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

Shirden, No. 2 St. Joseph rout Staples to stay unbeaten

TRUMBULL — Jaden Shirden ran for four touchdowns, Jack Wallace threw for three scores, and the St. Joseph defense kept Staples out of the end zone en route to a 50-0 victory at Dalling Field on Saturday. Coach Joe Della Vecchia’s Cadets are ranked second in the GameTimeCT poll and improved to 8-0. Coach Phil … Read more

Smith’s goal, defense deliver Staples past St. Joseph, to school’s fifth FCIAC title

WILTON — In a physical game full of hard challenges and fouls, it was fitting the only score came off a set piece. Autumn Smith was able to convert on Gabby Gonzalez’s free kick with 33 minutes left in the second half, and the Staples defense made the goal stand up as the top-seeded Wreckers … Read more

Wreckers Earn Elusive FCIAC Title With 1-0 Win Over St. Joseph

WILTON — The seniors on the Staples girls soccer team made it their quest this fall after going 0 for 3 in championship games to make sure their careers did not end empty-handed. So when the moment finally arrived tonight after a hard-fought and intelligently played 1-0 win over St. Joseph for the FCIAC title, … Read more

St. Joseph wins in OT, Staples cruises to advance to FCIAC final

WILTON — As part of her pep talk before the start of overtime, St. Joseph junior forward Maddie Fried reminded her teammates that they hadn’t come this far for nothing, adding that she had never wanted to win a game so badly in her life. Fried then did her part, converting a penalty kick in … Read more

Darien and Staples will clash again for FCIAC field hockey crown

NORWALK — As a freshman, Darien’s Raina Johns is making her first journey through the FCIAC field hockey tournament. If the early returns are any indications, the Blue Wave is in for a heck of a ride. Johns scored on two penalty strokes, including one with 2:04 remaining as Darien defeated rival New Canaan, 3-2, … Read more

Unbeaten St. Joseph spreads the wealth, defeats Warde

TRUMBULL — St. Joseph won a 63-3 decision from Warde in an FCIAC football contest at Dalling Field on Saturday afternoon. The easy answer to the Hogs’ offensive success would be the individual talents of quarterback Jack Wallace, who threw for five touchdowns. Or maybe it was Jaden Shirden and his 100-plus yards rushing and … Read more

Staples leads eight teams into FCIAC girls soccer playoffs

The Staples Wreckers will be the top seed after completing a 14-0-2 regular season with a 3-0 win over Wilton in their final game on Tuesday. The tournament will begin on Friday with quarterfinal games at the top four seeds: Staples, St. Joseph, Ridgefield and New Canaan. The semifinals will follow on either Monday or … Read more

Defense, Shirden’s four touchdowns lead No. 2 St. Joseph past No. 7 Ridgefield

TRUMBULL — First Jaden Shirden cut to the right, gained almost 20 yards, somehow stayed in bounds, got away from one defender, cut back left, took it inside the 10. It seemed the whole Ridgefield defense was swarming the St. Joseph running back but couldn’t pull him down. The Tigers did drag him down eventually … Read more

State football polls feature four FCIAC contenders

Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference members St. Joseph, Greenwich and Darien and are all ranked among the top four teams in both of the most recent state high school football polls. Daniel Hand is was voted the No. 1 team and followed by second-ranked St. Joseph, No. 3 Greenwich and fourth-ranked Darien in the most … Read more