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.

Connecting with sports not sanctioned by the CIAC

Hamden girls hockey captains Samantha Cozzolino (left) and Caraline Kennedy (photo supplied by Hamden coach Mike Callan)

Bowling (30 teams) and girls ice hockey (21 teams) are two high school sports with the potential to grow enough in the next few years to be sanctioned by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The CIAC requires a sport to have 20 percent of the schools in the state, or 38 teams, competing on the […]

Girls Cross Country: Top 10 New Haven County runners to watch

(Catherine Avalone - The Middletown Press)
Mercy senior captain Mackenzie Pias, at left, and sophomore Bridgid Selfors shared first place with an official time of 19:51 crossing the finish line hand in hand last season. The pair return as two of the top runners in the conference.

Maddie Brandon, senior, Haddam-Killingworth: Two-time defending Shoreline champion, Brandon will look to claim her third straight conference title this fall. Finished second at the Class SS state meet (20:07), top 30 finish at State Open last fall. Emily Criscuolo, junior, Amity: Consistent runner that should continue to get better. The No. 1 runner for Amity, […]

Boys Cross Country: Top 10 New Haven County runners to watch

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)
Amity's Kyle Beaudette won the 21st Annual Southern Connecticut Conference cross country championship with an official time of 15:56 at Hammonasset State Park in Madison on Friday, October 17, 2014.

Matt Arovas, senior, Amity: Part of deep and talented Amity squad, Arovas was consistent runner last fall for Spartans. He finished 12th at SCCs, 20th at Class LL (17:00) and ran 16:58 at State Open. Kyle Beaudette, junior, Amity: The top returner in the Southern Connecticut Conference. Defending SCC champ (15:56), top sophomore to finish […]

Cross Country: Top 5 storylines to follow this fall

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register) 
CIAC Cross Country State Championship at Wickham Park in Manchester on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

1. Hannah DeBalsi watch What will Hannah DeBalsi do in her final season? The rising Staples senior enters her last season on the Connecticut trails. She hasn’t lost an in-state race since her freshman year. DeBalsi is coming off a solid end to the track season where she placed third in the Brooks PR 2 […]

Golf: Daly, Yang win prestigious Northern Junior Tournament

Joe Morelli/Register
Alissa Yang, left, and Connor Daly were the winners of the 14th Northern Junior Championship Wednesday at New Haven CC.

HAMDEN >> Maxx Bugg took a lot of the summer off from competitive golf after the grind of his final season for the Morgan High team in Clinton. Bugg decided to play in just two tournaments before he leaves to play at Tampa University in two weeks: The Father-Son Tournament held at the Course at Yale […]

Girls lacrosse: Old Saybrook coach Al Mortali resigns

Al Mortali, Old Saybrook - Coach of the Year

Al Mortali, selected this season’s All-Area girls lacrosse coach of the year, has decided to resign after coaching the Rams for 16 years . “This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while, 16 years is quite a run,” Mortali said. “It has been a great experience and it has been great working with […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Outdoor Track Team

Register All-Area MVP Ruvens Exantus

Most Valuable Performer Ruvens Exantus Bunnell, Sr., jumps/hurdles Stats: Led Bunnell to a second-place finish at the SWC Championship meet, scoring 38 of his team’s 72 points by winning the 110 hurdles, long and triple jump and taking second in the 300 hurdles. Won the Class MM and State Open (46-10.25, school record) in triple […]

2015 New Haven Register All-State Softball Lineups

FIRST TEAM Player                    Team           Year     Pos. Kendra Friedt       Southington   Sr.        P (MVP) Ashley Guillette   Oxford            Sr.        P Raeanne Geffert   Seymour        Jr.        P Casey Harding      Cheshire         Sr.       3B Dani Kemp             Foran             Sr.       SS Kaley Kempf         Oxford           Sr.        […]

2015 New Haven Register All-State Baseball Lineups

First Team Player                       Yr.      Pos.       Team MVP: Mike Cowell    Sr.        P            Shelton Buddy Dewaine         Sr.        P           Montville Paul Gozzo                 Sr.       C             Sheehan Brian Moskey            Sr.       P/SS      Haddam-Killingworth Cooper Mworka        Sr.       SS           Cheshire Randy Polonia           Sr.       P             Trinity Catholic Ron Rossomando      Sr.       P              Bunnell Mike Savino              Sr.       IF            West Haven Kevin Stone               Sr. […]

2015 New Haven Register All-State Baseball Team

Gatorade Player of the Year Jimmy Titus of East Catholic and catcher Paul Gozzo of Sheehan. Both are members of the 2015 New Haven Register All-State Baseball Team (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Player of the Year Mike Cowell Shelton, Sr., P/IF Stats: Threw two no-hitters, went 8-1, tossed 102 strikeouts with only 11 walks in 68 innings pitched. Also batted .406 with 19 RBIs. Honors: SCC Player of the Year, All-SCC Housatonic Division and coaches all-state selection. Off the field: Member of the Foreign National Honor Society, […]

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Baseball Team

North Haven catcher Nick Proto waits to slap a tag on East Lyme's Corey Levesque in the seventh inning. The Indians 3-2 win over the East Lyme Vikings for the Class L state championship game, Saturday night, June 13, 2015 at Palmer Field in Middletown. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Baseball Team. Captions by Henry Chisholm. Photos by Arnold Gold unless noted. Most Valuable Player Mike Cowell – MVP Shelton, Sr., P/IF Stats: Threw two no-hitters, went 8-1, tossed 102 strikeouts with only 11 walks in 68 innings pitched. Also batted .406 with 19 RBIs. Honors: SCC Player of […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Softball Team

All Area Softball Front

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Softball Team. Capsules by Mike Pucci. Photos by Arnold Gold and Catherine Avalone. Most Valuable Player Ashley Guillette Oxford, Sr., P Stats: Tossed a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts to lead Oxford past St. Joseph to the Class M state title. Pitched her a perfect game in a victory over […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Lacrosse Team

2015 All Area Girls Lacrosse

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Lacrosse Team. Capsules by Dan Nowak. Most Valuable Player Lauren Cole Hand, Sr., Attack Stats: Had a single-season school record 128 goals and holds the school’s all-time scoring record with 317 goals. Also had 37 assists and 75 ground balls. Had eight goals and an assist in an […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Outdoor Track Team

Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross wins the 1600 meter run ahead of Hannah DeBalsi of Staples at the CIAC Track & Field State Open in New Britain on 6/8/2015.  Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register   agold@newhavenregister.com

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Track and Field Team. Capsules by Mary Albl. Photos by Catherine Avalone unless noted. Most Valuable Performer Danae Rivers Wilbur Cross, Jr., middle distance Stats: Went undefeated in the state of Connecticut in 800 and 1,600. Set state record in 800 at New Englands (2:05.86) and set Class […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Tennis Team

All Area Girls Tennis

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Girls Tennis Team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Photos by Peter Hvizdak unless noted. Most Valuable Player Emily Migliorini North Haven, senior Stats: No. 1 singles player went 19-3 this season. Advanced to the third round of the State Open. Finished with a career record of 79-12. Honors: Four-time All-Area […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Golf Team

Zach Iannone of Notre Dame-West Haven. Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register

The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Golf Team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Photos by New Haven Register staff. Most Valuable Player Zachary Iannone Notre Dame-West Haven, senior Stats: Finished with a stroke differential of 0.17. Co-medalist at the Division II state meet with a 73 at Crestbrook Park GC. Finished second at the SCC […]

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 […]