Diamond gems: A look at former FCIAC stars in the college baseball ranks

Many of the best baseball players in the FCIAC who graduated high school in recent years have pursued their passion for the sport as student-athletes in college. Although the larger college baseball teams generally got to play through about the first third of the 2020 season before the COVID-19 pandemic halted all spring sports, plenty … Read more

CIAC spring sports remain postponed indefinitely, no quick decisions forthcoming

Virtual meetings are a big part of the new normal. CIAC executive director Glenn Lungarini estimates he is on between two or three per day. Sometimes, he is “meeting” with school principals. Other times, it is with sports league commissioners. He is on weekly calls with Miguel Cardona, the Connecticut commissioner of education and every … Read more

Coaches find ways to stay connected to players while keeping their distance

Fields, tracks and weight rooms across the state sit empty as spring sports coaches and players stay at home, hoping they will be able to get back out and play the sports they love. With social distancing policies in effect as a result of the Covid-19 guidelines, coaches are unable to meet with their teams … Read more

Darien’s Richard Brereton helps Cotuit claim Cape Cod Baseball League crown

With each passing inning, Darien’s Richard Brereton was asked the same question by Cotuit Kettleers’ head coach Mike Roberts: “Do you want to come out?” Each time, the answer was the same: “No, sir.” After 93 pitches and six innings of relief from Brereton, Cotuit earned a 7-6, 15-inning victory over the Harwich Mariners in … Read more

Class LL champion Staples tops final GameTimeCT baseball poll for 2019

Staples High School won the CIAC Class LL Baseball Tournament for the second time in the last three seasons and, consequently, was ranked No. 1 in the Final 2019 GameTimeCT Top 10 Baseball Poll. Just as coach Jack McFarland’s Wreckers were also ranked No. 1 in the final state baseball poll in 2017. One difference … Read more

FCIAC teams racked up 12 state championships during the spring

The FCIAC, as is seemingly the case every year, had much success during the spring season of regarding the accomplishments of its many participating teams in their respective state tournaments or state championship meets while concluding the 2018-19 school year for high school sports. The conference had 12 teams win state championships in various classes. … Read more

2019 FCIAC Hall of Fame Inductees

The FCIAC Hall of Fame Class of 2019 will include six inductees, who will be honored during the conference’s annual banquet on Thursday night, June 13, at the Norwalk Inn. In addition to the induction ceremony, the evening will feature several award-winners, and the league’s coaches of the year for each sport will be recognized. … Read more

2019 All-FCIAC Baseball Awards

All-FCIAC First Team and individual photos are available as digital images or as 8×10 glossy prints. To purchase photos, click here or email [email protected] First Team Chad Knight, Staples Justin Solimine, Danbury Henry Williams, Darien Matt DeLuca, Ridgefield Connor O’Neill, Ludlowe Montana Semmel, Westhill Kevin Bruggeman, Trumbull Cole Judelson, Wilton Harry Azadian, Staples Javon Hernandez, Danbury Charlie Pagliarini, … Read more

Knight dominates Southington as Staples wins Class LL baseball title for second time in three years

MIDDLETOWN — After closing the quarterfinals with two innings in relief and tossing a complete game in the semifinals, some may have questioned whether Staples’ Chad Knight would take the ball in the CIAC Class LL championship game against Southington on three days’ rest. “There was no way (coach Jack McFarland) was not giving me … Read more