Week 8 High School Football Schedule / Results

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Thursday, Oct. 30 CCC INTER Glastonbury at Conard, 6:00 p.m. S.Windsor at Hall, 6:00 p.m. ECC INTER Plainfield at Fitch, 6:30 p.m. Waterford at Griswold, 6:30 p.m. NVL COPPER Seymour at Derby, 6:00 p.m. NVL INTER Holy Cross at Watertown, 6:00 p.m. Oxford at S.Heart/Kaynor, 6:00 p.m. Wolcott at Ansonia, 6:00 p.m. Woodland at Wilby, […]

Pooch’s Week 8 Greater New Haven Football Predictions (Thursday’s games)

Mike Kreiger, who amassed close to 3,000 yards of total offense, returns to lead the Red Raiders at QB. Derby is hoping his bout with mono doesn't last until the season opener.

THURSDAY’S GAMES •  Wolcott (5-1) at No. 8 Ansonia (6-1), 6 p.m.: Interesting contest pitting Wolcott’s passing game against the Chargers’ effective ground attack. The Eagles have never beaten Ansonia. Pooch’s pick: Ansonia. •  Oxford (0-6) at Sacred Heart/Kaynor Tech (0-7), 6 p.m.: Oxford seeks its first victory as a member of the Naugatuck Valley […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 8)

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

Concussions: head injuries happen in more sports than football

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Megan Smith of Law, left, and Milani Gray of Foran fight for the ball during the first half of  girls soccer at  Law High  School  Wednesday. Law won 2-0.

Football has been hit by the concussion concern harder than any other sport. A study released last year by the National Academy of Sciences found that concussion rates in high school football were significantly higher than that of any other high school sport. But what about those other sports? As reported by athletic trainers, the […]

Cross Country: Entry list for State Open, how to qualify for New Englands

The State Open will take place on Friday at Wickham Park.

Friday afternoon at Wickham Park in Manchester, the CIAC State Open Cross Country Championships will take place starting at 2 p.m. Below is the schedule and links to the starting lists for both boys and girls. The Ridgefield boys and Tolland girls are defending Open champs. Also, from the CIAC Cross Country Tournament Handbook, here […]

Girls Cross Country: Pias, Mercy take second in Class L

New Fairfield's Gabrielle Richichi won her third straight state title Saturday. Photo by Catherine Avalone/Register

MANCHESTER >> For the second straight year the Mercy cross country team found itself in a familiar position Saturday afternoon at Wickham Park, and one it was hoping to avoid. The Tigers scored 67 points but were edged out by Darien’s 65 to finish as the Class L runner-up for the second year in a […]

Football: Valley Regional/Old Lyme routs Coginchaug

Valley Regional/Old Lyme senior quarterback Chris Jean-Pierre had two TD runs and a pair of touchdown passes in the Warriors 56-6 win on Saturday. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

DURHAM >> It’s starting to appear like the only teams ready to slow down the Valley Regional/Old Lyme football juggernaut reside somewhere outside the Pequot Conference. The Warriors blasted Coginchaug, 56-6, Saturday afternoon at the Wally Camp Complex in Durham. And it wasn’t even that close. Valley intercepted the Blue Devils five times in the […]

Cross Country Live Coverage: Amity win 1st state title since 2010

For the second straight year, Mercy places second. Photo-Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register

Coverage by Mary Albl & Henry Chisholm Boys Class LL: Amity takes team crown for first time since 2010 “We hoped for it. We didn’t expect it.” Amity knew they had shot to take the Class. The pre-race hype was in their favor, according to Kyle Beaudette. “We came into this pretty high in the […]

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

Team                              This Week                    Next Game 1. Southington (6-0)   Def. Conard 41-6        Nov. 1 vs. Newington, 1 p.m. 2. Darien (7-0)             Def. Ridgefield 50-23   Friday at Wilton, 6 p.m. 3. New Canaan (6-0)    Def. Staples 35-2        Nov. 1 at St. Joseph, 1:30 p.m. 4. Newtown (7-0)        Def. Brookfield 21-14   Friday […]

Cross Country: An interactive guide to the state meet at Wickham Park

Members of the Danbury boys' cross country team run up the 'Green Monster' last Tuesday. Photo by Pete Paguaga

(Click on certain parts of the map above for a detailed look at the course in video and photos. Map provided by mysportsresults.com) MANCHESTER >> Granby head cross country coach Dennis Lobo calls Wickham Park a classic. “It’s probably the premier difficult course, maybe in at least southern New England,” Lobo said. “It’s kind of […]

Pooch’s Week 7 Greater New Haven Football Predictions

Andrew Yamin (45) and Cheshire are 6-0 headed into Friday's contest with Fairfield Prep.  (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

THIS WEEK’S SPOTLIGHT Fairfield Prep at No. 6 Cheshire • When: Friday, 7 p.m. • Where: Maclary Complex, Cheshire • Records: Fairfield Prep 4-2; Cheshire 6-0 • Players to watch: Fairfield Prep — Colton Smith, Sr., QB; John DelliSanti, Sr., WR/S; Anthony Palazzolo, Sr., OL/DL; Cheshire — Andrew Yamin, Sr., RB/LB; Tyler D’Errico, Sr., OL/LB; […]

Football: Middletown area preview, picks

MIDDLETOWN >> Xavier and Middletown will try to continue their playoff pushes tonight, taking on teams that desperately need a win to keep their own playoff hopes alive, and Wesleyan is hoping to rebound at home Saturday from its dispiriting loss to Amherst. Vinal/East Hampton/Goodwin and Cromwell face what are pivotal, turning point kinds of […]

Cross Country: Entry lists for state meet on Saturday, how to qualify for State Open

The state cross country meet will take place this Saturday at Wickham Park in Manchester.  Register file photo

  Saturday morning at Wickham Park in Manchester the state cross country championships will take place. Below is the schedule and links to the starting list of teams and individuals running in each classification. Also, from the CIAC Cross Country Tournament Handbook, here are the exact rules on how to qualify for the State Open, […]

Football Week 6 Notes and Game Balls: McMahon (5-1) grounds-n-pounds high-flying Stamford

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It’s the era of the spread offense across the state. Just don’t tell McMahon that. The Senators did not attempt a pass in a 49-21 victory over Stamford this past Friday. McMahon rushed for 383 yards, led by senior Kentrell Snider, who scored on runs of 75 and 61 yards. “It’s no secret what we […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 6)

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

Week 6 High School Football Schedule / Results

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WEEK 5 Results / Story Links WEEK 6 Schedule Thursday, Oct. 16 SWC/NVL Challenge New Milford 48, Kennedy 8 Friday, Oct. 17 CCC DIV. I EAST Glastonbury 21 E.Hartford 0 CCC DIV. I WEST Southington 48 Hall 0 New Britain 41 Simsbury 10 CCC DIV. II EAST E.O. Smith 48 Bulkeley/HMTCA 12 Wethersfield 57 Hartford Pub. 27 […]

Saturday’s Greater New Haven football roundup: Kehoe’s four TDs lead Cheshire Academy to victory

Patrick Kehoe completed 21-of-26 passes for 285 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Cheshire Academy football team to a 45-14 prep school win over Berkshire Prep on Saturday in Sheffield, Massachusetts. Branford Feamster had four receptions for 100 yards including a 65-yard touchdown pass and Cory Stefanik caught four passes for 55 yards and […]