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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Boys basketball: Ex-Fairfield Prep standout Paschal Chukwu commits to Syracuse

Paschal Chukwu
(Mara Lavitt — New Haven Register) 
Former Fairfield Prep center Paschal Chukwu is reportedly transferring to Syracuse University.

Paschal Chukwu, the 2013-14 New Haven Register State Player of the Year, has committed to play at Syracuse, a move first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBSSports. Chukwu transferred out of Providence in May and made several visits, including both Kansas and Michigan State, before settling on Syracuse, which plays out of the Atlantic Coast […]

Super 100 Football Classic: Title-game rivals unite for All-Star Game

Shelton's Wadson Petithomme (3) will play for Team Nutmeg in Saturday's Super 100 Classic All-Star football game. 
Peter Hvizdak/Register)

Shelton’s Wadson Petithomme and Xavier’s John Sullivan last played on the same football field in December, when their respective teams squared off for the Class LL-Small state title at West Haven’s Ken Strong Stadium. Sullivan and the Falcons emerged with a thrilling 28-27 overtime victory, spoiling the Gaels’ bid at a perfect season. The two […]

SCC honors 12 Scholar Athletes for May

From SCC Press Release: Twelve student-athletes from six high schools have been named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for May – the ninth and final month of the 2014-15 academic year. In its ninth year, The SportsCenter of Connecticut/SCC Scholar Athlete of the Month program honored 126 outstanding young […]

Lyman Hall: Plans for $2.27 million upgrade to athletic complex still on target

By Luther Turmelle New Haven Register WALLINGFORD >> Plans for a $2.27 million upgrade of the Lyman Hall High School athletic complex are still on target to begin in mid-July, but before ground is broken, Superintendent of Schools Salvatore Menzo may have a surprise addition to the project. Menzo told the board he was in […]

Super 100 Football Classic: Cofrancesco making most of second chance at final game

Notre Dame-West Haven's Zach Cofrancesco, who missed the final seven games of his senior season due to injury, will play in Saturday's Super 100 All-Star Classic.
Photo courtesy of hudl

Zach Cofrancesco went up for a pass like he had on countless occasions during practice. But this time the result was different. Cofrancesco landed wrong and broke his right foot, which ended his football career at Notre Dame-West Haven. “On the way down, I landed on it like you would roll your ankle,” Cofrancesco said. […]

Championship Bling (A Series): East Haven’s Class L Softball Banner

East Haven's 2015 Class L Softball Championship banner.

East Haven won its first softball championship since 1984 two weeks ago, and the town wasted no time in getting their victors some spoils. The East Haven Board of Education recognized the team Tuesday night for its 4-2 upset of Fitch in the Class L championship game. The East Haven softball team had been pushing for a […]

Who will be the 2014-15 Register Athletes of the Year?

2015 NHR Athletes of the Year

  Has it really been over 20 years since the New Haven Register started honoring its Area Athletes of the Year? It will be the 21st year where we acknowledge all of our MVPs throughout the course of the school year tonight’s at Amarante’s Sea Cliff and culminate the evening by naming our latest Athletes […]

Track and Field: Danae Rivers third in 800, CT athletes dominate at NB Nationals

The Tolland girls' 4x1 mile placed second at the New Balance Nationals on Sunday, earning all-american status and setting an unofficial state record. Photo courtesy of Jenny Jacobs

Under hot and humid conditions at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals at North Carolina A&T’s Aggie Stadium in Greensboro late Sunday afternoon, the game plan for Danae Rivers was to just go out hard. In a talented 800-meter field that featured multiple top 20 runners in the nation, the junior from Wilbur Cross was able […]

Track and Field: CT athletes take on New Balance Nationals, Brooks PR

Tolland will look to continue its historic season this weekend at the New Balance Nationals. Register file photo

The high school track and field season will finally come to an end for many Connecticut track and field athletes this weekend. A handful of athletes will compete at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina (Friday thru Sunday), while two athletes will race at the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle on Saturday. […]

Track and Field: St. Paul’s Kilmer wins heptathlon title

St. Paul's Jillian Kilmer heads to the finish line Wednesday afternoon the 800 mete event of the girls' heptathlon. Photo by Mary Albl/Register

NEW BRITAIN >> With a 143-point lead over Hillhouse’s Jaliyah White heading into the final event, St. Paul’s Jillian Kilmer knew what she needed to do. The junior from Torrington dug deep to pull off a grueling 800-meter run and secure the first-place finish in the CIAC heptathlon on Wednesday afternoon at Willow Brook Park. […]

Track and Field: Hillhouse’s White in second place after Day 1 of heptathlon

Hillhouse's Jaliyah White, left and St. Paul's Jillian Kilmer battle it out in 200 meter dash Tuesday afternoon at Willow Brook Park in New Britain at the CIAC heptathlon championships. Photo by Mary Albl/Register

NEW BRITAIN >> Hillhouse’s Jaliyah White is in a familiar position heading into the final day of the CIAC heptathlon. For the second straight year White sits in second place. Tuesday afternoon at Willow Brook Park, White scored 2,607 points, while St. Paul’s Jillian Kilmer leads after one day of competition with 2,621 points. “My […]

Final GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Lacrosse Poll: Darien unanimous No. 1

Class L Champion Darien is once-again the No. 1-ranked team in the final GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Poll (photo by Chris Hunn)

Jeff Brameier has enjoyed his share of strong teams loaded with elite players over his 32 seasons as the Darien boys lacrosse coach. What was unique about his 2015 team was the exceptional depth the Blue Wave had at every position. His second and third units would have been front-line starters on many teams. Wave after wave […]

The 2015 CHSCA All-State Softball Team

Seymour's Raeanne Geffert pitches vs. Oxford in the NVL title game Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

The Connecticut High School Coaches Association recently announced its All-State teams in softball. They are: CLASS LL Jenna DiLorenzo,  Amity Katie Koshes, Amity Casey Harding, Cheshire Mackenzie Juodaitis, Cheshire Olivia Odermatt, Cheshire Noelle Daley, Danbury Mel Rennie, Hand Erika Osherow, Darien Madison DeRita, Mercy Jazanyia Irizarry, New Britain Olivia Burgos, Newington Emily Woznick, Newtown Megan […]

Baseball: FCIAC / SCC Challenge coming to the diamond

Amity and Staples, this year's Class LL championship combatants, will match up again in the baseball version of the SCC/FCIAC Challenge next spring (Photo John Vanacore)

We will finally know if the Southern Connecticut Conference is better than the FCIAC. There will be an FCIAC/SCC challenge next season and below are the following games that are tentatively slated to be played on April 9, 2016. SCC commissioner Al Carbone said the wheels started spinning in the most unconventional of ways. “John […]

Boys and girls tennis: 2015 All-Southern Connecticut Conference teams

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)  North Haven's Emily Migliorini is an All-SCC Division I selection this season.

The following tennis platers were named to the All-SCC team this spring: BOYS TENNIS Division I Singles: Jason Seidman (Amity), Richard Ciamarra (Xavier), Evan Powell (Guilford), Andrew Forchetti (Notre Dame-West Haven), Ethan Bershtein (Amity), Max Einbinder (Amity) Doubles: Nick Sabetelli (Amity), Gabe Betancur (Amity), Andrew Pace (Hand), Danny Weinreb (Hand), Will Cannon (Fairfield Prep), Matt […]

Track and Field: Heptathlon/decathlon performance list

(Mara Lavitt Ñ New Haven Register) 
June 17, 2014 New London
CIAC Decathlon & Heptathlon Championship at the Coast Guard Academy.

Tuesday and Wednesday at Willow Brook Park in New Britain, the CIAC heptathlon/decathlon, steeplechase and hammer throw championships will take place. Here is the official schedule: Girls Heptathlon – June 16 (11:30 a.m.), June 17 (11 a.m.) Boys Decathlon – June 16, 17 (11 a.m.) Girls Hammer Throw – June 16 (2:30 p.m.) Boys Hammer […]