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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Football: Middletown area preview, picks

MIDDLETOWN >> Xavier and Middletown will try to continue their playoff pushes tonight, taking on teams that desperately need a win to keep their own playoff hopes alive, and Wesleyan is hoping to rebound at home Saturday from its dispiriting loss to Amherst. Vinal/East Hampton/Goodwin and Cromwell face what are pivotal, turning point kinds of […]

Football: Fairfield Prep again facing Cheshire with season on the line

Fairfield Prep and quarterback Colton Smith face No. 6 Cheshire Friday night.
Arnold Gold/Register

Week 7: Fairfield Prep at Cheshire, Friday, 7 p.m. FAIRFIELD >> A return trip to the playoffs is still within reach for Fairfield Prep. But the Jesuits know another loss could derail their postseason dreams. It’s a position Prep has been in before. The Jesuits enter Friday’s showdown at sixth-ranked Cheshire with a 4-2 record, […]

SCC field hockey tournament pairings released: a confident Hamden is the sleeper

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)

  (Complete Pairings  below)  The pairings for the Southern Connecticut Conference field hockey tournament have been released and Hand, Cheshire, Lauralton Hall, Branford  and Hamden are the teams to beat. No. 1 Hand has an edge with the semifinals and finals at Hand High’s turf field. The girls at No. 2 Lauralton Hall, first-year members […]

Soccer: SCC tournament pairings update (with full girls pairings)

Steve Page of Guilford left, watches Ryan Monico of Hand. Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register

The boys quarterfinals are set in the Southern Connecticut Conference: Quarterfinals – Friday No. 6 Branford at No. 3 Shelton – 5 p.m. Saturday No. 8 Notre Dame at No. 1 Lyman Hall, 6 p.m. No. 7 Guilford at No. 2 Hand, 6 p.m. (Surf Club) No. 5 Fairfield Prep at No. 4 West Haven, […]

Wednesday’s girls volleyball roundup: Jillian Haberli’s 17 kills, 17 digs leads Cheshire 3-1 over Amity

Cheshire 3, Amity 1 (at Cheshire) Game scores: Cheshire 25-16, 25-15, 19-25, 25-23. Notes: C-Jillian Haberli had 17 kills, 17 digs, Maria Buzzelli had 18 digs, Jill Howard had eight kills, three blocks, and a dig, Rachel Smullen had sevn digs, four aces; A-Micaela Cardozo had 10 kills, three blocks, three digs, Nina Luciana had […]

Wednesday’s Greater New Haven field hockey roundup: Taylor Klesyk leads Hamden over Sheehan

Taylor Klesyk scored twice to lead the Hamden field hockey team to a 2-0 SCC win over Sheehan in Wallingford on Wednesday. Brianna Craft had six saves for the Green Dragons (10-3-1). Carly Femniak had 16 saves for the Titans (4-6-5). Cheshire 2, Guilford 1 >> Mikayla Crieger scored the game-winning goal off an assist […]

Boys Soccer: Guilford spoils Xavier’s Senior Day

MIDDLETOWN >> Guilford earned a spot in the Southern Connecticut Conference boys soccer tournament with a 3-2 victory over Xavier in the regular season finale for both teams Wednesday at McHugh Field. The seventh-seeded Indians (9-3-4) will meet No. 2 Hand in the league quarterfinals on Saturday, Oct. 25. “I’m just happy to be in […]

Girls Cross Country: Top runners to watch at the state meet

The Tolland girls will look to repeat as state champs on Saturday.

Welcome to the cross country championship season! The state championships for all classifications will run all day Saturday at Wickham Park in Manchester. Below are three names from each class to watch. Runners may not have the fastest times or top places, but just some names to keep an eye out for this weekend! Class […]

Field hockey notebook: Goalies key in SCC; Shoreline tournament to debut


The Southern Connecticut Conference field hockey tournament begins with the quarterfinal round on Saturday. As many as four teams have what it takes to challenge three-time defending champion Cheshire. The final league games are scheduled for today, so seedings, matchups and sites are yet to be determined. Hand (9-0 in SCC), Lauralton Hall (9-0), Cheshire […]

Field hockey: Top performances; HK at Westbrook the game of the week

STARS OF THE WEEK Gabby Torrenti, F, Amity: Torrenti had two goals in the Spartans’ 4-0 win over North Haven. Franny Daniels, F, Valley Regional: Daniels scored two goals in the Warriors’ 2-0 win over Morgan. Erin Mammele, M, Hand: Mammele had two goals and an assist in the Tigers’ 5-0 win over Mercy. Maggie […]

Tuesday’s Middletown area roundup

Girls Volleyball Bulkeley 3, Middletown 1 >> The Bulldogs defeated the Blue Dragons 27-25, 16-25, 25-22, and 25-23 Tuesday in a CCC matchup at Middletown. Brandi Rivera had 1o kills and 26 digs for Bulkeley (4-11). Maddy Feschler had seven kills for Middletown (2-12). Cromwell 3, Lyme-Old Lyme 1 >> The host Panthers defeated the […]

Cross Country: Entry lists for state meet on Saturday, how to qualify for State Open

The state cross country meet will take place this Saturday at Wickham Park in Manchester.  Register file photo

  Saturday morning at Wickham Park in Manchester the state cross country championships will take place. Below is the schedule and links to the starting list of teams and individuals running in each classification. Also, from the CIAC Cross Country Tournament Handbook, here are the exact rules on how to qualify for the State Open, […]

Girls soccer: State coaches poll, week 6

Week ending Oct. 18 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                                           Points  1. Glastonbury (9)                       90 2. Fairfield Warde                      76 3. St. Joseph                                 70 4. Avon                                          55 5. […]