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

Basketball: CT East girls, CT boys win at JCC Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic

Mara Lavitt-New Haven Register
Hillhouse’s Raiquan Clark goes up for a layup during the Schoolboy/Schoolgirl All-Star Classic basketball at the Greater New Haven JCC.

WOODBRIDGE >> The last high school basketball hurrah for the state’s best players in the 53rd annual JCC Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic was to be bittersweet. However, the East girls All Stars and the Connecticut boys All-Stars made it heavier on the sweet as both teams won Sunday at the JCC of Greater New Haven. In the […]

CCC baseball: Hall walks off with win over Fitch

WEST HARTFORD >> Two outs, bottom of the seventh, runners on first and third. The second pitch Kendrick Boss threw to Sam Dobins bounced off the front off home plate, got by the catcher and Jonathan Greenfield raced home, throwing his helmet in the air and jumping into his teammates arms. The Warriors beat Fitch, 5-4 […]

GameTimeCT / Register Preseason Lacrosse Top 10 poll: Darien kicks the season off at No. 1

The 2013-14 preseason Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 lacrosse poll compiled by Dan Nowak. Team (Record)(First-place votes) Points; 2013 poll finish 1. Darien (12-8) (6)…101 pts…8 Last game: Lost 7-6 to Wilton in 2013 CIAC Class M quarterfinals . Season opener: Hosts Trinity Catholic, Wednesday, 4 p.m. Bottom line: The Blue Wave, led by Yale-bound goalie Phil Huffard, is on a […]

Track and Field 2014: Conn. distance runners are miles ahead of the rest

Fairfield Warde's Cate Allen, Staples' Hannah DeBalsi and Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross enter the outdoor track season as three of best runners in the state. Photo by Melanie Stengel/Register

Hannah DeBalsi closed her eyes trying to contain her jubilance. She couldn’t. Cate Allen grinned. Danae Rivers laughed. It was a rare Tuesday afternoon in March when three of Connecticut’s most talented female high school distance runners were together, but not on a track. Instead, they sat in a photo studio getting their portraits taken. […]

GameTimeCT/NH Register Preseason Softball Top 10 Poll: Masuk is No. 1

Masuk celebrates after winning last season's Class L state championship. The Panthers are No. 1 in the GameTimeCT/NH Register preseason softball poll.

Team                                            Points           Last         Class 1. Masuk (27-0) (14)                 504              1               L Last season: Defeated Foran 3-2 to win Class L state championship. Opening day: at Westhill, Wednesday, 4:15 p.m. Bottom line: The Panthers have the state’s best player returning in […]

Softball 2014: The top 25 CIAC players to watch this season

Mercy shortstop Astin Donovan was the NH Register's Area MVP last season.

Olivia Banulski, OF, Bristol Central, Sr.: Hit .543 with 39 runs and 14 RBIs as a junior. Fallon Bevino, 1B, Foran, Sr.: Batted .435 with 40 RBIs and 28 runs last season. Will play at Kutztown. Tatum Buckley, P, Masuk, Sr.: Reigning Register State Player of the Year has committed to play at Florida Atlantic. […]

Softball 2014: Top five storylines for the 2014 season

(Catherine Avalone/The Middletown Press) Mercy senior captain and catcher Tyler Keegan chases down a ball as Southington sophomore Lauren Zazzaro looks for the umpire's call at West Haven High School in last season's Class LL state final. Zazzaro scored the only run of the game.

1. Last Hurrah for Lauralton Hall This will be the final season for Lauralton Hall in the South-West Conference. The Crusaders are hoping to have a memorable exit. Lauralton Hall has the depth and talent to challenge defending champion Masuk and defending Class S champion Oxford for the SWC crown. The Crusaders, though, face a […]

Baseball 2014: 25 CIAC players who will make you a fan this season

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Bunnell first baseman Ron Rossomando is one of Henry Chiosholm's top 25 CIAC players to watch.

• John Amendola, P, Notre Dame-West Haven, Sr: Amendola committed to Northeastern University last summer. He stepped up for the Green Knights last season as No. 1 starter Greg Zullo went down with an injury. Last season was a break-out year, this year could be even bigger for Amendola. • Drew Arciuolo, OF, Notre Dame-West […]

Baseball 2014: 10 games that will make you a fan this season

• Amity at Fairfield Prep, Wednesday 3:45 p.m.: A rematch of last season’s Class LL state tournament semifinal. The Jesuits bring in the big bat of Shawn Blake to face a Spartans’ team that still boasts Jake Russo, Anthony Capozziello, Nick Fusco and Ross Weiner. • Holy Cross at Derby, Friday, 3:45 p.m.: Derby could […]

Softball: Pooch’s Preseason Top 10 Ballot

Defending Class L champion Masuk finished No. 1 in last season's final Top 10 softball poll.

Scroll down to find out how I I voted in the GameTimeCT/Register Preseason Top 10 Softball Poll. The preseason poll is slated to run in Tuesday’s print editions of the Register.  We’ll post it on-line here at gametimect.com as soon as its compiled. Masuk, the defending Class L champions, finished No. 1 in last season’s […]

Connecticut poised to vote on stronger high school concussion bill

Connecticut High school players wearing 'Guardian Caps,' preventative padding atop helmets. Preventing concussions and head injuries in football have fast become primary focus of parents, coaches, schools and the state.

The concussion issue may soon be tackled at the state level in Connecticut. A proposed bill to raise concussion education and awareness has been referred to the house and could be voted on during this short session. The language of the bill, as currently proposed, would mandate concussion education for all student-athletes and parents at […]

Softball: A look back, a look ahead and vote for state’s best player

Arnold Gold — Register
Tatum Buckley of Masuk pitches against Foran in the 2013 CIAC Class L Softball Championship  in West Haven.

The high school softball season opens in just over a week (April 9, to be exact). Let’s take a look back at what happened last season, and what to look for in 2014 (although I am still in the process of getting back preseason forms from coaches). The Register will present its annual softball preview, […]

Girls basketball: JCC Schoolgirl Classic selects its roster

The 53rd Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic, which has moved to the JCC of Greater New Haven facility in Woodbridge, announced Wednesday the following girls to play in the Classic April 13 at 1:30 p.m.: EAST SQUAD Karlee Alves, Ellington (Emmanuel) Tanaya Atkinson, Career (Temple) Olivia Bolden, South Windsor (undecided) Cassidy Bundy, Montville (Hartford) Chelsea Domain, Tolland (Assumption) […]

As CIAC crowns champions, Public School vs. Private and ‘Choice’ School debate rages on

Public or Private or 'Choice?' East Catholic and Weaver, which battled for the Class L boys basketball title, are considered 'Schools of Choice,' but is their success overwhelming Public competition? (Photo Peter Paguaga)

UNCASVILLE >> Capital Prep, a Hartford magnet school, cruised to its second girls basketball state title Saturday morning at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Not too long after that, East Catholic, a parochial school, followed suit on its way to a Class M state championship. Meanwhile, an hour’s drive down 95-South, Fairfield Prep, another parochial school, […]

CHSCA extends HS hockey season with all-star events

The CIAC Division I, II and III championship games held last weekend provide mixed emotions for many coaches. On one hand the events produce exciting finishes to the season with champions crowned in each Division. But it also signals the end of the season for public school teams.   Enter the Connecticut High School Coaches […]

Final GameTimeCT / Register Hockey Top 10 Poll: Prep wins D-I title, earns top spot

Fairfield Prep celebrates their 2-1 win in overtime against Darien in the CIAC Division I Final at Ingalls Rink in New Haven on 3/22/2014.

The 2013-14 Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll compiled by Dan Nowak. Team (Record)(First-place votes)…………………………..Points………Last 1. Fairfield  Prep (16-4-3) (16)…………………………………….169……4 Final result: Defeated Darien 2-1 (OT) in CIAC Division I state championship. Bottom line: Prep won its second straight D-I title and 16th state title overall. 2. Darien  (22-4-1) (1)……………………………………………….152……2 Final result: Lost to Fairfield Prep 2-1 (OT) in Division […]

Boys basketball: JCC Schoolboy Classic roster, game information

The Connecticut roster for the 53rd annual JCC Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic, to be held on Sunday, April 13 at the New Haven Jewish Community Center in Woodbridge, is as follows: Tyler Ancrum (Bridgeport Central) Raiquan Clark (Hillhouse) Paschal Chukwu (Fairfield Prep) Andre Frederick (Hand) Ian Gardener (Kolbe Cathedral) Levy Gillespie Jr. (Capital Prep) Chris Lowry (Woodstock […]