Constitution State Conference

A unique league among the 10 the Constitution State Conference is a collection of schools aligned by type, rather than geography. The league features 21 magnet and technical schools spread throughout the state.
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Winter sports: 2014-15 Litchfield County preview

Shepaug-Litchfield-Nonnewaug's Andrew Loya celebrates a goal during a game last season.
(Pete Paguaga - Register file photo)

High school basketball demands lots of area attention, but those who want a broader sports horizon have plenty of options. Most of the them start today, along with the beginning of boys basketball, a week later than girls basketball because of football playoffs. Here’s a rundown of the sports and their returning stars. Swimming Officially, […]

2014-15 GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 preseason boys basketball poll: Sacred Heart starts out on top

Sacred Heart's boys basketball players celebrate their Class S championship last March. The Hearts will be back to defend their title and are No. 1 in the GameTimeCT preseason poll.
 (Mara Lavitt - Register

Team 2013-14 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 24-3 15 534 4 S Last game: Def. Valley Regional 65-56 to win Class S championship. Season opener: vs. Wilby, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bottom line: All five starters return for the hearts including junior point guard Mustapha Heron, already committed to Pittsburgh. Team 2013-14 1st […]

Boys basketball 2014-15: Other New Haven County area capsules

(Arnold Gold — New Haven Register)  Terrence Rountree (left) of Hamden Hall defends against Kofi Adjepong of Hopkins last season.

SWC BUNNELL COACH: Pat Yerina LAST YEAR: 21-6 (12-2) TOP PLAYERS: Ryan Pittman, 5-11, Sr. capt., G; (16.7 ppg., 4.3 apg.); Aaron Samuel, 6-3, Sr. capt., F; Donte Peeler, 6-3, Sr., F; Quadry Bines, 5-9, Sr., G; Nick Giannoni, 6-2, Jr., G OUTLOOK: Bunnell has had a great two-year run with back-to-back SWC titles and […]

Boys basketball: Middletown teams have new look

MIDDLETOWN >> Here’s the good news: Middletown has a boatload of quality guards and wing players, and hopes that translates into wins in the competitive Central Connecticut Conference. Xavier has a number of bigs which the Falcons hope will lead to control of the backboards and anchor their defense in the rough and tumble of […]

Football: The Ultimate Final Power Rankings

The Ultimate Power Rankings are a combination of the four end of season polls posted on GameTimeCT. Compiled by Derek Turner of GameTimeCT.

It has been a constant argument, from the preseason poll to today, no one can seem to agree on which team is tops in the state. Well, here at GameTimeCT we gave you all the polls we could find today so you could argue among yourselves, but that doesn’t seem to be enough. So here […]

Boys basketball: 2014-15 Litchfield County preseason preview

Lewis Mills' Nate Cook takes a shot during a game last season.
(Pete Paguaga - New Haven Register file photo)

While Torrington and Wolcott Tech struggle in top-heavy leagues, the Berkshire League will have important clashes every day. That’s the outlook for the Litchfield County boys basketball season, beginning Wednesday. Torrington, the area’s only representative in the Naugatuck Valley League, fought the good fight last year. The Red Raiders qualified for the Class L state […]

Boys basketball: 2014-15 Litchfield County preseason capsules

The 2014-15 Litchfield County boys basketball preseason capsules: NVL Torrington Coach: Eric Gamari, 6th year Last year: 12-11, Class L 1st Round Losses: John McCarthy, All-Copper Division G; Desmond Langs, F/C; Mitch Zagrodnik, F/C; Spencer Mourges, F. Returners: Connor Finn, 6-0 jr. G, cpt; Zak Mancini, 5-7 jr. G (injured); Tim Considine, 5-10 sr. G, […]

Capital Prep / Achievement beats North Branford to win first state title for CSC

Charles Kinard of Capital Prep celebrates with the Class S-Small Division championship trophy. Capital Prep defeated North Branford 20-13. Photo by Joe Morelli

NEW BRITAIN >> Capital Prep/Achievement kept bringing the defensive pressure and North Branford continued to have trouble stopping it in Saturday’s Class S-Small Division championship football game. The Trailblazers forced seven turnovers. They came up with six sacks. They scored off a blocked punt. Yet North Branford still had one last chance to tie the […]

Friday’s NH County girls basketball roundup: Sheehan wins, Guilford upsets Career in OT

The Sheehan girls basketball team started the game on a 19-1 run and coasted to a 63-39 win over Sacred Heart Academy Friday night in a Southern Connecticut Conference interdivision game at Wallingford. Joelle MarkAnthony had a game high 17 points while Lexi Ocasio added 14 and Cassie Strickland 13 for the Titans (2-0). Caitlyn […]

Class S-Small Championship Preview: North Branford vs. Capital Prep/AF

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Where/when: – Central Connecticut State, New Britain, 10:30 a.m. Seeds/records – No. 4 North Branford (10-1); No. 2 Capital Prep/Achieve First (10-1) On the Air – NFHS Network | CPTV Sports Live Stats – GameTracker Players to watch — North Branford: Paul Pastet, Jr., QB; Austin Calamita, Sr., RB; Nick Sagnella, Sr., DL; Mike Kaiser, Sr., DL; Shelby Franklin, […]

Girls basketball: Vinal Tech, Cromwell win openers

MIDDLETOWN >> Monique Cloutier scored 11 points and Desiree Deschaine grabbed 14 rebounds as Vinal Tech captured its 2014-15 season opener with a 42-20 victory over Holy Family on Wednesday night at Middletown. Christina Harrison and Donna Agogliati each had nine points for the Hawks (1-0), who led 18-9 at halftime. Amy Roberts scored 10 […]

Behold: All 16 teams featured in CPTV Sports’ CIAC Football Championship Preview Special

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Sixteen teams playing in this weekend’s eight state championship football games braved the cold, howling winds and Biblical rain to reach the Aqua Turf in Southington for the annual CIAC Championship luncheon Tuesday. It was a time to shake hands, tell stories, tell jokes, scarf down copious amounts of catered foodstuffs and have an all-around […]

Football Championship Notebook: Ansonia’s 4th-consecutive title and other milestones at stake

(Standing, left to right) Shelton High School football coach Jeff Roy (left), assistant coach Mark Piccirillo Sr. (sitting) and the team's captains Craig Melvin, Nick Van Slyke, Mark Piccirillo Jr. and Troy Vasilescu are recognized at the CIAC Football Finals Luncheon at the Aqua Turf Club n Southington on 12/9/2014. (Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)

——————– SOUTHINGTON >> Ansonia had one historic streak snapped this season. The Chargers hope to continue another. Ansonia will attempt to become the first team to win four straight state championships since New Canaan (2006-09). The second-seeded Chargers (11-1) face No. 1 Valley Regional/Old Lyme (12-0) in the Class S-Large title game on Saturday at […]

Girls Basketball 2014-15: New Haven County capsules

SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT CONFERENCE Hammonasset Division Foran Coach: Steph Hiriak Last year’s record: 7-11 Top players: Jenna Zacarelli, 5-6, Sr., G; Lindsey Broderick, 5-8, Jr., G Outlook: Previous head coach Scott Nails departed to coach Rye Country Day School and All-State point guard Teneya McLaughlin is at college playing for Assumption. The Lions will be adjusting […]

Girls basketball: 2014-15 Litchfield County preseason preview

Thomaston's Morgan Sanson goes up for a layup during a game last season.
(Pete Paguaga - Register file photo)

With a defending state champion in its midst, area girls basketball looks better than ever this year. Thomaston took off to the Class S state championship last year after a three-way tie with Nonnewaug and Lewis Mills in the Berkshire League’s regular season and a third straight BL Tournament title. Torrington’s Red Raiders surprised people […]

Girls basketball: 2014-15 Litchfield County preseason capsules

The 2014-15 Litchfield County girls basketball preseason capsules: NVL Torrington Coach: Mike Fritch, 22nd year Last year: 16-7, Class L 1st round Losses: Caroline Teti, 5-5 All-Copper Division PG; Mika Howard, 5-6 G/F; Olivia Morrison, 5-7 F; Joann Duman, 5-5 G. Returners: Paige Middleton, 5-6 sr. G; Brittany Anderson, 5-7 sr. F; Mia Barbieri, 5-10 […]

Class S-Large: Valley Regional / Old Lyme blanks Bullard Havens Tech to reach first state final

DEEP RIVER >> Finally. After falling short in three previous trips to the state semifinals, the Valley Regional/Old Lyme football team will be playing for the school’s first state football championship next weekend. Seniors Andrew Tuscano and Chris Jean-Pierre each had two rushing touchdowns and the Warriors vaunted defense allowed just four first downs as […]

Class S-Small football: Capital Prep rallies to beat Canton for first playoff victory, first state final

Capital Prep/AF QB Rayshawn Phillips holds up the ball in celebration at the conclusion of Saturday's game in Torrington. Gerry deSimas, Jr./ Collinsville

TORRINGTON – The game was on the verge of getting away from the Capital Prep/Achievement First co-op football team early in the third quarter of Saturday’s Class S Small semifinal against Canton. The Trailblazers trailed by 13 points and after two mistakes on their first series of the third quarter, Canton had the ball, first […]

Class M-Large football: Top-seeded Berlin hammers No. 4 Cheney Tech

BERLIN >> No. 1 Berlin stomped No. 4 Cheney Tech 49-6 in the rain at Sage Park Saturday afternoon in a Class M-Large semifinal. The first 1:48 of the game was shockingly competitive. The rest was predictably lopsided for the Redcoats. Berlin won the coin flip, taking just two plays for the game’s first touchdown […]

SEMIFINAL SATURDAY: High School Football Playoff Primer and Live Updates


CIAC STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE Semifinal Preview Capsules / Broadcast Links Follow the live blog below for updates from all the CIAC football semifinals. You can also listen to select radio broadcasts or watch live streams on the NFHS Network (subscription required). Wethersfield-New Canaan is live on TV at CPTV Sports (check local listings). All games begin at […]