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

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. The SCC, CCC and ECC start the whole shebang with first-round games on Thursday, Feb. 26. The SWC, CSC, NCC (Friday), NVL, FCIAC and Shoreline (among others, Saturday) join the fray on with quarterfinal rounds. Semifinals […]

Girls Hockey State Tournament Pairings, Schedule

The girls hockey state tournament pairings sponsored by the SCC and FCIAC have been released. The tournament will begin Monday, March 2 at the higher seeds and continue with semifinals at The Rinks at Shelton March 4 and conclude with the championship at Terry Connors Rink in Stamford on March 7. Quarterfinals Monday, March 2 […]

2015 Girls Basketball Conference Championship: Live Updates

Alyssa Wright (left) of Cromwell collides with Tori Hopkins of Morgan as she drives to the basket in the first half in Clinton on 2/16/2015. Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register

It’s Championship Week in Girls Basketball. Below are links to each Tournament Central page complete with schedules and brackets. Follow along with the live blog below for updates from around the state. We wrap up Championship Week with finals from the Shoreline Conference, ECC, Berkshire League and Fairchester League. You can watch the Shoreline final between Cromwell and […]

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 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)

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. 17 Glastonbury (13-7) at No. 16 Southington (14-6); No. 25 Norwalk (10-10) at No. 8 Greenwich (17-3); No. 24 Amity (10-10) […]

Middletown roundup: No. 8 Blue Dragons advance to CCC quarterfinals

Boys Basketball Middletown 66, New Britain 59 >> Middletown outscored the Golden Hurricanes, 24-13, in the fourth quarter and advanced to the Central Connecticut Conference quarterfinals on Thursday night at LaBella-Sullivan Gymnasium. The second-seeded Blue Dragons (19-2) will meet No. 7 Bloomfield (17-4) on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Bulkeley High School. Bloomfield defeated No. […]

Boys basketball: League tournament predictions, day 1

The postseason begins today. There’s a chance for many teams to win league and state championships. GameTimeCT returns the league tournament predictions — plenty of bulletin-board material to go around. Let’s get out the crystal ball for 2015: SCC first round No. 14 Shelton at No. 3 Career – Shelton is game, but Career is […]

CCC Girls Basketball Championship: Farmington tops South Windsor for 1st league title

The Farmington girls basketball teams poses with the CCC trophy after winning its first conference title in school history. Matt Leidemer-Submitted to GameTimeCT

PLAINVILLE >> The Farmington girls basketball team accomplished another one of it’s goals of the season: The school’s first Central Connecticut Conference championship. In front of a packed Ivan Wood Gymnasium at Plainville High School, the undefeated Indians handed South Windsor its first loss of the season with a 61-52 win in the championship game Wednesday […]

Indoor Track: New England Championship performance list

Friday, the top Connecticut indoor track athletes will travel to Boston to compete at the 28th annual New England Indoor Track and Field Championships. The meet, held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, is slated to start at 4:30 p.m. with field events. Track events will begin at 5. Here is the performance […]

CCC Girls Basketball Tournament: Final, by the numbers

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The Central Connecticut Conference girls basketball tournament final is tonight and it features two of the top five teams in the state. No. 2 Farmington and No. 4 South Windsor come into the game with identical 23-0 records, including CCC tournament games, and have really yet to be tested all season. Here is a quick […]

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 […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Hockey Poll: Greenwich and Darien still 1-2

Notre Dame and Ridgefield battle during a game earlier this season. (Photo Catherine Avalone)

The 2014-15 Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll for Feb. 3, 2014. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. GREENWICH 17-1-2 12 165 1 I Last week: Defeated Wilton 8-4 and St. Joseph 3-0. Bottom line: The FCIAC tournament quarterfinals are on Saturday. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 2. DARIEN 16-2-1 […]

2015 CCC Boys Basketball tournament schedule, bracket

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A year removed from winning its first CCC tournament title, Weaver is the top seed in the 2015 tournament. The Beavers finished the regular season with a 16-2 conference record tied with Middletown, Hartford Public and Newington. The tie-breaker is divisional record in crossover games and since the CCC North was the strongest, Weaver gets […]

Here are slowed-down looks at the two Conard-Hall boys basketball fight videos

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Here are slowed down and slightly enhanced Twitter videos from the fight that took place with 2.2 seconds remaining in the Hall-Conard boys basketball game Monday night. The first look, taken from footage posted by @__Rishai__ on Twitter, shows the original version, followed by a version slowed to a quarter speed and zoomed in by […]

Boys Basketball: Fight breaks out during Conard vs. Hall finale (with videos) [UPDATED]

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Clean as it gets ???? pic.twitter.com/bxkmLrN08V — #00 (@FYBBartley) February 24, 2015 This was the scene in West Hartford at the end of Hall’s 43-42 victory over arch-rival Conard Friday night at Hall High School, captured by fans in the stands. Other than a few accounts on Twitter, which said a fight broke out between […]

CCC Girls Basketball Tournament: No. 2 Farmington, No. 4 South Windsor advance to dream final

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PLAINVILLE>> Two teams are left standing in the Central Connecticut Conference tournament. Two teams have yet to lose a game this season. Top-seeded Farmington (23-0) and second-seeded South Windsor (23-0) seemed destined for the CCC final, there were just a season and a few games standing in the way. Those games have been cleared and […]

Middletown boys basketball roundup: No. 8 Blue Dragons edge Bulkeley in OT

Middletown 57, Bulkeley 56 (OT) >> At Hartford, Savon Williams scored 16 points as the No. 8 Blue Dragons edged the Panthers to clinch the Central Connecticut Conference South Division title on Monday. Tyshaun James added 13 points and Caylen Williams had 11 points for Middletown (18-2). Javon Alston had a game-high 20 points, while […]

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 […]

Jim Bransfield’s Middletown Monday Musings: Big year for city hoop teams

The city’s boys basketball regular season concludes tonight and everywhere you look, it’s been a very good one. Middletown is the consensus best team in the area. The Blue Dragons, a Top 10 team in the New Haven Register/GameTimeCT poll, is 17-2 going into tonight’s final game at Bulkeley of Hartford. Middletown beat Northwest Catholic, […]