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

Boys hockey: CIAC tournament dedicated to Riccitelli; Sr. and Jr. all-star games to be held

  NEW HAVEN >> There was some history at the Division I championship game last weekend at Ingalls Rink. Darien defeated Greenwich 1-0 for the title on Saturday in the first all-FCIAC D-I final since 1998 when Trinity Catholic defeated New Canaan. It was the first all-public school D-I final since 2009 when Hamden defeated […]

Boys hockey: Darien’s unanimous No. 1 finish in Top 10 poll caps magical 2014-15 season

The Darien hockey team

It’s one thing to be on a mission to accomplish specific goals. It’s another matter when it comes to accomplishing that mission. Last season, Darien lost in the semifinals of the FCIAC tournament and the final of the Division I state tournament. Its 2014-15 mission: offset those disappointments with championships. Mission accomplished. Darien defeated Greenwich […]

Boys hockey: Darien is the unanimous No. 1 in final poll

Darien receives its championship medals after beating Greenwich 1-0 for the CIAC D-I title (Dan Nowak photo)

The final 2014-15 Register / GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll for March 25,2015. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Div 1. DARIEN 23-2-1 17 170 1 I Final result: Defeated Greenwich 1-0 in the CIAC D-I final. Bottom line: Blue Wave accomplished their preseason mission with FCIAC and CIAC D-I titles (first D-I […]

Boys basketball: CHSCA All-Star Festival set for Wednesday night

Valley Regional senior David Bradbury drives to the basket against Old Lyme's Jacob Ballachino in the SLC championship game. Bradbury will be among many competing in the CHSCA All-Star Festival Wednesday evening at Maloney.  Photo by Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register

The 40th annual CT High School Coaches Association All-Star Festival will take place tonight at Maloney High. The Class M-S game will tip at 6:15 p.m., followed by the LL-L game at about 7:45. The following seniors scheduled to play for the Class M/S Constitution Team are: Jack Connelly (Ellington), Timothy Flynn (Classical Magnet), Rachone […]

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 poll: Bunnell, Naugatuck earn places in final poll

Bunnell's Ryan Piuttman tries to grab the ball from Naugatuck's Jarron Chapman during Bunnell's 72-61 win for the CIAC Class L boys basketball championship. Bunnell is ranked 5th and Naugatuck 8th in the final GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 poll of the season. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

Sacred Heart remained in the No. 1 spot for the entire season and is the unanimous choice in the final one. Take a look at the rest of the fginal poll of the 2014-15 season: Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 28-0 18 540 1 S Final result: Defeated Valley Regional […]

Track and Field: Staples’ Lawrence to be inducted into NHSCA National Hall of Fame

Annoucned today, Staples’ longtime cross country and track and field head coach Laddie Lawrence will be inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. From the press release: “It is with great pleasure that the National High School Athletic Coaches Association announces the upcoming induction of Laddie Lawrence from Staples High […]

Final 2015 GameTimeCT / Register Girls Basketball Top 10: Capital Prep No. 1

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Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1.  Capital Prep  25-1 17 510 1 L Last week:  Def. Northwest Catholic 87-59 in the final. Bottom line: Was there really any doubt? Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2.  Wilton 25-2 0 466 8 LL Last week:   Def. South Windsor 73-45 in the final. Bottom line:  Most underrated […]

Football: Northeast Showcase to be held May 2

The 6th Annual Northeast Football Showcase which will be held May 2 at Cheshire High School. The Northeast Football Showcase provides high school, prep school, and junior college football players with the opportunity to showcase their athletic abilities to Division II, Division III, and NAIA college coaches throughout the Northeast. This year’s showcase is directed […]

The Complete 2015 CIAC Winter Championship Weekend Final Scoreboard and Recaps

Sacred Heart-Waterbury's Mustapha Heron goes for two as Valley Regional's Chris Jean-Pierre (23), David Bradbury, Jr. (4), Hunter Linfesty (35) defends during a, 71-46, win for the Hearts in the CIAC Class S boys basketball championship, Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Mohegan Sun. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

Below is all the results and story links from the 2015 CIAC State Championships. Highlight video, above, via John Holt of WFSB-3. All videos clips via CPTVSports coverage. LIVE BLOG REPLAYS: Boys Basketball | Girls Basketball | Hockey Boys Basketball CLASS LL FAIRFIELD PREP 51, WESTHILL 50 PHOTO GALLERY CLASS L BUNNELL 72, NAUGATUCK 61 […]

Finally, Champions: Fairfield Prep survives Westhill to win Class LL title, first since 1997

Fairfield Prep senior Tommy Nolan gets a hug from coach Leo Redgate after Fairfield Prep survived Westhill 51-50 to win the Class LL boys basketball championship (Photo Mary Albl)

UNCASVILLE >> The 12 seconds left in Saturday’s Class LL state championship final must have felt like hours to Fairfield Prep. Three previous trips to the LL championship game in the past four years had ended in heartbreak for the Jesuits. But here they were again, at the Mohegan Sun Arena, now armed with a […]

Division I boys hockey: Pardue, Massie deliver Darien over Greenwich for first title since 1969

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NEW HAVEN >> After years of taking a back seat to the Southern Connecticut Conference in the CIAC Division I boys hockey tournament, the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference had its day in the sun on Saturday. No. 1 Greenwich and No. 2 Darien mirrored each other this season. Both have three strong lines, six […]

State Open Boys Swimming: Cheshire’s Bishop wins two events, Greenwich three-peats

Cheshire's Karl Bishop won two events at Saturday's State Open. 
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NEW HAVEN >> Karl Bishop’s experience at Saturday’s State Open championship meet was certainly a memorable one. The Cheshire junior won two events, including one of the meet’s most thrilling races. Bishop claimed victory in the 200 freestyle and then tied Staples’ Daniel Williams for first in the 500 freestyle at Yale’s Kiphuth Pool. Bishop […]

Live updates: The CIAC Boys Swimming State Open Championship at Yale

West Haven's Max Prado won the 200 IM at the Class L state championship on Tuesday.
Arnold Gold/Register

Follow a live Twitter stream of all the CIAC boys swimming State Open championship Saturday at Yale. The Open gets underway at 2:30 p.m.   Boys Swimming: State Open championship capsule   Hand’s Tianyi Zeng wins State Open diving title   Complete CIAC Winter Sports Championship Schedule and Broadcast Links To view on mobile please […]

CIAC boys hockey state championship games on as scheduled, D-III final starts 10 a.m.

Ingalls Rink in New Haven is the site of a tripleheader of CIAC boys hockey  championships with the Division III final between E.O. Smith/Tolland vs. Masuk kicking the event off at 10 a.m. as scheduled despite the snow. CIAC boys hockey tournament director George Hall said there was some concern with a possible affect on […]

CIAC Girls Basketball: Preview capsules of the state championship games

Cromwell finally got over the hump, defeating Morgan in the Class M semifinals after losing the first three meetings.   Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register

The Run Ends Here! Class LL Championship No. 2 Wilton vs. No. 1 South Windsor Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville When: Saturday, 6:15 p.m. Records: No. 2 Wilton 24-2; No. 1 South Windsor 27-1 State rankings: Fairfield Prep No. 2; South Windsor No. 5 TV: CPTV Sports, NFHSNetwork.com CIAC WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND SCHEDULE • Championship […]

Boys basketball: How much will championship game experience matter this weekend?

Naugatuck's Jason Bradley gets the rebound as Career's Justin Campbell (23) and Kevin Smith (13) defend as the Greyhounds defeat the Panthers in the Class L state semifinals. Naugatuck is searching for its first state championship since 1942. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

Half the teams playing for boys basketball state championships this weekend have now combined for three state titles and 12 appearances beginning with the 2010-11 season. As for the other four teams, none of them have made an appearance in a state final over the past 34 years. Two of them never have. That’s the […]

CIAC Boys Basketball: Preview capsules of the state championship games

The Fairfield Prep Jesuits celebrate following their 59-57 win in overtime in the Class LL state tournament semifinals.
Will the team be celebrating again after it plays Westhill for the Class LL state championship title at Mohegan Sun Saturday night?(Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

CLASS LL CHAMPIONSHIP No. 1 FAIRFIELD PREP (24-2) vs. No. 2 WESTHILL (25-1) When: Saturday, 8:15 p.m. Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville TV: CPTV Sports Internet: NFHSNetwork.com Championship game appearances: This is Prep’s eighth appearance, fourth in the past five years, going 2-5, last winning in 1997; This is Westhill’s first appearance. What to look […]

CIAC Boys Hockey Championships: Preview capsules of the Division I and III finals

Darien celebrates a goal during the Division I semifinals vs. Xavier at Ingalls rink.

DIVISION I No. 1 GREENWICH vs. No. 2 DARIEN When: Saturday, 2 p.m. Where: Yale’s Ingalls Rink, New Haven Records: Greenwich 22-2-2; Darien 23-2-1 TV: CPTV Sports Radio: WELI 960-AM | HanRadio Internet: NFHSNetwork.com • What to look for: Darien, which lost to Fairfield Prep 2-1 in OT in last season’s championship, is making its […]