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.
League Website: www.swc-ct.com

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Volleyball Team

Photo: Catherine Avalone

Most Valuable Player Erik Kocur Shelton, Sr., outside hitter Stats: Averaged 15 kills, nine digs and two aces per game for the Gaels, who went 20-3, won the SCC tournament championship and advanced to the Class L state semifinals. Honors: Was an All-SCC and Class L coaches all-state selection, was selected to play in the […]

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 Area Boys Track MVP: Ruvens Exantus, Bunnell

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When Bunnell’s Ruvens Exantus first began the triple jump his sophomore year, he would channel his inner musician as he stared down the runway. “(Head coach Jim Brown’s) words were, think of it as drumming; you have to have a three-beat rhythm and keep the spacing in between each beat (jump) consistently the same,” Ruvens […]

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 […]

Football: Brookfield’s Bobby Drysdale, Staples’ Jackson Ward pick Harvard

Brookfield's Bobby Drysdale breaks a tackle vs. Newtown last year. (File photo by Pete Paguaga)

Harvard snatched up two of Connecticut’s stop senior football talent this past week. Staples’ lineman Jackson Ward made his verbal commitment on Saturday, reported the Staples High School student-run WWPT 90.3-FM. Today, Brookfield’s all-state linebacker Bobby Drysdale also made his verbal commitment to play for the Crimson in 2016, coach Rich Angarano said. Drysdale, listed at 6-foot-1, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Track and Field: Heptathlon/decathlon performance list

(Mara Lavitt Ñ New Haven Register) 
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CIAC Decathlon & Heptathlon Championship at the Coast Guard Academy.
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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 […]

The Top 25 Moments From Spring Championship Weekend

Top 25 Moments

We spent 36 hours following the fine work of NFHSNetwork and CPTV Sports, who brought to you, live, ALL of the CIAC spring state championships. Here are the top moments we managed to capture on Vine throughout the weekend. With so many games going on simultaneously, it was impossible to keep track of it all. If […]

Pooch’s Final Top 10 Softball Ballot

Here’s the ballot I submitted for the Final 2015 Softball Top 10 Poll. The poll will be released later tonight on-line at www.gametimect.com and it will appear in Monday’s New Haven Register. Southington Cheshire Oxford St. Joseph East Haven Fitch South Windsor Stamford Darien Amity Lauralton Hall Holy Cross Seymour Rocky Hill Sheehan

Track and Field: Record-setting day for Rivers at New Englands

Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross battles Hannah Parker of Coe-Brown in the girls' 800. Photo by Mary Albl

SACO, MAINE >> With an exhausted but satisfied expression, Wilbur Cross junior Danae Rivers said she had just enough left in her. And that was all she needed Saturday afternoon. With 100 meters to go in the girls’ 800 meter race at Thornton Academy at the New England Track and Field Championships, Rivers surged past […]