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