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

CCC Football 2015: Rose ready to make college choice, lead Southington to LL three-peat

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Southington quarterback Jasen Rose has narrowed his college choices down to UConn, Syracuse, Wake Forest and Wisconsin.

SOUTHINGTON J asen Rose was a receiver for the Southington Saints Pee Wee football team as a fourth-grader when, during the middle of the season, the team’s starting quarterback got hurt. Tim Rose, Jasen’s father and the team’s head coach, asked his son if he wanted to try quarterback. “Sure,” Jasen said, with a shrug. […]

CCC Football 2015: Southington preview

When he's not throwing for touchdowns, Southington's all-state quarterback Jasen Rose will be happy to hand off to running back Alessio Diana, who also should be a force in Southington's backfield this season. (File photo Peter Paguaga)

Vitals Coach: Michael Drury (5th year, 40-8) Conference: CCC Division I West Playoff Class: LL (1,023 boys enrollment) Home: Fontana Field 2014 Record: 12-0 (4-0 CCC D-I West; Class LL-Large state champions) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 vs. Manchester, 7 p.m. Captains: Jasen Rose, Alessio Diana, Trevor Godston, Logan LaRosa, Dylan Kulas. Team website: SouthingtonFootball.com, MaxPreps page Twitter account: @SouthingtonFB Top players Jasen Rose, Sr., QB (6-3, 230) Alessio Diana, […]

Football: Middletown has new uniforms; Do you have new uniforms?

Middletown's Isaiah King shows off the Dragons' new uniforms (via @MHSBlueDragons on Twitter)

Here’s Middletown senior captain Isaiah King proudly showing off the Dragons’ new duds, now in Columbia blue. Football's new Columbia blue uniforms (featuring senior captain Isaiah King) ???????????? pic.twitter.com/LtW2ClcvMp — Middletown Athletics (@MHSBlueDragons) August 22, 2015 Nice job, Middletown. Lookin’ good, Isaiah. Do you have new unis? We know Hand does. And now Middletown.

Football: Middletown region football menu should be a local treat

Middletown's Hunter Belzo runs with the football during last year's Class L-Small semifinals (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

MIDDLETOWN >> The high school football season is right around the corner and peeking at our local teams’ schedules we found that Xavier plays two games at West Haven’s Ken Strong Stadium and none at their sparkling new on-campus field; the Coginchaug versus Cromwell Thanksgiving Day battle is no more; defending Class S champion Valley […]

CCC Football 2015: Newington preview

The strength of the Newington football team in 2015 will be its experienced offensive line. Photo via Newington Athletics.

Vitals Coach: Eric Hennessy (2nd year, 5-6) Conference: CCC Division II West Playoff Class: L (653 boys enrollment) Home: Alumni Field, Newington 2014 Record: 5-6 (2-2 CCC D-I East) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 vs. RHAM, 6:30 p.m. Captains: TBA Team website: Newington Athletics, MaxPreps page, Facebook page. Top players James Lavery, Sr., OT (6-4, 290) Ben Maycock, Sr., TE (6-3, 240) Dan DeWolfe, Sr., OG (6-1, 270) Nick Guadarrama, Jr., […]

CCC Football 2015: Avon preview

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Standout RB and LB Teddy Allmendinger is one of many starters who return to help Avon in its first season as a member of the CCC. Vitals Coach: James Caouette (3rd year, 15-7) Conference: CCC Division III East Playoff Class: L (524 boys enrollment) Home: Falcon Field, Avon High School 2014 Record: 7-4 (7-2 Pequot West) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 at Rocky Hill, 7 p.m. Captains: TBD Team website: Avon […]

Football: Quinion, Northwest Catholic eager to get started

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WEST HARTFORD >> A year away from football hasn’t dulled Brett Quinion’s passion for the game and he’s ready to return to the sidelines in 2015 for his first season as head football coach at Northwest Catholic. Quinion replaces Mike Tyler, who retired at the end of last season. Quinion previously served as head coach […]

CCC Football 2015: Fermi preview

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Vitals Coach: James Lyver (1st year) Conference: CCC Division III East Playoff Class: M (449 boys enrollment) Home: Enrico Fermi High School 2014 Record: 0-11 (0-5 CCC D-III East) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 at East Catholic, 7 p.m. Captains: N/A Team websites: Fermi Football, Facebook page, MaxPreps page Top players Jake Richters, Sr., OL/DL (6-0, 280) Keenan Robinson, Sr., RB/WR/DB (6-0, 190) Charles Fields, Sr., RB/LB (5-11, 200) […]

Baseball: Cofield named head coach at Middletown

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MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown High School Director of Athletics Elisha De Jesus today announced that Josh Cofield has been appointed head baseball coach at the school. “We are excited to have Mr. Cofield as our baseball coach,” De Jesus said. “He is committed to our program, but more importantly, he is committed to all of our […]

Cross Country: Top 5 storylines to follow this fall

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CIAC Cross Country State Championship at Wickham Park in Manchester on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

1. Hannah DeBalsi watch What will Hannah DeBalsi do in her final season? The rising Staples senior enters her last season on the Connecticut trails. She hasn’t lost an in-state race since her freshman year. DeBalsi is coming off a solid end to the track season where she placed third in the Brooks PR 2 […]

CCC Football 2015: Rockville preview

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Free safety/halfback Jake Wilson will be a key part of the Rockville resurgence in 2015. Vitals Coach: A.J. Taddio (2nd year, 1-10) Conference: CCC Division III East Playoff Class: M (422 boys enrollment) Home: Rockville High School 2014 Record: 1-10 (0-4 CCC D-III East) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 12 at Northwest Catholic, 12 p.m. Captains: Zach Graves and Vito Marciano Team website: Rockville Football, Facebook page, MaxPreps page Top players Dan Kupchunos, […]

CCC Football 2015: Windsor preview

Windsor's Tyler Coyle catches a pass during the Class L-Small final vs. Notre Dame-WH (Photo John Vanacore)

Vitals Coach: Robert Fleeting (7th year, 56-10) Conference: CCC Division II East Playoff Class: L (569 boys enrollment) Home: Jack O’Brien Stadium 2014 Record: 12-0 (5-0 CCC D-II East); Class L-Small state champions 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 at Bristol Central, 7 p.m. Captains: Seniors Team website: MaxPreps page Top players Bennie Fulse, Sr., RB (5-10, 190) Jordan Knight, Sr., RB (5-10, 187) Tyler Coyle, Sr., WR/DB (6-2, 198) […]

CCC Football 2015: Glastonbury preview

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Quick highlights: Glastonbury’s do-it-all QB Keyion Dixon will look to lead the Tomahawks back to the postseason for the seventh straight season and will do so from all over the field. Vitals Coach: Scott Daniels (5th year, 37-9) Conference: CCC Division I East Playoff Class: LL (981 boys enrollment) Home: Glastonbury High School 2014 Record: 8-4 (4-0 CCC D-I East) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 at Hall, 7 […]

2015 CCC Football Team Preview Capsules

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Preview page for the 2015 CCC football season. Note: Links to team previews will be updated as previews are published throughout the month. Team-by-Team Previews Avon  Berlin  Bloomfield  Bristol Central  Bristol Eastern  Bulkeley/HMTCA/Weaver Conard  E.O. Smith  East Catholic  East Hartford  Farmington  Fermi  Glastonbury  Hall  Hartford Public  Maloney  Manchester  Middletown  New Britain  Newington  Northwest Catholic  Plainville  Platt  RHAM  Rockville  Rocky […]

CCC Football 2015: E.O. Smith preview

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E.O. Smith junior quarterback Ryan Kaeser will lead first-year head coach James Kelly’s pro style offense and hope to re-energize the Panthers football program. Vitals Coach: James Kelly (1st year) Conference: CCC Division II East Playoff Class: L (575 boys enrollment) Home: E.O. Smith High School 2014 Record: 3-8 (2-3 CCC D-II East) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 vs. Bristol Eastern, 7 p.m. Captains: N/A Team website: Facebook page, MaxPreps […]

CCC Football 2015: Wethersfield preview

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Senior wide receiver Kyle Klavins will be the Eagles No. 1 target in 2015 as Devon Smith moves from WR to quarterback. Vitals Coach: John Campanello (11th year, 58-47) Conference: CCC Division II West Playoff Class: L (598 boys enrollment) Home: Cottone Field  2014 Record: 11-1 (5-0 CCC D-II West) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 at Farmington, 7 p.m. Captains: Not chosen yet Team website: MaxPreps page Top players Rich Williams, […]

Golf: Daly, Yang win prestigious Northern Junior Tournament

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Alissa Yang, left, and Connor Daly were the winners of the 14th Northern Junior Championship Wednesday at New Haven CC.

HAMDEN >> Maxx Bugg took a lot of the summer off from competitive golf after the grind of his final season for the Morgan High team in Clinton. Bugg decided to play in just two tournaments before he leaves to play at Tampa University in two weeks: The Father-Son Tournament held at the Course at Yale […]

CCC Football 2015: East Catholic preview

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Senior wingback Chris Amata along side Andre Brackett Jr. will lead the Eagles double wing rushing attack in 2015. Vitals Coach: Steve Calande (4th year, 15-17) Conference: CCC Division III West Playoff Class: S (374 boys enrollment) Home: Cheney Tech Field 2014 Record: 8-3 (2-2 CCC D-III West) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 vs. Fermi, 7 p.m. Captains: Chris Amata, Jack DeSautels (Seniors of the Week) Team website: Facebook page, MaxPreps […]