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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, December 30, 2010

All-Area and All-State football

The Register will present its All-Area football team in Saturday, Jan. 1 papers and the 79th All-State football on Sunday, Jan. 2.

Second and third teams, as well as honorable mention selections, will also be listed.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Boys' hockey: Eastie goalie gets first shutout

East Haven goalie Zack Bouve made 25 saves to lead the East Haven boys' hockey team to a 4-0 win over Wilton at Ridgefield Arena. Bouve gets his first career shutout as the Easties improve to 4-0. Tom Brunski had two goals and an assist for East Haven.

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St. Joes slips by Bishop Hendricken

St. Joseph moved up to No. 2 in the Register Top 10 poll this week and will stay there if it wins the Northeast Catholic Classic tomorrow night against Bishop Eustase Prep (NJ).
Against Bishop Hendricken (RI) Tuesday night, the Cadets were never in real danger of losing to the reigning seven-time state champions of Rhode Island, but also could not put the team away despite gaining several leads in double digits.
The Cadets won in front of a crowd that included several college coaches, including Quinnipiac head man Tom Moore, Fairfield head man Ed Cooley and Dartmouth assistant Ricky Moore, the same Ricky Moore who was the point guard on UConn's first national championship team in 1999. Presumably, they were there to see 6-6 junior wing man Timajh Parker from St. Joes, but there was plenty of talent on both sides that may have been getting looks.
With center Oscar Assie and point guard James Jennings joining Parker, St. Joes is the favorite in the FCIAC. While it remains to be seen if this team is as good as Bridgeport Central was a year ago, St. Joseph will be very tough to beat this season. But the Cadets will need to have that killer instinct in putting teams away rather than letting teams hang around.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Boys' Hockey: Updated Rentschler schedule

Five local teams have made a commitment to play in the HockeyFest event at Rentschler Field in early February. Here is an updated schedule.

Feb. 14: St. Joe vs. Amity, 4 p.m.; Sheehan vs. Lyman Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 16: Guilford vs. St. Bernard/Bacon Academy/NFA 6 p.m.
Feb. 18: Enfield vs. Northwest Catholic 5 p.m.; Wethersfield vs. East Catholic 7 p.m.
Feb. 19: Farmington vs. Newington/Berlin/ 10 a.m.

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Field hockey: All-Area team to run Wednesday

The New Haven Register All-Area Field Hockey team will run in the newspaper on Wednesday.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Monday's postponements

Due to today's blizzard, some of Monday's events have already been postponed. Here is the list:
SCC interdivision
Cheshire at West Haven, ppd. to Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Oxford at O’Brien Tech, ppd. to Feb. 28, 6 p.m.
Artie Kohs Classic
Glastonbury vs. Valley Regional, ppd. to Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
Hand at Xavier, ppd. to Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.
Platt Tech Tournament
Trumbull vs. Foran, ppd. to Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
Bullard-Havens at Platt Tech, ppd. to Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Branford Tournament
Hewlett (N.Y.) vs. Lyman Hall, ppd. to Thursday, 6 p.m.
Notre Dame-West Haven at Branford, ppd. to Thursday, 7:45 p.m.
North Haven Tournament
Bullard-Havens vs. Hyde, ppd. to Tuesday, 5:15 p.m.
North Haven vs. Platt Tech, ppd. to Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Hand Tournament
Glastonbury vs. Lyman Hall, ppd. to Tuesday, 5 p.m.
East Lyme at Hand, ppd. to Tuesday, 7 p.m.
University/SMSA at Seymour, ppd. to Tuesday, 11 a.m.
Danbury Holiday Classic, cancelled
Westbrook/Old Saybrook at Platt Tech/West Haven (Platt Tech), cancelled

All-Area Girls' Swimming

All-Area girls' swimming will be in Monday's paper.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Boys' hockey: Local teams invited to Maine tournament

Eight Connecticut high school boys’ hockey teams, including Amity, North Haven, St. Joseph and Xavier, have been invited to play in the 11th annual Maine High School Hockey Invitational from Monday-Thursday.
Games will be played at Biddeford Ice Arena in Biddeford, Maine, Portland Ice Arena in Portland, Maine, MHG Arena in Saco, Maine and USM Arena in Gorham, Maine.
“We’ve been to the Maine tournament before and it’s always been a great experience,” Amity coach Gary Lindgren said. “The competition is excellent and it really helps the kids develop and improve their game.
“It’s also great from an educational and social aspect because the kids get to meet new people and get to experience some of the things Maine has to offer.”

For a complete schedule, link to the event’s Web site at:

The other four Connecticut teams in the event are Ridgefield, South Windsor, Newington/Berlin and Brookfield/Bethel/Danbury.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Boys' hockey: Wild one at Astorino Rink in Hamden

C.J. Carignan had two goals and an assist and goalie Matt Hoff made 23 saves to lead the No. 1 Hamden hockey team to a 4-2 win over No. 5 Amity at Astorino Rink in Hamden.
With the score tied at 1 after the first period, three goals were scored in the span of 48 seconds in the second period.
Carignan scored at 14:11 to give the Green Dragons a 2-1 lead and teammate Jim Burt added a goal at 14:33 to make it 3-1.
Amity’s Corey Shea scored at 14:59 to cut the lead to 3-2. Carignan added an insurance goal in the third period for Hamden (2-1).
Joe Bianchi also scored and goalie Alec Mansfield made 43 saves for the Spartans (1-1).

Check out the Register online high school hockey page at:

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hockey: Quinnipiac to host two games

Quinnipiac Universty announced on Tuesday that for the second straight year it will host high school hockey this season with a doubleheader on Jan. 5 at the TD Bank Sports Center.
The Hamden girls' hockey team will face off with North Haven at 5 p.m. and Hamden boys’ hockey, ranked No. 1 in the Register Top 10 poll, will face North Haven at 7 p.m.
Last season, the Hamden boys played Fairfield Prep and the Hamden girls played Guilford.

Keltos signs with Felician

Shelton resident, and St. Joseph High senior, Micki Keltos recently signed a national letter of intent to attend Felician College next fall.

Keltos led the Cadettes to the Class M state title last spring. Keltos has a career record of 52-14, which includes 23 shutouts and three no-hitters.

Friday, December 17, 2010


All-Area girls' soccer will be in Saturday's paper. All-Area girls' volleyball is scheduled to be in Sunday's paper.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Boys' hockey: Solid debut for new Hamden goalie

Hamden 4, Darien 3: Goalie Matt Hoff made his first start for the No. 1 Green Dragons on Wednesday and led the two-time defending champions to their win at Darien. Hoff made 22 saves to preserve the victory. Justin MacGregor scored at 13:10 of the third period to give the Green Dragons a 4-2 lead as they hung on for the non-league victory. MacGregor and Jim Burt each had a goal and an assist for the Green Dragons.
Richard Gregory had a goal and an assist for the No. 7 Blue Wave.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gatorade Girls' Volleyball Player of the Year

Fairfield Ludlowe senior Madison McCaffery was selected as this year’s Gatorade Connecticut Volleyball Player of the Year.

McCaffery is the first from the school to receive the honor. A 5-foot-9 middle blocker and outside hitter recorded 503 kills, 471 digs, 107 aces and 92 blocks, while leading the Falcons to a 20-5 mark and the Class LL state final.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Inside the SCC: Who's No. 1

Elm City Sports columnist Ray Curren breaks down the debate over who should be the top-ranked football team in the final state poll... Xavier or Masuk... read it here

Friday, December 10, 2010

Boys soccer all-area running Sunday

The NH Register's boys soccer all-area page will be running in Sunday's editions. You can check out the boys soccer MVP story at

Girls soccer and girls volleyball are coming soon.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Girls basketball preview Wednesday

Please look for our high school girls basketball preview and preseason state poll coming out in Wednesday's paper.