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.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Seymour High to hold Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The following will be inducted to the school’s hall of fame: Mark Allen (Class of 1970), Maria Conlon (2000), Vic Cweklinsky (1962), Les Dahn (1957), Jen D’Amato (1996), Ed Esson (1981), coach Joe Gesek , coach Dan Heffernan, John “Chick” Henry (1954), Dennis Rozum (1970), Ed Shay (1968).
Tickets will be on sale at the Armands Service Center, Seymour Town Hall and Seymour High School, or from any of the committee members. Interested persons can leave a message at SHSSHOF@yahoo.com or by calling Paul Sponheimer at 203-734-0233 or Anthony LoPresti at 203-888-4461.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Girls Swimming and Diving: Locations, times changed for CIAC diving championships
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Field Hockey: Kamercia returning to get career-win 400
When Patsy Kamercia retired as physical education teacher after 41 years, there was speculation the founder of the storied field hockey program would retire as the Cougars' coach as well.
On Wednesday Kamercia put that speculation to rest.
"I'm coming back to coach field hockey at HK," Kamerica said. "I almost have to come back with one win shy of (career win) 400."
Last season, Kamercia finished her 36th season as head coach and led the Cougars (17-2-1) to their third CIAC Class S state championship with a 2-0 win over Stonington. The Cougars also won the Shoreline Conference regular-season title with an 8-1-1 record.
For her effort she was named Register All-Area Field Hockey Coach of the Year last season.
Kamercia has a 399-159-81 career record. She was also selected Area Coach of the Year in 2005, was inducted to the CHSCA Hall of Fame last November and in 2009 was a finalist for national coach of the year.
The 2012 championship was H-K’s second outright state title, and third including a shared title with Lewis Mills in 2005. H-K’s previous outright state title was in 1994. The Cougars finished the 2012 season on a 12-game winning streak.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Connecticut's public school lacrosse All-America selections
US Lacrosse today announced the final group of high school boys’ lacrosse players to be named a US Lacrosse High School All-American, All-Academic honoree or Bob Scott Award winner. A total 327 players in this group were recognized for their efforts on and off the field.
The breakdown of players includes 206 All-Americans, 101 All-Academic honorees and 20 Bob Scott Award winners were selected from 33 areas within the US Lacrosse system.
US Lacrosse uses a calendar-based recognition process to accommodate for the different time frames of high school lacrosse seasons across the country.
A US Lacrosse All-American is a player who exhibits superior skills and techniques and possesses exceptional game sense and knowledge. A US Lacrosse All-American is one of the best players in the United States, while also embodying excellent sportsmanship.
Here are Connecticut's selections for All-America:
Brett Baker, A (Ridgefield HS, 2013)
Zack Bartolo, A (Brien McMahon HS-Norwalk, 2013)
Kevin Brown, A (Fairfield Prep, 2013)
Zach Cattaruzza, D (Guilford HS, 2013)
Conn Curry, D (Joel Barlow HS-Redding, 2013)
Cal Dearth, M (Ridgefield HS, 2013)
Tim Edmonds, A (Fairfield Prep, 2013)
Andrew Hatton, D (Fairfield Prep, 2013)
Mitch Kezer, D (Stonington HS, 2013)
Grant Limone, G (Weston HS, 2014)
Josh Miller, G (Brien McMahon HS-Norwalk, 2014)
Ted Ottens, M (Wilton HS, 2013)
Eric Persky, D (New Canaan HS, 2013)
Puck Richardson, A (New Canaan HS, 2013)
Graham Savio, M (Greenwich HS, 2013)
David White, M (Fairfield Prep, 2013)
Joey Zelkowitz, M (Staples HS-Westport, 2013)
Here are Connecticut's selections for Academic All-America honors: A US Lacrosse All-Academic honoree is a player who exhibits exemplary lacrosse skills, good sportsmanship on the field, and represents high standards of academic achievement in the classroom. This player also should have left his mark beyond the lacrosse field and the classroom by making significant contributions of service to the school and/or community.
Alexander Borkowski, D (Branford, 2013)
Bryan Davis, M (Southington HS , 2013)
Thomas Dupont, A (Cheshire, 2013)
Timothy Gephart, M (New Fairfield, 2013)
Sam Gravitte, D (Ridgefield, 2013)
Matthew Macoy, M (Ludlowe , 2013)
Michael Semancik, G (Fitch, 2013)
Zach Psaras, D (St. Jospeh HS , 2013)
Connecticut's Bob Scott Award winner: A US Lacrosse Bob Scott Award winner is a senior player recognized by each area chairman who truly honors lacrosse, is invested in the development of the game in his community, is an exceptional player who continually strives to improve his game, and is an exemplary member of his team. He exemplifies the spirit of the game, on and off the field.
David White, M (Fairfield Prep, 2013)
A new design for All-area teams
All teams still should be presented in color, and the numbers of players on each team won't change too much, but the look has. We hope you like it.
Debuting Wednesday is the All-Area softball team. The MVP story and bios of all the team members, as well as slideshows, can still be found at www.nhregister.com.