Class M Softball: St. Joseph edges Seymour, advances to state final

STRATFORD >> The setting and the situation were the same for the St. Joseph softball team. The only difference was the ending. Playing in the semifinals for the second straight year at DeLuca Field, this time the Cadets were able to emerge victorious and advance to the Class M championship game. Powered by three home […]

Class M softball: Geffert, Seymour hold off North Branford, advance to semifinals

Seymour's Shari Minalga singles to center during the Cats' Class M quarterfinal victory over North Branford (Photo Dave Phillips)

NORTH BRANFORD >> Raeanne Geffert knew she had to dig deep. Host North Branford had the tying runs on base with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Class M softball quarterfinals and she was a little tired. That’ll happen when you’re in your 20th inning of pitching in less than […]

Class M Baseball: Kelo’s 30-year coaching career comes to close as Seymour falls to Killingly

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Seymour baseball coach Bob Kelo will step down at season's end, completing 30 years on the job for the Wildcats.

KILLINGLY >> Bob Kelo’s coaching career at Seymour has ended. The Wildcats lost to Killingly 2-0 in the qualifying round of the Class M tournament Saturday afternoon. Seymour’s Tyler Sirowich was pitching a one-hitter through three innings and it was scoreless through four. But Killingly’s Derek Gryzsiewicz put the Redmen on the board with an RBI […]

Softball: NVL final postponed (again)

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)   The Seymour softball team boards the bus after their NVL tournament final was postponed due to lightning and rain Wednesday evening. No. 1 Oxford and No. 2 Seymour will resume their game at 0-0, in the bottom of the fifth inning, Thursday at 4 p.m. at Naugatuck High School.

The Naugatuck Valley League softball championship final between No. 1 Oxford and No. 2 Seymour was postponed again. The title game will now be played on Friday at 6 p.m. at Naugatuck High. The game was suspended Wednesday evening due to lightning. The contest was originally scheduled to resume Thursday at 4 p.m. but was postponed […]

Softball: All-NVL selections

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The NVL recently released its all-league selections. They are: Pitcher of Year: Ashley Guillette, Oxford Senior of Year: Kaley Kempf, Oxford Coach of Year: Jim Husar, Oxford ALL-NVL Ashley Guillette, Oxford Raeanne Geffert, Seymour Toni Risucci, Watertown Kaley Kempf, Oxford Marissa Morris, Torrington Liz Lombardo, Holy Cross Cassie Rossetti, Seymour Kara Klimaszewski, Naugatuck Carla Piccolo, […]

Saturday’s NH County softball roundup: Seymour, Oxford advance to NVL semifinals

Becca Findley had three hits and three RBIs for the second-seeded Seymour softball team, which defeated No. 7 St. Paul 8-5 Saturday in the Naugatuck Valley League tournament quarterfinals at Seymour. Becca Johnson had three hits, two stolen bases and scored twice for the Wildcats (18-3), who will face No. 3 Torrington in the NVL […]

Baseball: After 30 years, Seymour coach Bob Kelo to step down at season’s end

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Seymour baseball coach Bob Kelo will step down at season's end, completing 30 years on the job for the Wildcats.

Seymour baseball coach Bob Kelo will step down after this season, his 30th at the helm of the Wildcats’ program. The move coincides with Kelo leaving his teaching job at the school. He taught mathematics for the past 32 years. Kelo, 54, said he plans to move to the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area by late […]

Softball: Kostek’s RBI triple in 14th lifts No. 6 Oxford over rival No. 5 Seymour

Oxford freshman Sam Kostek's RBI triple lifted No. 6 Oxford to a 1-0 win over No. 5 Seymour Wednesday.
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SEYMOUR >> With two outs and a runner on second, Seymour logistically drew its outfielders in with the hope of potentially nabbing the go-ahead run at the plate on a ball hit out of the infield. That plan might have worked, except Oxford freshman Sam Kostek hit the ball to the fence. Her triple in […]

Monday’s Star: Emily Drezek, Sacred Heart Academy; vote for Tuesday’s Star of the Day

Monday’s Star Emily Drezek, Sacred Heart Academy softball: Had four hits, including two home runs, and five RBIs in a 12-4 win over Shelton.   Vote for Tuesday’s Star of the Day until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Softball 2015: Top 10 Games to Watch

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Here are 10 softball games worth checking out this season: St. Joseph at Darien, April 15, 4 p.m.: A rematch of last season’s FCIAC tournament championship game won by St. Joseph, 12-1. Seymour at Oxford, April 17, 3:45 p.m.: Oxford is the newest NVL member, and faces off with the Wildcats here for the first […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Preseason Softball Poll: Southington is No. 1

Southington's softball team celebrates after Rachel Dube's 15th-inning, title winning home run. The Blue Knights are looking for another title when they take on Cheshire in the Class LL championship Saturday at 3 p.m. 
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SOUTHINGTON is No. 1 in the 2014-15 Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 Preseason Softball poll. Compiled by Mike Pucci. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SOUTHINGTON 24-0 16 480 1 LL Last year’s result: Def. Amity 1-0 in 15 innings to capture the Class LL state championship. Opening game: at Hall, Friday, 3:45 […]

Softball: Seymour set to defend Class M, NVL titles

Seymour pitcher Amanda Harkins (Photo Arnold Gold)

Monday marked the first day of practice for spring sports, including softball. Seymour is the defending Class M champion, having knocked off East Haven, 2-0, in last year’s final. It was the ninth state title for the Wildcats. Seymour also captured the NVL title with a victory over Torrington. The Wildcats compiled a 26-1 and […]

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, […]

Wrestling: Experience wins out in Terryville win over Seymour

TERRYVILLE >> Terryville’s wrestling team beat Seymour 48-24 Wednesday night in a meet at Terryville High School that was less about the score than the importance of experience and program survival. Seymour, one of five NVL schools with wrestling teams, almost lost its program five years ago with dwindling numbers. “A few parents stepped up […]

Boys basketball: Top NH County performances last week, upcoming state games to watch

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Robert Durant of Wilbur Cross goes up for two points against Career.

FINE PERFORMANCES Jeff Stockmal, Shelton: Sophomore finished with a game-high 30 points in the Gaels’ 93-86 win over Sheehan, a game-high 21 points in a 64-47 win over Guilford and 18 points in a 65-61 win over Lyman Hall. Tajik Bagley, Ansonia: Junior scored 32 points in a 71-66 win over Woodland and 18 points […]

Girls basketball: Middleton leads Torrington past Seymour

Torrington’s Brie Pergola. (Marianne Killackey - Special to the Register)

TORRINGTON >> Torrington’s girls basketball team bounced back from Friday’s overtime loss with a 62-45 win over Seymour Monday night. “We knew we had to win it,” said senior Paige Middleton, who led Torrington’s attack with 22 points. “We wanted to go into the Christmas vacation 3-1.” There was never real doubt against the young […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Girls Volleyball Team

Jillian Haberli – MVP Cheshire, Sr., outside hitter Stats: She had 253 kills, 177 digs, 64 aces and 11 blocks. Honors: All-SCC, CHSCA All-Stateand Senior All-Star selection. Off the court: Link Crew and National Honor society member. Sue Bavone – Coach of the Year Cheshire Stats: Led Rams to another Southern Connecticut Conference championship and […]

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 […]

Football: 2014 All-Naugatuck Valley League selections

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ALL-NVL OFFENSE QB: Jason Bradley, Naugatuck RB: Tajik Bagley, Ansonia RB: Elijah Parks, St. Paul WR: Bryan Coney, Naugatuck WR: Ben Slowik, Derby OL: CJ Falcioni, Seymour OL: Laurence Carfaro, Ansonia OL: Mike Gugliotti, Holy Cross OL: Justin Nadeau, Wolcott OL: Jose Santamria, Derby TE: Witold Gul, Ansonia UT: Michael Audibert, Wolcott UT: Michael Kreiger, […]