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 […]
Division III final: Farmington vs. Amistad
No. 1 East Catholic (26-1)
vs. No. 6 Windsor (23-3)
Trinity Catholic girls basketball coach Mike Walsh will step on the court Saturday afternoon at the Mohegan Sun Arena to try to become the second known CIAC coach to lead the same school to both a boys and girls state cham…
NEW HAVEN — It wasn’t like their regular-season meetings, but playoff hockey shouldn’t bear resemblance to regular-season hockey. It should be like Tuesday night’s CIAC Division II boys semifinal, a combination of the scrappy and the beautiful. Justin Hazard tied it for Glastonbury with a beauty with 48.5 seconds left, then won it straight off […]
MIDDLETOWN — It was a special Monday afternoon, as far as Monday afternoons go, for seniors Billy Regan and Colin MacKellar and their Pomperaug boys swim team. It turned out to be a pretty good day for the Hand boys team a…
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 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 […]
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 […]
At the midpoint of its season, a 9-3 loss to Branford on Jan. 23, North Branford’s boys hockey team had a nothing-special record of 2-7-1 and had lost six in a row.
The Thunderbirds wiped that out, at least…
The 2018 GameTimeCT All-State Boys Soccer Team. Compiled by Scott Ericson. Photos by Hearst Connecticut Media South Windsor photos by Peter Stein. Designed by Pete Paguaga. FIRST TEAM ♦♦♦ Player of the Year Andrew Sullivan Glastonbury Stats: The centerback anchored a defense which did not allow a goal the entire Class LL tournament en route […]
If the preseason poll is any indication, girls basketball should be quite entertaining for the 2018-19 season. Mercy, the Class LL champion from last season, had 11 first-place votes, but SCC foe East Haven placed second, just one point behind, with no first place votes. Yet five teams received No. 1 votes from our 18 […]
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 […]
Farmington boys soccer coach Steve Waters retired effective at the end of the season. This was his 36th season at the helm of the Indians’ program. The news was reported first by The Valley Press. Waters finished with 537 career victories, along with nine state championships, the last coming in 2016 in the Class LL […]
NEW BRITAIN—The Tolland girls soccer team has been waiting a long time for this one. No. 2 Tolland, with a roster filled with 10 seniors, came out strong and never let up, defeating No. 16 Farmington 2-0 in the CIAC Class L girls soccer championship game at Veteran’s Stadium Sunday. For the Tolland seniors, many […]
Schedule, scoreboard, broadcast, live blog and story links for the 2018 CIAC Fall State Championships. Boys soccer, girls soccer, volleyball and the swimming state open will be broadcast online by the NFHS Network (a subscription is required). Purchase tickets to the state finals at CIACSports.com. Due to Thursday’s snowstorm, the entire outdoor schedule has been […]
CIAC 2018 FALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCOREBOARD CLASS LL No. 5 STAPLES (17-1-3) vs. No. 7 RIDGEFIELD (20-2-1) When: Sunday, 3 p.m. Where: West Haven HS Broadcast: NFHS Network (subscription required) Championship game appearances: Staples is 1-2, making its second straight appearance; Ridgefield is the defending champion. Players to watch: Claire Middlebrook, Ridgefield: part of a rock-solid […]
MIDDLETOWN — Another November run in the CIAC Class L tournament, another trip to the semifinals, and another cruel ending for the Daniel Hand girls soccer team.
No. 13 seed Hand and No. 16 seed Farmington went to a 10th round of penalty kicks…
MIDDLETOWN — Last weekend, the first of Middletown High’s two byes this season, gave the Blue Dragons the opportunity to recharge and sharpen themselves for what promises to be a challenging stretch of games in November.
First, though, they ha…
Hughes goal off pretty assist from Coello 3-0 Farmington in second half #ctbsoc pic.twitter.com/QdMIwBRQfX — Scott Ericson (@EricsonSports) September 11, 2018 FARMINGTON—Not many teams are excited when they see Glastonbury on the schedule, but Farmington had the early-season contest circled the moment it was released. After losing to their rivals in the Class LL semifinals […]
FARMINGTON – On the third carry of his varsity career, Roberto Salas fumbled and Platt lost the ball. Coach Jason Bruenn wasn’t afraid to go back to sophomore time and time again in the Panthers’ 27-7 season-opening win over Farmington. “I’ll never be afraid to give him the ball,” Bruenn said. Which is saying a […]
Vitals COACH — CHRIS MACHOL (10th year, 52-45) CONFERENCE — CCC Division II East PLAYOFF CLASS — L (617 boys enrollment) HOME — George T. Bennett Field, Farmington 2017 RECORD — 3-7 2018 OPENER — Sept. 6 vs. Platt, 6 p.m. TEAM WEBSITE — Team site, Maxpreps Top Players MAX BARTHOLOMAY, Sr., MLB/FB, (5-10, 195) […]
MONROE — It is not that the Masuk softball team was scoffing at a five-run win in the second round of the Class L tournament, it is just that the team expected more from itself, coming into the tournament unbeaten as the No. 1 seed.
For Farmington Valley senior forward Tim Arena, there was only one main reason the Generals boys hockey team had a dominating performance to win the team’s first CIAC Division II title — camaraderie. The CIAC Division II championship game reflected the dominating tone set by Farmington Valley in the first round, quarterfinals and semifinals. The […]
MIDDLETOWN — Junior right-hander Noah Valeriano was unaware that he had taken a no-hitter into the seventh inning, a testament to the concentration and determination he put forth in the Middletown baseball team’s home opener Monday.A leadoff d…