Indoor Track: Hamden boys, Mercy girls repeat as SCC West Sectional champs

NEW HAVEN >> The Hamden boys and Mercy girls indoor track teams had little trouble defending their sectional crowns Thursday evening at the Floyd Little Athletic Center. Hamden won four events to score 104 points, edging out second place Xavier (92) to win the Southern Connecticut Conference West Sectional title for the second straight year. […]

Boys basketball: Prep’s Nolan among several key SCC players injured

Fairfield Prep's Thomas Nolan drives to the hoop as Career's Tyrell Eaddy defends. Nolan suffered a sprained ankle against Cheshire Wednesday.
(Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

A few interesting recent developments in top players around the Southern Connecticut Conference: In Fairfield Prep’s 82-45 win at Cheshire, Prep senior guard Tom Nolan injured his ankle in the second quarter, according to Reid Wallmark of The Cheshire Citizen. Nolan, who has signed a national letter of intent to play next year at Fairfield […]

Wednesday’s Boys Basketball roundup: Sheehan upends 10th-ranked Hamden

Sheehan 83, No. 10 Hamden 80 >> Brendan Rentas shot 6 of 8 from three-point range and finished with a game-high 33 points for Sheehan, which pulled the SCC interdivision upset at Wallingford. Turner French added 14 points and eight rebounds and Chris Gerzabek had seven assists for the Titans (6-5). Dylan Noble and Blair […]

Wednesday’s Hockey Roundup: No. 10 Xavier stuns No. 1 Fairfield Prep

Screen Shot 2015-01-28 at 11.49.05 PM

David Piekut had two goals and an assist, including a goal off a penalty shot, to lead the No. 10 Xavier boys hockey team to a 4-2 SCC-SWC Division I win over No. 1 Fairfield Prep at the Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport on Wednesday. “This was a big win for us. The boys are […]

Wednesday’s NH County girls basketball roundup: Seymour blows past Woodland

Seymour 57, Woodland 41 >> Samantha Torres had a career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds for Seymour in a NVL home win. Faith Thurmond finished with a double-double (19 points, 11 rebounds) for the Wildcats (7-7) and Cristina Tacinelli added eight assists. Beck Hale had 13 points to lead the Hawks (4-10). GREENWICH 56, ST. […]

Wednesday’s NH County wrestling roundup: Law edges East Haven

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)
Law senior Rachel Escobar loses her match in the 120 lb. weight class against East Haven sophomore Alex Tapia. The Lawmen won, 39-36 Wedensday night.

Greens Farms 45, Hopkins 31 (at New Haven) 106 Sam Stuart (G) dec. Quinn Schneider (H) 6–1; 113 Hans Forland (G) win by fall over Michael Briscoe (H) at 1:22; 120 Sam Hecht (H) dec. Alexander McCall (G) 9–8; 126 Zach Kaplan (H) win by forfeit; 132 Riley Grady (G) win by fall over Aaron […]

Hockey: Despite penalty issues, North Haven eventually rolls past Hand

NH goalie andrew Graziano

NORTHFORD – There was barely room at the inn, otherwise known as the penalty box, Wednesday afternoon at the Northford Ice Pavilion. Despite having nine penalties for 21 minutes called against it, North Haven was able to roll to a 6-0 victory over Hand in an SCC/SWC boys’ hockey contest. Hand also had 7 penalties for […]

Wrestling: Branford’s Carden riding 52-match unbeaten streak

Branford wrestler Dakota Carden,left, takes down teammate Hyunjin Lim during practice Wednesday. (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

BRANFORD >> Branford’s Dakota Carden entered this season with a renewed sense of focus and determination, both on and off the mat. After starting last season 27-0, Carden was ruled academically ineligible and missed the entire postseason. Hornets coach Chris Bonagiuso said Carden was not failing any classes, but Carden’s grade point average was slightly […]

Capital Prep’s Kiah Gillespie named McDonald’s All-American

Capital Prep's Kiah Gillespie

Capital Prep senior Kiah Gillespie has been named to the McDonald’s All-American Girls Basketball team. Gillespie, a Meriden native who is committed to Maryland, will play for the East Team in the annual McDonalds’ All-American girls basketball game on April 1, at the United Center in Chicago. Game time is 5:30 p.m. The boys All-American […]

Wednesday’s New Haven County postponements

BOYS BASKETBALL CSC Kaynor Tech at O’Brien Tech, PPD, TBA Shoreline Old Saybrook at East Hampton, PPD to Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.; BOYS HOCKEY North Branford at Branford (NORTHFORD), PPD to Tuesday, 4 p.m. Sheehan at NFA-St.B.-Bacon-Stonington-Lyman Mem. (Norwich), PPD to Feb. 9, 4:20 p.m. Scarsdale (NY) at West Haven, PPD to Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. […]

Grab your No. 2 pencils: It’s the Midseason Boys Basketball Quiz

(Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)
Hillhouse senior forward Troy Walters, Jr. elevates for a shot as Robert Haskins (32), Thomas Nolan (5) and Ryan Foley (21) defend for Fairfield Prep in the first game between the two teams Dec. 30. The rematch is set for Friday.

So you guys think you’re experts when it comes to boys basketball? Now is your chance to prove it! Please vote on the following questions, some on the midpoint of the 2014-15 season. Some on the general state of boys basketball. Polls close Saturday night. Our answers to be provided later this week.

Wrestling: Unbeaten Xavier still the favorite in the SCC

Xavier senior Chidi Broderick, left, shown here during last year's Class LL championship.
File photo

  Xavier has won the last three SCC tournaments that have been contested.  The event was cancelled in 2013 due to inclement weather. The unbeaten Falcons (13-0), ranked third in the latest state coaches poll compiled by the Norwich Bulletin, seem poised to defend that title on Feb. 14. But after graduating three Class LL […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Hockey Poll: Xavier takes 10th spot

Hvizdak_150103_ph163-XL

The 2014-15 Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll for Jan. 27, 2014. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. FAIRFIELD PREP 6-4 14 162 1 I Last week: Lost to Delbarton (N.J.) 6-3. Bottom line: Prep is 2-3 against out-of-state teams . Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 2. HAMDEN […]

Girls Basketball: CCC mid-season facts and figures

The CCC girls basketball standings as of Jan. 27, 2015. Sorted by division standings. Compiled by Derek Turner - GameTimeCT

Just past the midway point of the Connecticut girls basketball season, here are some facts and figures regarding the Central Connecticut Conference. Two of the four undefeated teams left in the state are in the CCC – No. 3 Farmington and No. 4 South Windsor are both 12-0. The CCC West is statistically the strongest […]

Hockey notebook: Milford, Xavier boys hockey rebound after tough 0-3 starts

Milford captain Jarrod Butts (24) and assistant captain David McLenithan (20) (Supplied photo from coach Sal Follo)

The start of the season was tough for the Milford Indians. The Indians started out 0-3 and were outscored 12-7 combined in losses to Trinity Catholic, North Branford and Trumbull. Since then, the Indians turned their fortunes around and have gone 5-2. Coach Sal Follo credits hard work and a stepped-up effort from players in […]

Boys Basketball: It’s time to take the midseason CCC quiz

CCC-logo

The season is half over already? Yup, we’re at the midway(ish) point of the 2014-15 boys basketball season, so its time to take a test. No, you will not be graded, but you will be required class participation. I have seen a bunch of games this season, and have my ideas on what’s what. But […]

Tuesday’s New Haven County postponements (updated)

BOYS BASKETBALL CSC O’Brien Tech at Whitney Tech, ppd., TBA Platt Tech at Kaynor Tech, ppd. to Thursday, 7 p.m. SCC interdivision Career vs. Hillhouse at Floyd Little Athletic Center, ppd. to Feb. 8, 5 p.m. Wilbur Cross at Hand, ppd., TBA Xavier at Amity, ppd. to Thursday, 7 p.m. Branford at Guilford, ppd. to […]

Girls Basketball: All-time Connecticut coaching wins list

• Dave Strong — Masuk: 704 • Nick Economopoulos — Lyman Hall, East Catholic, Coginchaug: 619 • Nick Chaconis — Portland: 544 • Joe Grippo — Morgan: 543 • Jim Bombaci — Hand, Haddam-Killingworth: 511 • Chris Webster — North Branford: 504 Active coaches bolded Attention coaches only: If your total is incorrect, or if […]

Boys basketball: St. Joseph could miss state tournament for first time since 1968

Photo by Peter Hvizdak/NH Register
St. Joseph basketball coach Chris Watts is in favor of coaching during the periods in the off-season. The CIAC doesn't permit that.

Chris Watts has either been a player or an assistant coach for six of St. Joseph’s 11 CIAC championships. As Watts puts it, “seeing St. Joseph successful is a part of me.” But recent times haven’t been easy for the former schoolboy legend. After going 10-12 last season and losing in the first round of […]