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.
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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


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

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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.
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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 […]