CHSCA names Darien’s Ostberg, Branford’s Shea, Amity’s Gorham and Southington’s Hoder as scholar-athletes

The Connecticut High School Coaches Association honored four high school athletes with its scholar-athlete awards during its annual banquet Thursday. Darien’s Nicolai Ostberg, Branford’s Megan Shea, Amity’s Lisa Gorham, and Southington’s James Hoder were this year’s recipients. The CHSCA also gave out awards for ‘Coach of the Year’ in each of the season’s sports. Nicolai Ostberg, […]

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, […]

2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Swimming Team

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The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Swimming Team. Capsules by Mike Pucci. Photos by Peter Hvizdak. Most Valuable Swimmer Karl Bishop Cheshire, junior Stats: The State Open champion in the 200 and 500 freestyle, also won both events in Class LL, placed first in the 500 and second in the 200 at the SCC […]

Boys swimming: 2014-15 New Haven Register Area MVP: Karl Bishop, Cheshire

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MVP All-Area Wrestling: Karl Bishop, Cheshire

Swimming wasn’t exactly Karl Bishop’s favorite childhood activity. Even though Bishop took lessons from an early age, he was more interested in soccer. But when he was asked to join the Southington Stingrays, a club swim team, Bishop said, “All right, why not?” It was a decision that would alter the direction of his athletic […]

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 […]

2014-15 All-Southern Connecticut Conference Winter Teams


All-SCC teams from the 2014-15 winter sports season. BOYS BASKETBALL All-Hammonasset Jeff Allen (Daniel Hand), Jack Driscoll (Daniel Hand), Patrick Kerins (Daniel Hand), Joe Kasperzyk (Hillhouse), John Lewis ( Hillhouse), Troy Walters (Hillhouse) All-Housatonic Chris Winkel (Amity Regional), Dylan D’Addio (Cheshire), Andrew Yamin (Cheshire), Brandon Rentas (Sheehan), Jeff Stockmal ( Shelton), Matt Terrasi (Shelton) All-Oronoque Joe Carbone (Branford), Justin […]

State Open Boys Swimming: Cheshire’s Bishop wins two events, Greenwich three-peats

Cheshire's Karl Bishop won two events at the State Open last month. Bishop is the Register's Area MVP this season.
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NEW HAVEN >> Karl Bishop’s experience at Saturday’s State Open championship meet was certainly a memorable one. The Cheshire junior won two events, including one of the meet’s most thrilling races. Bishop claimed victory in the 200 freestyle and then tied Staples’ Daniel Williams for first in the 500 freestyle at Yale’s Kiphuth Pool. Bishop […]

Live updates: The CIAC Boys Swimming State Open Championship at Yale

West Haven's Max Prado won the 200 IM at the Class L state championship on Tuesday.
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Follow a live Twitter stream of all the CIAC boys swimming State Open championship Saturday at Yale. The Open gets underway at 2:30 p.m.   Boys Swimming: State Open championship capsule   Hand’s Tianyi Zeng wins State Open diving title   Complete CIAC Winter Sports Championship Schedule and Broadcast Links To view on mobile please […]

Boys Swimming: State Open championship capsule

Notre Dame-West Haven's David May is a contender in the 200 IM and butterfly at Saturday's State Open.
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Vitals When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Where: Yale’s Kiphuth Pool, New Haven On the Air: Watch Live on NFHSNetwork (subscription required) Real Time RESULTS Swimmers to watch: Karl Bishop, Cheshire (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle) Matt Dagenais, Middletown (200 individual medley, backstroke) Thomas Dillinger, Greenwich (200 IM, 100 free) Jack Doherty, Middletown (50 free, 100 free) Iain […]

Hand’s Tianyi Zeng wins State Open diving title

Hand sophomore Tianyi Zeng won the State Open diving title Wednesday in the event held in Middletown. Zeng tallied  607.60 points to set the Open record. The previous record of 572.65 was set by Sacred Heart’s Stephen Ettiene in 2010. Zeng also won the title as a freshman. RESULTS 1 Tianyi Zeng, Daniel Hand 607.60 […]

Class M Swimming: Notre Dame finishes second behind Brookfield

Notre Dame-West Haven placed second at Wednesday's Class M state championship meet.

MIDDLETOWN >> As the season progressed, the more confident Notre Dame-West Haven swim coach Steve DiVerniero became about his team’s prospects at the Class M state championship meet. But Notre Dame exceeded even his expectations. Paced by sophomore David May’s victory in the 100-yard butterfly, and a winning 200 freestyle relay, the Green Knights finished […]

Boys Swimming: Weston wins third-straight Class S championship

4298 - Peter Kamianowski (left) and Christian Royer led Northwestern to third place in the Class S swimming and diving championships at Wesleyan Wednesday afternoon. Kamianowski was third in the 500-yard frestyle, sixth in the 100-yard butterfly. Royer was the only area state champion with a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle. (Photo Peter Wallace)

MIDDLETOWN >> Weston took the CIAC Class S swimming and diving championship for the third straight time Wednesday afternoon at Wesleyan University. “The first thing I tell the kids is, ‘The toughest year is the year after we win.’ Then we don’t talk about it again,” Weston coach Tom Grace said. NVL Champion Holy Cross […]

Class M Swimming: Dagenais, Doherty dominate for Middletown

MIDDLETOWN >> ‘D’ stands for Dagenais, Doherty and Domination. Middletown High School’s All-American swim candidates senior  Matt Dagenais and junior Jack Doherty combined for a stunning six state Class M Championships — four individual races and a shared relay win — to lead Middletown to a strong third place finish in the Class M championship […]

Class LL Swimming: Cheshire’s Bishop a double winner, Greenwich captures title

MIDDLETOWN >> Karl Bishop has played a major role in the Cheshire swim team’s resurgence in recent years. That continued Tuesday as Bishop won two individual events at the Class LL state championship to lead the Rams to a third-place finish between Greenwich and Fairfield Prep at Wesleyan’s Freeman Center pool. Bishop, a junior, won […]

Class L Swimming: West Haven’s Max Padro wins 200 IM, Pomperaug wins 8th straight title

West Haven's Max Prado won the 200 IM at the Class L state championship on Tuesday.
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West Haven junior Max Padro won the 200 individual medley at the Class L state championship Tuesday at Wesleyan University in Middletown. Padro finished in 1:56.02. Padro also placed second in the butterfly (:52.93). Pomperaug won its eight straight title. Darien was second and New Canaan was third. Shelton finished eighth. PHOTOS: CLASS L CHAMPIONSHIP […]

Boys Swimming: State Championship Capsules

Fairfield Prep's Michael Riina "Action from the Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC) Swim Championship, Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Hutchinson Natatorium at Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Conn. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

CLASS LL • When: Tuesday, 6 p.m. • Where: Wesleyan University, Middletown • Swimmers to watch: Guido Balderrama, Fairfield Prep (backstroke, butterfly); Karl Bishop, Cheshire (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle); Thomas Dillinger, Greenwich (200 individual medley, 100 freestyle); Iain Edmundson, Greenwich (200 IM, breaststroke); Bryce Keblish, Fairfield Prep (butterfly, breaststroke); John Montesi, Greenwich (butterfly, backstroke); Edward […]

Diving: Greenwich’s Bologna wins LL event; Vining brothers take top two spots in S for Bolton

CLASS LL AT HAMDEN 1. Andrew Bologna, Greenwich 473.50 2. Justin Sodokoff, Greenwich 444.95 3. Jackson Rotondo, Fairfield Prep 406.80 4. Robert McCrory, Fairfield Prep 391.10 5. Cameron Schoffstall, Simsbury 378.20 6. Michael Connelly, Fairfield Prep 354.05 7. Andrew Kitain, WesthillStamford 342.10 8. Ajeet Sandhu, Manchester 340.80 9. Devon Satir, Greenwich 337.75 10. Sergei Shaw, […]

Wednesday’s state diving: Hand’s Zeng wins Class M title, Darien’s Christensen captures L

CLASS M AT BULKELEY 1. Tianyi Zeng, Daniel Hand 603.20 2. Dean Conte, Branford 464.85 3. Mitchell Ryan, East Lyme 420.05 4. Luis Dejesus, Bulkeley HS 335.45 5. Justin Gomez, Bulkeley HS 334.85 6. Ethan Carrasquillo, Bulkeley/HMTCA 315.45 7. Ben Prouty, East Lyme 298.45 8. Valmore Stewart, Windsor 296.55 9. Joshua Seabrook, Notre Dame-West Haven […]

Boys Swimming: Fairfield Prep wins 11th straight SCC title

Fairfield Prep's swim team celebrates its SCC championship (Photo Mike Pucci)

NEW HAVEN >> Fairfield Prep’s dominance at the Southern Connecticut Conference swimming championships could have come to an end on Friday. As expected, the meet was competitive. But the Jesuits emerged victorious again, winning their 11th straight league title at Southern Connecticut State’s Moore Field House. Prep tallied 1,083 points to runner-up Cheshire’s 903. The […]