Boys basketball: St. Joseph falls to New Canaan in semifinals

FAIRFIELD — St. Joseph’s style of play was perfect for three-plus quarters when the 16th-seeded Cadets trailed No. 4 New Canaan by one point after three quarters of their Division IV state semifinal game at Fairfield Warde on Tuesday night. Coach Kevin Wielk’s club showed the hard-nosed defense and fearless play inside that had made this a turnaround season. Then Alexander Gibbens, … read more

Boys basketball: St. Joseph in state semifinals tonight

St. Joseph has advanced to the Division IV state tournament semifinals.  Out of the 16 seed, coach Kevin Wielk’s Cadets defeated Ansonia High (61-50), knocked off top-seeded Cromwell (74-58) and then topped No 8 seed Stonington in double overtime (69-67).  St. Joe (14-9) will play No. 4 New Canaan (18-4) tonight at 7 at Fairfield Warde, with the winner advancing to the finals at Mohegan … read more

Girls basketball: Top-seeded Notre Dame too much for St. Joseph

FAIRFIELD — For a No. 16 seed to upend a No. 1 seed a lot of things must go right. St. Joseph High head coach Chris Lindwall’s Cadets knew taking on top-seeded Notre Dame at the Lancers’ cozy on-campus Sister Marion Reilly Memorial Gymnasium would be no easy task. “My girls played with such heart,” Lindwall said of the effort put in by his … read more

Girls basketball: St. Joseph defeats Barlow in state opener

TRUMBULL — St. Joseph coach Chris Lindwall was a mix of emotions after his team knocked Joel Barlow out of the CIAC Class L tournament opening round Monday night with a 48-33 win.  Lindwall was obviously pleased his team advanced in the tournament, he just wished the win did not come at the expense of the team he once coached.  Lindwall was the Barlow coach for 9 seasons, winning … read more