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

Football: Xavier’s Tanner Kern to play in NUC All-American game

Xavier offensive lineman Tanner Kern (78), left, makes a block against Shelton in the Class LL-Small state championship game on Dec. 13. 
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Xavier senior offensive lineman Tanner Kern will play in next week’s National Underclassmen Combine (NUC) All-American game. Kern will be a member of the North team, who takes on the South on Dec. 30 at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. FOOTBALL 2014: It all starts up front, so here are four […]

Third annual West Haven Hockey Holiday Tournament kicks off Saturday with two pool-play games at Bennett Rink

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WEST HAVEN – The Bennett Rink in West Haven is going to be more busy than usual over the next week as the third annual West Haven Holiday Hockey Tournament begins on Saturday with pool play as Notre Dame-Fairfield faces Notre Dame-West Haven at 1 p.m. and Ridgefield faces Xavier at 3 p.m. There are […]

ND-Fairfield boys hockey to host New Year’s Hockey Invitational including BC High’s NHL prospect Ryan Shea

Notre Dame-Fairfield celebrates winning the inaugural SCC-SWC Division I hockey tournament last season

High school hockey fans in Connecticut get a treat as we head toward the new year. Notre Dame-Fairfield boys hockey will play host to the inaugural Notre Dame-Fairfield New Year’s Hockey Invitational at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport with talented teams from New Jersey and Massachusetts including a team with a high school NHL draft […]

Football: Amity coach Bert Mozealous retires

Amity football coach Bert Mozealous has retired, Amity athletic director Ernie Goodwin confirmed on Thursday. Goodwin said via e-mail: Yes, after approximately 40 years of service to Amity Regional High School Football, Bert Mozealous has retired from the position. Mozealous, the head coach since 2010, compiled a 20-32 record with the Spartans. Amity finished 3-8 […]

2014 New Haven County Area Girls Soccer MVP: Julia Carr, Guilford

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2014 All-Area Girls Soccer MVP: Julia Carr, Guilford.

The Guilford girls soccer team fought back from a two-goal deficit to tie Avon in the Class L state tournament quarterfinals last month. The defending champions were alive and well and seemingly headed for overtime – except for one last shot from Avon, a long-distance shot with 1 second left in regulation. “The whole time, […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Girls Soccer Team

Julia Carr – MVP Guilford, Sr., F-M Stats: Finished with 20 goals and 15 assists to lead Guilford to a second straight SCC tournament title. Honors: Two-time All-Area and All-SCC Hammonasset Division selection. Also a All-New England pick, SCC Tournament MVP and chosen to play in the Senior Bowl. Off the field: Member of the […]

Hockey: Greenwich slams West Haven in season opener

WEST HAVEN – Three years ago, Greenwich hockey coach Bob Russel had a lineup which included 14 freshmen and a group pf sophomores. While that team may have gone through some growing pains, the Cardinals hope the results show this season. Scoring twice in a span of 2 minutes, 25 seconds in the second period […]

2014 New Haven County Girls Volleyball MVP: Jillian Haberli, Cheshire

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2014 New Haven County girls volleyball MVP: Jillian Haberli, Cheshire.

Cheshire’s Jillian Haberli led her team to a tough 3-2 victory over Amity in the Class LL semifinals this season. The senior outside hitter contributed 18 kills, 15 digs and showed some of her teachers who came to watch the game a different side of her. “They were like, ‘Oh my God, the intensity you […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Girls Volleyball Team

Jillian Haberli – MVP Cheshire, Sr., outside hitter Stats: She had 253 kills, 177 digs, 64 aces and 11 blocks. Honors: All-SCC, CHSCA All-Stateand Senior All-Star selection. Off the court: Link Crew and National Honor society member. Sue Bavone – Coach of the Year Cheshire Stats: Led Rams to another Southern Connecticut Conference championship and […]

2014 New Haven County boys soccer MVP: Salah Oumorou, West Haven

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2014 New Haven County Area Boys Soccer MVP: Salah Oumorou, West Haven.

Pete Hamasian walked in on the first day of his first year in charge of the West Haven boys soccer program and did what any first-year coach may have done. He put the upperclassmen in one group and the underclassmen in another. Among the first-year players in the program was a sophomore, Salah Oumorou. He […]

2014 New Haven Register all-area boys soccer team

Salah Oumorou – MVP West Haven, So., F Stats: Finished with 23 goals and four assists in his first year with the program to lead the Westies to a second-place finish in the SCC Quinnipiac Division. Honors: All-SCC Quinnipiac Division selection. Off the field: Native of Togo in Africa. Paul Hunter – Coach of the […]

Boys basketball 2014-15: Top 25 CIAC Players

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Career forward Justin Campbell during a preseason scrimmage against St. Joseph.

*CIAC players only Marcus Blackwell, 6-3, Bridgeport Central, Sr., G: One of the holdovers as the Hilltoppers try to make it back-to-back Class LL state championships. DeAnte Bruton, 5-9, Ledyard, Sr., G: Will be the catalyst if the Colonels want to go deep in the Class LL state tournament. Justin Campbell, 6-5, Career, Sr., F: […]

Boys Basketball 2014-15: Coaches want CIAC to lift restrictions for off-season coaching

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St. Joseph basketball coach Chris Watts is in favor of coaching during the periods in the off-season. The CIAC doesn't permit that.

Student-athletes leaving a CIAC-sanctioned school for a prepatory school, for what they deem to be a better chance to succeed both academically and athletically, is nothing new. But it may be more prevalent this year than most. Some of the best players in the state have transferred to prep schools: Steve Enoch (Norwalk), Elijah Pemberton […]

2014-15 GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 preseason boys basketball poll: Sacred Heart starts out on top

Sacred Heart's boys basketball players celebrate their Class S championship last March. The Hearts will be back to defend their title and are No. 1 in the GameTimeCT preseason poll.
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Team 2013-14 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 24-3 15 534 4 S Last game: Def. Valley Regional 65-56 to win Class S championship. Season opener: vs. Wilby, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bottom line: All five starters return for the hearts including junior point guard Mustapha Heron, already committed to Pittsburgh. Team 2013-14 1st […]

Boys basketball 2014-15: Southern Connecticut Conference capsules

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Ben Bagnoli from Notre Dame-West Haven looks for a path to the basket during a preseason scrimmage against Foran.

HAMMONASSET DIVISION FORAN COACH: Tim Swaller LAST YEAR: 7-13 (2-6) TOP PLAYERS: Rob Ceballos, 6-0, Sr. capt., F; David Enders, 5-11, Sr. capt., G; Michael Torrens, 5-11, Sr., G; Hawkins French, 6-0, Sr., G; Jordan Townsend, 6-0, Jr., F OUTLOOK: The Lions graduated six seniors, which translates into some growing pains in the first half […]

Boys basketball: Middletown teams have new look

MIDDLETOWN >> Here’s the good news: Middletown has a boatload of quality guards and wing players, and hopes that translates into wins in the competitive Central Connecticut Conference. Xavier has a number of bigs which the Falcons hope will lead to control of the backboards and anchor their defense in the rough and tumble of […]

GameTimeCT / Register Preseason Top 10 Hockey Poll: Fairfield Prep is No. 1

Fairfield Prep celebrates their 2-1 win in overtime against Darien in the CIAC Division I Final at Ingalls Rink in New Haven on 3/22/2014.

The 2014-15 Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll compiled by Dan Nowak. Team (Record)(First-place votes)………………………………..Points………Last 1. Fairfield  Prep (16-4-3) (11)…………………………………….136……1 Final result last season: Defeated Darien 2-1 (OT) in CIAC Division I state championship. Bottom line: Two-time defending CIAC D-I champ Prep has the talent for another strong postseason run . 2. Notre Dame-Fairfield  (18-5-1) (2)…………………………..111……3 Final result last […]

Hockey 2014-15: The Top 25 Hockey Players To Watch

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Ryan Deering of Fairfield Prep, left, watches Notre Dame goalie Wade Conlan block a shot in a game last season at the Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport.

Justin Blanchette, F, Jr., Fairfield Prep: While Ryan Deering is expected to be the Jesuits’ playmaker this season Blanchette is expected to be the team’s primary goal scorer.  Sather said he has an excellent release and a nose for the net. Ryan Brand, Sr., D, Guilford: Brand is a physically strong player who should be […]