Coaches Corner: Joe Della Vecchia, St. Joseph

Joe Della Vecchia St. Joseph Football Years as head coach: 22 Other sports coached or currently coaching: St. Joseph boys golf From the coach: “I am married to my beautiful wife, Kathleen, (who I met at SJ). We will celebrate 32 years of marriage later this summer. We have four children, Christine (UMass-Amherst ’13), Joseph … Read more

FCIAC Super Saturday Tournament Schedule, Scoreboard

It’ll be a super Saturday for FCIAC teams as the conference crowns its girls ice hockey champion, and also opens its boys basketball and ice hockey tournaments today. FCIAC Boys Basketball Quarterfinals All games at Fairfield-Warde No. 3 Warde 51, No. 6 Staples 44 No. 2 Trinity Catholic 53, No. 7 Wilton 50 No. 4 … Read more

Ava Mancini leads Ludlowe gymnastics to first FCIAC title

STAMFORD — At previous FCIAC gymnastics championship meets, Ludlowe coach Kim Longobucco had a habit of trying to follow scores and figure out where her team stood throughout the competition. This year, she followed the less complicated path of staying in the moment, and the results were spectacular for her Falcons. With junior Ava Mancini … Read more

McGarrity And Knachel Combine For 45 Points To Lead Ridgefield Past St. Joseph

TRUMBULL — It is death by a thousand cuts when facing the Ridgefield boys basketball team. There are seldom roundhouse knockout punches. No, it is winning minutes by three points here, four points there, until you are like St. Joseph was tonight, down by 17 late in what would become a 68-55 loss to the … Read more

Ludlowe Plays Near-Perfect Game For 83-54 Win Over St. Joseph

FAIRFIELD — Losing by 29 points in a game that was billed as a battle of 11-3 contenders obviously left St. Joseph boys basketball coach Kevin Wielk besides himself afterwards. With his head hanging rather low, he offered no postgame comment other than to simply say, “We didn’t play well.” But in all fairness, it … Read more

Trumbull edges St. Joseph in final game of series at Fairfield’s Alumni Hall

FAIRFIELD — Buddy Bray remembers his dad “dragging me out to watch games” at Fairfield University’s Alumni Hall when he was a kid in the 1970s. He competed there when he played at the University of Bridgeport. And Bray has gotten to coach in the building several times as well at Trumbull High. Friday night … Read more

Barbato, defense leads Trumbull past rival St. Joseph

FAIRFIELD — Cassi Barbato scored 17 points to lead Trumbull to its 61-36 victory over St. Joseph in the opening game of the Playing For a Cure doubleheader at Fairfield University’s Alumni Hall on Friday. Barbato, game to game, is the top scorer for coach Steve Tobitsch’s Eagles. It wasn’t her point total — it … Read more

St. Joseph holds off New Canaan to win another tight one

TRUMBULL —St. Joseph found another way to pull out a victory when coach Kevin Wielk’s Cadets defeated New Canaan, 72-70, on Vito Montelli Court Monday night. St. Joe’s in now 10-2 overall and a league-leading 9-1 (with Ridgefield) in the FCIAC. Paul Fabbri scored 30 points for St. Joe’s, which added this tight win to … Read more

St. Joseph edges Greenwich on Jason James’ basket in final second

GREENWICH — Trailing by double digits for the majority of its game against Greenwich didn’t cause the St. Joseph boys basketball team to panic. Instead, the Cadets followed the lead of one of their youngest guards and kept their poise. Keeping calm under pressure, St. Joseph sophomore guard Jason James had the ball in his … Read more