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

Photo by Peter Wallace
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

Marianne Killackey / Photo
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


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 […]

Torrington and Naugatuck swim to a tie

TORRINGTON >> Torrington and Naugatuck had opposite reactions to an 85-85 boys swimming tie at the Torrington YMCA Wednesday night. “It should be close,” said Torrington coach Eric Traub before the meet. Still, the Greyhounds had a slight edge on paper. It showed up in a narrow lead (48-46) six events into the meet. With […]

Girls Basketball: Torrington girls beat Wolcott for 13th consecutive victory

TORRINGTON >> Torrington’s girls basketball team (16-1) continued its run through the NVL with a 59-32 win over Wolcott (8-9) Tuesday evening at Torrington High School. The Red Raiders look better as the season goes on. Perhaps as a result, the competition looks worse. “We played much better at our place (a 59-41 loss),” said […]

Litchfield County girls basketball roundup: Pergola propels Torrington

Torrington sophomore Brie Pergola led the Torrington girls basketball team to a 47-35 NVL win over Sacred Heart with 21 points at Sacred Heart High School Friday night. Amber Craig had 11 for the Hearts, now 6-11. Torrington is 15-1. Thomaston 67, Gilbert 34 >> Morgan Sanson had 20 points to lead Thomaston to its […]

Girls Basketball: Torrington leaves no doubt in Mike Fritch’s 400th career win

Torrington girls basketball coach Mike Fritch earned his 400th career victory Thursday night vs. Woodland

TORRINGTON >> Career win No. 400 was never in doubt for coach Mike Fritch and his Torrington Red Raiders in a 53-21 signature win over Woodland Thursday night at Torrington High School. Woodland (4-12) was another mismatch for Torrington (14-1) in what has appeared to be a down year for NVL girls basketball. Nevertheless, the […]

Boys basketball: Watertown runs past Torrington

Torrington's Tom Considine goes up for a shot amidst a sea of Watertown defenders. (Marianne Killackey - Special to the Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> Speed and rebounding beat hot shooting at Torrington High School Tuesday night in a 76-64 Watertown win over the Red Raiders. Six Torrington shooters contributed to a Raider total of 13 3-pointers while the Indians got what seemed like two shots in every possession. Many of the Watertown shots were layups. When they […]

Boys basketball: Ansonia runs past Torrington for 4th-straight win

Torringtonís Tim Considine goes up for a jump shot in the Red Raiders’ 57-36 loss to Ansonia. (Marianne Killackey — Special to the Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> Ansonia beat Torrington 57-36 Tuesday night with the same kind of speed the Raiders showed while beating Gilbert Saturday. “They have quick hands and they’re quick in the lane,” Coach Eric Gamari said. Torrington (2-6; 1-5 NVL) looked lethargic by contrast. “We played good team defense,” first-year Charger coach Shane Kingsley said. “We […]

Boys basketball: Tim Considine’s 17 points leads Torrington past Gilbert

Torrington’s David White goes up for a layup. (Marianne Killackey — Special to the Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> Torrington’s boys basketball team beat Gilbert 68-48 Friday night in a game that proves again how deceiving numbers can be. For most of the way, it was a closer game than the final score shows and both teams are far better than their records – Torrington’s 2-5 and Gilbert’s 3-4. In what’s become […]

Football: Torrington’s Bonvicini defines the meaning of ‘big’

Torrington's Ben Bonvicini, center, leads the Red Raiders to the field during a game this season.
(Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen file photo)

TORRINGTON >> This week, Torrington High School senior Ben Bonvicini won the ’29 Club Award and Torrington football’s MVP Award. A snowy Friday offers the chance to see the person inside the football player and leader. The first impression is BIG. The NVL All-Iron Division lineman is 6-3, 285 pounds. His take on “big” is […]