Ridgefield girls second, boys fifth at FCIACs

Simon Jupp (shown in a meet last season) won two events at the FCIAC boys indoor track championship on Thursday in New Haven. - Dave Stewart/HAN Network

A victory in the final event gave the Ridgefield High girls indoor track and field team a second-place finish at the FCIAC championship meet on Thursday in New Haven. By winning the 4×400-meter relay, the Tigers ended with 60.50 points and edged Fairfield Ludlowe (57 points) for second place behind Danbury (110 points), which won its third conference title in … read more

St. Pierre shines in Ridgefield road wins

James St. Pierre (right, shown in a game earlier this season) scored 54 points in a pair of Ridgefield road wins last week. — Scott Mullin photo

Ending a tricky stretch of schedule that featured seven-of-nine games on the road, the Ridgefield High boys basketball team registered a pair of wins last week. The Tigers defeated Bridgeport Central, 81-63, on Wednesday and then topped Darien, 67-51, on Friday. Those triumphs left Ridgefield with an 8-4 record heading into the final four weeks of the regular season. Senior … read more

Host Tigers third at Ridgefield Challenge

Ben Smart (top, shown in a match earlier this season) won the 126-pound division at the Ridgefield Challenge. — Andy Hutchison photo

Led by Ben Smart’s victory at 126 pounds, the host Ridgefield High wrestling team finished third at the annual Ridgefield Challenge tournament on Saturday. The Tigers had 121 points to place third in the 14-team field. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) was first with 208 points, and Coventry finished second with 133.5 points. Seeded second, Smart got a first-round bye before winning … read more

Ridgefield now 11-0 after beating Greenwich

Kevin McNicholas and the Ridgefield High boys hockey team stayed unbeaten with a 5-2 win over Greenwich. — Scott Mullin photo

Playing for the first time in 10 days, the Ridgefield boys hockey team was not as crisp as usual at the outset of Friday afternoon’s game against Greenwich. Twice, the Tigers had to come back from one-goal deficits to tie the score in the opening period. “The layoff clearly wasn’t good for us,” Ridgefield coach Shaun Gallagher said. “It took … read more

Ridgefield ski teams sweep second meet

In the first two races this season, no one has been faster than the Ridgefield High boys or girls ski teams. Both remained unbeaten by sweeping their head-t0-head opponents last Wednesday at Mount Southington. And — for the second straight race — both Ridgefield squads also finished first overall among all the teams competing. The Ridgefield boys had a team … read more

Ridgefield boys swim team still unbeaten

Vidur Hareesh and the RHS boys swim team are off to a 4-0 start this season. — Scott Mullin photo

The Ridgefield High boys swim team remained undefeated with a 97-84 victory over the Norwalk/Brien McMahon combined team last Friday in Norwalk. The Tigers (4-0) opened a 97-52 lead before swimming exhibition (no points) in the final two events. Finishing first individually for Ridgefield were Luke Hruska in the 200 individual medley (2:04.90), Ethan Murray in the 50 freestyle (23.31), … read more

St. Pierre’s hot shooting helps Ridgefield top Greenwich

Senior guard James St. Pierre averaged 15 points and five rebounds per game last season. — Scott Mullin photo

When Chris Genaro hit a basket early in the third quarter, the Greenwich boys basketball team had an 11-point lead and looked to be in control of Monday night’s game against Ridgefield. Then James St. Pierre happened. Held to a quiet six points in the opening half, St. Pierre drilled five 3-pointers as part of his 17-point eruption in the … read more

Ridgefield ski teams sweep at season opener

For the Ridgefield High boys and girls ski teams, Wednesday’s season-opening meet could not have gone better. Both Ridgefield squads swept their head-to-head races and also finished first overall among all the teams competing at Mount Southington. The Ridgefield boys had a team time of 296.39 seconds to defeat Fairfield Prep (304.78), Weston (307.43), Brunswick/Greenwich Academy (318.02), Guilford (348.65), and … read more

St. Pierre, Ridgefield get past Ludlowe, 61-53

Senior guard James St. Pierre averaged 15 points and five rebounds per game last season. — Scott Mullin photo

For the first three quarters, the Ridgefield boys basketball tried to push the tempo in Thursday night’s home game against Fairfield Ludlowe. That strategy, however, had its drawbacks for the Tigers. “We weren’t as disciplined in our rotations as we wanted to be, and our attention to detail wasn’t great,” Ridgefield coach Andrew McClellan said. But clinging to a three-point … read more

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