Shoreline Conference

Thirteen schools, primarily located in Middlesex County in the southeast portion of the state, make up the Shoreline Conference. The league does not sponsor football competition in the fall, although many of its members do play football in the football-only Pequot Conference. The Shorline Conference sponsors 18 sports in total competition and earned six CIAC State Championships this past academic year.

Girls Cross Country: Mercy qualifies for New Englands for first time in 20 years

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MANCHESTER >> After finishing in a somewhat-disappointing second place last weekend at the Class L state championship meet, Mercy was anxious for a chance to improve. On Friday afternoon at Wickham Park they did just that. Led by a seventh-place showing from Mackenzie Pias, the Tigers scored 179 points to capture fourth at the State […]

Soccer: Cromwell boys, Old Lyme girls capture Shoreline Conference titles

PORTLAND >> The title defense for the Class S state championship begins in earnest next week for the Cromwell boys soccer team. But there was one piece of unfinished business left. Cromwell wanted to add a second Shoreline Conference championship to its ledger. Top-seeded Old Lyme stood in the way. It took a couple extra […]

CIAC girls soccer tournament pairings, schedule

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CLASS LL FIRST ROUND Tuesday, 2 p.m., unless otherwise noted Upper bracket: No. 1 Glastonbury – Bye; No. 17 Newington (9-6-1) at No. 16 Darien (8-4-4); No. 25 Manchester (7-8-1) at No. 8 Staples (10-2-4); No. 24 Fairfield Ludlowe (7-7-2) at No. 9 Wilton (9-1-6); No. 4 Simsbury – Bye; No. 20 Danbury (8-7-1) at […]

Cross Country: State Open Gameday

 When: Friday, 2 p.m. (girls); 2:45 (boys) Where: Wickham Park, Manchester Internet: Defending champions: Tolland (girls); Ridgefield (boys) What to watch for: The Tolland girls are the No. 1 team in the state and the Eagles look close to unbeatable. Last week they made history by placing five runners in the top five in […]

Boys Soccer: Cromwell blanks Valley Regional, advances to SLC finals

CROMWELL >> Valley Regional’s three-year reign as Shoreline Conference boys soccer champions is over. Ardit Statovci, Derek Parker and Carson Stermer had one goal apiece and senior keeper Ryan Murphy stopped seven shots as No. 2 Cromwell advanced to the SLC championship with a 3-0 semifinal round victory over the Warriors on Wednesday night at […]

Girls volleyball: All-Shoreline Team announced

Morgan has dominated in the Shoreline all season, as expected coming off their state title and run of 22 straight conference crowns. The Huskies are well-represented on both the first and second teams. Player of Year: Jen Dawson, Morgan outside hitter First Team Summary   H-K boasts the most first team players, three. Meanwhile Morgan […]

Girls soccer: State coaches polls, week 7

Guilford's Molly Kosh attempts to pass the ball while North Haven's Jenna Volpe defends.  Guilford is tied for 10th in the latest CGSCA state L-LL poll
Photo by Dave Phillips

Week ending Oct. 25 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                             Points 1. Glastonbury (9)     90 2. Avon                           77 3. East Lyme                72 4. St. Joseph                53 5. Masuk                        49 6. Simsbury                 44 7. Fairfield Warde     41 8. RHAM                       32 9. South Windsor      10 T10. […]

Girls volleyball: Valley Regional, Hale Ray advance in SLC tourney

DEEP RIVER >> The Valley Regional girls volleyball team is headed to the Final Four. The fourth-seeded Warriors advanced to the Shoreline Conference tournament semifinals with a 3-0 win over No. 5 Coginchaug Tuesday night at Deep River. It was Valley’s third win against the Blue Devils this season. “I think it’s hard to beat […]

Girls volleyball: SLC tourney underway this week

The Shoreline Conference volleyball tournament gets underway tonight with quarterfinal round games at Deep River and Moodus. Fifth-seeded Coginchaug (10-9) will travel to No. 4 Valley Regional (14-6) at 5:30 p.m., while sixth-seed East Hampton (9-9) will be at No. 3 Hale-Ray (15-5) at 6 p.m. Valley Regional defeated the Blue Devils twice during the […]

Monday’s field hockey roundup: Hand blanks Branford

Hand 3, Branford 0 (at Madison) Branford 0 0 — 0 Hand 1 2 — 3 First half—HD: Katie Omdahl 23:18; Second half—HD: Erin Mammele (Hannah Leckey) 13:58; Erin Mammele (Hannah Leckey) 10:30; Shots—BR: 5; HD: 11; Saves—BR: Keira Integlia 8; HD: Mel Rennie 5; Westbrook 3, Farmington 0 (at Westbrook) Farmington 0 0 — […]

Boys soccer: State coaches polls, week 7


Week ending Oct. 25 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Record Points LW 1. Fairfield Ludlowe (6) 14-0-3 113 4 2. Farmington (3) 13-2-1 100 1 3. Suffield (3) 13-0-1 97 2 4. Shelton (1) 11-0-6 43 6 5. Avon 11-0-3 41 10 6. Naugatuck 15-0-2 40 T7 7. Norwalk 11-1-5 38 NR 8. […]

Concussions: head injuries happen in more sports than football

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Megan Smith of Law, left, and Milani Gray of Foran fight for the ball during the first half of  girls soccer at  Law High  School  Wednesday. Law won 2-0.

Football has been hit by the concussion concern harder than any other sport. A study released last year by the National Academy of Sciences found that concussion rates in high school football were significantly higher than that of any other high school sport. But what about those other sports? As reported by athletic trainers, the […]

Cross Country: Entry list for State Open, how to qualify for New Englands

The State Open will take place on Friday at Wickham Park.

Friday afternoon at Wickham Park in Manchester, the CIAC State Open Cross Country Championships will take place starting at 2 p.m. Below is the schedule and links to the starting lists for both boys and girls. The Ridgefield boys and Tolland girls are defending Open champs. Also, from the CIAC Cross Country Tournament Handbook, here […]

Soccer: Top performances, upcoming games to watch in NH County

Lauralton Hall senior captain Suzanne Lema battles Guilford junior midfielder Emma Rusconi during the second half of their first game in the SCC. Lauralton and Guilford meet in the SCC tournament semifinals Monday night.
(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

FINE PERFORMANCES John Jacobs, Lyman Hall: Senior captain scored three goals in the second half in Lyman Hall’s 4-1 win over Law. Chris Barber, Guilford: Junior scored twice in the first half to help the Indians beat Xavier 3-2. Jake Goldstein, Cheshire: Junior scored both goals in the second half to help the Rams edge […]