CROMWELL >> Undefeated Cromwell/Portland won its third game in a row, pulling away from Lewis Mills in the fourth quarter to win 44-20 at Pierson Park Friday evening. After Mills pulled to within 10 points in the third quarter, the Panthers answered with two fourth quarter touchdowns, one on a 20-yard run by Bryan […]
CLINTON — Haddam-Killingworth led all the way in defeating The Morgan School, 21-7, in a Pequot League game played at the Peters Complex Friday night. The Cougars (2-1) scored twice in the first quarter on a 14-yard run by Dalton Modehn and a 67-yard run by Kevin Dougherty (13 carries, 202 yards). Jordan Callahan kicked both extra […]
1. Darien (2-0)
Today vs. St. Joseph, 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 at Stamford, 7 p.m.
2. Southington (3-0)
Def. Manchester 37-0
Thursday at Conard, 7 p.m.
3. St. Joseph (2-0)
Today at Darien, 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 a…
MIDDLETOWN — No. 10 ranked and unbeaten Middletown is home tonight, Xavier looks to win its second in a row this afternoon, Wesleyan has its home opener Saturday and Vinal/East Hampton/Goodwin Tech looks to get its first win tonight in weekend city football action. In the area, three unbeaten teams — Cromwell/Portland, Coginchaug/Hale-Ray and Valley/Old […]
DURHAM >> Quarterback Eli Rivera scored on a 3-yard run late in the game to break a tie and that plus Pat Ladas’ conversion run gave Coginchaug/Hale-Ray a 34-26 win over Haddam-Killingworth Saturday afternoon at the Wally Camp Athletic Conference. Rivera had a big day, throwing three touchdown passes in addition to his game-winning run. […]
HADDAM >> Woody Hayes would have been proud. The late Ohio State coach, a believer in the three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust offense, would have enjoyed Haddam-Killingworth’s 49-32 win over the SMSA/University/Classical cooperative of Hartford Saturday night at H-K High. That’s because H-K ran 69 plays from scrimmage, every one of them on the ground, to the tune of […]
Team Fared Up next 1. New Canaan (0-1) Lost to St. Joseph 38-35 Friday at Danbury, 7 p.m. 2. Darien (1-0) Def. Ridgefield 38-12 Friday vs. McMahon, 6 p.m. 3. Southington (1-0) Def. Glastonbury 34-7 Friday vs. […]
MIDDLETOWN >> Everybody’s even, everybody’s 0-0. The scrimmages are over, let the games begin. Norwich Free Academy at Xavier At Larry McHugh Field at Xavier High Tonight at 7 It’s the beginning of the Andy Guyon Era at Xavier and he gets to open against what may be the best team in eastern Connecticut in […]
It is 60 years, give or take a few weeks, since I first covered scholastic football for the Register. So thank you, Clem Fucci, wherever you are, and thank you, Pete Dzwonkoski. Thank you, Tom Iezzi and Rich Abbatiello and Gennaro Germe, and thank you, Ray Ciarleglio, even if I had a better opening night […]
TORRINGTON >> Summer’s over? Not to worry; football’s here. A pretty good crowd testified to that feeling Friday night at Torrington’s Robert H. Frost Sports Complex as neighbors Gilbert/Northwestern and Torrington banged out the final pre-season scrimmage for both teams. “I’m looking for us to improve as a unit,” said Torrington Coach Gaitan Rodriguez, whose […]
Erik Becker, the former offensive coordinator at Hand who spent last year at Choate, has accepted the head coaching job at Coginchaug he confirmed Tuesday. “Honestly, this is a place I’ve always wanted to be,” Becker said Tuesday after finalizing the hire with the Coginchaug administration. “I probably had my eye on this job for […]
Steve Croce has resigned as Coginchaug’s football coach after one season to take a college football job, he confirmed Friday. Croce was hired as the offensive coordinator for Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass., where he will coach under former Holy Cross All-State back Dan Mulrooney, whom Croce coached and won a state title with in […]
Gregg Simon has been selected to join the CAS-CIAC staff as the Associate Executive Director of CIAC effective July 1. Simon joins the CIAC after a 17-year tenure as the athletic director at Newtown from 1999-2016. He oversaw an athletic department that sponsored every CIAC sponsored sport and included more than 80 coaches and volunteers. […]
The 2016-17 New Haven Register All-State Girls Basketball Lineups. Compiled by Joe Morelli. Honorable Mention Nikki Bitinaitis, Cromwell, 5-6, Sr., G Monica Bojka, Woodland, 5-10, Sr., F Trinity Bravo, Kolbe Cathedral, 5-8, Jr., G Mia Brennan, Waterford, 5-4, Sr., G MacKenzie Burke, Norwich Free Academy, 5-8, Sr., G Claudia Capozzo, Sacred Heart Academy, 5-10, Sr., […]
The 2016-17 New Haven Register All-State Boys Basketball Lineups. Compiled by Joe Morelli. Video package produced by Frontier Cable’s Vantage Sports Network. Player of the Year: Tremont Waters, Notre Dame-West Haven Coach of the Year: Jon Carroll, Sacred Heart Honorable Mention Will Antrum, Wilbur Cross, 6-0, G, Jr.; Jadon Archer, Enfield, 6-1, G, So.; Jackson Benigni, Xavier, […]
The complete 2016 New Haven Register All-Area Football Teams, including first, second and third team selections. Compiled by Mike Pucci. The team was published in the New Haven Register on Friday, January 13, 2017. ••• First Team OFFENSE DEFENSE COACH of the YEAR: REGGIE LYTLE, Hillhouse MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: NICO RAGAINI, Notre Dame-West Haven ••• Second Team […]
Chris Eckert, the 2016 Pequot Sassacus Coach of the Year who guided Cromwell/Portland to the Class S semifinals this season, announced his resignation as the team’s head coach Wednesday, according to a note posted on the team’s Twitter account, which is run by Eckert. In a note, Eckert cited his desire to pursue an administrative role within […]
DEEP RIVER >> When Valley Regional/Old Lyme opened the second half with a gorgeous 64-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Matt Sapere to sophomore Jason O’Brien, a roar reverberated from the famous hill at Blythe Field all the way through the Connecticut River Valley and all the small Pequot Conference towns in between. The Warriors, […]
ANSONIA >> Heading into Monday evening’s Class S semifinal against Ansonia, Cromwell/Portland was well aware it had to stop Chargers star running back Markell Dobbs. Knowing and doing are two completely different things. Behind 312 yards rushing and 411 combined yards by the junior back, second-seeded Ansonia easily defeated the sixth-seeded Panthers 49-28 at Jarvis […]