Ridgefield are No. 1 in girls cross country poll; Nine FCIAC teams ranked

The strength of the FCIAC cross country teams this fall is quite evident given that many girls’ and boys’ teams from the conference are ranked high in the current MySportsResults/soundRUNNER Connecticut High School Coaches Cross Country Poll which was released Sept. 19. Ridgefield is ranked first to lead a contingent of three FCIAC teams among … Read more

Staples rallies past Trumbull with eight-run sixth inning, reach Class LL baseball semifinals

WESTPORT — The seniors on the Staples baseball team were not going to let their final game come at home in the CIAC Class LL quarterfinals. A season after being knocked out in the quarterfinals, No. 5 Staples rallied from down two runs going into the bottom of the sixth, scoring eight times in the … Read more

Staples Breaks Out In Sixth Inning To Defeat Trumbull And Advance To Class L Semifinals

WESTPORT — Since arriving as a freshman, Chad Knight has been dubbed The Dark Knight by Staples baseball coach Jack McFarland, after the movie featuring the DCComics Batman superhero. Texts to McFarland inquiring on his starting pitcher for the day have been returned with the logo for the Bat signal. But when McFarland called on Knight to … Read more

Boys Tennis: Staples wins fourth-straight Class LL championship, Trumbull’s Ilie singles champ

MIDDLETOWN — A repeat and a four-peat were achieved at the CIAC Class LL Boys Tennis Tournament. Trumbull junior Andrew Ilie captured the Class LL boys singles title for the second straight season, while Staples extended its reign of supremacy to four years, adding another team championship trophy to its collection. The Wreckers also claimed the LL doubles championship, with the … Read more

Class LL Baseball: Trumbull bullpen closes out win over Ridgefield

TRUMBULL — Trumbull High’s Bryan Kraus was well aware of what was at stake when he came out of the bullpen to preserve Trumbull High’s 2-1 victory over Ridgefield in a Class LL first-round state tournament game on Wednesday. “Yes, it was all hands-on-deck,” said Kraus, a right-handed sophomore who relieved with no outs in … Read more

Boys Lacrosse: Top-seeded Ridgefield gets past Trumbull

RIDGEFIELD — Roy Colsey’s postgame speech was evidence of the lofty standards expected from members of the Ridgefield boys lacrosse program. With his players circled around him, Colsey bemoaned the lack of urgency he had just finished witnessing. “You can’t come out and play like that and expect to win a state title,” Colsey said. … Read more

FCIAC softball and boys lacrosse finals moved to Friday

Due to the threat of thunderstorms on Thursday evening, the FCIAC softball and boys lacrosse finals have been postponed until Friday. Both games will begin at 5 p.m. The FCIAC softball final featuring No. 1 St. Joseph and No. 2 Trumbull will be played at Sacred Heart University. The FCIAC boys lacrosse final featuring No. … Read more

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