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

Cross Country: An interactive guide to the state meet at Wickham Park

Members of the Danbury boys' cross country team run up the 'Green Monster' last Tuesday. Photo by Pete Paguaga

(Click on certain parts of the map above for a detailed look at the course in video and photos. Map provided by mysportsresults.com) MANCHESTER >> Granby head cross country coach Dennis Lobo calls Wickham Park a classic. “It’s probably the premier difficult course, maybe in at least southern New England,” Lobo said. “It’s kind of […]

Girls volleyball: Balanced Ludlowe rolls past Warde


FAIRFIELD >> It was hard to hide the smile from Fairfield Ludlowe’s Andrea Alvarez’s face Wednesday evening as she watched the her team secure the winning point in the second set against Warde. It’s safe to say that Alvarez and the Ludlowe girls’ volleyball team are enjoying themselves and the game a lot these days. […]

Wednesday’s girls volleyball roundup: Jillian Haberli’s 17 kills, 17 digs leads Cheshire 3-1 over Amity

Cheshire 3, Amity 1 (at Cheshire) Game scores: Cheshire 25-16, 25-15, 19-25, 25-23. Notes: C-Jillian Haberli had 17 kills, 17 digs, Maria Buzzelli had 18 digs, Jill Howard had eight kills, three blocks, and a dig, Rachel Smullen had sevn digs, four aces; A-Micaela Cardozo had 10 kills, three blocks, three digs, Nina Luciana had […]

Girls Cross Country: Top runners to watch at the state meet

The Tolland girls will look to repeat as state champs on Saturday.

Welcome to the cross country championship season! The state championships for all classifications will run all day Saturday at Wickham Park in Manchester. Below are three names from each class to watch. Runners may not have the fastest times or top places, but just some names to keep an eye out for this weekend! Class […]

Cross Country: Entry lists for state meet on Saturday, how to qualify for State Open

The state cross country meet will take place this Saturday at Wickham Park in Manchester.  Register file photo

  Saturday morning at Wickham Park in Manchester the state cross country championships will take place. Below is the schedule and links to the starting list of teams and individuals running in each classification. Also, from the CIAC Cross Country Tournament Handbook, here are the exact rules on how to qualify for the State Open, […]

Girls soccer: State coaches poll, week 6

Week ending Oct. 18 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                                           Points  1. Glastonbury (9)                       90 2. Fairfield Warde                      76 3. St. Joseph                                 70 4. Avon                                          55 5. […]

Boys Cross Country: Ostberg shatters FCIAC course record, Danbury wins team title

Darien's Alex Ostberg won the FCIAC boys cross country title Monday afternoon at Waveny Park in New Canaan. Photo by Mary Albl

NEW CANAAN >> For all the success he’s had, Darien’s Alex Ostberg has yet to claim a conference cross country title. The standout senior can now officially cross that off the list. Monday afternoon at Waveny Park, Ostberg won his first FCIAC Championship title in a blazing time of 14 minutes and 47 seconds, shattering […]

Girls Cross Country: DeBalsi leads Staples to first FCIAC title since 1997

Staples' Hannah DeBalsi won her second straight FCIAC title Monday afternoon in New Canaan at Waveny Park. Photo by Mary Albl

NEW CANAAN >> For all that was built up upon Staple High’s Hannah DeBalsi’s 2014 cross country debut at the FCIAC Championships, her performance actually took a backseat Monday afternoon at Waveny Park, as her team stole the spotlight. DeBalsi captured first place in a time of 13 minutes and 37 seconds, but more importantly […]

MSG Varsity’s Quick Hits on Ansonia-Newtown: “I take nothing away from The Streak,” but…

MSG Varsity's Jimmy Cavallo (left) and Mike Quick break down Newtown-Ansonia on Quick Hits: Connecticut.

A lot of posters and readers of this space will enjoy this one. The biggest news out of Connecticut football this week was, of course, the big one up at Blue and Gold Stadium. Ansonia saw its 48-game win streak come to a close vs. Newtown, one short of Cheshire’s state record. So, of course, […]

Football Week 6 Notes and Game Balls: McMahon (5-1) grounds-n-pounds high-flying Stamford


It’s the era of the spread offense across the state. Just don’t tell McMahon that. The Senators did not attempt a pass in a 49-21 victory over Stamford this past Friday. McMahon rushed for 383 yards, led by senior Kentrell Snider, who scored on runs of 75 and 61 yards. “It’s no secret what we […]

Pooch’s Top 10 Football Ballot (Week 6)

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

Week 6 High School Football Schedule / Results

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WEEK 5 Results / Story Links WEEK 6 Schedule Thursday, Oct. 16 SWC/NVL Challenge New Milford 48, Kennedy 8 Friday, Oct. 17 CCC DIV. I EAST Glastonbury 21 E.Hartford 0 CCC DIV. I WEST Southington 48 Hall 0 New Britain 41 Simsbury 10 CCC DIV. II EAST E.O. Smith 48 Bulkeley/HMTCA 12 Wethersfield 57 Hartford Pub. 27 […]

Football: Danbury pulls off big victory over Staples

Danbury runs in a touchdown against Staples Saturday.

DANBURY >> When Danbury head football coach Mark Ecke took a look at the schedule earlier in the year and noticed who the Hatters’ Homecoming opponent was, Staples, he wasn’t too thrilled. But after Saturday afternoon’s performance, safe to say, he’s more than OK with the way things played out. Led by an outstanding four-touchdown […]

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

Team                               This Week                     Next Week 1. Southington (5-0)    Def. Hall 48-0             Friday vs. Conard, 7 p.m. 2. Darien (5-0)    Sat. at T. Catholic, 2 p.m.   Friday at Ridgefield, 7 p.m. 3. New Canaan (5-0)    Bye                                Friday vs. Staples, 7 p.m. 4. Ansonia (5-1)           Lost to Newtown 14-8   Friday vs. Holy […]

Friday’s Greater New Haven girls soccer roundup: Branford wins to clinch SCC Oronoque title

Cassidy McCarns had a goal and an assist for the Branford girls soccer team, which defeated North Haven 3-0 at home Friday to clinch the Southern Connecticut Conference Oronoque Division title. Emma Pottenger and Rachel Cholewinski also scored for the Hornets (6-8), who won the SCC title in 2012 and reached the final last year. […]

Girls soccer: Fairfield Warde hands St. Joes first loss of the season

Warde's Hannah Allen battles for the ball during Thursday's girls' soccer game against St. Joes. Photo by Mary Albl

FAIRFIELD >> Fairfield Warde head girls’ soccer coach Tom Cunningham wouldn’t call Thursday’s win over St. Joseph the biggest in program history. But it sure comes close. Sophomore Anna Glovin scored off a penalty kick 16 minutes into the game and the Mustangs defeated the Cadets 1-0 at Tetreau/Davis Field on Senior Night. It was […]

Thursday’s NH County girls swim roundup: Cheshire tops Branford

Cheshire 95 Branford 86 (at Branford) 200 medley relay: B (Julia Dietz, Erika Maercklein, Paige MacNeil, Caitlin Daley) 1:54.21; 200 free: Morgan Fountain, C, 2:05.90; 200 IM: Linday Smalec, C, 2:14.32; 50 free: Ericka Maercklein, B, 25.41; Diving: Erin Mostoller, C, 222.30; 100 fly: Lily Kurtz, C, 1:03.66; 100 free: Elizabeth Boyer, C, 56.53; 500 […]