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 […]
The 2019 GameTimeCT All-State Girls Cross Country team. Compiled by Ryan Lacey. Photos by Hearst Connecticut Media. Designed by Pete Paguaga and Sean Patrick Bowley. FIRST TEAM ♦♦♦ Player of the Year Mari Noble Greenwich, Senior Stats: The tougher the competition got, the strong Noble became. She peaked with a second-place finish at […]
The 2019 All-Pequot Conference Football Teams. Offensive Player of the Year: JAQUAN DUFOUR, Rockville Defensive Player of the Year: SAM ATTIANESE, Granby/Canton Coach of the Year: ERICK KNICKERBOCKER, Rockville Teddy Necoh Award for Perseverance: DAN BELSEN, Windsor Locks OFFENSE QB: Brandon Fratta, North Branford QB: Aaron Faiella, Coginchaug/East Hampton/Hale Ray QB: Jackson Rome, Granby/Canton QB: […]
BLOOMFIELD — He was everywhere on the field at Phil Rubin Stadium on Wednesday night in Blomfield’s 56-0 win over Stafford/East Windsor/Somers in the CIAC Class S football quarterfinals. Anthony Simpson scored four touchdowns, and his two interceptions, Nos. 9 and 10 on the year, turned the game squarely toward the defending-champion Warhawks. What has […]
HARTFORD – The Stafford co-op football team lives to see another week. Having to win to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Bulldogs rose to the challenge and held off the SMSA co-op 21-15 on Friday night at Dillon Stadium. With a win next Thursday against the Windsor Locks co-op the Bulldogs (7-2) can […]
ROCKVILLE — The significance of what Rockville has accomplished so far this season isn’t lost on Jonathan O’Coin. The senior quarterback understands what it means to be undefeated in November because he’s seen the program at its worst. “As you all know, we weren’t the hotshots my sophomore year,” he said, referring to a […]
MANCHESTER — The comparisons between Pomperaug junior Kate Wiser and former Staples standout Hannah DeBalsi are unavoidable.
They took similar tracks to the top of the sport, with the latter setting numerou…
CROMWELL — After a tough, season-opening overtime loss to Granby/Canton, Stafford/East Windsor/Somers coach Brian Mazzone wondered where his team fit in this season moving forward.
“We lost to a good team i…
WELCOME back to an action-packed Week 5 episode of The Meat Grinder, your weekly dose of Connecticut high school football talk with hosts Sean Patrick Bowley and Pete Paguaga. This week the gang revisits No. 2 St. Joseph’s mission statement 58-14 victory over then-No. 9 New Canaan at Dunning Field and wipes the egg off Pete’s […]
STAFFORD — Brian Mazzone went to his dad’s house on Saturday morning to retrieve his Stafford Bulldogs sweatshirt, the one with “Big Gar” inscribed on the left sleeve. He went over to coach his sons’ flag football game in Enfield and now here he was walking onto the field at Stafford High, hand in […]
STAFFORD – It was an emotional week for the Stafford/East Windsor/Somers football program. The death of coach Brian Mazzone’s father, Gary Mazzone, in Wednesday’s B-17 crash at Bradley Airport weighed heavy on the players hearts. “I told these guys that I worried that they felt they were going to have to win for me,” […]
Ella Bradford, Hamden, senior: Finished sixth in the 1,600 at the Class LL meet during the outdoor season. Is the fastest returner in the SCC after taking second in the race last year; took 20th in Class LL.
[Vitals] COACH — BRIAN MAZZONE (5th year, 34-11) CONFERENCE — Pequot PLAYOFF CLASS — S (co-op) HOME — Stafford High School Field 2018 RECORD — 11-1 (Pequot champions, lost to Haddam-Killingworth in Class S semifinals) 2019 OPENER — Sept. 13 vs. Granby/Canton, 6:30 p.m. TEAM WEBSITES — Maxpreps | TWITTER — @staffordbulldog | INSTAGRAM — @Bulldogsfootballssew […]
This November, the CIAC will crown champions in boys soccer for the 20th time this century. In that time, 45 schools have claimed state titles in Classes S, M, L and LL, including years where co-championships were earned. Five schools, Farmington, East Catholic, Brookfield, Barlow and Avon have won titles in two different classes. Here […]
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 […]
WEST HAVEN — Confidence is a virtue that usually leads to good things in sports.
Trailing 2-1 entering the seventh inning of the CIAC Class S softball final against Coginchaug, Somers believed they were go…
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 […]
WEST HAVEN — Seniors Katryna Dukehart and Kendall McNamee did not make any plans for this weekend. The duo from Somers now has its schedule filled.
Leading their team with a combined six hits and six runs b…
SOMERS — Somes and St. Joseph — the two best boys lacrosse teams in Class S, quite possibly for the second year in a row —put plenty of talent on display Saturday in the quarterfinals.
St. Joseph coach Bren…
Welcome to the Long-Stick Podcast: State Playoff Edition. Based on Wilton’s 4-3 upset over No. 1 Darien in the FCIAC semifinals alone, it was a pretty insane league championship week in boys lacrosse. It settled down, somewhat, with New Fairfield’s dominant SWC title victory and Fairfield Prep’s SCC championship, which were sandwiched around New Canaan’s […]
Storyline: New Fairfield won last year’s Class M championship, beating Guilford by a goal in the quarters and Hand by two in the final. The Rebels brought just about everybody back and has …
For three months, we’ve followed 98 teams’ battle to get to McMahon in mid-June. In a week, we’ll be down to 12. Who’ll be the three celebrating CIAC boys lacrosse titles?
WELCOME BACK to another edition of The Long-Stick Podcast, GameTimeCT’s weekly dose of high school lacrosse in Connecticut. The last week has been a busy one as boys lacrosse teams across the state wrapped up their regular seasons and we delve into the 2019 conference tournaments. The SWC began Thursday night, the FCIACs begin Saturday, and […]
Wes Carpenter, Ridgefield: Scored four goals, including the last-minute game-winner, and had two assists in the Tigers’ 12-11 win over Yorktown (N.Y.).
Beckett Cashman, Gra…
The local lacrosse community continues to rally around McMahon boys lacrosse assistant coach Ty Guarente, injured last week in a car accident in Bridgeport and left paralyzed from the waist down.
Old Lyme tops Somers 69-53 #ctbb pic.twitter.com/S1RnyQXW1P — Mike Madera (@MikeMadera2) March 14, 2019 MERIDEN – All season long, the Old Lyme basketball team has had the ability to score in spurts. The Wildcats may have saved their best for the most opportune time. Outscoring second-seeded Somers by 13 points in the second quarter, third-seeded […]
The North-Central Boys Basketball Tournament will begin with play-in games Thursday, Feb. 21 at the sites of the higher seeds and continue Friday with quarterfinal games, also at the sites of the higher seeds. The semifinals will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26 and championship Friday, March 1, both at the sites of the higher seeds. […]
When: Today (Thursday), 4 p.m.
Where: Floyd Little Athletic Center, New Haven
Defending champion: Derby.
Team contenders: Bloomfield, runner-up last seas…