Connecticut High School Coaches Association: 2014-15 Awards

Some of the coach of the year award winners at the CHSCA banquet Thursday night. Clockwise, from top right: Hand field hockey coach Sue Leckey, Shelton golf coach Joe LaPorta, Glastonbury girls lacrosse coach Kris Cofiell (Photos via Glastonbury HS, Shelton HS and Hand HS)

The Connecticut High School Coaches Association honored its coaches of the year Thursday night at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Here are the award winners: Athletic Director Gary Makowicki, Norwich Free Academy Baseball Richard Magner, Xavier Boys Basketball Ronald Pires, E.O. Smith Boys Cross Country Tom Butterfield, Hall Boys Golf Joseph LaPorta, Shelton Boys Lacrosse Brian White, […]

Girls Basketball: Greenwich’s Wolf picks Northwestern

Greenwich junior Abbie Wolf is headed to Northwestern.  (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

GameTimeCT / New Haven Register All-State forward Abbie Wolf is headed to Northwestern. She verbally committed to the school on Monday. She averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds per game. She was All-CHSCA and All-FCIAC this past season. Heavily recruited all season long, the 6-foot-4 forward garnered interest from Vanderbilt, Boston College and even UConn […]

Southern Connecticut Conference names its Comeback Players of the Year

The 2014-15 SCC Comeback Players of the Year, from left to right,  Cheshire's Jack Cunningham, East Haven's Gabrielle Lamberti and Hand's Kelly Nizolek, are flanked by SCC Commissioner Al Carbone (far left) and Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists Chief Executive Officer Glenn Elia (far right).

Three student athletes – Jack Cunningham (Cheshire), Kelly Nizolek (Hand) and Gabrielle Lamberti (East Haven) – are the recipients of the 2015 SCC Comeback Player of the Year awards. All three students suffered severe injuries, yet were able to overcome them to become outstanding role models in their respective schools. A corporate sponsor of the […]

Twelve to be inducted into Madison Hall of Fame

The Madison Athletic Hall of Fame extends will induct 12 into its 2015 Class on Thursday, Sept. 24. The dozen inductees are: Jim Bombaci, a former girls basketball coach from 1988-2005; David D’Alessio (1982), also the school’s longtime former wrestling coach; Tom Dolan, the former longtime tennis coach (1970-90); David Evans (1996), a former soccer […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2014-15 GameTimeCT / New Haven Register All-State Girls Basketball Team

All State Girls Hoop

The 2014-15 GameTimeCT New Haven Register All-State Girls Basketball Team. Capsules by Henry Chisholm. Photos by Catherine Avalone, Peter Hvizdak and Arnold Gold. The All-State Lineups: First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention teams Note: Photos on mobile devices may shuffle due to a site issue we’re working on. Thank you for your understanding. FIRST TEAM […]

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

Capital Prep's Kiah Gillespie throws her basketball jersey into the crowd of fans after the Trailblazers defeat Northwest Catholic, 87-59, for the CIAC Class L girls basketball championship, Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Mohegan Sun. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

NEW HAVEN >> Capital Prep senior forward Kiah Gillespie has heard the whispers that she may be overconfident on the court. Despite the murmurs, she ignored them and chose to let her game do the talking. “I think it’s funny,” she said. “Being overconfident got me three state championships. I think everybody should be a […]

Girls basketball: 2015 JCC Schoolgirl Classic roster

Capital Prep's Kiah Gillespie (right) and Mercy's Maura Fitzpatrick. (Photo John Vanacore)

The JCC Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic is on April 19 at 1 p.m. at the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport, moving from the JCC in Woodbridge last year. The East will take on the West in the game that features 2015 Gatorade Connecticut Player of the Year Kiah Gillespie, Class LL state champion Wilton’s Erin Meyer and […]

Jimmy Zanor: Holy sh-cow! The rise of Middletown’s WCNX radio

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WCNX general manager John Clark, left, and play-by-play announcer Aaron Scheinblum lead the broadcast team during the Valley Regional-Sacred Heart Class S state championship game at The Mohegan Sun Arena.

Maria Weslyj’s 3-point buzzer-beater against Lauralton Hall in the 2013 Class LL girls basketball championship game was a combination of Jack Buck’s “I don’t believe what I just saw” and Al Michaels’ “Do you believe in miracles?” For Jay Hickey, who was doing the play-by-play on WCNX radio, it was … “Holy sh-cow!” Yup, that’s […]

2015 CHSCA Girls Basketball All-State Team

Gatorade State Player of the Year Kiah Gillespie of Capital Prep in the Class L championship vs. NWC at Mohegan Sun (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Class LL Erin Cunningham, Wilton, Senior Brooklin Davis, Career, Sr. Tiana England, Stamford, Sr. Maura Fitzpatrick, Mercy, Sr.  Elise Graham, Amity, Jr. Rebecca Lawrence, Ridgefield, Jr. Amy McConnell, South Windsor, Sr. Amanda Pfohl, Trumbull, Sr. Abigail Wolf, Greenwich, Jr. Class L Sophie Borg, Farmington, Sr. Shaquana Edwards, Weaver, Jr. Desiree Elmore, Capital Prep, Jr. Hannah […]

Girls basketball: Torrington celebrates season at year-end banquet

Torrington girls basketball team poses for a photo Sunday night at PSam’s Restaurant. Pictured front row from left: Kendra Covington, Shelby Howe, Taylor Howe, Abbi Fisher. Back row from left: Head Coach Mike Fritch, Brittany Anderson, Paige Middleton, Mia Barbieri, Coach Erika Pratt, Coach Barbara Beebe.
(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> Most successful high school teams discover the process has been all about bonding into a family. Torrington High School’s girls basketball team covered that Sunday night at its banquet amidst demonstrations of how and why it happened. But seeping through the laughter and tears, determination and success shone through as overriding themes. Coach […]

CPTV to show encore presentations of CIAC winter finals

A look at CPTV Sports broadcast schedule for the week of March 30-April 5 Monday, March 30 5 p.m. – CIAC High School Cheerleading Finals 7:30 p.m. – Girls High School Basketball: CIAC Class L Championship, Capital Prep-Hartford vs. Northwest Catholic-West Hartford 9 p.m. – Girls High School Basketball: CIAC Class LL Championship, South Windsor vs. Wilton   Tuesday, March 31 […]

Derek’s picks: Best CCC games of the 2014-15 winter season

It was long, it was cold and it was snowy, but the 2014-15 winter season is officially in the books. That could only mean one thing: It’s time to recap some of the best games and individual performances of the 2014-15 Central Connecticut Conference season. There were incredible single-game performances, career milestones, team achievements and just […]

CHSCA Girls All-Star Games: Farmington’s Friend (37 points) leads L-LL East

NORTH BRANFORD >> Farmington’s Hannah Friend poured  in a game-high 37 points to lead the Class L-LL East team to a 108-87 victory over Class L-LL West in the annual Connecticut High School Coaches Association Senior Girls All-Star Basketball Festival on Monday night at North Branford High School. Sophie Borg (Farmington) had 14 points and […]

Final 2015 GameTimeCT / Register Girls Basketball Top 10: Capital Prep No. 1

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Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1.  Capital Prep  25-1 17 510 1 L Last week:  Def. Northwest Catholic 87-59 in the final. Bottom line: Was there really any doubt? Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2.  Wilton 25-2 0 466 8 LL Last week:   Def. South Windsor 73-45 in the final. Bottom line:  Most underrated […]