American Legion: Torrington’s Bierfeldt stellar in win over Winsted

Torrington's Shane Bierfeldt allowed just four hits, striking out 10 against Winsted Thursday.
(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> The Torrington P38s jammed a season’s worth of trying into an 8-1 win over Winsted in their final American Legion game of the summer Thursday evening at Fuessenich Park. Shane Bierfeldt (3-for-4, triple, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored), Jason Vinisko (2-for-4, double, RBI, run scored) and Mitch Zagrodnik (2-for-3, double, RBI, run scored) […]

American Legion: Timely hitting lifts Winsted past Torrington

Torrington's Perry Weingart went 2-for-2 against Winsted Sunday afternoon.
(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> Winsted’s American Legion baseball team beat Torrington’s P38s 7-2 Sunday in a game that might establish once and for all how relative numbers can be. The teams have three wins apiece in a 24-game regular season with 10 left for Winsted, nine for the P38s. Neither team is likely to make the state […]

Torrington’s Considine Jr. earns Omar N. Pollick Scholarship

TORRINGTON >> Tim Considine Jr. has won the Omar N. Pollick Scholarship. This year’s $1,500 award has exceptional meaning, coming in memory of one great Torrington sports activist to the son of another. Omar Pollack died in 1973. An annual scholarship in his name, reserved for Torrington High School and Wolcott Tech graduates who played […]

American Legion: Wolcott holds out for win against Torrington

TORRINGTON >> Fresh from a five-run comeback Tuesday against American Legion Zone I leader Simsbury, Torrington’s P38s (2-5) made another run at it Thursday against third-place Wolcott (8-3). Torrington fell a run short, in a 5-4 loss, but nobody at Fuessenich Park breathed easy until the final out as Wolcott put up all five of […]

Class L Softball: Bouffard’s homer lifts North Haven over Torrington, into semis

Photo courtesy of Marianne Killackey North Haven’s Victoria Bouffard rounds third after hitting a home run in her team’s win over Torrington Friday afternoon.

TORRINGTON >> No. 20 North Haven pulled off its third straight tournament upset with a 1-0 softball win over No. 5 Torrington Friday in a state tournament system in which upsets often have more to do with ranking than actual teams. “We play in a league (Southern Connecticut Conference) with four top-10 teams (Amity, Lauralton […]

Class L Softball: Torrington shuts down East Lyme, reaches quarterfinals

Marianne Killackey — Register Citizen Torrington’s Alexis Tyrrell connects for a three run homer in the third inning against East Lyme in Round Two of the state tournament.

TORRINGTON >> Torrington’s softball team, playing without two of its three seniors, frolicked to its second straight Class L state tournament shutout Thursday in a 4-0 win over No. 12 East Lyme. UConn-bound senior captain Marissa Morris is still behind the plate as one of the best catchers in the state, but the rest of […]

Golf: Torrington golf completes two-year turnaround

TORRINGTON >> Torrington and Naugatuck dodged thunderclouds to the tune of a 179-234 Red Raider drubbing of the young Greyhounds Thursday at Torrington Country Club. Despite a heritage of ruling the NVL in the late ‘90s and early 2000’s, this year’s Raiders, 12-3, know how the 4-10 Greyhounds feel. “We were horrible last year,” said […]

Softball: All-NVL selections


The NVL recently released its all-league selections. They are: Pitcher of Year: Ashley Guillette, Oxford Senior of Year: Kaley Kempf, Oxford Coach of Year: Jim Husar, Oxford ALL-NVL Ashley Guillette, Oxford Raeanne Geffert, Seymour Toni Risucci, Watertown Kaley Kempf, Oxford Marissa Morris, Torrington Liz Lombardo, Holy Cross Cassie Rossetti, Seymour Kara Klimaszewski, Naugatuck Carla Piccolo, […]

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

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 […]