2015 SWC Football Team Preview Capsules

SWC 2015 TILT Cut

Preview page for the 2015 SWC Football season. Note: Links to team previews will be updated as previews are published throughout the month. Team-by-Team Previews COLONIAL Bunnell Masuk New Milford Newtown Pomperaug Stratford PATRIOT Barlow Bethel Brookfield New Fairfield Notre Dame-Fairfield Weston 2015 Team Schedules MASTER SCHEDULE Barlow Bethel  Brookfield  Bunnell  Masuk  New Fairfield  New Milford  Newtown  Notre […]

Girls lacrosse: ND-Fairfield qualifies for state tournament for first time in program history

The Notre Dame of Fairfield girls' lacrosse team. Courtesy photo

FAIRFIELD >> For the first time in program history, the Notre Dame of Fairfield girls’ lacrosse team will play in the postseason. On Friday afternoon the Lancers defeated Capital Prep 19-1 to improve to 6-9-1 and qualify for the Class S State Tournament; a first in school history. “It’s been hard, it’s been confusing, but […]

Softball: More confident Notre Dame of Fairfield off to fast start

Notre Dame of Fairfield's Madison Letizia, Becky Stefanatos and Emily Schofield have the Lancers off a fast start this spring.

FAIRFIELD >> What a difference a year makes. A year after advancing to the quarterfinals of the Class S State Tournament and posting double digit wins – a first since 2011- the Notre Dame of Fairfield softball team is at it again. But this time the experience of last season is paying off in a […]

Boys hockey: Darien is the unanimous No. 1 in final poll

Darien receives its championship medals after beating Greenwich 1-0 for the CIAC D-I title (Dan Nowak photo)

The final 2014-15 Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll for March 25,2015. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. DARIEN 23-2-1 17 170 1 I Final result: Defeated Greenwich 1-0 in the CIAC D-I final. Bottom line: Blue Wave accomplished their preseason mission with FCIAC and CIAC D-I titles (first D-I […]

Boys basketball: How much will championship game experience matter this weekend?

Naugatuck's Jason Bradley gets the rebound as Career's Justin Campbell (23) and Kevin Smith (13) defend as the Greyhounds defeat the Panthers in the Class L state semifinals. Naugatuck is searching for its first state championship since 1942. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

Half the teams playing for boys basketball state championships this weekend have now combined for three state titles and 12 appearances beginning with the 2010-11 season. As for the other four teams, none of them have made an appearance in a state final over the past 34 years. Two of them never have. That’s the […]

CIAC Boys Basketball: Preview capsules of the state championship games

The Fairfield Prep Jesuits celebrate following their 59-57 win in overtime in the Class LL state tournament semifinals.
Will the team be celebrating again after it plays Westhill for the Class LL state championship title at Mohegan Sun Saturday night?(Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

CLASS LL CHAMPIONSHIP No. 1 FAIRFIELD PREP (24-2) vs. No. 2 WESTHILL (25-1) When: Saturday, 8:15 p.m. Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville TV: CPTV Sports Internet: NFHSNetwork.com Championship game appearances: This is Prep’s eighth appearance, fourth in the past five years, going 2-5, last winning in 1997; This is Westhill’s first appearance. What to look […]

Boys basketball: Heaton, Davidson look to lead Notre Dame-Fairfield to Class M title

Notre Dame of Fairfield seniors Jake Heaton and CJ Davidson will lead the Lancers into the Class M final Saturday. Register file photos

FAIRFIELD >> A lot has changed in the last four years since Jake Heaton and CJ Davidson first arrived on the Notre Dame of Fairfield campus. And at the same time, a lot hasn’t changed for the two basketball players. “They were very, very quiet when they first came to Notre Dame,” boys’ head basketball […]

CIAC Division I boys hockey: Glastonbury beats ND-Fairfield in controversial, double-OT finish

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Above: Footage of the disallowed Notre Dame-Fairfield goal in overtime vs. Glastonbury. WEST HAVEN – In one of the most exciting boys hockey games of the CIAC Division I boys hockey tournament, Glastonbury’s Tyler MacLean scores in the second overtime for a 3-2 quarterfinal win over Notre Dame-Fairfield, albeit amid a controversial finish. Minutes before […]

Class S Girls Basketball: No. 1 Canton powers past ND-Fairfield and into state final

Members of the Canton girls' basketball celebrate their win Friday over NDFairfield.

WATERBURY >> Canton head girls’ basketball coach Brian Medeiros was hoping he wouldn’t have to face Notre Dame-Fairfield at all, or at least until the state final. But the way the brackets set up, top-seeded Canton’s road to the Mohegan Sun placed Notre Dame smack-dab in the way. Friday evening at Wilby High, led by […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Hockey Poll: Darien the new No. 1


The 2014-15 Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll for March 9,2015. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. DARIEN 19-2-1 12 164 2 I Last week: Defeated New Canaan 2-0 (semis) and Greenwich 5-3 (final) to win the FCIAC tournament . Bottom line: Blue Wave are the new No. 1. They […]

Boys basketball: Five players to watch in the CIAC state tournament

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Joey Kasperczyk will try to help lead Hillhouse to its CIAC-record 23rd state championship.

1. Jeremiah Livingston, Westhill Talk about carrying a team to a title. Livingston scored a combined 78 points in wins over Trumbull and Norwalk, respectively, to lead Westhill to its first FCIAC title since 1989. What does he have in store for us over the next two weeks? 2. DeAnte Bruton, Ledyard Another high-scoring guard […]

SWC Boys Basketball Championship: Bunnell beats Notre Dame-Fairfield, claims 3rd straight crown

Bunnell's boys basketball team celebrates its third straight SWC boys basketball title (Photo Joe Morelli)

WESTON >> Bunnell has dominated the South-West Conference for three straight seasons. The Bulldogs have lost just three regular-season league games in that time span. The only team to beat the Bulldogs twice, including once this season, is Notre Dame-Fairfield. On Friday night at Weston High, Bunnell exacted revenge in a big way. The top […]

Class S Girls Basketball: NDFairfield cruises past Putnam into quarterfinals

Notre Dame of Fairfield cruised to the Class S second round win Friday evening beating Putnam.

FAIRFIELD >> Despite entering Friday’s game as the fifth seed and playing with the home court advantage, Notre Dame of Fairfield head coach Eric DeMarco was still a little wary of the second round matchup against No. 21 Putnam. The Lancers were awarded a bye in the first round of the Class S State Girls […]

SWC Boys Basketball Semifinals: ND-Fairfield survives Barlow, to meet Bunnell in final


Jesse McIntosh’s foul shots with 3.5 seconds remaining lifted Notre Dame-Fairfield to a 55-53 victory over Barlow in the SWC boys basketball semifinals in Fairfield. Barlow had the ball with a chance for the upset, but McIntosh stole the inbounds pass intended for 6-foot-5 senior Chatam Studer. McIntosh was fouled as he went for the […]

Girls basketball: Notre Dame-Fairfield primed for another state run

Notre Dame of Fairfield captains: Raina Ceryak, Kayla Croswell and Nakia Mabin.

FAIRFIELD >> The atmosphere at Monday afternoon’s practice was lighthearted and serious at times. It was the perfect blend for the Notre Dame of Fairfield girls’ basketball team that opens the Class S State Tournament on Thursday evening at home. The fifth-seeded Lancers will host No. 21 Putnum at 5:30 p.m. “We’ve just been trying […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Hockey Poll: Top four stay the same as the postseason begins

Hamden vs. Fairfield Prep from earlier this year. Photo: Arnold Gold

The 2014-15 Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll for Feb. 3, 2014. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. GREENWICH 17-1-2 12 164 1 I Last week: No games. Bottom line: The Cardinals (10-0-2 FCIAC) are the top seed in the FCIAC tournament and face No. 5 St. Joseph Wednesday in […]

Boys Hockey: Notre Dame-Fairfield handles Notre Dame-West Haven

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VIDEO via CPTVSports.org  MILFORD – Throughout the course of the season, Notre Dame-Fairfield coach Steve Hetherman has continued to talk about the importance of playing well come the postseason. He’s clearly got the message across. Scoring three times in less than eight minutes in the first period, the Lancers defeated Notre Dame-West Haven, 3-1, at […]

Girls hockey: SCC girls hockey tournament schedule / results


The following are the pairings for the two SCC girls hockey tournaments, which will begin Feb. 23 and 24 with semifinals and championships on Feb. 25 (Division II) and Feb. 27 (Division I). DIVISION I Semifinals Monday, Feb. 23 No. 1 East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor co-op 7, No. 4 West Hartford 0 Tuesday, Feb 24 No. […]

SWC Girls Basketball Championship: New Fairfield claims title over Notre Dame-Fairfield

Notre Dame's Kayla Croswell dribbles the ball and tries to avoid the New  Fairfield defense during the SWC title game on Thursday. Photo by Andy Hutchison

NEWTOWN >> No team in the South-West Conference had beaten New Fairfield this winter. Notre Dame-Fairfield, seeded third in the SWC tournament, came close to finally getting it done, almost pulling off an upset of the No. 1 team in Thursday’s championship game, at Newtown High. The Rebels, however, erased a five-point deficit in the […]

WATCH LIVE: The SWC Girls Basketball Championship – Notre Dame-Fairfield vs. New Fairfield


CPTV Sports is offering live streaming of the SWC Girls Basketball Championship between Notre Dame-Fairfield and New Fairfield tonight at Newtown. Game tips off at 7:30 p.m. Watch live, above or on YouTube here. More Coverage SWC Girls Basketball Tournament Page Semifinals: Notre Dame-Fairfield survives Newtown, to meet New Fairfield in final More Girls Basketball League Tournament Coverage, […]