Trinity Catholic’s Iyanna Lops signs with Div. I Cal-Bakersfield

STAMFORD — Hard work has resulted in a just reward for Iyanna Lops. The Trinity Catholic High School senior has seen her hoops and college dreams come true as she has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play basketball at Division I Cal-State University at Bakersfield. “The Cal-Bakersfield coaching staff was the … Read more

Fairfield Prep welcomes perennial champ, LL newcomer New Canaan in 1st home playoff game

The last time Fairfield Prep played in a CIAC state championship football game was 2013, but the last time it won a state title was back in 1988. Let’s look back on 1988 for a moment. The title for Prep was the third football state championship won by the school. At the time, it gave … Read more

Greenwich’s defense hoping to meet its next challenge in Newtown

Greenwich’s football foes have featured teams with potent running games such as New Britain and Staples and squads with prolific aerial attacks like New Canaan. And as was the case in their Class LL Tournament quarterfinal-round game against New Britain, the Cardinals’ defense aced each offensive test they faced. The Cardinals’ next challenge is Sunday, … Read more

O’Connell sets three New Canaan football records in Rams’ quarterfinal win

Quintin O’Connell was preparing for New Canaan’s showdown with Shelton in the Class LL football quarterfinals on Tuesday night when he received some words of wisdom from linebackers coach Jason Miska. “Play like a champion,” Miska said, “and we’ll win this game.” O’Connell and the Rams made those words ring true. It was a record-setting … 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

No. 2 Greenwich knocks Staples out, to host Class LL quarterfinal

GREENWICH — Greenwich’s defense has displayed such dominance this season that scoring just one touchdown against it has been an accomplishment for its football foes. “We take pride in getting shutouts, seeing that zero on the scoreboard feels great,” Cardinals senior linebacker Jack Feda said, following Greenwich’s game against rival Staples Thursday — a matchup … Read more

New Canaan football tops rival Darien 17-14, clinches Class LL bid

For the 14th consecutive year, the state football playoffs will include New Canaan, as the Rams knocked off the Darien Blue Wave, 17-14, in the annual Turkey Bowl game Thanksgiving morning at Stamford’s Boyle Stadium. Quarterback Drew Pyne hit receiver Wyatt Wilson over the middle for a 16-yard touchdown to put the Rams ahead for … Read more