All-around effort leads Ridgefield past Hamden

Matt Walker (right) was among the goal scorers in Ridgefield's 6-1 win over Hamden. — Photo: H John Voorhees III / Hearst Connecticut Media

The offensive wizardry of the top-ranked boys hockey team in the state is well-documented — the experienced top line that can dominate a game, the depth scoring. That was all on display Saturday at Astorino Arena, with six different goal scorers pacing visiting Ridgefield to a 6-1 win over sixth-ranked Hamden. But the Tigers’ defensive effort stood out as well, … read more

Tiger sees things to like in Ridgefield’s loss to Trumbull

Connor Brown (left) gets ready to pin his Trumbull opponent. — Andy Hutchison photo

Ridgefield High’s wrestling team earned four pins and won another match via decision in Thursday’s visit to FCIAC foe Trumbull. But just as significant as those individual wins, in the eyes of coach Travis Tiger, were the hard-fought losses in Ridgefield’s 52-27 loss. After all, several Tigers are either freshmen or inexperienced wrestlers. “It’s never a bad thing to get … read more

Williams’ three-pointer at buzzer sinks Ridgefield

Luke McGarrity readies for a shot in Thursday's game at Trumbull. — Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media

Officially, there was no assist given on Timmond Williams’ incredible, buzzer-beating, off-balance three-pointer off the backboard that gave Trumbull a thrilling 50-49 boys basketball victory over Ridgefield on Thursday night. Unofficially, however, Williams felt there should have been. “When I let it go and the ball was in the air it wasn’t looking good,” said Williams, who led the Eagles … read more

Trumbull gets revenge by beating Ridgefield

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

The only regular-season game that the Trumbull girls basketball team lost last season came in in a one-point setback to Ridgefield on Jan. 20. Nearly one year later, Trumbull avenged that setback and stayed unbeaten this season. Recovering from a sluggish first quarter, the Eagles opened a seven-point halftime lead and went on to beat host Ridgefield, 58-44, on Thursday … read more

Ridgefield girls hockey team routs Amity

Kate Zangre (left) and the Ridgefield High girls hockey team enter 2019 with a 3-3-1 record. — Scott Mullin photo

Scoring the first seven goals, the Ridgefield High girls hockey team routed Amity/North Haven/Cheshire, 8-2, last Friday night at the Winter Garden. The victory ended a two-game losing streak for the Tigers, who evened their record at 3-3-1. Natalie Preveza, Julia Zangre, and Emily Stefanelli had two goals apiece for Ridgefield, which led 3-0 at the close of the first … read more

Ridgefield falls to Pomperaug in holiday tourney

Megan Klosowski looks to drive past a Pomperaug defender during Friday's game at Newtown High. — Andy Hutchison photo

A challenging non-conference clash with Pomperaug could have been more than a good test for the Ridgefield High girls basketball team. But the Tigers saw their comeback fall short in a 42-39 loss to the Panthers in the Threes for Charity tournament at Newtown High on Friday morning. Trailing 25-22 at halftime, Ridgefield saw the Panthers score the first six … read more

Ridgefield pulls away to beat ND-West Haven, 6-1

Nick Cullinan (left) and Simon van Wees celebrate a goal during Ridgefield's 6-1 win over ND-West Haven. — Pete Paguaga / Hearst Connecticut Media

A weird bounce allowed the Notre-Dame West Haven boys hockey team to tie the game early in the first period. After that, it was all Ridgefield. The unbeaten Tigers scored five straight goals in a 6-1 victory over Notre Dame on Thursday night at the Winter Garden in Ridgefield. “There was [a] funny bounce off the face-off for their power-play … read more

Ridgefield rallies to beat Bunnell in holiday tourney

Chris Knachel drives to the basket during Monday's win over Westhill. - Scott Mullin photo

When Maximus Edwards sank two free throws with just over five minutes to play, the Bunnell boys basketball team had a 10-point lead and looked headed to a win over Ridgefield in Wednesday night’s opening round of the Bunnell Holiday Hardwood Tournament in Stratford. But trailing 46-36, Ridgefield switched its defense to a nearly full-court press that began producing turnovers. … read more

Girls hoop: Ridgefield is 3-1 entering holiday tourney

Megan Klosowski and the RHS girls basketball team ended the regular season with a 40-37 win over Norwalk. — Scott Mullin photo

When a team has no seniors on the roster and starts three sophomores, there are bound to be weeks like this. Three days after playing poorly in a 55-33 road loss to Trinity Catholic, the Ridgefield High girls basketball team played good enough to beat host Stamford, 40-33, last Friday night. “We weren’t great, but we did enough to win,” … read more

Defense does job as Ridgefield routs Stamford

Matt Misurelli drives for a layup in Ridgefield's win over Stamford on Friday night. — Photo: H John Voorhees III / Hearst Connecticut Media

The matchup between the Stamford and Ridgefield boys basketball teams featured a pair of offenses capable of great power, and it played out that way for the opening eight minutes as the Tigers built a narrow 21-15 lead after one quarter. But then the Black Knights — who scored 101 points in a season-opening win — went cold. Very cold. … read more

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