Girls basketball: Sacred Heart Academy names coach

Sacred Heart Academy has named its third different coach in the last three seasons. Bruce Rich will take over the Pacers in the 2014-15 season. Rich succeeds Ed Panzo, who led the Pacers to a 9-11 regular-season followed by a first round exits in the Southern Connecticut Conference and Class L tournament. Prior to Panzo […]

Basketball: Seven to be inducted into New Haven Tap-Off Club Hall of Fame

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Shelton Mayor Mark A. Lauretti will be one of seven people inducted into the New Haven Tap-Of Club Hall of Fame in November.

The New Haven Tap-Off Club Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will be held on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m., at Amarante’s Sea Cliff in New Haven. Slated for induction are: Meredith Papa Eden, former Guilford standout; Jody Falcigno, former North Haven standout; Wendi Kemp, former Cheshire standout and a member of the Connecticut Women’s Basketball […]

Hockey: West Haven Penalty Box Club golf classic supports current hockey team

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On Sept. 6, the West Haven Penalty Box Club hosted the 11th Annual Blue Devil Golf Classic at Orange Hills Country Club. A record number of golfers, including over 30 Westie Hockey Alumni (pictured above) representing teams from the mid-1960′s through last season, turned out to renew old friendships and enjoy a round of golf in support […]

Basketball: St. Anthony’s coach Bob Hurley Sr. to conduct clinic in Bridgeport

St. Anthony’s legendary boys basketball coach Bobby Hurley Sr. ill be conducting  clinic at the Smilow-Burroughs Club in Bridgeport on Sunday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Hurley will be entering his 40th season at St. Anthony’s, located in Jersey City, New Jersey, this year. He has won over 1,000 games and 25 state championships. He is a member […]

Connecticut Post: Harding coach Charles Clemons arrested for abandoning child

Harding boys coach Charles Clemons was arrested and charged with abandoning his 4-year-old child at their home in Trumbull to go to the gym Friday morning, the Connecticut Post reported on Monday. According to the Post story, neighbors told Trumbull Police they found Clemons’ 4-year old son wandering the streets and complaining his house was […]

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 […]

Boys basketball: Foran Mad Dash 5K Road Race set for Oct. 19

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The Foran boys’ basketball program is holding the 4th Annual Foran Hoops Mad Dash 5K Road Race/Fitness Walk on Oct. 19 at the high school. The race will begin at 9 a.m. and is open to individuals of all ages and abilities. T-shirts will be provided to the first 100 registered entrants and trophies will […]

Girls Basketball: Northeast College Showcase All-Tournament Team

  The following girls basketball players were named to the 2014 Northeast College Showcase All-Tournament Team in voting done by college coaches in attendance at the event held on September 7 at Hamden Hall.   PLAYER CLASS HIGH SCHOOL Kayla Croswell Senior Notre Dame HS-Fairfield Caitlyn Dittman     Sophomore St. Bernard HS Sarah Gallo                 Senior Mercy HS Alexandra Goslin Junior […]

Housatonic alum Heacox ready to showcase talents at next level

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Former Housatonic track and field athlete Katie Heacox is ready to begin her first season at Southern Connecticut State University.

While hundreds of kids endure pre-season athletic training this week at area high schools, Housatonic’s Katie Heacox represents the small fraction of graduates getting their first glimpse at the next level. Heacox is the only Mountaineer to win back-to-back State Open titles. A four-year thrower (shot put, discus and hammer), she won the girls state […]

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 […]

Girls Basketball: Masuk coach steps down

Masuk girls basketball coach Ann Odoy is stepping down, according to the Connecticut Post’s Doug Bonjour. Athletic director John DeGennaro confirmed  Odoy’s resignation after three seasons to the Post Thursday.  Odoy took over for Dave Strong, the state’s career leader in wins for girls basketball coaches, three years ago. Odoy, a member of the state’s 2,000 point […]

New Canaan’s Bo Hickey retires as hockey coach

Longtime New Canaan hockey coach Bo Hickey, who guided the Rams to FCIAC titles and state championship games, has retired, the New Canaan Advertiser reported Monday. Hickey, 69, who also was an assistant coach for the school’s successful football team for 31 years and played professionally for the Denver Broncos, took over a 1-7 Rams […]

Torrington Varsity Alumni Club present its annual scholarships

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TORRINGTON >> Since 1948, the Torrington Varsity Alumni Club annually has helped deserving Torrington student-athletes get to college. Much of the fund they use for their $1,000 individual scholarships came from the club’s establishment of a wildly successful youth basketball league that morphed into Elks and PAL basketball. This year, success of the Club’s Raider […]

Girls basketball: Capital Prep’s Kiah Gillespie picks Maryland

Kiah Gillespie verbally committed to the University of Maryland

When Capital Prep coach Tammy Millsaps got a phone call from reigning Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year Kiah Gillespie last night, the coach thought it was just a regular phone call. However, when the coach figured out what the call was really about, she was overjoyed. “I got butterflies in my stomach,” the coach […]

Amity hockey coach Lindgren is cancer-free, will return to bench

Last season was a tough one for Amity boys hockey coach Gary Lindgren. Lindgren discovered a cyst on his neck last fall. During surgery in November, doctors discovered that behind the cyst was a cancerous tumor in his lymph nodes. On Dec. 2 he had another surgery and 29 lymph nodes were removed, along with his tonsils, […]

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 – […]

2014 Litchfield County Male Athlete of the Year, Torrington’s John McCarthy

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Growing up, most athletes try their hands at multiple sports and only a few of them, like Torrington’s John McCarthy, excel like he did in his four years as a Red Raider. McCarthy just finished his high school career where he was a three-year varsity athlete in three different sports. He was the last line […]

Who is…..Desiree Elmore: The Capital Prep rising star is a team player

HARTFORD >> The shy, soft-spoken Capital Prep wing/post player smiled as she showed her little sister how to shoot a basketball. Junior Desiree Elmore, who helped lead the Trailblazers to its second consecutive state title last season and was named NHR All-State, has always been open to helping out. “It’s not just about Desiree,” said […]

Girls Basketball: Ansonia chooses Vince DellaVolpe as coach

Ansonia did not have to go far to find its new girls basketball coach, choosing former assistant Vincent DellaVolpe. The newly named head coach has been an assistant since 2009 and was an assistant coach of the baseball team, too , from 2005 to 2011. The coach inherits a team that went 0-20 last season. […]