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

GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll: Southington remains at No. 1, but no longer unanimous

Cheshire and pitcher Mackenzie Juodaitis move up one spot to No. 6 in the latest Top 10 Poll.
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Southington remained at No. 1 in the Week 3 Poll, but  unbeaten Fitch picked up a first-place vote. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SOUTHINGTON 5-0 16 506 1 LL Last week’s results:  Defeated Farmington 19-0 and Maloney 3-1 (9). Bottom line: The Blue Knights had a close call against Maloney but still […]

Softball: This Week’s Diamond Gems

In the Diamond Gems feature, we will take a look back at some of last week’s top performances. We’ll also look ahead to the upcoming week. HIT PARADE • Becca Marks, Sacred Heart Academy: Collected her 100th career hit in a 9-8 win over West Haven. • Maddy Montz, Coginchaug: Had three hits, including a […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Softball Ballot

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll after Week 3. The Top 10 poll will posted later today on-line and will appear in Monday’s print editions of the Register. Southington Fitch Amity Lauralton Hall St. Joseph Cheshire Darien Seymour Mercy Oxford NFA Sheehan Thomaston Trumbull Hand

Outdoor track: Results from O’Grady Relays

Actions from the O'Grady Relays in Danbury on Saturday.

DANBURY >> Saturday afternoon at Danbury High, the host school claimed the large school boys and girls crowns at the 35th O’Grady Relays. The Danbury boys scored 105 points to lead the large schools, while the Hatter girls scored82. PHOTOS: O’Grady Relays Below are the team scores and here are the full results of the […]

Boys Track: Darien’s Alex Ostberg wins Penn Relays 3K title

Darien's Alex Ostberg won the 3K Penn Relays title Friday evening. Photo courtesy of Petter Ostberg

PHILADELPHIA >> It’s been a long time coming, but Friday evening on one of the more bigger stages, Darien’s Alex Ostberg speed was the difference. The standout senior distance runner used an impressive kick the last 400 meters to separate himself from the field and win the 3,000-meter Penn Relays title at Franklin Field on […]

Girls lacrosse: Fairfield Warde father-daughter go head to head for first time

Fairfield Warde head girls' lacrosse coach Tom Davis with daughter, and first year Stamford coach Allie Davis, on April 21st. Photo by Andy Hutchison

FAIRFIELD >> It’s not all that uncommon for athletes to be coached by their parent. But coaching against dad …well, that’s another story. On April 21, Allie Davis, leader of Stamford High School’s girls’ lacrosse team, got that opportunity when her Black Knights squad visited her alma mater, Fairfield Warde. And, of course, her dad […]

Girls tennis: Ludlowe edges out Staples for win

Fairfield Ludlowe No. 1 doubles team of Lexie Brown/Lauren Hilliker walk off the court Thursday afternoon. Ludlowe defeated Staples 4-3. Photo by Mary Albl

WESTPORT >> In what could have been a preview of the FCIAC or state final, the Fairfield Ludlowe and Staples girls’ tennis teams did not disappoint. Thursday afternoon at the Staples High tennis courts, the two battled it out in a three-hour grudge match in less than ideal playing conditions, as the Falcons grinded out […]

Boys Lacrosse: No. 1 Darien rallies to beat No. 2 Ridgefield, extends win streak to 29

Darien's Riley Stewart (center) gets a hug from a teammate during the Blue Wave's 10-9 comeback victory over Ridgefield Thursday (Photo Sean Meenaghan)

DARIEN — The No. 1-ranked Darien boys lacrosse team and its win streak survived a huge scare against Ridgefield Thursday. But the Blue Wave rallied from four goals down to beat the No. 2- ranked Tigers 10-9 at Darien High School. Ridgefield led 8-4 toward the end of the third quarter. But Darien scored six […]

Baseball: Bunnell’s Rossomondo, Staples’ Fitton throw no-hitters Thursday

Bunnell's baseball team poses for a group shot after Ryan Rossomando threw his first no-hitter in a 8-0 victory over Pomperaug Thursday, April 23, 2015 (Photo via Bunnell Baseball on Twitter)

Perhaps it was the suddenly chilly weather (not to mention a bout of hail in many Connecticut ‘burgs) that cooled off a few lineups, but Thursday saw two no-hitters thrown by Fairfield County baseball pitchers. The first to come in was Bunnell’s Ron Rossomondo, who dominated in an 8-0 victory over Pomperaug for his first […]

Girls track and field: Staples’ DeBalsi places 6th in 3K at Penn Relays

Staples' Hannah DeBalsi leads a pack of runners in the 3K at Penn Relays on Thursday. DeBalsi finished in sixth place. Photo courtesy of Sara Bassett.

PHILADELPHIA >> It the wasn’t the way she wanted to debut. In her first race of the outdoor track and field season, Staples High junior distance runner Hannah DeBalsi finished in sixth place Thursday evening in the 3,000-meter race at the Penn Relays. “It was disappointing,” DeBalsi said of the race. The defending champion battled […]

Baseball: Here is video of Darien’s baseball team jousting during a rain delay

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…Because sitting in the dugout just gnawing on sunflower seeds while waiting to play Fairfield Warde seems like a waste of time. This came after the team mimed a Nordic Biathlon, by the way. Nordic biathalon. pic.twitter.com/2q5xc2S7Rf — WaveCast (@DHSWaveCast) April 22, 2015 Darien went on to defeat Fairfield Warde 6-1 onStephen Barston’s complete-game, 4-hitter. […]

Tuesday’s NH County baseball roundup: St. Joseph edges Law

Brendan Rush had an RBI double for the visiting St. Joseph baseball team, which edged Law 1-0 Tuesday afternoon in this non-conference win in Milford. Matt Lavenziana also doubled for St. Joseph (3-2). Rob Griswold had a double for the Lawmen (2-5). MORGAN 23, PARISH HILL 0 >> Chad Neri pitched a no-hitter and struck […]

Baseball: Home Base & live coverage all week

Home Base Around the Horn GameTimeCT.com/Register Top 10 Poll: Guess who’s the new No. 1? So, you want to make a highlight reel?: The pros and cons of making a reel. Good Eye: All the news and notes from last week (and some things you may have missed). Updated standings: Find out where your favorite […]

GameTimeCT / Register Baseball Top 10 Poll: Brand new No. 1 team

Fairfield Warde is moving up in the poll, but are they No. 1? Photo by Catherine Avalone/Register

Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. Fairfield Prep  6-0 10 466 3 LL Last week:  Def. Hamden 11-3, Career 22-3 and Amity 4-1 Bottom line:  There really isn’t any reason why the Jesuits can’t win the SCC. Team  Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2. Southington 3-0 6 446 2 LL Last week: Def. Tolland 15-4, […]

Boys basketball: USA Today names its All-USA Connecticut team

Sacred Heart junior Mustapha Heron was the Connecticut Player of the Year for USA Today. (Photo Catherine Avalone)

The USA Today recently compiled its top two five-man teams  and its Coach of the Year from Connecticut. FIRST TEAM Mustapha Heron, Sacred Heart Malik Petteway, Sacred Heart Steve Enoch, St. Thomas More KeAndre Fair, Weaver Tom Nolan, Fairfield Prep SECOND TEAM Jeremiah Livingston, Westhill DeAnte Bruton, Ledyard Ryan Pittman, Bunnell Tyrn Flowers, Sacred Heart […]

Boys hockey: 2014-15 New Haven Register State Player of the Year: Jack Pardue, Darien

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On several levels, Darien senior forward Jack Pardue had the kind of hockey season most high school players dream of growing up. Entering the 2014-15 season, the Blue Wave were on a mission to make up for disappointing losses the season before when they lost in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference tournament semifinals and […]

2014-15 New Haven Register All-State Boys Hockey Team

Darien goaltender Will Massie (Photo via Darien Athletic Foundation)

The 2014-15 All-State Boys Hockey Team. Capsules by Dan Nowak. Portraits by Catherline Avalone. Most Valuable Player Jack Pardue Darien, Sr., F Stats: Had 20 goals and 27 assists, including the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Greenwich in the CIAC Division I final. Also had two goals in a 3-1 win over Xavier […]

The GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll: Southington remains at No. 1

Bri Sawicki and Mercy are ranked No. 10 in the latest softball poll.
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Southington remains at No. 1 in the first Top 10 softball poll of the regular season. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SOUTHINGTON 3-0 16 480 1 LL Last week’s results: Defeated Rockville 12-0, Conard 11-4 and NW Catholic 15-0. Bottom line: The Blue Knights have won 49 straight games. Southington has four […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Softball Ballot

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Softball Poll after Week 2. The Top 10 poll will posted later today on-line and will appear in Monday’s print editions of the Register. Southington Fitch Amity Lauralton Hall St. Joseph Cheshire Darien Seymour Mercy Oxford NFA Sheehan Hand Danbury Thomaston

Girls lacrosse: Orvis, Fairfield Warde hold off Ludlowe

Warde's Amanda Orvis takes a shot Saturday evening against Ludlowe. Photo by mary Albl

FAIRFIELD >> Heading into Saturday’s annual rivalry game against Fairfield Ludlowe, the Warde girls’ lacrosse team was looking to improve to 3-1 on the season, more so than just beating Ludlowe. Behind a seven-goal effort from junior Amanda Orvis, Warde accomplished that as they held off a furious second-half comeback from the Falcons to win […]