Kodonas’s pinch hit delivers No. 24 Norwalk past Westhill in LL final, to first state baseball title

MIDDLETOWN — As the medals were handed out to each member of both teams, Norwalk coach Ryan Mitchell was bent over talking to an assistant coach. “How did we do this; how did we do this?” Mitchell said. Norwalk had just defeated Westhill 1-0 in the Class LL championship game at Palmer Field Saturday afternoon, … Read more

Darien rolls past Ludlowe, adds 19th state championship to girls lacrosse dynasty

STRATFORD — Playing in the Darien girls lacrosse program comes with a unique perspective. It’s a team which measures success with championships, a goal it has achieved on the state level many times during the past 20 years.Chalk another one up for the Blue Wave dynasty. Darien won its seventh state championship in eight seasons … Read more

Lasane’s walk-off single delivers Southington past Ludlowe in LL final, to 19th state title

WEST HAVEN — As Jazmin Lasane made her slow trek to the batter’s box, she understood the gravity of the situation. With two outs and the winning run on third in the bottom of the seventh inning of the Class LL state championship, the pressure mounted for the senior who knew it could be the … Read more

Pitching And 7th-Inning Hit Lead Bears To 1-0 Win Over Westhill For First State Title

MIDDLETOWN — As first baseman William Arnold took the throw from catcher Jaden Echevarria on a dropped third strike for the final out of today’s Class LL baseball final, an outpouring of emotion was unleashed on Palmer Field, as a team from a city with a rich tradition in the sport finally got the chance … Read more

Colsey’s second-half goals lead Ridgefield’s surge past Fairfield Prep, to Class L title

TRUMBULL — Ridgefield’s leading scorer walked onto the field at McDougall Stadium, in uniform but no pads with the hospital bracelet still on his wrist, about 20 minutes before Saturday afternoon’s Class L boys lacrosse final. Star freshman attackman Kyle Colsey was out after an emergency appendectomy, but his older brother, star attackman Ryan Colsey … Read more

Gallant pitches, powers Masuk past St. Joseph, to third-straight Class L title

STRATFORD – Masuk’s Kat Gallant didn’t want the moment to become too big. The situation begged for heroics. Masuk’s Class L softball final with St. Joseph was scoreless through three and a half innings on Saturday. Gallant chose to think small. A larger result followed. Click here for the complete story

Busy 24 Hours For Colsey Family Ends With Ridgefield Toppling Prep In State Final

TRUMBULL — Ridgefield boys lacrosse coach Roy Colsey is fortunately not a man set in his ways. If he was, he might have had a much more difficult time preparing his team for its latest state championship game appearance. Colsey never faced what he had to deal with the previous 24 hours leading up to … Read more

State Championship Weekend Scoreboard: FCIAC teams claim five state crowns

Saturday, June 12 BASEBALL Class LL Norwalk 1, Westhill 0 – Norwalk wins its first state baseball championship SOFTBALL Class LL Southington 4, Ludlowe 3 Class L Masuk 2, St. Joseph 0 BOYS LACROSSE Class L Ridgefield 8, Fairfield Prep 5 Class S St. Joseph 13, East Catholic 9 – St. Joseph wins third consecutive … Read more

Norwalk, Westhill hope to add state championship to baseball legacy of towns

Whenever someone in the state starts talking about “baseball towns,” Stamford and Norwalk are always two of the first places mentioned. With good reason, both cities have produced excellent baseball talent and have had success in Little League, Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth and American Legion. They are the hometowns of Bobby Valentine, Mo Vaughn, Mickey … Read more

Warde’s Kuzmenok claims singles title; Staples pair wins doubles at boys tennis Invitational

MIDDLETOWN — Without much face-to-face time for training or competitive tennis during the pandemic last year, Petro Kuzmenok spent a good deal of time working on improving his serve. He was rewarded this season with a booming shot, better placement, and, as of Thursday, a State championship. Click here for the complete story