Litchfield County 2015 softball preview capsules

Torrington Coach: Maryann Musselman, 15th year Last year: 19-2 Key losses: Sydney Matzko, All-State p; Nicole Jamieson, 2b; Alexa Potter, lf; Sara Heath, 1b; Sam Pelow, ss; Aunchlee Reily, of. Key returners: Marissa Morris, cpt, sr. c; Brittany Young, cpt, sr. of; Brittany Anderson, cpt, sr of; Alexis Tyrrell, soph, inf; Lauren Jamieson, soph, inf; […]

Litchfield County 2015 baseball preview capsules

Torrington Coach: Pat Richardson, 5th year Last year: 17-7 Key losses: Shane Bierfeldt, lhp/of; Ben Thompson, c; Mitch Zagrodnik, p/1b; John McCarthy, 2b; Stanley Rijo, ss. Key returners: Nate Manchester, jr. p; Kobe Covington, jr. inf; Ben Bonvicini, sr. inf; Josh Rubino, sr. p; Manny Rijo, sr. of; Nick Santillo, sr. inf/of; P.J. Kilmartin, sr. p/of; Anthony Pandolfo, sr. […]

Litchfield County 2015 golf preview capsules

  Torrington Coach: Joe Minutillo, 30th year Last year: 7-9, 3rd in Iron Division Key loss: Nick LaMothe Key returners: Kristian Eucalitto, sr; Taylor Yuvgalevicz, sr; Alex Ledda, sr; Tylar Young, jr; Adam LaMothe, jr; Drew Fisher, jr; Matt Calabrese, jr. Outlook: Torrington should be stronger this year with its core returning. Expect top two […]

Class S boys basketball: SMSA ends Terryville’s season, advances to semis

HARTFORD >> No. 2-seeded Sports and Medical Sciences Academy put No. 10 Terryville in a deep first-quarter hole the Kanagaroos never got out of in the Tigers’ 55-41 Class S quarterfinal win Monday night at SMSA. For much of the 17-6 first quarter, the normally-deadly Kangaroos couldn’t buy a basket and the Tigers, in their […]

Class S Boys Basketball: Tracy, Terryville advance past North Branford

TERRYVILLE >> No. 10 Terryville’s Shea Tracy got open looks in the first half, then went to his teammates in the second for a 68-50 Class S second-round win over No. 26 North Branford Thursday night at Terryville High School. The Thunderbirds pasted a big win on No. 7 St. Bernard in the first round, […]

Class S Boys Basketball: Tracy, No. 10 Terryville oust Portland in first round

TERRYVILLE >> No. 10 Terryville beat No. 23 Portland 58-37 in a first-round Class M boys basketball game that started out ice cold Tuesday night at Terryville High School. In a game of early tournament nerves, the Highlanders were colder. Their first field goal arrived with 1:03 left in the first half when sophomore guard […]

Boys basketball: Five players to watch in the CIAC state tournament

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Joey Kasperczyk will try to help lead Hillhouse to its CIAC-record 23rd state championship.

1. Jeremiah Livingston, Westhill Talk about carrying a team to a title. Livingston scored a combined 78 points in wins over Trumbull and Norwalk, respectively, to lead Westhill to its first FCIAC title since 1989. What does he have in store for us over the next two weeks? 2. DeAnte Bruton, Ledyard Another high-scoring guard […]

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

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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.

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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, […]