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.

UPDATED: Every roster you need for June’s ‘Super 100′ Senior All-Star football game

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Update, April 17, 10:54: According to John Ferazzi, the rosters previously published are incorrect, so we have reposted NEW final rosters below. Enjoy. Original Post:  The ‘Super 100′ Senior All-Star Football game held its Top 50 draft at Rentschler Field last week. A few days later, coaches John Ferazzi of Sheehan and Sean Marinan of Xavier filled […]

Basketball: CT East girls, CT boys win at JCC Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic

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Hillhouse’s Raiquan Clark goes up for a layup during the Schoolboy/Schoolgirl All-Star Classic basketball at the Greater New Haven JCC.

WOODBRIDGE >> The last high school basketball hurrah for the state’s best players in the 53rd annual JCC Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic was to be bittersweet. However, the East girls All Stars and the Connecticut boys All-Stars made it heavier on the sweet as both teams won Sunday at the JCC of Greater New Haven. In the […]

GameTimeCT / Register Preseason Lacrosse Top 10 poll: Darien kicks the season off at No. 1

The 2013-14 preseason Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 lacrosse poll compiled by Dan Nowak. Team (Record)(First-place votes) Points; 2013 poll finish 1. Darien (12-8) (6)…101 pts…8 Last game: Lost 7-6 to Wilton in 2013 CIAC Class M quarterfinals . Season opener: Hosts Trinity Catholic, Wednesday, 4 p.m. Bottom line: The Blue Wave, led by Yale-bound goalie Phil Huffard, is on a […]

Track and Field 2014: Conn. distance runners are miles ahead of the rest

Fairfield Warde's Cate Allen, Staples' Hannah DeBalsi and Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross enter the outdoor track season as three of best runners in the state. Photo by Melanie Stengel/Register

Hannah DeBalsi closed her eyes trying to contain her jubilance. She couldn’t. Cate Allen grinned. Danae Rivers laughed. It was a rare Tuesday afternoon in March when three of Connecticut’s most talented female high school distance runners were together, but not on a track. Instead, they sat in a photo studio getting their portraits taken. […]

GameTimeCT/NH Register Preseason Softball Top 10 Poll: Masuk is No. 1

Masuk celebrates after winning last season's Class L state championship. The Panthers are No. 1 in the GameTimeCT/NH Register preseason softball poll.

Team                                            Points           Last         Class 1. Masuk (27-0) (14)                 504              1               L Last season: Defeated Foran 3-2 to win Class L state championship. Opening day: at Westhill, Wednesday, 4:15 p.m. Bottom line: The Panthers have the state’s best player returning in […]

Softball 2014: The top 25 CIAC players to watch this season

Mercy shortstop Astin Donovan was the NH Register's Area MVP last season.

Olivia Banulski, OF, Bristol Central, Sr.: Hit .543 with 39 runs and 14 RBIs as a junior. Fallon Bevino, 1B, Foran, Sr.: Batted .435 with 40 RBIs and 28 runs last season. Will play at Kutztown. Tatum Buckley, P, Masuk, Sr.: Reigning Register State Player of the Year has committed to play at Florida Atlantic. […]

Baseball 2014: 25 CIAC players who will make you a fan this season

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Bunnell first baseman Ron Rossomando is one of Henry Chiosholm's top 25 CIAC players to watch.

• John Amendola, P, Notre Dame-West Haven, Sr: Amendola committed to Northeastern University last summer. He stepped up for the Green Knights last season as No. 1 starter Greg Zullo went down with an injury. Last season was a break-out year, this year could be even bigger for Amendola. • Drew Arciuolo, OF, Notre Dame-West […]

Baseball 2014: 10 games that will make you a fan this season

• Amity at Fairfield Prep, Wednesday 3:45 p.m.: A rematch of last season’s Class LL state tournament semifinal. The Jesuits bring in the big bat of Shawn Blake to face a Spartans’ team that still boasts Jake Russo, Anthony Capozziello, Nick Fusco and Ross Weiner. • Holy Cross at Derby, Friday, 3:45 p.m.: Derby could […]

As CIAC crowns champions, Public School vs. Private and ‘Choice’ School debate rages on

Public or Private or 'Choice?' East Catholic and Weaver, which battled for the Class L boys basketball title, are considered 'Schools of Choice,' but is their success overwhelming Public competition? (Photo Peter Paguaga)

UNCASVILLE >> Capital Prep, a Hartford magnet school, cruised to its second girls basketball state title Saturday morning at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Not too long after that, East Catholic, a parochial school, followed suit on its way to a Class M state championship. Meanwhile, an hour’s drive down 95-South, Fairfield Prep, another parochial school, […]

CHSCA extends HS hockey season with all-star events

The CIAC Division I, II and III championship games held last weekend provide mixed emotions for many coaches. On one hand the events produce exciting finishes to the season with champions crowned in each Division. But it also signals the end of the season for public school teams.   Enter the Connecticut High School Coaches […]

Final GameTimeCT / Register Hockey Top 10 Poll: Prep wins D-I title, earns top spot

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 2013-14 Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll compiled by Dan Nowak. Team (Record)(First-place votes)…………………………..Points………Last 1. Fairfield  Prep (16-4-3) (16)…………………………………….169……4 Final result: Defeated Darien 2-1 (OT) in CIAC Division I state championship. Bottom line: Prep won its second straight D-I title and 16th state title overall. 2. Darien  (22-4-1) (1)……………………………………………….152……2 Final result: Lost to Fairfield Prep 2-1 (OT) in Division […]

2014 GameTimeCT / Register final boys basketball Top 10: Bridgeport Central, Fairfield Prep, Windsor finish 1-2-3

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Team                                            Points Last Class 1. Bridgeport Central (27-1) (18) 540   2   LL Final result: Def. Fairfield Prep 76-73 for the Class LL state title. Bottom line: The Hilltoppers finish No. 1 for the first time since 2010. 2. Fairfield Prep (27-1)                490   1   LL Final result: Lost to Bridgeport Central 76-73 […]

Final 2014 GameTimeCT / Register girls basketball top 10 poll: Capital Prep finishes No. 1

Due to new CIAC rules, Capital Prep, a school of choice, was bumped from Class S to Class L this season and still won a second straight title. Photo: Peter Paguaga

Capital Prep of Hartford was voted the No. 1 team in the GameTimeCT / New Haven Register Top 10 poll released Monday. The Trailblazers, led by 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year Kiah Gillespie, ran the table, including victories over out-of-state competition and won the CSC and Class L state championship. They received all 16 […]

Live Blog REPLAY: 2014 Girls Basketball State Tournament

Lauralton's Emma McCarthy and Carly will represent the West in a star-studded JCC Schoolgirls Classic Sunday at 1:30 at the JCC in Woodbridge
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UPDATE: The state championships have ended. Click the stories below for complete recaps and check out a replay of the Live Blog below to see all the Twitter chatter from the tournament. The state championship is upon us. This is your one stop shop for everything girls basketball. Below are schedules and all the latest links […]

Boys Swimming State Open: Greenwich wins, Prep second

Amity Spartan swimmer AJ Pite is neck and neck with Fairfield Prep swimmer Brandon Cole in the 200 yard Individual Medley during the Boys Connecticut State open sweim meet at Yale.

NEW HAVEN >> Greenwich won its 29th State Open championship Saturday at Yale’s Kiphuth Pool. The Cardinals tallied 652 points to easily outdistance runner-up Fairfield Prep, which collected 455.5 points. Pomperaug was third, Brookfield placed fourth and Middletown finished fifth. Greenwich senior Alex Lewis set an Open record by winning the 100 backstroke in 49.08. […]

Boys Swimming: State Open Championship Game Day Capsule

• When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m. • Where: Kiphuth Pool, New Haven • Swimmers to watch: Karl Bishop, Cheshire (500-yard freestyle); Brandon Cole, Fairfield Prep (500 freestyle); Matt Dagenais, Middletown (200 individual medley); Bjorn Davis, Fairfield Prep (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle); Jack Doherty, Middletown (50 freestyle); John Hoin, Fairfield Prep (100 breaststroke); Bryce Keblish, Fairfield Prep […]

2014 CIAC girls basketball tournament pairings / results / schedule

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A complete list of the CIAC girls basketball tournament seedings and pairings released Wednesday, Feb. 26. Click on the links for brackets. CLASS LL First Round Amity 57, Darien 39 Career Magnet 67, Glastonbury 50 Daniel Hand 57, Southington 37 E.O. Smith 45, Newington 39 Fairfield Warde 41, Trumbull 37 Greenwich 45, Bristol Central 28 […]