Torrey Pines-Darien Game Day

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Torrey Pines Falcons (9-2) at Darien Blue Wave (4-0) Under Armour National High School Power Rating: Torry Pines, NR; Darien, No. 21 Scouting the Falcons: Torrey Pines is lead by the dynamic attack combination of Sean Doyle and Lucas Gradinger. Gradiner, a junior who has committed to Maryland, and Doyle, a Cornell-bound senior, have been […] [Read More]
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Darien wins seesaw battle against Wilton

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In a rematch of last season’s Class M state tournament semifinal, it was Darien which came away with a well-earned road win Thursday night at Wilton High School. The clash lived up to the pregame hype. There were several momentum swings, a sizeable comeback and a down-to-the-wire finish. Case Matheis scored the final two goals […] [Read More]
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East meets West Saturday at Darien

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Playing a star-studded non-conference schedule is nothing new for the Darien High boys lacrosse team. The Blue Wave played several powerhouse teams from around the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions over the years, visiting and hosting the likes of Georgetown Prep, Manhassett, Haverford, Conestoga and Malvern Prep. Saturday, the Blue Wave will host another unique non-league […] [Read More]
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Newtown holds off Weston, moves to 4-0

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A few thoughts from Newtown’s Blue and Gold Stadium, where the Nighthawks held off Weston for an 8-7 win Thursday night to improve to 4-0 (3-0 SWC) in their young conference title defense. The Nighthawks boast one of the league’s most potent offensive tandems in Trey Trudell and Justin Brophy, two of their three senior […] [Read More]
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Video Spotlight: Darien lacrosse star Case Matheis

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Considering he is rated as the No. 1 high school lacrosse player in the country, perhaps the most surprising aspect of Darien’s Case Matheis is not his skills, but his humility. In this me-first era, the Blue Wave senior is a refreshing throwback, confident and poised but totally lacking in arrogance. It is one reason, […] [Read More]
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Staples beats Greenwich

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A few thoughts from Wakeman Park in Westport. The game between Greenwich and Staples was played off campus due to a track meet at Staples but Wakeman Field is not great for a varsity game. The is no scoreboard so time and score are kept on the sideline. Not an awful set up but not […] [Read More]
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Strong third quarter leads Wilton past Greenwich

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With his team facing New Canaan, Greenwich  and Darien in three of its first four games of the season, Wilton coach John Wiseman knew he was going to learn a lot about his squad early. So far, so good for the Warriors, as they beat New Canaan, 9-5, in its season-opener and Greenwich, 13-9, Saturday. […] [Read More]
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Darien defeats Staples 13-3 on Saturday

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The Darien boys lacrosse team picked up a 13-3 win over Staples on Saturday afternoon, and the scoreboard pretty much told the story. Darien was one step ahead of Staples for the whole game, but here are a few observations on both squads: Darien didn’t even looked like it was challenged out there: This isn’t […] [Read More]
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2012 SWC Girls Lacrosse 5-Minute Guide

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The competition seems to get better and better each year among girls lacrosse teams in the South-West Conference as new, up-and-coming programs continue to improve. One thing that has remained constant, however, has been Newtown’s place at the top of the conference. The Nighthawks will be chasing their eighth consecutive SWC title this spring, and […] [Read More]
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2012 SWC Boys Lacrosse 5-Minute Guide

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The South-West Conference will open its boys lacrosse season with a bang on Thursday with several big match-ups, including Barlow at New Fairfield, Weston at Masuk and New Milford at Brookfield. It should be an exciting start to what promises to be another exciting season in the SWC, which shook things up a bit by […] [Read More]
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