Softball: Watertown rallies past Torrington

Torrington's Brittany Anderson watches a home run against Watertown Tuesday afternoon.
(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> Torrington and Watertown’s softball teams sparred through five innings. The Red Raiders flinched. Watertown hopped on Torrington errors in the sixth and seventh innings for a 5-4 win. The Indians (12-6) and Raiders (15-4) fought to a 4-3 Torrington win in Watertown at the end of April. At Torrington High School Tuesday, they […]

Baseball: Wolcott blanks Torrington for fifth win in six games

TORRINGTON >> Wolcott’s baseball team beat Torrington 6-0 Friday afternoon in a benchmark game in a roller coaster season for both teams. The Eagles and Raiders came into the game with matching 12-5 records, but Torrington’s loss is the fourth in the last five games after beating the Eagles 7-3 at Wolcott May 1. Wolcott’s […]

Softball: Torrington rolls past Derby in five innings

TORRINGTON >> Torrington made short work of the state’s other Red Raiders, Derby, Tuesday afternoon in a 16-0 mercy-rule five innings. “We have 10 kids on the whole team. We’re struggling to keep afloat,” said Derby coach Joe DiMartino. The good news is all but three of them are underclassmen and former Wamogo softball coach […]

Baseball: Woodland gets payback at Torrington

TORRINGTON >> A little over two weeks ago, Torrington (12-4) routed Woodland (10-6) in Beacon Falls. Monday, at Fuessenich Park, the Hawks got revenge, 10-2. “It was 15-0 at Woodland,” said Woodland coach Mike Kingsley. “That sour taste doesn’t go away.” When Torrington bats are cranking, their lineup is fearsome. Monday, Kobe Covington (3-for-3, 2 […]

Softball: No. 1 Southington slips past Torrington

SOUTHINGTON >> In a tournament-quality game at Southington High School Thursday afternoon, errors counted for more than hits in a 2-0 Southington win over Torrington. The Red Raiders out-hit the two-time defending Class LL State Champions, 5-2, but Torrington made three fielding errors to none by the Blue Knights. Two of the errors led to […]

Baseball: Watertown tops Torrington to take lead in NVL

WATERTOWN >> Watertown’s baseball team moved to the top of the NVL with a 6-2 win over second-place Torrington Wednesday afternoon at Deland Field. Watertown senior Ricky Descoteaux blew the game open with a three-run triple in the bottom of the fourth inning. “It was the biggest hit of my life,” he grinned. It was […]

Baseball: Oxford hands Torrington first loss

TORRINGTON >> Torrington batters faced their first really good pitcher Monday, coming away with their first loss of the season, 4-0, to Oxford ace Matt Gramesty. “In the big picture, it’s good you can see a pitcher like that, because that’s what we’re going to face in the state tournament,” said Torrington coach Pat Richardson. […]

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 […]

Snowy winter impacting spring sports seasons

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The Northwestern baseball field was still under snow Wednesday afternoon. "I don't know when we'll be able to play on it," Northwestern coach Jim Davidson said.

The winter weather has extended into the spring season, leaving fields covered in snow, which has impacted varsity sports around the state. The season officially begins April 8. but some teams have needed to move back season openers due to the inclement weather. In past season, the CIAC has allowed games to be rescheduled to […]

Girls basketball: Torrington celebrates season at year-end banquet

Torrington girls basketball team poses for a photo Sunday night at PSam’s Restaurant. Pictured front row from left: Kendra Covington, Shelby Howe, Taylor Howe, Abbi Fisher. Back row from left: Head Coach Mike Fritch, Brittany Anderson, Paige Middleton, Mia Barbieri, Coach Erika Pratt, Coach Barbara Beebe.
(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> Most successful high school teams discover the process has been all about bonding into a family. Torrington High School’s girls basketball team covered that Sunday night at its banquet amidst demonstrations of how and why it happened. But seeping through the laughter and tears, determination and success shone through as overriding themes. Coach […]

Girls basketball: No. 19 Kennedy upsets No. 3 Torrington in OT

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Torrington’s Mia Barbieri scores on a layup as Kennedy’s Blessen Chapman looks on.

TORRINGTON >> The third time was the charm for a Kennedy girls basketball team on a mission in a 55-48 Class L second-round overtime upset over No. 3 Torrington Thursday night. “It’s hard to beat a team three times, right?” Kennedy coach Jen Deeley grinned before the game began at Torrington High School. The answer […]

NVL Girls Basketball Championship: Torrington survives Holy Cross to win 2nd title in 3 years

Torrington's girls basketball team celebrates after defeating Holy Cross 56-55 in the NVL Girls Basketball championship Wednesday at Sacred Heart (Photo Marianne Killackey)

WATERBURY >> Torrington’s girls basketball team clung to a 56-55 lead over Holy Cross for the last minute-and-a-half of a riveting NVL final at Sacred Heart High School Wednesday night, winning its second NVL championship in the last three years. “We saved the best for last,” said Torrington coach Mike Fritch, whose team scraped past […]

NVL Girls Basketball Tournament: Torrington survives Kennedy, advances to face Holy Cross in final

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WATERBURY >> The tournament watchword “survive and advance” never rang truer than in No. 2 Torrington’s 45-42 win over No. 6 Kennedy in the NVL girls basketball tournament semifinals at Kennedy High School Monday night. Kennedy upset No. 3 St. Paul 57-52 in the first round Saturday while Torrington (21-1) was annihilating No. 7 Oxford […]

Boys Basketball: Shepaug earns state tourney berth with win over Wamogo

Griffin Ylagan scored 19 points and Clayton Schneider added 14 points and Shepaug scored the last six points of the game to qualify for the state tournament with a 58-50 win over Wamogo on Monday in boys’ basketball action. Jacob Fenn led Wamogo with 17 points and Max Loomis added a dozen. Shepaug moved to […]

Girls Basketball: Torrington’s uses an extra burst to beat Watertown, clinch NVL Iron Division

TORRINGTON >> Torrington’s girls basketball team (18-1) sealed up the NVL’s Iron Division championship with a 57-39 rollercoaster ride over Watertown (14-6) Tuesday night. “We’re all sick,” said Paige Middleton, Torrington’s high scorer with 17 points. The “winter ills” might have caused a first quarter in which neither team seemed capable of holding the ball. […]

Boys basketball: Naugatuck holds off White, Torrington

TORRINGTON >> Torrington’s David White put up a dazzling second quarter against steady output by Naugatuck’s Jarron Chapman in a 71-60 Greyhound win Thursday night at Torrington High School. White’s 15 points in the second quarter (team-high 22 overall) carried the Red Raiders from 25-11 midway through the period to 34-30 at the half. When […]

Girls basketball: Torrington tops Naugatuck

Torrington 59, Naugatuck 24 Brittany Anderson and Brie Pergola led the way to 17-1 Torrington’s win at Naugatuck (2-16) Thursday night. Anderson had a double double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Pergola was game high scorer with 14 on a night when everybody played. Torrington’s Caitlin Cornish added 10 rebounds. Torrington 59, Naugatuck 24 […]