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

Greenwich captures ninth straight Class LL swimming title

Greenwich’s Meghan Lynch competes in the 200 IM during the CIAC Class LL championship Wednesday at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. Lynch broke a state record, posting a time of 1:59:30. — Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media photo

NEW HAVEN — With sophomore Meghan Lynch breaking records and Greenwich showcasing its superior depth, the Class LL girls swimming title was once again in the Cards.

Adding to their expansive collection, the Cardinals kept their long-standing hold on the Class LL championship plaque.

Behind numerous standout swims, Greenwich won the CIAC Class LL title for the ninth straight season, totaling a team score of 745 points at Southern Connecticut State University.

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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

Greenwich wins FCIAC swim crown; League teams set sights on states

GREENWICH – Greenwich sophomore Meghan Lynch won two individual events and was a member of a winning relay team to help the Cardinals defend their team title at the 2018 FCIAC Girls Swimming and Diving Championships on Nov. 1 at Greenwich High School. The Cardinals had a huge lead before the first event in the … Read more

Middlebrook lifts Ridgefield past Simsbury, into Class LL girls soccer final

WATERBURY— Ridgefield senior Claire Middlebrook turned her team’s Class LL semifinal against Simsbury into a set piece drill, one that likely could be made into an instructional video. She lined up about six free kicks her teammates won in dangerous positions, and displayed the precision that most players only hope for once. Two found their … Read more

Staples’ Early Goal Holds Up For 1-0 Win Over Glastonbury And Trip Back To Class LL Final

NAUGATUCK — Staples’ Reese Sutter settled a loose ball about 30 yards from the goal early in tonight’s Class LL semifinal, dribbled twice and, without looking up, took a solid shot on goal with her left foot. It was a routine play. The result was not. Sutter’s delivery skimmed past Glastonbury goalkeeper Madelyn Gehrhardt and … Read more

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