Three Connecticut high school football leagues have announced a two-year scheduling partnership that will involve 39 total teams and at least 80 games over the next two seasons (2017 and 2018). Twenty-two teams from the Southern Connecticut Conference, including league newcomers Harding and Bassick, along with 12 from the South-West Conference and five from the Eastern Connecticut Conference have agreed to a scheduling partnership that will begin in 2017.
Congratulations to Daniel Hand boys soccer (Class L) and Hillhouse football (Class M), who state championships this fall.
The following five teams were state runner-ups during the 2016 fall season: Guilford boys cross country (Class MM), Guilford field hockey (Class M), Shelton boys soccer (Class LL), Cheshire girls swimming (Class L), and Lauralton Hall girls swimming (Class M).
Four SCC teams qualified for the 2016 state football playoffs - Class LL (West Haven, Shelton), Class L (Notre Dame) and Class M (Hillhouse).
Quarterfinal Results - Tuesday, Nov. 29
Class L: #6 Notre Dame 44, #3 New London 7
Class M: #2 Hillhouse 27, #7 New Fairfield 14
Class LL: #6 Shelton 55, #3 Newtown 21
Class LL: #7 Ridgefield 28, #2 West Haven 21
Semifinal Schedule - Monday, December 5
Class LL: Ridgefield 44, Shelton 41
Class L: at New Canaan 20, Notre Dame 17
Class M: at Hillhouse 49, Killingly 28
Class M Championship - Saturday, December 10
Hillhouse 42, St. Joseph 21 - 5th title for the Academics; 28th overall for the SCC
Warren G. Harding and Bassick high schools will join the Southern Connecticut Conference as associate members in the sport of football, starting with the 2017 season. The SCC athletic directors and principals unanimously voted to invite the two Bridgeport-based schools into the league for football earlier this month. The addition of the two schools brings the SCC’s football-playing schools total to 22. The league will most likely remain in three-tier format with Harding joining tier two, and Bassick in tier three. The league is currently in the process of setting up a two-year schedule (2017and 2018).
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.
Congratulations to the SCC fall sports champions: Amity Regional girls volleyball, Cheshire girls cross country, Cheshire girls soccer, Cheshire girls swimming, Shelton boys soccer, Xavier boys cross country and Branford field hockey.