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 Basketball Roundup: Victories for New Canaan Girls’ Hoops Squads

NCBA 7th/8th Grade Girls Black Opens Season Strong

—submitted by Nina Braccio

Beginning with the Brewster Turkey Shoot Out, the Girls Black team played through to the Championship Game – winning the first two games 33-10 and 33-29, only to fall in the final 16-29 to a strong New York team. The following weekend, the team went on to win against Milford (27-20) and Norwalk Teal (49-12). This past Saturday, the Girls Black team had their first League win over Wilton (38-23). The offense was led by Natalie Plosker who scored a season-high 21 points, Meghan Driscoll who had numerous key rebounds and assists, and Katherine Wronski’s clutch 4th-quarter shooting. Abby Richardson with a season-high 12 rebounds, Nola Kammerer, Grace Crookenden and June Cochran dominated the boards to shut down a 3rd-quarter push by Wilton to tie up the game. Continue Reading →

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Turkey Bowl: New Canaanites Gather for Beloved Annual Tradition as Rams Beat Down Blue Wave 27-0

For generations of Americans, Thanksgiving Day and football are synonymous. And for New Canaanites, the football appetite is fed each year when the New Canaan High School Rams football team is pitted against their arch rival, the Darien Blue Wave in the Turkey Bowl. Thousands of New Canaanites traveled to Stamford’s Boyle Stadium on Thursday as part of the local holiday ritual—students, teachers and faculty, alumni, parents and residents. Among them was James Freyre, a 2017 NCHS graduate, and linebacker of two state championship Ram football squads, who said he was eager to come back and enjoy his first game as an alumnus. “It’s definitely a little less stressful to be a fan than a player,” Freyre told while standing on the sidelines on a sunny, mildly chilly day. Continue Reading →

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Youth Sports Roundup: Multiple Titles Earned by New Canaan Soccer Sides

Ice Hockey

—submitted by Patrick Moley

Two New Canaan kids helped their team (Darien Bantam A Hockey) win the 4-man relay race in Lake Placid this weekend. Soccer

New Canaan Football Club Girls 2003/04 Black Team Wins Division

—submitted by Kerry Connell

The New Canaan Football Club Girls 2003/04 Black Team won their division (B2/C) at the Southwest Connecticut Junior Soccer Championship on Sunday with a 3-1 win over Fairfield (FUSA). New Canaan was undefeated throughout the season and reached the finals after a 4-0 win against Norwalk in the semifinals on Saturday. ***

NC U13 Girls Red Soccer Team Named CT Southwest District Champions

—submitted by Kara Underwood

New Canaan’s U13 Girl’s Red Soccer team capped off an undefeated season clinching the district championship title with a 2-0 win over Newtown on Sunday. Boasting a regular season record of 6 wins and 2 ties, the girls started their road to the finals started with a match up against Weston in the bitter cold on Saturday morning. Continue Reading →

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NCHS: Turkey Bowl Tickets Now Available for Purchase Online

Tickets to this year’s Turkey Bowl may be purchased online in advance of the football game, and paper tickets also will be sold on Thanksgiving morning at Boyle Stadium in Stamford, officials say. Those who wish to purchase their $10 tickets in advance may do so here, according to New Canaan High School Athletic Director Jay Egan. Children 5-and-under will be admitted for free. “There will be no paper tickets sold in the Athletics Office,” Egan said in an email to local media outlets. The online purchase option is being presented by Darien High School as the “home” team this year. Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: Nine NCHS Student-Athletes Sign Early Letters of Intent To Play Sports in College

Nine New Canaan High School student-athletes signed early Letters of Intent on Wednesday to play sports in college starting next year. The gallery above includes photos from a signing ceremony overseen by NCHS Athletic Director Jay Egan, held in the Wagner Room. We also asked the students why their future schools are a good fit, and put their responses in each caption. Continue Reading →

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