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1. Ward Melville (NY),  Record: 21-1, Preseason ranking: No. 5 2. Garden City (NY), Record: 18-3, Preseason ranking: No. 6 3. Brunswick (CT),  Record: 16-1, Preseason ranking: No. 4 4. Delbarton (NJ),  Record: 19-1, Preseason ranking: No. 3 5. Chaminade (NY),  Record: 17-3, Preseason ranking: No. 1 6. Darien (CT), Record: 22-1, Preseason ranking: No. 2 7. Victor (NY),  Record: 20-2, Preseason ranking: No. 7 […]

It’s state title time in Connecticut. Here’s the rundown for the three championship games scheduled for Saturday, June 9 at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk. Class L No. 1 Darien vs. No. 6 Ridgefield, 3 p.m. Class M No. 1 New Fairfield vs. No. 6 Daniel Hand Class S No. 2 Somers vs. No. […]

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Here’s the rundown of Saturday’s four NYSPHSAA championship games at St. John Fisher College in Rochester. Class A Ward Melville (Section 11) vs. West Genesee (Section 3), 12:30 p.m. Class B Garden City (Section 8) vs. Victor (Section 5), 3 p.m. Class C Islip (Section 11) vs. Westhill(Section 3), 5:30 p.m. Class D Pleasantville (Section […]

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The drive for five is still alive. Darien completed a three-game sweep of archrival New Canaan, with two of the games decided by one goal, beating the Rams 8-7 in the CIAC Class L semifinals at Fairfield University on Wednesday. Darien will take a 76-game winning streak and 34-game postseason victory streak into Saturday’s final […]

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Before Darien’s rise to the upper echelon of FCIAC lacrosse, the mainstays in the county were Wilton and New Canaan. Now 21-0 for the season, amid a 75-game winning streak and taking aim on a fifth straight state title, Darien has had epic battles with both those programs. With one more to come. After beating […]

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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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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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