Pequot Football 2015: Gilbert / Northwestern preview


Vitals Coach: Scott Salius (8th year, 49-25) Conference: Pequot West Playoff Class: M (000 boys enrollment) Home: Van Why Field, Gilbert School, Winsted 2014 Record: 4-7 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 12 vs. Granby Memorial, 1 p.m. Captains: TBA Team website: MaxPreps Top players Tucker Kreh, 6-4, 180, Sr., TE/FS Ben Schiffer, 6-1, 170, Sr., QB/WR/CB Cam Rouleau, 5-10, 180, […]

Football 2015: Familiar faces starting fresh in different Greater New Haven area coaching positions

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First Year East Haven football Coach Melvin Wells talks about his team to the SCC coaches and Media during the SCC Football media night at the Floyd Little Athletic Center last month.

Football rosters are often helpful to spectators to be able to identify players quickly. This season, spectators may also need them to figure out the many new head coaches in the Greater New Haven area. When play begins on Sept. 11, 14 coaches will officially debut at their new schools. Some were head coaches previously, […]

Pequot Football 2015: Stafford / East Windsor / Somers preview

Stafford/East Windsor has combined with Somers' stars to form what should be a stronger club in 2015. (Photo via @StaffordBulldog on Twitter)

Vitals Coach: Brian Mazzone (First year) Conference: Pequot East Playoff Class: S Home: Stafford High School Football Field 2014 Record: 0-11 (0-9 Pequot Uncas) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 vs. Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton, 7 p.m. Captains: TBA Team website: MaxPreps Twitter: @staffordbulldog Top players Devin Gilbert, Sr. OL/LB (6-3, 255) Josh Barnett, Sr. OL/DL (6-3, 265) Jake Hinkel, Sr. RB/LB (5-10, 200) Nate LaJoie, Jr. QB/DB (5-6, 155) […]

Connecting with sports not sanctioned by the CIAC

Hamden girls hockey captains Samantha Cozzolino (left) and Caraline Kennedy (photo supplied by Hamden coach Mike Callan)

Bowling (30 teams) and girls ice hockey (21 teams) are two high school sports with the potential to grow enough in the next few years to be sanctioned by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The CIAC requires a sport to have 20 percent of the schools in the state, or 38 teams, competing on the […]

Pequot Football 2015: Ellington preview

Elllington returning quarterback Christian Rider (Photo Mary Albl)

Vitals Coach: Sean Byrne (3rd year, 15-8) Conference: Pequot East Playoff Class: S (378 boys enrollment) Home: Ellington High School field 2014 Record: 9-3 (lost to St. Joseph in Class M-Small semifinals) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 12 vs. Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby, 1 p.m. Captains: TBA Team website: | MaxPreps Top players Mark Hickman, Sr. WR/DB (5-11, 170) Christian Rider, Sr. QB/DB (5-10, 165) Zachary “Truck” Luginbuhl, Sr. […]

Pequot Football 2015: Nonnewaug preview

Nonnewaug quarterback Dominic Nastri (File photo Peter Paguaga)

Vitals Coach: John Oko (6th year, 8-34) Conference: Pequot West Playoff Class: S (313 boys enrollment) Home Field: Nonnewaug High School Field, Woodbury 2014 Record: 2-9 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 at Enfield, 7 p.m. Captains: Kevin Young, Jim Paige, Jake Broderick, Dominick Nastri Team website: MaxPreps Top Players Dominick Nastri, Sr., QB (5-10, 160) Zach Mauro, […]

Pequot Football 2015: Granby Memorial preview

Tailback Connor Field (left) and fullback Logan Strain are two of the many seniors hoping to lead Granby Memorial to a state playoff berth in 2015 (File photo Peter Paguaga)

Vitals Coach: Rich Gadoury (3 years, 17-15) Conference: Pequot West Playoff Class: S (361 boys enrollment) Home: Granby Memorial High School 2014 Record: 7-4 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 12 at Gilbert/Northwestern, 1 p.m. Captains: Dom Pagano, Connor Field, Logan Strain Team website: Max Preps Top Players Connor Field, Sr. RB/DB (5-11, 179) Dominic Pagano, Sr. QB/S (6-0, […]

Pequot Football 2015: Canton preview

Canton's Eddie Melton (2) tries to escape a swarm of Enfield tacklers last year. Melton is one of the few Canton starters returning this season. (Gerry deSimas Jr. - )

Vitals Coach: Christopher Currier (First year) Conference: Pequot West Playoff Class: S (256 boys enrollment) Home Field: Canton High School Turf Field 2014 Record: 10-2 (Pequot Uncas Champions; Class S-Small semifinalist) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 12 at SMSA/University, 1 p.m. Team website: Canton Football Online | MaxPreps Top Players Alex Higley, 5-10, 170, Jr., QB Will Carlson, 6-2, 230, […]

Football: Middletown region football menu should be a local treat

Middletown's Hunter Belzo runs with the football during last year's Class L-Small semifinals (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

MIDDLETOWN >> The high school football season is right around the corner and peeking at our local teams’ schedules we found that Xavier plays two games at West Haven’s Ken Strong Stadium and none at their sparkling new on-campus field; the Coginchaug versus Cromwell Thanksgiving Day battle is no more; defending Class S champion Valley […]

Pequot Football 2015: North Branford preview

North Branford's Shelby Franklin (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

Vitals Coach: Mark Basil (14th season, 100-44) Conference: Pequot Conference South Division Playoff Class: S Home: Colafati Field 2014 Record: 11-2 (Class S-Small runners-up) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11, vs. Morgan, 6:30 p.m. Team website: Max Preps Top players Shelby Franklin, 5-9, 175, Sr., RB/SS Matt Chamberlain, 5-11, 180, Sr., SE/FS Paul Pastet, 5-9, 175, Sr., QB […]

2015 Pequot League Team Preview Capsules

Pequot 2015 TILT Cut

Preview page for the 2015 Pequot League football season. Note: Links to team previews will be updated as previews are published throughout the month. Team-by-Team Previews Canton  Coginchaug  Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton  Cromwell/Portland  Ellington  Enfield  Gilbert/Northwestern  Granby Memorial  Haddam-Killingworth  Hyde/Career/Whitney Tech  Lewis Mills  Morgan  Nonnewaug  North Branford  Old Saybrook/Westbrook  SMSA/University  Stafford/East Windsor/Somers  Valley Regional/Old Lyme  Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby Team-by-Team Schedules MASTER […]

Pequot Football 2015: Hyde / Career / Whitney Tech preview

Junior Jhavion Haddock is expected to be Hyde's featured running back this season. 
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Vitals Coach: Brandon McCormick (1st season) Conference: Pequot Conference South Division Playoff Class: M Home: Barbarito/Marone Field (Wilbur Cross Athletic Complex) 2014 Record: 5-6 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 12, vs. Valley Regional/Old Lyme, noon Captains: Ralik Garvins, Latrell Alston, Jhavion Haddock Team website: MaxPreps Top players Jhavion Haddock, 5-5, 165, Jr., HB Latrell Alston, 6-0, 235, Sr., […]

2015 New Haven Register All-State Baseball Lineups

First Team Player                       Yr.      Pos.       Team MVP: Mike Cowell    Sr.        P            Shelton Buddy Dewaine         Sr.        P           Montville Paul Gozzo                 Sr.       C             Sheehan Brian Moskey            Sr.       P/SS      Haddam-Killingworth Cooper Mworka        Sr.       SS           Cheshire Randy Polonia           Sr.       P             Trinity Catholic Ron Rossomando      Sr.       P              Bunnell Mike Savino              Sr.       IF            West Haven Kevin Stone               Sr. […]

Who will be the 2014-15 Register Athletes of the Year?

2015 NHR Athletes of the Year

  Has it really been over 20 years since the New Haven Register started honoring its Area Athletes of the Year? It will be the 21st year where we acknowledge all of our MVPs throughout the course of the school year tonight’s at Amarante’s Sea Cliff and culminate the evening by naming our latest Athletes […]

Baseball: 2015 no-hitter / perfect game list [updated June 4]

Below is a list of the no-hitters to start the season. will be keeping track of all the no-no’s and perfect games across the state this season. If you have thrown a no-hitter or perfect game put it in the comments. Also to get your perfect game or no-no on the list, tweet it […]

Connecticut High School Coaches Association: 2014-15 Awards

Some of the coach of the year award winners at the CHSCA banquet Thursday night. Clockwise, from top right: Hand field hockey coach Sue Leckey, Shelton golf coach Joe LaPorta, Glastonbury girls lacrosse coach Kris Cofiell (Photos via Glastonbury HS, Shelton HS and Hand HS)

The Connecticut High School Coaches Association honored its coaches of the year Thursday night at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Here are the award winners: Athletic Director Gary Makowicki, Norwich Free Academy Baseball Richard Magner, Xavier Boys Basketball Ronald Pires, E.O. Smith Boys Cross Country Tom Butterfield, Hall Boys Golf Joseph LaPorta, Shelton Boys Lacrosse Brian White, […]

Football: Here is the Pequot Conference’s new divisional alignment, preliminary 2015 schedule


With all the recent news in the Pequot League — the addition of several new co-operatives like Cromwell/Portland, Hyde/Career/Whitney Tech and Stafford/Somers/East Windsor — now’s a good time to release the 2015 preliminary schedules for the league’s 2015 season. As you’ll notice, with Avon bolting for the Central Connecticut Conference, the league has reorganized into […]

Football: Somers joins Stafford / East Windsor; Portland joins Cromwell; Hyde adds Career and Whitney Tech

Somers football players — like Nate LaJoie — will have a place to play this fall. So will interested football players at Career Magnet in New Haven. Just a few months after the CIAC disbanded its co-op arrangement with Ellington, Somers has joined up with nearby Stafford/East Windsor to form the Stafford/Somers/East Windsor Bulldogs cooperative football team. Stafford/Somers/East […]