Darien’s Jack Massey apparently can be in two places at once. Seconds after diving to disrupt a breakaway chance in the defensive zone, Massey took a cross-ice pass from Sean Bradley and fired in the game-winning goal as the Blue Wave boys ice hockey team defeated Fairfield Prep, 4-3 in overtime, Saturday at the Wonderland […]
The Darien High School girls gymnastics team put its best step forward in the always-competitive FCIAC by defeating three-time defending FCIAC champion Greenwich High, 125.1-123.45 on Jan. 12.
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Welcome to the sixth episode of the Inside of the Box high school hockey podcast. Darien head coach Mac Budd joins the show to talk his team, the season and most importantly (to Pete at least) the FCIAC schedule, the pros and cons of it. Pete and Mike also discuss the No. 1 Ridgefield vs. […]
During a rare three-game losing skid earlier this season, the Darien girls ice hockey team was struggling to create offensive opportunities. Fast forward a few weeks and the Blue Wave is now getting goals up and down the roster. Six different players scored, including two short-handed, as Darien knocked off a strong West Haven/Sacred Heart […]
DANBURY — It was a game that needed a spark from somewhere.
For the Danbury girls basketball team, that somewhere came in the form of senior Ty’Lynn Ith.
Ith scored 10 of her 14 points in less than three minutes…
Darien started its ice hockey season with three wins, but three straight losses soon followed. Now the Blue Wave girls hockey team is trending upward again. After snapping a three-game losing skid with a victory against Trumbull-St. Joseph on Wednesday, Darien skated to a 2-0 win over FCIAC rival Greenwich Saturday night at Darien Ice […]
DARIEN — Two boys ice hockey games in two days will take its toll on the best teams. Even the No. 1 ranked Ridgefield Tigers aren’t immune, but they again found a way to win.
It also helps when you have a spectacular goalie.
RIDGEFIELD — Sweet passes, sprawling saves, big hits … the first game of a home-and-home series between the Ridgefield and Darien boys hockey teams had something of everything.
Even a game-winning goal in overtime.
With the potential to run into each other four times in a given season — one league game, one non-league game, one FCIAC playoff game, one state playoff game — Darien’s and Ridgefield’s boys hockey coaches, Mac Budd and Shaun Gallagher, talked…
It was anything but a textbook victory. The Darien boys ice hockey team overcame nine penalties and edged the Xavier Falcons, 4-3, on a late goal by sophomore Sean Bradley Saturday at the Darien Ice House. While the penalties were a minus for the Blue Wave, the penalty kill was a huge plus, as Xavier […]
Darien set and met its goal of claiming a state championship in boys swimming and diving last winter, taking the crown for the first time in 17 years. While a championship like that could serve to make a team hungrier for more, the Blue Wave is content to focus on the task at hand. “We’re […]
After beginning the season with three consecutive losses, the Darien High School girls basketball team is slowly, but surely, starting to resemble the squad that won 11 games last winter and qualified for the FCIAC and Class LL tournaments. The resurgent Blue Wave took another step in the right direction Thursday night, flourishing on both […]
Sebastian Brice, Westhill/Stamford: Brice, a senior, posted a winning time in the 200-yard individual medley (2:12.95) and was part …
WEST HAVEN — When he was a ballplayer, Bennett McDermott took to heart the words of his friend’s dad, the late Rick Stewart. He’s brought the sentiment over to hockey.
“He always said good things happen when you swing the bat,”…
Kyle Boller, BBD: Scored his first two varsity goals in a 4-1 win over Yarmouth, Maine.
Aaron Cholewa, WMRP: Scored twice in a 6-2 win over the Newington co-op.
John DeLucia, Gu…
The 87th New Haven Register All-State Football Teams. Compiled by Pete Paguaga and Sean Patrick Bowley. Written and designed by Sean Patrick Bowley. Portraits by Arnold Gold and Pete Paguaga (Marquez). Video montages by Noah Finz, CT Sports Now. For second team, third team and honorable mention selections, click the link below. COMPLETE NHR All-STATE LINEUPS | […]
GREENWICH — A decisive victory against a conference rival in a much-anticipated hockey game played outdoors — indeed, the Greenwich High School boys hockey team couldn’t have scripted a better way to conclude 2018.
Hundreds of …
Four longtime hockey rivals playing against each other in an outdoor matchup — indeed, it doesn’t get much better than that.
Such will be the scenario Saturday at Greenwich Skating Club, as the 2018 Winter Classic will be held …
Chloe Ashton, Staples: The sophomore impressed in the uneven bars, beam and floor exercise for the Wreckers in the Class L meet.
Emily Baktis, Oxford: The senior shined in vaulting and …
TOP 25 SWIMMERS TO WATCH
Andrew Buehler, Sheehan: The senior finished second at the Class M finals last season, totaling 428.15. He placed ninth at the State Open competition (430.90).
Kevin Bradley, Norwalk/McM…
The 2018 GameTimeCT All-State Field Hockey Team. Compiled by Dan Nowak. Photos by Hearst Connecticut Media, Journal-Inquirer of Manchester and The Day. Designed by Pete Paguaga. ♦♦♦ Player of the Year Anna Casinghino Suffield Honors: Named CHSCA field hockey Player of the Year at the recent all-state banquet. Notes: Has field hockey genes – her mother Heather […]
DARIEN — The Darien boys ice hockey team didn’t have much success while facing the Fairfield Prep Jesuits the past two years. But four straight losses, including a 9-3 margin of defeat in two games last winter, just served to make the Blue Wave even hungrier this season. Sophomore Sean Bradley netted the game-winning goal […]
Round one goes to the New Canaan Rams. The Rams rode a shutout performance by goalie Blythe Novick and went 3-for-3 on the power play as they defeated the rival Darien Blue Wave, 3-0, Monday night at the Darien Ice House. It was a perfect slate for Novick, a sophomore who spent of a couple […]
DARIEN — The first challenge of the high school boys swimming season occurred Monday for FCIAC rivals Greenwich and Darien, which didn’t exactly have the luxury of easing their way into their respective seasons.
The 2018-19 cam…
Ryan Antkowiak, Suffield. Senior came up with a few coaches as one of the best offensive defensemen in the state.
Colin Bella, Fairfield Prep. Senior forward scored 22 points for the champion Jesuits last year. “Can be a game-c…
It’s a season of high hopes for the Darien Blue Wave boys ice hockey team. So why not begin with a championship-caliber opponent? Darien and defending Rhode Island state champion La Salle Academy played a season-opening thriller, with the Rams edging the Wave 3-2 in overtime before a packed house at Stamford Twin Rinks on […]
Ridgefield at Fairfield Prep (Wonderland of Ice), Wednesday, 6 p.m.: The past two state champs: Not a bad way to get the season started. The rematch at the Winter Garden is Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Wilton at JBWA (Danbury), Wednesday, 7:40 p.m.: It’s the first game for the state’s newest co-op: That’s “Joel Barlow […]
Undefeated Class LL champion Greenwich (13-0) was voted the unanimous No. 1 team in the state in The Day of New London’s high school football coaches poll. Hand, the 13-0 Class L champions, took No. 2. Class M champion St. Joseph was No. 3. Class S champion Bloomfield came in at No. 9.
Each year, the Greenwich football team showed significant improvement under coach John Marinelli. Taking over a highly successful program in 2015 — one that produced eight state titles and 12 FCIAC championships — Marinelli put his systems in place during his first season. By 2016, Greenwich had qualified for the Class LL playoffs. By 2017, […]