Miss baseball yet? Well Scott Ericson and I do and with all the video footage and commentary from last weekend, we decided to put it together for a recap video of the state champion. Enjoy!
It’s only fitting that the lone team to post an undefeated record would finish atop the final edition of the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 poll. Masuk finished off its season in style, rolling through the Class L tournament en route to its fourth state championship in school history and first under coach Leigh Barone. Masuk completed […]
MIDDLETOWN — The Cheshire baseball team gathered around the championship plaque and pointed their finger skyward letting everyone know they are No. 1. The Rams are not only the newly minted CIAC Class LL state champions, they will also close the season as the No. 1 ranked team in the GametimeCT Top 10 poll. There […]
MIDDLETOWN — Cheshire’s Ben DeLaubell has been dreaming about pitching at Palmer Field in a state championship game for a long time. It turns out, the reality was better than anything he ever imagined. DeLaubell pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout and drove in the winning run in the top of the seventh as No. 4 […]
2018 Spring Championship Scoreboard LIVE UPDATES ♦♦♦ CLASS LL No. 3 Ridgefield (20-4) vs. No. 4 Cheshire (20-4) When: Saturday, 12 p.m. Where: Palmer Field, Middletown On the Web: NFHS Network (subscription required) Championship game appearances: Ridgefield making first state final appearance. Cheshire won Class LL in 1993, Class L in 1992, 1984; Lost LL final 1996, […]
WATERBURY — Benjamin Shadeck just wanted to keep fighting. Even though Cheshire’s comfortable three-run lead had evaporated with one thunderous swing from Will Lucas, the senior left-hander knew he had no choice but to dig in and keep fighting. The Rams’ season and championship hopes depended on it. That attitude proved vital for Cheshire in […]
WATERBURY—One squad had never reached the final round. The other had made the state final its home.
The stark contrast between the Ridgefield and Amity baseball teams in recent seasons didn’t stop the two teams from putting on a classic in the…
Cheshire girls swim coach Dan Mascolo, who took over the program in 2012, hadn’t been actively seeking a new job or thinking about leaving the Rams. Mascolo has been an associate head coach for the CheshireY/Sea Dog Swim Club, a local youth swim club. Sean Farrell is the head coach for the Sea Dogs and […]
NORWALK — In the state semifinals, there are no magic words that bring success. It’s all about action.
Ridgefield High School girls lacrosse senior captain Caroline Curnal decided that she did not want the Tigers’ season or her girls lacrosse …
WEST HAVEN — The dream of a repeat lives on.
Trumbull now sits just one win from its second straight Class LL softball championship after edging third-seeded Cheshire 6-5 on Monday at West Haven High School.
“Our team’s just playing with a lot…
CHESHIRE — It’s as if Cheshire pitcher Ben DeLaubell had been waiting his entire life to pitch in a game like he found himself on the mound for Saturday.
With the Class LL quarterfinal game in his hands heading to the seventh but his pitch cou…
FAIRFIELD — After the game was over, Warde girls lacrosse coach Tom Davis made his way over to his three seniors, Libby McKenna, Olivia Seymour and Cara Bebey, and, one by one, gave them each a fatherly hug. All season long, the three had given Davis everything they had on the playing field — and […]
CHESHIRE — The Southern Connecticut Conference title has eluded the Hand boys volleyball team on eight separate occasions. The Tigers were not about to let the run be a ninth.
Behind the play of Erik Lazor, Michael Card, and Matthew McSweeney,…
WEST HAVEN — The sight was all too familiar to Cheshire and anyone else who has played in the SCC boys lacrosse final in recent memory. SCC Co-Player of the Year Mason Reale and the rest of the Jesuits sprinted across the Ken Strong Stadium turf, looking for the closest teammate to hug. It was […]
WEST HAVEN — The top-seeded Hand girls lacrosse team dominated the first half against No. 2 Cheshire in the Southern Connecticut Conference tournament final, including draws and ball possession, to take a six-goal lead into halftime.
CHESHIRE — The Branford girls lacrosse team scored the first two goals of the game against Cheshire in the Southern Connecticut Conference tournament semifinal at Cheshire High’s turf field on Tuesday.
The sluggish start by the Rams didn’t sit…
Aye it’s your boy Pete Paguaga filling in for Scott Ericson this week. Coming off its first loss in almost a month – a 1-0 loss to East Hartford last Monday, South Windsor coach Mike McDermott didn’t know how his team would respond. But he knew they would be ready. “We have had a couple […]
Seymour crushed St. Paul to avenge its only loss of the year, but it’s Masuk that will take the No. 1 ranking into league championship week. The Panthers collected 11 first-place votes. Seymour earned one. Unbeaten North Branford also earned one thanks to its 2-1 victory over Griswold, which snapped a 43-game win streak. Otherwise, […]
WOODBRIDGE — The purpose of the leadoff hitter is to get the team going and for the Cheshire softball team they look no further than Mia Juodiatis.
“She just a has a presence, she has a real athletic presence, a real confident presence and tha…
With No. 2 Southington and then No. 1 Seymour losing their first games of the season, and plenty of other unbeaten teams remaining, the voters have crowned a new No. 1 heading into the final week of the regular season. It’s Masuk. The unbeaten and perennially powerful Panthers have made mince meat of their schedule […]
The Cheshire softball team — ranked No. 7 in the latest GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Poll — has won its share of games in blowout fashion, but the Rams have more than held their own in close games. A 6-1 record in games decided by two runs or le…
CHESHIRE 3, MASUK 0 Game scores: Cheshire 28-26, 25-18, 25-14. Records: Cheshire 8-5, Masuk 8-8. Highlights: C—Colby Hayes had 11 kills, two aces and one dig. Berkley Fang had four digs, three aces and one kill. M—Tristan McDonough had 10 kills and four digs. Will Santee had six kills, three blocks and two digs.
For the second-consecutive week, Fairfield Prep was voted the No. 1 team in the state as games got underway in the second week of May. That’s about all that’s remained the same in the latest GameTimeCT / New Haven Register Top 10 poll. The rest of the Top 10 is all shook up as jockeying for […]
Seymour remained No. 1 in the latest GameTimeCT / New Haven Register Top 10 softball poll with a dominant week that saw the Wildcats win by an aggregate score of 44-0. Last week’s Top 7 remained the same with No. 2 Southington, No. 3 Masuk, No. 4 North Branford and No. 6 Griswold all remaining […]
CHESHIRE — It’s not easy replacing a school legend. But halfway through this 2018 season, Cheshire softball pitcher Natalie Amato has been quite up to the task. Amato faced the unenviable challenge of filling the canoe-sized cleats of two-time player of the year Abby Abramson. Nevertheless, she’s a robust 7-1 as the starting pitcher for […]
Baseball players all over the state step up for each other on the field every day. Recently, two teams stepped up off the field, showing that teammates really do become like family. Last week, the grandmother of Cheshire senior pitcher Mike Pepe Jr. died suddenly. Pepe’s grandmother was a prominent figure in his life and […]
While player milestones in high school sports are usually production driven, when it comes to coaching milestones it typically requires a perfect storm combining ability, success, potential and, more importantly, longevity.
For many , like Ch…
CHESHIRE — What began as a defensive struggle in the first quarter ended up with a typical wild finish for Southern Connecticut Conference boys lacrosse rivals Hand and Cheshire at Cheshire High’s turf field on Monday night.
Nate Palumbo score…
GREENWICH — Last season’s meeting between the Greenwich and Cheshire High School girls lacrosse teams saw the Cardinals edge the Rams by one goal in an overtime thriller.
Saturday’s game didn’t go to overtime, but it sure was exciting, as once…