McAleer’s steal, halfcourt buzzer-beater delivers New Canaan over Stamford

NEW CANAAN — Danny Melzer typically doesn’t celebrate at the end of basketball games. However, following the latest victory for his New Canaan, Melzer made an exception. Junior Ryan McAleer intercepted a long inbounds pass and then banked in a 3-point shot from halfcourt to give New Canaan a wild 52-49 victory over the Stamford … Read more

Girls Basketball: No. 4 Norwalk swarms Trinity with defense, stays unbeaten

STAMFORD — With 2:30 left in the first half, Norwalk coach Rick Fuller pulled all-state guard Ashley Wilson out for a breather. With Wilson out, the Bears outscored Trinity Catholic by seven over those final minutes and Fuller did not re-insert Wilson until the start of the third quarter. He did not have to; the … Read more

No. 3 Trumbull remains unbeaten in defensive struggle vs. Staples

TRUMBULL — Chicken or the Egg? Which comes first? The question posed by Trumbull High and Staples of Westport was similar in nature when the FCIAC contenders met in Trumbull on Thursday night. Is it important when your offense is lacking to retain your defensive principles to stay in the game? Or are those plans … Read more

A dozen FCIAC football players named to New Haven Register All-State First Team

NEW HAVEN – Greenwich senior defensive lineman Mozi Bici was the state’s Player of the Year as he led a contingent of 12 players from the FCIAC selected to the 87th New Haven Register All-State Football First Team which was recently released. And for good measure, Greenwich head coach John Marinelli was named Coach of … Read more

FCIAC Wrestling Scoreboard and Box Scores for Wed., Jan. 9

New Canaan 40, Norwalk 39 New Canaan won on criteria: Most 1st points scored 106 – Jack Cahill (N) dec. Jack Goetz, 7-0 113 – Michael Campos (N) won by forfeit 120 – Michael Roselle (N) won  by forfeit 126 – Sam White (N) pinned Joey Bucci, 0:43 132 – Dylan Kortman (NC) dec. Chase … Read more

No. 2 Trumbull stays unbeaten with win over Wilbur Cross

NEW HAVEN — If you did not know the date on the calendar, you may have thought you walked into a Class LL girls state playoff game Saturday afternoon at Saulsbury Gym in New Haven. Both No. 2 Trumbull and Wilbur Cross played as if it was the postseason in a back-and-forth contest eventually pulled … Read more

All-around effort paces No. 1 Ridgefield past Hamden

HAMDEN — The offensive wizardry of the No. 1 boys hockey team in the state is well-documented, the experienced top Ridgefield line that can dominate a game, the depth scoring. That was all on display Saturday at Astorino Arena, with six different goal scorers pacing the Tigers to a 6-1 win over No. 6 Hamden. … Read more

Darien ice hockey overcomes nine penalties, edges Xavier 4-3 on Bradley’s late goal

It was anything but a textbook victory. The Darien boys ice hockey team overcame nine penalties and edged the Xavier Falcons, 4-3, on a late goal by sophomore Sean Bradley Saturday at the Darien Ice House. While the penalties were a minus for the Blue Wave, the penalty kill was a huge plus, as Xavier … Read more

Greenwich, Wilton battle for girls gymnastics supremacy again

WILTON — Practice is necessary. But in girls gymnastics, athletes need to be out on stage. Displaying their talents. And seeing how routines work in an atmosphere of competition. Defending Class L champion Greenwich High School and defending Class M champ Wilton High School got their first looks at each other’s 2019 squads Friday night … Read more

Lops triple-double helps Walsh get first win as Trinity girls coach

WESTPORT — Prior to his first game coaching the Trinity Catholic girls basketball team, Mike Walsh felt something he not felt in years. Nervous. After winning 633 games as the boys coach at Trinity before retiring after last season, Walsh was called into duty as the Crusaders girls coach when Mike Martino stepped down last … Read more