Harbinson leads Amity past Darien, to long-awaited Class LL volleyball championship

Abby Harbinson and the Amity Spartans had been here before: In the 2017 state finals, but unable to take that final step to the crown. That’s part of what makes winning it all this year feel so good. After falling one win short last year, Amity is now state champion after defeating Darien 3-1 in … Read more

2018 All-FCIAC Girls Volleyball Awards

First Team Lillian Saleeby – Greenwich Kaitlin Capobianco – St. Joseph Isabella Jagenberg – Staples Krystina Schueler – Trumbull Nina Bakuradze – Westhill Sophia Thagouras – Westhill Lindsay Bennett – Darien Lily Traum – Fairfield Ludlowe Second Team Amelia Bartlett – Greenwich Elena Ball – St. Joseph Mackenzie Wanicka – Ridgefield Morgan Yacavone – Stamford … Read more

State Championship Saturday: FCIAC teams battle for four crowns

Saturday, Nov. 17 Class LL Volleyball Final At East Haven High School, 10 a.m. No. 12 Darien Blue Wave (18-7) vs. No. 10 Amity Spartans (19-6) Where to watch: NFHS Network (subscription) State Finals History Darien: 19th appearance; 17 State Championships; Last title – 2014 vs. Cheshire 3-0 Amity: 17th appearance; 10 State Championships; Last … Read more

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

Amity sweeps Westhill to reach LL volleyball final

FAIRFIELD — There are nights when your best efforts aren’t enough for victory. The Westhill High School girls volleyball team played well Wednesday night. However, Amity High School was superb. And superb is what works in the Class LL state semifinals. No. 10 seed Amity posted a 3-0 (26-24, 25-23, 25-20) triumph over No. 3 … Read more

Westhill’s Season Ends With Loss To Amity In Class LL Semifinals

FAIRFIELD — A transformative season for the Westhill volleyball team came to an abrupt halt tonight, one match shy of a trip to the Class LL finals. After losing a close opening set and a big lead in the second, the third-seeded Vikings were swept by No. 10 Amity, 26-24, 25-23, 25-20, in the semifinal round. … Read more

All-FCIAC soccer, volleyball and field hockey awards to be announced Sunday

The All-FCIAC awards for boys and girls soccer, volleyball, and field hockey will be announced on Sunday, Nov. 18, following the completion of the state tournaments. The All-FCIAC football awards will be announced in December.

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

Darien volleyball spikes Glastonbury 3-1 in Class LL quarterfinals

Heading into this year’s CIAC Class LL volleyball tournament, the Darien Blue Wave hadn’t won a state playoff match in three years. Now, the Wave is one of the final four teams still standing. The Wave kept its bid for a state championship alive with a 3-1 victory over the Glastonbury Tomahawks in the Class … 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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