Slow start no problem as Ridgefield crushes Central, 51-0

Quarterback Owen Matthews (shown handing off to Jack Englert during a game earlier this season) and the Ridgefield High football team romped to a 51-0 win over Central on Saturday. — Dave Stewart photo

  As the Ridgefield High football team struggled during its initial possession Saturday afternoon — quarterback Owen Matthews was sacked on first down and had to evade the same fate on third and eight — offensive coordinator Jamie Reed shouted the word “execute” in frustration from the sidelines. His message got through. Following a scoreless first quarter, Ridgefield erupted for … 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

Weinstein leads Trumbull boys soccer past Ridgefield

Tristan Brandt (#25) controls the ball during Friday's game at Trumbull. Brandt scored both Ridgefield goals in a 6-2 loss. — Andy Hutchison photo

Senior standout Jason Weinstein scored five goals and added an assist as the Trumbull High boys soccer team defeated Ridgefield, 6-2, on Friday afternoon in Trumbull. Tristan Brandt scored both goals for the Tigers, helping the visitors slice a 3-0 hole to 3-2 at the half, but Ridgefield couldn’t get over the hump. Brandt’s second tally came off a scramble following a … read more

Unbeaten Ridgefield girls soccer team routs Danbury

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

So far this season, the zeroes are in the right place for the Ridgefield High girls soccer team. Through their first four games, the Tigers are 4-0 and have outscored the opposition by a combined margin of 20-0. Ridgefield’s ability to dominate all over the field was on display Saturday at home, as the Tigers routed Danbury, 6-0. “Obviously we’re … read more

Matthews fires three TDs as Ridgefield routs Stamford, 42-12 (updated)

Jack Englert takes a Stamford defender along for the ride during a run Friday night. — Scott Mullin photo

Junior quarterback Owen Matthews threw three touchdown passes as the Ridgefield High football team routed Stamford, 42-12, on Friday night at Tiger Hollow. Ridgefield evened its record at 1-1 while Stamford dropped to 0-2. Both offenses started slowly: Ridgefield had a three-and-out on its first drive and Stamford turned the ball over on downs on its opening possession. After stopping … read more

Ridgefield girls soccer team tops Trumbull

Faith Arnold shields the ball from a Ludlow defender. - Scott Mullin photo

After two lopsided victories, the Ridgefield High girls soccer team faced its first real challenge of the season Thursday evening in its home opener against Trumbull. The Tigers were up to the task. Getting first-half goals from Faith Arnold and Caitlin Slaminko, Ridgefield defeated Trumbull, 2-0, at Tiger Hollow, maintaining its unbeaten start to the 2018 season. “We really wanted … read more

Boys soccer: Poremba scores twice as Tigers edge Stamford

On a rainy Wednesday night, the Ridgefield High boys soccer team’s first half was a little more productive than Stamford’s second half. Doing all its scoring in the opening 40 minutes, Ridgefield built a two-goal halftime lead and then hung on for a 3-2 victory over Stamford at Tiger Hollow. Senior co-captain Charlie Poremba provided two goals for Ridgefield, with … read more

Notice served: Ridgefield volleyball team tops Greenwich

Ellie Brady and the Ridgefield High girls volleyball team defeated defending conference and state champ Greenwich. — Scott Mullin photo

Although the stage might not have been as big, a statement was delivered: The Ridgefield High girls volleyball team has reloaded. Despite graduating several starters, including All-State hitter Caroline Curnal, the Tigers sent an early season message on Tuesday night to anyone who thought they might be rebuilding this year. In a thrilling, intense match that went five games, Ridgefield … read more