Stamford High athletic director launches program to feed hungry students

STAMFORD — Chris Passamano was watching a freshman football game early this fall when a player came off the field feeling ill. The Stamford High athletic director became concerned when he saw the player dry-heave on the sideline. “I asked him if he was OK and he said, ‘I haven’t eaten. I don’t have any … Read more

FCIAC Wrestling Scoreboard and Box Scores for Wed., Dec. 12

Greenwich 70, Wilton 9 106 – Javier Serra (G) won by forfeit 113 – Calvin Breier (G) won by forfeit 120 – Maximus Mannino (W) pinned Isaac Akrongold, 2:50 126 – Carlos DeWinter (G) pinned Nicholas Lin, 0:17 132 – Mitchell Grimes (G) pinned Michael Arbisi, 1:50 138 – Emmanuel Lai (G) won by forfeit … Read more

St. Joseph’s Jessica Mazo named National Girls Soccer Player of the Year

All Jack Nogueira had to do each day is look at the wall in his office at St. Joseph: six All-Americans and one National Player of the Year in 19 seasons as head coach. In season No. 20, Nogueira added a seventh All-American and second National Player of the Year: Jessica Mazo. Mazo, a center-midfielder … Read more

Barber, Muir unstoppable as Greenwich shuts out New Canaan for CIAC Class LL state title

STAMFORD — With A.J. Barber catching and throwing touchdowns, Gavin Muir consistently moving an up-tempo offense and the defense displaying its usual dominance, the first half just kept getting better and better for Greenwich in Saturday’s Class LL football final against New Canaan. By the time the first 24 minutes of play concluded, the Cardinals … Read more

St. Joseph scores state championship record 70 points to claim Class M title over Berlin

SHELTON — It took some fits and starts for St. Joseph’s offense to get rolling in the CIAC Class M football championship game at Finn Stadium. Once it did, the Cadets were unstoppable, winning a second straight state title while scoring the most points any team has ever put up in a championship game as … Read more

Clash of the QBs: Greenwich’s Muir, New Canaan’s Pyne square off in LL championship

Drew Pyne has thrown 16 touchdown passes and a mere one interception for New Canaan his last seven games, while his Greenwich counterpart, Gavin Muir, has 28 scoring strikes, while being picked off only six times this season. Yes, like their respective teams, Pyne and Muir are playing at a sky-high level and with the … Read more

An emotional week of triumph, tragedy and family for Greenwich coach John Marinelli

Since taking the reins of the Greenwich football program in 2015, John Marinelli has returned the Cardinals to their place among the state’s elite teams. On Saturday, unbeaten Greenwich will play in a state final for the second straight season, lining up against the New Canaan Rams, the team Marinelli grew up watching, playing for … Read more

St. Joseph receivers grow into key factor for Class M finalists

St. Joseph’s Jesse Bike (2) tries to get past Killingly’s Luke Desaulnier during the Class M semifinals on Sunday at Trumbull High School. — David G. Waltham photo

SOUTHINGTON — His right arm remains in a sling, out with a broken collarbone, so Phil Pasmeg has unfortunately had plenty of time to watch his St. Joseph teammates play football this year.

The consolation has been what he has seen from his fellow receivers.

“I’ve seen a lot of growth,” Pasmeg said earlier this week in the leadup to Saturday’s CIAC Class M championship game at Shelton, pitting the No. 5 and top-seeded Cadets against third-seeded Berlin.

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Ridgefield, Staples top final state girls soccer poll; Greenwich, Danbury highlight boys soccer poll for FCIAC

Ridgefield and Staples were ranked first and second, respectively, in the final coaches Class LL-L girls’ soccer state poll. Greenwich and Danbury were the FCIAC teams in the Top 10 of the last Class LL-L boys’ soccer state poll. Ridgefield and Staples both advanced to the championship game of the 2018 Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference … Read more

Greenwich overwhelms Newtown to advance to Class LL state title game

GREENWICH — Greenwich was a frequent visitor to Newtown’s end of the field, in fact, Nighthawks’ territory seemed like it was the Cardinals’ second home during Sunday’s Class LL Tournament football semifinals. Possession after possession, Greenwich started with the ball in Newtown territory in the first half, with almost all of its drives ending at … Read more