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 […]

State’s longest winning streaks by sport

The following are confirmed state records for winning streaks. There are other streaks we are trying to confirm. Feel free to add win streaks for sports that are not listed in the comments section and we will work to confirm. Football: 49, Cheshire (1991-96) Boys basketball: 80, Middletown (1975-78). Girls basketball: 62, Seymour (1996-99) and […]

Seymour Hall of Fame Induction set for Nov. 1

Seymour High’s 2nd Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will take place on Nov. 1 at Colonial Tavern. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour that features a cash bar. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. The inductees that will be honored are: Walt Stosuy, Class of 1955 Dick Dahn, Class of […]

Softball: Jenn Piazza Laffin named Mercy’s head coach

Jenn Piazza Laffin has been named the new softball coach at Mercy. This is the first varsity head coaching job for Piazza, a former standout player at both Lyman Hall at Florida Atlantic University. She was the head coach for two years at Dag Hammarskjold Middle School in Wallingford and was also an assistant previously […]

Softball: Al Ramelli named head coach at Sacred Heart Academy

Al Ramelli as an assistant coach for SHA during the Class L state tournament last spring. (Peter Hvizdak, Register)

Al Ramelli has been named the head coach at Sacred Heart Academy, he confirmed Wednesday. Ramelli takes over for his father, Ray, who retired at the end of last season, when the Pacers advanced to the Class L state championship game between losing to Fitch. This is Al Ramelli’s first head coaching job at the […]

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 […]

Softball: Seymour receives championship rings

Members of the Seymour softball team display the rings they received for winning the Class M state championship.
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The Seymour softball team received championship rings for winning the Class M state title this past spring in a ceremony held at halftime of the school’s football game on Thursday. The Wildcats defeated East Haven 2-0 in the Class M state championship game on June 14.  It was the ninth state title for Seymour and […]

Softball: Foran’s Kemp commits to Stony Brook University

Foran's Dani Kemp enters her senior season with a .409 batting average, 105 hits, 44 RBI, seven home runs and 40 stolen bases.
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Five-tool player. Easy to coach. Versatile. Great teammate. The list goes on and on when talking about Foran senior Dani Kemp. A stand out catcher who is also a stellar shortstop, the weight of the world may have just been lifted off her shoulders. Announcing she will attend Division I Stony Brook University in New […]

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 […]

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

• The Connecticut Breakaways, a new fast pitch travel organization, is seeking players to fill roster spots for 10U, 12U and 14U. Tryouts will be held on August 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at East Shore Park in New Haven. Pitchers and catchers for 10U and 14U along with utility players for all […]

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

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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 […]