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

Week 8 High School Football Schedule / Results

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Thursday, Oct. 30 CCC INTER Glastonbury at Conard, 6:00 p.m. S.Windsor at Hall, 6:00 p.m. ECC INTER Plainfield at Fitch, 6:30 p.m. Waterford at Griswold, 6:30 p.m. NVL COPPER Seymour at Derby, 6:00 p.m. NVL INTER Holy Cross at Watertown, 6:00 p.m. Oxford at S.Heart/Kaynor, 6:00 p.m. Wolcott at Ansonia, 6:00 p.m. Woodland at Wilby, […]

CCC Football Notebook: Glastonbury rolling once again; Hall QB done

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Above: Donevin O’Reilly’s highlight reel vs. Manchester last week. The back scored two touchdowns in the 14-13 victory. GLASTONBURY>> It was a tough start to the season for the Glastonbury football team with losses to No. 1 Southington and Hall by a combined nine points. But since then the Tomahawks have won five straight and clinched […]

Cross Country: Amity boys No. 1 in the state coaches poll

Amity wins the Class LL crown for the first time since 2010. The Spartans finished with a score of 90.  Photo-Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register

For the second straight week there is a new No. 1. In the Week 7 Connecticut Coaches Cross Country Poll, the Amity boys received all 12 first-place votes to overtake Danbury as the top team in the state. The Spartans are coming off a Class LL state title last Saturday, where they edged out No. […]

Girls soccer: State coaches polls, week 7

Guilford's Molly Kosh attempts to pass the ball while North Haven's Jenna Volpe defends.  Guilford is tied for 10th in the latest CGSCA state L-LL poll
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Week ending Oct. 25 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                             Points 1. Glastonbury (9)     90 2. Avon                           77 3. East Lyme                72 4. St. Joseph                53 5. Masuk                        49 6. Simsbury                 44 7. Fairfield Warde     41 8. RHAM                       32 9. South Windsor      10 T10. […]

Field Hockey: Glastonbury clinches CCC West with shutout of Simsbury

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GLASTONBURY>> No one on the current Glastonbury field hockey team had ever beaten Simsbury — until Tuesday. For the first time since 2010, the Tomahawks defeated the Trojans, 3-0, and clinched the CCC West title in the process. “My team went out there. We were ready to go. We were psyched,” Glastonbury senior Leyna DiMarco said. […]

Volleyball: CCC tournament pairings are set

Glastonbury celebrates a five set victory over South Windsor on Sept. 22 in South Windsor. The No. 5 Tomahawks will play the No. 4 Bobcats in the quarterfinals of the CCC tournament on Friday in South Windsor. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

Quarterfinals, Wed., Oct. 29 (at higher seed) Game 1: No. 8 Platt at No. 1 RHAM, 6:00pm Game 2: No. 5 Glastonbury at No. 4 South Windsor, Time TBD Game 3: No. 6 E.O. Smith at No. 3 Bristol Eastern, 5 p.m. Game 4: No. 7 Southington at No. 2 Farmington, Time TBD Semi-finals, Thu., […]

Monday’s field hockey roundup: Hand blanks Branford

Hand 3, Branford 0 (at Madison) Branford 0 0 — 0 Hand 1 2 — 3 First half—HD: Katie Omdahl 23:18; Second half—HD: Erin Mammele (Hannah Leckey) 13:58; Erin Mammele (Hannah Leckey) 10:30; Shots—BR: 5; HD: 11; Saves—BR: Keira Integlia 8; HD: Mel Rennie 5; Westbrook 3, Farmington 0 (at Westbrook) Farmington 0 0 — […]

Boys soccer: State coaches polls, week 7

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Week ending Oct. 25 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Record Points LW 1. Fairfield Ludlowe (6) 14-0-3 113 4 2. Farmington (3) 13-2-1 100 1 3. Suffield (3) 13-0-1 97 2 4. Shelton (1) 11-0-6 43 6 5. Avon 11-0-3 41 10 6. Naugatuck 15-0-2 40 T7 7. Norwalk 11-1-5 38 NR 8. […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 8)

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

Concussions: head injuries happen in more sports than football

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Megan Smith of Law, left, and Milani Gray of Foran fight for the ball during the first half of  girls soccer at  Law High  School  Wednesday. Law won 2-0.

Football has been hit by the concussion concern harder than any other sport. A study released last year by the National Academy of Sciences found that concussion rates in high school football were significantly higher than that of any other high school sport. But what about those other sports? As reported by athletic trainers, the […]

Cross Country: Entry list for State Open, how to qualify for New Englands

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Friday afternoon at Wickham Park in Manchester, the CIAC State Open Cross Country Championships will take place starting at 2 p.m. Below is the schedule and links to the starting lists for both boys and girls. The Ridgefield boys and Tolland girls are defending Open champs. Also, from the CIAC Cross Country Tournament Handbook, here […]

Team Selfie Challenge: Jonathan Law wins Week 3 title

The Jonathan Law fans took home this weeks #GameTimeCTSelfie challenge. (Screenshot from @GameTimeCT Instagram account)

A photo posted by Gametimect (@gametimect) on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:03pm PDT We finally have a winner not named Lauralton Hall. The Jonathan Law student section claimed the Week 3  GameTimeCT Team Selfie Challenge (#GameTimeCTSelfie) title with nearly 100 likes on a creative celebration photo. With the win, Law’s selfie now has qualified for the […]

Boys Cross Country: Amity wins 1st Class LL state title since 2010

Amity wins the Class LL crown for the first time since 2010. The Spartans finished with a score of 90.  Photo-Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register

MANCHESTER >> The Amity boys cross country team knew it had a shot to take the Class LL title. The pre-race hype was in their favor, according to Kyle Beaudette. “We came into this pretty high in the polls,” he said. “We were looking to do some pretty big things.” The Spartans did big things […]

Girls Cross Country: Pias, Mercy take second in Class L

New Fairfield's Gabrielle Richichi won her third straight state title Saturday. Photo by Catherine Avalone/Register

MANCHESTER >> For the second straight year the Mercy cross country team found itself in a familiar position Saturday afternoon at Wickham Park, and one it was hoping to avoid. The Tigers scored 67 points but were edged out by Darien’s 65 to finish as the Class L runner-up for the second year in a […]

Football: Berlin defense stifles Northwest Catholic in unbeaten battle

Berlin's Jake Loiselle defends a pass intended for Michael Adebimpe (81) late in the game. Loiselle kicked the ball back up to himself for in interception. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

WEST HARTFORD>> The top defense in the state — when it comes to points allowed, at least — was at it again on Saturday. Berlin invaded Neil J. Brewer Field and didn’t give Northwest Catholic much of anything as the Redcoats remain undefeated with a 27-8 win. Northwest Catholic (6-1) was forced three and out […]

Cross Country Live Coverage: Amity win 1st state title since 2010

For the second straight year, Mercy places second. Photo-Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register

Coverage by Mary Albl & Henry Chisholm Boys Class LL: Amity takes team crown for first time since 2010 “We hoped for it. We didn’t expect it.” Amity knew they had shot to take the Class. The pre-race hype was in their favor, according to Kyle Beaudette. “We came into this pretty high in the […]

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

Team                              This Week                    Next Game 1. Southington (6-0)   Def. Conard 41-6        Nov. 1 vs. Newington, 1 p.m. 2. Darien (7-0)             Def. Ridgefield 50-23   Friday at Wilton, 6 p.m. 3. New Canaan (6-0)    Def. Staples 35-2        Nov. 1 at St. Joseph, 1:30 p.m. 4. Newtown (7-0)        Def. Brookfield 21-14   Friday […]

CCC Football: Nolan, Windsor cruise past Bristol Eastern

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Above: John Nolan hits Tyler Coyle in the end zone for an eight yard touchdown pass late in the second quarter. The two hooked up three times in the game as Windsor beat Bristol Eastern 44-0 at Jack O’Brien Stadium in Windsor. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT WINDSOR>> Not only can Windsor run the ball, it can pass pretty […]

Football: Middletown runs away from Maloney

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MIDDLETOWN >> At the end of the night, Middletown coach Sal Morello chose to dance with the ones that brought him. Locked in a surprising scoreless tie with Maloney at the half, Morello junked the pass and ran the ball. Ran it again and again and again. Dario Highsmith (33 carries, 263 yards) ran it […]