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.

Wednesday’s Boys Basketball roundup: Sheehan upends 10th-ranked Hamden

Sheehan 83, No. 10 Hamden 80 >> Brendan Rentas shot 6 of 8 from three-point range and finished with a game-high 33 points for Sheehan, which pulled the SCC interdivision upset at Wallingford. Turner French added 14 points and eight rebounds and Chris Gerzabek had seven assists for the Titans (6-5). Dylan Noble and Blair […]

Recruiting 2015: Connecticut high school football college commits [updated]

The following is a living list of players at Connecticut High Schools who have made verbal commitments for the Class of 2015. The commitments are unbinding until the player signs a letter of intent beginning on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Players attending as preferred walk-ons are noted with asterisks. The list […]

Grab your No. 2 pencils: It’s the Midseason Boys Basketball Quiz

(Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)
Hillhouse senior forward Troy Walters, Jr. elevates for a shot as Robert Haskins (32), Thomas Nolan (5) and Ryan Foley (21) defend for Fairfield Prep in the first game between the two teams Dec. 30. The rematch is set for Friday.

So you guys think you’re experts when it comes to boys basketball? Now is your chance to prove it! Please vote on the following questions, some on the midpoint of the 2014-15 season. Some on the general state of boys basketball. Polls close Saturday night. Our answers to be provided later this week.

Tuesday’s New Haven County postponements (updated)

BOYS BASKETBALL CSC O’Brien Tech at Whitney Tech, ppd., TBA Platt Tech at Kaynor Tech, ppd. to Thursday, 7 p.m. SCC interdivision Career vs. Hillhouse at Floyd Little Athletic Center, ppd. to Feb. 8, 5 p.m. Wilbur Cross at Hand, ppd., TBA Xavier at Amity, ppd. to Thursday, 7 p.m. Branford at Guilford, ppd. to […]

GameTimeCT / Register boys basketball top 10 poll: Hamden makes first appearance

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Joey Kasperczyk of Hillhouse goes in for two against Bridgeport Central on Jan. 19.

Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 11-0 18 540 1 S Last week: Def. Notre Dame-Fairfield 80-56; def. Woodland 72-36; def. Naugatuck 88-59. Bottom line: Mustapha Heron scored a career-high 46 points in the Hearts’ win over Naugatuck. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2. FAIRFIELD PREP 11-0 0 504 […]

Boys basketball: Top NH County performances from last week, upcoming state games to watch

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Mustapha Heron of Sacred Heart looks to penetrate against Notre Dame-Fairfield in the inaugural MLK Classic Jan. 19.

FINE PERFORMANCES • Mustapha Heron (above), Sacred Heart: Junior finished with a career-high 46 points in the Hearts’ 88-59 win over Naugatuck and 27 points and 11 rebounds in an 80-56 win over Notre Dame-Fairfield. • Jeff Stockmal, Shelton: Sophomore finished with 20 points in a 72-66 loss to Cheshire and 21 points in a […]

Monday’s New Haven County area postponements

BOYS BASKETBALL Non-league Morgan at Grasso Tech, ppd. to Thursday, 6 p.m. NVL Crosby at Derby, ppd. to Saturday, 4 p.m. Ansonia at Kennedy, ppd. to Thursday, 7 p.m. Shoreline Hyde at Hale Ray, ppd., TBA Westbrook at Valley Regional, ppd., TBA GIRLS BASKETBALL Non-league Stratford at Bullard-Havens, ppd. to Thursday, 6 p.m. St. Bernard […]

GameTimeCT / Register Girls Basketball Top 10 Poll: Capital Prep is new No. 1

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Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1.  Capital Prep  11-1 20 600 2 L Last week:   Def. Mercy 88-48 and Wilcox Tech 72-29. Bottom line: Unanimous. The debate is over. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2.  Mercy  11-1 0 580 1 LL Last week:  Lost to Capital Prep 88-48, def. Sheehan 72-51. Bottom line: But it was […]

Friday’s NH County boys basketball roundup: Westbrook picks up first win

Ansonia honored its only basketball state champion, the 1994-1995 team, at halftime vs. Crosby. The Chargers lost a close game, 78-75. (Photo via Pat Lynch)

WESTBROOK 42, HALE RAY 18 >> Liam Bell scored nine points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out three assists as the Westbrook boys basketball team won its first game of the season, 42-18, over visiting Hale-Ray in this Shoreline Conference contest Friday. Phil Hartzell had 10 points and Cory Muckle added nine points, five rebounds […]

Saturday’s New Haven County postponements

Saturday’s expected snowstorm has already wiped off most of the events being held on Saturday: BOYS BASKETBALL NVL Seymour at Sacred Heart, ppd., TBA Preps St. Luke’s at Hamden Hall, ppd., TBA Masters at Hopkins, ppd. to Friday, 6:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Preps Rye (NY) at Hopkins, ppd. to Friday, 4:30 p.m. BOYS HOCKEY Glastonbury […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington swimming gets past Oxford

Torrington defeated NVL rival Oxford 90-76 Wednesday night. The Red Raiders’ Matt Traub won the 50 meter freestyle with a time of 22.07. Torrington’s relay team of Nick Canino, Andrew Spielman, JT Barth and Jack Wassik won the 200 medley with a time of 1:58.08. Oxford’s Logan Law won the 100 freestyle with a time […]

Tuesday’s NH County boys basketball roundup: Cheshire snaps Shelton’s six-game winning streak

Cheshire's Heath Post reaches for the ball after blocking a shot from Shelton's Casey Belade Tuesday. Cheshire defeated Shelton 72-66.  Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register

Justin Frazier had a game-high 24 points for the Cheshire boys basketball team, which defeated Shelton 72-66 Tuesday night in a SCC Housatonic Division game at Shelton. Heath Post added 18 points for the Rams (7-4). Jeff Stockmal finished with 20 points for the Gaels (6-4), which had won six straight games. PHOTOS: Cheshire-Shelton boys […]

Boys basketball: Watertown runs past Torrington

Torrington's Tom Considine goes up for a shot amidst a sea of Watertown defenders. (Marianne Killackey - Special to the Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> Speed and rebounding beat hot shooting at Torrington High School Tuesday night in a 76-64 Watertown win over the Red Raiders. Six Torrington shooters contributed to a Raider total of 13 3-pointers while the Indians got what seemed like two shots in every possession. Many of the Watertown shots were layups. When they […]

Tuesday’s NH County Boys Swimming Roundup

Foran 99, Branford 74 (at Milford) 200 MR: Branford (Alek Karosas, Kyle Boucher, Kevin Jin, Thomas Shao) 1:52.02; 200 Free: Ben Greenvall, B, 1:57.51; 200 IM: Eric Hammer, F, 2:16.86; 50 Free: Karosas, B, 24.59; Diving: Dean Conte, B; 100 Fly: Conor Quinn, F, 1:00.62; 100 Free: Hammer, F, 51.62; 500 Free: Greenvall, B, 5:16.66; […]

Boys basketball: Sacred Heart rolls past Notre Dame-Fairfield at MLK Classic

Sacred Heart's Charles Fishers scores two of his 18 points in the Hearts' 80-56 win over Notre Dame-Fairifield. (Pete Paguaga - Register)

BRIDGEPORT >> Mustapha Heron finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds for top-ranked Sacred Heart, which defeated Notre Dame-Fairfield in the inaugural Martin Luther King Classic at Webster Bank Arena. “You always want to play against the best,” Notre Dame coach Vin Lackoski said, “I’ve been around too long. Do I really want to play […]