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 […]
New Canaan vs. Granby, Division IV boys basketball championship
No. 1 East Catholic (26-1)
vs. No. 6 Windsor (23-3)
DARIEN — No matter what the game plan may be for a girls ice hockey team on a given night, there’s one simple fact: As long as you keep the pressure in the other team’s zone, you’re not going to lose many games. Or, as New Canaan head coach Rich Bulan puts it: “You aren’t […]
GRANBY — They lined up outside Granby high school more than 100 deep Friday night, waiting to enter Kenneth King Gymnasium to watch the NCCC boys basketball championship game. Those lucky enough to get into the gymnasium (some ended up watching a live feed in the auditorium) witnessed the second-seeded Granby Bears win their first […]
The North-Central Boys Basketball Tournament will begin with play-in games Thursday, Feb. 21 at the sites of the higher seeds and continue Friday with quarterfinal games, also at the sites of the higher seeds. The semifinals will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26 and championship Friday, March 1, both at the sites of the higher seeds. […]
TOP 25 SWIMMERS TO WATCH
Andrew Buehler, Sheehan: The senior finished second at the Class M finals last season, totaling 428.15. He placed ninth at the State Open competition (430.90).
Kevin Bradley, Norwalk/McM…
Miller Anderson, Hall, Sr.: In the 1,000, Anderson finished 10th in New England (2:36.01) and placed 1st at the State Open (2:31.79) and in Class L (2:37.61).
Michael Browning, RHAM, Sr.: Won the shot put at the State Open (53-…
Travis Longo, Trumbull, Sr.: Was Wilton’s first State Open championship in 25 years last winter at 106. Transferred to Trumbull.
Ryan Jack, Danbury, Jr: A two-time All-American who has won the last two State Opens – one at 106 …
WETHERSFIELD—Defense has been one of the strengths for the Immaculate field hockey team this season, and it certainly paid off for the Mustangs in the CIAC Class S championship game with Granby on Sunday. The Mustangs limited the Bears to one shot on goal, Molly Coyle scored twice and Madison Halas scored the game’s first […]
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 L No. 1 CHESHIRE (21-1) vs. No. 2 STAPLES (21-1) When: Sunday, 12:30 p.m. Where: Wethersfield High Broadcast: NFHS Network (subscription required) Championship game appearances: Staples is making its fourth appearance in a Class L final with titles the last two seasons and a runner-up finish in 1974. Cheshire […]
(First place votes in parenthesis)
1. Staples (8)16016-0
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HARTFORD – It took almost two quarters, but once Granby scored, the Bears got going and never looked back. Sam Attianese scored twice in the Bears’ 20-3 win over SMSA//University/Classical. The victory put Granby (4-2) back on a winning track after suffering a frustrating 41-14 loss to Stafford/Somers/East Windsor just before last week’s bye. “I’m […]
GRANBY — They had four bad days of practice leading up to a key Pequot Uncas Division showdown. No worries. Their defense gave up the first touchdown of the game. Eh, whatever. They faced five fourth down situations in the first half. No sweat. Colton Engel, Julien Rivas and the Stafford/Somers/East Windsor football team faced […]
(First place votes in parenthesis)
1. Staples (8)1607-0
Vitals COACH — ERIK SHORTELL (3rd year, 6-14) CONFERENCE — Pequot Uncas PLAYOFF CLASS — S (342 boys enrollment) HOME — Granby Memorial High School Field 2017 RECORD — 4-6 2018 OPENER — Sept. 7 vs. North Branford, 7 p.m. TEAM WEBSITE — Maxpreps, TWITTER: @GMHSFootball860 Top Players BEN KIBBY, Sr., OG/DE (5-11, 195) CONOR HOGAN, […]
STRATFORD — St. Joseph turned two double plays in the first two innings at DeLuca Field, and a three-run rally in the top of the fifth sparked the Cadets to a 4-2 win over Granby in Thursday’s CIAC Class M softball semifinals.
CHESHIRE — It’s not quite birthright for St. Joseph boys lacrosse to play in the CIAC Class S final, but over the past decade, it has been nearly automatic. Nearly.
With Wednesday’s 14-7 semifinal win over Granby at Cheshire’s Alumni Field, th…
NEW FAIRFIELD — The New Fairfield High School girls lacrosse team has advanced to the Class S state tournament semifinals for the second straight year, and this time around, the Rebels are making it look easy.
The fourth-seeded Rebels scored e…
Here’s Shelansky’s buzzer beater from tonight’s game vs. Ellington #tweetyourbuzzerbeaters #ctbb pic.twitter.com/u1uasQazJ4 — Granby Sports (@GranbySports) January 20, 2018 Up 59-57 with six seconds remaining, Ellington needed just two foul shots to seal a clutch victory over Granby and and end its own three-game losing streak. The Knights missed both and Granby’s James Shelansky made […]
WETHERSFIELD — The theme for the North Branford field hockey team this season has been team effort and team unity. It has produced a tight-knit family atmosphere throughout the season. On Saturday, the Thunderbirds season-long team effort produced the ultimate prize. Amy Raucci tied the game at 1 early in the second half and Ava […]
CHESHIRE — With her players hunched over on their knees having given every ounce of energy they had, Immaculate field hockey coach Shannon Horosky had nothing but pride of the effort her team gave in the Mustangs’ Class S semifinal against…
NAUGATUCK — Two teams that faced a sudden onset of game-changing adversity squared off in a Class M semifinal at Naugatuck High School on Tuesday.In one corner, the 19th-seeded, Cinderella-story Weston Trojans, who lost their starting goalke…
SEYMOUR >> Chelsea Avila hasn’t been able to play in the field all season due to an ankle injury, but she let her bat do the talking Friday night. The Seymour junior laced a single to center field to drive in the winning run as 4th-seeded Seymour rallied to score two runs with two outs […]
Despite having no first-place finishers, Brookfield stormed to the Class S swimming championship Thursday at Wesleyan. The Bobcats won the event handily, earning 649 points to second-place Holy Cross’ 571. This is the Bobcats’ sixth title in the last eight seasons. The previous five were in Class M. It’s their ninth title, overall and first […]
The top seven spots in the girls volleyball coaches poll remain the same this week. Farmington — who has yet to drop a set this season — remains No. 1. Greenwich lost its first match of the season on Monday to Stamford in five sets, but stayed at No. 2 and RHAM is third. SCC […]
Back and forth they go, but this time Farmington got the upper hand on rival RHAM. The Indians defeated previously No. 1 RHAM in straight sets — 25-17, 25-17, 25-20 — on Oct. 7 and thus taking over the top spot in this girls volleyball coaches poll. RHAM won the last head-to-head match 3-2 in […]