We’re working our way through the bye weeks for the teams in the GameTimeCT top 10. Four had this past weekend off. Five will sit out the fun in the week to come. The biggest top-10 game of the week didn’t disappoint, though, as Newtown’s 34-24, come-from-behind victory at Shelton kept the Nighthawks at No. […]
An alumni event on Thanksgiving weekend will honor Hall/Southington coach Brian Cannon, who lost his right leg to cancer this summer. Former captains Mike DiPietro and Chris Gambardella will host “Honoring Coach Cannon” on Nov. 30, 5-8 p.m., at Veterans Memorial Skating Rink in West Hartford, with games and light fare “for players, friends and […]
An old joke in hockey says that if you claim to have two No. 1 goaltenders, you actually have no No. 1 goaltenders.
The analogy might seem to translate into football, where the modern quarterback seems so p…
DARIEN — The calendar may read September, but as far as Darien was concerned, a cool Friday night game felt just like December football.
Quarterback Peter Graham hooked up with receiver Michael Minicus for …
[Vitals] COACH — MIKE DRURY (9th year, 80-11) CONFERENCE — CCC Division I West PLAYOFF CLASS — LL (999 boys enrollment) HOME — Fontana Field, Southington 2018 RECORD — 10-1, lost to Fairfield Prep in Class LL quarterfinals 2019 OPENER — Sept. 13 at Conard, 7 p.m. TEAM WEBSITE — SouthingtonFootball.com, Maxpreps; Twitter @SouthingtonFB, @BKFGridiron; […]
He’s a quick healer, so Brian Cannon said he expected to be up and about by now. He went in for a hip replacement on July 26 after two years of pain. “Two weeks out, I figured I’d be out doing pirouettes in my yard with titanium and ceramic in my hip,” Cannon said. Everything […]
Brian Cannon, My Hall-Southington High School Hockey Head Coach and amazing person needs our support. Please consider helping out in any way possible. Thank you! https://t.co/AXRO90vaHX — Mike DiPietro (@mikedipietro_) August 7, 2019 Brian Cannon, says former Hall/Southington hockey captain Mike DiPietro, is that kind of coach who gets to the rink at 3:30 a.m. […]
Here is our annual breakdown of state championships by school. This list includes only CIAC sanctioned sports and team championships. It does include both Class and State Open titles. New England and national titles are not included. Here’s a look back at 2017-18 2018-19 state championships by school Bloomfield (7) Football (S) Boys Indoor Track […]
CCC ALL-CCC WEST DIVISION: Ryan Roller (Conard); Erik Youngstrom (Conard); Brian Liao (Farmington); Sachit Sabapathy (Farmington); Scott Touhy (Farmington); Brennan George (Hall); Leonel Caceres (Newington); Louis Egbuna (Newington); Mason Romano (Newington); Ethan Basch (Simsbury); Joe Bargman (Simsbury); Zack Morgan (Southington); Tim Walsh (Southington); Adam Hunter (Southington). ALL-CCC EAST DIVISION: Chaddane Williams (Bloomfield); Emmanuel Goods (Bloomfield); Kai Haughton […]
Player of the Year: Logan Carstens, Staples CLASS L Aldane Burke, East Hartford Ardian Kodzodziku, Newtown David Niski, Shelton Eric Moore, Newtown Jake Harasyko, Glastonbury Kayque Jorge, Danbury Logan Carstens, Staples Owen Edminster, Warde Piers Roofthooft, Darien Rob Morrill, Newtown Ryan Roller, Conard Tim Walsh, Southington Tyler Herget, Darien Zack Morgan, Southington CLASS M Aiden […]
There is no debate: Staples is No. 1. The Wreckers left no doubt with a 3-0 win over Southington in the Class LL championship game Saturday afternoon at Palmer Field. In this postseason, the Wreckers defeated four of the top seven teams in the final GameTimeCT Poll. They beat No. 6 St. Joseph and No. […]
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 […]
MIDDLETOWN — After closing the quarterfinals with two innings in relief and tossing a complete game in the semifinals, some may have questioned whether Staples’ Chad Knight would take the ball in the CIAC Class LL championship game against Southington on three days’ rest. “There was no way (coach Jack McFarland) was not giving […]
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 […]
STAPLES VS SOUTHINGTON
When: Saturday, noon
Where: Palmer Field, Middletown
WATERBURY — Hello, Neuman!
With two outs and a runner on first in the bottom of the seventh, Southington’s Jake Neuman lifted a double over the right fielder’s head to the fence, scoring Andrew Paradis and …
OXFORD — The Staples boys volleyball team had to dig deep. The Wreckers were one point away from trailing Southington 1-0 in their CIAC Class L state semifinal on two different occasions when the Blue Knights took leads of 24-22 and 25-24 in the first set. Staples wouldn’t give in, however, and found a way […]
Our own Scott Ericson joined the crew at CT Sports Now on Monday night to talk about the upcoming high school baseball state playoffs semifinals. Scott, Noah Finz and Marc Robbins discussed some of the teams who started the season season hot. You can watch CT Sports Now on Frontier Cable’s Vantage Sports Network on […]
STRATFORD — Gabby Verderame-Malachowski looked out the bus window when Southington pulled into the Frank DeLuca Hall of Fame Field parking lot for Monday’s Class LL state semifinal game with Trumbull. Two years ago as a so…
NEW BRITAIN — It was a day for the ducks.
They splashed as long as they could but heavy rains suspended the 2019 Class LL girls outdoor track championship at about 6:25 p.m. Wednesday night at Willowbrook P…
Cheshire trailed perennial SCC power Amity 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning of the SCC Championship game and appeared destined to bookend their SCC season with losses to the Spartans. But the Rams rallied with three runs and won it on Matt Downing’s single to right, which ultimately brought Matt Costello home with […]
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 […]
Cheshire lost its first game of the year, 1-0 to Amity. Since then? The Rams have roared back with a 19-game win streak, including a dominant, 9-0, victory over those same Spartans, and have completed the regular season 19-1. And so it the defending Class LL champion Rams take the No. 1 ranking into the […]
The the latest Top 10 GameTimeCT softball poll remained largely unchanged as conference championship season got underway. The top six — St. Joseph, Masuk, Trumbull, South Windsor, Cheshire and North Haven — remained in their places as all survived the week without a loss. All 10 teams from last week remained in the poll. NOTEBOOK: […]
With about a week remaining before baseball conference tournament pairings are finalized and get underway, fascinating results across the state have created another shakeup in the latest Top 10 poll. Cheshire is still No. 1, but the Rams were the only team to stay put while carnage ruled across the rest of the poll. The […]
It was a much more straight forward week for the No. 1 team in the state. For the second week in a row No. 1 St. Joseph collected every single first-place vote to remain. The Cadets breezed through the comfortable part of their FCIAC schedule to improve to 18-0 this spring. St. Joseph is once […]
The Southington High School boys volleyball team is playing with an extreme sense of urgency in this spring season.
It is paying great dividends for the Blue Knights, as they are just one of the two remaini…