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If it has to do with New Haven and sports, you'll read about it here. Yale, Quinnipiac, New Haven, Southern Connecticut, Albertus Magnus, high schools, the New Haven Open, and Walter Camp to name a few. Plus we'll give you a look at the best to see each day.

Monday, June 25, 2012

A thank you to New Haven's boxing gyms

A special thank you to the gyms of New Haven for helping to raise $3,500 for the Register Fresh Air Fund in the name of Dave Solomon.

Ring One, New Haven Boxing and Boxing in Faith came together to put on a wonderful show June 16.

All-Area special section July 13

The Register will present its Spring All-Area special section on Friday July 13.

The following sports will be included:




Boys lacrosse

Girls lacrosse

Boys tennis

Girls tennis

Boys track

Girls track

Boys volleyball


Blake and Bubba sporting same fashions

I guess it's not just winning tournaments in Connecticut that these two have in common.

From press release:

Travis Mathew has signed a partnership with American tennis star James Blake, who will debut the apparel during Wimbledon. Blake, who has 10 career ATP World Tour singles titles and has reached a career-high ranking of No. 4 in the world, will wear the same type of Travis Mathew signature white polo shirt that brand ambassador Bubba Watson wore during his run to the Masters title this spring.

“Travis Mathew is thrilled to work with James and couldn’t think of a more fitting event than Wimbledon to begin our partnership,” said Chris Rosaasen, President and Creative Director at Travis Mathew. “He is our first tennis ambassador, but just the beginning of our foray into the sport. We believe our brand embraces tennis tradition and history, incorporates modern adaptations, and meets the demands of today’s game.

“The pure white polo shirt James will wear at Wimbledon and Bubba wore at the Masters, is a core piece of who we are at Travis Mathew. Watching Bjorn Borg, Ivan Lendl, Pete Sampras and more tennis stars growing up, I associated stars of those eras with what they were wearing, and believed that their classic look had a place in both golf and tennis today.”

Blake won the Pilot Pen in 2005 and 2007. Bubba Watson won the Travelers in 2010.

The versatility of the Travis Mathew clothing allows it to be worn for golf, tennis, or other activities while being stylish and fashion-forward so that it is a staple of everyday attire. Inspired by fashion, sports, music, and art, the Travis Mathew brand is a reflection of the cultures and lifestyles inherent to its Southern California roots.

“I am really excited to be partnering with Travis Mathew,” said Blake. “I love their clothing, and believe that they will quickly become a mainstay in the closets of tennis fans everywhere. Plus I really enjoy playing golf in my down time, and now I have the perfect attire for both work and play.”

The partnership between Blake and Travis Mathew was negotiated by Carlos Fleming at IMG.

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Shelton Gaelette 50th Anniversary

The Shelton Gaelette 50th Anniversary Committee is planning the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of the Girls’ Basketball Program. The Event will take place on October 28, 2012.

The Committee is in the process of locating women who played from 1962-2012. For more information, contact  or go to the  website.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

What we're working on Tuesday, May 22

A look at what we are working on in the sports department today. Please feel free to email Sean Barker at  or call him at 203-789-5700 with questions, comments or story ideas. You can also email individual reporters listed below.

Mike Pucci will be following up on Cheshire football coach Mark Ecke stepping down late Monday night.

Dan Nowak will have the weekly boys and girls lacrosse package, with notebook, standings, scoring leaders and state poll.

Mike Pucci will be at SCC softball quarterfinal game with Guilford at Amity, 3:45 p.m.

David Borges is at Yale-Harvard Regatta media day to preview the oldest intercollegiate athletic event in America.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Walter Camp informational session Wednesday

The Walter Camp Football Foundation will host a Membership Informational Session on Wednesday, May 23 at Wicked Wolf on Temple Street in New Haven. The session begins at 5:30 p.m.

The Walter Camp Football Foundation – a New Haven-based all-volunteer group – was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team.

The schedule for Wednesday's session:

5:30-6:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception

6:30-7:00 p.m. - Presentation by Walter Camp officials

What we're working on Monday, May 21

A look at what we are working on in the sports department today. Please feel free to email Sean Barker at  or call him at 203-789-5700 with questions, comments or story ideas. You can also email individual reporters listed below.

Henry Chisholm is working on the latest high school baseball package, with notebook, standings, touching them all and latest state Top 10 poll.

Chip Malafronte is working on a column about West Haven resident John Anquillare retiring from post as head baseball coach at University of Bridgeport. Has worked at New Haven and Bridgeport for more than 30 years.

Dave Borges is at today's Southern Connecticut Conference track championships.