Congratulations to the following teams who have won 2016 division titles in boys and girls soccer, and have earned automatic berths to the eight-team SCC playoffs, which begin Saturday, Oct. 29. There are still regular-season games left to be played in girls soccer; final playoff pairings and seeding will be determined later this week.
Girls Soccer: Guilford (Hammonasset), Cheshire (Housatonic), Shelton (Oronoque), Daniel Hand (Quinnipiac)
The following teams are still in the hunt for wildcard berths. Wildcards will be selected from the highest winning percentage from the 14 counting games scheduled by the league.
Still in the hunt for a wildcard spot (top 4):
Girls Soccer: Amity Regional (.769, 1 counting game remaining), West Haven (.692), Sheehan (.731, 1 game), Mercy (.571), Foran (.545, 2 games)
The 2016 SCC Boys and Girls Cross Country Championships were held on Thursday, Oct. 20 at East Shore Park in New Haven.
FINAL VARSITY GIRLS RESULTS
1. Cheshire, 60; 2. Guilford, 90; 3. Mercy, 109; 4. Amity Regional, 127; 5. Daniel Hand, 144; 6. Shelton, 173; 7. Hamden, 185; 8. Lauralton Hall, 188; 9. Wilbur Cross, 248; 10. Foran, 283; 11. North Haven, 313; 12. Jonathan Law, 338; 13. Lyman Hall, 342; 14. Sacred Heart Academy, 355; 15. Branford 401; 16. Sheehan, 448; 17. East Haven, 554; 18. West Haven, 560
Top Finisher: Emily Criscuolo (Amity Regional), 19:10
FINAL VARSITY BOYS RESULTS
1. Xavier, 44; 2. Amity Regional, 52; 3. Cheshire, 100; 4. Shelton, 114; 5. Fairfield Prep, 123; 6. Guilford, 169; 7. Hamden, 179; 8. Foran, 226; 9. Notre Dame, 310; 10. Lyman Hall, 311; 11. Jonathan Law, 314; 12. Branford, 350; 13. Daniel Hand, 352; 14. Sheehan, 359; 15. Wilbur Cross, 404; 16. Hillhouse, 424; 17. North Haven, 453; 18. East Haven, 544; 19; West Haven, 605
Top Finisher: Drew Thompson (Fairfield Prep), 15:36
Twelve teams will participate in the 2016 Southern Connecticut Conference Unified Soccer Tournament on Wednesday, October 13 at Amity Regional High School. Here are the participating schools: Amity Regional, West Haven, Daniel Hand, Branford, East Haven, Jonathan Law, Guilford, Cheshire, North Haven, Hamden, Wilbur Cross, Hamden and Foran.
Following the event, participants will celebrate with a pizza party and awards ceremony where SCC medals will be given to each athlete. A special thank you to the Albertus Magnus women's soccer team for volunteering at the event.
Soccer is one of the four Unified Sports tournaments the SCC hosts each year --- basketball, bowling and volleyball.
Unified Sports® is a registered program of Special Olympics that combines approximately equal numbers of athletes with and without intellectual disability on sports teams for training and competition.
Here is the 2016 SCC Fall Sports Playoff Schedules. PLEASE NOTE: ALL DATES/TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER/FACILITY CONFLICTS. Check back often for updates/results.
Sacred Heart Academy, one of the founding members of the Southern Connecticut Conference, announced its new athletic branding and mascot… the SHArks.
In honor of the school’s 70th anniversary, Sacred Heart unveiled its new athletic branding at an all-school assembly on Friday, Sept. 16. Designers Hope Whitley Foster (SHA Class of 2012) and Elizabeth Parker of E.P. Graphic Design presented the new branding and mascot. SHA was previously called the Pacers.
Hillhouse's JT Gardner and Creed/Career/Whitney Tech's Jhavion Haddock cut the ribbon to begin play on the new Bowen Field (Photo by Bill O'Brien)
Although it opened in 1947, Bowen Field in New Haven had never seen a game played under the lights. Since the SCC was founded in 1994, the New Haven schools (Hillhouse/Wilbur Cross) were the last football teams in the SCC to play during the day. in 2016, Creed/Career/Whitney Tech became the SCC's 20th football team, and on September 9, Bowen Field was re-dedicated with a pre-game ceremony. Ironically, the first game was two New Haven schools - Hillhouse vs. Creed/Career/Whitney Tech. Hillhouse prevailed, 35-0.
Here are some media accounts
Week #7 – Oct. 21
All games at 7 p.m. unless noted
at Xavier 20, Daniel Hand 13 (OT)*
at Cheshire 10, Fairfield Prep 0*
Shelton 35, at North Haven 34*
West Haven 36, at Notre Dame 13*
at Branford 28, Amity Regional 27
at Hillhouse 33, Guilford 6
Hamden 30, at East Haven 24
Lyman Hall 20, at CREC 6 (Oct. 22)
Native American River Division Names – Hammonasset, Housatonic, Oronoque and Quinnipiac - Remain
The Southern Connecticut Conference will keep the names – Hammonasset, Housatonic, Oronoque and Quinnipiac – for its divisions in the following sports – boys/girls cross country, boys/girls soccer, girls volleyball, boys/girls basketball, baseball, softball and boys/girls outdoor track & field.
Last year, the seven sports’ divisional alignments were realigned by the league’s Scheduling Committee, and will be in effect for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. The sports of boys and girls cross country/outdoor track & field were not realigned.
The four names, which are Native American rivers all located in the SCC’s 16-town footprint, have been used by the league ever since its origin as a “super conference” back in the early 1990’s.
“After much consideration, the SCC will keep the names of the four Native American rivers as the division names for seven realigned sports and four others that were not realigned,” SCC commissioner Al Carbone said. “We considered a variety of names and people to honor, and also acknowledged that our schools may be in different divisions for different sports. However, the existing names’ relevance to the conference’s history was simply too important to change.”
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