The 2019 CIAC Football Playoffs begin Wednesday, Dec. 4 (after a postponement due to weather) with quarterfinal rounds at the sites of the higher seeds. They will continue with semifinals Monday, Dec. 9 at sites of the higher seeds, and conclude Saturday, Dec. 14 at either Trumbull’s McDougall Stadium, or Veterans Stadium at Willowbrook Park […]
MERIDEN –- Third-seeded Maloney’s quarterback-wide receiver tandem of Angel Arce and Kamron Moreno proved too much for No. 6 seed Berlin in a CIAC Class L quarterfinal at Falcon Field Wednesday night. Arce threw four touchdown passes to Moreno as the Spartans (10-1) coasted to a 35-7 victory over the Redcoats. Maloney, ranked 10th in […]
The 2019 CIAC Class L football quarterfinal preview capsules. Compiled by Pete Paguaga. Written by Pete Paguaga and Sean Patrick Bowley. 2019 CIAC PLAYOFF SCOREBOARD / SCHEDULE More quarterfinal previews: CLASS LL | CLASS M | CLASS S All games Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m. ♦♦♦ No. 8 Wilton at No. 1 St Joseph WHERE – McDougall Field, Trumbull […]
What was unofficial by the numbers has become official by committee on Friday, and the CIAC football playoff pairings are set.
The committee made no changes to the pairings that became apparent by the end o…
QB Justin Skates has 4 passing touchdowns in Berlin’s playoff clinching win over New Britain #cthsfb pic.twitter.com/tviUKiOPS7 — Will Aldam (@AldamWill) November 23, 2019 NEW BRITAIN — Berlin’s focus was simple entering its game with rival New Britain Friday night. The Redcoats needed to defeat New Britain, a team they had lost their last two […]
North Branford played an thrill-a-minute game Friday. It could have a thrill-a-minute weekend coming up.
The Thunderbirds went back and forth with Morgan, scoring 40 in the second quarter, winning 72-32. Th…
Berlin has been disqualified from the CIAC girls soccer state tournament for the use of an ineligible player, the CIAC said in a release Wednesday afternoon. Berlin was the No. 7 seed and had defeated No. 26 Barlow in penalty kicks. Now Barlow will travel to Madison to play No. 23 Hand in the second […]
Welcome back to Uni-Browse. Stafford/East Windsor/Somers won last week with 41% of the 561 votes cast. This week, we are back on the road with teams sporting white as the visiting team. Vote at the bottom for your favorite uniform, this week. BERLIN Not sure if there is a spot for Uni-Browse on the […]
First it doubled the number of coaches on its sidelines, and then O’Brien Tech doubled its number of football victories Saturday.
New coach Tim Nixon started the year alone for the Condors. Assistant coach …
BURLINGTON — Berlin beat Lewis Mills 23-6 at Lewis Mills High School Saturday afternoon in a game whose major highlight was much-needed experience on both sides, despite some glitzy records coming in.
The head football coaching job had opened up at Guilford after the 2018 season, and North Branford’s offensive coordinator was curious about the situation. Fortunately for that offensive coordinator, Anthony Salvati, he ha…
The first weekend of the 2019 high school football season did not disappoint.
Stamford honored two classmates who died earlier this month in a car accident with a pregame ceremony, then went on to stun perennial power Sta…
BERLIN — Berlin linebacker and running back Zach Hrubiec’s high school career has ended. The senior captain and All-State player went down early in the second quarter, on his third carry of the game, in Berlin’s game against Tolland on Thursday night with what appeared to be a leg injury. On Friday afternoon, Hrubiec tweeted […]
BERLIN — Berlin played nearly three quarters Thursday night without one of its best players, nearly two quarters without another. The Redcoats gutted out a 14-8 win over Tolland at Sage Park to open the 2019 football season, getting big plays at key moments, blocking a couple of kicks and getting a game-ending sack. “Going […]
[Vitals] COACH — JOE ARESIMOWICZ (4th year, 28-8) CONFERENCE — CCC Division III East PLAYOFF CLASS — L (490 boys enrollment, CIAC success modifier promotion) HOME — Scalise Field at Sage Park, Berlin 2018 RECORD — 11-2, lost to St. Joseph in Class M final 2019 OPENER — Sept. 12 vs. Tolland, 6:30 p.m. TEAM WEBSITES — MaxPreps […]
A.J. BARBER Sr., Greenwich: The Class LL champs were hit hard by graduation, but Barber’s back after catching 10 touchdown passes last year and throwing one in the state final. PHOENIX BILLINGS Sr., Hand: Standout athlete, committed to UConn to play baseball, threw for 1,740 yards and 23 touchdowns last year and ran for […]
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 […]