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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

As CIAC crowns champions, Public School vs. Private and ‘Choice’ School debate rages on

Public or Private or 'Choice?' East Catholic and Weaver, which battled for the Class L boys basketball title, are considered 'Schools of Choice,' but is their success overwhelming Public competition? (Photo Peter Paguaga)

UNCASVILLE >> Capital Prep, a Hartford magnet school, cruised to its second girls basketball state title Saturday morning at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Not too long after that, East Catholic, a parochial school, followed suit on its way to a Class M state championship. Meanwhile, an hour’s drive down 95-South, Fairfield Prep, another parochial school, […]

CHSCA Girls Basketball Festival: RHAM’S Veilleux leads LL-L East to big win

NORTH BRANFORD >> Recently named a Parade All-American Sarah Veilleux of RHAM poured in a game-high 21 points to lead Class LL-L East to a 94-66 victory over Class LL-L West Monday night in the Connecticut  High School Coaches Association Girls Basketball All-Star festival at North Branford High School. Veilleux, who scored over 2,000 career points, made five […]

Girls basketball beat: Capital Prep finishes where it started


Capital Prep has taken down conference foes, out-of-state teams, title contenders in Class L and blitzed the best team in the Central Connecticut Conference by 16 to win the state final. After all that, there is no question in coach Tammy Millsaps mind of who the best team in Connecticut is. “The fat lady has sung,” […]

Girls basketball beat: Best of Court Vision 2014

Emma McCarthy goes up for a shot against South Windsor's Olivia Bolden in the Class LL girls basketball championship (Photo Mara Lavitt)

It’s been a great season of girls basketball. From stat stuffing performances, to milestones to upset victories, the season has not disappointed. Below is the best of Court Vision from this past season. Streak Stoppers 29 and oh-ver: Cromwell went on a great run last season, winning 28 games and capturing a Class M crown. […]

Final 2014 GameTimeCT / Register girls basketball top 10 poll: Capital Prep finishes No. 1

Due to new CIAC rules, Capital Prep, a school of choice, was bumped from Class S to Class L this season and still won a second straight title. Photo: Peter Paguaga

Capital Prep of Hartford was voted the No. 1 team in the GameTimeCT / New Haven Register Top 10 poll released Monday. The Trailblazers, led by 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year Kiah Gillespie, ran the table, including victories over out-of-state competition and won the CSC and Class L state championship. They received all 16 […]

CPTVSports, NHFS Championship Weekend Replay Schedule

Tyler Ancrum raises his finger to the air in front of Central's student section after the Hilltoppers' 76-73 Class LL championship over Fairfield Prep Saturday (Screen cap Sean Patrick Bowley)

Did you miss any of the thrilling state championship games this weekend? Or do you want to just relive all of the great moments? CPTV Sports is replaying all of its coverage of the finals, including replays of its live basketball coverage and the tape-delayed hockey championships. You can watch CPTV Sports on the following […]

WHALE OF A WIN: New London holds off Morgan to win Class M girls basketball title

New London's girls basketball team celebrates its 57-52 victory over Morgan in the Class M championship (Mara Lavitt - New Haven Register)

UNCASVILLE >> It has been an uphill climb for New London. The Whalers won just two games two years ago, and fell in the first round of the state tournament last season. On Sunday, they found themselves playing for a Class M championship. With fifth-seeded New London up 50-33 with less than six minutes to […]

Live Blog REPLAY: 2014 Girls Basketball State Tournament

Lauralton's Emma McCarthy and Carly will represent the West in a star-studded JCC Schoolgirls Classic Sunday at 1:30 at the JCC in Woodbridge
 (Mara Lavitt - New Haven Register)

UPDATE: The state championships have ended. Click the stories below for complete recaps and check out a replay of the Live Blog below to see all the Twitter chatter from the tournament. The state championship is upon us. This is your one stop shop for everything girls basketball. Below are schedules and all the latest links […]

REDEMPTION LAURALTON: Crusaders topple South Windsor to win first basketball title

Lauralton Hall's basketball team celebrates its Class LL championship -- the first in school history -- Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Mara Lavitt - New Haven Register)

UNCASVILLE >> The ride back from Mohegan Sun Arena is going to be a lot easier this year for Lauralton Hall. After losing at the buzzer in last season’s Class LL final, the second-seeded Crusaders defeated fourth-seeded South Windsor 68-53 Saturday to capture the first basketball state title in school history. “I’m so happy for […]

DOUBLY SWEET: Thomaston defeats St. Paul in double overtime to win Class S title

Thomaston wins its first girls basketball state championship since 1993 in double overtime, 61-57 over St. Paul.

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

UNCASVILLE >> No. 3 seed Thomaston fought from behind three times, through regulation and two overtimes, to wrench the Class S girls basketball championship from No. 1 St. Paul, 61-57, at the Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday afternoon. Photos: Thomaston 61 St. Paul 57 (2OT) “For the past four years, this is all I wanted,” beamed Golden Bear […]

CAPITAL CITY: No. 1 Trailblazers rally back to win second-straight title

Due to new CIAC rules, Capital Prep, a school of choice, was bumped from Class S to Class L this season and still won a second straight title. Photo: Peter Paguaga

UNCASVILLE >> Capital Prep has wanted tough competition all season. The Trailblazers even went out of state. Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena in the Class L final, Weaver gave Capital Prep its best game of the season, but the Trailblazers were up to the challenge. After trailing by double-digits in the first half, top-seeded Capital […]

Thomaston, St. Paul get ready for battle in Class S title game

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen 
Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert goes up for a layup against Immaculate during the Class S Tournament. The Golden Bears take on St. Paul today at 3 p.m.

Today’s Class S girls basketball championship between No. 1 St. Paul Catholic (22-4) and No. 3 Thomaston (22-4) is a neighborhood battle for residents of the Northwest Corner, despite its 3 p.m. spotlight at the glittering Mohegan Sun Arena. Its the NVL vs. the Berkshire League, nearby town vs. nearby town and, best of all, […]

2014 CIAC girls basketball tournament pairings / results / schedule


A complete list of the CIAC girls basketball tournament seedings and pairings released Wednesday, Feb. 26. Click on the links for brackets. CLASS LL First Round Amity 57, Darien 39 Career Magnet 67, Glastonbury 50 Daniel Hand 57, Southington 37 E.O. Smith 45, Newington 39 Fairfield Warde 41, Trumbull 37 Greenwich 45, Bristol Central 28 […]