Southern Connecticut Conference

The Southern Connecticut Conference ranks as the second largest in Connecticut in terms of membership with 22 schools covering a large swath of the southern part of the state and shoreline. Commissioner Al Carbone directs the organization which has existed since 1994. SCC schools won a conference-record 25 state championships in the 2011-12 academic year.
League Website: www.southernconnecticutconference.org

Girls Basketball: CIAC Tournament Preview Hoops Hub

The News Hub 10 Reasons Why You Should Care About the Tournament: Because it’s going to be epic. The 5 Most Important Players in the CIAC Tournament: Kiah Gillespie’s on the list, but you knew that already. Everything You Need To Know About the CIAC Tournament: So Larry Bird walks into a locker room… GameTimeCT.com/Register […]

Boys basketball: League tournament predictions, day 4

Fairfield Prep's Ryan Foley makes a move as Career's Tyreek Perkins defends. Could we have the third matchup between these two teams in the SCC tournament final. Joe Morelli thinks so. (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

A 25-5 day on Saturday bumps the record to 44-13. Just two tournaments being played today, weather permitting: Live Updates from the semifinals SCC semifinals No. 1 Fairfield Prep vs. No. 4 Hamden: Third matchup between these two SCC Quinnipiac Division rivals. Hamden was the only team to beat Prep this year. With C.J. Seaforth […]

Girls Basketball: Coaches not too happy with CIAC Tourney “Success Rule”

Thomaston got routed by Capital Prep in the 2013 Class S Final. 
(Pete Paguaga - Register file photo)

Before coach Robert McMahon and his Thomaston Golden Bears prepared to play Capital Prep in the 2013 Class S final, they practiced like they normally do. They talked about believing they could beat their opponent, which featured three Division I players, like they normally do. Then they tried something different. “(We watched) Miracle, Hoosiers and […]

GameTimeCT.com / Register Girls Basketball Top 10: Two newcomers enter poll

Mercy: 2015 SCC Girls Basketball Champions (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1.  Capital Prep  21-1 18 540 1 L Last week:  Def. Parish Hill 80-36, Bullard-Havens 102-36 to win CSC. Bottom line: Now that the unpleasantness that was the CSC Tourney is over, let’s play ball! Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2.  Farmington  24-0 0 494 2 L Last […]

Girls Basketball: The five most important players in the CIAC Tourney

Mercy's Maura Fitzpatrick eyes the hoop as Hand's Lauren Brandau defends during the SCC Girls Basketball Championship game.(Photo Catherine Avalone)

Kiah Gillespie, Sr., F, Capital Prep: Just off accolades alone she warrants a spot on this list. The senior forward is the reigning Gatorade Connecticut Player of the Year, was named a McDonald’s All-American this season, helped her team win another Constitution State Conference crown, scored her 2,000th career point, grabbed her 1,000th career rebound […]

Gymnastics: Law places second at Class S

Tiffany Coleman won the vault with a 9.8 to help Law finish second in the meet at Southbury. Woodstock Academy defended its title with 147.625 points and will look to defend its title in next weekend’s State Open at New Milford. Law finished with 132.200 points. Valley Regional finished fifth with 124.275 points.  Class S […]

Wrestling: Xavier’s Broderick captures State Open title; Newtown team champs

Xavier's Chidi Broderick (top) won the heavyweight title at Saturday's State Open over Foran's Luke Edmondson.
Sean Meenaghan/Register

NEW HAVEN >> In just three years competing in the sport, Xavier senior Chidi Broderick has developed into one of the state’s best wrestlers. Fresh off winning the Class LL state title last week, Broderick added the State Open crown to his resume with a 14-3 major decision victory over Foran’s Luke Edmondson in the […]

SCC Boys Basketball Quarterfinals: Walters saves Hillhouse in OT; Acs advance to semis with Career, Prep, Hamden

(Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)  Patrick Doyle (left) of Notre Dame-West Haven guards Tommy Nolan of Fairfield Prep in the second half of the SCC Quarterfinal game at Branford High School on 2/28/2015.

No. 4 HAMDEN 35, NO. 5 XAVIER 32  C.J. Seaforth finished with 12 points as Hamden survived two shots from Xavier to tie the SCC quarterfinal in the final seconds of regulation. Both Kaleb Lutton (team-high 15 points) and Kahleb Downing missed shots to tie the game in the final seconds of regulation for the […]

Boys Hockey: Richetelli, Hamden blank No. 6 Fairfield Prep

Fairfield Prep's Jack Cavanaugh (16) fights for the puck off a face off (Dan Nowak photo)

HAMDEN >> It’s been a rough road for Hamden and Fairfield Prep this season. Entering their matchup on Saturday, the Green Knights were 1-4 in their last five games and the Jesuits were 3-5 in their last eight. But a hot goalie can always turn a team’s fortunes around. That’s what Hamden coach Bill Verneris […]

Boys Hockey: Glastonbury nips West Haven in overtime

WEST HAVEN – With the postseason approaching, regular season games have started to take on more meaning. That meaning was evident to both Glastonbury and West Haven as the two teams battled in playoff atmosphere Saturday afternoon. In a game which had several shifts of momentum, plenty of penalty minutes, and an atmosphere ready for […]

Live Updates: The 2015 Boys Basketball Conference Tournaments

Hillhouse senior forward Troy Walters, Jr. elevates for a shot vs. Fairfield Prep earlier this season. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

The storm before the storm begins Thursday when the 2015 Connecticut boys basketball conferences commence their annual championship tournaments. The SCC, CCC and ECC start the whole shebang with first-round games on Thursday, Feb. 26. The SWC, CSC, NCC (Friday), NVL, FCIAC and Shoreline (among others, Saturday) join the fray on with quarterfinal rounds. Semifinals […]

Girls Hockey State Tournament Pairings, Schedule

The girls hockey state tournament pairings sponsored by the SCC and FCIAC have been released. The tournament will begin Monday, March 2 at the higher seeds and continue with semifinals at The Rinks at Shelton March 4 and conclude with the championship at Terry Connors Rink in Stamford on March 7. Quarterfinals Monday, March 2 […]

2015 Girls Basketball Conference Championship: Live Updates

Alyssa Wright (left) of Cromwell collides with Tori Hopkins of Morgan as she drives to the basket in the first half in Clinton on 2/16/2015. Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register

It’s Championship Week in Girls Basketball. Below are links to each Tournament Central page complete with schedules and brackets. Follow along with the live blog below for updates from around the state. We wrap up Championship Week with finals from the Shoreline Conference, ECC, Berkshire League and Fairchester League. You can watch the Shoreline final between Cromwell and […]

Boys basketball: League tournament predictions, day 2

Notre Dame-Fairfield's C.J. Davidson (Photo Pete Paguaga)

A 12-5 start to the predictions. We move on to day 2: You can follow all the games on the boys tournament scoreboard and live blog page. CSC tournament quarterfinals No. 8 Norwich Tech at No. 1 University – University No. 7 Kaynor Tech at No. 2 Prince Tech – Prince Tech No. 6 Cheney […]

Girls hockey: SCC girls hockey tournament schedule / results

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The following are the pairings for the two SCC girls hockey tournaments, which will begin Feb. 23 and 24 with semifinals and championships on Feb. 25 (Division II) and Feb. 27 (Division I). DIVISION I Semifinals Monday, Feb. 23 No. 1 East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor co-op 7, No. 4 West Hartford 0 Tuesday, Feb 24 No. […]

SCC boys basketball tournament: Notre Dame-West Haven pulls away from Wilbur Cross

Notre Dame's Karim Cisse elevates to the basket as Wilbur Cross's Kwane Taylor defends.
The Notre Dame Green Knights defeated the Wilbur Cross Governors 70-57 in a first round game of the SCC boys basketball tournament. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

WEST HAVEN – Notre Dame coach Jason Shea has plenty of options when it comes to his team’s shooting ability. While opposing teams prepare for Karim Cisse, Ben Bagnoli and Patrick Doyle, one player continues to provide more options. Senior Michael Mullen has added another dimension to the Green Knights as he can shoot from […]