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.

2015 CHSCA All-State Boys Basketball teams

Bunnell's Ryan Pittman (left)

The 2015 Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-State boys basketball teams as voted upon by its membership: Class LL FIRST TEAM Marcus Blackwell, Bridgeport Central DeAnte’ Bruton, Ledyard Rayon Christie, Simsbury Ryan Foley, Fairfield Prep Don Jarrett, Kennedy Roy Kane, Norwalk Jeremiah Livingston, Westhill Tom Nolan, Fairfield Prep Trey Witter, Farmington SECOND TEAM Kweshon Askew, […]

Boys basketball: CHSCA All-Star Festival set for Wednesday night

Valley Regional senior David Bradbury drives to the basket against Old Lyme's Jacob Ballachino in the SLC championship game. Bradbury will be among many competing in the CHSCA All-Star Festival Wednesday evening at Maloney.  Photo by Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register

The 40th annual CT High School Coaches Association All-Star Festival will take place tonight at Maloney High. The Class M-S game will tip at 6:15 p.m., followed by the LL-L game at about 7:45. The following seniors scheduled to play for the Class M/S Constitution Team are: Jack Connelly (Ellington), Timothy Flynn (Classical Magnet), Rachone […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 poll: Bunnell, Naugatuck earn places in final poll

Bunnell's Ryan Piuttman tries to grab the ball from Naugatuck's Jarron Chapman during Bunnell's 72-61 win for the CIAC Class L boys basketball championship. Bunnell is ranked 5th and Naugatuck 8th in the final GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 poll of the season. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

Sacred Heart remained in the No. 1 spot for the entire season and is the unanimous choice in the final one. Take a look at the rest of the fginal poll of the 2014-15 season: Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 28-0 18 540 1 S Final result: Defeated Valley Regional […]

Final 2015 GameTimeCT / Register Girls Basketball Top 10: Capital Prep No. 1

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Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1.  Capital Prep  25-1 17 510 1 L Last week:  Def. Northwest Catholic 87-59 in the final. Bottom line: Was there really any doubt? Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2.  Wilton 25-2 0 466 8 LL Last week:   Def. South Windsor 73-45 in the final. Bottom line:  Most underrated […]

The Complete 2015 CIAC Winter Championship Weekend Final Scoreboard and Recaps

Sacred Heart-Waterbury's Mustapha Heron (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Below is all the results and story links from the 2015 CIAC State Championships. Highlight video, above, via John Holt of WFSB-3. All videos clips via CPTVSports coverage. LIVE BLOG REPLAYS: Boys Basketball | Girls Basketball | Hockey Boys Basketball CLASS LL FAIRFIELD PREP 51, WESTHILL 50 PHOTO GALLERY CLASS L BUNNELL 72, NAUGATUCK 61 […]

Class S Girls Basketball: Hurlbert steal seals back-to-back championships for Thomaston

Thomaston celebrates winning back-to-back Class S girls basketball championships following a 52-50 victory over Canton at Mohegan Sun Saturday, March 21 (Photo Sean Meenaghan)

UNCASVILLE >> Thomaston’s girls basketball team persevered through an ugly game at the Mohegan Sun Saturday morning for a 52-50 win over No. 1 Canton and a second straight Class S championship for the No. 3 Golden Bears. “We’ll have to live with those turnovers, along with the championship,” said Coach Bob McMahon. In one […]

State Open Boys Swimming: Cheshire’s Bishop wins two events, Greenwich three-peats

Cheshire's Karl Bishop won two events at Saturday's State Open. 
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NEW HAVEN >> Karl Bishop’s experience at Saturday’s State Open championship meet was certainly a memorable one. The Cheshire junior won two events, including one of the meet’s most thrilling races. Bishop claimed victory in the 200 freestyle and then tied Staples’ Daniel Williams for first in the 500 freestyle at Yale’s Kiphuth Pool. Bishop […]

Live updates: The CIAC Boys Swimming State Open Championship at Yale

West Haven's Max Prado won the 200 IM at the Class L state championship on Tuesday.
Arnold Gold/Register

Follow a live Twitter stream of all the CIAC boys swimming State Open championship Saturday at Yale. The Open gets underway at 2:30 p.m.   Boys Swimming: State Open championship capsule   Hand’s Tianyi Zeng wins State Open diving title   Complete CIAC Winter Sports Championship Schedule and Broadcast Links To view on mobile please […]

Boys basketball: How much will championship game experience matter this weekend?

Naugatuck's Jason Bradley gets the rebound as Career's Justin Campbell (23) and Kevin Smith (13) defend as the Greyhounds defeat the Panthers in the Class L state semifinals. Naugatuck is searching for its first state championship since 1942. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

Half the teams playing for boys basketball state championships this weekend have now combined for three state titles and 12 appearances beginning with the 2010-11 season. As for the other four teams, none of them have made an appearance in a state final over the past 34 years. Two of them never have. That’s the […]

CIAC Boys Basketball: Preview capsules of the state championship games

The Fairfield Prep Jesuits celebrate following their 59-57 win in overtime in the Class LL state tournament semifinals.
Will the team be celebrating again after it plays Westhill for the Class LL state championship title at Mohegan Sun Saturday night?(Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

CLASS LL CHAMPIONSHIP No. 1 FAIRFIELD PREP (24-2) vs. No. 2 WESTHILL (25-1) When: Saturday, 8:15 p.m. Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville TV: CPTV Sports Internet: NFHSNetwork.com Championship game appearances: This is Prep’s eighth appearance, fourth in the past five years, going 2-5, last winning in 1997; This is Westhill’s first appearance. What to look […]

Boys Swimming: State Open championship capsule

Notre Dame-West Haven's David May is a contender in the 200 IM and butterfly at Saturday's State Open.
Catherine Avalone/Register

Vitals When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Where: Yale’s Kiphuth Pool, New Haven On the Air: Watch Live on NFHSNetwork (subscription required) Real Time RESULTS Swimmers to watch: Karl Bishop, Cheshire (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle) Matt Dagenais, Middletown (200 individual medley, backstroke) Thomas Dillinger, Greenwich (200 IM, 100 free) Jack Doherty, Middletown (50 free, 100 free) Iain […]

Class M Swimming: Notre Dame finishes second behind Brookfield

Notre Dame-West Haven placed second at Wednesday's Class M state championship meet.

MIDDLETOWN >> As the season progressed, the more confident Notre Dame-West Haven swim coach Steve DiVerniero became about his team’s prospects at the Class M state championship meet. But Notre Dame exceeded even his expectations. Paced by sophomore David May’s victory in the 100-yard butterfly, and a winning 200 freestyle relay, the Green Knights finished […]

Class LL Swimming: Cheshire’s Bishop a double winner, Greenwich captures title

MIDDLETOWN >> Karl Bishop has played a major role in the Cheshire swim team’s resurgence in recent years. That continued Tuesday as Bishop won two individual events at the Class LL state championship to lead the Rams to a third-place finish between Greenwich and Fairfield Prep at Wesleyan’s Freeman Center pool. Bishop, a junior, won […]

Class L Swimming: West Haven’s Max Padro wins 200 IM, Pomperaug wins 8th straight title

West Haven's Max Prado won the 200 IM at the Class L state championship on Tuesday.
Arnold Gold/Register

West Haven junior Max Padro won the 200 individual medley at the Class L state championship Tuesday at Wesleyan University in Middletown. Padro finished in 1:56.02. Padro also placed second in the butterfly (:52.93). Pomperaug won its eight straight title. Darien was second and New Canaan was third. Shelton finished eighth. PHOTOS: CLASS L CHAMPIONSHIP […]

Division III boys hockey: E.O. Smith / Tolland routs Shepaug Co-Op to reach title game

NEW HAVEN >> No. 12 Shepaug/Litchfield/Nonnewaug had to be satisfied with a great ride to the CIAC Division III semifinals because, once they got there Tuesday evening, No. 1 E.O. Smith/Tolland lowered the boom. Now E.O. Smith/Tolland meets Masuk Saturday morning in the finals back at Ingalls Rink. No. 2 Masuk beat No. 3 Westhill […]

Class S boys basketball: SMSA ends Terryville’s season, advances to semis

HARTFORD >> No. 2-seeded Sports and Medical Sciences Academy put No. 10 Terryville in a deep first-quarter hole the Kanagaroos never got out of in the Tigers’ 55-41 Class S quarterfinal win Monday night at SMSA. For much of the 17-6 first quarter, the normally-deadly Kangaroos couldn’t buy a basket and the Tigers, in their […]

Live Updates: The 2015 CIAC Girls Basketball Finals

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The Hoops Hub with Henry C: The Run Ends Here The 2015 CIAC Girls Basketball tournament concludes this weekend at Mohegan Sun Arena. Check out all the live action below. The 2015 CIAC Tournament Scoreboard Find out who you’re favorite team is playing. CLASS LL | CLASS L | CLASS M | CLASS S The News Hub 10 Reasons Why You Should […]

Boys Swimming: State Championship Capsules

Fairfield Prep's Michael Riina "Action from the Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC) Swim Championship, Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Hutchinson Natatorium at Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Conn. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

CLASS LL • When: Tuesday, 6 p.m. • Where: Wesleyan University, Middletown • Swimmers to watch: Guido Balderrama, Fairfield Prep (backstroke, butterfly); Karl Bishop, Cheshire (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle); Thomas Dillinger, Greenwich (200 individual medley, 100 freestyle); Iain Edmundson, Greenwich (200 IM, breaststroke); Bryce Keblish, Fairfield Prep (butterfly, breaststroke); John Montesi, Greenwich (butterfly, backstroke); Edward […]