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

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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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

Middlebrook lifts Ridgefield past Simsbury, into Class LL girls soccer final

WATERBURY— Ridgefield senior Claire Middlebrook turned her team’s Class LL semifinal against Simsbury into a set piece drill, one that likely could be made into an instructional video. She lined up about six free kicks her teammates won in dangerous positions, and displayed the precision that most players only hope for once. Two found their … Read more

State tourney scoreboard, schedule: FCIAC teams set sights on championships

The FCIAC has six teams battling for state soccer, field hockey and volleyball tournaments as the state playoffs enter their final week. On Monday, the Ridgefield Tigers and Staples Wreckers will be in action on opposite sides of Class LL girls soccer bracket, with an eye on an All-FCIAC final next weekend. On Tuesday, the … Read more

Westhill volleyball sweeps Greenwich, advances to Class LL semifinals

Westhill High School’s Betsy Sachs and Greenwich High School’s Erin O’Keefe meet at the net in the Class LL volleyball quarterfinal played at Westhill. — Scott Mullin/Hearst Connecticut Media photo

STAMFORD — After losing to Trumbull in the championship game of the FCIAC Volleyball Tournament, Westhill was determined to get back on the court and go after a title that’s eluded it for a long time — the Class LL championship.

Three wins later, the Vikings are only two victories away from accomplishing their ultimate goal.

Dictating the points and carrying the momentum from the outset, third-seeded Westhill registered a convincing 3-0 victory over 11th-seeded Greenwich in the CIAC Class LL Tournament quarterfinals.

The host Vikings advanced to the Class LL semifinals, where they will face either Amity or Cheshire on Wednesday. Westhill (22-3) won Saturday’s matchup against the Cardinals by set scores of 25-15, 25-17, 25-20.

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NE Cross Country: Staples boys, Danbury girls lead FCIAC at championship meet

Forty-five runners representing eight FCIAC schools participated in the 84th Annual New England Interscholastic Cross Country Championships Saturday at Derryfield Park in Manchester, N.H., on Saturday. The field features runners from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The top 25 individual runners and the top six teams from those states qualified. The Staples … Read more

Meet The Captains: Norberto Santiago, Brien McMahon Boys Soccer

Being named a captain of a high school sports team is a huge honor for athletes. Those who earn the captain’s role are leaders for their peers both on and off the field, and take on a great responsibility to their teammates and coaches. The FCIAC is honoring these leaders with the “Meet The Captains” … Read more

Meet The Captains: George Simpson, Brien McMahon Boys Soccer

Being named a captain of a high school sports team is a huge honor for athletes. Those who earn the captain’s role are leaders for their peers both on and off the field, and take on a great responsibility to their teammates and coaches. The FCIAC is honoring these leaders with the “Meet The Captains” … Read more