Six to be inducted into Guilford Hall of Fame June 7

Six people will be inducted into the 14th annual Guilford Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony to be held June 7 at Woodwinds in Branford. The inductees are: John Garvey (1987), a former Parade All-American in soccer who went onto play professionally, including the LA Galaxy in the team’s first season in the MLS; Eric Watts […]

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, […]

Wrestling: Eleven honored as Academic All-Americans

Foran's Gino Esposito (top) was named an Academic All-American by the National High School Coaches Association. 
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Eleven wrestlers were named to the National High School Coaches Association Academic All-American team. They are: Zach Bylykbaski, Southington: Senior went 19-5 and finished second in Class LL and the State Open at 132 pounds. Finished his career with a record of 113-40. Has a GPA of 4.0. Will attend Washington & Lee. Matt Conte, […]

Warde’s West, Ebert sign to compete at the next level

Warde senior Dan Ebert, pictured with his family and head coach Jason Shaughnessy, last Tuesday as he signed his letter of intent to wrestle at Anderson University.

FAIRFIELD >> It was on April 27 in a game against Westhill when Fairfield Warde softball coach Gary Quiricone witnessed the “best catch he’s ever seen as a high school coach.” “A ball was hit over her (Brianna West) head in center field, she turns, sprints and makes this over the head sprinting catch,” Quiricone […]

Twelve to be inducted into Madison Hall of Fame

The Madison Athletic Hall of Fame will induct 12 into its 2015 Class on Oct. 1 at the Madison Beach Hotel. The dozen inductees are: Jim Bombaci, a former girls basketball coach from 1988-2005; David D’Alessio (1982), also the school’s longtime former wrestling coach; Tom Dolan, the former longtime tennis coach (1970-90); David Evans (1996), […]

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