SOUTHBURY — Trumbull’s boys basketball team used a 20-4, fourth-quarter run on its way to upending top-ranked and No. 4-seeded Sacred Heart, 73-66, in a Division I quarterfinal game on Monday night. The No. 5-seeded Eagles, now 19-3, will be playing in their first state semifinal since 1974. “Credit our kids,” coach Buddy Bray said. […]
MILFORD — It took a total class effort for Guilford to rally back and defeat Foran, 52-49, in a Class L first-round state tournament game on Monday night.
Freshman Miabella Diaz made two free throws to give…
FAIRFIELD — It was a little bit No 1 versus No 8 and a lot of Trumbull High and St. Joseph renewing their rivalry when the Eagles defeated the Cadets, 87-72, to cap the FCIAC quarterfinal round of games played at Warde High Saturday night. “When the floor opens up this this group wants to […]
CHESHIRE — Cheshire High head basketball coach Dan Lee handed out accolades at the same ratio he had slapped players on the back, following the Rams’ 68-53 Southern Connecticut Conference first round victory over Shelton High on Thursday. “I told the kids to embrace this and have fun,” said Lee, whose sixth-seeded squad will take […]
Foran High’s Caleb Tondora took the advice of a soccer teammate, added track to his things to do, and now the son of Janice and Frank Tondora has signed a National Letter of Intent to become a member of the track team at Bryant University (R.I.) Tondora, surrounded by family and friends, signed the agreement […]
GUILFORD — Getting a response from coaches to the question which teams were best positioned to win a Class M championship brought about a litany of choices.
Defending champion Foran High and last year’s run…
MILFORD– The opportunity to advance in the Southern Connecticut Conference girls basketball playoffs only upped the stakes when No. 8 Jonathan Law played host to No. 9 Foran at the James L. Richetelli Sr. Gymnasium on Thursday night. The city rivals had split overtime decisions in the regular season, with Foran winning the first game […]
TRUMBULL — Wilton High head coach Joel Geriak isn’t afraid to loosen his tie, roll his sleeves up, and get to work. Neither are his Warriors, who jumped out to a big lead over Trumbull and then closed out the FCIAC showdow…
TRUMBULL — Trumbull High’s Colton Nicholas has cast his lot with Sacred Heart University, and Eagles’ head football coach Marce Petroccio believes it is a perfect fit for his quarterback. “In all my years of coaching I never saw anyone work harder and be a better leader than Colton was this past season,” Petroccio said. […]
TRUMBULL — St. Joseph High’s David Summers and Darren Warren have officially signed their National Letters on Intent to play football at Syracuse University and Trinity College, respectively. “St Joseph High School is proud to be able to host another signing day for David Summers and Darren Warren,” said Kevin Butler, Assistant Principal for Athletics. […]
SHELTON — Mariah Mandulak put a capper on Senior Night, and why Shelton’s girls basketball team won handily over visiting North Haven, when she passed to Asia Askew for the Gaelettes’ 11th assist in their 51-27 victory at the Vincent J. Murray Memorial Gym on Thursday night. Senior co-captains Maggie Howard and Mackenzie Joyce, and […]
TRUMBULL — Trumbull coach Charlie Anderson walked across the edge of the wrestling mat to shake hands with Stamford’s Jaime Camacho following a 66-15 dual meet victory over the Black Knights. But before he could return to his team after the Eagles’ victory, Anderson was stopped short by Trumbull Athletic Director Mike King. King announced […]
FAIRFIELD — Trumbull High saw its 20-point lead after one quarter evaporate over the next three periods, but come crunch time the Eagles had enough left in the tank to hold off St. Joseph, 76-67, before a crowd of 2,300 fans in a Playing for a Cure game to benefit the American Cancer Society at […]
Coaches at East Haven and Foran High hold each other in high regard.
Mark Tolla’s Easties are only a few years removed from having a single-digit number of wrestlers.
The Lions’ Dave Esposit…
St. Joseph’s Paul Fabbri took a pass from Dan Tobin just inside the front court off an inbounds play that began 84-feet away with 3.8 seconds remaining. A sophomore, Fabbri went over a defender and put the ball in off the glass to beat the buzzer and Stamford High, 75-74, in overtime at Vito Montelli […]
FAIRFIELD — Jack Ryan’s first-period fall completed Trumbull’s 56-12 victory over host Fairfield Ludlowe on Wednesday night. The victory was also the 100th of his career. A junior, Jack joins graduated brother Joey and senior teammate Matt as Ryan family members who have reached the 100-win milestone. “That is some family,” Trumbull coach Charlie Anderson […]
MILFORD — Cali Jolley knocked down a buzzer-beating 3-point basket to force overtime and Samara Thacker was lights out from the foul line in the extra session to lead host Jonathan Law to a 50-47 victory over rival Foran High at the James L. Richetelli Sr. Gym on Friday. “I knew the play (drawn up […]
Trumbull — Trumbull High scored on its first five possessions of the second half. The large contingent of Eagle fans in the student section began to chant: “It’s too easy,” as visiting New Canaan took a timeout down 42-26 early in the third quarter. Trumbull coach Buddy Bray, whose team earned a 64-52 team, wasn’t […]
Trumbull High has been busy lately, taking part in many high-level competitions. The day after Christmas, the Eagles went to the Armory in New York City and competed against many teams from across the East coast. Last week, they visited Yale and competed in a two-day event on Friday and Saturday. “The entire team has […]
TRUMBULL — Trumbull’s Timmond Williams was great when he needed to be, and his teammates played well throughout the Eagles’ 77-64 victory over host Fairfield Ludlowe on Monday night. Williams scored 20 points in the first half, each basket more telling than the next, as the FCIAC rivals went at it for 32 minutes. “Timmond […]
TRUMBULL — Chicken or the Egg? Which comes first? The question posed by Trumbull High and Staples of Westport was similar in nature when the FCIAC contenders met in Trumbull on Thursday night. Is it important when your offense is lacking to retain your defensive principles to stay in the game? Or are those plans […]
SHELTON — Shelton’s girls basketball team found itself in a two-possession game with visiting Sheehan when the Titans’ Liv Robles called for the ball on the block and muscled home a basket to secure a 40-33 victory over the Gaelettes at the Vincent J. Murray Memorial Gym on Tuesday night. Shelton coach Joe Cavallaro was […]
The reason why wrestling is a team sport, despite the fact up to 14 weight classes are decided by two individuals came into play when Shelton High played host to Amity High in an SCC match on Tuesday night. Five Amity wrestlers won unopposed, and two Shelton grapplers were awarded forfeits, as the Spartans went […]
FAIRFIELD — You can’t keep a good player in check. That good player, St. Joseph’s Stephen Paolini, scored 19 second-half points to help the Cadets forge a 56-52 road win over FCIAC rival Fairfield Warde on Monday night. “I told him to stick with it,” St. Joseph coach Kevin Wielk said of Paolini, who missed […]
Coaches encourage teams to get a stop on the defensive end to halt a run by their opponent.
When Shelton High took a double-digit lead after one quarter in its SCC boys basketball game against East Haven, all the Gaels had to d…
TRUMBULL — When covering a game, the writer may draw a line down the middle of his notepad.
On the right is where the scoring is kept — where stars are born.
On the left is for defensive statistics — where games…
The last time Foran played Jonathan Law was in February of last season and the Lawmen needed a victory to qualify for the state tournament. Foran had already punched its ticket. Law won that night to make states for the first time in eight yea…
The question before the house when St. Joseph played host to Killingly for a spot in the Class M title game was simple. Could St. Joseph’s defense keep Killingly’s balanced attack off the field long enough for the Cadets’ offense to maintain i…