Behind Shea Tracy’s triple-double, the Kangaroos edged Northwestern 66-59. Tracy led the way with 22 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds. Cedric Clift added 14 points while Ian Schmidt scored 12 points. Northwestern’s Zack Tuxbury scored 22 points including four 3-pointers. Rick Persechino had 12 points. Boys basketball Lewis Mills 57, Thomaston 49 >> Despite […]
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
Torrington boys swimming opened its season with a 81-77 against Seymour and did it in record fashion. The Red Raiders’ Matthew Traub set two pool records by finishing the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.41 and the 100 backstroke with a time of 52.22. Jake Wassik placed first in the 200 freestyle with a […]
Northwestern girls basketball rallied late to defeat Nonnewaug 30-29. The Highlanders trailed the Chiefs 27-20 early in the fourth quarter but fought back and cut the lead to one when Emma Beltrandi was fouled with under one second to play. Beltrandi hit both free throws to give Northwestern the lead and the win. Kelsi Hodgkin […]
High school basketball demands lots of area attention, but those who want a broader sports horizon have plenty of options. Most of the them start today, along with the beginning of boys basketball, a week later than girls basketball because of football playoffs. Here’s a rundown of the sports and their returning stars. Swimming Officially, […]
Student-athletes leaving a CIAC-sanctioned school for a prepatory school, for what they deem to be a better chance to succeed both academically and athletically, is nothing new. But it may be more prevalent this year than most. Some of the best players in the state have transferred to prep schools: Steve Enoch (Norwalk), Elijah Pemberton […]
Team 2013-14 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 24-3 15 534 4 S Last game: Def. Valley Regional 65-56 to win Class S championship. Season opener: vs. Wilby, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bottom line: All five starters return for the hearts including junior point guard Mustapha Heron, already committed to Pittsburgh. Team 2013-14 1st […]
While Torrington and Wolcott Tech struggle in top-heavy leagues, the Berkshire League will have important clashes every day. That’s the outlook for the Litchfield County boys basketball season, beginning Wednesday. Torrington, the area’s only representative in the Naugatuck Valley League, fought the good fight last year. The Red Raiders qualified for the Class L state […]
The 2014-15 Litchfield County boys basketball preseason capsules: NVL Torrington Coach: Eric Gamari, 6th year Last year: 12-11, Class L 1st Round Losses: John McCarthy, All-Copper Division G; Desmond Langs, F/C; Mitch Zagrodnik, F/C; Spencer Mourges, F. Returners: Connor Finn, 6-0 jr. G, cpt; Zak Mancini, 5-7 jr. G (injured); Tim Considine, 5-10 sr. G, […]
WINSTED >> Thomaston and Northwestern kicked off their snow-delayed girls basketball seasons with easy wins Friday, then came to Northwestern for the first-of-many showdowns in the Berkshire League. Instead, it was a trip to the woodshed for Northwestern in a 60-28 Thomaston rout that rolled up a 23-3 Bears lead at the end of the […]
Northwestern girls basketball got out to an early lead against Litchfield and defeated the Cowgirls 43-23. The Highlanders went into half time up 22-5. Northwestern’s Emma Beltrandi led the way with 21 points. Kaelin Hester had 10 points in the victory. Litchfield’s Elena Kennedy scored a team-high 10 points with seven blocks. Emily Dragan had […]
With a defending state champion in its midst, area girls basketball looks better than ever this year. Thomaston took off to the Class S state championship last year after a three-way tie with Nonnewaug and Lewis Mills in the Berkshire League’s regular season and a third straight BL Tournament title. Torrington’s Red Raiders surprised people […]
The 2014-15 Litchfield County girls basketball preseason capsules: NVL Torrington Coach: Mike Fritch, 22nd year Last year: 16-7, Class L 1st round Losses: Caroline Teti, 5-5 All-Copper Division PG; Mika Howard, 5-6 G/F; Olivia Morrison, 5-7 F; Joann Duman, 5-5 G. Returners: Paige Middleton, 5-6 sr. G; Brittany Anderson, 5-7 sr. F; Mia Barbieri, 5-10 […]
Here’s the complete run-down on all of the Greater New Haven area Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Morning high school football games. Same as before. Just scroll through, read through the previews and pick the winners. (Most of the statistics provided are via teams on Maxpreps.com, many teams do not provide statistics.) And for a complete schedule […]
All-Berkshire League field hockey team: Jessie Allendorf, Wamogo Alex Esandrio, Wamogo Anna Drakeley, Nonnewaug Kelley O’Keefe, Nonnewaug Claire Scherf, Nonnewaug Andie Stone, Lewis Mills Sadie Robinson, Lewis Mills Ally Jackson, Lewis Mills Maribeth Seeger, Shepaug Kelsey Johnson, Shepaug Molly Mercier, Shepaug Morgan Sanson, Thomaston Gabrielle Hurlbert, Thomaston Emma Beltrandi, Northwestern.
All-Berkshire League boys soccer team Alex Pearson, Lewis Mills Connor Angers, Lewis Mills Freddy Marinelli, Lewis Mills Kyle Baron, Lewis Mills Jimmy Wilcox, Lewis Mills Austin Stoeke, Gilbert. Jack Kingdon, Nonnewaug Sam Kaelin, Nonnewaug Ardit Coma, Thomaston Christian Royer, Northwestern Nick Ganio, Litchfield Brandon Hookstadt, Litchfield.
Final Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Points 1. Glastonbury (7) 79 2. Fairfield Warde 68 3. Immaculate (1) 66 4. Avon 57 5. Simsbury 43 6. St. Joseph 39 7. Ridgefield 25 8. Guilford 18 9. Mercy 15 10. Staples 9 Others […]
Final Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Record Points LW 1. Glastonbury (14) 15-5-2 140 NR 2. Farmington 17-4-1 120 2 3. Avon 16-1-4 110 5 4. Danbury 14-4-3 80 NR 5. Branford 13-6-3 75 NR 6. Fairfield Ludlowe 16-1-3 47 1 7. Suffield 16-1-1 43 3 8. Darien 14-5-2 38 NR 9. Grenwich […]
WATERBURY >> The Portland girls soccer team’s days of sharing the Class S championship trophy are over. Highlanders sophomore forward Mikayla Stefanski scored the winning goal during a mad scramble after a Kayla Hardesty corner kick in the 105th minute and No. 29 Portland capped an amazing state tournament run with a thrilling 2-1 double-overtime […]