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. […]

Torrington Varsity Alumni Club present its annual scholarships

Micaela Bottari

TORRINGTON >> Since 1948, the Torrington Varsity Alumni Club annually has helped deserving Torrington student-athletes get to college. Much of the fund they use for their $1,000 individual scholarships came from the club’s establishment of a wildly successful youth basketball league that morphed into Elks and PAL basketball. This year, success of the Club’s Raider […]

2014 Litchfield County Male Athlete of the Year, Torrington’s John McCarthy

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Growing up, most athletes try their hands at multiple sports and only a few of them, like Torrington’s John McCarthy, excel like he did in his four years as a Red Raider. McCarthy just finished his high school career where he was a three-year varsity athlete in three different sports. He was the last line […]

Torrington’s John McCarthy wins Omar N. Pollack Scholarship

Torrington's John McCarthy was named the winner of the Omar N. Pollack Scholarship.

TORRINGTON >> Torrington High School graduate John McCarthy is this year’s winner of the Omar N. Pollack Scholarship. The $1,500 award, in memory of one of Torrington’s great sports activists, goes annually to a Torrington or Wolcott Tech graduate who played Babe Ruth Baseball and measures up in several other criteria, including school and community […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Golf Team

Griffin Ylagan Area-MVP Shepaug, Jr. Stats: Averaged a score of 40 this season, tied for first in the league overall, tied for the number one overall player in the Berkshire League, shot a 78 at the Berkshire Tournament to finish in second place. Honors: Berkshire League All-Star. Joe D’Andrea Litchfield, Jr. Stats: Finished in fourth […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Boys Tennis

Aaron Pezzullo Area-MVP Nonnewaug, Fr. Stats: Won the Berkshire League tournament, went 17-1 during the regular season and reached the quarterfinals at the Class S state tournament. Honors: Berkshire League All-Star. Jonathan Miller Housatonic, Soph. Stats: Finished in second place in the Berkshire League, 15-1 in the regular season and 20-3 including the Berkshire League […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Girls Track and Field

Sabrina Olsen Area-MVP Thomaston, Sr. Stats: Won the Class S state championship in the 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs, won the State Open in the steeplechase for the third year in a row, won the Berkshire League championship in the 4 X 800 relay, 800, 1,600, 3,200 and the steeplechase and she qualified for the […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Boys Track and Field

Tyler Mowrey Area-MVP Litchfield, Sr. Stats: Won the Berkshire League title in the 100 meter dash, 4 X 400 and the 4 X 100, owns the school record in the 100 meter dash, 4 X 100 and the league record in the 4 X 400. Honors: Berkshire-League All-Star, Doug Gleason award, grand master of sports, […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Softball Team

Sydney Matzko Area-MVP Torrington, Sr. Pitcher Stats: Finished the season 22-2, with 16 shutouts, 317 strikeouts, while only walking 12 batters. She also pitched five no-hitters, including two perfect games this season. Honors: Three-time All-State, three-time All-NVL, one-time All-Copper, NVL Pitcher of the Year, NVL All-Star Team, school record of 1,157 career strikeouts, United States […]

Litchfield County Area Softball MVP: Sydney Matzko, Torrington

Litchfield County’s softball MVP, Torrington's Sydney Matzko.
Sean Meenaghan - Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> In Sydney Matzko’s four years at Torrington High School, the Red Raiders went 70-9 in the regular high school softball season. Matzko, a six-foot left-handed pitcher, was All-State in three of those years, rolling up a school-record 1,157 strikeouts. This fall she heads to Division I University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, North […]

2014 Litchfield County All-Area Baseball Team

Willy Yahn Area-MVP Housatonic, Sr. Pitcher/Infielder Stats: Batted .587, had 37 hits, five home runs, nine doubles, five triples, 20 stolen bases to go along with a 8-2 pitching record where he posted a 1.67 ERA in 63 innings pitched, while striking out 104  batters.  Yahn also only struck out once in the past two […]

Super 100 Football All-Stars: Torrington’s Langs excited for opportunity

Torrington’s Desmond Langs caught 61 passes for 970 yards and nine touchdowns this season and will play the Super 100 Classic all-star game this Saturday.
Marianne Killackey — Special to the Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> This season Desmond Langs was the Torrington Red Raiders’ top offensive weapon, catching 61 passes for 970 yards and nine touchdowns, which resulted in being the lone Torrington player selected for the Super 100 Classic all-star game. “Being able to represent Torrington, it’s cool, it’s an honor,” Langs said. “I’m definitely going to […]

Meet Litchfield County’s Scholar Athletes

High school seniors from Litchfield County were recognized as the state’s top scholar-athletes at the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete Banquet sponsored by McDonald’s. A 31-year sponsor of the program with a longstanding commitment to educational programs in Connecticut, McDonald’s joined CAS to honor the following local students as the best of the best in the state: […]

Legion baseball: Winsted earns first win of season over Torrington

Winsted’s Garrett Healy lays up to make a diving catch in the its 6-5 win over the Torrington P38s.
Marianne Killackey — Special to the Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> Winsted Post 43 earned its first win of the season, 6-5 over Torrington’s P38s at Fuessenich Park Thursday evening. “We came to play,” said Winsted coach D.J. Reese, whose team clawed its way to a 6-1 lead before Torrington (2-4) charged back in the bottom of the seventh. A day earlier, the P38s […]

Legion baseball: Shurberg’s single in the ninth lifts Torrington past Unionville

Torrington’s John McCarthy (4), Stanly Rijo (7) and Perry Weingart (right) mob Sam Shurberg, after he hit the game-winning single to score Connor Rollins in the P38 3-2 win over Unionville.
Pete Paguaga — Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> Torrington’s P38 American Legion team came from behind in a tense game Wednesday night, beating Unionville 3-2 in nine innings at Fuessenich Park. “That’s a gutsy team. They played really well,” said Unionville coach Gerard Roy. “I used everyone on my bench.” That included three Unionville pitchers while Litchfield’s Evan Shortsleeve (2 earned […]

Connie Mack baseball: Total team effort leads Torrington past New Milford

Torrington Sports Palace waits to give Manny Rijo (right) high-fives after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning of Torrington’s 7-1 win over New Milford.
Pete Paguaga — Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> Pitching, power and speed did the job in Torrington Sports Palace’s 7-1 win over New Milford in a Connie Mack baseball league opener for both teams Monday night at Torrington’s Fuessenich Park. Josh Rubino (0 runs, 2 hit, 6 strikeouts) went five strong innings for Torrington. Spencer Cerruto (1 earned run, 2 hits, […]

GameTimeCT / NH Register Final Softball Top 10 Poll: Southington is No. 1

Southington finishes the season as No. 1 in the final Haven Register Top 10 Softball Poll.

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Class LL champion Southington (24-0) capped an unbeaten season by being named the No. 1 team in the final / New Haven Register Top 10 Softball Poll. Team Points Last Class 1. Southington (24-0) (16) 480 1 LL Final result: Def. Amity 1-0 in 15 innings to capture the Class LL state championship. Bottom […]

Legion baseball: Avon sweeps Torrington in double header

Avon's Matt Boone went five innings, allowing just one run on nine hits in Avon's 10-4 win over the Torrington P38s in game two of a double header.
Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> The Torrington P38s had chances, but they weren’t able to capitalize in a double header sweep at the hands of Avon. In the second game alone the P38s stranded six runners in scoring position in a 10-4 loss and in the first game they only scored once in a 5-1 loss. Slideshow: Avon […]

Class L softball: Berlin comes from behind to beat Torrington

Berlin's Courtney Silvia rounds third and heads home, scoring on Amanda Patterson's three run double. Berlin beats Torrington 4-2.
Marianne Killackey - Special to the Register Citizen

TORRINGTON >> No. 10 Berlin earned its second straight trip to the Class L softball semifinals with a come-from-behind 4-2 win over No. 2 Torrington Friday afternoon at Torrington High School. Torrington’s Sara Heath and Brittany Young drove in runs for the Raiders in the second inning. Berlin’s Amanda Patterson topped them with a three-run […]