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

Track and Field: Danae Rivers third in 800, CT athletes dominate at NB Nationals

The Tolland girls' 4x1 mile placed second at the New Balance Nationals on Sunday, earning all-american status and setting an unofficial state record. Photo courtesy of Jenny Jacobs

Under hot and humid conditions at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals at North Carolina A&T’s Aggie Stadium in Greensboro late Sunday afternoon, the game plan for Danae Rivers was to just go out hard. In a talented 800-meter field that featured multiple top 20 runners in the nation, the junior from Wilbur Cross was able […]

Track and Field: CT athletes take on New Balance Nationals, Brooks PR

Tolland will look to continue its historic season this weekend at the New Balance Nationals. Register file photo

The high school track and field season will finally come to an end for many Connecticut track and field athletes this weekend. A handful of athletes will compete at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina (Friday thru Sunday), while two athletes will race at the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle on Saturday. […]

Track and Field: St. Paul’s Kilmer wins heptathlon title

St. Paul's Jillian Kilmer heads to the finish line Wednesday afternoon the 800 mete event of the girls' heptathlon. Photo by Mary Albl/Register

NEW BRITAIN >> With a 143-point lead over Hillhouse’s Jaliyah White heading into the final event, St. Paul’s Jillian Kilmer knew what she needed to do. The junior from Torrington dug deep to pull off a grueling 800-meter run and secure the first-place finish in the CIAC heptathlon on Wednesday afternoon at Willow Brook Park. […]

Track and Field: Hillhouse’s White in second place after Day 1 of heptathlon

Hillhouse's Jaliyah White, left and St. Paul's Jillian Kilmer battle it out in 200 meter dash Tuesday afternoon at Willow Brook Park in New Britain at the CIAC heptathlon championships. Photo by Mary Albl/Register

NEW BRITAIN >> Hillhouse’s Jaliyah White is in a familiar position heading into the final day of the CIAC heptathlon. For the second straight year White sits in second place. Tuesday afternoon at Willow Brook Park, White scored 2,607 points, while St. Paul’s Jillian Kilmer leads after one day of competition with 2,621 points. “My […]

Final GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Lacrosse Poll: Darien unanimous No. 1

Class L Champion Darien is once-again the No. 1-ranked team in the final GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Poll (photo by Chris Hunn)

Jeff Brameier has enjoyed his share of strong teams loaded with elite players over his 32 seasons as the Darien boys lacrosse coach. What was unique about his 2015 team was the exceptional depth the Blue Wave had at every position. His second and third units would have been front-line starters on many teams. Wave after wave […]

The 2015 CHSCA All-State Softball Team

Seymour's Raeanne Geffert pitches vs. Oxford in the NVL title game Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

The Connecticut High School Coaches Association recently announced its All-State teams in softball. They are: CLASS LL Jenna DiLorenzo,  Amity Katie Koshes, Amity Casey Harding, Cheshire Mackenzie Juodaitis, Cheshire Olivia Odermatt, Cheshire Noelle Daley, Danbury Mel Rennie, Hand Erika Osherow, Darien Madison DeRita, Mercy Jazanyia Irizarry, New Britain Olivia Burgos, Newington Emily Woznick, Newtown Megan […]

Track and Field: Heptathlon/decathlon performance list

(Mara Lavitt Ñ New Haven Register) 
June 17, 2014 New London
CIAC Decathlon & Heptathlon Championship at the Coast Guard Academy.
mlavitt@newhavenregister.com

Tuesday and Wednesday at Willow Brook Park in New Britain, the CIAC heptathlon/decathlon, steeplechase and hammer throw championships will take place. Here is the official schedule: Girls Heptathlon – June 16 (11:30 a.m.), June 17 (11 a.m.) Boys Decathlon – June 16, 17 (11 a.m.) Girls Hammer Throw – June 16 (2:30 p.m.) Boys Hammer […]

The Top 25 Moments From Spring Championship Weekend

Top 25 Moments

We spent 36 hours following the fine work of NFHSNetwork and CPTV Sports, who brought to you, live, ALL of the CIAC spring state championships. Here are the top moments we managed to capture on Vine throughout the weekend. With so many games going on simultaneously, it was impossible to keep track of it all. If […]

Softball Notebook: East Haven joins some elite company, Southington perfect

East Haven vs. Fitch in the Class L State Softball Championship on 6/12/2015.  Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register   agold@newhavenregister.com

East Haven has reached at least the state quarterfinals the last four seasons. This year, the Easties capped that run by capturing the Class L title over previously unbeaten Fitch 4-2 on Friday night. It was the second championship for East Haven (19-7), and first since 1984. The Easties were making their second straight trip […]

Pooch’s Final Top 10 Softball Ballot

Here’s the ballot I submitted for the Final 2015 Softball Top 10 Poll. The poll will be released later tonight on-line at www.gametimect.com and it will appear in Monday’s New Haven Register. Southington Cheshire Oxford St. Joseph East Haven Fitch South Windsor Stamford Darien Amity Lauralton Hall Holy Cross Seymour Rocky Hill Sheehan

Class LL Softball: Southington rallies past Cheshire, walks off with third-straight title

Southington's Bella Russo celebrates following her walk-off in the seventh inning, give the Lady Knights a 5-4 victory over the Cheshire Rams, clinching their third championship title in the Class LL state championship, Saturday afternoon, June 13, 2015 at Frank DeLuca Hall of Fame Field in Stratford. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

STRATFORD >>  Another state championship final. Another heart-stopping finish for Southington. Senior Bella Russo scored on an error with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning and the top-seeded Lady Knights walked off with a 5-4 victory over Cheshire in the Class LL state softball championship game Saturday at DeLuca Field. It was […]

Track and Field: Record-setting day for Rivers at New Englands

Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross battles Hannah Parker of Coe-Brown in the girls' 800. Photo by Mary Albl

SACO, MAINE >> With an exhausted but satisfied expression, Wilbur Cross junior Danae Rivers said she had just enough left in her. And that was all she needed Saturday afternoon. With 100 meters to go in the girls’ 800 meter race at Thornton Academy at the New England Track and Field Championships, Rivers surged past […]

Class S Baseball: Freshman Fox delivers Northwest Catholic over Morgan, to second title in school history

Northwest Catholic Baseball coach Cory Carlson and the rest of his Indian team celebrate their CIAC Class S Baseball title Saturday afternoon at lamer Field in Middletown.

MIDDLETOWN>> Northwest Catholic coach Cory Carlson could not have drawn it up any better. Freshman starting pitcher Luke Fox pitched five and two-thirds innings and allowed one run on four hits before giving way to ace Justin Gallichio who closed out the Indians second Class S championship in school history. Northwest Catholic scored all five […]

Friday’s Star: Zach Hart, Sheehan baseball; vote for Saturday’s State Championship Star of the Day

Star of the Day Bug

Friday’s Star Zach Hart, Sheehan baseball: Pitched three innings of one-hit relief for the win and added an RBI double as Sheehan beat Montville 5-0 for the Class M state title. Vote for Saturday’s Championship Star of the Day until 9 p.m. Monday.

Boys Volleyball: Newington wins third Class M title in four years

The Newington boys volleyball team poses with its second straight Class M state championship trophy and third in four years. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

SHELTON>> The Shelton High School gym has become like a second home for the Newington boys volleyball team in recent years. The final stop on the road to a state championship. On Friday the Indians made the trip once again and again left as state champions. Top-seeded Newington beat second-seeded Joel Barlow in four sets (25-21, […]

Track and Field: CT athletes ready to shine at New Englands

Left to right, Tommy Wilson of Daniel Hand, Akiel Smith of Hllhouse and Mark Doyley of Weaver compete in the 100 meter hurdles at the CIAC Track & Field State Open in New Britain on 6/8/2015. Smith won the event.  Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register   agold@newhavenregister.com

Saturday at Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine, Connecticut track and field athletes will take part in the 70th edition of the New England Track and Field Championships. Field events start at 10 a.m., track events will begin at 10:30 a.m. The top six finishers from last Monday’s CIAC State Open qualified for New Englands. If […]