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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.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Saturday's postponements

North Branford at Westbrook, noon
Notre Dame-West Haven at Stratford, ppd., TBA
Whitney Tech at Guilford, ppd. to Monday, 1 p.m.
St. Bernard’s at Haddam-Killingworth, 1:30 p.m.
Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe at Milford, ppd., TBA
Sheehan at Norwalk-McMahon, ppd., TBA
Hamden at Winchester (Mass.), 4:30 p.m.
New Canaan at Notre Dame-Fairfield (Milford), ppd., TBA
East Haven at Wilton (Winter Garden), 6:10 p.m.
Westhill at Staples-Weston-Shelton (Milford), ppd., TBA
Hand at Newington-Berlin, 8:30 p.m.
Fairfield Prep at Mount St. Charles Tournament, final, 8 p.m.
West Haven Tournament
Cheshire vs. South Windsor, ppd, to Monday, 9 a.m.
St. Joseph vs. Ridgefield, ppd., TBA
Glastonbury at West Haven, ppd. to Monday, 11 a.m.
Xavier at Notre Dame-West Haven, ppd. to Monday, 1 p.m.
East Catholic, Derby, St. Bernard/Norwich Tech/Wheeler at Somers, ppd. to Monday, 9 a.m.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Gils soccer all area MVP Rachel Ugolik


By Joe Morelli, Schools Sports Editor / Twitter: @nhrJoeMorelli

The Hamden girls’ soccer team didn’t win any postseason titles this year, but it was a memorable season nonetheless — for one reason in particular.

Rachel Ugolik did some serious scoring.

Ugolik scored 31 goals this season, including two matches where she scored five times. She finished with a school-record 91 goals for her stellar career and has been named the Register’s Area MVP for the second time.

“She put us on the map,” Hamden coach Gary Collins said. “I probably won’t see anything like her for at least the next 10 years.”

Check out more on Ugolik's spectacular season and future plans.

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Fall All-Area teams

The Fall All-Area teams will be released in the coming weeks.

The first team - GIRLS' SOCCER - will be released on Sunday, Dec. 23.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Dates, times for SCC-FCIAC Challenge

Dates and times have been announced for the 2013 football games between the Southern Connecticut Conference and the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference, the first of a two-year agreement called the SCC-FCIAC Challenge.

Seventeen games will be played during the opening week next September. SCC commissioner Al Carbone said the games will be spread out over four days, mainly due to the Yom Kippur holiday that falls on Sept. 13, 2013. There are also seven additional bye week games between the two conferences that will be held throughout next season.


Wednesday, Sept. 11

Hillhouse at Darien, 3 p.m.

Fairfield Prep at Stamford, 6 p.m.

Cheshire at Ridgefield, 7 p.m.

Law vs. Harding at Kennedy Stadium, 6 p.m.

Fairfield Warde at Foran, 7 p.m.

New Canaan at Hand, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 12

Staples at Xavier, 6 p.m.

North Haven at Bridgeport Central, 6 p.m.

West Haven at Greenwich, 7 p.m.

Trumbull at Shelton, 7 p.m.

Danbury at Hamden, 7 p.m.

Wilton at Guilford, 7 p.m.

Bassick at East Haven, 7 p.m.

Fairfield Ludlowe at Lyman Hall, 7 p.m.

Wilbur Cross at McMahon, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 13

Trinity Catholic at Sheehan, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 14

Notre Dame-West Haven at St. Joseph, 1 p.m.


Friday, Sept. 20: St. Joseph at Fairfield Prep, 6 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 27: Branford at Wilton, 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 4: Ridgefield at Notre Dame-West Haven, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 12: Foran at Trinity Catholic, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 1: Sheehan at Fairfield Warde, 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 8: East Haven at Fairifield Ludlowe, 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 15: Darien at North Haven, 7 p.m.

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Boys' hockey: Branford returns to Webster Bank Arena for New Year's Eve event

The Branford boys' hockey team makes a return appearance to Webster Bank Arena and for the second year will participate in the New Year's Eve High School Faceoff Hockey event on Dec. 31.
Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment officials announced on Thursday that the second annual high school boys' hockey doubleheader will be held at Webster Bank Arena starting at noon with Division I teams St. Joseph and Notre Dame of Fairfield. This year’s tournament marks the debut of Division I teams.

The 2 p.m. game is a rematch of last season’s CIAC Division II championship game. Reigning state champion Trumbull will play Branford. Trumbull beat Branford 5-3 in the championship game.
 “We have a great matchup. Both teams play a similar style. It will be a hard-fought game,” Trumbull coach Greg Maxey said in a prepared statement.
Tickets are $12 for both games and can be purchased at the arena’s Click It or Ticket Box Office. Pre-sale tickets will be available at each respective school for $10.

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Hamden Hall's soccer all-star twins

Dan and Krystina Reynolds are fraternal twins and recently completed their senior seasons at Hamden Hall.
*Both were selected to the Western New England Prep School Soccer Association (WNEPSSA) as all-stars and played in that all-star game at Westminster.

*Both were leading scorers on Hamden Hall varsity at various points of their careers. Krystina from her freshman thriugh senior years and Daniel in both his sophomore and junior seasons.

*Both were also selected as New England Prep School Soccer Association (NEPSSA) All-Stars.

Krystina also received the Girl’s Soccer Coaches Association “2012 Coaches’ Award” and was a Fairchester All-League selection.

Monday, December 3, 2012

RAY CURREN: Bloodied, but not broken, UConn-bound Matt Walsh helps lead Hand into Class L final

By Ray Curren
Elm City Sports Columnist

WEST HAVEN — On just the second play from scrimmage in Sunday night’s Class L semifinal, as he’s done countless times in his Daniel Hand football career, Matt Walsh laid a big hit on an opponent — in this case, Masuk quarterback Malik Cummings.

Walsh’s helmet went flying (far enough that in the fog at Ken Strong Stadium, there were a few cries of “Ball!” from the Hand sideline, meaning that they thought Walsh’s rogue headgear was a fumbled football), and he took a couple of steps toward the sideline before dropping to one knee.

Even though it was hard to see exactly what the problem was, longtime Hand trainer Terri Ajaski knew immediately something was wrong.