Three FCIAC football teams advance with state quarterfinal victories

The Greenwich Cardinals, New Canaan Rams and St. Joseph Cadets all advanced with victories in the CIAC football quarterfinals on Tuesday, while the Darien Blue Wave had its run of three straight state championships come to an end with a loss in Newtown. Greenwich, New Canaan and St. Joseph will all be in action in … Read more

Top-seeded St. Joseph routs Rockville in Class M quarterfinals

STRATFORD — It was easy to see that St. Joseph and Rockville are at two different levels. The former is the defending Class S state champion with a tradition of winning championships while the latter is a state tournament novice having last appeared in the playoffs in 1995. The top-seeded Hogs overwhelmed the eighth-seeded Rams, … Read more

Muir, defense lead Greenwich past New Britain into Class LL football semifinals

GREENWICH — Despite the bit of uncertainty that comes with playing an unfamiliar opponent, one of the aspects Greenwich took some comfort in heading into Tuesday’s Class LL quarterfinal-round game against New Britain was the game was being held at Cardinal Stadium — a venue it hadn’t lost at since 2015. Senior quarterback Gavin Muir … Read more

Game over: Darien football falls to Newtown in Class LL quarterfinals

The reign of the Darien Blue Wave is over. The Newtown Nighthawks scored the first 16 points of the game and then held off the three-time defending champions in the second half for a 26-15 victory in the CIAC Class LL football quarterfinals Tuesday night at Blue and Gold Stadium. Much like their loss to … Read more

New Canaan upsets No. 1 Shelton, 42-34, in Class LL football quarters

Shelton High coach Jeff Roy and New Canaan coach Lou Marinelli agreed it was one heckuva game, but only one team got to continue their season after the visiting Rams defeated the Gaels 42-34, in a Class LL quarterfinal at Finn Stadium on Tuesday night. New Canaan (9-2), the No. 8 seed, will play No. … Read more

Four FCIAC teams ready to roll in state football playoffs tonight

The FCIAC will have four teams in the state football playoffs when the quarterfinals get underway on Tuesday night. The Greenwich Cardinals, Darien Blue Wave, and New Canaan Rams qualified in Class LL, with the St. Joseph Cadets earning the top seed in Class M. All quarterfinal games will be played at 6:30 p.m., with … Read more

Thanksgiving Football: Five FCIAC teams set sights on state playoff berths

It’s Thanksgiving, which means rivalry games, the end of the high school football regular season, and for some, a springboard into the postseason. As kick off time hits for three conference games on Wednesday evening, there are still five FCIAC teams alive in the state playoff race. The Darien Blue Wave, Greenwich Cardinals and St. … Read more

Klosowski’s goal lifts Ridgefield past Staples, to Class LL championship repeat

For the Ridgefield High girls soccer team, the only goal it needed Sunday afternoon came in a recognizable manner from a non-conventional source. Junior Megan Klosowski, a defensive midfielder better known for dispossessing opponents, scored on a header off Faith Arnold’s corner kick late in the first half as the seventh-seeded Tigers repeated as Class … Read more

Ridgefield beats Staples, repeats as Class LL state champs

The Ridgefield High girls soccer team celebrates its 1-0 win over Staples in the Class LL state finals. — Tim Murphy photo For the Ridgefield High girls soccer team, the only goal it needed Sunday afternoon came in a recognizable manner from a non-conventional source. Junior Megan Klosowski, a defensive midfielder better known for dispossessing … Read more

Staples tops Cheshire for CIAC Class L field hockey state title

WETHERSFIELD — One of the strengths of the Cheshire field hockey team this season was its stifling defense. The Rams entered the CIAC Class L championship game against Staples with 19 shutouts. Cheshire coach Eileen Wildermann had her team focused on playing a defensive game and it worked in a scoreless first half as the … Read more