Blogs >'s Boys Hoops Run to the Sun

Follow all the coverage of boys high school basketball throughout the state on their way to Mohegan Sun Arena, the site of this year's championship weekend, March 15-16.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Vito Montelli gets national coaching honor

St. Joseph boys’ basketball coach Vito Montelli was named the National Coach of the Year by the ESPNHS boys’ basketball section.

Montelli, 79, just finished his 50th season. The Cadets won their second straight Class LL state championship to finish 25-1 and the unanimous top choice in the final Register Top 10 poll. He has a state-record 878 career wins.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Return of Hopkins Summer League

After a year off due to roof construction, The fifth Hopkins summer basketball league will return.

Two summers ago, there were 18 teams in the league. Rocco DeMaio, assistant athletic director and head basketball coach at Hopkins, said he will cap the league at 20 teams.

The dates and times will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting June 19th for six weeks. The cost once again will be $575.00 and each team will receive t-shirts.

Checks can be made out to Hopkins. Contact Deamio at or 203-988-3876.