2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Indoor Track Team

Boys Indoor Front

The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Indoor Track Team. Compiled by Mary Albl. Photos by Peter Hvizdak, Arnold Gold and Catherine Avalone. Akiel Smith – MVP Hillhouse, Sr., sprints Stats: Guided Academics to SCC, Class M and State Open titles. Won the Yale Classic 300 title (35.15). Finished first in 55 and 300 dash […]

2014-15 NH Register Area Boys Indoor Track MVP: Akiel Smith, Hillhouse

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
New Haven Register All-Area Indoor Track and Field MVP, Akiel Smith, Hillhouse.

NEW HAVEN >> It was last fall, just three games into the football season and Hillhouse’s Akiel Smith had just suffered another concussion. It was the senior’s third. “My mom was scared,” Smith said. “She wanted me to stop playing football, which I did. I didn’t want to stop playing, I felt like I was […]

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 […]

Track and Field: Staples’ Lawrence to be inducted into NHSCA National Hall of Fame

Annoucned today, Staples’ longtime cross country and track and field head coach Laddie Lawrence will be inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. From the press release: “It is with great pleasure that the National High School Athletic Coaches Association announces the upcoming induction of Laddie Lawrence from Staples High […]

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 […]

Boys indoor track: All-SCC selections

First Team Akiel Smith (Hillhouse), 55 and 300 meters Griffin Cobb (Sheehan), 600 meters Dan Hergott (Xavier), 1000 meters John O’Hara (Xavier), 1600 meters Kyle Beaudette (Amity Regional, 3200 meters Aaron Rattley (Amity Regional), 55 meter hurdles Amity Regional (Aria Mohseni, Josef Monteiro, Michael Battet, Matt Whitehill), 4 x 200 meter relay Hillhouse (Tyreise Swain, […]

Indoor Track: Darien’s Ostberg shines in 2 mile at nationals

Darien's Alex Ostberg after finishing third in the 2 mile Sunday at the Indoor Nationals. Courtesy photo

NEW YORK >> A year ago, Darien’s Alex Ostberg wasn’t able to compete at the New Balance Indoor Track and Field Nationals due to an illness. This weekend, the senior more than made up for the absence. Sunday afternoon at the Armory in New York, Ostberg captured third place in the boys’ 2 mile, running […]

Indoor Track: Hillhouse, Cross relays ready for national stage

Hillhouse track coach Gary Moore, center, with the 
4 x 200 indoor relay team, left to right: Akiel Smith, Tyrese Swain, Jr, Darius Wise and Brendon Stewartson at the Floyd Little Athletic Center. They finished the year with the seventh fastest time in the country. Register file photo

NEW HAVEN >> The Hillhouse boys’ indoor track team produced three of the top 10 times at the State Open in the 300-meter dash. So it only made sense for the Academics to combine that speed. The trio of Akiel Smith, Tyreise Swain Jr., Darius Wise and 600 and relay specialist Brendon Stewartson make up […]

Eight to be inducted into Hillhouse Hall of Fame March 28

Eight people and one team will be inducted into the Hillhouse High Hall of Fame March 28 at the Foxon Country House. The inductees are: William “Derk McCoy (1961), who starred in football and went on to have a long career for the New Haven police department; William Gray (1964), who starred in basketball and […]

SCC honors 14 student-athletes for January


Fourteen student-athletes from seven high schools have been named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for January. Each SCC member school can nominate up to two honorees per season (fall, winter and spring). Student-athletes who are selected must be a varsity letterwinner and have a 3.0/B average while demonstrating leadership […]

Indoor Track and Field: Strong showing for CT athletes at New Englands

West Haven's Brandon Sebastian won the long jump Friday at the New England Track Championships.

BOSTON >> Danae Rivers decided to run the 1,000 meter event at the New England Indoor Track and Field Championships because it was something different. The Wilbur Cross junior middle distance runner, known more for her achievements in the mile than 1,000, made the right decision. Friday evening at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in […]

Indoor Track: New England Championship performance list

Friday, the top Connecticut indoor track athletes will travel to Boston to compete at the 28th annual New England Indoor Track and Field Championships. The meet, held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, is slated to start at 4:30 p.m. with field events. Track events will begin at 5. Here is the performance […]

Indoor Track: Hillhouse boys win 1st State Open since 1997, Cross girls finish runner-up to Tolland

The Hillh. Register file photo

NEW HAVEN >> Saturday’s celebration for the Hillhouse boys was more than a year in the making. And when the Academics were finally announced as the State Open champions at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, there was no shortage of emotions flowing from the athletes and coaches. “It’s awesome, but the guys from last year, […]

Friday’s Star, Jeff Allen, Hand; Vote for Saturday’s Star of the Day

Star bug

FRIDAY’S STAR: Jeff Allen, Hand boys basketball: Made all five of his attempts from behind the arc and finished with 28 points in a 67-58 win over Amity. Allen also grabbed 16 rebounds. Vote for Saturday’s Star of the Day until 9 p.m. Monday.

Live Updates: Hillhouse boys, Tolland girls capture State Open Track

Wilbur Cross junior Danae Rivers will look to lead Cross to a second straight State Open title Saturday morning. Catherine Avalone/Register

The Indoor Track and Field State Open begins Saturday at the New Haven Athletic Center. First events go off at 10 a.m.. Follow the window below for photos and videos from the event. NESTIMING will have complete results. WATCH LIVE on CIAC’s NFHS Network (subscription required) Previews Your Guide to the Indoor Track State Open […]

Indoor Track and Field: Wilbur Cross girls, Hillhouse boys seek State Open titles

The Hillhouse boys' indoor track team comes into the State Open after winning the SCC and Class M state title. Photo by Catherine Avalone/Register

NEW HAVEN >> At Tuesday morning’s practice, Gabby Curtis admitted she really didn’t know who the main competition was going to be at today’s State Open. The same went for Wilbur Cross teammates Danae Rivers and Claudia Schatz. But it’s not from a lack of focus or attention. Actually, it’s just the opposite. “Our approach […]

NVL, Berkshire League get ready for winter tournaments

Torrington's Mia Barbieri goes up for a layup in her team's win over Oxford earlier this season.
(Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen)

Predicting tournaments this winter is like predicting the weather. There’s a 90 percent chance unless you’re at the game (or in the storm), in which case it turns to 100 percent. There’s plenty going on in both arenas today. You and the athletic directors are watching the weather. Here’s what’s predicted (and adjusted) for the […]

Indoor Track and Field: Your guide to the State Open Championships

The State Open Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held this Saturday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center. Photo by Arnold Gold/Register

The CIAC State Open Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Floyd Little Athletic Center. Note: The time was moved up to 10 a.m. from noon due to weather forecasts. Here’s a guide on teams and athletes to watch and what many coaches across the state view as the […]

Indoor Track: Woodland (girls), Naugatuck (boys) win NVL titles


Woodland’s girls track team won its fourth consecutive NVL Championship at the New Haven Athletic Center Wednesday. The meet had been postponed several times due to weather. Woodland won the meet with 147 points. Naugatuck’s boys won their meet with 111 points. Seymour’s boys and girls both came in second place. Girls Team Standings 1. […]

Indoor Track and Field: State Open start list for Saturday

The State Open Indoor Track Championships will take place this Saturday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center.

The State Open Indoor Track and Field Championships will take place this Saturday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center starting at noon. The defending champions are the Wilbur Cross girls and Danbury boys. Here is the official start list for the event based off time and mark. If you missed any of the state meets, […]