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

Sean Patrick Bowley’s Audibles: The Week 4 Statewide High School Football Guide

St. Joseph's Mufasa Abdul-Basir during the Hogs' 28-14 victory over Darien last year. The FCIAC front-runners tangle at 3 p.m. Thursday

It was a short trip to Week 4 and there’s lots to look forward to today as we delve into another (late) edition of Audibles. Plenty of great matchups are on the docket, including a host of Thursday game like Ansonia-Seymour, St. Joseph-Darien, Hand-North Haven, Staples-Stamford and, of course, Valley-North Branford. On Friday we get […]

Two Harding football coaches suspended following altercation

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Harding’s head football coach Eddie Santiago and assistant Jamsey Codrington have been placed on administrative leave without pay for an alleged dispute between the two following last week’s game vs. Norwalk. News 12 was the first to report the news Tuesday night and Bridgeport Citywide Athletic Director Neil Kavey confirmed the suspensions Wednesday. “I’d call […]

Field Hockey: Fairfield Warde defeats Staples in overtime

The Fairfield Warde field hockey team celebrates a goal in the second half Tuesday evening at Staples. Photo by Mary Albl

WESTPORT >> Fairfield Warde head field hockey coach Jodie Shannon knew her team needed a good performance Tuesday evening against unbeaten Staples. The game marked the beginning of a tough opening slate of their schedule. The Mustangs responded to the challenge with a huge 2-1 victory in overtime, as senior Elizabeth Gallucci  scored the game-winning […]

Girls soccer: State coaches poll, week 3

Week ending Sept. 27 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                               Points   1. St. Joseph (10)                   100 2. South Windsor                     87 3. Fairfield Warde                   82 4. Glastonbury                         66 5. Avon                                      61 6. Simsbury                               50 7. Middletown                          38 […]

Girls swimming beat: Greater New Haven top performances

(Compiled from meets called into the New Haven Register) 200-yard Medley relay: Cheshire (Lindsay Smalec, Lily Kurtz, Liz Boyer, Ellie Senft) 1:56.94. 200 Freestyle: Dana Chung (Amity) 1:58.60. 200 Individual medley: Lindsay Smalec (Cheshire) 2:13.14. 50 Freestyle: Megan Lasto (Amity) 24.72. 1-meter Diving:: Brianna Buehler (Sheehan) 234.35 points. 100 Butterfly: Lindsay Smalec (Cheshire) 59.83. 100 Freestyle: Simona Visinski (Shelton) 54.35. 500 Freestyle: Liz […]

Week 4 GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Football Poll: Southington No. 1; Cheshire, Xavier move in

Cheshire's football team gets fired up before its 42-28 victory over West Haven Friday night. (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

Cheshire’s convincing 42-28 victory over West Haven on Friday night has lifted the Rams into the GameTimeCT / New Haven Register Top 10 poll heading into Week 4. Actually, it’s a Top 11 because Xavier (3-0) has made its debut as well alongside Hand (2-1) at No. 10. The Falcons are 3-0 and have allowed […]

Cross Country: Ridgefield, Tolland remain No. 1 in latest poll

For the third straight week, the Ridgefield boys and Tolland girls remained the No. 1 teams in the latest Connecticut High School Coaches Cross Country poll. The Ridgefield boys received 14 first-place votes, Danbury and Staples are second and third, while Amity stayed at the fourth spot. On the girls’ side, Tolland received 13 first-place […]

The Day Top 10 Coaches Poll Weeks 3-4: New Canaan still No. 1, Southington No. 2

New Canaan's Matt DeMattia (right) lifts Matt  Cognetta into the air after Cognetta scored a clinching touchdown in New Canaan's 35-20 victory over Greenwich (Photo Peter Paguaga)

The Day of New London’s Top 10 Coaches Poll for Weeks 3-4 has been released and, while the No. 1 votes have consolidated a bit, the coaches differ significantly from the GameTimeCT / Register poll’s writers and broadcasters in the selection and placement of the state’s best 10 teams. In the coaches poll, New Canaan […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 3)

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Football Poll after Week 3. The Poll will be posted on-line later tonight on GameTimeCT and appear in Tuesday’s print editions of the New Haven Register. 1. New Canaan 2. Southington 3. Shelton 4. St. Joseph 5. Cheshire 6. Ansonia 7. Darien 8. Newtown […]

Football: Burger, defense shine in Staples’ win over Westhill

Staples' Ethan Burger runs the ball up field Saturday afternoon against Westhill. Photo by Mary Albl

WESTPORT >> It’s safe to say people have a pretty good idea who Staples High’s Ethan Burger is now. Last week in a 24-0 victory over Wilton, Burger piled up 131 yards on the ground and one score. Saturday afternoon during the Homecoming game against Westhill, Burger picked up right where he left off. The […]

Football: New Canaan holds off Longi-less Greenwich for Marinelli’s 300th victory

New Canaan's Jim Keneally (67) and Alex LoPolice (7) pour water on head coach Low Marinelli after the Rams defeated Greenwich, 35-20 for Marinelli's 300th career win. Pete Paguaga - New Haven Register

NEW CANAAN >> When Austin Longi, Greenwich’s all-state tailback, walked onto Dunning Stadium in civvies, New Canaan’s football players couldn’t believe their luck. No, they literally couldn’t believe it. “At first, I thought it was a bluff,” New Canaan defensive end Zach Allen said. “Because that’s something that Coach (Lou) Marinelli would do.” It was […]

High School Football Week 3 Schedule / Results / Story links

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 26 CCC DIV. I EAST Glastonbury 42, S.Windsor 0 CCC DIV. I WEST Southington 47, Simsbury 7 CCC DIV. II EAST Wethersfield 50, E.O. Smith 3 CCC DIV. II WEST Maloney 49, Farmington 20 Middletown 34, Brist.East. 7 Windsor 38, Brist.Cent. 6 CCC DIV. III EAST Berlin 42, Tolland 7 Platt 61, Plainville […]

Football: Savvaides brothers lead Wilton past Branford

Wilton's RJ Romeo runs past Branford's Jacob Roberts (54) and  Neil Clyne (63) Photo by Dave Phillips

BRANFORD >> Christine Savvaides had a smile on her face as she walked across the football field at the James MacVeigh Alumni Athletic Complex. No wonder. Her sons, T.J. and Jake, were two key cogs Friday night as Wilton thumped Branford, 34-7, Friday night in a non-conference game between the Fairfield County and Southern Connecticut […]

Football: How the state’s top 10 teams fared Friday night

Team                              Fared                                                 Up next 1. Southington (3-0)    Def. Simsbury 47-7                         Bye week 2. Darien (2-0)             Saturday vs. Bassick, 1:30 p.m.          Thursday vs. St. Joseph, 3 p.m. 3. New Canaan (2-0)   Saturday vs. Greenwich, 1:30 p.m.  Thursday […]

Week 3′s High School Football Games To Watch

Wilbur Cross' Wali McKelvey readies a stiff-arm for incoming McMahon linebacker Ryan Restivo during the Governors' 29-14 opening victory on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 (Photo Peter Hvizdak)

WEEK 2 RESULTS | WEEK 3 SCHEDULE  Holy Cross at Naugatuck WHEN – Friday, 7 WHERE – Veterans Field, Naugatuck RECORDS – Holy Cross 2-0, Naugatuck 1-0 ON THE AIR – WATR 1320-AM | CPTV Sports LAST YEAR – Naugatuck 50-20 PLAYERS TO WATCH — Holy Cross: Sr. FB/DE Gerron Pendarvis; Jr. QB Joe Kalosky; Sr. LB Mike Gugliotti; Naugatuck: Sr. […]

Basketball: St. Anthony’s coach Bob Hurley Sr. to conduct clinic in Bridgeport

St. Anthony’s legendary boys basketball coach Bobby Hurley Sr. ill be conducting  clinic at the Smilow-Burroughs Club in Bridgeport on Sunday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Hurley will be entering his 40th season at St. Anthony’s, located in Jersey City, New Jersey, this year. He has won over 1,000 games and 25 state championships. He is a member […]

Girls soccer: Garcia, Staples roll to win over Ludlowe

Staples defeated Ludlowe 6-2 Tuesday afternoon to remain undefeated on the season. Photo by Mary Albl

FAIRFIELD >> Staples first year girls’ soccer coach Barry Beattie admitted there were some slight nerves coming into Tuesday afternoon’s match against Fairfield Ludlowe at Taft Field. From a not-so-smooth warmup, to the challenge of facing one of the better squads in the FCIAC in Ludlowe, Beattie wasn’t too sure how the contest would go. […]