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Youth Sports Roundup: Weekend Wins for Field Hockey, Soccer Teams

Field Hockey

NCYFH 7 Red Eases passed Easton/Redding 6-0

—submitted by Darleen Ferraro

On Saturday, October 14th, NC 7 Red came out with their sticks in overdrive. Within the first five minutes of the game, NC Red scored six goals. The score was 6–0. Coach Hills decided, even this early into the game, that it was time to make the girls pass, pass, pass. The girls could not score unless the other team did. Continue Reading →

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Youth Sports Roundup: Weekend Wins for Boys and Girls Soccer Teams


New Canaan Boys 08 White Hold Off Monroe in 7-6 Nailbiter

—submitted by Sheryl Kilkenny

After a slow start to the season, New Canaan Boys 08 White brought home a fantastic win on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. With no substitutes and one less player on the field, New Canaan played a remarkable game. The team held control of the field and the ball for most of the first half. After one of many great saves by first half goalkeeper Cooper Fox, the ball was punted up the field, where Hayden Shoemaker was waiting for it. Hayden controlled the ball well, beat the defenders and scored into the upper back of the net. Continue Reading →

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Not-So-Youthful Sports Roundup: Recidivists Prevail 20-15 in Annual ‘Rich-Mich’ Softball Game

—submitted by Keith Richey

The 20th Annual Rich-Mich Softball Game was held at St. Luke’s School on Sunday, September 24th. Playing for the Michno Marauders were Roger Bolton, Jim Cullinane, Landon Hafen, Jim Petrus, Luke Tashjian, Kevin Wilder, Charlie Woodman and captain Tim Michno. For the Richey Recidivists were George Benington, Doug Dooley, John Fulkerson, Rick Kilbride, James O’Hora, Chas Timberlake, David Woodman and captain Keith Richey. This once a year men’s softball game has become a New Canaan tradition. Continue Reading →

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Youth Sports Roundup: Weekend W’s for Field Hockey, Soccer Teams; ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’

Field Hockey

8 Red Team Blanks Ridgefield 2-0

—submitted by Roxanne Mitchell

The Rams youth 8 Red team showed up on Saturday looking for their second win of the season. New Canaan 8 red defeated Ridgefield 8 red for a final score of 2-0. Rams first goal would come from the Rams midfielders swarming the tigers to create a turnover. Faith Hibbert, Carolyn Baron and Ellie Hanson aggressively moved the ball upfield to Molly Mitchell who shot the ball to Grace Flatow who tipped the shot beautifully past the Ridgefield goalkeeper. The Rams second goal would come Zoey Bennett, who after gracefully dribbling the ball into the circle. Continue Reading →

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Youth Sports Roundup: Bicycle Kick Finishes ‘Greatest Comeback Ever’


NCFC Boys Red 2007, Greatest Comeback Ever

—submitted by Ed Ho

If any fans paid to watch this match, they would have headed for the exits early to beat the traffic. Dominated for over 62 of 70 minutes by Fairfield and down by a seemingly insurmountable lead, the NCFC Boys, Coach Dan and the usually effervescent parents acted like defeat had already been etched into this weekend’s record book. For those of us who love sports, we live for the moments that take us out of our seats and transport us to that magical wonderful place where athletes do something truly exceptional. Ahhh but let’s not rush to that moment just yet… After falling 3-0 early in the second half, Chase Harden kept NC’s slim hopes alive by taking a few bricks and some mortar and building a wall around the NC goal. Continue Reading →

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