South West Conference

The South West Conference currently consists of 16 member schools located in the southwestern portion of Connecticut. A pair of eight-team divisions named the Colonial and Patriot are based on program size and help organize the league schedule. The SWC, which was formed in 1994 and began operations in 1995, is led by Commissioner Pam Goodpaster.
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The GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll: Southington No. 1, Thomaston jumps in at No. 9

Lauralton Hall and pitcher Ireland Miessau are ranked No. 7 in this week's Top 10 Poll.
Catherine Avalone/Register

Southington remains at No. 1 in the latest Top 10 Poll followed by Fitch and St. Joseph. Thomaston enters at No. 9. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SOUTHINGTON 19-0 15 450 1 LL Last week’s results: Defeated Simsbury 11-2 and Newington 13-1. Bottom line: The Blue Knights, who have won 65 straight […]

Softball: This week’s Diamond Gems

In the Diamond Gems feature, we will take a look back at some of last week’s top performances. We’ll also look ahead to the upcoming week. HIT PARADE • Coginchaug’s Destiny Helmadach: Hit a go-ahead grand slam home run in the fifth inning in a 7-4 non-conference win over Berlin. • Hand’s Mel Rennie: Had […]

Softball: NVL, SWC and Shoreline tournament pairings

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register) Seymour's Caitlyn O'Hara is out at second as Oxford short stop Meghan Sastram makes the play in the tenth inning, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Oxford won, 1-0, in fourteen innings.

NVL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE QUARTERFINALS Saturday’s results No. 1 Oxford 3, No. 8 Woodland 1 No. 2 Seymour 8, No. 7 St. Paul 5 No. 3 Torrington 6, No. 6. Naugatuck 0 No. 4 Holy Cross 7, No. 5 Watertown 1 SEMIFINALS (at Naugatuck) Tuesday No. 3 Torrington vs. No. 2 Seymour, 4 p.m. No. 4 Holy […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Softball Ballot

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll after Week 7. The Top 10 poll will posted later today on-line and will appear in Monday’s print editions of the Register. Southington Fitch St. Joseph Cheshire Oxford Darien Lauralton Hall NFA Mercy South Windsor East Haven Amity Seymour Torrington […]

Gymnastics: Connecticut team finishes third at recent showcase meet

Photo courtesy of Pat Simon
The Connecticut gymnastics team finished third at a recemt meet in Florida. Pictured first row from left:  Nickie Deary, Woodstock; Abby McGuirk, Daniel Hand; Hailey Alicki, Foran; Izzy Williams, Nonnewaug; Erica Davidson, New Milford and Julia Lindberg, Shelton.  Second row from left: Amanda Macolino, North Haven; Jackie Deary, Woodstock; Mikayla Connor, Valley Regional; Megan Sapack, Pomperaug; Kathleen Pisciotta, Fairfield Ward; Anna Jannott, Newtown and Gabbie Gontarek, North Haven.  Back row, coaches from left: 
Kim Longobucco, Fairfield Ludlowe; Gene Michael Deary, Woodstock; Monica Bauer, Valley Regional; Kelly Smith, Hand; Robin Deary-Fillmore, Woodstock; Hal Rettstadt, Pomperaug; Bethany Mihaly, New Milford and Mark Sorrentino, Nonnewaug.

The Connecticut team of gymnasts finished third at the National High School Gymnastics Association Senior Showcase, held at the Estero Community Center in Estero, Florida on May 15-16. Abby McGuirk of Hand High, the Register’s Area MVP this past season, placed in a tie for 6th on vault and tied for 9th on beam. Jackie […]

Baseball: South-West Conference tournament schedule, results


The annual South-West Conference baseball tournament will begin Saturday, May 23 with quarterfinals at the higher seeds. Masuk is the No. 1 seed and will play host to No. 8 Barlow. No. 2 New Fairfield will play No. 7 Stratford. No. 3 Bunnell takes on No. 6 Newtown. No. 4 Pomperaug plays No. 5 Bethel. […]

Girls lacrosse: ND-Fairfield qualifies for state tournament for first time in program history

The Notre Dame of Fairfield girls' lacrosse team. Courtesy photo

FAIRFIELD >> For the first time in program history, the Notre Dame of Fairfield girls’ lacrosse team will play in the postseason. On Friday afternoon the Lancers defeated Capital Prep 19-1 to improve to 6-9-1 and qualify for the Class S State Tournament; a first in school history. “It’s been hard, it’s been confusing, but […]

Thursday’s NHCounty boys and girls golf roundup: Medalist Desanti leads O’Brien Tech boys over Platt Tech

Boys golf O’Brien Tech 174, Platt Tech 222 (At Orange Hills CC) Medalist: Gabe Desanti, 42 (O) Platt Tech: Kenny Woznick, 58; John Zdrowski 44; Meghan Koskelowski, 58; Caitlin Fuimatti, 62; O’Brien Tech: Austin Mather, 44; Dominick Kane, 44; Gabe Desanti, 42; Joe Otoole, 44. Team records: PT 8-5; OT 13-1. Girls golf Hand 201, […]

Thursday’s NHCounty boys and girls tennis roundup: Florillo leads Lyman Hall boys over Sheehan

Boys tennis Lyman Hall 4, Sheehan 3 (at Wallingford) Singles: Nick Fiorillo (LH) def. Gerry Chica, 6-0, 6-3; Jake Young (LH) def. Paxton Stowik, 6-1, 6-0; Jon Jacobs (LH) def. Torey Bianco, 6-1, 6-0; Zach Sola (LH) def. Linus Koepfer, 6-7 (8-6), 6-2, 6-3. Doubles: Drew Gilmore and John Olivera (S) def. Kyle Bonet and […]

Boys lacrosse: Challenged Barlow shuts down Guilford in second half

Barlow's Harry Wilson tries to avoid Guilford's Shane Molloy during Thursday's interconference game at Guilford. Barlow won 9-6. (Photo by Dave Phillips)

GUILFORD — There were too many mistakes for Guilford to overcome against a good team. And that led to Barlow of Redding (12-4) scoring the final three goals of the night as the Falcons recorded a 9-6 victory over Guilford in an interconference game Thursday night at Kavanaugh Field. “We couldn’t score in transition and […]

Baseball: 2015 no-hitter / perfect game list [updated May 20]

Below is a list of the no-hitters to start the season. will be keeping track of all the no-no’s and perfect games across the state this season. If you have thrown a no-hitter or perfect game put it in the comments. Also to get your perfect game or no-no on the list, tweet it […]

GameTimeCT / Register Lacrosse Top 10 Poll: Greenwich, unbeaten in Connecticut, is the new No. 1

Greenwich is the new No. 1 in the GameTimeCT / NHRegister poll.

The 2014-15 Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 lacrosse poll for May 19,2015. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. GREENWICH 12-3 9 125 3 L Last week: Defeated Trinity Catholic 19-1 and Darien 12-11 (OT). Bottom line: Cardinals, gearing up for FCIAC tournament, are 12-0 against Connecticut teams, including 5-0 against Top […]

Tuesday’s NHCounty boys and girls golf roundup: Medalist DeStefano leads Foran boys over Law

Boys golf Cromwell 169; Coginchaug 200; (at LYMAN GC) Medalist Nick Lattanzio (Cromwell) 41; CROMWELL: Nick Lattanzio, 41; Julian Thomas, 43; Brett Sadinsky, 43; Colin Kenney 42; COGINCHAUG: John McLaughlin, 48; Saige Avery, 48; Jack French, 49; Catherine Brennan, 55; Fairfield Prep 161, Hamden 178 (At Laurel View CC) Medalist: Andrew Sciaretta FP 36. Fairfield […]

Baseball: Updated New Haven County standings

SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT CONFERENCE Hammonasset Division Division Overall W-L W-L Hand* 5-1 7-10 Guilford 4-2 9-7 Law 2-4 3-14 Foran 1-5 7-10 Housatonic Division Division Overall W-L W-L Shelton* 6-2 12-5 Sheehan* 6-2 14-4 Amity 4-4 11-6 Cheshire 4-4 10-8 Lyman Hall 0-8 4-13 Quinnipiac Division Division Overall W-L W-L Notre Dame-WH* 7-1 13-4 Fairfield Prep […]

The GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll: Cheshire, St. Joseph tied at No. 3

Ashley Guillette and Oxford move up to No. 5 in the latest Top 10 Poll.
Catherine Avalone/Register

Southington and Fitch again occupy the top two spots in the latest Top 10 softball Poll. Cheshire and St. Joseph are tied for No. 3. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SOUTHINGTON 17-0 17 510 1 LL Last week’s results: Defeated NW Catholic 13-0, Farmington 42-0, Wethersfield 10-0 and Hall 20-0 and 19-0. […]

Lacrosse: This Michael Reale goal for Staples is pretty


Staples suffered its first non-conference loss of the season, 7-6 to Newtown, on Saturday. But this falling-down-behind-the-back-goal by Michael Reale is so pretty, we put it on a loop. It cut Newtown’s lead to 5-2 in the third quarter. Staples went on to score four goals in the fourth quarter only to fall short. Watch […]