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

Week 2 High School Football Results / Story Links

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Thursday, Sept. 18 NVL IRON Torrington 28, Woodland 27 (OT) Friday, Sept. 19 CCC INTER Brist.Cent. 26, E.O. Smith 21 Hall 20, Glastonbury 14 (OT) Maloney 45, Fermi 19 Newington 27, Conard 22 NW Catholic 46, Rockville 14 Southington 56, Manchester 15 Berlin 15, Bloomfield 0 Brist.East. 33, Hartford Pub. 20 E.Catholic 38, Platt 35 […]

Football: How the state’s top 10 teams fared Friday night

Team                         Fared                                 Up next 1. Southington (2-0)     Def. Manchester 56-15          Friday at Simsbury, 7 p.m. 2. Fairfield Prep (1-0) Today at St. Joseph, 1 p.m.   Friday vs. Notre Dame-West Haven, 7 p.m. 3. Darien (2-0)                Def. Greenwich 33-26                Sept. 27 vs. Bassick, 1:30 p.m. 4. New […]

Sean Patrick Bowley’s Audibles: Your Statewide Guide to Week 2

Dontrese Cogswell catches an 80-yard TD pass from Corey Maddoxx in the Academic's 47-25 loss to Darien last week (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Preview season’s a drag. It’s even worse when ambition makes it impossible to get some of your standard tasks completed in time for the first week season. So, instead of a preview guide for Week 1, we were mired in preview capsules, maps and other bells and whistles. So sorry. Promise to make it right, […]

Boys soccer: State coaches polls

Week ending Sept. 13 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Record Points 1. Glastonbury (3) 2-0 101 2. Farmington (7) 2-0 99 3. Greenwich (1) 2-0 93 4. Conard (1) 2-0 49 5. Naugatuck 3-0 43 6. Hall 2-0 42 7. Norwalk 2-0 35 8. Suffield (1) 1-0 31 9. Wethersfield 2-0 28 10. […]

Football Week 1 notebook: Wilbur Cross feeling good after opening-day victory

Wilbur Cross celebrates with Kolbe Hartman (right) after Hartman's go-ahead 65-yard interception return touchdown vs Wilbur Cross (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

The Wilbur Cross football team hasn’t had much luck on opening day, but the Governors were finally able to celebrate in Week 1 after earning a 29-14 victory over McMahon on Thursday. The Governors last won their season opener in 2010, a 33-21 decision over Shelton. “For any team, it’s a great confidence boost,” Wilbur Cross […]

The Day Week 1 Top 10 Coaches Poll: New Canaan is No. 1

New Canaan quarterback Mike Collins had a nice debut in the Rams' 21-14 victory over Hand (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

New Canaan received six first-place votes and debuts at No. 1 in the first The Day of New London’s Top 10 football coaches poll. Southington, the No. 1 team in the Top 10 GameTimeCT / Register poll, took four first-place votes and was ranked No. 2. Ansonia earned two first-place votes and came in at […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 1)

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Football Poll after Week 1. The Poll will be posted on-line later tonight on GameTimeCT and appear in Tuesday’s print editions of the New Haven Register. 1. New Canaan 2. Southington 3. Fairfield Prep 4. West Haven 5. Shelton 6. St. Joseph 7. Ansonia […]

Week 1 Connecticut High School Football Schedule / Results / Story links

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Wednesday, Sept. 10 SCC-FCIAC CHALLENGE Cheshire 41, Ridgefield 14 Harding 38, Law 10 Thursday, Sept. 11 NVL BRASS Holy Cross 34, Wilby 6 NVL INTER Ansonia 45, Oxford 0 PEQUOT UNCAS Canton 35, SMSA/University 6 SCC/FCIAC CHALLENGE Wilbur Cross 29, McMahon 14 East Haven 24, Bassick 6 Ffld.Prep 59, Stamford 40 North Haven 42, Bridg.Central […]

Football: No. 8 Middletown eases past East Lyme in opener

EAST LYME >> Middletown High football coach Sal Morello said going into the season-opener Friday night with East Lyme that he thought the game might be sloppy, it might not be pretty, that he didn’t want to use Dario Highsmith more than he had to — but that his team would win. Morello was 4-for-4. […]

KICKOFF 2014: Live updates, broadcast links for Connecticut HS Football Week 1

Connecticut High School Football Kicks off Week 1 Wednesday. (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

Good evening fans, alumni, coaches, parents and, of course, every player from every corner of the state — from starter to team statistician and videographer. Today is the first day of the rest of the 2014 Connecticut High School Football Season. The majority of the state plays Friday and into Saturday. See the Week 1 […]

The 2014 Connecticut High School Football record book is here

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Connecticut high school football saw quite a few state records fall last season. Ansonia’s Arkeel Newsome became the state’s all-time leading rusher and then went on to become the state’s first 10,000-yard rusher. He also set the state’s single-season rushing record and scored the most touchdowns in a season. Tanner Kingsley of Woodland broke Casey […]

2014 high school fall sports schedules

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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

FOOTBALL 2014: The New Haven Register / GameTimeCT preseason Top 10 poll: Southington is No. 1

Southington's Kyle Borawski (right) celebrates a touchdown catch during a scrimmage last month. The Blue Knights were voted the No. 1 team in the New Haven Register / GameTimeCT preseason Top 10 poll (Photo Peter Paguaga)

It won the school’s first state championship since 1998 with a dominant, second-half performance over Fairfield Prep. A host of all-state caliber players return, including Alex Jamele, the state’s top receiver. It’s big on the lines, aggressive on defense, and quarterback Jasen Rose, despite playing receiver a season ago, looks like he’ll be a fine […]

ECC Football 2014: Plainfield preview

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Vitals Coach: Pat Smith Conference: ECC Small Playoff Class: S (360 boys enrollment) Home: Plainfield High School, Central Village 2013 Record: 5-6 (2-2 Small) 2014 Kickoff: Friday, Sept. 12 vs. Bacon Academy, 6:30 Team website: MaxPreps page Top players Steve Jankowski, Sr. QB (1,156 yards, 20 TDs passing; 430 yards rushing) Jordan Federer, Sr. RB/DB (582 yards rushing) Andre Bergeron, Sr. OL/DL […]

ECC Football 2014: St. Bernard / Norwich Tech preview

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Vitals Coach: Sean Ladyga (2nd year, 1-10) Conference: ECC Small Playoff Class: M (464 boys enrollment) Home: Delaporta Field, Uncasville 2013 Record: 1-10 (1-4 Small) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 19 vs. Windham, 6:30 p.m. Team website: MaxPreps page Top players Cal Senesac, Sr. WR (6-1, 175) Alec Casillas, Jr. WR (5-10, 175) Tyler Prater, Sr. TE (6-2, 215) Thurston Brown, Jr. (5-7, 145) […]

ECC Football 2014: Fitch preview

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Vitals Coach: Jordan Panucci (2nd year, 4-7) Conference: ECC Large Playoff Class: L (585 boys enrollment) Home: Dorr Field, Groton 2013 Record: 4-7 (0-3 ECC Large) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 vs. Newington, 6:30 p.m. Team website: MaxPreps page Top players Terrel Scholle, Sr. RB/WR (5-9, 160) Dejean General, Jr. RB (5-10, 185) Robert Duncan, Jr. QB/FS (5-11, 183) Jonathan Johnston, RB/CB (5-9, […]

ECC Football 2014: Griswold preview

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Vitals Coach: Gregg Wilcox (1st year) Conference: ECC Small Playoff Class: S (308 boys enrollment) Home: Griswold HS Field, Jewett City 2013 Record: 6-4 (5-0 ECC Small champions) 2014 Kickoff: Game Captains: if applicable Team website: MaxPreps page Top players Zachary Hankins, Sr. WR/LB David Jackson, Sr. RB/S Dakota Pedro, Sr. WR/LB Chaz Strickland, Jr. OL/DL Calvin Knowles, Jr. OL Cole Mileski, Jr. […]

Cross Country: Teams search for optimal training regimens for success

The Daniel Hand High School boys cross country team runs at the school. Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register)

It’s a little past 3 p.m. on a hot Tuesday afternoon in late August. But members of the Branford cross country team don’t seem to mind the heat. There’s a lot of enthusiastic chatter among the crowd as they wait for coach Kevin Connell. They seem anxious to get their feet and bodies moving. A […]

Join Francesco Graziano and CPTV Sports for their High School Football Training Camp special

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We say this every season, but it’s incredible how big media coverage of high school football in Connecticut has become. What used to be the exclusive domain of your local daily newspaper way back in the 1990s has now become a vast ocean of information on the internet and social media, in the papers, on […]