Berkshire League

The Berkshire League encompasses a region in the northwest portion of Connecticut. The league consists of 10 member schools, the smallest number of the 10 Connecticut leagues, but has produced strong athletics programs throughout its history especially in boys and girls cross country, volleyball, track & field and boys soccer.
League Website: http://www.berkshireleague.org

Girls volleyball: Nonnewaug wins Berkshire League title

Nonnewaug won its first Berkshire League girls volleyball title in a 2-1 win over Terryville Thursday night at Lewis Mills.
(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

BURLINGTON >> Nonnewaug’s girls volleyball team won its first Berkshire League volleyball team in a gutsy come-from behind win over No. 1 seed Terryville, 2-1, Thursday evening at Lewis Mills High School. “Every other sport has a banner in the gym except volleyball,” said junior Caroline Losure (19 kills, 16 digs). “This is the first […]

Thursday’s Litchfield County roundup: Wolcott Tech girls volleyball advances to CSC finals

Wolcott Tech edged Bullard Havens 3-2 Thursday to advance to the CSC finals. The Wildcats won 25-17, 22-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-6. Wolcott Tech’s Casey Farrington recorded 36 assists, 46 digs and two aces. Haley Farrington had two aces, 34 digs and Lydia Carlson had eight kills and two digs for the Wildcats. Wolcott Tech is […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Nonnewaug girls soccer edges Shepaug in OT

Christina Sordi led Nonnewaug past Shepaug 1-0 in overtime on Wednesday. Sordi scored the Chiefs’ lone goal in overtime. Shepaug’s Samantha Morovsky made 17 saves. Nonnewaug’s Sarah Schivera made 11 stops in the shutout. Shepaug is 8-6-2, Nonnewaug is 12-2-2. Lewis Mills 4, Housatonic 2 >> Behind a strong first half, Lewis Mills pulled away […]

Girls soccer: State coaches polls, week 7

Guilford's Molly Kosh attempts to pass the ball while North Haven's Jenna Volpe defends.  Guilford is tied for 10th in the latest CGSCA state L-LL poll
Photo by Dave Phillips

Week ending Oct. 25 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                             Points 1. Glastonbury (9)     90 2. Avon                           77 3. East Lyme                72 4. St. Joseph                53 5. Masuk                        49 6. Simsbury                 44 7. Fairfield Warde     41 8. RHAM                       32 9. South Windsor      10 T10. […]

Boys soccer: State coaches polls, week 7

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Week ending Oct. 25 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Record Points LW 1. Fairfield Ludlowe (6) 14-0-3 113 4 2. Farmington (3) 13-2-1 100 1 3. Suffield (3) 13-0-1 97 2 4. Shelton (1) 11-0-6 43 6 5. Avon 11-0-3 41 10 6. Naugatuck 15-0-2 40 T7 7. Norwalk 11-1-5 38 NR 8. […]

Concussions: head injuries happen in more sports than football

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
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 […]

Team Selfie Challenge: Jonathan Law wins Week 3 title

The Jonathan Law fans took home this weeks #GameTimeCTSelfie challenge. (Screenshot from @GameTimeCT Instagram account)

A photo posted by Gametimect (@gametimect) on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:03pm PDT We finally have a winner not named Lauralton Hall. The Jonathan Law student section claimed the Week 3  GameTimeCT Team Selfie Challenge (#GameTimeCTSelfie) title with nearly 100 likes on a creative celebration photo. With the win, Law’s selfie now has qualified for the […]

Girls Cross Country: Pias, Mercy take second in Class L

New Fairfield's Gabrielle Richichi won her third straight state title Saturday. Photo by Catherine Avalone/Register

MANCHESTER >> For the second straight year the Mercy cross country team found itself in a familiar position Saturday afternoon at Wickham Park, and one it was hoping to avoid. The Tigers scored 67 points but were edged out by Darien’s 65 to finish as the Class L runner-up for the second year in a […]

Cross Country Live Coverage: Amity win 1st state title since 2010

For the second straight year, Mercy places second. Photo-Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register

Coverage by Mary Albl & Henry Chisholm Boys Class LL: Amity takes team crown for first time since 2010 “We hoped for it. We didn’t expect it.” Amity knew they had shot to take the Class. The pre-race hype was in their favor, according to Kyle Beaudette. “We came into this pretty high in 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 […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup: Terryville girls soccer gets past Northwestern

Terryville girls soccer edged Northwestern 2-1 on the road. The Kangaroos went into halftime tied 1-1 with the Highlanders but a key second half goal broke the tie. Terryville’s Brianna Hannion and Jenna Covello each scored a goal in the victory. Northwestern’s Kaitlyn Solak scored the Highlanders’ lone goal. Terryville’s Maria Cesar made 13 saves. […]

Cross Country: An interactive guide to the state meet at Wickham Park

Members of the Danbury boys' cross country team run up the 'Green Monster' last Tuesday. Photo by Pete Paguaga

(Click on certain parts of the map above for a detailed look at the course in video and photos. Map provided by mysportsresults.com) MANCHESTER >> Granby head cross country coach Dennis Lobo calls Wickham Park a classic. “It’s probably the premier difficult course, maybe in at least southern New England,” Lobo said. “It’s kind of […]

Girls soccer: Housatonic’s Segalla can’t miss this season

Housatonic's Lauren Segalla had 40 goals for the season as of Monday. (Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

FALLS VILLAGE >> When Lauren Segalla scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Northwestern Monday, the Housatonic sophomore’s total for the year hit 40 goals. The total was comfortably more than any other player in the state, male or female. “Lauren loves the sport,” says Housatonic coach and distant cousin Tess Segalla. “She’s still […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Wolcott Tech girls volleyball gets past Cheney Tech

Wolcott Tech girls volleyball cruised past Cheney Tech 3-0 Wednesday evening. The Wildcats won 25-17, 25-12, 25-17. Wolcott Tech’s Casey Farrington had 17 assists, five aces and seven digs. Cheney Tech’s Jazline Sanchez recorded 11 digs. Wolcott Tech is 17-2, Cheney Tech is 6-12. Gilbert 3, Goodwin Tech 0 >> Gilbert earned it first victory […]

Lewis Mills boys, girls soccer in support of Project Purple

Lewis Mills Athletic Director Dave Francalangia shows off the colors for Friday's Project Purple double header between Lewis Mills and Shepaug.(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

BURLINGTON >> In a Friday-night soccer double header between Lewis Mills boys (5 p.m.) and girls (7 p.m.) at Nassahegan Field against Shepaug, the first goal is to come out seeing purple. The Mills teams will wear purple uniform shirts to publicize Project Purple, a national initiative to bring about awareness and help in combatting […]

Girls Cross Country: Top runners to watch at the state meet

The Tolland girls will look to repeat as state champs on Saturday.

Welcome to the cross country championship season! The state championships for all classifications will run all day Saturday at Wickham Park in Manchester. Below are three names from each class to watch. Runners may not have the fastest times or top places, but just some names to keep an eye out for this weekend! Class […]

Boys soccer: Lewis Mills hold off BL rival Nonnewaug

Nonnewaug coach Toby Denman oversees the Chiefs' pre-game shot line before a match against Lewis Mills Tuesday.
Peter Wallace - Register Citizen

BURLINGTON >> After a first half featuring great goalkeeper saves, the Berkshire League’s top two boys soccer teams, Lewis Mills (12-0-1) and Nonnewaug (10-2-1), traded goals two minutes apart early in the second half. Midway through the period, Mills senior Jordan Sokol got the right pass at the right time for a 2-1 win for […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Gilbert boys soccer earns first victory of the season

Gilbert boys soccer earned its first victory of the season after shutting out Wamogo 1-0 Tuesday afternoon. The Yellowjackets’ Steve Fortier scored the game-winning goal with under 10 minutes remaining in regulation. Fortier was assisted by Derek Fazioli. Gilbert’s Austin Stoeke made eight saves in the shut out. Wamogo is 3-9-1, Gilbert is 1-10-2. Litchfield […]

Cross Country: Entry lists for state meet on Saturday, how to qualify for State Open

The state cross country meet will take place this Saturday at Wickham Park in Manchester.  Register file photo

  Saturday morning at Wickham Park in Manchester the state cross country championships will take place. Below is the schedule and links to the starting list of teams and individuals running in each classification. Also, from the CIAC Cross Country Tournament Handbook, here are the exact rules on how to qualify for the State Open, […]

Girls soccer: State coaches poll, week 6

Week ending Oct. 18 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                                           Points  1. Glastonbury (9)                       90 2. Fairfield Warde                      76 3. St. Joseph                                 70 4. Avon                                          55 5. […]