After nearly two years on the shelf, baseball is back! And so is the GameTimeCT Top 10 poll. With little information to go on because of the lost 2020 season, voters were content to pitch their ballots for the usual suspects in this year’s preseason rankings. Voting in any preseason poll is an inexact science […]
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., […]
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 […]
Daniel Hand boys hockey coach Brian Gonsalves wishes the focus were on a few other numbers, like the two points Tatum Fitzmaurice needed to become the school’s all-time leading scorer, the 40 games the Tigers have won over…
Kolby Becker, Hamden: Becker, a junior, scored a pair of goals in Hamden’s 3-1 victory over the Daniel Hand co-op Saturday at Northford Ice Pavilion.
Caroline Cadelina, Amity …
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. […]
Frank Usseglio, coach of the ETB Storm girls ice hockey team, was scrolling through the Twitter timeline, something he said he tends to do when he has “nothing to do,” and he came across a familiar name. “Western New England was introducing their players for the new program and there’s Maggie Gould of Hamden,” Usseglio […]
Ken Smith has long been at the forefront helping out kids, especially those who have played for him for over his three-plus decades as coach at Windsor High. Currently, he is a part of the CARE (Coaches Advancement for Racial Equity) Committee, a group that recently formed to help try to run the state basketball […]
Matt Knowling said he and his family gave it some thought about what to do regarding his immediate future with the Yale University men’s basketball program. But Knowling didn’t change his decision.
“At the …
East Catholic has had a successful boys basketball program for quite some time. In the last seven seasons, the Eagles have been a state title contender every single year. The Eagles have won four Central Connecticut Conference championships and three state championships in the last seven seasons. And it’s been future Division I players passing […]
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 […]
The 2020 GameTimeCT All-State Girls Hockey team. Compiled by Dave Stewart. Photos by Hearst Connecticut Media. Designed by Pete Paguaga and Sean Patrick Bowley. FIRST TEAM ♦♦♦ Skater of the Year Catherine Martin Darien, Junior, Defenseman Stats: Helped lead a Wave defense which allowed just 21 goals and pitched eight shutouts in 19 games […]
HARTFORD – The history of Mirabello and Reilly goes back decades. John Mirabello played for Joe Reilly at the former South Catholic High School. Joe’s son Luke watched plenty of dad’s games and watched John tear up the opposition. Years later, both John and Luke are veteran coaches on opposite sides of the capital city, […]
FORWARDS Kori Bartko (Avon), Nora Birmingham (Ellington), Demeri Carangelo (Hamden), Maddie Epke (Guilford), Kaleigh Harden (New Canaan), Nelle Kniffin (Darien), Meghan Lane (Wilton), Grace Melanson (Simsbury), Taylor Nowak (West Haven). DEFENSEMEN Tess Csejka (Amity), Shelby Little (Avon), Catherine Martin (Darien), Brooke McNabola (West Haven), Sydney Orszulak (Greenwich), Julia Swanson (East Catholic). GOALIES Caitlyn Caldon (South […]
HARTFORD — Northwest Catholic coach John Mirabello stood in front of a bank of cameras, all demanding to know how his team rallied from a 10-point deficit to topple No. 1-ranked Windsor, 72-62 in the CCC semifinals Tuesday night. Mirabello, the longtime NWC coaching legend, kept looking up at the scoreboard as he wiped sweat […]
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 […]
FIRST ROUND Monday, March 2 No. 7 EAST CATHOLIC/GLASTONBURY/SOUTH WINDSOR (ETB) 1, No. 10 WEST HAVEN/SHA 0 WHSHA 0 0 0 – 0 ETB 0 0 1 – 1 ETB: Mary McKiernan 1g. Saves: WH – Hannah Davey 22; ETB – Caitlyn Caldon 34. No. 5 SUFFIELD CO-OP 4, No. 12 NOTRE DAME-FAIRFIELD CO-OP 0 NDFF […]
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 […]
GLASTONBURY – Seeding hadn’t mattered all week during the CCC girls basketball tournament and it didn’t matter in Thursday’s championship game, either. Defending champion E.O. Smith, seeded 14th this year, repeated at CCC champions thanks to a suffocating defense that propelled the Panthers to a 42-28 victory over No. 4 East Catholic in the […]
Caitlyn Caldon, East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor (ETB): The senior goalie was once again solid as she collected 29 saves in a 1-0 victory over the Avon co-op on Friday. Caldon also …
GLASTONBURY – East Catholic’s girls basketball team is heading to the CCC tournament finals for the first time. Led by a collective scoring effort, the No. 4 Eagles raced past No. 8 Bloomfield 73-57 on Tuesday night. “We saw this, to be honest,” East Catholic coach Jeremiah Brown said. “We have been saying that […]
The 2020 Central Connecticut Conference Boys Basketball Bracket will tip off Thursday, Feb. 27 with the first round at the higher seeds and conclude with quarterfinal, semifinal and championship rounds at Bulkeley High School’s Babe Allen Field House. BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUE TOURNAMENT HUB The quarterfinals will be Saturday, Feb. 29, followed by the semifinals on […]
With everyone focusing on the teams remaining in conference tournaments, most of the teams across the state are left with a gap before the state tournaments begin March 2.
That includes the many teams not q…
GLASTONBURY – When the moment called for it, Courtney Doherty wanted the ball in her hands. The senior drilled a corner 3-pointer with under two minutes to give No. 14-seeded E.O. Smith the lead for good in its 50-42 win over No. 6-seeded Glastonbury in the CCC quarterfinals Saturday afternoon. “Absolutely I wanted the […]
The 2020 CCC Girls Basketball Tournament will begin Thursday, Feb. 20 with the first round at the sites of the eight higher seeds and conclude with the final three rounds at Glastonbury High School. The quarterfinals will be held all day Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. at Glastonbury. The semifinals will be Tuesday, Feb. 25 […]
Back on opening night, after his Simsbury team had defeated defending state champion New Canaan 3-2, coach Paul Melanson was clear that he had faith in both of his goalies, who had split time in that game.
Caitlyn Caldon, East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor (ETB): Caldon, ETB’s senior goalie, collected 27 saves in a 4-3 win over West Haven/SHA at Bennett Rink on Saturday. ETB has won six…
The East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor co-op (ETB) visited Boston last week to face Matignon High School at the Warrior Ice Arena, the practice facility of the Boston Bruins.
The event was about much m…