FCIAC Football 2014: Trinity Catholic preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Trinity Catholic senior and Bryant commit Thomas Costigan, who will lead the Crusaders’ charge in 2014.   Vitals Coach: Donny Panapada (2nd year, 0-11) Conference: FCIAC Playoff Class: S (262 boys enrollment) Home: Trinity Catholic Alumni Field 2013 Record: 0-11 (0-9 FCIAC) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 13 vs. Sheehan, 2 p.m. Captains: Thomas […]

New Canaan’s Marinelli gets dunked for ALS, calls out rest of FCIAC powerhouse coaches

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Post by New Canaan Football. On Tuesday, New Canaan coach Lou Marinelli was dunked for the ALS Ice Bucket challenge in front of his boisterous defending FCIAC championship team, and then, as if to get this year’s FCIAC football race kicked off early, nominated the coaches of the three other contending FCIAC teams: Darien’s Rob […]

SCC Football 2014: Lewis now at the helm for Law

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Derrick Lewis enters his first year as head football coach at Law.

Derrick Lewis is getting ready for his first season as the head coach at Law. He replaces Mark Robinson. He moves over from Bassick, where he spent three seasons coaching the Lions. Bassick won four games in those three seasons, three his final year. Lewis has come home to the SCC, so to speak, having […]

ECC Football 2014: Woodstock Academy preview

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Above: Highlights for Woodstock Academy senior end and captain Dan Whittenburg, who is one of the Centaurs’ top returning players.  Vitals Coach: Clay Killingsworth (2nd year, 0-11) Conference: ECC Small Playoff Class: M (514 boys enrollment) Home: Bentley Field, Woodstock 2013 Record: 0-11 (0-4 ECC Small) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 13 vs. Stonington, 1:30 p.m. Captains: Daniel Whittenburg, Trent Appleton, Cahan Quinn […]

SCC Football 2014: Sheehan preview

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Vitals Coach: John Ferrazzi (10th season) Conference: SCC Division II East Playoff Class: M (438 boys enrollment) Home: Riccitelli Field, Wallingford 2013 Record: 6-5 2014 Kickoff: at Trinity Catholic, Sept. 13, 2 p.m. Captains: Dave LaPlante, Mike Moscato, Bobby Carey Team website: MaxPreps page Top players Dave LaPlante, 5-11, 215, Sr., FB/LB Mike Moscato, 5-11, 220, […]

Cross Country 2014: Nationally known Staples runner Hannah DeBalsi just a quirky, humble kid with turtles

Staples’ Hannah DeBalsi with her pet turtle Otis this summer. Phot by Mary Albl

WESTPORT >> Hannah DeBalsi’s pet turtle arrived at her house last winter as a birthday gift. She named him Virgil. He didn’t live long. “We think he died of pneumonia,” DeBalsi said. “He was gasping a lot.” So her mother ordered more. Just one turtle survived — Virgil III. Ironically, some of DeBalsi’s teammates found […]

Football 2014: Woodland opens camp with Kenney at quarterback

Woodland's Mike Kenney will move from wide receiver to quarterback this season.

BEACON FALLS >> In March, senior Mike Kenney informed the Woodland staff of his intentions to try out at quarterback. Kenney, one of the team’s top receivers last season, hadn’t played the position since his first year of Pop Warner at age nine. But the graduation of Tanner Kinglsey, who threw for 45 touchdowns as […]

SWC Football 2014: Pomperaug preview

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Above: Quick highlight reel for Wade Prajer of Pomperaug, who returns at QB after setting school and state passing records in 2013.   Vitals Coach: James Reed (first year) Conference: SWC Colonial Playoff Class: L (648 boys enrollment) Home: Edward Arum Sports Complex, Pomperaug HS, Southbury 2013 Record: 4-7 (4-6 SWC) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 at Bunnell, 7 p.m. Captains: Wade Prajer, Mike […]