The Doc Boisoneau Northern CT Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame has announced its scholar-athletes and Chapter Special Award recipients for 2017-18. The chapter’s scholar-athletes are selected based on academic and football performance, character, and leadership. Special Award recipients are selected by the Board of Directors based on their overall […]
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 […]
UNCASVILLE — The CIAC has just completed a decade-long run of holding its state championship basketball games at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Time flies by quickly. There was plenty of action that went on that between 18,500-19,000 people witnessed Saturday and Sunday and many more who watched on the internet. Here are some thoughts over […]
The 2017 All-Pequot League Football Teams Honors Sassacus Division MVP: Vincent Dyer, Old Saybrook / Westbrook Uncas Division MVP: Colton Engel – Stafford / East Windsor / Somers Pequot Conference Coach of the Year: Tony Bonito, Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton/Lyman Teddy Netcoh Award: Jacob Kruszewski, Valley Regional/Old Lyme Sassacus Offense QB–Michael Cullina, Valley Regional / Old Lyme RB–Vincent Dyer, Old Saybrook […]
ANSONIA — It took almost a quarter for the Ansonia football team to make the necessary adjustments, but once the Chargers did, the end result looked similar to the first 11 games they played this season. The top-seeded Chargers scored 44 unanswered points in the first half and blitzed No. 5 Stafford/East Windsor/Somers 52-19 at […]
REDDING—As clinical as it was comprehensive, there was no doubt left by Barlow in its Class M semifinal against SMSA/University/Classical co-op Sunday afternoon.Scoring points on each of its first seven drives, the Falcons routed the visitin…
The CIAC Football Playoff Scoreboard More Semifinal Previews: Class LL | Class L | Class M The 2017 CIAC Football Class L semifinal previews. Compiled and written by Sean Patrick Bowley and John Nash. CLASS S No. 5 Stafford at No. 1 Ansonia WHERE / WHEN — Jarvis Stadium, Ansonia, Sunday, 12:30 p.m. TEAM RECORDS — Stafford/Somers/East Windsor […]
Coginchaug / Hale Ray’s PATRICK LADAS has been voted the star of Thanksgiving Week, after a 251-yard, three touchdown performance to help the Blue Devils rally and defeat North Branford 28-27 on Thanksgiving eve. Ladas, a senior back whom first-year coach Erik Becker called “the best football player I’ve ever coached in my life,” following […]
We’ve made it. The long, grueling grind that is the regular season is finally over. All 12 weeks are in the books — so is Thanksgiving. The playoffs are here. The quarterfinals begin Tuesday at the sites of the higher seeds at 6:30 p.m. The 2017 CIAC Football Playoff Schedule The semifinals, however, have been […]
ROCKY HILL — Cromwell/Portland’s football team knew what was at stake when they faced Rocky Hill in the Shunpike Showdown Wednesday night. The Panthers knew how tough it would be to take down unbeaten Terriers and qualify for the Class S playoffs. What the Panthers least expected, however, was Rocky Hill turning from its notorious, […]
NORTH BRANFORD — Erik Becker called Pat Ladas “the best football player I’ve ever coached in my life.” Granted, this is Becker’s first year as the head coach at Coginchaug/Hale-Ray, but he did spend 15 years in the program at Hand, where playing for a state championship happened more often than not. Still, after the […]
WATERBURY — After a miserable first half, Gilbert/Northwestern climbed out of a 14-point hole to beat Waterbury Career Academy 29-22 in what Yellowjackets coach Scott Salius called “a great, great high school game” Tuesday night at Water…
Preview Capsules for Greater New Haven Thanksgiving week games. Capsules by Sean Patrick Bowley except where noted. (Updated with Calpreps projections) Fairfield County Previews | Thanksgiving Week Schedule | Playoff Point Scenarios ♦♦♦ Thanksgiving Eve Oxford at St. Paul Where/When: St. Paul High School Field, Bristol, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Team records: Oxford 3-6; St. Paul 6-3 Thanksgiving Series Record: […]
HADDAM — Valley Regional/Old Lyme is in the playoffs. The Warriors cinched a CIAC Class S playoff berth with a 22-7 win over stubborn Haddam-Killingworth, 22-7, Friday night at H-K High School. Valley/Old Lyme spotted H-K an early 7-0 lead, but shut the Cougars out the rest of the way to win for the ninth […]
Five more football teams qualified for the state playoffs Saturday, rapidly bringing the postseason picture into more focus as Week 10 came to a close. Of the 32 spots available, 17 teams have now punched their tickets, including the 10 teams that qualified Friday night. Several more should be determined before Thanksgiving Week. You can […]
HADDAM — Haddam-Killingworth pulled a huge Pequot League upset by beating Old Saybrook/Westbrook 14-7 at H-K High Friday night. The Cougars (6-3) got first half touchdowns from Cody Ellix and Jake Frith — both one-yard runs — to lead 14-0 at the break. They then held off OSW (7-2) in the second half limiting the […]
1. Darien (8-0)
Today at Bpdt. Central, 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 23 vs. New Canaan, 10:30 a.m.
2. Greenwich (8-0)
Def. Danbury 57-7
Thursday vs. Xavier (at West Haven), 6:30 p.m.
3. Ansonia (8-0)
Today at Holy Cr…
Berlin pulled away from rival Bloomfield in the fourth quarter and stayed unbeaten with a 23-14 victory at Sage Park Friday night. James Mazzarella, who had fumbled at the goal line just moments earlier, scored the go-ahead safety when he sacked Daron Bryden in the end zone with 2:41 remaining. Berlin then tacked on a […]
HADDAM — Haddam-Killingworth’s football team climbed over the .500 mark with a 35-12 win over North Branford Saturday night at H-K High School. Leading just 14-12 at the half, H-K ran away with a 21-point second half to improve to 4-3. “This was a game where we were able to finish the job,” said H-K […]
WFSB 3 Connecticut COVENTRY — Nick Pronovost returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown for the second-consecutive week and Jacob Carlson ran for a 70-yard score as Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton/Lyman Memorial defeated Stafford/Somers/East Windsor 24-7 in a Pequot Uncas battle of unbeatens Friday night. Pronovost, who returned the opening kickoff for a score vs. Gilbert/Northwestern last week, […]
CROMWELL — Quarterback Mike Cullina hit Jason O’Brien on a nine-yard touchdown pass in overtime to give Valley Regional/Old Lyme a 34-28 upset over previously unbeaten Cromwell/Portland in a wild Pequot League game played in front of 600 at …
WINSTED — Coventry’s Nick Pronovost ran back the opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown, setting the tone for a first-quarter hole Gilbert/Northwestern could never climb out of in a 42-20 Patriot win at Gilbert’s Van Why Field Saturday…
Bryce Karstetter doing his best Randall Cunningham impersonation, scrambling & delivering 40 yard TD to Dianta Highsmith. 6-0 C/P #cthsfb pic.twitter.com/QMl2fq2NxC — Josh Howard (@RareReminderJH) October 20, 2017 CROMWELL — Dianta Highsmith and Bryce Karstetter hooked up for a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter and Cromwell/Portland turned to its defense in the second […]
1. Darien (5-0)
Def. Staples 32-6
Oct. 21 vs. Ffld. Warde, 1:30 p.m.
2. Southington (5-0)
Friday vs. New Britain, 7 p.m.
3. West Haven (5-0)
Today vs. NFA, 7 p.m.
Oct. 27 vs. Shelton, 7 p.m.
1. Darien (4-0)
Friday at Staples, 7 p.m.
2. Southington (5-0)
Def. Hall 45-0
Oct. 20 vs. New Britain, 7 p.m.
3. Ansonia (5-0)
Def. Kennedy 48-6
Oct. 20 vs. St. Paul, 7 p.m.
4. West Haven (5…
COVENTRY — Coventry/Bolton/Windham Tech defeated Haddam-Killingworth 46-21 Friday night to remain undefeated. The Patriots raced to a 30-7 half time lead on two first-quarter touchdowns by Shaun O’Connell who had two, one-yard runs, a 49-yard run by Nick Pronovost and a 32-yard run by Jordan Smith. H-K (2-3) got on the board on a second […]
1. Darien (3-0)
Today at Stamford, 7 p.m.
Oct. 13 at Staples, 7 p.m.
2. Southington (4-0)
Def. Conard 49-13
Friday at Hall, 7 p.m.
3. Ansonia (4-0)
Def. Torrington 62-6
Thursday at Kennedy, 6 p.m.
If you’re involved in local sports in southern Connecticut, specifically the greater New Haven and Shoreline region, you know Branford’s Bill O’Brien. He’s done just about everything around here. The Casey/O’Brien New Haven Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame bears his name. He’s worked as a benefactor, fundraiser and champion […]
Nick Mancini had a short TD run wiped out for holding. He gets it back on this 20yd TD pass from Jeff Jablonski #cthsfb pic.twitter.com/XdGNiC62zU — Sean Patrick Bowley (@SPBowley) September 28, 2017 NORTH BRANFORD — Morgan and North Branford have played in quite a few nail-biters over the last few years. But for the […]