Category Archives: MaxPreps

South Windsor Softball Player Claims National Honor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Peyton Silverman (South Windsor (South Windsor, Conn.) H.S.), McKenzi Jordan(Southmont (Crawfordsville, Ind.) H.S.) and Makayla Burlingame Auburn (Riner, Va.) H.S.) have been chosen as the MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week for games played over June 2-8. East Region Silverman led the Bobcats by hitting .500 (4-for-8) with two doubles and three RBIs, while posting a 3-0 pitching markContinue Reading

St. Joseph Softball Rolling Into CIAC Tournament

The St. Joseph (Trumbull, Conn.) softball team has avenged itself once already this season. The Cadets have one more matter to take care of — going further than the second round of the CIAC Class M tournament and winning a state title. St. Joseph routed Darien last Thursday, 12-1, to win its first FCIAC title since 2007. DarienContinue Reading

Grant Limone Eyeing Another Weston Title Run

WESTON, Conn. – Goaltender Grant Limone’s importance to the Weston boys lacrosse program was never more evident than in the 2013 CIAC Class S state title game. After building a five-goal second-half lead, Weston saw St. Joseph’s rally to tie the score before pulling out an 8-7 win. Limone finished with 15 saves, including several stops on one-on-one chances fromContinue Reading

Ridgefield Lacrosse Making Waves In & Out of State

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – The Ridgefield boys lacrosse team has progressed in recent seasons to elite status in one of the nation’s most competitive conferences, the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The Tigers jumped out to a 9-0 start last season and finished 17-4, falling in the semifinals of both the FCIAC and CIAC Class L tournaments. This cameContinue Reading

Seymour Hurler Earns MaxPreps/NFCA Honor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sophomore pitcher/outfielder Raeanne Geffert (Seymour (Seymour, Conn.) H.S.), Kenna Wilkey (Reed-Custer (Braidwood, Ill.) H.S.), senior catcher Brianna Johnson (Marion County (Guin, Ala.) H.S.), senior pitcher Sarah Miller (Brewer (Fort Worth, Texas) H.S.) & sophomore pitcher/utility Mara Kemmer (Valley Christian (Chandler, Ariz.) H.S.) have been selected as the MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week for games played over April 28-May 4. East Region Geffert was virtually unhittableContinue Reading

Bethel Baseball Plays At Historic Doubleday Field

Since 1920, Doubleday Field has played host to thousands of baseball teams from across the country looking to get a taste of history at the venue just blocks from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. MaxPreps photographer William Pine was there to capture images on April 17, when three high school games wereContinue Reading

Amid Changes Winning Remains the Same For Southington Softball

Davina Hernandez chuckled when reminded how many runs her Southington (Conn.) softball team has both scored and allowed this season. The Blue Knights’ run differential has been absurd, as they’ve scored 86 runs and allowed just two. More absurdity — Southington isn’t even halfway through its schedule yet. Also note that the defending CIAC Class LL champions haveContinue Reading

New London Girls Basketball Goes From Potential To Success

Lexus Childs-Harris remembers the bad old days during her freshman and sophomore seasons with the New London (Conn.) girls basketball team, a time in which she and the Whalers lost 35 of 40 games. “I remember going home being frustrated and wondering why (we weren’t winning) a lot of the time,” Childs-Harris said. “We had the talent.Continue Reading

Usseglio Family The Spine of Hockey Success For East Catholic

It was the early 1970s, and Frank Usseglio was a hockey-mad kid in the hockey-mad state of Massachusetts. “I grew up in Arlington,” Usseglio said. “There weren’t that many kids who didn’t play hockey. If you didn’t play hockey, then you weren’t from Massachusetts. “I thought (then Boston Bruins goaltender) Gerry Cheevers was pretty special.Continue Reading

CBS MaxPreps Preseason All-America Softball Team Features Connecticut Hurler

Led by a group of pitchers who combined to average two strikeouts per inning, the MaxPreps 2014 Preseason All-American Softball Team is as impressive as any which has come before it. Heading up the list of pitchers are four who were unbeaten in 2013 — Jess Cummings of Northern (Owings, Md.), Katie Brignac of CurtisContinue Reading