Darien, Greenwich lead way as FCIAC teams star in state swimming and diving

As is the case every year, the FCIAC certainly acquitted itself quite well with much success at the recent girls swimming and diving state championship meets. Darien won the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Class L Girls Swimming and Diving Championships, Greenwich was runner-up in both the Class LL and State Open championship meets, and the … Read more

‘Gritty’ defense propels Southington past Ridgefield, into LL semifinals

SOUTHINGTON — Points, as expected, were precious. In a Class LL quarterfinal playoff game featuring two of the state’s best defenses, second-seed Southington held on for a 13-9 victory over seventh-seed Ridgefield on Wednesday evening at Fontana Field. The Blue Knights (10-1) will now host third-seed Darien in the semifinals Monday night back in Southington. … Read more

Six FCIAC teams kickoff state football tournaments tonight

Six FCIAC teams will kick off postseason action on Wednesday as the CIAC tournament gets underway with the quarterfinal round. Click here for a rundown of where to follow the games on twitter. Here’s the complete schedule Class LL Quarterfinals No. 6 Greenwich (9-1) at No. 3 Darien (9-1) Watch: Darien Athletic Foundation Listen: WGCH … Read more

Ridgefield builds big lead, beats Danbury to clinch LL playoff berth

RIDGEFIELD — Following a two-year absence, the Ridgefield football team is headed back to the state playoffs. A strong start and a good finish did the trick as the Tigers defeated Danbury, 36-21, on Wednesday evening in the final regular-season games for both teams. With the victory, Ridgefield (8-2) clinched one of the final berths … Read more

Cross Country: Noble’s performance highlights great postseason for FCIAC runners

MANCHESTER – Greenwich’s Mari Noble may still be a junior but she has already secured her status as being among the best female distance runners in FCIAC history. Noble has had quite the run of postseason success to confirm that. She was the individual champion at the CIAC State Open Girls Cross Country Championships and … Read more

Freshman Hapgood, senior Hellman propel Darien past Ridgefield, into Class L field hockey final

WESTON — It says a lot about the enduring legacy of the Darien field hockey program that in the spotlight of a state semifinal game, the leaders of the Blue Wave’s offense were a senior veteran and a freshman who just joined the varsity team a few weeks ago. Ryan Hapgood, the freshman, delivered a … Read more

Southington ends Ridgefield’s two-year reign in girls soccer, will face Glastonbury in all-CCC Class LL final

NAUGATUCK — The Southington girls soccer team will get a shot at winning its first outright state championship after defeating Ridgefield 1-0 Tuesday night in the Class LL semifinals at Naugatuck’s Veterans Field. The lone goal of the game came from sophomore Maya Wroblewski on a loose ball in front of the Ridgefield goal late … Read more

Ridgefield keeps Class LL three-peat bid alive by edging FCIAC rival St. Joseph

TRUMBULL — Ridgefield vs. St. Joseph could have been a possible state final had the Class LL tournament seedings been a little different. But the two FCIAC titans had to settle for a state quarterfinal Saturday afternoon. The high-level contest came down to the final seconds as expected, with St. Joseph trying to tie it. … Read more

Rinello, defense lead No. 4 Greenwich over No. 9 Ridgefield

GREENWICH — Even down by 20 points at halftime, Ridgefield found another level in the second half. The No. 9 Tigers started moving the ball on No. 4 Greenwich at Cardinal Stadium and threatened to make a game of it again. Big plays from the Greenwich defense denied them that chance. The Cardinals recovered a fumble … Read more