Softball: Brakettes’ Denise Denis calling it quits

STRATFORD – Despite finding new life in her bat, veteran right fielder Denise Denis announced last weekend this would be her final season playing for the Stratford Brakettes. Denis walloped two home runs and drove in a bunch as the Brakettes improved to 14-1 overall. Denis will bring her .421 batting average and team-high 18 RBIs into action Thursday night when the Brakettes begin a seven-game weekend … read more

Softball: Junior Brakettes hosting doubleheaders this weekend

STRATFORD — Coach Mary Sciglimpaglia’s Junior Brakettes will be out to improve upon their 8-4 record with doubleheaders Saturday at 2 p.m. against the Ridgefield Rebels 23U and Sunday at 1 p.m. against XTreme Chaos Gold at Frank DeLuca Hall of Fame Field. Seymour’s Rebecca Johnson has taken over the team batting lead with a .481 average (13-for-27) while Bridgeport’s Maggie Britt (.365), Southbury’s Kaitlyn Flood … read more

CIAC basketball: Major changes for teams in state tournament

There will be 24 teams in the CIAC Division I boys’ basketball state tournament for the upcoming 2019-20 season.  Six new teams have entered the Division I tournament: Manchester, Glastonbury, Wilton, New Britain, Fairfield Warde and Greenwich. Two teams have dropped into Division II: Weaver and Holy Cross.  Waterford will get a chance to defend its title in Division II after … read more

CIAC football: Success modifier impacts state playoffs

Without a doubt, the greatest misfire of the ballyhooed addition of the FCIAC to the Connecticut Football Scheduling Alliance was the failure to get the 2018 Class LL and Class L teams together on a Friday night, somewhere, somehow in 2019. Hand, which has won back-to-back Class L championships and finished No. 2 in last year’s final top 10, and … read more