Naugatuck Valley League

The Naugatuck Valley League, centered in Waterbury where five of the 14 schools are located, is wholly made up of 14 schools located in the Naugatuck River Valley. The league expanded from 12 to 14 schools in 2009 and features two divisions of seven teams titled the Brass and Copper Divisions.

The GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll: Southington No. 1, Thomaston jumps in at No. 9

Lauralton Hall and pitcher Ireland Miessau are ranked No. 7 in this week's Top 10 Poll.
Catherine Avalone/Register

Southington remains at No. 1 in the latest Top 10 Poll followed by Fitch and St. Joseph. Thomaston enters at No. 9. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SOUTHINGTON 19-0 15 450 1 LL Last week’s results: Defeated Simsbury 11-2 and Newington 13-1. Bottom line: The Blue Knights, who have won 65 straight […]

Softball: This week’s Diamond Gems

In the Diamond Gems feature, we will take a look back at some of last week’s top performances. We’ll also look ahead to the upcoming week. HIT PARADE • Coginchaug’s Destiny Helmadach: Hit a go-ahead grand slam home run in the fifth inning in a 7-4 non-conference win over Berlin. • Hand’s Mel Rennie: Had […]

Softball: NVL, SWC and Shoreline tournament pairings

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register) Seymour's Caitlyn O'Hara is out at second as Oxford short stop Meghan Sastram makes the play in the tenth inning, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Oxford won, 1-0, in fourteen innings.

NVL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE QUARTERFINALS Saturday’s results No. 1 Oxford 3, No. 8 Woodland 1 No. 2 Seymour 8, No. 7 St. Paul 5 No. 3 Torrington 6, No. 6. Naugatuck 0 No. 4 Holy Cross 7, No. 5 Watertown 1 SEMIFINALS (at Naugatuck) Tuesday No. 3 Torrington vs. No. 2 Seymour, 4 p.m. No. 4 Holy […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Softball Ballot

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll after Week 7. 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 Cheshire Oxford Darien Lauralton Hall NFA Mercy South Windsor East Haven Amity Seymour Torrington […]

Saturday’s NH County softball roundup: Seymour, Oxford advance to NVL semifinals

Becca Findley had three hits and three RBIs for the second-seeded Seymour softball team, which defeated No. 7 St. Paul 8-5 Saturday in the Naugatuck Valley League tournament quarterfinals at Seymour. Becca Johnson had three hits, two stolen bases and scored twice for the Wildcats (18-3), who will face No. 3 Torrington in the NVL […]

Saturday’s Litchfield County roundup

Wamogo 2, Gilbert 1 >> Wamogo won a 2-1 nail-biter against Gilbert Saturday morning, but the most exciting thing for both teams is they played the game at Fordham University in the Bronx. “It’s been an eight-year tradition between Gilbert and Wamogo to play at Cooperstown every other year,” said Gilbert first-year coach and Gilbert […]

Boys Track and Field: Winning culture has finally arrived at Derby

Left to right, Damir Poric Sr., Ben Garcia Jr.(captain), Eric Hicks Sr., Roberto Soto Sr. (captain)., Brian Eliasson Sr. Mot pictured Petersen Isaac Sr. Photo by Cathy Avalone/Register

DERBY >> It’s a Wednesday afternoon at Derby High. The track team is warming up inside the small gymnasium. There is no outdoor track, so practices almost always begin inside. In between dictating warmup drills, Derby coach Nick DiLuggo has one eye on his team and one eye on his two children, who have just […]

Baseball: NVL Tourney Central

The Naugatuck Valley League tournament gets going today, Wolcott is the top seed after going 14-4 in the conference. St. Paul and Watertown also went 14-4 and are the second and third seed respectively. Quarterfinals, today No. 8 Sacred Heart at No. 1 Wolcott, 11 a.m. No. 7 Naugatuck at No. 2 St. Paul, 1 […]

Torrington’s baseball team comes back against Watertown

TORRINGTON >> Torrington baseball looked like the team that rang up eight straight wins at the beginning of the season Thursday night, coming back for a 10-8 win over league-leading Watertown in its final at-bat. The Red Raiders (13-7) crushed the ball for most of those first eight games, then fell back to a combination […]

Football: Woodland’s Tim Phipps hired as head coach at The Hopkins School, replaces Tom Parr

Woodland's Tim Phipps is taking over for longtime coach Tom Parr at The Hopkins School (photo via The Hopkins School -

Tim Phipps is the new head football coach at The Hopkins School in New Haven. He is leaving the same position at Woodland Regional in Beacon Falls. Hopkins announced the appointment on Thursday in a release. The move becomes effective July 1. Phipps, who will also teach history at the school, replaces Tom Parr, who […]

Thursday’s Litchfield County scoreboard

Boys golf Litchfield 159, Northwestern 182, Terryville 221 at Norfolk Country Club (Par 36) Medalist: Nathan Leigh, Litchfield 36 Litchfield (159) Nathan Leigh 36, Joe D’Andrea 37, Chris Parsons 41, Donnie Protzmann 45 Northwestern (182) Connor Campbell 41, Tucker Kreh 46, Aaron Jones 47, Andrew Kane 48 Terryville (221) Christian Robinson 50, Corey Picard 54, […]

Baseball: 2015 no-hitter / perfect game list [updated May 20]

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 […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County Scoreboard

Baseball Shepaug Valley 8, Northwestern 2 at Ted Alex Field WP: Austin Dutcher LP: Vinny Tancreti 2B: Jayson Reola (N), Travis Fitch (S), Logan Racz (S) Clayston Schneider for Shepaug had four RBI on the afternoon, including three hits and a run scored. Fitch added three runs batted in while Dutcher pitched a complete game […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County Roundup: Shepaug tops Northwestern in baseball

Shepaug’s baseball team (8-9; 7-9 Berkshire League) surprised Northwestern (10-9; 10-7 BL) with an 8-2 win at Ted Alex Field in Washington. Austin Dutcher held the Highlanders to four hits. Clayton Schneider led Shepaug’s 10-hit attack with three hits, four RBI and a run scored. Travis Fitch had a double and scored three runs. Logan […]

Softball: Watertown rallies past Torrington

Torrington's Brittany Anderson watches a home run against Watertown Tuesday afternoon.
(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> Torrington and Watertown’s softball teams sparred through five innings. The Red Raiders flinched. Watertown hopped on Torrington errors in the sixth and seventh innings for a 5-4 win. The Indians (12-6) and Raiders (15-4) fought to a 4-3 Torrington win in Watertown at the end of April. At Torrington High School Tuesday, they […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Thomaston softball clinches Berkshire League title

Thomaston softball rallied late against Wamogo Tuesday afternoon and defeated the Warriors 3-2. With the victory, the Golden Bears clinched the Berkshire League title. Thomaston’s Julia Romaniello hit a go-ahead two RBI triple in the top of the seventh. Nicole Schaefer went 2-for-3 with two singles. Morgan Sanson picked up the victory and struck out […]

Baseball: Good Eye & vote for the best performances of the week

(Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)  Shelton pitcher Mike Cowell leaves the mound after striking out Amity's Chris Winkwl to end the game.

Good Eye A great calls it a career and Wilbur Cross and Sheehan called game! Maybe not, still, here’s what caught my eye: WEDNESDAY Look both ways before Cross-ing: Wilbur Cross went into its game with North Haven with three losses in its last four games. Prior to that slide, the Governors lost 10 out […]