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Ted Ottens signs off Wilton career with a state championship

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There were plenty of key contributors in Wilton’s 9-4 Class M state championship victory over Barlow on Saturday. It takes a full team effort to defeat a team as talented as the Falcons. Brendan Devane scored three times, Connor Johnson was outstanding in net with 12 saves, many different players thrived in transition and the […] [Read More]

Darien states its case, beats Greenwich for Class L title

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Another girls high school lacrosse season is in the books and after a one-year hiatus, Darien is back on top. The second-seeded Blue Wave completed a 21-1 season by winning the CIAC Class L championship with a resounding 18-6 win over fourth-seeded Greenwich in the title game at Bunnell High School. Junior Emily Stein scored […] [Read More]

A welcome return — and farewell — for New Canaan’s O’Sullivan

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For the past three weeks, Liz O’Sullivan’s smile has served as an effective mask, concealing frustration. New Canaan’s star goaltender had missed six games with a broken thumb. During the Rams’ state semifinal win over Avon, O’Sullivan put her best face forward — while keeping the team’s scorebook. O’Sullivan said she hoped to return for […] [Read More]

Video Spotlight: Darien’s Taylor Hardison discusses state title

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The Darien girls lacrosse team enjoyed a coronation on Saturday afternoon, completing an undefeated season against state teams with a convincing 18-6 win over Greenwich in the Division L final. The Blue Wave won their sixth state title and first since 2011. They outscored their three opponents in the tournament by an eye-opening 58-12 margin. […] [Read More]

Prep cools down Staples’ hot start to win L state title

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One after another, the goals came surprisingly early for Staples High in its Division L state championship clash with mighty Fairfield Prep Saturday in Norwalk. The third-seeded Wreckers, a decided underdog against defending champion Prep, the No. 4 seed, led 4-1 after nine minutes, 5-4 at halftime and 8-5 with 2:21 remaining in the third. […] [Read More]

Live Updates: Boys and Girls State Lacrosse Championships

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It’s state championship Saturday and the rains of the previous days have abated. Not that it would have affected the CIAC Lacrosse Championships. Here’s what we know: Fairfield County will rule. The entire boys field is comprised of teams from the SWC, FCIAC and the SCC’s Fairfield Prep — all Fairfield County schools. Here’s the […] [Read More]
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Fairfield Prep advanced to the Class L final with a 12-9 win vs. Ridgefield. Jason Rearick photo

Fourth quarter flurry leads Fairfield Prep past Ridgefield

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A one-goal Ridgefield lead turned into a five-goal Fairfield Prep advantage during a pivotal four-minute span in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night’s Division L lacrosse semifinals. That scoring spurt was enough to send the fourth-seeded Jesuits to familiar territory – the Division L final. Senior attack Kevin Brown scored a game-high five goals, while […] [Read More]

Barlow edges New Canaan in an OT classic

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Holding a two-goal lead, New Canaan was less than one minute away from celebrating a victory over Joel Barlow in the semifinal round of the CIAC Class M boys lacrosse tournament Wednesday evening. Eagerly checking the clock on the scoreboard, the Rams’ players on the sideline were poised to run onto Jack Casagrande Field to […] [Read More]

Greenwich, Darien reach final destination

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Round 2 of one of the biggest rivalries in FCIAC girls lacrosse will take place Saturday when Darien and Greenwich – two teams that have been contenders in their conference for years – duel, this time for the state championship. The Cardinals and Blue Wave, who met in the 2012 FCIAC finals, won by Darien, […] [Read More]
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A look at the first round of the state tournaments

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Wednesday was a busy lacrosse day as the Class L, M and S state tournaments each held their first round games. Let’s take a look at what transpired. Class L: Top-seeded Ridgefield cruised past No. 17 Cheshire, 19-4. The Tigers will host eighth-seeded Glastonbury in Saturday’s 3 p.m. quarterfinals. Glastonbury advanced with an 11-3 win […] [Read More]
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