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

Coaches find ways to stay connected to players while keeping their distance

Fields, tracks and weight rooms across the state sit empty as spring sports coaches and players stay at home, hoping they will be able to get back out and play the sports they love. With social distancing policies in effect as a result of the Covid-19 guidelines, coaches are unable to meet with their teams … Read more

CIAC announces desire to play 2020 spring sports season, but monitoring situation

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference postponed the start of its spring season indefinitely Wednesday due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus. The spring season was scheduled to begin on April 4. “No teams should be practicing at this time,” CIAC Executive Director Glenn Lungarini said. “We are not setting any sort of date of … Read more

FCIAC teams racked up 12 state championships during the spring

The FCIAC, as is seemingly the case every year, had much success during the spring season of regarding the accomplishments of its many participating teams in their respective state tournaments or state championship meets while concluding the 2018-19 school year for high school sports. The conference had 12 teams win state championships in various classes. … Read more

2019 All-FCIAC Girls Tennis Awards

All-FCIAC First Team and individual photos are available as digital images or as 8×10 glossy prints. To purchase photos, click here or email [email protected] Player of the Year Alyssa DiMaio, Staples Coach of the Year Carmen Pagliarella, St. Joseph First Team Singles Alyssa DiMaio, Staples Emily Wiley, Darien Izzy Koziol, Wilton Martine Fierro, Greenwich Tamar Bellete, Westhill Gabby … Read more

2019 All-FCIAC Boys Tennis Awards

All-FCIAC First Team and individual photos are available as digital images or as 8×10 glossy prints. To purchase photos, click here or email [email protected] Most Valuable Player Nick Condos, Wilton Coach of the Year Hugh Underhill, Darien First Team Singles Nick Condos, Wilton Michael Karr, Darien Prem Dave, Norwalk Eric Stein, Staples Ryan Patrick, Darien Justin Speaker, Greenwich … 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 girls tennis completes unbeaten season with Class L title

NEW CANAAN — Tradition and history are important to the Staples girls tennis program. And while the Wreckers had been in five straight FCIAC finals and five consecutive Class L finals, there was one standard that had eluded them. The perfect season. Well, Staples High scratched that accomplishment off its list Friday. The No. 1-seeded … Read more

Boys Tennis: Staples wins fourth-straight Class LL championship, Trumbull’s Ilie singles champ

MIDDLETOWN — A repeat and a four-peat were achieved at the CIAC Class LL Boys Tennis Tournament. Trumbull junior Andrew Ilie captured the Class LL boys singles title for the second straight season, while Staples extended its reign of supremacy to four years, adding another team championship trophy to its collection. The Wreckers also claimed the LL doubles championship, with the … Read more

Darien sweeps titles at Class L boys tennis tournament

MIDDLETOWN — It was sweeps week for Darien at the CIAC Class L Boys Tennis Tournament. The tournament had a championship sweep theme for the Blue Wave, who won the singles title and doubles championship and oh yes, the team title. Behind numerous standout performances, capped by title-winning efforts during the tournament’s final day of … Read more