WELCOME BACK to an action-packed episode of Courtside with Joe Morelli, your stop for Connecticut boys basketball talk. It was wild week for boys basketball in the state with league tournament quarterfinals on Friday and Saturday and then a couple of intriguing semifinals on Monday night. The biggest news of the week, of course, was Sacred […]
HARTFORD — When Justice Ellison finished off a razzle-dazzle dunk that’s become trademarked for top-ranked Windsor, forgive fans at the Babe Allen Field House in Hartford for thinking the rest of this quarterfinal game between favored Windsor and Farmington was a formality. The play was the exclamation point on Windsor’s 16-point halftime lead. But Nico […]
Donovan Clingan, the 7-foot sophomore star, reiterated Tuesday that he intends to continue — and finish — his playing career at Bristol Central. Clingan, who will turn 16 next week, already has five Division I offers in hand, including UConn, Syracuse and Georgetown. He also has his eye on records his late mother, Stacey Porrini […]
WELCOME BACK to another episode of Courtside with Joe Morelli, your weekly look at high school boys basketball in Connecticut, hosted by the eponymous GameTimeCT beat writer Joe Morelli and editor Sean Patrick Bowley. This week, we welcome in-studio a young man and outstanding basketball player who has been making all kinds of headlines this season, […]
NEW BRITAIN – This may not have been a game where Donovan Clingan’s final numbers jump off the page at you, but the 7-foot sophomore can be such a presence without ever scoring a point. Innovation couldn’t get anything going against Bristol Central on offense – drives to the basket were blocked by Clingan, then […]
When Maloney and Platt met in the CIAC Class L football semifinals last season it was not just a big day for the town of Meriden.
It gave hope to a lot of high school football programs in the same situation…
Vitals COACH — JEFF PAPAZIAN (6th year, 32-18) CONFERENCE — CCC Division II West PLAYOFF CLASS — L (614 boys enrollment) HOME — Bristol Central Turf Field, Bristol 2018 RECORD — 5-5 2019 OPENER — Sept. 13 vs. E.O. Smith, 6 p.m. TEAM WEBSITES — Bristol Central HS | Maxpreps Top Players JAKOB SALINAS, Jr. LB/OL (5-10, […]
NEW HAVEN — Entering Monday’s Class LL Swimming Championships, Greenwich knew it needed to not only win the meet in order to also contend for the State Open title, it had to do so in convincing fashion.
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 […]
Miller Anderson, Hall, Sr.: In the 1,000, Anderson finished 10th in New England (2:36.01) and placed 1st at the State Open (2:31.79) and in Class L (2:37.61).
Michael Browning, RHAM, Sr.: Won the shot put at the State Open (53-…
The 2018 All-Central Connecticut Conference Football Teams. Division I East East Hartford –Jaquan Allen, Jonathan Cruz, Rafael Custodio, Jaydon Gardner, Quinton Haughton, John McNeil, David Ortiz, Raquan Tompkins, Samuel Valentine Enfield –Freddy Centrella, Brendan DeBarber, Andrew Diaz, Cameron LeBlanc, Wyatt Raymond, Joel Stewart Glastonbury –Dylan Clemens, Drew Daniels, Kirill Fioletov, Brandon Myers, Ryan Smith, Matthew […]
Six distinguished members of Connecticut’s wrestling family have been selected to be enshrined in the Connecticut Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
The six — Colonel Charles Anderson, a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient who …
MIDDLETOWN — Middletown High’s young wrestling team is getting better.The Blue Dragons, who have 11 underclassmen in the starting lineup, came from behind to beat Bristol Central 40-34 in a Central Connecticut Conference South Division mat…
MIDDLETOWN — The record will show the final score was a 78-74 Central Connecticut Conference boys basketball win for Middletown over Bristol Central in front of 350 at the LaBella-Sullivan Gymnasium Tuesday night.The reality is it was nowher…
MIDDLETOWN — For the first time this fall, the No. 10-ranked Middletown High football team faced adversity. To say the Blue Dragons responded would be to understate. Leading by just three points late in the first half, the Dragons hit Bristol Central with two touchdowns in the final 25 seconds, then stopped the Rams cold […]
MIDDLETOWN >> Another game, another loss. Middletown High lost its 26th baseball game in a row, 15-1, to Bristol Central in a Central Connecticut Conference/South Division game played at John DeNunzio Field Wednesday afternoon. Central (2-1) slammed 17 hits while its two pitchers, starter and winner Brock Clark and reliever Alec Balfour, held Middletown to […]
MIDDLETOWN >> The Middletown girls basketball team took control with a 17-0 first half run and routed Bristol Central, 67-33, Thursday night at LaBella-Sullivan Gymnasium. Senior center Brielle Wilborn netted a game-high 18 points, while Jenny Barbour and Sylvan Barcomb each had 10 points for the Blue Dragons, who have won four straight since a […]
I'll just leave this here ???????????? pic.twitter.com/lS6uDAV4Rd — C-Dolla???? (@cassie8905) January 21, 2017 We love crosstown rivalries. We love them even more when they come down to the wire… and even more if they’re in overtime. And, when they end in a moment for #TweetYourBuzzerBeaters? It’s glorious. Such was the situation at Bristol Eastern — […]
Mitchell McEwen with the INT for Maloney and the Spartans win this won 34-27 over Bristol Central #cthsfb pic.twitter.com/UZEdP8LBXa — Derek Turner (@DCT_Sports) October 22, 2016 BRISTOL >> In a back and forth offensive affair it was up to a defense to make a stop. And when it mattered most Maloney’s defense rose to the […]
Senior running back Luis Medina rushed for 1,264 yards in 2015, the 16th most in a single season in Bristol Central history. He should play a large role in the Rams offense in 2016. Vitals Coach: JEFF PAPAZIAN (3rd year, 14-6) Conference: CCC Division II West Playoff Class: L (616 boys enrollment) Home: Muzzy Field 2015 Record: 7-3 (3-2 CCC D-II West) 2016 […]
WETHERSFIELD >> Bristol Central’s bats got going early on Friday at Esposito Field in Wethersfield and the strong offensive showing carried the Rams to an 11-6 victory over Wethersfield. The Rams scored two in the top of the first off Eagles starter Sam Tenney and then another in the second to take a 3-0 lead. But Wethersfield […]
WEST HAVEN – West Haven boys lacrosse coach Patrick Reed had his concerns as the 2016 season approached. Losing 93 of 113 goals scored from one year ago to either graduation or transfer, Reed and his team had to find ways to put some balls in the back of the net. One game into the […]
No. 32-seeded Bristol Central led No. 31 Bethel by a point and was 9 seconds from advancing to the Class L boys basketball tournament’s first round vs. Newington. But Bethel, the team that brought you this buzzer-beating winner vs. New Milford, and this one vs. Barlow at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, wasn’t about to let […]
MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown High’s boys swim team finished Part I of its season in style, defeating the Bristol Cooperative team of Eastern, Central and St. Paul, 96-79, at the Baldwin-Parmelee Pool Tuesday afternoon in the regular season finale. With a big lead after 10 events, Middletown coach Trevor Charles opted to swim the last two […]
MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown’s sixth-ranked, undefeated wrestlers staged another Pin Festival Wednesday night, recording eight pins on their way to a 57-12 Central Connecticut Conference South win over Bristol Central in front of a noisy, near-capacity Senior Night crowd at Keigwin Middle School. “Our ability to get pins is a huge difference,” said Middletown coach Mark […]
MERIDEN>> Sometimes it pays to be tougher. And Friday at Falcon Field, Bristol Central was tougher than Platt. The Rams offensive line wore down the Panthers defensive line to the tune of a 32-14 victory in the first CCC Division II West game for both teams. “They keep grinding it out,” Bristol Central coach Jeff […]
DIVISION I WEST Conard A large senior class returns from last year’s 4-6 team, including quarterback Declan Flaherty, who assumed the role at midseason. Phil Simplicio and Josh Agosto lead a seasoned line. Defense, led by Bobby Iwersen, Lucas Decelles, Kyle Pena-Green and Sequan Small should be improved. Team Preview Hall The Warriors […]
Above: Junior year highlights of Bristol Central quarterback Noah Cruz. The second year starter will be in control of the young Rams offense as they look to be competitive in the CCC D-II West in 2015. Vitals Coach: Jeff Papazian (2nd year, 7-3) Conference: CCC Division II West Playoff Class: L (668 boys enrollment) Home: Muzzy Field 2014 Record: 7-3 (2-3 CCC D-II West) […]
MIDDLETOWN >> The Middletown softball team has been flying under the radar this season. But after rapping 19 hits — including a grand slam homer from sophomore Alex Giardina — against Bristol Central on Friday, those days may be over. The Blue Dragons captured their ninth win in 11 games with an impressive 15-3 Central […]