Connecticut High School Football

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

Central basketball earns berth to “MaxMadness” national championship tournament

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Oh, you thought the Central boys basketball season ended with the Class LL championship and the No. 1 ranking in Connecticut? Well, guess what: there’s still more basketball to play. The state championship and No. 1 ranking has earned the Hilltoppers a spot in MaxPreps.com‘s national high school championship tournament, appropriately dubbed “MaxMadness.” It’s an […] [Read More]

Central is No. 1

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As expected, Central was correctly voted No. 1 in the final CSWA State Polls today after a tremendous 27-1* season The Hilltoppers destroyed practically all-FCIAC comers in the regular season, won the FCIAC and then ripped through the ultra-tough Class LL championship bracket and toppled a very tough and motivated Hillhouse squad in the title […] [Read More]

Saturday Championship Central: Live Scoring updates all day

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We’re live at all the CIAC state championship games today — Division III and I hockey, and all of the CIAC girls and boys basketball championships at Mohegan Sun Arena. Our featured games, which will include live video highlights and interviews, will be the following: The Division III hockey championship game between Guilford and Brookfield/Bethel/Danbury […] [Read More]

Live High School Hockey Semifinal Scoring Blog

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We’re at Ingalls Rink in New Haven all night for the Division I hockey semifinals. Click the window below to follow along. Live High School Tournament Scoring Blog [Read More]

Dream Final: Central vs. Hillhouse (Pick the winner)

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We didn’t get a rematch of the FCIAC championship game in the Class LL championship at Mohegan Sun. But it’s probably just as well. Central and St. Joseph already settled the issue back then. What we have now is, in my opinion, a lot more enticing. New Haven vs. Bridgeport. Two storied basketball towns duking […] [Read More]

Mohegan Sun state basketball championship game times set

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Just got the word via the CIAC on Twitter, the state championship girls and boys basketball championship times at Mohegan Sun Arena are set. Here’s the schedule: Class LL boys: (Central/Sacred Heart) vs. (St. Joseph/Hillhouse), Saturday, 8:30 p.m. Class L boys: Stratford vs. New London — Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Class M boys: (Abbott Tech/Bloomfield) vs. […] [Read More]

Live Blog: HS Basketball semifinal scoring updates

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Sean Patrick, We’ll be taking our St. Patty’s Day festivities to New Haven and New Britain for the Class LL boys basketball semifinal games. Central takes on Sacred Heart in one semifinal at the New Haven Athletic Center at 7 p.m. St. Joseph takes on Hillhouse at Central Connecticut State […] [Read More]

Live High School Tournament Updates

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Stratford takes on Wilbur Cross in the Class L boys basketball semifinals; Masuk takes on Brookfield/Bethel/Danbury in the Division III hockey semifinals… Can’t go? Follow all the action here on our live scoring blog. We’ll also have reports from Guilford-Northwest Catholic hockey and some of the other regional games. Live High School Tournament Updates (March […] [Read More]

Tonight: Live High School Tournament Scoring updates

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We begin the final week of the winter sports season, but there’s so much more on tap for the next few days. Tonight, we’ll have correspondents at the major Class LL boys basketball quarterfinals: Harding-Sacred Heart and Central-New Britain at the New Haven Athletic Center. We have St. Joseph vs. East Hartford in East Haven. […] [Read More]

Want to criticize officials? CIAC says it’ll cost you

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The CIAC has recently announced new legislation that enables it to punish coaches of member schools who publicly criticize basketball referees. The rule, which goes into effect immediately, comes on the heels of Hillhouse boys basketball coach Kermit Carolina’s berating of officials following a close victory (yes, victory) over Xavier in Middletown last month. According […] [Read More]

Live High School Winter Tournament Updates (TONIGHT)

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We’re going to return this feature to the regular sports blog, in case there are those out there who haven’t found them on the regular sports channels of our sports websites. We’re covering the Class L and S boys basketball quarterfinals and the Division II boys hockey quarterfinals tonight. We’ll have correspondents at the Stratford-Avon […] [Read More]

Masuk’s Cochran offered by Boston College

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Casey Cochran has quite a first-year in western Connecticut. Just a season removed from a state championship with his father’s team at New London, the New London-turned-Masuk quarterback was the state’s top statistical passing leader and a Connecticut Post first-team selection. Now, deep into preparation for his junior year, Cochran is already starting to feel […] [Read More]

CIAC boys basketball tournament pairings announced

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The CIAC released its official state tournament rankings today and here’s a quick layman’s look at the brackets. We’ll delve more into it later. As expected, it’s another battle royale in Class LL. Our FCIAC finalists, Central and St. Joseph are 1-2 in the rankings, with recently-deposed SCC champion Hillhouse looking to erase the sting […] [Read More]

NH Register top 10

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1. Bridgeport Central (20-1) (13) 444 1 LL 2. Stratford (21-0) (2) 422 2 L 3. Hyde (21-0) 372 3 S 4. New London (20-1) 364 4 L 5. Hillhouse (19-2) 310 5 LL 6. Bloomfield (20-2) 302 6 M 7. St. Joseph (19-2) 288 7 LL 8. Sacred Heart (18-3) 228 9 LL 9. […] [Read More]

CSWA boy’s basketball poll

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(First Place Votes) Record Rank 1.Bridgeport Central (17) 20-1 2.Stratford (2) 21-0 3.Hyde Leadership 21-0 4.New London 20-1 5.Hillhouse19-2 6.Bloomfield 20-2 7.St. Joseph 19-2 8.Sacred Heart 18-3 9.E.O. Smith19-3 T10.Kolbe Cathedral 19-2 T10.Northwest Catholic 18-4 Nothing really changed, or should change, with Central and Stratford up top. SJ is holding steady at the 7-spot. KC […] [Read More]

SWC semifinals breakdown

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The SWC quarters had no upsets as No. 5 New Fairfield, No. 6 Pomperaug, No. 7 Weston and No. 8 ND-Fairfield all lost. So now we’ve got one more round until round until the Finals. Will we have a Stratford-Kolbe rematch in the title game? Here’s what I think. No. 3 Newtown vs. No. 2 […] [Read More]

FCIAC Semifinals breakdown (Semifinals and finals at Sacred Heart)

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The Quarters came, went and took four teams fishing with it. No. 3 Harding, No. 5 Trumbull, No. 7 Trinity and No. 8 Ridgefield lost in a quarterfinal that didn’t come with many surprises, other than the Presidents losing. Let’s see who will be fishing after Tuesday. Start the boat! No. 6 Stamford vs. No. […] [Read More]