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 8 High School Football Schedule / Results

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Thursday, Oct. 30 CCC INTER Glastonbury at Conard, 6:00 p.m. S.Windsor at Hall, 6:00 p.m. ECC INTER Plainfield at Fitch, 6:30 p.m. Waterford at Griswold, 6:30 p.m. NVL COPPER Seymour at Derby, 6:00 p.m. NVL INTER Holy Cross at Watertown, 6:00 p.m. Oxford at S.Heart/Kaynor, 6:00 p.m. Wolcott at Ansonia, 6:00 p.m. Woodland at Wilby, […]

Pooch’s Week 8 Greater New Haven Football Predictions (Thursday’s games)

Mike Kreiger, who amassed close to 3,000 yards of total offense, returns to lead the Red Raiders at QB. Derby is hoping his bout with mono doesn't last until the season opener.

THURSDAY’S GAMES •  Wolcott (5-1) at No. 8 Ansonia (6-1), 6 p.m.: Interesting contest pitting Wolcott’s passing game against the Chargers’ effective ground attack. The Eagles have never beaten Ansonia. Pooch’s pick: Ansonia. •  Oxford (0-6) at Sacred Heart/Kaynor Tech (0-7), 6 p.m.: Oxford seeks its first victory as a member of the Naugatuck Valley […]

Cross Country: Amity boys No. 1 in the state coaches poll

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

For the second straight week there is a new No. 1. In the Week 7 Connecticut Coaches Cross Country Poll, the Amity boys received all 12 first-place votes to overtake Danbury as the top team in the state. The Spartans are coming off a Class LL state title last Saturday, where they edged out No. […]

Girls soccer: State coaches polls, week 7

Guilford's Molly Kosh attempts to pass the ball while North Haven's Jenna Volpe defends.  Guilford is tied for 10th in the latest CGSCA state L-LL poll
Photo by Dave Phillips

Week ending Oct. 25 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                             Points 1. Glastonbury (9)     90 2. Avon                           77 3. East Lyme                72 4. St. Joseph                53 5. Masuk                        49 6. Simsbury                 44 7. Fairfield Warde     41 8. RHAM                       32 9. South Windsor      10 T10. […]

Monday’s NH County girls soccer roundup: Cheshire advances to SCC tournament final

Alexandra Pelletier had a goal and an assist for the second-seeded Cheshire girls soccer team, which defeated third-seeded Shelton 2-1 Monday night in an SCC Tournament semifinal-round game at Cheshire. Victoria Schoenwald also scored for the Rams (11-4-3). Alexis Zoppi scored for the Gaelettes (10-5-3). Stratford 2, Ansonia 2 >> Kaitlyn Sengphilon scored twice for […]

Monday’s girls volleyball roundup: Cheshire knocks off Guilford

No. 2 Amity 3, No. 7 Hand 0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-14) >> In an SCC quarterfinal match, Katie Helfenbein had 11 kills and one block to lift the Spartans. Kathleen Walsh added eight kills and Haley Pierson had 35 assists and three digs. Krissy LaSance had eight kills and 14 digs, and Chika Ogbejesi had […]

Boys soccer: State coaches polls, week 7

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Week ending Oct. 25 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Record Points LW 1. Fairfield Ludlowe (6) 14-0-3 113 4 2. Farmington (3) 13-2-1 100 1 3. Suffield (3) 13-0-1 97 2 4. Shelton (1) 11-0-6 43 6 5. Avon 11-0-3 41 10 6. Naugatuck 15-0-2 40 T7 7. Norwalk 11-1-5 38 NR 8. […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 8)

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

Concussions: head injuries happen in more sports than football

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Megan Smith of Law, left, and Milani Gray of Foran fight for the ball during the first half of  girls soccer at  Law High  School  Wednesday. Law won 2-0.

Football has been hit by the concussion concern harder than any other sport. A study released last year by the National Academy of Sciences found that concussion rates in high school football were significantly higher than that of any other high school sport. But what about those other sports? As reported by athletic trainers, the […]

Cross Country: Entry list for State Open, how to qualify for New Englands

The State Open will take place on Friday at Wickham Park.

Friday afternoon at Wickham Park in Manchester, the CIAC State Open Cross Country Championships will take place starting at 2 p.m. Below is the schedule and links to the starting lists for both boys and girls. The Ridgefield boys and Tolland girls are defending Open champs. Also, from the CIAC Cross Country Tournament Handbook, here […]

Team Selfie Challenge: Jonathan Law wins Week 3 title

The Jonathan Law fans took home this weeks #GameTimeCTSelfie challenge. (Screenshot from @GameTimeCT Instagram account)

A photo posted by Gametimect (@gametimect) on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:03pm PDT We finally have a winner not named Lauralton Hall. The Jonathan Law student section claimed the Week 3  GameTimeCT Team Selfie Challenge (#GameTimeCTSelfie) title with nearly 100 likes on a creative celebration photo. With the win, Law’s selfie now has qualified for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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; […]