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

CCC Girls Volleyball: Glastonbury downs South Windsor in five set thriller

Glastonbury celebrates a point during the fifth set of its match vs. South Windsor on Monday. The Tomahawks went on to win the fifth set, 15-8. Derek Turner - GameTimeCT

SOUTH WINDSOR>> After Monday’s CCC volleyball battle between Glastonbury and South Windsor, Glastonbury coach Mariel Frey would have been content if her team had lost and South Windsor coach Tina Holt felt like her team should have won. That’s not what happened. But the two teams learned a lot about themselves in the process. The Tomahawks defeated […]

Cross Country: Ridgefield, Tolland still No.1; Amity boys move up in latest poll

In the latest Cross Country CT High School Coaches Poll, the Ridgefield boys and Tolland girls remained the No. 1 teams for the second straight week. Ridgefield, the preseason favorite, received 13 first place votes, while Danbury and Staples traded positions from a week ago as the Hatters moved into the No. 2 spot. Also […]

High School Football Week 3 Schedule

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 26 CCC DIV. I EAST S.Windsor at Glastonbury, 6:30 p.m. CCC DIV. I WEST Southington at Simsbury, 7:00 p.m. CCC DIV. II EAST E.O. Smith at Wethersfield, 7:00 p.m. CCC DIV. II WEST Brist.Cent. at Windsor, 7:00 p.m. Maloney at Farmington, 7:00 p.m. Middletown at Brist.East., 7:00 p.m. CCC DIV. III EAST Berlin […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Football Poll: Will the real Top 10 teams stand up?

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Week 2 brought more upsets across the GameTimeCT / New Haven Register Top 10 football poll. No. 2 Fairfield Prep went down to No. 8 St. Joseph, 48-33. Middletown was shut out by unranked Wethersfield, 14-0. And there were a few other eye-opening results from across the state, like Darien committing five turnovers and squeaking […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 2)

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Football Poll after Week 2. 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. West Haven 4. Shelton 5. St. Joseph 6. Ansonia 7. Darien 8. […]

Week 2 High School Football Results / Story Links

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Thursday, Sept. 18 NVL IRON Torrington 28, Woodland 27 (OT) Friday, Sept. 19 CCC INTER Brist.Cent. 26, E.O. Smith 21 Hall 20, Glastonbury 14 (OT) Maloney 45, Fermi 19 Newington 27, Conard 22 NW Catholic 46, Rockville 14 Southington 56, Manchester 15 Berlin 15, Bloomfield 0 Brist.East. 33, Hartford Pub. 20 E.Catholic 38, Platt 35 […]

Football: Wethersfield upsets No. 7 Middletown

WETHERSFIELD >> Middletown coach Sal Morello knew Wethersfield was going to be a formidable opponent. He tried telling anyone who would listen that Eagles senior quarterback Matt Sanzaro might be the best signal caller the Blue Dragons would face all season. Well, Sanzaro was as good as advertised. And Wethersfield’s defense was even better. Led […]

Friday’s NH County football roundup: Seymour’s Salemme runs over St. Paul

Seymour’s Joey Salemme rushed for 280 yards and four touchdowns as the Wildcats defeated St. Paul 54-28 Friday night in a Naugatuck Valley League home win. Jack Osiecki caught two passes for 102 yards and a touchdown for Seymour (2-0). St. Paul dropped to 0-2. Seymour 54, St. Paul 28 1 2 3 4 F […]

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

Team                         Fared                                 Up next 1. Southington (2-0)     Def. Manchester 56-15          Friday at Simsbury, 7 p.m. 2. Fairfield Prep (1-0) Today at St. Joseph, 1 p.m.   Friday vs. Notre Dame-West Haven, 7 p.m. 3. Darien (2-0)                Def. Greenwich 33-26                Sept. 27 vs. Bassick, 1:30 p.m. 4. New […]

Football: All-state receiver Alex Jamele makes Southington’s job easier

Southington wide receiver Alex Jamele pulls in a pass during a scrimmage vs. Masuk last week. Jamele set the state receiving TD record last year and will be a force for the Blue Knights once again in 2014. Pete Paguaga - New Haven Register

No. 1 Southington at Manchester, Friday, 6:30 SOUTHINGTON>> As practice was winding down on the last Saturday before the season began, a few younger Southington football players were sitting on the bench, trying to keep cool while talking about the team. “He’s just a freak athlete,” one of them said. They were talking about senior […]

Sean Patrick Bowley’s Audibles: Your Statewide Guide to Week 2

Dontrese Cogswell catches an 80-yard TD pass from Corey Maddoxx in the Academic's 47-25 loss to Darien last week (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Preview season’s a drag. It’s even worse when ambition makes it impossible to get some of your standard tasks completed in time for the first week season. So, instead of a preview guide for Week 1, we were mired in preview capsules, maps and other bells and whistles. So sorry. Promise to make it right, […]

Bransfield’s Middletown area football picks

By Jim Bransfield MIDDLETOWN >> Two of the state’s biggest high school games involve local teams. The North Haven versus Xavier game at Palmer Field and the Middletown at Wethersfield game both carry season-long implications. North Haven whacked Xavier last season 42-28, one of the three losses that kept the Falcons out of the playoffs. […]

CCC Boys Soccer: Place leads Northwest Catholic in 3-3 draw with Conard

Northwest Catholic's R.J. Place celebrates his second goal of the game on Wednesday vs. Conard. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. Derek Turner - GameTimeCT

WEST HARTFORD>> Conard’s boys soccer team knew it was going to have its hands full with Northwest Catholic’s R.J. Place. The plan was to double-team him, slow him down. But that didn’t work. Place scored two goals as Northwest Catholic played Conard to a 3-3 tie at Northwest Catholic High School on Wednesday. “R.J. dominated a […]

CCC Field Hockey: Glastonbury dominates Northwest Catholic

Northwest Catholic's Jessica Jordano chases down Glastonbury's Leyna DiMarco in the first half on Monday at Glastonbury High School. DiMarco had a goal and an assist as the Tomahawks beat the Indians, 5-0. Derek Turner - GameTimeCT

GLASTONBURY>> Coaches don’t usually like to make predictions about their teams and Glastonbury’s Maureen Perkins is no different. But she knows she has a good team. The Tomahawks overmatched Northwest Catholic at home on Tuesday, 5-0, and goalie Maire Casey didn’t have to move. “They were quite a team,” Northwest Catholic coach Bill Mullady said. ”They had balance all […]

Boys soccer: State coaches polls

Week ending Sept. 13 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Record Points 1. Glastonbury (3) 2-0 101 2. Farmington (7) 2-0 99 3. Greenwich (1) 2-0 93 4. Conard (1) 2-0 49 5. Naugatuck 3-0 43 6. Hall 2-0 42 7. Norwalk 2-0 35 8. Suffield (1) 1-0 31 9. Wethersfield 2-0 28 10. […]

CCC Soccer: Simsbury, Hall draw in boys/girls doubleheader

Hall goalie Jeremy Rausch dives in the first half on Monday vs. Simsbury. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. Derek Turner - GameTimeCT

WEST HARTFORD>> Simsbury coach Jim Bayer wanted to get out to a fast start on the road vs. Hall on Monday and his girls did just that. The clock at Robert S. Chalmers Stadium had ticked just 50 seconds away before Kaleigh Heffernan found the back of the net for the Trojans. “It was the […]

Girls Soccer: Middletown blanks Plainville in CCC South matchup

MIDDLETOWN >> It took a while, but Middletown’s relentless offensive pressure paid off with two second-half goals and the Blue Dragons beat Plainville 2-0 in a Central Connecticut Conference South Division girls soccer game played Monday evening at Rosek-Skubel Stadium. The ball was in Plainville’s end of the field virtually all game, but the Dragons […]

Football Week 1 notebook: Wilbur Cross feeling good after opening-day victory

Wilbur Cross celebrates with Kolbe Hartman (right) after Hartman's go-ahead 65-yard interception return touchdown vs Wilbur Cross (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

The Wilbur Cross football team hasn’t had much luck on opening day, but the Governors were finally able to celebrate in Week 1 after earning a 29-14 victory over McMahon on Thursday. The Governors last won their season opener in 2010, a 33-21 decision over Shelton. “For any team, it’s a great confidence boost,” Wilbur Cross […]

The Day Week 1 Top 10 Coaches Poll: New Canaan is No. 1

New Canaan quarterback Mike Collins had a nice debut in the Rams' 21-14 victory over Hand (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

New Canaan received six first-place votes and debuts at No. 1 in the first The Day of New London’s Top 10 football coaches poll. Southington, the No. 1 team in the Top 10 GameTimeCT / Register poll, took four first-place votes and was ranked No. 2. Ansonia earned two first-place votes and came in at […]