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 soccer tournament pairings, schedule

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CLASS LL FIRST ROUND Tuesday, 2 p.m., unless otherwise noted Upper bracket: No. 1 Glastonbury – Bye; No. 17 Newington (9-6-1) at No. 16 Darien (8-4-4); No. 25 Manchester (7-8-1) at No. 8 Staples (10-2-4); No. 24 Fairfield Ludlowe (7-7-2) at No. 9 Wilton (9-1-6); No. 4 Simsbury – Bye; No. 20 Danbury (8-7-1) at […]

Football: Law rides German to third-consecutive victory, 28-27 over Guilford

Guilford's Jack Six (56) and Tony Pensa (7) try to take down Law's Giovanni Marzullo Thursday (Photo Dave Philips)

GUILFORD – If Max German is sore for the next couple of days, it’s understandable. The Law senior running back carried the ball 36 times for 306 yards rushing and three touchdowns, while playing defensive end as the Lawmen edged Guilford, 28-27, Thursday night at Kavanaugh Field. “This is another confidence builder,” said Law coach […]

Week 8 High School Football Schedule / Results

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Thursday, Oct. 30 CCC INTER Glastonbury 31, Conard 21 Hall 35, S.Windsor 3 ECC INTER Plainfield 48, Fitch 15 Waterford 34, Griswold 14 NVL COPPER Derby 62, Seymour 44 NVL INTER Ansonia 48, Wolcott 27 Holy Cross 41, Watertown 0 Naugatuck 54, Crosby 12 Oxford 48, S.Heart/Kaynor 6 Woodland 50, Wilby 14 PEQUOT UNCAS SMSA/University […]

Thursday’s NH County football roundup: Williams leads Branford over Lyman Hall

Branford 18, Lyman Hall 6 >> Carl Williams rushed for a game-high 273 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries for Branford in an SCC Division II West home game. Zach DeGoursey and Russell Morales also scored for the Hornets (2-5, 2-0). Pat Patrell caught a touchdown pass from Steve Grammatico in the first quarter […]

Pooch’s Week 8 Greater New Haven Football Predictions (Friday-Saturday games)

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Valley Regional/Old Lyme quarterback Chris Jean-Pierre eludes North Branford's Adam Campagna (59) in the Warriors 31-7 win Thursday night. Photo by Jimmy Zanor

THIS WEEK’S SPOTLIGHT Morgan at Valley Regional/Old Lyme • When: Friday, 6:30 p.m. • Where: Valley Regional High, Deep River • Records: Morgan 6-1; Valley Regional/Old Lyme 7-0 • Players to watch: Morgan — Jake Ward, Sr., RB/SS; Chucky Kostek, Jr., QB; Jake Teuner, Sr., OL/DE; Valley Regional/Old Lyme — Chris Jean-Pierre, Sr., QB/DB/P; Justin […]

Boys Cross Country: Amity chasing history at State Open

The Amity boys cross country team will be going for its first ever State Open title on Friday afternoon. Photo by Catherine Avalone/Register

WOODBRIDGE >> Amity boys cross country coach Bob Orgovan still remembers something he said more than 30 years ago. Just a few seasons into his coaching career, and without much on his résumé, he was witnessing Xavier’s run of State Open titles. He recalls one particular fall where the Falcons had won for ‘like the […]

Cross Country: State Open Gameday

 When: Friday, 2 p.m. (girls); 2:45 (boys) Where: Wickham Park, Manchester Internet: Defending champions: Tolland (girls); Ridgefield (boys) What to watch for: The Tolland girls are the No. 1 team in the state and the Eagles look close to unbeatable. Last week they made history by placing five runners in the top five in […]

Pooch’s Week 8 Greater New Haven Football Predictions (Thursday’s games)

Mike Kreiger, who amassed close to 3,000 yards of total offense, returns to lead the Red Raiders at QB. Derby is hoping his bout with mono doesn't last until the season opener.

THURSDAY’S GAMES •  Wolcott (5-1) at No. 8 Ansonia (6-1), 6 p.m.: Interesting contest pitting Wolcott’s passing game against the Chargers’ effective ground attack. The Eagles have never beaten Ansonia. Pooch’s pick: Ansonia. •  Oxford (0-6) at Sacred Heart/Kaynor Tech (0-7), 6 p.m.: Oxford seeks its first victory as a member of the Naugatuck Valley […]

Szabo preserves Fairfield Prep’s SCC boys soccer championship victory over Hand

The Fairfield Prep boys soccer team defeated Daniel Hand for the SCC Championship Wednesday night at East Haven High School. The Jesuits defeated the Tigers 2-1 thru overtime and penalty kicks.

EAST HAVEN >> Dan Szabo remembers as an eighth grader going to watch the Fairfield Prep soccer team win the Southern Connecticut Conference championship and making a spirited run to the Class LL state final. In particular, Szabo remembered the play of the Jesuits’ goalkeeper, Will Steiner of Madison, who went on to become the […]

Girls volleyball: Amity defeats Foran, advances to SCC final vs. Cheshire

WOODBRIDGE >> Since losing to Mercy in last year’s Southern Connecticut Conference semifinals, Amity’s Katriana Helfenbein and her teammates have been waiting 12 long months to get back to the league tournament. Turns out the wait was well worth it thus far. Using a balanced attack, second-seeded Amity topped sixth-seeded Foran, 3-1 (25-15, 25-22, 20-25 […]

Guilford beats Cheshire, wins back-to-back SCC girls soccer championships

Guilford's Kayley McLaughlin scores in the first half of the SCC Championship vs. Cheshire (Photo Arnold Gold)

EAST HAVEN >> The Guilford girls soccer team has both the Southern Connecticut Conference’s player and coach of the year. Now it has back-to-back league championships. Top-seeded Guilford beat No. 2 Cheshire 3-1 at Crisafi Field Wednesday night to claim that second straight SCC title and fifth overall. “It feels different because we had to […]

Omdahl nets Hand’s overtime SCC field hockey championship victory over Lauralton Hall

Hand shows off its SCC Field Hockey Championship hardware (Photo via Hand High School)

By Steve Kirck | Special to MADISON — It was only fitting that it took extra time to decide the 2014 SCC field hockey champion as the league’s top two seeds met for the championship game between Daniel Hand and league newcomer Lauralton Hall. But it didn’t take long once overtime started. Hand senior Kathyrn […]

Boyer leads Cheshire girls swim team to SCC meet championship


NEW HAVEN >> Led by freshman Liz Boyer, the Cheshire girls swim team won the first two events of the Southern Connecticut Conference championship meet. Then the Rams’ depth kicked in the rest of the way. Boyer won the 200-yard freestyle (1:57.85), Lindsay Smalec won the 100 butterfly (58.58) — Boyer took second place in […]

Girls volleyball: The Cheshire vs. Amity SCC final is set (weather pending)

Cheshire and Amity have had a score to settle since 2012. The rivals were to meet in the Southern Connecticut Conference final, but after a Nor’easter, the final was cancelled and both teams were named co-champs. Not cool. Not cool at all. “It’s frustrating not to be able to play that game,” said Cheshire coach […]