Barber, Muir unstoppable as Greenwich shuts out New Canaan for CIAC Class LL state title

STAMFORD — With A.J. Barber catching and throwing touchdowns, Gavin Muir consistently moving an up-tempo offense and the defense displaying its usual dominance, the first half just kept getting better and better for Greenwich in Saturday’s Class LL football final against New Canaan. By the time the first 24 minutes of play concluded, the Cardinals … Read more

CIAC Football Championships: Three FCIAC teams in hunt for two crowns

Greenwich, New Canaan and St. Joseph will all be in action as the CIAC football championship games are played on Saturday. The Greenwich Cardinals and New Canaan Rams will square off for the Class LL title at 10 a.m. at Stamford’s Boyle Stadium. The game features a father-son head coaching match-up between New Canaan’s Lou … Read more

An emotional week of triumph, tragedy and family for Greenwich coach John Marinelli

Since taking the reins of the Greenwich football program in 2015, John Marinelli has returned the Cardinals to their place among the state’s elite teams. On Saturday, unbeaten Greenwich will play in a state final for the second straight season, lining up against the New Canaan Rams, the team Marinelli grew up watching, playing for … Read more

Ridgefield, Staples top final state girls soccer poll; Greenwich, Danbury highlight boys soccer poll for FCIAC

Ridgefield and Staples were ranked first and second, respectively, in the final coaches Class LL-L girls’ soccer state poll. Greenwich and Danbury were the FCIAC teams in the Top 10 of the last Class LL-L boys’ soccer state poll. Ridgefield and Staples both advanced to the championship game of the 2018 Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference … Read more

Greenwich overwhelms Newtown to advance to Class LL state title game

GREENWICH — Greenwich was a frequent visitor to Newtown’s end of the field, in fact, Nighthawks’ territory seemed like it was the Cardinals’ second home during Sunday’s Class LL Tournament football semifinals. Possession after possession, Greenwich started with the ball in Newtown territory in the first half, with almost all of its drives ending at … Read more

New Canaan rolls over Fairfield Prep, sets up Marinelli showdown for LL title

FAIRFIELD — Two months ago, the New Canaan Rams were 3-2 and were staring at a lost football season with no playoffs for the first time in 14 years. Now, they’re ready to rumble for a state championship. New Canaan delivered its most complete performance of the season on a big stage as the Rams … Read more

Greenwich’s defense hoping to meet its next challenge in Newtown

Greenwich’s football foes have featured teams with potent running games such as New Britain and Staples and squads with prolific aerial attacks like New Canaan. And as was the case in their Class LL Tournament quarterfinal-round game against New Britain, the Cardinals’ defense aced each offensive test they faced. The Cardinals’ next challenge is Sunday, … Read more

Greenwich, New Canaan, St. Joseph in state football semis Sunday

Three FCIAC teams will be looking to take the final step into the state football championship games when the CIAC semifinals are held on Sunday, Dec . 2. In Class LL, the unbeaten Greenwich Cardinals, the top-ranked team in the state, will host the Newtown Nighthawks at Cardinal Stadium, while the New Canaan Rams face … Read more

Three FCIAC football teams advance with state quarterfinal victories

The Greenwich Cardinals, New Canaan Rams and St. Joseph Cadets all advanced with victories in the CIAC football quarterfinals on Tuesday, while the Darien Blue Wave had its run of three straight state championships come to an end with a loss in Newtown. Greenwich, New Canaan and St. Joseph will all be in action in … Read more

Muir, defense lead Greenwich past New Britain into Class LL football semifinals

GREENWICH — Despite the bit of uncertainty that comes with playing an unfamiliar opponent, one of the aspects Greenwich took some comfort in heading into Tuesday’s Class LL quarterfinal-round game against New Britain was the game was being held at Cardinal Stadium — a venue it hadn’t lost at since 2015. Senior quarterback Gavin Muir … Read more