Gymnasiums, like the players and programs they house, gain reputations over time. Some have unique dimensions or challenging sight lines, some have fans lined up right near the baseline or on top of the benches, and others are home to fans that just know how to get loud and distracting. We know gyms matter. Home […]
No one knows for sure how the winter sports season will play out. The earliest any CIAC team can begin practicing is Jan. 19 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All possibilities are on the table, including pushi…
Maddie Bergin, North Haven: Bergin, a senior, finished third in the 50-yard freestyle at the 2019 State Open (23.90 seconds) and took fourth in the 100 freestyle (52.31). Bergin won both the Class M 50 (24.01) and 100 free…
Bristol Central center Donovan Clingan came into the week with seven scholarship offers to major Division I college basketball programs. That amount nearly doubled over the first two days of this week as schools continue to pursue Clingan’s services. Clingan, a 7-foot-1 rising junior, said he has received scholarship offers from Michigan State, Rutgers, Notre […]
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 […]
HARTFORD — Northwest Catholic coach John Mirabello stood in front of a bank of cameras, all demanding to know how his team rallied from a 10-point deficit to topple No. 1-ranked Windsor, 72-62 in the CCC semifinals Tuesday night. Mirabello, the longtime NWC coaching legend, kept looking up at the scoreboard as he wiped sweat […]
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 […]
HARTFORD — When Justice Ellison finished off a razzle-dazzle dunk that’s become trademarked for top-ranked Windsor, forgive fans at the Babe Allen Field House in Hartford for thinking the rest of this quarterfinal game between favored Windsor and Farmington was a formality. The play was the exclamation point on Windsor’s 16-point halftime lead. But Nico […]
The 2020 Central Connecticut Conference Boys Basketball Bracket will tip off Thursday, Feb. 27 with the first round at the higher seeds and conclude with quarterfinal, semifinal and championship rounds at Bulkeley High School’s Babe Allen Field House. BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUE TOURNAMENT HUB The quarterfinals will be Saturday, Feb. 29, followed by the semifinals on […]
The 2020 CCC Girls Basketball Tournament will begin Thursday, Feb. 20 with the first round at the sites of the eight higher seeds and conclude with the final three rounds at Glastonbury High School. The quarterfinals will be held all day Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. at Glastonbury. The semifinals will be Tuesday, Feb. 25 […]
NEW HAVEN — On Saturday, Shelby Dejana of Wilton showcased her stamina at the CIAC Class L girls track and field championships at the Floyd Little Athletic Center and earned two wins as a result.
The 1 vs. 2 matchup lived up to the hype: the game went down to the final seconds and it took a circus shot — a 360 move from guard Corey McKeithan — to help No. 2 Windsor prevail over No. 1 East Catholic 48-45. And because of that, Windsor becomes the first unanimous No. […]
WINDSOR — East Catholic had kept Windsor’s Corey McKeithan under wraps the entire second half Tuesday night. The senior guard had scored exactly two points from the free-throw line as the game featuring the state’s top two teams had reached the final minute. But that didn’t stop McKeithan putting up one last shot. It was […]
Watch the Top 10, No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown between East Catholic and Windsor Tuesday night at Windsor. Broadcast via The Day of New London‘s GameDay team. And beforehand, you can check out the latest Courtside With Joe Morelli podcast with special guest: East Catholic coach Luke Reilly, embedded above. More on the showdown: […]
WELCOME BACK to another podcast edition of COURTSIDE with Joe Morelli, covering things all things boys basketball in Connecticut. And it’s a busy, busy week for hoop fans across the state, beginning TONIGHT (Tuesday, Jan. 28) when No. 1 East Catholic faces No. 2 Windsor in the anticipated rematch of last year’s CIAC Division I […]
It took another 5 1/2 weeks, but the state is still going to get the premier matchup the sport of boys basketball has to offer.
No. 1 East Catholic travels to No. 2 Windsor Tuesday night for a Central Conne…
AVON — Give a talented hockey team enough chances on the power play, and it’ll bite you eventually. Saturday night at Avon Old Farms, penalties bit away the state’s last unbeaten boys hockey team. The Farmington Valley Generals went 3-for-7 on the power play, scoring the third on its second five-on-three, to beat WMRP 3-2 […]
14 high school basketball players from Connecticut schools were nominated for the McDonalds All-American Games. Nominated girls Shamaria King, Watkinson School Megan Landsiedel, Stamford Maranda Nyborg, Bethel Sara Wohlgemuth, Hand Nominated boys Periklis Basimakopoulos, Shelton Justice Ellison, Windsor Brian Geitner, Tolland Matt Knowling, East Catholic Zach Laput, Notre Dame-West Haven Corey McKeithan, Windsor Guy Ragland, […]
Welcome back to Uni-Browse. This winter we are going to mix it up and pit the sports against each other. Each week we will take one girls basketball, one boys basketball and one hockey uniform and let you pick the best one. Let’s take a look at this week’s candidates. Please vote at the bottom […]
NEW HAVEN – Amir Spears was not playing like Amir Spears for most of Wednesday night. Windsor’s senior guard had scored just 12 points through three quarters, struggling against Hillhouse’s quick defense. But just when it looked like second-ranked Windsor was about to go down, Spears put the Warriors on his back. He scored 18 […]
NEW HAVEN — Windsor trailed the entire second half. The Warriors were never even tied with Hillhouse in a top four state showdown.
But Windsor dug down deep trailing by 8 with less than 2 minutes left and f…
WELCOME to the Season 2 premiere of Courtside with Joe Morelli, your weekly look at high school boys basketball in Connecticut. Joe Morelli is the longtime boys basketball writer for the New Haven Register and now GameTimeCT and he brings more than 20 years of CT hoops knowledge to this, his eponymous podcast. With football ending so […]
There’s no substitute for experience, especially when most of those experienced boys basketball players are seniors.
Fairfield Ludlowe has eight seniors in its rotation, five of whom start. The Falcons won …
Windsor High School’s Amir Spears drives to the basket during the CIAC Division I boys varsity basketball semifinal game at the University of Hartford against Immaculate High School on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. More than nine months after Waterford held off New Britain to win the CIAC Division II state championship at the Mohegan Sun […]
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…
WINDSOR — Rob Fleeting has been coaching football at Windsor long enough to know a 21-point lead never feels quite good enough, especially if you build it right out of the chute.
The Warriors put Middletown…
MIDDLETOWN — A champion by the slimmest of margins.
Greenwich senior diver Regina Frias capped a wonderful season Thursday night by winning the gold medal by one point at the 2019 State Open Diving Champion…
Reem Abdel-Hack, Shelton, Sr., MH: The returning All-SCC first team middle had 64 blocks and 125 kills as a junior.
Lindsey Abramson, Cheshire, Sr., OH: An All-SCC first team and All-State second team selec…
[Vitals] COACH — ROB FLEETING (11th year at Windsor, 98-17; 21st year overall, 176-46-2) CONFERENCE — CCC Division II East PLAYOFF CLASS — L (629 boys enrollment) HOME — Jack O’Brien Stadium, Windsor 2018 RECORD — 9-3, lost to Hand in Class L semifinals 2019 OPENER — Sept. 13 at Newington, 6:30 p.m. TEAM WEBSITE […]