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

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

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

Trumbull edges Ridgefield on Williams’ buzzer-beating 3

TRUMBULL — Officially, there was no assist given on Timmond Williams’ incredible, buzzer-beating, off-balance 3-pointer off the backboard that gave Trumbull a thrilling 50-49 boys basketball victory over Ridgefield Thursday. Unofficially, however, Williams felt there should have been. “When I let it go and the ball was in the air it wasn’t looking good,” said … Read more

Cunningham, Rogers lead Danbury to fifth straight win, topping New Canaan

NEW CANAAN — Three games into the new girls basketball season, the Danbury Hatters were still searching for their first victory. True, those games were against strong opponents, but a goose egg in the win column isn’t the best feeling. Five games and five wins later, things are looking up for the Hatters, Danbury closed … Read more

Landsiedel return, press spark Stamford girls basketball past Norwich Free Academy

STAMFORD—Progress is great. But when victory is attached to progress that is the best feeling of all. The Stamford girls basketball team moved a step forward to open 2019 as the Black Knights secured a 44-32 non-league home triumph over Norwich Free Academy Wednesday night before a partisan crowd at Paul Kuczo Gym. The win … Read more

The 2018-19 FCIAC Winter Tournament Schedule

FCIAC Boys and Girls Indoor Track & Field Championships Divisional Meets – Saturday, Jan. 26 Eastern Division at Wilton, 9:30 p.m. Western Division at Staples, 10 a.m. FCIAC Championship – Thursday, Jan. 31 At Floyd Little AC, New Haven, 4:30 p.m. FCIAC Cheerleading Championship Saturday, Feb. 2, at Wilton, 11 a.m. FCIAC Wrestling Championships at … Read more

Ridgefield Improves To 3-0 With Impressive 25-Point Win Over Stamford

RIDGEFIELD — It didn’t take the Ridgefield boys basketball team very long to find bulletin-board material for the season. Players were chanting “We’re not sleepers” heading into the locker room following tonight’s emphatic 71-46 home win over Stamford. The Black Knights were picked to finish in the top three by many in the preseason. The … Read more