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St. Joseph takes down No. 1, but it’s not an upset

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It happens every year. An established program earns a low seed after battling through a rigorous schedule. Although the team might be superior to those seeded above it, regular-season records are the deciding factor in state tournament seeding. Take, for example, St. Joseph, which is seeded eighth in this year’s Class S tournament. It’s seeded behind seven […] [Read More]
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Staples headed back to Class L semifinals

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Staples advanced to the Class L semifinals for a second straight season with a 10-3 win over No. 1 Simsbury on Saturday. The No. 9 Wreckers, who defeated CCC member Hall 14-4 in the first round, will meet Amity on Wednesday for a place in the final. Absent in the run to next Saturday’s final […] [Read More]
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Greenwich attackman Decker Curran eludes a Ludlowe defender during Wednesday's game at Cardinal Stadium. Bob Luckey photo.

Greenwich tops Ludlowe, Fairfield Prep up next

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For teams that don’t play in the same conference, Greenwich and Fairfield Prep certainly face each other a lot. Since 2005, the Cardinals and Jesuits have met 14 times and more often than not, there was a lot of drama and plenty at stake. Though they have already played against each other this season, Greenwich […] [Read More]
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Goaltending, faceoffs key to Newtown’s success in SWC final

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There were certainly plenty of players on the Newtown High boys lacrosse team worthy of applause and recognition following the Nighthawks’ 10-8, come-from-behind victory over Brookfield in the South-West Conference Division I championship game Saturday. Tournament MVP Brad Kretz scored four goals and helped lead the Nighthawks back from a 4-0 deficit after one quarter. […] [Read More]
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Jack Kniffin and Colin Minicus celebrate a goal for Darien during Friday's FCIAC final vs. Greenwich. Bob Luckey photo.

Darien wins its 13th FCIAC title

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Darien was on its game from the start of Friday night’s FCIAC Tournament final and that was bad news for Greenwich. Scoring on their first two possessions set the tone for the top-seeded Blue Wave, who recorded an 11-6 victory over second-seeded Greenwich in the championship game of the FCIAC Tournament at Brien McMahon High […] [Read More]
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Greenwich, Ridgefield play another overtime thriller

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I believe one of the underrated high school sports rivalries in the state is the one that exists between the Greenwich and Ridgefield boys lacrosse teams. Nearly every time the Cardinals and Tigers meet, it’s a high-drama affair that goes right down-to-the-wire. The stakes are usually pretty high too. Tuesday was no different, as the […] [Read More]
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Ryan Flippin gets ready to unleash a shot during Greenwich's 14-5 win vs. Warde on Friday. Bob Luckey photo.

Greenwich impressive in FCIAC quarterfinals

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Friday’s FCIAC Tournament quarterfinals between second-seeded Greenwich and seventh-seeded Fairfield Warde was a matchup featuring teams with totally different histories in the conference tourney. Greenwich, which has two FCIAC championships to its ledger, has made annual appearances in the FCIAC Tournament. Warde, meanwhile, played in its first ever FCIAC Tournament game on Friday. Experience won […] [Read More]
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New Canaan edges Staples in wild finish

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Staples’ Will Johnson and New Canaan’s Harry Stanton put on a show in the meeting between the two sides in the FCIAC quarterfinals on Friday. Stanton had the final say as his goal with 7.5 seconds left lifted the Rams edged the Wreckers 9-8 to advance. Johnson and Stanton each scored four times, and accounted […] [Read More]
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Fairfield Prep, with help from Cameron Harris, left, is the top seed for the SCC tournament.

Fairfield Prep the favorite again in the SCC playoffs

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Fairfield Prep will begin the SCC tournament in search of its seventh championship in eight seasons.The top-seeded Jesuits (11-5) will face No. 4 Amity (13-3) in the semifinals on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Surf Club in Madison. The other semifinal will include No. 2 Guilford (9-6) against No. 3 North Haven (13-3) at 7 p.m. […] [Read More]
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Brunswick's Tommy Heidt was named to the Under Armour All-American team. Bob Luckey photo.

Brunswick’s Heidt an Under Armour All-American

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Brunswick School goalie Tommy Heidt, who recently concluded his senior season with the Bruins, was named to the 2014 Under Armour All-American Team. Heidt, who will continue his lacrosse career at the University of Michigan, was an Under Armour All-American Boys North team selection. Each player selected is invited to play in the ninth annual […] [Read More]
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