Newington announced it was rebranding itself as the ‘Nor’Easters’ this week as the trend of Connecticut’s high schools dropping Native American mascots continued to sweep across the state. Newington’s Board of Education on Monday approved a formal recommendation to drop the Indians mascot in favor of the new one, which was unveiled during a special […]
Here is an idea: Find a high school gymnasium somewhere in the middle of the state, invite the top four teams in the GameTimeCT Girls Basketball Poll including their coaches and trainers, nine officials to work 3 games, a scoreboard operator and someone to do the scorebook. Nobody else. Then roll the ball out and decide on […]
I am not going to sugarcoat this in any way, we didn’t have a football season this fall. I know it sucked and wasn’t what everyone wanted. That said, we still wanted to recognize some of the best players in state and tell them this: we wish we could have seen them play this […]
Sean Ahern, Middletown, Sr. Placed eighth individually in the 2019 Boys Class L Championship meet after finishing 22nd as sophomore. Placed 30th in 2019 State Open. Luke Anthony, East Lyme, Jr. Led East Lyme to its third straight Class MM and ECC championships. Placed second individually in both races. Ethan Aspiras, Woodstock Academy, Sr. Busted […]
GREENWICH — Jessica Ware saw the puck coming at her from all directions during a frenetic final two minutes of Saturday’s girls state quarterfinal-round hockey game between Greenwich and Avon co-op, but the Cardinals senio…
The 2020 girls basketball conference tournament semifinals and championship did not shake up the poll as much as expected. CIAC GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE/SCOREBOARD Ridgefield was the exception, leaping all the way to No. 9 following its run to the FCIAC championship after not getting any votes the week before. Hamden, which made a similar […]
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 […]
Notre Dame-Fairfield marches on, remaining the unanimous No. 1 as the 2020 girls basketball postseason draws just days closer. The GameTimeCT Top 10 stayed mostly the same with the only losses being NFA’s one-point loss to Bacon Academy and Southington’s two defeats. GIRLS BASKETBALL NOTES: WOODLAND’S MEDER SCORES; ABBOTT TECH TURNAROUND; HALE RAY FORFEIT The […]
The CCC and FCIAC are taking turns filling out the bottom of the GameTimeCT Top 10 Girls basketball poll each week. This week, Norwalk and Stamford got bounced and Southington and Berlin are in. The CCC leads, this week, with three ranked teams while the FCIAC, SWC and ECC each placed two. Hand is also […]
Many of the state’s Top 10 girls basketball teams took losses this week, including No. 1 Notre Dame-Fairfield. The Lancers lost to Hudson Catholic of New Jersey, 61-48, just two days after their competitive and narrow victory over No. 2 Newtown. WEEK’S FINE PERFORMANCES / GAMES TO WATCH (JAN. 26) Regardless, Notre Dame stayed No. […]
Ashanti Frazier likes to smile on the court.
Whether she is smiling at a teammate making a good play or a joke cracked on the way to the free throw line, Frazier’s teeth are often on display on the court.
WALLINGFORD — In the opening minutes, the Newington girls basketball team jumped out to a 10-2 lead over Sheehan on Monday.
It did so with every player on the floor, other than all-state guard Ashanti Frazi…
Notre Dame-Fairfield holds steady as the unanimous No. 1 and they’re about to face the state’s No. 2 team. With New London losing to South Kingstown (RI), 74-45, enough voters saw fit to bump up Newtown, Notre Dame-Fairfield’s SWC rival, to the No. 2 spot. They did so just in time as the Nighthawks play […]
After a loss opening night to Bethel, the Staples girls basketball team caught fire, winning eight in a row until losing 44-40 to Trumbull, Friday night.
The game before Trumb…
Northwest Catholic boys hockey coach Dan Melanson says he’s good at counting his blessings, and the first month of this season has given him chances to do so.
The Lions played without eight regulars, ill or…
Welcome back to “Give and Go” the girls basketball podcast for its second season. Scott Ericson returns and is joined by is joined by new co-host Will Aldam. The duo catches up on the past month of the season and then is joined by second-year Newington head coach Marc Tancredi. Tancredi has helped lead the Indians to […]
There wasn’t much movement in the poll as the top teams took care of business last week. Stamford and Newtown did flip spots, but otherwise the top 5 was the same. Notre Dame-Fairfield looked like the No. 1 team in dismantling both of its opponents last week, including Bethel. The CCC, meanwhile, made some inroads […]
Many teams that begin their season 0-2, 1-4 and 3-6 can make plans elsewhere for mid-March. Not Fairfield Prep, which could trademark its way of building and teaching an inexperienced team, test…
The 2019 CIAC Football Playoffs begin Wednesday, Dec. 4 (after a postponement due to weather) with quarterfinal rounds at the sites of the higher seeds. They will continue with semifinals Monday, Dec. 9 at sites of the higher seeds, and conclude Saturday, Dec. 14 at either Trumbull’s McDougall Stadium, or Veterans Stadium at Willowbrook […]
MADISON — Hand is 48 minutes from a chance at a three-peat.
The Tigers, the No. 1 team in the New Haven Register/GametimeCT.com state poll throughout the entire season, walloped Newington, 52-0, in the CIAC…
The 2019 CIAC Class L football quarterfinal preview capsules. Compiled by Pete Paguaga. Written by Pete Paguaga and Sean Patrick Bowley. 2019 CIAC PLAYOFF SCOREBOARD / SCHEDULE More quarterfinal previews: CLASS LL | CLASS M | CLASS S All games Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m. ♦♦♦ No. 8 Wilton at No. 1 St Joseph WHERE – McDougall Field, Trumbull […]
WETHERSFIELD – On Newington’s first play from scrimmage the Wethersfield defense ripped the ball free and Nick Thompson picked it up and kept running for a touchdown. The Eagles never stopped running, shutting out Newington 35-0 on Wednesday night. The win clinched a spot in the Class L playoffs for the Eagles for the […]
NEWINGTON – Playing from behind all game Newington knew that if it was going to be able to come back and knock off Maloney, it would need quarterback Nick Pestrichello to step up. The junior did just that, totaling six touchdowns – four in the second half – as the Indians defeated No. 10 […]
BURLINGTON – Both teams came to Burlington’s Nassahegan Field with something to prove this season in Newington’s 2-1 win over Lewis Mills Tuesday afternoon.
The Indians were stunned by a Class L second-roun…
We called Bill Riccio on Monday to ask what it was like for the New Haven Football Officials Association’s commissioner, rescheduling so many crews through all this Eastern Equine Encephalitis shuffling.
Benjamin Iwaszkiewicz’s third quarter touchdown rush was the difference in Amity’s win over Newington. Iwaszkiewicz took it himself and scampered in from three yards out late in the third quarter scoring the lone touchdown in the Spartans’ 7-3 win. Coming off a loss to Simsbury last week the Spartans were excited after their hard fought […]
[Vitals] COACH — JASON PACE (3rd year, 7-13) CONFERENCE — CCC Division II West PLAYOFF CLASS — L (691 boys enrollment) HOME — Alumni Field, Newington 2018 RECORD – 4-6 2019 OPENER — Sept. 13 vs. Windsor, 6:30 p.m. TEAM WEBSITES — MaxPreps | newingtonathletics.com | TWITTER — @NHSIndians | FACEBOOK [Top Players] IZAYAH CIARCIA, Sr. WR/DB (5-9 160) KEENAN […]
For the 13th year, New Canaan High School will host a Grip It and Rip It 7-on-7 football tournament when 32 teams meet on Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13. The tournament had originally been set at 34 teams, but five teams dropped out and three have been added: Trinity Catholic/Wright Tech co-op, Bridgeport […]