Ridgefield begins state title defense with win over Trumbull

Ridgefield players gather around head coach Roy Colsey after Wednesday’s 16-4 win over Trumbull in the Class L tournament. — Tim Murphy / Hearst Connecticut Media

Roy Colsey’s postgame speech was evidence of the lofty standards expected from members of the Ridgefield boys lacrosse program. With his players circled around him, Colsey bemoaned the lack of urgency he had just finished witnessing. “You can’t come out and play like that and expect to win a state title,” Colsey said. “On most days, that would have been … read more

Trumbull edges Ridgefield in Class LL first round

John Briody dives back to first base ahead of a pick-off attempt in Wednesday's Class LL game. — Bill Bloxsom photo

Trumbull High’s Bryan Kraus was well aware of what was at stake when he came out of the bullpen to preserve his team’s one-run lead over Ridgefield in a Class LL first-round state tournament game Wednesday. “Yes, it was all hands-on-deck,” said Kraus, a right-handed sophomore who relieved with no outs in the top of the fourth and a runner on first. … read more

Defense shines in Ridgefield’s state win over Glastonbury

Maddie McGrath draws a crowd of Trumbull players during Thursday's girls lacrosse game. — Andy Hutchison photo

The Ridgefield High girls lacrosse team used a dominating defensive effort to open the Class L state tournament with a 13-5 road win over Glastonbury on Tuesday afternoon. Ridgefield, the ninth seed, now faces top-seed Cheshire in a quarterfinal game Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Cheshire High School. The winner moves on to play either fourth-seed New Canaan or 12th-seed … read more

Ridgefield teams in state tourneys this week

Ridgefield High teams will be in action this week as most state tournaments begin and one (boys tennis) continues. Below are schedules for the Tigers: Baseball: Ridgefield is seeded 20th in the Class LL tournament and plays 13th-seed Trumbull in a first-round game Tuesday at 3:30 at Trumbull High School. The winner advances to face either fourth-seed South Windsor or … read more

Ridgefield boys win FCIAC track title; girls finish third (updated)

The Ridgefield High boys outdoor track and field team celebrates its FCIAC championship.

The wait is over. For the first time in four-plus decades, the Ridgefield High boys outdoor track and field team is the conference champion. The Tigers scored 94 points to hold off Greenwich (88), Staples (82), and Danbury (78) and finish first at the FCIAC championship meet Tuesday at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. “This is our first … read more

Rams get late goal to edge Ridgefield in FCIAC semis

Kai Prohaska looks to make a pass during Ridgefield's win over Wilton. — GretchenMcMahonPhotography.com

He didn’t want to give away any secrets, Chris Canet said, but even so, it’s hard to imagine that last play went exactly as New Canaan drew it up on the chalkboard. Moments after Ridgefield tied Tuesday night’s FCIAC boys lacrosse semifinal at McMahon’s Jack Casagrande Field, Canet dodged left, dodged back right, ducked a hit, took the ball to … read more

Ridgefield beats Greenwich, makes state tourney

James Rudnicki looks to direct his shot past two St. Joseph blockers. — Andy Hutchison photo

The Ridgefield High boys volleyball team clinched a state-tournament berth with a 3-1 road victory over Greenwich in the regular-season finale Friday. The win was the third straight and seventh in eight matches for the Tigers, who improved their record to 8-10. Setter Max Stafford had 41 assists, nine digs, and 11 service points for Ridgefield. Andrew Masciotti added a … read more

Ridgefield pulls away to beat Warde in FCIAC quarterfinal

In senior Dan Parson (#31), the Ridgefield boys lacrosse team has one of the state's best goalies. — Erik Trautmann / Hearst Connecticut Media

A dominant second half led the Ridgefield High boys lacrosse team to a 15-7 victory over Fairfield Warde in an FCIAC quarterfinal game Saturday morning at Tiger Hollow. Ridgefield, the second seed, will now play third-seed New Canaan in the semifinals on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk. The Tigers outscored seventh-seed Warde, 11-3, in … read more

Stamford outslugs Ridgefield in FCIAC quarterfinals

Ridgefield's Sabrina Grizzaffi is late with the tag on Stamford's Brycelin Stalteri during a play at second base in Friday's FCIAC quarterfinal game at Stamford High School. — Matthew Brown / Hearst Connecticut Media

Both the Stamford Black Knights and the Ridgefield Tigers were red hot coming into the FCIAC softball tournament. When they met in the quarterfinals on Friday, something had to break. The Knights belted four home runs and received a spectacular performance from sophomore Jordan Rossi out of the bullpen as they overcame Ridgefield for a 10-7 victory in the conference … read more

Wilton tops Ridgefield in FCIAC girls lax playoffs

Caitlin Slaminko scored six goals in Ridgefield's 12-11 win over Ludlowe. — Scott Mullin photo

Three days ago, the Wilton and Ridgefield girls lacrosse teams played a regular-season game in a driving rain with temperatures hovering near 40 degrees. So when U2’s “It’s a Beautiful Day” poured out of the PA system during a timeout late in the first half of Friday afternoon’s FCIAC quarterfinal in Ridgefield — played under strong sun and temperatures in … read more

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