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

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

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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

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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 senior Amanda Bowen keeps the ball away from Berlin's Sarah Bosco (10).  Bosco had two goals against the Blue Dragons on Monday.  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

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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

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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 […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 6)

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Football Poll after Week 6. The Poll will be posted on-line later tonight on GameTimeCT and appear in Tuesday’s print editions of the New Haven Register. 1. New Canaan 2. Southington 3. Shelton 4. Cheshire 5. Darien 6. St. Joseph 7. Newtown 8. Xavier […]

Week 6 High School Football Schedule / Results

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WEEK 5 Results / Story Links WEEK 6 Schedule Thursday, Oct. 16 SWC/NVL Challenge New Milford 48, Kennedy 8 Friday, Oct. 17 CCC DIV. I EAST Glastonbury 21 E.Hartford 0 CCC DIV. I WEST Southington 48 Hall 0 New Britain 41 Simsbury 10 CCC DIV. II EAST E.O. Smith 48 Bulkeley/HMTCA 12 Wethersfield 57 Hartford Pub. 27 […]

CCC Football: Highsmith Middletown ease past Bristol Central on Homecoming

MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown High’s football team is getting better. That was the assessment of Blue Dragons coach Sal Morello following his team’s fourth straight win, a 47-8 blowout over Bristol Central in front of a Homecoming Night crowd of 1,500 at Rosek-Skubel Stadium Friday night. “Week to week, we’re getting better,” Morello said. “The kids […]

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

Team                               This Week                     Next Week 1. Southington (5-0)    Def. Hall 48-0             Friday vs. Conard, 7 p.m. 2. Darien (5-0)    Sat. at T. Catholic, 2 p.m.   Friday at Ridgefield, 7 p.m. 3. New Canaan (5-0)    Bye                                Friday vs. Staples, 7 p.m. 4. Ansonia (5-1)           Lost to Newtown 14-8   Friday vs. Holy […]

CCC Football: No. 1 Southington gets redemption, blows out Hall

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Above: Southington quarterback Jasen Rose hits Matt Maxwell for a 37 yard touchdown pass in the third quarter of the Blue Knights 48-0 win over Hall on Friday. Derek Turner – GameTimeCT SOUTHINGTON>> This one had been circled on the Southington calendar for a while. Last season, Hall handed the Blue Knights their only defeat of […]

Friday’s NH County football roundup: Notre Dame (WH) coasts past Amity

Zach Cofrancesco caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Christian Lupoli to help Notre Dame-West Haven beat Amity 40-6 on Friday in a Southern Connecticut Conference Division I game at Woodbridge. Lupoli scored on a 3-yard run and Prince Brooks and Nico Ragaini added rushing scores for the Green Knights (4-2). Kevin Nudeo caught a touchdown […]

CCC Football: Derek Turner’s week 6 games to watch

While most of Connecticut will have their eyes glued to the Ansonia-Newtown score on Friday night, there will be some other big games going on right here in the CCC. Game of the Week Hall (4-0) at No. 1 Southington (4-0), Fri., 7 p.m. Last week: Hall def. East Hartford, 49-41; Southington def. New Britain, […]

Cross Country: Tolland girls, Hall boys repeat as CCC champs

Hall's Ari Klau (front) and Glastonbury's Randy Neish run at the Wickham Invitational last weekend. On Wednesday Klau won the CC Cross Country title, while Neish finished second. Photo by Mary Albl

Wednesday afternoon at the Central Connecticut Conference Cross Country Championships at Wickham Park in Manchester, the Tolland girls and Hall boys made sure everyone knew they had no intention of  relinquishing their crowns. Tolland, ranked No. 1 in the state for the girls, easily defended its title from last fall, scoring an impressive 28 points. […]