Boys swimming: Middletown’s Dagenais signs with UConn

Middletown Swimmer Matthew Dagenais, signed his Letter of Intent to UConn on Wednesday. Back row from left: Swim coach Trevor Charles, Athletic Director Elisha DeJesus, Principal Colleen Weiner. Front row from left: Dagenais's father Russell, Matthew, and mother Tess.
(Sandy Aldieri - Special to Press)

MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown High School’s All-American swimmer Matt Dagenais signed a Division I National Letter of Intent to swim at the University of Connecticut in a ceremony Wednesday morning in the office of Athletic Director Elisha De Jesus at the high school. “I’m so glad Matt is recognized for his incredible work and dedication,” said […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 All-Area Boys Swimming Team

Matt Traub – MVP Torrington, Jr. Stats: Won both the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke at the Class M meet, broke the school record in the 100 backstroke in the process, 52.02. Was named Class M Swimmer of the Meet. Named Reardon Swimmer of the Meet after winning the 50 freestyle and the 100 […]

Litchfield County Boys Swimming MVP: Matt Traub, Torrington

Torrington’s Matt Traub Won both the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke at the Class M meet, broke the school record in the 100 backstroke in the process, 52.02.
Sean Meenaghan — Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> After a very successful sophomore season Torrington’s Matt Traub made a big change to get even better, leaving the Lasers swim program, where he dominated, and headed to Haddam-Killingworth to swim for the Cougar Aquatic team. “It’s not a bad team, it was just about competition,” Traub, a junior said. “It’s the best […]

2014 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Swimming Team

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
NH Register All-Area Boys Swimming MVP: Bryce Keblish, Fairfield Prep

Most Valuable Player Bryce Keblish Fairfield Prep, junior Stats: Set Class LL record by winning 200 individual medley in 1:49.46. Was second in the event at the State Open. Set state record with 200 freestyle relay team (1:23.18) at the State Open. Won event at SCC meet and was second in Class LL. Won 100 […]

NH Register All-Area Boys Swimming MVP: Bryce Keblish, Fairfield Prep

(Melanie Stengel - New Haven Register)   
Bryce Keblish, of Fairfield Prep, on his way to winning  the 200 individual medley at the Class LL championship meet

On a team filled with talented swimmers, Bryce Keblish emerged as Fairfield Prep’s most versatile performer. Keblish won the State Open title in the 100-yard butterfly, set a Class LL record in the 200 individual medley (1:49.46) and placed first in the 200 freestyle at the Southern Connecticut Conference championship. He also helped the Jesuits […]

Torrington’s Traub just keeps swimming

After a long winter swimming season Torrington’s Matt Traub traveled down to Clearwater Fla. to compete in the NASA Junior National Championship Cup.
Pete Paguaga — Register Citizen

After a long winter season, most athletes relax for a little bit before starting a spring sport or resuming the same sport, Matt Traub is not most athletes. After much research, Traub headed down to Clearwater, Fla., to participate in the NASA Junior National Championship Cup with some of the best 18-under swimmers in the […]

Middletown’s Trevor Charles named Swim Coach of the Year

SOUTHINGTON >> Middletown High School boys swim coach Trevor Charles was named Connecticut’s Swim Coach of the Year by the Connecticut High School Swim Coaches Association at the organization’s All-State banquet at the Aqua Turf Club Tuesday evening. The MHS swim team completed a 12-2 regular season, won the Central Connecticut Conference South Division championship, […]

Torrington’s Cswerko racks up awards swimming at SCSU

Torrington graduate and current Southern Connecticut State University swimmer Ray Cswerko won the Division II National Championship in the 200-yard butterfly this year.
Photo Courtesy of Southern Connecticut State University

NEW HAVEN >> Ray Cswerko is a Division II All-American. The Torrington resident and Southern Connecticut State University junior was the sole Northeast-10 Conference individual swimmer at the National Championships March 12-15 at Geneva, Ohio. He came back Division II national champion in the 200-yard butterfly (1:46.25); runner-up in the 400-yard individual medley (3:51.83) and […]

Boys Swimming: All-SCC Selections

200 Medley Relay Fairfield Prep (Matthew Lee, Stuart Stritzel, John Hoin, Andrew McPhee) Cheshire (Ryan Mosteller, Michael Goodrich, Kyle Shadeck, Alexander Cheruk)  200 Freestyle Bryce Keblish (Fairfield Prep), Nicholas Wargo (Fairfield Prep), Connor Robinson (Sheehan)  200 IM Brandon Cole (Fairfield Prep), Alan Pite (Amity Regional), David May (Notre Dame)  50 Freestyle Bjorn Davis (Fairfield Prep), […]

From dog paddle to All-NVL a look back at the Torrington swimming season

Torrington High School swimming and diving team coaches and seniors at Sunday's year-end banquet are, front row, left to right: head coach Andrew Marchand, Ernie Tracy, Carlos Bravo, Salma Malik, assistant coach Erin Sullivan. Second row, left to right: Chris Parrotta, Dave Cilfone, co-captain Brad Nichols, co-captain Griffin Pelkey.
Peter Wallace - Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> Swimming, as practiced…and practiced…and practiced by Torrington High School’s team, is often about making great things out of nothing. “We want to see you do things you don’t think you can do,” said Coach Andrew Marchand at the team’s season-ending banquet Sunday night at the Cornucopia Banquet Facility. “We know what you can […]

Boys Swimming State Open: Greenwich wins, Prep second

Amity Spartan swimmer AJ Pite is neck and neck with Fairfield Prep swimmer Brandon Cole in the 200 yard Individual Medley during the Boys Connecticut State open sweim meet at Yale.

NEW HAVEN >> Greenwich won its 29th State Open championship Saturday at Yale’s Kiphuth Pool. The Cardinals tallied 652 points to easily outdistance runner-up Fairfield Prep, which collected 455.5 points. Pomperaug was third, Brookfield placed fourth and Middletown finished fifth. Greenwich senior Alex Lewis set an Open record by winning the 100 backstroke in 49.08. […]

Boys Swimming: State Open Championship Game Day Capsule

• When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m. • Where: Kiphuth Pool, New Haven • Swimmers to watch: Karl Bishop, Cheshire (500-yard freestyle); Brandon Cole, Fairfield Prep (500 freestyle); Matt Dagenais, Middletown (200 individual medley); Bjorn Davis, Fairfield Prep (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle); Jack Doherty, Middletown (50 freestyle); John Hoin, Fairfield Prep (100 breaststroke); Bryce Keblish, Fairfield Prep […]

State Open Diving: Hand frosh Zeng claims title

By Jim Bransfield Press Correspondent MIDDLETOWN >> Hand High freshman sensation Class M champion Teddy Zeng hit a brilliant eleventh dive to come from behind and nip New Canaan’s Class L champion Bobby Ross and win the State Open diving championship at the Baldwin-Parmelee pool at Middletown High School Thursday evening. “Teddy has the confidence […]

Class LL Boys Swimming: Greenwich wins 39th title, Prep’s Keblish sets record

Fairfield Prep's Bryce Keblish won the 200 IM at the Class LL state championship on Wednesday.
Melanie Stengel/Register

MIDDLETOWN >> Fairfield Prep swimming coach Rich Hutchinson might be biased, but he called Bryce Keblish’s freestyle portion of the 200-yard individual medley one for the ages. Keblish, a junior, touched the wall first in that event and, in the process, set the Class LL record, finishing in 1 minute, 49.46 seconds. Keblish later finished […]

Class L Boys Swimming: Pomperaug wins eighth straight title; Dagenais leads Middletown

MIDDLETOWN >> Pomperaug won its seventh straight title in this class and eighth consecutive championship. The Panthers, who won Class M in 2007, finished with 818.5 points. Darien was second (641.5) and Wilton was third (529.5) followed by Middletown (455). Bunnell/Stratford finished 11th, while Shelton was 12th. Middletown junior Matt Dagenais won the 200 IM […]

Wednesday’s High School Tournament Scoreboard (March 19)

BOYS BASKETBALL Class LL semifinals Bridgeport Central 67, Ledyard 55 Fairfield Prep 59, Greenwich 41 Championship March 22 No. 1 Fairfield Prep (27-0) vs. No. 2 Bridgeport Central (26-1) at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:15 Class M semifinals Weaver 89, Lewis Mills 33 East Catholic 81, Waterford 55 Championship March 22 No. 12 Weaver (16-8) vs. No. […]