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.

Recruiting 2015: Connecticut high school football college commits [updated]

From left, Norwalk's Evan Adams (courtesy Norwalk Hour), New Canaan's Zach Allen, Xavier's Tanner Kern, Fairfield Prep's Anthony Palazzolo, Windsor Locks/Suffield's Jarvis Miller (via Scout.com)

The following is a living list of players at Connecticut High Schools who have made verbal commitments for the Class of 2015. For most schools, commitments are unbinding until the player signs a letter of intent beginning on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Players attending as preferred walk-ons are noted with asterisks. […]

Grab your No. 2 pencils: It’s the Midseason Boys Basketball Quiz

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Hillhouse senior forward Troy Walters, Jr. elevates for a shot as Robert Haskins (32), Thomas Nolan (5) and Ryan Foley (21) defend for Fairfield Prep in the first game between the two teams Dec. 30. The rematch is set for Friday.

So you guys think you’re experts when it comes to boys basketball? Now is your chance to prove it! Please vote on the following questions, some on the midpoint of the 2014-15 season. Some on the general state of boys basketball. Polls close Saturday night. Our answers to be provided later this week.

GameTimeCT / Register boys basketball top 10 poll: Hamden makes first appearance

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Joey Kasperczyk of Hillhouse goes in for two against Bridgeport Central on Jan. 19.

Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 11-0 18 540 1 S Last week: Def. Notre Dame-Fairfield 80-56; def. Woodland 72-36; def. Naugatuck 88-59. Bottom line: Mustapha Heron scored a career-high 46 points in the Hearts’ win over Naugatuck. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2. FAIRFIELD PREP 11-0 0 504 […]

GameTimeCT / Register Girls Basketball Top 10 Poll: Capital Prep is new No. 1

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Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1.  Capital Prep  11-1 20 600 2 L Last week:   Def. Mercy 88-48 and Wilcox Tech 72-29. Bottom line: Unanimous. The debate is over. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2.  Mercy  11-1 0 580 1 LL Last week:  Lost to Capital Prep 88-48, def. Sheehan 72-51. Bottom line: But it was […]

Boys Indoor Track: Darien’s Ostberg makes season debut at SCC Coaches Invite, Hillhouse wins meet

Darien's Alex Ostberg during the 3,200 Sunday at the SCC Coaches Invite. Photo by Arnold Gold/Register

NEW HAVEN >> It was a different mindset for Darien’s Alex Ostberg Sunday afternoon at the SCC Coaches Invitational, but the senior All-American didn’t disappoint. After battling bout of pneumonia for the past month, Ostberg made his indoor track season debut at the Floyd Little Athletic Center. He finished in third place in the 1,600 […]

GameTimeCT / Register boys basketball top 10 poll: Fairfield Prep moves up to No. 2

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From left, Fairfield Prep assistant coaches Dave Renzulli, Danny Powell and head coach leo Redgate watch during the Jesuits' win over Hillhouse Dec. 30. Prep moved up to No. 2 in the latest poll.

Sacred Heart now is a unanimous choice as the state’s No. 1 team. Prep has moved up to No. 2 and Middletown makes its first appearance in the top 10. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 8-0 18 540 1 S Last week: Def. Derby 96-64; def. Crosby 91-60; def. Christ […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Poll: Mercy clings to slim lead at top

Mercy's Destine Perry drives past Sacred Heart's Jenna D'Agostino Tuesday night, January 13, 2015, at the SHA gymnasium in Hamden. The Mercy Tigers defeated the Sacred Heart Academy Pacers, 57-36.  (Photographs by Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

  Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1.  Mercy  10-0 10 552 1 LL Last week:  Def. Hamden 70-26,  West Haven 70-25 Bottom line: January 19. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2. Capital Prep 9-1 9 550 2 L Last week: Def. Goodwin Tech 87-28, Cheney Tech 102-42, South Medford (Or) 82-50. Bottom line: See Mercy bottom line. […]

The 83rd New Haven Register All-State Football Team: OFFENSE

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The 83rd Annual New Haven Register Register / GameTimeCT All-State Football Offense Team as selected by the New Haven Register staff. Compiled by Mike Pucci. Photos by Arnold Gold except where noted. MORE: DEFENSE | SECOND, THIRD & Honorable Mention Teams Note: The All-State team will be published in the New Haven Register print edition on January 25. Mark Piccirillo Shelton, Sr., […]

The 83rd New Haven Register All-State Football Team: DEFENSE and COACH OF THE YEAR

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The 83rd Annual New Haven Register Register / GameTimeCT All-State Football team as selected by the New Haven Register staff. Compiled by Mike Pucci. Photos by Arnold Gold except where noted. MORE: OFFENSE | Second, Third & Honorable Mention Teams Note: The All-State team will be published in the New Haven Register print edition on January 25. Most Valuable Player Zach […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 boys basketball poll: New London moves up to No. 6

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Dontell Glover drives in against Fairfield Prep. Hillhouse is No. 8 in this week's GameTimeCT Top 10 poll while Prep remains at No. 4.

Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. Sacred Heart 5-0 16 536 1 S Last week: Def. Kennedy 79-63. Bottom line: Mustapha Heron scored 32 points in the Hearts’ victory over Kennedy. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2. Career 7-0 2 500 2 L Last week: Def. North Haven 74-34; def. Wilbur […]

Girls Basketball: Hoops Hub for Jan. 11 & live coverage

The Hoops Hub The News Hub Top 10 Poll: Familiar faces throughout. Court Vision: Vote for the Baller of the Week. Fresh face: East Haven may have the best freshman in the area. Standings: Find out where your favorite team is! Leaders: The tops scorers in the area. Previous Hoops Hubs Episode 1: Season preview […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Hockey Poll: Prep returns to No. 1, Hamden up to No. 3

Notre Dame of West Haven H.S. vs.  Fairfield Prep first period hockey action at Bennett Rink in West Haven January 3, 2015. Fairfield Prep defeated Notre Dame H.S. 7-2 (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

The 2014-15 Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. FAIRFIELD PREP 4-2 10 153 2 I Last week: Defeated Notre Dame-West Haven 7-2. Bottom line: “Our goalie Jack Taubl has been our rock so far this season,” coach Matt Sather said. Team Record 1st Place Points Last […]

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

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Fairfield Prep's Ryan Foley tries to guard Hillhouse's Dontell Glover during Prep's 80-70 win. Prep and Hillhouse switched places in the latest poll.

The top three teams remained the same as we hit 2015. Fairfield Prep won its 35th straight regular-season game by beating Hillhouse and moved up two spots. East Catholic also remained undefeated. New London, Hartford Public and Norwalk joined the top 10 for the first time this season. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class […]

Wrestling: State coaches poll

WEEK 2 First-place votes in parentheses, followed by record, total votes and last week’s ranking. Votes tabulated on a 20-18-16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7 basis: Team                    Record    Points     Prv 1. Newtown (8)     2-0        246          2 2. Danbury (5)      2-0    […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 boys basketball poll: Weaver, Hillhouse move up

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Tommy Nolan (with ball) and Fairfield Prep moved up to No. 6 this week in the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 poll.

Team                                            Points    Last    Class 1. Sacred Heart (3-0) (15)    506          1          S Results thus far: Def. Wilby 77-38; def. Watertown 67-27; def. Ansonia 82-49. Bottom line: Malik Petteway had 12 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and four blocked shots in the season-opening win over Wilby. 2. Career (4-0) (1)                   472          […]

Boys basketball 2014-15: Top 25 CIAC Players

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Career forward Justin Campbell during a preseason scrimmage against St. Joseph.

*CIAC players only Marcus Blackwell, 6-3, Bridgeport Central, Sr., G: One of the holdovers as the Hilltoppers try to make it back-to-back Class LL state championships. DeAnte Bruton, 5-9, Ledyard, Sr., G: Will be the catalyst if the Colonels want to go deep in the Class LL state tournament. Justin Campbell, 6-5, Career, Sr., F: […]

Boys Basketball 2014-15: Coaches want CIAC to lift restrictions for off-season coaching

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St. Joseph basketball coach Chris Watts is in favor of coaching during the periods in the off-season. The CIAC doesn't permit that.

Student-athletes leaving a CIAC-sanctioned school for a prepatory school, for what they deem to be a better chance to succeed both academically and athletically, is nothing new. But it may be more prevalent this year than most. Some of the best players in the state have transferred to prep schools: Steve Enoch (Norwalk), Elijah Pemberton […]

2014-15 GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 preseason boys basketball poll: Sacred Heart starts out on top

Sacred Heart's boys basketball players celebrate their Class S championship last March. The Hearts will be back to defend their title and are No. 1 in the GameTimeCT preseason poll.
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Team 2013-14 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 24-3 15 534 4 S Last game: Def. Valley Regional 65-56 to win Class S championship. Season opener: vs. Wilby, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bottom line: All five starters return for the hearts including junior point guard Mustapha Heron, already committed to Pittsburgh. Team 2013-14 1st […]

GameTimeCT / Register Preseason Top 10 Hockey Poll: Fairfield Prep is No. 1

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 2014-15 Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll compiled by Dan Nowak. Team (Record)(First-place votes)………………………………..Points………Last 1. Fairfield  Prep (16-4-3) (11)…………………………………….136……1 Final result last season: Defeated Darien 2-1 (OT) in CIAC Division I state championship. Bottom line: Two-time defending CIAC D-I champ Prep has the talent for another strong postseason run . 2. Notre Dame-Fairfield  (18-5-1) (2)…………………………..111……3 Final result last […]

Hockey 2014-15: The Top 25 Hockey Players To Watch

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Ryan Deering of Fairfield Prep, left, watches Notre Dame goalie Wade Conlan block a shot in a game last season at the Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport.

Justin Blanchette, F, Jr., Fairfield Prep: While Ryan Deering is expected to be the Jesuits’ playmaker this season Blanchette is expected to be the team’s primary goal scorer.  Sather said he has an excellent release and a nose for the net. Ryan Brand, Sr., D, Guilford: Brand is a physically strong player who should be […]