The 2020 girls basketball conference tournament semifinals and championship did not shake up the poll as much as expected. CIAC GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE/SCOREBOARD Ridgefield was the exception, leaping all the way to No. 9 following its run to the FCIAC championship after not getting any votes the week before. Hamden, which made a similar […]
ECC Division I Final: NFA 58, Bacon Academy 30 UNCASVILLE — Senior center Makayla Poirier-Vaughters scored 24 points and earned tournament MVP as Norwich Free Academy rolled to the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I girls basketball tournament championship, 58-30, over Bacon Academy Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. It was the first ECC tournament final […]
The 2020 Eastern Connecticut Conference Girls Basketball tournaments will tip off Wednesday, Feb. 19 with play-in games and conclude with the championship games on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Mohegan Sun. The quarterfinals will be held Thursday, Feb. 20 at the sites of the higher seeds and the semifinals Feb. 22 at Norwich Free Academy. No. […]
We called Bill Riccio on Monday to ask what it was like for the New Haven Football Officials Association’s commissioner, rescheduling so many crews through all this Eastern Equine Encephalitis shuffling.
COLCHESTER — His second shoulder surgery was going to end Sean Baldyga’s football career. The tweet went out last November and everything. He had played three games as a sophomore running back for Bacon Academy before the first injury. The second came again in Week 3 of last season, his junior year. He hoped those […]
Ella Bradford, Hamden, senior: Finished sixth in the 1,600 at the Class LL meet during the outdoor season. Is the fastest returner in the SCC after taking second in the race last year; took 20th in Class LL.
Vitals COACH — DAVE MASON (4th year, 10-20) CONFERENCE — ECC Division II PLAYOFF CLASS — S (379 boys enrollment) HOME — Bacon Academy High School Field, Colchester 2018 RECORD — 3-7 2019 OPENER — Sept. 13 at Windham, 6:30 p.m. TEAM WEBSITE — Maxpreps | TWITTER — @FootballBobcats | FACEBOOK — Bacon Academy Bobcats Football Top Players JAKE […]
WELCOME BACK to the final 2019 episode of the first season of The Long-Stick Podcast, your weekly audio dose of high school boys lacrosse in Connecticut. Unless you were one of the winning participants, it wasn’t a particularly memorable Championship Saturday at McMahon (unless you’re a fan of insane, empty-net goals, of which there were many). […]
There was one pretty good boys lacrosse championship game, with St. Joseph closing out the Class S final in the second half on Saturday. There was one that looked like it’d be a classic that turned out an easy Darien win i…
Hudson Pokorny, Darien: Led the Blue Wave offense with three goals and two assists in the Class L final, a 13-3 win over Wilton.
Matt Constantinides, New Fairfield: Dominat…
NORWALK — St. Joseph goalie Kyle Burbank hit the nail on the head when he described the Cadets’ 9-3 victory over No. 3 seed Bacon Academy at Brien McMahon’s Jack Casagrande Field in Norwalk on Saturday.
CHESHIRE — Bacon Academy’s Dylan Heald played the hero in the Class S boys lacrosse Semifinal matchup Wednesday, scoring the go ahead goal against East Catholic with 26 seconds remaining on the clock to lead his team to victory and the school’s first state championship berth. “It was great to see our captain, Dylan Heald,” […]
The 2019 GameTimeCT All-State Boys Track Team. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Photos by Hearst Connecticut Media, Norwich Bulletin, NFA Athletics. Designed by Pete Paguaga. FIRST TEAM ♦♦♦ Athlete of the Year Tess Stapleton Ludlowe At National meet fifth in 55 hurdles emerging elite division (8.07), at New England won 55 hurdles (8.19) and won long […]
Day brings us more semifinals, a championship game in the ECC and quarterfinal action in the CTC. Day 4 Predictions Day 3 Predictions Day 2 Predictions Day 1 Predictions Let’s get after it. BERKSHIRE LEAGUE At Northwestern No. 4 Nonnewaug vs No. 1 Housatonic Regional: HOUSATONIC No. 3 Gilbert vs No. 2 Northwestern: NORTHWESTERN CCC […]
Day 3 brings us to Super Saturday in girls basketball with a full slate of conference tournament games. Let’s go! BERKSHIRE LEAGUE No. 8 Wamogo at No. 1 Housatonic Regional: HOUSATONIC No. 5 Lewis Mills at No. 4 Nonnewaug: NONNEWAUG No. 7 Shepaug Valley at No. 2 Northwestern: NORTHWESTERN No. 6 Thomaston at No. 3 […]
It is conference tournament time for girls basketball. Let’s go! Thursday CCC No. 16 Conard at No. 1 Windsor: WINDSOR No. 15 Manchester at No. 2 East Hartford: EAST HARTFORD No. 14 Farmington at No. 3 Newington: Farmington could push Newington in this one. NEWINGTON No. 13 RHAM at No. 4 Glastonbury: A deceptively tough […]
The 2018 Eastern Connecticut Conference All-Star Football Teams. Division 1 Offense Center — Austin Beebe, Fitch Lineman — Joe Klick, NFA Lineman — Jeffrey Andruskiewicz, NFA Lineman — Josh Morton, East Lyme Lineman — Rahtrel Perry, New London Quarterback — Elijah Parker, NFA Receiver — Zehki Burgess, New London Receiver — Spencer Duthrie, East Lyme Receiver — Kevin Pomroy, NFA Back — Jacob Commander, New […]
Vitals COACH — DAVE MASON (3rd year, 7-13) CONFERENCE — ECC Division II PLAYOFF CLASS — M (410 boys enrollment) HOME — Bacon Academy High School Field, Colchester 2017 RECORD — 5-5 2018 OPENER — Sept. 8 vs. Griswold, 2 p.m. TEAM WEBSITE — Maxpreps | TWITTER — @FootballBobcats Top Players BEN GROTTOLE, Sr., OL/DT, (5-11, 235) […]
UNCASVILLE >> Kristen Teklits finished with 25 points, seven rebounds and four steals to lead the fourth-seeded New Fairfield girls basketball team to a 41-38 win over No. 11 seed Bacon Academy for the Class M state championship Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Teklits, who will play at Maryland-Baltimore County next season, made four […]
CLINTON – Bacon Academy coach Dave Shea knew the key to stopping Career was to limit the play of star junior Ky’Jae Hargrove. Shea could not have imagined just how well the defense of his team would play. Holding the second-seeded Panthers without a field goal for a stretch of 11 minutes, 8 seconds in […]
HAMDEN >> Former St. Joseph standout, and Stratford native, Tyler Matakevich spent a year at Milford Academy before going on to an illustrious career at Temple University. Matakevich was named the AAC defensive player of the year as a senior and won the Bronko Nagurski trophy and the Chuck Bednarik award, in addition to […]
WINSTED >> The thing to know about No. 12 Bacon Academy, coming into the Class M Boys Basketball second round against No. 5 Northwestern, is the Bobcats beat Class LL Ledyard and Class L New London to win the Eastern Connecticut Conference Tournament Championship as a warm-up for the state tournament. Thursday evening at Northwestern […]
After almost a decade spent building his coaching resume and turning one program into a state playoff team, Erik Larka is coming home. The Milford native and Law graduate, who last year coached Bacon Academy to its second state playoff berth in history, has been hired to turn his alma mater’s football fortunes around. “It’s a […]
Monday’s Star Tom Close, East Hampton boys basketball: Finished with 28 points in East Hampton’s 84-63 victory over Valley Regional. [polldaddy poll=”9244320″] Vote for Tuesday’s Star until 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Live Twitter Update Stream, Below So you want to be a state champion, eh? Let’s see how you navigate through three rounds against the best football team this state has to offer. Welcome To The Gauntlet. Thirty-two teams enter the state quarterfinals tonight at the higher seeds. Sixteen teams will leave and head for Monday’s state […]
The 2015 CIAC Football Playoffs in a Nutshell More Preview Capsules: CLASS LL | CLASS L | CLASS S Capsules written by Mike Pucci (Stratford-Killingly) and Sean Patrick Bowley (St. Joseph-New Fairfield, Bacon-Ledyard, Brookfield-ATI) CLASS M No. 8 Stratford at No. 1 Killingly WHERE/WHEN — Killingly Sports Complex, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. RECORDS — Killingly 9-1, […]
MIDDLETOWN >> Jim and Tommy Leahy went out winners. Jim is the head coach of Tolland’s boys soccer team and son Tommy, a senior, starts for the Eagles. Saturday morning their team beat Bacon Academy 2-1 to win the CIAC Class M state championship in front of 1,000 paid spectators at Rosek-Skubel Stadium at Middletown […]
CLASS LL No. 1 GLASTONBURY (19-3) vs. No. 11 DARIEN (16-2-5) When: Saturday, 1 p.m. Where: West Haven High Internet: NFHSNetwork Championship game appearances: Darien is making its first championship game appearance. Glastonbury is 5-5-3, earning a co-championship in 2013 and beating Farmington in overtime last season. What to look for: Nicholas Kapelewski scored in […]
Let’s dispense with the pleasantries shall we? The first five or six weeks of the Connecticut High School Football season have mostly been one, big massive snooze fest. Sure, there have been some exciting moments. Any game involving Glastonbury or Conard (or both) we suppose. …There’s been some East Haven theatrics, sure. Thrilling — but […]