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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CIAC girls lacrosse tournament: Storylines, Players to Watch and Overview of each class

Lauren Cole, one of the most prolific scorers in the state with 109 goals this season, could lead Hand to the promised land - a CIAC Class M title (GameTimeCT file photo)

Storylines to Watch 1. Darien focused on a three-peat Plot line: The Blue Wave have won the last two Class L championships and are poised to win their third straight. They also won Class M in 2011. The Blue Wave have their usual depth and talent led by goalie Samantha Nielsen, midfielder Caroline Benitez and […]

CIAC boys lacrosse tournament: Storylines, Top Players to Watch, Overview of each class

North Haven boys lacrosse is the No. 1 seed in Class M (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register

Storylines To Watch 1. Class L gets tougher Plot line: Class L has a long history of providing exciting games with teams like Greenwich, Ridgefield, McMahon, Fairfield Prep, Glastonbury and Simsbury dominating play. It will be even deeper and more challenging with the addition of 2014 Class M champion Darien. You should know: Darien coach […]

Boys volleyball: Shelton wins first SCC championship since 2008

The Shelton Gaels celebrate following their 3-1 win over the Xavier Falcons in the Southern Connecticut Conference boys volleyball championship final Friday. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

SHELTON >> Five years ago, LeAnne Bianchine was asked to switch from coaching the Shelton softball team to take over a Gaels’ boys’ volleyball program that, in her own words, had been “a little bit down in the dumps.” She said no at first, but the following year she was asked again. This time she […]

2015 CIAC Boys Lacrosse State Tournament schedule, results

Darien's Colin Minicus (right) leads the Blue Wave's charge into the Class L tournament this season (Photo Sean Meenaghan)

CLASS L QUALIFYING ROUND Friday, May 29 Trumbull 7, Shelton 5 Saturday, May 30 Norwich Free Academy (8-8) at Hall (9-6), Saturday, noon; West Haven (8-8) at Amity (10-6), Saturday, noon; McMahon (7-9) at Conard (10-6), Saturday, 3 p.m.; Fairfield Warde (7-9) at Fairfield Prep (10-5), Saturday, noon FIRST ROUND Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. Upper bracket: Trumbull at […]

Track and Field: Conference recap

Fairfield Ludlowe's Emma Koether won the 400 and placed second in the 200 at the FCIAC Championships last Tuesday in Danbury.

The track and field postseason is officially underway! Conference meets have wrapped up and the state meets start on Monday. Below are links all the conference results and state meet information start lists. State Meet Start Lists Class LL Class L Class MM Class M Class S   SCC Champions: Hillhouse (boys); Mercy (girls) Results […]

2015 CIAC girls tennis pairings


CLASS L QUALIFYING ROUND Saturday, 10 a.m. Fairfield Warde (10-6) at Mercy (11-6); Simsbury (10-6) at Newtown (11-5); North Haven (11-7) at New Canaan (11-5); Trumbull (12-8) at Newington (11-5); Pomperaug (9-6) at Hall (12-5); South Windsor (9-7) at Naugatuck (11-4); Ridgefield (9-7) at Greenwich (12-4); Hamden (8-7) at Wilton (12-4); Cheshire (10-9) at Amity […]

2015 CIAC Girls Lacrosse State tournament schedule, results

Hand's Erin Mammele takes the ball to the net as Guilford attack Alex Fitzgerald defends in SCC championship game, at the Ken Strong Stadium at West Haven High School, Thursday, May 28, 2015. Mammele named Outstanding Player of the Year by the SCC, led the Tigers to an 18-6 win over the Indians. (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

CLASS L QUALIFYING ROUND Friday, May 29 Danbury 15, Norwalk 5 Saturday, May 30 Norwich Free Academy (7-9-0) at New Milford (7-9-0), Saturday, 11 a.m.; South Windsor (6-9-0) at Hall (8-8-0), 8 a.m. FIRST ROUND Monday, 5 p.m. Top bracket: Danbury/Norwalk winner at No. 1 Glastonbury (14-2-0); No. 9 Wilton (10-5-0) at No. 8 Ridgefield […]

Girls lacrosse: Cole’s eight goals lead Hand over Guilford, to ninth SCC championship

The Hand girls lacrosse team pose for a selfie with the SCC championship trophy after defeating Guilford, 18-6, Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Ken Strong Stadium at West Haven High School. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

WEST HAVEN >> For Hand, it was a tale of two different games against Guilford. During the regular season, the Tigers’ girls lacrosse team struggled against the Indians but was able to hold on and win by two goals. On Thursday in the Southern Connecticut Conference championship game, Hand took no prisoners and dominated. Lauren Cole […]

Baseball: Amity, Fairfield Prep to meet in SCC final

Sean Meenaghan - New Haven Register
Fairfield Prep’s Brett Stevenson celebrates after reaching third base against Shelton in the SCC semifinals Thursday afternoon. Fairfield Prep won 6-3 and will face Amity Saturday in the SCC final at noon in West Haven.

WEST HAVEN >> When Amity and Notre Dame-West Haven last played, the game came down to a bevy of errors the Spartans committed in the seventh which led to an Amity a loss. On Thursday in the Southern Connecticut Conference semifinals the fifth-seeded Spartans corrected their mistakes and then some to rout top-seeded Notre Dame-West […]

Boys Lacrosse: Xavier dominates Fairfield Prep to win first outright SCC championship

Xavier's boys lacrosse team celebrates its 13-8 Southern Connecticut Conference championship victory over Fairfield Prep at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven Thursday, May 28, 2015. (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

WEST HAVEN >> The Xavier boys lacrosse team always does its best to score early and often. On Thursday in the Southern Connecticut Conference championship game against Fairfield Prep, the attack was flawless in the first two quarters. The Falcons scored the game’s first four goals and Wesley Reid, Chris Connelly and Colin McCarthy scored […]

Softball: Amity, Lauralton Hall advance to SCC title game

Lauralton Hall senior pitcher Haley Congdon earned the win in a 3-1 win over Sheehan in the SCC semifinals on Thursday.
Catherine Avalone/Register

WEST HAVEN >> It’s been seven years since Amity last won a Southern Connecticut Conference softball tournament championship, but the Spartans will have another shot at No. 8 Saturday night. Fifth-seeded Amity, which has won a record seven SCC tournament titles, knocked off top-seeded Cheshire 3-0 Thursday night at Biondi Field to earn a berth […]

Girls tennis: Lauralton Hall wins SCC crown on first try, moves to 20-0

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Lauralton hall won its first SCC championship 4-3 over Amity Thursday.

NEW HAVEN >> With eight returning players out of 10 available starting positions, the Lauralton Hall tennis team was expected to be a threat moving to the SCC from the SWC. But not only did the Crusaders earn the regular-season girls tennis championship, they earned their first tournament title as well, edging Amity 4-3 Thursday […]

SCC Girls Golf Championships: Amity’s Barone wins individual title

20th annual SCC Girls Golf Championships At Alling Memorial A Flight Amanda Barone, Amity 41 Emily Sabo, Foran 48 E.J. Lee, Branford 60 B Flight Carley Lutheran, Shelton 54 Mya Yorke, Career 56 Kate Farrell, Lyman Hall 56 Lailah Nabors, Hamden 62 C Flight Bridget Steele, Wilbur Cross 60 Celeste Rodriguez, Wilbur Cross 62

CIAC girls lacrosse tournament primer: Darien should make it three straight titles in Class L

Hand's Erin Mammele slips through Guilford's Mackenzie Cattarruzza (right) and Sarah Delucia earlier this year (Photo Dave Phillips)

The CIAC has announced its pairings for the girls lacrosse tournament and Darien looks primed for another big run in Class L. The Blue Wave went 13-3 in the regular season with all three losses to out-of-state teams. They dominated in the state going 11-0 against Connecticut teams.  The Blue Wave should make it three […]