. Make it the end of two eras. For longtime coach […]

Softball Beat: Southington’s Dube goes out with a bang

Throughout much of her career, Southington senior catcher Rachel Dube played behind Rachel Harvey, who was a Register All-State selection last season. But when Harvey graduated, it was finally Dube’s turn to take over behind the plate. Dube certainly made the most of the opportunity. In her final high school at-bat, Dube hit a walk-off […]

GameTimeCT / NH Register Final Softball Top 10 Poll: Southington is No. 1

Southington finishes the season as No. 1 in the final GameTimeCT.com/New Haven Register Top 10 Softball Poll.

(Photo by Mara Lavitt)

Class LL champion Southington (24-0) capped an unbeaten season by being named the No. 1 team in the final GameTimeCT.com / New Haven Register Top 10 Softball Poll. Team Points Last Class 1. Southington (24-0) (16) 480 1 LL Final result: Def. Amity 1-0 in 15 innings to capture the Class LL state championship. Bottom […]

Pooch’s Final Softball Ballot

Here’s how I voted in the FINAL GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Softball Poll. The FINAL Top 10 poll will run in Monday’s print editions of the Register.  We’ll post it on-line here at gametimect.com as soon as its compiled. 1. Southington 2. Seymour 3. Fitch 4. Amity 5. East Haven 6. St. Joseph 7. Darien 8. […]