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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NCHS Girls Varsity ‘A’ Squash Team Finishes Strong at Nationals This Month

The New Canaan High School Girls Varsity A team played in Division IV at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford. The girls, in ladder order, are Tara Chugh, Liza Cuoco, Katie Conese, Jenny Loomis, Margaux Brennan, Chloe Sigg and Caroline Grogan. Grogan, originally an alternate, made it to the first match with seconds to spare after getting a call that she needed to replace ill teammate Charlie Gardner. Their first match was against Nichols School from Buffalo. They lost 1-6. Continue Reading →

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Top Cats: Youth Ice Hockey Girls Team Wins Tier II at States

The Ice Cats U12A1 team, a youth ice hockey squad that includes a number of New Canaan girls, this week beat the West Hartford Wolves in overtime to become Connecticut State Tier II Champions. Coached by Kayla Grace, the team is composed of mostly New Canaan and Darien girls. The New Canaan girls on the U12 A1 team are Alla Duane, Shawna Ferraro, Grace Flatow, Avery Minter, and Nora Moley. With the performance, the team heads to the University of Maine-Orono for Regionals March 17 to 19. In round robin play, the Ice Cats initially lost to the West Hartford Wolves 1-2, beat the Northern Lights 2-0, then, in a nail biter, beat the Greenwich Skate Club 1-0. Continue Reading →

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Sweeney Scores 1,000th Point; New Canaan Falls to St. Joe’s

Tyler Sweeney would be the first person to tell you he’d trade every point he’s ever scored for a win. The New Canaan senior basketball star has seen more than his share of personal success over his four-year career—success that unfortunately hasn’t translated into wins for the Rams.

Even so, Sweeney—as he has been every game since cracking the New Canaan lineup as a freshman—was a huge bright spot in the Rams 58-42 Senior Night loss to St. Joe’s, netting the 1,000th point of his career. Sweeney became the first century scorer at New Canaan since the great Monroe Trout hit the mark in the 1979-80 season. He is only the fourth 1,000-point scorer in NCHS boys basketball history joining Wilky Gimore, Bill Saunders and Trout in that exclusive club (former girls basketball star Sara Mannelly also scored 1,000 points for the Rams). Continue Reading →

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Knight and Conley Strike Gold at FCIAC Indoor Track Championships

Two New Canaan track and field athletes took first place in their respective events at Thursday’s FCIAC boys indoor championship held at New Haven’s Floyd Little Athletic Center. Sean Knight blew away the field in the 55-meter hurdles, as the junior established a personal-best time of 7.86 seconds. Sophomore Jack Conley took home the gold in the shot put. Conley’s throw of 48’3″ narrowly edged his older brother Will Conley by a mere half-inch. The Rams finished in fifth place as a team, as Danbury won its fourth consecutive conference indoor title. Continue Reading →

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Three New Canaan High School Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent To Play Sports in College

Three New Canaan High School student athletes signed their National Letters of Intent to play at the collegiate level during National Signing Day on Wednesday. Madison Starr signed to play soccer at Wagner College. Starr was one of New Canaan’s four captains as a senior, leading the offense as the Rams’ striker and making the All-FCIAC First Team in 2016. Starr was an integral part of New Canaan’s magical run to the 2015 Class LL State semifinals. Will Conley will take his considerable football talents to Fordham University. Continue Reading →

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