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Author: Pat Pickens

Four teams left

Two hockey teams, and one apiece in girls and boys basketball, remain alive for state championship contention. No. 2 Notre Dame-Fairfield’s girls will meet third-seeded Haddam-Killingworth Monday at Sheehan HS in Wallingford. The Lancers 22-4– 22-2 against without the name “Lauralton”– and are one win from their first state-title game since 2007. No. 13 Fairfield
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Three hockey teams still alive…

… At least for the time being. Fairfield Prep has a Division I bye until Saturday– the Jesuits will play either Glastonbury or Hamden– and Fairfield co-op claimed an impressive 3-2 upset of Watertown-Pomperaug on Tuesday evening. Fairfield will now venture to Branford, Ingalls Rink Friday, for the Division II quarters. Fairfield will play at
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State tournament boys basketball schedule

Released today were the boys basketball state tournament pairings. Below are the matchups involving Fairfield. Monday Class M No. 25 Hyde at No. 8 ND-Fairfield, 7 Tuesday Class L No. 29 Fairfield Ludlowe at No. 4 Wilbur Cross, 7:45 Wednesday Class LL No. 17 Newington/No. 16 Kennedy at No. 1 Fairfield Prep, 7 Pat Pickens
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This week’s schedule (and more!)

Playoff season is in full swing, so here are your up-to-the-minute basketball and hockey schedules involving Fairfield. Monday Boys Basketball SCC semifinals Wilbur Cross vs. Fairfield Prep at East Haven, 6 Boys Ice Hockey East Haven at Prep, 6 Tuesday Boys Basketball SWC Semifinals ND-Fairfield vs. Bethel at Newtown, 6 SCC Final at Quinnipiac, 7:30
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Five years ago today…

Five years ago was also Presidents’ Day. I remember because I deemed it odd that the Fairfield Citizen would be open on a major federal holiday. I sure was naive back then. Five years ago, Feb. 18, 2008, I started as the sports editor of the Fairfield Citizen, and I haven’t stopped since. A lot
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Impressive slate of games for Wednesday

After five days without high school contests, a full slate of Fairfield athletic events returns tonight. No disrespect to the Notre Dame girls basketball team– who played, and won on Tuesday against Brookfield– but school and games both re-started Wednesday in Fairfield. And what a slate of games there are in Fairfield on Wednesday. Prep
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Ludlowe sweeps Warde in basketball

This year’s hardwood series goes to Fairfield Ludlowe. The Falcons swept Tuesday night’s doubleheader with a pair of resounding defensive efforts. Ludlowe’s girls trumped rival Warde 53-42, and in the nightcap, the Falcons smothered the Mustangs 42-30. The games were dubbed the “Coaches vs. Cancer” games and were played in honor of the late Walter
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Ludlowe, Warde set to face off

Tuesday is, arguably, the biggest date on the Fairfield high school athletic calendar. Fairfield is a basketball town. There’s no two ways about it. And Tuesday night pits Fairfield’s two public high school teams against each other. Warde will trek across town to take on Ludlowe. The girls will serve as Tuesday’s appetizer at 6
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Friday Musings: Co-op hockey is on fire

This week’s theme is the cold. Yet Fairfield co-op hockey is white-hot. The team is in the midst of a six-game streak it deems essential to its state playoff hopes. Fairfield, thus far, is 4-for-6. The co-op squad pitched back-to-back shutouts this week. Conor Scharlop and Kevin Robinson each deposited highlight-reel goals. Robinson’s line of
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Friday musings: Warde earns win

Even hours before its game against Brien McMahon, the Fairfield Warde boys basketball team got a win on Friday. The Mustangs, according to the Hartford Courant, gained a win thanks to a Harding forfeit. The Presidents fall to 2-7 after surrendering both Dec. 19’s win over Warde and Dec. 12’s opening-night victory over New Canaan.
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