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

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) 
June 17, 2014 New London
CIAC Decathlon & Heptathlon Championship at the Coast Guard Academy.
mlavitt@newhavenregister.com

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 […]

Boys Volleyball: Newington wins third Class M title in four years

The Newington boys volleyball team poses with its second straight Class M state championship trophy and third in four years. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

SHELTON>> The Shelton High School gym has become like a second home for the Newington boys volleyball team in recent years. The final stop on the road to a state championship. On Friday the Indians made the trip once again and again left as state champions. Top-seeded Newington beat second-seeded Joel Barlow in four sets (25-21, […]

Boys Lacrosse: Saturday’s state championship preview capsules

Darien midfielder Andrew Pugliese cradles the ball upfield during the Blue Wave’s victory over No. 2 Ridgefield  (Photo Sean Meenaghan)

  CIAC BOYS LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW CAPSULES CLASS L No.3 DARIEN VS. No. 9 RIDGEFIELD When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Where: McMahon High, Norwalk Records: Darien 19-3; Ridgefield 17-4 Internet: NFHSNetwork.com Championship game appearances: Since the CIAC started sanctioning boys lacrosse in 1995, this marks the 12th state championship appearance for the Blue Wave with three […]

Track and Field: CT athletes ready to shine at New Englands

Left to right, Tommy Wilson of Daniel Hand, Akiel Smith of Hllhouse and Mark Doyley of Weaver compete in the 100 meter hurdles at the CIAC Track & Field State Open in New Britain on 6/8/2015. Smith won the event.  Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register   agold@newhavenregister.com

Saturday at Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine, Connecticut track and field athletes will take part in the 70th edition of the New England Track and Field Championships. Field events start at 10 a.m., track events will begin at 10:30 a.m. The top six finishers from last Monday’s CIAC State Open qualified for New Englands. If […]