Ridgefield girls hoop team routs Westhill in opener

Megan Klosowski looks to drive past a St. Joseph player during Tuesday night's game. - Scott Mullin photo

With nine players contributing points, the Ridgefield High girls basketball team routed Westhill, 60-33, in the season opener for both teams Wednesday night in Ridgefield. The Tigers took control early, leading 12-6 at the end of the first quarter and 21-9 at halftime. Sophomore Kate Garson led Ridgefield with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Garson scored 12 of her points … read more

Cullinan’s hat trick leads Ridgefield past Prep, 5-2

Daniel Parson (right) and the Ridgefield High boys hockey team opened the season with a 5-2 win over Fairfield Prep. — Andy Hutchison photo

The opponent was the same, the outcome better. Led by Nick Cullinan’s hat trick, the Ridgefield High boys hockey team began the 2018-19 season with a 5-2 victory over reigning Division I state champion Fairfield Prep on Wednesday at the Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport. Prep beat Ridgefield three times last season, including a 4-1 victory in the state semifinals. … read more

Boys hockey preview: Ridgefield aims for more titles

Senior Will Forrest will center Ridgefield’s top line this season. — Scott Mullin photo

No matter the sport, it’s a commonality all top high school programs share: The ability to remain a championship contender in spite of heavy personnel losses. Last season’s Ridgefield High boys hockey team showed why it belongs in any conversation about the state’s elite. The Tigers graduated numerous players from the 2016-17 team that won both FCIAC and Division I … read more

Girls hoop preview: Ridgefield could be among FCIAC’s best

Sabrina Grizzaffi is among the many returning players for the Ridgefield girls basketball team. — Scott Mullin photo

One sign of the Ridgefield High girls basketball team’s progression last winter came in its two contests against Fairfield Warde. In the second game of the regular season, the Tigers lost to Warde by 20 points. When the teams met again, in the conference quarterfinals, Warde needed a fourth-quarter surge to edge Ridgefield by five points. “I’m hoping we can … read more

Wrestling preview: Smart, Agoev lead Ridgefield

Senior Ben Smart enters his fourth season as a starter for the RHS wrestling team. — Dave Stewart photo

Graduation departures can be minimal in quantity yet severe in quality. So despite losing just three starters from last season, the Ridgefield High wrestling team might struggle to match the postseason point totals it tallied in 2017-18. “We had five hammers last year and we lost three of them,” said Gary Tiger, a co-coach along with his son, Travis. “Any … read more

Girls hockey preview: Tigers serve notice in opening win

Junior defenseman Chiara Signorelli is one of many returnees for the Ridgefield/Danbury girls hockey team. — Scott Mullin photo

If the first game of the season is an accurate indicator, the Ridgefield/Danbury co-op girls hockey team will be tough to beat this winter. Getting goals from sophomores Emily Steffanelli and Julia Bongo, the Tigers defeated Northwest Catholic/Mercy, 2-0, last Monday night at the Champions Skating Center in Cromwell. “That team beat us pretty good in the first game of … read more

All-FCIAC honors for Ridgefield fall sports athletes

Ben Seward was one of eight Ridgefield High football players who received All-FCIAC honors for the 2018 season. — Scott Mullin photo

Thirty-nine Ridgefield High School athletes have received All-Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference honors for the fall sports season. Senior defensive end Jackson Mitchell was named to the All-FCIAC football first-team defense. Senior running back Ben Seward, senior offensive lineman Peter Behnke, senior defensive end Nick Hall, junior linebacker Daniel Moroney, sophomore defensive back Owen Gaydos, and junior defensive back Alex … read more

Ridgefield High athletes will compete for D1 colleges

Ridgefield High seniors Anna Turner, Jenna Budicini, Jenna Leonard, Dan Parson, Maeve Tobin, and Lexie Skor (left to right) were recognized at a signing ceremony last week at the school. All six will play Division I sports in college. — Scott Mullin photo

Six Ridgefield High School seniors who will compete collegiately at the Division I level were honored during a signing ceremony last Tuesday at the school. Lexie Skor has signed a National Letter of Intent to row at the University of Delaware, where she has been accepted and invited to enroll in the Honors College. She plans to major in Human … read more

Cropsey runs to victory at Turkey Trot 5K

Patrick Cropsey (second from left) was the overall winner at the Ridgefield Boys & Girls Club's Turkey Trot 5K. With Cropsey are (left to right) Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Mike Flynn, race mascot Tom the Turkey, and second-place finisher Zack Schwartz.

A pair of Ridgefielders were the top winners at the 37th Annual Ridgefield Boys & Girls Club Turkey Trot 5K last Thursday. Patrick Cropsey, 18, was the overall winner in a time of 16 minutes, 12 seconds, and Jenna Gasparrini, 21, was the first female finisher (seventh overall) in a time of 18:27. Eight hundred and seventy-nine runners completed the … read more

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