Softball: Seymour receives championship rings

Members of the Seymour softball team display the rings they received for winning the Class M state championship.
Catherine Avalone/Register

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.
Catherine Avalone/Register

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

(Mara Lavitt — New Haven Register) 
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.
Mara Lavitt/Register

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 […]

Joe Deptula, Derby captain and Seymour youth football coach, dies at 51

Joe Deptula III, a former Derby football captain and a long-time coach in Seymour, died Saturday following a year-long bout with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He was 51. Deptula was captain of the 1980 Derby football team, who later settled in Oxford. He worked 21 years as a salesman for DiGiorgi Roofing and Siding and became […]

Who will be the 2013-14 New Haven Register Athletes of the Year?

The 2013-2014 Register All-Area MVPs. Photos by Register Staff. Illustration by Sean Patrick Bowley.

Another school year has come and gone and we have plenty of high school performances worthy of recognition. But who will be chosen as the 2013-2014 male and female New Haven Register Athletes of the Year? They will be unveiled Thursday evening in a banquet honoring the Register Area Most Valuable Players at Amarante’s Sea […]

Meet New Haven County’s Scholar Athletes

High school seniors from  New Haven 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 in the […]

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

Southington finishes the season as No. 1 in the final Haven Register Top 10 Softball Poll.

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Class LL champion Southington (24-0) capped an unbeaten season by being named the No. 1 team in the final / New Haven Register Top 10 Softball Poll. Team Points Last Class 1. Southington (24-0) (16) 480 1 LL Final result: Def. Amity 1-0 in 15 innings to capture the Class LL state championship. Bottom […]

Class M softball: Geffert leads Seymour to ninth state title, 2-0 over East Haven


WEST HAVEN >> Seymour had just one hit, but made the most of its opportunities against East Haven in the Class M state championship game. The top-seeded Wildcats used small ball to generate both runs in a 2-0 victory over the No. 7 Easties Saturday at Biondi Field. It is the ninth state title for […]

Friday’s softball, baseball championships postponed

Makayla O'Hara (left) of Seymour slides safely into home plate in the tenth inning to win the Class M Softball Semi-Final game over Rocky Hill 4-3 in Stratford on 6/11/2014. (Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)

Due to inclement weather, Friday’s Class M and Class L softball championship games and the Class LL baseball championship have been postponed, the CIAC  announced today. In softball, Sacred Heart Academy vs. Fitch in Class L has been moved and rescheduled for Saturday, 7 p.m. at the Dunn Sports Complex in Meriden. The East Haven vs. […]

Softball: Class L and M state championship preview capsules

Sacred Heart Academy (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

Complete tournament results CLASS L No. 19 Sacred Heart Academy (14-10) vs. No. 1 Fitch (25-1) When: Friday, 7 p.m. ppd to Saturday, 7 p.m. Where: Biondi Field, West Haven Dunn Sports Complex, Meriden Championship game appearances: Sacred Heart Academy 4 (1-2, lone title came in 2011); Fitch 3 (1-1, lone title came in 2009). Watch: NFHS Network […]

Class M softball: Seymour slips by Rocky Hill in ninth, reaches 16th state title game

(Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)  Seymour celebrates their 4-3 win over Rocky Hill in the Class M Softball Semi-Final game in Stratford on 6/11/2014.

STRATFORD >> Rocky Hill and Seymour had combined for five errors entering the bottom of the ninth inning. The game’s sixth error ended this Class M state semifinal contest. Senior Makayla O’Hara scored from second on an infield error to lift Seymour into the championship game with a thrilling 4-3 victory in nine innings over […]

Friday’s CIAC softball roundup: Amity rallies past Darien

Heather Ferranti’s sacrifice fly highlighted a three-run seventh inning for the seventh-seeded Amity softball team, which upset No. 2 Darien 5-4 Friday in a Class LL state quarterfinal-round win at Darien. Heather Watt went 2-for-3, three stolen bases and two runs, Jenna DiLorenzo went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases and Krista Reynolds added two hits […]