TORRINGTON – When Naugatuck track coach Ralph Roper “peeled back the onion” he wasn’t surprised to find a Naugatuck Valley League title for his boys’ team. “That is what you hope a good team will do,” Roper said after Naugatuck added the postseason crown to a jewel of a 12-0 regular season in the NVL […]
You run through the kind of competitive gauntlet the Bristol Central boys basketball team went through last week, you earn the right to finish No. 1. Bristol Central won the Central Connecticut Conference’s championship Bracket 1 by defeating three teams ranked in the top five of the Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 poll: fourth-ranked Windsor, second-ranked Northwest […]
Jordan Elliott led a balanced offense with 13 points as No. 3-ranked Sacred Heart capped a season undefeated and a nearly 100-year existence as a program with a 57-50 victory over Naugatuck in the NVL Championship game Friday at Sacred Heart. Sacred Heart, which announced it would be closing at the end of the […]
GameTimeCT · Courtside with Joe Morelli (S3 E2): Sacred Heart’s John Carroll WELCOME BACK to another edition of Courtside with Joe Morelli, your weekly dose of Connecticut high school basketball talk on GameTimeCT.com. The COVID-abbreviated season finally tipped off for most of the state’s schools last week. But the biggest news was the sudden announcement that Sacred […]
Sacred Heart High School in Waterbury, home to one of Connecticut’s most iconic boys basketball programs, will close at the end of the school year, officials said in a statement Thursday. The Hartford Archdiocese conferred with the Sacred Heart High School Board of Directors Monday night. The decision to close the coed Catholic school was […]
Guard Lorenzo Washington announced on his Instagram account on Friday that he was transferring from Sacred Heart back to The Patrick School in Hillside, New Jersey for his senior season. “Let go my past, im movin’ on, everything new, ain’t nothin’ old. … Thank you Sacred Heart.” Washington played at The Patrick School as a […]
The 2020 GameTimeCT All-State Boys Basketball team. Compiled by Joe Morelli. Photos by Hearst Connecticut Media and were submitted. Designed by Pete Paguaga and Sean Patrick Bowley. Boys Basketball All-State Lineups FIRST TEAM ♦♦♦ Player of the Year Matt Knowling East Catholic, Senior, Forward Stats: The 6-4 guard/forward averaged 24 points, eight rebounds and […]
WELCOME BACK to an action-packed episode of Courtside with Joe Morelli, your stop for Connecticut boys basketball talk. It was wild week for boys basketball in the state with league tournament quarterfinals on Friday and Saturday and then a couple of intriguing semifinals on Monday night. The biggest news of the week, of course, was Sacred […]
STREAK. OVER. For the first time in 126 NVL matchups Sacred Heart doesn’t come out on top. Holy Cross earns the right to face Naugatuck Wednesday night for the NVL title. #ctbb pic.twitter.com/qZOhjS6wN4 — Matt Polek (@MattPolek) March 3, 2020 For the first time in six years, Sacred Heart has lost to fellow Naugatuck Valley […]
The 2020 Naugatuck Valley League Boys Basketball Tournament will tip off Saturday, Feb. 29 with quarterfinals, continue with semifinals Monday, March 2 and the championship Wednesday, March 4. The tournament will be played at Wilby High School in Waterbury. BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUE TOURNAMENT HUB Sacred Heart, the winners of 124-consecutive league games dating back to […]
WELCOME BACK to another exciting episode of Courtside with Joe Morelli, your weekly Connecticut high school boys basketball podcast. This week, Joe and co-host Sean Patrick Bowley take a look back at the big Sacred Heart-Naugatuck NVL showdown, won by the Hearts, 67-62, for their 123-consecutive NVL victory. With the regular season wrapping up this week, […]
The 2020 NVL Girls Basketball Tournament tips off with quarterfinals Saturday, Feb. 22 at Holy Cross, and continues with semifinals Monday, Feb. 24 and the championship Wednesday, Feb. 26, both at Kennedy-Waterbury. St. Paul is the top seed and defending champion, looking to win its third title in four seasons. TOURNAMENT BRACKET Championship History […]
Garrett Molampy, Sheehan, and Stephen Kohs, Xavier: Molampy scored 35 points, on 10-of-15 shooting from the field, and Kohs scored a …
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 […]