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.

Connecting with sports not sanctioned by the CIAC

Hamden girls hockey captains Samantha Cozzolino (left) and Caraline Kennedy (photo supplied by Hamden coach Mike Callan)

Bowling (30 teams) and girls ice hockey (21 teams) are two high school sports with the potential to grow enough in the next few years to be sanctioned by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The CIAC requires a sport to have 20 percent of the schools in the state, or 38 teams, competing on the […]

2015 New Haven Register All-State Softball Lineups

FIRST TEAM Player                    Team           Year     Pos. Kendra Friedt       Southington   Sr.        P (MVP) Ashley Guillette   Oxford            Sr.        P Raeanne Geffert   Seymour        Jr.        P Casey Harding      Cheshire         Sr.       3B Dani Kemp             Foran             Sr.       SS Kaley Kempf         Oxford           Sr.        […]

2015 New Haven Register All-State Baseball Lineups

First Team Player                       Yr.      Pos.       Team MVP: Mike Cowell    Sr.        P            Shelton Buddy Dewaine         Sr.        P           Montville Paul Gozzo                 Sr.       C             Sheehan Brian Moskey            Sr.       P/SS      Haddam-Killingworth Cooper Mworka        Sr.       SS           Cheshire Randy Polonia           Sr.       P             Trinity Catholic Ron Rossomando      Sr.       P              Bunnell Mike Savino              Sr.       IF            West Haven Kevin Stone               Sr. […]

The 2015 CHSCA All-State Softball Team

Seymour's Raeanne Geffert pitches vs. Oxford in the NVL title game Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

The Connecticut High School Coaches Association recently announced its All-State teams in softball. They are: CLASS LL Jenna DiLorenzo,  Amity Katie Koshes, Amity Casey Harding, Cheshire Mackenzie Juodaitis, Cheshire Olivia Odermatt, Cheshire Noelle Daley, Danbury Mel Rennie, Hand Erika Osherow, Darien Madison DeRita, Mercy Jazanyia Irizarry, New Britain Olivia Burgos, Newington Emily Woznick, Newtown Megan […]

The Top 25 Moments From Spring Championship Weekend

Top 25 Moments

We spent 36 hours following the fine work of NFHSNetwork and CPTV Sports, who brought to you, live, ALL of the CIAC spring state championships. Here are the top moments we managed to capture on Vine throughout the weekend. With so many games going on simultaneously, it was impossible to keep track of it all. If […]

Pooch’s Final Top 10 Softball Ballot

Here’s the ballot I submitted for the Final 2015 Softball Top 10 Poll. The poll will be released later tonight on-line at and it will appear in Monday’s New Haven Register. Southington Cheshire Oxford St. Joseph East Haven Fitch South Windsor Stamford Darien Amity Lauralton Hall Holy Cross Seymour Rocky Hill Sheehan

Class S softball: Lawton, Holy Cross end Thomaston’s win streak, claim championship

Holy Cross celebrates it's 4-0 Class S championship victory over Thomaston in West Haven Saturday (Photo Peter Wallace)

WEST HAVEN >> Holy Cross softball broke through a 23-year dry spell for a 4-0 win over defending champion Thomaston in the Class S state final at West Haven Saturday afternoon. “Right after our Senior Night, I knew it would be a great postseason,” first-year head coach Megan Dwyer said. “The girls really came together […]

Jimmy Zanor: Despite semifinal loss, Hale Ray carries Shoreline banner again

Hale Ray junior shortstop Nicole Dombroski gets ready to battle Thomaston on Wednesday at West Haven's Biondi Field. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

WEST HAVEN >> Watching the Hale Ray softball team warm-up prior to their CIAC Class S semifinal softball battle against Thomaston Wednesday night, I was reminded again what the late Ed Hidek told me years ago. Hidek, who guided Morgan to four Class M state titles, believed that the Shoreline Conference was the best small […]

Baseball: Class LL, L S semifinals moved to Wednesday; Class M semis still on


Three of the four sites for the CIAC baseball semifinals have been postponed due to potential stormy weather for today. All of those games are now Wednesday, same sites and times. Here’s the complete scoreboard The postponements are as follows: CLASS LL SEMIFINALS at Muzzy Field (Bristol) No. 4 Staples vs. No. 8 Norwalk, 3:30 […]

Class L Softball: East Haven rallies past Nonnewaug, returns to state final

Members of the East Haven softball team celebrate the 5th inning homerun by Julia SanGiovanni(#30) during East Haven's win over Nonnewaug to gain a berth to the State Class L softball final.

WEST HAVEN >> A close win in the opening round over Bristol Eastern. An extra-inning victory over Lauralton Hall on Friday. It’s been a drama-filled state tournament run for the East Haven softball team so far. And the Easties continued to add to that excitement on Monday. No. 10 East Haven advanced to its second […]

Baseball: 2015 no-hitter / perfect game list [updated June 4]

Below is a list of the no-hitters to start the season. will be keeping track of all the no-no’s and perfect games across the state this season. If you have thrown a no-hitter or perfect game put it in the comments. Also to get your perfect game or no-no on the list, tweet it […]

LIVE BLOG: The 2015 CIAC Track and Field Championships

Mercy's track and field team takes a selfie with their Class L championship trophy Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

The CIAC boys and girls state track meets run Monday-Wednesday. But due to the rash of rainstorms, the schedule has been adjusted. The Class LL (Willow Brook) and Class MM (Middletown) state track and field meets were Tuesday. Ridgefield boys and Staples girls won the Class LL meets. Hillhouse boys and Windsor girls won the […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Baseball Poll: Amity, Wilton join poll

Fairfield Prep's Jack Oricoli stabs a liner during the SCC Championship loss to Amity (Photo Arnold Gold)

The final top 10 poll until the start of the postseason is out and there are few changes towards the top. East Catholic continues to hold down the top spot, thanks in part to a season-ending victory over Southington. Montville took down Waterford in the ECC final and holds the No. 2 spot and Waterford […]

The GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll: Southington remains No. 1

Teresa Marchitto and Amity are ranked No. 6 in the latest Top 10 Softball Poll.
Catherine Avalone/Amity

Southington remains No. 1 in the latest Top 10 Poll as the CIAC state tournament gets underway this week. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SOUTHINGTON 20-0 17 510 1 LL Last week’s results: Defeated New Britain 15-0. Bottom line: The Blue Knights, the two-time defending Class LL champions, have won 66 straight […]

Softball: Five storylines to watch in the CIAC state tournament

Amity pitcher Katie Koshes pitched a one-hitter in the SCC title game.
John Vanacore/Register

Here are five story lines to watch for during the CIAC state tournament, which gets underway this week. 1. The last four left Plot line: Southington (Class LL), Fitch (Class L), St. Joseph (Class M) and Thomaston (Class S) are the state’s four remaining unbeaten teams. They each would like to cap a perfect season […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Softball Ballot

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll after Week 8. The Top 10 poll will posted later today on-line and will appear in Monday’s print editions of the Register. Southington Fitch St. Joseph Oxford Cheshire Amity Lauralton Hall Darien Mercy NFA South Windsor Seymour Sheehan East Haven […]

2015 CIAC Softball State Tournament Scoreboard

Seymour's Raeanne Geffert pitches vs. Oxford in the NVL title game Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

CLASS LL FIRST ROUND Monday, June 1 – Wednesday, June 3 Amity 12, Simsbury 0 Danbury 8, Bristol Central 7(11) Mercy 7, Daniel Hand 4 Middletown 2, Manchester 1 Newington 3, Fairfield Ludlowe 2 (10) Newtown 15, Glastonbury 0 Norwalk 8, New Britain 7 Norwich Free Academy 16, Greenwich 1(5) Ridgefield 7, Fairfield Warde 1 […]

2015 CIAC Boys Lacrosse State Tournament Scoreboard

Darien's Colin Minicus (right) leads the Blue Wave's charge into the Class L tournament this season (Photo Sean Meenaghan)

CLASS L QUALIFYING ROUND Friday, May 29 Trumbull 7, Shelton 5 Saturday, May 30 Amity 13, West Haven 2 Fairfield Prep 13, Fairfield Warde 6 Norwich Free Academy 14, Hall 12 McMahon 11, Conard 10 OT FIRST ROUND Wednesday, June 3 Brien McMahon 15, Xavier 12 Darien 21, Amity 1 Glastonbury 22, Norwich Free Academy 0 Greenwich […]