CIAC Class S field hockey: Lewis Mills beats Granby 3-0 for the championship

Lewis Mills captains celebrate with the Class S State Championship plaque after defeating Granby, 3-0. (Pete Paguaga - Register)

WETHERSFIELD >> The fourth time was the charm for the top-seeded Lewis Mills field hockey team in the Class S state championship game against No. 3 Granby on Saturday at Wethersfield High. Lewis Mills and Granby had met in the final three other times. The Bears won all three — 3-1 in 2009, 3-1 in […]

Lewis Mills, Housatonic eye state titles

Lewis Mills field hockey captains from left: Ali Jackson, Andie Stone, Sadie Robinson and Kelly Winterbottom get ready to take on Granby Memorial today.
(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

No matter what happens today in Class S field hockey and girls soccer, the Northwest Corner’s Berkshire League has had a banner season. While Cinderella teams regularly benefit from playing in larger-school leagues, the BL has just three Class M schools among seven others from Class S. Three of its teams – Lewis Mills girls […]

Class M girls soccer: Ailene Berry’s OT goal sends Lewis Mills past Bethel, into semifinals

BURLINGTON >> Lewis Mills’ girls soccer team starred in a 3-2 overtime soap opera win against Bethel in Saturday night’s Class M CIAC Quarterfinal at Nassahegan Field. Every emotion in the book marched across the field, from shock to frustration, hope to elation and, finally, joy, in what Mills coach Dennis Fowler called the best […]

Class M girls soccer: Second half surge leads Lewis Mills past Sheehan

Lewis Mills celebrates after its 2-0 win over Sheehan in the second round of the Class M State Tournament. Peter Wallace — Register Citizen

BURLINGTON >> Class M girls soccer’s No. 1 seed, Lewis Mills, burst out of a first-half shell to dominate No. 16 Sheehan-Wallingford for a 2-0 second-half victory Thursday evening at Burlington’s Nassahegan Field. The Berkshire League champion (17-0) entered the tournament undefeated for the second year in a row. Last year’s No. 1 seed Spartans […]

Girls soccer: Lewis Mills sets sights on Class M title

Lewis Mills girls soccer head coach Dennis Fowler talks to his team during practice last week.
(Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen)

BURLINGTON >> The area’s best teams set out today on the annual quest for a state championship in field hockey, boys and girls soccer and girls volleyball. No team represents the difficulty ahead more than Lewis Mills girls soccer – in both the pursuit and the path to get here. The Spartans have been the […]

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. […]

Lewis Mills boys, girls soccer in support of Project Purple

Lewis Mills Athletic Director Dave Francalangia shows off the colors for Friday's Project Purple double header between Lewis Mills and Shepaug.(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

BURLINGTON >> In a Friday-night soccer double header between Lewis Mills boys (5 p.m.) and girls (7 p.m.) at Nassahegan Field against Shepaug, the first goal is to come out seeing purple. The Mills teams will wear purple uniform shirts to publicize Project Purple, a national initiative to bring about awareness and help in combatting […]

Boys soccer: Lewis Mills hold off BL rival Nonnewaug

Nonnewaug coach Toby Denman oversees the Chiefs' pre-game shot line before a match against Lewis Mills Tuesday.
Peter Wallace - Register Citizen

BURLINGTON >> After a first half featuring great goalkeeper saves, the Berkshire League’s top two boys soccer teams, Lewis Mills (12-0-1) and Nonnewaug (10-2-1), traded goals two minutes apart early in the second half. Midway through the period, Mills senior Jordan Sokol got the right pass at the right time for a 2-1 win for […]

Girls volleyball: Lewis Mills rallies past Canton

Lewis Mills earned its fourth victory of the season after defeating Canton in five sets. After losing the first two sets, Lewis Mills stormed back to win the next three. The Spartans won 24-26, 13-25, 25-14, 26-24, 18-16. Lewis Mills’ Hunter Fabretti had four aces, three digs, 18 assists and Amber Tharau recorded eight aces […]

Football: H-K, Baklik earn first victory

BRISTOL >> The losing streak is over. Haddam-Killingworth, which didn’t win a game last season and lost its first four this season, scored twice in the fourth quarter to break a tie and beat Lewis Mills of Burlington, 27-13, at Muzzy Field Saturday evening. It was rookie coach Mike Baklik’s first win and his team […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Weik’s OT goal leads Litchfield girls soccer past Wamogo

Girls soccer Litchfield 2 Wamogo 1 (OT) >> Zoe Weik scored her second goal of the game two minutes in the second overtime to push the Cowgirls past crosstown rival Wamogo. Weik gave Litchfield a 1-0 lead in the half, but Wamogo’s Brooke Neller tied the game in the second half to send it to […]

Boys soccer: State coaches polls, week 3

CHSCA polls Week ending Sept. 27 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Record Points LW 1. Farmington (10) 7-0 108 1 2. Norwalk (1) 6-0-1 76 3 3. New Milford (1) 6-0-1 71 2 4. Danbury 6-0-1 68 8 5. Ffld. Ludlowe (1) 6-0-1 58 4 6. Naugatuck 7-0 50 5 7. Suffield 4-0 […]

Field hockey: Teamwork gets Lewis Mills past Thomaston

Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen
Lewis Mills' Julia Arel and Thomaston's Alexa Milius battle for the ball Tuesday afternoon. Lewis Mills won 1-0.

THOMASTON >> Good things happen to people who consistently get to the right place at the right time. Lewis Mills junior forward Heather Carmody scored the only goal in a 1-0 Spartan field hockey win at Thomaston High School just that way. “Everyone worked really well on our passes,” Carmody said. “To tell you the […]

Football: Freeman, Hyde run past Lewis Mills

Hyde senior Ronnie Freeman scores one of his six touchdowns against Lewis Mills on Saturday.
Peter Hvizdak/Register

NEW HAVEN >> During the game’s opening possession, the Hyde defense committed two penalties and allowed Lewis Mills to drive 70 yards on seven plays that was capped by a touchdown pass. Fortunately for the Howling Wolves, that’s the only time the Spartans led. Hyde settled in and, fueled by a six touchdown performance from […]

Cross Country is alive and well in Litchfield County

Members of the Nonnewaug and Housatonic girls cross country team line up before the start of the Berkshire League pre-season scrimmage meet at Black Rock State Park.
Peter Wallace — Register Citizen

High school cross country is alive and well in the Northwest Corner. Even in the smaller schools of the Berkshire League, cross country numbers are up. At Shepaug, 28 boys are out for the team, making the Spartan boys team a pre-season favorite for the BL title, along with Class M’s Northwestern. The league, a […]

Pequot Football 2014: Lewis Mills preview

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Vitals Coach: Jose Santana (2nd year, 2-9) Conference: Pequot Sassacus Playoff Class: Class M Home: Muzzy Field, Bristol or Lewis Mills H.S. 2013 Record: 2-9 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 13, vs. Hyde Leadership at Wilbur Cross, 12 p.m. Captains: Hayden Macri, Grant McGregor, Lucas Lanning Team page: Max Preps page Top players Lucas Lanning, Jr., QB Hayden Macri, Sr., FB/LB Grant McGregor, […]

Litchfield County area teams ready for upcoming football season

Peter Wallace - Register Citizen Torrington linemen get ready to take part in a drill this offseason.

High school football. What else proves so effectively that, as soon as one good thing ends, another begins? Sure, summer’s almost over. But, after the first week of practice in full pads, several hundred area kids can tell you it’s still plenty hot. For some, being the first teams on the playing fields (the other […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Boys Volleyball Team

Tyler Kackowski Area-MVP Wolcott Tech Sr. Outside hitter Stats: He had 319 kills, 305 digs, 43 aces, 32 assists and 30 digs on his way to amassing 1,000 career kills. Honors: All-State and senior all-star. Alexander Daigle Lewis Mills Sr. Middle hitter Stats: He had 136 kills, 96 digs, 33 blocks, 13 aces. Honors: Scholar […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Golf Team

Griffin Ylagan Area-MVP Shepaug, Jr. Stats: Averaged a score of 40 this season, tied for first in the league overall, tied for the number one overall player in the Berkshire League, shot a 78 at the Berkshire Tournament to finish in second place. Honors: Berkshire League All-Star. Joe D’Andrea Litchfield, Jr. Stats: Finished in fourth […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Girls Lacrosse team

Heather Kearns Area-MVP Housatonic Sr. Midfielder Stats: She scored 50 goals and added 10 assists. Honors: All-League, All-State in girls basketball and member of the girls basketball All-Area team College: Trying to play basketball or lacrosse at Southern Connecticut State University Tessa McNaboe Lewis Mills Jr. Attack Stats: She scored 76 goals and had 24 assists for […]