Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference

Nineteen schools make up the accurately named Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference which contains programs located in Connecticut’s Fairfield County in the southwest corner of the state. Since its founding in 1961 the league has consistently produced a high number of state champions. Commissioner John Kuczo currently at the helm of the league.
League Website: www.fciac.net

FCIAC Football 2015: Fairfield Warde preview

Fairfield Warde’s Conor Gallagher reacts after making a huge defensive stop against Ludlowe last fall. Photo by Mary Albl

Vitals Coach: Duncan DellaVolpe (Seventh year, 26-36) Conference: FCIAC West Playoff Class: LL (741 boys enrollment) Home: Tetreau/Davis Field, Fairfield 2014 Record: 6-5 (4-5 FCIAC) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 18 vs Norwalk, 7 p.m. Captains: Jack Potenza, Clayton Mitchell, Conor Gallagher Team website: MaxPreps page Top players Jack Potenza, Sr. QB (6-0, 185) Clayton Mitchell, Sr. LB/TE (6-0, 195) Conor Gallagher, Sr. […]

Football: Attend Hand’s mega-scrimmage, donate to help teammate Joe Barber

Madison's Joe Barber (left) was severely injured in a swimming accident at the Surf Club on Aug. 13. (Photo via Go Joe Go Facebook Page - Click photo for more details)

A small who’s-who in Connecticut high school football will convene at the Surf Club in Madison Monday for a football scrimmage. Hand is hosting Class LL-Large champion Southington, Class M-Large runner-up Berlin and perennial FCIAC powers Staples and New Canaan in an intriguing, four-way scrimmage at 6 p.m. Update: Staples cannot attend because its Thursday scrimmage vs. […]

FCIAC Football 2015: Danbury preview

Danbury seniors (back row, from left) captains Judah James, Tyren McCrea (11) and Pierre Moudourou (9). Below, junior defensive end Titus James. Photo via Pierre Moudourou on Twitter

Above: Highlight reel for receiver and linebacker Pierre Moudourou, who proved himself as Danbury’s top players last season. He returns to help new coach Alex Trasacco lead the Hatters up the FCIAC ladder. Vitals Coach: Alex Trasacco (First year) Conference: FCIAC West Playoff Class: LL (1,464 boys enrollment) Home: Crotty Field on Clapboard Ridge, Danbury 2014 Record: 8-3 (7-3 FCIAC) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. […]

Connecting with sports not sanctioned by the CIAC

Hamden girls hockey captains Samantha Cozzolino (left) and Caraline Kennedy (photo supplied by Hamden coach Mike Callan)

Bowling (30 teams) and girls ice hockey (21 teams) are two high school sports with the potential to grow enough in the next few years to be sanctioned by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The CIAC requires a sport to have 20 percent of the schools in the state, or 38 teams, competing on the […]

FCIAC Football 2015: Greenwich preview

Greenwich's Scooter Harrington (80) makes a tackle last season. He was a Class LL all-state player for Greenwich as a junior (Photo Peter Paguaga)

Vitals Coach: John Marinelli (First year) Conference: FCIAC East Playoff Class: LL (1,264 boys enrollment) Home: Steve Young Field at Cardinal Stadium 2014 Record: 7-4 (7-3 FCIAC) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 18 at Trinity Catholic, 4 p.m. Captains: Ian Bannon, Kevin Woodring, Scooter Harrington, Luke Bienstock Team website: Greenwichfootball.com | MaxPreps Top players Scooter Harrington, Sr. WR/DE (6-6, 240) Luke Bienstock, Sr. RB/DE (6-3, 215) […]

Hersam-Acorn rebrands, announces new endeavor to broadcast FCIAC games

The Hersam-Acorn Network  staff, with CEO Martin V. Hersam at center, in a promotional photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 (Via HAN)

The Hersam-Acorn Newspapers media company, which owns 18 newspapers and websites across Fairfield County and a radio network, has rebranded itself as the HAN Network and announced a new partnership with the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic League to stream that league’s athletic competitions online. Hersam-Acorn, which runs the FCIAC’s website, FCIAC.net, announced the three-year deal during a press conference filled […]

FCIAC Football 2015: Trumbull preview

Sophomore Markeese Woods (23, right, with captain Jonny DeRosa, 5) is expected to take over for graduated Adam Angelucci at tailback for Trumbull in 2015.  (Photo via Trumbull Football)

Vitals Coach: Bob Maffei (18th year, 108-56) Conference: FCIAC East Playoff Class: LL (996 boys enrollment) Home: Jerry McDougall Stadium, Trumbull 2014 Record: 4-7 (4-6 FCIAC) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 18 at Ludlowe, 7 p.m. Captains: Justin Appleby, Corey Haslam, Stephen Nagy, Jonny DeRosa Team website: Trumbullfootball.com | MaxPreps page Top players Justin Appleby, Sr. OL/DL (6-5, 300) Cory Haslam, Sr. OL/DL (6-4, 265) Johnny McElroy, Jr. […]

FCIAC Football 2015: Trinity Catholic preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Trinity Catholic senior quarterback Anthony Lombardi, who burst onto the FCIAC scene as a transfer and will attempt to build off last year’s surprising 7-4 season. Vitals Coach: Donny Panapada (3rd year, 7-15) Conference: FCIAC East Playoff Class: S (239 boys enrollment) Home: Alumni Field and Sports Complex, Trinity Catholic High […]

Cross Country: Top 5 storylines to follow this fall

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CIAC Cross Country State Championship at Wickham Park in Manchester on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

1. Hannah DeBalsi watch What will Hannah DeBalsi do in her final season? The rising Staples senior enters her last season on the Connecticut trails. She hasn’t lost an in-state race since her freshman year. DeBalsi is coming off a solid end to the track season where she placed third in the Brooks PR 2 […]

Women’s golf: Greenwich’s McEvoy rallies to win Connecticut Amateur Championship

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Catherine McEvoy of Greenwich rallied to win the 50th State Women's Amateur title at Indian Hill Country Club.

NEWINGTON >> Catherine McEvoy sat in a golf cart at Indian Hill Country Club, still in shock just a handful of minutes after winning the State Women’s Amateur championship Thursday afternoon. Among those coming up to congratulate the senior-to-be at Greenwich High School was Pat O’Sullivan Lucey, arguably the state’s best female amateur golfer ever. […]

FCIAC Football 2015: Ridgefield preview

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Highlight reel of Jackson Turek, who is one of Ridgefield’s top-returning players. He ran for just under 800 yards as a junior. Vitals Coach: Joe Aceri (first year, interim) Conference: FCIAC East Playoff Class: LL (890 boys enrollment) Home: Lancaster Field at Tiger Hollow 2014 Record: 2-9 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 18 vs. New Canaan, 7 p.m. Captains: Dante Cobelli, Leo Grizzaffi, A.J. Fabbri, […]

FCIAC Football 2015: Darien preview

Senior Timmy Graham (left) returns at quarterback for Darien. He'll have massive lineman Andrew Steuber (right) to keep him from harm's way. (Photo Peter Paguaga)

Vitals Coach: Rob Trifone (9th year, 63-21 [195-81-2 career record]) Conference: FCIAC West Playoff Class: LL (697 boys enrollment) Home: Darien High School Football Field 2014 Record: 12-1 (FCIAC Champions, Class L-Large runner-up) 2015 Kickoff: Sept. 18 at Stamford, 6:30 p.m. Captains: Timmy Graham, Hudson Hamill, Bobby Trifone, Christian Trifone, Colin Minicus, Mark Evanchick Team website: dhsbwfootball.org Twitter: @DHSBWfootball Top players Timmy Graham, Sr. QB (6-4, 183) […]

Jim Mulhearn, Darien’s 12th man, dies at 68

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Jim Mulhearn, a Darien fan afflicted with ALS who became the team’s proclaimed 12th man during last year’s 12-1 FCIAC championship and Class L-Large runner up season, died Saturday night. He was 68. Darien’s football team made the announcement on its tumblr page. “Jim was an inspiration to us all, players, coaches and fans,” Darien coach Rob […]

2015 FCIAC Football Team Preview Capsules

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Preview page for the 2015 FCIAC Football season. Note: Links to team previews will be updated as previews are published throughout the month. Team-by-Team Previews FCIAC EAST Bridgeport Central   Fairfield Ludlowe  Greenwich  New Canaan  Norwalk  Ridgefield Trinity Catholic  Trumbull  Westhill FCIAC WEST Danbury  Darien  Fairfield Warde  McMahon St. Joseph  Stamford  Staples  Wilton  Team-by-Team Schedules MASTER SCHEDULE Bridgeport Central   Danbury  […]

Norwalk transfer realizes he’s been photoshopped out of Norwalk ‘Fall Stars’ photo

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What happens if you take a preseason photo of returning athletes, only to see one of them transfer to another school? If you’re Norwalk High School (or, at least someone running the school’s athletic site) it was time to have a little fun with photoshop! That’s what Izaiah Sanders learned when he visited the Norwalk […]

Golf: Daly, Yang win prestigious Northern Junior Tournament

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Alissa Yang, left, and Connor Daly were the winners of the 14th Northern Junior Championship Wednesday at New Haven CC.

HAMDEN >> Maxx Bugg took a lot of the summer off from competitive golf after the grind of his final season for the Morgan High team in Clinton. Bugg decided to play in just two tournaments before he leaves to play at Tampa University in two weeks: The Father-Son Tournament held at the Course at Yale […]

Track and Field: Passion is hallmark of Jacobs’ career

Amity's Thom Jacobs during a run. Jacobs officially resigned from coaching track last June. Photo courtesy of Sue Jacobs

Laddie Lawrence’s first memory of Thom Jacobs is from a track meet. A very passionate Jacobs was riled up about something. “I turned to him at the meet and said something to the effect of, ‘Just think, there’s billions of people in China who don’t even know we have a meet today. Don’t worry about […]

2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Lacrosse Team

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The 2015 New Haven Register All-Area Boys Lacrosse team. Capsules by Dan Nowak. Photos by Arnold Gold unless noted. Most Valuable Player Colin Uyeki North Haven, Sr., Attackman Stats: Had 58 goals, 45 assists and 38 ground balls, set a single-season school record for points (103) and career school records for points (285) and goals […]

Baseball: Staples’ Ben Casparius verbally commits to UNC

Staples' Ben Casparius during a game last spring against Fairfield Ludlowe.

Monday morning, Staples High School’s rising junior Ben Casparius verbally committed to the University of North Carolina to play baseball, first reported by SportsFairfield. This past spring Casparius helped lead the Wreckers to the FCIAC title game and the Class LL state championship. The shortstop/pitcher collected 32 RBIs, eight home runs and went 7-0 on […]