Instagram Challenge: Sunday Spotlight

Wilbur Cross goes in for a dunk during a recent game against East Haven. Register file photo

Think you’re an athlete deserving of the spotlight? Think your whole team is? Let us know! Starting Monday, here at GameTimeCT we’ll be having a new weekly contest called, Sunday Spotlight where we’ll feature the best team or athlete from the week. Submit your athletic photos, team photos and what you accomplished via Instagram. Hit […]

Litchfield County weekend roundup: Terryville girls basketball slips past Litchfield

Terryville girls basketball edged Berkshire League rival Litchfield 38-35 Friday night. The Kangaroos were led by Joanna Johnson, who scored a team-high 12 points in the victory. Esther Johnson recorded 10 points. Litchfield’s Elena Kennedy tried to keep the Cowgirls in the game. Kennedy recorded a triple-double with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks. […]

Girls basketball: Perry, No. 1 Mercy ends No. 9 Sheehan’s win streak

Mercy's Bella Santoro drives to the paint as Sheehan's Julia Franzik defends Friday, January 23 2015 at Sheehan High School in Wallingford. The Mercy Tigers won, 72-51, ending Sheehan's winning streak. (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

WALLINGFORD >> Top-ranked Mercy had three long days to think about the drubbing it took at the hands of Capital Prep. Three long days to try to ignore the talk of how the Tigers quit. Three long days until their next game against No. 9 Sheehan. “We were really mad about Monday’s loss so we […]

Girls basketball: Amity gets it done late in victory over Sacred Heart Academy

WOODBRIDGE – Ask any basketball coach and they will tell you, in most cases, free throws and turnovers usually decide contests. The Sacred Heart Academy basketball team can attest to that. Shooting just 38 percent (5 of 13) from the free throw line and failing to break from Amity’s pressure late in the game, the […]

Girls basketball: Guilford knocks off Johnson-less North Haven

Guilford's Amanda King (right) looks to shoot while North Haven's Marissa Thomas defends Friday night in Guilford (Photo Dave Phillips)

GUILFORD — Guilford had lost three of its last four games (Law, Hillhouse and Hand) coming into Friday night. But the Indians got a break as North Haven sharpshooter Jill Johnson was out due to an ankle injury and the hosts knocked off North Haven, 66-44, in a Southern Connecticut Conference girls’ basketball contest at […]

Girls basketball: Notholt leads Foran to victory in Friday’s roundup

Lauren Notholt hit two free throws with 9 seconds left to help the Foran girls baksetball team win its first game of the season 46-45 over Wilbur Cross Friday night in this SCC interdivision win at Milford. Notholt finished with 14 points for the Lions (1-11). Tiler McPherson had 16 points for the Governors (1-11). […]

Friday’s Middletown sports roundup: Valley Regional boys top North Branford

Boys Basketball Valley Regional 59, North Branford 44 >> Senior guard Chris Jean-Pierre had a triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the visiting Warriors on Friday. Nash Eppard collected 14 points and six rebounds, David Bradbury had eight points and 10 assists, and Hunter Linfesty chipped in nine points for […]

Saturday’s New Haven County postponements

Saturday’s expected snowstorm has already wiped off most of the events being held on Saturday: BOYS BASKETBALL NVL Seymour at Sacred Heart, ppd., TBA Preps St. Luke’s at Hamden Hall, ppd., TBA Masters at Hopkins, ppd. to Friday, 6:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Preps Rye (NY) at Hopkins, ppd. to Friday, 4:30 p.m. BOYS HOCKEY Glastonbury […]

Girls Basketball: Greenwich hands No. 5 Warde first loss of the season

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FAIRFIELD >> Mark 2015 down as another year with a great Fairfield Warde vs. Greenwich girls’ basketball game. Since the 2011-12 season, each match up has been decided by three points or less.  Coming into Thursday evening’s contest, the stakes were even higher as Greenwich was looking to pull off the upset against unbeaten and […]

Girls basketball: North Branford pulls away from Valley Regional

NORTH BRANFORD >> North Branford senior forward Justine Johnson poured in  game-high 21 points and junior guard Sabrina LeMere collected 19 points and five assists as the Thunderbirds clinched a berth in the CIAC Class M state tournament with a 55-41 Shoreline Conference victory over Valley Regional on Thursday. The Warriors and T-birds were locked […]

Girls basketball: Thurmond leads Seymour in Wednesday’s roundup

Seymour 52, Platt Tech 35 >> Faith Thurmond had a career-high 29 points, along with 17 rebounds, for Seymour in a non-conference victory at Milford. Samantha Torres had 13 rebounds and Cristina Tacinelli had 10 assists for the Wildcats (6-6). Tori Klemenz scored 18 points for the Panthers (3-9). SEYMOUR 52, PLATT TECH 35 (at […]

Girls Basketball: Consistent pace propels Newtown past ND-Fairfield

Newtown junior Mali Klorczyk looks to drive to the hoop Tuesday against Notre Dame of Fairfield.

FAIRFIELD >> As Notre Dame-Fairfield head coach Eric DeMarco shook hands with Newtown’s Jeremy O’Connell at the end of Tuesday’s girls’ basketball game, DeMarco wanted to know how O’Connell got his team to play so consistent and organized. Those two words were the difference maker Tuesday evening, as Newtown led from start to finish with […]

Tuesday’s NH County girls basketball roundup: Law gets by North Haven

Career 55, East Haven 42 >> Brooklin Davis had 23 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and two blocks for Career in an SCC Oronoque Division win at New Haven. Adrianna Dowdy added 10 points and five rebounds for the Panthers (9-2). Kylie Schlottman had 15 points for the Easties (5-6). Law 70, North Haven 64 […]

Tuesday’s Middletown sports roundup

MIDDLETOWN >> The Middletown girls basketball team is on a roll. The host Blue Dragons captured their fourth straight victory by defeating Berlin, 61-35, Tuesday night in a Central Connecticut Conference South Division matchup. Middletown also avenged a 43-31 loss to the Redcoats back on Dec. 12. The Blue Dragons, which had four players reach […]

Girls Basketball: Elmore, Gillespie star as No. 2 Capital Prep routs No. 1 Mercy

Mercy's Samantha Gallo drives to the hoop but is blocked out by Capitol Preps Desiree Elmore (Photo John Vanacore)

HARTFORD >> It may have seemed impossible to live up to the hype. Two years of talk, debate and questions of, “What if Mercy could play Capital Prep?” Those question were answered resoundingly Monday in front of 1,855 at the Chase Family Arena on the campus of the University of Hartford as second ranked Capital […]

Jimmy Zanor: Capital Prep loss a wake-up call for Mercy girls basketball

Mercy's #5 Isabella Santoro goes airborn with a layup against a tough Capitol Prep defense. Mercy lost to Capitol Prep 88-48 for bragging rights of the #1 state ranking.

HARTFORD >> It would have been nice if this one came down to a buzzer beater, like the night at the Mohegan Sun when Maria Weselyj tossed in one for the ages to beat Lauralton Hall for the state title. It would have been nice if the game had gone into overtime or was decided […]