Twenty-eight football teams will head to Berlin high school later this month to compete in the annual lineman challenge. On Saturday, July 27 teams from across the state will compete against each other in rigorous challenges, such as tug-of-war and tire flipping, to see which group of linemen is strongest and the best. The challenge […]
There is no debate: Staples is No. 1. The Wreckers left no doubt with a 3-0 win over Southington in the Class LL championship game Saturday afternoon at Palmer Field. In this postseason, the Wreckers defeated four of the top seven teams in the final GameTimeCT Poll. They beat No. 6 St. Joseph and No. […]
MIDDLETOWN—Jared Burrows wanted nothing more than to pitch in the state championship. The Waterford junior got his wish and boy, did he make the most of it. Burrows pitched a complete-game shutout, striking out 10, including the final batter of the game as No. 15 Waterford defeated No. 1 Berlin 1-0 in the CIAC […]
STAPLES VS SOUTHINGTON
When: Saturday, noon
Where: Palmer Field, Middletown
MIDDLETOWN — Murphy’s Law was very much in effect for Berlin on Tuesday night at Palmer Field.
While junior Cam Murphy was holding Notre Dame-West Haven in check on the mound, his older brother provided the…
Our own Scott Ericson joined the crew at CT Sports Now on Monday night to talk about the upcoming high school baseball state playoffs semifinals. Scott, Noah Finz and Marc Robbins discussed some of the teams who started the season season hot. You can watch CT Sports Now on Frontier Cable’s Vantage Sports Network on […]
FAIRFIELD — MacQuarrie Stone-Folmar had two hits, including her 19th home run and a sacrifice fly as Notre Dame-Fairfield defeated Berlin 5-2 in the Class M quarterfinals Sunday. It was coach Jeff Bevino’s 200th-career softball coaching victory. Notre Dame advances to Tuesday’s semifinals vs. No. 5-seeded Seymour at West Haven, 7 p.m. SIGN UP FOR THE […]
BERLIN — The Berlin baseball team knows better than to get wrapped up in seedings at tournament time.
Foran, as the last seed in 2017, knocked out highly-seeded Berlin in the second round en route to winnin…
MIDDLETOWN — Joel Barlow’s first and second doubles teams spent plenty of time testing their skills against each other in practice this spring, but Friday’s match certainly had a much different feel to it.
The semifinal-round of the Class LL, L, M and S boys tournaments are scheduled to be held on Thursday, with the finals taking place on Friday. Here’s a look at what’s transpired in each Class. Class LL Top-seeded Andrew Ilie of Trumbull advanced to the semifinals of the singles bracket with a 6-1, 6-0 win […]
NEW BRITAIN — Coming off a South West Conference championship, Matt Medve felt pretty good about his Weston girls track team entering Wednesday’s Class M state meet at Willow Brook Park.
Then the Trojans we…
Cheshire trailed perennial SCC power Amity 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning of the SCC Championship game and appeared destined to bookend their SCC season with losses to the Spartans. But the Rams rallied with three runs and won it on Matt Downing’s single to right, which ultimately brought Matt Costello home with […]
Cheshire lost its first game of the year, 1-0 to Amity. Since then? The Rams have roared back with a 19-game win streak, including a dominant, 9-0, victory over those same Spartans, and have completed the regular season 19-1. And so it the defending Class LL champion Rams take the No. 1 ranking into the […]
With two games left in what has become a nice season in a series of nice seasons for Branford, it seemed like the time to ask Jim May what stood out about this group of Hornets.
“We have Robbie Lionetti,” M…
With about a week remaining before baseball conference tournament pairings are finalized and get underway, fascinating results across the state have created another shakeup in the latest Top 10 poll. Cheshire is still No. 1, but the Rams were the only team to stay put while carnage ruled across the rest of the poll. The […]
Ridgefield, which survived an ill-fated attempt to dry its field with gasoline-fueled fire (but now must wait for an estimated $50,000 cleanup) and moved the game to Woodbridge where it defeated perennial power Amity, 5-4, is the new No. 1 in the GameTimeCT Top 10 baseball poll as the second, full week of the season […]
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 […]
The Sheehan Titans have won just one state girls basketball championship in program history, but you’d have to turn the calendar back to 1976 to find it.
They’re about to get a shot at a second title this w…
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BOYS BASKETBALL: NEPSAC Class B semi…
HARTFORD — Joe Reilly scored 22 points and Jaylin Hunter added 21 points as top-seeded East Catholic used a dominant second quarter to advance with a 99-50 CCC quarterfinal victory over Berlin at Bulkeley High School’s Babe Allen Fieldhouse Saturday. East Catholic 99Berlin 50CCC Quarterfinals Final. Just run this Joe Reilly 3 on loop and […]
The 2019 Central Connecticut Conference boys basketball tournament will tip off Thursday, Feb. 21 at the sites of the higher seeds, and continue with quarterfinals at Saturday, Feb. 23 at Bulkeley. BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT HUB The semifinals will be Feb. 26 and championshiship on Feb. 28, both at Bulkeley. East Catholic (20-0) is the top […]
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 […]
NEW HAVEN — While the Hillhouse boys literally ran away with the team title in the CIAC Class M indoor track and field championships at Floyd Little Athletic Center, it took a win in the final event by Hillhouse to claim t…
Meredith Bloss, Guilford, Sr.: Defending Class L champion in the 3200 (11:27.31) and 1600 (5:18.39). Finished sixth at New England meet in 2 mile (11:06.06) and was second at State Open in 3200 (11:08.05).
Jada Boyd, Hillhouse,…
Each year, the Greenwich football team showed significant improvement under coach John Marinelli. Taking over a highly successful program in 2015 — one that produced eight state titles and 12 FCIAC championships — Marinelli put his systems in place during his first season. By 2016, Greenwich had qualified for the Class LL playoffs. By 2017, […]
It’s here. The End. With four state champions crowned on Saturday, the football season is over. It has been a long four-plus months, but the season has come to a close. For the final episode of the season, Sean and I recap the four championship games — we were at two each. We then take […]
There were a ton of highlights from all four of the football state championship games. I decided to take a look and put together some of the top touchdowns from the four state title games. Teams scored a combined 222 points across the four games, so there were a ton of touchdowns to choose from. […]