New Canaan Scholar Athlete Chris Carratu all business on field, in classroom

With his 14th sack in his last game for New Canaan, a state semifinal loss in the pouring rain to St. Joseph, Chris Carratu broke Zach Allen’s single-season school record. Carruto is not your fly-under-the-radar scholar-athlete. At 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, with a 6-7 wingspan, a 4.0 GPA and 1550 SAT score, he played on one … Read more

Miller bonds with Norwalk football team from a distance during coronavirus crisis

NORWALK — The Norwalk High football team’s new T-shirts for 2020 display the slogan “Wake The Giant.”It’s a fitting phrase for a program which, for the past few seasons, has had talent but finished just outside the FCIAC’s top tier of teams. As the Bears get set to enter the next era of Norwalk football … Read more

New Canaan’s Lucas Niang set for NFL Draft spotlight

Lucas Niang, a former football star at New Canaan High School, will very soon have one of the biggest days of his young life. Whereas this coronavirus pandemic has suspended play in the NBA, NHL and Major Leagues, one major event among the four major sports will go on as scheduled. The 2020 NFL Draft … Read more

Silver lining: Three FCIAC gymnastics teams finished second at State class meets

Three teams from the FCIAC each placed second in their respective state class championship meets in girls gymnastics, which ended up being the last winter sport which got to complete state championships before the coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 high school winter sports season. Fairfield Ludlowe was runner-up in … Read more

FCIAC’s winter teams were faring well before postseason ended early

When the final two weeks of 2019-20 winter high school sports season were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, what was assured was that four of the eight sports sanctioned by the CIAC had teams win state championships and the other four sports were unable to finish their state tournaments or championship meets. The winter … Read more

Ludlowe’s Stapleton led long list of FCIAC athletes who excelled in indoor track and field

Tess Stapleton of Fairfield Ludlowe broke a 21-year-old State Open meet record in the 55-meter hurdles and was the meet’s only double individual champion, having also won the long jump. And one week later she became the New England champion in both events with a pair of personal-best performances. Those were the major achievements which … Read more

FCIAC Girls Basketball Season Wrap: Three league teams finish in GameTimeCT Top 10 poll

Notre Dame-Fairfield maintained its No. 1 ranking while three FCIAC teams – No. 4 Staples, seventh-ranked Trumbull and No. 9 Ridgefield – were ranked among the top nine in the GameTimeCT Top 10 Girls Basketball Poll which was released March 1 on the eve of state tournament play. Three more FCIAC teams were in the … Read more

CIAC spring sports remain postponed indefinitely, no quick decisions forthcoming

Virtual meetings are a big part of the new normal. CIAC executive director Glenn Lungarini estimates he is on between two or three per day. Sometimes, he is “meeting” with school principals. Other times, it is with sports league commissioners. He is on weekly calls with Miguel Cardona, the Connecticut commissioner of education and every … Read more