Chase for City Cup picks back up with Westhill vs. Stamford basketball this weekend

The first official City Cup in 2019 came down to the final events of the girls outdoor track meet with Stamford edging Westhill by winning the final two events of the day. The excitement of that first season of the Cup spilled over and continued to build in to the 2019-20 seasons. However, like the rest of … Read more

‘Frustrating’: Cancelation slows progress of girls wrestling in Connecticut

Vienna Prado began wrestling in seventh grade, mostly taking on boys as she progressed from middle school and up through three years of high school wrestling. Prior to her junior year at Stamford, it was announced the CIAC would hold its first All-Girls Wrestling State Open Invitational with 75 female wrestlers participating. Click here for … Read more

‘This is a kid-driven award:’ Norwalk and Stamford honored with Michaels Cup

Stamford athletic director Chris Passmano said he owes the majority of his career to Norwalk athletic director Doug Marchetti. Marchetti gave Passamano his first coaching job and while at Norwalk, and Passamano learned how to be an athletic director by watching Marchetti conduct his business. It is fitting that both the Norwalk and Stamford athletic … Read more

Greenwich powers past Stamford to capture FCIAC West Region title

GREENWICH — Wednesday, the Greenwich field hockey team exhibited the 60 minutes of consistency and focus that coach Megan Wax was hoping for the majority of this season and it resulted in an inspired victory over Darien in the FCIAC West Region Tournament semifinals. Thursday, the Cardinals produced 60 more minutes of excellence and the … Read more

Darien XC unveils new home course after 15 years of road meets

DARIEN — Darien’s cross country runners have become very adept at being road warriors. Fifteen years without a home meet tends to have that effect. But as the Blue Wave is finding out this fall, there’s no place like home. Running on the new course on the Darien High School campus, the Blue Wave boys … Read more

Greenwich, Stamford football teams aiming to get the most they can out of 7-on-7 football

GREENWICH — Cardinal Stadium on a Friday night in the fall is typically reserved for traditional, 11-on-11 tackle football, but Friday, 7-on-7 non-contact, late-afternoon football was played instead in this atypical season. And though the game was held in an extremely different format, the spirit on both the Greenwich and visiting Stamford squad were high. … Read more

Coaches Corner: Sheena Carpenter, Stamford

Sheena J. Carpenter Stamford Boys’ Volleyball Years as head coach: 3 (coached team since its inaugural season) Other teams coached or currently coaching: Quinnipiac College (4years), and Wilbur Cross (4 years) Full-time profession: Teaching Physical Education for 34 years total (PE & Health Education at Stamford HS for the last 13 years). I started my … Read more

Coaches Corner: Diane Burns, Stamford

Diane Burns Stamford Girls Basketball Years as head coach: 7 Full-time profession: Math Teacher at Stamford High School. From the coach: “I grew up in Brewster, New York, and played field hockey, basketball and softball. I attended Felician College in NJ on a basketball scholarship and was a four-year starting point guard and three-year captain. … Read more

Coaches Corner: Rick Lewis, Westhill and Stamford

Rick Lewis Westhill and Stamford High Schools Girls and Boys Swimming & Diving Years as head coach: 42 Full-time profession: Aquatics Coach – Stamford YMCA About the coach: A State Champion Swimmer at Greenwich High, Rick went on to an illustrious career at The University of Connecticut where he won numerous New England and Yankee … Read more

Coaches Corner: Mike Smeriglio, Stamford

Mike Smeriglio Stamford Volleyball Years as head coach: 25 Other sports coached or currently coaching: Westhill boys volleyball and girls basketball (current). Full-time profession: History teacher. Hobbies: Reading, Running. From the coach: “I have been lucky to have coached hundreds of great athletes in the best conference. It is satisfying that many former players stay … Read more