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.

Pooch’s Picks: Week 4 Greater New Haven Football Predictions

Mike Pucci’s WEEK 4 SPOTLIGHT North Branford at Valley Regional/Old Lyme • When: Thursday, 6:30 p.m. • Where: Valley Regional, Deep River • Records: North Branford 3-0; Valley Regional/Old Lyme 3-0 • Players to watch: North Branford — Eddie Miller, Sr., QB/FS; Austin Calamita, Sr., SE/E; Mike Kaiser, Sr., OL/DE; Valley Regional/Old Lyme — Chris […]

Wednesday’s New Haven County area postponements


Wednesday’s postponements BOYS SOCCER NVL Ansonia at Derby (Witek Park), ppt. to Thursday, 3:30 p.m. Seymour at Holy Cross, ppd. to Thursday, 3:45 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER NVL Derby at Ansonia, ppd. to Thursday, 3:45 p.m. Holy Cross at Seymour, ppd. to Thursday, 3:30 p.m. Non-league Lauralton Hall at Med Ed Prep, ppd. to Friday, 4 […]

Tuesday’s Greater New Haven girls volleyball roundup: Litwa’s 15 kills leads Seymour over Naugatuck

Girls volleyball Seymour 3, Naugatuck 1 (At Seymour) Game scores: Seymour 26-24, 27-25, 22-25, 25-7. Notes: S—Jess Litwa had 15 kills, Shari Minalga had 18 digs and Gosia Fryc had 12 digs. Records: Naugatuck 7-4; Seymour 10-0. Monday’s result Sacred Heart Academy 3, Hamden 1 (At Hamden) Game scores: SHA 22-25, 25-16, 25-12, 25-15. Notes: […]

Tuesday’s NH County girls cross country roundup: Cheshire sweeps quad-meet

Branford's Cyrene Nicholas and Amity's Emily Criscuolo battle it out during Tuesday's meet. Photo by Mary Albl

Amity 23, Branford 34 (at Woodbridge) 3.0 miles Individual results: 1. Emily Criscuolo (A), 19:48; 2. Cyrene Nicholas (B), 19:59; 3. Lisa Gorham (A), 20:11; 4. Melissa Taggart (A), 20:44; 5. Jessica Lohret (B), 20:46 Records: B 6-1; A 7-0. Cheshire wins three (at North Haven) 3.0 miles Team results: Cheshire 19, North Haven 42; […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Northwestern boys cross country continues strong season

Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen
Northwestern boys cross country competes against Gilbert and Housatonic in a tri-meet Tuesday afternoon.

Northwestern ran strong during a tri-meet against Housatonic and Gilbert. Northwestern beat Gilbert 15-50 while Housatonic defeated Gilbert 18-43. The Highlanders swept the Top-5 with Peter Bakker finishing first with a time of 16:39. Gavin Woodward finished second with a time 17:09. Housatonic’s Pat Considine finished sixth with a time of 18:46. Gilbert’s Jordan Brusmann […]

Girls swimming notebook: Talent, depth come together for Seymour

Seymour’s 200 freestyle relay team, from left, sophomore Taylor Robinson, senior co-captains Emma Crocamo and Victoria Babson and sophomore Skyler Szerszen swam a season-best 1:55.24 on Friday against Naugatuck.

In the 2010 and 2011 seasons, a lack of depth made it a challenge for the talented Seymour girls swim team to compete. In the 2012 and 2013 seasons, the Wildcats had depth but not as much talent. The Wildcats now have both. Thanks to a squad consisting of 17 swimmers and divers, and some […]

Girls soccer: State coaches poll, week 3

Week ending Sept. 27 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                               Points   1. St. Joseph (10)                   100 2. South Windsor                     87 3. Fairfield Warde                   82 4. Glastonbury                         66 5. Avon                                      61 6. Simsbury                               50 7. Middletown                          38 […]

Girls swimming beat: Greater New Haven top performances

(Compiled from meets called into the New Haven Register) 200-yard Medley relay: Cheshire (Lindsay Smalec, Lily Kurtz, Liz Boyer, Ellie Senft) 1:56.94. 200 Freestyle: Dana Chung (Amity) 1:58.60. 200 Individual medley: Lindsay Smalec (Cheshire) 2:13.14. 50 Freestyle: Megan Lasto (Amity) 24.72. 1-meter Diving:: Brianna Buehler (Sheehan) 234.35 points. 100 Butterfly: Lindsay Smalec (Cheshire) 59.83. 100 Freestyle: Simona Visinski (Shelton) 54.35. 500 Freestyle: Liz […]

Week 4 GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Football Poll: Southington No. 1; Cheshire, Xavier move in

Cheshire's football team gets fired up before its 42-28 victory over West Haven Friday night. (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

Cheshire’s convincing 42-28 victory over West Haven on Friday night has lifted the Rams into the GameTimeCT / New Haven Register Top 10 poll heading into Week 4. Actually, it’s a Top 11 because Xavier (3-0) has made its debut as well alongside Hand (2-1) at No. 10. The Falcons are 3-0 and have allowed […]

Monday’s NH County girls soccer roundup: Lauralton Hall edges West Haven

Gianna Mecca’s goal in the 76th minute propelled the Lauralton Hall girls soccer team to a 1-0 win over West Haven Monday at Milford. Sarah Haselkamp and Mary Finnigan both recorded assists on the goal for the Crusaders (5-2). Colleen McCarthy made two saves in the shutout. Janiene Tuinman had 13 saves for West Haven […]

The Day Top 10 Coaches Poll Weeks 3-4: New Canaan still No. 1, Southington No. 2

New Canaan's Matt DeMattia (right) lifts Matt  Cognetta into the air after Cognetta scored a clinching touchdown in New Canaan's 35-20 victory over Greenwich (Photo Peter Paguaga)

The Day of New London’s Top 10 Coaches Poll for Weeks 3-4 has been released and, while the No. 1 votes have consolidated a bit, the coaches differ significantly from the GameTimeCT / Register poll’s writers and broadcasters in the selection and placement of the state’s best 10 teams. In the coaches poll, New Canaan […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 3)

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Football Poll after Week 3. 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. St. Joseph 5. Cheshire 6. Ansonia 7. Darien 8. Newtown […]

Soccer: Top New Haven County performances, upcoming games to watch this week

Photo by Dave Phillips
Gianluca Perrotti, left, and the Hand boys' soccer team have two tough games this week against Guilford and Xavier.

FINE PERFORMANCES Luis Rodriguez, Whitney Tech: Freshman scored all four goals in a 4-3 overtime win against Kaynor Tech, added three more in a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Kolbe Cathedral and had one in a 2-0 win over Wolcott Tech. Marcos Espinosa, Seymour: Junior scored three goals in a 6-0 win over Derby. Danielle Richardson, […]

High School Football Week 3 Schedule / Results / Story links

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 26 CCC DIV. I EAST Glastonbury 42, S.Windsor 0 CCC DIV. I WEST Southington 47, Simsbury 7 CCC DIV. II EAST Wethersfield 50, E.O. Smith 3 CCC DIV. II WEST Maloney 49, Farmington 20 Middletown 34, Brist.East. 7 Windsor 38, Brist.Cent. 6 CCC DIV. III EAST Berlin 42, Tolland 7 Platt 61, Plainville […]

Football: Tickets on sale for Seymour-Ansonia tilt

Tickets for the Seymour at Ansonia football game will be on sale beginning on Monday at both schools. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for high school students and $2 for students in grades 5-8 and senior citizens. Ticket sales end Thursday at noon. Seymour (2-0) visits Ansonia (3-0) on Thursday at 6 p.m. at […]

Friday’s NH County football roundup: North Haven, Foran post SCC wins; Bunnell stuns Masuk

North Haven’s Mike Montano rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns and threw for two more TDs in the Indians’ 48-14 win over visiting East Haven on Friday in a Southern Connecticut Conference Division II game. Jake Kastenhuber rushed for 109 yards for North Haven (2-1), Connor Suraci made 10 tackles and Hunter Coughlin added […]

Football: Naugatuck serves notice in rout of Holy Cross

Naugatuck's Antoine Sistrunk attempts to break a tackle in the Greyhounds' 42-7 win over Holy Cross. Sistrunk rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns. Pete Paguaga - New Haven Register

NAUGATUCK  >> Trailing by 15 with two minutes left in the first half and the ball on the Naugatuck’s 25 yard line Holy Cross needed to score if it wanted to stay in the game. The Greyhounds, though, had other plans as Daniel Oladapo picked off Joe Kalosky inside the 10 and took the ball […]