Hockey: Cheshire coach Karl Sundquist resigns after four seasons

Cheshire boys ice hockey coach Karl Sundquist has resigned, citing personal reasons, athletic director Steve Trifone announced Friday. Sundquist coached the Rams for four seasons, including an appearance in the Division II tournament quarterfinals last year. Cheshire went 8-10 in the regular season and defeated North Haven, 5-2, in the first round, but lost to […]

Boys hockey: 2014-15 New Haven Register Area MVP: Alec Martone, North Branford

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The 2014-15 Area MVP for boys hockey for the New Haven Register: Alec Martone, North Branford.

Entering the 2014-15 season, predictions on favorites to win the CIAC Division II title included Branford, Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks and Conard. North Branford has a winning tradition and under coach Ralph Shaw’s guidance the Thunderbirds have always been competitive. But the T-Birds weren’t exactly on anyone’s preseason radar as a favorite to win the D-II title. […]

2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Hockey Team

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The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Hockey Team. Profiles by Dan Nowak. Photos by Arnold Gold. Most Valuable Player Alec Martone North Branford, Sr., F Stats: Had 23 goals and 33 assists, leading the Thunderbirds to the CIAC Division II final and a 17-6-1 overall record. Had three goals and two assists in a […]

Woodstock Academy absorbs Putnam Science Academy’s postgraduate boys basketball program

Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Putnam Sciences Academy boys basketball team pose with administrators from Woodstock Academy during a press conference announcing that the team will become part of Woodstock Academy (Photo via Woodstock Academy)

Woodstock Academy announced Tuesday it would be absorbing Putnam Science Academy’s heralded postgraduate boys basketball program just a month before PSA is scheduled to close. The basketball program, which counts 6-foot-8 prospect Mamadou Diarra among its current 13 postgraduate players, will be operated as its own entity separate from the school’s CIAC varsity sports. The […]

Boys basketball: USA Today names its All-USA Connecticut team

Sacred Heart junior Mustapha Heron was the Connecticut Player of the Year for USA Today. (Photo Catherine Avalone)

The USA Today recently compiled its top two five-man teams  and its Coach of the Year from Connecticut. FIRST TEAM Mustapha Heron, Sacred Heart Malik Petteway, Sacred Heart Steve Enoch, St. Thomas More KeAndre Fair, Weaver Tom Nolan, Fairfield Prep SECOND TEAM Jeremiah Livingston, Westhill DeAnte Bruton, Ledyard Ryan Pittman, Bunnell Tyrn Flowers, Sacred Heart […]

Boys hockey: 2014-15 New Haven Register State Player of the Year: Jack Pardue, Darien

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On several levels, Darien senior forward Jack Pardue had the kind of hockey season most high school players dream of growing up. Entering the 2014-15 season, the Blue Wave were on a mission to make up for disappointing losses the season before when they lost in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference tournament semifinals and […]

2014-15 New Haven Register All-State Boys Hockey Team

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The 2014-15 All-State Boys Hockey Team. Capsules by Dan Nowak. Portraits by Catherline Avalone. Most Valuable Player Jack Pardue Darien, Sr., F Stats: Had 20 goals and 27 assists, including the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Greenwich in the CIAC Division I final. Also had two goals in a 3-1 win over Xavier […]

2015 JCC Schoolboy / SchoolGirl Classic: Families reunite for girls; Prep school stars lead boys

BRIDGEPORT >> Coach John Pfohl hadn’t been on the sideline for a high school game in a while, but he felt right at home during the 2015 JCC Schoolgirl Classic at the Cardinal Shehan Center. Not just because he spent 15 years there from 1993-2008, but because his daughter Amanda was with him. “To coach […]

2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Swimming Team

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The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Swimming Team. Capsules by Mike Pucci. Photos by Peter Hvizdak. Most Valuable Swimmer Karl Bishop Cheshire, junior Stats: The State Open champion in the 200 and 500 freestyle, also won both events in Class LL, placed first in the 500 and second in the 200 at the SCC […]

Boys swimming: 2014-15 New Haven Register Area MVP: Karl Bishop, Cheshire

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MVP All-Area Wrestling: Karl Bishop, Cheshire

Swimming wasn’t exactly Karl Bishop’s favorite childhood activity. Even though Bishop took lessons from an early age, he was more interested in soccer. But when he was asked to join the Southington Stingrays, a club swim team, Bishop said, “All right, why not?” It was a decision that would alter the direction of his athletic […]

Boys Basketball: Sacred Heart’s Mustapha Heron decommits from Pittsburgh: Report

Sacred Heart junior Mustapha Heron was, by far, the state's best boys basketball player. (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Sacred Heart junior and New Haven Register Boys Basketball All-State MVP Mustapha Heron has decommitted from Pittsburgh, according to ESPN scouting analyst Adam Finkelstein on Twitter Friday. ESPN 60 Mustapha Heron has decommitted from Pittsburgh — Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) April 17, 2015   Speculation has been rampant over whether Heron, who averaged 22 points and […]

Girls Basketball: Gillespie excited to represent Connecticut in Jordan Brand Classic

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The 2014-15 New Haven Register Girls Basketball State Player of the Year: Kiah Gillespie, Capital Prep

NEW YORK >> The numbers put up by the UConn women’s basketball program over the past 21 seasons defy explanation. Fifteen Final Fours, 10 national championships and five undefeated seasons only begin the tell the tale of the Huskies’ far-reaching domination. However, the rise to national prominence has not always trickled down to the high […]

Boys basketball: 2014-15 New Haven Register Area MVP: Tyreek Perkins, Career

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There are easier boys basketball coaches to play for than Career’s Larry Kelley. He constantly gets after his players to keep performing, virtually every minute of every game. He demands the maximum effort. On the outside, it looks like a heavy amount of criticism unleashed. But to junior Tyreek Perkins, it’s not a lot to […]

2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Basketball Team

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The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Basketball team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Portraits by Arnold Gold. Also: The 2014-15 New Haven Register / GameTimeCT All-State Boys Basketball team. Note: Due to a site issue, photos may shuffle into incorrect placement on some mobile devices. Most Valuable Player Tyreek Perkins Career, Jr., G Stats: Averaged […]

2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Basketball Team

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The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Basketball team. Capsules by Henry Chisholm. Photos by Catherine Avalone. Also: Check out the 2014-15 Register All-State Girls Basketball Team. Note: Due to an unresolved site issue, photos on mobile devices may shuffle unnecessarily. Most Valuable Player Maura Fitzpatrick Mercy, Sr. forward Stats: Averaged 16.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, […]

Girls basketball: 2014-15 New Haven Register Area MVP: Maura Fitzpatrick, Mercy

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The 2014-15 NH Register Area MVP for girls basketball: Maura Fitzpatrick, Mercy.

When Mercy senior forward Maura Fitzpatrick reflects back on her four-year career with the Tigers, she said she thinks about the tough times and the good ones, highlighted by the 2013 Class LL state championship. She’s got another way to remember her time as a Tiger, as she was named 2014-15 GameTimeCT / Register All-Area […]

Girls Basketball: Capital Prep’s Gillespie named USA Today 2nd-Team All-USA

A day after the announcement of her New Haven Register / GameTimeCT All-State State Player of the Year award, Capital Prep girls basketball forward Kiah Gillespie was honored with a second-team section to USA Today’s All-USA Girls Basketball team. Gillespie, a Maryland recruit, averaged 31 points and had 16 rebounds during Capital Prep’s third-consecutive championship […]

Gymnastics: 2014-15 New Haven Register MVP: Abby McGuirk, Hand

All-Area gymnast MVP Abby McGuirk. (Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)

Hand gymnast Abby McGuirk has broken 18 bones in her body. Not all are from the sport of gymnastics, some have occurred from “being clumsy” but each tell a unique story. The latest injury McGuirk acquired may have been the most untimely but also may be the one with the best ending. McGuirk was able […]

2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Gymnastics Team

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The New Haven Register All-Area gymnastics team. Capsules by Mary Albl. Photos by Arnold Gold and Peter Hvizdak. Most Valuable Performer Abby McGuirk Hand, senior Stats: Led Hand to seventh straight SCC title winning all-around (37.2 points), bars (9.2) and set a meet record in beam (9.5). Guided Tigers to third straight Class M crown, […]

2015 GameTimeCT / New Haven Register All-State Girls Basketball Team lineups

Mercy's Maura Fitzpatrick. (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Lineups for the 2014-15 GameTimeCT / New Haven Register All-State Girls Basketball Team. First Team Sami Ashton, 5-6, Morgan, Jr. Sophie Borg, 6-0, Farmington Sr. Shaquana Edwards, 5-5, Weaver, Jr. Desiree Elmore, 5-10 Capital Prep, Jr. Tiana England, 5-7, Stamford, Jr. Maura Fitzpatrick, 5-11, Mercy, Sr. Hannah Friend, 5-10, Farmington, Sr. Kiah Gillespie, 6-2, Capital […]