Boys basketball: Sacred Heart to remain in Class S division for 2014-15

Sacred Heart's boys basketball players celebrate their Class S championship last March. The Hearts will be back to defend their title.
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Preseason boys basketball doesn’t begin until Dec. 1, but we can still get you in hoop mode now that the fall season has come to a close – other than football. Monday (Nov. 17) was the last day teams can petition to “play up.” Teams can petition to play up in Class LL only. One […]

Boys basketball: East Haven alumni game to be held Jan. 9

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East Haven will hold a boys basketball alumni game on Jan. 9, 2015, at 5:15 p.m. at East Haven High. A donation of $40 is requested for any alumni to participate. Players will receive a T-shirt, pizza after the game and free admission to the boys varsity game against North Haven at 7 p.m. Checks […]

West Haven to induct nine into school’s Hall of Fame Nov. 29

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Former West Haven baseball coach Mike Anquillare will be among nine people getting inducted into the West Haven Hall of Fame on Nov. 29.

Nine members will be inducted into the West Haven Hall of Fame will be honored Saturday, Nov. 29, at the West Haven Italian-American Club. The newest members to be inducted are Joseph Morrell Jr., Stacey Breen Sao, Ron Conlan, Michael Anquillare, Michael Keyes, the late Joseph Giannotti, William Engels, Lindsay Michel and Robert Sveda. Morrell […]

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 […]

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 […]

CCC: Adding Avon, enrollment changes cause conference realignment

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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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CIAC sets 2015-16 dates for preseason, regular season to begin

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Controls voted last week to move back the start of the regular season in the fall of 2015. The 2015 fall season will begin on Friday, Sept. 11. While that is two days after the official start of this upcoming season (Sept. 9), it will only be four […]

2014 Litchfield County Male Athlete of the Year, Torrington’s John McCarthy

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Growing up, most athletes try their hands at multiple sports and only a few of them, like Torrington’s John McCarthy, excel like he did in his four years as a Red Raider. McCarthy just finished his high school career where he was a three-year varsity athlete in three different sports. He was the last line […]

Basketball: Officials wanted for New Haven County games this winter

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The New Haven County District Board of Approved Basketball Officials is accepting applications for the 2014 – I.A.A.B.O. written examination. Membership is open to applicants 1) years of age or older who establish a satisfactory record of health and character and must reside in New Haven County. All applicants must pass a background check as […]

Boys basketball: Middletown’s Dave Sytulek named AD at South Windsor

By Jim Bransfield MIDDLETOWN >> Dave Sytulek, a longtime physical education teacher and head boys basketball coach at Middletown High School, has been appointed the Athletic Director at South Windsor High School. South Windsor principal Daniel Sullivan, a former vice-principal at MHS, confirmed the appointment via telephone on Thursday afternoon. According to sources, Sytulek made […]