Kirby’s walk-off, two-run home run lifts St. Joseph past Trumbull, into FCIAC semifinals

TRUMBULL — Aaron Kirby delivered a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to power St. Joseph to an 11-10 walk-off win over town rivals Trumbull in the FCIAC baseball quarterfinals on Saturday. “That’s definitely the biggest hit of my life,” Kirby said. “I was looking for something in my zone. My … Read more

Gell, Trumbull shut out Greenwich to advance to FCIAC softball semifinals

TRUMBULL — Emily Gell provided the pitching, Alexa Adinolfi supplied the power and everyone in the field chipped in defensively for Trumbull, which began the FCIAC tournament Saturday like a team on a mission. Gell scattered seven hits, Adinolfi paced a 13-hit attack with a three-run homer and the Eagles made all the plays in … Read more

Trumbull boys soccer coach Sebe Gangemi dies after yearlong illness

TRUMBULL — Trumbull High boys’ soccer coach Sebastian Gangemi, known for his passion for the game and for his commitment to his players, passed away on Wednesday after a yearlong battle with leukemia. He was 64. “What made Sebastian so special was his personality,” Trumbull athletic director Mike King said. “He was a great man, … Read more

Tournament field set for FCIAC boys lacrosse

Defending FCIAC champion Darien and defending Class L champion Ridgefield are the top two seeds for the conference tournament, which will get underway with the quarterfinal round on Saturday, May 18. The top four seeds — No. 1 Darien, No. 2 Ridgefield, No. 3 New Canaan and No. 4 Wilton — will host games before … Read more

Field of eight set for 2019 FCIAC baseball tournament

The Brien McMahon Senators became the final team in FCIAC baseball tournament field on Thursday, setting up the four quarterfinal contests on Saturday. McMahon clinched the eighth and final seed when Westhill lost to Ridgefield 6-2 and was eliminated from the playoff picture. The Staples Wreckers are the No. 1 seed, followed by Ludlowe at … Read more

No. 1 St. Joseph leads field of eight teams into FCIAC softball tournament

The St. Joseph Cadets wrapped up a perfect FCIAC regular season on Wednesday and will be the No. 1 seed for the conference softball tournament, which will begin with four quarterfinal games on Friday. Below are the match-ups for the quarterfinals. The semifinals and final will be played at a neutral site at Sacred Heart … Read more

Quarterfinals set for FCIAC girls lacrosse tournament

The Darien Blue Wave and New Canaan Rams lead a strong field of eight teams into the FCIAC girls lacrosse tournament, which will get underway with a pair of games on Thursday. Below are the match-ups for the quarterfinals. New Canaan and Darien are holding their proms on Friday night, so their home games were … Read more

Trumbull rolls past Trinity Catholic, controls own destiny in FCIAC playoff chase

TRUMBULL — Trumbull’s baseball team is looking to qualify for the FCIAC playoffs. To do so, coach Phil Pacelli and his Eagles know there is no room for error. Trumbull scored six runs in the fourth inning to overcome a 1-0 deficit and went on to win an 11-1 run-rule decision over Trinity Catholic on Friday. … Read more

Softball: Horton’s 8th-inning, walk-off home run lifts No. 2 St. Joseph past No. 3 Trumbull

TRUMBULL — St. Joseph’s Charlie Horton wasn’t pleased with her last at-bat and brought a different mindset to the plate before clubbing a walk-off home run in the bottom of the eight inning to defeat Trumbull High, 2-1, on Wednesday. “I was anxious,” Horton said. “This time, I waited for my pitch and ripped it. … Read more

St. Joseph baseball’s victory over Trumbull a walk in the park — sort of

TRUMBULL — As intense and riveting as the friendly rivalry can be, the latest installment of St. Joseph-Trumbull baseball was a walk in the park for the Cadets. Almost literally. Visiting St. Joseph, after stringing together a trio of hits to score three first-inning runs, walked six times in a five-run third inning en route … Read more