A glance at the record suggests this wasn’t the dominant, unbeatable Darien boys lacrosse team that the Blue Wave have sometimes been at times the past few seasons. And that’s probably fair. The record also probably suggests it wasn’t a special season, and that’s probably unfair. Even at 17-5, with the most losses in a […]
WELCOME BACK to the final 2019 episode of the first season of The Long-Stick Podcast, your weekly audio dose of high school boys lacrosse in Connecticut. Unless you were one of the winning participants, it wasn’t a particularly memorable Championship Saturday at McMahon (unless you’re a fan of insane, empty-net goals, of which there were many). […]
New Fairfield delivered a tour de force in the CIAC Class S girls lacrosse final, scoring the first 14 goals of the game on their way to an 18-5 rout of Stonington at Jonathan Law High School in Milford on Saturday.
Darien was voted the state’s No. 1 team during the preseason and carried that ranking wire-to-wire as they finished in the top spot in the final Connecticut Girls Lacrosse Coaches Poll this week. The Blue Wave captured the Class L championship with a 12-6 victory over rival New Canaan on Saturday at Jonathan Law in […]
Hudson Pokorny, Darien: Led the Blue Wave offense with three goals and two assists in the Class L final, a 13-3 win over Wilton.
Matt Constantinides, New Fairfield: Dominat…
MILFORD — Anyone looking for an instructional video on how to play team lacrosse should do this:
Find a copy of New Fairfield’s performance in the first half of Saturday’s Class S girls state championship g…
Scoring early and often, top-seeded New Fairfield put the finishing touch on another memorable season, rolling to a resounding 18-2 win over third-seeded Weston in the championship game of the CIAC Class M Boys Lacrosse To…
DARIEN VS. WILTON
When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Jack Casagrande Field, McMahon, Norwalk
Seeds/records: No. 5 Darien (16-5) vs. No. 19 Wilton (14-9)…
NEW CANAAN VS. DARIEN
When: Saturday, noon
Where: Jonathan Law HS, Milford
Seeds/Records: No. 4…
FAIRFIELD — The inevitable took a while, but there has been no stopping New Fairfield this year, not for anyone in-state on the Rebels’ schedule.
Seven second-quarter goals broke it open Wednesday night at …
STRATFORD — Sometimes it’s how you start and how you finish.
Top-seed New Fairfield scored five of the game’s first six goals and three of the last four to get past No. 13 Weston 9-6 in a Class S semifinal …
Welcome to the Long-Stick Podcast: State Playoff Edition. Based on Wilton’s 4-3 upset over No. 1 Darien in the FCIAC semifinals alone, it was a pretty insane league championship week in boys lacrosse. It settled down, somewhat, with New Fairfield’s dominant SWC title victory and Fairfield Prep’s SCC championship, which were sandwiched around New Canaan’s […]
The Guilford Indians, fresh off winning their first outright SCC championship with an 11-10 overtime victory against Cheshire on Saturday, have entered the Girls Lacrosse Top 10 Coaches Poll for week eight. Guilford’s move up to No. 10 is the only change among the top 10, as the top nine all held onto their spots. […]
A wild week in Connecticut boys lacrosse has resulted in some adjustments, but not enough to drop Darien from the top spot in the latest GameTimeCT Top 10 poll as the state tournaments get underway. Darien’s 4-3 loss to Wilton ended the Blue Wave’s run of five-straight FCIAC championships, paving the way for New Canaan […]
Storyline: New Fairfield won last year’s Class M championship, beating Guilford by a goal in the quarters and Hand by two in the final. The Rebels brought just about everybody back and has …
Andy Demopoulos, Darien
The sophomore hit the scene hard when the Blue Wave played two games on Long Island a month ago, one of them on national television, and even in defeat made some eye-opening saves. T…
For three months, we’ve followed 98 teams’ battle to get to McMahon in mid-June. In a week, we’ll be down to 12. Who’ll be the three celebrating CIAC boys lacrosse titles?
BROOKFIELD — They made their impact as sophomores, so much so that the season ended in the school’s first SWC title since 2010.
An undefeated season followed as juniors, which culminated in a Class M title….
NEWTOWN — Right before the opening draw, the announcer at Newtown High School told fans to get ready for an instant classic.
He wasn’t kidding.
Reagan Tenaglia’s goal off a free position wit…
With the league tournaments underway and the state playoffs on deck, there were some minor shifts in the latest Girls Lacrosse Top 10 Coaches Poll for week seven. Newtown is the one new team in the top 10, moving into the No. 10 spot after winning its last four games. The Nighthawks jumped over Pomperaug, […]
STRATFORD — The team to beat marches on.
Now seven innings away from a SWC three-peat, the Masuk softball team advanced to Thursday’s final behind a 14-0 win over Newtown at DeLuca Field.
There’s little time to dilly dally. There are league playoff games involving top 10 teams going on the day this poll is being written. So here’s the short of it: No. 2 Ridgefield faces No. 3 New Canaan and No. 1 Darien plays surging, No. 7 Wilton — which toppled No. 8 Staples in the […]
NEWTOWN—The Pomperaug girls lacrosse team got off to a fast start in Monday’s SWC semifinal against Newtown, and played a strong 48 minutes to hold a commanding lead late.
They needed every single one of th…
WELCOME BACK to another edition of The Long-Stick Podcast, GameTimeCT’s weekly dose of high school lacrosse in Connecticut. The last week has been a busy one as boys lacrosse teams across the state wrapped up their regular seasons and we delve into the 2019 conference tournaments. The SWC began Thursday night, the FCIACs begin Saturday, and […]
The Ludlowe Falcons, who knocked off a pair of ranked teams last week, made the biggest jump in the Girls Lacrosse Coaches Poll for week six, moving from No. 8 to No. 6 as they get set to begin the postseason. Ludlowe defeated both No. 10 Pomperaug 13-12, and No. 3 Wilton 9-6, last week, […]
Moving up the ranks of girls lacrosse in Connecticut is tough enough. When you’re in the FCIAC and squaring off with teams consistently ranked at the top of regional polls, it becomes a nearly impossible task.
NEW FAIRFIELD — Believe it or not, New Fairfield boys lacrosse goalie Brennan Hart felt something had been off for these Rebels in a near-perfect season to follow a perfect one.
Hart and the No. 5 Rebels’ d…
NEW FAIRFIELD — For one side it was a late-season tuneup against a quality opponent. For the other it was a very rare opportunity to prove they could play with anyone.
Mission accomplished for both.
If there were any doubts about Darien’s pedigree as the No. 1 CIAC team in Connecticut — and there hasn’t been with voters — the Blue Wave cemented their status as the team to beat heading into the final week of the boys lacrosse season when they demolished rival New Canaan, 12-4, Saturday. The Blue […]