NEWTOWN — The last time Norwich Free Academy came to Newtown’s Blue and Gold Stadium, the Wildcats routed their unbeaten hosts in the 2012 Class LL quarterfinals, sending Newtown to one of its toughest postseason losses in…
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 Park […]
The 2019 CIAC Class LL 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 L | CLASS M | CLASS S All games Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m. ♦♦♦ No. 8 NFA at No. 1 Newtown WHERE – Blue and Gold Stadium, Newtown […]
What was unofficial by the numbers has become official by committee on Friday, and the CIAC football playoff pairings are set.
The committee made no changes to the pairings that became apparent by the end o…
From the start, coach John Acquavita’s goal for Wilbur Cross was to get better every week. He knew there would be tough times, with an inexperienced line and other challenges.
The Governors weren’t positive…
Welcome back to Uni-Browse. Trinity Catholic/Wright Tech won last week with 53% of the votes cast. This week, we are back on the road with teams sporting white as the visiting team. Vote at the bottom for your favorite uniform, this week. DARIEN Not only did Darien beat Greenwich last weekend, the Blue Wave looked […]
WEST HAVEN — Losing three games to start the football season doesn’t sit well with any team. It hurts even more for a team that always has high expectations from within and from the community.
Maybe last we…
SHELTON — Smash-mouth football has been a part of the Shelton football identity for decades and on Friday against Norwich Free Academy, the Gaels put on one of their best displays of that rugged philosophy.
NORWICH — Austin Richards missed his entire junior season at Norwich Free Academy with an arm injury and didn’t really get back to throwing with his receivers until January. He spent the last eight months catching up, playing pitch and catch with NFA’s talented returning receiving corps. Two games into the 2019 season, they still […]
[Vitals] COACH — JASON BAKOULIS (3rd year, 11-9) CONFERENCE — ECC Division I PLAYOFF CLASS — Class LL (1,099 boys enrollment) HOME — NFA Turf Field, Norwich 2018 RECORD — 6-4 2019 OPENER — Sept. 13 vs. Xavier, 6:30 p.m. TEAM WEBSITE — Maxpreps | School site [Top Players] NOLAN MOLKENTHIN, Sr., WR (6-1, 185) SEAN PRESTON, Jr., […]
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.