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Central Connecticut Conference

Central Connecticut Conference
ConferenceCIAC
Founded1984
No. of teams31
RegionHartford County
Tolland County
Official websitewww.centralconnecticutconference.org

The Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) is an interscholastic athletic conference in the Greater Hartford region of Connecticut, United States.

History

In July 1999 founding member Enfield High school would leave the CCC Conference to join the NCCC. E.O. Smith applied to join the CCC Conference in 1999 due to increasing enrollment, E.O. Smith would replace the departing Enfield high school.[1] The Central Connecticut Conference or (CCC) went through major expansion in 2009 with a total of 32 schools participating in the conference.[2] In the 2015–16 school year, Avon High School joined the CCC. This made the conference change back to three divisions of eleven teams, with a blue and a white section in each division, with one having five teams and the other having six. Avon High School moved from the NCCC, where they were the largest school. Some of their competitors were not large enough to have freshman and/or junior varsity teams for Avon to compete against, leading to their move.[3] Avon High school would be replacing Fermi High School which closed its doors at the end of the 2016 academic year, Fermi would merge all of its sports with Enfield High school becoming one school.[4] Also in 2016 Weaver High School a founding member of the CCC Conference in 1984, announced they would be leaving the conference at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year due to low student enrollment.[5] More expansion continued in 2018 when Lewis Mills high school voted to leave the Berkshire league and join the CCC conference beginning conference play in 2019.[6] Lewis Mills would be replacing Rockville high school who left to join the NCCC Conference for the 2017-2018 season.[7]

Membership

North

School Location Nickname Colors
Bloomfield High School Bloomfield, Connecticut Warhawks    
Hartford Public High School Hartford, Connecticut Owls    
New Britain High School New Britain, Connecticut Golden Hurricanes    
Newington High School Newington, Connecticut Nor'easters    
Rocky Hill High School Rocky Hill, Connecticut Terriers      
Wethersfield High School Wethersfield, Connecticut Eagles    
Windsor High School Windsor, Connecticut Warriors    

South

School Location Nickname Colors
Berlin High School Berlin, Connecticut Redcoats      
Bristol Central High School Bristol, Connecticut Rams    
Bristol Eastern High School Bristol, Connecticut Lancers    
Lewis S. Mills High School Burlington, Connecticut Spartans    
Maloney High School Meriden, Connecticut Spartans    
Middletown High School Middletown, Connecticut Blue Dragons    
Plainville High School Plainville, Connecticut Blue Devils    
Platt High School Meriden, Connecticut Panthers    

East

School Location Nickname Colors
East Catholic High School Manchester, Connecticut Eagles    
East Hartford High School East Hartford, Connecticut Hornets    
Enfield High School Enfield, Connecticut Eagles        
E. O. Smith High School Storrs, Connecticut Panthers    
Manchester High School Manchester, Connecticut Red Hawks        
RHAM High School Hebron, Connecticut Raptors    
South Windsor High School South Windsor, Connecticut Bobcats    
Tolland High School Tolland, Connecticut Eagles      

West

School Location Nickname Colors
Avon High School Avon, Connecticut Falcons    
Conard High School West Hartford, Connecticut Red Wolves    
Farmington High School Farmington, Connecticut River Hawks    
Glastonbury High School Glastonbury, Connecticut Guardians    
Hall High School West Hartford, Connecticut Titans    
Northwest Catholic High School West Hartford, Connecticut Lions    
Simsbury High School Simsbury, Connecticut Trojans    
Southington High School Southington, Connecticut Blue Knights    

Former members

School Location Nickname Colors Current conference
Bulkeley High School Hartford, Connecticut Bulldogs     Capitol Region Athletic League
Fermi High School Enfield, Connecticut Falcons       merged with Enfield high school
Penney High School East Hartford, Connecticut Black Knights     merged with East Hartford high school
Rockville High School Vernon, Connecticut Rams     NCCC
Weaver High School Hartford, Connecticut Beavers     Capitol Region Athletic League

References

  1. ^ "ENFIELD'S MOVE TO NCCC OFFICIAL". Hartford Courant. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  2. ^ "Tolland poised to join CCC". Journal Inquirer. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  3. ^ "More realignment scheduled for CCC". Journal Inquirer. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "Fermi High In Enfield Says Goodbye To Final Graduating Class". Hartford Courant. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  5. ^ "Weaver, CCC To Part Ways At End Of School Year". Hartford Courant. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  6. ^ "Lewis Mills votes to leave Berkshire League for Central Connecticut Conference in 2019-20". gametimect.com. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  7. ^ "Rockville High School Accepted Into NCCC". thesportsdepot.com. Retrieved February 23, 2020.


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