Softball 2015: Top 10 Games to Watch

St. Joseph pitcher Nicole Williams
Arnold Gold/Register

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 begins the season at No. 1 in the Haven Register Top 10 Preseason Softball Poll.

(File photo)

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

Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register
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


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, […]

Football: McAllen, Woodland roll past Seymour

BEACON FALLS >> Woodland’s Sean McAllen scored four touchdowns, but none was more important than his interception return right before halftime. The Hawks were tied with rival Seymour late in the second quarter when the Woodland junior picked off quarterback Jaylen Kelley and raced 86 yards down the sideline for a touchdown to give Woodland […]

Football: Kelley, Bleau lead Seymour past Watertown

Seymour 53, Watertown 7 >> Jaylen Kelley completed 9 of 16 passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns for the visiting Wildcats in this Naugatuck Valley League victory. Jake Bleau (four catches, 96 yards), Jack Osiecki and Julian Falcioni each caught touchdown passes for Seymour (7-3). Joey Salemme rushed 19 times for 170 yards and […]

Class S Girls Volleyball Final: H-K sweeps past Seymour for crown

Haddam-Killingworth coach Rich Langer poses with his players after a 3-0 victory in the Class S championship Saturday in Glastonbury. Langer coached his final game of his 40 season career.

GLASTONBURY >> Prior to the year, Haddam-Killingworth coach Rich Langer said this would be his last. He’s coached 40 years of volleyball at H-K and is the only coach the program has ever had. But he did have second thoughts on leaving. “As I’ve said for 36 of those 40 years, there’s always going to […]

Class S Girls Volleyball: Seymour sweeps Morgan, headed to final

(Photo by Peter Hvizdak/Register)
Jesica Litwa of Seymour, right,  celebrates with teammates after Seymour defeated Morgan during the CIAC Class S girls volleyball tournament semifinals at East Haven High School Wednesday evening.

EAST HAVEN >> Following season after season of falling short in the state tournament, Seymour coach Cathy Federowicz bounced around the idea of leaving Class S. “I had talked about moving up a class because we also ways ran into Morgan and Coventry and Haddam-Killingworth,” she said. “We made the decision not to, because we […]

Seymour’s Nina Poeta, cheerleader who inspired community with cancer fight, dies at 17

Nina Poeta

By Keldy Ortiz | New Haven Register SEYMOUR >> Nina Poeta, a Seymour High School senior who touched the lives of many in the community as she battled cancer, has died, according to her school. She was 17. Rich Kearns, director of security for Seymour Public Schools, said Poeta passed during the overnight hours Saturday. […]

Football: Derby’s offense hits on all cylinders in win over Seymour

Derby receiver Jake Finnucan makes a reception for a touchdown.
John Vanacore/For the Register

DERBY >> Quarterback Michael Kreiger was his effective self for Derby against rival Seymour Thursday. But Derby’s offense also displayed some balance, and that combination was too much for the Wildcats to overcome. Although the teams combined for 16 touchdowns, the host Red Raiders scored on the game’s first play from scrimmage and never trailed. […]

Wednesday’s co-stars: Katie Helfenbein and Kathleen Walsh, Amity; vote for Thursday’s Star of the Day

WEDNESDAY’S STAR Katie Helfenbein and Kathleen Walsh, Amity girls volleyball: Had 10 kills apiece in a 3-1 SCC semifinal victory over Foran. Vote for Wednesday’s Star at until 9 p.m. Thursday.

Girls volleyball: Seymour on mission, wins NVL championship

Seymour swept its way to a Naugatuck Valley League title 3-0 over Woodland in Waterbury Thursday.

WATERBURY >> Seymour’s been on a mission ever since falling in the first round of last season’s Class S girls’ volleyball tournament. The Wildcats ran roughshod through the Naugatuck Valley League going 19-1 and on Thursday in the league tournament final, the Wildcats showed just how dominant they can be. Setter Myranda Williams had 28 […]

NVL boys soccer tournament: No. 2 Torrington edges Seymour on penalty kicks

WATERBURY >> Torrington and Seymour’s boys soccer teams battled for 100 minutes through regulation and overtime in the NVL Tournament semifinals without a score Monday night at Municipal Stadium. In two rounds of penalty kicks, Torrington goalkeeper Nate Manchester made two saves. Defender Matt Calabrese kicked in the winning PK. The Red Raiders won 1-0 […]

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 […]