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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Week 2 High School Football Schedule / Results

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Thursday, Sept. 18 NVL IRON Torrington at Woodland, 4:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 CCC INTER Brist.Cent. at E.O. Smith, 6:00 p.m. Conard at Newington, 6:30 p.m. Fermi at Maloney, 6:30 p.m. Hall at Glastonbury, 6:30 p.m. NW Catholic at Rockville, 6:30 p.m. Southington at Manchester, 6:30 p.m. Berlin at Bloomfield, 7:00 p.m. Bulkeley/HMTCA at Windsor, […]

Pooch’s Picks: Week 2 Greater New Haven Football Predictions

Ansonia quarterback Jai'Quan McKnight runs for a touchdown during last year's Ansonia-Derby game at Derby.

Mike Pucci’s WEEK 2 SPOTLIGHT Derby at No. 5 Ansonia When: Friday, 7 p.m. Where: Jarvis Stadium, Ansonia Records: Derby 1-0; Ansonia 1-0 Players to watch: Derby — Michael Kreiger, Sr., QB; Ricky Bartone, Jr., RB; Ben Slowik, Sr., WR/DB; Ansonia — Jai’Quan McKnight, Sr., QB/DB; Tajik Bagley, Jr., RB/DB; Tyler Bailey, Jr., WR/DB. You […]

Sean Patrick Bowley’s Audibles: Your Statewide Guide to Week 2

Dontrese Cogswell catches an 80-yard TD pass from Corey Maddoxx in the Academic's 47-25 loss to Darien last week (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Preview season’s a drag. It’s even worse when ambition makes it impossible to get some of your standard tasks completed in time for the first week season. So, instead of a preview guide for Week 1, we were mired in preview capsules, maps and other bells and whistles. So sorry. Promise to make it right, […]

Bransfield’s Middletown area football picks

By Jim Bransfield MIDDLETOWN >> Two of the state’s biggest high school games involve local teams. The North Haven versus Xavier game at Palmer Field and the Middletown at Wethersfield game both carry season-long implications. North Haven whacked Xavier last season 42-28, one of the three losses that kept the Falcons out of the playoffs. […]

MSG Varsity’s Quick Hits: Connecticut (Week 1)

Jimmy Cavallo (left) and Mike Quick run down the MSG Varsity coverage teams in Week 1 of 'Quick Hits: Connecticut"

Set to a nice, new-wave-y track, Mike Quick and Jimmy Cavallo return for another year of MSGVarsity’s ‘Quick Hits: Connecticut.’ This week, the guys reviewed and commented on some of the bigger games in the SCC/FCIAC Challenge including Staples/Xavier, New Canaan/Hand, Darien/Hillhouse, West Haven/Greenwich, Harding/Law, Fairfield Prep/Stamford, St. Joseph/Notre Dame, Fairfield Warde/Foran and Trinity Catholic/Sheehan […]

Soccer: Hand boys finally break through, defeat Foran 2-0

H11 Gianluca Perrotti F16 Joe Buzelle

MADISON — For nearly 40 minutes, Hand controlled the ball and only allowed one shot. But it took a goal just before the half for the Tigers to finally get on the board and they blanked Foran, 2-0, Wednesday night in a Southern Connecticut Conference Hammonasset Division boys soccer matchup at the Surf Club. “We’ve […]

Girls volleyball: Cheshire sweeps Foran

Foran H.S. volleyball vs. Cheshire H.S. at Foran High School of Milford Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

MILFORD >> Defense has always been a staple of all the Cheshire championship teams. If the Rams want a place in the volleyball program’s storied history, defense will again be the key. Cheshire put its defense on display Wednesday evening in Milford as the Rams used a balanced attack and a stingy defense to cruise […]

Wednesday’s Greater New Haven girls swimming roundup: Grimaldi leads HK to win over Law

Haddam-Killingworth 104, Law 79 (at Milford) 200 medley relay HK 2:05.45; 200 free Cassandra Garretts HK 2:12.01; 200 IM Jordan Clemente HK 2:26.26; 50 free Tess Grimaldi HK 27.69; Diving Kelsey Kopazna Law 166.55; 100 fly Jillian Clemente HK 1:24.26; 100 free Caitlyn vonfeldt HK 59.54; 500 free Cassie Garrett’s HK 5:52.99; 200 free relay […]

Wednesday’s Greater New Haven girls soccer roundup: Caplan, Burr score to lead Sheehan to victory

Amy Caplan and Kelsey Burr scored to lead the Sheehan girls soccer team to a 2-1 SCC win over Cheshire in Wallingford on Wednesday for the Titans’ first win over the Rams in 15 years. Caplan’s goal in the 74th minute gave the Titans a 2-0 lead as they hung on for the victory. Goalie […]

Wednesday’s New Haven County Boys Soccer Roundup: Moore leads Platt Tech

PLATT TECH 2, WILCOX TECH 0 >> Connor Moore scored twice for the visiting Panthers in this CSC victory at Meriden. Roy Orellana and Brandon Duhaime had assists for Platt Tech (3-1). SHEEHAN 2, AMITY 0 >> Andrew Caplan and Alex Ramirez scored for the visiting Titans in this SCC Housatonic Division victory at Woodbridge. […]

Wednesday’s New Haven County Volleyball Roundup

Branford 3, Mercy 1 (at Middletown) Game scorees: Branford 25-27, 25-20, 27-25, 25-17. Notes: Branford-Abby Atkinson had 15 kills, five blocks and 10 digs, Gillian Basilicato had eight digs and was 14/14 serving. Adrienne Digoia had 6 digs, 3 kills and 6 aces; Mercy-Amy Boyle had 5 kills and 5 blocks. Fran Basadonna had 19 […]

Baseball: Diamond Club Hall of Fame induction dinner to be held Oct. 16


The Southern Connecticut Diamond Club Inc. will hold its annual Hall of Fame induction dinner on Oct. 16 at Monticello’s Restaurant in Meriden. Those being inducted include Roger Beale of North Haven, former Hamden High and Quinnipiac College player and longtime coach of Post 88 American Legion; the Hamden Plainsmen baseball team represented by its […]

Field hockey: Defense the key in Cheshire’s win over Hand

Hand's Erin Mammele (left), and Cheshire's Kya O'Donnell battle for control of the ball during first half field hockey action in Madison Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

MADISON >> On Tuesday, the Hand field hockey team dominated Southern Connecticut Conference rival Cheshire in ball possession, the Tigers had 21 penalty corners to Rams’ four and the Tigers outshot the Rams 27-11. But the difference in the game was the Rams’ stifling defense. Sophomore goalie Alyssa Stevens had 25 saves and Erica Stauffer […]

Tuesday’s NH County girls cross country roundup: Branford edges Guilford

Amity 15, Lauralton Hall 46 (at Wallingford) Individual results: Lisa Gorham (A) 21:25, Emily Criscuolo (A) 21:25, Nicole Feng (a) 21:37, Melissa Taggart(A) 21:52, Amanda Granados(A) 22:02, Sarah leatherwood (LH) 22:53, Lily Reed (LH) 24:06, Olivia Mangan (LH) 24:22 Branford 28, Guilford 29 (at Guilford) 2.5 miles 1:Cyrene Nicholas, (B) 16:03; 2: Jessica Lohret (B) […]

Xavier’s Andrew Verre voted GameTimeCT Football Star of Week 1

Andrew Verre, Xavier senior kicker

Xavier senior Andrew Verre has been voted the inaugural GameTimeCT Football Star of Week 1. Verre kicked a 19-yard field goal to give the Falcons a 3-0 victory over Staples in their SCC/FCIAC Challenge game in Westport. Verre won with 41 percent of the vote. Seymour’s Joey Salemme, who ran for a career-high 361 yards […]

Tuesday’s NH County girls soccer roundup: Amity, Shelton earn tie

Platt Tech 6, Bullard-Havens 0 >> Erin Daly scored three goals for Platt Tech in a Constitution State Conference win at Bridgeport. Caitlin Fumiati added two goals for the Panthers (3-0). The Tigers dropped to 1-1. Amity 1, Shelton 1 >> Samantha Hartmayer’s goal tied this SCC Housatonic Division game at Shelton. Abby Turco assisted […]

Tuesday’s NH County boys soccer roundup: Seymour tops Oxford

Seymour 3, Oxford 1 >> Jean Virvet scored twice for Seymour in a Naugatuck Valley League home win. Anthony Ragaini also scored for the Wildcats (2-1). Joshua Selgado scored for the Wolverines (1-1). Old Saybrook 5, North Branford 1 >> Austin Reynolds scored twice for Old Saybrook in Shoreline Conference home win. Jake Hills had […]

Boys soccer: State coaches polls

Week ending Sept. 13 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Record Points 1. Glastonbury (3) 2-0 101 2. Farmington (7) 2-0 99 3. Greenwich (1) 2-0 93 4. Conard (1) 2-0 49 5. Naugatuck 3-0 43 6. Hall 2-0 42 7. Norwalk 2-0 35 8. Suffield (1) 1-0 31 9. Wethersfield 2-0 28 10. […]

Baseball: Mike Anquillare steps down as coach at West Haven

West Haven baseball coach Mike Anquillare (center) talks with a pitcher during a game in 2012. Anquillare announced he will step down after 12 years as head coach (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

Mike Anquillare resigned Monday after 15 season as head baseball coach at West Haven. A 1986 graduate of the school, Anquillare also was an assistant coach with the program before taking over for Jon Capone, who is now the school’s athletic director. Anquillare, 46, has a son, 11, and a daughter, 7, both of whom […]