Darien rolls past Ludlowe, adds 19th state championship to girls lacrosse dynasty

STRATFORD — Playing in the Darien girls lacrosse program comes with a unique perspective. It’s a team which measures success with championships, a goal it has achieved on the state level many times during the past 20 years.Chalk another one up for the Blue Wave dynasty. Darien won its seventh state championship in eight seasons … Read more

Lasane’s walk-off single delivers Southington past Ludlowe in LL final, to 19th state title

WEST HAVEN — As Jazmin Lasane made her slow trek to the batter’s box, she understood the gravity of the situation. With two outs and the winning run on third in the bottom of the seventh inning of the Class LL state championship, the pressure mounted for the senior who knew it could be the … Read more

‘A great way to end it’: Ludlowe girls lacrosse ready to face Darien in Class L final

FAIRFIELD — For the first time in her career with the Ludlowe girls lacrosse team, senior Callie Cirilli knows her next game will be her last as a Falcon. No matter the outcome, playing against Darien in Saturday’s Class L final will be a shining moment for the program and its seniors. “This is the … Read more

Ludlowe surrenders early home run, then blasts Trumbull away to reach first state final

WEST HAVEN — What Fairfield Ludlowe softball coach Lou Bunosso called “a once in a lifetime lineup” has catapulted the Falcons into uncharted territory. No. 2-seeded Ludlowe, fresh off its 11-1 victory over Trumbull in Wednesday’s Class LL semifinal at Frank Biondi Field in West Haven, will play No. 1 Southington for its first state … Read more

Ludlowe’s Third Win Over Staples Good For Trip To Class LL Semifinals

FAIRFIELD — The first two steps of the Class LL Softball Tournament have been a prove-you-can-beat-a-team-three-times tour for Fairfield Ludlowe. And the FCIAC champion has proved up to the task. Ten days after needing a walkoff hit in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Staples in the conference semifinals, the Falcons made it … Read more

Fairfield Ludlowe breaks through, upsets New Canaan in Class L boys lacrosse

All season, Fairfield Ludlowe has been a thorn in the sides of some of the state’s top boys lacrosse teams. At the biggest moment, the pesky Falcons took one of them down. Goalie Murphy Hoey didn’t allow a goal for the last 26-plus minutes, and Liam Keesser’s goal 1:24 into the second four-minute overtime period … Read more

Reyes, Ludlowe rally to top St. Joseph for first FCIAC softball crown

FAIRFIELD — Ludlowe’s Maddy Reyes stepped up to the plate knowing her team needed a hit. The Falcons had the bases loaded and were down two runs to St. Joseph in the top of the fifth inning in Thursday’s FCIAC softball final at Sacred Heart University. Ludlowe’s only blemish on its season had come from … Read more

New Canaan-Darien III Now A Reality After Impressive Semifinal Wins

Can the addition of one of the country’s best players help the eight-time defending conference girls lacrosse champion bridge the gap against the team it has lost to twice by a total of three goals this season? Some variance of this storyline has seemed inevitable since New Canaan, with one practice after two weeks of … Read more

No. 1 Darien leads field of eight into FCIAC boys lacrosse tournament

The Darien Blue Wave, unbeaten in conference play, will be the No.1 seed when the FCIAC boys lacrosse tournament gets underway on Monday, May 24. The top four seeds – No. 1 Darien, No. 2 Staples, No. 3 New Canaan and No. 4 Wilton – will host quarterfinal games, before the tournament shifts to New … Read more

Top-ranked New Canaan leads eight teams into FCIAC girls lacrosse playoffs

The New Canaan Rams wrapped up a perfect regular season on Friday and will be the No.1 seed for the FCIAC girls lacrosse tournament, which begins on Monday, May 24. The top four seeds – No. 1 New Canaan, No. 2 Darien, No. 3 Wilton and No. 4 Ludlowe – will host quarterfinal games, before … Read more