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

From left, Norwalk's Evan Adams (courtesy Norwalk Hour), New Canaan's Zach Allen, Xavier's Tanner Kern, Fairfield Prep's Anthony Palazzolo, Windsor Locks/Suffield's Jarvis Miller (via

The following is a living list of players at Connecticut High Schools who have made verbal commitments for the Class of 2015. For most schools, commitments are unbinding until the player signs a letter of intent beginning on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Players attending as preferred walk-ons are noted with asterisks. […]

Grab your No. 2 pencils: It’s the Midseason Boys Basketball Quiz

(Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)
Hillhouse senior forward Troy Walters, Jr. elevates for a shot as Robert Haskins (32), Thomas Nolan (5) and Ryan Foley (21) defend for Fairfield Prep in the first game between the two teams Dec. 30. The rematch is set for Friday.

So you guys think you’re experts when it comes to boys basketball? Now is your chance to prove it! Please vote on the following questions, some on the midpoint of the 2014-15 season. Some on the general state of boys basketball. Polls close Saturday night. Our answers to be provided later this week.

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Hockey Poll: Xavier takes 10th spot


The 2014-15 Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll for Jan. 27, 2014. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. FAIRFIELD PREP 6-4 14 162 1 I Last week: Lost to Delbarton (N.J.) 6-3. Bottom line: Prep is 2-3 against out-of-state teams . Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 2. HAMDEN […]

Hockey notebook: Milford, Xavier boys hockey rebound after tough 0-3 starts

Milford captain Jarrod Butts (24) and assistant captain David McLenithan (20) (Supplied photo from coach Sal Follo)

The start of the season was tough for the Milford Indians. The Indians started out 0-3 and were outscored 12-7 combined in losses to Trinity Catholic, North Branford and Trumbull. Since then, the Indians turned their fortunes around and have gone 5-2. Coach Sal Follo credits hard work and a stepped-up effort from players in […]

Tuesday’s New Haven County postponements (updated)

BOYS BASKETBALL CSC O’Brien Tech at Whitney Tech, ppd., TBA Platt Tech at Kaynor Tech, ppd. to Thursday, 7 p.m. SCC interdivision Career vs. Hillhouse at Floyd Little Athletic Center, ppd. to Feb. 8, 5 p.m. Wilbur Cross at Hand, ppd., TBA Xavier at Amity, ppd. to Thursday, 7 p.m. Branford at Guilford, ppd. to […]

GameTimeCT / Register boys basketball top 10 poll: Hamden makes first appearance

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Joey Kasperczyk of Hillhouse goes in for two against Bridgeport Central on Jan. 19.

Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 11-0 18 540 1 S Last week: Def. Notre Dame-Fairfield 80-56; def. Woodland 72-36; def. Naugatuck 88-59. Bottom line: Mustapha Heron scored a career-high 46 points in the Hearts’ win over Naugatuck. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2. FAIRFIELD PREP 11-0 0 504 […]

Monday’s New Haven County area postponements

BOYS BASKETBALL Non-league Morgan at Grasso Tech, ppd. to Thursday, 6 p.m. NVL Crosby at Derby, ppd. to Saturday, 4 p.m. Ansonia at Kennedy, ppd. to Thursday, 7 p.m. Shoreline Hyde at Hale Ray, ppd., TBA Westbrook at Valley Regional, ppd., TBA GIRLS BASKETBALL Non-league Stratford at Bullard-Havens, ppd. to Thursday, 6 p.m. St. Bernard […]

GameTimeCT / Register Girls Basketball Top 10 Poll: Capital Prep is new No. 1


Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1.  Capital Prep  11-1 20 600 2 L Last week:   Def. Mercy 88-48 and Wilcox Tech 72-29. Bottom line: Unanimous. The debate is over. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2.  Mercy  11-1 0 580 1 LL Last week:  Lost to Capital Prep 88-48, def. Sheehan 72-51. Bottom line: But it was […]

Boys Indoor Track: Darien’s Ostberg makes season debut at SCC Coaches Invite, Hillhouse wins meet

Darien's Alex Ostberg during the 3,200 Sunday at the SCC Coaches Invite. Photo by Arnold Gold/Register

NEW HAVEN >> It was a different mindset for Darien’s Alex Ostberg Sunday afternoon at the SCC Coaches Invitational, but the senior All-American didn’t disappoint. After battling bout of pneumonia for the past month, Ostberg made his indoor track season debut at the Floyd Little Athletic Center. He finished in third place in the 1,600 […]

Hockey: Notre Dame-West Haven’s Hylton brothers bring competitive edge to Green Knights

Notre Dame junior goalie, Conor Hylton, 17, and his brother, sophomore center, Liam Hylton, 16. (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

WEST HAVEN >> Success in any sport begins in practice. Like most coaches, Notre Dame-West Haven hockey coach Tim Belcher loves a spirited, competitive practice. Green Knights junior goalie Conor Hylton and sophomore center Liam Hylton, through brotherly competitiveness and a desire to win, have helped produce some spirited, competitive practices. And that has carried […]

Friday’s NH County boys basketball roundup: Westbrook picks up first win

Ansonia honored its only basketball state champion, the 1994-1995 team, at halftime vs. Crosby. The Chargers lost a close game, 78-75. (Photo via Pat Lynch)

WESTBROOK 42, HALE RAY 18 >> Liam Bell scored nine points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out three assists as the Westbrook boys basketball team won its first game of the season, 42-18, over visiting Hale-Ray in this Shoreline Conference contest Friday. Phil Hartzell had 10 points and Cory Muckle added nine points, five rebounds […]

Madison’s Russell 1 of 7 to be inducted into Connecticut Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Former Fairfield Prep boys lacrosse goalie Matt Russell of Madison.  He will be inducted into the Conn. Lacrosse Hall of fame

Matt Russell, who grew up in Madison and played boys lacrosse for Fairfield Prep from 1999-2002, is one of seven new selections for induction into the Connecticut chapter of the United States Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The induction banquet will be held Jan. 31 at Aldario’s Restaurant in Milford from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. […]

Boys hockey: Murray’s two goals leads Branford past Hand

Branford's Michael Annunziata (18) and Zachary Withington (10) battle Hand's Chase Freiman (14) and Jeff Rider (12) Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the Northford Ice Pavilion. (Photo Catherine Avalone)

NORTH BRANFORD >> Branford defenseman Jack Murray has been working hard on his shot in practice so he can help contribute on offense. The work paid off as he picked a perfect time to score his first two goals of the season. Murray scored twice in the last two minutes of the first period and […]

Hockey Notebook: Lublin serves as West Haven team manager, ‘Coach Joe’s Shadow’

West Haven team manager Zackary Lublin (left) and his best buddy West Haven coach Joe Morrell (Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske)

Zackary Lublin became the team manager for the West Haven boys hockey team this season. He does all the usual things any team manager might do, like filling the water bottles before a game or handing out sweatshirts. But Lublin, 19, was born with hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluid accumulates in the brain, typically […]