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.

Football: Slowik’s interceptions help Derby hold off Woodland

Derby Woodland

Ben Slowik had three interceptions, a fumble recovery and caught a touchdown pass as Derby held off Woodland 20-19 in Derby on Friday and secured the most wins in a season since 1992. Slowik intercepted Woodland’s Mike Kenney on back-to-back possessions to end the game and had 15 tackles. Mike Kreiger ran nine times for […]

Football: Torrington puts up 75 points in record victory over Crosby

Torrington vs. Crosby

WATERBURY >> Torrington and Crosby scored every time they got the ball until the Red Raiders forced a punt and a fumble late in the second quarter of a 75-57 Torrington win at Crosby High School Friday night. The combined 132 points scored were the second-highest total in state history, just one point behind the […]

Football: Kelley, Bleau lead Seymour past Watertown

Seymour 53, Watertown 7 >> Jaylen Kelley completed 9 of 16 passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns for the visiting Wildcats in this Naugatuck Valley League victory. Jake Bleau (four catches, 96 yards), Jack Osiecki and Julian Falcioni each caught touchdown passes for Seymour (7-3). Joey Salemme rushed 19 times for 170 yards and […]

Pooch’s Week 11 Greater New Haven Football Predictions

Seymour's Joe Salemme looks for room around the corner as  Ansonia's Witold Gul attempts to tackle during last year's nailbiter, a 21-20 Ansonia victory at Ansonia. The Valley rivals tangle again Thursday night. (File photo)

THURSDAY’S GAMES Platt Tech (2-6) at Prince Tech (7-2), 2 p.m.: Prince Tech is still in the hunt for a Class S playoff berth. Pooch’s pick: Prince Tech. Seymour (6-3) at Watertown (1-8), 6 p.m.: Seymour has been mathematically eliminated from the postseason, so the Wildcats are just playing for pride now. Pooch’s pick: Seymour. […]

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.
 (Mara Lavitt - Register

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 […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 11)

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Football Poll after Week 10. The Poll will be posted on-line later tonight on GameTimeCT and appear in Tuesday’s print editions of the New Haven Register. 1. New Canaan 2. Southington 3. Shelton 4. Darien 5. Newtown 6. St. Joseph 7. Ledyard 8. Windsor […]

Class S Girls Volleyball Final: H-K sweeps past Seymour for crown

Haddam-Killingworth coach Rich Langer poses with his players after a 3-0 victory in the Class S championship Saturday in Glastonbury. Langer coached his final game of his 40 season career.

GLASTONBURY >> Prior to the year, Haddam-Killingworth coach Rich Langer said this would be his last. He’s coached 40 years of volleyball at H-K and is the only coach the program has ever had. But he did have second thoughts on leaving. “As I’ve said for 36 of those 40 years, there’s always going to […]

Friday’s NH County football roundup: Branford scores late to edge Hillhouse

Screen Shot 2014-11-15 at 1.03.22 AM

Luke DiStasio caught a game-winning 25-yard pass from Griffin Lynch late in the fourth quarter to lead Branford to a 20-18 Southern Connecticut Conference Division II West win over Hillhouse in Branford on Friday. Lynch threw three touchdown passes for the Hornets (3-7, 3-1). Corey Maddox had a 3-yard touchdown run and threw a 19-yard […]

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 swimming: Three divers break record at State Open

SwimArt

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 […]

Pooch’s Week 10 Greater New Haven Football Predictions

Darien's Peter Archey breaks a tackle on way to his 5-yard touchdown run. Pete Paguaga - New Haven Register

THIS WEEK’S SPOTLIGHT NORTH HAVEN at No. 3 DARIEN • When: Saturday, 1 p.m. • Where: Stadium Field, Darien • Records: North Haven 8-1; Darien 9-0 • Players to watch: North Haven — Cole Pecora, Sr., QB/DB; Mike Montano, Jr., RB; David Mikos, Jr., LB; Darien — Tim Graham, Jr., QB; George Reed, Sr., DE; […]

CIAC Class L girls swimming: Darien wins 4th straight title; Boyer, Smalec lead Cheshire to 3rd

Darien's swim team celebrates its fourth-straight Class L title (Photo Catherine Avalone)

NEW HAVEN >> While many Cheshire swimmers were improving their times at the Class L state championship meet on Wednesday at Southern Connecticut State, it was Cheshire freshman sensation Liz Boyer who provided the most impressive finish. Boyer earned the Rams’ lone win of the night in the 100-yard breaststroke with a meet-record 1 minute, […]

Class S Girls Volleyball: Seymour sweeps Morgan, headed to final

(Photo by Peter Hvizdak/Register)
Jesica Litwa of Seymour, right,  celebrates with teammates after Seymour defeated Morgan during the CIAC Class S girls volleyball tournament semifinals at East Haven High School Wednesday evening.

EAST HAVEN >> Following season after season of falling short in the state tournament, Seymour coach Cathy Federowicz bounced around the idea of leaving Class S. “I had talked about moving up a class because we also ways ran into Morgan and Coventry and Haddam-Killingworth,” she said. “We made the decision not to, because we […]