Coaches Corner: Joe Della Vecchia, St. Joseph

Joe Della Vecchia St. Joseph Football Years as head coach: 22 Other sports coached or currently coaching: St. Joseph boys golf From the coach: “I am married to my beautiful wife, Kathleen, (who I met at SJ). We will celebrate 32 years of marriage later this summer. We have four children, Christine (UMass-Amherst ’13), Joseph … Read more

Coaches Corner: Kevin Callahan, Ridgefield

Kevin Callahan Ridgefield Football Years as head coach: 20 years at Ridgefield and 28 years overall Other sports coached or currently coaching: Boys swimming and indoor and outdoor track and field Full-time profession: Physical Education Teacher and also has been a dean of students From the coach: “I have been married for 35 years to … Read more

All-state lineman Gulbin of Wilton commits to Wake Forest

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped Matt Gulbin from working out and preparing for his senior year on Wilton’s offensive line. But it did keep him from getting to visit Wake Forest, at least in person. “One of the coaches FaceTimed me,” Gulbin said, “and he walked around the entire campus.” That’s only part of the … Read more

Brien McMahon’s coach Queiroga helps feed families in need

NORWALK — On a recent post to the Brien McMahon football team’s Facebook page, Jeff Queiroga cited “the family culture that sports promote and the ability to help develop young men into contributing members of society” as the primary reason he became a coach. “The impact I can have on a community,” he said, “is … Read more

New Canaan Scholar Athlete Chris Carratu all business on field, in classroom

With his 14th sack in his last game for New Canaan, a state semifinal loss in the pouring rain to St. Joseph, Chris Carratu broke Zach Allen’s single-season school record. Carruto is not your fly-under-the-radar scholar-athlete. At 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, with a 6-7 wingspan, a 4.0 GPA and 1550 SAT score, he played on one … Read more

Miller bonds with Norwalk football team from a distance during coronavirus crisis

NORWALK — The Norwalk High football team’s new T-shirts for 2020 display the slogan “Wake The Giant.”It’s a fitting phrase for a program which, for the past few seasons, has had talent but finished just outside the FCIAC’s top tier of teams. As the Bears get set to enter the next era of Norwalk football … Read more

New Canaan’s Lucas Niang set for NFL Draft spotlight

Lucas Niang, a former football star at New Canaan High School, will very soon have one of the biggest days of his young life. Whereas this coronavirus pandemic has suspended play in the NBA, NHL and Major Leagues, one major event among the four major sports will go on as scheduled. The 2020 NFL Draft … Read more

Nine FCIAC stars named to New Haven Register All-State Football First Team

St. Joseph’s Mike Morrissey was named Player of the Year as the 6-foot-1, 195-pound senior defensive end led a contingent of nine FCIAC players on the 88th Annual New Register All-State Football First Team. There were 26 players selected to the All-State First Team, a dozen each on offense and defense along with a punter … Read more

Central football coach Lewis resigns after two seasons

Bridgeport Central football coach Derrick Lewis has stepped down after two seasons. “I’ve been thinking about it, discussed it with my wife and family,” Lewis said. “Of course I’ve got a young family. My son (Christian), he’s a budding star at Notre Dame-West Haven. I want to watch him. “I just want to be a … Read more