Ridgefield girls soccer plays Simsbury in state semis today

Faith Arnold (left) battles a Danbury player for possession during Ridgefield's 6-0 win. — Scott Mullin photo

To reach the state championship game for the fourth straight year, the Ridgefield High girls soccer team needs to beat the tournament’s surprise squad. That is 19th-seed Simsbury, whom the seventh-seeded Tigers meet in the Class LL semifinals tonight (Nov. 12) at 6:30 at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury. The winner plays either top-seed Glastonbury or fifth-seed Staples in the finals … read more

Ridgefield beats Darien, 1-0, advances to state semis

Carolyn Donovan (center, shown in a game earlier this season) and the Ridgefield High girls soccer team are headed to the state semifinals. — Andy Hutchison photo

Whenever the Ridgefield High girls soccer team scores first, head coach Iain Golding usually notices a spike in his confidence level. It’s what happens when you have a defense that concedes less often than Florida politicians.  But Golding found himself unable to exhale after Tasha Riek’s goal less than three minutes into the second half staked seventh-seed Ridgefield to a … read more

Ridgefield gets 3-2 state tourney win over Cross

Norah McNeece and Joyce Li dive for a dig during Ridgefield's state tourney win Monday night. — Scott Mullin photo

Being odd was a plus for the Ridgefield High girls volleyball team. Winning the first, third, and fifth games, the Tigers edged 18th-seed Wilbur Cross, 3-2, in the first round of the Class LL state tournament Monday night at RHS. Ridgefield, the 15th seed, won the match by scores of 25-16, 19-25, 25-18, 20-25, and 15-12. “Wilbur Cross was scrappy,” … read more

Cross country: Ridgefield girls third, boys seventh at State Open

Ridgefield High senior Gabriella Viggiano (left) finished first at the FCIAC girls cross country championship Thursday. - Dave Stewart file photo

The stakes have gotten higher and the competition tougher, but the Ridgefield High girls cross country team remains a model of consistency. After finishing third at the FCIAC and Class LL meets, Ridgefield added a third-place finish in the most competitive meet of the season: Thursday’s State Open at Wickham Park in Manchester. The Tigers had 160 points to edge … read more

Viggiano finishes first at FCIAC cross country championships

Ridgefield High senior Gabriella Viggiano (left) finished first at the FCIAC girls cross country championship Thursday. - Dave Stewart file photo

At the end of last year’s FCIAC girls cross country championship race, Gabriella Viggiano was barely able to walk on her own. The physical distress was a result of a heated sprint to the finish line with Danbury’s Lauren Moore, who edged Viggiano for second place behind Wilton standout Morgan McCormick. With McCormick having graduated, Viggiano and Moore found themselves … read more

Unbeaten Staples tops Ridgefield, 35-17

Gianni Gorham (shown in a game earlier this season) caught two touchdown passes as Ridgefield beat Wilton, 21-6 on Saturday. — Scott Mullin photo

Trailing 14-7 early in the second quarter, the Ridgefield High football team was 36 inches away from a possible game-tying score. Following a 67-yard pass completion from Owen Matthews to Gianni Gorham, the Tigers had a first and goal at the Staples one-yard line. But the Wreckers kept Ridgefield out of the end zone on three straight plays, and a … read more

RHS girls volleyball hosts Dig Pink event Wednesday

Mackenzie Wanicka sends a shot New Canaan's way during Thursday's Class LL match. - Scott Mullin photo

The Ridgefield High girls volleyball freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams will host a Dig Pink event this Wednesday (Sept. 26) from 4 to 7 p.m. inside the Ridgefield High School main gym. The RHS junior varsity team plays Fairfield Ludlowe at 4 p.m. and the varsity meets Ludlowe at 5:30. Dig Pink is a national program that raises awareness … read more

Field hockey: Wilton edges Ridgefield in OT

Bella Carrozza (left) looks to play a pass as Wilton's Olivia Hahn moves in to defend. — Andy Hutchison photo

  A battle between two of the FCIAC’s best field hockey teams needed overtime to decide a winner. Emma Rothkopf’s third goal of the game just 2:25 into the 10-minute overtime gave host Wilton a thrilling 4-3 victory over Ridgefield in a meeting of unbeatens Saturday morning. Rothkopf’s game-winner came when she redirected a shot from Olivia Hahn into the Ridgefield net. … read more

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