Wallace impressive in debut, as No. 2 St. Joseph rolls past McMahon

NORWALK — Jack Wallace introduced himself to Brien McMahon, and the FCIAC football world as a whole, when St. Joseph’s junior quarterback passed for five first-half touchdowns in the Cadets’ 45-0 victory over the Senators at Jack Casagrande Field on Friday night. Wallace, making his first start, completed 7-of-9 passes for 232 yards in just … Read more

Football 2019: ST. JOSEPH preview

“Jack Wallace is the guy,” St. Joseph football coach Joe Della Vechia said when asked to answer the Hogs’ biggest question entering the season: Who will replace Syracuse-bound David Summers at quarterback? A 5-10, 165-pound junior, Wallace was a terminator for the Hogs defense last year when he made 47 often-crushing tackles and intercepted two … Read more

FCIAC teams racked up 12 state championships during the spring

The FCIAC, as is seemingly the case every year, had much success during the spring season of regarding the accomplishments of its many participating teams in their respective state tournaments or state championship meets while concluding the 2018-19 school year for high school sports. The conference had 12 teams win state championships in various classes. … Read more

Paolini, St. Joseph break out the bats to dethrone Wolcott, win Class M baseball championship

MIDDLETOWN — The 12 St. Joseph seniors waited a long time for this one.After going out in the state semifinals the past two seasons, the No. 11 Cadets finally finished the job, beating No. 1 Wolcott 6-3 to win the CIAC Class M championship. It is the Cadets first title since 2013 and fifth overall. … Read more

Strong second half propels St. Joseph boys lacrosse past Bacon Academy, to repeat as Class S champs

NORWALK — St. Joseph goalie Kyle Burbank hit the nail on the head when he described the Cadets’ 9-3 victory over No. 3 seed Bacon Academy at Brien McMahon’s Jack Casagrande Field in Norwalk on Saturday. “I’ll take my 6 on 6 guys (backliners) against anyone in the state,” said Burbank, after coach Brendan Talbot’s … Read more

Owens, East Lyme topples St. Joseph to claim Class M girls lacrosse crown, first title since 2006

MILFORD—The prize waiting for the St. Joseph High School girls lacrosse team on Saturday at Jonathan Law High School was the program’s first-ever state championship. While opportunity was present, the result proved too elusive as No. 3 seed East Lyme High School defeated No. 13 St. Joseph, 10-6 in the 2019 Class M championship final. … Read more

Eight FCIAC teams contend for state championships on Saturday

Eight FCIAC teams will be playing for six state championships when the spring season concludes with CIAC finals on Saturday. Games are available to watch with a subscription via the NFHS Network. Class LL Baseball No. 5 Staples vs. No. 3 Southington At Palmer Field, Middletown, Noon Class M Baseball No. 11 St. Joseph vs. … Read more

Boys Lacrosse: St. Joseph too much for Sheehan, returns to defend its Class S title

CHESHIRE — For the eighth time in this decade, St. Joseph will play for the Class S boys lacrosse championship. The eighth-seeded and defending champion Cadets (13-5) blew out fourth-seeded Sheehan, 21-4, Wednesday night at the Maclary Complex and will go for their fifth Class S crown Saturday when they meet Bacon Academy at McMahon … Read more

Girls Lacrosse: St. Joseph reaches first state final in Class M, East Lyme returns for the first time since 2006

CHESHIRE —The St. Joseph and East Lyme girls lacrosse teams will each find themselves in an unfamiliar situation on Saturday and they just couldn’t be happier. Posting victories they will long remember, the Cadets and Vikings earned themselves berths in an event they’ve had their sights set on for quite some time — the state … Read more

FCIAC softball and boys lacrosse finals moved to Friday

Due to the threat of thunderstorms on Thursday evening, the FCIAC softball and boys lacrosse finals have been postponed until Friday. Both games will begin at 5 p.m. The FCIAC softball final featuring No. 1 St. Joseph and No. 2 Trumbull will be played at Sacred Heart University. The FCIAC boys lacrosse final featuring No. … Read more