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

Week 11 HS Football & SWC Championship Primer and Live Update Blog

QB Jacob Burden and Newtown will attempt to win their third consecutive SWC Championship Thursday night vs. Brookfield. The Hawks face Masuk on Wednesday night to close out the regular season. (Photo Peter Paguaga)

It’s a light week in Connecticut high school football. But there are still a few games of note as we gear up for Thanksgiving Week. Tonight is the SWC Championship between Newtown and Brookfield at Pomperaug at 7 p.m.. Newtown won the first meeting 21-14 and is going for its third-straight title. This is the […]

The (final) SWC Championship preview capsule: Brookfield vs. Newtown

Newtown's Jaret DeVellis tries to run through tackles from Peter Manesis (10) and Austin Reich (34) during the regular-season on Oct. 24. Newtown won 21-14 (Photo by Peter Paguaga)

 SWC Championship WHEN – Thursday, 7 WHERE – Arum Sports Complex, Pomperaug HS, Southbury RECORDS – Newtown 10-0, Brookfield 9-1 ON THE AIR – IvyRadio LAST MEETING – Newtown 21-14 (Oct. 24) 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP – Newtown 28, Brookfield 7 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY Newtown (8-4 overall, 4-1 WCC, 4-3 SWC) 1980: W — Immaculate, 21-0 1981: W […]

Pooch’s Week 11 Greater New Haven Football Predictions

Seymour's Joe Salemme looks for room around the corner as  Ansonia's Witold Gul attempts to tackle during last year's nailbiter, a 21-20 Ansonia victory at Ansonia. The Valley rivals tangle again Thursday night. (File photo)

THURSDAY’S GAMES Platt Tech (2-6) at Prince Tech (7-2), 2 p.m.: Prince Tech is still in the hunt for a Class S playoff berth. Pooch’s pick: Prince Tech. Seymour (6-3) at Watertown (1-8), 6 p.m.: Seymour has been mathematically eliminated from the postseason, so the Wildcats are just playing for pride now. Pooch’s pick: Seymour. […]

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 […]

Boys basketball: Sacred Heart to remain in Class S division for 2014-15

Sacred Heart's boys basketball players celebrate their Class S championship last March. The Hearts will be back to defend their title.
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Preseason boys basketball doesn’t begin until Dec. 1, but we can still get you in hoop mode now that the fall season has come to a close – other than football. Monday (Nov. 17) was the last day teams can petition to “play up.” Teams can petition to play up in Class LL only. One […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 11)

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Football Poll after Week 10. The Poll will be posted on-line later tonight on GameTimeCT and appear in Tuesday’s print editions of the New Haven Register. 1. New Canaan 2. Southington 3. Shelton 4. Darien 5. Newtown 6. St. Joseph 7. Ledyard 8. Windsor […]

Class M Girls Soccer: East Catholic tops Weston for first state title

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Veteran coach Liz Palmer celebrates her program's first state championship with her team after East Catholic's 1-0 win over Weston Staturday afternoon at Municipal Stadium.

WATERBURY >> East Catholic forward Nicole Garfield ended a long wait for Eagle coach Liz Palmer with a state-championship-winning goal against Weston Saturday afternoon at Waterbury’s Municipal Stadium. Palmer has waited for her first title since playing for the Eagles in 1980 – even longer while coaching them for the past 20 years. “My girls were ready,” […]

Class L girls soccer: Paige Davis scores pair to lead Immaculate to state title over Avon

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WEST HAVEN >> Two of the state’s perennial girls soccer powerhouses met Saturday morning at Ken Strong Stadium maybe not for statewide supremacy, but definitely to be queens of the Class L state division. Avon managed to keep Immaculate off the scoreboard for almost 65 minutes. Then the Mustangs put together a pair of corner-kick […]

Football: How the state’s top 10 teams fared Friday night

Team                                        This Week                                                       Next Game 1. Southington (8-0)          Saturday at South Windsor, 11 a.m.    Nov. 27 vs. Cheshire, 10 a.m. 2. New Canaan (8-0)          Saturday at Trinity Catholic, 1 p.m.    Nov. 27 […]

CIAC Field Hockey: State championship Game Day capsules

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

CIAC FIELD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP GAMEDAY CLASS S No. 1 LEWIS MILLS vs. No. 3 GRANBY • When: Today, 10 a.m. • Where: Wethersfield High • Records: Lewis Mills 18-0; Granby 16-1-0-1 • Internet: NFHSNetwork.com • Championship game appearances: Granby makes its 20th championship appearances with 13 titles (Class M and S combined). The last title came in 2011 with a 1-0 double-overtime win over Lauralton […]

Girls soccer: State championship gameday capsules

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Hailey Davis takes possession during Immaculate's semifinal-round win against Wethersfield.

CLASS LL No. 1 GLASTONBURY (21-1) vs. No. 6 FAIRFIELD WARDE (17-3-3) When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Where: West Haven High Internet: NFHSNetwork.com Championship game appearances: Glastonbury is 1-7 in the final, only winning in 2011. Fairfield Warde is making its second appearance. The Mustangs beat Farmington in the 2007 Class L final. What to look […]

Girls swimming: Three divers break record at State Open

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Kylie Towbin of New Canaan won the State Open diving competition Thursday night with 521.75 points. She broke the Open record previously held by Katherine Mattison of Darien (486.20, 1997). Rachel Burston (Westhill/Stamford) and Kari Djonne (Newtown) also broke Mattison’s record. at Middletown 1 Kylie Towbin, New Canaan 521.75* 2 Rachel Burston, Westhill/Stam. 515.60* 3 […]

Pooch’s Week 10 Greater New Haven Football Predictions

Darien's Peter Archey breaks a tackle on way to his 5-yard touchdown run. Pete Paguaga - New Haven Register

THIS WEEK’S SPOTLIGHT NORTH HAVEN at No. 3 DARIEN • When: Saturday, 1 p.m. • Where: Stadium Field, Darien • Records: North Haven 8-1; Darien 9-0 • Players to watch: North Haven — Cole Pecora, Sr., QB/DB; Mike Montano, Jr., RB; David Mikos, Jr., LB; Darien — Tim Graham, Jr., QB; George Reed, Sr., DE; […]

CIAC Class L girls swimming: Darien wins 4th straight title; Boyer, Smalec lead Cheshire to 3rd

Darien's swim team celebrates its fourth-straight Class L title (Photo Catherine Avalone)

NEW HAVEN >> While many Cheshire swimmers were improving their times at the Class L state championship meet on Wednesday at Southern Connecticut State, it was Cheshire freshman sensation Liz Boyer who provided the most impressive finish. Boyer earned the Rams’ lone win of the night in the 100-yard breaststroke with a meet-record 1 minute, […]

CIAC field hockey tournament pairings, schedule, results

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CLASS L QUALIFYING ROUND Monday, Nov. 3 Fairfield Warde 4, Trumbull 0 Hamden 6, Amity 2 Newington 1, Norwich Free Academy 0 Newtown 2, Southington 0 Norwalk 3, Greenwich 2 (OT) South Windsor 5, Danbury 1 FIRST ROUND, Nov. 5 Cheshire 2, South Windsor 0 Conard 3, Fairfield Warde 0 Darien 4, Westhill 0 Glastonbury […]