Berkshire Boys Basketball Tournament: Lewis Mills, Northwestern advance to final

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THOMASTON >> No. 2 Lewis Mills and No. 3 Nonnewaug played stand-off defense for a little over three quarters in a Berkshire League boys basketball tournament semifinal at Thomaston High School Wednesday night. Early in the fourth quarter, Spartans Eric Miller and Nate Cook made back-to-back steals and sprints to the basket. The Chiefs never […]

Berkshire League Boys Basketball Tournament: Terryville tops Litchfield in first round

TERRYVILLE >> No. 4 Terryville adjusted its defense, then got team-wide contributions on offense, pulling out of a half-time tie with No. 5 Litchfield to a 59-42 win in the first round of the Berkshire League boys basketball tournament Saturday afternoon at Terryville High School. “We play our best when we’re all in it,” said […]

Class S Wrestling: Berkshire League well represented

The culmination of a season’s worth of sweat, strain and pain takes place this weekend at the CIAC Class S State Wrestling Tournament at Haddam-Killingworth High School in Higganum. Preliminary rounds start this afternoon at 4 p.m. Saturday’s full day begins at 9 a.m., with semifinal rounds scheduled for 2 p.m. and finals at 7 […]

Boys basketball: Top performances from the past week, games to go see this week

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Notre Dame-WH co-captain Karim Cisse scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds last week against Xavier.

FINE PERFORMANCES • Anthony Miller, Wilbur Cross: Senior guard finished with a game-high 24 points in the Governors’ 56-53 loss to Hillhouse Wednesday. • Cory Muckle, Westbrook: Sophomore guard finished with 30 points in a 62-53 in over East Hampton Tuesday. • Karim Cisse, Notre Dame-West Haven: Senior forward had 25 points and 10 rebounds […]

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, […]

Boys basketball: Terryville’s Shea Tracy dominant this season

Terryville's Shea Tracy goes up for a shot during a game against Northwestern earlier this season.
(Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen file photo)

TERRYVILLE >> Two weeks ago, Terryville senior guard Shea Tracy shot a state-record 13 three-pointers in a blowout win at the old Terryville High School. The record came in a 51-point night in which Tracy smashed through his 1,000th career point. Both marks have their own significance, yet those who see Tracy play see much […]

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: Northwestern hangs on to beat Terryville

WINSTED >> Northwestern’s boys basketball team withstood a furious Terryville comeback Tuesday at Northwestern for a 61-56 win and the lead in a red hot Berkshire League race. “We’re back in the driver’s seat,” said Highlander coach Doug Sebach, “but we were here before. Now, we’re going to find out what they want to do […]

Boys basketball: Top performances, upcoming games to watch

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)
Hamden Hall's Mike DeMartino elevates in the paint as Hopkins' Griffin Smith defends. The two Fairchester League rivals square off again on Tuesday at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden.

FINE PERFORMANCES • Shea Tracy, Terryville: Senior scored 51 points, including the 1,000th of his career and a state-record 13 three-point shots, in Terryville’s 86-52 win over Shepaug Valley Thursday. • Tyreek Perkins, Career: Junior finished with 29 points in the Panthers’ 78-75 win over Cheshire Friday. • Brandon Rentas, Sheehan: Senior made six three-point […]

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 […]