Class S Girls Soccer: Notre Dame-Fairfield looking to continue historic season

The Notre Dame of Fairfield girls' soccer team will play Tuesday in the Class S state semifinals.

FAIRFIELD >> For the Notre Dame of Fairfield girls’ soccer team, winning by all means still should be a new thing. But don’t tell them that. It’s been a season of milestones for the Lancers as they advanced to the state tournament for the first time in program history, and now find themselves in the […]

Girls Soccer: ND-Fairfield wins program’s first state tournament game

Notre Dame-Fairfield's Samantha LaValle looks to move the ball during Tuesday's Class S State Tournament game against Classical.

FAIRFIELD >> Notre Dame of Fairfield head girls’ soccer coach Wayne Mones has repeatedly asked his team the same question the entire season. Is this enough? And all season long the collective answer has been no. In a historic year for the Lancers, where they qualified for the South-West Conference Tournament and states for the […]

Boys soccer: ND-Fairfield coming together for special season on the pitch

Notre Dame-Fairfield boys soccer captains pose for a picture last week. The Lancers are on just a few games away from qualifying for the state tournament for the first time since 1993. Photo by Mary Albl

FAIRFIELD >> Head coach Whitey Budreckas thought for a moment and smiled. “Opportunists,” he said. “They never give up, they play hard.” Budreckas used those words to describe his team this fall. Budreckas has been the head coach of the Notre Dame-Fairfield boys’ soccer squad for the last 12 years, where wins have come few […]

Girls soccer: ND-Fairfield qualifies for state tournament for 1st time ever

The Notre Dame-Fairfield girls' soccer team celebrates qualifying for the state tournament for the first time in program history. Photo by Mary Albl

FAIRFIELD >> Standing together on the sideline, hands tightly clinched together, members of the Notre Dame-Fairfield girls’ soccer team anxiously waited for the final whistle to sound late Friday afternoon. When the referee finally blew the whistle, the Lancers were able to celebrate what has been a long time coming. The 4-0 victory over Sacred […]

The Week 2 GameTimeCT Football PLAYS OF THE WEEK

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We had a rough go in this edition of the GameTimeCT Plays of the Week. So many great moments, so many great and clutch plays and so little time. We already had good footage from two games — Darien vs. Greenwich and St. Joseph vs. Greenwich. We had a ton of great submissions. And just […]

Girls soccer: Notre Dame-Fairfield building a winning culture

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FAIRFIELD >> Senior Emily Wonsiewicz described her soccer career at Notre Dame Fairfield as an interesting journey. That’s one way to put it. Wonsiewicz, who transferred from Christian Heritage in Trumbull her sophomore year, has been one of the handful of players who have been part of the transformation of Notre Dame girls’ soccer. During […]

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

Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert, after catching a line drive, tries to double up a runner at first base. 
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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

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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 […]