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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Big second quarter lifts Sheehan past Lyman Hall

Sheehan scored 34 second-quarter points despite running just eight offensive plays to break open a close game and roll to a 54-7 over city rival Lyman Hall.

Rafhael Dominguez, who ran nine times for 131 yards, had touchdown runs of 4 and 48 yards in the second quarter. Bobby Carey returned an interception 96 yards for a score and caught a 46-yard touchdown pass from Jeremy Gannon and Gannon hooked up with Brandon Gauthier for a 76-yard score.

Gannon had a 3-yard touchdown run on the Titans’ first drive. Bruce Rutkowski had a 40-yard scoring run and Nolan Cloutier a 50-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for Sheehan (6-5).

Dominguez went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark during the first half and Jordan Lytle set a Sheehan single-season record with his 52nd solo tackle.

Koby Mensah, who ran for 87 yards, had the only score for Lyman Hall (2-9) on a 27-yard run in the third quarter.

(at Wallingford)
Lyman Hall 0 0 7 0-7
Sheehan 7 34 13 0-54
First quarter
S-Jeremy Gannon 3 run (Brandon Gauthier kick)
Second quarter
S-Bobby Carey 96 interception return (Gauthier kick)
S-Rafael Dominguez 4 run (Gauthier kick)
S-Gauthier 76 pass from Gannon (Gauthier kick)
S-Dominguez 48 run (Gauthier kick)
S-Carey 46 pass from Gannon (kick failed)
Third quarter
S-Bruce Rutkowski 40 run (Gauthier kick)
S-Nolan Cloutier 50 run (kick failed)
L-Koby Mensah 27 run (John Wilk kick)
Records; L 2-9; S 6-5

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

High School Football Week 4 schedule, Week 3 results


St. Bern./Norw. Tech at Windham, 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, Oct. 4

Newington at Manchester, 6:00 p.m.
S.Windsor at E.Hartford, 7:00 p.m.
Conard at New Britain, 7:00 p.m.
Berlin at Rockville, 6:30 p.m.
Platt at Tolland, 6:30 p.m.
Bloomfield at Rocky Hill, 7:00 p.m.
E.O. Smith at Maloney, 6:00 p.m.
Bulkeley at Brist.East., 7:00 p.m.
Farmington at Wethersfield, 7:00 p.m.
Hartford Pub. at Windsor, 7:00 p.m.
Middletown at Fermi, 7:00 p.m.

O'Brien Tech at Cheney Tech, 7:00 p.m.

Fitch at East Lyme, 6:30 p.m.
Bacon Acad. at Killingly, 6:30 p.m.
Stonington at Waterford, 6:30 p.m.
Woodstock at Griswold, 6:30 p.m.
Ledyard at New London, 6:30 p.m.
Montville at Plainfield, 6:30 p.m.

Bassick at Wilton, 6:00 p.m.
Ffld.Warde at New Canaan, 7:00 p.m.
Bridg.Central at Danbury, 7:00 p.m.
Staples at Stamford, 6:00 p.m.

Derby at Crosby, 7:00 p.m.
Watertown at Seymour, 7:00 p.m.
Wilby at Ansonia, 7:00 p.m.
Naugatuck at Woodland, 6:30 p.m.
Holy Cross at Sacred Heart, 7:00 p.m.
Wolcott at Torrington, 7:00 p.m.

Cov./Wind. Tech/Bolton at SMSA/University, 6:00 p.m.
Ell./Somers at Enfield, 7:00 p.m.
Granby at H-K, 5:00 p.m.
Avon at Valley/Old Lyme, 6:30 p.m.
Nonnewaug at W. Locks/Suffield/E. Granby, 6:30 p.m.

Branford at Ffld.Prep, 6:00 p.m.
Cheshire at Sheehan, 6:00 p.m.
Amity at Lyman Hall, 7:00 p.m.
Hamden at Jonathan Law, 7:00 p.m.
Hillhouse at Xavier, 7:00 p.m.
North Haven at Daniel Hand, 7:00 p.m.
Shelton at Foran, 7:00 p.m.
West Haven at Guilford, 7:00 p.m.
Wilbur Cross at East Haven, 7:00 p.m.

New.Fair. at Stratford, 7:00 p.m.
Bethel at Pomperaug, 7:00 p.m.
Masuk at Oxford, 7:00 p.m.
ND-Ffld at Bunnell, 7:00 p.m.
Newtown at Joel Barlow, 7:00 p.m.

NFA at Glastonbury, 6:30 p.m.
Ridgefield at ND-WH, 7:00 p.m.

Simsbury at Hall, 2:00 p.m.
E.Catholic at Weaver, 2:00 p.m.
Plainville at NW Catholic, 2:00 p.m.
Brist.Cent. at RHAM, 3:00 p.m.

Wilcox Tech at Wolcott Tech, 1:00 p.m.
Whitney Tech at Vinal/E. Hampton, 2:00 p.m.
Abbott Tech at Platt Tech, 2:30 p.m.
Prince Tech at Bull. Havens, 2:30 p.m.
Putnam/Tourt./Ellis at Capital/Class./Achieve., 5:00 p.m.

Harding at Ffld.Ludlowe, 3:00 p.m.
Darien at St. Joseph, 2:30 p.m.
Greenwich at Trinity Cath., 2:00 p.m.
Westhill at McMahon, 2:00 p.m.
Trumbull at Norwalk, 4:00 p.m.

St.Paul at Kennedy, 3:30 p.m.

Stafford/East Windsor at Cromwell, 2:00 p.m.
N.Branford at Old Saybrook/Westbrook, 2:15 p.m.
Morgan at Coginchaug, 2:30 p.m.
Lewis Mills at Gilbert/NW Regional, 2:30 p.m.
Hyde at Canton, 3:00 p.m.

Brookfield at Immaculate, 3:00 p.m.
New Milford at Weston, 3:00 p.m.


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Week 3's Schedule / Results / Story links


Monday, September 23, 2013

Week 2 results and links, Week 3 schedule

FRIDAY, Sept. 20
Cheney Tech 24, Platt Tech 14
Putnam/Tourt./Ellis 64, Wilcox Tech 34
Cromwell 20, Cov./Wind. Tech/Bolton 14
W. Locks/Suffield/E. Granby 25, Enfield 13
Valley/Old Lyme 61, Coginchaug 14
SATURDAY, Sept. 21
SMSA/University 36, Stafford/East Windsor 18


Derby at Wilby, 6:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart at Naugatuck, 6:00 p.m.
Simsbury at Southington, 7:00 p.m.
Bulkeley at Fermi, 7:00 p.m.
RHAM at Hartford Pub., 7:00 p.m.
Farmington at Maloney, 6:30 p.m.
Brist.East. at Middletown, 7:00 p.m.
Windsor at Brist.Cent., 7:00 p.m.
Tolland at Berlin, 6:00 p.m.
Platt at Plainville, 7:00 p.m.
E.Catholic at Rocky Hill, 7:00 p.m.
NW Catholic at Bloomfield, 7:00 p.m.
New Britain at Manchester, 6:00 p.m.
Hall at Newington, 6:30 p.m.
Platt Tech at Prince Tech, 3:45 p.m.
NFA at Fitch, 6:30 p.m.
Killingly at Ledyard, 6:30 p.m.
Stonington at Montville, 6:30 p.m.
Griswold at Windham, 6:30 p.m.
Plainfield at St. Bern./Norw. Tech, 6:30 p.m.
Harding at Norwalk, 7:00 p.m.
Darien at Bassick, 7:00 p.m.
Trinity Cath. at Ffld.Warde, 7:00 p.m.
Bridg.Central at Ffld.Ludlowe, 7:00 p.m.
Stamford at Trumbull, 7:00 p.m.
Seymour at Wolcott, 7:00 p.m.
Watertown at Crosby, 7:00 p.m.
Ansonia at Holy Cross, 7:00 p.m.
Enfield at Stafford/East Windsor, 6:30 p.m.
Cov./Wind. Tech/Bolton at H-K, 6:30 p.m.
Gilbert/NW Regional at N.Branford, 6:30 p.m.
W. Locks/Suffield/E. Granby at Morgan, 6:30 p.m.
Hyde at Granby, 7:00 p.m.
West Haven at Cheshire, 7:00 p.m.
Wilbur Cross at Daniel Hand, 7:00 p.m.
Shelton at Amity, 7:00 p.m.
Xavier at Hamden, 7:00 p.m.
North Haven at East Haven, 7:00 p.m.
Sheehan at Foran, 7:00 p.m.
Hillhouse at Jonathan Law, 7:00 p.m.
Lyman Hall at Guilford, 7:00 p.m.
Ffld.Prep at ND-WH, 7:00 p.m.
New Milford at Pomperaug, 7:00 p.m.
ND-Ffld at Oxford, 7:00 p.m.
Joel Barlow at Stratford, 7:00 p.m.
New.Fair. at Bethel, 7:00 p.m.
Bunnell at Masuk, 7:00 p.m.
Newtown at Brookfield, 7:00 p.m.
Glastonbury at S.Windsor, 1:00 p.m.
Wethersfield at E.O. Smith, 1:00 p.m.
E.Hartford at Conard, 1:00 p.m.
Rockville at Weaver, 1:00 p.m.
Cheney Tech at Whitney Tech, 10:30 a.m.
Putnam/Tourt./Ellis at Abbott Tech, 12:00 p.m.
Vinal/E. Hampton at Bull. Havens, 12:00 p.m.
Capital/Class./Achieve. at Wolcott Tech, 1:00 p.m.
O’Brien Tech at Wilcox Tech, 6:00 p.m.
Waterford at Bacon Acad., 10:30 a.m.
East Lyme at Woodstock, 1:30 p.m.
Staples at Westhill, 1:30 p.m.
McMahon at Danbury, 1:30 p.m.
Ridgefield at St. Joseph, 1:30 p.m.
New Canaan at Greenwich, 4:00 p.m.
Woodland at Kennedy, 10:00 a.m.
Torrington at St.Paul, 1:30 p.m.
Cromwell at Ell./Somers, 1:30 p.m.
Nonnewaug at Avon, 1:00 p.m.
Housatonic/Wamogo at Canton, 1:30 p.m.
Weston at Immaculate, 1:00 p.m.
Branford at Wilton, 2:30 p.m.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Pucci's Top 10 Ballot

Here's how I voted for the 2013 New Haven Register Top 10 Football Poll after Week 1.

The Poll will be posted on-line later tonight and appear in Tuesday's print editions.

1. Ansonia
2. Xavier
3. New Canaan
4. NFA
5. Newtown
6. Middletown
7. Southington
8. St. Joseph
9. Greenwich
10. Shelton
11. New London
12. Masuk
13. Darien
14. Fairfield Prep
15. West Haven

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

CHSCA to induct nine into Hall of Fame

Eight coaches and one media member will be honored as 2013 inductees to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame at its 37th annual ceremony on Nov. 21 at the Aqua Turf in Southington at 7 p.m.
Coaches Richard W. Albonizio, John Robert Blomstrann, Robert Stephen Freimuth, Charles Tony Gorman, Jack Hunt (posthumously), Dennis Lobo, Fred P. Williams, Terri Ziemnicki  and media member Sean Barker will be inducted.
  •             Albonizio has coached football at Greenwich since 1997 winning three state championships. He also won one while at Trinity Catholic in 1993. He has 155 victories at Greenwich and 389 total coaching career victories coming into the 2013 season, which includes wrestling and track, which he coached at Port Chester (N.Y.), where he was also head football coach.

  •             Blomstrann has coached boys soccer at E.O. Smith since 1980. He entered the season with 481 victories and his teams have won five state championships and 21 league titles.

  •             Freimuth coached baseball for 27 years at Plainville and also soccer at Bristol Central for seven years. He won five baseball state championships and his teams made eight semifinal appearances. Plainville won nine Northwest Conference titles under Freimuth and he was named CHSCA Coach of the Year in 1997.

  •             Gorman coached boys basketball, soccer, baseball and cross country at Henry Abbott Technical from 1967-1988. He had 270 career basketball victories and won six Western Connecticut Conference championships. He also served as athletic director from 1979-2007.

  •             Hunt coached football at Ansonia for 19 years, during which he had a 193-26 record, won seven state championships and nine Naugatuck Valley League titles. Hunt died on Nov. 22, 2012 at age 66.

  •             Lobo has coached boys cross country and track and field at Granby Memorial since 1967. His boys track team won a state title in 1984 and he has five league titles. He has 357 track and 521 cross country victories and was named CHSCA boys cross country Coach of the Year in 1989.

  •             Williams has coached girls basketball, since 1967, and also boys soccer and girls soccer at Northwestern Regional in Winsted. He has 905 total coaching career victories, and his girls basketball team won a state championship in 1990. His teams have also won 10 girls basketball league titles and seven boys soccer league championships.

  •             Ziemnicki has coached field hockey, since 1989, and girls lacrosse, since 2008, at Avon and Granby High Schools. She has 288 career field hockey victory and her teams have been to the state championship game three times. She has five league titles in field hockey and two in girls lacrosse. She was named Class S Coach of the Year in 1992.

  •           Barker has been the sports editor of the New Haven Register since 2006 and has held numerous supervisory and writing positions since 1991, many focusing on high school coverage. He has won multiple writing and section awards  from the Associated Press and Connecticut Society of Journalists. He also is a McGinley Award winner for meritorious service to the Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance.

    Tickets for the dinner are $46 and available in advance by contacting the CHSCA office at P.O. Box 632, Southington, CT 06487 or by calling 860-628-4122 or e-mailing John Fontana at Doors open at 6 p.m.