North Central Connecticut Conference

The North Central Connecticut Conference encompasses schools in a large geographic area in the northern central portion of the state, reaching north to the Massachusetts border. Thirteen schools make up the membership in the organization, which claimed eight CIAC State Championships in the 2011-12 academic year, including three in soccer and a pair in cross country.

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 […]

The Top 25 Moments From Spring Championship Weekend

Top 25 Moments

We spent 36 hours following the fine work of NFHSNetwork and CPTV Sports, who brought to you, live, ALL of the CIAC spring state championships. Here are the top moments we managed to capture on Vine throughout the weekend. With so many games going on simultaneously, it was impossible to keep track of it all. If […]

Pooch’s Final Top 10 Softball Ballot

Here’s the ballot I submitted for the Final 2015 Softball Top 10 Poll. The poll will be released later tonight on-line at and it will appear in Monday’s New Haven Register. Southington Cheshire Oxford St. Joseph East Haven Fitch South Windsor Stamford Darien Amity Lauralton Hall Holy Cross Seymour Rocky Hill Sheehan

Friday’s Star: Zach Hart, Sheehan baseball; vote for Saturday’s State Championship Star of the Day

Star of the Day Bug

Friday’s Star Zach Hart, Sheehan baseball: Pitched three innings of one-hit relief for the win and added an RBI double as Sheehan beat Montville 5-0 for the Class M state title. Vote for Saturday’s Championship Star of the Day until 9 p.m. Monday.

Class S girls lacrosse: Iwanicki leads Granby over Old Saybrook in OT for title

Granby's girls lacrosse team celebrates its 14-13 OT victory over Old Saybrook (Photo Dan Nowak)

STRATFORD >> On her first three free position opportunities, Granby’s Krista Iwanicki hit the post in the CIAC Class S girls lacrosse championship game against Old Saybrook. She made her fourth opportunity count. Iwanicki scored the game-winning goal with 1:10 left in the first of two three-minute overtimes to lead the No. 5 Granby girls […]

Girls Lacrosse: State championship preview capsules

The Hand Tigers defeated the Guilford Indians, 18-6, for the Southern Connecticut Conference girls lacrosse championship, (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

GIRLS LACROSSE CLASS L No. 3 DARIEN vs. No. 9 WILTON When: Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Where: Bunnell High, Stratford Records: Darien 19-3; Wilton 14-6 Internet: Championship game appearances: This will be the Blue Wave’s ninth CIAC championship appearance. Darien has won two Division I titles, a Class M title and two Class L titles. […]

Class S Baseball: Spanier, Morgan shut down Coventry, advance to first final in 47 years

BERLIN>> Morgan took control of the momentum in the bottom of the fifth inning at Sgt. Zipadelli Field and rode it to the its first state finals appearance since 1968. Jared Spanier, the winning pitcher, blasted a double to left center to lead off the fifth then Maddon Ward hit a fly ball to right field that would […]

Baseball: Class LL, L S semifinals moved to Wednesday; Class M semis still on


Three of the four sites for the CIAC baseball semifinals have been postponed due to potential stormy weather for today. All of those games are now Wednesday, same sites and times. Here’s the complete scoreboard The postponements are as follows: CLASS LL SEMIFINALS at Muzzy Field (Bristol) No. 4 Staples vs. No. 8 Norwalk, 3:30 […]

Boys golf: Morgan wins Division IV state championship for third straight time

Photo by Joe Morelli
The Morgan golf team won the Division IV state golf championship for the third straight year Monday.

HEBRON >> Morgan golf coach Eric Bergman doesn’t easily forget a half-dozen years ago when the program went through a winless season. “We couldn’t garner any support for the team. I thought we were in jeopardy of losing the program,” Bergman said. It brings much more appreciation to what the Huskies have accomplished the past […]

Class S baseball: Simpson, top-seeded Stafford roll past Shoreline champ Coginchaug, into quarterfinals

STAFFORD SPRINGS >> Midnight came early for Cinderella. Coginchaug Regional’s baseball team, which came out of nowhere to win seven of eight down the stretch and win the Shoreline Conference playoffs in dramatic fashion, ran out of pitching Thursday and was beaten by No. 1 ranked Stafford, 14-0, in the second round of the CIAC […]

Baseball: 2015 no-hitter / perfect game list [updated June 4]

Below is a list of the no-hitters to start the season. 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 […]

LIVE BLOG: The 2015 CIAC Track and Field Championships

Mercy's track and field team takes a selfie with their Class L championship trophy Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

The CIAC boys and girls state track meets run Monday-Wednesday. But due to the rash of rainstorms, the schedule has been adjusted. The Class LL (Willow Brook) and Class MM (Middletown) state track and field meets were Tuesday. Ridgefield boys and Staples girls won the Class LL meets. Hillhouse boys and Windsor girls won the […]

The GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll: Southington remains No. 1

Teresa Marchitto and Amity are ranked No. 6 in the latest Top 10 Softball Poll.
Catherine Avalone/Amity

Southington remains No. 1 in the latest Top 10 Poll as the CIAC state tournament gets underway this week. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SOUTHINGTON 20-0 17 510 1 LL Last week’s results: Defeated New Britain 15-0. Bottom line: The Blue Knights, the two-time defending Class LL champions, have won 66 straight […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Softball Ballot

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll after Week 8. 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 Oxford Cheshire Amity Lauralton Hall Darien Mercy NFA South Windsor Seymour Sheehan East Haven […]

2015 CIAC Softball State Tournament Scoreboard

Seymour's Raeanne Geffert pitches vs. Oxford in the NVL title game Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

CLASS LL FIRST ROUND Monday, June 1 – Wednesday, June 3 Amity 12, Simsbury 0 Danbury 8, Bristol Central 7(11) Mercy 7, Daniel Hand 4 Middletown 2, Manchester 1 Newington 3, Fairfield Ludlowe 2 (10) Newtown 15, Glastonbury 0 Norwalk 8, New Britain 7 Norwich Free Academy 16, Greenwich 1(5) Ridgefield 7, Fairfield Warde 1 […]

2015 CIAC Boys Lacrosse State Tournament Scoreboard

Darien's Colin Minicus (right) leads the Blue Wave's charge into the Class L tournament this season (Photo Sean Meenaghan)

CLASS L QUALIFYING ROUND Friday, May 29 Trumbull 7, Shelton 5 Saturday, May 30 Amity 13, West Haven 2 Fairfield Prep 13, Fairfield Warde 6 Norwich Free Academy 14, Hall 12 McMahon 11, Conard 10 OT FIRST ROUND Wednesday, June 3 Brien McMahon 15, Xavier 12 Darien 21, Amity 1 Glastonbury 22, Norwich Free Academy 0 Greenwich […]