Boys soccer: Naugatuck downs Torrington to win NVL title

Torrington's Josh Calabrese defends against Naugatuck's Ygor Silva on Wednesday.
(Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen)

WATERBURY >> Naugatuck took its second straight NVL boys soccer championship with a 2-0 win over Torrington Wednesday night at Municipal Stadium. The game played like what it was: a hammer-and-nails battle between old rivals who were now No. 1 and 2 seeds in the tournament. With both sides fighting for the middle of the […]

NVL girls volleyball tournament: No. 2 Woodland drops Torrington in five-sets

Torrington's Miah Giarnese gets ready to serve against Woodland Tuesday.
(Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen)

WATERBURY >> In a spellbinder from start to finish, Woodland’s girls volleyball team edged Torrington 3-2 (31-29, 25-19, 19-25, 23-25, 15-13) in an NVL semifinal match at Wilby High School Tuesday evening. “If there are five sets in a match, we’re going to play them all,” said Woodland coach Jim Amato. The Hawks (18-4 overall, […]

NVL boys soccer tournament: No. 2 Torrington edges Seymour on penalty kicks

WATERBURY >> Torrington and Seymour’s boys soccer teams battled for 100 minutes through regulation and overtime in the NVL Tournament semifinals without a score Monday night at Municipal Stadium. In two rounds of penalty kicks, Torrington goalkeeper Nate Manchester made two saves. Defender Matt Calabrese kicked in the winning PK. The Red Raiders won 1-0 […]

NVL boys soccer quarterfinals: No. 2 Torrington downs No. 7 Holy Cross in OT

Torrington's Mike DeSousa dribbles the ball in his team's win over Holy Cross Saturday night at Municipal Stadium. (Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen)

WATERBURY >> In a tough, physical NVL first-round game against Holy Cross, one of the smallest players on the field came through with both goals for Torrington in a 2-1 overtime win at Municipal Stadium. Kevin Vaca, maybe 150 pounds, is also one of the most talented players on any field. “When it’s chippy, he’s […]

NVL girls volleyball quarterfinals: No. 3 Torrington sweeps No. 6 Kennedy

TORRINGTON >> No. 3 seed Torrington swept No. 6 Kennedy 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-21) in the NVL Girls Volleyball Tournament opening round at Torrington High School Saturday afternoon. The Red Raiders (15-4, 15-3 NVL) beat Kennedy handily in the regular season, but the Eagles (13-8) contested every game Saturday. “We put in a good effort,” […]

Football: Wolcott clinches NVL Iron Division with win over Torrington

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WOLCOTT >> Wolcott clamped an iron fist on the NVL’s Iron Division championship in a 56-14 romp over Torrington at Wolcott High School Friday night. “It’s not our final goal, but it’s a nice benchmark along the way,” Wolcott coach Jason Pace said. The 5-1 Eagles’ only setback came out-of-conference against Masuk-Monroe last week. Torrington, […]

Girls swimming: Naugatuck defeats Torrington

TORRINGTON >> Sometimes it’s all about the times. Naugatuck’s 92-76 girls swimming win over Torrington Friday night was no surprise to anyone at the Torrington YMCA. But, in swimming, like golf, the first battle is with oneself. “We’re going for best times tonight,” Torrington coach Katie Gregory said, before the meet. Then Jess Gray, Emily […]

Football: Derby puts damper on Torrington’s home turf debut

Torrington's Nick Paniati looks to shake a Derby defender Saturday.
Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> The NVL’s schedule ensured that a Red Raider football team would win on Torrington’s new turf field Saturday afternoon. But three hours after the ribbon-cutting, the Red Raiders from Derby (3-1) took home the 37-7 prize over the Red Raiders from Torrington (3-2). “They play tough, but today, we had their number,” said […]

Boys soccer: Torrington rolls past Kennedy

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Torrington head coach Mike Fritch talks to his team during the Red Raiders' 9-0 win over Kennedy Friday night.

TORRINGTON >> Torrington’s boys soccer team rolled over Kennedy 9-0 for the first Torrington High School win on its new turf field Friday night. “After our game against Naugatuck, this was a nice one to get people some breaks and work on some things,” said Torrington coach Mike Fritch. The Red Raiders (9-2-1) tied Naugatuck […]

Torrington High School sports complex was years in the making

Marianne Killackey - Special to The Register Citizen The sun sets over the new turf field at Torrington High School Wednesday during a boys soccer game against Naugatuck. The field officially opens Saturday with a ribbon cutting at 2:15 p.m.

TORRINGTON >>  A vision of dedication, persistence and teamwork, the new Robert H. Frost Sports Complex at Torrington High School officially opens today at 2:15 p.m. before the 3 p.m. inaugural football game with Derby. Dedication Turf committee co-chairman/girls soccer coach Mario Longobucco dreamed of Torrington High School’s glittering new sports complex 14 years ago. […]

Girls volleyball: Torrington sweeps Oxford for ninth straight NVL win

Torrington’s Carly Ruzbasan passes the ball in the Red Raiders 3-0 win over Oxford. Marianne Killackey — Special to the Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> Torrington’s girls volleyball team eased past Oxford 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-19) Thursday extending its win streak to nine straight in the NVL. The Red Raiders (11-3, 10-2 NVL) lost five-game sets to Woodland and Naugatuck early in the season. Since then, they’re on a nine-game roll through the league, including a pair of […]

Thursday’s Litchfield County roundup: Sanson’s late goal lifts Thomaston field hockey past Nonnewaug

Girls soccer Wilcox Tech 6 Wolcott Tech 1 >> Wolcott Tech lost to Wilcox Tech but in the loss three freshmen stepped up for the Wildcats. Kelly McAllister scored and her goal was assisted by Victoria and goal Madison Rubino made 15 saves in the loss. Wilcox Tech 6 Wolcott Tech 1 Goals: Wilcox — […]

Boys soccer: Torrington boys soccer draws Naugatuck

Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen
Torrington's Kevin Vaca, left, and Naugatuck's Diogo Cruz race for control of the ball Wednesday night.

TORRINGTON >> Torrington’s new field won’t see a fiercer battle than the one fought for a 1-1 overtime boys soccer tie by Naugatuck (9-0-2) and the Red Raiders (8-2-1) Wednesday night. The Greyhounds took a 2-0 win at Naugatuck last Wednesday on two corner kick plays midway through the second half. Otherwise, it was a […]

Girls soccer: Watertown edges Torrington

Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen
Torrington's Lindsay Trobel (#20), Kendra Covington (#24) , and Courtney DellíAgnes (#18) defend against a free kick by Fitore Kllobocishta of Watertown.

TORRINGTON >> Watertown’s girls soccer team beat Torrington 4-2 on a glorious night for Torrington regardless of the score. It was the first high school game played on the Red Raiders’ sparkling new turf field. The official opening takes place before Saturday’s 3 p.m. Torrington/Derby football game. If this was a dress rehearsal for the […]

Football: Maren’s 4 touchdowns lead Torrington past Sacred Heart / Kaynor Tech

Torrington's Tyler Marens scored four touchdowns in the Red Raiders 35-0 win over Sacred Heart. Pete Paguaga - New Haven Register

WATERBURY >> Torrington High School’s football team (3-1) played like it owned the weather as well as the Municipal Stadium turf in a 35-0 romp over Sacred Heart/Kaynor Tech (0-4) Saturday morning in Waterbury. Dire storm forecasts brought only a light opening sprinkle in the first half while the Red Raiders racked up five touchdowns […]

Girls swimming: Watertown edges Torrington

Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen
Torringtonís Payton Welch swims the 200 yard Individual Medley Friday night.

TORRINGTON >> Watertown’s girls swimming team swept past traditional rival Torrington 85-77 Friday evening at the Torrington YMCA. “They’re too deep for us,” said Torrington coach Katie Gregory, studying her time sheets before the meet. Torrington (4-4 overall, 4-3 NVL) graduated big-time swimmers last year. The Indians (6-2 overall, 5-1 NVL), with just four seniors […]

Boys soccer: Torrington cruises past Oxford

Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen
Torrington's Keyon Robinson takes a shot on goal as Oxford's keeper attempts to make a save.

TORRINGTON >> Torrington’s boys soccer team had a surprisingly easy time with visiting Oxford Friday afternoon in a 5-0 win at the Torrington Middle School. The Wolverines (6-4) held Naugatuck to a one-goal lead until late in their 2-0 loss to the NVL leaders two weeks ago. Torrington (7-2) played Naugatuck to that same score […]

Boys soccer: Big half second half leads Naugatuck past Torrington

Naugatuckís Michael Campos and Torringtonís Amar Suljic battle for control of the ball.  Marianne Killackey — Special to the Register Citizen

NAUGATUCK >> After a dead-even first half, Naugatuck’s boys soccer team (8-0) made corner kicks work for them midway through the second in a 2-0 win over Torrington (6-2) Wednesday night. “Our problem was our lack of ability to clear the ball,” Torrington coach Mike Fritch said. “We knew it would come down to this. […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Weik’s OT goal leads Litchfield girls soccer past Wamogo

Girls soccer Litchfield 2 Wamogo 1 (OT) >> Zoe Weik scored her second goal of the game two minutes in the second overtime to push the Cowgirls past crosstown rival Wamogo. Weik gave Litchfield a 1-0 lead in the half, but Wamogo’s Brooke Neller tied the game in the second half to send it to […]

Football: Torrington clicks in 30-6 victory over Oxford

Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen
Torrington quarterback Connor Finn gets ready to throw against Oxford on Friday. The Red Raiders won 30-6.

OXFORD >> Call it a Torrington field day. Almost everything the Red Raiders tried Friday evening – offense and defense – worked in a 30-6 win over a young Oxford team at Oxford High School. “It was a solid win,” Torrington coach Gaitan Rodriguez said. “I’m really proud of the way we played.” “It was […]