The Top 25 Moments From Spring Championship Weekend

Top 25 Moments

We spent 36 hours following the fine work of NFHSNetwork and CPTV Sports, who brought to you, live, ALL of the CIAC spring state championships. Here are the top moments we managed to capture on Vine throughout the weekend. With so many games going on simultaneously, it was impossible to keep track of it all. If […]

Class S softball: Lawton, Holy Cross end Thomaston’s win streak, claim championship

Holy Cross celebrates it's 4-0 Class S championship victory over Thomaston in West Haven Saturday (Photo Peter Wallace)

WEST HAVEN >> Holy Cross softball broke through a 23-year dry spell for a 4-0 win over defending champion Thomaston in the Class S state final at West Haven Saturday afternoon. “Right after our Senior Night, I knew it would be a great postseason,” first-year head coach Megan Dwyer said. “The girls really came together […]

Class S Softball: 10-run fifth propels Thomaston over Hale Ray, back to title game

Thomaston pitcher Morgan Sanson started slow, then limited Hale-Ray to five hits in the Golden Bear semifinal win Wednesday evening at West Haven High School. Peter Wallace photo

WEST HAVEN >> It’s No. 2 Thomaston against No. 5 Holy Cross for the CIAC Class S softball state title Saturday at 1 p.m. at West Haven. Holy Cross put away No. 1 East Granby 2-0 in an efficient hour and 10 minutes in the first game of a semifinal doubleheader Wednesday at West Haven […]

Jimmy Zanor: Despite semifinal loss, Hale Ray carries Shoreline banner again

Hale Ray junior shortstop Nicole Dombroski gets ready to battle Thomaston on Wednesday at West Haven's Biondi Field. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

WEST HAVEN >> Watching the Hale Ray softball team warm-up prior to their CIAC Class S semifinal softball battle against Thomaston Wednesday night, I was reminded again what the late Ed Hidek told me years ago. Hidek, who guided Morgan to four Class M state titles, believed that the Shoreline Conference was the best small […]

CPTV Sports’ GameTime: Wilcox Tech baseball, Thomaston softball, Parish Hill’s Harrington

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In this week’s GameTime on CPTV Sports, Joe Zone goes solo and interviews Wilcox Tech’s baseball team and Thomaston’s unbeaten softball team. Co-host John Holt profiles two-time defending Division IV golf champion Nicklaus Harrington of Parish Hill. Zone also speaks with Norwich Bulletin reporter Marc Allard about the Eastern Connecticut Conference’s remarriage. Other highlights shown […]

Softball: Thomaston tops Northwestern, takes command in Berkshire League race

THOMASTON >> Thomaston’s softball team put themselves in firm control of the Berkshire League with a 3-2 win over second-place Northwestern Wednesday afternoon. The Golden Bears (14-0; 13-0 BL) are defending league and Class S Champions. Northwestern (11-4; 11-3 BL) is a perennial Berkshire League softball power, but runs out of direct chances at Thomaston […]

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 tennis preview capsules

Torrington Boys Coach: Mark Moulton, 7th year Last year: 13-5, NVL 3rd Key Losses: Five starters Key returners: Ethan Barbieri. sr; Collin Genovese, sr; Brandon Becker, sr; Allain Malcom, jr. Newcomers: Scott Dixon, soph; Billy Weber, fresh. (brother Jack was No. 1 three years ago.) Outlook: The Red Raiders are rebuilding but still expect to […]

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

Southington's softball team celebrates after Rachel Dube's 15th-inning, title winning home run. The Blue Knights are looking for another title when they take on Cheshire in the Class LL championship Saturday at 3 p.m. 
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SOUTHINGTON is No. 1 in the 2014-15 Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 Preseason Softball poll. Compiled by Mike Pucci. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SOUTHINGTON 24-0 16 480 1 LL Last year’s result: Def. Amity 1-0 in 15 innings to capture the Class LL state championship. Opening game: at Hall, Friday, 3:45 […]

Class S Girls Basketball: Hurlbert steal seals back-to-back championships for Thomaston

Thomaston celebrates winning back-to-back Class S girls basketball championships following a 52-50 victory over Canton at Mohegan Sun Saturday, March 21 (Photo Sean Meenaghan)

UNCASVILLE >> Thomaston’s girls basketball team persevered through an ugly game at the Mohegan Sun Saturday morning for a 52-50 win over No. 1 Canton and a second straight Class S championship for the No. 3 Golden Bears. “We’ll have to live with those turnovers, along with the championship,” said Coach Bob McMahon. In one […]

Class S Girls Basketball: Thomaston tops Windsor Locks, advances to semifinals

THOMASTON >> No. 3 Thomaston ruled the boards in a 48-34 Class S Quarterfinal win over No. 11 Windsor Locks Monday night at Thomaston High School. “We didn’t shoot as well as we sometimes do,” Thomaston coach Bob McMahon said. “In games like that, you have to hunker down and get it off the boards.” […]

Sunday Spotlight Instagram winner: Thomaston girls’ basketball team

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Our Sunday Spotlight winner: The Thomaston Girls’ Basketball Team! Thomaston won its fourth straight Berkshire League title this past week. The reigning Class S champs will open up state play this week as the No. 3 seed and play on Thursday. A photo posted by Gametimect (@gametimect) on Mar 1, 2015 at 9:09am PST Our […]

Berkshire League Girls Basketball Championship: Thomaston wins 4th straight title

Thomaston's Morgan Sanson drives to the basket in her team’s win over Nonnewaug in the Berkshire League Championship (Photo Marianne Killackey)

WINSTED >> No. 1 Thomaston opened a first-half lead from the outside, then built on it inside for a 56-36 win over No. 2 Nonnewaug in the Berkshire League Girls Basketball Tournament final at Northwestern High School Friday night. It was the reigning Class S champion’s fourth BL tournament crown in a row, avenging the […]

Field hockey: Teamwork gets Lewis Mills past Thomaston

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Lewis Mills' Julia Arel and Thomaston's Alexa Milius battle for the ball Tuesday afternoon. Lewis Mills won 1-0.

THOMASTON >> Good things happen to people who consistently get to the right place at the right time. Lewis Mills junior forward Heather Carmody scored the only goal in a 1-0 Spartan field hockey win at Thomaston High School just that way. “Everyone worked really well on our passes,” Carmody said. “To tell you the […]

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.
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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 Female Athlete of the Year, Thomaston’s Abby Hurlbert

Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert starred on the field hockey, girls basketball and softball teams for the Golden Bears. Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen

Thomaston, the Northwest Corner’s State Championship town… where, this year, no one is more identified with that status than Abby Hurlbert. “When we needed a big hit or a big play, Abby was always in the center of it,” said softball co-coach Kelly Finlay in a statement that echoes through Hurlbert’s two other sports – […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Golf Team

Griffin Ylagan Area-MVP Shepaug, Jr. Stats: Averaged a score of 40 this season, tied for first in the league overall, tied for the number one overall player in the Berkshire League, shot a 78 at the Berkshire Tournament to finish in second place. Honors: Berkshire League All-Star. Joe D’Andrea Litchfield, Jr. Stats: Finished in fourth […]

Litchfield County Area Girls Tennis MVP: MacKenzie Blair, Thomaston

Litchfield County's girls tennis MVP, Thomaston's MacKenzie Blair. Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

Before her freshman year Thomaston’s MacKenzie Blair never picked up a tennis racket in her entire life and four years late Blair is leaving the Golden Bears as one of their most successful tennis players in school history. “I was a runner for a long time and I wanted to try something new, a friend, […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Girls Tennis

MacKenzie Blair Area-MVP Thomaston Sr. Stats: Won the Berkshire League championship, the first in school history, went 13-3 during the regular season and 15-4 overall, helped lead Thomaston to its best season in school history, where they reached the Class S semifinals and won Berkshire League team championship. She also won her first match in […]