St. Joseph coach Chris Lindwall, Trumbull captain Julia Lindwall to meet on hardwood

TRUMBULL – The usual basketball game day at the Lindwall household goes as one may expect. St. Joseph girls’ coach Chris Lindwall gets a “go get them” from his wife Janice. They in turn give a hug to daughter Julia and wish her good luck as she heads to Trumbull High. That is customary. The … Read more

St. Joseph Ready For Opportunity To Make Jump In Status

The St. Joseph girls basketball team finished 8-8 in league play a year ago, but went 1-7 against teams that qualified for the FCIAC Tournament. Now, with a 3-0 start, they are hoping to make the jump not just into the conference playoffs but as a contender for the title. The first big chance to … Read more

Kim Palmer returns as New Canaan girls basketball coach

The New Canaan girls basketball team was in need of a new leader, so a former coach has answered the call. Kim Palmer, who coached the Rams for eight years before stepping down in 2017, has taken over as head coach for the 2021 season. She will be assisted by Chris Silvestri, the defensive coordinator … Read more

FCIAC boys and girls basketball schedules set; Games tip off Feb. 9

The FCIAC’s boys and girls basketball schedules are set, with games beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 9 and the regular season running through March 11. The league will feature 18 teams this season as Bassick and Harding have been added to the schedule. All 18 teams will qualify for the postseason tournament, with two playdown games … Read more

Falcons Hoping Senior Leadership Will Translate Into Fast Start

The Fairfield Ludlowe girls basketball team needed to get past half its schedule before finding any traction last season. The Falcons lost their first three games and were 3-6 at the midway point. “I think we had a lot of new girls coming into the program and new positions being filled than we had in … Read more

FCIAC Boys and Girls Basketball Divisions, Postseason Plan for 2021

FCIAC Divisions for 2021 West: Greenwich, New Canaan, Darien, Westhill, Stamford, Danbury, Ridgefield and Wilton East: Staples, Trumbull, Warde, Ludlowe, Norwalk, McMahon, St. Joseph, Central, Harding and Bassick. Note: If some school districts are not allowed to play, the divisions could be changed. No fans in attendance at all games. Cheerleaders and dance teams will … Read more

The 2020 FCIAC Fall Tournament Schedule

FCIAC Fall Tournaments Cross Country Regional Championships Wednesday, Nov. 4, Waveny Park, New Canaan West Region Boys Champion: Darien Girls Champion: Greenwich East Region Boys Champion: Trumbull Girls Champion: Trumbull Central Region Boys Champion: Ridgefield Girls Champion: Ridgefield Volleyball East Region First Round – Thursday, Nov. 5 Trumbull 3, Warde 0 (25-12, 25-12, 26-24) Ludlowe … Read more

Coaches Corner: Diane Burns, Stamford

Diane Burns Stamford Girls Basketball Years as head coach: 7 Full-time profession: Math Teacher at Stamford High School. From the coach: “I grew up in Brewster, New York, and played field hockey, basketball and softball. I attended Felician College in NJ on a basketball scholarship and was a four-year starting point guard and three-year captain. … Read more

Coaches Corner: Dave Danko, Warde

David M. Danko Fairfield HS/Fairfield Warde Girls Basketball Years as head coach: 26 Full-time profession: Owner of Danko Painting and Power washing and Co-Director of CT Premier Girls AAU Travel Basketball About the coach: David Danko joined the Warde family in 1982 when he entered as a freshman and, other than a brief break while … Read more

Staples’ Gerig, Greenwich’s Nelson lead FCIAC stars named to All-State girls basketball teams

Staples senior Arianna Gerig and Greenwich’s freshman phenom Mackenzie Nelson were selected to both the Game-Time CT All-State Girls Basketball First Team and the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Girls Basketball Class LL Team to highlight the group of 10 FCIAC girls who earned all-state recognition. The CHSCA and GameTimeCT each had different formats by … Read more