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Commentary: Darien And New Canaan Hope Different Roads Lead To State Final Rematch

What a difference five days make.

Thursday morning, the questions looming over Dunning Stadium were whether anyone could touch the New Canaan football team’s inexorable march to an undefeated season and state championship. And whether Darien would get the chance to even participate in the playoffs.

Fast forward to the shifted landscape for Tuesday night’s Class L quarterfinal round kickoffs. The Rams have been humanized from the view they were some kind of mythic machine. The Blue Wave are now viable title contenders.

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Commentary: It Is Time To Really Believe In The Blue Wave

NEW CANAAN — Rob Trifone started believing what others couldn’t at about 4:15 Wednesday afternoon.

The Darien High School football team had just finished its final practice for the following day’s annual Turkey Bowl with New Canaan, unbeaten, ranked No. 1 in the state and seemingly unbeatable all fall.

The Blue Wave players gathered in the office of Trifone, their head coach. First the seniors spoke, then the coaches.

Girls Basketball

Catching Up With… Norwalk’s Emma Oyomba

When I first decided to launch my own website, one of the repeated suggestions was a “Where are they now,” series. Readers love to know what the former high school athletes they followed are now doing.

Thus the seeds were planted for “Catching Up With…”

And deciding on the first person to profile, Emma Oyomba was the prefect candidate.