Ridgefield teams in state tourneys this week

Ridgefield High teams will be in action this week as most state tournaments begin and one (boys tennis) continues. Below are schedules for the Tigers: Baseball: Ridgefield is seeded 20th in the Class LL tournament and plays 13th-seed Trumbull in a first-round game Tuesday at 3:30 at Trumbull High School. The winner advances to face either fourth-seed South Windsor or … read more

Ridgefield rugby team to play for D2 state title

Peter Behnke powers into the try zone during Ridgefield's win over Greenwich in the Division 2 rugby state semifinals.

The Ridgefield High rugby club team has a chance to end the season by winning a state championship — on its home turf. Ridgefield advanced to the Division 2 title game with a 24-7 victory over Greenwich, 24-7, in a semifinal match Thursday night at Tiger Hollow. Second-seed Ridgefield now will play top-seed Fairfield in the championship contest on Sunday … read more

Wilton tops Ridgefield in FCIAC girls lax playoffs

Caitlin Slaminko scored six goals in Ridgefield's 12-11 win over Ludlowe. — Scott Mullin photo

Three days ago, the Wilton and Ridgefield girls lacrosse teams played a regular-season game in a driving rain with temperatures hovering near 40 degrees. So when U2’s “It’s a Beautiful Day” poured out of the PA system during a timeout late in the first half of Friday afternoon’s FCIAC quarterfinal in Ridgefield — played under strong sun and temperatures in … read more

Fabbri resigns as Ridgefield High baseball coach

After being suspended for the second time this season, longtime Ridgefield High baseball head coach Paul Fabbri has decided to step down from his position but remain a teacher at the school. In an email sent to players and parents at 9:47 last night, Ridgefield High Principal Dr. Stacey Gross wrote that Fabbri “has resigned from the position of RHS … read more

Loss to Warde ends Ridgefield’s FCIAC hopes

Matt DeLuca throws a pitch during Ridgefield's 2-0 win over Trumbull. — Andy Hutchison photo

With its scoring struggles continuing, the Ridgefield High baseball team fell to Fairfield Warde, 2-1, on Wednesday in Fairfield. The loss — Ridgefield’s third straight and fifth in six games — was costly, ending the Tigers’ chances of making the eight-team FCIAC playoffs. Ridgefield, which plays its final regular-season game Thursday at Westhill, has qualified for the Class LL state … read more

Ridgefield boys tennis team takes win streak into FCIACs

Harrison Berger and the Ridgefield High boys tennis team play Greenwich in the FCIAC quarterfinals today. — Andy Hutchison photo

The Ridgefield High boys tennis team hopes the start of the postseason is like the end of the regular season. A 7-0 victory over St. Joseph in the regular-season finale Saturday was the fifth straight win for the Tigers, who improved their record to 12-4 entering the conference tournament. Ridgefield is seeded fifth in the eight-team FCIAC field and plays fourth-seed … read more

Disqualification means Ridgefield boys ski team is state champ

The Ridgefield High boys ski team and its coaches celebrate the team's state championship.

Ridgefield High can add another state champion team to its ledger. The RHS boys ski team was recently named the 2019 state champion after Southington was disqualified for using ineligible skiers. Southington had finished first and Ridgefield second at the season-ending State Open championship March 5 at Mt. Southington. “It’s been a crazy end to this season …” said Ridgefield … read more

Ridgefield rolls on with 10-7 win over Wilton

Kai Prohaska looks to make a pass during Ridgefield's win over Wilton. — GretchenMcMahonPhotography.com

“This is why people don’t like Ridgefield,” yelled a Wilton fan midway through the final quarter of Thursday night’s boys lacrosse game. The reason for his frustration? Ridgefield had scored the last goal to open a 9-7 lead and now the Tigers were content to move the ball around and take time off the clock. For nearly three minutes, Ridgefield … read more

Ridgefield track teams sweep Central, Westhill

Ridgefield's Liam Smith won the triple jump in Monday's meet against Central and Westhill. — Scott Mullin photo

The Ridgefield High boys and girls outdoor track and field teams combined to go 4-0 on Monday at Tiger Hollow. The Ridgefield girls swept Bridgeport Central and Westhill by scores of 139-6 and 97-48, respectively, while the Ridgefield boys also registered wins over Central (96-34) and Westhill (82-64). Leah Moroknek was a double winner for the Ridgefield girls, placing first … read more

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