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

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 […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington girls soccer edges Ansonia

Torrington opened its season with a 3-1 victory against Ansonia on Tuesday. The Red Raiders’ Aroya Jordan, Paige Middleton and Emily Manchester scored Torrington’s goals. Cassie Fedor and Kendra Covington recorded an assist in the victory. Torrington keepers Casey Saade and Brie Pergola combined to make nine saves. Ansonia’s Kaitlyn Sengphilom scored the Chargers’ lone […]

The 2014 Connecticut High School Football record book is here

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Connecticut high school football saw quite a few state records fall last season. Ansonia’s Arkeel Newsome became the state’s all-time leading rusher and then went on to become the state’s first 10,000-yard rusher. He also set the state’s single-season rushing record and scored the most touchdowns in a season. Tanner Kingsley of Woodland broke Casey […]

2014 high school fall sports schedules

(Peter Casolino - New Haven Register)

Schedules for the 2014 Fall Sports Season, via CIACsports.com. Cross Country: BOYS school schedules | GIRLS school schedules Field Hockey: School Schedules | Master schedule Football: Team and league schedules (GameTimeCT) Soccer (Boys): School Schedules | Master schedule Soccer (Girls): School Schedules | Master schedule Swimming & Diving (Girls): School schedules Volleyball (Girls): School schedules | Master schedule

2014 Litchfield County boys soccer preview

Peter Wallace - Register Citizen
Torrington boys soccer players participate during a practice this offseason.

Every year has a high school World Cup feel in the Northwest Corner, where soccer is a cherished tradition. Mike Fritch Jr, in his fifth season, keeps improving the 25-year record of NVL boys soccer success turned in by his father at Torrington High School. Class M schools Lewis Mills, Nonnewaug and Northwestern continue to […]

2014 Litchfield County girls soccer preview

Girls soccer in the Northwest Corner is in a healthy state of “holding-our-breath.” Torrington has pluses on offense and defense, but needs a replacement for injured goalkeeper Taylor Howe and an overall need for more kids in the program. Berkshire leaders Lewis Mills and Nonnewaug have incoming talented youth still to be tested at the […]

Wolcott Tech girls volleyball has high hopes this season

Three Northwest Corner girls volleyball teams had huge seasons last year. Torrington High School went 17-3 with a Copper Division title under its belt. Lewis Mills was 19-3 with its first Berkshire League volleyball championship since 1998 locked away in the vault, along with a BL Tournament title. Wolcott Tech was 15-3, the scourge of […]

Nonnewaug field hockey looks to repeat as BL champs

Peter Wallace — Register Citizen
Lewis Mills field hockey huddles during practice this offseason.

Historically, the Berkshire League has been a major player in Class S field hockey among the eight schools that field teams. Shepaug and Wamogo rose to state levels in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s; Lewis Mills climbed to the top in the middle of the ‘00s. For the past several years, it’s been a […]

Cross Country is alive and well in Litchfield County

Members of the Nonnewaug and Housatonic girls cross country team line up before the start of the Berkshire League pre-season scrimmage meet at Black Rock State Park.
Peter Wallace — Register Citizen

High school cross country is alive and well in the Northwest Corner. Even in the smaller schools of the Berkshire League, cross country numbers are up. At Shepaug, 28 boys are out for the team, making the Spartan boys team a pre-season favorite for the BL title, along with Class M’s Northwestern. The league, a […]

Bob Barton: Plenty of things to keep an eye on this high school football season

Hand's Scott Sweitzer (left) pursues Alex LaPolice (right) of New Canaan during the season opening, SCC/FCIAC Challenge game last year. The two Connecticut heavyweight programs face off at the Surf Club this season. (Arnold Gold - New Haven Register)

Every year, as the euonymus bushes along Route 8 turn crimson and summer fades toward fall, a question bugs me: Is it time to hang up the clipboard and quit football? Face it: I covered my first Connecticut high school game for the Register in 1957. I’ve charted games in at least 75 venues – […]

Gilbert names Don Crossman as next head baseball coach

WINSTED >> At the end of this year’s baseball season, a big piece of news arrives for next year’s Gilbert School baseball season. Don Crossman, a legendary local pitcher and Gilbert alumnus, takes over the Yellowjacket baseball team from Athletic Director Pat Cooke. Both coaches played in a golden era for Gilbert baseball. Cooke was […]

Housatonic alum Heacox ready to showcase talents at next level

Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen
Former Housatonic track and field athlete Katie Heacox is ready to begin her first season at Southern Connecticut State University.

While hundreds of kids endure pre-season athletic training this week at area high schools, Housatonic’s Katie Heacox represents the small fraction of graduates getting their first glimpse at the next level. Heacox is the only Mountaineer to win back-to-back State Open titles. A four-year thrower (shot put, discus and hammer), she won the girls state […]

CIAC sets 2015-16 dates for preseason, regular season to begin

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Controls voted last week to move back the start of the regular season in the fall of 2015. The 2015 fall season will begin on Friday, Sept. 11. While that is two days after the official start of this upcoming season (Sept. 9), it will only be four […]

Litchfield County area teams ready for upcoming football season

Peter Wallace - Register Citizen Torrington linemen get ready to take part in a drill this offseason.

High school football. What else proves so effectively that, as soon as one good thing ends, another begins? Sure, summer’s almost over. But, after the first week of practice in full pads, several hundred area kids can tell you it’s still plenty hot. For some, being the first teams on the playing fields (the other […]