St. Joseph pulls away from Wethersfield, chance to defend Class L girls soccer state championship

NAUGATUCK — The goal never changes at St. Joseph. Year in and year out, November is the complete focus for the girls soccer team. “We play to win championships,” St. Joseph coach Jack Nogueira said. The Cadets have made another deep run and will be playing on the final weekend for the second straight season. … Read more

Greenwich advances to Class LL title game on PKs over Fairfield Prep

FAIRFIELD — Three times in the CIAC Class LL boys soccer tournament Greenwich has gone to penalty kicks, three times they have kicked second and three times they have won. The No. 16 seeded Cardinals did it again in the semifinals, converting three penalties to advance to the Class LL title game with a 2-1 … Read more

Wilton field hockey tips New Canaan, earns return trip to Class L final

NORWALK — Eva Filipponi and her Wilton field hockey teammates have had the date circled on their calendars since the start of the season: November 19. That’s the day of the state finals and for the Warriors, the moment has finally arrived. Filipponi and the defense delivered a shutdown performance and Riley Fitzgerald scored the … Read more

Darien wins Class L swimming for 17th state title in 22 seasons

For the 17th time since 2000, Darien is a state girls swimming and diving champion. The Blue Wave scored 789.5 points to leave the rest of the field more than 200 behind as they captured the CIAC Class L crown for the third straight season Tuesday night at the Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West Hartford. Click here … Read more

Darien volleyball rallies past Trumbull for first FCIAC championship since 2014

FAIRFIELD — After eight long years, the FCIAC girls volleyball championship has finally gone back home to Darien. The top-seeded Blue Wave rallied for a 3-2 win over No. 2 Trumbull in a classic final, capturing their first conference title since 2014 Saturday afternoon at Ludlowe. Click here for the complete story

Pino hat trick, Robinson PK save lift St. Joseph past Staples to FCIAC title

WILTON — In 80 minutes of fine girls soccer Thursday night at Kristine Lilly Field, eight first-half minutes and two penalty kicks proved pivotal. Emily Robinson stopped one PK. Alexa Pino actually had hers stopped but pounced on the rebound. St. Joseph doubled its lead and wound up defeating Staples 3-1 to win its fifth … Read more

Trumbull beats Darien for 6th FCIAC boys soccer title

NORWALK—There is no official definition of a dynasty in FCIAC soccer, but the Trumbull boys soccer team is making a strong argument for one. Trumbull pulled away from Darien in the second half en route to a 4-1 win in Thursday night’s FCIAC boys soccer championship game to earn its fifth title in 11 years … Read more

Darien field hockey blanks Staples, wins fifth straight FCIAC championship

NORWALK – Raina Johns was to the point when asked about this year’s Darien field hockey team. “We are having so much fun,” Johns said with a smile. That much is clear. With the playoff spotlight at its brightest, Darien delivered another impressive performance to win its fifth consecutive FCIAC championship 3-0 over Staples Thursday … Read more

Greenwich edges Farmington, New Canaan for CIAC Division I boys golf championship

NEW BRITAIN — Jeff Santilli didn’t keep close tabs on the members of the Greenwich golf team Tuesday afternoon. “I was talking to an AD (athletic director), ‘If they don’t know by now, then I didn’t do my job the whole season,’ ” Santilli said. “You prepare them for a day like this, just let … Read more