New Haven Register Area Gymnastics MVP: Stefani Taschner, Hand

(Peter Casolino-New Haven Register) All Area Gymnast Stefani Taschner of Daniel Hand High School.  3/25/14

Hand’s Stefani Taschner has the ultimate comeback story. And it’s one the senior standout gymnast is still writing. The two-time Register Area MVP, who coach Kelly Smith said “leaves as one of the top athletes to come through the program” battled almost her entire high school gymnastic career with nagging injuries. Taschner explained she has […]

2014 New Haven Register All-Area Gymnastics Team

Stefani Taschner – MVP Hand, senior Stats: Was the Southern Connecticut Conference champion in vault, bars, floor and all-around. Finished in fifth place all-around at the State Open and third in floor at New Englands. Tied school bars record at 9.4. Honors: Elite All-American on vault and floor. All-American on beam, bars and all-around. First […]

Litchfield County Area Ice Hockey MVP: Eric Chin, Housatonic / Northwestern / Wamogo

Eric Chin, Jr. won 13 games and posted a 1.84 GAA, .924 save %, 4 shutouts for Housatonic/Northwestern/Wamogo Mountaineers.
Sean Meenaghan — Register Citizen

Just about every hockey team has a couple of goalies, to either rest the starter or in case of injury, except for the Housatonic/Northwestern/Wamogo Mountaineers; they only had one junior Eric Chin. Entire Litchfield County All-Area Ice Hockey Team “He didn’t miss one practice or game, he was 100% determined,” Mountaineers head coach Dean Diamond […]

Litchfield County All-Area Ice Hockey Team

Eric Chin Area MVP Housatonic/ Northwestern/Wamogo, Jr. Goalie Stats: 13 wins, 1.84 GAA, .924 save %, 4 shutouts as the team’s only goalie leading them to a No. 6 seed in the Division III hockey tournament. Honors: Second-Team All-State and named Team MVP Slideshow: Litchfield County All-Area Ice Hockey Team Andrew Loya Shepaug/Litchfield/Nonnewaug, Jr. Forward […]

Litchfield County All-Area Indoor Track and Field Team

Chelsea Hayward Area MVP Litchfield, Sr. Stats: Won the Class S Title in the 300M, finished in second at the State Opens, sixth at New England’s in the same event. Finished in fourth in Class S in the 55M dash, came in fifth at the State Opens. Honors: All-State, Two-Time All-Berkshire League for outdoor track […]

Litchfield County Area Indoor Track MVP: Chelsea Hayward, Litchfield

Litchfield’s Chelsea Hayward won the Class S Title in the 300M and finished in second at the State Opens.
Sean Meenaghan — Register Citizen

LITCHFIELD >> Litchfield High School senior Chelsea Hayward ran 300 meters faster than all but one high school female runner in the state this winter. In the 55 meters, just four girls ran faster at the State Open. Chelsea Hayward is fast. Some of it comes naturally, following in the footsteps of her sister, Olivia, […]

New Haven Register 2013-14 All-State Boys Basketball Team

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MVP Paschal Chukwu Fairfield Prep, Sr., 7-0, C Stats: Averaged 14.3 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks per game for the SCC champions. Finished with 21 points, 17 rebounds and 12 blocks in the Class LL state final against Bridgeport Central. Honors: Two-time All-State and All-SCC Quinnipiac Division selection. Named MVP of the SCC this […]

NH Register 2013-14 All-State boys basketball team lineups

FIRST TEAM Player                        Height    School                   Year Tyler Ancrum             5-9         Bridgeport Central    Sr. Paschal Chukwu        7-2         Fairfield Prep             Sr Raiquan Clark            6-4          Hillhouse                   Sr. E.J. Crawford             6-4   […]

Boys basketball: NH Register State Player of the Year: Paschal Chukwu, Fairfield Prep

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The NH Register State Boys Basketball Player of the Year, Paschal Chukwu of Fairfield Prep

Imagine what it would have been like if Paschal Chukwu had stuck with the sport he first became familiar with. You are the soccer team’s goalkeeper with this 7-foot striker coming at you in a one-on-one situation. Or he lines up to take a penalty kick on you. Imagine someone a foot smaller trying to […]

2014 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Basketball Team

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Most Valuable Player Paschal Chukwu Fairfield Prep, Sr., 7-0, C Stats: Averaged 14.3 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks per game for the SCC champion. Finished with 21 points, 17 rebounds and 12 blocks in the Class LL state final against Bridgeport Central. Honors: Two-time All-Area and All-SCC Quinnipiac Division selection. Named MVP of the […]

Litchfield County All-Area Girls Basketball Team

Abby Hurlbert Area-MVP Thomaston, Sr. Guard/Forwards Stats: Averaged 18.1 points per-game, including 23 points in the Class S Championship game which the Golden Bears won in double overtime against St. Paul. She also helped lead Thomaston to a share of the Berkshire League regular season title and the Berkshire League Tournament Title. Honors: Two-Time All-Berkshire League […]

Litchfield County Area Girls Basketball MVP: Abby Hurlbert, Thomaston

Thomaston’s Abby Hurlbert averaged 18.1 points per-game, including 23 points in the Class S Championship game which the Golden Bears won in double overtime against St. Paul.
Sean Meenaghan — Register Citizen

THOMASTON >> Is there a high school basketball fan in the state who hasn’t heard of Abby Hurlbert? Perhaps, but not if they were at the Mohegan Sun for the CIAC’s championship weekend. Hurlbert’s team fought back from deficits in regulation and two overtimes for Thomaston’s first girls basketball championship since 1993. Litchfield County Girls […]

The Terryville Kangaroo has a chance to be voted Best Mascot in country

The Terryville Kangaroos' "Roos Crew" cheer during a game. The Kangaroo has a chance to be voted the best mascot in the country.

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

After a dominating performance in the first round of the USA Today Best Vote beating out instate schools, Avon Old Farms Winged Beaver, the East Hampton Bellringer, the Berlin Redcoat, Hale Ray Noise, the Jonathan Law Lawman, the Kingswood-Oxford Wyvern and the Windham Whippet, the Terryville Kangaroo has a chance to be voted the best […]

Boys basketball: Former Portland coach Gene Reilly dies

Former Portland boys basketball coach Gene Reilly, one of the all-time winningest coaches in state history, passed away Sunday at Rhode Island Hospital. He was 70. Reilly coached for 35 years at Portland (1972-2007), winning 547 games, still the sixth-best victory total in state history. Reilly also won one Class S state championship in 1982 […]

Fry named new Athletic Director of Fairfield Warde

Fairfield Warde High School didn’t have to look too far to find its new athletic director. Last Friday it was announced that Seth Fry would become the new athletic director. Fry has been involved in the Fairfield school system holding numerous positions as he currently teaches and is the Activities Director at Warde. Fry takes […]

Basketball: CT East girls, CT boys win at JCC Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic

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Hillhouse’s Raiquan Clark goes up for a layup during the Schoolboy/Schoolgirl All-Star Classic basketball at the Greater New Haven JCC.

WOODBRIDGE >> The last high school basketball hurrah for the state’s best players in the 53rd annual JCC Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic was to be bittersweet. However, the East girls All Stars and the Connecticut boys All-Stars made it heavier on the sweet as both teams won Sunday at the JCC of Greater New Haven. In the […]

NH County Area Boys Indoor Track MVP: Christian Alvarado, Fairfield Prep

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NH County Area Boys Indoor Track  All-Area MVP: Chris Alvarado of Fairfield Prep.

Coming off the longest competitive cross country running season he’s ever had, this past indoor track season flew by for Fairfield Prep’s Christian Alvarado. But the standout senior distance runner made sure it didn’t go by too fast, as he had some fun and made sure to leave his mark as one of the best […]

2014 NH County All-Area Boys Indoor Track Team

Christian Alvarado Fairfield Prep, Sr., distance Stats: Won the 1,600 and 3,200 at the SCC championships and Class LL meet. Broke the 3,200 SCC meet record. Set a state and meet record in the 3,200 at the State Open (9:07.63). Won the New England 2 mile in a meet- and state-record time of 9:00.29. Honors: […]

Litchfield County Area Boys Basketball MVP: Jake Johnson, Terryville

Terryville's Jake Johnson averaged 17.4 points per-game, 8.5 rebounds and six assists this season.
Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen

Before every home game at Terryville high school, after the away teams starting lineup is announced, the Kangaroos lineup, as their fans stand and cheer, is announced one by one with one senior being the last player announced. “Senior, number 21, “Mr. Everything,” Jacob Johnson,” the Terryville announcer said. The Terryville announcer wasn’t exaggerating calling […]

Litchfield County All-Area Boys Basketball Team

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Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen

Jake Johnson – Area MVP Terryville, Sr. Guard/Forward Stats: Averaged 17.4 points per-game, 8.5 rebounds and six assists to help lead the Terryville Kangaroos to a 22 win season and both the Berkshire League regular season and tournament titles. Johnson reached the 1000 career point plateauthis season and finished his career with 1,276 points. Honors: […]