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.

Last hurrah for field hockey today: Junior Select and Senior Select All-Star games at Cheshire High

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register) Erin Mammele of Hand battles for the ball.

The 2014 Connecticut high school field hockey season has one last hurrah today as the annual CHSCA Junior Select and Senior Select All-Star games will be held at Cheshire High. The Junior Select All-Star game will be held at 5 p.m. followed by the Senior Select All-Star game at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for […]

Girls soccer: Final 2014 state coaches polls

Final Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                                     Points 1. Glastonbury (7)              79 2. Fairfield Warde              68 3. Immaculate (1)              66 4. Avon                                  57 5. Simsbury                         43 6. St. Joseph                        39 7. Ridgefield                        25 8. Guilford                           18 9. Mercy                               15 10. Staples                            9 Others […]

Boys basketball: Sacred Heart to remain in Class S division for 2014-15

Sacred Heart's boys basketball players celebrate their Class S championship last March. The Hearts will be back to defend their title.
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Preseason boys basketball doesn’t begin until Dec. 1, but we can still get you in hoop mode now that the fall season has come to a close – other than football. Monday (Nov. 17) was the last day teams can petition to “play up.” Teams can petition to play up in Class LL only. One […]

Class L boys soccer: Branford, Avon play to 1-1 tie, share state championship

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MIDDLETOWN >> The Branford boys soccer team entered unchartered territory in the Class L state tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Hornets were trailing. Avon’s Riley Strassner broke a scoreless tie in the second half and Branford faced its first deficit of the tournament. But Aaron Radulski scored the equalizer exactly 7 minutes later. Branford never […]

CIAC Class S field hockey: Lewis Mills beats Granby 3-0 for the championship

Lewis Mills captains celebrate with the Class S State Championship plaque after defeating Granby, 3-0. (Pete Paguaga - Register)

WETHERSFIELD >> The fourth time was the charm for the top-seeded Lewis Mills field hockey team in the Class S state championship game against No. 3 Granby on Saturday at Wethersfield High. Lewis Mills and Granby had met in the final three other times. The Bears won all three — 3-1 in 2009, 3-1 in […]

Class M Girls Volleyball: Granby beats St. Joseph, captures first state title

Granby celebrates in front of its fans after a 3-0 victory in the Class M state final. This is the Bears first girls volleyball state title in school history.

GLASTONBURY >> Playing in its first state final in school history, Granby was admittedly a little nervous in the first game of the Class M final against St. Joseph Saturday. “There’s always nerves,” said Bears coach David Sprowson. “But, I think we had a lot of confidence this yeare.” Top-seeded Granby settled in and topped third-seeded […]

Class M boys soccer: Amundarian’s goal lifts Ellington to title over Tolland

MIDDLETOWN >> Ellington’s Eric Amundarain, who scored the only goal of the match, said it best. “I will remember that goal until the day I die,” he said, after the Purple Knights won the CIAC Class M championship before more than 1,000 spectators at Rosek-Skubel Stadium at Middletown High School. The game-winner came with 11:29 […]

Class L girls soccer: Paige Davis scores pair to lead Immaculate to state title over Avon

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WEST HAVEN >> Two of the state’s perennial girls soccer powerhouses met Saturday morning at Ken Strong Stadium maybe not for statewide supremacy, but definitely to be queens of the Class L state division. Avon managed to keep Immaculate off the scoreboard for almost 65 minutes. Then the Mustangs put together a pair of corner-kick […]

Class S Boys Soccer: East Hampton and Somers play to scoreless draw, named co-champions

Somers poses with the Class S trophy after tying with East Hampton on Saturday in New Britain. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

Eighty minutes was not enough for these two teams and neither was the additional 30 in overtime to try and get a decisive winner. The result was a 0-0 tie between Somers and East Hampton in the Class S boys soccer championship game at Veterans Memorial Stadium in New Britain. For East Hampton it was enough […]

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

Team                                        This Week                                                       Next Game 1. Southington (8-0)          Saturday at South Windsor, 11 a.m.    Nov. 27 vs. Cheshire, 10 a.m. 2. New Canaan (8-0)          Saturday at Trinity Catholic, 1 p.m.    Nov. 27 […]

CIAC Field Hockey: State championship Game Day capsules

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register) Erin Mammele of Hand battles for the ball.

CIAC FIELD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP GAMEDAY CLASS S No. 1 LEWIS MILLS vs. No. 3 GRANBY • When: Today, 10 a.m. • Where: Wethersfield High • Records: Lewis Mills 18-0; Granby 16-1-0-1 • Internet: NFHSNetwork.com • Championship game appearances: Granby makes its 20th championship appearances with 13 titles (Class M and S combined). The last title came in 2011 with a 1-0 double-overtime win over Lauralton […]

Girls soccer: State championship gameday capsules

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Hailey Davis takes possession during Immaculate's semifinal-round win against Wethersfield.

CLASS LL No. 1 GLASTONBURY (21-1) vs. No. 6 FAIRFIELD WARDE (17-3-3) When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Where: West Haven High Internet: NFHSNetwork.com Championship game appearances: Glastonbury is 1-7 in the final, only winning in 2011. Fairfield Warde is making its second appearance. The Mustangs beat Farmington in the 2007 Class L final. What to look […]

Boys soccer: State championship gameday capsules

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Aaron Radulski is about to kick away for Branford against Notre Dame-West Haven earlier in the tournament. The Hornets face Avon for the Class L state championship on Saturday.

CLASS LL No. 4 FARMINGTON (17-3-1) vs. No. 15 GLASTONBURY (14-5-2) When: Saturday, 10 a.m. Where: Willowbrook Park, New Britain Internet: NFHSNetwork.com Championship game appearances: Farmington is 11-5. Glastonbury is 6-5-1, earning a co-championship with Ridgefield last season. What to look for: Farmington moved up to Class LL after winning the previous two Class L […]

Girls swimming: Three divers break record at State Open

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Kylie Towbin of New Canaan won the State Open diving competition Thursday night with 521.75 points. She broke the Open record previously held by Katherine Mattison of Darien (486.20, 1997). Rachel Burston (Westhill/Stamford) and Kari Djonne (Newtown) also broke Mattison’s record. at Middletown 1 Kylie Towbin, New Canaan 521.75* 2 Rachel Burston, Westhill/Stam. 515.60* 3 […]

Class L girls soccer: Avon reaches 10th state final with 2-0 win over Mercy

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MERIDEN >> The Mercy girls soccer team went through an up-and-down regular season, but managed to put together another solid state tournament run. The Tigers advanced to their second straight semifinal, but that initial trip to a state championship game will have to wait at least another season. Michaela Marcus scored both goals for No. […]