Darien is still No. 1 and the FCIAC still dominates the top half of the latest GameTimeCT / New Haven Register Top 10 Boys Lacrosse poll. In fact, with red-hot Staples stepping up a notch to No. 5, the FCIAC now locks down the top five. Fairfield Prep dropped to No. 6, New Fairfield stayed […]
NEW CANAAN One after another, the tweets came. Quarterback Drew Pyne to Notre Dame at 1:10 p.m. Offensive lineman Jack Conley to Boston College at 5:07 p.m. Offensive lineman Jack Stewart to Michigan at 7:29 p.m. When was the last time three football players from a Connecticut public high school committed to such high-profile programs […]
While player milestones in high school sports are usually production driven, when it comes to coaching milestones it typically requires a perfect storm combining ability, success, potential and, more importantly, longevity.
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GROTON – Every baseball coach throughout the state would love to have an NCAA Division I bound pitcher leading their staff. Luckily for Waterford’s Art Peluso, he has two. “It’s very important,” Peluso said. “But we have to have them both peaking at the right time — you know what I mean? — towards the […]
Welcome to the second episode of the High and Tight high school baseball podcast. Baseball writer Scott Ericson and I touch on a ton of topics across the state. We give a ton of love to the ECC this week, and I go on a rant about the most recent top 10 baseball poll. Ericson […]
Did somebody declare this National Commitment Day? It certainly felt that way in New Canaan where not one or two but three players all made their verbal commitments to play for major NCAA Football Bowl Division programs within hours of each other. Quarterback Drew Pyne kicked off New Canaan’s announcement trifecta by declaring he would be signing […]
The baseball season is only two weeks old and only four unbeaten teams are left in Class LL.
No. 1-ranked Staples (5-0), New Milford (5-0), Manchester (4-0) and South Windsor (4-0) remain perfect in Class LL.
Running the table as a LL team in …
It’s early, and the season is only now just getting into full swing, but unbeaten St. Joseph and Hand made the biggest moves in a massive shuffling of the GameTimeCT/New Haven Register Top 10 Baseball Poll for Week 3. GROTON – Every baseball coach throughout the state would love to have a Division I bound […]
The first full week has finally commenced. The top of the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 poll remains the same, but the bottom features plenty of shuffling as squads finally get a full week’s worth of games completed on the diamond. Seymour remains atop the poll for the third-straight week, collecting eight of 14 first-place votes. Closely […]
The biggest mover in the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 poll resides in North Branford, where the Thunderbirds not only leapt five spots from 10 to No. 5 but are cruising through their early season schedule with authority. North Branford has only gone seven innings once in its six wins, outscoring the opposition 74-1 so far this […]
Derrick Lewis vividly remembers the first football game he coached at Jonathan Law — and not solely for the reasons one might think. On paper, the 2014 season opener wasn’t much of a game. The final score — Harding 38, Law 10 — might’ve elicited a few oohs and aahs, but it wasn’t one that […]
ANSONIA – Replacing a coach that won over 500 career games and reached four state championship games over a career is not an easy shadow to walk out from under, even if the man replacing him stands close to 6-foot-7. That is the challenge that new Ansonia coach Pat Lynch accepted when he took over […]
Woodstock Academy will remain a member of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, the school’s Board of Trustees decided Thursday night, ending months of wrangling over the future of its athletic programs. “I think it’s a response to the public outcry,” Woodstock Academy trustee and Pomfret Board of Education chairman Kate Cerrone told the Norwich Bulletin, […]
NFA was bringing its ace in UConn-bound Tyler Briggs to pitch against Darien.
The star pitcher was solid, allowing no runs on just two hits but when he came out to start the fifth, Darien was able to put up the one run it would need to win.
Woodstock Academy, an independent high school serving approximately six towns in the northeast corner of Connecticut, is close to deciding whether its athletic program will remain a member of the CIAC or go it alone as a prep school under the New England Prep School Athletic Council. The school is expected to render a decision […]
Hello and welcome to the first episode the High and Tight, the GameTimeCT high school baseball podcast. Baseball writer Scott Ericson and I decided to start this first high school sports podcast at GameTimeCT. What better sport to start with than baseball? In this first episode we introduce ourselves, give you a rundown of the […]
The top five remained static, but there was some shuffling in the bottom five rankings in the GameTimeCT / New Haven Register Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Poll for Week 2. Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Ridgefield and Fairfield Prep locked down the first five spots. Unbeaten Staples, New Fairfield and Cheshire all moved up a spot […]
BURLINGTON — Region 10’s Board of Education voted to move Lewis Mills’ athletic program from the Berkshire League to the Central Connecticut Conference beginning in the 2019-20 school year during a meeting at Har-Bur Middle School Monday night. The 6-3 vote, with one board member absent, came after a year-and-a-half study by a four-person committee, […]
Staples only played one game (which is more than many northern Connecticut teams were afforded), but the Wreckers’ 4-3 rally past Xavier in the SCC-FCIAC Challenge on Saturday was enough to make them the unanimous No. 1 team in the GameTimeCT Top 10 for Week 2. But with the SCC going 11-4 vs. the FCIAC […]
Rain has played havoc with the schedule, especially up north, but the state’s teams are finally beginning to get a few games under their belts as the season enters its second week. Some minor shuffling took place when voting was completed Sunday morning. Seymour stayed No. 1, followed by Southington (which begins its season Monday) […]
WESTPORT Chad Knight was in his element — cool, calm and collected on the big stage. Craig Knight, however, was a bundle of nerves. “Whenever my son’s on the mound, I’m in knots,” Craig said Wednesday. “But I don’t think any parent who has a son as a pitcher feels differently. Parents have a way […]
This is a story that starts 30 years ago in the locker room of the Hartford Whalers and a story that will continue 30 years from now on the playing fields of Bridgeport and Stamford and throughout Connecticut.Players from Western Canada would …
Fairfield Prep hired Mike Papale III Friday as its new basketball coach, replacing Leo Redgate. This is the first head coaching for Papale, 28, who had previously been an assistant in the college ranks before taking last season off. “Growing up, I knew about Fairfield Prep’s reputation as a basketball program and as a school. […]
FCIAC/SCC Challenge (April 6 – April 17) Scores will be updated as the games are completed. The SCC leads the FCIAC 11-3 after games played April 7. Fairfield Prep 5, Greenwich 1 WHEN: Friday, 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Greenwich High SCOTT’S SCOOP: Jesuits looking to go 2-0 vs FCIAC opponents. Foran 8, Stamford 5 WHEN: Saturday, […]
TORRINGTON — When the leadoff hitter looks out next week at Brian Bassler, whether he’s from Holy Cross or Oxford, he is going to see eyebrows. Yeah, a full pair of eyebrows.“The eyebrows were the last to go,” Bassler said. “And the first to c…
The 58th anniversary of the Casey-O’Brien Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete awards dinner is being held on Friday April 6 at Fantasia Banquet Facility 404 Washington Ave. North Haven. A reception will begin at 5:30 pm with the march to the head table at 6:30 pm. Twenty-nine […]
It is a rite of spring for young baseball players in Connecticut: Game postponed because of snow, game postponed because of a wet field, game finally played in temperatures appropriate for the Winter Olympics. The high school and college baseball seasons are short. What is long are the odds of coming out of Connecticut and […]
Two-time defending Class M champion Seymour begins the 2018 season as the top-ranked team in the New Haven Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 Softball Poll.
Defending Class LL champion Staples begins the 2018 season as the No. 1-ranked team in the GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Baseball Poll.
Patrick Winkel never plotted out to be a catcher. It just sort of happened one day, when he was a 9-year-old playing Little League ball. “The team he was on didn’t have a catcher,” Winkel’s father, Jim, recalled. “He tried it and he enjoyed it. Frankly, it’s a good position for him, given the strengths […]
A running list of pitchers who have thrown no-hitters during the 2018 Connecticut High School Baseball season. This includes team no-hitters, but will not include mercy-ruled games under six innings pitched. Videos of the final out will be included, if provided. March 31 Noah Rubino & Tom Cattaneo, Guilford Rubino pitched five innings and struck out […]
Nobody’s beaten Darien’s boys lacrosse team since 2015. So — surprise, surprise — the four-time Class L and FCIAC champions enter the 2018 season as the No. 1 team in the state. And, as always, their top competition in the FCIAC is bringing up the rear, including the Blue Wave’s chief rival New Canaan, which […]
A look at some of the top boys and girls lacrosse players to watch this season from around the state. BOYS Andrew Calabrese, Wilton, G, Jr.: All-American led the Warriors to a 15-6 record last season and semifinal appearances in both the FCIAC and CIAC Class L tournaments. Andrew Darby, Darien, D, Sr.: Blue Wave […]
Behind a star-studded cast, including state player of the year Abigail Abraham, Cheshire has been the class of the Southern Connecticut Conference of late. In addition to winning back-to-back SCC titles, Rams were unbeaten and won the Class LL championship in 2016 and had a 39-game win streak at one point before finishing last year […]
WESTPORT — When the dust cleared at the end of the gantlet that was the Class LL baseball tournament last season, the Staples Wreckers stood upon the ashes as champions.After falling in the title game two years prior, the Wreckers ended Amity’…
The road to the SCC championship will once again go through Woodbridge. No matter how many players Amity loses through graduation, coach Sal Coppola always has his team ready to go come the postseason. This year’s turnover appears particularly heavy. The Spartans are replacing seven of the nine starters from last season’s lineup. Still, the […]
Overcoming every challenge that came its way, Darien was once again second to none in the FCIAC last season, winning the conference title for the fourth straight year before claiming its third consecutive CIAC Class L boys lacrosse championshi…
DARIEN — Year after year, the Darien lacrosse team comes into the season with a target on its back, with those not directly involved with the program wondering just how the Blue Wave could possibly live up to their most recent success.Somehow,…
Class LL Mary Baskerville, Enfield; Meghan DeVille, Mercy; Ellen Fair, Staples; Gabrielle Joseph, Notre Dame Fairfield; Juile Keckler, Trumbull; Rylee Mulligan, Newtown; Olivia Parisi, Fairfield Warde; Bella Santoro, Mercy; Taniyah Thompson, Hamden; Janette Wadolowski, Southington; Ashley Wilson, Norwalk. Class L Anna Barry, RHAM; Erin Carucci, Suffield; Gretchen Kron, RHAM; Isabelle Lipinski, Farmington; Karli Opalka, Pomperaug; […]
Trinity Catholic junior Sarah Jablonsky knew it was bad when she walked in the gym for softball tryouts last Monday, seeing only nine girls. What Jablonsky feared became official Friday when Trinity Catholic decided to not field a varsity or junior varsity softball team, canceling the 2018 season. The first day of tryouts, nine players […]
The 2017-2018 Connecticut High School Coaches Association’s All-State Boys Basketball team, as selected by the organization. Division I First team Tyler Bourne (Notre Dame-Fairfield), Noreaga Davis (Notre Dame-Fairfield), Isiah Gaiter (Sacred Heart), Trey Hall (East Catholic), Joe Reilly (East Catholic), Raheem Solomon (Sacred Heart), Matthew Veretto (East Catholic), Qualon Wilkes (Bassick), Tyshawn Welborn (Windsor). Second […]
Having just wrapped up another fine winter season, during which we welcomed some new staff members into the fold in the hopes of expanding coverage in the near future, we figured it was time to kick the tires and see what’s working and what’s not to better serve our readership going forward. We have a […]
The 2017-2018 Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-State Boys Hockey Teams Postseason Awards Asst. Coach of the Year: Bill Graves (Guilford) Player of the Year: Timothy Arena (Farmington Valley) CHSCA Team of the Year: Eastern CT Eagles Division I MVP: Alex Mozian (Greenwich) First Team Forwards: Aden Hotchkiss (Xavier), Brennan Horn (Northwest Catholic), Alex Mozian […]
It’s been just over three days since the final buzzer sounded at Mohegan Sun so we thought it would be a perfect time to relive each and every game from the weekend. The kicker? We put it all together in two quick minutes. The 2018 CIAC Winter Championship Weekend Scoreboard (Final)
Entering the season, Fairfield Prep hockey coach Matt Sather was optimistic. He had 16 returning players, including 12 seniors, from the previous season and the expectations were balanced scoring on offense and an exceptional defense led by goalie Jack McGee and defenseman Cole Casl. “If we buy into the team concept and continue to improve throughout […]
Everything came together for the Notre Dame-Fairfield boys basketball team this season. First, Notre Dame defeated its nemesis, Sacred Heart, for the first time in three straight tries in a state championship game, last Sunday in the Division I final. It was the school’s first state title in school history. Notre Dame was not only […]
Introducing the Top 10 hockey goals from championship weekend. Originally the list was going to be just the Top 5 goals, but there were some pretty good goals in the semifinals that I couldn’t ignore so the list grew to 10. No. 10 Ridgefield’s Matt Walker Trailing Fairfield Prep 1-0 in the Division I semifinals, […]
Winter Championship Star Isabella Santoro, Mercy girls basketball, 24 points 9 rebound in Class LL title game win over Hall &amp;amp;lt;a href=”https://polldaddy.com/poll/9964195/”&amp;amp;gt;Who was the Star of the Winter Championships&amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;gt;
MIDDLETOWN—They showed no Mercy all season long and the Tigers walked away with the biggest prize. The Mercy girls basketball program has the Class LL championship plaque in its trophy case. And the Tigers can celebrate their well-earned status as the No. 1 ranked girls basketball team in the final New Haven Register/GameTime CT Top […]
UNCASVILLE – After the games had finished, all the plaques had been handed out and all the stories had been written, GameTimeCT’s Joe Morelli and Jeff Jacobs jumped in front of the camera to discuss what they thought of the boys basketball tournament. They talked about each state title winner and some of the players […]