NVL Football 2015: Wolcott preview

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Justin Nadeau video highlights courtesy of hudl   Vitals Coach: Jason Pace (5th season, 33-13) Conference: NVL Iron Division Playoff Class: S (391 boys enrollment) Home: Monroe Field 2014 Record: 9-3 (Iron Division champions, Class M-Small semifinalists) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 11 vs. Wilby, 7 p.m. Captains: Justin Nadeau Team website: MaxPreps Wolcott Eagles Football Top players […]

2015 NVL Football Team Preview Capsules

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Preview page for the 2015 NVL football season. Note: Links to team previews will be updated as previews are published throughout the month. Team-by-Team Previews Ansonia  Crosby  Derby  Holy Cross  Kennedy  Naugatuck  Oxford  Sacred Heart/Kaynor  Seymour  St. Paul Torrington  Watertown Wilby  Wolcott  Woodland  Team-by-Team Schedules MASTER SCHEDULE Ansonia  Crosby  Derby  Holy Cross  Kennedy  Naugatuck  Oxford  Sacred Heart/Kaynor  Seymour  St. Paul […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

CPTV Sports Game Time playoff edition: New Britain’s Tebucky Jones, Wolcott, and us

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The CPTV Sports / WFSB-3 Sports crew helped kick off state playoff football week with a jam-packed show Thursday night. Among the highlights: New Britain coach Tebucky Jones talks about his team’s drive to the state playoffs for the first time since 2004. He resigned in protest in January, citing lack of support from the […]

Class M-Small Semifinal Preview Capsules

St. Joseph's Mufasha Abdul Basir (center) celebrates a touchdown run with teammate Kevin Trefz earlier this season (Photo Peter Paguaga)

CIAC FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE No. 4 Wolcott at No. 1 Ledyard WHERE/WHEN — Mignault Field, Ledyard HS, 2 p.m. RECORDS — Wolcott 9-2, Ledyard 11-0 PLAYERS TO WATCH — Wolcott: Sr. QB Vincent Gambino (2,183 yards, 28 TDs, 8 INT); Sr. WR Phil Lebel (50 catches, 692 yards, 13 TD receiving); Sr. WR Jason Pelletier […]

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, […]

Football: McKnight brushes off injury as No. 8 Ansonia holds off Wolcott

Ansonia's Jai'Quan McKnight runs for a 45-yard touchdown in the second quarter of Ansonia's 48-27 victory over Wolcott (Screen cap Sean Patrick Bowley)

ANSONIA >> It was a routine run for a short gain, but it was followed by a blood-curdling yelp. A season and a career began flashing through the mind of Ansonia quarterback Jai’Quan McKnight. The senior was writhing around in pain, unable to look at his right leg as coaches and trainers tended to him […]

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 soccer: Torrington beats Wolcott on Tyrell’s goal

TORRINGTON >> Torrington High School’s girls soccer team beat Wolcott 1-0 with an early goal and strong defense at Torrington Middle School Thursday afternoon. Both teams opened with wins Tuesday. Torrington, laden with seniors, cruised to a 3-1 win at Ansonia. Wolcott’s 4-2 win at Seymour – picked by some as a title contender – was a […]

NVL Football 2014: Wolcott preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Wolcott quarterback Vincent Gambino, who threw 35 touchdowns last season and is expected to be one of the top quarterbacks in the NVL this season. Vitals Coach: Jason Pace (4th season) Conference: NVL Brass Division Playoff Class: M (428 boys enrolled) Home: Monroe Field 2013 Record: 7-4 (5-1 in Brass) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 19 Watertown, 7 p.m. Team website: MaxPreps […]

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: […]

Zagrodnik hits walk-off double to lead Torrington past Wolcott

Torrington’s John McCarthy throws the ball to first base as a Wolcott base runner slides into second base.
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TORRINGTON >> Torrington High School’s baseball stars shone bright in the Red Raiders’ first win of the season, 2-1 over Wolcott (0-6) at Fuessenich Park Thursday afternoon. Photos: Torrington 2 Wolcott 1 Shane Bierfeldt left Wolcott batters with nightmares featuring his curve. John McCarthy and Mitch Zagrodnik combined for hits when Torrington needed them most. […]

Saturday’s Litchfield County roundup: Lewis Mills baseball edges Wolcott

Lewis Mills earned its second victory of the season after defeating Wolcott 6-3 Saturday afternoon. The Spartans’ Justin Gallicchio picked up the victory and Jack Nepomuceno earned the save. Wolcott’s Charles Ciampi recorded three doubles. Lewis Mills’ James Principi had two RBI’s. Lewis Mills is 2-0, Woloctt is 0-3. Baseball Bethel 7, Wamogo 0 >> […]

Track and Field 2014: Top 10 Athletes to Watch

Amity's Zoie Reed returns as one of the state's top jumpers.

GIRLS Destiney Coward    Sr.    East Haven    Throws Had a breakout indoor season where she won the State Open shot put title; capable of throwing over 40 feet. Taylor Drayton    Sr.    Oxford    Throws Returns as one of the top throwers in the shot and discus. Won shot put (41-9) Open title last spring, finished third (123-9) […]

St. Paul girls basketball clinches first trip to NVL title game

St. Paul's Kelly McMahon drills a 3-pointer in the Falcons 40-31 win over Wolcott. The Falcons will make the trip to the NVL title game since the school joined the league in 2010.

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WATERBURY >> For the first time since they joined the Naugatuck Valley League in 2010, the St. Paul Falcons are headed to the NVL title game in after defeating Wolcott 40-31. St. Paul will face Holy Cross, which defeated Torrington in the other semifinal, in the championship on Wednesday. “Definitely excited,” said Falcons junior Kelly […]

Woodland girls, Wolcott boys win NVL indoor track championships

Wolcott’s boys and Woodland’s girls won the NVL Indoor Track and Field championships at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. In the boys competition, Wolcott won the meet by a point over Woodland, 87-86. The Eagles’ 4 x 400-meter dash team of Dan Neal, Caleb Sisson, Tyler Sheldon and Michael Rapisarda won with […]

Torrington boys basketball cruises past Wolcott

Torrington's Mitch Zagrodnik drives between Wolcott's Cole Phelps (20) and Shamari Thomas (12) on his way to the basket. Zagrodnik finished with 12 points in Torrington's 61-44 win over Wolcott.
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TORRINGTON >> After a week’s layoff with holidays and weather, Torrington’s boys basketball team (4-1) still had enough going to beat Wolcott (1-4) handily, 61-44. Still, at times, the reasons seemed mysterious. “Both teams looked like they hadn’t played in a week,” said Torrington coach Eric Gamari. Especially early in the game. Photos: Torrington 61 […]