CROMWELL – The first five minutes for North Branford were a bear. Cromwell/Portland took advantage of a pass coverage mismatch to score on its opening drive, and, after picking off quarterback Brandon Fratta on the Thunderbirds’ first play from scrimmage, the Panthers got into the end zone again two plays later for a 14-point lead. […]
[Vitals] COACH — RANDELL BENNETT (3rd year, 17-4) CONFERENCE — Pequot PLAYOFF CLASS — S (co-op) HOME — Pierson Park, Cromwell 2018 RECORD — 9-2, lost to Stafford/Somers/East Windsor in Class S quarterfinals 2019 OPENER — Sept. 13 at Haddam-Killingworth, 6:30 p.m. TEAM WEBSITES — Maxpreps | TWITTER — @cromportfb [Top Players] JUSTIN STERGOS, Sr., RB/S […]
[Vitals] COACH — ANDY GUYON (3rd year, 6-14) CONFERENCE — SCC Tier I PLAYOFF CLASS — L (692 boys enrollment) HOME — Larry McHugh Field at Xavier High School, Middletown 2018 RECORD — 2-8 2019 OPENER — Sept. 13 at Norwich Free Academy, 6:30 p.m. TEAM WEBSITES — Maxpreps | TWITTER — @xfalconfootball and @xavierhfbc [Top Players] DAVON […]
[Vitals] COACH — SAL MORELLO (10th year, 77-24) CONFERENCE — CCC Division II East PLAYOFF CLASS — L (670 boys enrollment) HOME — Rosek-Skubel Stadium at Middletown High 2018 RECORD — 9-2, lost to Maloney in Class L quarterfinals 2019 OPENER — Sept. 13 vs. Bristol Eastern, 7 p.m. TEAM WEBSITES — Maxpreps | TWITTER — @mhsbluedragons1; […]
[VITALS] COACH – MIKE BAKLIK (6th year, 30-24) CONFERENCE — Pequot PLAYOFF CLASS – S (332 boys enrollment) HOME – H-K High School Field, Higganum 2018 RECORD – 11-2, Pequot Sassacus champion, lost to Bloomfield in Class S final 2019 OPENER – Sept. 13 vs. Cromwell/Portland, 6:30 p.m. TEAM WEBSITE — Maxpreps [TOP PLAYERS] DALTON […]
[Vitals] COACH – ERIK BECKER (3rd year, 11-9) CONFERENCE – Pequot PLAYOFF CLASS – S (Co-op) HOME – Walter Camp Sports Complex, Coginchaug HS 2018 RECORD – 5-5 2019 OPENER – Sept. 14 at Old Saybrook/Westbrook, 11 a.m. TEAM WEBSITE — MaxPreps | TWITTER — @CoginchaugFB [Top Players] ALEX CASE, Sr., RB/S (5-10, 185) ZAK CUNNINGHAM, Sr., […]
CROMWELL – Holding a 12-point lead and the ball for the final 38.8 seconds of the first half, Cromwell’s girls basketball team went to work on a set play it practices regularly. The Panthers moved it around the perimeter, but it wasn’t clear who would get the last shot until junior forward Najla Cecunjanin popped […]
In the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, the Cromwell girls got their transition game going in the second half and pulled away to a 61-33 victory over Portland. The defending Shoreline champions (5-2 overall) are 4-0 in the conference. The Highlanders lost their fifth straight after a 2-0 start to the season. Cromwell got a […]
MIDDLETOWN — Enough with the practice sessions. Even a road game — against the No. 2-ranked team in the GameTimeCT preseason poll, no less — brings some relief for the Middletown boys basketball team.
The Blue Dragons will have…
MERIDEN – Maloney and Platt have been going at it on the football field for six decades, but the often-bitter rivalry played out in a playoff setting for the first time Sunday. It was Maloney’s game from start to finish, a 16-6 CIAC Class L semifinal victory at Falcon Field that propelled the Spartans to […]
MERIDEN — Middletown’s defense owned the night and led the Blue Dragons’ charge to another victory. Middletown defensive DaJuan Lomotey forced a Platt fumble at the 1-yard line and Xzavier Reyes recovered as time expired to preserve a 21-18 victory over the Panthers Thursday night at Falcon Field in Meriden. “It’s selling out. That’s all […]
MIDDLETOWN — In its first match this season against Shelton, even in defeat, Mercy coach Marcus Harley and the Tigers believed they were the better team. They were out to prove it on Monday, and it showed on the scoreboard. With the top seed in the SCC tournament still in play, the Tigers dominated the […]
BERLIN – No one can question senior quarterback Kevin Dunn’s toughness or his devotion to his Berlin High football teammates after his Friday night performance at Sage Park. Fighting a weak stomach, Dunn threw back a couple of Tums on the sideline, gritted his teeth and went on to throw for 249 yards and four […]
Cromwell/Portland’s potent passing attack meets Haddam-Killingworth’s tried-and-true ground game in an early-season clash of unbeaten Pequot-Sassacus teams on Friday night.
There’s also the possibility that the matchup of 3-0 squads at Cromwel…
Vitals COACH — JOE CEFARATTI CONFERENCE — CTC PLAYOFF CLASS — S (Co-Op) HOME — Palmer Field, Middletown 2017 RECORD — 1-9 2018 OPENER — Sept. 14 vs. ATI, 6 p.m. TEAM WEBSITE — Maxpreps Top Players MARK FRANCIS, Sr., QB (5-8, 215) NEHEMIAH BROWN, Sr., RB (5-7, 155) LATRELL LINDSAY, Sr., RB/S (6-0, 185) […]
Vitals COACH — SAL MORELLO (9th year, 17th overall, 144-36) CONFERENCE — CCC Division II East PLAYOFF CLASS — L (634 boys enrollment) HOME — Rosek-Skubel Stadium, Middletown High School 2017 RECORD — 10-1, lost to New Canaan in Class L quarterfinals 2018 OPENER — Sept. 7 vs. Wethersfield, 7 p.m. TEAM WEBSITE — Maxpreps | @MHSBlueDragons1 […]
Vitals COACH — ERIK BECKER (2nd year, 6-4) CONFERENCE — Pequot Sassacus PLAYOFF CLASS — M (co-op) HOME — Coginchaug Regional HS Stadium, Durham 2017 RECORD — 6-4 2018 OPENER — Sept. 8 at Canton, 6 p.m. TEAM WEBSITE — MaxPreps | TWITTER — @coginchaugfb Top Players TERRY LOCKWOOD, Sr., OL/DL (6-0, 260) DAVID SKELPS, […]
Vitals COACH — ANDY GUYON (2nd year, 4-6) CONFERENCE — SCC Tier I PLAYOFF CLASS — L (669 boys enrollment) HOME — Larry McHugh Field, Xavier HS, Middletown 2017 RECORD — 4-6 2018 OPENER — Sept. 7 at Norwich Free Academy, 7 p.m. TEAM WEBSITE — Maxpreps | TWITTER — @xfalconfootball and @xavierhfbc Top Players NICK HASSELMAN, […]
Vitals COACH — RANDALL BENNETT (2nd year, 8-2) CONFERENCE — Pequot Sassacus PLAYOFF CLASS — S (co-op) HOME — Pierson Park, Cromwell 2017 RECORD — 8-2 2018 OPENER — Sept. 7 vs. Rockville, 6 p.m. TEAM WEBSITE — Maxpreps | TWITTER — @cromportfb | INSTAGRAM — cromportfb Top Players BRYCE KARSTETTER, Sr., QB (5-10, 180) ZAC CYR, Sr., […]
MIDDLETOWN — Tony Jaskot has always fashioned himself a “down and dirty” athletic director. By his definition, that’s a leader who is willing to help a program beyond the job description, even if it means folding chairs or sweeping the gym flo…
MIDDLETOWN — Longtime Middletown Post 75 coach Tim D’Aquila has resigned in the midst of the team’s pursuit of a playoff berth in the American Legion U19 state tournament.
D’Aquila, who’s been part of the program since 2008, was ejected for ar…