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

Boys soccer: Northwestern shuts out Shepaug

Marianne Killackey — Special to Register Citizen
Northwestern’s Winter Thorne-Kaneulis dribbles the ball in his team’s win over Shepaug Tuesday afternoon.

WINSTED >> Both teams played like they had a future, in Northwestern’s 3-0 boys soccer win over Shepaug Tuesday afternoon. The Spartans (3-4) were 3-1 before running into all three of the Berkshire League’s top teams (Lewis Mills, Nonnewaug and Northwestern) in the span of a week. “We’ve talked a lot about character,” said Coach […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Northwestern boys cross country continues strong season

Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen
Northwestern boys cross country competes against Gilbert and Housatonic in a tri-meet Tuesday afternoon.

Northwestern ran strong during a tri-meet against Housatonic and Gilbert. Northwestern beat Gilbert 15-50 while Housatonic defeated Gilbert 18-43. The Highlanders swept the Top-5 with Peter Bakker finishing first with a time of 16:39. Gavin Woodward finished second with a time 17:09. Housatonic’s Pat Considine finished sixth with a time of 18:46. Gilbert’s Jordan Brusmann […]

Girls soccer: State coaches poll, week 3

Week ending Sept. 27 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                               Points   1. St. Joseph (10)                   100 2. South Windsor                     87 3. Fairfield Warde                   82 4. Glastonbury                         66 5. Avon                                      61 6. Simsbury                               50 7. Middletown                          38 […]

Monday’s Litchfield County roundup: Wolcott Tech boys soccer draws O’Brien Tech

In a matchup of two winless teams, both Wolcott Tech and O’Brien Tech were unable to get their first victories. The game finished in a 3-3 double overtime draw. The Wildcats’ Mitch Sorenson scored two goals while Josh Santiago added a goal. O’Brien Tech’s Ricardo Mosquera scored two goals. Wolcott Tech’s Kyle Janson made three […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup: Early goals help Torrington girls soccer get past Seymour

Torrington girls soccer took the lead out of the gate and didn’t look back, defeating Seymour 4-0 Friday afternoon. Middleton scored two goals in the first eight minutes of the match. Shannon Reardon and Aubrey Peterson-Hague also scored in the victory. Peterson-Hague added two assists. Seymour’s Justine Inzero made 10 saves. Torrington’s Brie Pergola made […]

Girls volleyball: Housatonic heads to Massachusetts to play Mt. Everett

FALLS VILLAGE >> When a Housatonic High School bus crosses the Massachusetts state line this afternoon for a 5:15 volleyball game against Mt. Everett, the Mountaineers continue a tradition that’s unique in Connecticut. Other schools cross borders for scrimmages and tournaments. Housatonic, in the far Northwest Corner of the state, plays home-and-away series with nearby […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Lewis Mills boys soccer runs past Shepaug

Lewis Mills boys soccer remains undefeated after defeating Shepaug 6-1 on the road. Lewis Mills went into halftime up 3-1. Freddy Marinelli recorded two goals and two assists in the victory. Cole Farrey, Jordan Sokol, Kyle Baron and Jimmy Wilcox each scored a goal for Lewis Mills. Sokol also had three assists. Shepaug scored on […]

Field hockey: Teamwork gets Lewis Mills past Thomaston

Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen
Lewis Mills' Julia Arel and Thomaston's Alexa Milius battle for the ball Tuesday afternoon. Lewis Mills won 1-0.

THOMASTON >> Good things happen to people who consistently get to the right place at the right time. Lewis Mills junior forward Heather Carmody scored the only goal in a 1-0 Spartan field hockey win at Thomaston High School just that way. “Everyone worked really well on our passes,” Carmody said. “To tell you the […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Coma leads Thomaston boys soccer past Wamogo

Thomaston rallied late to defeat Wamogo 1-0. Thomaston’s Ardit Coma scored the game’s lone goal with 2:59 remaining in regulation. Shane O’Bar made 12 saves for the Golden Bears. The Warriors’ Landon Bellmay made eight saves. Thomaston is 3-2, Wamogo is 0-4-1. Nonnewaug 3, Gilbert 0 >> Nonnewaug’s defense came up big on Tuesday, shutting […]

Monday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington girls soccer edges Sacred Heart

Torrington earned its third victory of the season, defeating Sacred Heart 3-1 on the road Monday afternoon. The Red Raiders’ Paige Middleton, Shannon Reardon and Alexis Tyrrell each scored a goal in the victory. Torrington Kendra Covington added an assist. Sacred Heart’s Nellie Drewry scored her teams lone goal. The Hearts’ Mahnue Sahn made 14 […]

Football: Gilbert / Northwestern edges SMSA / University

Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen
Gilbert/Northwestern's Paxton Franklin looks for extra yards as SMSA/University defenders attempt to chase him down.

WINSTED >> Gilbert/Northwestern’s football team eked out a 15-14 win over SMSA/University Saturday afternoon while discovering it’s better to come out on the top end of an object lesson. After a convincing first-week win at Enfield (34-13), the Yellowjackets spent much of Saturday’s game at Van Wye Field shooting at their own feet. “We haven’t […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington girls volleyball wins in straight sets over Wilby

Torrington girls volleyball earned its third victory of the season with a straight set win against Wilby. The Red Raiders won 25-1, 25-6, 25-9. Torrington’s Miah Giarnese recorded six kills. Caitlyn Cornish had three kills while Ali Dubois had eight assists and nine aces. Torrington is 3-2, Wilby is 0-5. Wolcott Tech 3, Whitney Tech […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington boys soccer storms past Crosby

Torrington continued its strong start with a 6-0 victory against Crosby Tuesday afternoon. The Red Raiders’ Austin Curry and Kevin Vaca each scored twice in the victory. Ethan Barbieri and Keyon Robinson each added a goal. Amar Suljic had three assists. Crosby’s Gabriel Pacheco made 10 stops while Torrington’s Nathan Manchester had two saves. Torrington […]

Boys soccer: State coaches polls

Week ending Sept. 13 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Record Points 1. Glastonbury (3) 2-0 101 2. Farmington (7) 2-0 99 3. Greenwich (1) 2-0 93 4. Conard (1) 2-0 49 5. Naugatuck 3-0 43 6. Hall 2-0 42 7. Norwalk 2-0 35 8. Suffield (1) 1-0 31 9. Wethersfield 2-0 28 10. […]

Week 1 Connecticut High School Football Schedule / Results / Story links

Photo Peter Hvidzak

Wednesday, Sept. 10 SCC-FCIAC CHALLENGE Cheshire 41, Ridgefield 14 Harding 38, Law 10 Thursday, Sept. 11 NVL BRASS Holy Cross 34, Wilby 6 NVL INTER Ansonia 45, Oxford 0 PEQUOT UNCAS Canton 35, SMSA/University 6 SCC/FCIAC CHALLENGE Wilbur Cross 29, McMahon 14 East Haven 24, Bassick 6 Ffld.Prep 59, Stamford 40 North Haven 42, Bridg.Central […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup: Coma’s last minute goal lifts Thomaston past Housatonic

Boys soccer Thomaston 2 Housatonic 1 (OT) >> With 45 seconds left in the second overtime, Thomaston’s Aridt Coma scored on a penalty kick to lift the Golden Bears past Housatonic. Andrew Goodrich scored the other goal for Thomaston and Scott Dignacco netted the Mountaineers only goal. Both Thomaston and Housatonic are now 1-1. Thomaston […]

KICKOFF 2014: Live updates, broadcast links for Connecticut HS Football Week 1

Connecticut High School Football Kicks off Week 1 Wednesday. (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

Good evening fans, alumni, coaches, parents and, of course, every player from every corner of the state — from starter to team statistician and videographer. Today is the first day of the rest of the 2014 Connecticut High School Football Season. The majority of the state plays Friday and into Saturday. See the Week 1 […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Terryville sweeps Wolcott Tech girls volleyball

Terryville 3 Wolcott Tech 0 >> Terryville improved to 2-0 on the season after a 3-0 sweep of Wolcott Tech. Becky Malinoski led the way wit 25 assists for the Kangaroos and Libby Rrahimi added 10 kills. For the Wildcats Casey Farrington had two aces, 10 assists and seven digs in the loss. Terryville is […]