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

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 […]

Recruiting 2015: Connecticut high school football college commits [updated]

The following is a living list of players at Connecticut High Schools who have made verbal commitments for the Class of 2015. The commitments are unbinding until the player signs a letter of intent beginning on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The list is compiled through various sources, including Scout.com, Rivals.com, Connecticut […]

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

Behold: The 2014 Connecticut High School Football schedules

Photo by Peter Hvizdak - Register

The schedules for the 2014 Connecticut high school football season have been released by CIAC. Schedules are subject to change throughout the summer until deadline in early September. Update: This story has been reposted August 12 to coincide with the start of fall practices. MASTER FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 2014 COMPOSITE SCHEDULES CLASS LL | CLASS L | CLASS […]

Baseball: Glut of travel programs in Connecticut leaves no easy choices

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Coach Matt Untiet, left, an employee of The Grind, left, and Jake Russo , 17, of Orange, practicing a fielding drill at the Grind Baseball and Softball training facility in Orange.

From private lessons to the market’s top baseball bats and elite travel teams, parents are dishing out thousands of dollars with hopes of giving their son an edge on the diamond, the potential for a college athletic scholarship or even more. In the world of travel baseball specifically, that is where the most money exchanges […]

2013-2014 Litchfield County Area MVPs

The 2013 Fall MVPs: (from left) Jon Pirla, Bailey Pace, Sabrina Olsen, Tony Ortiz, Shane Bierfeldt, Abby Hurlbert, Kiley Rosengrant.
Illustration by Pete Paguaga

Register Citizen 2013-2014 All-Area MVPs Fall 2013 Football: Tony Ortiz, Gilbert/Northwestern Boys soccer: Shane Bierfeldt, Torrington Girls soccer: Bailey Pace, Lewis Mills Field hockey: Abby Hurlbert, Thomaston Girls volleyball: Kiley Rosengrant, Torrington Boys Cross Country: Jon Pirla, Torrington Girls Cross Country: Sabrina Olsen, Thomaston Winter 2013-2014 Boys basketball: Jacob Johnson, Terryville Girls basketball: Abby Hurlbert, […]

2014 Litchfield County Female Athlete of the Year, Thomaston’s Abby Hurlbert

Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert starred on the field hockey, girls basketball and softball teams for the Golden Bears. Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen

Thomaston, the Northwest Corner’s State Championship town… where, this year, no one is more identified with that status than Abby Hurlbert. “When we needed a big hit or a big play, Abby was always in the center of it,” said softball co-coach Kelly Finlay in a statement that echoes through Hurlbert’s two other sports – […]

2014 NH Register / GameTimeCT Second, Third and Honorable Mention Baseball Teams

Second Team Mike Davis Newtown Sr. P Buddy DeWaine Montville Jr. P/IF Sebastian DiMauro Amity Sr. OF/RP Mike Esposito Waterford Sr. P/3B Nick Fusco Amity Sr. P Noah Hahn Avon Sr. P Laurence Hill Xavier Sr. IF Kevin Johnson Law Sr. P Dan Rajkowski New Canaan Sr. P Asher Lee Tyson Weston Sr. SS/P Jake […]

2014 New Haven Register / GameTimeCT Baseball All-State Team

(Mara Lavitt — New Haven Register) 
NH Register / GameTimeCT State Baseball Player of the Year: Zach Risedorf, Northwestern.

Zach Risedorf Northwestern, Sr., C Stats: Batted .495, 40 stolen bases, 38 hits, 19 RBIs and six home runs. Honors: Coaches Award and CHSCA All-State selection. Up next: Is already playing in the San Diego Padres organization. The Padres drafted Risedorf in the sixth round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Lou Kessler Notre Dame-West […]

2014 NH Register / GameTimeCT Baseball State Player of the Year: Zach Risedorf, Northwestern

Northwestern's Zach Risedorf (right) has decided to sign with the San Diego Padres.

Northwestern’s Zach Risedorf went through his senior season knowing he could be drafted. His teammates knew that as well, and jokingly called him “Big League.” Now his teammates, and the rest of Connecticut, can call him something else: The Register State Player of the Year. The senior catcher was eventually drafted 177th overall by the […]

2014 GameTimeCT 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention Softball All-State Teams

First Team Second Team Olivia Banulski, Bristol Central, Sr., CF – Batted .538 with 31 runs, 16 RBIs and 12 extra base hits. Emily DeVito, Norwich Free Academy, Sr., C – Led Wildcats to ECC tournament championship. Will play at Long Island University-Post. Kirsten Drobiak, Griswold, Sr., P – Went 16-6 and also batted .566 […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Boys Volleyball Team

Tyler Kackowski Area-MVP Wolcott Tech Sr. Outside hitter Stats: He had 319 kills, 305 digs, 43 aces, 32 assists and 30 digs on his way to amassing 1,000 career kills. Honors: All-State and senior all-star. Alexander Daigle Lewis Mills Sr. Middle hitter Stats: He had 136 kills, 96 digs, 33 blocks, 13 aces. Honors: Scholar […]

Litchfield County Area Golf MVP: Griffin Ylagan, Shepaug

Litchfield County All-Area golf MVP, Griffin Ylagan, Shepaug

Golf enthusiasts tout their sport as a sport to grow old with. Shepaug junior Griffin Ylagan proves it can go the other way as well. Ylagan started playing when he was four. “My family belongs to the Waterbury Country Club. My Dad (Victor) would take me there,” he said. Ylagan averages three rounds a week […]

Litchfield County Area Girls Lacrosse MVP: Heather Kearns, Housatonic

Litchfield County girls lacrosse MVP, Housatonic's Heather Kearns

One of the most impressive things to know about Housatonic graduate Heather Kearns as an athlete is that she started playing lacrosse as a freshman and improved enough in four years to be talking with the Southern Connecticut State University coach about playing at the Division II college level. She was All- League in the […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Girls Lacrosse team

Heather Kearns Area-MVP Housatonic Sr. Midfielder Stats: She scored 50 goals and added 10 assists. Honors: All-League, All-State in girls basketball and member of the girls basketball All-Area team College: Trying to play basketball or lacrosse at Southern Connecticut State University Tessa McNaboe Lewis Mills Jr. Attack Stats: She scored 76 goals and had 24 assists for […]

Litchfield County Area Boys Lacrosse MVP: David Borovsky, Lewis Mills

Lewis Mills' David Borovsky scored 85 goals this season for the Spartans. Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

The Lewis Mills lacrosse program is relatively new, starting in 2005, but when David Borovsky left the Watkinson School in West Hartford two years ago, he reunited with some of his former youth teammates and helped the Spartans program reach the next level. “It was great, a lot of the kids we played youth together,” […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Boys Lacrosse team

David Borovsky Area-MVP Lewis Mills Sr. Attack Stats: He scored 85 goals and added 24 assists for 109 points. Honors: WCLC MVP and All-WCLC. College: He will play lacrosse at Eastern Connecticut State University Andrew Shepard Wamogo Jr. Attack Stats: He scored 52 goals and added 25 assists for 102 points. He is also the […]