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.

Live Updates: The 2015 Boys Basketball Conference Tournaments

Hillhouse senior forward Troy Walters, Jr. elevates for a shot vs. Fairfield Prep earlier this season. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

The storm before the storm begins Thursday when the 2015 Connecticut boys basketball conferences commence their annual championship tournaments. The SCC, CCC and ECC start the whole shebang with first-round games on Thursday, Feb. 26. The SWC, CSC, NCC (Friday), NVL, FCIAC and Shoreline (among others, Saturday) join the fray on with quarterfinal rounds. Semifinals […]

Boys basketball: League tournament predictions, day 2

Notre Dame-Fairfield's C.J. Davidson (Photo Pete Paguaga)

A 12-5 start to the predictions. We move on to day 2: You can follow all the games on the boys tournament scoreboard and live blog page. CSC tournament quarterfinals No. 8 Norwich Tech at No. 1 University – University No. 7 Kaynor Tech at No. 2 Prince Tech – Prince Tech No. 6 Cheney […]

2015 CIAC girls basketball tournament pairings, schedule

Mercy Tiger Kendra Landy (#20) drives to the hoop against Capitol Prep Trailblazer Dazha Ward during the Trailblazers 88-48 win in January. (Photo John Vanacore)

CLASS LL FIRST ROUND Monday, 7 p.m. No. 28 Danbury (9-11) at No. 5 Fairfield Warde (18-2) Tuesday, 7 p.m. Upper bracket: No. 32 New Milford (8-12) at No. 1 South Windsor (20-0); No. 17 Glastonbury (13-7) at No. 16 Southington (14-6); No. 25 Norwalk (10-10) at No. 8 Greenwich (17-3); No. 24 Amity (10-10) […]

NCCC Girls Basketball Championship: Avon tops Bolton, leaves league as champions

The Avon High girls basketball team is all smiles after winning their second straight NCCC Tournament title. (Gerry deSimas Jr. - CollinsvillePress.com

HARTFORD – In their final game as a member of the North Central Connecticut Conference, the Avon High girls basketball team wanted to go out with some style and a victory. The Falcons, who shared the league championship with Canton, won their 1212 NCCC Tournament title Thursday night with a 60-46 win over Bolton. It was […]

2015 NCCC Boys Basketball Tournament Schedule, Bracket

The NCCC Boys Basketball Tournament begins Thursday, Feb. 26 with three play-in games and concludes Thursday, March 5 at a site to be determined. The quarterfinals will be Saturday at higher seeds. The semifinals will be March 3 at higher seeds. East Windsor, the defending champion, did not qualify for this year’s tournament. Live Updates […]

Girls Basketball: Henry C’s CIAC Tournament Bracket Breakdown

The CIAC Tournament brackets have officially been released. All of the fields seem to be wide open this season, with the exception of Class L where Capital Prep should be the overwhelming favorite to win the state title this season. Below is a breakdown of how the CIAC Tournament could play out. The 2015 CIAC […]

GameTimeCT / Register boys basketball top 10 poll: Weaver, Middletown move up

Hillhouse's Donell Allick cuts between two Fairfield Prep defenders during an earlier game at Alumni Hall (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Not much activity this week as all 10 teams remain the same, just some position changes. The league tournaments begin on Thursday as the stretch run really begins. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 19-0 18 540 1 S Last week: Def. Holy Cross 19-0. Bottom line: Only St. Paul Tuesday […]

GameTimeCT / Register Girls Basketball Top 10 Poll: Wilton moves up

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Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1.  Capital Prep  19-1 16 480 1 L Last week:  Def. Nazareth (New York) 90-39 and Windham Tech 108-41 in the CSC quarterfinals. Bottom line: Kiah Gillespie scored her 2,000th career point Friday. The rich get richer. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2.  Farmington  22-0 0 434 2 […]

Girls Basketball: The Hoops Hub for Feb. 22

The Hoops Hub The News Hub GameTimeCT.com/Register Top 10 Poll: Wilton moves up! Team, first: Hand does it as a team. Court Vision: Vote for the Baller of the Week! Standings: Find out what your favorite teams record is! Leaders: Scoring leaders and three point leaders right here. The Postseason Hub Conference Tournament Central: Your […]

Class LL Wrestling: Xavier’s Broderick champ at 285, Falcons finish third; Newtown wins title

Chidi Broderick won the Class LL title at heavyweight.

  TRUMBULL >> With time winding down in the third period, Simsbury’s Lukas Stone scored on a reversal to tie the match against Xavier heavyweight Chidi Broderick. It was a thrilling turn of events, especially since Broderick controlled the match to that point. But Broderick would not be denied. Moments later, Broderick pinned Stone with […]

Class S wrestling: Windham pulls off three-peat

Windham won its third straight Class S wrestling title (via @ctwrestling on Twitter)

Jacob Martin (120 pounds), Sebastian Ruffino (126) and Seiji Arzuaga (220) all won state titles for Windham, which won its third straight championship in the meet held at Higganum. Windham finished with 226.5 points, followed by Montville (192), Haddam-Killingworth (155) and Terryville (150.5). Haddam-Killingworth won a pair of state titles in front of the home […]

Class L wrestling: New Milford wins again, Warde places second

Denzel Phillips defeated Jordi Proskinitopoulos of Fairfield Warde 10-5 to not only win the 195-pound class but also help New Milford win its third straight team title and fourth in the last five years in the meet held at Bristol Central. Timmy Kane won the 126-pound class and Charles Kane captured the 138 class to […]

Class M wrestling: Edmondson, Luth win titles, lead Foran to runner-up finish behind Ledyard

Luke Edmondson defended his heavyweight Class M state championship to help the Foran wrestling team finish second behind ledyard in the meet held at Law High in Milford. Edmondson defeated Gino Bonalumi 1-0 in the final. Teammate Ryan Luth won the 120-pound class with a 9-6 decision over Braden Lohbush of Lyman Memorial/Windham Tech. Gino […]

Recruiting 2015: Connecticut high school football college commits [updated, Feb. 20]

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The following is a list of players from Connecticut High Schools who have signed letters of intent or have made commitments for the Class of 2015. For most schools, particularly Division I, commitments are unbinding until the player signs a letter of intent beginning on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Players attending […]

2015 NCCC Girls Basketball Tournament Schedule, Bracket

The NCCC girls basketball tournament will begin Thursday, Feb. 19 with a play-in round at higher seeds and conclude Thursday, Feb. 26 at a neutral site. (via Collinsvillepress.com). Tourney Central: Live Updates, Brackets from every CT Conference First Round Thursday, Feb. 19 at higher seeds No. 7 Granby 69, No. 10 Coventry 42 No. 8 […]

Wrestling: State Championship Preview Capsules

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The CIAC state championship wrestling tournament begins Friday at 4 p.m. Championship finals are expected to begin Saturday at 7 p.m. CLASS LL Brackets • Where: Trumbull High • Wrestlers to watch: Zachary Murillo, Southington (106 pounds); Willie Gambardella, Platt Tech/West Haven (106); Matt Foster, Norwich Free Academy (113); Jake Cala, Amity (113); Patrick Moynihan, […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 boys basketball poll: Hillhouse moves up to No. 4

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Joey Kasperzyk drives to the basket for Hillhouse, which moved up to No. 4 this week in the latest GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 poll.

Not as much change as last week. Middletown returned as Hamden dropped back out after suffering its fourth loss. The final two weeks of the regular season are here! Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 18-0 18 540 1 S Last week: Def. Crosby 73-66; def. Wilby 76-49. Bottom line: Hearts […]

Girls Basketball: Hoops Hub, Live Updates for Week of Feb. 8

Hand's Lauren Brandau, left, is not afraid to dive for a loose basketball. (Photograph by Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

The Hoops Hub The News Hub Under the Radar Team: The players who may not always light up the scoreboard, but still help their team win. Court Vision: Vote for the Milestone of the Week! Standings: Find out where your favorite team is! GameTimeCT.com/Register Top 10: There’s a new No. 2! Previous Hoops Hubs Episode […]