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State basketball brackets revealed

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The state playoffs are upon us. It’s not really fair to make that claim, mostly because wrestling, track and gymnastics have been holding state meets for weeks now. But the state basketball playoff brackets were revealed today, and for the first time since four high schools re-emerged from Fairfield in 2005, all of them will […] [Read More]
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Weekend roundup

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If you like drama in your high school sports, this weekend was a good one for you. In each of the boys basketball tournaments, a top-five seed lost. The No. 1 team in the state, St. Joseph, was picked off by the FCIAC tournament by an unassuming assassin, Bridgeport Central. The Cadets lost for the […] [Read More]
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Fairfield Sports Cafe- Feb. 24 edition

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Here’s the most recent edition of the Fairfield Sports Cafe podcast. In this one, I discuss Warde and Ludlowe’s FCIAC playoffs hopes being dashed, the Fairfield co-op hockey team’s scoring woes and preview the upcoming boys conference and girls state basketball tournaments that will take place Saturday and Monday. If you have a comment or […] [Read More]
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FCIAC boys basketball tournament scenarios

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Here we are. With one night left, the FCIAC is a debacle. There are five teams– Warde, Trumbull, Danbury, Greenwich and Bridgeport Central– tied for the Nos. 7 and 8 seeds at 9-8. Ludlowe and Staples are one game behind with 8-9 records, and Stamford is a game up on the five in the No. […] [Read More]
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Weekend recap and playoff scenarios

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My parents taught me to admit when I was wrong. Perhaps last week’s column was wrong. The column which got the Warde community up in arms last week, centered around Dave Danko’s ability to coach in big games. I pointed to the fact that Danko is 0-3 in state championship contests as reason. However, Danko […] [Read More]
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Fairfield Sports Cafe- Feb. 17 edition

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Here is the most recent edition of the Fairfield Sports Cafe podcast. In this week’s edition, I recap Fairfield Warde’s girls basketball team’s loss in the unofficial FCIAC play-in game, preview the FCIAC and SWC girls basketball tournament, breakdown the SCC and SWC boys basketball playoff scenarios and also discuss ND-Fairfield’s state qualifying and full-time […] [Read More]
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Fairfield weekend recap

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Just when I thought ND’s hockey team was coming on and Prep’s was due for a loss. It wasn’t unreasonable to consider. Jesuits were coming off a narrow, 2-1 win over North Haven. The Lancers had won four straight, and were knocking on the door of the Division I playoffs. A 1 p.m. start could’ve […] [Read More]
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Fairfield Sports Cafe- Feb. 10 edition

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Here is the most recent edition of the Fairfield Sports Cafe. In this edition, I talk about Mike Money’s signing for Central Connecticut State University, Warde, Prep, ND and Ludlowe’s suddenly hot boys basketball team, the maddening roller coaster ride the Fairfield co-op ice hockey team. I also briefly preview Warde in the FCIAC wrestling […] [Read More]
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Weekend recap/More Tarpey

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Entering last night’s Super Bowl, I knew the Pats and Giants would be hard-pressed to repeat the drama of the Super Bowl XLII. Sure enough, they did. The Giants’ run to the championship was eerily similar to the one between 2007-08, right down to Eli Manning’s Lombardi Trophy picture, seen at right. But in the […] [Read More]
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Fairfield Sports Cafe- Feb. 3 edition

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Here is the signing day edition of the Fairfield Sports Cafe! I discuss Connor Rog’s signing ceremony to run at the University of Virginia at Fairfield Prep and Keegan Thimons’ signing to play soccer at Vanderbilt University. The Fairfield co-op hockey win over Staples-Weston-Shelton, ND-Fairfield’s win over West Haven and Fairfield Prep’s terrific hockey week […] [Read More]
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