Kodonas’s pinch hit delivers No. 24 Norwalk past Westhill in LL final, to first state baseball title

MIDDLETOWN — As the medals were handed out to each member of both teams, Norwalk coach Ryan Mitchell was bent over talking to an assistant coach. “How did we do this; how did we do this?” Mitchell said. Norwalk had just defeated Westhill 1-0 in the Class LL championship game at Palmer Field Saturday afternoon, … Read more

Pitching And 7th-Inning Hit Lead Bears To 1-0 Win Over Westhill For First State Title

MIDDLETOWN — As first baseman William Arnold took the throw from catcher Jaden Echevarria on a dropped third strike for the final out of today’s Class LL baseball final, an outpouring of emotion was unleashed on Palmer Field, as a team from a city with a rich tradition in the sport finally got the chance … Read more

Norwalk, Westhill hope to add state championship to baseball legacy of towns

Whenever someone in the state starts talking about “baseball towns,” Stamford and Norwalk are always two of the first places mentioned. With good reason, both cities have produced excellent baseball talent and have had success in Little League, Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth and American Legion. They are the hometowns of Bobby Valentine, Mo Vaughn, Mickey … Read more

Warde’s Kuzmenok claims singles title; Staples pair wins doubles at boys tennis Invitational

MIDDLETOWN — Without much face-to-face time for training or competitive tennis during the pandemic last year, Petro Kuzmenok spent a good deal of time working on improving his serve. He was rewarded this season with a booming shot, better placement, and, as of Thursday, a State championship. Click here for the complete story

No. 24-seeded Norwalk upsets Greenwich to reach first state final since 1995

STAMFORD — As players celebrated around them, legendary former Norwalk baseball coach Pete Tucci hugged first-year baseball coach Ryan Mitchell on the third base line of Cubeta Stadium and said “Thank you for keeping the tradition going.” Tucci and Mitchell, Tucci’s former player and assistant coach, both know the history of Norwalk baseball as well … Read more

Norwalk girls lacrosse team fundraiser will benefit mental health awareness foundation

It’s a cause that Norwalk girls lacrosse coach Lynette Martinez holds close to her heart. While a student at Westhill High in Stamford, Martinez was softball teammates and friends with Rachel Sottosanti, who was a senior captain while Martinez was a sophomore. Sottosanti, a standout shortstop and captain for the Vikings, also coached youth basketball … Read more

‘This is a kid-driven award:’ Norwalk and Stamford honored with Michaels Cup

Stamford athletic director Chris Passmano said he owes the majority of his career to Norwalk athletic director Doug Marchetti. Marchetti gave Passamano his first coaching job and while at Norwalk, and Passamano learned how to be an athletic director by watching Marchetti conduct his business. It is fitting that both the Norwalk and Stamford athletic … Read more

Aracena scores on a header as Danbury boys soccer defeats Norwalk

DANBURY – After missing more than two weeks of preseason practice due to the COVID-19 shutdown in the city in late August, the Danbury boys soccer team has had to adjust on the fly as the season began. That included breaking in an all new defensive unit along with several other newcomers to the squad. … Read more

FCIAC donates to Meals for McMahon and Norwalk High food drive

The FCIAC donated $3,000 to a pair of Norwalk school food programs which provided meals to families in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Using funds raised from its annual golf outing, the FCIAC gave $1,500 each to Meals for McMahon and the Norwalk High School Athletics Virtual Food Drive on Friday, July 17, at Oak … Read more