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

Football: Derek Turner’s week 11 CCC games to watch

Since there are only four games being played involving Central Connecticut Conference teams, this will be a short preview of all of them. We will have a preview of all Thanksgiving Day games soon. This week we have the first of the Thanksgiving week rivalry games with maybe the biggest of them all, Hall vs. […]

Last hurrah for field hockey today: Junior Select and Senior Select All-Star games at Cheshire High

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register) Erin Mammele of Hand battles for the ball.

The 2014 Connecticut high school field hockey season has one last hurrah today as the annual CHSCA Junior Select and Senior Select All-Star games will be held at Cheshire High. The Junior Select All-Star game will be held at 5 p.m. followed by the Senior Select All-Star game at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for […]

CCC football: Northwest Catholic eyes state, division titles

WEST HARTFORD >> With its lone loss clearly behind it, the Northwest Catholic High football team is looking forward. The Indians have won three straight and are 9-1 after a hard-fought 30-22 victory over Platt in Meriden on Friday night. With the win Northwest Catholic moved to No. 2 in the Class S playoff standings […]

CCC Football: Conard starting to click, face huge test in Hall

WEST HARTFORD >> The Conard High football team is putting everything together as of late and it couldn’t come at a better time. On a roll with two straight dominant wins, the Chieftains look to finish the season on a high note as they take on West Hartford rival Hall on Saturday at Hall High […]

Girls soccer: Final 2014 state coaches polls

Final Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                                     Points 1. Glastonbury (7)              79 2. Fairfield Warde              68 3. Immaculate (1)              66 4. Avon                                  57 5. Simsbury                         43 6. St. Joseph                        39 7. Ridgefield                        25 8. Guilford                           18 9. Mercy                               15 10. Staples                            9 Others […]

Boys basketball: Sacred Heart to remain in Class S division for 2014-15

Sacred Heart's boys basketball players celebrate their Class S championship last March. The Hearts will be back to defend their title.
 (Mara Lavitt - Register

Preseason boys basketball doesn’t begin until Dec. 1, but we can still get you in hoop mode now that the fall season has come to a close – other than football. Monday (Nov. 17) was the last day teams can petition to “play up.” Teams can petition to play up in Class LL only. One […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 11)

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Football Poll after Week 10. 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. Darien 5. Newtown 6. St. Joseph 7. Ledyard 8. Windsor […]

Class LL Boys Soccer: Clark’s header in double OT seals title for Glastonbury

Glastonbury coach Mark Landers raises the Class LL championship trophy to the sky after the Tomahawks beat Farmington, 2-1 in double overtime on Saturday in New Britain. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

NEW BRITAIN>> Glastonbury boys soccer coach Mark Landers described his team’s state championship perfectly when he said it summed up the entire season in one game: Glastonbury faced plenty of obstacles, but still prevailed at the end Farmington scored in the first 90 seconds, but Glastonbury stormed back to win its eighth title, 2-1, in the […]

CIAC Class S field hockey: Lewis Mills beats Granby 3-0 for the championship

Lewis Mills captains celebrate with the Class S State Championship plaque after defeating Granby, 3-0. (Pete Paguaga - Register)

WETHERSFIELD >> The fourth time was the charm for the top-seeded Lewis Mills field hockey team in the Class S state championship game against No. 3 Granby on Saturday at Wethersfield High. Lewis Mills and Granby had met in the final three other times. The Bears won all three — 3-1 in 2009, 3-1 in […]

Class M Girls Soccer: East Catholic tops Weston for first state title

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Veteran coach Liz Palmer celebrates her program's first state championship with her team after East Catholic's 1-0 win over Weston Staturday afternoon at Municipal Stadium.

WATERBURY >> East Catholic forward Nicole Garfield ended a long wait for Eagle coach Liz Palmer with a state-championship-winning goal against Weston Saturday afternoon at Waterbury’s Municipal Stadium. Palmer has waited for her first title since playing for the Eagles in 1980 – even longer while coaching them for the past 20 years. “My girls were ready,” […]

Class M boys soccer: Amundarian’s goal lifts Ellington to title over Tolland

MIDDLETOWN >> Ellington’s Eric Amundarain, who scored the only goal of the match, said it best. “I will remember that goal until the day I die,” he said, after the Purple Knights won the CIAC Class M championship before more than 1,000 spectators at Rosek-Skubel Stadium at Middletown High School. The game-winner came with 11:29 […]

Class L field hockey championship: Darien, Glastonbury play to 1-1 tie, declared co-champs

  WETHERSFIELD >> The big question entering the Class L field hockey final between No. 1 Glastonbury and No. 7 Darien was whether or not the Blue Wave could score a goal against the Tomahawks. Glastonbury entered the final outscoring opponents 74-0 for the season. Darien provided the answer on Saturday. Kayla Johns scored with […]

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

Team                                        This Week                                                       Next Game 1. Southington (8-0)          Saturday at South Windsor, 11 a.m.    Nov. 27 vs. Cheshire, 10 a.m. 2. New Canaan (8-0)          Saturday at Trinity Catholic, 1 p.m.    Nov. 27 […]

Football: Everett-Welcome, No. 6 Windsor stifle Glastonbury

The Windsor football teams gets together after the 28-14 win over Glastonbury on Friday. The Warriors are 9-0 and have clinched a spot in the Class L playoffs. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

GLASTONBURY>> The Windsor defense was stellar once again. Despite allowing the highest point total they have has all season, the Warriors shut down the typically strong Glastonbury running game in a 28-14 win on Friday at Glastonbury High School. With the win, Windsor has clinched a Class L playoff berth for the second time in […]

CCC Football: Highsmith, Middletown handle Simsbury

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By Evan Augeri | Special to GameTimeCT MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown strung together perhaps its best offensive performance of the season with undefeated Windsor looming, beating Simsbury 52-27 Friday night at Rosek-Skubel Stadium. Quarterback Dario Highsmith led the charge, rushing for three touchdowns and 280 yards on 22 carries. He added two touchdowns through the air, […]

CIAC Field Hockey: State championship Game Day capsules

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register) Erin Mammele of Hand battles for the ball.

CIAC FIELD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP GAMEDAY CLASS S No. 1 LEWIS MILLS vs. No. 3 GRANBY • When: Today, 10 a.m. • Where: Wethersfield High • Records: Lewis Mills 18-0; Granby 16-1-0-1 • Internet: NFHSNetwork.com • Championship game appearances: Granby makes its 20th championship appearances with 13 titles (Class M and S combined). The last title came in 2011 with a 1-0 double-overtime win over Lauralton […]