2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Swimming Team

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The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Swimming Team. Capsules by Mike Pucci. Photos by Peter Hvizdak. Most Valuable Swimmer Karl Bishop Cheshire, junior Stats: The State Open champion in the 200 and 500 freestyle, also won both events in Class LL, placed first in the 500 and second in the 200 at the SCC […]

Boys swimming: 2014-15 New Haven Register Area MVP: Karl Bishop, Cheshire

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MVP All-Area Wrestling: Karl Bishop, Cheshire

Swimming wasn’t exactly Karl Bishop’s favorite childhood activity. Even though Bishop took lessons from an early age, he was more interested in soccer. But when he was asked to join the Southington Stingrays, a club swim team, Bishop said, “All right, why not?” It was a decision that would alter the direction of his athletic […]

Boys Basketball: Sacred Heart’s Mustapha Heron decommits from Pittsburgh: Report

Sacred Heart junior Mustapha Heron was, by far, the state's best boys basketball player. (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Sacred Heart junior and New Haven Register Boys Basketball All-State MVP Mustapha Heron has decommitted from Pittsburgh, according to ESPN scouting analyst Adam Finkelstein on Twitter Friday. ESPN 60 Mustapha Heron has decommitted from Pittsburgh — Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) April 17, 2015   Speculation has been rampant over whether Heron, who averaged 22 points and […]

2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Basketball Team

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The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Basketball team. Capsules by Henry Chisholm. Photos by Catherine Avalone. Also: Check out the 2014-15 Register All-State Girls Basketball Team. Note: Due to an unresolved site issue, photos on mobile devices may shuffle unnecessarily. Most Valuable Player Maura Fitzpatrick Mercy, Sr. forward Stats: Averaged 16.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, […]

Girls basketball: 2014-15 New Haven Register Area MVP: Maura Fitzpatrick, Mercy

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The 2014-15 NH Register Area MVP for girls basketball: Maura Fitzpatrick, Mercy.

When Mercy senior forward Maura Fitzpatrick reflects back on her four-year career with the Tigers, she said she thinks about the tough times and the good ones, highlighted by the 2013 Class LL state championship. She’s got another way to remember her time as a Tiger, as she was named 2014-15 GameTimeCT / Register All-Area […]

2014-15 GameTimeCT / New Haven Register All-State Girls Basketball Team

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The 2014-15 GameTimeCT New Haven Register All-State Girls Basketball Team. Capsules by Henry Chisholm. Photos by Catherine Avalone, Peter Hvizdak and Arnold Gold. The All-State Lineups: First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention teams Note: Photos on mobile devices may shuffle due to a site issue we’re working on. Thank you for your understanding. FIRST TEAM […]

Girls basketball: 2014-15 New Haven Register State Player of the Year: Kiah Gillespie, Capital Prep

Capital Prep's Kiah Gillespie throws her basketball jersey into the crowd of fans after the Trailblazers defeat Northwest Catholic, 87-59, for the CIAC Class L girls basketball championship, Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Mohegan Sun. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

NEW HAVEN >> Capital Prep senior forward Kiah Gillespie has heard the whispers that she may be overconfident on the court. Despite the murmurs, she ignored them and chose to let her game do the talking. “I think it’s funny,” she said. “Being overconfident got me three state championships. I think everybody should be a […]

Boys basketball: Dave Beckerman returns to coach Hamden Hall

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David Beckerman will return to coach the Hamden Hall boys basketball team more than a decade after he left. Beckerman, 72, coached 11 seasons and won 252 games at Hamden Hall before resigning following the 2003-04 season to move to Boca Raton, Florida. He coached the Hornets to eight New England Preparatory School Athletic Council […]

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 […]

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 […]

The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-State Boys Basketball team

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The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-State Boys Basketball Team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Photos by Arnold Gold. Complete lineups. Player of the Year Mustapha Heron Sacred Heart, Jr., G Stats: Average 22.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Hearts, who successfully defended their Class S state championship and finished No. 1 in the […]

2014-15 NH Register Area Boys Indoor Track MVP: Akiel Smith, Hillhouse

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New Haven Register All-Area Indoor Track and Field MVP, Akiel Smith, Hillhouse.

NEW HAVEN >> It was last fall, just three games into the football season and Hillhouse’s Akiel Smith had just suffered another concussion. It was the senior’s third. “My mom was scared,” Smith said. “She wanted me to stop playing football, which I did. I didn’t want to stop playing, I felt like I was […]

Register Boys’ Basketball State Players of the Year

A look at Register / GameTimeCT.com state players of the year for boys’ basketball 2015 – Mustapha Heron, Sacred Heart, junior (verbally committed to Pittsburgh) 2014 – Paschal Chukwu, Fairfield Prep (Providence) 2013 – Andre Anderson, Hillhouse (New Haven) 2012 – Kris Dunn, New London (Providence) 2011 – Kris Dunn, New London – junior 2010-Brandon […]

2014-15 New Haven Register Boys Basketball State Player of the Year: Mustapha Heron, Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart junior Mustapha Heron was, by far, the state's best boys basketball player. (Photo Catherine Avalone)

T he phone call came to Sacred Heart coach Jon Carroll when he was on his way to a Christmas party in December of 2013. Mustapha Heron was transferring in from Wilbraham & Monson Academy. Sacred Heart was coming off three straight years of not qualifying for the postseason, but Carroll liked the pieces he […]

Boys basketball: 2014-15 New Haven Register All-State lineups

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FIRST TEAM Player HT        School Year DeAnte Bruton 5-9 Ledyard Sr. Jarron Chapman 6-1 Naugatuck Sr KeAndre Fair 6-4 Weaver Sr. Mustapha Heron 6-6 Sacred Heart Jr. Shakeem James 5-10 Hartford Public Sr. Roy Kane, Jr. 6-6 Norwalk Sr. Jeremiah Livingston 6-0 Westhill Sr. Thomas Nolan 6-2 Fairfield Prep Sr. Tyreek Perkins […]

2015 CHSCA Girls Basketball All-State Team

Gatorade State Player of the Year Kiah Gillespie of Capital Prep in the Class L championship vs. NWC at Mohegan Sun (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Class LL Erin Cunningham, Wilton, Senior Brooklin Davis, Career, Sr. Tiana England, Stamford, Sr. Maura Fitzpatrick, Mercy, Sr.  Elise Graham, Amity, Jr. Rebecca Lawrence, Ridgefield, Jr. Amy McConnell, South Windsor, Sr. Amanda Pfohl, Trumbull, Sr. Abigail Wolf, Greenwich, Jr. Class L Sophie Borg, Farmington, Sr. Shaquana Edwards, Weaver, Jr. Desiree Elmore, Capital Prep, Jr. Hannah […]

Boys basketball: Prep’s Leo Redgate named Metro Coach of the Year

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Fairfield Prep coach Leo Redgate has been named the 2015 All-Metro Boys Basketball Coach of the Year from MSG Varsity.

Fairfield Prep boys basketball coach Leo Redgate has been named the 2015 All-Metro Coach of the Year by MSG Varsity. Redgate led the Jesuits to the Class LL state championship on March 21 with a 51-50 victory over Westhill, the program’s first since 1997. Prep finished No. 2 in the final GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 poll. […]

What should be on a Connecticut High School Sports ‘Bucket List’? Here are our picks

Few venues do pageantry quite like Palmer Field in Middletown (File Photo)

With the winter sports season done, and spring season still a tantalizing week away, we’ve gone into slight hibernation mode here at GameTimeCT. While we’ve been busy compiling our all-area and all-state teams for publication some time in April, we took a break late last week for a little high school sports introspection. What were […]

Basketball: 500-win club gets two new members

Winning 500 games is quite an amazing accomplishment. Two coaches earned it over the past week. Kenny Smith of Windsor became the 14th boys coach to join the 500-win club with a 69-66 victory over Manchester Friday night. Here is the Hartford Courant’s account of the game. Also, Tony Floyd of Bristol Eastern earned the […]

Boys basketball: MLK Classic coming to Webster Bank Arena Jan. 19

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Hillhouse senior forward Troy Walters, Jr. elevates for a shot as Robert Haskins (32), Thomas Nolan (5) and Ryan Foley (21) defend for Fairfield Prep during the Jesuits' win over Hillhouse on Dec. 30.

Hillhouse and Wilbur Cross will be a part of the first MLK Classic, a quadrupleheader which will be held Monday at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. The Academics will face Bridgeport Central in the nightcap at 6 p.m. in a matchup of the last two teams to end the season No. 1 in the […]