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 […]

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 […]

Meet Middlesex County’s Scholar Athletes

High school seniors from Middlesex County were recognized as the state’s top scholar-athletes at the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete Banquet sponsored by McDonald’s. A 31-year sponsor of the program with a longstanding commitment to educational programs in Connecticut, McDonald’s joined CAS to honor the following local students as the best of the best […]

Meet New Haven County’s Scholar Athletes

High school seniors from  New Haven County were recognized as the state’s top scholar-athletes at the 2014  Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete Banquet sponsored by McDonald’s.  A 31-year sponsor of the program with a longstanding commitment to educational programs in Connecticut, McDonald’s joined CAS to honor the following local students as the best of the best in the […]

WestConn WR, former Ellington star Austin Tautkus dies following accident

Austin Tautkus (via Ellington/Somers Football)

Above: One of Austin Tautkus’ finest football moments for Ellington/Somers. A 4th-and-17 catch from Brian Ryder that led to field goal and a 10-8 win over Suffield/East Windsor that kept the Knights’ unbeaten season alive in 2011. (Credit: Ellington/Somers football via Hudl) Austin Tautkus, the son of former Ellington/Somers football coach Keith Tautkus and a […]

Baseball beat: Spalding provides new baseballs for tourney

Amity coach Sal Coppola has noticed a difference in the way the Spalding baseballs have performed during the state tournament. “I haven’t seen the balls tearing as easily as they have during the year,” the coach said. That’s because the company decided to improve its product, with a higher grade of leather for the cover […]

2014 CIAC Boys Volleyball Tournament schedule / results

CLASS L FIRST ROUND Tuesday, June 6 Cheshire 3, Simsbury 0 (25-14, 25-12, 25-15) East Hartford 3, South Windsor 2 (25-19,25-23,17-25,17-25,15-9) Glastonbury 3, Greenwich 1 (22-25,25-12,25-20,27-25) Shelton 3, Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe Coop 0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-23) Xavier 3, Conard 1 (27-25,25-21,21-25,25-23) QUARTERFINALS Friday, June 6 Glastonbury 3, Cheshire 2 (25-23, 25-17, 20-25, 20-25, 17-15) Ridgefield 3, […]

2014 Pequot League Football Schedules

Avon Canton Cromwell Coginchaug Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton Ellington/Somers Enfield Gilbert/NW Regional Granby Memorial Haddam-Killingworth Hyde Leadership Lewis Mills Morgan Nonnewaug North Branford Old Saybrook/Westbrook SMSA/University Stafford/East Windsor Valley Regional/Old Lyme Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby

CIAC Announces 2014 Spring Football Participants

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The CIAC has announced its list of 2014 spring and non-spring football teams. Spring football teams are allowed to conduct practice for 10 days any time after Memorial Day, but must end before the end of the school’s year. Only freshmen, sophomores and juniors are allowed to participate in spring practices. The first three days […]

Connecticut House approves stronger concussion education bill

Connecticut High school players wearing 'Guardian Caps,' preventative padding atop helmets. Preventing concussions and head injuries in football have fast become primary focus of parents, coaches, schools and the state.

Increasing concussion awareness and education across the state is one step closer. The state House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill that would mandate concussion education for all student-athletes and parents at the high school level, along with informed consent signed by a parent prior to athletic participation. Any suspected concussion must be reported to […]

New Haven Football Foundation Scholar Athletes Honored

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54TH ANNUAL 2014 SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARDS JAKE BONCAL-WOODLAND REGIONAL THOMAS MAJCHRZAK-ANSONIA KYLE BRODERICK-HOLY CROSS ANDREW MEOLI-XAVIER JEVAUGHN BRODIE-HYDE LEADERSHIP MICHAEL MILLIARD-NORTH HAVEN JOHN BURKE-NORTH BRANFORD ANTHONY MILLS-HAMDEN KYLE CHUDOBA-OXFORD NYRELL MOORE-WEST HAVEN NICHOLAS CROWLE-FAIRFIELD PREP JOSEPH NAULT-GUILFORD MICHAEL DeMARCO-EAST HAVEN JASON NELSON- O H PLATT IAN DIELI- DANIEL HAND MICHAEL ORTOLI-SHELTON MARK DIETRICH-CHESHIRE ANTHONY PIZZOLA-PLATT TECH […]

CIAC’s ‘risk management’ course hopes to keep after-school events safe

CHESHIRE >> Last year’s Boston Marathon bombings killed three and injured 264. That came just months after the Sandy Hook massacre. Tragedies like these spark change. They raise both fear and awareness. They bolster security measures and make for stricter rules. That has certainly proved true for both schools and major sporting events everywhere. But […]

UPDATED: Every roster you need for June’s ‘Super 100′ Senior All-Star football game

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Update, April 17, 10:54: According to John Ferazzi, the rosters previously published are incorrect, so we have reposted NEW final rosters below. Enjoy. Original Post:  The ‘Super 100′ Senior All-Star Football game held its Top 50 draft at Rentschler Field last week. A few days later, coaches John Ferazzi of Sheehan and Sean Marinan of Xavier filled […]

Baseball 2014: 25 CIAC players who will make you a fan this season

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Bunnell pitcher/first baseman Ron Rossomando, one of Henry Chiosholm's top 25 CIAC players to watch this season, has been named the Gatorade State Player of the Year as a junior.

• John Amendola, P, Notre Dame-West Haven, Sr: Amendola committed to Northeastern University last summer. He stepped up for the Green Knights last season as No. 1 starter Greg Zullo went down with an injury. Last season was a break-out year, this year could be even bigger for Amendola. • Drew Arciuolo, OF, Notre Dame-West […]

Baseball 2014: 10 games that will make you a fan this season

• Amity at Fairfield Prep, Wednesday 3:45 p.m.: A rematch of last season’s Class LL state tournament semifinal. The Jesuits bring in the big bat of Shawn Blake to face a Spartans’ team that still boasts Jake Russo, Anthony Capozziello, Nick Fusco and Ross Weiner. • Holy Cross at Derby, Friday, 3:45 p.m.: Derby could […]

Connecticut poised to vote on stronger high school concussion bill

Connecticut High school players wearing 'Guardian Caps,' preventative padding atop helmets. Preventing concussions and head injuries in football have fast become primary focus of parents, coaches, schools and the state.

The concussion issue may soon be tackled at the state level in Connecticut. A proposed bill to raise concussion education and awareness has been referred to the house and could be voted on during this short session. The language of the bill, as currently proposed, would mandate concussion education for all student-athletes and parents at […]

As CIAC crowns champions, Public School vs. Private and ‘Choice’ School debate rages on

Public or Private or 'Choice?' East Catholic and Weaver, which battled for the Class L boys basketball title, are considered 'Schools of Choice,' but is their success overwhelming Public competition? (Photo Peter Paguaga)

UNCASVILLE >> Capital Prep, a Hartford magnet school, cruised to its second girls basketball state title Saturday morning at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Not too long after that, East Catholic, a parochial school, followed suit on its way to a Class M state championship. Meanwhile, an hour’s drive down 95-South, Fairfield Prep, another parochial school, […]