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.

Football: Granby Memorial overpowers Lewis Mills

Granby Memorial quarterback Dominic Pagano looks for the snap during a game against Lewis Mills Saturday afternoon.
(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

GRANBY >> Granby Memorial runners followed their line to 315 yards on the ground, with just one 78-yard touchdown pass by quarterback Dominic Pagano, for a 52-6 rout over Lewis Mills Saturday afternoon for their fourth consecutive win of the season. The line was as effective stopping the Spartan running game as it was springing […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup

Boys soccer Lewis Mills 3, Housatonic 0 >> The Spartans got goals from Connor Angers, Joe Fortuna and Matt Hillsberg to move to 6-0-1 on the season. Freddy Marinelli had two assists. Angers, only two weeks since being cleared to play after knee surgery in the summer, scored the game winner with 3 minutes left […]

Football: How the top 10 teams fared Friday night

Team                                   This week                                                Next week 1. Southington (4-0)      Def. Glastonbury 61-41                    Friday at Hall, 7 p.m. 2. New Canaan (2-0)      Monday vs. Westhill, 5:30 p.m.    Bye 3. Darien (2-0)   […]

Thursday’s Litchfield County roundup

Cross country Holy Cross sweeps >> Torrington’s Ariana Santos was the overall winner and teammate Gabrielle Vega was second but Holy Cross used its depth to win the meet. The Crusaders defeated Torrington, Wilby and Seymour on the day. Torrington defeated Wilby but lost to Seymour and the Wildcats also defeated Wilby. Wilby’s Kateri Danay […]

Northwestern climbs to the top of Berkshire League girls volleyball with a win over Nonnewaug

Molly Clark, serving, and her Northwestern teammates came back to defeat Nonnewaug in a key early-season Berkshire League match. Photo by Marianne Killackey.

WINSTED >> Northwestern’s girls volleyball team came back from two one-game deficits to beat Nonnewaug 3-2 in a thriller for the Berkshire League lead Thursday evening at Northwestern High School. Each team came in 3-0 atop the Berkshire League. Handicappers gave the Chiefs a pre-game nod because Nonnewaug won its first BL title last year, […]

Football: Gilbert/Northwestern overpowers Lewis Mills

Gilbert/Northwestern quarterback Ben Schiffer hands off to Jake Roth during a game against Lewis Mills Saturday afternoon.
(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

BURLINGTON >> Gilbert/Northwestern (2-1) spotted Lewis Mills (1-1) a first-quarter touchdown, then showed the Spartans all the options within its play-option offense along with a stiffened defense, rolling to a 34-7 win at Lewis Mills High School Saturday afternoon. “In the first quarter, we were slow and overconfident,” said junior fullback/linebacker Jake Roth. “We weren’t […]

Football: How the top 10 teams fared Friday night

Team                                        This week                                               Next week 1. Southington (3-0)          Def. Simsbury 55-13                          Friday at Glastonbury, 6:30 p.m. 2. New Canaan (2-0)         Def. Bpt Central 53-6                          Friday vs. Westhill, 7 p.m. 3. Darien (2-0)       […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup: Northwestern boys soccer rallies to draw Nonnewaug

Nonnewaug boys soccer and Northwestern played to a 3-3 draw Friday afternoon. 
(Savage Frieze - Special to Register Citizen)

Northwestern boys soccer and Nonnewaug finished Friday’s matchup tied 3-3. Nonnewaug went into halftime with a 3-1 lead by goals from Daniel Swanson, Dylan O’Connor and Leland Malloy. The Highlanders fired back, outscoring Nonnewaug 2-0 in the second half to even the game. Northwestern’s Jameson Weber and Garrett Healey each scored in the final half. […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup: Terryville tops Shepaug in boys soccer

Boys soccer Terryville 2, Shepaug 1 >> Terryville got goals by Lavdrim Shahini on an assist from Alex Beaulieu and Kyle Hotchkiss to notch the victory. Shepaug’s Fernando Pires scored the Spartans’ lone goal at 12:30 of second. Terryville keeper Josh Mazur made seven saves on 10 shots, while Shepaug keeper Clayton Schneider tallied 10 […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup

Boys soccer Torrington 2, Holy Cross 0 >> Brandon Stater and Naseem Thompson scored for the Raiders and Aiden Mattiello made 8 saves to notch the shutout. Abbott Tech 5, Wolcott Tech 2 >> The Wildcats got goals from Mitch Sorenson and Josh Santiago and Kyle Jansen made 9 saves in net. Girls soccer St. […]

Berkshire girls soccer: Lewis Mills tested, holds off Nonnewaug

Alyssa Wrabel of Lewis Mills controls the ball as Bryn Lawlor of Nonnewaug defends. 
Photo by Marianne Killackey

WOODBURY >> The No. 1 and No. 12 ranked medium/small division girls soccer teams in this week’s Connecticut Girls Soccer Coaches Association poll played their roles to perfection Tuesday afternoon at Nonnewaug High School in a 2-1 Lewis Mills win over Nonnewaug. No. 1 Lewis Mills, outscoring its first three opponents 22-0, got two goals […]

Monday’s Litchfield County roundup

Girls volleyball Wolcott Tech 3, Whitney Tech 0 >> Angelica Randall had 13 assists, 10 digs, 4 aces and Jasmine Ma added 4 kills a block and 5 digs to pace the winners. Meaghan Jones 4 kills, 6 digs, 4 aces to aid the Wildcats who won by scores of 25-18, 25-21, 25-15 to improve […]

Nonnewaug, Lewis Mills battle to scoreless tie

WOODBURY >> A total of 90 minutes of soccer came and gone Monday afternoon at Nonnewaug High, but not a single goal was scored as the two top teams in the Berkshire League battled for league supremacy on officially the last Monday of summer. Nonnewaug (3-0-1) and Lewis Mills (3-0-1) showcased their defensive prowess in […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup: Naugatuck girls soccer edges Torrington

Torrington's Casey Saade makes a save while teammate Ali Bottari helps defend against Naugatuckís Sara Marques on Friday.
(Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen)

Torrington girls soccer lost to Naugatuck 2-0 Friday night. Naugatuck’s Sara Marques and Haily Boulanger each scored a goal in the victory. Despite the loss, the Red Raiders defense was strong, led by Ali Bottari, Cara Baker, Maddie Cardozo and Ayerland Baker. Casey Saade made 10 saves for Torrington. PHOTOS: Torrington girls soccer vs. Naugatuck […]

Football: How the top 10 teams fared Friday night

Team                                       This week                                         Next week 1. Southington (2-0)                 Def. Hartford Public 48-17    Friday vs. Simsbury, 7 p.m. 2. New Canaan (1-0)                 Def. Ridgefield 45-17                Sept. 26 vs. Bridgeport Central, 1:30 p.m. 3. Darien (1-0)                            Def. Stamford 47-14                  Sept. 26 at Greenwich, 4 p.m. […]