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

State Championship Saturday: FCIAC teams battle for four crowns

Saturday, Nov. 17 Class LL Volleyball Final At East Haven High School, 10 a.m. No. 12 Darien Blue Wave (18-7) vs. No. 10 Amity Spartans (19-6) Where to watch: NFHS Network (subscription) State Finals History Darien: 19th appearance; 17 State Championships; Last title – 2014 vs. Cheshire 3-0 Amity: 17th appearance; 10 State Championships; Last … Read more

Middlebrook lifts Ridgefield past Simsbury, into Class LL girls soccer final

WATERBURY— Ridgefield senior Claire Middlebrook turned her team’s Class LL semifinal against Simsbury into a set piece drill, one that likely could be made into an instructional video. She lined up about six free kicks her teammates won in dangerous positions, and displayed the precision that most players only hope for once. Two found their … Read more

NE Cross Country: Staples boys, Danbury girls lead FCIAC at championship meet

Forty-five runners representing eight FCIAC schools participated in the 84th Annual New England Interscholastic Cross Country Championships Saturday at Derryfield Park in Manchester, N.H., on Saturday. The field features runners from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The top 25 individual runners and the top six teams from those states qualified. The Staples … Read more

Meet The Captains: Claire Middlebrook, Ridgefield Girls Soccer

Being named a captain of a high school sports team is a huge honor for athletes. Those who earn the captain’s role are leaders for their peers both on and off the field, and take on a great responsibility to their teammates and coaches. The FCIAC is honoring these leaders with the “Meet The Captains” … Read more

Danbury girls, Staples boys claim state cross country championships

MANCHESTER – The Danbury girls and Staples boys cross country teams each won state Class LL championships this past Friday, Oct. 26, at Wickham Park to add onto the team titles they each won eight days earlier at the 2018 FCIAC Cross Country Championships. Greenwich sophomore Mari Noble placed first in Friday’s 2018 Connecticut Interscholastic … Read more

FCIAC Girls Volleyball Quarterfinal Scoreboard and Box Scores

Westhill 3, Staples 0 25-14, 25-14, 25-20 Westhill Highlights Caroline Boyd – 9 aces, 14 service pts Vana Servos – 15 assists, 9 service pts, 6 digs Betsy Sachs – 12 kills, 8 service pts Sophia Thagouras – 11 assists, 4 kills, 6 aces, 7 service pts Nina Bakuradze – 5 service pts, 7 digs … Read more

The FCIAC volleyball tournament by the numbers

Eight volleyball teams will hit the courts on Tuesday as the 2018 FCIAC tournament gets underway with quarterfinal matches at the homes of the top four seeds. The Westhill Vikings lead the way at No. 1, followed by No. 2 Trumbull, No. 3 St. Joseph and No. 4 Greenwich in the top four. The visiting … Read more

FCIAC soccer and field hockey semifinal scoreboard and box scores

FCIAC Boys Soccer Semifinals Danbury 1, Ludlowe 0 Ludlowe 0-0 0 Danbury 0-1 1 Danbury: Thiago DosReis 1g Goalies FL – Nicholas Tenreiro 5 saves D – Matthew Silva 10 saves Trumbull 0, Staples 0 (Trumbull wins 3-1 on PKs) Staples 0-0-0-0 0 Trumbull 0-0-0-0 0 Staples PKs: Austin Sholes Trumbull PKs: Jason Weinstein, Dominic … Read more

FCIAC Exceptional Scholar-Athletes, Fall, 2018

Blake Cellar, Darien Football Blake has been accepted to the National Honor Society and has a cumulative GPA of 4.27. He has been awarded the Cornell Book Award and placed first at a statewide DECA (business) competition. Blake has won two Class LL state championships as a me mber of the varsity football team. The … Read more