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

CIAC girls soccer tournament pairings, schedule

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CLASS LL FIRST ROUND Tuesday, 2 p.m., unless otherwise noted Upper bracket: No. 1 Glastonbury – Bye; No. 17 Newington (9-6-1) at No. 16 Darien (8-4-4); No. 25 Manchester (7-8-1) at No. 8 Staples (10-2-4); No. 24 Fairfield Ludlowe (7-7-2) at No. 9 Wilton (9-1-6); No. 4 Simsbury – Bye; No. 20 Danbury (8-7-1) at […]

Week 8 High School Football Schedule / Results

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Thursday, Oct. 30 CCC INTER Glastonbury 31, Conard 21 Hall 35, S.Windsor 3 ECC INTER Plainfield 48, Fitch 15 Waterford 34, Griswold 14 NVL COPPER Derby 62, Seymour 44 NVL INTER Ansonia 48, Wolcott 27 Holy Cross 41, Watertown 0 Naugatuck 54, Crosby 12 Oxford 48, S.Heart/Kaynor 6 Woodland 50, Wilby 14 PEQUOT UNCAS SMSA/University […]

Volleyball: Ludlowe beats Trumbull to advance to FCIAC final

The Fairfield Ludlowe volleyball team beat Trumbull in four games to advance to the FCIAC final on Saturday.

FAIRFIELD >> An opening set loss to Trumbull was apparently all the motivation the Fairfield Ludlowe girls’ volleyball team needed Thursday evening. After dropping the first game of the FCIAC semifinals to Trumbull, 23-25, the Falcons rallied back to beat the Eagles in three straight sets (25-14, 25-19, 25-18) and advance to the FCIAC Championship […]

Cross Country: State Open Gameday

 When: Friday, 2 p.m. (girls); 2:45 (boys) Where: Wickham Park, Manchester Internet: NFHSNetwork.com Defending champions: Tolland (girls); Ridgefield (boys) What to watch for: The Tolland girls are the No. 1 team in the state and the Eagles look close to unbeatable. Last week they made history by placing five runners in the top five in […]

Boys soccer: Ludlowe blanks Greenwich to win first FCIAC title

The Fairfield Ludlowe boys' soccer team won the FCIAC title Wednesday evening, beating Greenwich 1-0.

NORWALK >> As the final buzzer sounded late Wednesday evening at Norwalk High, Fairfield Ludlowe head boys’ soccer coach Kevin O’Hara crouched down on the sideline as he watched the bench erupt, run onto the turf and celebrate. A few moments later he got up and embraced assistant coach Wayne Schwaeber in a long hug. […]

St. Joseph names J.R. Bria next boys hockey coach

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St. Joseph athletic director Kevin Butler confirmed today (Wednesday) that J.R. Bria, a former assistant boys hockey coach at Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe and Notre Dame-Fairfield, has been named to replace Marty Crouse as the Cadets’ new boys hockey coach. The Connecticut Post first reported the story. Crouse stepped down after last season after 10 years as the […]

Cross Country: Amity boys No. 1 in the state coaches poll

Amity wins the Class LL crown for the first time since 2010. The Spartans finished with a score of 90.  Photo-Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register

For the second straight week there is a new No. 1. In the Week 7 Connecticut Coaches Cross Country Poll, the Amity boys received all 12 first-place votes to overtake Danbury as the top team in the state. The Spartans are coming off a Class LL state title last Saturday, where they edged out No. […]

Girls soccer: State coaches polls, week 7

Guilford's Molly Kosh attempts to pass the ball while North Haven's Jenna Volpe defends.  Guilford is tied for 10th in the latest CGSCA state L-LL poll
Photo by Dave Phillips

Week ending Oct. 25 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                             Points 1. Glastonbury (9)     90 2. Avon                           77 3. East Lyme                72 4. St. Joseph                53 5. Masuk                        49 6. Simsbury                 44 7. Fairfield Warde     41 8. RHAM                       32 9. South Windsor      10 T10. […]

Boys Soccer: Greenwich defeats Staples to return to FCIAC title game

The Greenwich boys' soccer team beat Staples 3-2 to advance to the FCIAC title game on Wednesday.

FAIRFIELD >> The Greenwich boys’ soccer team is headed back to the FCIAC title game. Tied at two at the half against Staples, the Cardinals’ Nick Bartels scored the go-ahead goal in the 56th minute to give Greenwich the 3-2 victory Monday evening at Taft Field in the semifinals. “I don’t know, maybe they just […]

Boys soccer: State coaches polls, week 7

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Week ending Oct. 25 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Record Points LW 1. Fairfield Ludlowe (6) 14-0-3 113 4 2. Farmington (3) 13-2-1 100 1 3. Suffield (3) 13-0-1 97 2 4. Shelton (1) 11-0-6 43 6 5. Avon 11-0-3 41 10 6. Naugatuck 15-0-2 40 T7 7. Norwalk 11-1-5 38 NR 8. […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 8)

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

Boys Soccer: No. 1 Ludlowe ready for 1st semifinal appearance

The Fairfield Ludlowe boys' soccer team beat Wilton last Friday and will face Norwalk Monday night in the FCIAC semis.

FAIRFIELD >> As nice as the regular season finished up for the Fairfield Ludlowe boys’ soccer team with an undefeated record, last Friday’s FCIAC quarterfinal victory meant a little more. Making just their second FCIAC Tournament appearance in program history, the Falcons defeated Wilton 2-0 on Taft Field to advance to the semifinals for the […]

Concussions: head injuries happen in more sports than football

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Megan Smith of Law, left, and Milani Gray of Foran fight for the ball during the first half of  girls soccer at  Law High  School  Wednesday. Law won 2-0.

Football has been hit by the concussion concern harder than any other sport. A study released last year by the National Academy of Sciences found that concussion rates in high school football were significantly higher than that of any other high school sport. But what about those other sports? As reported by athletic trainers, the […]

Cross Country: Entry list for State Open, how to qualify for New Englands

The State Open will take place on Friday at Wickham Park.

Friday afternoon at Wickham Park in Manchester, the CIAC State Open Cross Country Championships will take place starting at 2 p.m. Below is the schedule and links to the starting lists for both boys and girls. The Ridgefield boys and Tolland girls are defending Open champs. Also, from the CIAC Cross Country Tournament Handbook, here […]