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.

2013-2014 Litchfield County Area MVPs

The 2013 Fall MVPs: (from left) Jon Pirla, Bailey Pace, Sabrina Olsen, Tony Ortiz, Shane Bierfeldt, Abby Hurlbert, Kiley Rosengrant.
Illustration by Pete Paguaga

Register Citizen 2013-2014 All-Area MVPs Fall 2013 Football: Tony Ortiz, Gilbert/Northwestern Boys soccer: Shane Bierfeldt, Torrington Girls soccer: Bailey Pace, Lewis Mills Field hockey: Abby Hurlbert, Thomaston Girls volleyball: Kiley Rosengrant, Torrington Boys Cross Country: Jon Pirla, Torrington Girls Cross Country: Sabrina Olsen, Thomaston Winter 2013-2014 Boys basketball: Jacob Johnson, Terryville Girls basketball: Abby Hurlbert, […]

2007 Register All-State baseball team has truly distinguished itself

Major Leaguers, from left,  Curtis Casali (Tampa Bay), Mike Olt (Texas) and Matt Harvey (New York Mets) when they were 2007 Register All-State baseball selections.

What if we told you that a 2007 All-State baseball team would produce seven players who would be major league draft picks (two first-rounders), including the National League’s 2013 starting All-Star pitcher, the NL’s 2014 leader in home runs among rookies, one of 2014’s hottest rookie pitchers who’s currently boasting a miniscule 2.21 ERA and […]

Girls Basketball: Ansonia chooses Vince DellaVolpe as coach

Ansonia did not have to go far to find its new girls basketball coach, choosing former assistant Vincent DellaVolpe. The newly named head coach has been an assistant since 2009 and was an assistant coach of the baseball team, too , from 2005 to 2011. The coach inherits a team that went 0-20 last season. […]

2014 NH Register / GameTimeCT Second, Third and Honorable Mention Baseball Teams

Second Team Mike Davis Newtown Sr. P Buddy DeWaine Montville Jr. P/IF Sebastian DiMauro Amity Sr. OF/RP Mike Esposito Waterford Sr. P/3B Nick Fusco Amity Sr. P Noah Hahn Avon Sr. P Laurence Hill Xavier Sr. IF Kevin Johnson Law Sr. P Dan Rajkowski New Canaan Sr. P Asher Lee Tyson Weston Sr. SS/P Jake […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Baseball Team

(Mara Lavitt — New Haven Register) 
NH County Area Baseball MVP: John Amendola, Notre Dame-West Haven.

John Amendola Notre Dame-West Haven, Sr., P Stats: Went 10-3 with four saves, a 0.77 earned run average, 65 strikeouts and just 10 walks in 84 innings pitched. Honors: All-SCC Quinnipiac Division and NHR All-State selection, as well as the team MVP. Off the field: Member of both the Spanish Honor Society and the Spanish […]

2014 GameTimeCT 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention Softball All-State Teams

First Team Second Team Olivia Banulski, Bristol Central, Sr., CF – Batted .538 with 31 runs, 16 RBIs and 12 extra base hits. Emily DeVito, Norwich Free Academy, Sr., C – Led Wildcats to ECC tournament championship. Will play at Long Island University-Post. Kirsten Drobiak, Griswold, Sr., P – Went 16-6 and also batted .566 […]

2014 NH County Area Softball MVP: Raeanne Geffert, Seymour

Raeanne Geffert, Seymour (Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)

The transformation from being a good pitcher to a dominant pitcher occurred last fall for Seymour’s Raeanne Geffert. That’s when Geffert joined the Connecticut Charmers, an elite showcase travel team coached by Wildcats assistant Neil Swanchak. There, Geffert competed against some of the nation’s top players. “She faced teams from California and struggled a bit,” […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Softball Team

(Mara Lavitt — New Haven Register) 
2014 NH County All-Area softball MVP: Raeanne Geffert, Seymour.

Raeanne Geffert – MVP Seymour, So., P Stats: Went 26-1 with an earned run average of 0.71 and struck out 312 batters in 188 innings for the Naugatuck Valley League and Class M state champions. Also batted .434 with 29 runs and 29 RBIs. Honors: All-NVL and Class M coaches all-state selection. Was selected the […]

The 2014 Connecticut high school football divisions are here!

Southington celebrates its 2013 Class LL championship. (Mara Lavitt - New Haven Register)

[Randomly goes to CIACsports.com's football page... oh, hey... HEY!] A week ago, the CIAC released its playoff packets for the 2014 fall seasons. It was met with practically no fanfare, mostly because we didn’t notice it. Now we’ve noticed and now I feel like Steve Martin in ‘The Jerk.” (For you young’uns, a ‘Phone-book’ was […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Boys Tennis

Aaron Pezzullo Area-MVP Nonnewaug, Fr. Stats: Won the Berkshire League tournament, went 17-1 during the regular season and reached the quarterfinals at the Class S state tournament. Honors: Berkshire League All-Star. Jonathan Miller Housatonic, Soph. Stats: Finished in second place in the Berkshire League, 15-1 in the regular season and 20-3 including the Berkshire League […]

Joe Deptula, Derby captain and Seymour youth football coach, dies at 51

Joe Deptula III, a former Derby football captain and a long-time coach in Seymour, died Saturday following a year-long bout with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He was 51. Deptula was captain of the 1980 Derby football team, who later settled in Oxford. He worked 21 years as a salesman for DiGiorgi Roofing and Siding and became […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Girls Track and Field

Sabrina Olsen Area-MVP Thomaston, Sr. Stats: Won the Class S state championship in the 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs, won the State Open in the steeplechase for the third year in a row, won the Berkshire League championship in the 4 X 800 relay, 800, 1,600, 3,200 and the steeplechase and she qualified for the […]

Basketball: Officials wanted for New Haven County games this winter

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The New Haven County District Board of Approved Basketball Officials is accepting applications for the 2014 – I.A.A.B.O. written examination. Membership is open to applicants 1) years of age or older who establish a satisfactory record of health and character and must reside in New Haven County. All applicants must pass a background check as […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Boys Track and Field

Tyler Mowrey Area-MVP Litchfield, Sr. Stats: Won the Berkshire League title in the 100 meter dash, 4 X 400 and the 4 X 100, owns the school record in the 100 meter dash, 4 X 100 and the league record in the 4 X 400. Honors: Berkshire-League All-Star, Doug Gleason award, grand master of sports, […]

Darien, FCIAC ruled Connecticut’s 2013-2014 school sports year

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Learn About Tableau   Master List Compiled by Mike Pucci Darien (FCIAC) 10 Class L Field Hockey Class L Boys Cross  Country State Open Girls Swimming Class L Girls Swimming Class L Boys Indoor  Track Class L Girls Indoor Track Class M Boys Lacrosse Class L Girls Lacrosse State Open Boys Outdoor Track State Open […]

Behold: The 2014 Connecticut High School Football schedules

Photo by Peter Hvizdak - Register

The preliminary schedules for the 2014 Connecticut high school football season have been released by CIAC. Schedules are subject to change throughout the summer until deadline in early September. MASTER FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 2014 COMPOSITE SCHEDULES (Classes NOT official) CLASS LL | CLASS L | CLASS M | CLASS S Here are individual links to each […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Softball Team

Sydney Matzko Area-MVP Torrington, Sr. Pitcher Stats: Finished the season 22-2, with 16 shutouts, 317 strikeouts, while only walking 12 batters. She also pitched five no-hitters, including two perfect games this season. Honors: Three-time All-State, three-time All-NVL, one-time All-Copper, NVL Pitcher of the Year, NVL All-Star Team, school record of 1,157 career strikeouts, United States […]

Litchfield County Area Softball MVP: Sydney Matzko, Torrington

Litchfield County’s softball MVP, Torrington's Sydney Matzko.
Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> In Sydney Matzko’s four years at Torrington High School, the Red Raiders went 70-9 in the regular high school softball season. Matzko, a six-foot left-handed pitcher, was All-State in three of those years, rolling up a school-record 1,157 strikeouts. This fall she heads to Division I University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, North […]

New Haven Register’s Athletes of the Year: Cross’ Danae Rivers, Ansonia’s Arkeel Newsome

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NEW HAVEN –  On one side stands the prodigy. Danae Rivers, as a sophomore for the Wilbur Cross girls’ indoor and outdoor track teams, is already the top middle-distance runner in the state and one of the best in the country. On the other side is the former prodigy, though Arkeel Newsome is by no means […]