MADISON — It had been nine years since its last title, but Old Lyme can finally take the Shoreline Conference boys’ basketball trophy home.
Paul Wettemann, a Guilford High graduate and lifelong UConn fan, has lived the dream the past five years as a UConn men’s basketball manager.
NORTH BRANFORD — At one end was the defending CIAC Division II boys hockey champion goalie, Jared Yakimoff, who led Branford to the title 11 months ago. At the other, Andrew Sacco defended the North Haven net after winning last year’s Division III championship with LHK.
In a physical game from the start, Branford answered Westhill/Stamford’s early power-play goal, scored two in the second and went on to win.
After winning three straight state titles, the Darien girls ice hockey team was the runner-up last year. The rallying cry this year is “redemption” as the Wave eyes a return to the top.
The Connecticut Soccer Coaches Associaton named Hand forward Scott Testori has its Connecticut Boys Soccer Player of the Year at its annual banquet Sinday.
Both coaches led their teams to state titles in dramatic fashion, with teams which dominated opponents during the regular season.
GUILFORD — It didn’t take very long for Hand to show why it will go into next week’s CIAC state playoffs as the No. 1 team in the state.
Holy Cross was playing in its fifth final; the last was in 2017, an OT loss to Old Lyme, wich had won the past four Class S titles.
Tournament MVP Emily Dempsey led second-seeded Avon, which soared to the 3-0 triumph. Dempsey notched 16 kills and nine digs for Avon, which finished 23-2 overall.
Old Saybrook boys soccer coach Sam Barnes won state titles as a player during his junior and senior seasons.Now, he has won back-to-back state titles in his final two seasons after coaching the Rams for 26 years.
Only East Lyme stands in the way for the Guilford girls soccer team is on the verge of winning their first Class L state championship in six years.
MILFORD — Old Saybrook will play for a second straight CIAC Class S championship after Shon Ryan’s penalty kick 2:26 into the first overtime was the difference in a 4-3 victory over No. 9 Cromwell on Tuesday night.
SOUTHBURY — With the Pomperaug and Guilford girls soccer teams posting a combined 21 shutouts during the regular season and two more in states, goals were going to be at an absolute premium in their Class L quarterfinal matchup Saturday.
MADISON — Look closely on Hand’s 2017 football roster, and you’ll find the player who has become the top running back on the No. 1 team in the state, the senior who has put his name in the school record book a couple of times. He’s there.
The 32nd Annual Branford Sports Hall of Fame dinner will be held on Friday November 22nd at Woodwinds Restaurant 29 Schoolground Road Branford. Eleven outstanding individuals will be honored for bringing honor and distinction to the Town of Branford. Tickets are $55 and are available at the …
This was the fifth straight year that Morgan was in the Shoreline final — and playing in the sixth postseason game in the last four seasons between these two rivals, most notably last year’s Class S state championship game, won by Old Saybrook.
Ball possession was about a 50-50 split in the Shoreline Conference final and Westbrook gave North Branford a strong challenge. But a strong defense and a game-winning rebound goal gave North Branford its fourth Shoreline title.
WEST HAVEN — Guilford is the most successful team in Southern Connecticut Conference tournament history, reaching half of the championship finals ever played.
The Hand football team, No. 1 in the GametimeCT Top 10 Poll, found itself in a spot it has not been in much the last few seasons, trailing after the opening possession.