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.

Live Updates: The 2015 Boys Basketball Conference Tournaments

Hillhouse senior forward Troy Walters, Jr. elevates for a shot vs. Fairfield Prep earlier this season. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

The storm before the storm begins Thursday when the 2015 Connecticut boys basketball conferences commence their annual championship tournaments. Keep it tuned here to get all the tournament information from Connecticut with brackets, key links and broadcast details. Follow the live Twitter blog below for updates from all of the state’s newspapers, websites and broadcasters. You can […]

2015 CIAC Girls Basketball Tournament Hoops Hub: Live Updates

Cromwell's Alyssa Wright battles Morgan's Josie Sullivan, at left and Jen Dawson in the Shoreline girls basketball championship, Friday night, February 27, 2015, at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven. The Morgan Huskies defeated the Cromwell Panthers,  53-52, to take home the crown. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

The News Hub 10 Reasons Why You Should Care About the Tournament: Because it’s going to be epic. The 5 Most Important Players in the CIAC Tournament: Kiah Gillespie’s on the list, but you knew that already. Everything You Need To Know About the CIAC Tournament: So Larry Bird walks into a locker room… GameTimeCT.com/Register […]

GameTimeCT / Register boys basketball top 10 poll: Fairfield Prep moves into tie for 2nd place

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Fairfield Prep's Ryan Foley is on the move against Notre Dame-West Haven. The Jesuits are now tied for second place in latest GameTimeCT/Register poll.

Fairfield Prep moves into a tie for second and Hillhouse drops four spots to eighth. Other than that, not much change as the postseason has begun! Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 21-0 18 540 1 S Last week: Def. St. Paul 92-46; def. Watertown 70-45. Bottom line: Completed first undefeated […]

Girls Basketball: Coaches not too happy with CIAC Tourney “Success Rule”

Thomaston got routed by Capital Prep in the 2013 Class S Final. 
(Pete Paguaga - Register file photo)

Before coach Robert McMahon and his Thomaston Golden Bears prepared to play Capital Prep in the 2013 Class S final, they practiced like they normally do. They talked about believing they could beat their opponent, which featured three Division I players, like they normally do. Then they tried something different. “(We watched) Miracle, Hoosiers and […]

2015 CIAC girls basketball tournament pairings, schedule

Mercy Tiger Kendra Landy (#20) drives to the hoop against Capitol Prep Trailblazer Dazha Ward during the Trailblazers 88-48 win in January. (Photo John Vanacore)

GameTimeCT CIAC Girls Basketball Tournament Hub & Live Updates This scoreboard will be updated at the end of each tournament night. CLASS LL FIRST ROUND Monday, 7 p.m. No. 28 Danbury (9-11) at No. 5 Fairfield Warde (18-2) Tuesday, 7 p.m. Upper bracket: No. 32 New Milford (8-12) at No. 1 South Windsor (20-0); No. […]

GameTimeCT / Register Girls Basketball Top 10: Two newcomers enter poll

Mercy: 2015 SCC Girls Basketball Champions (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1.  Capital Prep  21-1 18 540 1 L Last week:  Def. Parish Hill 80-36, Bullard-Havens 102-36 to win CSC. Bottom line: Now that the unpleasantness that was the CSC Tourney is over, let’s play ball! Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2.  Farmington  24-0 0 494 2 L Last […]

Wrestling: Xavier’s Broderick captures State Open title; Newtown team champs

Xavier's Chidi Broderick (top) won the heavyweight title at Saturday's State Open over Foran's Luke Edmondson.
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NEW HAVEN >> In just three years competing in the sport, Xavier senior Chidi Broderick has developed into one of the state’s best wrestlers. Fresh off winning the Class LL state title last week, Broderick added the State Open crown to his resume with a 14-3 major decision victory over Foran’s Luke Edmondson in the […]

Girls basketball: Gilbert goes from 42-game losing streak to first tournament berth since 2007

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Coach Gerry Hicks has Gilbert back in the state tournament for the first time since 2007.

WINSTED  >>  Gerry Hicks returned to the bench to coach the Gilbert girls basketball team hoping to reverse its fortunes. It took a few long years but Hicks and the Yellowjackets have taken a major step forward in the 2014-15 season. After winning just four games in the previous four seasons with a 42-game losing […]

Berkshire League Girls Basketball Championship: Thomaston wins 4th straight title

Thomaston's Morgan Sanson drives to the basket in her team’s win over Nonnewaug in the Berkshire League Championship (Photo Marianne Killackey)

WINSTED >> No. 1 Thomaston opened a first-half lead from the outside, then built on it inside for a 56-36 win over No. 2 Nonnewaug in the Berkshire League Girls Basketball Tournament final at Northwestern High School Friday night. It was the reigning Class S champion’s fourth BL tournament crown in a row, avenging the […]

Boys basketball: League tournament predictions, day 2

Notre Dame-Fairfield's C.J. Davidson (Photo Pete Paguaga)

A 12-5 start to the predictions. We move on to day 2: You can follow all the games on the boys tournament scoreboard and live blog page. CSC tournament quarterfinals No. 8 Norwich Tech at No. 1 University – University No. 7 Kaynor Tech at No. 2 Prince Tech – Prince Tech No. 6 Cheney […]

2015 Berkshire League Boys Basketball Tournament schedule, bracket

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The 2015 Berkshire League Boys Basketball Tournament will begin with quarterfinal play-in games on Saturday, Feb. 28 at higher seeds and conclude with semifinals on March 3 and the championship on March 6 at Thomaston. No. 1 seeded Northwestern and No. 2 Lewis Mills have received byes into the semifinals. Defending champion Terryville is the No. […]

Berkshire League Boys Basketball Roundup: Nonnewaug edges Terryville in OT

Nick Deciccio scored 31 points as Nonnewaug defeated Terryville 62-58 in overtime in a Berkshire League boys’ basketball game. Deciccio hit a 3-pointer with 2:30 to go in the extra session to give Nonnewaug a one point lead they never relinquished. Seth Losure’s follow up dunk pushed the lead to three and Terryville missed a […]

Girls Basketball: Henry C’s CIAC Tournament Bracket Breakdown

The CIAC Tournament brackets have officially been released. All of the fields seem to be wide open this season, with the exception of Class L where Capital Prep should be the overwhelming favorite to win the state title this season. Below is a breakdown of how the CIAC Tournament could play out. The 2015 CIAC […]

Berkshire League Girls Basketball: Nonnewaug, Thomaston advance to rubber-match title game

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WINSTED >> No. 2 Nonnewaug played like a train pulling out of the station in its 39-31 Berkshire League Tournament semifinal win over No. 3 Lewis Mills Tuesday night at Northwestern High School. The first half was painfully slow. Then the Chiefs turned into an unstoppable force in the second half. “We had some nerves […]

GameTimeCT / Register boys basketball top 10 poll: Weaver, Middletown move up

Hillhouse's Donell Allick cuts between two Fairfield Prep defenders during an earlier game at Alumni Hall (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Not much activity this week as all 10 teams remain the same, just some position changes. The league tournaments begin on Thursday as the stretch run really begins. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 19-0 18 540 1 S Last week: Def. Holy Cross 19-0. Bottom line: Only St. Paul Tuesday […]

Class S wrestling: Windham pulls off three-peat

Windham won its third straight Class S wrestling title (via @ctwrestling on Twitter)

Jacob Martin (120 pounds), Sebastian Ruffino (126) and Seiji Arzuaga (220) all won state titles for Windham, which won its third straight championship in the meet held at Higganum. Windham finished with 226.5 points, followed by Montville (192), Haddam-Killingworth (155) and Terryville (150.5). Haddam-Killingworth won a pair of state titles in front of the home […]