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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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


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 […]

WATCH & LISTEN: Radio replay, Video highlights of Newtown-Ansonia

Newtown players celebrate with their fellow students after their 14-8 victory over Ansonia on Oct. 17, 2014 (Photo Peter Hvidzak)

Listen to a replay of IvyRadio’s coverage of Newtown’s 14-8 victory over Ansonia, which ended the Chargers’ 48-game win streak short of Cheshire’s 49-game state record. Just click on the window above, settle back and enjoy coverage from Kyle Brennan and Mike Sportini. You can also watch the GameTimeCT video highlight reel below. Slideshow: Newtown […]

Week 6 High School Football Schedule / Results

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WEEK 5 Results / Story Links WEEK 6 Schedule Thursday, Oct. 16 SWC/NVL Challenge New Milford 48, Kennedy 8 Friday, Oct. 17 CCC DIV. I EAST Glastonbury 21 E.Hartford 0 CCC DIV. I WEST Southington 48 Hall 0 New Britain 41 Simsbury 10 CCC DIV. II EAST E.O. Smith 48 Bulkeley/HMTCA 12 Wethersfield 57 Hartford Pub. 27 […]

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

Team                               This Week                     Next Week 1. Southington (5-0)    Def. Hall 48-0             Friday vs. Conard, 7 p.m. 2. Darien (5-0)    Sat. at T. Catholic, 2 p.m.   Friday at Ridgefield, 7 p.m. 3. New Canaan (5-0)    Bye                                Friday vs. Staples, 7 p.m. 4. Ansonia (5-1)           Lost to Newtown 14-8   Friday vs. Holy […]

Friday’s Greater New Haven girls soccer roundup: Branford wins to clinch SCC Oronoque title

Cassidy McCarns had a goal and an assist for the Branford girls soccer team, which defeated North Haven 3-0 at home Friday to clinch the Southern Connecticut Conference Oronoque Division title. Emma Pottenger and Rachel Cholewinski also scored for the Hornets (6-8), who won the SCC title in 2012 and reached the final last year. […]

Live Updates: Newtown ends Ansonia winning streak at 48

Tajik Bagley and Ansonia (left) are one victory away from matching Cheshire's state-record win streak of 49 games. At right is former Cheshire great Kyle McIntosh vs. Notre Dame-WH during the Rams' run in the 1990s.

No. 5 Newtown snapped No. 4 Ansonia’s 48-game winning streak at Blue and Gold Stadium Friday night with a 14-8 win over the Chargers. Cheshire keeps the all-time state record of 49 consecutive victories. Listen Live on IvyRadio and follow the commentary below. For updates of all the state’s games, follow this live blog here. […]

Chasing Cheshire: Ansonia attempts to break record streak its coach grew up admiring

Tajik Bagley and Ansonia (left) are one victory away from matching Cheshire's state-record win streak of 49 games. At right is former Cheshire great Kyle McIntosh vs. Notre Dame-WH during the Rams' run in the 1990s.

Week 6: No. 4 Ansonia at No. 5 Newtown, Friday, 7 p.m. ANSONIA >> Tom Brockett had a first-hand account of the Cheshire football team’s remarkable run during the 1990s that eventually led to the Rams setting the state record for consecutive victories. Brockett played for Lyman Hall, graduating in 1995. By that time, Cheshire […]

Football: Newtown sees historical game vs. Ansonia as its own proving ground

Newtown's Jaret DeVellis makes a sack during a game vs. Brookfield last year. (Register file)

NEWTOWN >> Hey, Ansonia: Newtown’s football team gets you. The Nighthawks feel where you’re coming from. Maybe not the pressure of hanging on to a winning streak. But they do understand, even after everything you’ve accomplished, that you might feel a bit disrespected. Before Newtown’s football players take Connecticut’s final whack at derailing your run […]

Pooch’s Week 6 Greater New Haven Football Predictions

THIS WEEK’S SPOTLIGHT No. 4 ANSONIA at No. 5 NEWTOWN • When: Friday, 7 p.m. • Where: Blue and Gold Stadium, Newtown • Records: Ansonia 5-0; Newtown 5-0 • Players to watch: Ansonia — Jai’Quan McKnight, Sr., QB/DB; Tajik Bagley, Jr., RB; Witold Gul, Sr., WR/DB; Newtown — Julian Dunn, Sr., WR; Ben Mason, So., […]