It’s Final Four time in the Empire State. Semifinal-round games will be played in the four classes at four locales. Wednesday, June 6 is game day. Winners of the East region semis play the winners of the West region semifinal games played at St. John Fisher College in Rochester and Cicero-North Syracuse High School in […]

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Two of the most highly anticipated sectional title games in the tristate area turned out to be impressive displays of power rather than the down-to-the-wire showdowns most anticipated. During the regular season, Half Hollow Hills East dealt Ward Melville its only loss, winning 7-6 on April 18. When the teams met again in the Suffolk […]

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When John Jay beat Yorktown twice during the 2006 season, many saw it as a sea-change in the Section 1 lax landscape. After John Jay followed that up in 2007 by stunning the nation’s top-ranked team, Huntington, en route to its first-ever state final, there was talk of a “changing of the guard” in which […]

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The best of the best in one of the top conferences in the nation was unveiled Tuesday. Here is the 2018 All-FCIAC team. 2018 ALL FCIAC School # Grade Class ATTACK  FIRST TEAM Logan McGovern Darien 4 12 L Brian Minicus Darien 12 12 L Jack Feda Greenwich 6 11 L Mac Deane New Canaan 18 […]

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With the CIAC playoffs off and running, here’s a rundown of records and scores for leading teams. Darien (19-0) def. Fairfield Ludlowe 20-2 (FCIAC quarterfinals), Wilton 17-5 (FCIAC semifinals), New Canaan 13-12 (FCIAC final). New Canaan (14-5) def. St. Joseph 13-3 (FCIAC quarterfinals) and Ridgefield 10-6 (FCIAC semifinals) and lost 13-12 to Darien (FCIAC final). New Fairfield […]

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It’s sectional championship week in downstate New York, and there are plenty of enticing matchups. But you get to all of them, of course. So we’ve narrowed it down to the three mega matchups we think are best. Here’s the who/what/when, along with our prediction for each of the Big 3. Section 8 Class B […]

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A national semifinal doubleheader featuring the four highest-seeded teams has resulted in the two lower seeded squads, No. 3 Yale and No. 4 Duke, advancing to the title game. Yale’s strong start was Albany’s finish in a 20-11 victory in Game 1 while Duke’s solid play in the second half was key in its 13-8 […]

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Chaminade vs. St. Anthony’s takes a backseat to no other rival — either in the region or the nation. But this season, it took a historic turn. Chaminade’s 12-5 win over the Friars Friday in the CHSAA Intersectional championship game at Mitchel Field marked the Flyers’ second postseason win against their archrivals, something that’s never […]

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During any winning streak or run of championships, there are a few games that stand out as the most significant. For Darien, which has now won 73 straight games, one of the games was unquestionable Friday night at Brien McMahon High School. The Blue Wave pulled out a thrilling 13-12 victory over archrival New Canaan […]

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The final we expected is almost upon us. Four-time state champ Darien will be taking a 72-game win streak into its fifth straight FCIAC title game as the Blue Wave face archrival New Canaan. Here’s a rundown along with our prediction. No. 2 New Canaan vs. No. 1 Darien When: Friday, May 25, 4 p.m. Where: […]

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There are a couple of marquee matchups in store in the FCIAC Final Four. Here’s the schedule for the big doubleheader Wednesday, May 23 at Brien McMahon High Scool in Norwalk with score predictions. No. 2 New Canaan vs. No. 3 Ridgefield, 5 p.m. Prediction: New Canaan 8, Ridgefield 7, OT No. 1 Darien vs. […]

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Few coaches during lacrosse’s period of rapid growth the last quarter century have transformed a varsity program the way Scott Craig did. When Craig took over West Islip’s varsity program in the late 1980s, it was a relatively unknown commodity beyond the town’s borders. But largely by tying in the lax program to the Lions’ […]

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It’s playoff time and, no surprise, Suffolk County’s Class A race promises to be one of the most interesting. Here’s a look. Favorite No. 1 Ward Melville: The most impressive win on the Patriots’ resume was an 11-7 victory against eventual CHSAA champ Chaminade. The catalyst to WM’s success has been faceoff star Michael Giaquinto. He […]

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St. Anthony’s had the momentum. But Chaminade came away with another CHSAA Class AA championship. The Flyers defeated red-hot St. A’s 14-13 in dramatic fashion on Wednesday in the championship game at Mitchel Athletic Complex. Pat Kavanagh’s goal off a nice dodge move with three seconds to give the Flyers (14-4) the title. Chaminade entered the […]

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It seems once again as much as a sure thing in Section 1 lacrosse as there is. A John Jay vs. Yorktown Class B title game appears inevitable. Sure, there’s a lot of lax to be played between now and then. But let’s just go by that “working theory.” Want to play along? OK, here […]

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