Trifone gets win 250 as Darien’s defense shuts down Norwalk

NORWALK—The explosive Norwalk offensive attack has put all of its opponents on their heels at some point this season. Not Darien. The No. 2 team in the GametimeCT Poll, the Blue Wave defense got excellent pressure from its line and lock-down coverage from its secondary, shutting down the Bears on the way to a convincing … Read more

Popson’s OT goal gives Darien win over Hall in Class LL girls soccer

DARIEN — Falling behind early isn’t the best way to kick off the state tournament. For the Darien girls soccer team, it only fueled the fire. The Blue Wave scored the game’s final two goals, the second coming off the foot of senior Kaitlyn Popson with 2:47 to play in overtime, as 14th-seeded Darien overcame … Read more

After scoreless tie, Darien and Staples share FCIAC field hockey crown

NORWALK — Coaches and players have their own feelings about co-championships. On the one hand, you get to take home a winning medal and the title that comes with it, but on the other, it sure would’ve been nice to play the game out until the end. Whatever the case, one thing is certain: The … Read more

Darien wins first FCIAC girls swimming and diving championship since 2014

GREENWICH — Fittingly, Tuesday night’s FCIAC Girls Swimming Championships ended with Darien winning the 400-yard freestyle relay — an event that takes a team effort. It takes an ultimate team effort for a squad to win a championship swim meet and that’s exactly what the Blue Wave received Tuesday evening before a packed house at … Read more

Darien and Staples will clash again for FCIAC field hockey crown

NORWALK — As a freshman, Darien’s Raina Johns is making her first journey through the FCIAC field hockey tournament. If the early returns are any indications, the Blue Wave is in for a heck of a ride. Johns scored on two penalty strokes, including one with 2:04 remaining as Darien defeated rival New Canaan, 3-2, … Read more

Peters goes off in second half as No. 3 Darien survives Danbury’s upset designs

BROOKFIELD — After topping Greenwich on the game’s final play last week, there was every reason for the Darien football team to view Saturday’s road contest with Danbury as a trap game. While the Blue Wave made early miscues and faced enough scares from Danbury to last a plethora of Halloweens, at crunch time they … Read more

Field set for FCIAC volleyball tournament

The field is set for the FCIAC girls volleyball tournament, which will feature seven playoff matches in a span of five days next week. The tournament will begin with quarterfinal games at the top four seeds on Tuesday, Nov. 5, with the semifinals will follow on either Monday or Tuesday at Ludlowe, with the final … Read more

FCIAC field hockey tournament begins Friday

Seven of the eight FCIAC playoff seeds have been determined with one left to go as the field hockey regular season reaches its conclusion tomorrow. The eighth and final seed was clinched by Warde, which defeated town rival Ludlowe on Wednesday. Defending FCIAC champion Darien secured the No. 1 seed with its 2-1 win over … Read more

Staples leads eight teams into FCIAC girls soccer playoffs

The Staples Wreckers will be the top seed after completing a 14-0-2 regular season with a 3-0 win over Wilton in their final game on Tuesday. The tournament will begin on Friday with quarterfinal games at the top four seeds: Staples, St. Joseph, Ridgefield and New Canaan. The semifinals will follow on either Monday or … Read more