Monthly Archive for November, 2008

: November, 2008

New Canaan Wins FCIAC Title

STAMFORD — Nate Quinn threw three first quarter touchdown passes and New Canaan High School held off a late comeback bid to defeat Darien and win the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic

FCIAC Final Ticket Sales Approaching 7,000

New Canaan athletic director Jay Egan said early this afternoon that sales for tomorrow’s Darien-New Canaan FCIAC final are up to 6,800. With the walk-up crowd, one suspects the final gate could reach

Next Stop, Giants Stadium?

When Jay Egan pulled into the parking lot outside his office at New Canaan High School this morning, he was amazed to find a line of several hundred people waiting to purchase tickets for Thursday’s

FCIAC Final Moving to Boyle

The ongoing saga over the location for Thursday morning’s FCIAC football championship game was finalized this afternoon when the FCIAC Board of Directors took the decision away from New Canaan and

FCIAC Title Game Likely Staying in New Canaan

I just got off the phone with New Canaan football coach Lou Marinelli and in his words “it is 99 percent certain” the FCIAC title game against Darien Thanksgiving morning will be played at Dunning

Site of FCIAC Title Game Still Uncertain

Word has leaked out about the possibility that the FCIAC championship game between New Canaan and Darien may be moved to Boyle Stadium Thanksgiving morning. I learned about this yesterday morning and

Let the Hype Begin

The New Canaan-Darien sports rivalry is as intense and passionate as any in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference. No matter the sport, players and coaches from both sides have the

Some Flack About a Plaque

One of the more bizarre scenes of the fall sports season took place this afternoon at Wethersfield High School. The Stamford High field hockey team won its second straight state title after playing

Looking to Make History

The Stamford High School field hockey team will hold its final practice of the season tomorrow afternoon. Then it will meet at Bobby Valentine’s for its final team dinner. Then on Saturday morning the

A Special Team

Ten years ago I left The Advocate for a job at ESPN, which turned out to be the worst one I ever had in my life. I quit six months later without having another position and eventually returned to the