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SWC finalists face big Thanksgiving tests

Now that the South-West Conference championship game is in the books, we can turn our attention to the next big day on the football calendar: Thanksgiving. And neither SWC finalist can afford a

Elite 8: New Canaan stays on top

Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs:   1. New Canaan (5-0): Maybe a team from Massachusetts can slow down the Rams? 2. Ansonia (5-0): Chargers facing

Week 4 Guide to the Games

FRIDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Staples (2-1) at Stamford (0-3), 6 pm: The Wreckers are looking to make it two in a row against Stamford schools while the Black Knights are searching for win No. 1.

Coaches and Media polls

Any first place votes in parentheses The Day of New London Coaches Poll 1. Xavier-Middletown (4)   1-0 2. Ansonia (4)  1-0 3. New Canaan (2)  1-0 4. Norwich Free Academy (2)   0-0 5. St.

No Central decision (yet), but committee members talk open division (gasp!)

The CIAC football committee met Wednesday to discuss, among other things, the impending move of its championship games to Central Connecticut State. There was nothing official to report on that matter

(Not a) Shocker! Hand is No. 1

♦♦♦ Hand of Madison earn the coveted No. 1 ranking in the state media poll conducted by The Register of New Haven. I know. We’re stunned. It was a unanim… wait, somebody voted Xavier No. 1? Really?

The SCC: “State Champions Conference”

♦♦♦ MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!3 state #cthsfb titles. Congrats Xavier (LL), Hillhouse (M), Hand (L) – you made us proud. #SCC – best in the state! — Al Carbone (@SCCcommissioner) December 9, 2012 There was

Class L: Rogers kickstarts Hand’s second straight championship

♦♦♦ HAND 23, WINDSOR 6 EAST HARTFORD — Dan Rogers and his twin brother Pat really had no choice. Their parents divorced. The two Weston football stars had to pack up and move to another part of the

Class M: Hillhouse gets its heart started, rallies past Berlin

♦♦♦ HILLHOUSE 34, BERLIN 12 EAST HARTFORD — Pushed around in the first half, its offense cold and its defense battered, Hillhouse coach Tom Dyer walked into the halftime locker room at Rentschler

ANSONIA AGAIN: Chargers win record 18th, back-to-back state championships

♦♦♦ ANSONIA 59, NORTH BRANFORD 26 North Branford struck first. Ansonia struck harder and more often. Titletown added a record 18th trophy to its already jam-packed display case Saturday, using a