Lops, Trinity top Ridgefield in FCIAC semis

Faith Arnold takes the ball to the basket in Tuesday night's FCIAC semifinals against Trinity Catholic. Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media

Iyanna Lops scored Trinity Catholic’s first seven points of the game and it only got better from there for the senior center. Lops was dominant on both ends of the floor, scoring 29 points, bringing down 16 rebounds and blocking eight shots as third-seed Trinity defeated seventh-seed Ridgefield, 50-35, in the FCIAC girls basketball semifinals Tuesday night at Trumbull High … read more

Ridgefield relay edged for first at State Open

Taylor Mascetta (left) of Immaculate edges Grace Michalowski of Ridgefield at the finish line in the girls 4x800-meter relay at the State Open indoor track championship in New Haven. Photo: Arnold Gold / Hearst Connecticut Media

The margin between a Ridgefield girls relay team and a State Open title was one-hundredth of a second. Competing in the 4×800-meter relay at Saturday’s State Open indoor track and field meet in New Haven, Tess Pisanelli, Rory McGrath, Gabby Viggiano, and Grace Michalowski combined for a time of nine minutes, 34.05 seconds. That left the Tigers just .01 behind … read more

Ridgefield’s Agoev triumphs at Class LL wrestling

Lazar Agoev (top) tangles with Fairfield Prep's Dean Tsirandes in the 160-pound finals at Class LL wrestling championships. Agoev won the title with a 7-6 decision. — Andy Hutchison photo

Lazar Agoev is now two-for-two in the postseason. One week after winning a conference championship, Agoev, a senior at Ridgefield High, added a state title by finishing first in the 160-pound weight class at the Class LL tournament Saturday in Trumbull. It wasn’t easy: Agoev edged Fairfield Prep’s Dean Tsiranides, 7-6, in the 160-pound finals. Agoev’s victory helped Ridgefield finish ninth … read more

Stietzel’s trey helps Ridgefield upset Trumbull in FCIAC quarterfinals

Kate Wagner (shown during a game earlier this season) scored a team-high 10 points as Ridgefield upset Trumbull in the FCIAC quarterfinals. — Andy Hutchison photo

As Cali Stietzel stood in the hallway being interviewed, her teammates inside the locker room began a cheer. “Cali … Cali … Cali,” they chanted. “Cali … Cali.” Cali, indeed. Stietzel’s 3-pointer with 26 seconds left in the fourth quarter was the game-winner as seventh-seed Ridgefield upset second-seed Trumbull, 41-40, in the FCIAC quarterfinals Saturday afternoon at Fairfield Ludlowe. “To … read more

The FCIAC girls basketball quarterfinals by the numbers

Katie Flynn (right) looks to drive past a Trumbull player. — Scott Mullin photo

The Ridgefield Tigers head into the FCIAC Girls Basketball Tournament as the No. 7 seed and will square off against the Trumbull Eagles when the quarterfinal games are played at Fairfield-Ludlowe High School on Saturday. Trumbull, which defeated Ridgefield 58-44 in the two teams’ regular-season meeting, is the defending FCIAC champion and has as an 18-2 record. Trumbull and Ridgefield … read more

DiMarzo resigns as Ridgefield girls hoop coach

Tom DiMarzo has resigned as head coach of the Ridgefield High girls basketball team. Photo: Autumn Driscoll

The Ridgefield High girls basketball team is entering the postseason with a new head coach. Citing personal reasons, Tom DiMarzo unexpectedly resigned as the Tigers’ head coach this week. DiMarzo, who was in his fifth season, guided Ridgefield to a Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference championship in the 2014-15 season. “Just want to be with my family,” DiMarzo wrote in … read more

Ridgefield takes hits, makes plays, tops Prep

Tyler Gordon (right) tangles with a Fairfield Prep player during Wednesday's game. Photo: Scott Mullin / Hearst Connecticut Media

Hunched over while skating off the ice after the second period, down temporarily after scoring what proved to be the game-wining goal, Will Forrest still said he felt fine afterward. “Take a hit to make a play,” Forrest said after scoring both goals in the Ridgefield High boys hockey team’s 2-1 victory over Fairfield Prep on Wednesday night at the … read more

Ridgefield ski teams keep sweeping

Ridgefield High skiers Jakob Robinson (second from right) and Declan McNamara (far right) both made the Team Connecticut boys ski squad. Julia Bragg (far left) and Lauren Tsai are alternates for the Team Connecticut girls squad.

The Ridgefield High boys and girls ski teams both remained unbeaten by sweeping their opponents last Wednesday at Mt. Southington. The Ridgefield girls dominated the competition, posting a team time of 310.95 seconds to beat Wilton (330.13), St. Luke’s (347.64), Hopkins (348.29), Pomperaug (357.62), and Cheshire (379.77) in head-t0-head races. Four Ridgefield skiers placed in the top-10 overall out of … read more

Six players score goals in Tigers’ 7-0 victory

Julia Bongo controls the puck during Monday's win over Trumbull/St. Joseph. — Andy Hutchison photo

  The Ridgefield/Danbury co-op girls hockey team moved the puck well and created an abundance of scoring chances, leading to six players scoring goals in a 7-0 blanking of host Trumbull/St. Joseph at The Rinks at Shelton on Monday night. With the triumph, Ridgefield concluded the regular season at 9-10-1 overall and 6-6-1 in FCIAC play. Kate Zangre scored twice, … read more

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