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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SWC Football 2014: Barlow preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Barlow senior RB Harry Wilson, who ran for 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns during Barlow’s playoff run last year. Vitals Coach: Rob Tynan (22nd year) Conference: SWC Patriot Playoff Class: L (529 boys enrollment) Home: Joel Barlow Stadium Field 2013 Record: 10-3 (lost to St. Joseph in Class M semifinals) 2014 Kickoff: Game Captains: Davis Bigelow, Bryan Gallaer […]

2014 football: Oxford feels right at home in Naugatuck Valley League

Oxford battles Pomperaug during the 2013 Thanksgiving week. It would be the Wolverine's last in the SWC. The Valley school moves a bit closer to home when it begins play in the Naugatuck Valley League.

  OXFORD >> Oxford’s road to a coveted South-West Conference football championship was always a long one, literally. The Wolverines, who never won the conference, had to battle larger schools and drive distances far beyond their home region to do so. Now in the Nauguatuck Valley League, players are looking forward to facing local competition, […]

CIAC sets 2015-16 dates for preseason, regular season to begin

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Controls voted last week to move back the start of the regular season in the fall of 2015. The 2015 fall season will begin on Friday, Sept. 11. While that is two days after the official start of this upcoming season (Sept. 9), it will only be four […]

Recruiting 2015: Connecticut high school football college commits [updated]

The following is a living list of players at Connecticut High Schools who have made verbal commitments for the Class of 2015. The commitments are unbinding until the player signs a letter of intent beginning on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The list is compiled through various sources, including,, Connecticut […]

Girls Basketball: Masuk coach steps down

Masuk girls basketball coach Ann Odoy is stepping down, according to the Connecticut Post’s Doug Bonjour. Athletic director John DeGennaro confirmed  Odoy’s resignation after three seasons to the Post Thursday.  Odoy took over for Dave Strong, the state’s career leader in wins for girls basketball coaches, three years ago. Odoy, a member of the state’s 2,000 point […]

SWC Football 2014: New Milford preview

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Above: Highlight reel for New Milford junior QB Tyler Hansen, who started a majority of last year in place of injured QB Jamie Portunado. The two are battling for the full-time position in 2014. Vitals Coach: Larry Badaracco (1st year) Conference: SWC Colonial Playoff Class: LL (708 boys enrollment) Home: New Milford HS Field 2013 Record: 4-7 (3-7 SWC) 2014 […]

SWC Football 2014: Brookfield preview

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Vitals Coach: Rich Angarano (15th year, 106-65) Conference: SWC Patriot Playoff Class: M (441 boys enrollment) Home: Brookfield Stadium Field 2013 Record: 11-4 (SWC runners up, Class M runners up) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 at Masuk, 7 p.m. Captains: Gabe Pompette Team website: MaxPreps page Top players Bobby Drysdale, Jr. RB/LB (6-1, 210) Austin Reich, Jr. RB/LB (5-9, 215) Dan Jackson, Sr. WR/DB […]

SWC Football 2014: Weston preview

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Vitals Coach: Chris Pace (1st year) Conference: SWC Patriot Playoff Class: M (409 boys enrollment) Home: Weston High Stadium Field 2013 Record: 3-8 (3-7 SWC) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 at Bethel, 7 p.m. Captains: Peter Lummis, Blake Wetly, Michael Santa-Maria, Sam Panton Team website: MaxPreps page Top players Peter Lummis, Sr. RB (5-11, 210) Sam Panton, Sr. RB/WR (5-11, 182) Jason Lawrence, Soph. […]

2014 SWC Football Team Preview Capsules

SWC MAP is previewing every high school football league in Connecticut every day leading up to the start of the 2014 season. As previews are published, they will be added to the map and list below. Hover and click on helmets to get the preview. The map will be updated as preview capsules are written. Check […]

SWC Football 2014: Bethel preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Bethel  junior Jared Piatnik, who is expected to take over quarterback duties from his all-star brother, Joe. Vitals Coach: Jason Gill (6th year, 36-19) Conference: SWC Patriot Playoff Class: M Home: Ralph DeSantis Field 2013 Record: 9-3 (8-2 SWC, lost to Brookfield in Class M quarterfinals) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 vs. Weston, 7 p.m. Captains: Jared Willsey, Ben […]

SWC Football 2014: Pomperaug preview

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Above: Quick highlight reel for Wade Prajer of Pomperaug, who returns at QB after setting school and state passing records in 2013.   Vitals Coach: James Reed (first year) Conference: SWC Colonial Playoff Class: L (648 boys enrollment) Home: Edward Arum Sports Complex, Pomperaug HS, Southbury 2013 Record: 4-7 (4-6 SWC) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 at Bunnell, 7 p.m. Captains: Wade Prajer, Mike […]

2014 high school fall sports schedules

(Peter Casolino - New Haven Register)

Schedules for the 2014 Fall Sports Season, via Cross Country: BOYS school schedules | GIRLS school schedules Field Hockey: School Schedules | Master schedule Football: Team and league schedules (GameTimeCT) Soccer (Boys): School Schedules | Master schedule Soccer (Girls): School Schedules | Master schedule Swimming & Diving (Girls): School schedules Volleyball (Girls): School schedules | Master schedule

SWC Football 2014: Bunnell preview

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Above: Zhyaire Fernandes was among the country’s top-five freshman receiving leaders in 2013. Vitals Coach: Doug Cotto (2nd year, 4-7) Conference: SWC Colonial Playoff Class: L (549 boys enrollment) Home: Bulldog Field, BHS, Stratford 2013 Record: 4-7 (4-6 SWC) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 vs. Pomperaug, 7 p.m. Captains: Sr. DB Lucas Mola, Sr. DE/OG Dat Nguyen, Jr. LB/RB Cole Davis Team website: MaxPreps […]

SWC Football 2014: Stratford preview

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Above: Sam Breiner returns as one of the Red Devils’ top players in 2014. Vitals Coach: T.J. Cavaliere (1st year) Conference: SWC Colonial Home: Penders Field, Stratford Playoff Class: L (549 boys enrollment) 2013 Record: 3-8 (2-8 SWC) 2014 kickoff: Sept. 12 at Barlow, 7 p.m. Team website: | MaxPreps page Top players Sam Breiner, Sr., RB/LB (6-0, 215) Guber Doctuer, […]

Gooooooooood Morning Connecticut footballers (The 2014 preseason is here!)

It's the dawn of a new season: Football 2014.

To paraphrase the late, great genius Robin Williams performing the role of Adrian Cronauer. Gooooooooooood morning Connecticut footballers! This is not a test! This is rock ‘n’ roll! It’s time to rock it from Riverside to the E-C-C! Today is the first official day of the 2014 high school football season. FOOTBALL IS STARTING, YOU GUYS!   […]

Welcome back to high school football: Let’s get everybody caught up…

Things happened while we weren't playing high school football, from another round of coaching turnover to future conference realignment and implementation of eight state championships (Graphic Sean Patrick Bowley)

Football. Sweet… nourishing… football. It’s back, baby. The 2014 season’s first practices begin on Wednesday for those programs that didn’t engage in spring football. We are 28 DAYS away from the 2014 kickoff. Ridgefield vs. Cheshire and Harding at Law on Sept. 10. And, if you’ve been somewhere tropical, or you don’t pay attention until […]

Behold: The 2014 Connecticut High School Football schedules

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The schedules for the 2014 Connecticut high school football season have been released by CIAC. Schedules are subject to change throughout the summer until deadline in early September. Update: This story has been reposted August 12 to coincide with the start of fall practices. MASTER FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 2014 COMPOSITE SCHEDULES CLASS LL | CLASS L | CLASS […]

Baseball: Glut of travel programs in Connecticut leaves no easy choices

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Coach Matt Untiet, left, an employee of The Grind, left, and Jake Russo , 17, of Orange, practicing a fielding drill at the Grind Baseball and Softball training facility in Orange.

From private lessons to the market’s top baseball bats and elite travel teams, parents are dishing out thousands of dollars with hopes of giving their son an edge on the diamond, the potential for a college athletic scholarship or even more. In the world of travel baseball specifically, that is where the most money exchanges […]

Larry Badaracco named next New Milford football coach

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It is under tough circumstances, to be sure. But make no mistake: Larry Badaracco’s excited to be New Milford’s next football coach. In a pinch to get a coach in place before the season with the unexpected resignation of John Murphy, New Milford hired the assistant coach to lead the Green Wave in 2014. He […]

2007 Register All-State baseball team has truly distinguished itself

Major Leaguers, from left,  Curtis Casali (Tampa Bay), Mike Olt (Texas) and Matt Harvey (New York Mets) when they were 2007 Register All-State baseball selections.

What if we told you that a 2007 All-State baseball team would produce seven players who would be major league draft picks (two first-rounders), including the National League’s 2013 starting All-Star pitcher, the NL’s 2014 leader in home runs among rookies, one of 2014’s hottest rookie pitchers who’s currently boasting a miniscule 2.21 ERA and […]