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

ECC Football 2015: Killingly preview

Killingly's Spencer Lockwood ran for over 500 yards as a freshman last year. He and just about everyone is back to help the Redmen improve on last year's 2-9 record (Photo via Killingly Football)

  Vitals Coach: Chad Neal (12th year, 34-79) Conference: ECC Division II Playoff Class: M (398 boys enrollment) Home: Killingly Sports Complex 2013 Record: 2-9 (1-9 ECC) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 11 vs. Griswold, 6:30 p.m. Captains: Austin Caffrey, Matthew Cavallo Team websites: Killinglyfootball.wix.com/khsfootball | MaxPreps page Top players Austin Caffrey, Sr. LB/FB (5-9, 295) Kyle Derosier, Jr. QB (6-1, 170) Conner Lemley, Sr. T/DT (5-11, […]

Connecting with sports not sanctioned by the CIAC

Hamden girls hockey captains Samantha Cozzolino (left) and Caraline Kennedy (photo supplied by Hamden coach Mike Callan)

Bowling (30 teams) and girls ice hockey (21 teams) are two high school sports with the potential to grow enough in the next few years to be sanctioned by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The CIAC requires a sport to have 20 percent of the schools in the state, or 38 teams, competing on the […]

ECC Football 2015: Woodstock Academy preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Woodstock Academy WR/S Mason Defocy, a junior and one of the Centaurs’ leaders in 2015. Vitals Coach: Clay Killingsworth (3rd year, 1-20) Conference: ECC Division I Playoff Class: M (490 boys enrollment) Home: Bentley Field, Woodstock 2014 Record: 1-10 (1-9 ECC) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 12 at Bacon Academy, 3 p.m. Captains: Cahan Quinn, Mason Defocy Team website: MaxPreps Top players […]

ECC Football 2015: Griswold preview

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Vitals Coach: Gregg Wilcox (2nd year, 6-4) Conference: ECC Division II Playoff Class: S (282 boys enrollment) Home: Griswold HS Field, Jewett City 2014 Record: 6-4 (6-4 ECC) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 at Killingly, 6:30 p.m. Captains: Jordan Baker, Jayvon Dyer, Cole Mileski, Chaz Strickland Team website: MaxPreps Top players Jordan Baker, Sr. CB/WR Cole Mileski, Sr. QB Ryan Gervais, Sr. LB/TE Jayvon Dyer, Sr. WR/CB Chaz Strickland, […]

ECC Football 2015: East Lyme preview

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Above: Highlight reel for senior captain Travis Franco, one of the few East Lyme veterans who will be counted on to lead a young squad in 2015. Vitals Coach: Rudy Bagos (3rd year, 10-12) Conference: ECC Division I Playoff Class: L (537 boys enrollment) Home: East Lyme HS Football Field 2014 Record: 4-6 (3-6 ECC) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 at New London, 6:30 p.m. […]

ECC Football 2015: Montville preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Montville’s all-state senior Jonathan McCray, who is charged leading the Indians’ veteran offense in 2015. Vitals Coach: Tanner Grove (10th year, 69-30) Conference: ECC Division II Playoff Class: S (348 boys enrollment) Home: Montville HS Field 2014 Record: 7-4 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 vs. Stonington, 6:30 p.m. Captains: N/A Team website: MaxPreps Top players Jonathan McCray, Sr. ATH (6-0, 185) Kevin Murtha, Sr. […]

ECC Football 2015: New London preview

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Above: Quick highlights of New London junior end D. Major Roman, who’s been offered by UConn and figures to be a major factor in New London’s offensive fortunes in 2015 Vitals Coach: Duane Maranda (4th year, 23-10) Conference: ECC Division I Playoff Class: M (505 boys enrollment) Home: Canamella Field, New London 2014 Record: 7-4 (lost to Brookfield in Class […]

ECC Football 2015: Bacon Academy preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Bacon Academy senior quarterback Sean Kelly, who is Connecticut’s top-returning passer with 3,100 yards. Vitals Coach: Erik Larka (3rd year, 8-14) Conference: ECC Division I Playoff Class: M (426 boys enrollment) Home: Bacon Academy High School Field, Colechester 2014 Record: 6-5 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 12 vs. Woodstock Academy, 3 p.m. Captains: Peter Kazibwe, Zack Hill, Dylan Kornbrath Team website: MaxPreps Top players Sean […]

ECC Football 2015: Ledyard preview

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Above: The 2015 Ledyard football preseason video. Vitals Coach: James Buonocore (8th year, 63-18) Conference: ECC Division I Playoff Class: M (422 boys enrollment) Home: William Mignault Field, Ledyard 2014 Record: 12-1 (lost to St. Joseph in Class M-Small final) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 vs. Cranston East (R.I.), 7 p.m. Captains: Game Captains Team website: Ledyardfootball.com Twitter: @ledyardfootball Top players Ty Ebdon, Sr. QB […]

2015 ECC Football Team Preview Capsules

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Preview page for the 2015 ECC Football season. Note: Links to team previews will be updated as previews are published throughout the month. Team-by-Team Previews DIVISION I Bacon Academy  East Lyme  Fitch   Ledyard  New London Norwich Free Academy Woodstock Academy DIVISION II Griswold  Killingly  Montville  Plainfield  Stonington  Waterford  Windham  Team-by-Team Schedules MASTER SCHEDULE Bacon Academy  East Lyme  Fitch  Griswold  […]

2015 New Haven Register All-State Softball Lineups

FIRST TEAM Player                    Team           Year     Pos. Kendra Friedt       Southington   Sr.        P (MVP) Ashley Guillette   Oxford            Sr.        P Raeanne Geffert   Seymour        Jr.        P Casey Harding      Cheshire         Sr.       3B Dani Kemp             Foran             Sr.       SS Kaley Kempf         Oxford           Sr.        […]

2015 New Haven Register All-State Baseball Lineups

First Team Player                       Yr.      Pos.       Team MVP: Mike Cowell    Sr.        P            Shelton Buddy Dewaine         Sr.        P           Montville Paul Gozzo                 Sr.       C             Sheehan Brian Moskey            Sr.       P/SS      Haddam-Killingworth Cooper Mworka        Sr.       SS           Cheshire Randy Polonia           Sr.       P             Trinity Catholic Ron Rossomando      Sr.       P              Bunnell Mike Savino              Sr.       IF            West Haven Kevin Stone               Sr. […]

2015 New Haven Register All-State Baseball Team

Gatorade Player of the Year Jimmy Titus of East Catholic and catcher Paul Gozzo of Sheehan. Both are members of the 2015 New Haven Register All-State Baseball Team (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Player of the Year Mike Cowell Shelton, Sr., P/IF Stats: Threw two no-hitters, went 8-1, tossed 102 strikeouts with only 11 walks in 68 innings pitched. Also batted .406 with 19 RBIs. Honors: SCC Player of the Year, All-SCC Housatonic Division and coaches all-state selection. Off the field: Member of the Foreign National Honor Society, […]

The 2015 New Haven Register / GameTime CT All-State Softball Team

Southington's Kendra Friedt (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

The New Haven Register All-State Softball Team. Capsules by Mike Pucci. Photos by Catherine Avalone and Arnold Gold. Most Valuable Player Kendra Friedt Southington, Sr., P Stats: Went 17-0 and guided the Lady Knights to a third straight Class LL state championship. Had a 0.62 ERA and struck out 235 batters in 112 innings while […]

So much for that Woodstock / Putnam Science postgrad basketball merger

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Putnam Science Academy lives! A unknown new ownership group, backed by Chinese investors, have refunded the private school in northeastern Connecticut and will reopen its doors this fall, according to a report from Norwich Bulletin’s Marc Allard on Monday. But, wait, didn’t Woodstock Academy just absorb the Putnam Science boys basketball program? You know, the program that just saw top […]

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

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CIAC Decathlon & Heptathlon Championship at the Coast Guard Academy.

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 […]