Girls basketball: Holy Cross downs Torrington in OT

TORRINGTON >> Holy Cross beat Torrington 69-66 Friday night in a game that finally came down to who could step up in overtime. Holy Cross point guard RaShana Siders (game-high 27 points) was that person. Good ball movement and defense carried Torrington to a 31-25 lead in a first half in which Siders scored just […]

Boys basketball: Torrington downs Derby in home opener

Torrington's Tim Considine sinks a three pointer during his team's win over Derby Wednesday night.
(Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> Torrington’s boys basketball team surprised everyone but themselves in a 73-50 drubbing of Derby on opening night at Torrington High School Wednesday. The pre-season negatives rang loud in the view of a Red Raider team that returns just one starter from last season’s 11-9 regular-season effort. “We’re not big and we’re not fast. […]

Boys soccer: Torrington seniors celebrate season at annual banquet

Torrington seniors and coaches post for photos during Thursday's banquet. Front Row from left: John Thebarge, Collin Genovese, Mitchell Canty, Jose Peguero, Kevin Vaca, Nick Sparks, Michael DeSousa, Keyon Robinson. Back Row from left: Head Coach Michael C. Fritch, Assistant Coach Kevin Poniatoski, Luke Calabrese, Ryan Casper, Amar Suljic, Alex Church, Ethan Barbieri, Tom Killackey, Goalie Coach Jason Apruzzese.
(Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen)

GOSHEN >> Fourteen seniors said official goodbyes to the Torrington High School boys soccer team Thursday evening at the Torrington Country Club. It’s a devastating number for most programs. Nevertheless, many of these seniors played three years behind the seniors before them. It’s become that kind of program. “We had a lot of people step […]

Softball: Torrington’s Morris signs with UConn

Torrington senior Marissa Morris with her mother Valerie, right, and her father Tyler, signed a letter of intent to UConn Monday.
(Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> Marissa Morris, the other half of a Torrington High School softball battery made famous by Sydney Matzko’s pitching, completed a Division I sweep, signing a letter of intent to play for UConn next year. Matzko, now playing at the University of North Carolina, has a dazzling array of pitches; Monday’s signing attests to […]

Girls volleyball: Torrington says goodbye to seniors at annual banquet

Torrington girls volleyball seniors and coaches at Sunday's banquet, front row from left: Carly Ruzbasan, Shelby Howe, Kassi Perusse, Samantha Zordan, Miah Giarnese; back row from left: Coach Pat Strawson, head coach Christine Gamari, coach Maryanne Musselman, coach Kyle Phalen.
(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> In an age of turmoil, those worried about the future of the human race might find reassurance in a high school team banquet. It’s a tribal rite – a rite of passage – headlining the best traits we have. Torrington High School’s girls volleyball team had theirs Sunday night. Nobody’s better at the […]

Football: 2014 All-Naugatuck Valley League selections


ALL-NVL OFFENSE QB: Jason Bradley, Naugatuck RB: Tajik Bagley, Ansonia RB: Elijah Parks, St. Paul WR: Bryan Coney, Naugatuck WR: Ben Slowik, Derby OL: CJ Falcioni, Seymour OL: Laurence Carfaro, Ansonia OL: Mike Gugliotti, Holy Cross OL: Justin Nadeau, Wolcott OL: Jose Santamria, Derby TE: Witold Gul, Ansonia UT: Michael Audibert, Wolcott UT: Michael Kreiger, […]

Boys soccer: Bosnian born Suljic found success at Torrington

Torrington's Amar Suljic is defended by two Woodland players during a game earlier this season.
(Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> If soccer is the world’s favorite game, Torrington High School’s boys soccer team offered another satisfying glimpse this year of how and why that can be. The whole world plays it. And when its stars come to the U.S., the American game gets better. The Red Raiders proved it again at the local […]

Football: Torrington downs Watertown to retain The Helmet

Torrington celebrates by raising 'The Helmet' after defeating Watertown 55-43 Saturday.
(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> Torrington’s football team kept The Helmet for its third year in a row with a 55-43 win over Watertown in a snow-delayed Thanksgiving game played Saturday afternoon on Torrington’s pristine new turf. Red Raider parents and team members shoveled snow off the field Friday. Saturday, while pictures of muddy fields from around the […]

Girls soccer: Torrington caps off season with annual banquet

Torrington girls soccer capped off their season with a banquet Sunday night. Top Row from left: Head Coach Mario Longobucco, Taylor Howe, Emily Manchester, Kendra Covington, Assistant Coach Art Richardson. Bottom Row from left: Paige Middleton, Lindsay Trobel, Tori Flowers, Abbi Fisher, Courtney Dell'Agnese 
(Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> “We never quite found ourselves on the field,” said Torrington girls soccer coach Mario Longobucco at the start of a Red Raider banquet commemorating a 5-10-1 season that “disappointed us all.” Sometimes, the Sunday-night dinner at PSam’s showed again, the purpose of post-season banquets is to put it all in perspective – a […]

Girls swimming: Torrington celebrates 2014 season

Torrington High School's girls swimming and diving team celebrated their season at Green Woods Country Club Sunday night. Front row from left: Zoe Alfano, Ashleigh Kulesza, Emily Mazzarelli. Back row from left: Diving coach Mike Michaud, Sydney Doucette, Jessica Bielefield, Payton Welch, Taryn Canfield, Assistant coach Jessica Hurd, Coach Katie Gregory.
(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

WINSTED >> Torrington High School’s swimming and diving team redefined purity in the sport in its celebration of another season Sunday night at Green Woods Country Club. “It was a great season, regardless of the record (5-8 overall, 4-6 NVL),” said Coach Katie Gregory, proving her sincerity with a story from a losing swim meet. […]

Class L boys soccer: No. 8 Torrington shuts out North Haven

Torrington keeper Nate Manchester makes a save in the Red Raiders' win over North Haven Monday. 
(Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> Torrington’s boys soccer team spent the first half surrounded by offside whistles, then adjusted in the second, for a 2-0 win over North Haven Monday afternoon in the CIAC Class L tournament’s first round. “The one thing we do pretty well is the offside trap,” said North Haven coach Frederico Fiondella at the […]

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

Peter Wallace - Register Citizen
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 […]