WELCOME BACK to the final 2019 episode of Inside the Circle, GameTimeCT’s high school softball podcast and it’s the end of the road. The season is over. This is the last podcast of the year. The state champions have been crowned with Southington, Masuk, Waterford and Somers (first time!) bringing home CIAC championship plaques and, just yesterday, Masuk […]
They started the season there and ended there. It took Masuk five weeks and a second straight Class L championship to get back to the top of pile, but a 26-1 record was enough for the Panthers to claim the No. 1 spot in the GameTimeCT Top 10 Poll for a second straight time at […]
STRATFORD–They proved all the doubters wrong. In 2019 Southington softball fashion, that is. It wasn’t a traditional Southington tidal wave season by any means. The Blue Knights had to earn difficult wins throughout the season against teams they usually walk over. Each experience made the squad stronger and prepared them for the postseason grind. And […]
IT’S CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND and welcome to the penultimate Inside the Circle softball podcast from GameTimeCT. Hosts Ryan Lacey and Sean Patrick Bowley — who, of course predicted these matchups all along — take you through just about everything that happened during this week’s semifinal games, including Norwich Free Academy’s pitching adventures in its 4-2 LL victory […]
STRATFORD — It was supposed to the moment that broke them.
Playing against a team it had always fallen to in recent seasons when it mattered most, it finally appeared that Norwich Free Academy would get the…
St. Joseph completed an unbeaten regular season Friday with its 1-0 victory over Trumbull in the FCIAC championship game. The No. 1-ranked and top-seeded Cadets now take a 35-game win streak into the state playoffs where they will look to win back-to-back state championships. St. Joseph could, of course, be challenged by SWC champion and […]
Welcome back to a busy, busy, busy week of softball in Connecticut. The conference tournaments are well underway with the SCCs and FCIACs determining their championship participants and the state tournaments are just about to be released. With so much going on, of course hosts Ryan Lacey and Sean Patrick Bowley still attempted to hop […]
STAMFORD — It was exactly what a good non-league softball matchup should be.
Two talented teams feeling each other out like boxers early then displaying intensity late within the concept of all 21 outs are …
Thanks to a quiet week – and even more weather – with few tests for the state’s top squads, the top 10 of the GameTimeCT/Register poll remained largely unchanged. Masuk once again claimed 14 of 16 first-place votes to continue its streak as the top team in the state. It’s 35 wins and counting for […]
Masuk’s win streak is now at 32 games with a 3-0 week and syphoned off a pair of first-place votes in the process to strengthen their grip on the top spot in the GameTimeCT Top 10 softball poll for April 14. The Panthers’ next-door FCIAC neighbors remained within striking distance. Trumbull (5-0) stayed at No. […]
The 2019 GameTimeCT All-State Boys Track Team. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Photos by Hearst Connecticut Media, Norwich Bulletin, NFA Athletics. Designed by Pete Paguaga. FIRST TEAM ♦♦♦ Athlete of the Year Tess Stapleton Ludlowe At National meet fifth in 55 hurdles emerging elite division (8.07), at New England won 55 hurdles (8.19) and won long […]
It almost doesn’t seem fair that Masuk’s defending Class L champions have most of their talent back, save for catcher Erica Pullen and shortstop Alexa Bacoulis. The dynamic duo of Sam Schiebe and Madison Procyk in the circle, plus a strong lineup has convinced enough voters to make Masuk the No. 1 team in the […]
NORTH BRANFORD — Flat in a conference playoff loss last week, the LHK boys hockey team needed to tweak some things. And facing an all-conference goalie like Masuk’s Tag Weiss to start the CIAC Division III tournament made …
UNCASVILLE — Yes, point guard Mikey Buscetto graduated after helping Waterford win the Division III state championship last March, a tough loss to endure. But guard J.J. Brennan took over the controls from the maestro Buscetto and the program hasn’t missed a beat. The top-seeded Lancers won its second straight Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I […]
TONIGHT, live, from Mohegan Sun Arena is the Eastern Connecticut Conference boys basketball championships, broadcast by GameDayCT via The Day of New London. At 6 p.m., top-seeded St. Bernard will look to defend its title against No. 2-seeded Stonington in the Division II final. And at 8 p.m., top-seeded Waterford also looks to defend its […]
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 […]
NEW HAVEN — As it usually does in state competition, the Southern Connecticut Conference had its share of success on Saturday at the CIAC Class LL indoor track and field championships at Floyd Little Athletic Center.
NORWICH — Two administrators at a Connecticut high school have been placed on paid leave amid an investigation into a coach fired after he was charged with sexually assaulting two students. Norwich Free Academy did not publicly identify the administrators placed on leave Wednesday or give a reason for the suspensions. The Norwich Bulletin reports […]
STAMFORD—Progress is great. But when victory is attached to progress that is the best feeling of all.
The Stamford High School girls basketball team moved a step forward to open 2019 as the Black Knights secured a 44-32 non-lea…
Chloe Ashton, Staples: The sophomore impressed in the uneven bars, beam and floor exercise for the Wreckers in the Class L meet.
Emily Baktis, Oxford: The senior shined in vaulting and …
Meredith Bloss, Guilford, Sr.: Defending Class L champion in the 3200 (11:27.31) and 1600 (5:18.39). Finished sixth at New England meet in 2 mile (11:06.06) and was second at State Open in 3200 (11:08.05).
Jada Boyd, Hillhouse,…
The 2018 Eastern Connecticut Conference All-Star Football Teams. Division 1 Offense Center — Austin Beebe, Fitch Lineman — Joe Klick, NFA Lineman — Jeffrey Andruskiewicz, NFA Lineman — Josh Morton, East Lyme Lineman — Rahtrel Perry, New London Quarterback — Elijah Parker, NFA Receiver — Zehki Burgess, New London Receiver — Spencer Duthrie, East Lyme Receiver — Kevin Pomroy, NFA Back — Jacob Commander, New […]
I have been a fan of uniforms for as long as I have been watching sports and it turns out, others are just as fascinated. I began writing about baseball uniforms several years ago on the HearstCT Baseball Blog and found out people are super into it. GametimeCT provides the perfect platform to relaunch Uni-Browse […]
NORWICH—What started as a shootout turned into an absolute avalanche.
And each touchdown that came up on the scoreboard served as a reminder that No. 8-ranked Newtown can more than play with quality opposition from outside its own league.
Check this “daffy,” in the words of The Day of New London’s Ned Griffen, fake punt play from NFA’s 41-26 victory over East Lyme on Friday night. It was a direct snap to the up-back, who barreled into the scrum and got stood up, but not tackled, short of the first down. Here’s where it […]
FAIRFIELD — Douglas Harrison ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns Friday, leading Fairfield Prep to a 24-12 non-league victory over Norwich Free Academy.
Harrison scored on a 3-yard run in the first quarter and gave the Jesuits (2-0) a 24-7 le…
Norwich police arrested a former Norwich Free Academy assistant coach Wednesday and charged him with two counts of second-degree sexual assault, The Day of New London has reported. Anthony Facchini, 25, a 2011 NFA graduate who had coached track, soccer and football at the school, was being held on a $75,000 bond while “the FBI and […]