Girls Basketball: Northeast College Showcase All-Tournament Team

  The following girls basketball players were named to the 2014 Northeast College Showcase All-Tournament Team in voting done by college coaches in attendance at the event held on September 7 at Hamden Hall.   PLAYER CLASS HIGH SCHOOL Kayla Croswell Senior Notre Dame HS-Fairfield Caitlyn Dittman     Sophomore St. Bernard HS Sarah Gallo                 Senior Mercy HS Alexandra Goslin Junior […]

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 […]

Girls Basketball: Notre Dame of Fairfield’s Mann headed to College of Central Florida

Notre Dame of Fairfield's Briana Mann will be headed to the College of Central Florida where she's play basketball. Register file photo

Just like her high school career where Notre Dame of Fairfield’s Briana Mann took her time to develop and become the best possible basketball player, the same went for her college process. After a highly successful high school career on the basketball court, Mann, a NDFairfield graduate, recently decided on the College of Central Florida […]

Who will be the 2013-14 New Haven Register Athletes of the Year?

The 2013-2014 Register All-Area MVPs. Photos by Register Staff. Illustration by Sean Patrick Bowley.

Another school year has come and gone and we have plenty of high school performances worthy of recognition. But who will be chosen as the 2013-2014 male and female New Haven Register Athletes of the Year? They will be unveiled Thursday evening in a banquet honoring the Register Area Most Valuable Players at Amarante’s Sea […]

Meet Fairfield County’s Scholar Athletes

High school seniors from  Fairfield County were recognized as the state’s top scholar-athletes at the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete Banquet sponsored by McDonald’s. A 31-year sponsor of the program with a longstanding commitment to educational programs in Connecticut, McDonald’s joined CAS to honor the following local students as the best of the best in the state: […]

Class S softball: Late rally lifts Thomaston past Notre Dame-Fairfield into semifinals

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THOMASTON >> Trailing 2-1 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, Thomaston co-head coach Gene Torrence brought his team together and tried to motivate them, telling they needed to start hitting if they wanted to win the game. It worked as the Golden Bears scored four runs in the inning, to lift them past […]

SWC Baseball Tournament pairings, schedule


The SWC baseball tournament seeding have been released and will commence Saturday at the sites of the higher seeds. Bunnell is the top seed and will face No. 8 Oxford. No. 2-seeded Weston is the defending champion and will face No. 7 New Milford. No. 3 Pomperaug will host No. 6 Masuk and No. 5 […]

Hockey: New Haven Register State Player of the Year: Christian La Croix, Notre Dame-Fairfield

(Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)  The NH Register State Player of the Year for hockey: Christian La Croix, Notre Dame-Fairfield.

Christian La Croix of North Branford has developed the qualities that transform high school hockey players into elite competitors. He leads by example, has the typical quickness and stick-handling skills that make him a force on both ends of the ice and great vision to be a step ahead of anticipated passes and plays. And […]

Softball: NDFairfield finally winning and having fun

Notre Dame of Fairfield softball players, Becky Stefanatos and Mackenzie Dobbins.

FAIRFIELD  >> It’s 9 a.m. on a Saturday and pouring rain outside. The Notre Dame of Fairfield softball team has moved their practice indoor to the gymnasium. Last year, a practice on the weekend wouldn’t even have been a thought. But this year is different. It also helps that head coach Ron Barber has brought […]

Division I hockey: Darien defeats ND-Fairfield to reach state championship game

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NEW HAVEN >> The Darien boys hockey team was built around its defense this season with its strong goaltending (Mike Colon) and seven returning defensemen. When the Blue Wave faced off with Notre Damne-Fairfield in the CIAC Division I semifinals on Wednesday, players and coaches expected nothing less than a close, hard-fought game with the […]

Class M boys basketball: Waterford outlasts ND-Fairfield to advance to semifinals

FAIRFIELD >> Head coach Greg Gwudz and the rest of the Waterford boys’ basketball team feel a lot more comfortable when senior Donny Craig has control of the basketball. Monday evening at Sister Marion Rielly Memorial Auditorium playing in the Class M quarterfinals, the ball was an extension of the Craig’s hand for a near […]

Division I hockey: Notre Dame-Fairfield routs East Haven to reach semifinals

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NEW HAVEN >> It was the last quarterfinal game of the day, but it took the shortest amount of time to determine a winner. Scoring three times in a span of 1 minute, 7 seconds, the Lancers of Notre Dame-Fairfield punched their ticket to the CIAC Division I semifinals with a convincing 11-1 victory over […]

Retail 101 event at Notre Dame-Fairfield

Notre Dame-Fairfield will be hosting a “Retail 101” event March 21-23 in the high school gym. “Retail 101” is a Brand Name apparel and accessory sale at prices from $5-$25. The sale begins March 21 from 2-9 p.m. and continues March 22 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and concludes March 23 9 a.m. to […]

Boys basketball: Ten things to look for in the CIAC Tournament

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January 4, 2013 Alumni Hall, Fairfield University
Fairfield Prep 72, Hillhouse High School (New Haven) 62, boys basketball. It's what he does: Fairfield Prep's Paschal Chukwu dunking.

1. Can Prep go the distance? Plot line: The state’s last undefeated team beat Hillhouse for the third time last Wednesday to win its first Southern Connecticut Conference championship. They have the presence of 7-foot-2 Paschal Chukwu and very good guard play led by Tommy Nolan. The Jesuits have plenty of weapons on offense. But […]

Notre Dame-Fairfield wins SCC-SWC D-I hockey title over Notre Dame-WH

Notre Dame-Fairfield celebrates one of its five goals during its SCC-SWC Division I hockey final over Notre Dame-West Haven on March 7.

WEST HAVEN >> It’s usually a spirited, exciting affair, with something quirky at times impacting the outcome when both Notre Dames face off. Friday’s inaugural Southern Connecticut Conference/South-West Conference Division I tournament championship game was no different. The quirky moment came in a five-goal second period — three by Notre Dame-Fairfield, two by Notre Dame-West […]

Branford Co-Op wins SCC Division II girls hockey title

Branford's co-op girls hockey team celebrates Tina Paolillo's first period goal in the SCC Division II girls hockey final vs. Notre Dame-Fairfield/Milford Feb. 26, 2014 (Photo Russ McCreven)

WEST HAVEN >> Senior Brooke Bonetti, the goalie for the Notre Dame-Fairfield/Milford girls hockey team, did everything she could to keep her team in the game against Branford/East Haven/North Branford in the Southern Connecticut Conference Division II Tournament championship final on Wednesday. She made 44 saves, but the continuous shots and speed of the Branford/East […]

One last run for Notre Dame-Fairfield’s Briana Mann

Notre Dame-Fairfield's Briana Mann draws a foul from Cromwell's Kelly Flanigan in last year's state Class M girls' basketball championship. Photo by Todd Kalif | Special to the Press  03.15.13

FAIRFIELD >> The Notre Dame-Fairfield girls’ basketball team would have rather played a few more games this February. But sometimes the best-laid plans fall short. After not qualifying for the South-West Conference Tournament, the Lancers (9-11) have turned their attention to the Class S State Tournament, practicing and getting better. It will be senior Briana […]

Boys hockey: Memorable week for Notre-Dame Fairfield program

Third-year Notre Dame-Fairfield boys hockey coach Steve Hetherman never takes credit for his team’s success. He always gives kudos to his players, his assistant coaches, the support of parents and the school administration. If you gave him enough time, he would probably give some credit to the Zamboni guy for prepping the ice between periods […]

Saturday’s NH County area hockey roundup: ND-Fairfield upsets No. 1 Darien

No. 6 Notre Dame-Fairfield 2, No. 1 Darien 1 >> Tyler Henchcliffe and Jon Suporn scored in the first half for Notre Dame-Fairfield, which sprung the non-conference upset at Milford. Zak Bouve made 31 saves for the Lancers (11-4-1). Tommy Watters scored in the second period for the Blue Wave (17-2-1). No. 7 East Haven […]