Softball: Thomaston tops Northwestern, takes command in Berkshire League race

THOMASTON >> Thomaston’s softball team put themselves in firm control of the Berkshire League with a 3-2 win over second-place Northwestern Wednesday afternoon. The Golden Bears (14-0; 13-0 BL) are defending league and Class S Champions. Northwestern (11-4; 11-3 BL) is a perennial Berkshire League softball power, but runs out of direct chances at Thomaston […]

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 […]

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 […]

Snowy winter impacting spring sports seasons

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The Northwestern baseball field was still under snow Wednesday afternoon. "I don't know when we'll be able to play on it," Northwestern coach Jim Davidson said.

The winter weather has extended into the spring season, leaving fields covered in snow, which has impacted varsity sports around the state. The season officially begins April 8. but some teams have needed to move back season openers due to the inclement weather. In past season, the CIAC has allowed games to be rescheduled to […]

Boys Swimming: Weston wins third-straight Class S championship

4298 - Peter Kamianowski (left) and Christian Royer led Northwestern to third place in the Class S swimming and diving championships at Wesleyan Wednesday afternoon. Kamianowski was third in the 500-yard frestyle, sixth in the 100-yard butterfly. Royer was the only area state champion with a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle. (Photo Peter Wallace)

MIDDLETOWN >> Weston took the CIAC Class S swimming and diving championship for the third straight time Wednesday afternoon at Wesleyan University. “The first thing I tell the kids is, ‘The toughest year is the year after we win.’ Then we don’t talk about it again,” Weston coach Tom Grace said. NVL Champion Holy Cross […]

Class M Boys Basketball: Northwestern holds off St. Paul to advance

Ricky Persechino played a huge role in establishing Northwestern’s early lead in the Highlanders’ 68-65 win over St. Paul Catholic Wednesday night. Savage Frieze — For the Register Citizen

WINSTED >> No. 2 Northwestern led big for three quarters then weathered a fourth-quarter charge from No. 18 St. Paul Catholic for a 68-65 second-round Class M boys basketball win at Northwestern High School Wednesday night. “It’s the kind of game you expect in the state tournament,” Northwestern coach Doug Sebach said. “It was a […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]