Girls basketball: No. 19 Kennedy upsets No. 3 Torrington in OT

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Torrington’s Mia Barbieri scores on a layup as Kennedy’s Blessen Chapman looks on.

TORRINGTON >> The third time was the charm for a Kennedy girls basketball team on a mission in a 55-48 Class L second-round overtime upset over No. 3 Torrington Thursday night. “It’s hard to beat a team three times, right?” Kennedy coach Jen Deeley grinned before the game began at Torrington High School. The answer […]

CCC Boys Basketball Championship: Weaver blasts Windsor for second straight title

The Weaver boys basketball team celebrates after winning its second straight CCC championship, 83-66 over Windsor at Bulkeley High School's Babe Allen Fieldhouse. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

HARTFORD>> KeAndre Fair made his first six 3-point shots as the Weaver boys basketball team jumped on Windsor early in the CCC boys basketball championship Thursday night. The Beavers maintained a healthy cushion throughout and won 83-66 at Bulkeley’s Babe Allen Fieldhouse on Thursday to claim their second straight CCC title and third overall. “We just […]

Boys Swimming: SCC Championship Preview

Notre Dame's North Hansen takes first in the 500 freestyle against Amity, Tuesday. 
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• When: Friday, 4 p.m. • Where: Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven • Swimmers to watch: James Ahn, Hamden (100-yard freestyle); Guido Balderrama, Fairfield Prep (butterfly, backstroke); Karl Bishop, Cheshire (500 freestyle); Benjamin Clemens, Amity (breaststroke); Edmund Falcigno, Notre Dame (50 freestyle, backstroke); Corey Gambardella, Guilford (butterfly); North Hansen, Notre Dame (500 freestyle); Bryce Keblish, […]

Live Updates: The 2015 Boys Basketball Conference Tournaments

The Career Panthers celebrate following their 81-59 win over the Fairfield Prep Jesuits, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, for the SCC Championship at TD Bank Sports Center at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

It’s Connecticut boys basketball conference championship week. Follow the live Twitter blog below for updates from all of the state’s newspapers, websites and broadcasters. Or watch live coverage below. The CCC Championship between Weaver and Windsor is tonight, the rest of the finals commence Friday. Morelli’s Day 8 Conference Tournament Predictions WATCH: The CCC Boys Basketball Championship on Boys […]

2015 CIAC Girls Basketball Tournament Hoops Hub: Live Updates

Cromwell's Alyssa Wright battles Morgan's Josie Sullivan, at left and Jen Dawson in the Shoreline girls basketball championship, Friday night, February 27, 2015, at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven. The Morgan Huskies defeated the Cromwell Panthers,  53-52, to take home the crown. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

The News Hub 10 Reasons Why You Should Care About the Tournament: Because it’s going to be epic. The 5 Most Important Players in the CIAC Tournament: Kiah Gillespie’s on the list, but you knew that already. Everything You Need To Know About the CIAC Tournament: So Larry Bird walks into a locker room… […]

Hand’s Grace Cummings receives “Spirit of Sport Award” from NFHS

Grace Cummings, a student-athlete at Daniel Hand High School, has been selected the 2015 national recipient for Section 1 of the “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), an award created by the NFHS to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of the spirit […]

Girls Basketball: Weather forces changes to CIAC tournament schedule

Inclement weather has forced the postponement of several CIAC girls basketball tournament games scheduled for Thursday evening in Class L and Class S. Here is the latest schedule, updated as of 1 p.m. Thursday. Class L No. 17 Guilford at No. 1 Farmington, PPD. to Friday, 6 p.m. No. 9 Pomperaug at No. 8 Avon, […]

SCC Championship schedule: Changes made in Swimming, Hockey

The SCC boys swimming championship, originally scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. at SCSU, has been postponed due to inclement weather. The meet will now take place on Friday at 4 p.m., still at SCSU. Fairfield Prep is in search of its 11th straight league title.   In addition, the SCC Division II Boys Hockey […]

SCC Boys Basketball Championship: Career demolishes Fairfield Prep to win third title

Career's Tyreek Perkins scores two of his 13 pts. as Fairfield Prep's Patrick Harding (25) and Richard Kelly (14) in a 81-59 SCC championship win over the Jesuits, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at TD Bank Sports Center at Quinnipiac University in Hamden (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

HAMDEN >> Wednesday night’s Southern Connecticut Conference tournament final outcome ended up being a one-sided affair. And no, it wasn’t the defending champion and top seed this year on the winning side. Instead, it was No. 3 seed Career excelling on both ends of the floor, taking it to Fairfield Prep and claiming the league […]

NVL Boys Basketball Championship: Heron’s buzzer-beater lifts Sacred Heart to title over Crosby [VIDEO]

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Video (above) via WATERBURY >> Mustapha Heron’s long jumper at the buzzer lifted No. 1-seeded and top-ranked Sacred Heart to a thrilling 68-66 victory over rival Crosby in the NVL Championship game at Wilby’s Reggie O’Brien Gym. Sacred Heart trailed for almost the entire game and by as much as nine points. But the […]

Berkshire Boys Basketball Tournament: Lewis Mills, Northwestern advance to final

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THOMASTON >> No. 2 Lewis Mills and No. 3 Nonnewaug played stand-off defense for a little over three quarters in a Berkshire League boys basketball tournament semifinal at Thomaston High School Wednesday night. Early in the fourth quarter, Spartans Eric Miller and Nate Cook made back-to-back steals and sprints to the basket. The Chiefs never […]

FCIAC Boys Basketball Tournament: Norwalk, Westhill advance to title game


Jeremiah Livingston scored 38 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter to rally top-seeded Westhill to a 68-61 victory over Trumbull in the FCIAC boys basketball semifinals Wednesday at Fairfield Warde. Westhill will face Norwalk, a 69-55 winner over Wilton in the other semifinal, in the FCIAC Championship game Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Fairfield Warde. […]

CCC Boys Basketball semifinals: Windsor edges Middletown in OT thriller, to face Weaver in title game


HARTFORD >> Middletown’s dreams of winning the Central Connecticut Conference boys basketball championship came to an end on Wednesday night. But a run in the upcoming Class L tournament should ease the Blue Dragons pain. Middletown fell short in overtime, 84-78, against Windsor in a thrilling semifinal matchup at Bulkeley’s Babe Allen Fieldhouse. The game […]

Girls Basketball: No. 17 Guilford tops No. 16 East Haven, advances

Guilford's Meredith Shank elevates for a shot as East Haven's Miranda Gladwin (21) and Tori Carlson (2) defend as the Indians defeat the Yellowjackets, 50-39, in the CIAC Class L girls basketball state tournament first round Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at East Haven High School. No. 17 Guilford will play no. 1 Farmington in the Class L Second Round March 4 at Farmington High School. (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

EAST HAVEN >> The last time Guilford played, it got blown out by 34 points in the Southern Connecticut Conference quarterfinals against Mercy. Guilford had a chance to scrimmage last Friday, but opted to practice instead. “It got us to think in the game mode,” said Meredith Shank. “We just got to reflect on everything […]

SWC Boys Basketball Semifinals: ND-Fairfield survives Barlow, to meet Bunnell in final


Jesse McIntosh’s foul shots with 3.5 seconds remaining lifted Notre Dame-Fairfield to a 55-53 victory over Barlow in the SWC boys basketball semifinals in Fairfield. Barlow had the ball with a chance for the upset, but McIntosh stole the inbounds pass intended for 6-foot-5 senior Chatam Studer. McIntosh was fouled as he went for the […]

Litchfield County girls basketball tournament roundup: Mills tops Tolland, Suffield advances

Lewis Mills 40, Tolland 37 Mills 12 -14- 7 -7 — 40 Tolland 8 -9- 8 -12 — 37 Mills: Jen Merritt 0 0 0; Corrine Morrow 1 0 2; Alyssa Wrabel 1 0 2; Ruta Martisauskaite 7 3 21; Natalie Ruel 2 1 5; Gabby Bogdonas 2 2 6; Samira Abdelrehim 1 2 4. […]

Girls basketball: Notre Dame-Fairfield primed for another state run

Notre Dame of Fairfield captains: Raina Ceryak, Kayla Croswell and Nakia Mabin.

FAIRFIELD >> The atmosphere at Monday afternoon’s practice was lighthearted and serious at times. It was the perfect blend for the Notre Dame of Fairfield girls’ basketball team that opens the Class S State Tournament on Thursday evening at home. The fifth-seeded Lancers will host No. 21 Putnum at 5:30 p.m. “We’ve just been trying […]

Girls Basketball: Farmington built for another playoff run

The Farmington girls basketball team comes together after a practice on Feb. 20.
The Indians are undefeated and hold the top seed in the Class L state tournament. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

FARMINGTON>> Before each game the Farmington girls basketball team listens to a pregame song and huddles up. These don’t seem like strange traditions until you dig a little deeper. The song that the Indians “jam out to” is ‘Lipgloss’ and the huddle is to make everyone laugh. “We make a sentence,” junior guard Cheray Saunders […]

Boys swimming: Middletown’s Dagenais, Doherty ready for postseason

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Middletown High swimmers Jack Doherty, left, and Matt Dagenais are pictured at the YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando, Florida. The Blue Dragons will compete in the Central Connecticut Conference championships on Saturday, March 7 at Bulkeley High School in Hartford.

MIDDLETOWN >> They are the best of friends. Except when they refuse to speak to each other. They are Matt Dagenais and Jack Doherty, the two state champion swimmers at Middletown High School. They are best buddies, except … well, let Doherty explain. “We love each other outside of the water,” said Doherty, who is […]