Coaches Corner: Colin Devine, Staples

Colin Devine Staples Boys Basketball Years as head coach: 14 Full-time profession: Physical education teacher Staples High School. From the coach: “I Started my coaching career shortly after playing high school basketball at Trumbull High School. I spend my free time with my family, playing golf, and enjoy coaching my twin daughters’ first-grade recreational basketball … Read more

Coaches Corner: Diane Burns, Stamford

Diane Burns Stamford Girls Basketball Years as head coach: 7 Full-time profession: Math Teacher at Stamford High School. From the coach: “I grew up in Brewster, New York, and played field hockey, basketball and softball. I attended Felician College in NJ on a basketball scholarship and was a four-year starting point guard and three-year captain. … Read more

Ridgefield’s McGarrity headlines group of 11 FCIAC basketball players named to All-State teams

Ridgefield’s Luke McGarrity was selected to the GameTimeCT All-State Boys Basketball First Team and the Connecticut High School Coaches Coaches Association All-State Boys Basketball Division 1 Team to highlight the group of 11 FCIAC players who earned all-state distinction. McGarrity, a 6-foot-2 senior guard, averaged 18.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists while helping Ridgefield’s … Read more

Coaches Corner: Dave Danko, Warde

David M. Danko Fairfield HS/Fairfield Warde Girls Basketball Years as head coach: 26 Full-time profession: Owner of Danko Painting and Power washing and Co-Director of CT Premier Girls AAU Travel Basketball About the coach: David Danko joined the Warde family in 1982 when he entered as a freshman and, other than a brief break while … Read more

Staples’ Gerig, Greenwich’s Nelson lead FCIAC stars named to All-State girls basketball teams

Staples senior Arianna Gerig and Greenwich’s freshman phenom Mackenzie Nelson were selected to both the Game-Time CT All-State Girls Basketball First Team and the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Girls Basketball Class LL Team to highlight the group of 10 FCIAC girls who earned all-state recognition. The CHSCA and GameTimeCT each had different formats by … Read more

FCIAC’s winter teams were faring well before postseason ended early

When the final two weeks of 2019-20 winter high school sports season were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, what was assured was that four of the eight sports sanctioned by the CIAC had teams win state championships and the other four sports were unable to finish their state tournaments or championship meets. The winter … Read more

FCIAC Girls Basketball Season Wrap: Three league teams finish in GameTimeCT Top 10 poll

Notre Dame-Fairfield maintained its No. 1 ranking while three FCIAC teams – No. 4 Staples, seventh-ranked Trumbull and No. 9 Ridgefield – were ranked among the top nine in the GameTimeCT Top 10 Girls Basketball Poll which was released March 1 on the eve of state tournament play. Three more FCIAC teams were in the … Read more

Ridgefield boys hoop captains discuss abrupt end of best season in program history

When the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced last Tuesday morning that due to the coronavirus it was canceling the remainder of the state tournaments for several sports, the season came to sudden end. Among those affected was the Ridgefield boys basketball team, which had just repeated as conference champions and was set to begin the … Read more

CIAC cancels remaining winter tournament events

The CIAC has cancelled the remainder of its winter postseason tournaments due to concerns regarding the coronavirus. Here is the statement from the CIAC: “Due to continuing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) CIAC has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of its winter championship tournaments. “The decision was made in light … Read more

Nelson, Greenwich put Trumbull away, advance to second Class LL semifinal in 4 years

TRUMBULL — Greenwich has had its eye on the prize all season long, and now coach Chrys Hernandez’ Cardinals are one win away from an opportunity to snatch that elusive first state title. Greenwich defeated Trumbull, 41-33, in a Class LL state quarterfinal game on Monday night. Click here for more