Trumbull, St. Joseph boys ice hockey teams collect for local food bank during their game Thursday

The Trumbull and St. Joseph boys ice hockey teams will be collecting non-perishable food items, to be donated to a local food bank, during their game at The Rinks at Shelton on Thursday, Jan. 2. The game will begin at 4 p.m., with the collection taking place in the front lobby. Trumbull is 3-1 to … Read more

FCIAC teams featured on final girls and boys state soccer polls

The FCIAC had four teams ranked in the top 10 in each of the final girls soccer and boys soccer state coaches polls. Ridgefield and Staples were tied for third in the final Class LL-L girls soccer poll behind No. 1 Glastonbury and second-ranked Southington. Glastonbury was the unanimous choice for No. 1 shortly after … Read more

No. 2 St. Joseph holds off No. 1 Hand in L title game classic, wins 3rd different class in 3 years

NEW BRITAIN — Jaden Shirden, after his usual big rushing day, smiled when his teammates on the other side of the ball came up in conversation, the defense that led St. Joseph to their third CIAC football championship in a row. “They’re some bad boys,” Shirden said. “They come out and play. They do their … Read more

Defense Plus Shirden Carry Cadets To Class L Win Over Hand — And Likely No. 1 Ranking

NEW BRITAIN — In a season where it was overshadowed by a prolific offense that had games decided well before halftime, it was the defense that was going to have to come through if the St. Joseph football team was going to soar over the final hurdle and a dream more than three months in … Read more

Darien takes on Newtown for Class LL crown; St. Joseph faces Hand in Class L final

Class LL at McDougall Stadium, Trumbull HS No. 3 Darien (11-1) vs. No. 1 Newtown (12-0), 3 p.m. Watch: NFHS with subscription Click here for Class LL final capsule from Class L  at Veterans Stadium, New Britain No. 1 St. Joseph (12-0) vs. No. 2 Daniel Hand (12-0), 3 p.m. Watch: NFHS with subscription … Read more

Following his father, Shirden can lift St. Joseph to No. 1

TRUMBULL — When the young running back wasn’t running around the house, imitating his dad or Barry Sanders, the sign went on the door: “Watching film.” He watched the games of his father, or the games his father coached, featuring Torrey Mack, Octavias McKoy, Chuck Hatchett. Jaden Shirden was 8 or 9, his father, Duane, … Read more

DaSilva And Pagliarini Flourish In Anonymity For Cadets

It is a scene that has played out 12 times over the past three months, most recently Monday night after a 42-0 Class L semifinal win over New Canaan. After each victory by the St. Joseph football team, the attention is focused on the numbers on its side of the scoreboard. The Cadets have averaged … Read more

Shirden (5 TDs), No. 2 St. Joseph rout Pyne-less New Canaan in L semis; get No. 1 Hand next

STRATFORD — The Class L semifinal game between top-seeded St. Joseph and No. 4 New Canaan was played in a heavy rain which was more befitting Noah than a football game. But the Hogs had no need of an ark. They had Jaden Shirden instead. St. Joseph’s star running back was unstoppable, rushing for 257 … Read more

Shirden, Defense Lead St. Joseph To Class L Final After 42-0 Win Over New Canaan

STRATFORD — In a driving rainstorm, Jaden Shirden turned out to be better than all-wheel drive. In the second chapter of what is shaping up as one of the most prolific postseason performances in state history, Shirden rushed for 257 yards and five scores to lead St. Joseph to a 42-0 win over New Canaan … Read more

Darien, St. Joseph, New Canaan in state football semifinals Monday night

Darien, St. Joseph and New Canaan will all be in action tonight as the CIAC football playoffs head into the semifinal round. In Class LL, No. 3 Darien will travel to No. 2 Southington to take on the Blue Knights. The Wave defeated Southington 24-8 in week two of the regular season. The Class L … Read more