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 […]

Girls volleyball: Torrington sweeps Ansonia

Torrington's Jayleen Colon sets up a teammate in the Red Raiders' 3-0 win over Ansonia.
Marianne Killackey Special to the Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> Torrington High School’s girls volleyball team showed skills and then mental toughness for a 3-0 (25-10, 25-21, 25-18) sweep against Ansonia Thursday evening at Torrington Connie Donahue Gymnasium. Playing their third match in three days, the Red Raiders (5-3 overall; 5-2 NVL) came out almost perfect in Game 1. “We came in not […]

Boys soccer: Torrington cruises past Woodland

Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen
Torrington's Michael DeSousa shoots past Woodland's Matthew Spofford to score a goal on Wednesday.

TORRINGTON >> The Torrington High School boys soccer blowouts are over, at least for a while. The Red Raiders sailed past Woodland 7-0 Wednesday afternoon at the Torrington Middle School, completing a 19-0 scoring run against their last three opponents. Friday, the soccer winds are scheduled for a change. “We have a tough stretch ahead,” […]

Torrington boys soccer rebounds against Sacred Heart

Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen
Torrington's Kevin Vaca dribbles the ball as Sacred Heart defends on Monday.

TORRINGTON >> Stubbing its toe Friday, the Torrington High School boys soccer team roared back 6-0 over Sacred Heart Monday at the Torrington Middle School. The Red Raiders (4-1) whipped through three opponents with a 14-1 scoring edge, then handed St. Paul its first win of the season, 2-0, Friday in Bristol. “We had it […]

Woodland girls swimming edges Torrington

Peter Wallace - Register Citizen
Torrington's Payton Welch won four events in the Red Raiders' 88-82 loss to Woodland on Friday.

TORRINGTON >> Woodland’s girls swimming and diving team nipped Torrington 88-82 in an historic win for the Hawks. The rivalry always produces a close score and, once, even tied. Nevertheless, the Hawks went nine years without beating Torrington – until Friday night at Torrington’s YMCA. “It always comes down to the final relay,” said Torrington […]

Football: Torrington tops Woodland in OT

Torrington’s defensive line stopped Woodland on the one-yard line for a 28-27 win in overtime at Woodland. Peter Wallace — Register Citizen

BEACON FALLS >> In a week of turmoil on where and when the Torrington/Woodland football game would be played, it all came down to one yard at Woodland High School Thursday afternoon. Torrington’s line held on a Woodland two-point try in overtime. The Red Raiders walked away with a 28-27 win. “It came down to […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington swims past St. Paul

Torrington remained undefeated in the NVL after a 98-68 victory against St. Paul Wednesday night. The Red Raiders 200 medley team of Jessica Gray, Olivia Vollaro, Payton Welch and Taryn Canfield finished first with a time of 2:12.13. Torrington’s Emily Mazzarelli finished first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:11.56. Torrington improves to […]

Football: Logistical problems force Torrington, Woodland to play Thursday

Peter Wallace - Register Citizen
Torrington High School's new turf field is expected to be finished by October 6, in time for an October 11 home date with Derby.

TORRINGTON >> Call it a logistical rainout. Torrington’s glittering new turf field is expected to be completed by October 6, which means the Raiders have had to reschedule their home games. Torrington Athletic Director Mike McKenna tried to preserve football home schedule dates with Woodland and Oxford, working with Torrington Midget Football officials for use […]

Naugatuck girls volleyball defeats Torrington

TORRINGTON >> In a game of nerves and mistakes on both sides, Naugatuck got it together for the last two sets of a 3-2 (16-25, 25-23, 16-25, 28-26, 15-9) girls volleyball win at Torrington High School Monday night. “We came out nervous but we kept on trying,” said Greyhound junior Nicole Healy, who rocked 12 […]

Football: Bradley tosses six touchdowns in Naugatuck’s win over Torrington

Naugatuck's Jason Bradley threw six touchdowns in the Greyhounds win over Torrington. Peter Wallace - Register Citizen

NAUGATUCK >> Naugatuck’s Jason Bradley, rated one of the best quarterbacks in the state, bombed Torrington for six touchdowns in a 47-30 opening win at Naugatuck High School Friday night. “Coach (Craig) Bruno opened up our offense for everyone,” the senior third-year starter said. “Teams can’t cover six people.” Bradley, racking up 302 yards passing, […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup: Coma’s last minute goal lifts Thomaston past Housatonic

Boys soccer Thomaston 2 Housatonic 1 (OT) >> With 45 seconds left in the second overtime, Thomaston’s Aridt Coma scored on a penalty kick to lift the Golden Bears past Housatonic. Andrew Goodrich scored the other goal for Thomaston and Scott Dignacco netted the Mountaineers only goal. Both Thomaston and Housatonic are now 1-1. Thomaston […]

Girls soccer: Torrington beats Wolcott on Tyrell’s goal

TORRINGTON >> Torrington High School’s girls soccer team beat Wolcott 1-0 with an early goal and strong defense at Torrington Middle School Thursday afternoon. Both teams opened with wins Tuesday. Torrington, laden with seniors, cruised to a 3-1 win at Ansonia. Wolcott’s 4-2 win at Seymour – picked by some as a title contender – was a […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Terryville sweeps Wolcott Tech girls volleyball

Terryville 3 Wolcott Tech 0 >> Terryville improved to 2-0 on the season after a 3-0 sweep of Wolcott Tech. Becky Malinoski led the way wit 25 assists for the Kangaroos and Libby Rrahimi added 10 kills. For the Wildcats Casey Farrington had two aces, 10 assists and seven digs in the loss. Terryville is […]

Vaca leads Torrington boys soccer past Ansonia

Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen
Torringtonís Kevin Vaca controls the ball against Ansonia on Tuesday.

TORRINGTON >> Torrington High School’s boys soccer team opened their season with a 6-1 win over Ansonia Tuesday afternoon. Midfielder Kevin Vaca stepped up for three goals while offensive star Amir Suljic sat for a CIAC-rule one-game suspension for a red card at the end of last year’s final game. “Coach told me to shoot […]

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 […]

Torrington swimming set to have strong season

Peter Wallace - Register Citizen
Torrington swimmers listen to instructions during a practice this offseason.

TORRINGTON >> Torrington High School’s girls swimming and diving team is one of a kind in the area. Fall is officially the CIAC girls season, but Berkshire League swim teams are co-ed units competing in the winter (deemed the boys season by the CIAC). The Red Raiders invariably deserve their fall spotlight. Last year they […]

NVL Football 2014: Torrington preview

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Vitals Coach: Gaitan Rodriguez (2nd season, 3-8) Conference: NVL Iron Division Playoff Class: Division L (573 boys) Home: Torrington High School (Field under construction and might not be ready for beginning of the season) 2013 Record: 3-8 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 at Naugatuck, 7 p.m. Captains: Ben Bonvicini, Dylan Heller, PJ Killmartin, Nate Bresson Top players Connor Finn, Jr., QB (6-0 180) […]

Litchfield County area teams ready for upcoming football season

Peter Wallace - Register Citizen Torrington linemen get ready to take part in a drill this offseason.

High school football. What else proves so effectively that, as soon as one good thing ends, another begins? Sure, summer’s almost over. But, after the first week of practice in full pads, several hundred area kids can tell you it’s still plenty hot. For some, being the first teams on the playing fields (the other […]

Torrington Varsity Alumni Club honors eight graduates

Torrington Varsity Alumni Club officers and scholarship recipients at the club’s 40th scholarship banquet were front row, left to right: Lou Zanderigo; Andy Pace Dominic Toce; Frank Russo. Second row: Joann Duman; Caroline Teti; Makenzie Welch; Kiley Rosengrant; Paulina Kolada; Micaela Bottari; Mario Longobucco. Third row: Paul O’Heron; Nick LaMothe; Paul Denza; Fred Bonvicini; Ernie Tracy; Mark Reichenberg.
Peter Wallace — Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> The Torrington Varsity Alumni Club held its 40th annual student-athlete scholarship banquet Wednesday evening at PSam’s in Torrington. Micaela Bottari, Joann Duman, Paulina Koloda, Nick LaMothe, Kiley Rosengrant, Caroline Teti, Ernie Tracy and Makenzie Welch crossed the last hurdle toward the club’s $1,000 scholarship with a host of thoughtful answers to club-posed questions. […]