Girls Basketball: Consistent pace propels Newtown past ND-Fairfield

Newtown junior Mali Klorczyk looks to drive to the hoop Tuesday against Notre Dame of Fairfield.

FAIRFIELD >> As Notre Dame-Fairfield head coach Eric DeMarco shook hands with Newtown’s Jeremy O’Connell at the end of Tuesday’s girls’ basketball game, DeMarco wanted to know how O’Connell got his team to play so consistent and organized. Those two words were the difference maker Tuesday evening, as Newtown led from start to finish with […]

Boys basketball: Sacred Heart rolls past Notre Dame-Fairfield at MLK Classic

Sacred Heart's Charles Fishers scores two of his 18 points in the Hearts' 80-56 win over Notre Dame-Fairifield. (Pete Paguaga - Register)

BRIDGEPORT >> Mustapha Heron finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds for top-ranked Sacred Heart, which defeated Notre Dame-Fairfield in the inaugural Martin Luther King Classic at Webster Bank Arena. “You always want to play against the best,” Notre Dame coach Vin Lackoski said, “I’ve been around too long. Do I really want to play […]

Boys basketball: Inaugural MLK Classic quadrupleheader being held today

Hillhouse senior forward Troy Walters, Jr. elevates for a shot vs. Fairfield Prep earlier this season. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

Today’s inaugural Martin Luther King Classic at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport is more than just a quadrupleheader of boys basketball games. It’s about opportunity. It’s an opportunity for players to compete at a bigger arena than they normally do and on the same floor where some of the state’s collegiate programs have done the […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Hockey Poll: Prep still No. 1, Hamden moves to No. 2

Hamden goaltender Stephen Richetelli makes a save during the Dragons' 2-2 tie with Hamden last weekend (Photo Catherine Avalone)

The 2014-15 Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. FAIRFIELD PREP 5-3 14 164 1 I Last week: Defeated Notre Dame-Fairfield 4-1 and lost to LaSalle Academy (R.I.) 4-3. Bottom line: Prep is 2-2 in its last four game with both losses to Rhode Island teams. Team […]

Boys basketball: MLK Classic coming to Webster Bank Arena Jan. 19

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Hillhouse senior forward Troy Walters, Jr. elevates for a shot as Robert Haskins (32), Thomas Nolan (5) and Ryan Foley (21) defend for Fairfield Prep during the Jesuits' win over Hillhouse on Dec. 30.

Hillhouse and Wilbur Cross will be a part of the first MLK Classic, a quadrupleheader which will be held Monday at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. The Academics will face Bridgeport Central in the nightcap at 6 p.m. in a matchup of the last two teams to end the season No. 1 in the […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Hockey Poll: Prep returns to No. 1, Hamden up to No. 3

Notre Dame of West Haven H.S. vs.  Fairfield Prep first period hockey action at Bennett Rink in West Haven January 3, 2015. Fairfield Prep defeated Notre Dame H.S. 7-2 (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

The 2014-15 Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. FAIRFIELD PREP 4-2 10 153 2 I Last week: Defeated Notre Dame-West Haven 7-2. Bottom line: “Our goalie Jack Taubl has been our rock so far this season,” coach Matt Sather said. Team Record 1st Place Points Last […]

Football: Notre Dame-Fairfield’s Boynton, Waterford’s Ellis resign

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Notre Dame-Fairfield football coach Ted Boynton and Waterford’s Mike Ellis both resigned Wednesday. Boynton, a teacher at Law, was head coach at Notre Dame for two seasons and was 2-20, including a 1-10 mark this year. His only victory was a 34-27 win over Crosby during the SWC-NVL Challenge in Week 6. He also had […]

Boys basketball 2014-15: Other New Haven County area capsules

(Arnold Gold — New Haven Register)  Terrence Rountree (left) of Hamden Hall defends against Kofi Adjepong of Hopkins last season.

SWC BUNNELL COACH: Pat Yerina LAST YEAR: 21-6 (12-2) TOP PLAYERS: Ryan Pittman, 5-11, Sr. capt., G; (16.7 ppg., 4.3 apg.); Aaron Samuel, 6-3, Sr. capt., F; Donte Peeler, 6-3, Sr., F; Quadry Bines, 5-9, Sr., G; Nick Giannoni, 6-2, Jr., G OUTLOOK: Bunnell has had a great two-year run with back-to-back SWC titles and […]

2014 All-South-West Conference Football Teams


The 2014 All-South-West Conference Football teams selected and sorted by school. First Team Eric Almonte, Bethel Jr. OL/DL Brendan MacIntyre, Bethel Sr. DE/OL Will Daniels, Bethel Jr. WR/DB Ben Cleary, Bethel Sr. OL/DE Jared Piatnik, Bethel Jr. QB/DB Bobby Drysdale, Brookfield Jr. RB Gabe Pompette, Brookfield Sr. DB Abdul Hafeez Yussuf, Brookfield Sr. DB Matthew […]

Girls Basketball: Experience, depth key for Notre Dame-Fairfield

Notre Dame's Raina Ceryak returns as one of the top players for the Lancers. File photo

FAIRFIELD >> The goals for the Notre Dame of Fairfield girls’ basketball team are simple this season; defense and team chemistry, with a heavy emphasis on the latter. “Coach really stresses, he calls it ‘Our rock,’ being five players, playing together,” junior captain Raina Ceryak said. “I think one of goals is to make sure […]

Class S Girls Soccer: Notre Dame-Fairfield looking to continue historic season

The Notre Dame of Fairfield girls' soccer team will play Tuesday in the Class S state semifinals.

FAIRFIELD >> For the Notre Dame of Fairfield girls’ soccer team, winning by all means still should be a new thing. But don’t tell them that. It’s been a season of milestones for the Lancers as they advanced to the state tournament for the first time in program history, and now find themselves in the […]

Girls Soccer: ND-Fairfield wins program’s first state tournament game

Notre Dame-Fairfield's Samantha LaValle looks to move the ball during Tuesday's Class S State Tournament game against Classical.

FAIRFIELD >> Notre Dame of Fairfield head girls’ soccer coach Wayne Mones has repeatedly asked his team the same question the entire season. Is this enough? And all season long the collective answer has been no. In a historic year for the Lancers, where they qualified for the South-West Conference Tournament and states for the […]

Boys soccer: ND-Fairfield coming together for special season on the pitch

Notre Dame-Fairfield boys soccer captains pose for a picture last week. The Lancers are on just a few games away from qualifying for the state tournament for the first time since 1993. Photo by Mary Albl

FAIRFIELD >> Head coach Whitey Budreckas thought for a moment and smiled. “Opportunists,” he said. “They never give up, they play hard.” Budreckas used those words to describe his team this fall. Budreckas has been the head coach of the Notre Dame-Fairfield boys’ soccer squad for the last 12 years, where wins have come few […]

Girls soccer: ND-Fairfield qualifies for state tournament for 1st time ever

The Notre Dame-Fairfield girls' soccer team celebrates qualifying for the state tournament for the first time in program history. Photo by Mary Albl

FAIRFIELD >> Standing together on the sideline, hands tightly clinched together, members of the Notre Dame-Fairfield girls’ soccer team anxiously waited for the final whistle to sound late Friday afternoon. When the referee finally blew the whistle, the Lancers were able to celebrate what has been a long time coming. The 4-0 victory over Sacred […]

The Week 2 GameTimeCT Football PLAYS OF THE WEEK

Plays of the Week

We had a rough go in this edition of the GameTimeCT Plays of the Week. So many great moments, so many great and clutch plays and so little time. We already had good footage from two games — Darien vs. Greenwich and St. Joseph vs. Greenwich. We had a ton of great submissions. And just […]

Girls soccer: Notre Dame-Fairfield building a winning culture


FAIRFIELD >> Senior Emily Wonsiewicz described her soccer career at Notre Dame Fairfield as an interesting journey. That’s one way to put it. Wonsiewicz, who transferred from Christian Heritage in Trumbull her sophomore year, has been one of the handful of players who have been part of the transformation of Notre Dame girls’ soccer. During […]

Girls Basketball: Northeast College Showcase All-Tournament Team

  The following girls basketball players were named to the 2014 Northeast College Showcase All-Tournament Team in voting done by college coaches in attendance at the event held on September 7 at Hamden Hall.   PLAYER CLASS HIGH SCHOOL Kayla Croswell Senior Notre Dame HS-Fairfield Caitlyn Dittman     Sophomore St. Bernard HS Sarah Gallo                 Senior Mercy HS Alexandra Goslin Junior […]

Girls Soccer: Wayne Mones named Notre Dame of Fairfield head coach

The Notre Dame of Fairfield girls’ soccer team is getting a new coach. First reporter from The Hour, Norwalk’s Athletic Director Wayne Mones stepped down at the end of the year from his position, and when the NDFairfield girls’ soccer coaching job became available, it was a perfect fit for him. Mones, who has a […]

Girls Basketball: Notre Dame of Fairfield’s Mann headed to College of Central Florida

Notre Dame of Fairfield's Briana Mann will be headed to the College of Central Florida where she's play basketball. Register file photo

Just like her high school career where Notre Dame of Fairfield’s Briana Mann took her time to develop and become the best possible basketball player, the same went for her college process. After a highly successful high school career on the basketball court, Mann, a NDFairfield graduate, recently decided on the College of Central Florida […]

Who will be the 2013-14 New Haven Register Athletes of the Year?

The 2013-2014 Register All-Area MVPs. Photos by Register Staff. Illustration by Sean Patrick Bowley.

Another school year has come and gone and we have plenty of high school performances worthy of recognition. But who will be chosen as the 2013-2014 male and female New Haven Register Athletes of the Year? They will be unveiled Thursday evening in a banquet honoring the Register Area Most Valuable Players at Amarante’s Sea […]