WELCOME BACK to another episode of Courtside with Joe Morelli, your weekly look at high school boys basketball in Connecticut. Two of the big games from last week included Windsor’s overtime victory over Hillhouse at the FLAC, won thanks to Primo Spears’ late heroics and Sacred Heart’s road victory at Crosby, its 111th-consecutive NVL win. Joining us […]
WATERBURY – There are plenty of banners throughout the Palace at Crosby High School. One in particular recognizes the accomplishment of the 2005-06 Bulldogs’ team. That Crosby team was the NVL tournament champion. The banner also recognizes the “NVL Record: 61-game winning streak.” Here we are 14 years later, at the Palace on a Friday […]
Windsor finished as the second-best team in the Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 poll last year. The starting backcourt, Corey McKeithan and Amir Spears, returns as the state’s best. The Warrior…
TORRINGTON — Torrington quarterback/running back Conrad Avallone ran for four touchdowns and passed for another in a 46-8 field day for the Red Raiders (3-1) against 0-4 Sacred Heart/Kaynor Tech Friday afternoon at the Rob…
When Maloney and Platt met in the CIAC Class L football semifinals last season it was not just a big day for the town of Meriden.
It gave hope to a lot of high school football programs in the same situation…
TOP SWIMMING PERFORMANCES
Anne Bowens, Staples: A senior, Bowens recorded winning times in the 50-meter freestyle (28.11) and 100 breaststroke (1:21.82) for the Wreckers in their victory over Danbury.
Former Sacred Heart star guard Nate Tabor is now attending Christ The King in his native New York City. A 6-foot-5 guard, Tabor played just one season for the Hearts, averaged 18.5 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists for the five-time Naugatuck Valley League tournament champions. He also led Sacred Heart to the Division I […]
[Vitals] COACH — THOMAS ALLEN (3rd year, 4-16) CONFERENCE — NVL Brass PLAYOFF CLASS — L (Co-op) HOME — Municipal Stadium, Waterbury 2018 RECORD — 3-7 2019 OPENER — Sept. 14 vs. Kennedy, 11 a.m. TEAM WEBSITE — Maxpreps [Top Players] ALEX GONZALEZ, Sr. QB/LB JOSUE SALAZAR, Sr. WR/DB MARQUES WILLIAMS, Soph. WR/DB [Key Losses] OL/DL […]
Patience is a virtue in track and field and it paid off for Xavier junior Robbie Cozean at the New Balance National Track and Field meet held Thursday-Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Pop quiz: which two conferences have won the most baseball state titles the last three seasons?
Most will get the first with the SCC winning four in that time (Cheshire, Amity, Foran, Notre Dame-West Haven)…
WATERBURY — Two young, inexperienced NVL softball teams came to Waterbury’s Municipal Stadium Saturday in search of a win to bolster seasons sometimes reflecting Saturday’s cold, blustery hailstorm.
SOUTHBURY — Trumbull’s boys basketball team used a 20-4, fourth-quarter run on its way to upending top-ranked and No. 4-seeded Sacred Heart, 73-66, in a Division I quarterfinal game on Monday night. The No. 5-seeded Eagles, now 19-3, will be playing in their first state semifinal since 1974. “Credit our kids,” coach Buddy Bray said. […]
Fairfield Prep gave @SHHS_Hearts all they could handle, but the Hearts prevail with a 69-54 win in Division I! #RunToTheSun #ctbb pic.twitter.com/4CN8OZ6Ijm — CT Sports Now (@CT_Sports_Now) March 8, 2019 WILTON — Aware that his team couldn’t match Sacred Heart’s length and athleticism, Fairfield Prep boys basketball coach Mike Papale and his staff devised a […]
WATERBURY – Top-seeded and top-ranked Sacred Heart tucked away its fifth consecutive NVL Tournament Championship with a 75-54 win over No. 3 Torrington Wednesday night at Wilby High School.
“It’s the defens…
WATERBURY — No. 3 seed Torrington and top-seeded Sacred Heart will meet at Wilby High School Wednesday night at 7 p.m. for the NVL boys basketball tournament championship game if an impending storm allows it.
Sacred Heart junior guard Nate Tabor is expected to back on the floor Saturday when the No. 1 ranked Hearts take on Ansonia in the Naugatuck Valley League tournament quarterfinals. Sacred Heart principal Butch Azzara confirmed to Hearst Connecticut Media Friday morning that Tabor, who has verbally committed to St. John’s, was back in school […]
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 […]
The NVL girls basketball tournament will begin with quarterfinals on Saturday at Holy Cross, continue with semifinals Monday, Feb. 18 and concluded with the championship Wednesday, Feb. 20, both at Kennedy High School in Waterbury. Sacred Heart is the defending champion and the No. 2 seed in this year’s tournament. Unbeaten St. Paul is the […]
So East Catholic won at Bassick last Friday, remained at No. 2 while Bassick dropped to No. 4 in the latest GameTimeCT poll rankings. There are five undefeated teams remaining. Two of them face one another on Saturday: Classical Magnet at Wamogo. So, at the very least, we will have just four unbeatens heading into […]
East Lyme lost to New London 50-40 on Saturday, but could have lost more than a game. Leading scorer Dev Ostrowski went down with a right foot injury a couple of minutes into the game and didn’t return. East Lyme coach Jeff Bernardi said an X-ray will be taken on Monday. The Vikings don’t play […]
Joe Morelli / Hearst Connecticut Media Sacred Heart’s Lorenzo Washington gets worked on by the trainer during the Hearts’ win over Crosby. WATERBURY – It wasn’t pretty whatsoever. It was a grind, as Sacred Heart coach Jon Carroll put it, a grind to get another victory against another Naugatuck Valley League opponent. OK, it does sound […]
The teams all remained the same, but there was some movement among the 10 this week. Don’t miss the latest high school sports news, features and polls. Sign up for the free GameTimeCT newsletter. Bassick and Notre Dame-West Haven remained undefeated, two of the eight still without a loss, and both moved up one spot […]
Defeating its biggest rival, the Greenwich High School boys swimming team upped its record to 6-0 with a decisive 124-62 win over visiting Fairfield Prep on Saturday.
The Cardinals build a significant lead …
Nate Tabor, a junior guard at Sacred Heart, has announced he made a verbal commitment to play college basketball at St. John’s. The news was first reported by Zach Braziller from the New York Post. St. John’s has landed a verbal commitment from four-star, top-60 2020 guard Nate Tabor, he announces on Fox Sports 1. […]
Some interesting tidbits from some of the state’s Christmas tournaments: Maybe Fairfield Warde and Ludlowe expected to meet in the Fairfield Holiday Tournament final last Friday at Alumni Hall. But no one outside the two programs thought this would be the final — it never had. But Warde won 38-37. The Mustangs and the Falcons […]
FINE PERFORMANCES Justice Ellison, South Windsor and Oliver Milledge, Greenwich: Ellison’s 54-point outing included six 3-pointers as South Windsor fell to Greenwich 86-76 in double overtime. Milledge scored 30 points in the win for Greenwich. Kyle Daniels, Wilbur Cross: Had 30 points, including 22 of 25 from the free-throw line, in the Governors’ 85-84 loss […]
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-…
HARTFORD — The East Catholic boys basketball team is as good as advertised, while Hillhouse has plenty of work to do, especially on the offensive end.
East Catholic, the No. 2 team in the Register/GameTimeCT preseason boys bask…