2019 FCIAC Hall of Fame Inductees

The FCIAC Hall of Fame Class of 2019 will include six inductees, who will be honored during the conference’s annual banquet on Thursday night, June 13, at the Norwalk Inn. In addition to the induction ceremony, the evening will feature several award-winners, and the league’s coaches of the year for each sport will be recognized. … Read more

Knight dominates Southington as Staples wins Class LL baseball title for second time in three years

MIDDLETOWN — After closing the quarterfinals with two innings in relief and tossing a complete game in the semifinals, some may have questioned whether Staples’ Chad Knight would take the ball in the CIAC Class LL championship game against Southington on three days’ rest. “There was no way (coach Jack McFarland) was not giving me … Read more

Paolini, St. Joseph break out the bats to dethrone Wolcott, win Class M baseball championship

MIDDLETOWN — The 12 St. Joseph seniors waited a long time for this one.After going out in the state semifinals the past two seasons, the No. 11 Cadets finally finished the job, beating No. 1 Wolcott 6-3 to win the CIAC Class M championship. It is the Cadets first title since 2013 and fifth overall. … Read more

Eight FCIAC teams contend for state championships on Saturday

Eight FCIAC teams will be playing for six state championships when the spring season concludes with CIAC finals on Saturday. Games are available to watch with a subscription via the NFHS Network. Class LL Baseball No. 5 Staples vs. No. 3 Southington At Palmer Field, Middletown, Noon Class M Baseball No. 11 St. Joseph vs. … Read more

Staples rallies past Trumbull with eight-run sixth inning, reach Class LL baseball semifinals

WESTPORT — The seniors on the Staples baseball team were not going to let their final game come at home in the CIAC Class LL quarterfinals. A season after being knocked out in the quarterfinals, No. 5 Staples rallied from down two runs going into the bottom of the sixth, scoring eight times in the … Read more

Staples Breaks Out In Sixth Inning To Defeat Trumbull And Advance To Class L Semifinals

WESTPORT — Since arriving as a freshman, Chad Knight has been dubbed The Dark Knight by Staples baseball coach Jack McFarland, after the movie featuring the DCComics Batman superhero. Texts to McFarland inquiring on his starting pitcher for the day have been returned with the logo for the Bat signal. But when McFarland called on Knight to … Read more

2019 All-FCIAC Baseball Awards

All-FCIAC First Team — Front row, Drew Rogers, Staples; Chad Knight, Staples; Harry Azadian, Staples; Charlie Pagliarini, St. Joseph; and Jim Evans, St. Joseph; Middle row, Bobby Zmarzlak, Westhill; TJ Wainwright, Westhill; Mac McLean, Darien; Henry Williams, Darien; Derek Tallman, Ludlowe; Connor O’Neill, Ludlowe; and Montana Semmel, Westhill; back row, Matt DeLuca, Ridgefield; Jackson Banchard, … Read more

FCIAC’s State Tournament Scoreboard, Wednesday, May 29

Class LL Baseball, First Round Darien 4, Danbury 0 Staples 9, Norwalk 5 Trumbull 2, Ridgefield 1 Wilbur Cross 2, Westhill 1 (8 innings) Class LL Softball, First Round Danbury 10, Newtown 2 Ludlowe 10, Norwalk 5 Warde 3, Staples 1 Southington 3, Wilton 1 Stamford 10, New Milford 0 Class L Boys Lacrosse, First … Read more

Baseball: Williams tosses complete-game shutout as Darien eliminates Danbury in Class LL

DANBURY — When the Darien baseball team saw its draw in the CIAC Class LL tournament, the players and coaches could not believe it. Not only was the Blue Wave matched up with a FCIAC team for the third-straight season, they were matched up against the same FCIAC team for the third-straight season. Danbury. The … Read more

Class LL Baseball: Trumbull bullpen closes out win over Ridgefield

TRUMBULL — Trumbull High’s Bryan Kraus was well aware of what was at stake when he came out of the bullpen to preserve Trumbull High’s 2-1 victory over Ridgefield in a Class LL first-round state tournament game on Wednesday. “Yes, it was all hands-on-deck,” said Kraus, a right-handed sophomore who relieved with no outs in … Read more