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, […]

Girls indoor track: 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Team

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The 2014-15 All-Area Girls Indoor Track Team. Capsules by Mary Albl. Photos by Peter Hvizdak. Danae Rivers – MVP Wilbur Cross, Jr., middle distance Stats: Helped lead Cross to a Class L state title and State Open runner-up finish. Went undefeated in 1,000, setting state record at New England Championships (2:49.63). Won mile at Yale, […]

Girls indoor track: 2014-15 New Haven Register Area MVP: Danae Rivers, Wilbur Cross

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New Haven Register All-Area Indoor Girls Track and Field MVP:
Danae Rivers, Wilbur Cross

NEW HAVEN >> The times and places justify just how talented Wilbur Cross junior middle distance runner Dane Rivers is. But to get to the core of who the athlete really is, and is becoming, you have to go back to February 13. It was that Friday night at the Floyd Little Athletic Center when […]

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

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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 […]

Girls indoor track: All-SCC Selections

Wilbur Cross teammates Danae Rivers, Leah Rivers, Claudia Schatz and Gabby Curtis all made the SCC first team for the 4x4. Register file photo

First Team Alethia Moore (Hillhouse), 55 meters Caroline O’Neil (Daniel Hand), 300 meters Samantha-Jo Hartmeyer (Shelton), 600 meters Danae Rivers (Wilbur Cross), 1000 and 1600 meters Bridgid Selfors (Mercy), 3200 meters Gabby Curtis (Wilbur Cross), 55 meter hurdles Daniel Hand (Molly Citrin, Samantha Schaefer, Gabrielle Harmon, Caroline O’Neil), 4 x 200 meter relay Wilbur Cross […]

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

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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

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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 […]

Jimmy Zanor: Sometimes second isn’t so bad

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After a runner-up finish in Saturday's State Open, Coginchaug junior Jessica Drop, pictured, and her 4x800 teammates Allie Alsup, Bailey Thayer and Samantha Drop will compete in the New England Championships in Boston on Friday.

One of my favorite Peanut comic strips shows a despondent Charlie Brown on the pitcher’s mound after another defeat.  “We’ll never be winners,” he laments to his catcher, Lucy. “We’ll never be memorable. Nobody ever remembers who comes in second.” Then Linus walks by and starts reciting the names of all the World Series runner-ups. […]

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

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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

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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.
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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 […]