Boys Basketball: Northwestern edges Lewis Mills in key Berkshire League contest

BURLINGTON >> Northwestern’s boys basketball team pulled away from the Berkshire League pack in a 56-51 win at Lewis Mills that looked for a while like it would draw the Highlanders back to a tie for first place instead. In a duel with wild swings against second-place Mills, Northwestern senior forward Steve McGrath single-handedly pulled […]

Class S Wrestling: Berkshire League well represented

The culmination of a season’s worth of sweat, strain and pain takes place this weekend at the CIAC Class S State Wrestling Tournament at Haddam-Killingworth High School in Higganum. Preliminary rounds start this afternoon at 4 p.m. Saturday’s full day begins at 9 a.m., with semifinal rounds scheduled for 2 p.m. and finals at 7 […]

Wrestling: Terryville wins first Berkshire-Valley Invitational

WOODBURY >> Terryville’s wrestling team, undefeated in the Berkshire League this year, took another giant step Saturday. The Kangaroos won the first Berkshire-Valley Invitational Tournament, combining the five wrestling teams from the Berkshire League – Gilbert, Housatonic, Nonnewaug, Northwestern and Terryville – with the five wrestling teams from the NVL – Derby, Holy Cross, Oxford, […]

Boys basketball: Northwestern hangs on to beat Terryville

WINSTED >> Northwestern’s boys basketball team withstood a furious Terryville comeback Tuesday at Northwestern for a 61-56 win and the lead in a red hot Berkshire League race. “We’re back in the driver’s seat,” said Highlander coach Doug Sebach, “but we were here before. Now, we’re going to find out what they want to do […]

Boys basketball: Nonnewaug upsets Northwestern

Photo by Marianne Killackey/Register-Citizen
Zach Tuxbury of Northwestern drives to the basket as Nonnewaug's Seth Losure applies the defense in Nonnewaug's 54-51 win over Northwestern

WINSTED >> Just past half-way through the regular season, a wild Berkshire League boys basketball race got wilder Friday night with a 54-51 upset by Nonnewaug at Northwestern. The Highlanders, 9-2 overall, 8-2 in the Berkshire League, led the BL pack by one game before Friday. Terryville, with two Berkshire League losses, beat Northwestern early […]

Swimming: Northwestern cruises past Gilbert

Gilbert diver Austin Stoeke prepares his dive as Northwestern divers Lauren Parente and Dan Winkler look on. (Peter Wallace - The Register Citizen)

WINSTED >> Two-time defending Berkshire League champion Northwestern beat cross-town Gilbert even more convincingly than the final 100-72 score indicated Saturday afternoon in a swimming and diving meet at the Winsted YMCA. The score was 100-13 before the Highlanders stopped scoring in the last four events after winning each of the eight events before that. […]

Girls soccer: Segalla leads Housatonic past Northwestern

Northwestern coach Jared Stotler talks to his team during halftime against Housatonic.
Peter Wallace - Register Citizen

WINSTED >> Housatonic sophomore Lauren Segalla celebrated her birthday with both goals in a 2-0 Mountaineer win at Northwestern Monday afternoon. The Highlanders (5-5-3) had the edge for most of the first half. Housy cranked it up in the second. “We come out in the second half, always,” said Segalla, who scored late in the […]

Cross Country: Bakker leads Northwestern to boys Berkshire League title, Nonnewaug wins girls title

Northwestern took home the boys title and Nonnewaug won the girls title. Marianne Killackey - Special to the Register Citizen

THOMASTON >> It was a day of surprises, both good and bad, at the Berkshire League Cross Country Championships Friday afternoon at Thomaston’s Black Rock State Park. Nonnewaug’s Chiefs won the girls championship with Housatonic right behind them in spite of two dropouts from the Mountaineer top five. Northwestern won the boys title after Shepaug, […]

Boys soccer: Northwestern ties Nonnewaug

Northwestern's Steven Lee, right, takes a shot on goal in front of Nonnewaug's Luke Molinaro on Tuesday.
Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen

WOODBURY >> Northwestern’s boys soccer team won the first half at Nonnewaug. The Chiefs were back late to win the second. A 2-2 tie turned final through 10 minutes of scoreless overtime. Nonnewaug (9-1-1), a game behind Lewis Mills (10-0-1) in the Berkshire league standings, took it to the third-place Highlanders 3-0 in the second […]

Boys soccer: Northwestern shuts out Shepaug

Marianne Killackey — Special to Register Citizen
Northwestern’s Winter Thorne-Kaneulis dribbles the ball in his team’s win over Shepaug Tuesday afternoon.

WINSTED >> Both teams played like they had a future, in Northwestern’s 3-0 boys soccer win over Shepaug Tuesday afternoon. The Spartans (3-4) were 3-1 before running into all three of the Berkshire League’s top teams (Lewis Mills, Nonnewaug and Northwestern) in the span of a week. “We’ve talked a lot about character,” said Coach […]

Football: Gilbert / Northwestern edges SMSA / University

Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen
Gilbert/Northwestern's Paxton Franklin looks for extra yards as SMSA/University defenders attempt to chase him down.

WINSTED >> Gilbert/Northwestern’s football team eked out a 15-14 win over SMSA/University Saturday afternoon while discovering it’s better to come out on the top end of an object lesson. After a convincing first-week win at Enfield (34-13), the Yellowjackets spent much of Saturday’s game at Van Wye Field shooting at their own feet. “We haven’t […]

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: Gilbert / Northwestern preview

Gilbert NW 2013

Vitals Coach: Scott Salius (7th season, 44-21) Conference: Pequot Uncas Playoff Class: M (402 boys enrolled) Home: Van Why Field at Gilbert H.S. 2013 Record: 9-2, Pequot West Division Champs 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 at Enfield, 7 p.m. Captains: Mitchell Jackson, Paxton Franklin, Matt Nieves Team website: Maxpreps page Top players Mitchell Jackson, Sr., OT, DT (6-4 240) Paxton Franklin, Sr.,  TB […]

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 New Haven Register / GameTimeCT Baseball All-State Team

(Mara Lavitt — New Haven Register) 
NH Register / GameTimeCT State Baseball Player of the Year: Zach Risedorf, Northwestern.

Zach Risedorf Northwestern, Sr., C Stats: Batted .495, 40 stolen bases, 38 hits, 19 RBIs and six home runs. Honors: Coaches Award and CHSCA All-State selection. Up next: Is already playing in the San Diego Padres organization. The Padres drafted Risedorf in the sixth round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Lou Kessler Notre Dame-West […]

2014 NH Register / GameTimeCT Baseball State Player of the Year: Zach Risedorf, Northwestern

Northwestern's Zach Risedorf (right) has decided to sign with the San Diego Padres.

Northwestern’s Zach Risedorf went through his senior season knowing he could be drafted. His teammates knew that as well, and jokingly called him “Big League.” Now his teammates, and the rest of Connecticut, can call him something else: The Register State Player of the Year. The senior catcher was eventually drafted 177th overall by the […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Boys Tennis

Aaron Pezzullo Area-MVP Nonnewaug, Fr. Stats: Won the Berkshire League tournament, went 17-1 during the regular season and reached the quarterfinals at the Class S state tournament. Honors: Berkshire League All-Star. Jonathan Miller Housatonic, Soph. Stats: Finished in second place in the Berkshire League, 15-1 in the regular season and 20-3 including the Berkshire League […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Boys Track and Field

Tyler Mowrey Area-MVP Litchfield, Sr. Stats: Won the Berkshire League title in the 100 meter dash, 4 X 400 and the 4 X 100, owns the school record in the 100 meter dash, 4 X 100 and the league record in the 4 X 400. Honors: Berkshire-League All-Star, Doug Gleason award, grand master of sports, […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Softball Team

Sydney Matzko Area-MVP Torrington, Sr. Pitcher Stats: Finished the season 22-2, with 16 shutouts, 317 strikeouts, while only walking 12 batters. She also pitched five no-hitters, including two perfect games this season. Honors: Three-time All-State, three-time All-NVL, one-time All-Copper, NVL Pitcher of the Year, NVL All-Star Team, school record of 1,157 career strikeouts, United States […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Baseball Team

Willy Yahn Area-MVP Housatonic, Sr. Pitcher/Infielder Stats: Batted .587, had 37 hits, five home runs, nine doubles, five triples, 20 stolen bases to go along with a 8-2 pitching record where he posted a 1.67 ERA in 63 innings pitched, while striking out 104  batters.  Yahn also only struck out once in the past two […]