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Youth sports in New Canaan include—and go far beyond—the thrilling championship games for our celebrated varsity sports teams out of New Canaan High School. Youth sports and the local businesses and residents behind them, private programs, recreational programs and New Canaan’s rich history with standout athletes are the foundations of sports in our town, so they form the foundations of our coverage.

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Youth Sports Roundup: NC 6 Red Shines in Jamboree, Boys Soccer 07 White Trounces Trumbull, Brewers Beat Cardinals in Baseball Championship Game

NC 6 Red Shines in Lacrosse Jamboree
-submitted by Darleen Ferraro

The day was filled with brightness and not just because of the amazing weather that beamed down on the Water Tower Fields on Saturday, June 10th.  The NC 6 Red proved once again they are in it to win it.  Not only did the team shine, but they were very lucky to have NC’s own shining star, Elizabeth Miller (Boston College) to coach them for the day. As we all know, Miller may have the wow factor on the field, but she also brings the same energy to her coaching.  The girls showed one of their best displays of what it means to work together as a team: passing the ball and utilizing each and every player’s determination to pull together as one to get the job done. The first game of the morning was against Fairfield 6.  Besides the clumpy grass that the girls had to run through, that seemed to be their only obstacle, for the NC 6 Red came out on top with a score of 4-2.  Stella Nolan took the net by storm and scored two goals.  Katherine O’Connell and Polly Parsons-Hills both picked up one goal.  Caroline Underwood had a nice shot on net.  As always, Katharine Byrne and Tessa Cosco displayed nothing but complete control of their sticks and did whatever it took to get the ball in the offensive zone. Katherine Wronski had four saves. This win helped to set a precedent for how the rest of the day was going to play out. The second game of the day was against Ridgefield 6 Black.  Miller’s magic remained and so did the girls’ effort since this was one of their best displays of passing.  Passing in lacrosse is one of the fundamentals of the game, and, if done right, usually leads to a successful win.  This team was successful and their passing paid off, for they came out with another victory, 5-2.  Polly Parsons-Hills scored two goals and had another shot on goal.  Caroline Langford, Stella Nolan, and Katherine O’Connell all took away one goal.  Grace Crookenden and Shawna Ferraro had a strong shot on goal. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: NC Athletic Foundation Calls On Parents in Raising Final $250,000 for Facilities Upgrades

It’s time to score. We are fourth and goal. We are in the bottom of the ninth and the score is all tied up. We are tied after double overtime and we are going to penalty kicks. Whatever your sports reference, the New Canaan Athletic Foundation is about to score for the town of New Canaan and for all athletes young and young at heart. Continue Reading →

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Youth Sports Roundup: 9U NC Rams Baseball Takes Tourney, NCFC ’07 Boys Red Notch Weekend Wins

9U New Canaan Rams Baseball Bests Monroe for Tourney Title

—submitted by Greg Hickey

The 9U New Canaan Rams ran the table in the 2017 Kindness Tournament in Bethel. They jumped out to an early lead in their opening game against Easton, tacking on 11 in the first frame, to win 18-4. Michael Marciano and Adrian Delicata got the bats started for the Rams in the 1st. Strong base running by Joseph Cerami, Ben Leibowitz and Lucas Jetnil added to the lead they never relinquished. Stewart Hellman and Andrew Zoccolillo made quick work from the mound silencing the Easton bats, allowing only 5 hits. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Rams 11U ‘Frozen Ropes’ Memorial Day Classic Champions

—submitted on behalf of Eileen Silva

After a tough Memorial Day Classic tournament that included five games in just two days, the New Canaan Rams made it look easy in the championship game. After only three innings, the NC Rams 11U baseball team run-ruled the White Plains Hit and Run by a final score of 16-0. In a tournament this long, most teams run out of pitchers. Not the Rams. Jack Sommers pitched a shutout, allowing only three hits, while Jack “Shef-B-I” Sheffield led the team in RBI’s driving in 5 runs for the NC Rams.

The Rams fielding was error free over the final three games of the tournament. The championship game was filled with amazing defensive plays all over the field. Continue Reading →

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Youth Sports Roundup: Weekend Wins for New Canaan’s Lax and Soccer Players

Lacrosse
NC 6 Red Lax Takes New York By Storm (submitted by Darleen Ferraro)
It was a busy week for the NC 6 Red team.  They faced off against two very strong opponents from just over the New York State line.  Playing Bedford and Bronxville, NC 6 Red walked away from each game with a victory. Game One was played on Monday, May 15th against Bedford at Fox Lane.  Even with a muddy field, which needed mowing, and whistles that seemed to never end, the team rallied together and was able to keep themselves in the winning spot with a score of 8-5.  Caroline Underwood took the lead in this game by scoring 2 goals, having 2 shots on goal and having 1 assist.  Tessa Cosco also proved how fearless she was of crashing the net and scored 2 goals. Stella Nolan played like a champ and scored 1 goal, had 1 shot on goal and also an assist. Katherine O’Connell scored 1 goal and had 1 assist.  Caroline Langford and Polly Parsons-Hills scored 1 goal each. Katharine Byrne had an assist and a great shot on goal.  Reagan Bailey

and Shawna Ferraro helped their teammates score by having one assist each.  Grace Crookenden also had a nice shot on the net.  Katherine Caione, Nola Kammerer, Molly Read, Abby Richardson, Izzy Schuh and Kate Warner did not disappoint with their aggressive defending and ball stealing which helped pave the way for the offensive line.  Katherine Wronski had an amazing game and saved 11 shots from getting in the net.  As you can see, this was a group effort and a well-deserved win for this team. Game Two was played on Saturday, May 20th against Bronxville at the Water Tower Turf.  NC 6 Red showed this other New York team who was boss by winning 8-6.  After what seemed to be a slow few minutes in the beginning of the game for our girls, the other team capitalized on this and scored a quick two goals.  Coach Maureen “Mo” Deagan was not happy with this and yelled to the girls on the field, “Wake-up New Canaan.”  That must have been their alarm clock, for after this wake-up call, they quickly rose into action and began playing like the NC 6 Red we all know and love.  It was neck and neck for the remainder of the game. Continue Reading →

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