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

Cross Country: Ridgefield, Tolland ranked No. 1 in preseason poll

State cross country state meets from last fall. Register file photo

Sunday evening the preseason Connecticut Cross Country Coaches Poll was released. It came as no surprised to see the Ridgefield boys and Tolland girls come in as the two No. 1 teams. Both are the defending State Open champions and return a plethora of talent. On the boys’ side, Ridgefield received 13 first-place votes. Staples […]

Bob Barton: Plenty of things to keep an eye on this high school football season

Hand's Scott Sweitzer (left) pursues Alex LaPolice (right) of New Canaan during the season opening, SCC/FCIAC Challenge game last year. The two Connecticut heavyweight programs face off at the Surf Club this season. (Arnold Gold - New Haven Register)

Every year, as the euonymus bushes along Route 8 turn crimson and summer fades toward fall, a question bugs me: Is it time to hang up the clipboard and quit football? Face it: I covered my first Connecticut high school game for the Register in 1957. I’ve charted games in at least 75 venues – […]

CCC Football 2014: Farmington preview

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Vitals Coach: Chris Machol (6th season, 35-17) Conference: Central Connecticut Conference (Division II West) Playoff Class: Class LL (687 boys enrollment) Home: George Bennett Field 2013 Record: 9-2 (Lost to New Canaan in Class L quarterfinals) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 vs. Simsbury, 7 p.m. Captains: N/A Team website: MaxPreps page, fhsfootball.org Top players Dan Hardiman, Sr., OL/DL (6-4, 260) Connor Martin, Sr., […]

CCC football 2014: Hartford Public preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Hartford Public senior Khalil Patterson, who will be one of the Owls’ top threats in 2014. Vitals Coach: Harry Bellucci (12th year, 66-47-1) Conference: Central Connecticut Conference (Division II East) Playoff Class: Class LL Home: Hartford Public High School or Dillion Stadium 2013 Record: 6-5 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 13 at South Windsor, 11 a.m. Top players […]

CCC Football 2014: Platt preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Platt RB Tyzhan Leatherwood vs. Rocky Hill last year. The senior is expected to be one of the state’s best in 2014 Vitals Coach: Jason Bruenn (8th year, 47-27) Conference: Central Connecticut Conference (Division III East) Playoff Class: Class L (boys enrollment 606) Home: Falcon Field, Meriden 2013 Record: 11-0 (CCC Div. III Champions, lost to […]

2014 CCC Football Team Preview Capsules

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GameTimeCT.com is previewing every high school football league in Connecticut every day leading up to the start of the 2014 season. As previews are published, they will be added to the map and list below. Hover and click on helmets to get the preview. The map will be updated as preview capsules are written. Check […]

CCC football 2014: Glastonbury preview

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Above: Quick highlights for Glastonbury senior Donevin O’Reilly, who should be one of the Tomahawks’ top threats in 2014. Vitals Coach: Scott Daniels (4th season, 28-7) Conference: Central Connecticut Conference (Division I East) Playoff Class: Class LL (1,035 boys enrollment) Home: Glastonbury High School Stadium Field 2013 Record: 10-1 (Lost to Fairfield Prep in Class LL quarterfinals) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 […]

CCC Football 2014: E.O. Smith preview

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Above: Quick highlights for E.O. Smith junior Anthony Stigler, who should be one of the Panthers’ top offensive threats in 2014. Vitals Coach: Jody Minotti (5th season, 13-28) Conference: Central Connecticut Conference (Division II East) Playoff Class: Class L (594 boys enrollment) Home: E.O. Smith High School 2013 Record: 5-6 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 vs. Rockville, 6 p.m. Team website: […]

CCC Football 2014: Fermi preview

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Above: Highlight reel of wide receiver and free safety Bailey Raymond against Bulkeley last season. The senior, who is getting college looks, is a key component as the Falcons hope to snap a 33-game losing streak. Vitals Coach: Joseph Tata (3rd season, 0-21) Conference: Central Connecticut Conference (Division II East) Playoff Class: Class M (476 boys enrollment) Home: Fermi […]

CCC Football 2014: East Catholic preview

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Vitals Coach: Steve Calande (3rd season, 7-14) Conference: Central Connecticut Conference (Division III West) Playoff Class: Class S (373 boys enrollment) Home: Cheney Tech Field 2013 Record: 5-6 2014 Kickoff: September 12 at Fermi, 7 p.m. Captains: Alex Schaller, Pablo Colon, Jack Trainor, Luke Townsend, Jack DeSautels Team website: MaxPreps page | echsathletics.com Top players Pablo Colon, Sr. RB/LB Luke Townsend, FB Alex Schaller, Sr., […]

CIAC sets 2015-16 dates for preseason, regular season to begin

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Controls voted last week to move back the start of the regular season in the fall of 2015. The 2015 fall season will begin on Friday, Sept. 11. While that is two days after the official start of this upcoming season (Sept. 9), it will only be four […]

Cross Country 2014: A look at the upcoming season

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CIAC Class Championship at Wickham Park, Manchester.
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The cross country season officially started Saturday morning with the first day of practice. Here’s a quick state-wide season preview, some runners to watch and basically to get you excited for the season! Top 5 storylines 1. How strong will the FCIAC be? Ridgefield, Darien, Staples, Danbury … the list goes on. The Ridgefield boys […]

Recruiting 2015: Connecticut high school football college commits [updated]

The following is a living list of players at Connecticut High Schools who have made verbal commitments for the Class of 2015. The commitments are unbinding until the player signs a letter of intent beginning on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The list is compiled through various sources, including Scout.com, Rivals.com, Connecticut […]

2014 high school fall sports schedules

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Schedules for the 2014 Fall Sports Season, via CIACsports.com. Cross Country: BOYS school schedules | GIRLS school schedules Field Hockey: School Schedules | Master schedule Football: Team and league schedules (GameTimeCT) Soccer (Boys): School Schedules | Master schedule Soccer (Girls): School Schedules | Master schedule Swimming & Diving (Girls): School schedules Volleyball (Girls): School schedules | Master schedule

Gooooooooood Morning Connecticut footballers (The 2014 preseason is here!)

It's the dawn of a new season: Football 2014.

To paraphrase the late, great genius Robin Williams performing the role of Adrian Cronauer. Gooooooooooood morning Connecticut footballers! This is not a test! This is rock ‘n’ roll! It’s time to rock it from Riverside to the E-C-C! Today is the first official day of the 2014 high school football season. FOOTBALL IS STARTING, YOU GUYS!   […]

Welcome back to high school football: Let’s get everybody caught up…

Things happened while we weren't playing high school football, from another round of coaching turnover to future conference realignment and implementation of eight state championships (Graphic Sean Patrick Bowley)

Football. Sweet… nourishing… football. It’s back, baby. The 2014 season’s first practices begin on Wednesday for those programs that didn’t engage in spring football. We are 28 DAYS away from the 2014 kickoff. Ridgefield vs. Cheshire and Harding at Law on Sept. 10. And, if you’ve been somewhere tropical, or you don’t pay attention until […]

Behold: The 2014 Connecticut High School Football schedules

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The schedules for the 2014 Connecticut high school football season have been released by CIAC. Schedules are subject to change throughout the summer until deadline in early September. Update: This story has been reposted August 12 to coincide with the start of fall practices. MASTER FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 2014 COMPOSITE SCHEDULES CLASS LL | CLASS L | CLASS […]

Golf: Will Bernstein birdies final hole to win Northern Junior

(Melanie Stengel - Register) 
 Will Bernstein gets out of the rough during the 13th Northern Junior Championship. Bernstein won the tournament by birdieing the final hole.

HAMDEN >> Will Bernstein will be following in his brother Sam’s footsteps by attending Yale University this fall and playing for the Bulldogs’ golf team. Will has plenty of game like his brother did. In his final junior tournament Wednesday at New Haven Country Club, Bernstein birdied the last hole to win the 13th annual […]

Baseball: Glut of travel programs in Connecticut leaves no easy choices

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Coach Matt Untiet, left, an employee of The Grind, left, and Jake Russo , 17, of Orange, practicing a fielding drill at the Grind Baseball and Softball training facility in Orange.

From private lessons to the market’s top baseball bats and elite travel teams, parents are dishing out thousands of dollars with hopes of giving their son an edge on the diamond, the potential for a college athletic scholarship or even more. In the world of travel baseball specifically, that is where the most money exchanges […]

2007 Register All-State baseball team has truly distinguished itself

Major Leaguers, from left,  Curtis Casali (Tampa Bay), Mike Olt (Texas) and Matt Harvey (New York Mets) when they were 2007 Register All-State baseball selections.

What if we told you that a 2007 All-State baseball team would produce seven players who would be major league draft picks (two first-rounders), including the National League’s 2013 starting All-Star pitcher, the NL’s 2014 leader in home runs among rookies, one of 2014’s hottest rookie pitchers who’s currently boasting a miniscule 2.21 ERA and […]