Connecticut High School Football

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Friday’s league playoffs, wrestling state open postponed

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The entire Friday high school schedule has been wiped out due to the winter storm. The CIAC wrestling state open at the New Haven Athletic center will now begin on Saturday at noon, with a 9:30 a.m. registration and weight check-in for competitors. The second day of the competition has been moved from Saturday to […] [Read More]

SWC boy’s quarterfinal breakdown

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Get out your fishing poles and start up the boat because four SWC teams will be going fishing by the end of Saturday night. Here is who I think it will be.  No. 8 Notre Dame-Fairfield vs. No. 1 Stratford All about Stratford: They do everything well. They shoot well, their bench is deep, they have […] [Read More]

FCIAC boy’s quarterfinal breakdown

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Well, its playoff time once again. Let’s look at who has the best chance to walk away from the quarters with a W and who will be going fishing. No. 8 Ridgefield vs. No. 1 Central All about Central: Central beat these guys 86-53 way back in Dec. Central has not really lost a game […] [Read More]

SCC Quarterfinals set

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The SCC boys basketball quarterfinals are now set. It had a bit more intrigue than the girls tournament a week ago, with No. 10 Lyman Hall taking down No. 7 Law and No. 9 Hamden derailing an anticipated Hillhouse-Xavier rematch (complete with New Haven County referees) by defeating the No. 8 Falcons 58-54. So the […] [Read More]

Boys Basketball: League Tournament Brackets

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It’s time for the second season. The boys basketball brackets have been finalized with the end of the 2009-10 regular season. Click on the windows below to get the visual picture of the big three tournaments. We’ll add the CSC and the NVL shortly. Like this:Like Loading… [Read More]

Girls basketball tournament pairings released

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The CIAC  has released the pairings for the 2010 girls basketball tournament. It’s stacked in Class L and LL. Not so much in Class M or S. Class LL — Top Seeds: No. 1 Lauralton Hall, No. 2 St. Joseph, No. 3  Norwich Free Academy, No. 4 Career. Byes: 1. Lauralton, 2. St. Joseph, 3. […] [Read More]

FCIAC boys basketball playoff picture as of Feb. 22

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Here’s an updated look at the FCIAC playoff picture. The favorite is Central but, don’t sleep on St. Joseph. Curious to see if Harding can get it together. Not sure how far Bassick can go, but they match up evenly with Trumbull. Also the Lions must have revenge on their minds after the OT loss  […] [Read More]

2010 SCC Boys Basketball tournament pairings

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Direct from the home office of the Southern Connecticut Conference (which is probably the den at Al Carbone’s home), the SCC boys basketball tournament pairings. Hillhouse, Sheehan and North Haven are your top seeds and receive byes to the quarterfinals. That leaves the remaining 10 state tournament qualifiers to duke it out for the right […] [Read More]

Boy’s basketball top 10

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As we head into the last week of the season, here is a look at the top 10 teams in the CSWA poll. Central and Stratford still hold steady at 1 and 2. Also St. Joseph is in the 7 spot. It would be nice to see Central and SJ in the FCIAC Final. Lets […] [Read More]

John Svatik named Stratford football coach

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We can now confirm that John Svatik, a former coach at Notre Dame-Fairfield who has spent over 20 years coaching for several regional colleges, including a long tenure at the University of New Haven has been named the next coach at Stratford High School. Svatik takes over for Duane Shirden, who stepped down after 10 […] [Read More]

Benoit resigns at Hamden

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Hamden football coach Scott Benoit has resigned effective today, according to Hamden athletic director Jeanne Cooper. The news was released by SCC Commissioner Al Carbone at 1:45 this afternoon. Benoit spent just two seasons at the school, going 16-6. In his first year, Benoit took Hamden from a 1-9 record to a 9-3 and the […] [Read More]

2010 Girls Basketball league tournament brackets

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The FCIAC, SCC, SWC and NVL girls tournaments are underway. Check here to see how the tournaments are progressing. Like this:Like Loading… [Read More]

Beyond the Arc with Henry Chisholm, webisode 6

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Beyond the Arc with Henry Chisholm webisode 5

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A midseason’s nightmare: Schuler out at 13-1 Lauralton Hall

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Very intriguing/perplexing news out of Lauralton Hall last night where Steve Schuler is out as girls basketball coach … in midseason… with a 13-1 record. Needless to say, insanity has ensued. Here’s the story from today’s Post, which only told one side of the story. As of this afternoon — from my seat at least […] [Read More]

Despite forfeit, Central still Number 1

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CSWA poll (first place votes) 1. Bridgeport Central (17) 2. Stratford (4) 3. Hillhouse (1) 4. Hyde Leadership 5.New Britain 6. New London 7. Holy Cross 8. Bloomfield 9. Sacred Heart 10. Harding Also: St. Joseph missed with 34 votes and Kolbe was right behind with 33. 4 teams were ahead of SJ and KC, […] [Read More]
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