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

Track and Field: Danae Rivers third in 800, CT athletes dominate at NB Nationals

The Tolland girls' 4x1 mile placed second at the New Balance Nationals on Sunday, earning all-american status and setting an unofficial state record. Photo courtesy of Jenny Jacobs

Under hot and humid conditions at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals at North Carolina A&T’s Aggie Stadium in Greensboro late Sunday afternoon, the game plan for Danae Rivers was to just go out hard. In a talented 800-meter field that featured multiple top 20 runners in the nation, the junior from Wilbur Cross was able […]

Track and Field: CT athletes take on New Balance Nationals, Brooks PR

Tolland will look to continue its historic season this weekend at the New Balance Nationals. Register file photo

The high school track and field season will finally come to an end for many Connecticut track and field athletes this weekend. A handful of athletes will compete at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina (Friday thru Sunday), while two athletes will race at the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle on Saturday. […]

Track and Field: Wilton’s Brown named Connecticut Gatorade Boys Athlete of the Year

Wilton's Spencer Brown was named Connecticut Gatorade Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year on Friday. Register file photo

This weekend couldn’t get any better for Wilton’s Spencer Brown. Friday morning Brown was named the 2014-15 Gatorade Track and Field Boys’ Athlete of the Year. On Saturday, Brown will run in the prestigious 800-meter race in Seattle at the Brooks PR Invitational looking to add another title to his already impressive resume. Brown, who […]

Track and Field: St. Paul’s Kilmer wins heptathlon title

St. Paul's Jillian Kilmer heads to the finish line Wednesday afternoon the 800 mete event of the girls' heptathlon. Photo by Mary Albl/Register

NEW BRITAIN >> With a 143-point lead over Hillhouse’s Jaliyah White heading into the final event, St. Paul’s Jillian Kilmer knew what she needed to do. The junior from Torrington dug deep to pull off a grueling 800-meter run and secure the first-place finish in the CIAC heptathlon on Wednesday afternoon at Willow Brook Park. […]

Track and Field: Hillhouse’s White in second place after Day 1 of heptathlon

Hillhouse's Jaliyah White, left and St. Paul's Jillian Kilmer battle it out in 200 meter dash Tuesday afternoon at Willow Brook Park in New Britain at the CIAC heptathlon championships. Photo by Mary Albl/Register

NEW BRITAIN >> Hillhouse’s Jaliyah White is in a familiar position heading into the final day of the CIAC heptathlon. For the second straight year White sits in second place. Tuesday afternoon at Willow Brook Park, White scored 2,607 points, while St. Paul’s Jillian Kilmer leads after one day of competition with 2,621 points. “My […]

Final GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Lacrosse Poll: Darien unanimous No. 1

Class L Champion Darien is once-again the No. 1-ranked team in the final GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Poll (photo by Chris Hunn)

Jeff Brameier has enjoyed his share of strong teams loaded with elite players over his 32 seasons as the Darien boys lacrosse coach. What was unique about his 2015 team was the exceptional depth the Blue Wave had at every position. His second and third units would have been front-line starters on many teams. Wave after wave […]

The 2015 CHSCA All-State Softball Team

Seymour's Raeanne Geffert pitches vs. Oxford in the NVL title game Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

The Connecticut High School Coaches Association recently announced its All-State teams in softball. They are: CLASS LL Jenna DiLorenzo,  Amity Katie Koshes, Amity Casey Harding, Cheshire Mackenzie Juodaitis, Cheshire Olivia Odermatt, Cheshire Noelle Daley, Danbury Mel Rennie, Hand Erika Osherow, Darien Madison DeRita, Mercy Jazanyia Irizarry, New Britain Olivia Burgos, Newington Emily Woznick, Newtown Megan […]

Baseball: FCIAC / SCC Challenge coming to the diamond

Amity and Staples, this year's Class LL championship combatants, will match up again in the baseball version of the SCC/FCIAC Challenge next spring (Photo John Vanacore)

We will finally know if the Southern Connecticut Conference is better than the FCIAC. There will be an FCIAC/SCC challenge next season and below are the following games that are tentatively slated to be played on April 9, 2016. SCC commissioner Al Carbone said the wheels started spinning in the most unconventional of ways. “John […]

Track and Field: Heptathlon/decathlon performance list

(Mara Lavitt Ñ New Haven Register) 
June 17, 2014 New London
CIAC Decathlon & Heptathlon Championship at the Coast Guard Academy.
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Tuesday and Wednesday at Willow Brook Park in New Britain, the CIAC heptathlon/decathlon, steeplechase and hammer throw championships will take place. Here is the official schedule: Girls Heptathlon – June 16 (11:30 a.m.), June 17 (11 a.m.) Boys Decathlon – June 16, 17 (11 a.m.) Girls Hammer Throw – June 16 (2:30 p.m.) Boys Hammer […]

The Top 25 Moments From Spring Championship Weekend

Top 25 Moments

We spent 36 hours following the fine work of NFHSNetwork and CPTV Sports, who brought to you, live, ALL of the CIAC spring state championships. Here are the top moments we managed to capture on Vine throughout the weekend. With so many games going on simultaneously, it was impossible to keep track of it all. If […]

Pooch’s Final Top 10 Softball Ballot

Here’s the ballot I submitted for the Final 2015 Softball Top 10 Poll. The poll will be released later tonight on-line at www.gametimect.com and it will appear in Monday’s New Haven Register. Southington Cheshire Oxford St. Joseph East Haven Fitch South Windsor Stamford Darien Amity Lauralton Hall Holy Cross Seymour Rocky Hill Sheehan

Class LL Baseball: Amity dominates Staples, completes 1st LL three-peat

Amity coach Sal Coppola gets a hug from pitcher Elias Oliphant after the Spartans won their third-straight Class LL baseball title (Photo John Vanacore)

MIDDLETOWN >> For the third straight year Amity made the drive to Palmer Field in Middletown. For the third straight year the Spartans got a championship pre-game speech. And for the third straight year Amity won the Class LL state title. Led by Mike Appel’s three hits, two RBIs and home run, the 14th-seeded Spartans […]

Track and Field: Record-setting day for Rivers at New Englands

Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross battles Hannah Parker of Coe-Brown in the girls' 800. Photo by Mary Albl

SACO, MAINE >> With an exhausted but satisfied expression, Wilbur Cross junior Danae Rivers said she had just enough left in her. And that was all she needed Saturday afternoon. With 100 meters to go in the girls’ 800 meter race at Thornton Academy at the New England Track and Field Championships, Rivers surged past […]

Friday’s Star: Zach Hart, Sheehan baseball; vote for Saturday’s State Championship Star of the Day

Star of the Day Bug

Friday’s Star Zach Hart, Sheehan baseball: Pitched three innings of one-hit relief for the win and added an RBI double as Sheehan beat Montville 5-0 for the Class M state title. Vote for Saturday’s Championship Star of the Day until 9 p.m. Monday.

Class M girls lacrosse: Miller leads New Canaan over Hand, to third title in four years

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STRATFORD >> While the Hand girls lacrosse team has enjoyed success over the years, since 2012, coach Kevin Siedlecki admits one team has been a thorn its side — New Canaan. In 2014, New Canaan defeated Hand 11-7 in the CIAC Class M girls lacrosse quarterfinals. In 2013, New Canaan defeated Hand 17-3 in the […]

Class M Boys Lacrosse: Meichner, New Canaan blitz Hand to win 1st title since 2003

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New Canaan players give head coach Chip Buzzeo a Gatorade Shower after the Rams defeated Daniel Hand in the Class M championship.

NORWALK >> A pair of goal-scoring flurries proved to be enough for the 23 seniors on the New Canaan boys’ lacrosse team to walk off of Casagrande Field as state champions. Georgetown-bound senior Justin Meichner scored the game’s first four goals, including three in the opening 5 1/2 minutes, and the second-seeded Rams had a […]