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: Hillhouse raises money to donate 45 turkeys

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When a local group ran out turkeys to give out to the community,  the Hillhouse football donated money to buy additional turkeys to give out to the community. Hillhouse was able to donate 45 turkeys. Thanksgiving is about more than just high school football. Well done Hillhouse.  

Football: Hand scores 49 unanswered points in win over Guilford

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MADISON >> Quarterback Nick van Dell and Hand are used to playing football in December. Without a playoff game on the horizon for the first time in five years, the Tigers still had a chance to extend another streak. Scoring 49 unanswered points, including 28 in the second quarter, Hand overcame an early score by […]

Team Selfie Challenge winner: East Haven girls soccer

The East haven girls' soccer team takes a selfie.

The East Haven girls’ soccer team had an historic season this past fall on the pitch collecting a program best seven wins, more than tripling the games they won in 2013. The Yellowjackets continued their winning ways as they became the first squad to win the GameTimeCT Selfie Team title. The Yellowjackets, which finished the […]

Football: Middletown area Thanksgiving preview and picks

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Valley Regional/Old Lyme senior quarterback Chris Jean-Pierre will look to keep the Warriors atop the Class S playoff standings when they host Haddam-Killingworth tonight in the Principal’s Cup game.

MIDDLETOWN >> The snowcast for Wednesday has caused shuffling in the state’s holiday football games and the biggest local change is the Windsor at Middletown game, which will be tonight at Rosek-Skubel Stadium at 7 p.m. Also, the Haddam-Killingworth at Valley Regional/Old Lyme and the Wilcox Tech at Vinal/East Hampton/Goodwin games have been moved up […]

Week 12 Football Notebook and Game Balls: SCC exploring changes; Sheehan finally healthy

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Shelton quarterback Mark Piccirillo looks for room to roam during the Gaels' 38-28  win over West Haven.

Athletic directors from the Southern Connecticut Conference met Monday to discuss potential changes to the league’s structure and schedule. SCC commissioner Al Carbone said the ADs presented five different proposals, including one that would realign the league from two divisions to three. The SCC is currently divided into two divisions (Division I and Division II) […]

Football: West Haven’s McCarthy yet to resign as head coach

West Haven's Ed McCarthy (left) is presented a retirement ball by Hand coach Steve Filippone earlier this year. (File Photo Dave Phillips)

West Haven football coach Ed McCarthy has yet to hand in a resignation letter. McCarthy, 68, said in August this would be his 32nd and final season at West Haven. McCarthy wouldn’t confirm whether he will return in 2015, but did say he hasn’t written a letter of resignation yet. “My thoughts are with the […]

Football: Davis’ 4 TDs lead Sheehan past Branford

Branford's Zach DeGoursey is tackled by Sheehan's Trevor Angeletti and Dave laplante. (Photo by Dave Phillips)

BRANFORD >> Zach Davis only touched the ball a couple of times in the first half Thursday night. A minor adjustment later and Davis was the big gun for Sheehan as he scored four unanswered touchdowns in the second half as the Titans rallied to knock off Branford, 31-14, at the James MacVeigh Alumni Athletic […]

Football: Kelley, Bleau lead Seymour past Watertown

Seymour 53, Watertown 7 >> Jaylen Kelley completed 9 of 16 passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns for the visiting Wildcats in this Naugatuck Valley League victory. Jake Bleau (four catches, 96 yards), Jack Osiecki and Julian Falcioni each caught touchdown passes for Seymour (7-3). Joey Salemme rushed 19 times for 170 yards and […]

Football: West Haven’s Ed McCarthy reverses decision, to return in 2015

West Haven coach Ed McCarthy speaks with an official during his team's 35-34 victory over Xavier,  October 18, 2013. (Peter Hvizdak, Register)

According to a tweet sent out by Mike Maders, the editor of and a GameTimeCT Contributor, West Haven football coach Ed McCarthy “likely” will not retire at season’s end. McCarthy, who will complete his 44th season on Thanksgiving Day against Fairfield Prep, is the state’s all-time wins leader with 331 victories. Attempts by New Haven […]

Softball: Lauralton Hall’s Dawid and Spitz sign college letters of intent

Lauraton Halls' Alexa Dawid (left) and Lindsey Spitz (right) sign their National Letters of Intent with head coach Amanda Acampora. (Pete Paguaga - Register)

MILFORD >> ­­Lauralton Hall seniors Alexa Dawid and Lindsey Spitz signed their National Letters of Intent to continue their softball careers, on the Division I level, in front of teammates, friends, administration and family on Wednesday. “This is very special for the school, they worked very hard and I am very proud of them, Lauralton […]

Pooch’s Week 11 Greater New Haven Football Predictions

Seymour's Joe Salemme looks for room around the corner as  Ansonia's Witold Gul attempts to tackle during last year's nailbiter, a 21-20 Ansonia victory at Ansonia. The Valley rivals tangle again Thursday night. (File photo)

THURSDAY’S GAMES Platt Tech (2-6) at Prince Tech (7-2), 2 p.m.: Prince Tech is still in the hunt for a Class S playoff berth. Pooch’s pick: Prince Tech. Seymour (6-3) at Watertown (1-8), 6 p.m.: Seymour has been mathematically eliminated from the postseason, so the Wildcats are just playing for pride now. Pooch’s pick: Seymour. […]

Bowen Field: A look at its past and future

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By Evan Lips NEW HAVEN >> The football field at James Hillhouse High School derives its name from a beloved educator and athlete who died in a 15-foot plunge after tumbling through a school window, apparently in a failed effort to breathe in fresh air. The date was Aug. 9, 1948. Emmons J. “Chick” […]

Southern Connecticut Conference releases its All-SCC girls swim selections

Maggie Lasto of the Amity High School swimming team  (Photo by Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

The Southern Connecticut Conference releases its All-SCC girls swimming/diving first and second teams. GIRLS SWIMMING Diving:  Victoria Wall (Lyman Hall), Kiersty Neeman (Lyman Hall), Brianna Buehler (Sheehan) 200 Yard Medley Relay:  Cheshire (Lindsay Smalec, Lily Kurtz, Elizabeth Boyer, Ellie Senft) Branford (Julia Dietz, Erika Maercklein, Paige MacNeil, Caitlin Daley) 200 Yard Freestyle: Elizabeth Boyer (Cheshire), […]

Southern Connecticut Conference releases its All-SCC field hockey 1st, 2nd team selections

The Southern Connecticut Conference releases its ALL-SCC first and second team selections. Hand, which defeated Wilton 2-1 in the CIAC Class M championship on Saturday, leads five five players selected (first and second teams combined). Cheshire and first-year SCC member Lauralton Hall  follows with four players each. The big question is how does a player […]

Last hurrah for field hockey today: Junior Select and Senior Select All-Star games at Cheshire High

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register) Erin Mammele of Hand battles for the ball.

The 2014 Connecticut high school field hockey season has one last hurrah today as the annual CHSCA Junior Select and Senior Select All-Star games will be held at Cheshire High. The Junior Select All-Star game will be held at 5 p.m. followed by the Senior Select All-Star game at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for […]

Girls Volleyball: All-Southern Connecticut Conference team named

The Southern Connecticut Conference has named its all-conference team. The team, per usual, is broken down by division. SCC champions Cheshire place three players on the team. Meanwhile conference and division and foe Amity has two players on the team. West Haven had a breakout season and is rewarded with a player on the team. […]

Boys Cross Country: 2014 All-Southern Connecticut Conference selections

Amity was well represented in the SCC selections.

Cross Country First Team Kyle Beaudette (Amity Regional), Brendan Murray (Cheshire), Harrison Block (Amity Regional), Luke Arsenault (Branford), John O’Hara (Xavier), Ben Siciliano (Guilford), Joe Edelstein (Shelton), Russell Adam (Cheshire), Sricharan Kadimi (Amity Regional), Ryan Brennan (North Haven), Dan Hergott (Xavier), Matthew Arovas (Amity Regional) Second Team Jack McGowan (Fairfield Prep), Calum Wright (Hamden), Jordan […]

Girls Cross Country: 2014 All-Southern Connecticut Conference selections

Cheshire's Lauren Daddi was a first-team All-SCC selection.

Cross Country First Team Mackenzie Pias (Mercy), Danae Rivers (Wilbur Cross), Bridgid Selfors (Mercy), Emily Criscuolo (Amity Regional), Cyrene Nicholas (Branford), Lauren Daddi (Cheshire), Kirsten Morro (Guilford), Talia Staiger (Mercy), Lisa Gorham (Amity Regional), Amanda Granados (Amity Regional), Sydney Stofflet (Guilford), Sheila Flaherty (Daniel Hand) Second Team Nicole Wilkes (Hamden), Evelyn Ferrall (Guilford), Hannah Albert […]

Girls soccer: 2014 All-Southern Connecticut Conference selections

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Mercy senior Kendra Landy, right, pictured here against Cheshire, was an All-SCC Quinnipiac Division selection this season.

GIRLS SOCCER All-Hammonasset Emily Stephens (Guilford), Julia Carr (Guilford), Allison Stephens (Guilford), Andrea Basilicato (Guilford), Zoe Demitrack (Guilford), Madeline Wall (Guilford), Paige Dostie (Guilford), Olivia Sacco (Daniel Hand, Riley Kokoruda (Daniel Hand), Alexia Malangone (Foran), Bethany Edwards (Jonathan Law), Lauren Brandau (Daniel Hand), Carly Pala (Foran) All-Housatonic Kaitlyn Doherty (Amity Regional), Zoie Reed (Amity Regional), […]

Boys soccer: 2014 All-Southern Connecticut Conference selections

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Hand's Cole McArdle, center, pictured here against Barlow in the Class L state tournament, was an All-SCC Hammonasset Division selection this season.

BOYS SOCCER All-Hammonasset Curtis Henry (Daniel Hand), Jonluca Perrotti (Daniel Hand), Joey Guay (Daniel Hand), Matt Karas (Daniel Hand), Cole McArdle (Daniel Hand), Ryan Monico (Daniel Hand), Noah Rattet (Guilford), Ben Rattet (Guilford), Cedrick Lingane (Foran), Leandro Jorge (Foran), Herbie Pritchard (Jonathan Law), Antonio Gjuraj (Jonathan Law) All-Oronoque Brayan Lucero (East Haven), Walter Moralles (North […]