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

Football: Despite concussion, Warde’s Gallagher maintains football passion

Fairfield Warde's TJ Gallagher runs during a game earlier this season. Photo courtesy of Joe Potenza

FAIRFIELD >> Fairfield Warde’s TJ Gallagher remembers the early years. He remembers when he first started playing football in the first grade. “I started off with flag football, and then I played tag football,” he said with a smile. What Gallagher doesn’t remember though is the play that ended his senior season. A concussion knocked […]

Girls Swimming: 2014 All-FCIAC selections

First Team Marcie Maguire, Ridgefield – 200 Medley Relay, 100 Free, 100 Back; Lindsey Gordon, Ridgefield – 200 Medley Relay, 200 IM, 100 Breast; Sophie Hayes, Ridgefield – 200 Medley Relay; Isabelle Seward, Ridgefield – 200 Medley Relay; Becca Maroney, Darien – 200 Medley Relay; Phoebe Slaughter, Darien – 200 Medley Relay, 100 Back, 400 […]

Boys Soccer: 2014 All-FCIAC selections

First Team Matt Reis, St. Joseph; Kai Bjornstad, Darien; Nick Bartels, Greenwich; Matt Doyle, Ludlowe; Jack Brandt, Wilton; Raybon Carwin, Bassick; Sam Jelliffe, Westhill; Ian Shannon, Danbury; Griffin Paterson, New Canaan; Jose Romero, Greenwich; Tyler Dalton, Norwalk; Daniel Bartoli, Trumbull; Matt Mazzola, Ridgefield; Jose Canahui, Norwalk; John Mackie, Darien; Mark Ravichandran, Wilton; David Michaud, Greenwich; […]

Girls Volleyball: 2014 All-FCIAC selections

First Team Izzy Taylor, Darien; Celia Martzolf, Darien; Keki Cardenas, Fairfield Ludlowe; April Cooke, Fairfield Ludlowe; Anne Eilertsen, Stamford; Lauren Pitney, St. Joseph; Sydney Adams, Trumbull; Abbie Wolf, Greenwich Second Team Claire Naughton, Darien; Nicole Pease, Stamford; Elizabeth Middlebrook, Ridgefield; Kathryn Jordan, Ridgefield; Maite Gritsko, St. Joseph; Nicole Vacarella, Fairfield Warde; Claire Kostohryz, Brien McMahon; […]

Field Hockey: 2014 All-FCIAC selections

Fairfield Warde's Darci Byington made the FCIAC first team for field hockey.

First Team Amanda Hendry, Wilton; Elizabeth Bennewitz, Staples; Marissa Baker, Darien; Elizabeth Miller, New Canaan; Megan Cunningham, Wilton; Emma Hart, Westhill; Rebekah Silver, Ridgefield; Georgia Cassidy, Darien; Samantha Bartush, Norwalk; Meg Fay, Staples; Mary Zanine, Danbury; Isabel Taben, New Canaan; Meredith Rappaport, Wilton; Darci Byington, Warde; Sophia Hopwood, Trumbull; Julia Ennis, Ludlowe; Becca Mitri, Warde; […]

Girls soccer: 2014 All-FCIAC selections

St. Joseph sophomore Lindsey Savko earned All-FCIAC first team honors. The Cadets placed four individuals on first team. Register file photo

First Team Jenna Bike, St. Joseph; Leah Lewis, St. Joseph; Lindsey Savko, St. Joseph; Marissa Grasso, St. Joseph; Anna Glovin, Fairfield Warde; Mollie Kerrigan, Fairfield Warde; Jenn Maldonado, Fairfield Warde; Jess Laszlo, Westhill; Heidi Druehl, Westhill; Chelsea Domond, Westhill; Liane Keegans , Ridgefield; Jenna Denis, Ridgefield; Lauren Garcia, Staples; Megan Root, Staples; Jessica Robbins, Danbury; […]

Last hurrah for field hockey today: Junior Select and Senior Select All-Star games at Cheshire High

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register) Erin Mammele of Hand battles for the ball.

The 2014 Connecticut high school field hockey season has one last hurrah today as the annual CHSCA Junior Select and Senior Select All-Star games will be held at Cheshire High. The Junior Select All-Star game will be held at 5 p.m. followed by the Senior Select All-Star game at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for […]

Girls soccer: Final 2014 state coaches polls

Final Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                                     Points 1. Glastonbury (7)              79 2. Fairfield Warde              68 3. Immaculate (1)              66 4. Avon                                  57 5. Simsbury                         43 6. St. Joseph                        39 7. Ridgefield                        25 8. Guilford                           18 9. Mercy                               15 10. Staples                            9 Others […]

Boys basketball: Sacred Heart to remain in Class S division for 2014-15

Sacred Heart's boys basketball players celebrate their Class S championship last March. The Hearts will be back to defend their title.
 (Mara Lavitt - Register

Preseason boys basketball doesn’t begin until Dec. 1, but we can still get you in hoop mode now that the fall season has come to a close – other than football. Monday (Nov. 17) was the last day teams can petition to “play up.” Teams can petition to play up in Class LL only. One […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 11)

Here is the ballot I submitted for the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Football Poll after Week 10. 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. Darien 5. Newtown 6. St. Joseph 7. Ledyard 8. Windsor […]

CIAC Class M Field Hockey: Omdahl, Pavano lead Hand to title over Wilton

Hand's field hockey team celebrates its Class M state championship, 2-1 over Wilton in Wethersfield Saturday (Photo Peter Paguaga)

WETHERSFIELD >> Hand field hockey coach Sue Leckey’s four previous trips to the Class M state championship game weren’t much fun. The Tigers went 0-4. On Saturday against Wilton at Wethersfield High, Leckey finally had some fun — and enjoyed the added benefit of sharing that good time with her daughter, Hannah, a senior defender […]

Football: St. Joseph rallies to beat McMahon, deny Senators FCIAC berth; New Canaan clinches

Lars Pedersen (left) celebrates his fourth-quarter touchdown vs. McMahon.

St. Joseph 33, McMahon 17 TRUMBULL >> St. Joseph exploded for 20 points in the fourth quarter to rally past McMahon, 33-17, and deny the Senators a spot in the FCIAC Championship game. Darien, a 31-0 winner over North Haven in a non-league game, took the final FCIAC playoff spot. McMahon, which fell to 8-2 but […]

Girls Volleyball Class LL Final: Darien tops Cheshire again, ends streak

Darien captains Claire Naughton (11), Keli Reyes (1), Celia Martzolf (12) and Isabelle Taylor pose with the Class LL girls volleyball plaque after defeating Cheshire, 3-0. (Pete Paguaga - Register)

GLASTONBURY >> As much as thing changed over the past three years, they remained the same in the Cheshire/Darien rivalry. The last team to beat Cheshire before its 51-match winning streak started took them down again in Class LL final 3-0 (22-25, 17-25, 21-25) at Glastonbury High on Saturday. The Rams lost to Darien in […]

Football: Darien defense dominates in victory over North Haven; Wave clinch FCIAC title berth

Darien's Hudson Hamill runs to celebrate with Shelby Grant after Grant's 78-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of Darien's 31-0 victory over North Haven (Screen cap by Sean Patrick Bowley)

DARIEN >> Having coached against North Haven’s single wing a year ago, Darien coach Rob Trifone was ready. Having played against the single wing a year ago, Darien’s vaunted defense was ready, too. There was just one thing: Why the heck were they practicing pass plays in practice all week? “During practice last week my kids […]

Class M Girls Volleyball: Granby beats St. Joseph, captures first state title

Granby celebrates in front of its fans after a 3-0 victory in the Class M state final. This is the Bears first girls volleyball state title in school history.

GLASTONBURY >> Playing in its first state final in school history, Granby was admittedly a little nervous in the first game of the Class M final against St. Joseph Saturday. “There’s always nerves,” said Bears coach David Sprowson. “But, I think we had a lot of confidence this yeare.” Top-seeded Granby settled in and topped third-seeded […]

Class L field hockey championship: Darien, Glastonbury play to 1-1 tie, declared co-champs

  WETHERSFIELD >> The big question entering the Class L field hockey final between No. 1 Glastonbury and No. 7 Darien was whether or not the Blue Wave could score a goal against the Tomahawks. Glastonbury entered the final outscoring opponents 74-0 for the season. Darien provided the answer on Saturday. Kayla Johns scored with […]

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

Team                                        This Week                                                       Next Game 1. Southington (8-0)          Saturday at South Windsor, 11 a.m.    Nov. 27 vs. Cheshire, 10 a.m. 2. New Canaan (8-0)          Saturday at Trinity Catholic, 1 p.m.    Nov. 27 […]

Football: Staples rolls to win over Norwalk

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NORWALK >> In a season that’s been filled with a lot of ‘what ifs’ and ‘what could have been’ for the Staples High football team, Friday night was a break from all of that. Led by a stingy defensive performance  that set a physical and dominating tone from the start of play, the Wreckers (6-4) […]