Baseball: Timely hits lift Lewis Mills past Litchfield

Lewis Mills' Wil Coughlin pitches against Litchfield Thursday afternoon.
(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

BURLINGTON >> Lewis Mills came up with last-minute hits for a 6-4 win over Litchfield in a hardscrabble game stretching pitching arms and runs at Lewis Mills High School Thursday afternoon. With four games for each team this week after last week’s rain-outs, pitching arms are more precious than usual; in this one, so were […]

Lacrosse: 2015 Litchfield County preview, capsules

The slow growth of boys and girls lacrosse in the Northwest Corner is ambitious because, like ice hockey, other parts of the state have a long head start. Housatonic and Lewis Mills have made themselves exceptions. Housy’s program has been around for years. Its longevity showed up last year on the girls side with a […]

Litchfield County 2015 softball preview capsules

Torrington Coach: Maryann Musselman, 15th year Last year: 19-2 Key losses: Sydney Matzko, All-State p; Nicole Jamieson, 2b; Alexa Potter, lf; Sara Heath, 1b; Sam Pelow, ss; Aunchlee Reily, of. Key returners: Marissa Morris, cpt, sr. c; Brittany Young, cpt, sr. of; Brittany Anderson, cpt, sr of; Alexis Tyrrell, soph, inf; Lauren Jamieson, soph, inf; […]

Litchfield County 2015 baseball preview capsules

Torrington Coach: Pat Richardson, 5th year Last year: 17-7 Key losses: Shane Bierfeldt, lhp/of; Ben Thompson, c; Mitch Zagrodnik, p/1b; John McCarthy, 2b; Stanley Rijo, ss. Key returners: Nate Manchester, jr. p; Kobe Covington, jr. inf; Ben Bonvicini, sr. inf; Josh Rubino, sr. p; Manny Rijo, sr. of; Nick Santillo, sr. inf/of; P.J. Kilmartin, sr. p/of; Anthony Pandolfo, sr. […]

Litchfield County 2015 golf preview capsules

  Torrington Coach: Joe Minutillo, 30th year Last year: 7-9, 3rd in Iron Division Key loss: Nick LaMothe Key returners: Kristian Eucalitto, sr; Taylor Yuvgalevicz, sr; Alex Ledda, sr; Tylar Young, jr; Adam LaMothe, jr; Drew Fisher, jr; Matt Calabrese, jr. Outlook: Torrington should be stronger this year with its core returning. Expect top two […]

Boys Volleyball: Litchfield County preview, capsules

In some ways, boys volleyball in this area is like ice hockey. In each case, there are just two teams (though hockey takes in six schools through co-oping); they play big schools from all over the state; and, sometimes, they break into the big-time themselves in CIAC state tournaments. Shepaug/Litchfield/Nonnewaug reached this winter’s Division III […]

Litchfield County 2015 tennis preview capsules

Torrington Boys Coach: Mark Moulton, 7th year Last year: 13-5, NVL 3rd Key Losses: Five starters Key returners: Ethan Barbieri. sr; Collin Genovese, sr; Brandon Becker, sr; Allain Malcom, jr. Newcomers: Scott Dixon, soph; Billy Weber, fresh. (brother Jack was No. 1 three years ago.) Outlook: The Red Raiders are rebuilding but still expect to […]

Berkshire League Basketball Championship: Lewis Mills tops Northwestern

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Lewis Mills’ Head Coach Todd Kozak poses with team captains Justin Pease and Nathaniel Cook as they celebrate winning the Berkshire League Championship.

LITCHFIELD >> Lewis Mills got another chance against Northwestern and this time the Spartans didn’t let it slip away. Behind the sharp shooting of Zack Ventres and some clutch free throws from Nate Cook, second-seeded Lewis Mills knocked off No. 1 Northwestern 59-55 in the Berkshire League Tournament final Friday night at Wamogo High School. Ventres […]

Berkshire Boys Basketball Tournament: Lewis Mills, Northwestern advance to final

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THOMASTON >> No. 2 Lewis Mills and No. 3 Nonnewaug played stand-off defense for a little over three quarters in a Berkshire League boys basketball tournament semifinal at Thomaston High School Wednesday night. Early in the fourth quarter, Spartans Eric Miller and Nate Cook made back-to-back steals and sprints to the basket. The Chiefs never […]

Litchfield County girls basketball tournament roundup: Mills tops Tolland, Suffield advances

Lewis Mills 40, Tolland 37 Mills 12 -14- 7 -7 — 40 Tolland 8 -9- 8 -12 — 37 Mills: Jen Merritt 0 0 0; Corrine Morrow 1 0 2; Alyssa Wrabel 1 0 2; Ruta Martisauskaite 7 3 21; Natalie Ruel 2 1 5; Gabby Bogdonas 2 2 6; Samira Abdelrehim 1 2 4. […]

Berkshire League Girls Basketball: Nonnewaug, Thomaston advance to rubber-match title game

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WINSTED >> No. 2 Nonnewaug played like a train pulling out of the station in its 39-31 Berkshire League Tournament semifinal win over No. 3 Lewis Mills Tuesday night at Northwestern High School. The first half was painfully slow. Then the Chiefs turned into an unstoppable force in the second half. “We had some nerves […]

Football: Nonnewaug’s defense leads them past Lewis Mills

Nonnewaug’s R.J. Burke jumps over Lewis Mills punter Tyler Trask after Burke blocked Trask’s punt in the Chiefs’ 38-7 win over the Spartans. Pete Paguaga — Register

WATERTOWN >> Nonnewaug’s football team celebrated Thanksgiving early, in a 38-7 feast at Lewis Mills’ table, Tuesday night at Watertown High School. “We scouted them,” Nonnewaug coach John Oko said. “They didn’t surprise us. Our kids knew exactly what they were going to do.” That added up to huge stops on defense and a great […]

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 […]