Notre Dame-Fairfield holds steady as the unanimous No. 1 and they’re about to face the state’s No. 2 team. With New London losing to South Kingstown (RI), 74-45, enough voters saw fit to bump up Newtown, Notre Dame-Fairfield’s SWC rival, to the No. 2 spot. They did so just in time as the Nighthawks play […]
The 88th New Haven Register All-State Football Teams presented by GameTimeCT.com. Compiled by Pete Paguaga, Sean Patrick Bowley and Michael Fornabaio. Written by Michael Fornabaio. Designed by Sean Patrick Bowley. Portraits by Peter Hvizdak, Arnold Gold, Sean Patrick Bowley and Pete Paguaga. Video montages by Pete Paguaga. For second team, third team and honorable mention […]
The 2019 GameTimeCT All-State Girls Soccer team. Compiled by Joe Morelli. Photos by Hearst Connecticut Media. Designed by Pete Paguaga and Sean Patrick Bowley. FIRST TEAM ♦♦♦ Player of the Year Maddie Fried St. Joseph, Junior, Forward Stats: Finished with 27 goals and 17 assists for the Cadets, an FCIAC tournament finalist. Has 65 […]
SOUTHINGTON — Darien will get another shot at Newtown, this time in the CIAC Class LL football final.
The Blue Wave wore down host Southington on Monday in the second half, winning 21-12 in the semifinals a…
The 2019 CIAC Class LL football semifinal preview capsules. Compiled by Pete Paguaga. Written by Pete Paguaga. 2019 CIAC PLAYOFF SCOREBOARD / SCHEDULE More semifinals previews: CLASS L | CLASS M | CLASS S All games Monday, Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m. ♦♦♦ No. 4 Simsbury at No. 1 Newtown WHERE – Blue and Gold Stadium, Newtown TICKETS – Adults $10, […]
SOUTHINGTON — Points, as expected, were precious.
In a Class LL quarterfinal playoff game featuring two of the state’s best defenses, second-seed Southington held on for a 13-9 victory over seventh-seed Rid…
The rumbles came early on Thanksgiving, maybe mistaken at first for the wind blowing down trees in the distance on that otherwise-gorgeous fall morning, but unmistakable soon enough. Those scores they were announcing over the PA systems? They were seismic. THANKSGIVING STORY LINKS | PLAYOFF SCOREBOARD | STAFF PICKS New Canaan’s 20-0 win over Darien in […]
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 […]
CHESHIRE — Jason Shumilla’s quarterback sneak on a two-point conversion attempt in double overtime was snuffed by Southington, and the Blue Knights won a 21-20 thriller in the Apple Valley Classic.
NEW BRITAIN — The tension, drama and excitement built with each second of Saturday’s Class LL Girls Soccer Tournament final between Glastonbury and Southington, which seemed destined to head into overtime, as both squads w…
2019 CIAC FALL CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND SCOREBOARD ♦♦♦ CLASS LL No. 1 SOUTHINGTON (17-0-2) vs. No. 3 GLASTONBURY (17-1-1) Where/When: Veteran’s Stadium, New Britain; Saturday, 3 p.m. Broadcast NFHS Network (subscription required) Tickets $10 adults, $5 for students and senior citizens (65 and older), free for children under 5 and members of the military with an […]
MIDDLETOWN — After ruling the pool at the CIAC Class L girl swimming championship meet the past two seasons, it was time for a new challenge for Cheshire, which moved up to Class LL this season, due to increased school enr…
The Southington girls’ soccer team will get a shot at the Class LL State Championship after defeating Ridgefield 1-0 Tuesday night.
The lone goal of the game came from sophomore Maya Wroblewski on a loose b…
That game everyone was pointing to in the preseason? It lived up to the hype, and it affected a few votes in the GameTimeCT football poll. Hand’s 21-14 win over Shelton on Friday at the Surf Club kept the Tigers in the No. 1 spot they’ve held all year. Three voters, though, swung their first-place […]
After another stable week in the GameTimeCT football poll, we’ve got another week where some big matchups could produce some changes in the Top 10. No. 1 Hand meets preseason No. 6 Shelton at the Surf Club on Friday night. No. 9 Ridgefield gets another crack at a top FCIAC team, visiting No. 4 Greenwich […]
This week’s GameTimeCT Top 10 football teams are the same 10 football teams that were in last week’s top 10. There’s one little difference. Southington’s 35-7 win over previously unbeaten Simsbury has moved the Blue Knights up a spot, a season-high seventh, in this week’s poll. That comes at the expense of undefeated Ansonia, which […]
SOUTHINGTON — Southington’s Jack McManus caught all of four passes for a mere 25 yards in the Blue Knights’ first six games of the year. With Southington’s toughest CCC opponent of the season coming to town in 6-0 Simsbury, McManus — quite literally — played the game of his dreams. The 6-foot-1 junior caught six […]
Even at 55, nearly three decades after he helped lead the Cincinnati Reds to the world championship, Rob Dibble still calls him “Coach.”
When it comes to John Fontana, Dibble, one of major league baseball’s…
John Fontana, a longtime championship baseball coach and guidance counselor at Southington High School who led the Connecticut High School Coaches Association for three decades, died Tuesday. He was 84. Fontana died of a stroke suffered as he attended the New York Giants’ game vs. Arizona at Met Life Stadium on Sunday, according to […]
Nothing crazy happened. Nothing big changed. Now we’ll see what happens in a week. The GameTimeCT Top 10 remained intact, with five of the 10 taking the week off. The five who played had it relatively easy in the end, from No. 1 Hand’s 41-6 win at Norwalk to No. 7 Ridgefield’s 21-0 win to […]
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 […]