Central Connecticut Conference

The Central Connecticut Conference is the largest league in the state with a membership that features 32 schools in the central region of Connecticut, including the capitol city of Hartford. The league, led by Commissioner Barbara Startup, consists of four eight-team divisions divided by geography. CCC teams won a total of 29 CIAC Championships in the 2011-12 academic year.
League Website: www.centralconnecticutconference.org

Cross Country: Live coverage of Connecticut state meets


Boys Class MM: E.O. Smith takes individuals and team “Our usual course is probably one of  the most difficult in Connecticut.” According to Mick Fitzgerald, E.O. Smith was built for Wickham Park. Following a tough training regimen that started after July 4, Fitzgerald was confident his team would take Class MM. E.O. Smith took the […]

Football: How the state’s top 10 teams fared Friday

Team                              This Week                    Next Game 1. Southington (6-0)   Def. Conard 41-6        Nov. 1 vs. Newington, 1 p.m. 2. Darien (7-0)             Def. Ridgefield 50-23   Friday at Wilton, 6 p.m. 3. New Canaan (6-0)    Def. Staples 35-2        Nov. 1 at St. Joseph, 1:30 p.m. 4. Newtown (7-0)        Def. Brookfield 21-14   Friday […]

CCC Football: Nolan, Windsor cruise past Bristol Eastern

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Above: John Nolan hits Tyler Coyle in the end zone for an eight yard touchdown pass late in the second quarter. The two hooked up three times in the game as Windsor beat Bristol Eastern 44-0 at Jack O’Brien Stadium in Windsor. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT WINDSOR>> Not only can Windsor run the ball, it can pass pretty […]

Football: Middletown runs away from Maloney

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MIDDLETOWN >> At the end of the night, Middletown coach Sal Morello chose to dance with the ones that brought him. Locked in a surprising scoreless tie with Maloney at the half, Morello junked the pass and ran the ball. Ran it again and again and again. Dario Highsmith (33 carries, 263 yards) ran it […]

CCC Soccer: Boys and girls pairings are set

The boys quarterfinals are set in the Central Connecticut Conference. Quarterfinals–Sat., Oct. 25 (at higher seed) No. 8 Glastonbury at No. 1 RHAM, 11 a.m. No. 5 E.O. Smith at No. 4 Wethersfield, 3 p.m. No. 7 Simsbury at No. 2 Farmington, TBD No. 6 Middletown at No. 3 Maloney, TBD Semifinals–Mon., Oct. 27 (at […]

Cross Country: An interactive guide to the state meet at Wickham Park

Members of the Danbury boys' cross country team run up the 'Green Monster' last Tuesday. Photo by Pete Paguaga

(Click on certain parts of the map above for a detailed look at the course in video and photos. Map provided by mysportsresults.com) MANCHESTER >> Granby head cross country coach Dennis Lobo calls Wickham Park a classic. “It’s probably the premier difficult course, maybe in at least southern New England,” Lobo said. “It’s kind of […]

CCC Football: Derek Turner’s week 7 games to watch

This week in CCC football we have the final battle of the unbeatens, a Div. I East game of teams in the middle of winning streaks, a Hall teams that’s out to prove they are a better team than last week, a confident Bristol Eastern team that wants to knock off Windsor and another tough […]

Football: Middletown area preview, picks

MIDDLETOWN >> Xavier and Middletown will try to continue their playoff pushes tonight, taking on teams that desperately need a win to keep their own playoff hopes alive, and Wesleyan is hoping to rebound at home Saturday from its dispiriting loss to Amherst. Vinal/East Hampton/Goodwin and Cromwell face what are pivotal, turning point kinds of […]

CCC Football Notebook: Ouellette III staying strong for Bristol Eastern

Gerry Ouelette III (photo via Hudl.com)

Above: Gerry Ouelette III’s 326-yard, 3 TD performance in a 21-20 victory over Maloney in Week 6. BRISTOL>> At this point in the football season its tough to find a player who’s not at least a little banged up or injured. Bristol Eastern’s Gerry Ouellette III is no different. Where he separates himself from others is how he […]

CCC Volleyball: Farmington tops Simsbury, finishes season unbeaten again


FARMINGTON>> For the second consecutive year, the Farmington girls volleyball team finished the regular season undefeated. The Indians (19-0) capped their perfect record with a victory over Simsbury (15-3) on Wednesday in four sets, 3-1 (25-19, 25-22, 21-25, 25-8). It was the first four-set match they had played all year. Sophie Borg led the Indians with 13 […]

Girls Cross Country: Top runners to watch at the state meet

The Tolland girls will look to repeat as state champs on Saturday.

Welcome to the cross country championship season! The state championships for all classifications will run all day Saturday at Wickham Park in Manchester. Below are three names from each class to watch. Runners may not have the fastest times or top places, but just some names to keep an eye out for this weekend! Class […]

Tuesday’s Middletown area roundup

Girls Volleyball Bulkeley 3, Middletown 1 >> The Bulldogs defeated the Blue Dragons 27-25, 16-25, 25-22, and 25-23 Tuesday in a CCC matchup at Middletown. Brandi Rivera had 1o kills and 26 digs for Bulkeley (4-11). Maddy Feschler had seven kills for Middletown (2-12). Cromwell 3, Lyme-Old Lyme 1 >> The host Panthers defeated the […]

CCC: Adding Avon, enrollment changes cause conference realignment


BRISTOL>> Starting in the fall of 2015, Avon will leave the NCCC and join the Central Connecticut Conference. The state’s largest conference becomes even bigger. But with the addition of a 33rd school comes division realignment. Under the current system for the majority of sports, there are four divisions based on geographic location. Under the new […]

Boys soccer: E.O. Smith coach John Blomstrann wins 500th game


E.O. Smith boys soccer coach John Blomstrann became the first soccer coach, boys or girls, in state history to achieve 500 victories. Blomstrann did so on Monday, as Matt Conyers of the Hartford Courant covered the milestone win by E.O. Smith, 4-1 over Rockville. E.O. Smith reached the Class LL state tournament final in his […]

Cross Country: Entry lists for state meet on Saturday, how to qualify for State Open

The state cross country meet will take place this Saturday at Wickham Park in Manchester.  Register file photo

  Saturday morning at Wickham Park in Manchester the state cross country championships will take place. Below is the schedule and links to the starting list of teams and individuals running in each classification. Also, from the CIAC Cross Country Tournament Handbook, here are the exact rules on how to qualify for the State Open, […]

Girls soccer: State coaches poll, week 6

Week ending Oct. 18 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                                           Points  1. Glastonbury (9)                       90 2. Fairfield Warde                      76 3. St. Joseph                                 70 4. Avon                                          55 5. […]

Girls Soccer: Berlin blanks Middletown for CCC South lead

Middletown and Berlin will meet in the quarterfinals of the CCC tournament on Saturday. The Redcoats beat the Blue Dragons 2-0 on Monday to win the CCC South and earn a home game. Photo by Sandy Aldieri - Special to the Press

By Jim Bransfield MIDDLETOWN >> This was domination. Berlin clinched at least a tie for the Central Connecticut Conference South Division girls soccer championship with a 2-0 win over Middletown in front of more than 300 at Rosek-Skubel Stadium Monday evening. “We got beat the whole night from start to finish,” said Middletown coach Nick […]

Football Week 6 Notes and Game Balls: McMahon (5-1) grounds-n-pounds high-flying Stamford


It’s the era of the spread offense across the state. Just don’t tell McMahon that. The Senators did not attempt a pass in a 49-21 victory over Stamford this past Friday. McMahon rushed for 383 yards, led by senior Kentrell Snider, who scored on runs of 75 and 61 yards. “It’s no secret what we […]

CCC: Major realignment set for 2015-16


BRISTOL >> The Central Connecticut Conference officially announced Monday afternoon a major realignment of its divisions for all sports for the 2015-2016 school year, as reported in The Middletown Press during the summer and again Monday. For boys and girls soccer, boys and girls cross-country, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball, boys and girls outdoor […]