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

Friday’s NH County boys basketball roundup: Norwalk tops Bunnell in Masuk Christmas tournament

Norwalk 71, Bunnell 62 >> Zaire Wilson had a game-high 28 points for Norwalk in the opening round of Masuk’s Christmas tournament at Monroe. Roy Kane added 21 points for the Bears (3-0). Ryan Pittman had 16 points and 11 assists and Aaron Samuel had six steals for the Bulldogs (1-2). No. 6 Ledyard 47, […]

Tuesday’s NH County boys basketball roundup: Stratford tops Amity to win season opener

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)
Stratford's Mar'Quess Daniels pressures Amity's Christopher Winkel in the paint in a 60-41 win for Stratford in its season opener Tuesday evening at Amity High.

Kareem Robinson and Trenice McBroom each had 10 points as the Stratford boys basketball team won its season opener 60-41 Tuesday night over Amity in a non-conference game at Woodbridge. Chris Winkel was the only player to reach double figures for the Spartans (0-4) with 15 points. PHOTOS: Stratford vs. Amity in boys basketball Branford […]

Monday’s NH County boys basketball roundup: Hand holds off North Haven, No. 1 Sacred Heart cruises

Hand 74, North Haven 60 >> Pat Kerins had a game-high 21 points for Hand in an SCC interdivision win at North Haven. Hand (1-1) started the game on a 20-3 run and had to make 10-of-12 free throws down the stretch to hold off the Indians (1-2). Justin Freund added 15 points for the […]

Wrestling: Danbury tops Norwich Bulletin Week 1 Poll

The Bulletin state coaches’ wrestling poll First-place votes in parentheses, followed by record, total votes and last week’s ranking. Votes tabulated on a 20-18-16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7 basis: Team                        Records    Points     Prv 1. Danbury (6)                     […]

Girls Basketball: Hoops Hub, news notes and live coverage

The Hoops Hub The News Hub Top 10 Poll: There’s a new top team in the state! Don’t forget the Buzz: Three reasons why you shouldn’t overlook Hamden Hall. Court Vision: What caught my eye and vote for the Baller of the Week Standings: Check out standings for New Haven County teams. Geno sighting: Guess […]

Girls Basketball: New Haven County standings as of 12-20

Standings Southern Connecticut Conference Hammonasset Division Division Overall W-L W-L Law 0-0 3-0 Hand 0-0 3-0 Guilford 0-0 3-1 Hillhouse 0-0 2-1 Foran 0-0 0-3 Housatonic Division Division Overall W-L W-L Sheehan 0-0 4-0 Amity 0-0 3-0 Shelton 0-0 2-1 Cheshire 0-0 1-2 Lyman Hall 0-0 1-2 Quinnipiac Division Division Overall W-L W-L Mercy 0-0 […]

Girls basketball: Court Vision and vote for the Baller of the Week

The first edition of Court Vision comes just a few days before Christmas. However, Amity wasn’t giving any gifts out on the first day of the season, East Haven may have gotten a present the Southern Connecticut Conference wasn’t expecting and we’ve all been given the gift of more hoops. Here’s what caught my eye: […]

Boys Hockey: Paolillo scores twice to lead ND-West Haven over ND-Fairfield

Calvin Hoban of the Notre Dame Green Knights of West Haven celebrates after tying up the Lancers, 2-2 in the second period at the West Haven High School Blue Devils Christmas Tournament (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

WEST HAVEN >> It’s usually a wild, entertaining event when the Notre Dame-West Haven and Notre Dame-Fairfield hockey teams face off. Saturday’s meeting at Bennett Rink, which dropped the puck on pool play in the third annual West Haven Christmas Tournament, held true to form. Sophomore Vin Paolillo, a transfer from East Haven, scored the […]

Third annual West Haven Hockey Holiday Tournament kicks off Saturday with two pool-play games at Bennett Rink

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WEST HAVEN – The Bennett Rink in West Haven is going to be more busy than usual over the next week as the third annual West Haven Holiday Hockey Tournament begins on Saturday with pool play as Notre Dame-Fairfield faces Notre Dame-West Haven at 1 p.m. and Ridgefield faces Xavier at 3 p.m. There are […]

ND-Fairfield boys hockey to host New Year’s Hockey Invitational including BC High’s NHL prospect Ryan Shea

Notre Dame-Fairfield celebrates winning the inaugural SCC-SWC Division I hockey tournament last season

High school hockey fans in Connecticut get a treat as we head toward the new year. Notre Dame-Fairfield boys hockey will play host to the inaugural Notre Dame-Fairfield New Year’s Hockey Invitational at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport with talented teams from New Jersey and Massachusetts including a team with a high school NHL draft […]

Football: Notre Dame-Fairfield’s Boynton, Waterford’s Ellis resign

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Notre Dame-Fairfield football coach Ted Boynton and Waterford’s Mike Ellis both resigned Wednesday. Boynton, a teacher at Law, was head coach at Notre Dame for two seasons and was 2-20, including a 1-10 mark this year. His only victory was a 34-27 win over Crosby during the SWC-NVL Challenge in Week 6. He also had […]

Boys basketball 2014-15: Top 25 CIAC Players

(Photo by Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Career forward Justin Campbell during a preseason scrimmage against St. Joseph.

*CIAC players only Marcus Blackwell, 6-3, Bridgeport Central, Sr., G: One of the holdovers as the Hilltoppers try to make it back-to-back Class LL state championships. DeAnte Bruton, 5-9, Ledyard, Sr., G: Will be the catalyst if the Colonels want to go deep in the Class LL state tournament. Justin Campbell, 6-5, Career, Sr., F: […]

Boys Basketball 2014-15: Coaches want CIAC to lift restrictions for off-season coaching

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St. Joseph basketball coach Chris Watts is in favor of coaching during the periods in the off-season. The CIAC doesn't permit that.

Student-athletes leaving a CIAC-sanctioned school for a prepatory school, for what they deem to be a better chance to succeed both academically and athletically, is nothing new. But it may be more prevalent this year than most. Some of the best players in the state have transferred to prep schools: Steve Enoch (Norwalk), Elijah Pemberton […]

2014-15 GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 preseason boys basketball poll: Sacred Heart starts out on top

Sacred Heart's boys basketball players celebrate their Class S championship last March. The Hearts will be back to defend their title and are No. 1 in the GameTimeCT preseason poll.
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Team 2013-14 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 24-3 15 534 4 S Last game: Def. Valley Regional 65-56 to win Class S championship. Season opener: vs. Wilby, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bottom line: All five starters return for the hearts including junior point guard Mustapha Heron, already committed to Pittsburgh. Team 2013-14 1st […]

Boys basketball 2014-15: Other New Haven County area capsules

(Arnold Gold — New Haven Register)  Terrence Rountree (left) of Hamden Hall defends against Kofi Adjepong of Hopkins last season.

SWC BUNNELL COACH: Pat Yerina LAST YEAR: 21-6 (12-2) TOP PLAYERS: Ryan Pittman, 5-11, Sr. capt., G; (16.7 ppg., 4.3 apg.); Aaron Samuel, 6-3, Sr. capt., F; Donte Peeler, 6-3, Sr., F; Quadry Bines, 5-9, Sr., G; Nick Giannoni, 6-2, Jr., G OUTLOOK: Bunnell has had a great two-year run with back-to-back SWC titles and […]

GameTimeCT / Register Preseason Top 10 Hockey Poll: Fairfield Prep is No. 1

Fairfield Prep celebrates their 2-1 win in overtime against Darien in the CIAC Division I Final at Ingalls Rink in New Haven on 3/22/2014.

The 2014-15 Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll compiled by Dan Nowak. Team (Record)(First-place votes)………………………………..Points………Last 1. Fairfield  Prep (16-4-3) (11)…………………………………….136……1 Final result last season: Defeated Darien 2-1 (OT) in CIAC Division I state championship. Bottom line: Two-time defending CIAC D-I champ Prep has the talent for another strong postseason run . 2. Notre Dame-Fairfield  (18-5-1) (2)…………………………..111……3 Final result last […]

Hockey 2014-15: The Top 25 Hockey Players To Watch

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Ryan Deering of Fairfield Prep, left, watches Notre Dame goalie Wade Conlan block a shot in a game last season at the Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport.

Justin Blanchette, F, Jr., Fairfield Prep: While Ryan Deering is expected to be the Jesuits’ playmaker this season Blanchette is expected to be the team’s primary goal scorer.  Sather said he has an excellent release and a nose for the net. Ryan Brand, Sr., D, Guilford: Brand is a physically strong player who should be […]

Football: The Ultimate Final Power Rankings

The Ultimate Power Rankings are a combination of the four end of season polls posted on GameTimeCT. Compiled by Derek Turner of GameTimeCT.

It has been a constant argument, from the preseason poll to today, no one can seem to agree on which team is tops in the state. Well, here at GameTimeCT we gave you all the polls we could find today so you could argue among yourselves, but that doesn’t seem to be enough. So here […]