Sacred Heart Academy, one of the founding members of the Southern Connecticut Conference, announced its new athletic branding and mascot… the SHArks.
In honor of the school’s 70th anniversary, Sacred Heart unveiled its new athletic branding at an all-school assembly on Friday, Sept. 16. Designers Hope Whitley Foster (SHA Class of 2012) and Elizabeth Parker of E.P. Graphic Design presented the new branding and mascot. SHA was previously called the Pacers.
Hillhouse's JT Gardner and Creed/Career/Whitney Tech's Jhavion Haddock cut the ribbon to begin play on the new Bowen Field (Photo by Bill O'Brien)
Although it opened in 1947, Bowen Field in New Haven had never seen a game played under the lights. Since the SCC was founded in 1994, the New Haven schools (Hillhouse/Wilbur Cross) were the last football teams in the SCC to play during the day. in 2016, Creed/Career/Whitney Tech became the SCC's 20th football team, and on September 9, Bowen Field was re-dedicated with a pre-game ceremony. Ironically, the first game was two New Haven schools - Hillhouse vs. Creed/Career/Whitney Tech. Hillhouse prevailed, 35-0.
Here are some media accounts
Week #4 – Sept. 30
All games at 7 p.m. unless noted
Notre Dame at Fairfield Prep*, 4 p.m.
Cheshire at West Haven*
North Haven at Daniel Hand*
Amity at Hillhouse*
Hamden at Foran*
Creed/Career/Whitney Tech at Jonathan Law*
Guilford at Sheehan*
Wilbur Cross at Lyman Hall
East Lyme vs. Branford @Guilford HS - 5 p.m. (Oct. 1)
Xavier at Shelton* (Oct. 1)
Native American River Division Names – Hammonasset, Housatonic, Oronoque and Quinnipiac - Remain
The Southern Connecticut Conference will keep the names – Hammonasset, Housatonic, Oronoque and Quinnipiac – for its divisions in the following sports – boys/girls cross country, boys/girls soccer, girls volleyball, boys/girls basketball, baseball, softball and boys/girls outdoor track & field.
Last year, the seven sports’ divisional alignments were realigned by the league’s Scheduling Committee, and will be in effect for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. The sports of boys and girls cross country/outdoor track & field were not realigned.
The four names, which are Native American rivers all located in the SCC’s 16-town footprint, have been used by the league ever since its origin as a “super conference” back in the early 1990’s.
“After much consideration, the SCC will keep the names of the four Native American rivers as the division names for seven realigned sports and four others that were not realigned,” SCC commissioner Al Carbone said. “We considered a variety of names and people to honor, and also acknowledged that our schools may be in different divisions for different sports. However, the existing names’ relevance to the conference’s history was simply too important to change.”
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