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 first baseman Ron Rossomando is one of Henry Chiosholm's top 25 CIAC players to watch.

• 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, […]

Football: New Haven County Chapter Scholar-Athlete Dinner April 11

The 54th anniversary of the Casey-O’Brien New Haven County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete dinner will be held on April 11 at the Fantasia Banquet Facility in North Haven. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. with dinner beginning approximately at 6:30 p.m. Twenty nine high […]

Final 2014 GameTimeCT / Register girls basketball top 10 poll: Capital Prep finishes No. 1

Due to new CIAC rules, Capital Prep, a school of choice, was bumped from Class S to Class L this season and still won a second straight title. Photo: Peter Paguaga

Capital Prep of Hartford was voted the No. 1 team in the GameTimeCT / New Haven Register Top 10 poll released Monday. The Trailblazers, led by 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year Kiah Gillespie, ran the table, including victories over out-of-state competition and won the CSC and Class L state championship. They received all 16 […]

Live Blog REPLAY: 2014 Girls Basketball State Tournament

Lauralton's Emma McCarthy and Carly will represent the West in a star-studded JCC Schoolgirls Classic Sunday at 1:30 at the JCC in Woodbridge
 (Mara Lavitt - New Haven Register)

UPDATE: The state championships have ended. Click the stories below for complete recaps and check out a replay of the Live Blog below to see all the Twitter chatter from the tournament. The state championship is upon us. This is your one stop shop for everything girls basketball. Below are schedules and all the latest links […]

Class LL Boys Swimming: Greenwich wins 39th title, Prep’s Keblish sets record

Fairfield Prep's Bryce Keblish won the 200 IM at the Class LL state championship on Wednesday.
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MIDDLETOWN >> Fairfield Prep swimming coach Rich Hutchinson might be biased, but he called Bryce Keblish’s freestyle portion of the 200-yard individual medley one for the ages. Keblish, a junior, touched the wall first in that event and, in the process, set the Class LL record, finishing in 1 minute, 49.46 seconds. Keblish later finished […]

Class L Boys Swimming: Pomperaug wins eighth straight title; Dagenais leads Middletown

MIDDLETOWN >> Pomperaug won its seventh straight title in this class and eighth consecutive championship. The Panthers, who won Class M in 2007, finished with 818.5 points. Darien was second (641.5) and Wilton was third (529.5) followed by Middletown (455). Bunnell/Stratford finished 11th, while Shelton was 12th. Middletown junior Matt Dagenais won the 200 IM […]

Boys Basketball Tournament Live Blog: The Final Fours

Fairfield Preps' Paschal Chukwu gets over Hillhouse's Raiquan Clark during the 4th quarter during the Class LL boys basketball quarterfinals.  (Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)

It’s March Madness, Connecticut-style, as the 2014 boys basketball state tournaments tip off  with Class L and S first round games Monday night, March 10 and the Class LL and M first round game beginning Tuesday, March 11. The whole thing wraps up in two weeks at Mohegan Sun Arena. If you’re unable to hit […]

North Haven’s Matt Glasz wants you to consider the ‘District Model’ for CT football

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Above: Matt Glasz’s discusses the ‘District Model’ on CPTVSports’ Game Time, March 6. Editor’s Note: Playoff proposals in Connecticut high school football are nothing new. But the CIAC’s recent decision to scrap its 4-Class, three-round set up in favor of an eight-division, two round playoff for 2014 in the name of safety, has ratcheted up the […]

North Branford wins Pequot Conference weightlifting competition

North Branford won the 10th Pequot Conference weightlifting competition held on March 15th at Ellington High School. Twelve teams and 270 players participated.   TEAM SCORES 1. North Branford, 12, 565 lbs. 2. Avon, 11,515 3. Ellington, 10,760 4. Hyde, 9,810 5. Cromwell, 9,745. CHECK OUT COMPLETE TEAM SCORES INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 150-Under Overall Winners 1. […]

MaxPreps: Connecticut ranked No. 13 nationally in football scoring

National football scoring averages, compiled by MaxPreps.com (Graphic by  Ryan Escobar, MaxPreps)

MaxPreps published a look at state-by-state scoring averages across the country and, since we know you’re dying to know: Connecticut comes in at No. 13 on the list. Texas (of course) topped the list at 55.48 points per game, followed by Arizona (53.93), Oregon (53.85), Nevada (53.74) and West Virginia (53.48). MaxPreps notes all are states “that […]

Monday’s High School Tournament scoreboard (March 10)

GIRLS BASKETBALL CLASS LL QUARTERFINALS Westhill 55, Danbury 54 South Windsor 65, Amity 56 Lauralton Hall 52, E.O. Smith 44 Mercy 48, Career 43 SEMIFINALS, March 14 No. 8 Westhill (19-4) vs. No. 4 South Windsor (21-2) at  TBA No. 2 Lauralton Hall (21-1) vs. No. 3 Mercy (22-1) at TBA CLASS M QUARTERFINALS Holy Cross […]

Track and Field: Venues for this year’s state championships changed up

The State Open Outdoor Track and Field Meet last spring at Veterans Stadium in New Britain        Photos by Melanie Stengel   mstengel@newhavenregister.com   Follow me on Twitter @nhrmstengel

This spring, the outdoor high school track and field season is getting a makeover. Long-time state championship meet and State Open host Veterans Memorial Stadium at Willow Brook Park in New Britain will be under construction this spring, making way for a brand new nine-lane track and synthetic turf. So instead, facilities across the state […]

Girls basketball beat: State tournament predictions for each game

Class LL Overview: Last season’s buzzer-beater by Maria Weselyj to lift Mercy over Lauralton Hall is a tough act to follow. However, a loaded class featuring a streaking Mercy, battle-tested Lauralton Hall, a Career team that seems to have found itself and three-time FCIAC champ Danbury could possibly make this year’s tournament even better. First […]

GametimeCT / Register Girls Basketball Top 10 poll: Pre-tournament edition

Tanaya Atkinson (right) is one of the best players in the state.  (Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)

Team Points Last Class 1. Capital Prep (23-0) (12) 388 1 L Last week’s games: Won CSC title with 95-55 victory over Prince Tech. Bottom line: For those that said the Trailblazers don’t play the state’s best teams, Capital Prep will have a chance to prove them wrong in the state tournament. 2. Lauralton Hall […]

CIAC football will crown eight state champions in 2014

Ansonia celebrates its Class S championship Friday night. Three more finals are set to kick off today (Photo Mara Lavitt)

The CIAC agreed Tuesday on changes to the state playoff format in football. Under the adopted proposal, there will be eight state champions for the 2014 season, doubling the number from this past season. Like last season, the tournament will still consist of 32 teams but, under the new format, the quarterfinal round, which was […]