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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The Week 3 GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll: Southington remains at No. 1, but no longer unanimous

Cheshire and pitcher Mackenzie Juodaitis move up one spot to No. 6 in the latest Top 10 Poll.
Catherine Avalone/Register

Southington remained at No. 1 in the Week 3 Poll, but  unbeaten Fitch picked up a first-place vote. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SOUTHINGTON 5-0 16 506 1 LL Last week’s results:  Defeated Farmington 19-0 and Maloney 3-1 (9). Bottom line: The Blue Knights had a close call against Maloney but still […]

Softball Notebook: Guilford on the rebound, Hamden adjusting to Shugrue’s style

Guilford's Olivia Boudreau bats against Hamden in a game from earlier this season. 
(Photo by Dave Phillips)

After losing its first five games this season, Guilford has rebounded to win its last two. During the losing streak, the Indians (2-5) lost one-run games to Shelton and Hamden and another by two runs against North Haven. Entering the season, Guilford coach Steve Zajac didn’t know quite what to expect. “I wasn’t sure,” Zajac […]

Softball: This Week’s Diamond Gems

In the Diamond Gems feature, we will take a look back at some of last week’s top performances. We’ll also look ahead to the upcoming week. HIT PARADE • Becca Marks, Sacred Heart Academy: Collected her 100th career hit in a 9-8 win over West Haven. • Maddy Montz, Coginchaug: Had three hits, including a […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Softball Ballot

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll after Week 3. The Top 10 poll will posted later today on-line and will appear in Monday’s print editions of the Register. Southington Fitch Amity Lauralton Hall St. Joseph Cheshire Darien Seymour Mercy Oxford NFA Sheehan Thomaston Trumbull Hand

Outdoor track: Results from O’Grady Relays

Actions from the O'Grady Relays in Danbury on Saturday.

DANBURY >> Saturday afternoon at Danbury High, the host school claimed the large school boys and girls crowns at the 35th O’Grady Relays. The Danbury boys scored 105 points to lead the large schools, while the Hatter girls scored82. PHOTOS: O’Grady Relays Below are the team scores and here are the full results of the […]

Softball: No. 7 Cheshire uses long ball to rout Foran, remain unbeaten

Maggie O'Reilly (17) meets her teammates at home plate after hitting a 2-run home run in the third inning of Friday's 12-4 victory over Foran Friday, April 25, 2015, at the softball field at Cheshire High School. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

CHESHIRE >> Cheshire softball coach Kristine Botto Drust admitted she’s still trying to “find the right lineup.” The search may be over. The Rams remained unbeaten after collecting 11 hits, including four home runs, in a 12-4 Southern Connecticut Conference interdivision victory over Foran Friday. Leadoff batter Olivia Odermatt hit two, two-run home runs, while […]

Baseball: Amity gets past Notre Dame-West Haven

WEST HAVEN >> Amity coach Sal Coppola talked with his team about the importance of beating quality baseball teams. Coppola would quickly see how his team responded Friday afternoon facing Notre Dame-West Haven. Behind a gritty pitching effort from senior Doug Rives, and the clutch hitting of Chris Winkel, Mike Appel and Eli Oliphant, the […]

Amity’s Koshes voted Thursday’s STAR, VOTE for Friday’s BEST

Star of the Day

Thursday’s Star Katie Koshes, Amity softball: She hit a two-out, three-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Spartans a 3-0 win over Sheehan. Koshes went 4-for-4 at the plate and also pitched all nine innings, striking out 10 while scattering seven hits. VOTE for Friday’s STAR until Saturday, 9 p.m.

Friday’s Middletown region sports roundup

Softball Morgan 10, Hale Ray 1 >> At Moodus, Kelsey Donaldson went 2-for-3 and Angie Cook had a triple with two RBIs for the Huskies (7-2). Emily Traceski hit a solo home run in bottom of the seventh for the Noises (3-4). East Hampton 7, Valley Regional 6 >> Lindsey Dickerman struck out 10 in […]

Hockey: Cheshire coach Karl Sundquist resigns after four seasons

Cheshire boys ice hockey coach Karl Sundquist has resigned, citing personal reasons, athletic director Steve Trifone announced Friday. Sundquist coached the Rams for four seasons, including an appearance in the Division II tournament quarterfinals last year. Cheshire went 8-10 in the regular season and defeated North Haven, 5-2, in the first round, but lost to […]

Thursday’s NHCounty boys/ girls golf roundup

Fairfield Prep 169, Hand 171 (At CC of Fairfield) Medalist: Jake Oliver (Hand) Prep: Matt Cesare 41, Andrew Sciarretta 42, Matt Schmerzler 42, Andy Spangenberg 44. Hand: Jake Oliver 39, Tommy Pellatt 43, Justin Frieund 43, Cliff Baird 46. Team records: Fairfield Prep 1-1; Hand 2-2. East Haven 197, Sheehan 182 (At Farms CC) East […]

Thursday’s NHCounty boys/ girls tennis roundup: Coginchaug defeats North Branford

Coginchaug 5, North Branford 1 (At North Branford) Singles: Evan Diaz (NB) Def Kyle Judson 6-3, 6-0; Sam Temple (C) Def Jay Mavani 6-3, 6-2; Garrett D’Amato (C) Def Antonio Pavic 7-5, 6-2; Brian Jubeliere (C) won by Forfeit; Jeremy Cannon (C) Won by Forfeit. Doubles: Mike O’Keefe-Tommy Seifert (C) Won by forfeit; No Doubles […]

Thursday’s boys/ girls lacrosse roundup: Moran’s 8 goals leads ND-WH over Foran; Hand beats No. 4 Prep

Hand's Tanner Garitta (28) slams Fairfield Prep's Nicholas Franchuk while carrying the ball midfield toward the Tigers goal. Hand won, 8-6, at Strong Field at the Surf Club in Madison. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

Boys lacrosse Notre Dame-West Haven 16, Foran 10 >> Ed Moran had eight goals to lead the Green Knights to their win in West Haven. Nick Shanle added three goals and an assist and Joe Biondi had three goals for the Green Knights (4-2), Bobby McGinnis had three goals for the Lions (2-4). Elsewhere, Hand […]

Girls Lacrosse: Hand beats back challenge from rival Guilford

Hand's Erin Mammele slips through Guilford's Mackenzie Cattarruzza (right) and Sarah Delucia in Thursday's victory (Photo Dave Phillips)

GUILFORD — Hand girls lacrosse coach Kevin Siedlecki knew things weren’t going to be as easy Thursday night as the Tigers’ first five game had been. Hand (6-0) had beaten its first five opponents by an average margin of 11 goals, but the Tigers were finally tested by Guilford in an 11-9 Hand victory at […]

Thursday’s NHCounty softball roundup: Koshes hits and pitches Amity to a win over Sheehan

Katie Koshes hit a three-run, walk-off homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Amity softball team to a 3-0 victory over Sheehan on Thursday. Koshes also pitched all nine innings for the Spartans, striking out 10 while scattering seven hits. Sheehan’s Missy Pereira was the hard-luck loser, striking […]

Thursday’s Middletown region sports roundup

Baseball East Hampton 6, Hale-Ray 3 >> Zac Johnson broke a 3-3 tie with a two-out single in the bottom of the sixth and winning pitcher Kyle Cutler allowed just two hits in a complete game effort to lift the host Bellringers on Thursday. Owen Wosleger and CJ Westbrook each had three hits, while Cutler […]

Softball: Sacred Heart rallies to beat West Haven; Marks gets 100 career hits

HAMDEN –Sacred Heart Academy coach Al Ramelli was looking to see how his young team would react to adversity. He got his chance Wednesday afternoon. Trailing by three runs with six outs to go, the Pacers capitalized on three walks and West Haven miscues to score four times in the final two innings of a […]