GameTimeCT · Courtside With Joe Morelli (S3; E8): Bristol Central’s Donovan Clingan and Coach Tim Barrette The task was daunting, but that’s what a road to the Central Connecticut Conference boys basketball championship is supposed to be like. The state’s best conference was split into four divisions for its 2021 postseason tournament, eight teams in […]
The 2021 All-Central Connecticut Conference Winter Teams. This post will be updated as more teams are released. BOYS BASKETBALL REGION A Riley Fox, Fr., Conard Ty Calloway, Sr., Enfield Matthew Walker, Sr., Hall Will Gaumer, Jr., Hall Andre Timothe, Sr., Hartford Public Matt Curtis, Jr., Northwest Catholic Hayden Abdulah, Jr., Northwest Catholic Amarre Spence, Sr., […]
GameTimeCT · Courtside With Joe Morelli (S3; E8): Bristol Central’s Donovan Clingan and Coach Tim Barrette JUST LIKE THAT IT’S OVER. The 2021 COVID-shortened boys basketball season is done, and so is the third season of Courtside with Joe Morelli, your weekly dose of Connecticut boys basketball talk. In this final episode, Joe Morelli and co-host Sean […]
You run through the kind of competitive gauntlet the Bristol Central boys basketball team went through last week, you earn the right to finish No. 1. Bristol Central won the Central Connecticut Conference’s championship Bracket 1 by defeating three teams ranked in the top five of the Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 poll: fourth-ranked Windsor, second-ranked Northwest […]
MANCHESTER — It wasn’t beneath the klieg lights of Mohegan Sun. It wasn’t in front of an overflow crowd at Bulkeley’s Babe Allen Field House. Yet, the pressure was real Friday night, in the waning moments of the Central Connecticut Conference Championship game at sparsely populated East Catholic gymnasium. Bristol Central had squandered a 20-point […]
Donovan Clingan finished with 36 points and 27 rebounds for Bristol Central in the victory over Northwest Catholic. #ctbb pic.twitter.com/vTB2Mcqx6b — Joe Morelli (@nhrJoeMorelli) March 25, 2021 WEST HARTFORD – The top bracket in the Central Connecticut Conference tournament featured what the state’s best has to offer. The biggest player, literally, of all of the […]
It appears there will be a true Central Connecticut Conference champion crowned in boys and girls basketball later this month, albeit using a different format than in past seasons. The CCC has approved having all 32 teams playing in the tournament, likely to begin on March 22, in the proposal obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media. […]
In 30-plus seasons at the helm at Windsor High, there is probably very little that would catch Ken Smith off-guard when it comes to boys basketball. But when he found out Donovan Clingan was only a junior, not a senior.
It’s been a frustrating time for 7-foot-1 Bristol Central High basketball phenom Donovan Clingan. The good news is it has nothing to do with basketball.
Clingan, a junior, is currently at home in quarantine…
Amanda Acabchuk, RHAM: The senior setter had 34 assists and 7 digs in RHAM’s 3-0 win over South Windsor in the CCC Region C final on Friday.
Emma Appleman, Guilford: Appleman collected 22 kills and 8 digs, …
Emma Appleman, Guilford: Appleman collected 16 kills, 5 aces, and 6 digs in Guilford’s 3-0 win over West Haven on Oct. 29.
Aerin Bowman, Darien: The Blue Wave junior had a game-high 14 kills and 4 blocks du…
Emma Appleman, Guilford: Appleman had a double-double with 29 kills and 17 digs in Guilford’s four-set win over SCC rival Amity on Oct. 22. She added 18 kills in Monday’s 3-1 win against Hamden.
Emma Appleman, Guilford: Appleman had 25 kills in back-to-back shutout wins against Branford and Daniel Hand. For the season, the reigning SCC Player of the Year has 92 kills, 42 digs and 17 aces in seven matches, with Gui…
Sean Ahern, Middletown, Sr. Placed eighth individually in the 2019 Boys Class L Championship meet after finishing 22nd as sophomore. Placed 30th in 2019 State Open. Luke Anthony, East Lyme, Jr. Led East Lyme to its third straight Class MM and ECC championships. Placed second individually in both races. Ethan Aspiras, Woodstock Academy, Sr. Busted […]
Bristol Central center Donovan Clingan came into the week with seven scholarship offers to major Division I college basketball programs. That amount nearly doubled over the first two days of this week as schools continue to pursue Clingan’s services. Clingan, a 7-foot-1 rising junior, said he has received scholarship offers from Michigan State, Rutgers, Notre […]
The 2020 GameTimeCT All-State Boys Basketball team. Compiled by Joe Morelli. Photos by Hearst Connecticut Media and were submitted. Designed by Pete Paguaga and Sean Patrick Bowley. Boys Basketball All-State Lineups FIRST TEAM ♦♦♦ Player of the Year Matt Knowling East Catholic, Senior, Forward Stats: The 6-4 guard/forward averaged 24 points, eight rebounds and […]
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…