Bowen Field: A look at its past and future

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By Evan Lips elips@nhregister.com NEW HAVEN >> The football field at James Hillhouse High School derives its name from a beloved educator and athlete who died in a 15-foot plunge after tumbling through a school window, apparently in a failed effort to breathe in fresh air. The date was Aug. 9, 1948. Emmons J. “Chick” […]

Girls soccer: Final 2014 state coaches polls

Final Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                                     Points 1. Glastonbury (7)              79 2. Fairfield Warde              68 3. Immaculate (1)              66 4. Avon                                  57 5. Simsbury                         43 6. St. Joseph                        39 7. Ridgefield                        25 8. Guilford                           18 9. Mercy                               15 10. Staples                            9 Others […]

Boys soccer: Final 2014 state coaches polls

Final Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Record Points LW 1. Glastonbury (14) 15-5-2 140 NR 2. Farmington 17-4-1 120 2 3. Avon 16-1-4 110 5 4. Danbury 14-4-3 80 NR 5. Branford 13-6-3 75 NR 6. Fairfield Ludlowe 16-1-3 47 1 7. Suffield 16-1-1 43 3 8. Darien 14-5-2 38 NR 9. Grenwich […]

Concussions: head injuries happen in more sports than football

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Megan Smith of Law, left, and Milani Gray of Foran fight for the ball during the first half of  girls soccer at  Law High  School  Wednesday. Law won 2-0.

Football has been hit by the concussion concern harder than any other sport. A study released last year by the National Academy of Sciences found that concussion rates in high school football were significantly higher than that of any other high school sport. But what about those other sports? As reported by athletic trainers, the […]

Football: How the state’s top 10 teams fared Friday

Team                              This Week                    Next Game 1. Southington (6-0)   Def. Conard 41-6        Nov. 1 vs. Newington, 1 p.m. 2. Darien (7-0)             Def. Ridgefield 50-23   Friday at Wilton, 6 p.m. 3. New Canaan (6-0)    Def. Staples 35-2        Nov. 1 at St. Joseph, 1:30 p.m. 4. Newtown (7-0)        Def. Brookfield 21-14   Friday […]

Boys soccer: E.O. Smith coach John Blomstrann wins 500th game

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E.O. Smith boys soccer coach John Blomstrann became the first soccer coach, boys or girls, in state history to achieve 500 victories. Blomstrann did so on Monday, as Matt Conyers of the Hartford Courant covered the milestone win by E.O. Smith, 4-1 over Rockville. E.O. Smith reached the Class LL state tournament final in his […]

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 […]

Game-by-game comparison of Cheshire, Ansonia football win streaks

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CHESHIRE 1991-1996 ANSONIA 2011-2014 1991 – Housy 2011 No. 1: North Haven 35-0 No. 1: Torrington, 49-20 No. 2: Woodland, 36-6 1992 No. 3: Derby, 59-19 No. 2: Sheehan 34-27 No. 4: Holy Cross, 45-13 No. 3: Seymour 41-14 No. 5: Seymour, 41-6 No. 4: Derby 15-6 No. 6: Watertown, 51-14 No. 5: Amity 41-6 […]

The 2014 Connecticut High School Football record book is here

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Connecticut high school football saw quite a few state records fall last season. Ansonia’s Arkeel Newsome became the state’s all-time leading rusher and then went on to become the state’s first 10,000-yard rusher. He also set the state’s single-season rushing record and scored the most touchdowns in a season. Tanner Kingsley of Woodland broke Casey […]

Football 2014: Becoming educated about concussions now the norm

As concussion awareness has become the norm in high school football, so have preventative measures like guardian caps worn on players' helmets during practices. (Photo Peter Paguaga)

The concussion concern has sacked the game of football at every level from Pop Warner to the NFL, forcing change across the board. With the state’s high school football season set to kick off this week, here is a look at some of the steps taken to make the game safer. For starters, a Connecticut […]

CIAC launches concussion education website

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Parents, coaches and athletes can get information about the new state concussion education law and the CIAC’s policies on concussion awareness at a new website launched Wednesday. The CIAC’s Concussioncentral.ciacsports.com provieds in-depth tools and resources to help athletes learn about the causes, diagnosis and treatments for concussions. The site has links explaining the Concussion new education state […]

Connecticut Boys Basketball Career Coaching Wins Leaders

A look at the career leaders in coaching wins for boys basketball in the state of Connecticut. Records based through 2013-14 season. x-indicates still active.   Coach Schools Wins Vito Montelli St. Joseph 878 Charlie Bentley Harding 655 x-Tony Falzarano Putnam, Tourtellotte 609 x-Nick Augelli Crosby 601 x-Mike Walsh Trinity Catholic 576 Gene Reilly Portland […]