Ridgefield beats Simsbury, 3-0, advances to state finals

Claire Middlebrook (#4) celebrates one of her goals with teammates Megan Klosowski, Faith Arnold and Tasha Riek (left to right) during Ridgefield's 3-0 win over Simsbury. — Scott Mullin photo

An opponent’s scouting report on the Ridgefield High girls soccer team should make one thing clear: Don’t foul the Tigers on your side of the field. With Claire Middlebrook taking free kicks, Ridgefield is a threat to score from anywhere inside midfield. Simsbury became the latest team to learn that lesson in Monday night’s Class LL state semifinal game at … read more

Ridgefield girls soccer plays Simsbury in state semis today

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

To reach the state championship game for the fourth straight year, the Ridgefield High girls soccer team needs to beat the tournament’s surprise squad. That is 19th-seed Simsbury, whom the seventh-seeded Tigers meet in the Class LL semifinals tonight (Nov. 12) at 6:30 at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury. The winner plays either top-seed Glastonbury or fifth-seed Staples in the finals … read more

Second-half surge leads Ridgefield in win over Warde

James Isaacson (#14) and Ben Seward (#5) combine to stop a Warde player in Friday night's game. — Christian Abraham photo

Horrible, rainy conditions are not exactly conducive to a productive passing game. Yeah, try telling that to Ridgefield coach Kevin Callahan or his quarterback, Owen Matthews. “We came in (to Friday’s game at Fairfield Warde) wanting to run more,” Callahan said, referring to the rain. But Matthews threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns in Ridgefield’s 29-0 victory. “Matthews usually … read more

Ridgefield beats Darien, 1-0, advances to state semis

Carolyn Donovan (center, shown in a game earlier this season) and the Ridgefield High girls soccer team are headed to the state semifinals. — Andy Hutchison photo

Whenever the Ridgefield High girls soccer team scores first, head coach Iain Golding usually notices a spike in his confidence level. It’s what happens when you have a defense that concedes less often than Florida politicians.  But Golding found himself unable to exhale after Tasha Riek’s goal less than three minutes into the second half staked seventh-seed Ridgefield to a … read more

Ridgefield girls soccer advances to state quarterfinals

Defender Amelia Hynes (right) closely marks a Staples player during Tuesday's 0-0 tie. — Scott Mullin photo

For the rest of the Class LL girls soccer field, it’s a worrisome possibility: The defending champs might be getting more dominant with each game. Powered by three first-half goals, seventh-seed Ridgefield cruised to a 4-0 victory over 10th-seed South Windsor in a second-round state tournament game Wednesday afternoon at Tiger Hollow. “We kept possession; we scored some really nice … read more

Ridgefield gets 3-2 state tourney win over Cross

Norah McNeece and Joyce Li dive for a dig during Ridgefield's state tourney win Monday night. — Scott Mullin photo

Being odd was a plus for the Ridgefield High girls volleyball team. Winning the first, third, and fifth games, the Tigers edged 18th-seed Wilbur Cross, 3-2, in the first round of the Class LL state tournament Monday night at RHS. Ridgefield, the 15th seed, won the match by scores of 25-16, 19-25, 25-18, 20-25, and 15-12. “Wilbur Cross was scrappy,” … read more

Ridgefield girls soccer team begins state title defense with 4-0 win

Carrina Dabroi beats a Trumbull player to the ball during Thursday night's FCIAC quarterfinal game. — Scott Mullin photo

There was no letdown. Four days after winning its third conference championship in four years, the Ridgefield High girls soccer team began defense of its Class LL state title with a 4-0 victory over Manchester in a first-round game Monday at Tiger Hollow. Ridgefield, the seventh seed, will now host 10th-seed South Windsor in a second-round contest Wednesday at 4. … read more

Ridgefield field hockey team wins state opener

Julia Carrozza (right) and the Ridgefield field hockey team beat Fairfield Ludlowe in a state tournament qualifying-round game Monday. — Scott Mullin photo

After losing in the first round of the conference tournament, the Ridgefield High field hockey team wrote a different outcome for itself in Monday’s state tourney opener. Dominating from the start, 13th-seed Ridgefield defeated 20th-seed Fairfield Ludlowe, 3-0, in a Class L qualifying-round game at Tiger Hollow. Ridgefield will now play at fourth-seed Enfield in the second round on Wednesday … read more

Unbeaten Greenwich knocks off Ridgefield, 33-3

Ridgefield defensive end Nick Hall tries to get past a Greenwich blocker during Friday night's game. — Scott Mullin photo

When Ridgefield went ahead 3-0 on Sebastian Gasparo’s 25-yard field goal midway through the first quarter, it was the first time the unbeaten Greenwich High football team had trailed in a game this season. The Cardinals weren’t in that unfamiliar position for long. Greenwich took the lead with a touchdown later in the opening quarter and went on to beat … read more

Ridgefield beats New Canaan in FCIAC girls soccer finals

New Canaan’s Olivia Bognon (13) defends as Ridgefield’s Tasha Riek works with the ball during the FCIAC girls soccer final Thursday at Warde High School. — Christian Abraham/Hearst Connecticut Media photo

Time to find some more space in the trophy cabinet. With a 1-0 victory in the FCIAC finals Thursday night, the Ridgefield High girls soccer team contributed yet another piece of hardware to the school’s collection. It was the fourth post-season championship in the last four years for the Tigers, who have a chance to add to the haul by … read more

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