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Staples walks off with the win.

Staples wins in extras again

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A day after beating McMahon in 9  innings, Staples once again pulled out a 9 inning victory, this time 2-1 over Greenwich. This time it was a pitcher’s duel with Rob Vallone of Staples and Kyle Dunster of Greenwich equaling each other pitch for pitch. Then it was relievers J.T. Hintzen of Greenwich and Justin […] [Read More]
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New-look Trumbull off to strong start

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Last season, Danbury derailed Trumbull’s bid to be the fifth repeat champion in the FCIAC. Although the Eagles currently have eight new starters, they haven’t forgotten the way last year unfolded. “We needed some revenge, definitely,” senior Colin Keyes said Thursday after tossing a two-hitter in a 5-0 win over Danbury. Keyes said he didn’t […] [Read More]
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Westhill second baseman John Spoto attempts to turn a double-play over the sliding Harrison Sabo, of Wilton.
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Westhill bats get hot on cold day

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There was snow on the ground this morning and the Westhill field was soaked from a day of rain yesterday but you could hardly tell by gametime. The custodians at the school did a fantastic job getting the field ready to play on and other than some slipping in the outfield, there was no trace […] [Read More]
Categories: baseball, FCIAC, General

New Canaan rolls over Wilton

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For one game anyway, you could see why New Canaan is the No. 1 ranked team in the state. The Rams bats banged out 13 hits, scoring three times in the first inning, two in the fifth and three in thee sixth on their way to an 8-0 win over Wilton at Mead Park. While […] [Read More]
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Shelton's Mike Cowell pitches during a 2-0 loss to Cheshire on Monday. (Photo by Mark Conrad)

Shelton quiet at the plate in loss to Cheshire

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It happens all the time in high school sports. A successful program graduates a wave of talent, then must find a way to sustain that success once a collection of impact players graduate. Shelton’s fighting its way through the process now, as the Gaels dropped to 0-4 on Monday with a 2-0 loss to Cheshire. […] [Read More]
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Foran center fielder Tyler Kasuba takes a swing during the Lions' 14-2 loss to Notre Dame-West Haven on Thursday. (Photo by Christian Abraham)

New-look Foran downed by ND-West Haven

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Foran’s lineup has taken on a new look this season because of graduations, so forgive Notre Dame-West Haven coach Lou Kessler’s unfamiliarity with some players. “Foran’s a very young team,” Kessler said Thursday. “I’ve been going against Foran the last couple of years, and there’s a whole bunch of new faces over there.” The Lions […] [Read More]
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Fairfield Prep overcomes miscues to edge Amity

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Fairfield Prep used a complete game from right-hander Kevin Stone to down Amity 3-2 on Wednesday to open the season. The junior struck out five and scattered seven hits in a 98-pitch outing. Stone wiggled his way out of a jam in the fifth, retiring three straight batters to strand runners on second and third […] [Read More]
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Colin Keyes of Trumbull

Poll: Which team will win the FCIAC?

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  New Canaan starts season ranked No. 1 in the state with St. Joseph No. 2 and Greenwich No. 5. Last season Danbury beat Trumbull 2-1 in the FCIAC championship game. You can read the 5 minute guide to FCIAC baseball before you vote. Who do you think will win it all this season? Voting […] [Read More]
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Greenwich stops Staples’ playoff quest

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Staples entered its Thanksgiving showdown against rival Greenwich in control of its own destiny. A win would put them in the CIAC Class LL Tournament for the fifth straight season. A loss – well the Wreckers’ season would be over. Greenwich, which suffered its share of disappointing moments over the years thanks to Staples, made […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, General

Ludlowe survives shootout with Stamford 42-40

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How does a team clinging to a winning record react when its opponents fire a four-touchdown effort by their quarterback its way? By responding with its QB rushing for two TDs and throwing for two, while its No. 2 feature back rushes for two scores and makes one of the touchdown grabs.   That was […] [Read More]
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