Wednesday’s New Haven County postponements

BOYS BASKETBALL CSC Kaynor Tech at O’Brien Tech, PPD, TBA Shoreline Old Saybrook at East Hampton, PPD to Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.; BOYS HOCKEY North Branford at Branford (NORTHFORD), PPD to Tuesday, 4 p.m. Sheehan at NFA-St.B.-Bacon-Stonington-Lyman Mem. (Norwich), PPD to Feb. 9, 4:20 p.m. Scarsdale (NY) at West Haven, PPD to Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. […]

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 […]

Girls Indoor Track and Field: Platt Tech thriving in first year

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

MILFORD >> Platt Tech coach Mykal Kuslis admits he’s exhausted. But the fatigue has come with a reward. In its first official year as a program, the Platt Tech girls indoor track and field team is thriving. Nine Panthers have already qualified for states. Thursday at the Floyd Little Athletic center (4 p.m.), Platt Tech […]

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 […]

Monday’s Middletown sports roundup

Indoor Track The Coginchaug Girls Distance Medley Relay team shattered an indoor school record at last Saturday’s Hillhouse Winter Relays. Allie Alsup, Bailey Thayer, and twin sisters, Samantha and Jessica Drop finished with a winning time of 12 minutes and 40.67 seconds, breaking the school record, which was set in 2002, by 53 seconds. Farmington […]

Girls Indoor Track: Cross looks to build on success of last year

Wilbur Cross Indoor Track members: Abby Beech, Leah Rivers, Danae Rivers and Shannon Foley. Photo by Mary Albl/Register

NEW HAVEN >> For the Wilbur Cross girls’ indoor track team, last year was just another day at the office. Under first year head coach Travis Gale, the Governors turned in an historic season winning the program’s first Southern Connecticut Conference and State Open titles since 2004. All the winning and awards were an eye-opening […]

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 […]

Housatonic alum Heacox ready to showcase talents at next level

Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen
Former Housatonic track and field athlete Katie Heacox is ready to begin her first season at Southern Connecticut State University.

While hundreds of kids endure pre-season athletic training this week at area high schools, Housatonic’s Katie Heacox represents the small fraction of graduates getting their first glimpse at the next level. Heacox is the only Mountaineer to win back-to-back State Open titles. A four-year thrower (shot put, discus and hammer), she won the girls state […]

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 […]

New Haven Register’s Athletes of the Year: Cross’ Danae Rivers, Ansonia’s Arkeel Newsome


NEW HAVEN –  On one side stands the prodigy. Danae Rivers, as a sophomore for the Wilbur Cross girls’ indoor and outdoor track teams, is already the top middle-distance runner in the state and one of the best in the country. On the other side is the former prodigy, though Arkeel Newsome is by no means […]