Commentary: With FCIAC Title, Darien’s Barbour Ends High School Career Feeling Complete

Sophia Barbour is savoring the final days playing this summer with the Connecticut Angels travel softball team. There is one more tournament remaining, then she is taking a trip to Spain before beginning her freshman year at Penn State.

Barbour is uncertain about her future with the sport — it is possible her final competitive game is imminent. Barbour thinks she will play college club ball and, because of her age, would be eligible to play one more season with the Angels.


Darien Linemen Get The Spotlight With Fourth Straight Berlin Challenge Title

Darien’s Mike Neary understands that offseason 7 on 7 is something of a microcosm for true football, except instead of the quarterbacks and wide receivers overshadowing the guards and tackles, the offensive linemen are nowhere to be found.

“The skill guys usually get all the glory, but it was a good chance for us to get some recognition for our hard work,” said Neary, referring to this past weekend’s Berlin Linemen Challenge, where players whose names are usually recognizable only with the aid of a program get their moment in the spotlight.


Grip It & Rip It Interview: Stamford’s Brendan Fahey

New Canaan held its 10th annual Grip It & Rip It Tournament this past weekend, and we caught up with one player from each of the seven FCIAC teams that participated.

Next in the series is Stamford’s Brendan Fahey, who led the league in receiving.


Grip It & Rip It Interview: St. Joseph’s Jared Mallozzi

New Canaan held its 10th annual Grip It & Rip It Tournament this past weekend, and we caught up with one player from each of the seven FCIAC teams that participated.

Next in the series is St. Joseph’s Jared Mallozzi, who led the league in receiving.



Barlow Eager To Accept Larger Role On And Off Field For Ridgefield Girls Soccer Team

RIDGEFIELD — Ridgefield girls soccer coach Iain Golding deviated from past team history when he named Kathryn Barlow captain not long after a season in which the Tigers again won an FCIAC title and reached the Class LL championship game had ended.

That decision is usually made closer to informal summer workouts. But to wait, Golding knew, would be delaying the inevitable. With seven senior starters graduating, Barlow was an obvious choice, both because of her play on the field and her leadership off of it.