Cross Country is alive and well in Litchfield County

Members of the Nonnewaug and Housatonic girls cross country team line up before the start of the Berkshire League pre-season scrimmage meet at Black Rock State Park.
Peter Wallace — Register Citizen

High school cross country is alive and well in the Northwest Corner. Even in the smaller schools of the Berkshire League, cross country numbers are up. At Shepaug, 28 boys are out for the team, making the Spartan boys team a pre-season favorite for the BL title, along with Class M’s Northwestern. The league, a […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Softball Team

Sydney Matzko Area-MVP Torrington, Sr. Pitcher Stats: Finished the season 22-2, with 16 shutouts, 317 strikeouts, while only walking 12 batters. She also pitched five no-hitters, including two perfect games this season. Honors: Three-time All-State, three-time All-NVL, one-time All-Copper, NVL Pitcher of the Year, NVL All-Star Team, school record of 1,157 career strikeouts, United States […]

Meet Litchfield County’s Scholar Athletes

High school seniors from Litchfield 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 state: […]

Legion baseball: Terryville has winning attitude this summer

Mike Milius, starred for Thomaston high school this season, helping them reach the Class S championship game.

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

TERRYVILLE >> This summer’s Terryville American Legion team has a different vibe. A big reason is the team’s attitude. “After our comeback win against Unionville, Blaise (Russo) had the best quote: ‘you can’t beat the team that doesn’t give up,’” Terryville coach Dave Alarcon said. Terryville has players from four different schools — Terryville, Thomaston, […]

Track and Field: Nonnewaug girls wins 19th straight BL title, Northwestern wins boys title

Nonnewaug’s Mae Matthews won the high jump with a height out 4-feet 10 to help lead the Chiefs to their 19th straight girls Berkshire League title.
Pete Paguaga — Register Citizen

LITCHFIELD >> On a great day for track and field, Nonnewaug’s girls team continued an amazing march through 19-straight Berkshire League championships while Northwestern’s boys were happy to do whatever it took to stop Nonnewaug’s boys streak at four. “Nineteen in a row,”  Nonnewaug coach Arleigh Duff said after steering the team through all of […]

The Terryville Kangaroo has a chance to be voted Best Mascot in country

The Terryville Kangaroos' "Roos Crew" cheer during a game. The Kangaroo has a chance to be voted the best mascot in the country.

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

After a dominating performance in the first round of the USA Today Best Vote beating out instate schools, Avon Old Farms Winged Beaver, the East Hampton Bellringer, the Berlin Redcoat, Hale Ray Noise, the Jonathan Law Lawman, the Kingswood-Oxford Wyvern and the Windham Whippet, the Terryville Kangaroo has a chance to be voted the best […]

Litchfield County Area Boys Basketball MVP: Jake Johnson, Terryville

Terryville's Jake Johnson averaged 17.4 points per-game, 8.5 rebounds and six assists this season.
Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen

Before every home game at Terryville high school, after the away teams starting lineup is announced, the Kangaroos lineup, as their fans stand and cheer, is announced one by one with one senior being the last player announced. “Senior, number 21, “Mr. Everything,” Jacob Johnson,” the Terryville announcer said. The Terryville announcer wasn’t exaggerating calling […]

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 […]

Class S boys basketball: Bloomfield rolls past Terryville, into semifinals

Bloomfield's Tyrique Jones (0) celebrates after the Warhawks 72-41 win over Terryville.
Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

TERRYVILLE >> No. 2 Terryville (21-2) played its own game for the first four minutes of a Class S Quarterfinal boys basketball game against No. 10 Bloomfield (14-7) at Terryville High School Friday night. Then the bottom dropped out — and kept falling to a 72-41 final thud against a big Warhawk team that gained […]

Johnson and Trillo’s careers are over but their mark remains for Terryville boys basketball

Terryville's Tyler Trillo (left) hugs teammates Jacob Johnson (right) after he is taken out of the game for the final time.

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

TERRYVILLE >> With under two minutes to go and the game all but over against Bloomfield, Terryville head coach Mark Fowler made the decision to pull his starters, one at time. Seniors, Zach Graham and Taylor Donofrio left to a big round of applause. Fowler then pulled off Tyler Trillo who left to a standing […]

Class S boys basketball: Late run lifts Terryville past Coginchaug

Terryville's Jake Johnson hits a jumper in the Kangaroos 51-41 win over Coginchaug.

Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

TERRYVILLE >> Down one point going into the fourth quarter Terryville switched from its normal man-to-man defense to a 3-2 zone and used that to kick start their offense leading them to a 51-41 win over Coginchaug and into the second round of the Class S state tournament. One of the reasons for the switch […]

Terryville takes home boys basketball Berkshire League Tournament title

Terryville's, from left to right, Ariel Batista, Tyler Trillo, Zach Graham, Ian Schmidt and Shea Tracy celebrate after winning the Berkshire League Tournament.
Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

WINSTED >> The Terryville Kangagroos completed their undefeated Berkshire League season, 20-0, with a 41-33 win over Lewis Mills in the league tournament finals. “So proud what this team has done,” said Terryville head coach Mark Fowler. “A lot of people are going to remember this team in the Berkshire League for years to come.” […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Terryville girls basketball falls to Sheehan in Class S opener

No. 23 Terryville fell to No. 10 Canton 67-42 in the first round of the Class S state tournament. The Kangaroos’ Olivia Pilarski and Bailey Doran each led Terryville with 10 point. Jenn Luba added nine points. Canton’s Erin Detone led the Warriors with 15 points. Detone hit five 3-pointers in the victory. Gabby Rose […]

Terryville boys basketball defeats Nonnewaug

Terryville head coach Mark Fowler talks to his team during a time out against Nonnewaug. The Kanagaroo’s won 79-50.
Peter Wallace — Register Citizen

TERRYVILLE >> In a streaky night for everyone, Nonnewaug’s boys basketball team (10-10; 9-9 Berkshire League) had standout performances and still lost by almost 30 Wednesday night — 79-50 at Terryville (19-1; 18-0 Berkshire League), the undisputed league champion. “It wasn’t our sharpest night, but give Nonnewaug the credit; they played well,” said Terryville coach […]

Saturday’s Litchfield County roundup: Terryville boys basketball cruises past Shepaug

Terryville cruised to victory over Shepaug, defeating the Spartans 86-44. The Kangaroos got off to a strong start, outscoring Shepaug 32-8 in the first quarter. Terryville’s Tyler Trillo led all scorers with 25 points. Jacob Johnson added 15 points while Shea Tracy scored 13 in the victory. Shepaug’s Robert McCarthy led the Spartans with 23 […]

Nonnewaug girls basketball defeats Terryville; advances to second round

Nonnewaug's Megan Mitchell looks to make a pass in the Chiefs 42-37 win over Terryville.
Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

WINSTED >> The Nonnewaug Chiefs advanced to the second round of the Berkshire League Tournament defeating Terryville 42-37. “We knew it was close, we knew we had to give it all we got,” said Chiefs senior Megan Mitchell. “We’ve been practicing and preparing, we were ready for this game.” With 45 seconds left in the […]

Terryville boys basketball cruise past Lewis Mills

Terryville Tyler Trillo over Lewis Mills’ Spencer Maloney in the Kangaroos 66-35 win over the Spartans. 
Laurie Gaboardi — Register Citizen

BURLINGTON >> If you’re an area youth basketball coach, boys or girls, in need of a team role model, bring your team to see Terryville High School’s boys basketball team play before their season is over. Friday, the Kangaroos (17-1; 16-0 Berkshire League) destroyed the second-best team in the Berkshire League 66-35 at Lewis Mills […]

Terryville boys basketball wins close game against Northwestern

Terryville’s Shea Tracy lays in two of his 12 points in the Kangaroos 50-44 win over Northwestern. 
Pete Paguaga — Register Citizen

TERRYVILLE >> For the second time this season, Terryville and Northwestern played a close game that was decided in the final quarter, for the second time the Kangaroos came out on top, this time 50-44. “There’s a misconception that people think we should win every game by 30 points, Northwestern is the second best team […]

Terryville’s Graham makes long journey back to court after life changing accident

Terryville’s head coach Mark Fowler said that Zach Graham (left) brings a new desire to be pushed and wants to challenged so he can be the best basketball player he can.
Pete Paguaga — Register Citizen

TERRYVILLE >> Zach Graham’s life changed forever while riding his bike to a friend’s house on a summer day two and a half years ago. “I was picking up a lot of speed and I swerved out into the middle of the road. There was a car in front of me so I tried to […]

Nonnewaug wrestling wins close match against Terryville

Nonnewaug's Cain Hardisty pins Terryville's Nick Rodriguez during the Chiefs 38-30 win over the Kangaroos.
Marianne Killackey - Special to the Register Citizen

WOODBURY >> The Berkshire League’s best wrestling match of the season twisted and turned through strategy and struggles before Nonnewaug came from behind in a 38-30 win over defending BL champion Terryville Wednesday night at Nonnewaug High School. “We came out a little flat early. We just had the edge in matchups,” said Nonnewaug coach […]