2015 NVL Football Team Preview Capsules

NVL 2015 TILT Cut

Preview page for the 2015 NVL football season. Note: Links to team previews will be updated as previews are published throughout the month. Team-by-Team Previews BRASS Crosby  Holy Cross Kennedy  Sacred Heart/Kaynor Tech  Wilby  COPPER Ansonia  Derby Oxford  Seymour  St. Paul IRON Naugatuck  Torrington  Watertown Wolcott  Woodland Team-by-Team Schedules MASTER SCHEDULE Ansonia  Crosby  Derby  Holy Cross  Kennedy  Naugatuck  Oxford  Sacred […]

Softball: All-NVL selections


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, […]

Class M Boys Basketball: Northwestern holds off St. Paul to advance

Ricky Persechino played a huge role in establishing Northwestern’s early lead in the Highlanders’ 68-65 win over St. Paul Catholic Wednesday night. Savage Frieze — For the Register Citizen

WINSTED >> No. 2 Northwestern led big for three quarters then weathered a fourth-quarter charge from No. 18 St. Paul Catholic for a 68-65 second-round Class M boys basketball win at Northwestern High School Wednesday night. “It’s the kind of game you expect in the state tournament,” Northwestern coach Doug Sebach said. “It was a […]

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, […]

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, […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington swims past St. Paul

Torrington remained undefeated in the NVL after a 98-68 victory against St. Paul Wednesday night. The Red Raiders 200 medley team of Jessica Gray, Olivia Vollaro, Payton Welch and Taryn Canfield finished first with a time of 2:12.13. Torrington’s Emily Mazzarelli finished first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:11.56. Torrington improves to […]

NVL Football 2014: St. Paul preview

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Above: Highlight reel for St. Paul wide receiver, Daija Fitzpatrick who  had 44 catches, 620 yards and 7 TDs last season. Fitzpatrick should help senior Pat Etter’s transition as the Falcons starting quarterback.  Vitals Coach: Jude Kelly  (10th season) Conference: NVL Copper Division Playoff Class: S (217 boys enrollment) Home: St. Paul H.S. 2013 Record: 6-4 (3-3 in Copper) 2014 […]

Meet Hartford County’s Scholar Athletes

  High school seniors from Hartford 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 […]

Former St. Paul quarterback Logan Marchi now heading to Temple


It looks like Winsted’s Logan Marchi will be on a Division I football roster, after all. The St. Paul quarterback, now Gilbert-Winsted student, who was compelled to withdraw his commitment to UConn (i.e. had it rescinded) in the days leading up to National Signing Day, was all set to head to prep school. But on Tuesday […]

Class S softball: Thomaston wins extra inning thriller against St. Paul

Thomaston’s Abby Hurlbert looks to make a catch while St. Paul runner Emily Sklenka slides into second base. The Golden Bears won 2-1 in 10 innings. 
Laurie Gaboardi — Register Citizen

THOMASTON >> No. 2 Thomaston beat No. 15 St. Paul Catholic 2-1 Wednesday afternoon in a 10-inning game with more heart-stopping twists and turns than your favorite action movie. Danielle Genest dashed in with the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th; each team held its breath at the edge […]

Baseball beat: NVL Tournament Central

The NVL baseball Tournament will get underway on Wednesday.

Updates every minute – View full tournament NEWS CENTRAL Cross Marks The Spot: Holy Cross wins title Reversing the Trend: Seymour uses small ball to advance to NVL Final. Holy Moly!: Holy Cross walks into the NVL Final. NVL First-Round wrap up: Torrington downs Derby, valley rivalry set to go! PREVIEW After all the schedule […]

Softball: All-NVL Selections

The All-Naugatuck Valley League recently announced its all-league selections in softball. ALL-NVL Sydney Matzko (Torrington); Katie Petroski (Seymour); Gillian Fortier (Naugatuck);  Raeanne Geffert (Seymour); Samantha Lee (Woodland); Liz Lombardo (Holy Cross); Sara Selimovski (Watertown);  Yaixsa Vargas (Kennedy); Brittany Anderson (Torrington); Shelby Mendillo (Derby); Kayla DePara (Wolcott).  ALL-BRASS DIVISION Makayla O’Hara (Seymour);  Amanda Harkins (Seymour); Abby […]

2014 NVL Softball Tournament pairings, schedule

The NVL softball tournament schedule has been released and will begin on Tuesday at the home fields of the higher seeds. Torrington, the defending champions, comes into the tournament with an undefeated record at 19-0, and they will face off against Kennedy, 8-11. No. 2 Seymour comes into the tournament with only one loss, coming […]

St. Paul baseball takes down Terryville

Laurie Gaboardi - Register Citizen
St. Paul pitcher Jake Kawiecki delivers a pitcher against Terryville on Saturday. The Falcons won 10-1.

TERRYVILLE >> Terryville pitcher Jeff Dupaul held off St. Paul Catholic’s smoking bats for three innings before the Falcons opened up for an eventual 10-1 win at Terryville High School Saturday afternoon. St. Paul, 3-0, has posted 42 runs in three games, including a 28-14 opening shot at Torrington Wednesday. Photos: St. Paul 10 Terryville […]

St. Paul baseball explodes for 17 runs in fifth inning in rout of Torrington

Torrington’s Stanley Rijo hits a single in the Red Raiders 28-14 loss to St. Paul. Rijo went 3-for-3 in the loss with a single, double and triple.
Marianne Killackey — Special to the Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> Well, that’s over. St. Paul Catholic and Torrington combined for a 28-14 four-hour-nightmare Falcon baseball win that showed just how cold a windy mid-40s day can get. Neither team is likely to forget this one, no matter how hard they try. Photos: St. Paul 28 Torrington 14 Clearly, it was a hitters’ day. […]

DOUBLY SWEET: Thomaston defeats St. Paul in double overtime to win Class S title

Thomaston wins its first girls basketball state championship since 1993 in double overtime, 61-57 over St. Paul.

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

UNCASVILLE >> No. 3 seed Thomaston fought from behind three times, through regulation and two overtimes, to wrench the Class S girls basketball championship from No. 1 St. Paul, 61-57, at the Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday afternoon. Photos: Thomaston 61 St. Paul 57 (2OT) “For the past four years, this is all I wanted,” beamed Golden Bear […]

Thomaston, St. Paul get ready for battle in Class S title game

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Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert goes up for a layup against Immaculate during the Class S Tournament. The Golden Bears take on St. Paul today at 3 p.m.

Today’s Class S girls basketball championship between No. 1 St. Paul Catholic (22-4) and No. 3 Thomaston (22-4) is a neighborhood battle for residents of the Northwest Corner, despite its 3 p.m. spotlight at the glittering Mohegan Sun Arena. Its the NVL vs. the Berkshire League, nearby town vs. nearby town and, best of all, […]

Class S girls basketball: Thomaston head coach faces off against niece and St. Paul in finals

St. Paul's Kelly McMahon and her uncle Thomaston head coach Bob McMahon pose for a joking photo after the girls basketball luncheon at the Aqua Turf Club on  Wednesday.

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

PLANTSVILLE >> When Thomaston and St. Paul step on the court Saturday afternoon at the Mohegan Sun Arena a state title won’t be the only thing on the line, family bragging rights will be too. Thomaston head coach Bob McMahon will lead his Golden Bears into the Class S Championship game for the second year […]

CIAC announces Mohegan Sun state basketball championship schedule

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The CIAC has announced the dates and times for the boys and girls basketball championship games at Mohegan Sun. Advance sale tickets can be bought online here. SATURDAY 10 a.m. — CLASS L GIRLS: Capital Prep vs. Weaver Capital Prep rolls into final Weaver dominates Farmington 12:30 p.m. — CLASS M BOYS: Weaver vs. East Catholic Weaver […]