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.

Boys basketball: Torrington downs Derby in home opener

Torrington's Tim Considine sinks a three pointer during his team's win over Derby Wednesday night.
(Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> Torrington’s boys basketball team surprised everyone but themselves in a 73-50 drubbing of Derby on opening night at Torrington High School Wednesday. The pre-season negatives rang loud in the view of a Red Raider team that returns just one starter from last season’s 11-9 regular-season effort. “We’re not big and we’re not fast. […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Girls Volleyball Team

Jillian Haberli – MVP Cheshire, Sr., outside hitter Stats: She had 253 kills, 177 digs, 64 aces and 11 blocks. Honors: All-SCC, CHSCA All-Stateand Senior All-Star selection. Off the court: Link Crew and National Honor society member. Sue Bavone – Coach of the Year Cheshire Stats: Led Rams to another Southern Connecticut Conference championship and […]

Winter sports: 2014-15 Litchfield County preview

Shepaug-Litchfield-Nonnewaug's Andrew Loya celebrates a goal during a game last season.
(Pete Paguaga - Register file photo)

High school basketball demands lots of area attention, but those who want a broader sports horizon have plenty of options. Most of the them start today, along with the beginning of boys basketball, a week later than girls basketball because of football playoffs. Here’s a rundown of the sports and their returning stars. Swimming Officially, […]

Boys basketball 2014-15: Top 25 CIAC Players

(Photo by Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Career forward Justin Campbell during a preseason scrimmage against St. Joseph.

*CIAC players only Marcus Blackwell, 6-3, Bridgeport Central, Sr., G: One of the holdovers as the Hilltoppers try to make it back-to-back Class LL state championships. DeAnte Bruton, 5-9, Ledyard, Sr., G: Will be the catalyst if the Colonels want to go deep in the Class LL state tournament. Justin Campbell, 6-5, Career, Sr., F: […]

Boys Basketball 2014-15: Coaches want CIAC to lift restrictions for off-season coaching

Photo by Peter Hvizdak/NH Register
St. Joseph basketball coach Chris Watts is in favor of coaching during the periods in the off-season. The CIAC doesn't permit that.

Student-athletes leaving a CIAC-sanctioned school for a prepatory school, for what they deem to be a better chance to succeed both academically and athletically, is nothing new. But it may be more prevalent this year than most. Some of the best players in the state have transferred to prep schools: Steve Enoch (Norwalk), Elijah Pemberton […]

2014-15 GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 preseason boys basketball poll: Sacred Heart starts out on top

Sacred Heart's boys basketball players celebrate their Class S championship last March. The Hearts will be back to defend their title and are No. 1 in the GameTimeCT preseason poll.
 (Mara Lavitt - Register

Team 2013-14 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 24-3 15 534 4 S Last game: Def. Valley Regional 65-56 to win Class S championship. Season opener: vs. Wilby, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bottom line: All five starters return for the hearts including junior point guard Mustapha Heron, already committed to Pittsburgh. Team 2013-14 1st […]

Boys basketball 2014-15: Other New Haven County area capsules

(Arnold Gold — New Haven Register)  Terrence Rountree (left) of Hamden Hall defends against Kofi Adjepong of Hopkins last season.

SWC BUNNELL COACH: Pat Yerina LAST YEAR: 21-6 (12-2) TOP PLAYERS: Ryan Pittman, 5-11, Sr. capt., G; (16.7 ppg., 4.3 apg.); Aaron Samuel, 6-3, Sr. capt., F; Donte Peeler, 6-3, Sr., F; Quadry Bines, 5-9, Sr., G; Nick Giannoni, 6-2, Jr., G OUTLOOK: Bunnell has had a great two-year run with back-to-back SWC titles and […]

Football: The Ultimate Final Power Rankings

The Ultimate Power Rankings are a combination of the four end of season polls posted on GameTimeCT. Compiled by Derek Turner of GameTimeCT.

It has been a constant argument, from the preseason poll to today, no one can seem to agree on which team is tops in the state. Well, here at GameTimeCT we gave you all the polls we could find today so you could argue among yourselves, but that doesn’t seem to be enough. So here […]

Boys basketball: 2014-15 Litchfield County preseason preview

Lewis Mills' Nate Cook takes a shot during a game last season.
(Pete Paguaga - New Haven Register file photo)

While Torrington and Wolcott Tech struggle in top-heavy leagues, the Berkshire League will have important clashes every day. That’s the outlook for the Litchfield County boys basketball season, beginning Wednesday. Torrington, the area’s only representative in the Naugatuck Valley League, fought the good fight last year. The Red Raiders qualified for the Class L state […]

Boys basketball: 2014-15 Litchfield County preseason capsules

The 2014-15 Litchfield County boys basketball preseason capsules: NVL Torrington Coach: Eric Gamari, 6th year Last year: 12-11, Class L 1st Round Losses: John McCarthy, All-Copper Division G; Desmond Langs, F/C; Mitch Zagrodnik, F/C; Spencer Mourges, F. Returners: Connor Finn, 6-0 jr. G, cpt; Zak Mancini, 5-7 jr. G (injured); Tim Considine, 5-10 sr. G, […]

Valley Regional/Old Lyme stuns Ansonia, wins 1st title with epic rally

Valley Regional / Old Lyme coach Tim King raises his arms in joy as his team celebrates their 21-20 comeback victory over Ansonia (Photo John Vanacore)

NEW BRITAIN >> Valley Regional/Old Lyme senior quarterback Chris Jean-Pierre rolled into the end zone from four yards out on a heroic fourth down play and junior kicker Jared Roche made the extra point with just 22 seconds remaining as the Warriors stunned Ansonia, 21-20, to win the CIAC Class-S Large state championship on Saturday […]

Friday’s NH County girls basketball roundup: Sheehan wins, Guilford upsets Career in OT

The Sheehan girls basketball team started the game on a 19-1 run and coasted to a 63-39 win over Sacred Heart Academy Friday night in a Southern Connecticut Conference interdivision game at Wallingford. Joelle MarkAnthony had a game high 17 points while Lexi Ocasio added 14 and Cassie Strickland 13 for the Titans (2-0). Caitlyn […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup: Northwestern girls win season opener

Northwestern girls basketball got out to an early lead against Litchfield and defeated the Cowgirls 43-23. The Highlanders went into half time up 22-5. Northwestern’s Emma Beltrandi led the way with 21 points. Kaelin Hester had 10 points in the victory. Litchfield’s Elena Kennedy scored a team-high 10 points with seven blocks. Emily Dragan had […]

Class S-Large Championship Preview: Valley Regional / Old Lyme vs. Ansonia

Class S Large Champ

Where/When – Veterans Stadium, New Britain, 10 a.m. Seeds/Records – No. 1 Valley Regional/Old Lyme (12-0); No. 2 Ansonia (11-1) On the Air – NFHS Network | CPTV Sports Live Stats – GameTracker Tickets — $10 Championship history — Valley Regional/Old Lyme (0-0): 1st appearance. Ansonia (19-8): Titles: 2013 (def. Woodland 51-12); 2012 (def. North Branford 59-26); 2011 (def. Ledyard 38-0); 2007 […]

Class S-Large football: Tyler Bailey taking charge at Ansonia

Tyler Bailey, shown here against Seymour on Oct. 2, has transformed into one Ansonia's best playmakers.
Peter Hvizdak/Register

It was during last season’s Class S state championship game that Ansonia’s Tyler Bailey began to emerge as more than just a role player. Bailey, then a sophomore, made six tackles, two interceptions, forced a fumble and broke up a pass in the Chargers’ 51-12 victory over Woodland. Now more experienced, stronger and faster, Bailey […]

Behold: All 16 teams featured in CPTV Sports’ CIAC Football Championship Preview Special

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Sixteen teams playing in this weekend’s eight state championship football games braved the cold, howling winds and Biblical rain to reach the Aqua Turf in Southington for the annual CIAC Championship luncheon Tuesday. It was a time to shake hands, tell stories, tell jokes, scarf down copious amounts of catered foodstuffs and have an all-around […]

Football Championship Notebook: Ansonia’s 4th-consecutive title and other milestones at stake

(Standing, left to right) Shelton High School football coach Jeff Roy (left), assistant coach Mark Piccirillo Sr. (sitting) and the team's captains Craig Melvin, Nick Van Slyke, Mark Piccirillo Jr. and Troy Vasilescu are recognized at the CIAC Football Finals Luncheon at the Aqua Turf Club n Southington on 12/9/2014. (Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)

——————– SOUTHINGTON >> Ansonia had one historic streak snapped this season. The Chargers hope to continue another. Ansonia will attempt to become the first team to win four straight state championships since New Canaan (2006-09). The second-seeded Chargers (11-1) face No. 1 Valley Regional/Old Lyme (12-0) in the Class S-Large title game on Saturday at […]

Girls basketball: 2014-15 Litchfield County preseason preview

Thomaston's Morgan Sanson goes up for a layup during a game last season.
(Pete Paguaga - Register file photo)

With a defending state champion in its midst, area girls basketball looks better than ever this year. Thomaston took off to the Class S state championship last year after a three-way tie with Nonnewaug and Lewis Mills in the Berkshire League’s regular season and a third straight BL Tournament title. Torrington’s Red Raiders surprised people […]

Softball: Torrington’s Morris signs with UConn

Torrington senior Marissa Morris with her mother Valerie, right, and her father Tyler, signed a letter of intent to UConn Monday.
(Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> Marissa Morris, the other half of a Torrington High School softball battery made famous by Sydney Matzko’s pitching, completed a Division I sweep, signing a letter of intent to play for UConn next year. Matzko, now playing at the University of North Carolina, has a dazzling array of pitches; Monday’s signing attests to […]