Darien, Greenwich lead way as FCIAC teams star in state swimming and diving

As is the case every year, the FCIAC certainly acquitted itself quite well with much success at the recent girls swimming and diving state championship meets. Darien won the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Class L Girls Swimming and Diving Championships, Greenwich was runner-up in both the Class LL and State Open championship meets, and the … Read more

Rinello, Barber lead Greenwich over Staples, will face Darien in states

WESTPORT — Greenwich junior quarterback James Rinello entered the Cardinals’ game against Thanksgiving football rival Staples with 28 touchdown passes and a mere three interceptions to his ledger this season, and he improved upon those already impressive numbers on Thursday. Rinello threw for 231 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for Greenwich, which concluded its … Read more

Frustrated in two previous meetings, Staples bests Darien for 4th straight Class L field hockey title

WETHERSFIELD—For the Staples field hockey program, there is no place more beautiful than Wethersfield in late November. The Wreckers captured their fourth consecutive Class L field hockey state championship Saturday by defeating Darien, 4-2 at Wethersfield High School’s Joe Cottone Field. “To win four straight state championships is an amazing feeling,” said Staples senior tri-captain … Read more

Cross Country: Noble’s performance highlights great postseason for FCIAC runners

MANCHESTER – Greenwich’s Mari Noble may still be a junior but she has already secured her status as being among the best female distance runners in FCIAC history. Noble has had quite the run of postseason success to confirm that. She was the individual champion at the CIAC State Open Girls Cross Country Championships and … Read more

Staples Overcomes Early Deficit To Defeat Darien For Fourth Straight State Title

WETHERSFIELD — If winning not one, but two outright state championships the last two years wasn’t quite enough to change the narrative, then perhaps for the Staples field hockey team the third time was a charm. Staples won its third consecutive outright Class L state title — four in a row with 2016’s co-championship — … Read more

CIAC Scoreboard: Staples field hockey, Trumbull volleyball claim state crowns

The FCIAC will have six teams in contention for four championships when the CIAC’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball finals are played on Saturday, Nov. 23. The Class L field hockey and Class LL volleyball finals will feature head-to-head clashes of  FCIAC teams, while two boys soccer teams will be playing, with Greenwich in Class … Read more

Staples tops Norwalk to set up Class L rematch with Darien

WESTON — The Staples and Darien field hockey teams will play for a championship this weekend. If that sounds familiar, there’s good reason. The two FCIAC powers have clashed for no fewer than four state or conference titles since 2016, including this year’s scoreless duel in the league final. The Wreckers finalized the latest match-up … Read more

Staples’ State-Final Run Dashed By Glastonbury On Late Goal

WATERBURY — It took a perfect finish to finish the Staples girls soccer team’s season. Chloe Landers scored with 10 minutes remaining to give Glastonbury a 1-0 victory in the Class LL semifinals tonight at Municipal Stadium. “Chloe is an amazing player and she made a quality finish — a perfect finish — on that … Read more

Shirden, No. 2 St. Joseph rout Staples to stay unbeaten

TRUMBULL — Jaden Shirden ran for four touchdowns, Jack Wallace threw for three scores, and the St. Joseph defense kept Staples out of the end zone en route to a 50-0 victory at Dalling Field on Saturday. Coach Joe Della Vecchia’s Cadets are ranked second in the GameTimeCT poll and improved to 8-0. Coach Phil … Read more

Staples romps past New Canaan and into Class L field hockey semis

WESTPORT — Kyle Kirby and her teammates on the Staples field hockey team have been on quite a tear since early in the season, but they weren’t entirely satisfied with their past couple of games. It’ll be difficult for the Wreckers to find anything wrong with their latest performance Staples burst from the blocks with … Read more