Inspired by coach’s family, New Canaan girls hockey gives back to community

At a young age, Rich Bulan learned a clear and everlasting lesson from his father. “No matter how bad you think things are or what’s going on in your life,” he was told, “there’s always somebody out there who has it worse. If you can do something to help, you should help.” It’s a message … Read more

O’Connell lifts New Canaan girls soccer to FCIAC West title over Darien

DARIEN — New Canaan senior girls soccer player Courtney O’Connell was as surprised as anyone when her corner kick early in the second half wound up in the back of the net. O’Connell’s kick came hooking in from the left corner and an attempt to punch it over the top of the goal by Darien’s … Read more

New Canaan field hockey, Westhill boys soccer withdraw from FCIAC tournaments

The Westhill boys soccer team and New Canaan field hockey team have withdrawn from the FCIAC postseason tournaments. In boys soccer, top-seeded Greenwich has been declared FCIAC West Region champion. Westhill and Greenwich were to play in the final on Tuesday. In field hockey, New Canaan, the top seed in the FCIAC West Region, was … Read more

Greenwich girls volleyball sweeps New Canaan in FCIAC West semifinals

GREENWICH — One win from perfection. That’s the exciting situation the Greenwich girls volleyball team has put itself in after turning in another effective performance on Saturday. Carrying the momentum throughout, top-seeded Greenwich registered a 3-0 victory over visiting New Canaan in the semifinal round of the FCIAC West Region Tournament. Click here for more

Chloe Humphrey’s hat trick lifts Darien past rival New Canaan

DARIEN — There was no way for New Canaan girls soccer coach Rich Hickson to sugarcoat the situation following the Rams’ latest battle with Darien. It was, he said, “beyond frustrating.” For the third time this season, Darien and New Canaan waged an epic battle befitting two evenly-matched teams, and for the third time, Darien … Read more

Unbeaten Greenwich volleyball answers challenge from New Canaan

NEW CANAAN — During its first seven matches this season, the Greenwich volleyball team has managed to remain unscathed, winning each time out without dropping a set. While the latest victory was yet another 3-0 shutout, it was definitely a bit different for the Cardinals, and they appreciated the challenge. Click here for more

Darien field hockey upends rival New Canaan in second of three meetings

NEW CANAAN — In a typical season, a battle between the New Canaan and Darien field hockey teams would be a preview of a playoff showdown late in the postseason. Under current circumstances, however, the latest game between the rivals could more succinctly be titled “Round Two.” Freshman Blake Wilks sandwiched two goals around a … Read more

Westhill sees positives in 7-on-7 football, tops New Canaan in final seconds

STAMFORD — A popular refrain in Connecticut high school football this fall has been that since it’s the 7-on-7 format, the games don’t mean anything. That would be hard to tell by the outpouring of joy from the Westhill football team after its win over New Canaan on Friday in Stamford. Click here for more

Darien volleyball wins back-to-back against rival New Canaan

NEW CANAAN — One of the unusual quirks of the 2020 volleyball season, alongside masks and safety protocols of course, is the fact that rivals such as Darien and New Canaan wound up facing each other twice, in back-to-back games, at the start of the schedule. For the Blue Wave, the situation worked out just … Read more

“Devastating”: New Canaan’s Marinelli heartbroken for his Rams after football’s cancellation

Friday night was supposed to be the first official game of Lou Marinelli’s 40th year as head coach of New Canaan football. Instead of a celebration of that milestone, however, he and his Rams are sidelined; shut down by the CIAC’s decision to follow the Department of Public Health’s recommendation and not play 11-on-11 football … Read more