CPTV Sports: Valley unites to support Seymour cheerleader Nina Poeta’s fight against cancer

Seymour's Nina Poeta gets a pregame kiss from boyfriend and Seymour football player Jake Bleau before the Wildcats' home-opener this year. Poeta has inoperable brain cancer and communities from across the Valley and beyond have rallied to their cause (Screen Cap via CPTV Sports)

From CPTV Sports the touching story of Seymour senior cheerleader Nina Poeta and and the overwhelming support she’s received across the Valley and beyond as she fights against brain cancer. Poeta was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in her brain stem in November 2013. Doctors informed her family that it was inoperable. She has since lost […]

Thursday’s NH County girls volleyball roundup: Cheshire wins 40th straight match

Cheshire 3, Foran 1 (At Cheshire) Game scores: Cheshire 25-8, 24-26, 25-18, 25-14. Notes: F—Janae Owen had nine kills and Kelly Hunt had five kills; C-Sarah Rodgers had 22 assists and seven digs; Jillian Haberli had nine kills and eight digs and Maria Buzzelli had 11 digs. Records: F 10-4; C 13-0. Hand 3, West […]

Girls soccer: Watertown edges Torrington

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Torrington's Lindsay Trobel (#20), Kendra Covington (#24) , and Courtney DellíAgnes (#18) defend against a free kick by Fitore Kllobocishta of Watertown.

TORRINGTON >> Watertown’s girls soccer team beat Torrington 4-2 on a glorious night for Torrington regardless of the score. It was the first high school game played on the Red Raiders’ sparkling new turf field. The official opening takes place before Saturday’s 3 p.m. Torrington/Derby football game. If this was a dress rehearsal for the […]

Seymour Hall of Fame Induction set for Nov. 1

Seymour High’s 2nd Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will take place on Nov. 1 at Colonial Tavern. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour that features a cash bar. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. The inductees that will be honored are: Walt Stosuy, Class of 1955 Dick Dahn, Class of […]

Football: No. 4 Ansonia routs Seymour, extends win streak to 47 games

Offensive lineman Malcolm Martin of Ansonia, left, punches open a big hole for his running Tajik Bagley, during second quarter football action against Seymour at Jarvis Stadium in Ansonia, Thursday, October 2, 2014. Ansonia H.S. defeats Seymour H.S. 43-8. (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

ANSONIA >> Some believed Ansonia’s lengthy winning streak would end when Seymour invaded Jarvis Stadium in Thursday’s highly anticipated Naugatuck Valley League showdown. That kind of talk only provided more motivation for the unbeaten Chargers. Ansonia scored three times in the first quarter and rolled to an emphatic 43-8 victory to extend its winning streak […]

Soccer: Top New Haven County performances, upcoming games to watch this week

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Gianluca Perrotti, left, and the Hand boys' soccer team have two tough games this week against Guilford and Xavier.

FINE PERFORMANCES Luis Rodriguez, Whitney Tech: Freshman scored all four goals in a 4-3 overtime win against Kaynor Tech, added three more in a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Kolbe Cathedral and had one in a 2-0 win over Wolcott Tech. Marcos Espinosa, Seymour: Junior scored three goals in a 6-0 win over Derby. Danielle Richardson, […]

Football: Tickets on sale for Seymour-Ansonia tilt

Tickets for the Seymour at Ansonia football game will be on sale beginning on Monday at both schools. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for high school students and $2 for students in grades 5-8 and senior citizens. Ticket sales end Thursday at noon. Seymour (2-0) visits Ansonia (3-0) on Thursday at 6 p.m. at […]

The Week 2 GameTimeCT Football PLAYS OF THE WEEK

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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 […]

Soccer: Top New Haven County performances, upcoming games to watch

Lauralton Hall sophomore Kerry Ullman battles Guilford freshman midfielder Taylor Shutak during their first game in the Southern Connecticut Conference in Milford Tuesday afternoon. The Lauralton Hall Crusaders defeated the Guilford Indians, 1-0. (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

FINE PERFORMANCES Eric Hicks, Derby: Senior had three goals in a 7-0 win over Amistad Academy and added a goal in a 2-1 win over Wolcott. Cole McArdle, Hand: Senior had both goals in a 2-0 win over Foran and added a goal in a 3-2 win over Amity and in a 2-2 tie with […]

Friday’s NH County football roundup: Seymour’s Salemme runs over St. Paul

Seymour’s Joey Salemme rushed for 280 yards and four touchdowns as the Wildcats defeated St. Paul 54-28 Friday night in a Naugatuck Valley League home win. Jack Osiecki caught two passes for 102 yards and a touchdown for Seymour (2-0). St. Paul dropped to 0-2. Seymour 54, St. Paul 28 1 2 3 4 F […]

Softball: Seymour receives championship rings

Members of the Seymour softball team display the rings they received for winning the Class M state championship.
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The Seymour softball team received championship rings for winning the Class M state title this past spring in a ceremony held at halftime of the school’s football game on Thursday. The Wildcats defeated East Haven 2-0 in the Class M state championship game on June 14.  It was the ninth state title for Seymour and […]

Laxworm’s ‘The Show’ Week 1: Seymour and Shelton football teams guest star

Shelton's football captains join coach Jeff Roy on 'The Show' live from Porky's Cafe Sunday, Sept. 14

‘The Show,’ produced, directed and hosted by ‘LaxWorm’ Mike Sportini and featuring Sean Patrick Bowley of GameTimeCT and the New Haven Register, and Kyle Brennan of the Waterbury Republican-American, kicks off live from Porky’s Cafe in Shelton at 11:30 a.m. This week, we’ll discuss what went down in Week 1, from the SCC/FCIAC Challenge and […]

Football: Salemme, Seymour finish off Amity

Seymour running back Joey Salemme rushed 37 times for 361 yards and four touchdowns in a 33-27 victory over Amity.
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SEYMOUR >> After losing four games in the closing minutes last season, including to Amity, Seymour football coach Tom Lennon preached to his squad the importance of finishing a contest. This year against Amity, Seymour took a two-touchdown lead with just over two minutes remaining. The Spartans, though, responded with a touchdown of their own […]

NVL Football 2014: Seymour’s Joey Salemme poised for a big season

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running back Joey Salemme is poised for a big season.

SEYMOUR >> Joey Salemme didn’t exactly have the best ending to an outstanding football season last year. Against rival Woodland in the season finale, Salemme exited the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury with Seymour clinging to a 19-14 lead. He never returned. On the ensuing possession after Salemme’s injury, Woodland scored […]

NVL Football 2014: Seymour preview

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Vitals Coach: Tom Lennon (6th season, 17-34) Conference: NVL Copper Division Playoff Class: S (320 boys enrollment) Home: DeBarber Field 2013 Record: 6-5 (6-3 NVL) 2014 Kickoff: Amity. Sept. 11, 7 p.m. Team website: MaxPreps page Top players Joey Salemme, 5-8, 180, Sr., RB Greg Chase-Patrick, 5-9, 170, Sr., RB Julian Falcioni, 5-10, 180, Sr., DL […]

Little League Softball: Mystic/Groton evens state championship series with Seymour

Karly Morales is greeted by teammates after driving in the winning run for Mystic/Groton in a 1-0 victory over Seymour in Game 2 of the Little League softball state championship series.
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ORANGE >> Karly Morales admitted she was nervous before she stepped to the plate with two on and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning and locked in a scoreless tie with Seymour. But the Mystic/Groton third baseman delivered, driving in the winning run with a line drive up the middle to lift […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Baseball Team

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NH County Area Baseball MVP: John Amendola, Notre Dame-West Haven.

John Amendola Notre Dame-West Haven, Sr., P Stats: Went 10-3 with four saves, a 0.77 earned run average, 65 strikeouts and just 10 walks in 84 innings pitched. Honors: All-SCC Quinnipiac Division and NHR All-State selection, as well as the team MVP. Off the field: Member of both the Spanish Honor Society and the Spanish […]

2014 NH County Area Softball MVP: Raeanne Geffert, Seymour

Raeanne Geffert, Seymour (Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)

The transformation from being a good pitcher to a dominant pitcher occurred last fall for Seymour’s Raeanne Geffert. That’s when Geffert joined the Connecticut Charmers, an elite showcase travel team coached by Wildcats assistant Neil Swanchak. There, Geffert competed against some of the nation’s top players. “She faced teams from California and struggled a bit,” […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Softball Team

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2014 NH County All-Area softball MVP: Raeanne Geffert, Seymour.

Raeanne Geffert – MVP Seymour, So., P Stats: Went 26-1 with an earned run average of 0.71 and struck out 312 batters in 188 innings for the Naugatuck Valley League and Class M state champions. Also batted .434 with 29 runs and 29 RBIs. Honors: All-NVL and Class M coaches all-state selection. Was selected the […]