Football: Woodland’s Tim Phipps hired as head coach at The Hopkins School, replaces Tom Parr

Woodland's Tim Phipps is taking over for longtime coach Tom Parr at The Hopkins School (photo via The Hopkins School - Hopkins.edu)

Tim Phipps is the new head football coach at The Hopkins School in New Haven. He is leaving the same position at Woodland Regional in Beacon Falls. Hopkins announced the appointment on Thursday in a release. The move becomes effective July 1. Phipps, who will also teach history at the school, replaces Tom Parr, who […]

Boys basketball: Ex-Fairfield Prep standout Paschal Chukwu to transfer

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Former Fairfield Prep center Paschal Chukwu is reportedly transferring out of Providence.

Paschal Chukwu, the New Haven Register’s State Player of the Year for the 2013-14 season, will transfer after just one season from Providence College, according to Jon Rothstein from CBSSports. Chukwu will have to sit out a season before having three years left of eligibility. Chukwu averaged 14.3 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots […]

Baseball: After 30 years, Seymour coach Bob Kelo to step down at season’s end

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Seymour baseball coach Bob Kelo will step down at season's end, completing 30 years on the job for the Wildcats.

Seymour baseball coach Bob Kelo will step down after this season, his 30th at the helm of the Wildcats’ program. The move coincides with Kelo leaving his teaching job at the school. He taught mathematics for the past 32 years. Kelo, 54, said he plans to move to the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area by late […]

Baseball: Cowell dominant as Shelton wins protested Amity game, share of Housy title

(Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)  Shelton celebrates their protested game win over Amity on Saturday. It also clinched a share of the SCC Housatonic Division title.

WOODBRIDGE >> The Shelton-Amity game started on May 6 at the Old Tavern Complex in Orange and ended on Saturday at Amity High. In between was a protest won by Shelton on a disputed balk call, then a decision made to take away Amity’s win and replay the game from the point of the dispute […]

CIAC honors 344 scholar-athletes from member schools

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Three hundred forty-four senior student athletes were honored as CIAC Scholar Athletes at the 32nd Annual CAS-CIAC Scholar Athlete Banquet at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington Sunday night. The Scholar Athlete program recognizes two high school senior student-athletes – one boy and one girl – from each member high school whose academic and athletic […]

Boys hockey: 2014-15 New Haven Register Area MVP: Alec Martone, North Branford

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The 2014-15 Area MVP for boys hockey for the New Haven Register: Alec Martone, North Branford.

Entering the 2014-15 season, predictions on favorites to win the CIAC Division II title included Branford, Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks and Conard. North Branford has a winning tradition and under coach Ralph Shaw’s guidance the Thunderbirds have always been competitive. But the T-Birds weren’t exactly on anyone’s preseason radar as a favorite to win the D-II title. […]

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

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The 2014-15 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Hockey Team. Profiles by Dan Nowak. Photos by Arnold Gold. Most Valuable Player Alec Martone North Branford, Sr., F Stats: Had 23 goals and 33 assists, leading the Thunderbirds to the CIAC Division II final and a 17-6-1 overall record. Had three goals and two assists in a […]

Boys hockey: 2014-15 New Haven Register State Player of the Year: Jack Pardue, Darien

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On several levels, Darien senior forward Jack Pardue had the kind of hockey season most high school players dream of growing up. Entering the 2014-15 season, the Blue Wave were on a mission to make up for disappointing losses the season before when they lost in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference tournament semifinals and […]

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:
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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 […]