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 […]

Football: Torrington honors seniors at banquet

Torrington seniors and coaches at the Red Raidersí football banquet are front row, left to right: Dylan Rodriguez; Anthony Pandolfo; Mike Montanez; Frank Perry; P.J. Killmartin. Back row, left to right: Coach Andy Therriault; Coach Jordan Capitanio; Coach Bob Reynolds; Bryan Rocha; Dylan Heller; Adam Klebe; Ludi Perez; Ben Bonvicini; Manny Rijo; Head Coach Gaitan Rodriguez; Coach Don Whitley. (Marianne Killackey — Special to the Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> Torrington High School’s football team celebrated the brotherhood of football and the ascension to manhood Tuesday evening in its annual banquet at the high school. Head coach Gaitan Rodriguez applauded the team’s rise from 3-8 to 5-6 in his two years, but, more importantly, the lessons learned in “becoming young men while facing […]

Girls basketball: Middleton leads Torrington past Seymour

Torrington’s Brie Pergola. (Marianne Killackey - Special to the Register)

TORRINGTON >> Torrington’s girls basketball team bounced back from Friday’s overtime loss with a 62-45 win over Seymour Monday night. “We knew we had to win it,” said senior Paige Middleton, who led Torrington’s attack with 22 points. “We wanted to go into the Christmas vacation 3-1.” There was never real doubt against the young […]

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. […]