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Prep Holiday Classic Recap

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Those who watched the least climatic Prep Holiday Classic Final in recent memory also witnessed one of its most impressive performances in years. Fairfield Prep, armed with arguably the state’s most dominant player — Paschal Chukwu – rolled rival ND on Friday night, 80-64. The Jesuits claimed their sixth Holiday Classic title in nine years. […] [Read More]
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Burger recap/Prep Final preview

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One of my colleagues asked me Thursday why I cut my vacation short to cover the Todd Burger Holiday Girls Basketball Tournament. It’s a fair question. Like many adults, I rarely get seven consecutive days off, and here I was coming back to work to attend two mid-afternoon contests after our deadline had passed. The […] [Read More]
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Prep hockey rolls ND again

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Forgive my relatively conspicuous absence from the blogosphere. It’s been a hectic couple of weeks, but that’s no excuse. Anyway, the winter season’s in full-force now. Prep and ND have already played once in hockey– which must mean Christmas is close– and the Prep Holiday Classic is less than a week away. If you’re looking […] [Read More]
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Previews!

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If you get the Fairfield Citizen, you’ve noticed our section filled with dozens of sports previews, capped by Wednesday’s Fairfield Citizen Winter Sports Preview section. You may see, at right, the cover of our section. I’m pretty pleased with how it came out. Still, if there’s something you’d like to comment about, feel free to. […] [Read More]
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Fairfield Prep to scrimmage national-power St. Anthony’s

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Saturday at Alumni Hall features the old school versus new school, the Hall of Famer against the businessman. Granted, it’s just a preseason game-scrimmage between Fairfield Prep and St. Anthony’s of New Jersey, but the Prep community– deservedly so– is treating this like an awfully big deal. Consider that St. Anthony’s– Jersey City, N.J.’s historic […] [Read More]
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Monday Musings: Wrapping up the fall

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Thanksgiving is over and it seems hard to believe, doesn’t it? Friday’s boys soccer state final– a game Prep lost 2-0 to Norwalk– capped Fairfield’s Fall high school sports season. There’s a lot to recap, including Thanksgiving football. So let’s start there. In case anyone was unaware, Ludlowe football head coach Matt McCloskey reads my […] [Read More]
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Westhill forfeits damage Prep’s playoff chances

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I wrote in Monday’s blog that Prep, with a win over West Haven, would be the likely beneficiary of a Blue Devils loss. Then, the bomb dropped on Tuesday. Westhill, according to the CIAC, forfeited four wins thanks to an ineligible player. The Vikings fall to 1-8 as they prepare for their Thanksgiving game with […] [Read More]
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Thanksgiving football preview

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I can’t believe I’m typing this, but in all likelihood, a Fairfield Prep win and the Jesuits will be state playoff-bound. I said likely. But still, the fact that Prep has a chance at the states, to me, is baffling. The Jesuits have lost two of their last three– after a 5-1 start– and finally […] [Read More]
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Wednesday Wrap

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My blogging game has been bad, the past week. I’ve been all over the Connecticut map– including trips to West Haven and Glastonbury. I saw arguably the boys soccer game of the year on Tuesday. All business aside, two playoff teams remain. Interestingly, I compared their coaches in a column last week. Let’s wrap up […] [Read More]
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Prep repeats in SCC/State tournament schedules

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It wasn’t decided until late Tuesday, but the result was the same as the last time. No, I’m not talking about the Presidential election, I mean the SCC boys soccer tournament. [Read More]
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