Connecticut High School Football

High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

Connecticut Post All-Star Football team published Jan. 1

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The sports editorial staff has decided to publish our all-star football team on New Years day. We want to do it right, over all the Hearst Connecticut Newspapers, so we felt this was the perfect time. The team is selected and we’re in the process of putting it together. Thanks in advance for your patience. […] [Read More]

It’s A Big City Beat Down (Part 2) Central 101, Trinity Catholic 43

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Here was the situation: Since I’m no long the regular beat writer for the Connecticut Post, just a sports web producer and commentator, I have the pick of the litter on where I spend a my basketball nights. So, where to go Stamford at Bassick or Trinity Catholic at Central. I wasn’t overly impressed with […] [Read More]

Tuesday night live high school sports scoring blog

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Welcome to the winter edition of the live scoring blog. Tonight’s featured games are huge in the FCIAC boys basketball race: Trinity Catholic (2-0) travels to Reilly Gym to face Central. Defending champ Stamford comes to Bassick. Follow our correspondents Twitter updates from those games, plus many more in boys basketball, girls basketball and elsewhere. […] [Read More]

HS Basketball Poll Week 2

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Here are the CSWA boys and girls basketball polls brought to you by the Connectcut Sports Writers Alliance. We’ll be running these polls exclusively throughout the season on this space (which will be picking up big time after the holidays, promise!) And it looks like all Hillhouse, all the time. I really haven’t examined the girls […] [Read More]

Ten Years Gone: What are your top moments in southwestern CT’s scholastic sports, 2000-2009?

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With 2010 and a brand-new decade just weeks around the corner, everybody and their grandmother have started to get out their top 10 lists of the decade. I’m seeing it everywhere in the media, in newspapers, in magazines, heck even The Daily Show with Jon Stewart published a montage of their stories from the last […] [Read More]

Live Basketball Scoring Tonight, 7

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UPDATE Looks like this didn’t work tonight. We didn’t have the right settings in place. We’ll try it again on Friday night. -SP Go to http://Connpost.com/highschoolbasketball for all the scores later this evening. Thanks Like this:Like Loading… [Read More]

The 2009 CHSCA Football All-State Teams

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Behold, your 2009 Connecticut High School Coaches Association Football All-State Teams. These are the real McCoys, folks. Thanks to Ned from The Day of New London for furnishing these babies. It’s an annual pain trying to find them for media consumption, which, frankly,  should be the first order of business when releasing these teams. Anyway, […] [Read More]

More coaching moves: DiCenso out at Derby

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Derby announced a head coaching vacancy for its football program today on the CIAC website, ending the tenure of Carmen DiCenso who had presided over the program since 2004. DiCenso was 20-41 at Derby, which became a co-op with O’Brien Tech in 2007. DiCenso was one of the school’s most outspoken critics of its membership […] [Read More]

All-SCC Football teams

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Below are the All-SCC football teams selected by the league’s coaches. You may look at this team, plus all of the other fall all-league teams at www.southernconnecticutconference.org. We’ll have the other teams published as I get them formatted. Most of them have been announced. Division I Offense OL: Brandon Maroney (Xavier), Luke Scinto (Cheshire), Frank […] [Read More]

More coaching moves: Buchsbaum steps down at New Fairfield

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We have another coaching vacancy: Andy Buchsbaum has stepped down at New Fairfield after five season. He said via email he announced his decision to the team on Thursday. Buchsbaum was 19-32 in five seasons but was 16-16 in his final three seasons, including a 6-4 campaign in 2007 and again this year. That brings […] [Read More]

Who are your 2009 MVPs?

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We’re just starting to sift through the 2009 season here at the Connecticut Post offices. We’re in the process of contacting coaches and getting feedback for our annual all-Connecticut Post team — which encompasses southwest Connecticut. (Coaches, check your email this evening, if not email me at sbowley@ctpost.com). But before we do that, we’re looking […] [Read More]

The Final 2009 Elite 8

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Ladies and gentlemen, the final Elite 8 of the 2009 season: Notre Dame is No. 1. The Green Knights were the easy pick atop our southwest Connecticut rankings. They defeated an awesome, awesome team in Pomperaug; after the Xavier loss (in which they led 21-0), Notre Dame ripped through the rest of the SCC Division […] [Read More]

Class LL Championship Video Rewind: Cheshire 28, Staples 21 (OT)

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Here’s our highlight reel from the thrilling Class LL championship game at Ken Strong Stadium. Again, I did not have a the angle on Brian Havilcek and Luke Scinto‘s winning play. You’ll have to watch CTSN for that beauty. We do have everything else, Staples first TD drive, Cheshire’s three-TD explosion, Staples’ fourth-quarter comeback and, […] [Read More]

NOTRE DAME-WEST HAVEN IS NO. 1 (with updates)

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The voters in the traditional state media poll have spoken. For the third time in school history and the first time since 1962… NOTRE DAME IS NO. 1 The Green Knights beat out other state champions, Cheshire (11-1) and New Canaan (11-1) for the coveted trophy. Sources have confirmed that the good people at the […] [Read More]

Class SS State Championship Video Rewind: St. Joseph 14, Montville 3

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Finally, we’re starting to get the videos from this weekend together. The Class LL will have to wait until tomorrow. We’ll get it in as we wait for the final polls. But first, highlights from St. Joseph’s first state championship game in 19 years. Like this:Like Loading… [Read More]

CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY: Havilcek stole the ball! Cheshire beats Staples in OT

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Celtics basketball legend John Havilcek was known for his clutch performances in big games. Apparently his genes travel well. On Saturday, grandnephew Brian Havilcek made one of the biggest plays in Cheshire football history — in much the same way Hondo ended Game 7 of the 1965 Eastern Conference Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers. With […] [Read More]

CIAC Championship Sunday Primer & Live Scoring Updates

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One more time. The Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate and Danbury News-Times staff will be all over the final two state championship games with the live scoring blog. Just click on the window below to follow all of the live Twitter updates from from all of the finals. We’ll also be moderating in-game discussions. Sean Patrick […] [Read More]

STATE CHAMPS! St. Joseph, New Canaan, Notre Dame, Hyde

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Congratulations to regional teams St. Joseph, New Canaan and Notre Dame-West Haven. They’re state champions. The Hogs defeated Montville 14-3 Saturday at rainy and windy Ken Strong Stadium to win their first title in 19 years and their 9th overall. Notre Dame held off Pomperaug in a 28-21 thriller at snowy Finn Stadium in Shelton […] [Read More]

Class LL & Class M championship games postponed to Sunday

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The CIAC has announced that tonight’s Class LL Staples vs. Cheshire and Class M Berlin vs. Bethel games have been postponed to Sunday at 2 p.m. The sites and times are pending field conditions, update to be posted by 9 a.m. on the CIAC site (casciac.org) Sunday afternoon. The Bethel-Berlin game will likely be held […] [Read More]

SUPER SATURDAY: State Championship Live Scoring Blog

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Welcome back to our popular live scoring blog for the final time this football season. Our crack staff and our dedicated fans will be sending live scoring updates and commentary from all six state championship sites. As you should know by now, click the window below to see our updates, photos and, of course breaking […] [Read More]

SUPER SATURDAY: CIAC Championship Primer

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Good morning. Today we end the 2009 high school football season. Welcome to Super Saturday. Championship Saturday. Six of our 12 contestants today will walk off the field lords over their Connecticut high school football weight class. It’s an absolutely incredible day and this one is shaping up to be one of the best we’ve […] [Read More]

Regional Notes: Santa Lucia let go at McMahon; Duane Shirden steps aside…

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Quick tidbits from today. First, The Hour of Norwalk reported last night that Joe Santa Lucia was fired as head coach of the Senators after a 21-30 record, including three straight 3-win seasons. “We thought the program was going in the wrong direction and we needed to make a change,” McMahon athletic director Joe Maddafari […] [Read More]

Class LL State Semifinal Rewind: Staples 31, Xavier 28 (The movie!)

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It’s a couple of days late, but here’s the highlight reel from the Staples-Xavier Class LL semifinal game at Wilton. The video picks up late in the second quarter (the footage was dicey for much of the game’s first quarter) with Staples leading 14-0 on a Matt Kelly run on the game’s first series, and, […] [Read More]

Pick the state championship winners and Who’s No. 1?

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48 hours until we kick off state championship Saturday. It’s time to give us your say on who will win the six state championship games. Though its mild and sunny as of this writing on a Thursday afternoon, it sounds like the weather will take a turn toward winter this weekend: rain and even a […] [Read More]

Semifinal Rewind: Bethel upsets New London (From The Day)

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Since we can’t be everywhere and I’ve been busy gathering preview information, we’ve scouring the internet for videos of our regional teams covered in other outlets. We’ll have our video coverage of the Staples-Xavier semifinal game game up tomorrow evening. Here is The Day of New London’s video on Bethel’s shocking 34-12 victory over New […] [Read More]

Highlight video could net Bassick football $15,000 (Vote Now!)

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For those of you who don’t know, Bassick’s football team has entered a video of its wild Harding finish in State Farm’s Friday Night Feats contest. The video made it through the preliminary rounds and has reached the competition’s Top 10 this week. A panel of judges — including Hall of Fame lineman Anthony Munoz […] [Read More]

State Football Luncheon; Final sites announced

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I’m off to the state football luncheon, which you can watch live on sportingnewsct.com. It all kicks off at around noon. You can also get a bead on where your team will be playing on State Championship Saturday by visiting the CIAC football playoff page here. They won’t be up until about 11 a.m. The […] [Read More]

CIAC Semifinals: Southwestern Domination

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At the Ralph DeSantis Football Foundation Chapter meeting last month, I was invited to the podium to speak in front all of the proud football coaches of the Fairfield County football leagues. It wasn’t the greatest of speeches, I’ll admit. I had something prepared, but flubbed it like a freshman punt returner and they jumped […] [Read More]

Super Tuesday: Live CIAC state semifinal updates

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Welcome back to the live high school football scoring blog. Can’t make it to one of the games, look nowhere else but here where the Hearst Connecticut Newspapers’ cadre of staff and correspondents will be providing live scoring updates from all of the games on tap tonight. Below is the schedule for all of the […] [Read More]

Let it begin …Your CIAC State Semifinal Primer (Previews and Polls)

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We’ve been plenty busy here at the home offices in Fairfield County. Lots of news to deliver, previews to sift through, polls to discuss before we get to the action tonight. So let’s get down to it First, the Hearst Connecticut State Semifinal Previews (which you can see in their entirety on our high school […] [Read More]
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