Football: Tregoning, Coginchaug blitz Windsor Locks

Jimmy Zanor - The Middletown Press. Coginchaug's Parker Tregoning rushed for 410 yards with six touchdowns to lead the Blue Devils past Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby, 46-14, on Saturday.

DURHAM >> Coginchaug running back Parker Tregoning entered this Pequot Conference test against Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby as the leading rusher in the state. And when Tregoning finally stopped running on Saturday, it was safe to assume that his status had not changed. Tregoning rushed for 410 yards and scored six touchdowns as the Blue Devils […]

Saturday’s New Haven County Football Roundup: Stratford 4-0 for first time since 2007

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Guess who’s 4-0 for the first time since Tory and Ox were running around Penders Field #cthsfb — Sean Patrick Bowley (@SPBowley) October 3, 2015 Stratford 31, Pomperaug 5 STRATFORD >> Mar’quess Daniels scored two touchdowns, including an 83-yard strike from Connor Anstis, as Stratford defeated Pomperaug 31-5 at Penders Field Stratford improved to […]

Football: Haddock, Hyde run past Haddam-Killingworth

Hyde/Career/Whitney's Jhavion Haddock avoids a tackle attempt by Haddam-Killingworth's Noah Vinci Saturday. Haddock scored four times in a 30-22 victory. Catherine Avalone/Register

NEW HAVEN >> Hyde/Career/Whitney Tech sophomore Jhavion Haddock literally ran through, over and around visiting Haddam-Killingworth on Saturday. After the Howling Wolves spotted the Cougars a touchdown on the game’s opening possession, Haddock scored the next four touchdowns to pace Hyde to a 30-22 Pequot Conference South Division victory at Marone/Barbarito Field. Haddock scored on […]

Football: Ellington rolls past Stafford / Somers / East Windsor in co-op reunion game

Stafford/Somers/East Windsor's Nate Lajoie greets his former Ellington teammates after a 40-7 loss Friday night. (Photo courtesy Ellington football)

STAFFORD >> Mark Hickman and Christian Rider scored a pair of touchdowns each as Ellington defeated Stafford/Somers/East Windsor 40-7 Friday night. The game, which was a battle between former Ellington and Somers co-op teammates, saw Ellington amass 228 yards rushing and score 26 points in the second half to stay unbeaten. Hickman ran for 88 yards on […]

Football: How the top 10 teams fared Friday night

Team                                   This week                                                Next week 1. Southington (4-0)      Def. Glastonbury 61-41                    Friday at Hall, 7 p.m. 2. New Canaan (2-0)      Monday vs. Westhill, 5:30 p.m.    Bye 3. Darien (2-0)   […]

Football: Cromwell / Portland awarded forfeit from Coventry / Windham Tech / Bolton

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CROMWELL >> Cromwell/Portland football coach Chris Eckert confirmed via email Friday morning that Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton has forfeited its game to Eckert’s team that was scheduled to be played at Coventry. Eckert said that Coventry could not field a team because of “low numbers” of players. He said Coventry told him they had 23 players available. […]

Football: ‘It’s Complicated’ as Ellington faces its old Somers co-op teammates Friday


High School Football Week 4 As his team prepared to face Stafford/Somers/East Windsor Friday night, Ellington football coach Sean Byrne has desperately been trying to keep things as normal as possible — in what’s got to be the most awkward way possible. The Ellington players don’t just know their opponents, they know them like brothers. […]

Football: Pooch’s Week 4 Greater New Haven Predictions

Tajik Bagley has plenty of room to run during Ansonia's victory over Derby Friday (Photo Gregg Wisniewski)

The threat of inclement weather predicted for this weekend may wreck havoc on the Week 4 schedule. One game — Valley Regional/Old Lyme at North Branford — has already been moved up from Friday to Thursday. In additon, Hamden at Cross has been moved from Friday to Thursday at 3:30 p.m. So, we present these […]

Football: Middletown region preview, picks

MIDDLETOWN >> The fourth week of the high school football season began Thursday night with Valley Regional/Old Lyme visiting North Branford — the pick was North Branford, honest! — but gets going in earnest tonight. The only game in town this weekend is tonight’s Central Connecticut Conference game with RHAM of Hebron visiting Middletown. Vinal/East […]

Pooch’s Week 3 Top 10 Football Ballot

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Football Poll after Week 3. The complete Top 10 will be posted later today on-line, and it will appear in Tuesday’s print edition of the New Haven Register. Southington New Canaan Darien Shelton North Haven Windsor Glastonbury Notre Dame-West Haven Newtown Hand […]

Football: Hickman’s 3 TDs leads Ellington past Cromwell/Portland in Pequot unbeaten battle

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Congrats to @mark_hickman10 who officially passed Chad Anselmo for the Knights All Time Leading Scorer! #cthsfb — Ellington Football (@FootbalKnights) September 26, 2015 ELLINGTON >> Mark Hickman scored three touchdowns to become Ellington’s all-time leading scorer as the Knights defeated Pequot East rival Cromwell/Portland, 34-20, for the first time in program history. Ellington led […]

Friday’s NH County football roundup: Shelton hammers Guilford, Foran rolls past Sheehan

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No. 6 Shelton 56, Guilford 7 SHELTON >> Zach Tuskowski was 14-for-15 passing for 269 yards and tossed five touchdown passes for the Gaels in this SCC interdivision victory. Kevin Robinson and Chris Kanios each had two touchdown receptions and Sam Kirk had one for Shelton (3-0). Peter Hoff rushed six times for 85 yards and one […]

Football: How the top 10 teams fared Friday night

Team                                        This week                                               Next week 1. Southington (3-0)          Def. Simsbury 55-13                          Friday at Glastonbury, 6:30 p.m. 2. New Canaan (2-0)         Def. Bpt Central 53-6                          Friday vs. Westhill, 7 p.m. 3. Darien (2-0)       […]

Football: Middletown region preview, picks

MIDDLETOWN >> There are three important football games in town this weekend. Middletown High is home with South Windsor tonight, Xavier hosts Hamden at Palmer Field this evening and Wesleyan opens its season at home with Middlebury College tomorrow afternoon. Valley Regional/Old Lyme is home tonight and the other three area teams — Vinal Tech/East […]

Football: Pooch’s Week 3 Greater New Haven Predictions

Notre Dame-West Haven quarterback Christian Lupoli finished with three touchdowns in the win over West Haven. Bill O'Brien/GameTimeCT

FRIDAY’S GAMES • North Haven (2-0) at No. 5 Notre Dame-West Haven (2-0), 7 p.m.: These teams last met in 2011, with Notre Dame winning 27-12. Pooch’s pick: Notre Dame-West Haven. • Guilford (1-1) at No. 6 Shelton (2-0), 7 p.m.: Ron Hubbard leads the Shelton defense with 28 tackles and two sacks. Pooch’s pick: […]

Pooch’s Week 2 Top 10 Football Ballot

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Football Poll after Week 2. The complete Top 10 will be posted later today on-line, and it will appear in Tuesday’s print edition of the New Haven Register. Southington New Canaan Darien Notre Dame-West Haven Windsor Shelton Glastonbury Brookfield Newtown North Haven […]

Football: Noel, Ellington race past Coginchaug

Ellington's football team celebrates its victory over Coginchaug Saturday (Photo via Ellington Football)

DURHAM >> Ellington forced four turnovers and Tyrek Noel scored two, third-quarter touchdowns as Ellington defeated Coginchaug, 26-13, in a Pequot East Division game in Durham Saturday. Noel carried the ball nine times for 169 yards and scored his touchdown runs from 50 and 69 yards out. Ellington improved to 2-0. Down 7-0 early in the […]

Vote for the Week 2 Football Star!

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Who had the best performance from Week 2? Cast your vote until Tuesday, 9 p.m. Week 1 Star Sam Pirsig, Glastonbury: Had four sacks among his 16 tackles to help Glastonbury top Hall 27-7.

Football: Gilbert / Northwestern’s quickness nets victory over Nonnewaug


WINSTED >> On a hot day, Gilbert/Northwestern football used quickness to wear down a bigger Nonnewaug team in a fourth quarter comeback, 20-14. “I thought we were in good shape,”  Nonnewaug coach John Oko said. “They were smaller but they beat us off the ball. Then we got tired in the fourth quarter.” Last week, […]