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 Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 2)

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Football Poll after Week 2. 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. West Haven 4. Shelton 5. St. Joseph 6. Ansonia 7. Darien 8. […]

Week 2 High School Football Results / Story Links

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Thursday, Sept. 18 NVL IRON Torrington 28, Woodland 27 (OT) Friday, Sept. 19 CCC INTER Brist.Cent. 26, E.O. Smith 21 Hall 20, Glastonbury 14 (OT) Maloney 45, Fermi 19 Newington 27, Conard 22 NW Catholic 46, Rockville 14 Southington 56, Manchester 15 Berlin 15, Bloomfield 0 Brist.East. 33, Hartford Pub. 20 E.Catholic 38, Platt 35 […]

Football: How the Register’s Top 10 fared

Team Fared Up Next 1. Southington (2-0) Def. Manchester 56-15 Friday at Simsbury, 7 p.m. 2. Fairfield Prep (1-1) Lost to St. Joseph 48-33 Friday vs. Notre Dame-West Haven, 7 p.m. 3. Darien (2-0) Def. Greenwich 33-26 Saturday vs. Bassick, 1:30 p.m. 4. New Canaan (2-0) Def. Bassick 43-6 Saturday vs. Greenwich, 1:30 p.m. 5. […]

Football: McKnight, defense lead No. 5 Ansonia past rival Derby

Ansonia quarterback Jai'Quan McKnight ran for two touchdowns in a 36-6 victory over Derby Friday.
Peter Hvizdak/Register

ANSONIA >> With standout tailback Tajik Bagley on the sideline with an ankle injury, Ansonia labored through a sluggish second quarter. But a better offensive effort in the second half, and a stout defensive performance throughout, was enough for the Chargers to knock off Naugatuck Valley League rival Derby 36-6 Friday at Jarvis Stadium. Ansonia […]

Friday’s NH County football roundup: Seymour’s Salemme runs over St. Paul

Seymour’s Joey Salemme rushed for 280 yards and four touchdowns as the Wildcats defeated St. Paul 54-28 Friday night in a Naugatuck Valley League home win. Jack Osiecki caught two passes for 102 yards and a touchdown for Seymour (2-0). St. Paul dropped to 0-2. Seymour 54, St. Paul 28 1 2 3 4 F […]

Friday’s NH County girls soccer roundup: West Haven shuts out Mercy

Jolie Morrell’s first-half goal stood up for the West Haven girls soccer team, which upset Mercy 1-0 Friday in a Southern Connecticut Conference Quinnipiac Division game at Middletown. Gabi Prisco assisted on the goal for the Westies (4-0). Mercy dropped to 3-2. AMITY 4, SHEEHAN 0 >> Four different Spartans scored in an SCC Housatonic […]

Woodland girls swimming edges Torrington

Peter Wallace - Register Citizen
Torrington's Payton Welch won four events in the Red Raiders' 88-82 loss to Woodland on Friday.

TORRINGTON >> Woodland’s girls swimming and diving team nipped Torrington 88-82 in an historic win for the Hawks. The rivalry always produces a close score and, once, even tied. Nevertheless, the Hawks went nine years without beating Torrington – until Friday night at Torrington’s YMCA. “It always comes down to the final relay,” said Torrington […]

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

Team                         Fared                                 Up next 1. Southington (2-0)     Def. Manchester 56-15          Friday at Simsbury, 7 p.m. 2. Fairfield Prep (1-0) Today at St. Joseph, 1 p.m.   Friday vs. Notre Dame-West Haven, 7 p.m. 3. Darien (2-0)                Def. Greenwich 33-26                Sept. 27 vs. Bassick, 1:30 p.m. 4. New […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington girls volleyball wins in straight sets over Wilby

Torrington girls volleyball earned its third victory of the season with a straight set win against Wilby. The Red Raiders won 25-1, 25-6, 25-9. Torrington’s Miah Giarnese recorded six kills. Caitlyn Cornish had three kills while Ali Dubois had eight assists and nine aces. Torrington is 3-2, Wilby is 0-5. Wolcott Tech 3, Whitney Tech […]

NVL implements new Iron division

Medieval alchemists would be proud. Their efforts to change ordinary metals into gold never hit the jackpot, but the Naugatuck Valley League is making it happen this year – or something like it. The league grew used to two seven-member divisions called Copper and Brass, established in 2006 “with the advent of football championships,” recalls […]

Football: Michael Kreiger takes aim at Derby record book

Derby High School quarterback Michael Kreiger throws the ball during practice this week. (Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)

Derby at No. 5 Ansonia, Friday, 7 p.m. DERBY >> There’s a good chance senior quarterback Michael Kreiger will have rewritten the Derby record book when this season is complete. Most of the school’s passing records are currently held by another Kreiger — Michael’s brother, Raymond, who played for the Red Raiders from 2008-2011. Among […]

Pooch’s Picks: Week 2 Greater New Haven Football Predictions

Ansonia quarterback Jai'Quan McKnight runs for a touchdown during last year's Ansonia-Derby game at Derby.

Mike Pucci’s WEEK 2 SPOTLIGHT Derby at No. 5 Ansonia When: Friday, 7 p.m. Where: Jarvis Stadium, Ansonia Records: Derby 1-0; Ansonia 1-0 Players to watch: Derby — Michael Kreiger, Sr., QB; Ricky Bartone, Jr., RB; Ben Slowik, Sr., WR/DB; Ansonia — Jai’Quan McKnight, Sr., QB/DB; Tajik Bagley, Jr., RB/DB; Tyler Bailey, Jr., WR/DB. You […]

Sean Patrick Bowley’s Audibles: Your Statewide Guide to Week 2

Dontrese Cogswell catches an 80-yard TD pass from Corey Maddoxx in the Academic's 47-25 loss to Darien last week (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Preview season’s a drag. It’s even worse when ambition makes it impossible to get some of your standard tasks completed in time for the first week season. So, instead of a preview guide for Week 1, we were mired in preview capsules, maps and other bells and whistles. So sorry. Promise to make it right, […]

Football: Torrington tops Woodland in OT

Torrington’s defensive line stopped Woodland on the one-yard line for a 28-27 win in overtime at Woodland. Peter Wallace — Register Citizen

BEACON FALLS >> In a week of turmoil on where and when the Torrington/Woodland football game would be played, it all came down to one yard at Woodland High School Thursday afternoon. Torrington’s line held on a Woodland two-point try in overtime. The Red Raiders walked away with a 28-27 win. “It came down to […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington swims past St. Paul

Torrington remained undefeated in the NVL after a 98-68 victory against St. Paul Wednesday night. The Red Raiders 200 medley team of Jessica Gray, Olivia Vollaro, Payton Welch and Taryn Canfield finished first with a time of 2:12.13. Torrington’s Emily Mazzarelli finished first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:11.56. Torrington improves to […]

Wednesday’s Greater New Haven girls swimming roundup: Grimaldi leads HK to win over Law

Haddam-Killingworth 104, Law 79 (at Milford) 200 medley relay HK 2:05.45; 200 free Cassandra Garretts HK 2:12.01; 200 IM Jordan Clemente HK 2:26.26; 50 free Tess Grimaldi HK 27.69; Diving Kelsey Kopazna Law 166.55; 100 fly Jillian Clemente HK 1:24.26; 100 free Caitlyn vonfeldt HK 59.54; 500 free Cassie Garrett’s HK 5:52.99; 200 free relay […]

Wednesday’s New Haven County Boys Soccer Roundup: Moore leads Platt Tech

PLATT TECH 2, WILCOX TECH 0 >> Connor Moore scored twice for the visiting Panthers in this CSC victory at Meriden. Roy Orellana and Brandon Duhaime had assists for Platt Tech (3-1). SHEEHAN 2, AMITY 0 >> Andrew Caplan and Alex Ramirez scored for the visiting Titans in this SCC Housatonic Division victory at Woodbridge. […]

Wednesday’s New Haven County Volleyball Roundup

Branford 3, Mercy 1 (at Middletown) Game scorees: Branford 25-27, 25-20, 27-25, 25-17. Notes: Branford-Abby Atkinson had 15 kills, five blocks and 10 digs, Gillian Basilicato had eight digs and was 14/14 serving. Adrienne Digoia had 6 digs, 3 kills and 6 aces; Mercy-Amy Boyle had 5 kills and 5 blocks. Fran Basadonna had 19 […]