Frustrated in two previous meetings, Staples bests Darien for 4th straight Class L field hockey title

WETHERSFIELD—For the Staples field hockey program, there is no place more beautiful than Wethersfield in late November. The Wreckers captured their fourth consecutive Class L field hockey state championship Saturday by defeating Darien, 4-2 at Wethersfield High School’s Joe Cottone Field. “To win four straight state championships is an amazing feeling,” said Staples senior tri-captain … Read more

2019 All-FCIAC Field Hockey Awards

First Team Molly Hellman, Darien Madelaine Ambrose,– Staples Olivia Hahn, Wilton Tessa Albrecht, Norwalk Kyle Kirby, Staples Estelle Asker, New Canaan Demi Janis, Greenwich Raina Johns, Darien Grace Cooper, Staples Isabella Carrozza, Ridgefield Catherine Irving, Ridgefield Emily Knight, New Canaan Gianna Socci, Trumbull McKalynn Jacobsen, Fairfield Ludlowe Julia Vaccaro, Norwalk Kamryn Spezzano, Brien McMahon Ashley … Read more

Staples Overcomes Early Deficit To Defeat Darien For Fourth Straight State Title

WETHERSFIELD — If winning not one, but two outright state championships the last two years wasn’t quite enough to change the narrative, then perhaps for the Staples field hockey team the third time was a charm. Staples won its third consecutive outright Class L state title — four in a row with 2016’s co-championship — … Read more

CIAC Scoreboard: Staples field hockey, Trumbull volleyball claim state crowns

The FCIAC will have six teams in contention for four championships when the CIAC’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball finals are played on Saturday, Nov. 23. The Class L field hockey and Class LL volleyball finals will feature head-to-head clashes of  FCIAC teams, while two boys soccer teams will be playing, with Greenwich in Class … Read more

Freshman Hapgood, senior Hellman propel Darien past Ridgefield, into Class L field hockey final

WESTON — It says a lot about the enduring legacy of the Darien field hockey program that in the spotlight of a state semifinal game, the leaders of the Blue Wave’s offense were a senior veteran and a freshman who just joined the varsity team a few weeks ago. Ryan Hapgood, the freshman, delivered a … Read more

Staples tops Norwalk to set up Class L rematch with Darien

WESTON — The Staples and Darien field hockey teams will play for a championship this weekend. If that sounds familiar, there’s good reason. The two FCIAC powers have clashed for no fewer than four state or conference titles since 2016, including this year’s scoreless duel in the league final. The Wreckers finalized the latest match-up … Read more

FCIAC’s state tournament scoreboard and schedule; Six league teams reach finals

CIAC Championships – Saturday, Nov. 23 Class L Field Hockey at Wethersfield HS No. 4 Staples vs. No. 3 Darien, 2 p.m. Class L Boys Soccer at Dillon Stadium, Hartford No. 10 Wilton vs. No. 4 Daniel Hand, 3 p.m. Class LL Boys Soccer at Veterans Stadium , New Britain No. 12 Greenwich vs. No. … Read more

Staples romps past New Canaan and into Class L field hockey semis

WESTPORT — Kyle Kirby and her teammates on the Staples field hockey team have been on quite a tear since early in the season, but they weren’t entirely satisfied with their past couple of games. It’ll be difficult for the Wreckers to find anything wrong with their latest performance Staples burst from the blocks with … Read more

New Canaan overcomes slow start, blanks McMahon to advance in Class L field hockey

NEW CANAAN — It would’ve been very easy for the New Canaan field hockey team to look past its Class L first round opponent, Brien McMahon. The Rams had handled the Senators by six goals in their first meeting and a date with defending state champion Staples was awaiting on the horizon. Rather than look … Read more

Greenwich field hockey team tops Ludlowe in Class L tourney

GREENWICH — Generating goals has been an issue of late for the Greenwich High field hockey team, yet Demi Janis solved the problem Monday night, much to the dismay of Fairfield Ludlowe. Janis, a senior forward, recorded a hat trick, for the Cardinals, who found their offense at exactly the right time. Janis’ hat trick … Read more