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

ND-Fairfield boys hockey to host New Year’s Hockey Invitational including BC High’s NHL prospect Ryan Shea

Notre Dame-Fairfield celebrates winning the inaugural SCC-SWC Division I hockey tournament last season

High school hockey fans in Connecticut get a treat as we head toward the new year. Notre Dame-Fairfield boys hockey will play host to the inaugural Notre Dame-Fairfield New Year’s Hockey Invitational at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport with talented teams from New Jersey and Massachusetts including a team with a high school NHL draft […]

Boys Basketball: Maloney holds off Windsor; Coach Smith honored

Longtime Windsor basketball coach Ken Smith now has his name immortalized on the floor of the gym at Windsor High School. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

WINDSOR>> ”Where do we go from here?” This is the question Maloney coach Howie Hewitt asked after his Spartans knocked off the defending Class L champion Windsor on a night the court at Windsor High School was dedicated to longtime Warriors coach Ken Smith. The Spartans played well inside and held off a strong fourth quarter […]

Boys basketball 2014-15: Top 25 CIAC Players

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Career forward Justin Campbell during a preseason scrimmage against St. Joseph.

*CIAC players only Marcus Blackwell, 6-3, Bridgeport Central, Sr., G: One of the holdovers as the Hilltoppers try to make it back-to-back Class LL state championships. DeAnte Bruton, 5-9, Ledyard, Sr., G: Will be the catalyst if the Colonels want to go deep in the Class LL state tournament. Justin Campbell, 6-5, Career, Sr., F: […]

Boys Basketball 2014-15: Coaches want CIAC to lift restrictions for off-season coaching

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St. Joseph basketball coach Chris Watts is in favor of coaching during the periods in the off-season. The CIAC doesn't permit that.

Student-athletes leaving a CIAC-sanctioned school for a prepatory school, for what they deem to be a better chance to succeed both academically and athletically, is nothing new. But it may be more prevalent this year than most. Some of the best players in the state have transferred to prep schools: Steve Enoch (Norwalk), Elijah Pemberton […]

2014-15 GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 preseason boys basketball poll: Sacred Heart starts out on top

Sacred Heart's boys basketball players celebrate their Class S championship last March. The Hearts will be back to defend their title and are No. 1 in the GameTimeCT preseason poll.
 (Mara Lavitt - Register

Team 2013-14 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 24-3 15 534 4 S Last game: Def. Valley Regional 65-56 to win Class S championship. Season opener: vs. Wilby, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bottom line: All five starters return for the hearts including junior point guard Mustapha Heron, already committed to Pittsburgh. Team 2013-14 1st […]

Boys basketball: Middletown teams have new look

MIDDLETOWN >> Here’s the good news: Middletown has a boatload of quality guards and wing players, and hopes that translates into wins in the competitive Central Connecticut Conference. Xavier has a number of bigs which the Falcons hope will lead to control of the backboards and anchor their defense in the rough and tumble of […]

GameTimeCT / Register Preseason Top 10 Hockey Poll: Fairfield Prep is No. 1

Fairfield Prep celebrates their 2-1 win in overtime against Darien in the CIAC Division I Final at Ingalls Rink in New Haven on 3/22/2014.

The 2014-15 Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll compiled by Dan Nowak. Team (Record)(First-place votes)………………………………..Points………Last 1. Fairfield  Prep (16-4-3) (11)…………………………………….136……1 Final result last season: Defeated Darien 2-1 (OT) in CIAC Division I state championship. Bottom line: Two-time defending CIAC D-I champ Prep has the talent for another strong postseason run . 2. Notre Dame-Fairfield  (18-5-1) (2)…………………………..111……3 Final result last […]

Hockey 2014-15: The Top 25 Hockey Players To Watch

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Ryan Deering of Fairfield Prep, left, watches Notre Dame goalie Wade Conlan block a shot in a game last season at the Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport.

Justin Blanchette, F, Jr., Fairfield Prep: While Ryan Deering is expected to be the Jesuits’ playmaker this season Blanchette is expected to be the team’s primary goal scorer.  Sather said he has an excellent release and a nose for the net. Ryan Brand, Sr., D, Guilford: Brand is a physically strong player who should be […]

Football: The Ultimate Final Power Rankings

The Ultimate Power Rankings are a combination of the four end of season polls posted on GameTimeCT. Compiled by Derek Turner of GameTimeCT.

It has been a constant argument, from the preseason poll to today, no one can seem to agree on which team is tops in the state. Well, here at GameTimeCT we gave you all the polls we could find today so you could argue among yourselves, but that doesn’t seem to be enough. So here […]

Pooch’s Final Top 10 Football Ballot

Here is the ballot I submitted for the FINAL GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Football Poll of the 2014 season. The Poll will be posted on-line later tonight on GameTimeCT and appear in Tuesday’s print editions of the New Haven Register. 1. Southington 2. New Canaan 3. Darien 4. Windsor 5. St. Joseph 6. Xavier 7. Shelton […]

Windsor wins first state title, knocks off Notre Dame in Class L-Small

Windsor coach Rob Fleeting holds up the championship plaque after defeating Notre Dame-West Haven for the Class L-Small title.
John Vanacore/Special to the Register

NEW BRITAIN >> Aggressive, stout and relentless are just a few ways to describe the Windsor defense. Add opportunistic to that list. The Warriors scored on an interception return and a fumble recovery and forced three other turnovers in a 38-16 victory over Notre Dame-West Haven in the Class L-Small state championship game Saturday at […]

Jamele, No. 1 Southington dominate Norwich Free Academy, win back-to-back titles

Southington celebrates its 49-0 victory over NFA in the Class-LL Large championship (Photo Sean Patrick Bowley)

NEW BRITAIN >> If Southington had anything else to prove, it did so Friday night. The Blue Knights dominated Norwich Free Academy 49-0 to claim the Class LL-Large title, their second consecutive state championship and third overall, at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday. In the third quarter, senior wide receiver Alex Jamele became Connecticut’s all-time receiving […]

Class L-Small Championship Preview: Notre Dame-WH vs. Windsor

Class L Small Champ

Vitals Where/When – Arute Field, CCSU, New Britain, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Seeds/Records – No. 3 Notre Dame-WH 9-3; No. 1 Windsor 11-0 On the Air – NFHS Network | CPTV Sports Live Stats – GameTracker Tickets — $10 Championship history – Notre Dame-WH (3-3): Titles: 2009 (def. Pomperaug 28-21); 2001 (def. Fitch 35-15);  1991 (def. Newington 20-0). Runner-up: 1992 (lost to […]

Class M-Large Championship Preview: Brookfield vs. Berlin (tonight!)

Class M Large Champ

Vitals Where/When – Veterans Stadium, New Britain, Friday, 6:30 p.m. Seeds/Records – No. 2 Brookfield 11-2, No. 1 Berlin 11-1 On the air – NHFS Network | CPTV Sports  Live Stats – GameTracker Tickets — $10 Championship history – Brookfield (2-4): Titles: 2008 (def. Ledyard 16-14); 1995 (def. Wilton 21-7). Runner-up: 2013 (lost to St. Joseph 54-16); 2005 (lost to Woodland 19-13); 2004 (lost […]

Class LL-Large Championship preview: Southington vs. Norwich Free Academy

Class LL Large Final

Vitals Where/When – Veterans Stadium, New Britain, Saturday, 6 p.m. Seeds/Records – No. 1 Southington 11-0; No. 2 Norwich Free Academy 8-2 On the Air – NFHS Network | CPTV Sports | WJJF 94.9-FM Live stats – GameTracker Tickets — $10 Players to watch – NFA: QB Jawaun Johnson; RB Khaleed Exum-Strong. Southington: QB Jasen Rose, RB Alession Dianan; WR […]

Cross Country Foot Locker notebook: Darien’s Ostberg ready to go for Foot Locker Championships

Hall's Ari Klau with Darien's Alex Ostberg yesterday after a run in San Diego at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships.

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. >> Despite an injury a few weeks prior to the Northeast Regional Foot Locker race, Darien’s Alex Ostberg still managed to easily win, crossing the tape in 15:17.8, more than 15 seconds faster than the second place finisher. Now heading into Saturday’s Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, he said he’s feeling in […]

Nolan solidified QB role for Windsor, leads Warriors into title game

Windsor's John Nolan

SOUTHINGTON>> Two years ago, John Nolan remembers leaving Rentschler Field disappointed. Windsor had lost the state championship to Daniel Hand. A year later he played in three games for the Warriors before getting injured and missing the rest of the season, forcing coach Rob Fleeting to use a platoon of signal-callers the rest of the […]

Girls basketball: Southington tops Middletown in CCC opener

MIDDLETOWN >> The last thing a team with young, inexperienced guards wants to do is play a savvy, veteran team that likes to play pressure defense in its season opener. But that’s what the Middletown High girls basketball team had to do Wednesday night at the LaBella-Sullivan Gym as the Blue Dragons took on highly-regarded […]

Behold: All 16 teams featured in CPTV Sports’ CIAC Football Championship Preview Special

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Sixteen teams playing in this weekend’s eight state championship football games braved the cold, howling winds and Biblical rain to reach the Aqua Turf in Southington for the annual CIAC Championship luncheon Tuesday. It was a time to shake hands, tell stories, tell jokes, scarf down copious amounts of catered foodstuffs and have an all-around […]