Nicholas leads Trumbull past Danbury

TRUMBULL — The good news for Danbury is the Hatters’ running quarterback is also a pretty good passing quarterback. The bad news was that Friday night they went up against an even better dual-threat in Trumbull’s Colton Nicholas.

Danbury’s Malachi Hopkins, one of the leading rushers in the FCIAC, threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns, but Nicholas passed for 244 yards and three scores while also rushing for two, including an amazing 59-yard tackle-shaking run on a fourth-and-1 quarterback sneak in Trumbull’s 37-26 victory.

“We knew we’d have to throw the football to beat Trumbull but we weren’t consistent enough,” Danbury coach Augie Tieri said. “Malachi is more likely to run for 300 yards than pass for 300, but at least he showed tonight that he can do both.”

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New Canaan football trounces Trinity, 49-7, in return from bye week

Wyatt Wilson, shown in action during the Rams’ Homecoming game, was one of five New Canaan receivers with touchdowns during Friday’s win at Trinity Catholic. — Dave Stewart photo With a bye last week, the New Canaan Rams football team had to live with a demoralizing 42-14 loss to Greenwich for nearly two weeks. That … Read more

Darien defense dominates in beating Warde

FAIRFIELD — For a moment, for a brief moment, Fairfield Warde had a chance to change the momentum of what had been a one-sided affair in favor of Darien and make the Blue Wave sweat a little.

Will Stearns has just caught a touchdown pass to get the Mustangs on the board and one play after the ensuing kickoff, Joe Gjinaj recovered a fumble at the Darien 31, giving Warde the football and the chance to cut the Blue Wave lead in half.

But Darien doesn’t have the best defense in the state for nothing. John Henry Slonieski intercepted quarterback Joey Gublin — one of four Warde turnovers — as the No. 1 ranked Blue Wave used four touchdown passes from Cooper Hancock to roll past the Mustangs 42-7 Friday night at Tetreau-Davis Field.

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Staples captures third straight FCIAC cross country championship, New Cannan’s Malling wins

NEW CANAAN — There is no Wrecking the Wreckers.

The Staples High School boys cross country team put an exclamation point on Hall of Fame coach Laddie Lawrence’s 50th season Thursday by capturing the FCIAC Boys Cross Country team championship at Waveny Park.

Staples High was an impenetrable pack as its top seven runners all finished between fourth and 19th place over the 5,000 meter course that was revamped for safety due to wet conditions from last week’s rains.

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Running stars on their marks for FCIAC cross country championships Thursday

NEW CANAAN – The Staples boys and Greenwich girls’ teams are the defending team champions for the 2018 FCIAC Cross Country Championships which will take place Thursday afternoon at Waveny Park. The boys’ varsity race is scheduled to begin at 2:45 p.m. The starting pistol for the girls’ varsity race should be fired off about … Read more

Greenwich girls soccer edges Danbury

The Greenwich High School girls soccer team entered Tuesday night’s game against Danbury knowing they needed a victory to keep their hopes of qualifying for the state tournament alive.

After 80 minutes of intense action, the Cardinals were still in the running for the postseason.

Kelly Martyanov, a freshman, scored with six minutes remaining in the second half, lifting visiting Greenwich to a well-earned 1-0 win over Danbury in an FCIAC matchup.

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Wilton girls soccer team plays to tie on Senior Night

The Wilton High girls soccer team recognized its seniors before Tuesday’s game with McMahon. Shown (left to right) are: Sarah Wiltshire (team manager), Ally Dejana, Isabella King, Grace Rava, Olivia Borden, Lindsay Groves, Delia Freliech, Alex Brichkowski, and Kaitlin Reif. — GretchenMcMahonPhotography.com Ironically, the emotion, fanfare, and excitement of Senior Night worked against the Wilton … Read more

2018 FCIAC Cross Country Championship Race Schedule

The FCIAC cross country championship meet will be held in New Canaan’s Waveny Park on Thursday, Oct. 18. Spectator parking will be at the Waveny Pool parking lot as well as other identified lots in the park. Access to the park may also be limited for cars depending on traffic. FCIAC Cross Country Championships Race … Read more