The Class LL Football Final by the Numbers: New Canaan, Greenwich and a clash of titans

New Canaan senior co-captain Quintin O’Connell in action during the Class LL semifinals on Sunday. O’Connell has 25 receptions for 248 yards in two playoff games so far. — Dave Stewart photo The New Canaan Rams and Greenwich Cardinals will clash for a state football championship on Saturday and this week’s edition of Rams by … Read more

The big show: New Canaan football faces must-win Turkey Bowl vs. Darien

New Canaan’s Quintin O’Connell (20) battles Darien’s Connor Tienken, a 2018 graduate, during last season’s Turkey Bowl game at Boyle Stadium. — Dave Stewart photo Lou Marinelli has led the New Canaan football team through 41 games against the Darien Blue Wave and, truth be told, the rivalry never gets old for the veteran head … Read more

Turkey Bowl by the Numbers: New Canaan, Darien and the historic football rivalry

The 2015 Darien Blue Wave hoist the Coaches Memorial Trophy, awarded to the winner of the Turkey Bowl each season. —Dave Stewart photo There’s nothing quite like the rivalry between the Darien and New Canaan football teams and this week’s Wave by the Numbers takes a look at some of the history of the game … Read more

Darien volleyball spikes Glastonbury 3-1 in Class LL quarterfinals

Heading into this year’s CIAC Class LL volleyball tournament, the Darien Blue Wave hadn’t won a state playoff match in three years. Now, the Wave is one of the final four teams still standing. The Wave kept its bid for a state championship alive with a 3-1 victory over the Glastonbury Tomahawks in the Class … Read more

Wilton’s season ends with loss in state quarterfinals

For Simsbury, a long bus ride felt shorter on the way home. Continuing their string of road upsets, the 19th-seeded Trojans defeated 11th-seed Wilton, 1-0, in a Class LL girls soccer state quarterfinal game Friday at Kristine Lilly Field. Simsbury will look to continue its unexpected tourney run in Monday’s semifinal against reigning Class LL … Read more

Matthews, Ridgefield football overpower Warde 29-0

James Isaacson (#14) and Ben Seward (#5) combine to stop a Warde player in Friday night’s game. — Christian Abraham photo Horrible, rainy conditions are not exactly conducive to a productive passing game. Yeah, try telling that to Ridgefield coach Kevin Callahan or his quarterback, Owen Matthews. “We came in (to Friday’s game at Fairfield … Read more

Darien holds off rival New Canaan 3-2 in Class L field hockey playoffs

Darien’s Lindsey Olson, left, and New Canaan’s Marlee Smith battle for possession during a Class L field hockey playoff game on Wednesday in Darien. — Dave Stewart photo With the memory of a six-goal loss to rival Darien not too far in the rearview mirror, it would’ve been relatively easy for the New Canaan field … Read more

Wilton stuns St. Joseph on PKs in second round of states

Freshman goalie Erynn Floyd secured Wilton’s 2-1 upset win over St. Joseph with this save in the second round of penalty kicks. — With six injured starters standing on the sidelines in street clothes and warmup gear, the Wilton High girls soccer team certainly was the underdog in Wednesday’s Class LL second-round game against … Read more

Darien girls soccer eliminates previously-unbeaten Suffield in Class LL playoffs

The Blue Wave has done it again. In the FCIAC tournament, the Wave eliminated the number No. 1 seeded — and previously unbeaten — Staples Wreckers in the quarterfinals. This time, in the second round of the state Class LL tournament,  the No. 18 seed Darien girls varsity soccer team (12-6-2) destroyed another team’s perfect … Read more

Ridgefield girls soccer advances to state quarterfinals

For the rest of the Class LL girls soccer field, it’s a worrisome possibility: The defending champs might be getting more dominant with each game. Powered by three first-half goals, seventh-seed Ridgefield cruised to a 4-0 victory over 10th-seed South Windsor in a second-round state tournament game Wednesday afternoon at Tiger Hollow. “We kept possession; … Read more