Ridgefield defense responds in victory over Warde

RIDGEFIELD — Displaying faith in its defense, the Ridgefield football team chose to kick-off after winning the opening coin toss in Friday night’s season opener against Fairfield Warde. That decision quickly backfired. Warde’s Ryan Janz returned the opening kickoff to Ridgefield’s 35-yard line, and six plays later the Mustangs had a 7-0 lead less than … Read more

Football 2019: WARDE preview

For the first time in 10 seasons, Warde returns a starting quarterback for coach Duncan DellaVolpe. “We threw Joey Gublin into the fire last year and probably put too much on him,” DellaVolpe said of the 200-pound senior, who threw for 1,300-plus yards with 15 touchdowns last year. “While things were too fast for him last year, he has … Read more

New Canaan girls golf three-peats as state champions with record score

It was a day of records at the CIAC girls golf championship at Tashua Knolls Golf Course in Trumbull. The New Canaan Rams claimed their third straight team title by shooting a 320, shattering the old tournament record by nine strokes, while Greenwich’s Sydney Nethercott took medalist honors with a 2-under par 70 to tie … Read more

New Canaan wins third straight FCIAC girls golf championship

FAIRFIELD — As she walked up the final hill during the FCIAC girls golf championship, New Canaan’s Morgan Hibbert was avoiding eye contact. With everyone. “Coming up the 18th fairway, I couldn’t look at anybody,” the Rams’ senior co-captain said. “I just had to stay in the zone.” As it turns out, Hibbert and the … Read more

2019 FCIAC Girls Golf Championship Results

at Fairchild Wheeler Black course, red tees, par 73. NEW CANAAN (329): Morgan Hibbert 76, Meghan Mitchell 80, Molly Mitchell 84, Stirling Legge 89, Julia Bazata 97. WARDE (346): Jessica Nuzzaci 79, Bethany Fell 79, Mia Gramesty 91, Sidney Falterer 97, Kailey Casl 101. GREENWICH (347): Sydney Nethercott 76, Sofia Ghorbel 89, Gracie Sunoo 89, Jackie Intriere 93, … Read more

Baseball: Benton shuts down rival Warde as Ludlowe rebounds from FCIAC loss, reaches Class LL 2nd round

FAIRFIELD — It wasn’t the happiest of Memorial Day weekends for the Fairfield Ludlowe baseball team after the Falcons lost in the FCIAC championship game to Staples last week. Although deflated, the Falcons opted not to dwell on the defeat that saw the Wreckers rally with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to … 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

FCIAC girls tennis tournament hits court for quarterfinals Tuesday

The FCIAC girls tennis tournament will get underway on Tuesday with four quarterfinal games on the home courts of the top four seeds. Defending champion Staples is the No. 1 seed, as the Wreckers were unbeaten during the regular season. Last year’s runner-up, Darien is the No. 2 seed. Tuesday, May 14 Here’s the full … Read more