Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington’s Traub sets records in victory

Torrington boys swimming opened its season with a 81-77 against Seymour and did it in record fashion. The Red Raiders’ Matthew Traub set two pool records by finishing the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.41 and the 100 backstroke with a time of 52.22. Jake Wassik placed first in the 200 freestyle with a […]

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, […]

Wrestling: Strong core of returners will lead Warde on the mats this year

Fairfield Warde's Tim Kane, right, returns as one of the top wrestlers for the Mustangs. Photo by Mary Albl

FAIRFIELD >> Entering this season the goals for the Fairfield Warde wrestling squad are no different from the past. Continue to win, develop and compete for titles. The foundation of success has been set by head coach Jason Shaughnessy, who has established a winning culture and a strong youth program. The Mustangs are coming off […]

East Haven to induct seven into school’s Hall of Fame Nov. 23


The 28th annual East Haven High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame induction will be held on Nov. 23 at 12:30 p.m. Slated for induction are Tamara Highsmith (2004), Don Harrison (1957), Robert Sembler (1976), Dr. William McCormick (1988), Frank Higgins (1982), Jeff Fletcher (1991) and Joe Glenn (2001). Highsmith is the school record-holder in […]

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 […]

CCC: Major realignment set for 2015-16


BRISTOL >> The Central Connecticut Conference officially announced Monday afternoon a major realignment of its divisions for all sports for the 2015-2016 school year, as reported in The Middletown Press during the summer and again Monday. For boys and girls soccer, boys and girls cross-country, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball, boys and girls outdoor […]

State’s longest winning streaks by sport

The following are confirmed state records for winning streaks. There are other streaks we are trying to confirm. Feel free to add win streaks for sports that are not listed in the comments section and we will work to confirm. Football: 49, Cheshire (1991-96) Boys basketball: 80, Middletown (1975-78). Girls basketball: 62, Seymour (1996-99) and […]

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 […]

2014 New Haven Register All-Area wrestling team

Most Valuable Player Will Chowanec Xavier, senior – 138 pounds Stats: The State Open, Class LL and SCC champion at 138 pounds. Also finished fourth at the New England championship meet. Went 48-6 this season and finished his career at 151-23. Honors: An All-SCC and coaches’ all-state selection. Was a three-time Class LL champion. Up […]

New Haven Register Wrestling Area MVP: Will Chowanec, Xavier

(Melanie Stengel - Register) 
NH Register Wrestling Area MVP: Will Chowanec, Xavier.

Will Chowanec’s performance during the season-ending championship meets bordered on legendary status. Xavier coach Mike Cunningham noted that his senior had one of the most impressive finishes to a season that Cunningham has seen during his coaching career. Chowanec won his second Southern Connecticut Conference championship, captured his third Class LL title and won for […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Wrestling Team

John D’Agostino Area MVP Nonnewaug,Sr. Stats: Won the Class S title in the 182 pound weight class, finished in second place at the Class Opens. Won the Berkshire League title in the 182 pound weight class. Honors: Finished his high school career as a four-time Berkshire League finalist, winning the title three times. College: Will […]

Litchfield County Area Wrestling MVP: John D’Agostino, Nonnewaug

Nonnewaug’s John D’Agostino won the Class S title in the 182 pound weight class, finished in second place at the Class Opens.
Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

WOODBURY >> Nonnewaug senior John D’Agostino piled up the kind of achievements that makes him a natural for the Register Citizen All-Area wrestling team — 147 career wins; Berkshire League champion (4-time finalist); Class S Champion (3-time finalist); State Open finalist. Still, it’s the intangible — D’Agostino’s leadership qualities — that stands out from a […]

Wrestling: All-SCC Selections

Xavier's Colin Cunningham was an All-SCC selection at 182 pounds.

First Team 106: Patrick Moynihan (Xavier) 113:  Jake Pouliot (Foran) 120: Kyle McGinnis (Shelton) 126: Colin Rook (Guilford) 132: Anthony Milano (East Haven) 138: Will Chowanec (Xavier) 145: Quinn Marino (Xavier) 152: Jake Lundberg (Guilford) 160: Brendan Butler (Xavier) 170: Liam Cummings (Shelton) 182:  Colin Cunningham (Xavier) 195: Noah Cruz (Xavier) 220: Chidi Broderick (Xavier) […]

New England Wrestling: Connecticut crowns two champions, Danbury finishes 2nd

Connecticut wrestlers earned two titles at the New England Championship at the Providence Career and Technical Center in Rhode Island Saturday. Danbury’s Kevin Jack dominated to repeat as New England champion in the 126-pound division over Trumbull’s Cross Cannone. Windsor Locks’ Khamri Thomas won the 182-pound championship. With three wrestlers in the final and five […]

56 Connecticut wrestlers to compete in New Englands

Xavier's Will Chowanec wins the State Open wrestling championship at 138 pounds Saturday. 
Melanie Stengel/Register

From the CIAC: Fifty-six Connecticut wrestlers will take place in the 50th Annual New England Interscholastic Wrestling Championships are scheduled for Friday, March 7th, and Saturday, March 8th, at the Providence Career and Technical Center in Providence, RI.  The event is sponsored by the Council of New England Secondary School Principals’ Association (CNESSPA).  The wrestling competition will feature the top individual […]

Wrestling: Week 11 state coaches poll

WEEK 11 2013-14 POLL 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 Records Points Prv 1. Danbury (10) 20-2 252 1 2. New Milford 17-1 228 2 3. Newtown (3) 13-2 207 4 4. Xavier 25-5 180 3 5. Fairfield Warde 20-3 169 […]

Vote for Saturday’s New Haven County Star of the Day, Matthews is Thursday’s star

Star of the Day THURSDAY’S STAR Kam Matthews, Notre Dame-West Haven boys basketball: Scored 14 points to lead the Green Knights to a 60-56 OT win over Cheshire in the first round of the SCC tournament. Vote for SATURDAY’S Star at until 9 p.m. Monday.

State Open Wrestling: Xavier’s Chowanec wins first Open crown; Danbury wins team title

Xavier's Will Chowanec wins the State Open wrestling championship at 138 pounds Saturday. 
Melanie Stengel/Register

NEW HAVEN >> Will Chowanec escaped with his first State Open wrestling championship. Literally. With the scored tied at 2 against Montville’s Jacob Caskey, Chowanec, a senior from Xavier, earned the winning point on an escape with four seconds remaining in the third period in a 3-2 decision victory at 138 pounds Saturday at the […]