Girls basketball: Northwest Catholic’s Haley headed to Bryant

Northwest Catholic President Dave Eustis, Haley Connors and NWC Athletic Director Matt Martorelli after Haley signed her National Letter of Intent to attend Bryant.

Northwest Catholic basketball player and senior Haley Connors signed a National Letter of Intent on November 13 to compete in Division I college basketball at Bryant University. The daughter of Edward and Amy Connors of West Hartford, Haley has been a member of the Varsity Girls’ Basketball team since her freshman year. She was named […]

Girls Basketball: Mercy’s Maura Fitzpatrick to sign with Marist

Mercy’s Maura Fitzpatrick signed her national letter of intent to play basketball and attend Marist College. The senior was named to the NHR All-Area and All-State team last year. One of the better players in the state, and arguably the area’s best player this year, the senior forward led the Tigers to the Class LL […]

Girls basketball: Foran names Stephanie Hiriak new coach

Stephanie Hiriak was named the new girls basketball coach at Foran on Monday. She replaces Scott Nails, who resigned late last month to take a similar position at Rye Country Day School in Rye, N.Y. This is the first varsity head coaching job for Hiriak, 27. She spent the last four years as an assistant […]

Girls basketball: Hoops Hub with Henry C presents CT’s new Big 3

The Hoops Hub with Henry C Rebecca Lawrence is 6-foot-3, Abbie Wolf is 6-foot-4 and Naomi Van Nes, well she’s just 6-foot-6. Lawrence (Ridgefield), Wolf (Greenwich) and Van Nes (Hamden Hall) are all juniors and have recevied over 50 offers combined from colleges. Schools from all over the country are interested in Connecticut’s Big 3. […]

Girls basketball: Dos and don’ts for recruits and parents

The Hoops Hub with Henry C In this week’s episode of Hoops Hub with Henry C, I talked to a few local college coaches to find out their do’s and don’ts for recruits and their parents. Coach Jen Carleton, of the University of Bridgeport, said the biggest mistake parents make is calling the coach too […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Girls Basketball: Northeast College Showcase All-Tournament Team

  The following girls basketball players were named to the 2014 Northeast College Showcase All-Tournament Team in voting done by college coaches in attendance at the event held on September 7 at Hamden Hall.   PLAYER CLASS HIGH SCHOOL Kayla Croswell Senior Notre Dame HS-Fairfield Caitlyn Dittman     Sophomore St. Bernard HS Sarah Gallo                 Senior Mercy HS Alexandra Goslin Junior […]

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 […]