Ridgefield third at State Open boys swimming

Will Bryant prepares to enter the water for the 50-yard freestyle at the State Open meet. Bryant finished first in the race. Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media

  Led by victories in three events, the Ridgefield High boys swim team ended its season with a third-place finish at the State Open meet last Thursday at Yale University’s Kiphuth Pool in New Haven. The Tigers had 378.5 points to finish behind first-place Greenwich (600) and runner-up New Canaan (480.5). Pomperaug was fourth with 297 points and Fairfield Prep … read more

Ridgefield swimmers second at Class LL meet

Ridgefield's Will Bryant looks to the scoreboard after his first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle at the Class LL boys swimming state championship meet. Photo: Tyler Sizemore / Hearst Connecticut Media

Moving up two places from last year, the Ridgefield High boys swim team finished second to Greenwich at the Class LL state championship meet Monday at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. The Tigers scored 598 points to beat Fairfield Prep (537) for the runner-up spot behind Greenwich, which won its seventh straight Class LL title and 26th in … read more

Inall second for Ridgefield at Class LL diving

Ridgefield's Caitlin Inall (second from left) was the runner-up at the Class LL boys diving state championship. — Contributed photo

For the second straight season, the Ridgefield High boys swim team is getting significant contributions from a female. Senior Caitlin Inall finished second for the Tigers at the Class LL state diving championship last Thursday at Middletown High School, giving Ridgefield 27 points going into today’s swimming finals at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. Inall — who is … read more

Xavier shocks Ridgefield, 3-2, in OT

Xavier’s Jonathan Ford, left, attempts to speed by Ridgefield’s Brady McSpedon on Saturday. Photo: John McCreary / For Hearst Connecticut Media

The team with nothing to lose beat the team that hadn’t lost. Nick LeClaire’s breakaway goal gave eighth-seed Xavier a stunning 3-2 overtime win over top-ranked and previously undefeated Ridgefield in a Division I boys hockey state tournament quarterfinal game Saturday afternoon at Bennett Rink. The Falcons (9-10-2) now will play fifth-seed Fairfield Prep in the semifinals on Wednesday at … read more

Ridgefield boys second, girls third at State Open skiing

The Ridgefield High boys and girls ski teams both won trophies with top-three finishes at the State Open. — J. Bornstein photo

The Ridgefield High boys and girls ski teams ended their seasons with top-three finishes in the State Open championships Tuesday at Mount Southington. The Ridgefield boys had a team time of 292.25 seconds to edge Fairfield Prep (292.93) for second place behind Southington (288.56). The Ridgefield girls had a team time of 324.74 seconds, placing third behind Farirfield (321.08) and … read more

Ridgefield ski teams end impressive regular seasons

Ridgefield High skiers Jakob Robinson (second from right) and Declan McNamara (far right) both made the Team Connecticut boys ski squad. Julia Bragg (far left) and Lauren Tsai are alternates for the Team Connecticut girls squad.

In the end, all that stood between the Ridgefield High boys ski team and an unbeaten regular season was Southington. And all that stood between the Ridgefield girls team and an undefeated regular season was a disqualification. In the final race before the state championships, Southington had a team time of 278.92 seconds to edge the Ridgefield boys squad (282.88) … read more

Ridgefield third at FCIACs; Hunt wins two events

Ridgefield sophomore Connor Hunt swims to first place in the 500-yard freestyle at the FCIAC championship meet. Hunt also triumphed in the 200 freestyle. Photo: Gregory Vasil / Hearst Connecticut Media

Despite finishing first in only one event, the Greenwich boys swim team continued its reign of conference supremacy. Swimming in their home pool, the Cardinals used superior depth to score 429 points and win a 12th consecutive Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference title Thursday night. It was Greenwich’s 48th FCIAC championship in 49 seasons. New Canaan was the runner-up with … read more

Ridgefield cruises into FCIAC finals

Nick Cullinan cuts in front of the net to score a goal in Ridgefield's 8-1 win over Westhill/Stamford in the FCIAC semifinals. Photo: Scott Mullin / Hearst Connecticut Media

Call it a portent, an omen, or a harbinger … any of those will suffice. When Ridgefield’s Nick Cullinan scored just 35 seconds into Wednesday afternoon’s FCIAC boys hockey semifinal, it was a sign for the Westhill/Stamford co-op team. A sign of major trouble ahead. Unbeaten Ridgefield registered five goals unanswered goals in the first period and three more in … read more

Cross ousts Ridgefield in Class LL state opener

Cali Stietzel flings a pass while guarded by three Wilbur Cross players during Tuesday night's Class LL girls basketball game in New Haven. Photo: Peter Hvizdak / Hearst Connecticut Media

Wilbur Cross coach Tyrees Thomas knows exactly what he wants his team to do in the state tournament. Namely, the same things it did during the regular season. “Our strength is getting the ball down low and pushing the pace,” Thomas said. “That’s what we stressed in the regular season and that’s what we’re stressing now in the tournament.” The … read more

Ridgefield swimmers complete unbeaten regular season

Kai O'Malley and the Ridgefield boys swim team ended the regular season with a 10-0 record. Photo: Scott Mullin / Hearst Connecticut Media

  The Ridgefield High boys swim team completed an unbeaten regular season with a 93-63 victory over Danbury on Feb. 13 at Barlow Mountain Elementary School. The Tigers were ahead 93-20 before swimming exhibition (no points) in the final four events. Ridgefield (10-0) begins its quest for postseason titles on Thursday when it competes in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic … read more

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