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

Hockey: Greenwich slams West Haven in season opener

WEST HAVEN – Three years ago, Greenwich hockey coach Bob Russel had a lineup which included 14 freshmen and a group pf sophomores. While that team may have gone through some growing pains, the Cardinals hope the results show this season. Scoring twice in a span of 2 minutes, 25 seconds in the second period […]

Boys basketball 2014-15: Top 25 CIAC Players

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Career forward Justin Campbell during a preseason scrimmage against St. Joseph.

*CIAC players only Marcus Blackwell, 6-3, Bridgeport Central, Sr., G: One of the holdovers as the Hilltoppers try to make it back-to-back Class LL state championships. DeAnte Bruton, 5-9, Ledyard, Sr., G: Will be the catalyst if the Colonels want to go deep in the Class LL state tournament. Justin Campbell, 6-5, Career, Sr., F: […]

Boys Basketball 2014-15: Coaches want CIAC to lift restrictions for off-season coaching

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St. Joseph basketball coach Chris Watts is in favor of coaching during the periods in the off-season. The CIAC doesn't permit that.

Student-athletes leaving a CIAC-sanctioned school for a prepatory school, for what they deem to be a better chance to succeed both academically and athletically, is nothing new. But it may be more prevalent this year than most. Some of the best players in the state have transferred to prep schools: Steve Enoch (Norwalk), Elijah Pemberton […]

2014-15 GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 preseason boys basketball poll: Sacred Heart starts out on top

Sacred Heart's boys basketball players celebrate their Class S championship last March. The Hearts will be back to defend their title and are No. 1 in the GameTimeCT preseason poll.
 (Mara Lavitt - Register

Team 2013-14 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 24-3 15 534 4 S Last game: Def. Valley Regional 65-56 to win Class S championship. Season opener: vs. Wilby, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bottom line: All five starters return for the hearts including junior point guard Mustapha Heron, already committed to Pittsburgh. Team 2013-14 1st […]

Wrestling: Strong core of returners will lead Warde on the mats this year

Fairfield Warde's Tim Kane, right, returns as one of the top wrestlers for the Mustangs. Photo by Mary Albl

FAIRFIELD >> Entering this season the goals for the Fairfield Warde wrestling squad are no different from the past. Continue to win, develop and compete for titles. The foundation of success has been set by head coach Jason Shaughnessy, who has established a winning culture and a strong youth program. The Mustangs are coming off […]

GameTimeCT / Register Preseason Top 10 Hockey Poll: Fairfield Prep is No. 1

Fairfield Prep celebrates their 2-1 win in overtime against Darien in the CIAC Division I Final at Ingalls Rink in New Haven on 3/22/2014.

The 2014-15 Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 hockey poll compiled by Dan Nowak. Team (Record)(First-place votes)………………………………..Points………Last 1. Fairfield  Prep (16-4-3) (11)…………………………………….136……1 Final result last season: Defeated Darien 2-1 (OT) in CIAC Division I state championship. Bottom line: Two-time defending CIAC D-I champ Prep has the talent for another strong postseason run . 2. Notre Dame-Fairfield  (18-5-1) (2)…………………………..111……3 Final result last […]

Hockey 2014-15: The Top 25 Hockey Players To Watch

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Ryan Deering of Fairfield Prep, left, watches Notre Dame goalie Wade Conlan block a shot in a game last season at the Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport.

Justin Blanchette, F, Jr., Fairfield Prep: While Ryan Deering is expected to be the Jesuits’ playmaker this season Blanchette is expected to be the team’s primary goal scorer.  Sather said he has an excellent release and a nose for the net. Ryan Brand, Sr., D, Guilford: Brand is a physically strong player who should be […]

Football: The Ultimate Final Power Rankings

The Ultimate Power Rankings are a combination of the four end of season polls posted on GameTimeCT. Compiled by Derek Turner of GameTimeCT.

It has been a constant argument, from the preseason poll to today, no one can seem to agree on which team is tops in the state. Well, here at GameTimeCT we gave you all the polls we could find today so you could argue among yourselves, but that doesn’t seem to be enough. So here […]

Pooch’s Final Top 10 Football Ballot

Here is the ballot I submitted for the FINAL GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 Football Poll of the 2014 season. The Poll will be posted on-line later tonight on GameTimeCT and appear in Tuesday’s print editions of the New Haven Register. 1. Southington 2. New Canaan 3. Darien 4. Windsor 5. St. Joseph 6. Xavier 7. Shelton […]

FCIAC realigns football divisions for 2015-16, to play 9 games in effort to preserve final

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In effort to keep its league championship game, the FCIAC board of directors has approved realignment into two divisions and preserving the annual league title game, according to an email from executive director John Kuczo to the league’s athletic directors. The FCIAC’s executive board of directors approved the new alignment on Dec. 11, according to […]

St. Joseph defense holds off high-powered Ledyard, Hogs repeat as state champions

St. Joseph: Class M-Small champions

NEW BRITAIN >> Ledyard arrived at Veterans Stadium bigger, stronger and wiser than it was a year ago when it lost to St. Joseph in a record-setting quarterfinal shootout. The Colonels averaged over 50 points per game and had vengeance on their minds. But they still weren’t a match for St. Joseph. Instead of an […]

Collins, New Canaan rally to beat Darien again for 10th state championship

New Canaan celebrates its Class L Large CIAC Championship after defeating Darien. (Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)

WEST HAVEN >> With two quarters potentially remaining in the season and trailing Darien at the half, New Canaan coach Lou Marinelli reminded his team of what took place two weeks prior when the Blue Wave rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat the Rams in overtime Thanksgiving Day for the FCIAC championship. Reminding his […]

Cross Country: It’s been a different season for Staples’ Hannah DeBalsi, but one she’s learned to embrace

Staples' Hannah DeBalsi

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.  >> Hannah DeBalsi describes this cross country season as both interesting and different. “I guess the season has been different because I’ve had to step back and realize why I like running,” DeBalsi said. The Staples High junior has battled through an injury, learned to train and run by herself, and in […]

Friday’s NH County girls basketball roundup: Sheehan wins, Guilford upsets Career in OT

The Sheehan girls basketball team started the game on a 19-1 run and coasted to a 63-39 win over Sacred Heart Academy Friday night in a Southern Connecticut Conference interdivision game at Wallingford. Joelle MarkAnthony had a game high 17 points while Lexi Ocasio added 14 and Cassie Strickland 13 for the Titans (2-0). Caitlyn […]

Class M-Small Championship Preview: St. Joseph vs. Ledyard

Class M Small Champ

  Vitals Where/When – Willowbrook Park, New Britain, Saturday, 2 p.m. Seeds/Records – No. 2 St. Joseph 10-2; No. 1 Ledyard 12-0 On the air – NHFS Network | CPTV Sports Live stats – GameTracker Championship history – St. Joseph (11-2): Titles: 2013 (def. Brookfield 54-16); 2010 (def. Ansonia 49-28); 2009 (def. Montville 14-3); 1990 (def. […]

Class L-Large Championship Preview: Darien vs. New Canaan

Class L Large Champ

Vitals  Where/When – Saturday, Ken Strong Stadium, West Haven, 10:30 a.m. Seeds/Records – No. 1 Darien 12-0; No. 2 New Canaan 10-1 On the air – NFHS Network | HanRadio | WELI 960-AM Live Stats – GameTracker Tickets — $10 Players to watch – Darien: Jr. DE Mark Evanchick (22 sacks); Sr. OL/DL Jack Tyrell; Sr. G/DL Sam Bowtell; Sr. TE/DL […]

Cross Country Foot Locker notebook: Darien’s Ostberg ready to go for Foot Locker Championships

Hall's Ari Klau with Darien's Alex Ostberg yesterday after a run in San Diego at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships.

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. >> Despite an injury a few weeks prior to the Northeast Regional Foot Locker race, Darien’s Alex Ostberg still managed to easily win, crossing the tape in 15:17.8, more than 15 seconds faster than the second place finisher. Now heading into Saturday’s Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, he said he’s feeling in […]

Cross Country: CT runners arrive at Foot Locker Championships

Staples' Hannah DeBalsi in front of the hotel the athletes stay at for Foot Locker Championships. Photo by Mary Albl

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. >> The four runners from Connecticut have officially arrived on the west coast. Thursday afternoon, Hannah DeBalsi (Staples), Alex Ostberg (Darien), Gabrielle Richichi (New Fairfield) and Ari Klau (Hall) made the cross country journey to San Diego, California to compete in the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships. All four qualified for […]