Yearly Archive for 2011

: 2011

CIAC Class LL & L State Quarterfinal Previews

Welcome back, my friends. Hope the Turkey went down well. Welcome back to high school football. Welcome to the second season. It’s Year 2 of the CIAC’s gloriously expanded playoff field (I’m a fan).

CIAC Class M & S quarterfinal previews

We move to the Class M and S previews. Just two regional teams reside here, and they’re playing each other. The rest of the contestants are all ECC, Pequot, CSC, CCC and upper-NVL. For the Class LL

Ned Griffen Sez: Xavier, Masuk, Ansonia, Holy Cross will win titles

No members of the Connecticut sporting media sees as many teams and as many leagues than former New Haven Register reporter Bob Barton, The Day’s Ned Griffen and WFSB-3’s Joe Zone. Two of them got

Ansonia debuts on SNY’s ‘Traditions’ at noon

Back in Week 3, the SNY show ‘Traditions’ paid a visit to Dunning Field to take a inside look at the New Canaan football program. A month later, the camera crews returned to Connecticut and headed
Staples' Peter Bonenfant catches the winning touchdown pass against Greenwich in the Thanksgiving FCIAC championship game.

Thanksgiving Day Wrap: Wreckers rally (with a little help from above)

Several thousand fans packed the bleachers and lined the fences around Staples Field to see two of the best teams in Fairfield County duke it out on a glorious Thanksgiving morning in Westport. Yes,

Thanksgiving Day 2011: And Now, Your 2011 CIAC State Playoff Pairings

We’ll get to the entire Thanksgiving Day recap in a little while (have some turkey to gobble). And what a day it was. Staples wins the FCIAC championship. Notre Dame-West Haven and North Haven win and


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Thanksgiving Eve: Stop us if you’ve heard this one… Masuk dominates for SWC title

Thanksgiving Eve at Blue and Gold Stadium in Newtown. Packed house of a few thousand to watch Masuk vs. Newtown play for the SWC championship. Newtown shows up. Plays tough, befitting its 8-1 record.

Thanksgiving Eve Primer and Live Scoring Blog

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the greatest 24-hours of the Connecticut sports calendar. Tomorrow, thousands of Nutmeg state residents will get up, rub the sleep out of their eyes, grab a cup of
Pomperaug's Andrew Reel (8) finds running room between Oxford's Brian Spicer, left, and David Carbonaro during their SWC football Tuesday night. Pomperaug won 10-7.

Thanksgiving Week: About Last Night (and more Darien Thanksgiving trouble)

We started the Thanksgiving football schedule in earnest with two regional games and a few games with state playoff implications up north in the cold and rain of Tuesday night. (Why these games were