This Week’s CIAC tournament scoreboard (June 9-June 14)

Baseball

CLASS LL

SEMIFINALS

Tuesday, June 10
Southington 6, Fairfield Warde 5
Amity 3, Simsbury 0

FINALS

Sunday, June 15
No. 17 Amity (16-8) vs. No. 3 Southington (20-3) at Palmer Field, Middletown, 12:30

CLASS L

SEMIFINALS

Tuesday, June 10
Notre Dame-WH 2, East Lyme 1
Masuk 7, Law 2

FINALS

Saturday, June 14
No. 4 Notre Dame-West Haven (20-4) vs. No. 14 Masuk (16-8) at Palmer Field, Middletown, 3:30

CLASS M

SEMIFINALS

Tuesday, June 10
Rocky Hill 1, St. Joseph 0 (12)
Haddam-Killingworth 7, Plainfield 5 (13)

FINALS

Saturday, June 14
No. 1 Rocky Hill (22-2) vs. No. 11 Haddam-Killingworth (18-6) at Palmer Field, Middletown, 7

CLASS S

SEMIFINALS

Tuesday, June 10
Portland 4, Trinity Catholic 0
Thomaston 5, Cromwell 4

FINALS

Saturday, June 14
No. 17 Portland (15-9) vs. No. 3 Thomaston (21-3) at Palmer Field, Middletown, noon

Softball

CLASS LL

SEMIFINALS

Tuesday, June 10

Southington 8, Hand 0
Amity 2, South Windsor 1

FINALS

Saturday, June 14
Amity vs. Southington, at Biondi Field, West Haven, 7 p.m.

CLASS L

SEMIFINALS

Wednesday, June 11
Fitch 8, Lauralton Hall 4
Sacred Heart Academy 7, Berlin 0

FINALS

Saturday, June 13

Fitch vs. Sacred Heart Academy at Dunn Athletic Complex, Meriden 7 p.m.

CLASS M

SEMIFINALS

Wednesday, June 11
Seymour 4, Rocky Hill 3 (9)
East Haven 1, St. Joseph 0

FINALS

Saturday, June 13
Seymour vs. East Haven at Biondi Field, West Haven, 1 p.m.

CLASS S

SEMIFINALS

Tuesday, June 10
Old Saybrook 5, Coginchaug 4
Thomaston 2, Coventry 1

FINALS

Saturday, June 14
Thomaston vs. Old Saybrook at West Haven, 3:30 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse

CLASS L

SEMIFINALS

Wednesday, June 11

Staples 8, Amity 6
Greenwich 7, Ridgefield 5

FINALS

Saturday, June 14
Staples vs. Greenwich at McMahon, 1:30 p.m.

CLASS M

SEMIFINALS

Wednesday, June 11

Darien 18, Hand 3
New Canaan 15, Barlow 1

FINALS

Saturday, June 14
Darien vs. New Canaan at McMahon, 4 p.m.

CLASS S

SEMIFINALS

Wednesday, June 11

St. Joseph 12, Northwest Catholic 6
Brookfield 11, East Catholic 6

FINALS

Saturday, June 14

Brookfield vs. St. Joseph at McMahon, 11 a.m.

Girls Lacrosse

CLASS L

SEMIFINALS

Tuesday, June 10
Glastonbury 13, Fairfield Warde 5
Darien 12, Cheshire 6

FINALS

Saturday, June 14
Darien vs. Glastonbury at Bunnell, 1 p.m.

CLASS M

SEMIFINALS

Tuesday, June 10

New Canaan 16, Avon 7
Wilton 11, New Fairfield 5

FINALS

Saturday, June 14
New Canaan vs. Wilton at Bunnell, 11 a.m.

CLASS S

SEMIFINALS

Tuesday, June 10
Granby Memorial 13, Bethel 12
Stonington 12, Old Lyme 11

FINALS

June 14 at Bunnell, time TBA
Stonington vs. Granby Memorial

Boys Volleyball

CLASS L

SEMIFINALS

Monday, June 9

Ridgefield 3, Glastonbury 0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-23)
Southington 3, Staples 0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-19)

FINALS

Thursday, June 12
Ridgefield vs. Southington at Kennedy High School, 6 p.m.

CLASS M

SEMIFINALS

Tuesday, June 10

Newington 3-0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-17
Oxford 3, Darien 1 (25-21, 18-25, 25-22, 25-20)

FINALS

Friday, June 13
Newington vs. Oxford  at Shelton, 5 p.m.

Comments

  1. Put them all in Class LL says

    Funny to see no private schools in the LL baseball or softball semis! That’s where it is a level playing field! All private schools should be in LL, they pick from more towns/kids than any public school! What a joke to see private schools in the S & M tourneys! Maybe L but S & M, not right or fair!

  2. SCCDAD says

    They “pick” from the kids who go there. They do not have free range to choose whomever they want from any town. Yes,I am a parent of a Notre Dame of West Haven Baseball player.

  3. Joke says

    Don’t fool yourself…yes they pick from who goes there but they help pick who goes there. THEY ASK KIDS TO GO especially if they re talented in any sport.

  4. Put them all in Class LL says

    I’m sure there are kids who play that just happen to go to the school but to act like they don’t go out & find top players in all sports (boys&girls) you have blinders on. They should all play LL bottom line, when your lineup consists of 6 or 7 different towns, you shouldn’t play in a tournament vs. a school who has 250 students total!!

  5. SCCDAD says

    Believe what you want….that does not happen at Notre Dame-West Haven for the baseball team. I can guarantee it.

  6. Put them all in Class LL says

    It did in the 90s & 2000s with the same coach, so like the saying goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”
    I’m sure there’s a few guys on that team who don’t happen to pay full tuition & about how many towns do you think are represented on the Green Knights?
    To be very honest, at least they’re Class L, these schools that do the same thing (St. Joe’s, ND-Fairfield, Holy Cross, East Catholic, Trinity Catholic, Sacred Heart, etc.) & hide out in Class S & M is the REAL problem!
    SPB has a somewhat solution, put all them in Class LL & L, top 50% enrollment in LL other 50% in L and fill in from there! That’s a start to even out recruiting!

      • Ralph Britan says

        Although the the Football and Lacrosse Teams play in the FCIAC they compete in the M and S classes respectively in the State Tournaments. If you recruit players… you have an advantage.

  7. Facts says

    I’m shocked but the hatred toward Catholic schools. I posted this somewhere else, but since 1980 106 public schools have won state championships in baseball to only 30 catholic schools.

    St. Joseph won a state championship for the 1st time in 28 years in baseball last year now all of a sudden its a problem that they play in class M? You are grouped by enrollment plain and simple.

    What type of recruiting do you think goes on? Do you think St. Joe’s has numerous baseball players on scholarship? It costs $13,500 to go there. That isn’t cheap. If anything it hurts their cause.

    • Put them all in Class LL says

      I’m sure Manny Torres, Matt Gras & other St. Joe’s players paid that much! Their current softball pitcher doesn’t pay a dime! Facts, you need to wake up! It’s not hatred, it’s an unfair advantage, that’s all! Baseball probably didn’t win for 30 years cause all the free rides went to Vito & the hoop team, now they go to baseball & softball and boys/girls basketball have come back to the pack! Just like Sacred Heart, in late 90s early 2000s their entire boys hoop team was on free rides, went 18-2 yearly, they stopped, 2-18, open up recruiting bring in top 10 sophomore in country day before season, Class S champs! JOKE!!

      • Facts says

        You must be a big SJ follower dropping names like that. I can tell you cause I know(I’ll leave it at that) that baseball and only baseball can I speak for doesn’t have 1 not 1 player that was recruited or gets a free ride. You do the kids a disservice with your comments. Leave basketball and softball out of it. I’m talking baseball. Please don’t tell me you know anything about the SJ BASEBALL program.

  8. unfair says

    The question is not how many championships but rather that they have the ability to get kids that other school can’t get. It has been going on for decades. They ignore entrance requirements, help with tuition costs (if not cover them) for kids who they believe will help the sports teams. I saw basketball coaches at middle school basketball games this year trying to talk to 8th graders…believe me it was not about academics at their school. Bottom line is they have an unfair advantage over ALL public schools because they hand pick certain players…

  9. SJ Parent says

    In response to: Put them all in Class LL says…………..Both of my sons went to SJ and both played baseball. I can assure you that not one baseball player received a full ride as you say. In the six years that we have been at SJ the only aid provided that I know about is what is given to those students who score highest on the entrance exam and that may be only 2-4 students. I’m sure their are quite a few kids who need aid to attend SJ and some could require more than others but that is based on the families financial situation. It’s also the families decision to choose to attend a private school, instead of public, and take on the responsibility of paying out of pocket. If the private schools are such a big threat then why are they not winning state championships in every sport year after year? Baseball didn’t win for 30 years and I’m quite sure some of those teams were very talented. The team that won last year was talented but not dominant throughout they year. They got hot at the right time with exceptional pitching and defense. The parity in FCIAC baseball this season was the best its been in years. You had representation in every class for states both public and private and the private school teams lost to public schools. So what advantage does private schools have? Because they draw from multiple towns? Better facilities………..absolutely not. Better coaching? Better athletes? Again as I mentioned If that were the case every private school would win every championship in every sport year after year.

  10. ACL says

    I posted this info on another thread a couple of days ago but it is relevant here too.

    There 186 members in the CIAC and there are 18 catholic schools (just under 10%).

    I did a quick analysis of championships won by catholic schools from 1990 through 2013. Here is what I found:

    Baseball – 19 (championships won) out of 96 (possible championships), 20%
    Boys Basketball – 24 out of 96, 25%
    Football – 14 out of 122, 12%
    Hockey – 21 out of 56 38%
    Girls Basketball – 22 out of 96, 23%
    Softball – 12 out of 96, 13%

    Obviously I only looked at the most popular sports.

    The bottom line is that 10% of the member schools have accounted for 20% of the championships in these six sports. I don’t know if the percentages go up or down if the rest of the sports are included but, then again, not all of the catholic schools offer every sport.

    To be honest, I thought the percentage of championships won by catholic schools would be lower. That being said, it still means that a public school is winning a title 80% of the time.

    I know this may sound crazy but I don’t see where the catholic schools are dominating over public schools. If I had time to break it down further, I am sure that of the 112 titles won by catholic schools, a big majority of them were won by five or six schools (Prep, NDWH, St. Joe’s to name a few).

    If the catholic schools are recruiting, they should be winning more than 20% of the time, right?

    Not sayin’, just sayin’.

  11. Willie says

    Yes let’s impose rules to ensure that the champions are evenly divided among the 186 members of the ciac. Hey by the way, what do you think is the percentage of championships won by public schools in wealthy towns like Greenwich, New Canaan, Darien, Southington, I don’t know pick the towns etc where families move for the school system (and because they are nice places to live) and that have massively higher spending per student than other schools, and great youth programs, facilities and coaching? Hmmm, I ll give you a hint. It is a lot higher than 20 percent. 40 percent? 50-60 percent? Could be higher. Anyway, I suggest we fix that problem while we are at it.

  12. Carter says

    I don;t think anyone has to defend success – in any field of life. Success is not the enemy….Don’t hate on the people who want more for their children. I understand that there are many situations that effect success and lack of, but it’s not fair to us that live in Fairfield county to sterotype weath to success.

  13. Willie says

    Actually Carter my comment above was facetious. But was meant to illustrate a point, which I think is also illustrated by your indignant response.
    I have no affection for st joes. In fact I think they should be required to play a class up in certain sports, including lacrosse.
    But I think the continual bashing of st joes and other catholic schools on this website is ridiculous and insulting to a lot of people. And the focus on percentage of championships would be funny if it were not so misguided.
    Students from different towns attend catholic schools. That is the nature of the school. I assume many are attracted to these schools for a variety of reasons, including success in sports. Is this an advantage? I think so.
    Similarly, the schools from wealthy towns have many advantages that should be obvious to anyone. Actually I think these outweigh any advantages catholic schools may have. And I am confident this could be shown “empirically” ie based on percentage of championships. I have no animus toward these schools.
    However, how would you like to read, and have your kids read, on this website every time Darien or nc or whatever wealthy school does well that it is of course because these towns are rich? Eg as an example: ” Darien nc Greenwich and staples are playing for the state lacrosse championship because they are RICH”. Actually there is an element of truth to this statement.
    But it is highly insulting and unfair, as I think is the bashing of st joes on this website, because it is reductionist and ignores factors such as tradition, history of success, school spirit, motivation, excellence, individual effort, dedication of parents, teachers, coaches, community, and various other things high school sports should encourage.

    • Ralph Britan says

      I think that St. Joes is an easy target, tremendous football and lacrosse programs that play during the season against the best competition in the FCIAC, but come tournament time play in Class M and Class S, where they have a very good chance of winning or at least playing for the State Championship on a regular basis, like this year. They have a clear advantage pulling talented kids into these program over the smaller public schools that will have to compete against them in these particular classes. I think that you are agreeing in your comments that these all-star teams should play up to either LL or L for fairness.

      Its obvious that both Kids and their parents look at these Private School as the best opportunity for their child to get a look at the next level; they do not live in Darien or NC but still want a equal chance…..I would be interested how many kids that come up through Darien leave the school system to go to Prep…. my guess is… not many.

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