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

FCIAC Football 2014: Staples preview

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Vitals Coach: Marce Petroccio (22nd year, 185-56) Conference: FCIAC West Playoff Class: LL (930 boys enrollment) Home: Staples Stadium 2013 Record: 8-3 (8-2 FCIAC) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 12 vs Xavier, 7 p.m. Captains: Jake Melnick, Teddy Coogan, Jackson Hoebermann, Mat Jacowleff Team website: Staplesfootball.com | MaxPreps page Top players Teddy Coogan, 6-2, 190, Sr., QB Jake Melnick, 5-10, 180, […]

Recruiting 2015: Connecticut high school football college commits [updated]

The following is a living list of players at Connecticut High Schools who have made verbal commitments for the Class of 2015. The commitments are unbinding until the player signs a letter of intent beginning on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The list is compiled through various sources, including Scout.com, Rivals.com, Connecticut […]

Cross Country: Top CT runners take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge

Just about every high school football team in Connecticut has taken on the “Ice Bucket Challenge” in support of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Awareness, and now the cross country kids are getting in on the action too. Thursday afternoon, distance runners Hannah DeBalsi of Staples, Darien’s Alex Ostberg and Staples’ Erica Hefnawy all accepted the […]

New Canaan’s Bo Hickey retires as hockey coach

Longtime New Canaan hockey coach Bo Hickey, who guided the Rams to FCIAC titles and state championship games, has retired, the New Canaan Advertiser reported Monday. Hickey, 69, who also was an assistant coach for the school’s successful football team for 31 years and played professionally for the Denver Broncos, took over a 1-7 Rams […]

FCIAC Football 2014: Trinity Catholic preview

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Above: Highlight reel for Trinity Catholic senior and Bryant commit Thomas Costigan, who will lead Trinity’s charge in 2014. Vitals Coach: Donny Panapada (2nd year, 0-11) Conference: FCIAC Playoff Class: S (262 boys enrollment) Home: Trinity Catholic Alumni Field 2013 Record: 0-11 (0-9 FCIAC) 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 13 vs. Sheehan, 2 p.m. Captains: Thomas Costigan, Justin […]

New Canaan’s Marinelli gets dunked for ALS, calls out rest of FCIAC powerhouse coaches

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Post by New Canaan Football. On Tuesday, New Canaan coach Lou Marinelli was dunked for the ALS Ice Bucket challenge in front of his boisterous defending FCIAC championship team, and then, as if to get this year’s FCIAC football race kicked off early, nominated the coaches of the three other contending FCIAC teams: Darien’s Rob […]

Cross Country 2014: Nationally known Staples runner Hannah DeBalsi just a quirky, humble kid with turtles

Staples’ Hannah DeBalsi with her pet turtle Otis this summer. Phot by Mary Albl

WESTPORT >> Hannah DeBalsi’s pet turtle arrived at her house last winter as a birthday gift. She named him Virgil. He didn’t live long. “We think he died of pneumonia,” DeBalsi said. “He was gasping a lot.” So her mother ordered more. Just one turtle survived — Virgil III. Ironically, some of DeBalsi’s teammates found […]

FCIAC Football 2014: New Canaan preview

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Above: Highlight reel for New Canaan DL Zach Allen, one of the state’s top returning defensive players who is committed to Northwestern. Vitals Coach: Lou Marinelli (36th year as head coach, 34th at New Canaan, 297-97-7) Conference: FCIAC East Playoff Class: L (640 boys enrollment) Home: James Dunning Jr. Field 2013 Record: 14-1 (FCIAC champions, Class L […]

FCIAC Football 2014: Westhill preview

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Vitals Coach:  Frank F. Marcucio, III (3rd year, 8-13) Conference: FCIAC Playoff Class: LL (1,044 boys enrollment) Home: J. Walter Kennedy football field 2013 Record: 6-5 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 13 vs Norwalk, 1:30 p.m. Captains: Quaheem Dufane, Zac Cowit, Jacob Scarvey, Joe Schlessinger Team websites: MaxPreps page Top players Josh Exantus, 5-10, 175, Sr., RB/DB Isaiah Ramon, 6-0, 230, […]

FCIAC Football 2014: Harding preview

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Vitals Coach: Eddie Santiago (1st as head coach, took over Week 4 last season) Conference: FCIAC Playoff Class: L (551 boys enrollment) Home: Hedges Field, Bridgeport 2013 Record: 3-8 2014 Kickoff: Sept. 10 at Law, 7 p.m. Captains: Xavier Bass, Christian Hopkins, Jonathan Maldonado, Nick Wardlaw, Stephon O’Grinc Team websites: MaxPreps page Top players Xavier Bass, 6-2, 185, Jr., WR/DE […]

2014 high school fall sports schedules

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Schedules for the 2014 Fall Sports Season, via CIACsports.com. Cross Country: BOYS school schedules | GIRLS school schedules Field Hockey: School Schedules | Master schedule Football: Team and league schedules (GameTimeCT) Soccer (Boys): School Schedules | Master schedule Soccer (Girls): School Schedules | Master schedule Swimming & Diving (Girls): School schedules Volleyball (Girls): School schedules | Master schedule

2014 FCIAC Football Team Preview Capsules

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GameTimeCT.com is previewing every high school football league in Connecticut every day leading up to the start of the 2014 season. As previews are published, they will be added to the map and list below. Hover and click on helmets to get the preview. The map will be updated as preview capsules are written. Check […]

St. Joseph girls soccer ranked No. 22 nationally in Top Drawer Soccer’s FAB 50

St. Joseph celebrates its 2-1 victory over Suffield in the Class LL girls soccer championship (Photo: Mary Albl)

St. Joseph’s girls soccer team, which heads into 2014 having won back-to-back state championships (last year in Class LL, 2012 in Class M) and three straight FCIAC titles, saw some national attention thrown its way with the release of the TopDrawerSoccer.com preseason FAB 50 girls soccer teams. The Cadets were ranked No. 22 behind Sacred […]

Gooooooooood Morning Connecticut footballers (The 2014 preseason is here!)

It's the dawn of a new season: Football 2014.

To paraphrase the late, great genius Robin Williams performing the role of Adrian Cronauer. Gooooooooooood morning Connecticut footballers! This is not a test! This is rock ‘n’ roll! It’s time to rock it from Riverside to the E-C-C! Today is the first official day of the 2014 high school football season. FOOTBALL IS STARTING, YOU GUYS!   […]

Welcome back to high school football: Let’s get everybody caught up…

Things happened while we weren't playing high school football, from another round of coaching turnover to future conference realignment and implementation of eight state championships (Graphic Sean Patrick Bowley)

Football. Sweet… nourishing… football. It’s back, baby. The 2014 season’s first practices begin on Wednesday for those programs that didn’t engage in spring football. We are 28 DAYS away from the 2014 kickoff. Ridgefield vs. Cheshire and Harding at Law on Sept. 10. And, if you’ve been somewhere tropical, or you don’t pay attention until […]

Behold: The 2014 Connecticut High School Football schedules

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The schedules for the 2014 Connecticut high school football season have been released by CIAC. Schedules are subject to change throughout the summer until deadline in early September. Update: This story has been reposted August 12 to coincide with the start of fall practices. MASTER FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 2014 COMPOSITE SCHEDULES CLASS LL | CLASS L | CLASS […]

Baseball: Glut of travel programs in Connecticut leaves no easy choices

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Coach Matt Untiet, left, an employee of The Grind, left, and Jake Russo , 17, of Orange, practicing a fielding drill at the Grind Baseball and Softball training facility in Orange.

From private lessons to the market’s top baseball bats and elite travel teams, parents are dishing out thousands of dollars with hopes of giving their son an edge on the diamond, the potential for a college athletic scholarship or even more. In the world of travel baseball specifically, that is where the most money exchanges […]

2007 Register All-State baseball team has truly distinguished itself

Major Leaguers, from left,  Curtis Casali (Tampa Bay), Mike Olt (Texas) and Matt Harvey (New York Mets) when they were 2007 Register All-State baseball selections.

What if we told you that a 2007 All-State baseball team would produce seven players who would be major league draft picks (two first-rounders), including the National League’s 2013 starting All-Star pitcher, the NL’s 2014 leader in home runs among rookies, one of 2014’s hottest rookie pitchers who’s currently boasting a miniscule 2.21 ERA and […]

Girls Soccer: Wayne Mones named Notre Dame of Fairfield head coach

The Notre Dame of Fairfield girls’ soccer team is getting a new coach. First reporter from The Hour, Norwalk’s Athletic Director Wayne Mones stepped down at the end of the year from his position, and when the NDFairfield girls’ soccer coaching job became available, it was a perfect fit for him. Mones, who has a […]