Honoring Scholar Athletes: They are from down the street and across the state. They are the best and brightest of us. And with high school sports at a standstill because of the coronavirus pandemic, there is no better time than to make a big deal, a very big deal, of the 360 Connecticut seniors recognized Sunday […]
Hartford Public has forfeited its two December wins against Weaver due to the use of an ineligible player, both Weaver coach Reggie Hatchett and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference confirmed on Tuesday. “It’s my understanding that Hartford Public had an ineligible player. Once they found out, they removed him from the lineup and self-reported (the […]
NEW HAVEN — With the boys basketball season starting a week later than last year, plenty of clubs are still working out the kinks as we turn for the new decade.
Kolbe Cathedral coach John Pfohl said it hims…
Two years ago on the same night in the same city, Bassick and Weaver played for league tournament titles in boys basketball.
Bassick won the final Constitution State Conference tournament crown, winning at …
Weaver boys basketball coach Reggie Hatchett said Friday morning he has been cleared of any wrongdoing after an alleged incident in last Saturday’s victory at Middletown. According to the Hartford Courant, a player allegedly went after Hatchett during the game, but was stopped by a teammate. Although no report at the game was filed by police, […]
The CIAC has docked Weaver three victories for the use of an academically ineligible player, head coach Reggie Hatchett told Hearst Connecticut Media Wednesday evening. Hatchett wouldn’t divulge the name of the player but did say it was a reserve who played in five games, two of which were losses. Hatchett said the last game […]
WELCOME back to a new episode of COURTSIDE with Joe Morelli, your weekly spot for Connecticut boys basketball talk with our longtime beat reporter Joe Morelli. It’s only been a few days since our last episode with the Sports Doctor, Keith O’Brien of Game Day, but with the new year finally in full swing, we’re […]
NEW HAVEN — Heston Tucker took the inbounds pass, dribbled up, and let go as the game’s final seconds ticked off.
All the shot hit was nothing but net, a 3-pointer off Tucker’s fingertips. And with that, Hamden, the No. 5 team …
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…
The 2018 All-Central Connecticut Conference Football Teams. Division I East East Hartford –Jaquan Allen, Jonathan Cruz, Rafael Custodio, Jaydon Gardner, Quinton Haughton, John McNeil, David Ortiz, Raquan Tompkins, Samuel Valentine Enfield –Freddy Centrella, Brendan DeBarber, Andrew Diaz, Cameron LeBlanc, Wyatt Raymond, Joel Stewart Glastonbury –Dylan Clemens, Drew Daniels, Kirill Fioletov, Brandon Myers, Ryan Smith, Matthew […]
Coginchaug’s girls basketball team found itself down 11 points at halftime against Weaver in the Class S girls semifinals at Plainville. But the Blue Devils embarked on a second-half run, pulling to within 47-36 after three quarters and then storming back in the fourth. Virginia Benbow’s 3-pointer with 2 minutes and 6 seconds remaining put […]
NEW HAVEN — Hillhouse boys basketball coach Renard Sutton has noted after every game he wanted to see the growth of his Academics, minus four starters from last year’s second consecutive Class LL state championship. Through four games, the growth has been as expected, even from the underclassmen. The fourth-ranked Academics hammered No. 9 Windsor […]
East Catholic celebration of CCC #ctbb crown. pic.twitter.com/nqddL1sKx4 — Joe Morelli (@nhrJoeMorelli) March 3, 2017 HARTFORD >> If Jamil Hornesby can provide the offensive lift like he did on Thursday night, East Catholic may be even tougher to stop in the Class LL state tournament than opponents hoped for. Hornesby finished with 17 points, including […]
HARTFORD >> Stop us if you’ve heard this one. Weaver senior guards Jaecee and Chaylyn Martin took over the game and the Beavers won. Yup, the nth time in their great high school careers the Martin brothers were unstoppable. This time it was fifth-seeded Simsbury who couldn’t hang with top-seeded Weaver as the Beavers won 64-43 at […]
The state’s top two undefeated teams may not face one another during the regular season, but they will be on display at Springfield College next weekend. No. 2 Notre Dame-West Haven plays Saturday in the 2017 Spalding HoopHall Classic at Springfield College’s Blake Arena. The Green Knights face Archbishop Molloy (N.Y.) at 3 p.m. On […]
NEW HAVEN >> Chaylynn Martin finished with a career-high 38 points as fifth-ranked Weaver came from behind to beat eighth-ranked Windsor 102-98 Tuesday in the middle game of the second annual Saulsbury Invitational at Wilbur Cross. The Beavers (3-1) trailed by as many as 19 points late in the second quarter and 17 (59-42) at […]
HARTFORD >> Maybe Middletown and Weaver should meet every year in the season opening “Spirit of Doc” Classic. For the second straight season the Blue Dragons and Beavers gave high school basketball fans their money’s worth on Saturday night at the annual tournament named after Weaver’s legendary coach and teacher Doc Hurley. This matchup of […]
MIDDLETOWN >> Coach Kelvin Jones nailed the difference between this year’s Middletown girls volleyball team and the teams of the recent past. “In the past, I would be talking about the mistakes we made that contributed to our losses,” Jones said. “This year, I’m talking about the mistakes we made after we win and how […]
The 2015-16 New Haven Register All-State Girls Basketball Team. Compiled by Mike Pucci. Photos by Catherine Avalone except where noted. Complete Lineups (First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention teams) FIRST TEAM Player of the Year Desirée Elmore Capital Prep, 5-10, Sr., F/G Stats: Averaged 26.7 points, 15.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 3.7 steals and 3.5 blocks […]
The 2015-16 GameTimeCT / New Haven Register All-State Boys Basketball Team. Compiled by Joe Morelli. Portraits by Catherine Avalone. LINEUPS FIRST TEAM Player of the Year MUSTAPHA HERON Sacred Heart, 6-5, Sr., G Stats: Averaged 29.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists for the NVL and Class M state champions. Finished with 2,056 career […]
CIAC Championship Weekend Scoreboard UNCASVILLE >> Basketball games sometimes actually do turn into a battle of wills. On Sunday, two of Connecticut’s all-time city boys’ teams traded blows at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Put a state championship as the grand prize and that just adds another element to the heavyweight fight that took place. And […]
Danbury boys basketball coach Casey Bock made an interesting observation after his Hatters fell to Hillhouse in Thursday’s Class LL state semifinal. “You have Hillhouse and Weaver and those schools expect to be here. Now we have to try and build towards that,” Bock said. Bock is correct. Both programs expect to play for state […]
CLASS LL No. 3 HILLHOUSE (24-3) vs. No. 4 WEAVER (23-3) • When: Sunday, 5:30 p.m. • Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville • Watch Live: CPTV Sports | NFHS Network • Championship game appearances: Hillhouse is making its 33rd appearance in the CIAC final, with a record 22 championships; Weaver is making its 16th appearance and […]
NEW HAVEN >> Rich Kelly’s shot rolled off the rim as the final seconds ticked away in Wednesday’s Class LL state semifinal boys basketball game. Rich’s younger brother John had the presence of mind to knock the ball out to his teammate, Senay Bellete, who was waiting at the top of the key for one […]
In a press release Thursday, Weaver senior guard Shaquana Edwards was named Connecticut’s Gatorade girls basketball Player of the Year. Edwards — who has signed to play at LaSalle University — averaged 30.1 points per game during the 2015-16 season to go along with seven rebounds, 4.3 steals and four rebounds. CHICAGO (March 10, 2016) […]
HARTFORD >> For the first time in her high school career, Weaver guard Shaquana Edwards was nervous before a game. Not because of the opponent or the stature of the contest before her, but the individual milestone she was approaching. With 2:34 remaining in the second quarter on Friday night in the Babe Allen Fieldhouse […]
WFSB 3 Connecticut Capital Prep senior Desiree Elmore became the 19th girls basketball player in CIAC history to surpass 2,000 points, accomplishing the milestone Thursday night in Prep’s 84-49 win over Wilcox Tech. Elmore finished with 36 points and now has 2,011 overall. Her former teammate, Kiah Gillespie, was the 18th player to reach the […]
AVON >> Just nine days ago, Weaver beat Avon by forcing turnovers and creating easy transition baskets. Despite Beavers’ coach Wendell Williams saying he changed everything from that game last week to give the Falcons a new look the result was pretty much the same. Weaver forced 25 turnovers — including four straight to end […]
Weaver’s Shaquana Edwards went off for 43 points Tuesday night at home. But the Beavers couldn’t get about four or five consecutive shots to fall in the final moments as E.O. Smith survived a 64-63 thriller in Storrs. And it was a wild, wild finish. Moments after Edwards gave her team the lead with about E.O. […]