The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Wrestling Team

Photo John Vanacore

The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Wrestling team. Capsules by Mike Pucci. Photos by Catherine Avalone and Peter Hvizdak. Most Valuable Player Chidi Broderick Xavier, Sr., 285 Stats: Won the State Open, Class LL and SCC championship, and finished 4th at the New England championship. Went 44-2 this season and finished with a career record […]

Wrestling: 2014-15 New Haven Register Area MVP: Chidi Broderick, Xavier

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New Haven Register Area Wrestling MVP: Chidi Broderick, Xavier.

Xavier’s Chidi Broderick first stepped onto a wrestling mat as a sophomore after much convincing from a former teammate. “At first I didn’t think much of it,” Broderick said. “It doesn’t look that hard when you look at it, but when you actually do it, it’s probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wrestling: Final state coaches poll

First-place votes in parenthesis. First-place votes in parentheses, followed by record, total votes and last week’s ranking. Votes tabulated on a 20-18-16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7 basis: Team                       Record       Points      LW 1. Newtown (12)    12-2             240         1 2. Danbury               15-3            207   […]

Wrestling: Xavier’s Broderick captures State Open title; Newtown team champs

Xavier's Chidi Broderick (top) won the heavyweight title at Saturday's State Open over Foran's Luke Edmondson.
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NEW HAVEN >> In just three years competing in the sport, Xavier senior Chidi Broderick has developed into one of the state’s best wrestlers. Fresh off winning the Class LL state title last week, Broderick added the State Open crown to his resume with a 14-3 major decision victory over Foran’s Luke Edmondson in the […]

Preview and Live Updates: The 2015 State Open Wrestling Championships

Action from the Class LL wrestling championships Saturday, Feb. 21 at Trumbull (Photo Catherine Avalone)

When – Friday, 4 p.m.; championship finals begin Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Where – Floyd Little Athletic Center, New Haven Watch Live — NFHS Network (subscription required) Wrestlers to watch – Zachary Murillo, Southington (106 pounds); Matthew Dowler, St. Bernard/Norwich Tech (113); Luca Crudo, Newtown (113); Kyle Lindner, New Milford (120); Jacob Martin, Windham (120); Ryan […]

Class LL Wrestling: Xavier’s Broderick champ at 285, Falcons finish third; Newtown wins title

Chidi Broderick won the Class LL title at heavyweight.

  TRUMBULL >> With time winding down in the third period, Simsbury’s Lukas Stone scored on a reversal to tie the match against Xavier heavyweight Chidi Broderick. It was a thrilling turn of events, especially since Broderick controlled the match to that point. But Broderick would not be denied. Moments later, Broderick pinned Stone with […]

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.

Class S wrestling: Windham pulls off three-peat

Windham won its third straight Class S wrestling title (via @ctwrestling on Twitter)

Jacob Martin (120 pounds), Sebastian Ruffino (126) and Seiji Arzuaga (220) all won state titles for Windham, which won its third straight championship in the meet held at Higganum. Windham finished with 226.5 points, followed by Montville (192), Haddam-Killingworth (155) and Terryville (150.5). Haddam-Killingworth won a pair of state titles in front of the home […]

Class L wrestling: New Milford wins again, Warde places second

Denzel Phillips defeated Jordi Proskinitopoulos of Fairfield Warde 10-5 to not only win the 195-pound class but also help New Milford win its third straight team title and fourth in the last five years in the meet held at Bristol Central. Timmy Kane won the 126-pound class and Charles Kane captured the 138 class to […]

Class M wrestling: Edmondson, Luth win titles, lead Foran to runner-up finish behind Ledyard

Luke Edmondson defended his heavyweight Class M state championship to help the Foran wrestling team finish second behind ledyard in the meet held at Law High in Milford. Edmondson defeated Gino Bonalumi 1-0 in the final. Teammate Ryan Luth won the 120-pound class with a 9-6 decision over Braden Lohbush of Lyman Memorial/Windham Tech. Gino […]

Class S wrestling: Berkshire League holds its own

HIGGANUM >> The Berkshire League put two teams in the top 10 while qualifying 16 wrestlers, including three state champions, for next weekend’s State Open. Windham has won Class S every year since dropping down from Class M four years ago. “We like it down here,” said Coach Pat Risley. “Class S has great coaches […]

Live Updates: Newtown (LL), New Milford (L), Ledyard (M) and Windham (S) state wrestling champions


The state championships for wrestling continue Saturday in four classes. Follow the live blog below for constant photos, videos and other updates as the tournaments are whittled down to a few state champions. Previews State Championship Wrestling Preview Capsules Consistent Derby takes aim at state title Live Blog

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 […]

Wrestling: State Championship Preview Capsules


The CIAC state championship wrestling tournament begins Friday at 4 p.m. Championship finals are expected to begin Saturday at 7 p.m. CLASS LL Brackets • Where: Trumbull High • Wrestlers to watch: Zachary Murillo, Southington (106 pounds); Willie Gambardella, Platt Tech/West Haven (106); Matt Foster, Norwich Free Academy (113); Jake Cala, Amity (113); Patrick Moynihan, […]

Wrestling: Berkshire squads fill the Class S field

The culmination of a season’s worth of sweat, strain and pain takes place this weekend at the CIAC Class S State Wrestling Tournament at Haddam-Killingworth High School in Higganum. Preliminary rounds start this afternoon at 4 p.m. Saturday’s full day begins at 9 a.m., with semifinal rounds scheduled for 2 p.m. and finals at 7 […]

Class S Wrestling: Berkshire League well represented

The culmination of a season’s worth of sweat, strain and pain takes place this weekend at the CIAC Class S State Wrestling Tournament at Haddam-Killingworth High School in Higganum. Preliminary rounds start this afternoon at 4 p.m. Saturday’s full day begins at 9 a.m., with semifinal rounds scheduled for 2 p.m. and finals at 7 […]

Wrestling: Consistent Derby aiming for Class S title

Derby  wrestlers (left to right) Anthony Cardillo, Anthony Melendez, Michael Mauro, Patrick Miko and Benjamin Slowik. 
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DERBY >> The wrestling program at Derby is nearing the end of its 40th season. After a humble beginning, the Red Raiders soon established themselves as a small-school power. But it’s been consistency that’s been the team’s trademark. For 37 of those seasons, including the last 10, Derby’s finished with a winning record. “That’s always […]