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

GameTimeCT / Register Girls Basketball Top 10 Poll: Capital Prep is new No. 1

  Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1.  Capital Prep  11-1 20 600 2 L Last week:   Def. Mercy 88-48 and Wilcox Tech 72-29. Bottom line: Unanimous. The debate is over. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2.  Mercy  11-1 0 580 1 LL Last week:  Lost to Capital Prep 88-48, def. Sheehan 72-51. Bottom line: But it […]

Boys Indoor Track: Darien’s Ostberg makes season debut at SCC Coaches Invite, Hillhouse wins meet

Darien's Alex Ostberg during the 3,200 Sunday at the SCC Coaches Invite. Photo by Arnold Gold/Register

NEW HAVEN >> It was a different mindset for Darien’s Alex Ostberg Sunday afternoon at the SCC Coaches Invitational, but the senior All-American didn’t disappoint. After battling bout of pneumonia for the past month, Ostberg made his indoor track season debut at the Floyd Little Athletic Center. He finished in third place in the 1,600 […]

Boys Basketball: And then there were 5: Norwalk, Middletown knocked from unbeaten ranks

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Above: Pierre Moudourou was a force for Danbury in the fourth quarter in a 77-62 victory over No. 7 Norwalk. (Video sample via MSG Varsity. Watch full highlights on MSGVarsity.com here.) There was no home cooking for three of the state’s remaining unbeaten boys basketball teams as No. 7 Norwalk and No. 10 Middletown lost […]

Boys Basketball: Tamburro’s 42 lifts South Windsor over East Hartford in OT


SOUTH WINDSOR>> Sometimes a player has one of those games where everything just seems to go in. South Windsor Joe Tamburro had one of those games on Thursday. The senior guard dropped 42 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 20 seconds left in overtime to lift the Bobcats to a 72-71 win over East Hartford […]

Madison’s Russell 1 of 7 to be inducted into Connecticut Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Former Fairfield Prep boys lacrosse goalie Matt Russell of Madison.  He will be inducted into the Conn. Lacrosse Hall of fame

Matt Russell, who grew up in Madison and played boys lacrosse for Fairfield Prep from 1999-2002, is one of seven new selections for induction into the Connecticut chapter of the United States Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The induction banquet will be held Jan. 31 at Aldario’s Restaurant in Milford from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. […]

Hockey Notebook: Lublin serves as West Haven team manager, ‘Coach Joe’s Shadow’

West Haven team manager Zackary Lublin (left) and his best buddy West Haven coach Joe Morrell (Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske)

Zackary Lublin became the team manager for the West Haven boys hockey team this season. He does all the usual things any team manager might do, like filling the water bottles before a game or handing out sweatshirts. But Lublin, 19, was born with hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluid accumulates in the brain, typically […]

Boys Basketball: Tolliver, Bristol Central too strong for Maloney


BRISTOL>> The Bristol Central boys basketball team has a pair of 6-foot-4 forwards. They made their presence known Tuesday night. Seniors Jamill Tolliver and Landin Rutledge controlled the boards on both ends as the Rams (8-3) defeated Maloney, 65-52 at Bristol Central. Tolliver led the way with 21 points, including four emphatic dunks to keep […]

Tuesday’s Middletown sports roundup

MIDDLETOWN >> The Middletown girls basketball team is on a roll. The host Blue Dragons captured their fourth straight victory by defeating Berlin, 61-35, Tuesday night in a Central Connecticut Conference South Division matchup. Middletown also avenged a 43-31 loss to the Redcoats back on Dec. 12. The Blue Dragons, which had four players reach […]

Boys swimming: Xavier depth too much for Middletown

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Middletown junior Jack Doherty placed first in both the 50 yard freestyle and the 100 yard freestyle in Tuesday’s dual meet against Xavier. The Falcons prevailed 96-85.

  MIDDLETOWN >> Sometimes the tone of an event is set early. So it was Tuesday afternoon when Xavier came from behind to win the swim meet’s first event, the 200 yard medley relay, and went from there to defeat Middletown, 96-85, at the Baldwin-Parmelee pool at Middletown High School. “Ben Stevens’ anchor leg in […]

Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 Hockey Poll: Top three spots stay the same

Hamden remained No. 2 behind top-ranked Fairfield Prep in the latest Register Top 10.  (Photographs by Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)"

The 2014-15 Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll for Jan. 20, 2014. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. FAIRFIELD PREP 6-3 14 163 1 I Last week: Defeated West Haven 4-1 . Bottom line: Prep has gone 4-1 against Top 10 teams this season . Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div […]

GameTimeCT / Register boys basketball top 10 poll: Fairfield Prep moves up to No. 2

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From left, Fairfield Prep assistant coaches Dave Renzulli, Danny Powell and head coach leo Redgate watch during the Jesuits' win over Hillhouse Dec. 30. Prep moved up to No. 2 in the latest poll.

Sacred Heart now is a unanimous choice as the state’s No. 1 team. Prep has moved up to No. 2 and Middletown makes its first appearance in the top 10. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 8-0 18 540 1 S Last week: Def. Derby 96-64; def. Crosby 91-60; def. Christ […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Poll: Mercy clings to slim lead at top

Mercy's Destine Perry drives past Sacred Heart's Jenna D'Agostino Tuesday night, January 13, 2015, at the SHA gymnasium in Hamden. The Mercy Tigers defeated the Sacred Heart Academy Pacers, 57-36.  (Photographs by Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

  Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1.  Mercy  10-0 10 552 1 LL Last week:  Def. Hamden 70-26,  West Haven 70-25 Bottom line: January 19. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2. Capital Prep 9-1 9 550 2 L Last week: Def. Goodwin Tech 87-28, Cheney Tech 102-42, South Medford (Or) 82-50. Bottom line: See Mercy bottom line. […]

Indoor Track and Field: Rivers leads strong showing from area athletes at Yale Classic

Wilbur Cross’ Danae Rivers leads the pack during the girls’ championship mile Saturday afternoon at Yale’s Coxe Cage. Rivers won the event in 4:58.82. Photo by Mary Albl

NEW HAVEN >> Wilbur Cross track and field coach Travis Gale isn’t quite comfortable just yet with using the word “impressive” to describe Danae Rivers’ season so far.Partly because he knows there’s a lot more to come from the junior this season. Saturday afternoon at Coxe Cage, Rivers was the only girl from Connecticut to […]

The 83rd New Haven Register All-State Football Team: OFFENSE


The 83rd Annual New Haven Register Register / GameTimeCT All-State Football Offense Team as selected by the New Haven Register staff. Compiled by Mike Pucci. Photos by Arnold Gold except where noted. MORE: DEFENSE | SECOND, THIRD & Honorable Mention Teams Note: The All-State team will be published in the New Haven Register print edition on January 25. Mark Piccirillo Shelton, Sr., […]

The 83rd New Haven Register All-State Football Team: DEFENSE and COACH OF THE YEAR


The 83rd Annual New Haven Register Register / GameTimeCT All-State Football team as selected by the New Haven Register staff. Compiled by Mike Pucci. Photos by Arnold Gold except where noted. MORE: OFFENSE | Second, Third & Honorable Mention Teams Note: The All-State team will be published in the New Haven Register print edition on January 25. Most Valuable Player Zach […]

Boys Basketball: No. 3 Weaver outlasts No. 5 East Catholic in championship rematch


Above: Weaver guard Jaecee Martin drives the lane as time is winding down and Andre Lyons tips in the game-winning basket as the Beavers beat East Catholic, 57-55 on Friday at East Catholic High School. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT MANCHESTER>> With under five seconds to go and the score tied at 55, Weaver guard Jaecee Martin beat Jay […]

Boys basketball: Defense rules as Middletown stays unbeaten

MIDDLETOWN >> Here’s all that anyone needs to know about Middletown High’s boys basketball win over Platt of Meriden Friday night: Middletown had 10 points on the board before Platt took a shot. The Blue Dragons’ defense made life impossible for the Panthers as the Dragons remained undefeated with a 69-32 win over Platt in […]

Indoor Track and Field: Yale Classic set for this weekend

Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross will run the girls' seeded mile on Saturday at the Yale Classic. Photo by Cathy Avalone/Register

Track and field athletes from the state of Connecticut will get a full dose of competition this weekend. The Yale Classic will take place all day Friday and Saturday at the Coxe Cage with teams competing from Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and […]