Ridgefield girls second, boys fifth at FCIACs

Simon Jupp (shown in a meet last season) won two events at the FCIAC boys indoor track championship on Thursday in New Haven. - Dave Stewart/HAN Network

A victory in the final event gave the Ridgefield High girls indoor track and field team a second-place finish at the FCIAC championship meet on Thursday in New Haven. By winning the 4×400-meter relay, the Tigers ended with 60.50 points and edged Fairfield Ludlowe (57 points) for second place behind Danbury (110 points), which won its third conference title in … read more

St. Pierre shines in Ridgefield road wins

James St. Pierre (right, shown in a game earlier this season) scored 54 points in a pair of Ridgefield road wins last week. — Scott Mullin photo

Ending a tricky stretch of schedule that featured seven-of-nine games on the road, the Ridgefield High boys basketball team registered a pair of wins last week. The Tigers defeated Bridgeport Central, 81-63, on Wednesday and then topped Darien, 67-51, on Friday. Those triumphs left Ridgefield with an 8-4 record heading into the final four weeks of the regular season. Senior … read more

Host Tigers third at Ridgefield Challenge

Ben Smart (top, shown in a match earlier this season) won the 126-pound division at the Ridgefield Challenge. — Andy Hutchison photo

Led by Ben Smart’s victory at 126 pounds, the host Ridgefield High wrestling team finished third at the annual Ridgefield Challenge tournament on Saturday. The Tigers had 121 points to place third in the 14-team field. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) was first with 208 points, and Coventry finished second with 133.5 points. Seeded second, Smart got a first-round bye before winning … read more

Ridgefield pulls away to beat Darien, 52-27

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

Free throws helped build an early lead and 3-pointers widened it as the Ridgefield High girls basketball team beat visiting Darien, 52-27, on Friday night. The victory was the fourth in five games for the Tigers, who evened their record at 7-7. “It was a physical game, but we were able to keep our composure,” Ridgefield head coach Tom DiMarzo … read more

Ridgefield evens record with 6-1 victory

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

It is an exciting time for the Ridgefield-Danbury girls ice hockey program. Although there is just one senior on the roster, Ridgefield-Danbury improved its overall record to 7-7-1 by posting a 6-1 road triumph over Stamford-Westhill-Staples on Saturday at Terry Conners Rink in Stamford. The Tigers are now 5-4-1 in the FCIAC and entered the contest ranked No. 13 in … read more

Ridgefield now 11-0 after beating Greenwich

Kevin McNicholas and the Ridgefield High boys hockey team stayed unbeaten with a 5-2 win over Greenwich. — Scott Mullin photo

Playing for the first time in 10 days, the Ridgefield boys hockey team was not as crisp as usual at the outset of Friday afternoon’s game against Greenwich. Twice, the Tigers had to come back from one-goal deficits to tie the score in the opening period. “The layoff clearly wasn’t good for us,” Ridgefield coach Shaun Gallagher said. “It took … read more

Ridgefield routs Central, falls to Capital

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

Playing its second home game in 24 hours, the Ridgefield High girls basketball team fell to Capital Prep of Hartford, 58-44, on Wednesday night. The loss ended a three-game winning streak for the Tigers, who had routed Bridgeport Central, 78-20, on Tuesday night. Capital Prep (8-4) did its most significant damage in the first quarter, outscoring Ridgefield, 23-12. The Trailblazers … read more

Ridgefield ski teams sweep second meet

In the first two races this season, no one has been faster than the Ridgefield High boys or girls ski teams. Both remained unbeaten by sweeping their head-t0-head opponents last Wednesday at Mount Southington. And — for the second straight race — both Ridgefield squads also finished first overall among all the teams competing. The Ridgefield boys had a team … read more

Ridgefield cruises to 57-25 win over McMahon

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

Even when it is struggling to score points, the Ridgefield High girls basketball team can usually rely on its defense to stay in games. On Thursday night, the Tigers combined their trademark-tough defense with fluid offense in a 57-25 rout of Brien McMahon in Ridgefield. Junior Cameron McClellan and sophomore Katie Flynn each scored 12 points to lead the Tigers, … read more

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