State Championship Saturday: FCIAC teams battle for four crowns

Saturday, Nov. 17 Class LL Volleyball Final At East Haven High School, 10 a.m. No. 12 Darien Blue Wave (18-7) vs. No. 10 Amity Spartans (19-6) Where to watch: NFHS Network (subscription) State Finals History Darien: 19th appearance; 17 State Championships; Last title – 2014 vs. Cheshire 3-0 Amity: 17th appearance; 10 State Championships; Last … Read more

Darien stuns top-seeded Southington, reaches first LL final in four years

SHELTON — The Darien volleyball program has such a long history of success that three years without a trip to the state final can seem like an eternity. So make no mistake about it, this group of Blue Wave players is ecstatic to be going back to a championship game. Darien and Southington played a … Read more

Class LL Volleyball Semifinals – Darien 3, Southington 2

27-29, 26-24, 25-23, 19-25, 15-12 Darien Highlights Lindsay Bennett – 14 kills, 14 digs, 4 aces Cristina Escajadillo – 36 assists Hassana Arbubakrr – 14 kills, 9 blocks Elaina Cummiskey – 16 digs Sophia Talwalkar – 16 digs Rachael Perrett – 4 aces Southington Highlights Haley Larrabee – 16 kills, 21 digs Brooke Cooney – … Read more

Greenwich captures ninth straight Class LL swimming title

Greenwich’s Meghan Lynch competes in the 200 IM during the CIAC Class LL championship Wednesday at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. Lynch broke a state record, posting a time of 1:59:30. — Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media photo

NEW HAVEN — With sophomore Meghan Lynch breaking records and Greenwich showcasing its superior depth, the Class LL girls swimming title was once again in the Cards.

Adding to their expansive collection, the Cardinals kept their long-standing hold on the Class LL championship plaque.

Behind numerous standout swims, Greenwich won the CIAC Class LL title for the ninth straight season, totaling a team score of 745 points at Southern Connecticut State University.

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Amity sweeps Westhill to reach LL volleyball final

FAIRFIELD — There are nights when your best efforts aren’t enough for victory. The Westhill High School girls volleyball team played well Wednesday night. However, Amity High School was superb. And superb is what works in the Class LL state semifinals. No. 10 seed Amity posted a 3-0 (26-24, 25-23, 25-20) triumph over No. 3 … Read more

Class LL Volleyball Semifinals – Amity 3, Westhill 0

26-14, 25-23, 25-20 Amity Highlights Abigail Harbinson – 13 kills, 3 blocks Zoe DiZenzo – 26 assists Caroline Fertman – 4 blocks Westhill Highlights Nikki Newcomer – 17 digs, 7 kills Nina Bakuradze – 16 digs Sophia Thagouras – 12 assists, 4 digs, 5 kills, 7 service pts Betsy Sachs – 7 kills, 4 service … Read more

Westhill’s Season Ends With Loss To Amity In Class LL Semifinals

FAIRFIELD — A transformative season for the Westhill volleyball team came to an abrupt halt tonight, one match shy of a trip to the Class LL finals. After losing a close opening set and a big lead in the second, the third-seeded Vikings were swept by No. 10 Amity, 26-24, 25-23, 25-20, in the semifinal round. … Read more

Kirby’s overtime goal lifts Staples into Class L field hockey final

NORWALK — Kyle Kirby wasn’t sharing any secrets after the Staples Wreckers’ latest showdown with the Darien Blue Wave field hockey team.

While Kirby may have wanted to keep things quiet, her penalty stroke goal in overtime was certainly the Wreckers’ loudest of the season.

Kirby put her shot high inside the left post 1:20 into overtime, as Staples punched its ticket to the state final with a 2-1 victory over Darien in the CIAC Class L semifinals Tuesday at Brien McMahon’s Jack Casagrande Field.

Being in the overtime spotlight added to the drama of the penalty stroke.

“There’s definitely more tension in overtime, especially since it’s sudden death,” Kirby said. “You make it and you go home as a winner, and if you don’t you have to keep playing. We’ve had our fair share of those in FCIACs and states, so it was nice to have our chance for a stroke.”

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Greenwich wins FCIAC swim crown; League teams set sights on states

GREENWICH – Greenwich sophomore Meghan Lynch won two individual events and was a member of a winning relay team to help the Cardinals defend their team title at the 2018 FCIAC Girls Swimming and Diving Championships on Nov. 1 at Greenwich High School. The Cardinals had a huge lead before the first event in the … Read more