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

The GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll: Southington No. 1, Thomaston jumps in at No. 9

Lauralton Hall and pitcher Ireland Miessau are ranked No. 7 in this week's Top 10 Poll.
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Southington remains at No. 1 in the latest Top 10 Poll followed by Fitch and St. Joseph. Thomaston enters at No. 9. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SOUTHINGTON 19-0 15 450 1 LL Last week’s results: Defeated Simsbury 11-2 and Newington 13-1. Bottom line: The Blue Knights, who have won 65 straight […]

Softball: This week’s Diamond Gems

In the Diamond Gems feature, we will take a look back at some of last week’s top performances. We’ll also look ahead to the upcoming week. HIT PARADE • Coginchaug’s Destiny Helmadach: Hit a go-ahead grand slam home run in the fifth inning in a 7-4 non-conference win over Berlin. • Hand’s Mel Rennie: Had […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Softball Ballot

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll after Week 7. The Top 10 poll will posted later today on-line and will appear in Monday’s print editions of the Register. Southington Fitch St. Joseph Cheshire Oxford Darien Lauralton Hall NFA Mercy South Windsor East Haven Amity Seymour Torrington […]

Gymnastics: Connecticut team finishes third at recent showcase meet

Photo courtesy of Pat Simon
The Connecticut gymnastics team finished third at a recemt meet in Florida. Pictured first row from left:  Nickie Deary, Woodstock; Abby McGuirk, Daniel Hand; Hailey Alicki, Foran; Izzy Williams, Nonnewaug; Erica Davidson, New Milford and Julia Lindberg, Shelton.  Second row from left: Amanda Macolino, North Haven; Jackie Deary, Woodstock; Mikayla Connor, Valley Regional; Megan Sapack, Pomperaug; Kathleen Pisciotta, Fairfield Ward; Anna Jannott, Newtown and Gabbie Gontarek, North Haven.  Back row, coaches from left: 
Kim Longobucco, Fairfield Ludlowe; Gene Michael Deary, Woodstock; Monica Bauer, Valley Regional; Kelly Smith, Hand; Robin Deary-Fillmore, Woodstock; Hal Rettstadt, Pomperaug; Bethany Mihaly, New Milford and Mark Sorrentino, Nonnewaug.

The Connecticut team of gymnasts finished third at the National High School Gymnastics Association Senior Showcase, held at the Estero Community Center in Estero, Florida on May 15-16. Abby McGuirk of Hand High, the Register’s Area MVP this past season, placed in a tie for 6th on vault and tied for 9th on beam. Jackie […]

Baseball: ECC Tournament Schedule

The Eastern Connecticut Conference has not disappointed this season, Waterford and Montville have again been tough to stop, and hold down spots in the GameTimeCT.com/Register Top 10 Poll. Both are heavy favorites heading into the touney. Below is the schedule for the tournament that will be played entirely at Dodd Stadium in Norwich and begins […]

CPTVSports’ Game Time: No. 1 Southington talks season and ’42-0′; plus Wheeler softball, E.O. Smith baseball, Lyme / Old Lyme girls lacrosse

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If you wanted to see and hear No. 1-ranked Southington talk more about its successful 2015 softball team, including their controversial 42-0 victory over Farmington last week, then CPTV Sports’ latest Game Time show was for you. Southington coach Davina Hernandez was joined by senior shortstop Lauren Zazzaro. They talked about this year’s group and […]

Baseball: 2015 no-hitter / perfect game list [updated May 20]

Below is a list of the no-hitters to start the season. GameTimeCT.com will be keeping track of all the no-no’s and perfect games across the state this season. If you have thrown a no-hitter or perfect game put it in the comments. Also to get your perfect game or no-no on the list, tweet it […]

The GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll: Cheshire, St. Joseph tied at No. 3

Ashley Guillette and Oxford move up to No. 5 in the latest Top 10 Poll.
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Southington and Fitch again occupy the top two spots in the latest Top 10 softball Poll. Cheshire and St. Joseph are tied for No. 3. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SOUTHINGTON 17-0 17 510 1 LL Last week’s results: Defeated NW Catholic 13-0, Farmington 42-0, Wethersfield 10-0 and Hall 20-0 and 19-0. […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Softball Ballot

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll after Week 6. The Top 10 poll will posted later today on-line and will appear in Monday’s print editions of the Register. Southington Fitch Cheshire St. Joseph Oxford Darien Mercy Lauralton Hall Amity Seymour Hand East Haven Torrington North Branford […]

Connecticut High School Coaches Association: 2014-15 Awards

Some of the coach of the year award winners at the CHSCA banquet Thursday night. Clockwise, from top right: Hand field hockey coach Sue Leckey, Shelton golf coach Joe LaPorta, Glastonbury girls lacrosse coach Kris Cofiell (Photos via Glastonbury HS, Shelton HS and Hand HS)

The Connecticut High School Coaches Association honored its coaches of the year Thursday night at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Here are the award winners: Athletic Director Gary Makowicki, Norwich Free Academy Baseball Richard Magner, Xavier Boys Basketball Ronald Pires, E.O. Smith Boys Cross Country Tom Butterfield, Hall Boys Golf Joseph LaPorta, Shelton Boys Lacrosse Brian White, […]

CPTV Sports’ GameTime: Wilcox Tech baseball, Thomaston softball, Parish Hill’s Harrington

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In this week’s GameTime on CPTV Sports, Joe Zone goes solo and interviews Wilcox Tech’s baseball team and Thomaston’s unbeaten softball team. Co-host John Holt profiles two-time defending Division IV golf champion Nicklaus Harrington of Parish Hill. Zone also speaks with Norwich Bulletin reporter Marc Allard about the Eastern Connecticut Conference’s remarriage. Other highlights shown […]

CPTV Sports ‘In Focus’ (Ep 2) looks at ECC & FCIAC decisions, NWC’s Lauren Cenci, Middletown ultimate

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Last week, CPTV Sports debuted its new Connecticut High School show ‘In Focus’ hosted by Erika Wachter and produced by Francesco Graziano and it’s off to a promising start. In addition to some light-hearted features, including CPTVSports’ UChoose athlete of the week, the show has tackled some of the more pressing issues in the state, […]

Softball: All’s well in Groton as No. 2 Fitch shuts out NFA to win 43rd-straight, regular-season game

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All has been well and continues to be well for the No. 2-ranked Fitch softball team. Nalissa Amar was 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored as the defending Class L softball champs and current No. 2 in the GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Poll, defeated rival Norwich Free Academy 6-0 Wednesday. The victory […]

Boys Basketball: Championship coach Greg Smith retires from Woodstock Academy

Greg Smith, the 2013 New Haven Register boys basketball coach of the year, announced his retirement Tuesday. He guided the Centaurs to a Class L state title in 2013. (File photo)

Greg Smith, who coached Woodstock Academy’s boys basketball team to a Class L championship in 2013, announced his retirement as a coach, the school announced on its Twitter account Tuesday. Smith spent more than 20 years as a coach at Woodstock Academy, including 18 with the boys basketball program as both an assistant and head […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Softball Ballot

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll after Week 5. The Top 10 poll will posted later today on-line and will appear in Monday’s print editions of the Register. Southington Fitch Cheshire St. Joseph Seymour Oxford Rockville Mercy Lauralton Hall Amity Darien Sheehan Hand East Haven Thomaston

Football: Somers joins Stafford / East Windsor; Portland joins Cromwell; Hyde adds Career and Whitney Tech

Somers football players — like Nate LaJoie — will have a place to play this fall. So will interested football players at Career Magnet in New Haven. Just a few months after the CIAC disbanded its co-op arrangement with Ellington, Somers has joined up with nearby Stafford/East Windsor to form the Stafford/Somers/East Windsor Bulldogs cooperative football team. Stafford/Somers/East […]

Kumbaya! The Eastern Connecticut Conference won’t break up after all

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The Eastern Connecticut Conference, which was racing at breakneck speed into oblivion as a high school athletic conference, pulled up nanometers from impact Friday when its principals announced a deal that would — incredibly — keep the 18 schools together. Yes, really. Both The Day of New London and the Norwich Bulletin reported that the league would […]