Donovan, Haupt lead Darien past West Haven/Sacred Heart Academy

WEST HAVEN — Heading into Tuesday evening’s contest against West Haven/Sacred Heart Academy, the Darien girls hockey team was outscoring its opponents by a five to one margin, winning five of its first six state games. When all was said and done Tuesday, the ratio and the end result continued. Click here for the complete … Read more

Thurlow’s overtime goal lifts No. 3 Darien over No. 1 New Canaan

DARIEN — Darien senior Patrick Thurlow was answering a question about playing against a goalie as talented as New Canaan’s Beau Johnson when he quickly shifted some of the focus closer to home. “I will say Chris Schofield is the best goalie because he’s mine, but Beau Johnson is right up there,” Thurlow said. Thurlow … Read more

Ferraro, Tully propel New Canaan girls hockey past rival Darien

DARIEN — The biggest question mark facing the New Canaan girls ice hockey team this season was how it would handle the graduation of four-year All-State goalie Blythe Novick. Welcome, freshman Nikki Ferraro. Making her first start against rival Darien, Ferraro delivered a superlative performance with 30 saves to help the Rams remain undefeated with … Read more

New Canaan, Darien top GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll

New Canaan and Darien are ranked 1-2, respectively, while leading a quartet of FCIAC teams ranked among the top six in the latest GameTimeCT Top 10 Hockey Poll which was released Jan. 2. Ridgefield and the Fairfield Ludlowe/Warde cooperative team are ranked fifth and sixth, respectively. New Canaan had been ranked fourth in the preseason … Read more

Class LL champion Darien tops final GameTimeCT Top 10 Football poll for 2021

Darien’s convincing 42-7 victory over Fairfield Prep in the championship game of the CIAC Class LL Football Playoffs convinced the voters enough that Darien was voted No. 1 by a wide margin in the Final 2021 GameTimeCT Top 10 Football Poll which was released Dec. 13. Coach Mike Forget’s 12-1 Blue Wave fell just one … Read more

Darien football dominates Fairfield Prep start to finish to win Class LL title

TRUMBULL — David Evanchick was having flashbacks as the Darien football team was riding up to Trumbull for the Class LL final against Fairfield Prep on Saturday. It wasn’t the fact that the Blue Wave was playing in yet another state final, though. It was the weather. “Seeing this fog as we were driving up … Read more

Darien football avenges loss to New Canaan, headed to LL final

NEW CANAAN — It’s been four years since Darien last won a state football championship. In the Blue Wave’s world, that’s an eternity. Third-seeded Darien will have its shot to claim the 2021 Class LL title after knocking off rival New Canaan 24-10 in the semifinals Sunday at Dunning Field. The victory also avenged a … Read more

No. 3 Darien football rolls over Hamden, sets up rematch with No. 2 New Canaan in Class LL football semis

DARIEN — Even with his team up big in the fourth quarter, Darien running back Tighe Cummiskey refused to come off the field, wanting to spend the final minutes he would play on his home turf to be on the field. Cummiskey, running through big holes and catching passes out of the backfield, had a … Read more