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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.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday's postponments

The following events have been postponed from Thursday's area schedule:


Shelton at Amity, ppd. to today, 3:45 p.m.
Lyman Hall at Sheehan, ppd. to Saturday, 10 a.m.
Bridgeport Central at St. Joseph, ppd. to Saturday, 10 a.m.
Foran at SMSA (Dillon Stadium), ppd. to Oct. 20, 4 p.m.

Old Saybrook at Coginchaug, ppd. to Saturday, 10 a.m.
North Branford at Haddam-Killingworth, ppd. to today, 3:45 p.m.
Portland at Morgan, ppd., TBA
Westbrook at East Hampton, ppd. to Oct. 19, 4 p.m.
Derby at Seymour, ppd. to Oct. 13, 6 p.m.
Ansonia at Wolcott, ppd. to Saturday, 11 a.m.
Lyman Hall at Sheehan, ppd. to Saturday, 11:30 a.m.
Lauralton Hall at Barlow, ppd. to Saturday, 10 a.m.
Old Saybrook at Westbrook, ppd. to Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Morgan at North Branford, ppd., TBA

Check out how the Greater New Haven area soccer teams did Wednesday night.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cross Country Notes

Check out some cross country notes here.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cheshire girls' swim streak improves, gets tested Saturday

Cheshire defeated Hamden 101-76 to improve to 4-0 for its 269th consecutive dual meet win.
The Rams’ will put their unbeaten streak on the line this Saturday as Cheshire hosts the first Cheshire Invitational Swim Meet at the Cheshire Community Pool beginning at 3 p.m. Competing in the event with Cheshire will be East Catholic, Staples, East Lyme and Brookfield.

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Coaching vacancies

ANSONIA: Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach. Prior experience as a head coach or assistant head coach in basketball is preferred. Successful applicants must hold a valid Connecticut teaching certificate or a coaching permit as mandated by state regulations, as well as proof of successful completion, within the last two years, of a Red Cross First Aid course and the new state-mandated concussion course. Send a letter of interest, with resume and any supporting documents to Tony Piccolo, Athletic Director, Ansonia High School, 20 Pulaski Highway, Ansonia CT 06401 by Friday, October 8, 2010.

SHEEHAN: Volunteer assistant boys’ hockey goaltending. E-mail athletic director V.J. Sarullo at or call 203-294-5924.

VALLEY REGIONAL: JV boys’ soccer coach (needed immediately), assistant girls’ basketball, assistant boys’ lacrosse, assistant outdoor track and field, JV softball. CT coaching certification, first aid/CPR, and previous coaching experience required for each position. Mail resume, cover letter, completed application for Certified Personnel from, three letters of recommendation and a copy of the certification to: Henry Koritkoski, Region 4 Athletic Director, Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Road, Deep River, 06417.


Today's high school postponements

St. Joseph at Wilton, ppd. to Wed., 4 p.m.
Sacred Heart at Derby, ppd. to Wed., 4:30 p.m.
Kennedy at Seymour, ppd. to Wed,, 6 p.m.
Ansonia at Torrington, pp.d to Wed., 6 p.m.
East Hampton at Coginchaug, ppd. to Wed. 3:45 p.m.
Haddam-Killingworth at Portland, 3:45 p.m.
Old Saybrook at Westbrook, ppd. to Wed. 3:45 p.m.
Old Lyme at Morgan, ppd. to Wed., 3:45 p.m.
Valley Regional at Hale-Ray, 7 p.m.
Cromwell at North Branford, 6:30 p.m.
Amity at Lyman Hall. Ppd. to Wed., 3:45 p.m.
North Haven at Career/Hillhouse, 3:45 p.m.
Notre Dame-West Haven at Wilbur Cross, 3:45 p.m.
Shelton at Law, ppd. to Wed., 5:30 p.m.
Branford at East Haven, ppd. to Wed., 6 p.m.;
Xavier at Hamden, ppd. to Wed., 6 p.m.
Foran at Hand, 7 p.m.
Fairfield Prep at West Haven, 7:30 p.m.
Cheshire at Guilford, ppd. to Wed., 6:30 p.m.
Oxford at Bunnell, ppd. to Wed., 7:15 p.m.

Newtown at Stratford, ppd. to Wed., 3:45 p.m.
Lauralton Hall at Notre Dame-Fairfield, ppd. to Sat. 10 a.m.
Oxford at Bunnell, ppd. to day, 5:15 p.m.
Torrington at Ansonia;ppd. to Wed., 3:45 p.m.
Derby at Sacred Heart (Municipal Stadium), ppd. to Wed., 3:45 p.m.
Seymour at Wolcott, 6:30 p.m.
Lyman Hall at Cheshire, ppd. to Wed., 3:45 p.m.
Shelton at Sheehan, ppd. to Wed., 3:45 p.m.
Hand at Mercy, ppd. to Wed. 3:45 p.m.
Law at Amity, ppd. to Wed., 3:45 p.m.
East Haven at North Haven, ppd. to Wed., 3:45 p.m.
Sacred Heart Academy at Branford, 6:30 p.m.
Guilford at Foran, ppd. to Wed., 7 p.m.
Valley Regional at Hale-Ray 6:30 p.m.

Amity at Lyman Hall, ppd. to Wed., 3:45 p.m.
Cheshire at Mercy, ppd. to Wed., 3:45 p.m.
North Haven at Branford, ppd. to Wed., time TBA
Newtown at Lauralton Hall, ppd. to Mon., 4 p.m.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hamden takes lead in SCC Quinnipiac

The Hamden girls' soccer team beat Mercy 1-0 at home Friday in the SCC Quinnipiac Division opener. There is a long way to go, so you can understand why veteran coach Gary Collins is not getting excited yet. But Hamden has never won the division title, Mercy has won it 11 times.
You can read about the game and Hamden's upcoming schedule at:

Also, the Foran boys tied Guilford 3-3 Friday night. Guilford had not lost or tied a game in the SCC Hammonasset Division since 2006.

This week, Fairfield Prep, coming off a win at Xavier, continues play in the SCC Quinnipiac when it travels to West Haven to play the Westies Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. Then the Jesuits host Notre Dame-West Haven Friday afternoon at 3:45 p.m.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Boys and girls soccer capsules

Preview capsules for boys and girls soccer now available.

For boys soccer click here

For girls soccer click here

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Coaches' Cross Country Poll

Check out the latest boys' and girls' coaches' cross country poll here.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rog Sets Record

Junior Connor Rog led the Jesuits to their 15-48 win over Shelton with a 14:59.7 mark.
His time broke the 2.95-mile course record at Fairfield University.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Register's football website

You get to read about our other fall sports here each day, but you can check out what's going on in football in one special place

You can get the live scores from games on Friday night, check out Mike Pucci's blog, Gridiron Glory, plus view his picks of the area games.

For your up-to-the minute football information, please visit our website. You won't be disappointed.

Soccer, week two

Week two of the high school season is upon us. The Career boys' soccer team won its first two games and needs just one - just one - to equal last season's output. That could come tonight when Career plays at Sheehan at 7 p.m.
Tuesday's slate is highlighted by a pair of SCC interdivision matchups: Cheshire at Hamden (6 p.m.) and Lyman Hall at West Haven (7 p.m.).
On Friday, North Haven takes on Branford (6:30 p.m. in Branford) in what could be an early key game in the SCC Oronoque Division.
On Saturday, Fairfield Prep, last year's SCC Quinnipiac Division champ, travels to Middletown to take on this year's favorite, Xavier, for a 1 p.m. game. At 7:30 in a pivotal SCC Housatonic Division matchup between contenders Cheshire and Shelton in Shelton.

Friday is a big day in girls' soccer. If Hamden ants to win the SCC Quinnipiac, winning at home against Mercy, the defending champion, at 3:45 is almost a must. Branford plays at North Haven at 6:30 p.m. in a game that will impact the SCC Oronoque.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Boys' Ice Hockey: Shelton becomes a co-op team

Shelton boys' ice hockey coach Tom Roche has announced that the Gaels have been given approval by the CIAC to become a co-op team with Staples and Weston for the upcoming 2010-11 season. Shelton-Staples-Weston will compete in the Fairchester County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC).
"This move should make us very competitive in Division III," Roche said.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

High school site

We will be posting roundups and/or boxscores every night on our website:

So you will be able to keep up with your favorite soccer, swimming, field hockey, football, volleyball and cross country teams throughout the season. We will be posting results early enough in the evening to check out results before going to bed.

So put us on your web browser and enjoy!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Shelton Knocks Off Defending Champs

Shelton couldn't have asked for a better way to begin its season.

The Gaelettes' volleyball team kicked off their season with a 3-2 (25-22, 22-25, 19-25, 25-22, 15-5) over Law, the defending SCC champs.

Kelly Niland led Shelton with 15 assists and 16 digs. Tina Tassitano had 23 digs and Katie DiRenzo had six kills and 23 digs.

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Field Hockey: McGuirk goes for career win 450

Branford field hockey coach Cathy McGuirk is on the verge of getting career-win 450 and it could happen today in the team's season opener.
Branford travels to North Branford for a 3:45 p.m. game and faces a very strong Thunderbirds' team.
McGuirk, whose teams have won 10 CIAC Class M championships, enters the game with a career record of 449-89-57-4.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thees returns to Amity

When the Amity girls' volleyball team takes the floor Tuesday, it's old coach, Paul Thees, returns after two years at Trumbull.

Why? Read about it today at and in Tuesday's edition of the Register.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Career's Bartoah profiled Sunday

You'll be able to learn more about striker Abraham Bartoah from the Career bous' soccer team in Sunday's edition of the Register and at

The Guilford girls' cross country team looks to return to the top of the SCC. Read about it here

Friday, September 10, 2010

Guilford cross country getting ready

The Cheshire girls' cross country team dethroned Guilford in the Southern Connecticut Conference last year. Will Guilford return to the top spot this fall? Read about it in Saturday's Register and online at

Read today's story about Amity swimmer Dana Grindall here

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Girls' swim feature coming Friday

Register girls' swim writer profiles Amity star swimmer Dana Grindall and his top swimmers to watch in Friday's editions and at

We will be previewing a different sport each day beginning Friday leading up the opening of the fall season on Sept. 14.