The annual Darien vs. Manhasset and Chaminade vs. Yorktown showdowns will have special meaning this coming season.
They will be played at West Point as part of Jim Regan Day at West Point on Saturday, April 24. Army will be hosting Holy Cross at noon.
More on that in a moment.
In addition, Darien, five-time Connecticut Class M champions, will be playing at least two other out of state opponents: Yorktown and Conestoga (Pa.).
The Yorktown game will be played on a Friday night at Yorktown. So mark your calendars now, gang, for 7 p.m. May 7 at Charlie Murphy Field.
The Conestoga game will be played at Haverford College in Pennsylvania as part of the Checking for Cancer Classic on Saturday, April 17. Yorktown will be meeting Garden City at the Classic.
Darien coach Jeff Brameier reports he’s also trying to schedule a date with 2009 Class B New York state finalist Nisakyuna. Stay tuned for more on that. But for now, it looks like it will be on Friday, April 9.
In addition, the Blue Wave will have crossover league games against Greenwich (at Darien on May 19), Westhill (at Westhill on April 29), Danbury (at Danbury on April 7) and Bridgeport Central (at Darien on April 13). The Danbury game is Darien’s season opener.
Darien’s first scrimmage will be Thursday, March 25 at John Jay. Darien will be hosting jamboree scrimmages on two Saturdays: March 28 and April 3. The Blue Wave will also be hosting Salisbury in a scrimmage on March 31.
The FCIAC championships are Friday, May 28 at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk.
Jimmy Regan, a Manhasset native, was a former Chaminade and Duke star who served as a sergeant with the Army Ranger Regiment. He died on Feb. 9, 2007 after an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle while he was on combat patrol in northern Iraq.
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Here is Darien’s tentative schedule for 2010:
March 25 Thurs John Jay away 4 p.m.
March 28 Sat Darien Jamboree home 8-1 p.m.
March 31 Wed Salisbury home 4 p.m.
April 3 Sat Darien Jamboree home 8-Noon
April 7 Wed Danbury away 4 p.m.
April 9 Fri Niskayuna home TBD
April 13 Tues Bridgeport Central home 4 p.m.
April 15 Thurs McMahon away 7 p.m.
April 17 Sat Conestoga away (at Haverford College) TBD
April 20 Tues Trinity Catholic home 4 p.m.
April 22 Thur Wilton away 7 p.m.
April 24 Sat Manhasset away (at West Point) TBD
April 27 Tues Fairfield-Ludlowe home 4 p.m.
April 29 Thurs Westhill away 4:30 p.m.
May 1 Sat New Canaan home 1 p.m.
May 4 Tues Fairfield-Warde home 4 p.m.
May 7 Fri Yorktown away 7 p.m.
May 11 Tues Norwalk away 7 p.m.
May 13 Thurs St. Josephs away 4 p.m.
May 19 Wed Greenwich home 4 p.m.
May 22 Sat FCIAC quarterfinals Higher seed 1 p.m.
May 25 Tues FCIAC semifinals McMahon 5 p.m./7:30 p.m.
May 28 Fri FCIAC championships McMahon 7:30 p.m.
June 3 Thurs Class M – State playdowns Higher seed 3 p.m.
June 5 Sat Class M – State quarterfinals Higher seed 3 p.m.
June 9 Wed Class M – State semifinals TBA
June 12 Sat Class M – State finals TBA
June 14 Mon Senior All-Star Branford TBA
June 19 Sat Super Junior All-Star TBA
June 20 Sun Alumni Game home TBA
FCIAC scheduling requirements are out of whack when Darien is required to play Trinity Catholic, Bridgeport Central but has to use one of the 4 NL games it is alloted if it and Ridgefield want to get on the calendar.
Any tentatives for other local FCIAC schools?
Darien Did not schedule Ridgefield after several attempts from Colsey to put the game together. Not sure which in state team they used for their NL game. You are right, it should not come down to having to use NL games to schedule teams in you’re conference that you should be playing instead of lower tier conference teams.
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Should be a tremendous day of lax both HS and college. Looking forward to headig up for it.