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 Week 6 Notes and Game Balls: McMahon (5-1) grounds-n-pounds high-flying Stamford


It’s the era of the spread offense across the state. Just don’t tell McMahon that. The Senators did not attempt a pass in a 49-21 victory over Stamford this past Friday. McMahon rushed for 383 yards, led by senior Kentrell Snider, who scored on runs of 75 and 61 yards. “It’s no secret what we […]

Monday’s NH Country field hockey roundup: Hand blanks Branford

Amity 4, North Haven 0 (at Woodbridge) North Haven 0 0 — 0 Amity 1 3 — 4 First half—AM: Cassie Bishop (Lauren Duhl) ; Second half—AM: Marissa Mizzone (Lauren Duhl) ; Gabby Torrenti (Lauren Duhl) ; Gabby Torrenti ; Saves—NH: Rylee Bathrick 4; AM: Ashley Powers 1; Team records—North Haven 0-11-1; Amity 5-9-1 Cheshire […]

Girls soccer: Lauralton Hall shuts out West Haven, clinches SCC Quinnipiac Division

WEST HAVEN – Lauralton Hall senior Sarah Haselkamp and her teammates knew it would be a challenge to play in the tough Southern Connecticut Conference in the team’s first year since moving from the South-West Conference. But Haselkamp and her teammates were not going to let a tough schedule get in their way of accomplishing […]

Monday’s NH County girls soccer roundup: Cheshire upends Guilford

CHESHIRE 4, GUILFORD 1 >> Alexandra Pelletier had two goals and an assist for Cheshire in an SCC interdivision home win. Saige Bingman added a goal and an assist for the Rams (9-3-3). Julia Carr scored for the Indians. Mercy 2, Branford 1 >> Danielle Richardson scored twice for Mercy in an SCC interdivision win […]

Monday’s NH County boys soccer roundup: Guilford, Shelton play to 1-1 tie

GUILFORD 1, SHELTON 1 >> Isajiah Robles scored with 5 minutes left in regulation to help Shelton (12-0-3) earn a tie in SCC interdivision play at Guilford. Brenden Thompson scored in the second half for the Indians (8-3-4). BRANFORD 1, XAVIER 0 >> Gobari Idamkue scored in the second half for Branford (9-5-1) in an […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 6)

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Football Poll after Week 6. The Poll will be posted on-line later tonight on GameTimeCT and appear in Tuesday’s print editions of the New Haven Register. 1. New Canaan 2. Southington 3. Shelton 4. Cheshire 5. Darien 6. St. Joseph 7. Newtown 8. Xavier […]

Girls swimming: Unbeatens Amity and Cheshire meet today for the SCC regular-season championship

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

One of the most exciting girls swimming dual meets in Connecticut this season will take place tonight (Monday) with Amity (11-0 overall, 10-0 in the Southern Connecticut Conference) and Cheshire (10-0 overall and in the SCC) facing off to determine the SCC regular-season champion at the Hamden Hall pool in the Beckerman Athletic Complex in […]

Watch: Larry McHugh’s remarks at his Xavier field dedication; Plus XHS Falcon Talk interviews

Larry McHugh speaks to the crowd at the dedication of the Xavier High School Field in his name Saturday afternoon, October 18, 2014 at Xavier High School in Middletown. Xavier beat West Haven 27-7. (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

On Saturday, Larry McHugh was honored with the naming of the sparkling new field behind Xavier High School in his honor. The legendary coach and Middletown community leader won 152 games at Xavier High school in 20 years, from 1963-1983, and coached the Falcons to a then-record 34-game win streak. McHugh is a longtime president […]

Ray Curren’s Inside the SCC: Xavier turns back to clock Saturday with field dedication; Hand-Prep dispute

Xavier's Robert Baldo runs for a touchdown in the fourth quarter as West Haven's Drew Highsmith defend Saturday afternoon, October 18, 2014 at the newly dedicated Larry McHugh Field at Xavier High School in Middletown. The Xavier Falcons defeated the West Haven Blue Devils 27 -7. (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

Before Friday night lights in Connecticut, there was Saturday morning sunshine. We’re talking well before the thing we know as the Southern Connecticut Conference two decades ago, and era that the current players obviously weren’t around for. But back in the 1970s and 80s (and before that), many of the schools we know in the […]

Soccer: SCC, Shoreline tournament outlooks

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)
West Haven's Sebastian Parra (10) and Kevin Ruiz (8) battles Notre Dame's Alexander Ossa for possession. Both West Haven and Notre Dame could earn wildcards into the SCC tournament beginning Oct. 25.

Both of last year’s champions of the Southern Connecticut Conference soccer tournaments still have a chance to repeat. SCC BOYS Xavier is still in wildcard consideration with one week remaining in the regular season, but it is a longshot. So who will be crowned the boys champ on Oct. 29 at East Haven High? Could […]

Soccer: Top New Haven County performances, upcoming games to watch

Guilford's Noah Rattet, left, during the first matchup with Hand. The two teams played to a scoreless tie in the rematch Saturday.
Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register

FINE PERFORMANCES Ania Spina, Sheehan: Senior scored in the final seconds of regulation to give the Titans the 2-1 win over Shelton. Alexa Gibbs, Amity: Junior scored three goals in a 6-0 win over Lyman Hall to help the Spartans clinch their first SCC Housatonic Division title since 2006. Salah Oumorou, West Haven: Sophomore scored […]

Team Selfie Challenge: Lauralton Hall XC takes Week 2 crown

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Loading Lauralton Hall #ctxc checking in with some neon yellow jerseys in their team selfie. @lhxc14 You have until 11 pm Friday to vote for your favorite #GameTimeCTSelfie View on Instagram Lauralton Hall is keeping it in the family!  The Crusaders cross country team captured the Week 2  GameTimeCT Team Selfie Challenge (#GameTimeCTSelfie) title with […]

Week 6 High School Football Schedule / Results

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WEEK 5 Results / Story Links WEEK 6 Schedule Thursday, Oct. 16 SWC/NVL Challenge New Milford 48, Kennedy 8 Friday, Oct. 17 CCC DIV. I EAST Glastonbury 21 E.Hartford 0 CCC DIV. I WEST Southington 48 Hall 0 New Britain 41 Simsbury 10 CCC DIV. II EAST E.O. Smith 48 Bulkeley/HMTCA 12 Wethersfield 57 Hartford Pub. 27 […]

Saturday’s Greater New Haven girls soccer roundup: Stephens’ goal gives Guilford 1-0 win over Hand

Guilford 1, Hand 0 >> Allison Stephens scored with 8.8 seconds left in the first half off an assist from Julia Carr to lead the Indians to an SCC Hammonasset Division win in Guilford. Emily Stephens had four saves for the Indians (11-2), who clinched the division title. Amy Boswell had seven saves for the […]

Saturday’s Greater New Haven boys soccer roundup: Hand clinches SCC Hammonasset title

Hand 0, Guilford 0 >> Hand (9-0-4, 4-0-2) won the SCC Hammonasset Division title with scoreless tie against its chief rival at Guilford. Hand won the first matchup with the Indians (8-3-3, 4-1-10). Valley Regional 1, Lyman Memorial 0 >> Ben Ferrucci scored at 54:30 to lead the Warriors to a non-league win in Deep […]