FCIAC has four basketball teams ranked in state polls

The Ridgefield, Staples and Trumbull girls basketball teams were all ranked among the top nine while Ridgefield was the only boys basketball team from the FCIAC ranked in the most recent Top 10 polls. It makes sense that Ridgefield High School was represented in both polls given that the school’s girls and boys basketball teams … Read more

Ridgefield dominance continues, connects on 15 3-pointers to defeat Danbury

RIDGEFIELD — Dominance is nothing new for Ridgefield’s boys basketball team, which entered the season looking for its fourth FCIAC title in five years, but it appears to be reaching new levels. The Tigers improved to 4-0 Tuesday night after cruising to a 77-55 over rival Danbury. The 22-point margin of victory was the second-lowest … Read more

St. Joseph coach Chris Lindwall, Trumbull captain Julia Lindwall to meet on hardwood

TRUMBULL – The usual basketball game day at the Lindwall household goes as one may expect. St. Joseph girls’ coach Chris Lindwall gets a “go get them” from his wife Janice. They in turn give a hug to daughter Julia and wish her good luck as she heads to Trumbull High. That is customary. The … Read more

St. Joseph Ready For Opportunity To Make Jump In Status

The St. Joseph girls basketball team finished 8-8 in league play a year ago, but went 1-7 against teams that qualified for the FCIAC Tournament. Now, with a 3-0 start, they are hoping to make the jump not just into the conference playoffs but as a contender for the title. The first big chance to … Read more

Rams Break Out Championship Mettle In Win Over Trumbull

TRUMBULL — The New Canaan boys basketball team missed a number of shots close to the basket during tonight’s game at Trumbull. That is the nature of the sport. The Rams were hit with a technical foul because their scorebook had the wrong number for a player. That is a correctable mistake, and since it … Read more

New-Look Ridgefield Rides Hot Start To Win Over Westhill

STAMFORD — How does a defending league champion with just one returning starter and four players familiar — one by surname — to the most fanatical FCIAC boys basketball fan open a new season defeating a pair of opponents predicted by most to finish relatively high in the standings by an average of 30 points? … Read more

Kim Palmer returns as New Canaan girls basketball coach

The New Canaan girls basketball team was in need of a new leader, so a former coach has answered the call. Kim Palmer, who coached the Rams for eight years before stepping down in 2017, has taken over as head coach for the 2021 season. She will be assisted by Chris Silvestri, the defensive coordinator … Read more

FCIAC boys and girls basketball schedules set; Games tip off Feb. 9

The FCIAC’s boys and girls basketball schedules are set, with games beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 9 and the regular season running through March 11. The league will feature 18 teams this season as Bassick and Harding have been added to the schedule. All 18 teams will qualify for the postseason tournament, with two playdown games … Read more

Falcons Hoping Senior Leadership Will Translate Into Fast Start

The Fairfield Ludlowe girls basketball team needed to get past half its schedule before finding any traction last season. The Falcons lost their first three games and were 3-6 at the midway point. “I think we had a lot of new girls coming into the program and new positions being filled than we had in … Read more

The Names Have Changed, But Warde Basketball Expecting Continued Success

FAIRFIELD — After five years of facing what seemed like an impenetrable barrier, the Fairfield Warde boys basketball team last winter finally made it past the opening round of the FCIAC Tournament, overcoming a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat Staples. Though the Mustangs were defeated by Trinity Catholic in the semifinals, they ended the regular … Read more