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Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Inside the SCC: The Elm City Awards
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Field hockey: Local athletes competing in national tournament
Kirsten Kilburn, Bailey McGinnis. Michelle Caprio and Danielle Hottin of North Branford, Erica McLean and Grace Nardella of Branford, Emily Hague and Alyssa Hague of Cheshire, Marlee Teplitzky of Hamden Hall, Caroline Labriola and Emily Krane of Westbrook, and Amanda Johannes of Haddam-Killingworth will be competing for the Tsunami Connecticut team in the Under-19 division.
More than 3,500 athletes from the United States, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean are expected to compete on over 270 teams (all divisions combined).
Friday, November 19, 2010
Shelton wins Class LL girls soccer title
read our account of the game story here
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Shelton still standing
The fourth-seeded Gaelettes will now try to win the LL title Friday night against No. 10 Westhill. Chck out Friday's Register for a capsule on the game at Norwalk High at 7 p.m.
Westhill eliminated No. 3 Hamden, the only other remaining Southern Connecticut Conference team in either boys or girls soccer, 3-0 in the semifinals Wednesday. You can read the story on that game here.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Area CIAC field hockey games postponed
Here are the ppds.
Class M: Branford vs. Darien at Fairfield Ludlowe, ppd. to Wednesday, same place, 6 p.m.
Class M: Daniel Hand vs. Avon, ppd. to Wednesday site/time TBA
Class S: Haddam-Killingworth vs. North Branford at Guilford, ppd. to Wednesday, same place, 6 p.m.
Hillhouse's Wilson signs with Seton Hall
You can read the story here.
Boys' lacrosse: Martone signs letter of intent
Monday, November 15, 2010
SCC Football: The Playoff Picture
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Week two of the CIAC tournament
In boys' soccer, just two teams remain: top-seeded Bunnell in Class L and No. 3 seed Valley Regional in Class S. Valley is already in the semifinals, facing No. 2 Lyman Memorial on Tuesday at Montville High while Bunnell hosts No. 8 Brookfield in a quarterfinal game Monday night, with the winner getting a berth in Wednesday's semifinals.
In girls' soccer, both Hamden and Shelton from the SCC are still alive. No. 4 Shelton in Class LL is in the semis, facing Fairfield Ludlowe on Tuesday at a site to be determined while No. 3 Hamden hosts Staples in the quarterfinals Monday.
No. 8 Bunnell is alive in Class L, facing No. 4 Avon in the semis Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury. No. 5 Morgan is alive in Class S, facing Tourtellotte in the semifinals Wednesday at Lyman Memorial High in Lebanon.
In field hockey, No. 2 North Branford faces fellow Shoreline Conference mate No. 6 Haddam-Killingworth Tuesday at Guilford High at 6 p.m. A berth in Saturday's final at 10 am at Wethersfield is on the line. Both No. 3 Branford and No. 8 Hand are trying to make the SCC proud and reach the finals in Class M, but No. 4 Avon and No. 2 Darien stand in the way in the semis Tuesday night. Hand plays at Sheehan at 4 p.m. while Branford plays at Ffld. Ludlowe at 6.
In girls' volleyball, No. 2 Morgan and No. 3 Seymour square off in the Class S semifinals Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Foran High for the right to likely face top-seeded Coventry in Friday night's final at Glastonbury High. In Class LL, No. 9 Cheshire won at top-seeded Southington in five sets Saturday night. The Rams will now face No. 4 Greenwich on Thursday night in the semis at a site and time to be determined. No. 2 Mercy faces No. 6 Fairfield Ludlowe in the other LL semi Thursday at East Haven at 7.
You can view all of the CIAC tournament brackets here.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Area running out of soccer teams in tournaments
In boys' soccer, No. 25 seed Cheshire has pulled off two straight seeded upsets on the road and faces Hall today in West Hartford in the quarterfinals. The Rams are the only team in LL.
Bunnell is the top seed and only remaining area team in L and does not resume action until Monday when it faces fellow SWC team Brookfield at 7 p.m. at home.
There are no area teams remaining in Class M, but No. 3 seed Valley Regional from the Shoreline Conference has already reached the Class S semifinals, beating fellow Shoreline team Coginchaug Friday in penalty kicks. Seventh-seeded Seymour is the only other area team left, facing No. 2 Lyman Memorial tonight at 6 in Lebanon. The winner face Valley in the semifinals.
In girls' soccer, No. 4 Shelton hosts No. 5 Ridgefield today at 4 in th quarterfinals while No. 3 Hamden hosts another FCIAC school, No. 11 Staples, on Monday at 5 p.m. in the quarterfinals.
Both Bunell (eighth seed) and Hand (fifth) are in action today in the L quarterfinals. No. 23 North Branford is the only team alive in M, bt is still in the second round, at Tolland today.
In Class S, a pair of Shoreline schools, No. 5 Morgan and No. 22 Old Saybrook, play at Lichfield and Canton respectively.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Girls' volleyball: Sacred Heart Academy rallies in Class M
Monday, November 8, 2010
Monday's CIAC postponements
No. 32 Career (4-7-4) at No. 1 E.O. Smith (15-0-1), ppd. to Tuesday, 2 p.m.
No. 29 Conard (8-7-1) at No. 4 Norwalk (14-2-0), ppd. to Tuesday, 2 p.m.
No. 20 McMahon (6-3-7) at No. 13 Simsbury (10-2-4), 3 p.m.
No. 28 West Haven (8-7-1) at No. 5 Staples (13-2-1), ppd. to Tuesday, 2 p.m.
No. 23 Southington (6-4-6) at No. 10 Xavier (11-3-1), ppd. to Tuesday at Oakwood Soccer Park, Portland, 2 p.m.
No. 30 Danbury (5-5-5) at No. 3 Glastonbury (14-1-1), ppd. to Tuesday, 2 p.m.
No. 19 Trumbull (8-4-4) at No. 14 Bulkeley (11-4-1), ppd. to Tuesday, 2 p.m.
No. 17 New Fairfield (9-5-2) at No. 16 Waterford (9-5-2), ppd. to Tuesday, 4 p.m.
No. 24 Woodstock Academy (8-6-2) at No. 9 RHAM (10-3-3), ppd. to Tuesday, 2 p.m.
No. 29 Windsor (5-8-3) at No. 4 Bacon Academy (14-2-0), ppd. to Wednesday, 2 p.m.
No. 28 Fairfield Ludlowe (4-6-5) at No. 5 Bristol Eastern (12-2-2), ppd. to Tuesday, 2 p.m.
No. 21 Kennedy (9-6-1) at No. 12 Wilton (8-3-4), ppd. to Tuesday, 4 p.m.
No. 18 Platt Tech (9-5-2) at No. 15 North Haven (8-4-4), ppd. to Tuesday, 3 p.m.
No. 19 New Canaan (7-4-4) at No. 14 Branford (9-4-3), ppd. to Tuesday, TBA
No. 17 Bethel (7-5-3) at No. 16 Windham (9-6-1), ppd. to Tuesday, 4 p.m.
No. 20 Kaynor Tech (8-7-1) at No. 13 Lewis Mills (9-5-2), ppd. to Tuesday, 4 p.m.
No. 28 Northwestern (5-8-3) at No. 5 Griswold (13-2-1), ppd. to Tuesday, 4 p.m.
No. 21 Ellis Tech (7-7-2) at No. 12 Tolland (9-5-2), ppd. to Tuesday, 2 p.m.
No. 26 Stratford (5-7-4) at No. 7 Montville (13-3-0), ppd. to Tuesday, 5 p.m.
No. 23 Stonington (7-8-1) at No. 10 Bullard-Havens (10-5-0), ppd. to Tuesday, 2 p.m.
No. 27 Ansonia (7-9-0) at No. 6 Plainville (13-2-1), ppd. to Tuesday, 4 p.m.
No. 22 Whitney Tech (6-6-0) at No. 11 Ellington (9-4-3), ppd. to Tuesday, 2 p.m.
No. 17 East Catholic (9-6-1) at No. 16 Thomaston (9-6-1), ppd. to Tuesday, 2 p.m.
No. 25 Windsor Locks (6-9-1) at No. 8 Housatonic Regional (10-4-2), ppd. to Tuesday, 2 p.m.
No. 24 Kolbe Cathedral (5-8-3) at No. 9 Wamogo (11-5-0), ppd. to Tuesday, 2 p.m.
No. 20 Portland (8-8-0) at No. 13 Shepaug Valley (10-6-0), ppd. to Wednesday, 2 p.m.
No. 21 Bloomfield (8-8-0) at No. 12 East Hampton (9-5-2), ppd. to Tuesday, 2 p.m.
No. 18 Litchfield (8-6-2) at No. 15 SMSA (9-6-1), ppd. to Tuesday, 3 p.m.
No. 26 Oxford (6-9-0) at No. 7 Seymour (10-4-2), ppd. to Tuesday, 6 p.m.
No. 23 East Granby (6-7-3) at No. 10 Coventry (8-3-5), ppd. to Tuesday, 2 p.m.
Newtown (6-8-2-0) vs. Newington (6-8-2-0), ppd. to Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.
Norwalk (4-6-3-0) at Danbury (5-6-4-1), ppd. to Tuesday, 5:15 p.m.
Watertown at Tolland, ppd. to Tues., 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
SCC Football: Week 8
CIAC Tournament preview
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Hand, Shelton win first SCC soccer titles
Ben Lussier's header with his back to the net was good at 89:10. Hand had tied the game with less than 2 minutes left in regulation courtesy of Tyler Ahern's goal. James Carroll missed a wide open net for Guilford in overtime that would have given the Indians their seventh SCC title.
Hand goalkeeper Tucker Hackett made some incredible saves to earn tournament MVP honors.
A team of destiny? That remains to be seen as Hand heads to the Class L state tournament beginning Monday.
In the girls game, Angie Ferro scored the game's only goal midway through the second half to help Shelton beat Hamden 1-0. Defender Alexander Farley won tournament MVP honors, spearheading the Gaelettes defense to three shutouts in the tournament.
Shelton will be a tough out in Class LL as the No. 4 seed. Hamden also had its best season in some time and will also be in the LL field.
Shelton wins SCC volleyball title
It's SCC tournament final day!!!!!
In East Haven, we have the boys' and girls' soccer finals. The girls open the day with top-seeded Hamden against No. 2 Shelton at 4 p.m., followed by No. 1 Hand vs. No. 7 Guilford meeting for a third time at at 6.
Read the SCC boys soccer capsule here.
Read the SCC girls soccer capsule here.
Check back for blog updates and on twitter.com at nhrsports and/or jmorelli44.
In Guilford, the third-seeded Indians get to play on their home field against top-seeded Hand at 2:30 p.m. for the field hockey championship. Read the finals capsule here.
In North Haven, its No. 3 Shelton vs. No. 4 Law to decide the girls volleyball title at 6 p.m. Read the finals capsule here.
Friday, November 5, 2010
State Open Cross Country
Fairfield Prep's Connor Rog (15:51) was second to Tolland's Bryan Fowler (15:50). Xavier's Ian Albert was fourth and David Pugliese sixth. Guilford's Jeff Moretti placed ninth.
Glastonbury won the girls team title, followed by Guilford and Hand. Cheshire was seventh, Hillhouse 18th.
Individually, Hand's Sarah Cotton placed third, followed by Hillhouse's Kellie Davis in fifth and Hamden's Mara Lieberman 11th.
Click here for full girls results
Click here for full boys results
Labels: Cross Country
Field hockey state tournament pairings released
The field hockey pairings for the CIAC Class L, M and S tournaments were released today with several local teams - especially in M and S - having a good shot to make a run at a title.
No. 1 seed Granby (16-0) is the one to beat in Class S. But No. 2 North Branford (15-1) and No. 6 Haddam-Killingworth (11-3-1-1) have their strengths. At least one could reach the final since both potentially could meet in the semifinals.
In Class M, No. 2 Darien (15-0) has been on a roll with three titles the last three seasons and is the one to beat. But the Southern Connecticut Conference is expected to make an impact with the depth and talent on No. 3 Branford (13-1-0-2), No. 6 Guilford (12-3-0-1) and No. 8 Hand (11-4-1). The Hornets and Indians would meet in the quarterfinals if they earn first round wins and the winner would likely face Darien in the semifinals. If Hand gets by No. 9 Farmington (11-4-1) in the first round the Tigers would face No. 1 seed Nonnewaug (16-0) in the quarterfinals.
In Class L, No. 1 Glastonbury (15-0-0-1), No. 2 Pomperaug (13-1-1-1) and No. 3 Simsbury (13-2) are the favorites. No. 7 Cheshire (10-4-1-1) likely has the best chance of any local team to advance but the Rams have a rough road ahead. If the Rams win their first round game they will likely face Pomperaug in the quarterfinals and if the Rams win that game would likely have to face Simsbury in the semifinals. Both games would be on the road.
No. 8 Mercy (9-4-1-1) and No. 9 Hamden (9-5-0-2) are other local teams in L and one of them is guaranteed to advance to the quarterfinals. Hamden is at Mercy for a first round game on Wednesday at 2 p.m. The winner is expected to get Glastonbury in the quarterfinals. Ouch!
GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE NEW HAVEN AREA TEAMS IN THE PLAYOFFS!
Girls' volleyball state tournament pairings
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Foran-Law Thanksgiving Day football tickets
SCC soccer semifinals postponed
Boys Soccer semifinals
Guilford at Fairfield Prep, 3 p.m.
Xavier at Hand, 4:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer semifinals
Amity at Hamden, 5 p.m.
Cheshire at Shelton, 5:30 p.m.
Finals, at East Haven High
Girls Soccer final, 4 p.m.
Boys Soccer final, 6 p.m. (new time)
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Guilford, Hand reach SCC field hockey final
Time was extended because the Indians (14-3-0-1) were awarded a corner after time had run out. A game cannot end on a penalty corner. Then Jolin scored off of it.
Dara Davis and Olivia Simpliciano assisted on two of the goals for Guilford. Cheyenne Carden and Paige Simmons scored for the Hornets (14-2-0-2).
Hand 3, Cheshire 2: Alex Solin had a goal and an assist for top-seeded Hand, which advanced to the SCC tournament final Saturday with the semifinal-round home win.
Kendall Daub and Maddie Kennedy also scored for the Tigers (13-4-1). Emma Farrel had both goals for the Rams (11-5-1-1).
The final between the two rivals is Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Guilford.
SCC soccer, volleyball semi times set
Law at Mercy, 5 p.m.
Shelton at Cheshire, 6 p.m.
Guilford at Fairfield Prep, 3:45 p.m.
Xavier at Hand, 7 p.m.
Cheshire at Shelton, 3:30 p.m.
Amity at Hamden, 6 p.m.
Law volleyball advances to SCC semifinals
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Volleyball: Coginchaug rallies
Monday, November 1, 2010
SCC socccer tournaments kick off Tuesday
The boys game between No. 5 seed North Haven and No. 4 Xavier will be played at Mercy High School at 3:45 p.m.
You can check out the matchups of the SCC and other tournaments here.
Hand's Miller steps into the spotlight
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