Vitals COACH — ERIK BECKER (2nd year, 6-4) CONFERENCE — Pequot Sassacus PLAYOFF CLASS — M (co-op) HOME — Coginchaug Regional HS Stadium, Durham 2017 RECORD — 6-4 2018 OPENER — Sept. 8 at Canton, 6 p.m. TEAM WEBSITE — MaxPreps | TWITTER — @coginchaugfb Top Players TERRY LOCKWOOD, Sr., OL/DL (6-0, 260) DAVID SKELPS, […]
So the East Haven and Branford football teams won’t be playing twice after all this fall. Both teams will instead pick up a team in the Pequot Conference. Branford will host North Branford in week 3 on Sept. 21 while East Haven will play at Coginchaug in week 9 on Nov. 2. These moves transpired […]
CLINTON — Noah Budzik trusted his stuff and his fielders behind him, but it didn’t look good over the first two innings as he had a couple baserunners in each.
However, the Cromwell right-hander didn’t budge and didn’t allow Coginchaug a run a…
NEW BRITAIN — Ask Tyler Woodward the worst nine-hole score he shot this season and he comes up with it immediately: a 42 against Old Lyme.
That occurred during Coginchaug’s only loss in 15 regular-season matches. A chance to avenge that loss —…
A glance at the four CIAC boys golf divisions says at least this much: Xavier, Portland and Coginchaug are owning, not renting, their real estate as title contenders once again.
Xavier won the Division I championship a year ago, its first in t…
NORTH BRANFORD — With an exception or two, North Branford had been sailing through its schedule, handily beating team after team.
But the Thunderbirds, ranked 4th in the state poll, ran into its most difficult opponent of the season, barely ge…
During a nationally televised major-league game, one analyst said fans go to games to see offense. People pay to see players swing the bat and stockpile runs, he said.
That’s not the brand of baseball we’re seeing in the Shoreline Conference t…
DURHAM — After seven innings’ worth of cold and wind Monday, Coginchaug’s afternoon ended with a 5-1 Shoreline Conference baseball victory over East Hampton. Then, right on cue, the sun pushed through heavy clouds at Helmuth H. Brown Field. Add to this the season debut of senior right-hander Luke Garofalo and the Blue Devils (7-3) […]
MIDDLETOWN — Coginchaug’s softball team right now is playing at a level that Middletown hopes to reach when May rolls around. The Blue Devils have a lineup that can wear down an opponent, they’ve won five in a row to start the season and are p…
It’s been just over three days since the final buzzer sounded at Mohegan Sun so we thought it would be a perfect time to relive each and every game from the weekend. The kicker? We put it all together in two quick minutes. The 2018 CIAC Winter Championship Weekend Scoreboard (Final)
UNCASVILLE – For the first time in six years, Coginchaug is on top of the mountain in girls’ basketball. The Blue Devils won their first CIAC Class S state championship since 2012 in dominating fashion Saturday morning, beating Sports and Medical Sciences Academy 71-42 at the Mohegan Sun Arena. “We set this as a goal […]
Earlier in this decade, it did seem like it was Mercy’s birthright to play in the Class LL girls basketball state championship game at the Mohegan Sun Arena.Four straight years, the Tigers reached the final game, losing three straight before b…
Coginchaug’s girls basketball team found itself down 11 points at halftime against Weaver in the Class S girls semifinals at Plainville. But the Blue Devils embarked on a second-half run, pulling to within 47-36 after three quarters and then storming back in the fourth. Virginia Benbow’s 3-pointer with 2 minutes and 6 seconds remaining put […]
DURHAM – Perfect. That’s how Cromwell finished the Shoreline Conference regular season. The Panthers put the topper on it with a 55-51 overtime victory over Coginchaug in the Shoreline Conference girls basketball championship game at Coginchaug High Friday night. It was Cromwell’s third consecutive Shoreline Conference title and sixth in eight seasons. “The kids wanted […]
EAST HAVEN – The East Haven/Old Lyme/Old Saybrook/East Hampton Co-Op had lost three straight games, scoring only three goals, going into Wednesday night. But the Yellowjackets exploded for five goals in the first 28 minutes en route to a 5-2 non-league boys’ hockey victory over Woodstock Academy at the DiLungo Rink. “It was nice to […]
The holiday season is winding down. Only New Years remains before it’s back to school for the lot of you. But the state’s basketball teams are are already back in action at various post-Christmas holiday tournaments and other competitive endeavors. They weren’t playing a holiday tournament up in Windsor Locks. It was their 2017-18 home […]
NORTHFORD – It took the Lyman Hall/Haddam-Killingworth/Coginchaug co-op boys’ hockey team two games to score four goals to open the season. Ever since, the Trojans have been lighting up the scoreboard. After pummeling Joel Barlow, 11-0, on Dec 23, LHKC scored eight unanswered goals Wednesday afternoon to beat Hand, 8-0, in a Southern Connecticut Conference […]
Coginchaug / Hale Ray’s PATRICK LADAS has been voted the star of Thanksgiving Week, after a 251-yard, three touchdown performance to help the Blue Devils rally and defeat North Branford 28-27 on Thanksgiving eve. Ladas, a senior back whom first-year coach Erik Becker called “the best football player I’ve ever coached in my life,” following […]
NORTH BRANFORD — Erik Becker called Pat Ladas “the best football player I’ve ever coached in my life.” Granted, this is Becker’s first year as the head coach at Coginchaug/Hale-Ray, but he did spend 15 years in the program at Hand, where playing for a state championship happened more often than not. Still, after the […]
TORRINGTON — Coginchaug junior Riley Carey scored the game’s only goal as the Devils beat Northwestern 1-0 on Tuesday in a Class M boys first-round game at the Robert H. Frost Sports Complex at Torrington High School.In a physical game tha…
DURHAM >> Quarterback Eli Rivera scored on a 3-yard run late in the game to break a tie and that plus Pat Ladas’ conversion run gave Coginchaug/Hale-Ray a 34-26 win over Haddam-Killingworth Saturday afternoon at the Wally Camp Athletic Conference. Rivera had a big day, throwing three touchdown passes in addition to his game-winning run. […]
There is a wide variety of sports offered at area high schools beyond football and soccer. Here follows previews of high school girls swimming, girls volleyball, field hockey, cross-country and fall crew. Girls swimming Middletown The Blue Dragons were 10-1 last season, the team’s best record since the city’s two public high schools merged in […]
Just about every school has soccer. It may not be a big player on the national scene, but at the high school level it’s universal. Here follows the outlook for many of the boys and girls teams in the Greater Middletown area. BOYS Xavier The Falcons were 6-5-5 in 2016 and the hope is they […]
Erik Becker, the former offensive coordinator at Hand who spent last year at Choate, has accepted the head coaching job at Coginchaug he confirmed Tuesday. “Honestly, this is a place I’ve always wanted to be,” Becker said Tuesday after finalizing the hire with the Coginchaug administration. “I probably had my eye on this job for […]
Steve Croce has resigned as Coginchaug’s football coach after one season to take a college football job, he confirmed Friday. Croce was hired as the offensive coordinator for Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass., where he will coach under former Holy Cross All-State back Dan Mulrooney, whom Croce coached and won a state title with in […]
HADDAM >> Pitching, defense and just enough hitting. That was the formula Haddam-Killingworth used as Owen Marica fired a 1-hitter to outpitch Coginchaug’s Nate McDonald 2-0 in the quarterfinal round of the Shoreline Conference baseball playoffs at H-K Tuesday afternoon. Marica struck out six and the H-K defense turned two double plays behind him, one […]
Connecticut lost another boys basketball coaching legend last week. Wally Camp, one of 15 CIAC coaches to win over 500 games, passed away last Wednesday at 87. All 508 victories came at Coginchaug in Durham. Camp began coaching boys basketball in 1958, when the school was known as Durham High. He coached until 1990. That […]
DURHAM >> Coginchaug’s former coach Wally Camp was in everyone’s thoughts Friday night inside the Maynard Stender Gymnasium. Camp, who passed away three days ago, was honored with a moment of silence before the Blue Devils’ matchup against defending Shoreline Conference champion Cromwell. A short time later, the Coginchaug boys basketball team made the legendary […]
A #tweetyourbuzzerbeaters clip from last night. Westbrook's Savannah Marshall halfcourt bomb at halftime in OT win over Coginchaug! #ctgb pic.twitter.com/sCT7isvhYC — GameTimeCT (@GameTimeCT) January 4, 2017 Tuesday night was busy with winning buzzer beaters on the boys side, but here was a great one from the girls, as well. With time running down in the […]