History repeating itself for Ciccone brothers at Danbury

DANBURY — It takes a special athlete to earn a roster spot as a freshman, especially at a school as large as Danbury and in a conference as competitive as the FCIAC, but it takes a unique breed to perform. During the 2019 baseball season, Jackson Ciccone proved to be that caliber player, posting a … Read more

Barbato, Trumbull go wire-to-wire to best Danbury, reach FCIAC final

TRUMBULL — Since playing on the 2018 FCIAC championship team her freshman season, Trumbull’s Cassi Barbato has dreamed of returning to the conference finals. Now as a senior, she and the rest of the Trumbull girls basketball team are on their way after beating Danbury 57-45 in the FCIAC semifinals on Wednesday night. Click here … Read more

Trumbull Reaches FCIAC Final Behind Barbato’s Big Second Half

TRUMBULL — Cassi Barbato experienced the thrill of winning the FCIAC championship as a freshman on Trumbull’s girls basketball team in 2018. Now the senior is one victory away from ending her distinguished career with another conference title. Barbato and the Eagles moved a giant step closer toward giving their school a fourth FCIAC girls … 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

Danbury keeper Silva gets vocal as leader of Hatters defense

When you attend a Danbury boys soccer game it is often the voice of goalkeeper Matt Silva providing the soundtrack. Silva, a captain, three-year starter, All-FCIAC and a GameTimeCT top 25 player to watch, can be heard throughout the game calling for balls, yelling at his defense and midfielders to “step up,” coordinating his defense … Read more

Aracena scores on a header as Danbury boys soccer defeats Norwalk

DANBURY – After missing more than two weeks of preseason practice due to the COVID-19 shutdown in the city in late August, the Danbury boys soccer team has had to adjust on the fly as the season began. That included breaking in an all new defensive unit along with several other newcomers to the squad. … Read more

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