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.

Boys basketball: Valley Regional poised for another Run to the Sun

DEEP RIVER >> The Valley Regional football team’s stunning championship victory over Ansonia is still sinking in at the school’s Deep River campus. There’s even a parade scheduled today to honor the Class S state football champs. Soon, however, the spotlight will be on the Warriors basketball team, which made its third trip to the […]

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 […]

Girls basketball: No. 6 Morgan cruises past H-K

HIGGANUM >> With all five starters returning from a team that came seconds away from dethroning Cromwell in the Shoreline Conference championship game a year ago, then nearly completed a miracle comeback against New London in the Class M finals (the Whalers held on, 57-52), expectations are sky-high for the Morgan girls basketball team in […]

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 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.
 (Mara Lavitt - Register

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: Shoreline Conference area capsules

Chris Jean-Pierre goes up for a basket against Sacred Heart in last year's Class S championship (Photo: Mara Lavitt - Register)

COGINCHAUG COACH: Todd Salva LAST YEAR: 12-11 (9-9) TOP PLAYERS: Josh Smith, 6-1, Sr. capt., F; Conor Doyle, 5-11, Sr. capt., G; Devin Rodrigue, 6-4, Sr., C; Cam Powers, 5-8, Jr., G; Zach Terrill, 6-3, Sr., G OUTLOOK: The return of Smith, Rodrigue and Powers among others will put the Blue Devils over the .500 […]

Saturday’s NH County girls basketball roundup: Hamden Hall tops Chehsire Academy

Naomi Van Nes led the way with 19 points for the Hamden Hall girls basketball team, which defeated Chehsire Academy 63-50 Saturday in a prep school game at Hamden. Bianca Tomassini and Joyce Do Santos had 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Hornets (3-0). Chelsea Dow had a game-high 22 points for the Cats […]

Friday’s NH County girls basketball roundup: Sheehan wins, Guilford upsets Career in OT

The Sheehan girls basketball team started the game on a 19-1 run and coasted to a 63-39 win over Sacred Heart Academy Friday night in a Southern Connecticut Conference interdivision game at Wallingford. Joelle MarkAnthony had a game high 17 points while Lexi Ocasio added 14 and Cassie Strickland 13 for the Titans (2-0). Caitlyn […]

Girls basketball: Vinal Tech, Cromwell win openers

MIDDLETOWN >> Monique Cloutier scored 11 points and Desiree Deschaine grabbed 14 rebounds as Vinal Tech captured its 2014-15 season opener with a 42-20 victory over Holy Family on Wednesday night at Middletown. Christina Harrison and Donna Agogliati each had nine points for the Hawks (1-0), who led 18-9 at halftime. Amy Roberts scored 10 […]

Girls Basketball 2014-15: New Haven County capsules

SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT CONFERENCE Hammonasset Division Foran Coach: Steph Hiriak Last year’s record: 7-11 Top players: Jenna Zacarelli, 5-6, Sr., G; Lindsey Broderick, 5-8, Jr., G Outlook: Previous head coach Scott Nails departed to coach Rye Country Day School and All-State point guard Teneya McLaughlin is at college playing for Assumption. The Lions will be adjusting […]

Girls cross country: 2014 New Haven Register All-Area Team

All Area Girls XC

Mackenzie Pias – MVP Mercy junior Stats: The junior helped guide Mercy to a second consecutive SCC title this past fall and a runner-up finish at the Class L meet. Pias won the SCC individual title in a course-record time (18:32), finished second at state meet, seventh at State Open (19:05) and 14th at New […]

Indoor Track and Field: Top 20 athletes to watch this season

The Indoor Track and Field season is officially underway with practices. Register file photo

TOP 10 GIRLS Danae Rivers, Cross, middle distance: Last winter set the 1,600 record at the State Open (4:52.29), ran on the sprint medley relay for Cross that placed second in the nation. At nationals ran 4:48.59 in the mile for fourth place. Hannah DeBalsi, Staples, distance: Returns as the best distance runner in the […]

Last hurrah for field hockey today: Junior Select and Senior Select All-Star games at Cheshire High

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register) Erin Mammele of Hand battles for the ball.

The 2014 Connecticut high school field hockey season has one last hurrah today as the annual CHSCA Junior Select and Senior Select All-Star games will be held at Cheshire High. The Junior Select All-Star game will be held at 5 p.m. followed by the Senior Select All-Star game at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for […]

Girls soccer: Final 2014 state coaches polls

Final Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                                     Points 1. Glastonbury (7)              79 2. Fairfield Warde              68 3. Immaculate (1)              66 4. Avon                                  57 5. Simsbury                         43 6. St. Joseph                        39 7. Ridgefield                        25 8. Guilford                           18 9. Mercy                               15 10. Staples                            9 Others […]