Girls soccer: St. Joseph edges Ridgefield

Caitlin Slaminko dribbles past a St. Joseph player during Monday's game in Trumbull. — Andy Hutchison photo

In a showdown between reigning state champions, the St. Joseph girls soccer team earned regular-season bragging rights with a 2-1 victory over Ridgefield on Monday afternoon in Trumbull. The Cadets remained unbeaten with the win, improving their record to 12-0-1. Ridgefield, meanwhile, lost its second straight game and is now 10-2-1. The game featured the defending Class LL (Ridgefield) and … read more

Field hockey: Ridgefield closing in on FCIAC berth

Sophia Carnicelli (right, shown in a game earlier this season) and the Ridgefield High field hockey team are closing in on a berth in the FCIAC playoffs. — Andy Hutchison photo

Although a 2-0 road loss to Greenwich on Saturday ended the Ridgefield High field hockey team’s three-game winning streak, the Tigers are close to clinching a berth in the conference playoffs. Going into its final three regular-season games, Ridgefield is seventh in the FCIAC overall standings with 14 points, three more than Fairfield Warde and five more than Fairfield Ludlowe. … read more

Boys soccer: Yulo’s goal lifts Ridgefield to 2-1 victory

Ben Riek (left) and the Ridgefield High boys soccer team defeated St. Joseph, 2-1, on Friday night. — Scott Mullin photo

An injury-ravaged squad facing a must-win game. Not the most desirable situation, but precisely where the Ridgefield High boys soccer team found itself Friday evening. Nonetheless, the Tigers got what they needed: A 2-1 victory on Senior Night over St. Joseph. Goals from seniors Connor Broderick and Nick Yulo were enough for Ridgefield in a tense game at Tiger Hollow. … read more

Cross country: Ridgefield girls sweep regular-season finale

Ridgefield's Gabriella Viggiano, Greenwich's Zoe Harris and Danbury's Lauren Moore close in on the finish line at Wednesday's FCIAC girls cross country championship in New Canaan. - Dave Stewart/HAN Network

A one-two finish from Gabriella Viggiano and Tess Pisanelli helped the Ridgefield High girls cross country team sweep its final regular-season meet Tuesday. Running on their home course, the Tigers edged previously unbeaten Trumbull, 26-29, and also defeated Fairfield Ludlowe, 19-40, and New Canaan, 21-36. Ridgefield (14-1) will now begin its quest for postseason titles at next Wednesday’s FCIAC championships … read more

Goalies shine as Ridgefield, Staples play to 0-0 tie

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

Who says a scoreless game can’t be entertaining? Although neither Ridgefield nor Staples managed a goal in Tuesday’s meeting between unbeaten girls soccer teams at Tiger Hollow, the 0-0 tie was full of intensity and drama. The game was a rematch of last year’s Class LL state title match, which Ridgefield won, 2-1. “I thought we worked very hard,” said … read more

Irving scores twice in Ridgefield win over McMahon

Bella Carrozza (left) looks to play a pass as Wilton's Olivia Hahn moves in to defend. — Andy Hutchison photo

In the end, the end result was what mattered. With junior Cate Irving scoring two goals, the Ridgefield High field hockey team defeated visiting Brien McMahon, 3-1, on Friday in a Play for Pink game. The Tigers, who were coming off consecutive losses to Norwalk and New Canaan, had some trouble putting away McMahon, which entered the game with just … read more

St. Joseph strolls to 42-0 win over Ridgefield football team

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

A year ago, the St. Joseph football team scored 28 straight points in the fourth quarter to stun Ridgefield, 38-35, in Trumbull. Friday night’s rematch was decided much, much earlier. St. Joseph scored 20 unanswered points in the first quarter and went on to crush host Ridgefield, 42-0, at Tiger Hollow. The loss was the second straight for Ridgefield, which … read more

Field hockey: Rams blank Ridgefield, 2-0

Ridgefield's Jen Paul clears the ball during a game earlier this season. The Tigers fell to New Canaan, 2-0, on Monday. — Andy Hutchison photo

Defensive resistance and strong goalkeeping prolonged the process, but experience and adroit execution allowed the New Canaan field hockey team to overcome Ridgefield, 2-0, on Monday evening at Ridgefield High School. With its arsenal of seniors leading the way, New Canaan moved the ball quickly, keeping Ridgefield chasing throughout the game. “The level of control in their passes and careful … read more

Girls soccer: Ridgefield now 9-0 after win over Darien

Freshman Julia Bragg scored one of the goals in Ridgefield's 2-0 win over Darien on Saturday. — Scott Mullin photo

More than halfway through the regular season, the Ridgefield High girls soccer team is yet to lose or allow a goal. With goalie Lauren Castle and defenders Claire Middlebrook, Amelia Hynes, Carrina Dabroi, and Carolyn Donovan combining for another shutout, the Tigers defeated Darien, 2-0, on Saturday in Ridgefield. The defending Class LL state champs are now 9-0 and have … read more