2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Volleyball Team

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Most Valuable Player Erik Kocur Shelton, Sr., outside hitter Stats: Averaged 15 kills, nine digs and two aces per game for the Gaels, who went 20-3, won the SCC tournament championship and advanced to the Class L state semifinals. Honors: Was an All-SCC and Class L coaches all-state selection, was selected to play in the […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Lacrosse Team

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The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Lacrosse team. Capsules by Dan Nowak. Photos by Arnold Gold unless noted. Most Valuable Player Colin Uyeki North Haven, Sr., Attackman Stats: Had 58 goals, 45 assists and 38 ground balls, set a single-season school record for points (103) and career school records for points (285) and goals […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Outdoor Track Team

Register All-Area MVP Ruvens Exantus

Most Valuable Performer Ruvens Exantus Bunnell, Sr., jumps/hurdles Stats: Led Bunnell to a second-place finish at the SWC Championship meet, scoring 38 of his team’s 72 points by winning the 110 hurdles, long and triple jump and taking second in the 300 hurdles. Won the Class MM and State Open (46-10.25, school record) in triple […]

2015 New Haven Register Area Boys Track MVP: Ruvens Exantus, Bunnell

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When Bunnell’s Ruvens Exantus first began the triple jump his sophomore year, he would channel his inner musician as he stared down the runway. “(Head coach Jim Brown’s) words were, think of it as drumming; you have to have a three-beat rhythm and keep the spacing in between each beat (jump) consistently the same,” Ruvens […]

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Baseball Team

North Haven catcher Nick Proto waits to slap a tag on East Lyme's Corey Levesque in the seventh inning. The Indians 3-2 win over the East Lyme Vikings for the Class L state championship game, Saturday night, June 13, 2015 at Palmer Field in Middletown. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Baseball Team. Captions by Henry Chisholm. Photos by Arnold Gold unless noted. Most Valuable Player Mike Cowell – MVP Shelton, Sr., P/IF Stats: Threw two no-hitters, went 8-1, tossed 102 strikeouts with only 11 walks in 68 innings pitched. Also batted .406 with 19 RBIs. Honors: SCC Player of […]

2015 New Haven Register Area Softball MVP: Ashley Guillette, Oxford

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Ashley Guillette left quite the legacy at Oxford, a program she almost single-handily turned into a state power during her four-year career. As a freshman in 2012, Guillette led the Wolverines to its first South-West Conference title. A year later, Oxford captured its first state title after edging Terryville 1-0 in the Class S state […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Softball Team

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The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Softball Team. Capsules by Mike Pucci. Photos by Arnold Gold and Catherine Avalone. Most Valuable Player Ashley Guillette Oxford, Sr., P Stats: Tossed a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts to lead Oxford past St. Joseph to the Class M state title. Pitched her a perfect game in a victory over […]

2015 New Haven Register / GameTimeCT State Softball Player of the Year: Kendra Friedt, Southington

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Kendra Friedt won 42 games in the pitching circle during her career at Southington. The more eye-popping statistic is the number of times she lost: zero. Friedt, the Register State Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, helped leave quite the legacy with the Lady Knights. Southington won three straight Class LL titles, […]

2015 New Haven Register Area Girls Lacrosse MVP: Lauren Cole, Hand

2015 NH Register Area Girls Lacrosse MVP: Lauren Cole, Hand (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

In 2012, as a Hand freshman on the girls lacrosse team, Lauren Cole was anxious to be part of the Tigers’ winning tradition and contribute in any way she could to the team’s success in her high school career. While Hand teams are typically loaded with outstanding talent, it wasn’t long before Cole stood out […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Lacrosse Team

2015 All Area Girls Lacrosse

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Lacrosse Team. Capsules by Dan Nowak. Most Valuable Player Lauren Cole Hand, Sr., Attack Stats: Had a single-season school record 128 goals and holds the school’s all-time scoring record with 317 goals. Also had 37 assists and 75 ground balls. Had eight goals and an assist in an […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Outdoor Track Team

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The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Track and Field Team. Capsules by Mary Albl. Photos by Catherine Avalone unless noted. Most Valuable Performer Danae Rivers Wilbur Cross, Jr., middle distance Stats: Went undefeated in the state of Connecticut in 800 and 1,600. Set state record in 800 at New Englands (2:05.86) and set Class […]

2015 New Haven Register Area Girls Outdoor Track MVP: Danae Rivers, Wilbur Cross

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The indoor track season ended for Danae Rivers with a 16th place finish at the New Balance National Championships. Her time was slower than normal, but the rising junior from Cross took it as an experience to grow heading into outdoors. “The lesson I’ve learned is that when it comes down to making decisions, trust […]

2015 New Haven Register Area Girls Tennis MVP: Emily Migliorini, North Haven

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2015 NH Register Area Girls Tennis MVP: Emily Migliorini, North Haven.

There’s real no fascinating storyline surrounding Emily Migliorini. It’s just been a tale of steady, unwavering success for her. Migliorini has been North Haven’s No. 1 singles player for three straight years. She played in the No. 2 spot behind her sister, Alyssa, as a freshman. She finished her high school career with an impressive […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Tennis Team

All Area Girls Tennis

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Tennis Team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Photos by Peter Hvizdak unless noted. Most Valuable Player Emily Migliorini North Haven, senior Stats: No. 1 singles player went 19-3 this season. Advanced to the third round of the State Open. Finished with a career record of 79-12. Honors: Four-time All-Area […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Tennis Team

Amity's Jason Seidman during his match with Xavier's Rich Ciamarra Friday, May 11, 2015 at Watrous Park in Cromwell. (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Tennis Team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Photos by Peter Hvizdak. Most Valuable Player Jason Seidman Amity, senior Stats: Finished 20-0 during the regular season at No. 1 singles for the fourth straight year. Won the Class LL state championship for the second time and the State Open crown […]

2015 New Haven Register Area Golf MVP: Zach Iannone, Notre Dame-West Haven

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Golf courses didn’t open in Connecticut until April, but Zach Iannone’s preparation for the 2015 season at Notre Dame-West Haven started during the winter months. Iannone, who just completed his senior year at Notre Dame, spent quality time at The Fore Seasons Golf Club in Bethany. He wasn’t just working on his swing, but on […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Golf Team

Zach Iannone of Notre Dame-West Haven. Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Golf Team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Photos by New Haven Register staff. Most Valuable Player Zachary Iannone Notre Dame-West Haven, senior Stats: Finished with a stroke differential of 0.17. Co-medalist at the Division II state meet with a 73 at Crestbrook Park GC. Finished second at the SCC […]

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 […]

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 […]