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Welcome to the New Haven Register high school sports blog where our talented staff of Chris Hunn, Joe Morelli, Dan Nowak and Mike Pucci will keep you up to date on everything to do with high school sports in Connecticut. Mike Pucci's Gridiron Glory blog for high school football remains. We hope you enjoy and feel free to join in the conversation.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cheerleader photo Tuesday afternoon

Cheerleading coaches are urged to contact NH Register High School Sports Editor Joe Morelli at ASAP about the Register's cheerleader photo opprtunity on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the New Haven Register building at 40 Sargent Drive.

Cheerleaders must be in uniform.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cheerleader photos at the Register August 31

Our annual photo shoot for chherleaders from the area schools will be held Aug. 31 at 3:30 p.m. at the New Haven Register building.
Coaches for the cheerleaders are asked to contact Register high school sports editor Joe Morelli at if you are interested. Cheerleaders are asked to come in uniform.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hartford Public drops soccer programs

This story in the Hartford Courant today was a bit of a shock.

A major high school in one of the state's biggest cities is dropping major sports programs.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Big East Baseball Showcase

The Big East Showcase, being held at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury Saturday and Sunday, is being run by Cincinnati Reds Minor League Instructor Darren Bragg.

Other instructors will include Bill Holowaty, head coach of Eastern Connecticut State University, as well as coaches from Sacred Heart University, Amherst College, and Brown University. Coaches from Columbia, Fairfield, George Washington, Umass, SCSU, Univeristy of Bridgeport, UConn-Avery Point, and many more will be there to evaluate and search for players.

So far over 50 players have registered for the showcase.

There is limited space remaining as the two-day event has a ceiling of 80 players. Anyone interested can request an invite to register on

SCC field hockey finally gets a postseason tournament

Persistence certainly pays off.
For years Southern Connecticut Conference commissioner Al Carbone and some SCC athletic directors, including SCC field hockey chairman Todd Petronio of North Haven, have been pushing for an SCC field hockey postseason tournament.
The SCC coaches, athletic directors and the league’s Board of Governors have finally all got on the same page to approve the first SCC field hockey tournament in the 17 years the SCC has been around.
“I think this is great,” Carbone said. “It aligns the SCC with the other strong field hockey leagues (FCIAC, SWC, CCC) that also have postseason tournaments.
“As a result, hopefully this tournament will gives our teams a little burst in order to regian some of the prominence we’ve seen our teams have in the past in the state tournament. The SCC hasn’t won a state title in field hockey since 2005 (Branford, Class M).”
The sport becomes the 24th SCC sport to host a postseason tournament with football and Division I ice hockey the only sports that don’t have an SCC tournament (there is a D-II SCC tournament).
“I was a little surprised the coaches went with an eight-team field for the tournament,” Carbone said. “But we’re all set with the scheduling with the last week of the regular season blocked off.”
There are 11 field hockey teams in the SCC and top eight teams will advance to the tournament. Quarterfinals are scheduled for Nov. 2, semifinals on Nov. 4 and the championship game on Nov. 6. Hand, coached by Sue Leckey, is the defending SCC regular-season champ and has won or shared the title three of the last four years. Branford, coached by Cathy McGuirk, has won the most regular season titles with nine with the last coming in 2008.

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