Carter Kelsey dominates as No. 1 Staples no-hits Darien

WESTPORT — At 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, Staples’ senior Carter Kelsey is quite an imposing figure on the pitching mound. So the Seton Hall commit was a natural pick to get the No. 1 Wreckers’ engines fired up again when they played their first game since winning the 2019 Class LL championship. Kelsey struck out 12 … Read more

New Canaan edges Darien in OT to win FCIAC girls ice hockey title

DARIEN — After the New Canaan girls ice hockey team had celebrated its victory against Darien in the FCIAC championship game, senior goalie Blythe Novick perfectly summed up the respect between the two rivals. “It’s just who wants it more that day and who can push it that extra step,” Novick, a four-year starter, said. … Read more

Darien tops Greenwich, earns return trip to FCIAC girls hockey final

DARIEN — The Darien girls ice hockey team will get its shot at a second straight FCIAC championship. The top-seeded Blue Wave took the lead by scoring two goals in a 16-second span late in the first period and went on to defeat No. 4 Greenwich 4-2 in the FCIAC semifinals Thursday at the Darien … Read more

Fairfield moves up as FCIAC puts five teams in boys hockey Top 10

The FCIAC is represented with five teams ranked among the top eight in the most recent GameTimeCT Top 10 Boys Hockey Poll which was released March 3. Fairfield Prep remains No. 1, the undefeated Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe co-op program is the highest-ranked FCIAC team at No. 3 while Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan and Ridgefield are the … Read more

Erickson led No. 4 Darien beats No. 7 Ridgefield to get back into the win column

RIDGEFIELD — After tying New Canaan last week, Darien senior captain Sam Erickson wasn’t happy. He said the team needed to play more physical and come out faster the next time it took the ice. On Wednesday afternoon, sparked by Erickson’s first-period goal, the No. 4 Blue Wave did just that, shutting out No. 7 Ridgefield … Read more

No. 4 Darien looking to get going after slow start to season

DARIEN – With an extra attacker, Darien senior defenseman Matt Stein took a shot from the point. The shot was deflected in, tying the game against New Canaan on Wednesday night. Stein’s goal with 51.4 seconds left forced overtime and after a scoreless extra period the teams skated to a 4-4 tie. The tie prevented the … Read more

Erickson, No. 4 Darien rally to tie No. 2 New Canaan

DARIEN — The Darien boys ice hockey team was undermanned, on a two-game losing skid, and facing a three-goal deficit against its rival. For Sam Erickson, it was time to answer the bell. Erickson ripped off a shot to the far top corner for a power play goal in the second period, and jump-started the … Read more

Ahern’s OT goal seals No. 3 Notre Dame-West Haven’s win over No. 2 Darien

DARIEN — Ryan Ahern said he could hear his coach telling him to get off the ice, but he could also see teammate John D’Errico with the puck near the boards on the opposite side. It was time for a split-second decision. “(D’Errico) made eye contact with me,” Ahern said. “I saw the puck come … Read more

Darien drops interim tag, names Forget head football coach

Mike Forget, who was named the interim coach of the Darien football program last February, is now the head coach of the Blue Wave, athletic director Chris Manfredonia confirmed on Thursday. Forget was Darien’s defensive coordinator for eight years before taking over for former coach Rob Trifone, who had led Darien to three state titles … Read more