Gymnastics: Law places second at Class S

Tiffany Coleman won the vault with a 9.8 to help Law finish second in the meet at Southbury. Woodstock Academy defended its title with 147.625 points and will look to defend its title in next weekend’s State Open at New Milford. Law finished with 132.200 points. Valley Regional finished fifth with 124.275 points.  Class S […]

Gymnastics: Hand wins third straight Class M title

Daniel Hand won its third straight Class M state title on Saturday. Photo via Hand Gymnastics Instagram)

Led by senior Abby McGuirk, Hand scored 138.1 points at Pomperaug High on Saturday to win its third straight Class M state gymnastics title. McGuirk finished with 36.9 points as she claimed the highest scores of the meet in the vault (9.375) and floor (9.350). RESULTS: Class M Hand edged out second place New Milford […]

Gymnastics: Coleman sisters an added boost to Law gymnastics program

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register) 
Pat Simon, head coach of the Jonathan Law High School gymnastics team with the Coleman sisters, Tiffany, a senior, at left, and Melanie, a sophomore.

MILFORD >> Tiffany Coleman describes her 15-year old sister as graceful and artistic. Melanie Coleman chooses a contracting view to depict her two-year older sibling. “Powerful and strong,” Melanie says quickly. The two look and smile at one another. “We’ve been told if we were put together, we’d be like the best gymnast ever,” Tiffany […]

Thursday’s NH Country Gymnastics Roundup

DANIEL HAND 138.45, NORWICH FREE ACADEMY 132.35, STONINGTON 129.05 (At Stonington) Vault: 1. Erin Naclerio (DH) and Taylor Churchill (NFA), 8.8; 2. Erin Maxwell (DH), 8.7; 3. Tessa Hessington (S), 8.6; Bars: 1. Churchill (NFA), 8.85; 2. Naclerio (DH), 8.65; 3. Lily Spencer (DH), 8.5; Beam: 1. Naclerio (DH), 9.5; 2. Churchill (NFA), 9.2; 3. […]

Friday’s Greater New Haven gymnastics roundup

Gymnastics Nonnewaug wins two (at Milford) Team results: Nonnewaug 129.7 Pomperaug 126.3 Law 126.0 Vault: 1. Jenna Rinaldi, Nonnewaug 9.15; 2. Megan Muller, Pomperaug 9.05; 3. Alex Neiz-Charest, Nonnewaug 8.7; Bars: Melanie Coleman, Law 8.65; 2. Jenna R. Nonnewaug 8.55; 3. Isabel Williams, Nonnewaug 7.9; Beam: 1. Melanie C. Law 8.6; 2. Megan Sapack, Pomperaug […]

McGuirk leads Hand to seventh straight SCC Gymnastics meet title

Hand: 2015 SCC Gymnastic Champions (Photo via Hand HS)

MILFORD >> Heading into the 20th annual Southern Connecticut Conference gymnastics championships, Hand coach Kelly Smith was concerned that Law would be a tough challenger as the Tigers pursued their seventh straight team title. Earlier this season only two points separated the teams when Hand beat Law and the Eagles also had solid depth, including […]

SCC Gymnastics: Law looks to balance power in conference

From left, senior captains Kelsey Kopazna, Mathilda Hill and Kayla Patrick will lead Law into the Southern Connecticut Conference championships Thursday in Milford. Photo by Mary Albl

MILFORD >> The road to winning the Southern Connecticut Conference gymnastics title goes through Hand. Veteran Law coach Pat Simon knows that. “It’s Daniel Hand. They’ve got some very strong gymnasts,” Simon says. “I’ve got a couple strong gymnasts and that definitely helps our cause.” The Tigers have won the past six conference crowns and […]

Gymnastics Gameday: SCC Championships

• When: Thursday, 5 p.m. • Where: Law High, Milford • Defending champion: Hand • What to look for: Hand comes in as the favorite and winner of the last six conference titles. The Tigers boast another solid lineup led by senior Abby McGuirk, who is coming off a solid meet against Glastonbury where she […]

SCC names scholar-athletes for December


Twelve student-athletes from six high schools have been named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for December. Each SCC member school can nominate up to two honorees per season (fall, winter and spring). The conference will announce the winter recipients in December, January and February. Student-athletes who are selected must […]

Tuesday’s New Haven County postponements

If games have no makeup date listed, that means they are still on for today. BOYS BASKETBALL SWC New Fairfield at Stratford, PPD. to Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bunnell at Immaculate NVL Derby at Ansonia, PPD to Wednesday, 6 p.m. CSC Whitney Tech at Kaynor Tech, PPD to Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Wolcott Tech at Platt […]

Tuesday’s New Haven County postponements (updated)

BOYS BASKETBALL CSC O’Brien Tech at Whitney Tech, ppd., TBA Platt Tech at Kaynor Tech, ppd. to Thursday, 7 p.m. SCC interdivision Career vs. Hillhouse at Floyd Little Athletic Center, ppd. to Feb. 8, 5 p.m. Wilbur Cross at Hand, ppd., TBA Xavier at Amity, ppd. to Thursday, 7 p.m. Branford at Guilford, ppd. to […]

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 […]

Gymnastics: Shelton, St. Joseph gymnasts find a home at Ludlowe

Shelton gymnasts Fallon Berry (left) and Sara Rodia (right) watch Julia Lindberg practice on the beam at the Sportsplex in Fairfield.  Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register

FAIRFIELD >> Two years ago, St. Joseph gymnast Nicole Kirven was without a team. “Beginning of my freshman year I was like, ‘I’m not going to do high school gymnastics,’” she said. Kirven, however, found a home in Fairfield and has become part of a unique setup. Kirven, Melonie Chinnici of St. Joseph and Shelton’s […]

Tuesday’s NH County Gymnastics Roundup

HAND 130.9, HAMDEN 106.2 (At Madison) Vault: 1. Erin Naclerio (DH), 8.9; Genevieve Geller (DH) 8.2; 3. Becca Anderson (DH), Sam Mayhew (DH) and Meagan Dooley (H) 8.1; Bars: 1. Abby McGuirk (DH), 9.1; 2. Naclerio (DH), 8.3; 3. Anderson (DH), 7.6; Beam: 1. Naclerio (DH), 9.0; 2. McGuirk (DH), 8.5; 3. Anderson (DH), 8.0; […]

Thursday’s gymnastics roundup: Hand, Law earn victories

Gymnastics HAND 126.3, NORTH HAVEN 92.7 (At Madison) Vault: 1. Erin Maxwell (DH), 8.6; Erin Naclerio and Genevieve Geller (DH), 8.4; 3. Olivia Finke (DH), 8.1; Bars: 1. Naclerio (DH), 8.3; 2. Finke (DH), 8.0; 3. Gabby Gontarek (NH), 7.8; Beam: 1. Naclerio (DH) 9.15; 2. Maxwell (DH), 8.6; 3. Geller (DH), 8.55; Floor: 1. […]

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 […]