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.
League Website: www.southernconnecticutconference.org

Track and Field: Passion is hallmark of Jacobs’ career

Amity's Thom Jacobs during a run. Jacobs officially resigned from coaching track last June. Photo courtesy of Sue Jacobs

Laddie Lawrence’s first memory of Thom Jacobs is from a track meet. A very passionate Jacobs was riled up about something. “I turned to him at the meet and said something to the effect of, ‘Just think, there’s billions of people in China who don’t even know we have a meet today. Don’t worry about […]

Girls lacrosse: Old Saybrook coach Al Mortali resigns

Al Mortali, Old Saybrook - Coach of the Year

Al Mortali, selected this season’s All-Area girls lacrosse coach of the year, has decided to resign after coaching the Rams for 16 years . “This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while, 16 years is quite a run,” Mortali said. “It has been a great experience and it has been great working with […]

2015 New Haven Register Area Boys Volleyball MVP: Erik Kocur, Shelton

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With Erik Kocur out of the lineup, the Shelton boys volleyball team was a completely different squad. The Gaels were still a talented unit, but Kocur’s absence was certainly apparent. Kocur did not play against Greenwich in the first round of the Class L state tournament this season due to orientation at UConn. Shelton dropped […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Volleyball Team

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Most Valuable Player Erik Kocur Shelton, Sr., outside hitter Stats: Averaged 15 kills, nine digs and two aces per game for the Gaels, who went 20-3, won the SCC tournament championship and advanced to the Class L state semifinals. Honors: Was an All-SCC and Class L coaches all-state selection, was selected to play in the […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Lacrosse Team

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The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Lacrosse team. Capsules by Dan Nowak. Photos by Arnold Gold unless noted. Most Valuable Player Colin Uyeki North Haven, Sr., Attackman Stats: Had 58 goals, 45 assists and 38 ground balls, set a single-season school record for points (103) and career school records for points (285) and goals […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Lacrosse MVP: Colin Uyeki, North Haven

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The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Lacrosse MVP: Colin Uyeki, North Haven.

Although the North Haven boys lacrosse team had a pair of tough post-season losses to deal with, looking back on it, senior attackman Colin Uyeki admits the Indians actually had a pretty good season overall. Uyeki himself certainly had an exceptional season. North Haven had to endure a tough 15-14 overtime loss to eventual champion […]

Softball: East Haven to honor Class L champions

A banquet honoring the East Haven softball team, which won the Class L state championship in June, will be held on July 20 at 6 p.m. at Fantasia in North Haven. The event will be emceed by George DeMaio. Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, please call Missy Luzzi at (203) 627-3791 or Ed Crisafi […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Outdoor Track Team

Register All-Area MVP Ruvens Exantus

Most Valuable Performer Ruvens Exantus Bunnell, Sr., jumps/hurdles Stats: Led Bunnell to a second-place finish at the SWC Championship meet, scoring 38 of his team’s 72 points by winning the 110 hurdles, long and triple jump and taking second in the 300 hurdles. Won the Class MM and State Open (46-10.25, school record) in triple […]

2015 New Haven Register All-State Softball Lineups

FIRST TEAM Player                    Team           Year     Pos. Kendra Friedt       Southington   Sr.        P (MVP) Ashley Guillette   Oxford            Sr.        P Raeanne Geffert   Seymour        Jr.        P Casey Harding      Cheshire         Sr.       3B Dani Kemp             Foran             Sr.       SS Kaley Kempf         Oxford           Sr.        […]

2015 New Haven Register All-State Baseball Lineups

First Team Player                       Yr.      Pos.       Team MVP: Mike Cowell    Sr.        P            Shelton Buddy Dewaine         Sr.        P           Montville Paul Gozzo                 Sr.       C             Sheehan Brian Moskey            Sr.       P/SS      Haddam-Killingworth Cooper Mworka        Sr.       SS           Cheshire Randy Polonia           Sr.       P             Trinity Catholic Ron Rossomando      Sr.       P              Bunnell Mike Savino              Sr.       IF            West Haven Kevin Stone               Sr. […]

2015 New Haven Register State Baseball Player of the Year: Mike Cowell, Shelton

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Shelton coach Scott Gura has seen some great players come through his program in the past eight seasons since he’s been in charge. However, he’s never had a player like senior pitcher Mike Cowell. Cowell struck out 102 batters, had a 0.93 earned run average and tossed two no-hitters in 68 innings pitched. “My personal […]

2015 New Haven Register All-State Baseball Team

Gatorade Player of the Year Jimmy Titus of East Catholic and catcher Paul Gozzo of Sheehan. Both are members of the 2015 New Haven Register All-State Baseball Team (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Player of the Year Mike Cowell Shelton, Sr., P/IF Stats: Threw two no-hitters, went 8-1, tossed 102 strikeouts with only 11 walks in 68 innings pitched. Also batted .406 with 19 RBIs. Honors: SCC Player of the Year, All-SCC Housatonic Division and coaches all-state selection. Off the field: Member of the Foreign National Honor Society, […]

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Baseball Team

North Haven catcher Nick Proto waits to slap a tag on East Lyme's Corey Levesque in the seventh inning. The Indians 3-2 win over the East Lyme Vikings for the Class L state championship game, Saturday night, June 13, 2015 at Palmer Field in Middletown. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Baseball Team. Captions by Henry Chisholm. Photos by Arnold Gold unless noted. Most Valuable Player Mike Cowell – MVP Shelton, Sr., P/IF Stats: Threw two no-hitters, went 8-1, tossed 102 strikeouts with only 11 walks in 68 innings pitched. Also batted .406 with 19 RBIs. Honors: SCC Player of […]

Golf: Sciarretta wins Connecticut Junior Amateur title

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Andrew Sciarretta displays the hardware as the 74th Connecticut Junior Amateur golf champion Thursday at Watertown Golf Club.

WATERTOWN >> In four of his five Connecticut Junior Amateur golf matches this week, Andrew Sciarretta trailed at some point during the round. But the senior-to-be at Fairfield Prep hung in each time, then turned the tables on his opponent on the back nine at Watertown Golf Club. The final time came Thursday morning when […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Softball Team

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The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Softball Team. Capsules by Mike Pucci. Photos by Arnold Gold and Catherine Avalone. Most Valuable Player Ashley Guillette Oxford, Sr., P Stats: Tossed a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts to lead Oxford past St. Joseph to the Class M state title. Pitched her a perfect game in a victory over […]

The 2015 New Haven Register / GameTime CT All-State Softball Team

Southington's Kendra Friedt (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

The New Haven Register All-State Softball Team. Capsules by Mike Pucci. Photos by Catherine Avalone and Arnold Gold. Most Valuable Player Kendra Friedt Southington, Sr., P Stats: Went 17-0 and guided the Lady Knights to a third straight Class LL state championship. Had a 0.62 ERA and struck out 235 batters in 112 innings while […]

2015 New Haven Register Area Girls Lacrosse MVP: Lauren Cole, Hand

2015 NH Register Area Girls Lacrosse MVP: Lauren Cole, Hand (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

In 2012, as a Hand freshman on the girls lacrosse team, Lauren Cole was anxious to be part of the Tigers’ winning tradition and contribute in any way she could to the team’s success in her high school career. While Hand teams are typically loaded with outstanding talent, it wasn’t long before Cole stood out […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Lacrosse Team

2015 All Area Girls Lacrosse

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Lacrosse Team. Capsules by Dan Nowak. Most Valuable Player Lauren Cole Hand, Sr., Attack Stats: Had a single-season school record 128 goals and holds the school’s all-time scoring record with 317 goals. Also had 37 assists and 75 ground balls. Had eight goals and an assist in an […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Outdoor Track Team

Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross wins the 1600 meter run ahead of Hannah DeBalsi of Staples at the CIAC Track & Field State Open in New Britain on 6/8/2015.  Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register   agold@newhavenregister.com

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Track and Field Team. Capsules by Mary Albl. Photos by Catherine Avalone unless noted. Most Valuable Performer Danae Rivers Wilbur Cross, Jr., middle distance Stats: Went undefeated in the state of Connecticut in 800 and 1,600. Set state record in 800 at New Englands (2:05.86) and set Class […]