Boys basketball: Finkelstein resigns after eight seasons as Choate head coach

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Adam Finkelstein has resigned after eight years coaching boys basketball at Choate Rosemary School in Wallingford. Finkelstein, 34, is a national recruiting analyst for ESPN (@AdamFinkelstein) and that, combined with other employment opportunities, made it difficult for him to continue caching the Wild Boars. “I wanted to coach one more year,” Finkelstein said. “But it […]

St. Joseph names J.R. Bria next boys hockey coach


St. Joseph athletic director Kevin Butler confirmed today (Wednesday) that J.R. Bria, a former assistant boys hockey coach at Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe and Notre Dame-Fairfield, has been named to replace Marty Crouse as the Cadets’ new boys hockey coach. The Connecticut Post first reported the story. Crouse stepped down after last season after 10 years as the […]

Girls basketball: Foran coach Scott Nails leaves for Rye Country Day School

Coach Scott Nails was quite successful in his six seasons at Foran, leading the Lions to five state tournament appearances, coaching two New Haven Register All-State players in Teneya McLaughlin (2014) and Taylor Ceballos (2013), and winning an SCC division crown in 2013. However, Nails said he felt it was time to move on. Nails […]

Girls Hoops Monday: Two of state’s brightest stars, Gillespie and Elmore, make big decision

Scouting Kiah and Des Kiah Gillespie has been one of the state’s best players since her freshman season. Listed last season at 6-foot-2, the forward can stretch the floor with a very consistent mid- to long-range jumper and handle the ball out on the perimeter. A willing passer, Gillespie can also find open players slashing […]

CCC: Adding Avon, enrollment changes cause conference realignment


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


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 […]

Girls basketball: Capital Prep’s Desiree Elmore commits to Syracuse


Capital Prep’s Desiree Elmore, a 5-foot-11 Register all-state junior forward/center who helped the Trailblazers to back-to-back state championships, has committed to play basketball at Syracuse, her father Leon confirmed to reporter Henry Chisholm. Elmore averaged 18.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 3.9 steals and 2.3 blocks per game for Capital Prep, which was voted No. […]

Soccer notes: CSC Tournament now has application process for wildcard playoff berths


The Constitution State Conference has changed its tournament format several times in previous years, in large part due to expansion. There is yet another change to the eight-team format this year. The top two teams in each of the three divisions qualify in boys soccer, basketball and baseball among other sports that feature the three-division […]

Boys basketball: A look at the CIAC schedules for this upcoming season

Bridgeport Central was voted No. 1 after its 19-point comeback Class LL championship victory over Fairfield Prep.  (Mara Lavitt — New Haven Register)

The CIAC schedules were released Thursday. A quick look at some key things to keep an eye on throughout the season: Last year’s Class LL state champion, Bridgeport Central, opens up against Stamford on Dec. 17. The reigning Class L champ, Windsor, opens up against Maloney on a court that will soon be named after […]

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 […]

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 […]