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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, June 28, 2012

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL: Orange's Concato outduels North Haven’s Andrewsen in Zone II victory

By Mike Madera

NORTH HAVEN — With the way both Orange’s Mike Concato and North Haven’s Chandler Andrewsen were pitching, runs were going to be at a minimum Wednesday night. Concato and Andrewsen locked in a pitchers’ duel for seven innings, knowing any mistake could be costly.

It turns out those mistakes were made by the North Haven defense.

Four North Haven errors led to a pair of unearned runs as Orange Post 127 defeated North Haven 3-0 in American Legion Zone II action at DeMayo Field in North Haven.


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Friday, June 22, 2012

Spring All-Area Special Section

The Register will present its spring all-area teams on Friday, July 13th in a special section.

Shelton Gaelette 50th Anniversary

The Shelton Gaelette 50th Anniversary Committee is planning the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of the girls’ basketball program.  The Event will take place on October 28, 2012.  The committee is in the process of locating women who played from 1962-2012.  For more information, contact  or go to the website.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Scinto, Holmes sweep gatorade track awards

Cheshire's Jake Scinto and Hillhouse's Precious Holmes are this year's recipients of the state Gatorade track athletes of the Year.

Check out more on both Scinto and Holmes.

May's SCC scholar-athletes

Thirteen student-athletes from seven high schools have been named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for May.

Now concluding its sixth year, The SportsCenter of Connecticut/SCC Scholar Athlete of the Month program honored 105 student-athletes during the 2011-12 season. Student-athletes who are selected must be a varsity letterwinner and have a 3.0/B average while demonstrating leadership qualities.

The student-athletes for May are: William Maloney of Shelton (outdoor track), Emily Komornik of Shelton (softball), Jeff Sherwood of Lyman Hall (baseball), Emily Newhard of Lyman Hall (tennis), Jake Sussman of Career (baseball), Brianna Longley of Career (softball), Amariah Lem of East Haven (tennis), Tim Dessureau of East Haven (tennis), Nicole Casasanta of Sacred Heart Academy (lacrosse), Teal Howard of Hamden (tennis), Clare Ryan of Hamden (softball), Jaime Kader of Foran (tennis) and Shawn Cariglio of Foran (baseball).

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL: Orange rolls past West Haven to sweep series

By Mike Madera

ORANGE — After playing a pair of close games over the weekend against rival West Haven, Orange Post 127 looked to get the sweep Monday night.

Starting quickly with two runs in the first inning and adding six more in the third, Orange rolled past West Haven 11-2 in an American Legion Zone II game at Brinley Field.

With the win, Orange completed the sweep and continued its stellar start, improving to 4-0. West Haven fell to 0-4 with the loss.


SOFTBALL: Scholar athletes step into the spotlight at annual classic

By Mike Madera

WEST HAVEN — The fifth annual Scholar Athlete Classic softball game took place Saturday night at Biondi Field in West Haven. While there are numerous All-Star games, none are quite like this one run by chairman and game creator Nick Aprea.

The game is intended to honor players not only for their performances on the field, but also for characteristics off the diamond. Saturday’s contest also honored the players for their character, work in the classroom and work in the community.

“This has grown tremendously since the first year,” Aprea said. “We actually had 13 more schools participating this year and five have players in the game.


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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Scinto wins high jump at Nationals

By Dan Nowak, Register Staff / Twitter: @NHRDanNowak

Jake Scinto of Cheshire, shown here winning the high jump at the Class LL meet last month, also won the event at the New Balance National Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday. Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register

The buzzword for track and field standout Jake Scinto of Cheshire this season in the high jump was consistency.

Consistently raising the bar and improving his height and consistently winning.

On Saturday at the New Balance National Outdoor Track and Field Championships at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C., Scinto capped his high school season in style in the high jump by jumping 6 feet, 8.75 inches on his first attempt at the height to earn him the victory.

Winning the high jump national championship also made him a first team All-American.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Trio plays in state tennis singles finals

WEST HARTFORD — Jason Seidman could have easily surrendered in Wednesday’s Class LL state singles semifinals to an opponent he had lost to three times already this season.

One game from losing the match, the Amity freshman fought back to beat Cheshire’s Bryan Adams in three sets to move onto the finals. On Thursday, Seidman fell behind in similar fashion to Greenwich top seed Tyler Kratky in the LL final, then came back in the second set to serve for the third set.

But the fifth-seeded Seidman ran out of steam as Kratky ended up winning the match 6-1, 7-5 at Conard. Still, it was a good showing for someone who might find himself in the final a few more times before his career is done.

“It was a good experience. I still have next year and the years after. I have a lot to work on,” said Seidman, 15.


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Benefit for Amity Hockey Coach Gary Lindgren

Via Nutmeg Hockey:

A benefit will be held Saturday, June 16th for Amity High School boy’s ice hockey coach Gary Lindgren.
Lindgren is currently recuperating from injuries sustained in a fall he took while working on his house.
Saturday June 16, 2012
6:00PM – 10:00PM
LOCATION:Knights of St. Patrick
1533 State Street
New Haven, CT
(Get Directions)
Food, beer and wine will be served, along with music, raffle and auction.
Tickets will be $25. All proceeds will go to help offset some of the financial strain while Coach Lindgren undergoes rehabilitation for his injuries.
If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation you can make checks/ money order payable to:
Gary Lindgren Fund
c/o Larry Vieira
84 West Rutland Road
Milford, CT 06461


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Hand, Westbrook win girls tennis state titles

NEW HAVEN — On Thursday the Hand girls’ tennis team was on the verge of falling short of its Class M state title defense, but rallied to beat Southern Connecticut Conference foe North Haven in the semifinals.

The second-seeded Tigers were back at it again on Friday, one step away from back-to-back crowns. If there was any fatigue from the semifinal match that lasted over 4½ hours, the players did not show it.

Hand cruised past top-seeded East Lyme 7-0 for the Class M championship at Yale. The Tigers beat Avon in last year’s final



Here are today's baseball and boys' lacrosse CIAC state tournament schedule and postponements (through 1 p.m.):

Today’s schedule/postponements

CIAC quarterfinals

Class LL

No. 8 East Hartford at No. 1 Greenwich, 4 p.m.

No. 5 Ridgefield at No. 4 Shelton, ppd. to Sunday, 3 p.m.

No. 18 Southington at No. 7 Amity, ppd. to Sunday, 1:30 p.m.

No. 6 South Windsor at No. 3 Bristol Central, 7 p.m.

Class L

No. 24 New Canaan at No. 16 Hand, ppd. to Sunday, 4 p.m.

No. 21 Sheehan at No. 4 Waterford, ppd. to Sunday, 3 p.m.

No. 23 New London at No. 2 RHAM, ppd. to Sunday, 3:45 p.m.

No. 27 Law at No. 3 Fitch, 3:30 p.m.

Class M

No. 9 Haddam-Killingworth at No. 1 Montville, ppd. to Sunday, 3 p.m.

No. 12 Ansonia at No. 4 St. Joseph, ppd. to Sunday, 2 p.m.

No. 10 Weston at No. 2 Ellington, 4 p.m.

No. 14 Goodwin Tech at No. 11 Plainville, ppd. to Sunday, 3 p.m.

Class S

No. 24 East Catholic at no. 1 Northwest Catholic, ppd. to Sunday, 2 p.m.

No. 13 St. Paul at No. 5 Cromwell, ppd. to Sunday, 2:30 p.m.

No. 10 St. Bernard at No. 2 Derby, ppd. to Sunday, 3 p.m.

No. 14 Terryville at No. 11 Westbrook, ppd. to Sunday, 3 p.m.

Boys’ lacrosse

CIAC Quarterfinals

Class L

No. 9 Xavier at No. 1 Simsbury, 3 p.m.

No. 13 Staples at No., 5 Fairfield Prep, 3:30 p.m.

No. 10 McMahon at No. 2 Newtown, 4 p.m.

No. 6 Glastonbury at No. 3 Ridgefield, 4 p.m.

Class M

No. 8 Masuk at No. 5 Darien, 3 p.m.

No. 7 Guilford at No. 2 Avon, ppd. to Monday, 4 p.m.

No. 11 North Haven at No. 3 New Canaan, 3 p.m.

Class S

No. 8 Ledyard at No. 1 Barlow, 3 p.m.

No. 5 Stonington at No. 4 Weston, 3 p.m.

No. 6 Somers at No. 3 Old Lyme, ppd. to Monday, 5 p.m.

No. 7 Bethel at No. 2 Granby, ppd. to Monday, 2 p.m.

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CLASS M SOFTBALL: Law's season ends with quarterfinal loss to No. 4 Rocky Hill

By Mike Madera
Elm City Sports Writer

ROCKY HILL — Rocky Hill pitcher Megan Ruonavaara entered Friday afternoon’s quarterfinal match against Jonathan Law with a reputation of throwing the ball by opposing teams. Ruonavaara proved she is more than just a pitcher.

Driving in all three runs with a double in the first and a single in the fifth, Ruonavaara led her team to a 3-2 CIAC Class M quarterfinal victory over Law at Rocky Hill.

Ruonavaara did not fool Law from the pitching circle, allowing seven hits and striking out four, but Law could not get a clutch hit in key situations.


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