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

Girls Cross Country: Pias, Mercy take second in Class L

New Fairfield's Gabrielle Richichi won her third straight state title Saturday. Photo by Catherine Avalone/Register

MANCHESTER >> For the second straight year the Mercy cross country team found itself in a familiar position Saturday afternoon at Wickham Park, and one it was hoping to avoid. The Tigers scored 67 points but were edged out by Darien’s 65 to finish as the Class L runner-up for the second year in a […]

Boys Cross Country: Amity wins 1st Class LL state title since 2010

Amity wins the Class LL crown for the first time since 2010. The Spartans finished with a score of 90.  Photo-Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register

MANCHESTER >> The Amity boys cross country team knew it had a shot to take the Class LL title. The pre-race hype was in their favor, according to Kyle Beaudette. “We came into this pretty high in the polls,” he said. “We were looking to do some pretty big things.” The Spartans did big things […]

Cross Country Live Coverage: Amity win 1st state title since 2010

For the second straight year, Mercy places second. Photo-Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register

Coverage by Mary Albl & Henry Chisholm Boys Class LL: Amity takes team crown for first time since 2010 “We hoped for it. We didn’t expect it.” Amity knew they had shot to take the Class. The pre-race hype was in their favor, according to Kyle Beaudette. “We came into this pretty high in the […]

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

Team                              This Week                    Next Game 1. Southington (6-0)   Def. Conard 41-6        Nov. 1 vs. Newington, 1 p.m. 2. Darien (7-0)             Def. Ridgefield 50-23   Friday at Wilton, 6 p.m. 3. New Canaan (6-0)    Def. Staples 35-2        Nov. 1 at St. Joseph, 1:30 p.m. 4. Newtown (7-0)        Def. Brookfield 21-14   Friday […]

Friday’s NH County football roundup: Law rallies past Sheehan

Max German rushed for three touchdowns and a Tim Caldwell two-point conversion ended up being the difference as Law edged Sheehan 35-34 in a Southern Connecticut Conference Division II game at Milford on Friday. After German’s touchdown and Caldwell’s conversion run, Sheehan’s Zach Davis scored to cut it to 35-34. But the ensuing pass on […]

Football: No. 4 Newtown holds on to beat Brookfield

Newtown's Jaret Devellis break a tackle. Devellis rushed for 109 yards and one touchdown in the Nighthawks' 21-14 win over Brookfield. (Pete Paguaga - Register)

NEWTOWN >> For the second week in a row the Newtown defense was on the field up one score with an undefeated team moving down the field and for the second week in a row the defense stepped up and held on, leading the Nighthawks to a 21-14 win over Brookfield. “I always have confidence […]

Cross Country: An interactive guide to the state meet at Wickham Park

Members of the Danbury boys' cross country team run up the 'Green Monster' last Tuesday. Photo by Pete Paguaga

(Click on certain parts of the map above for a detailed look at the course in video and photos. Map provided by mysportsresults.com) MANCHESTER >> Granby head cross country coach Dennis Lobo calls Wickham Park a classic. “It’s probably the premier difficult course, maybe in at least southern New England,” Lobo said. “It’s kind of […]

Pooch’s Week 7 Greater New Haven Football Predictions

Andrew Yamin (45) and Cheshire are 6-0 headed into Friday's contest with Fairfield Prep.  (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

THIS WEEK’S SPOTLIGHT Fairfield Prep at No. 6 Cheshire • When: Friday, 7 p.m. • Where: Maclary Complex, Cheshire • Records: Fairfield Prep 4-2; Cheshire 6-0 • Players to watch: Fairfield Prep — Colton Smith, Sr., QB; John DelliSanti, Sr., WR/S; Anthony Palazzolo, Sr., OL/DL; Cheshire — Andrew Yamin, Sr., RB/LB; Tyler D’Errico, Sr., OL/LB; […]

Wednesday’s girls volleyball roundup: Jillian Haberli’s 17 kills, 17 digs leads Cheshire 3-1 over Amity

Cheshire 3, Amity 1 (at Cheshire) Game scores: Cheshire 25-16, 25-15, 19-25, 25-23. Notes: C-Jillian Haberli had 17 kills, 17 digs, Maria Buzzelli had 18 digs, Jill Howard had eight kills, three blocks, and a dig, Rachel Smullen had sevn digs, four aces; A-Micaela Cardozo had 10 kills, three blocks, three digs, Nina Luciana had […]

Girls Cross Country: Top runners to watch at the state meet

The Tolland girls will look to repeat as state champs on Saturday.

Welcome to the cross country championship season! The state championships for all classifications will run all day Saturday at Wickham Park in Manchester. Below are three names from each class to watch. Runners may not have the fastest times or top places, but just some names to keep an eye out for this weekend! Class […]

Cross Country: Entry lists for state meet on Saturday, how to qualify for State Open

The state cross country meet will take place this Saturday at Wickham Park in Manchester.  Register file photo

  Saturday morning at Wickham Park in Manchester the state cross country championships will take place. Below is the schedule and links to the starting list of teams and individuals running in each classification. Also, from the CIAC Cross Country Tournament Handbook, here are the exact rules on how to qualify for the State Open, […]

Girls soccer: State coaches poll, week 6

Week ending Oct. 18 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                                           Points  1. Glastonbury (9)                       90 2. Fairfield Warde                      76 3. St. Joseph                                 70 4. Avon                                          55 5. […]

MSG Varsity’s Quick Hits on Ansonia-Newtown: “I take nothing away from The Streak,” but…

MSG Varsity's Jimmy Cavallo (left) and Mike Quick break down Newtown-Ansonia on Quick Hits: Connecticut.

A lot of posters and readers of this space will enjoy this one. The biggest news out of Connecticut football this week was, of course, the big one up at Blue and Gold Stadium. Ansonia saw its 48-game win streak come to a close vs. Newtown, one short of Cheshire’s state record. So, of course, […]

Football Week 6 Notes and Game Balls: McMahon (5-1) grounds-n-pounds high-flying Stamford

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It’s the era of the spread offense across the state. Just don’t tell McMahon that. The Senators did not attempt a pass in a 49-21 victory over Stamford this past Friday. McMahon rushed for 383 yards, led by senior Kentrell Snider, who scored on runs of 75 and 61 yards. “It’s no secret what we […]

Monday’s NH County cross country roundup: Fairfield Prep, SHA win Platt Tech Invitational

Boys’ cross country Fairfield Prep wins Platt Tech Invitational (at Eisenhower Park, Milford) 3.1 miles Team results: 1. Fairfield Prep 52; 2. Bunnell 59; 3. Foran 66; 4. Woodland 105; 5. Platt Tech 128; 6. Law 140; 7. Sheehen 185; 8. Lyman Hall 187; 9. Abbott Tech 281; 10. Bullard-Havens 298 Individual results: 1. Jeff […]

Monday’s NH County boys soccer roundup: Guilford, Shelton play to 1-1 tie

GUILFORD 1, SHELTON 1 >> Isajiah Robles scored with 5 minutes left in regulation to help Shelton (12-0-3) earn a tie in SCC interdivision play at Guilford. Brenden Thompson scored in the second half for the Indians (8-3-4). BRANFORD 1, XAVIER 0 >> Gobari Idamkue scored in the second half for Branford (9-5-1) in an […]

Soccer: Bunnell to hold alumni game Nov. 10

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The Bunnell High School girls’ and boys’ soccer teams will sponsor its second annual Alumni Soccer Game on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. on Bunnell’s turf field to raise funds for Halle’s Hope, Inc. The co-ed alumni soccer game will pit current Bunnell senior boys and girls soccer players versus male and female graduates who […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 6)

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Football Poll after Week 6. 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. Cheshire 5. Darien 6. St. Joseph 7. Newtown 8. Xavier […]