Darien takes over No. 1 spot in state boys ice hockey poll

Darien utilized an impressive 5-2 home victory over top-ranked Notre Dame-West Haven on Jan. 11 to leapfrog over two teams from the previous poll and surge up to No. 1 in the latest GameTimeCT Boys Hockey Top 10 Poll. As is so often the case in this state hockey poll voted on by five coaches … Read more

Greenwich girls ice hockey skates past Darien, improves to 7-2

GREENWICH — Like their previous meeting last month, Darien struck first in its game against girls hockey rival Greenwich. Unlike the previous matchup, the Cardinals responded in impressive fashion. Scoring three unanswered goals after Darien tallied first, Greenwich notched a well-earned 3-1 win in a key midseason FCIAC game held at Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink … Read more

Erickson hat trick leads No. 3 Darien past No. 1 Notre Dame-West Haven

DARIEN — It’s hard to win a game from the penalty box. And though previously unbeaten Notre Dame-West Haven was confident in its ability at five-on-five, Darien took advantage when the Green Knights handed it power plays Saturday night at the Darien Ice House. Sam Erickson’s hat trick paced the No. 3 Blue Wave past … Read more

After 13 years, 3 state championships, Darien’s Rob Trifone stepping down as head coach

Rob Trifone, who has led the Darien football program for the past 13 years, informed his team Friday he is stepping down as head coach. Since he took over as head coach in 2007, Trifone’s Blue Wave has compiled a 129-26 record with four FCIAC and three state championships. Darien earned the state’s final No. … Read more

Freshman Mackenzie Nelson’s 29 points leads Greenwich past Darien

Following a game in which points were tough to come by, especially in the first half, the Greenwich High School girls basketball team regained its shooting touch on Friday night. Mackenzie Nelson made sure the Cardinals got back on track offensively. Nelson, a freshman forward, scored a game-high 29 points, 17 of which came during … Read more

Novick, New Canaan shut out Darien in girls hockey state final rematch

DARIEN — Moments after his New Canaan girls ice hockey team had shut out rival Darien 1-0, coach Rich Bulan offered an observation on junior goalie Bythe Novick. “It’s amazing,” Bulan said. “She been playing all the good teams since she was a freshman and she always comes up big in these games.” Novick was … Read more

Schofield, No. 2 Darien defense shut out No. 6 Xavier

MIDDLETOWN — Sophomore goalie Chris Schofield had just finished off his second shutout in four games, a 3-0 Darien win at Xavier, and his captain kind of likes the way he’s playing. “I think he’s playing out of his mind,” Darien captain Jack Massey said Friday night at Spurrier-Snyder Rink. Click here for more

Girls Basketball: Rogers, Danbury pull away from Darien

DARIEN — It took a little while for the Danbury girls basketball team to start running its offense though its post players, but once it did, everything started clicking for the Hatters. Danbury pulled away down the stretch, led by 12 points from center Tianna Rogers, beating Darien 45-35 Friday night. Click here for more

St. Joseph tops final GameTimeCT football poll; Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan also in top 10

The championship game of the CIAC Class L Football Playoffs was a showdown of the top two ranked teams in the state – No. 1 Daniel Hand versus No. 2 St. Joseph from the FCIAC. So when coach Joe DellaVecchia’s St. Joseph’s Cadets prevailed in that battle of unbeatens by a 17-13 margin, in addition … Read more

Five different scorers light lamp in Darien’s win over Greenwich in the Winter Classic

GREENWICH — The first two Winter Classic games against Greenwich didn’t go the Darien boys hockey team’s way, but a contingent of Blue Wave players made sure the third time was indeed, the charm for their squad on Saturday. Unlike the previous two seasons, Darien skated off the Greenwich Skating Club ice with the winner’s … Read more