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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
FIELD HOCKEY: HAND'S LECKEY ON VERGE OF 100 CAREER WINS
Leckey has a 99-18-4-4 record overall. She is 86-12-4-4 in the regular season and 13-6 in the postseason (CIAC Class M tournament.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Langley Commits to St. John's
Langley, a 5-foot-9 senior from Bridgeport, averaged 15.2 points, nine rebounds and seven assists last season for the Crusaders. Along with the Red Storm, Langley was considering Marist, Cincinnati and James Madison.
soccer division titles on line
In boys' soccer, Branford plays at East Haven tonight at 6 to determine the Oronoque Division title. A win at Shelton tonight at 7 will secure the second straight Housatonic Division crown for Amity.
On Wednesday, Hand and Guilford meet for the second time at 5:30 in Guilford to settle the Hammonasset. In Middletown at 3:45, Fairifeld Prep can clinch the Quinnipiac with a win over Xavier.
In girls' soccer, only Wilbur Cross has clinched a league tournament berth after winning its second straight Oronoque title. Cheshire will join Cross with a win at home vs. Shelton tonight at 6. It would be Cheshire's third straight Housatonic Division title.
Mercy will clinch yet another Quinnipiac Division title with a win at home vs. Mercy today at 3:45. On Wednesday, Hand and Guilford square off for the Hammonasset at 7:30.
Monday, October 19, 2009
First Hillhouse-Wilbur Cross game before Christmas
Hillhouse will play Wilbur Cross on Monday, Dcember 21, at 6 p.m. at the New Haven Athletic Center. Normally, the first game takes place in January, but has been moved up this year due to Southern Conencticut Conference scheduling.
This also happened a few years ago. Quite frankly, this game should NEVER be played in December. Both teams should have seven to eight games under its respective belts before playing one another. Hopefully, this can be switched, but likely will not.
Even more interesting is where the second game is scheduled to be played: at Wilbur Cross' home gym.
Since the athletic center has been built, this game has only been played in one of the school's gyms just once - the 2004 Division I state tournament first-round game, won by Cross 73-63.
The second game is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. Get there early.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Mount Vernon coming to Hillhouse
Mount Vernon is scheduled to play Hillhouse at the New Haven Athletic Center on Jan. 27. The Academics will play at Mount Vernon in the 2010-11 school year.
Hillhouse's other non-league game will be against East Hartford on Jan. 18. It is part of a three-game Connecticut Hoops Challenge that is scheduled to include: Wilbur Cross vs. New Britain and East Catholic vs. NorthwestCatholic.
DeMaio takes over at Guilford
This is DeMaio's first boys varsity job. He previously was the girls varsity coach at North Haven for 10 seasons before resigning in 2008. He also was a former boys assistant at North Haven, East Haven and Amity.
East Haven-Cross football now Thursday
GIRLS' SWIMMING: CHESHIRE MEET MOVED TO DIFFERENT SITE
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Jockle Wins 300th Game
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Soccer season reaches midway point
Last year's champions in the SCC Hammonasset (Guilford boys, Hand girls) and Housatonic (Amity boys, Cheshire girls) are back on top. Wilbur Cross is on its way to winning its second straight SCC Oronoque girls crown as is Mercy in the Quinnipiac.
Fairfield Prep has a slight lead on Xavier in the SCC Quinnipiac while Branford has a similar lead over defending champ North Haven in the Oronoque.
Will the division races change down the stretch? Stay tuned...
Saturday, October 10, 2009
GIRLS SWIMMING-WILDCATS ARE ROCKIN'
The Seymour girls swim team has improved to 6-0 with two more wins this past week. On Tuesday, Seymour faced a tough SCC North Haven squad who had about 30 swimmers and two divers compared to Seymour's twenty. Seymour won 91-87.
On Friday, Seymour had another great team victory against NVL rival Naugatuck. The meet saw a few girls swim in different events and drop their times. Highlight for the 86-79 win included seniors Rhiannan Urciouli (5:38.18), Kristen Ferencz (6:00.54) and Lorena Salas(6:46.69) capturing first, third and fourth places and in the 100 Butterfly Junior Lauren Almonte (1:05.22), Senior Sabrina Suarez (1:18.02) and freshman Michelle Wagmeister(1:37.35) claiming first, third and fifth places. In the 100 freestyle event sophomore Michelle Pleban (57.83), junior Maggie Crocamo (58.87) and junior Rachel Frick (1:09.61) placed first, second and fifth.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Hand Names Girls' Basketball Coach
Tredwell, 34, was a volunteer assistant coach last season under Tigers head coach Frank Rossi.
Tredwell, a physical education and health teacher at John Winthrop Middle School in Deep River, is the Tigers' third coach in three years.
He takes over for Sal Fiorillo, who led Hand to a 14-9 mark last year, including a trip to the Southern Connecticut Conference tournament and the Class L state tournament.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
Guilford-Hand doubleheader tonight
Both boys teams and the Hand girls are currently undefeated. Both game will determine the early leader in the SCC Hammonasset Division.