Ten FCIAC teams captured state championships in 2021

The FCIAC, yet again, achieved its usual overall success in spring sports state tournaments. During this past 2021 high school spring sports season the conference’s traditional strength was displayed even more so as the FCIAC had extraordinary success. There were 10 teams from the FCIAC which won Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference state championships. In the … Read more

Three wins for Danbury’s Smith, Hatters’ championship highlight postseason for FCIAC track teams

NEW BRITAIN – Alanna Smith, Danbury’s versatile junior sprinter, pulled off the rarest of excellent achievements when she won three races to lead the defending-champion Hatters to the 2021 Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Girls Outdoor Track and Field State Open team championship. Smith won the 100-meter dash, the 200 and 400 and by scoring 10 … Read more

FCIAC’s State and Conference Champions for Spring, 2021

FCIAC State Champions – Spring, 2021 Baseball Class LL – Norwalk Boys Lacrosse Class L – Ridgefield Class S – St. Joseph Girls Lacrosse Class L – Darien Boys Tennis Class LL – Staples Class L – Darien Girls Tennis Class LL – Staples Boys Golf Div. III – St. Joseph Boys Volleyball Class L … Read more

Kodonas’s pinch hit delivers No. 24 Norwalk past Westhill in LL final, to first state baseball title

MIDDLETOWN — As the medals were handed out to each member of both teams, Norwalk coach Ryan Mitchell was bent over talking to an assistant coach. “How did we do this; how did we do this?” Mitchell said. Norwalk had just defeated Westhill 1-0 in the Class LL championship game at Palmer Field Saturday afternoon, … Read more

Darien rolls past Ludlowe, adds 19th state championship to girls lacrosse dynasty

STRATFORD — Playing in the Darien girls lacrosse program comes with a unique perspective. It’s a team which measures success with championships, a goal it has achieved on the state level many times during the past 20 years.Chalk another one up for the Blue Wave dynasty. Darien won its seventh state championship in eight seasons … Read more

Behind Daly, Burbank 17th-seed St. Joseph tops East Catholic for third-straight Class S boys lacrosse title

TRUMBULL — His team won its third straight CIAC Class S boys lacrosse championship Saturday morning at McDougall Stadium, and Brendan Talbot was dreading leaving to head back across town to St. Joseph. “It’s going to be a sad bus ride back,” Cadets coach Talbot said after a 13-9 win over East Catholic, “knowing that … Read more

Lasane’s walk-off single delivers Southington past Ludlowe in LL final, to 19th state title

WEST HAVEN — As Jazmin Lasane made her slow trek to the batter’s box, she understood the gravity of the situation. With two outs and the winning run on third in the bottom of the seventh inning of the Class LL state championship, the pressure mounted for the senior who knew it could be the … Read more

Pitching And 7th-Inning Hit Lead Bears To 1-0 Win Over Westhill For First State Title

MIDDLETOWN — As first baseman William Arnold took the throw from catcher Jaden Echevarria on a dropped third strike for the final out of today’s Class LL baseball final, an outpouring of emotion was unleashed on Palmer Field, as a team from a city with a rich tradition in the sport finally got the chance … Read more

Colsey’s second-half goals lead Ridgefield’s surge past Fairfield Prep, to Class L title

TRUMBULL — Ridgefield’s leading scorer walked onto the field at McDougall Stadium, in uniform but no pads with the hospital bracelet still on his wrist, about 20 minutes before Saturday afternoon’s Class L boys lacrosse final. Star freshman attackman Kyle Colsey was out after an emergency appendectomy, but his older brother, star attackman Ryan Colsey … Read more

Gallant pitches, powers Masuk past St. Joseph, to third-straight Class L title

STRATFORD – Masuk’s Kat Gallant didn’t want the moment to become too big. The situation begged for heroics. Masuk’s Class L softball final with St. Joseph was scoreless through three and a half innings on Saturday. Gallant chose to think small. A larger result followed. Click here for the complete story