Boys Indoor Track: Darien’s Ostberg makes season debut at SCC Coaches Invite, Hillhouse wins meet

Darien's Alex Ostberg during the 3,200 Sunday at the SCC Coaches Invite. Photo by Arnold Gold/Register

NEW HAVEN >> It was a different mindset for Darien’s Alex Ostberg Sunday afternoon at the SCC Coaches Invitational, but the senior All-American didn’t disappoint. After battling bout of pneumonia for the past month, Ostberg made his indoor track season debut at the Floyd Little Athletic Center. He finished in third place in the 1,600 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Indoor Track and Field: SCC Coaches Invite moved to Sunday

The SCC Coaches Invite has been postponed til Sunday. Register file photo

NEW HAVEN >> Due to impending weather on Saturday, the SCC Coaches Track Invitational has been moved to Sunday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. The meet, which is broken up into a boys and girls session, will begin at noon. The boys will start at noon and end with the 4×400 […]

Indoor Track and Field: Platt Tech girls win first CSC Championship

The Platt Tech indoor girls' track team. Photo courtesy of Photo Concepts

NEW HAVEN >> Despite just winning two events Thursday evening at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, the Platt Tech girls’ indoor track team placed in the top 3 in 11 other events to score 143 points and edge out Capital Prep (138) to win the program’s first Constitutional State Conference crown. In their first official […]

Indoor Track and Field: Rivers leads strong showing from area athletes at Yale Classic

Wilbur Cross’ Danae Rivers leads the pack during the girls’ championship mile Saturday afternoon at Yale’s Coxe Cage. Rivers won the event in 4:58.82. Photo by Mary Albl

NEW HAVEN >> Wilbur Cross track and field coach Travis Gale isn’t quite comfortable just yet with using the word “impressive” to describe Danae Rivers’ season so far.Partly because he knows there’s a lot more to come from the junior this season. Saturday afternoon at Coxe Cage, Rivers was the only girl from Connecticut to […]

Indoor Track and Field: Yale Classic set for this weekend

Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross will run the girls' seeded mile on Saturday at the Yale Classic. Photo by Cathy Avalone/Register

Track and field athletes from the state of Connecticut will get a full dose of competition this weekend. The Yale Classic will take place all day Friday and Saturday at the Coxe Cage with teams competing from Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and […]

Indoor Track: Hillhouse, Cross shine at 1st Elm City Coaches Invite

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)
Wilbur Cross junior Danae Rivers wins the 600 meter run at the Elm City Coaches Indoor Track meet with an official time of 1:37.00, Saturday afternoon, January 10, 2015, at the Floyd Little Athletic Center on Sherman Parkway in New Haven.

NEW HAVEN >> Saturday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, the Hillhouse and Cross girls combined to win six events at the Elm City Coaches Invitational. Cross junior Danae Rivers led the way for the Governors with a first-place showing in the 1,000 (2:58.91) and then went toe to toe with Darien’s Anna Sulger in […]

Indoor Track: Elm City Coaches Invitational an opportunity for New Haven teams to grow

Hillhouse's Jaliyah White runs during the Class M meet last winter. Register file photo

NEW HAVEN >> Saturday morning at the Floyd Little Athletic Center will be a familiar scene for many of the New Haven-area indoor track and field athletes. But this track meet will have a twist. Aside from competing against each other, the New Haven teams will be working together. It’s the first Elm City Coaches […]

Winter sports: 2014-15 Litchfield County preview

Shepaug-Litchfield-Nonnewaug's Andrew Loya celebrates a goal during a game last season.
(Pete Paguaga - Register file photo)

High school basketball demands lots of area attention, but those who want a broader sports horizon have plenty of options. Most of the them start today, along with the beginning of boys basketball, a week later than girls basketball because of football playoffs. Here’s a rundown of the sports and their returning stars. Swimming Officially, […]

Indoor Track and Field: Top 20 athletes to watch this season

The Indoor Track and Field season is officially underway with practices. Register file photo

TOP 10 GIRLS Danae Rivers, Cross, middle distance: Last winter set the 1,600 record at the State Open (4:52.29), ran on the sprint medley relay for Cross that placed second in the nation. At nationals ran 4:48.59 in the mile for fourth place. Hannah DeBalsi, Staples, distance: Returns as the best distance runner in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Track and Field: Top 10 highlights from the Outdoor and Indoor season

(Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)   Wilbur Cross' Danae Rivers wins the 1600 during the State Open Track and Field Championship at Middletown High School.

The high school track and field season is officially over. Well, until the indoor season starts this winter. But for me, that’s too far away. I need a little closure. And I’m sure the rest of you track and field fanatics do as well. So here’s a list of the Top 10 highlights of the […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Indoor Track and Field Team

Chelsea Hayward Area MVP Litchfield, Sr. Stats: Won the Class S Title in the 300M, finished in second at the State Opens, sixth at New England’s in the same event. Finished in fourth in Class S in the 55M dash, came in fifth at the State Opens. Honors: All-State, Two-Time All-Berkshire League for outdoor track […]

NH County Area Boys Indoor Track MVP: Christian Alvarado, Fairfield Prep

(Photo by Peter Hvizdak-New Haven Register)
NH County Area Boys Indoor Track  All-Area MVP: Chris Alvarado of Fairfield Prep.

Coming off the longest competitive cross country running season he’s ever had, this past indoor track season flew by for Fairfield Prep’s Christian Alvarado. But the standout senior distance runner made sure it didn’t go by too fast, as he had some fun and made sure to leave his mark as one of the best […]

2014 NH County All-Area Boys Indoor Track Team

Christian Alvarado Fairfield Prep, Sr., distance Stats: Won the 1,600 and 3,200 at the SCC championships and Class LL meet. Broke the 3,200 SCC meet record. Set a state and meet record in the 3,200 at the State Open (9:07.63). Won the New England 2 mile in a meet- and state-record time of 9:00.29. Honors: […]

Renovations to Torrington’s sports complex will soon get under way

Peter Wallace — Register Citizen
Coach Mike Tyler holds a piece of the old track - a quarter inch thick. The new surface will be three times the old thickness.

TORRINGTON >> Take a long look at the Torrington High School’s Robert H. Frost Sports Complex. As of May 7, good and bad memories alike disappear with the turn of a shovel, the first spade full of dirt toward completion of a $2.7 million renovation funded by the state. The project was opened for bids […]