Out of 22 schools competing in the Class L State Swimming and Diving Championship, Darien finished an impressive second-place (620 points) behind the New Canaan Rams (776.5). The Blue Wave team was helped by a strong showing from its divers, who swept the top 4 spots at the diving finals in Middletown. The 200-yard freestyle race was Darien’s best event, as the Wave had three swimmers finish in the top five and scored 90.5 points. The Wave was hurt by the disqualification of its 200-yard medley relay team at swim trials.


Darien Blue Wave girl’s hockey team lost their bid for a fourth straight state championship as the Wave fell to the New Canaan Rams 3-1. The loss ends the team's run of three straight titles, which matches New Canaan’s run from 2006-2008 as the longest in tournament history.
New Canaan (22-1-2) entered the state tournament as a No. 1 seed, jumping out to a three-goal lead in the first two periods and then holding off No. 3 Darien for the two-goal victory at Bennett Rink in West Haven.
It was the seventh state championship overall for the Rams and their first since 2013.

While Darien’s boys (10-10) and girls (6-11) basketball teams couldn’t make it to the FCIAC tournament, the Blue Wave boys hockey team began tournament play in the semifinals. Team Darien (16-4) went up against the Cardinals of Greenwich (9-9-2) to see who would play the red hot and undefeated Ridgefield Tigers in the FCIAC finals. No. 6 Greenwich had just defeated 3 seed New Canaan in a quarterfinal match. Darien, seeded second, was also playing on home ice at the Darien ice Rink.

Played in front of a packed house the game was a defensive gem, but especially for Greenwich as Darien outshot the Cardinals 47-24. Greenwich jumped out to a first period lead and the Wave tied the game in the second. That’s how the game ended in regulation, tied 1-1. Neither team would score in the first OT, so the game continued into a nail-biting second OT until Greenwich pushed in the winning goal.

Ridgefield pounded the Greenwich Cardinals 8-1 in the FCIAC Finals.


The Darien girls winter track team had an outstanding CIAC Class L tournament, finishing in second place behind Windsor HS. The State event was held February 8 at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.

Darien placed second in the 1,600 m. run (5:14.36), second in the 4 X 800 relay and first in the 4 X 400 relay.
For the DHS boys team, Darien finished 5th in the Class L tournament.
The Darien Blue Wave girls delivered a strong effort at the FCIAC girls indoor track and field championships at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.

Darien, which also had seven athletes qualify for the state tournament for the first time, scored 20.5 points as a team and finished in eighth place overall. Danbury took the top spot finishing with 110 points.

Darien was fourth in the 1600 m run with a finishing time of 5:17. 25 and third in the 4 x 400 m relay at 4:12.32.