Class S boys soccer: Cromwell escapes upset bid from Old Saybrook

Jimmy Zanor — Middletown Press
Cromwell junior Jared Grant puts his head on the ball as teammate Ardit Statovci tries to kick it on goal. Defending is Old Saybrook’s Ben VanVliet (19).

CROMWELL >> The Cromwell boys soccer team gave new meaning to the old tournament mantra in their CIAC Class S second round contest against Old Saybrook on Wednesday. Call it ‘barely’ survive and advance. The defending Class S champion Panthers needed penalty kicks to edge the upset-minded Rams, 2-1, (3-0 PKs) at Cromwell High School. […]

Class S Girls Soccer: East Hampton edges Old Saybrook in PKs

Jimmy Zanor — Middletown Press
Old Saybrook sophomore Devyn King gets ready to pass the ball against East Hampton Tuesday in the opening round of the Class S state tournament.

EAST HAMPTON >> East Hampton senior goalkeeper Alison Bristol remembered the last time she faced penalty kick shooters in the state tournament. “I was a freshman,” Bristol said. “It was against Lyman Memorial. And we won.” Well, Bristol is still undefeated in games decided by penalty kicks. East Hampton knocked out Shoreline Conference foe and […]

Football: Haddam-Killingworth cruises past Old Saybrook-Westbrook

Jimmy Zanor — Middletown Press
Haddam-Killingworth junior receiver Nate DeRita tries to elude Old Saybrook-Westbrook defenders Friday night. DeRita had seven receptions and two touchdowns in the Cougars’ 43-13 win.

HIGGANUM >> Haddam-Killingworth sophomore quarterback Alex Segaline threw four touchdown passes and the Cougars reached the .500 mark with a 43-13 Pequot Conference victory over Old Saybrook-Westbrook Friday night at Higganum. H-K (4-4), which didn’t win a game last season, has won four straight. “We brought it back to .500 this week but we expect […]

Soccer: SCC, Shoreline tournament outlooks

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)
West Haven's Sebastian Parra (10) and Kevin Ruiz (8) battles Notre Dame's Alexander Ossa for possession. Both West Haven and Notre Dame could earn wildcards into the SCC tournament beginning Oct. 25.

Both of last year’s champions of the Southern Connecticut Conference soccer tournaments still have a chance to repeat. SCC BOYS Xavier is still in wildcard consideration with one week remaining in the regular season, but it is a longshot. So who will be crowned the boys champ on Oct. 29 at East Haven High? Could […]

Monday’s Star: Ania Spina, Sheehan girls soccer; Vote for Tuesday’s Star

MONDAY’S STAR Ania Spina, Sheehan girls soccer: Scored with 3 seconds left in regulation to give the Titans the 2-1 win over Shelton. Vote for Tuesday’s Star at GameTimeCT.com until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Football: A memorable football day for Warriors at Old Lyme

Valley Regional/Old Lyme head coach Tim King, center, awarded game balls to his father, George C. King, left, and his uncle, Tim Keenan following the Warriors 42-7 win over Old Saybrook/ Westbrook on Saturday at Old Lyme High School. King and Keenan were members of the 1941 Old Lyme football team. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

OLD LYME >> Minutes after Valley Regional/Old Lyme had vanquished Old Saybrook/Westbrook, 42-7, Warriors senior Tajhay Marshall, a linebacker who moved to Old Lyme from Florida a few years ago, walked over and handed the game ball to George C. King. King, 91, the father of Valley head coach Tim King, was the quarterback for […]

Football: Coginchaug rolls past Old Saybrook-Westbrook

Coginchaug junior Parker Tregoning (22) looks for some running room again Old Saybrook-Westbrook Saturday. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

DURHAM >> Coginchaug opened its 2014 football campaign with an impressive 42-0 Pequot Conference victory over Old Saybrook-Westbrook Saturday afternoon at the Wally Camp Athletic Complex. “It’s nice to get this one over with,’ said Coginchaug coach John Bozzi. “Our goal this week was to be 1-0 and now it’s to be 2-0.” A playoff […]

Pequot Football 2014: Old Saybrook / Westbrook preview

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Vitals Coach: Patrick Hanssen Conference: Pequot Conference South Division Playoff Class: S (316 boys enrollment) Home: Old Saybrook High 2013 Record: 4-7 2014 Kickoff: at Coginchaug, Sept. 13, 1 p.m. Team website: MaxPreps page Top players Bryce Cassista, Sr., OL/DL Ethan Casberg, Sr., RB/DB Nick Abreu, Sr., OL/DL Carl Anderson, Jr., FB/LB Outlook The Rams play […]

Meet Middlesex County’s Scholar Athletes

High school seniors from Middlesex County were recognized as the state’s top scholar-athletes at the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete Banquet sponsored by McDonald’s. A 31-year sponsor of the program with a longstanding commitment to educational programs in Connecticut, McDonald’s joined CAS to honor the following local students as the best of the best […]

Class S Softball: O’Neill completes comeback, delivers Thomaston to state championship

Thomaston swarms Gabby Hurlbert (8) after she scored the game-winning run, on a Erin O'Neill base hit, in the bottom of the eighth to lift the Golden Bears past Old Saybrook to win the Class S state championship, 7-6.
Laurie Gaboardi - Register Citizen

WEST HAVEN >> Nobody does it better. Not only do the Thomaston girls win state titles, they do it in absolutely unforgettable ways. Slideshow: Thomaston 7 Old Saybrook 6 (8) How do you top two overtimes and three straight foul shots for last winter’s basketball championship? Easy. Come back from a six-run deficit through four […]

Softball: Class LL and Class S championship preview capsules

Southington's Kendra Friedt rears back to make a pitch during her team's 8-0 victory over Hand in the Class L semifinals at West Haven. Friedt had 11 strikeouts. Photo Peter Hvizdak - Register

CLASS LL No. 7 Amity (22-5) vs. No. 1 Southington (23-0) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Biondi Field, West Haven Watch: NFHS Network (subscription required) Championship game appearances: Amity 13 (5-7, last title came in 2012); Southington 20 (15-4, last title came in 2013). Players to watch: Amity: Katie Koshes, So., P; Krista Reynolds, Sr., 3B; […]

Class S softball: Old Saybrook edges Coginchaug, reaches 1st final since 1989

STRATFORD >> It wasn’t the most conventional way or the Old Saybrook way, but the Rams managed to pull out a 5-4 win over Coginchaug to advance to the Class S finals, while only having one hit in the game. “I’ve been telling them all year, I told them if we put the ball in […]

2014 Pequot League Football Schedules

Avon Canton Cromwell Coginchaug Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton Ellington/Somers Enfield Gilbert/NW Regional Granby Memorial Haddam-Killingworth Hyde Leadership Lewis Mills Morgan Nonnewaug North Branford Old Saybrook/Westbrook SMSA/University Stafford/East Windsor Valley Regional/Old Lyme Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby

Golf: Morgan repeats as Shoreline Conference champion

(Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)   Maxx Bugg of Morgan on his way to a 6-under-par 66 during the Shoreline golf Championship meet at Alling Memorial Golf Course in New Haven. pcasolino@newhavenregister.com

NEW HAVEN >> Maxx Bugg was having the round of his life Wednesday at Alling Memorial Golf Club. But like any superstitious golfer, the Morgan junior did his best to block it out and focus on each hole. His bogey-free, 6-under-par 66 earned him medalist laurels at the Shoreline Conference championship meet by nine strokes. […]

CIAC Softball Tournament Outlook: Players, Storylines to Watch

Sophomore pitcher Raeanne Geffert and Seymour are the top seed in Class M.

BRACKETS: CLASS LL | CLASS L | CLASS M | CLASS S Players to Watch Tori Ceballos, Sr., St. Joseph, First Base: Ceballos is batting .488 with 41 RBIs and 25 runs this season. A four-year starter, Ceballos just might end her career with a state title. The Cadets (22-1) are seeded third in Class […]

Softball: All-Shoreline Conference selections

The Shoreline Conference recently released its all-league selections in softball. ALL-SHORELINE FIRST TEAM Gabby Diaz (P-Coginchaug); Emily Popp (P-Morgan); Kayla Nowak (IF-North Branford); Kolby Burger (IF-Haddam-Killingworth); Jessica Dombrowski (IF-Hale-Ray); Lauren Pascoe (IF-Old Saybrook); Jen Dawson (IF-Morgan); Nicole Caruso (OF-Portland); Jamie Fitzgerald (OF-Morgan); Mallory Leone (OF-Cromwell); Jill Cayer (UT-Valley Regional); Sabrina LeMere (UT-North Branford); Paige Trabucchi […]

Shoreline softball tournament roundup: Trabucchi homer lifts Old Saybrook into semis

Old Saybrook 4, Coginchaug 3 >> Paige Trabucchi hit a walk-off homer with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to give host Old Saybrook the Shoreline Conference tournament quarterfinal win. Christina Gosselin also homered for Old Saybrook (15-6), which will play at Morgan Friday in the semifinals. Effie Gianitsos picked up the […]

Softball: Shoreline Conference Tournament Pairings

Here are the pairings for the Shoreline Conference Tournament: QUARTERFINALS Thursday No. 9 Cromwell at No. 8 Valley Regional , 3 p.m. (winner plays at No. 1 Morgan at 6 p.m.) No. 7 Westbrook at No. 2 Haddam-Killingworth, 3:45 p.m. No. 6 Hale-Ray at No. 3 North Branford, 3:45 p.m. No. 5 Coginchaug at No. […]

Softball: Old Saybrook turns game-ending double play, holds off Coginchaug

Old Saybrook's Lauren Pascoe watches the ball go wide of her glove as Coginchaug's Emily Smith slides in safely at second.
Mara Lavitt/Register

DURHAM >> It’s not often that a 1-2-5 double play ends a softball game, but that’s what transpired between Old Saybrook and host Coginchaug Wednesday. Trailing by a run, Coginchaug loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning. That’s when Courtney Votto looped a fly ball which drifted towards the […]