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: Robinson leads Northwest Catholic into Class S playoffs with victory over Rocky Hill

John Nestor / For GameTimeCT
Northwest Catholic defeated Rocky Hill 34-13 Tuesday.

WEST HARTFORD  >> Northwest Catholic entered Tuesday afternoon’s game with Rocky Hill looking to accomplish a pair of goals, it took care of both and set itself up for a third. Owen Tyler rushed for the game’s first score and Delano Robinson scored on three long runs as Northwest Catholic rolled to a 34-13 victory […]

Football: Big plays lift Windsor past Middletown

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register) 
Windsor's Isaiah Huff (4) and Jordan Knight (23) bust up a pass intended for Middletown's Shawn Houle in the third quarter Tuesday night, November 25, 2014 at Rosek-Skubel Stadium in Middletown. The Windsor Warriors defeated the Middletown Blue Dragons, 46-20.

MIDDLETOWN >> Windsor capped an undefeated regular season with four touchdowns in the final 15 minutes to blow open a close game and beat Middletown, 46-20, in front of 2,000 at Rosek-Skubel Stadium Tuesday night. After Middletown closed a two-touchdown deficit to 21-20 with 5:24 left in the third quarter, the Warriors (10-0) took over. […]

Tuesday’s Early Football Roundup: NWC, Canton, Windham win and clinch Class S playoff berths

WEST HARTFORD >> Delano Robinson scored three long touchdowns and Northwest Catholic exploded with a 26-point second quarter to defeat Rocky Hill 34-13 and clinch a Class S playoff spot Tuesday afternoon. CIAC PLAYOFF QUALIFYING PAGE | PLAYOFF SCENARIOS After a scoreless first quarter, Northwest Catholic (10-1) bolted to a 19-0 lead behind Owen Tyler’s 3-yard […]

Tuesday’s CCC Thanksgiving Week Football Preview Capsules

Middletown senior Dario Highsmith runs in for a touchdown during Thursday's  game against Fermi. Photo by Sandy Aldieri - Special to the Middletown Press

With the threat of winter weather for Wednesday and Thursday, a number of schools across the state have decided to move up their games to Tuesday. THANKSGIVING WEEK FOOTBALL SCHEDULE CCC Windsor at Middletown WHERE/WHEN – Skubel-Rosek Stadium. Middletown HS, Tuesday, 7 RECORDS — Windsor 9-0, Middletown 8-1 LAST YEAR – Middletown 13-6 YOU SHOULD KNOW […]

Football: Middletown area Thanksgiving preview and picks

Catherine Avalone — New Haven Register
Valley Regional/Old Lyme senior quarterback Chris Jean-Pierre will look to keep the Warriors atop the Class S playoff standings when they host Haddam-Killingworth tonight in the Principal’s Cup game.

MIDDLETOWN >> The snowcast for Wednesday has caused shuffling in the state’s holiday football games and the biggest local change is the Windsor at Middletown game, which will be tonight at Rosek-Skubel Stadium at 7 p.m. Also, the Haddam-Killingworth at Valley Regional/Old Lyme and the Wilcox Tech at Vinal/East Hampton/Goodwin games have been moved up […]

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

Peter Wallace / Photo
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 […]