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Thursday, October 11, 2012

CIAC schedules released

The CIAC released their basketball schedules this morning.

A thumbnail look at what we have to look forward to when the season tips off on Dec. 12:

Hillhouse and Wilbur Cross continue to play each other in December. At the present moment, the game is scheduled for the first week, Dec. 14 to be exact, at Cross. Stay tuned, this game could be moved to the New Haven Athletic Center.

Hillhouse currently has 19 games on its schedule, including Career and Cross twice. All ames are in the Southern Connecticut Conference. Will the Academics be able to fill that 20th game? Time will tell.

Career also has 19 games, including one outside the SCC: against Capital Prep at Weaver in what I presume will be part of the Doc Hurley Classic on Dec. 15. It's a chance for the New Haven faithful to check out Capital Prep dynamite guard Khalil Dukes, who has orally committed to Southern Cal.

According to Crosby's schedule, the Bulldogs are playing Harding on Dec. 27 at Hamden High. But the game is not listed on Harding's schedule. Stay tuned for this one, but my guess is this will be a matchup in the Vanguard Classic.

Interestingly, Wilbur Cross' one non-conference game is at home against Hartford Public on Dec. 27. I think this will end up as part of the Vanguard Classic. Your guess is as good as mine to the other matchups and where it will be held.

There will be more to come as the schedules become truly finalized...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Haven Tap-Off Club Hall of Fame inductees

The New Haven Tap-Off Club will induct seven people into its Hall of Fame on Nov. 13 at Amarante’s Sea Cliff in New Haven.
The inductees are: Nick Augelli, longtime Crosby boys’ basketball coach currently fourth on the state’s all-time wins list with 559; Kara Crismale Burgarella, former all-state player at Guilford and standout college player at Colgate; Eva Esposito, ex-All-Stater at Branford who also played at the University of Hartford, and the current girls’ volleyball coach at Branford; Howard Hewitt, longtime boys’ basketball coach at Maloney; Maria Holland, former all-state selection at Hillhouse and standout at Quinnipiac University; Tom Raucci, longtime basketball official on IAABO Board #10; and Carolyn Vanacore, Professor Emeritus at Southern Connecticut State University, who has mentored many young women in athletics.
The dinner begins at 7 p.m. For tickets, email Bob Antonio at, or call Lee Franzman at (203) 874-2810, after 5:30 p.m.. Tickets are $45.