Eastern Connecticut Conference

The Eastern Connecticut Conference began operation in the 1934-35 academic year. The ECC is currently an 18-school league featuring competition in 23 sports programs. A board of directors governs the operations for the league which encompasses a large geographic area in the eastern side of the state.
League Website: www.eccathletics.org

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 […]

ECC Football 2014: Norwich Free Academy preview

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Above: Highlight reel for NFA senior RB/LB Khaleed Exum-Strong, one of Connecticut’s top-returning players. Vitals Coach: Jemal Davis (7th year, 48-18) Conference: ECC Large Playoff Class: LL (1,082 boys enrollment) Home: NFA Turf Field, Norwich 2013 Record: 8-3 (3-1 ECC Large, lost to Southington in Class LL quarterfinals) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 19 vs. East Lyme. 6:30 p.m. Captains: Khaleed Exum-Strong, Marc D’Elia Team […]

ECC Football 2014: East Lyme preview

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Above: Highlights for senior guard and defensive tackle T.J. Hillyer, one of East Lyme’s captains who will be key to East Lyme’s success in the double-wing. Vitals Coach: Rudy Bagos (2nd year, 6-5) Conference: ECC Large Playoff Class: M (513 boys enrollment) Home: East Lyme HS Turf Field 2013 Record: 6-5 (6-4 ECC, 1-2 ECC Large) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 vs. […]

ECC Football 2014: Montville preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Montville junior OL/DL Kevin Murtha, who figures to lead a young, but experienced line crucial to the Indians’ defense and retooling run game. Vitals Coach: Tanner Grove (9th season, 55-22) Conference: ECC Medium Playoff Class: S (352 boys enrollment) Home: Montville High Field 2013 Record: 7-4 (3-2 ECC Medium) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 vs. Windham, 6:30 p.m. […]

ECC Football 2014: Woodstock Academy preview

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Above: Highlights for Woodstock Academy senior end and captain Dan Whittenburg, who is one of the Centaurs’ top returning players.  Vitals Coach: Clay Killingsworth (2nd year, 0-11) Conference: ECC Small Playoff Class: M (514 boys enrollment) Home: Bentley Field, Woodstock 2013 Record: 0-11 (0-4 ECC Small) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 13 vs. Stonington, 1:30 p.m. Captains: Daniel Whittenburg, Trent Appleton, Cahan Quinn […]

ECC Football 2014: Bacon Academy preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Bacon Academy linebacker/tight end Tom LaSaracina, who should figure prominently into the Bobcats’ success in 2014. Vitals Coach: Erik Larka (2nd year, 2-9) Conference: ECC Medium Playoff Class: M (426 boys enrollment) Home: Bacon Academy High Field, Colchester 2013 Record: 2-9 (1-4 ECC Medium) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 at Plainfield, 6:30 Captains: Tom LaSaracina, Mike Damato, Brandon Dufour, […]

ECC Football 2014: Killingly preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Killingly’s Kyle Derosier, a 6-1 QB who returns to lead the Redmen offense after a starting as a freshman. Vitals Coach: Chad Neal (11th year) Conference: ECC Medium Playoff Class: M (420 boys enrollment) Home: Killingly Sports Complex 2013 Record: 4-7 (3-6 ECC, 2-3 ECC Medium) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 at Tolland, 6:30 p.m. Captains: Austin Caffrey, Michael […]

ECC Football 2014: Ledyard preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Ledyard back Josiah “JoJo” Shumaker, who is poised for another strong season running behind a veteran line. Vitals Coach: Jim Buonocore (15th year, 108-53-1) Conference: ECC Medium Playoff Class: M (434 boys enrollment) Home: William Mignault Field, Ledyard 2013 Record: 9-3 (lost to St. Joseph in Class M quarterfinals) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 13 at RHAM, 1 p.m. […]

2014 high school fall sports schedules

(Peter Casolino - New Haven Register)

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

2014 ECC 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 […]

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 […]

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

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
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 […]

2014 NH Register / GameTimeCT Second, Third and Honorable Mention Baseball Teams

Second Team Mike Davis Newtown Sr. P Buddy DeWaine Montville Jr. P/IF Sebastian DiMauro Amity Sr. OF/RP Mike Esposito Waterford Sr. P/3B Nick Fusco Amity Sr. P Noah Hahn Avon Sr. P Laurence Hill Xavier Sr. IF Kevin Johnson Law Sr. P Dan Rajkowski New Canaan Sr. P Asher Lee Tyson Weston Sr. SS/P Jake […]

2014 New Haven Register / GameTimeCT Baseball All-State Team

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NH Register / GameTimeCT State Baseball Player of the Year: Zach Risedorf, Northwestern.

Zach Risedorf Northwestern, Sr., C Stats: Batted .495, 40 stolen bases, 38 hits, 19 RBIs and six home runs. Honors: Coaches Award and CHSCA All-State selection. Up next: Is already playing in the San Diego Padres organization. The Padres drafted Risedorf in the sixth round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Lou Kessler Notre Dame-West […]

2014 GameTimeCT 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention Softball All-State Teams

First Team Second Team Olivia Banulski, Bristol Central, Sr., CF – Batted .538 with 31 runs, 16 RBIs and 12 extra base hits. Emily DeVito, Norwich Free Academy, Sr., C – Led Wildcats to ECC tournament championship. Will play at Long Island University-Post. Kirsten Drobiak, Griswold, Sr., P – Went 16-6 and also batted .566 […]

The 2014 Connecticut high school football divisions are here!

Southington celebrates its 2013 Class LL championship. (Mara Lavitt - New Haven Register)

[Randomly goes to CIACsports.com's football page... oh, hey... HEY!] A week ago, the CIAC released its playoff packets for the 2014 fall seasons. It was met with practically no fanfare, mostly because we didn’t notice it. Now we’ve noticed and now I feel like Steve Martin in ‘The Jerk.” (For you young’uns, a ‘Phone-book’ was […]