Melzer has turned New Canaan basketball into a winner

NEW CANAAN — The decision did not come easily. A Stamford Black Knight through and through, Danny Melzer had been offered the job of head coach of the New Canaan boys basketball team in 2016, taking over a struggling program. The move would mean leaving the school he had played and coached for, and the … Read more

New Canaan pulls away from St. Joseph to reach Division IV title game, its first final in 30 years

FAIRFIELD — Two years ago, the New Canaan boys basketball team won just four of 20 games. Now, the Rams are going dancing at the Sun. New Canaan won a full-tilt battle with the St. Joseph Cadets, pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 62-51 victory in the CIAC Div. IV semifinals Tuesday night … Read more

FCIAC State Tournament Scoreboard and Schedule

Saturday, March 16  – all games at Mohegan Sun Arena Boys Basketball – Div. IV Final New Canaan vs. Granby Memorial, 10 a.m. Girls Basketball – Class S Final Trinity Catholic vs. Canton, 12:30 p.m. Girls Basketball – Class LL Final Norwalk vs. New London, 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 Boys Basketball – Semifinals Division … Read more

No. 1 Norwalk surges past Hamden, earns first Class LL title berth since 2000

FAIRFIELD — The 19-year wait is over. The No. 1 seeded Norwalk girls basketball team is heading back to the CIAC Class LL state championship game for the first time since 2000, beating No. 4 Hamden 62-54 Monday night at Warde High School in the semifinals. This will be Norwalk’s sixth appearance in the championship … Read more

Williams, Trumbull stun No. 1-ranked Sacred Heart, head to Division I semifinals

SOUTHBURY — Trumbull’s boys basketball team used a 20-4, fourth-quarter run on its way to upending top-ranked and No. 4-seeded Sacred Heart, 73-66, in a Division I quarterfinal game on Monday night. The No. 5-seeded Eagles, now 19-3, will be playing in their first state semifinal since 1974. Click here for more

New Canaan swims to the Class L title

NEW HAVEN — A dip in the pool is always refreshing. To be soaking wet at the Southern Connecticut State University Hutchinson Natatorium Monday night was just fine with New Canaan High School boys swim coach Kat Munson. The chlorine water everywhere meant one thing. New Canaan High School had captured the 2019 Class L … Read more

Greenwich captures seventh straight Class LL swimming title

NEW HAVEN — Entering Monday’s Class LL Swimming Championships, Greenwich knew it needed to not only win the meet in order to also contend for the State Open title, it had to do so in convincing fashion. Mission accomplished. Winning five events and registering numerous top-five finishes, Greenwich continued its reign of supremacy, capturing its … Read more

Top-seeded New Canaan holds off Darien for seventh state title, first in six years

WEST HAVEN — It had been six long years since the New Canaan girls ice hockey team had last won a state championship. So as the last few seconds ticked off the clock in the Rams’ 3-1 win over rival Darien in the CHSGHA state final on Saturday, the emotions started to rise to the … Read more

LeClaire’s breakaway OT goal ends Ridgefield’s perfect season, sends Xavier to D1 semifinals

WEST HAVEN — The team with nothing to lose beat the team that hadn’t lost. Nick LeClaire’s breakaway goal gave eighth-seed Xavier a stunning 3-2 overtime win over top-ranked and previously undefeated Ridgefield in a Division I boys hockey state tournament quarterfinal game Saturday afternoon at Bennett Rink. Click here for more

Notre Dame-WH stuns Darien, punches D1 semifinal ticket

BRIDGEPORT—Playoff hockey is different. The margin for error is razor-thin. The end to three months of wonderful effort can come suddenly. The operative phrase is ‘On any given night.’ The third time was certainly not the charm for the No. 3 seed Darien High School boys ice hockey team in Saturday’s Division I state quarterfinals … Read more