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.
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SCC Football 2014: Derrick Lewis set to begin new chapter at Law

(Melanie Stengel - Register) 
 Derrick Lewis, a West Haven native and former standout football player at SCSU.starts his first year coaching football at Law, moving over from Bassick.

MILFORD >> Derrick Lewis’ first meeting with the Law football team lasted all of three minutes. The newly-minted head coach kept his speech short and to the point. “I introduced myself and said, ‘It’s the dawn of a new day. Get your sneakers on, get something comfortable on, we are going to lift weights. See […]

Cross Country: Staples’ Hannah DeBalsi ranked No. 1 in nation from DyeStat

Hannah DeBalsi at the Class LL state meet last fall. Register file photo

Wednesday evening the Internet running site, DyeStat, released its Top 100 individual girls cross country preseason high school rankings. Coming in at No. 1 in the nation is junior Hannah DeBalsi of Staples. Individual Girls Preseason Top 100 XC 2014 Rankings – @DyeStat Hannah DeBalsi is #1! — DyeStat (@DyeStat) August 27, 2014 […]

West Haven football coach Ed McCarthy to retire following 2014 season

West Haven football coach Ed McCarthy gets an ice bath from his team's players after defeating Hamden 49-7 in celbration of McCarthy's 322 career win.

WEST HAVEN >> The time has finally come. Entering his 44th season as a head football coach, 32 at West Haven after spending 12 at St. Joseph, Ed McCarthy has decided to call it a career. After thinking about it for quite some time, the state’s all-time winningest coach, now 68, will coach his last […]

2014 girls soccer: Cheshire a force to be reckoned with

The Cheshire girls soccer team returns 17 seniors and 13 starters from a 13-5 season a year ago. The Rams finished at 13-5 and won the SCC Housatonic Division. They were the only team to beat Guilford, the Class L state champions, and they did it twice (4-3 and 3-2). Led by Alexandra Pelletier, a […]

Hillhouse football team dedicates season to slain teammate

Members of the Hillhouse High School football team carry the casket of Jacob Craggett out of the Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church in Hamden on Aug. 16. Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)

NEW HAVEN >> Jacob Craggett will not be walking the hallways with classmates at Hillhouse High School when the district reopens its doors this week. Jacob, 15, a standout student-athlete who played football for the school, was killed earlier this month in a triple shooting in which his brother, Joshua, was also critically injured. While […]

SCC Football 2014: Fairfield Prep preview

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Vitals Coach: Tom Shea (5th year, 25-19) Conference: SCC Division I West Playoff Class: LL (901 boys enrollment) Home: Will use Fairfield Ludlowe and Fairfield Warde for home games this season. 2013 Record: 11-3 (Class LL finalists) 2014 Kickoff: Stamford, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. (at Warde) Captains: John DelliSanti, Arthur Mansolillo, Anthony Palazzolo, Colton Smith […]

CIAC sets 2015-16 dates for preseason, regular season to begin

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Controls voted last week to move back the start of the regular season in the fall of 2015. The 2015 fall season will begin on Friday, Sept. 11. While that is two days after the official start of this upcoming season (Sept. 9), it will only be four […]

SCC Football 2014: Hand preview

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Vitals Coach: Steve Filippone (26 years, 211-58-4) Conference: SCC Division I East Playoff Class: L (623 boys enrollment) Home: Surf Club, Madison 2013 Record: 8-4 (Class L quarterfinalist) 2014 Kickoff: New Canaan, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. Captains: Jack Driscoll, Tom Durkin, Scott Sweitzer, Cory Walsh Top players Jack Driscoll, 6-6, 255, Sr., OL Tom Durkin, […]

SCC hosts inaugural Media Day for football teams

SCC Commissioner Al Carbone welcomes coaches, players and the media to SCC Football Media Night at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

NEW HAVEN >> With the football season ready to kickoff in a couple of weeks, sixteen teams from  the Southern Connecticut Conference came together at the Floyd Little Athletic Center for the league’s inaugural Media Day. The teams that came were represented by their coaches and captains, if the team has already named them, and […]

Cross Country 2014: A look at the upcoming season

(Mara Lavitt Ñ New Haven Register) 
October 26, 2013 Manchester
CIAC Class Championship at Wickham Park, Manchester.
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The cross country season officially started Saturday morning with the first day of practice. Here’s a quick state-wide season preview, some runners to watch and basically to get you excited for the season! Top 5 storylines 1. How strong will the FCIAC be? Ridgefield, Darien, Staples, Danbury … the list goes on. The Ridgefield boys […]

Recruiting 2015: Connecticut high school football college commits [updated]

The following is a living list of players at Connecticut High Schools who have made verbal commitments for the Class of 2015. The commitments are unbinding until the player signs a letter of intent beginning on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The list is compiled through various sources, including,, Connecticut […]

Fairfield Prep graduate Nick Crowle named National Football Foundation scholar-athlete finalist

Former Fairfield Prep all-state LB Nick Crowle (Photo John Vanacore for the Register)

Fairfield Prep graduate Nick Crowle was announced as one of 36 finalists for the National Football Foundation’s High School National Scholar-Athlete award. The National Football Foundation will choose one National Scholar-Athletes from five regions. The five winners will be announced during the week of Oct.9 and will be honored at the NFF Chapter Awards Luncheon […]

SCC Football 2014: Notre Dame-West Haven preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Notre Dame-West Haven sophomore Nico Ragaini, who is expected to be one of the top receivers in the SCC. Vitals Coach: Tom Marcucci (23rd year, 153-71-6) Conference: SCC Division I East Playoff Class: L (622 boys enrollment) Home: Veteran’s Stadium, West Haven 2013 Record: 5-6 2014 Kickoff: St. Joseph, Sept. 11, […]

SCC Football 2014: Lewis now at the helm for Law

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Derrick Lewis enters his first year as head football coach at Law.

Derrick Lewis is getting ready for his first season as the head coach at Law. He replaces Mark Robinson. He moves over from Bassick, where he spent three seasons coaching the Lions. Bassick won four games in those three seasons, three his final year. Lewis has come home to the SCC, so to speak, having […]

SCC Football 2014: Sheehan preview

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Vitals Coach: John Ferrazzi (10th season) Conference: SCC Division II East Playoff Class: M (438 boys enrollment) Home: Riccitelli Field, Wallingford 2013 Record: 6-5 2014 Kickoff: at Trinity Catholic, Sept. 13, 2 p.m. Captains: Dave LaPlante, Mike Moscato, Bobby Carey Team website: MaxPreps page Top players Dave LaPlante, 5-11, 215, Sr., FB/LB Mike Moscato, 5-11, 220, […]

West Haven to induct nine into Hall of Fame

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The 15th class to enter the West Haven Hall of Fame will be honored Saturday, November 29 at the West Haven Italian-American Club on Chase Lane. The nine new members will increase the membership in the prestigious club to 143 members. The newest members to be inducted are Joseph Morrell Jr., Stacey Breen Sao, Ron […]

2014 high school fall sports schedules

(Peter Casolino - New Haven Register)

Schedules for the 2014 Fall Sports Season, via Cross Country: BOYS school schedules | GIRLS school schedules Field Hockey: School Schedules | Master schedule Football: Team and league schedules (GameTimeCT) Soccer (Boys): School Schedules | Master schedule Soccer (Girls): School Schedules | Master schedule Swimming & Diving (Girls): School schedules Volleyball (Girls): School schedules | Master schedule

SCC Football 2014: North Haven preview

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Vitals Coach: Tony Sagnella (18th year) Conference: SCC Division II East Playoff Class: L (599 boys enrollment) Home: Vanacore Field, North Haven 2013 Record: 10-3 (SCC DII East Champions,Class L semifinalists) 2014 Kickoff: Bridgeport Central, Sept. 11, 6 p.m. Captains: Joe Corniello, Tom Gallagher, Cole Pecora Team websites: MaxPreps page Top players Cole Pecora, 5-8, 175, Sr., RB/FS Tom Gallagher, 5-8, 205, Sr., […]

2014 SCC Football Team Preview Capsules

SCC MAP is previewing every high school football league in Connecticut every day leading up to the start of the 2014 season. As previews are published, they will be added to the map and list below. Hover and click on helmets to get the preview. The map will be updated as preview capsules are written. Check […]

Football 2014: Jake Kasuba the one constant as Foran opens camp

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MILFORD >> When Foran opened fall camp Wednesday, the one certainty was the return of senior Jake Kasuba. Projected to be one of the state’s top quarterbacks this season, Kasuba completed 192 of 299 passes (64 percent) for 2,918 yards and 27 touchdowns against just seven interceptions as a junior. Kasuba, entering his third season […]