2014 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Basketball Team

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Most Valuable Player Paschal Chukwu Fairfield Prep, Sr., 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 SCC […]

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

Mara Lavitt-New Haven Register
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

(Photo by Peter Hvizdak-New Haven Register)
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

Jake Johnson
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: […]

Girls basketball beat: JCC Schoolgirl game loaded with stars

The 53rd annual JCC Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic at the JCC of Greater New Haven in Woodbridge will feature the states best talent. East coach Scott Nails said fans coming to see the college-bound boys players, like Paschal Chukwu who is headed to Providence, should check out the girls at 1:30 p.m., too. They’ll be pleasantly surprised. […]

NH County Area Girls Indoor Track MVP: Danae Rivers, Wilbur Cross

(Mara Lavitt — New Haven Register) New Haven County All-Area indoor track MVP: Danae Rivers, Wilbur Cross
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To see what Danae Rivers is most proud of, you’ll need to visit the Robert H. Saulsbury Gymnasium at Wilbur Cross High. That’s where the championship banners hang. At the beginning of the indoor track and field season this past winter, the sophomore gazed at the walls and found something missing. “A lot of flags […]

2014 NH County All-Area Girls Indoor Track Team

Danae Rivers – AREA MVP Wilbur Cross, So., middle distance Stats: Won the SCC, Class L and State Open 1,600 meter title. Set a state record in 1,600 (4:52.29). Won the New England mile title and finished fourth at New Balance Nationals in the mile (4:48.59). Part of winning SCC, Class L and Open sprint […]

CCC softball: Southington readies for title defense

First-year Southington softball coach Davina Hernandez hits her outfielder's fly balls Wednesday afternoon at practice.
Derek Turner - GameTimeCT

Coming off its 15th state title, the winningest softball program in the state has its eyes on yet another. Davina Hernandez enters her first season as Southington’s head coach, taking over for John Bores who retired after last season’s state championship. She has the team excited to get started. “Everyone just wants to be outside. […]

Curtain closes on Crouse’s reign as St. Joseph boys hockey coach

St. Joseph boys hockey coach Marty Crouse, who started the Cadets hockey program in 2003, has been thinking about retiring from the position the past three years. On Tuesday, he made it official. “I thought about it for a few years and now I think it’s the right time,” Crouse said. “I’ve been around hockey […]

Renovations to Torrington’s sports complex will soon get under way

Peter Wallace — Register Citizen
Coach Mike Tyler holds a piece of the old track - a quarter inch thick. The new surface will be three times the old thickness.

TORRINGTON >> Take a long look at the Torrington High School’s Robert H. Frost Sports Complex. As of May 7, good and bad memories alike disappear with the turn of a shovel, the first spade full of dirt toward completion of a $2.7 million renovation funded by the state. The project was opened for bids […]

Girls basketball: JCC Schoolgirl Classic selects its roster

The 53rd Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic, which has moved to the JCC of Greater New Haven facility in Woodbridge, announced Wednesday the following girls to play in the Classic April 13 at 1:30 p.m.: EAST SQUAD Karlee Alves, Ellington (Emmanuel) Tanaya Atkinson, Career (Temple) Olivia Bolden, South Windsor (undecided) Cassidy Bundy, Montville (Hartford) Chelsea Domain, Tolland (Assumption) […]

Joyful conclusion to somber weekend for Torrington girls basketball

Peter Wallace - Register Citizen

Torrington High School's girls basketball team celebrated at the Cornucopia Banquet Facility Sunday evening. Seniors and coaches are, front row from left: freshman coach Barbara Beebe; Olivia Morrison; Mika Howard; head coach Mike Fritch.
Second row from left: JV coach Erika Pratt; Caroline Teti; Joann Duman.

TORRINGTON >> In a bittersweet coincidence, Torrington High School’s basketball team celebrated another great season Sunday evening at the Cornucopia Banquet facility while mourners gathered for program-founder Lou Moscaritolo at the Cook Funeral Home following his death on Friday. Coach Lou started the girls basketball team in 1977, then rang up a 230-131 record with […]