Ridgefield fifth at FCIAC wrestling championship

Sophomore Ben Smart (top) won a division title at last year's FCIAC wrestling championship. - Scott Mullin photo

Before the season started, head coach Travis Tiger said that the Ridgefield High wrestling team would be better in tournaments than in dual meets. At the first post-season meet of the year, his assessment was spot on. With seven of its wrestlers earning top-six individual finishes, Ridgefield wound up fifth in the team standings at the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference championship meet … read more

Ridgefield boys hockey blasts Norwalk, 7-2

Jeff Pracella (left) and the Ridgefield boys hockey team are trying to make the Division I finals for the first time in program history. — Dave Stewart/HAN Network photo

One night after winning its showdown with New Canaan, the Ridgefield High boys hockey team added another victory over a less-imposing opponent. Playing at home at the Winter Garden Arena, the Tigers routed the Norwalk/McMahon combined squad by a score of 7-2 on Wednesday night. It was 14th consecutive triumph for Ridgefield, which was coming off a 3-1 win over New Canaan on Tuesday evening … read more

Ridgefield hoop teams silence St. Joseph

Meaghan O'Hara was one of five seniors who ended their high school careers with Ridgefield's loss to Southington in the state tournament. - Scott Mullin photo

At St. Joseph’s expense, the Ridgefield High boys and girls basketball teams each added victories Tuesday night. On the road in Trumbull, the RHS girls easily defeated host St. Joseph, 68-46. Meanwhile, in Ridgefield, the RHS boys had a tougher challenge from the Cadets but still came away with a 76-66 triumph. Following back-to-back road losses to fellow state powers Career Magnet … read more

Ridgefield girls second, boys fourth at FCIAC track championships

For the third straight year — and the 10th time overall — the Ridgefield High girls indoor track and field team was the bridesmaid at the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Championship meet Thursday in New Haven. The Tigers won three events to compile 93 points and finish second behind Danbury, which defended its title with 122 points. Ridgefield was five points ahead … read more

With B-Mac back, Ridgefield downs Wilton, 69-59

Twenty points from Brenden McNamara helped Ridgefield beat Fairfield Warde in the regular-season finale. - Scott Mullin file photo

First, the Ridgefield High boys basketball team got its leading scorer, junior Brenden McNamara, back much sooner than expected. Then, the Tigers got their biggest win so far this season. Playing in front of a raucous home crowd, Ridgefield knocked off arch-rival Wilton, 69-59, on Tuesday night. It was just the second loss this season for the Warriors, who are … read more

Saturday roundup: Ridgefield boys hockey routs Wilton

On a busy Saturday, the Ridgefield High boys hockey team provided the most dominating performance. The Tigers scored six goals in the first period and went on to blank arch-rival Wilton, 7-0, at the Winter Garden Arena. Ridgefield, which is ranked first in the state, raised its record to 10-1 with its ninth straight victory. Three other Ridgefield squads were also in action … read more

Zone defense, Price's late bucket lift Ridgefield past Darien

Chris Longo and the Ridgefield High boys basketball team got a big road win over Darien on Friday night. - Scott Mullin photo

During the final two quarters Friday night, the Ridgefield High boys basketball team got in the zone. Literally at first and then figuratively. Trailing 26-22 at halftime, the Tigers opted to use a zone defense exclusively in order to stop Darien’s top two scorers, 6’7″ Alex Preston and Zak Swetye. The decision worked: Preston and Sweyte were held to five … read more

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