Ridgefield girls soccer team begins state title defense with 4-0 win

There was no letdown. Four days after winning its third conference championship in four years, the Ridgefield High girls soccer team began defense of its Class LL state title with a 4-0 victory over Manchester in a first-round game Monday at Tiger Hollow. Ridgefield, the seventh seed, will now host 10th-seed South Windsor in a … Read more

Darien runs down Hall in Class LL volleyball tournament

Darien senior co-captain Cristina Escajadillo gets set to serve up a winner. Dave Stewart photo The Darien volleyball team had a bit of a wake-up call with a first-set loss to the Hall Warriors in the opening round of the Class LL playoffs. In the end, however, the Blue Wave rolled on. Darien responded to … Read more

New Canaan girls soccer routs Conard in Class LL first round

New Canaan’s Kaleigh Harden dribbles the ball between Conard’s Isabela Glynn (2) and Lauren Massaro during the Rams’ 5-0 win in the Class LL playoffs Monday at Dunning Field. — Dave Stewart photo The New Canaan girls soccer team hasn’t had a had a problem with remaining positive this fall. Less than 24 hours after … Read more

Girls soccer: Dejana’s goals lift Wilton to 2-1 state tourney win

Senior Ally Dejana scored both goals as the Wilton High girls soccer team rallied from an early deficit to beat Fairfield Ludlowe, 2-1, in the opening round of the Class LL state tournament Monday in Wilton. The 1th-seeded Warriors (11-4-3) will now play sixth-seed St. Joseph in a second-round game on Wednesday at 4 p.m. … Read more

Pyne sets school record for passing yards, leading New Canaan football past Norwalk

New Canaan QB Drew Pyne escapes from Norwalk’s Aaron Epps during the Rams’ 34-0 win Friday night at Dunning Field. — Gregory Vasil/Hearst Connecticut Media photo New Canaan quarterback Drew Pyne had no clue he was nearing history until offensive coordinator Dante Correnty told him during a timeout. When Pyne hit Wyatt Wilson for a … Read more

Darien football holds off Wilton 34-13 and improves to 8-0

Darien’s Tyler Herget (29) and Will Rolapp (2) put the brakes on Wilton’s Kyle Phillips during the Wave’s 34-13 win over the Warriors on Friday night. — Dave Stewart photo During the past few seasons the Darien football team has done a remarkable job of concentrating on the task at hand. That’s not always easy, … Read more

Wave rises: Darien volleyball blanks Greenwich in FCIAC quarterfinals

The Darien Blue Wave volleyball program has quite a storied past and now, the present is looking pretty great as well. After a two-year absence from the FCIAC’s final four, Darien is back in the semifinals after dismantling the Greenwich Cardinals 3-0 in the quarterfinals Tuesday afternoon at GHS. For senior tri-captains Lindsay Bennett, Cristina … Read more

New Canaan romps over Darien 5-0 in FCIAC girls soccer semifinals

The New Canaan Rams celebrate one of their five goals during a 5-0 win over rival Darien in the FCIAC girls soccer semifinals Monday night in Wilton. — Dave Stewart photo Given how close their first clash was, the New Canaan Rams and Darien Blue Wave were prepared for another hard-fought game when they met … Read more

Strong second half propels Darien football past Trumbull, 42-13

Darien receiver Peter Bredahl, shown in action against Ridgefield, had three TD receptions in the Wave’s 42-13 win over Trumbull on Friday night. — Darien Athletic Foundation photo It was a tale of two halves Friday night at Darien High School and for the Blue Wave, the second half was certainly the best of times. … Read more

Wilton field hockey loses to Norwalk in FCIAC quarterfinals

The host Wilton High field hockey team fell to Norwalk, 4-1, in the FCIAC tournament quarterfinals on Friday. The fifth-seeded Bears avenged a 6-5 regular-season loss to the Warriors and advanced to the semifinals; meanwhile, fourth-seed Wilton now will await the start of the Class L state tournament. Norwalk led 3-0 and halftime and withstood … Read more