Welcome back to the No. 1 podcast for high school baseball in Connecticut. The boys are back from their road trip with a loaded episode. Do you think that the CIAC should move to a double elimination in the state tournament? Should there be less teams in the state tournament? Rhode Island now allows high school coaches […]
The days of basketball players getting recruited to Division I colleges based on how they performed during the high school season are primarily in the past.
It’s now all about how players perform during the…
Fairfield Prep spent a majority of last season No. 1, and looked primed to win its first baseball championship. But the dream, as if often does in the CIAC postseason, ended in an 10-inning heartbreaker, 5-4, to Cheshire, which went on to capture the Class LL title. Though the Jesuits graduated versatile Will Lucas and […]
Greenwich at Wilton (Kristine Lilly Field), April 17, 6 p.m. A clash of two of the FCIAC’s top teams, this game will be a key one in the conference seedings. It was a barn-burner last year, as Wilton pulled out a 12-11 overtime win at Greenwich High. The Cards will look to get even on […]
WELCOME to the FINAL episode of Courtside with Joe Morelli, your weekly podcast covering all things Connecticut boys basketball with GameTimeCT’s head beat writer with an assist from point guard (and GameTimeCT producer) Sean Patrick Bowley. After yet another exciting weekend of championships at Mohegan Sun Arena, we return after a couple weeks off for an action-packed episode […]
Luke Reilly remembers as a kid looking at a poster that featured his father Joe’s South Catholic varsity team that finished 25-1, concluding with a Class L state championship victory over Harding. “When I first started coaching, I thought, ‘Man, how could you ever have a team with that kind of record?’” Luke Reilly […]
UNCASVILLE — Joey Reilly shouted for everyone to hear: “Give me a ring! Give me another ring!” The senior guard ran all over the court after East Catholic had defeated Windsor 79-74 Saturday night before 6,783 at the Mohegan Sun Arena. It brought to an end a spectacular career for the senior guard. “We worked […]
No. 1 East Catholic (26-1)
vs. No. 6 Windsor (23-3)
NEW HAVEN — East Catholic has taken on all comers over the past two seasons and beat almost every opponent it faced.
Some boys basketball games were close, like the road trip at Bassick. Most were blowouts …
WEST HAVEN — With time ticking away in overtime of the quarterfinals of the girls state hockey tournament, West Haven/Sacred Heart Academy’s Mia Celentano had one thought going through her mind and that was to end it here….
HARTFORD — Calling it a tale of two halves in Thursday’s Central Connecticut Conference basketball final showdown would be selling both Windsor and East Catholic both short. The two league powerhouses traded jabs and body blows. Windsor dominated the first half, East Catholic the second. East Catholic almost came all the way back from 23 […]
HARTFORD — East Catholic will play for a fourth-consecutive Central Connecticut Conference championship after a 64-58 victory over Farmington in Monday’s semifinals at Bulkeley’s Babe Allen Field House. Standing in the Eagles’ way in Thursday’s final, once again, is rival and No. 2-seeded Windsor, which held off Glastonbury, 73-68, behind a 30-point night from Amir […]
The CCC North and South Boys Hockey Tournaments will begin with semifinals Thursday, Feb. 28 at the home rinks of the higher seeds, unless noted, and conclude with championships on Saturday, March 2 at Trinity College. In the CCC South, No. 4 Hall/Southington will face No. 1-seed WMRP in the semifinals at Newington Arena at […]
HARTFORD — Joe Reilly scored 22 points and Jaylin Hunter added 21 points as top-seeded East Catholic used a dominant second quarter to advance with a 99-50 CCC quarterfinal victory over Berlin at Bulkeley High School’s Babe Allen Fieldhouse Saturday. East Catholic 99Berlin 50CCC Quarterfinals Final. Just run this Joe Reilly 3 on loop and […]
The 2019 Central Connecticut Conference boys basketball tournament will tip off Thursday, Feb. 21 at the sites of the higher seeds, and continue with quarterfinals at Saturday, Feb. 23 at Bulkeley. BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT HUB The semifinals will be Feb. 26 and championshiship on Feb. 28, both at Bulkeley. East Catholic (20-0) is the top […]
Day brings us more semifinals, a championship game in the ECC and quarterfinal action in the CTC. Day 4 Predictions Day 3 Predictions Day 2 Predictions Day 1 Predictions Let’s get after it. BERKSHIRE LEAGUE At Northwestern No. 4 Nonnewaug vs No. 1 Housatonic Regional: HOUSATONIC No. 3 Gilbert vs No. 2 Northwestern: NORTHWESTERN CCC […]
Day 3 brings us to Super Saturday in girls basketball with a full slate of conference tournament games. Let’s go! BERKSHIRE LEAGUE No. 8 Wamogo at No. 1 Housatonic Regional: HOUSATONIC No. 5 Lewis Mills at No. 4 Nonnewaug: NONNEWAUG No. 7 Shepaug Valley at No. 2 Northwestern: NORTHWESTERN No. 6 Thomaston at No. 3 […]
WINDSOR — Two weeks ago, the East Catholic boys basketball team had to come from behind in the fourth quarter to knock off Bassick, a top-five ranked team in the state. On Friday, in another hostile, sold-out environment vs. another top-five team, the Eagles didn’t need a comeback in the final quarter. They simply put […]
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 […]
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WELCOME BACK to another edition of Courtside with Joe Morelli, your weekly talk on the happenings in boys basketball with GameTimeCT’s beat writer alongside producer and editor Sean Patrick Bowley. This week on the pod is East Catholic’s two-time state championship coach Luke Reilly, a member of the distinguished Reilly hoops family whose second-ranked team […]
So East Catholic won at Bassick last Friday, remained at No. 2 while Bassick dropped to No. 4 in the latest GameTimeCT poll rankings. There are five undefeated teams remaining. Two of them face one another on Saturday: Classical Magnet at Wamogo. So, at the very least, we will have just four unbeatens heading into […]
BRIDGEPORT — It was what you would expect from the top boys basketball game of the season to date.
East Catholic and Bassick, the second- and third-ranked teams in the GameTimeCT poll, were locked in a low-…
The two undefeated teams square off Friday night in Bridgeport. Tip time is 7 p.m. Here are some notable items in the tale of the tape in this heavyweight matchup: Sign up for the Whistle Newsletter from GameTimeCT and get this and other CT HS sports news sent straight to your inbox
In small type, the scores stand out: Trumbull boys hockey lost to No. 7 New Canaan 4-3 on Jan. 12, lost late to a well-regarded if scuffling lately Greenwich team 4-2 a week and a half later.
But the Eagles…
The teams all remained the same, but there was some movement among the 10 this week. Don’t miss the latest high school sports news, features and polls. Sign up for the free GameTimeCT newsletter. Bassick and Notre Dame-West Haven remained undefeated, two of the eight still without a loss, and both moved up one spot […]
In Jamie Anderson’s first season coaching at Law last year, the squad qualified for postseason play for the first time since 2010. The Lawmen clinched that berth on Feb. 12, 2018. Law was able to clinch this season on Saturday, exactly one month earlier. The 68-59 victory at Guilford helped Law stay undefeated at 8-0. […]
In spite of a 45-43, out-of-state loss to South Kingston-R.I. last Wednesday — the day of the last top 10 poll — New London remained Connecticut’s No. 1 team in this week’s GameTimeCT Top 10 girls basketball poll. The Whalers lost four first-place votes, however, and only held the advantage by 12 points over No. […]