Coaches Corner: Jessica Halas, Danbury

Jessica Halas Danbury Girls Soccer Years as head coach: 13 Other sports coached or currently coaching: Ski Team (3 years) Full-time profession: Physical Education Teacher at Danbury High (18 years) From the coach: “I am a lifelong competitor as I spent my childhood trying to keep up with my three older brothers. As a Danbury … Read more

Coaches Corner: Marsha Turek, Danbury

Marsha Turek Danbury Girls Cross Country  Years as head coach: 15 Other sports coached or currently coaching: Head coach XC at Newtown High 1999-2003; Assistant coach XC Danbury 2004; Head coach track and field at Newtown High 1999-2004. Full-time profession: Teacher, Chemistry 1998-2016; Baking and Pastry, Child Development and Parenting (2016-2020). From the coach: “I … Read more

Danbury’s Ricky Shook named Connecticut Coach of the Year

For the second straight year and fourth time overall, the National Wrestling Coaches Association has named Danbury wrestling coach Ricky Shook as the Connecticut Coach of the Year. Shook previously won the award in 2008, ’09 and ’19 The Hatters were undefeated this past season (16-0), winning the New England, State Open, Class LL and … Read more

Coaches Corner: Denise Brough, Danbury

Denise Brough Danbury Field Hockey Years as head coach: 14 Other sports coached or currently coaching: Softball (previous) Full-time profession: Danbury High School – Business Education Teacher From the coach: “I grew up with five brothers in Bloomfield, CT and we were constantly competing against each other in a plethora of activities. I played three … Read more

Jack, Danbury win fourth consecutive State Open wrestling championship

NEW HAVEN — Danbury captured the State Open title for the fourth consecutive season at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven on Saturday. Leading the way was 138-pound senior Ryan Jack, who won his fourth consecutive Open title with a 13-5 victory over Thomas Nichols from Bristol Eastern. “This is my favorite time … Read more

Eleven FCIAC wrestlers win state championships

Eleven wrestlers representing six FCIAC schools won state championships this weekend. Danbury, which claimed the Class LL team title, led the way with four individual champs, while Warde, the Class LL runner-up, and Trumbull had two apiece. FCIAC State Wrestling Champions 106 – Michael Longo, Trumbull, Class LL 113 – Kai O’Dell, Danbury, Class LL … Read more

Danbury holds off Warde to win fifth-straight Class LL wrestling title

TRUMBULL — Another big step on the journey. But the mission isn’t accomplished yet. The Danbury wrestling team earned its fifth straight Class LL team championship Saturday night at Trumbull High School. The Hatters, who won 14 straight LL crowns between 1997 and 2010, finished the two-day competition with 269 points to hold off Warde … Read more

Lesko and Trumbull, Stietzel and Ridgefield advance to FCIAC semifinals

WESTPORT — If there is one place the Trumbull girls basketball team thrives, it is in the FCIAC tournament. The Eagles have won two titles in the last three season and have appeared in the conference finals 5 of the last 10 seasons. No. 3 Trumbull looked comfortable from the opening tip in Saturday’s quarterfinal, … Read more

Eight teams set to contend for FCIAC girls basketball championship

The Staples Wreckers are the top seed for the FCIAC girls basketball tournament, which gets underway with four quarterfinal games on Saturday. Here is the full schedule for the tournament. FCIAC Quarterfinals at Staples HS – Saturday, Feb. 22 No. 3 Trumbull vs. No. 6 Stamford, Noon No. 2 Danbury vs. No. 7 Ridgefield, 2 … Read more

Danbury wrestling claims 33rd FCIAC title in 34 years

NEW CANAAN — The Danbury wrestling dynasty has been virtually unstoppable for more than three decades. In some years, the Hatters manage to take their dominance to an even higher level. With an eye-popping 11 finalists in 14 weight classes, Danbury steamrolled its way to its 33rd FCIAC championship in 34 years Saturday in New … Read more