Boys Basketball: New Canaan survives challenge from Staples for 15th win

WESTPORT — In the recent past it was not uncommon to see the New Canaan boys basketball team establish an early lead, only to see it disappear down the stretch and ultimately turn into a loss. This year, however, it’s been a different story for the Rams. Monday night at Staples High School, the Rams … Read more

Danbury wins Class LL wrestling title for 19th time in 23 years; Trumbull claims 2nd

TRUMBULL — For the 19th time in the past 23 years, Danbury has been crowned the kings of Class LL wrestling. Danbury, the state’s top-ranked team, survived a strong challenge from the Trumbull Eagles and claimed the state title during the tournament this weekend at Trumbull High School. The Hatters had nine wrestlers reach the … Read more

The FCIAC girls basketball quarterfinals by the numbers

Eight teams will tip off the FCIAC Girls Basketball Tournament on Saturday when the quarterfinal games are played at Fairfield-Ludlowe High School. The Norwalk Bears, the top-ranked team in the GameTimeCT Top 10 poll, lead the way at No. 1. Defending champion Trumbull is No. 2, followed No. 3 Trinity Catholic, No. 4 Danbury, No. … Read more

Field set for FCIAC Girls Basketball Tournament

The match-ups are set for the 2019 FCIAC girls basketball tournament, which will get underway with four quarterfinal games at Fairfield-Ludlowe High School on Saturday, Feb. 16. The eight tournament teams had been determined prior to the start of action on Wednesday, but seedings were still up in the air. The Norwalk Bears (20-0) head … Read more

Ridgefield-Danbury girls hockey tops Stamford-Westhill-Staples

STAMFORD — It is an exciting time for the Ridgefield-Danbury girls ice hockey program. Although there is just one senior on the roster, Ridgefield-Danbury improved its overall record to 7-7-1 Saturday by posting a 6-1 road triumph over Stamford-Westhill-Staples at Terry Conners rink. The Tigers are now 5-4-1 in the FCIAC and entered the contest … Read more

No. 3 Trumbull remains unbeaten in defensive struggle vs. Staples

TRUMBULL — Chicken or the Egg? Which comes first? The question posed by Trumbull High and Staples of Westport was similar in nature when the FCIAC contenders met in Trumbull on Thursday night. Is it important when your offense is lacking to retain your defensive principles to stay in the game? Or are those plans … Read more

Lops triple-double helps Walsh get first win as Trinity girls coach

WESTPORT — Prior to his first game coaching the Trinity Catholic girls basketball team, Mike Walsh felt something he not felt in years. Nervous. After winning 633 games as the boys coach at Trinity before retiring after last season, Walsh was called into duty as the Crusaders girls coach when Mike Martino stepped down last … Read more

Seven FCIAC teams claimed state titles during a terrific fall campaign

As is usually the case when the postseason state tournaments and championship meets take place, during this past fall season the FCIAC yet again had significant success as it won nine championships and had a solid .571 winning percentage in the eight combined fall sports. The Greenwich and St. Joseph football teams, Staples field hockey … Read more

Ridgefield, Staples top final state girls soccer poll; Greenwich, Danbury highlight boys soccer poll for FCIAC

Ridgefield and Staples were ranked first and second, respectively, in the final coaches Class LL-L girls’ soccer state poll. Greenwich and Danbury were the FCIAC teams in the Top 10 of the last Class LL-L boys’ soccer state poll. Ridgefield and Staples both advanced to the championship game of the 2018 Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference … Read more