DeLuca sharp in opener as Ridgefield tops New Milford, 6-0

Matt DeLuca (shown in a game last year) held New Milford to one hit in Ridgefield's season-opening 6-0 win on Saturday.

In the first game of 2019, Matt DeLuca pitched like it was still last year. Coming off a breakthrough sophomore season, DeLuca held host New Milford to one hit and no runs through six innings as the Ridgefield High baseball team opened with a 6-0 non-conference win on Saturday. DeLuca struck out seven batters and didn’t allow any walks. Jack … read more

Girls lax preview: Talent, depth for Ridgefield

Grace Egan is one of many of returnees for the RHS girls lacrosse team. — Scott Mullin photo

In each of the last two years, the Ridgefield High girls lacrosse team has gone to postseason places previously unreached. Two springs ago, the Tigers made their first appearance in the FCIAC finals, falling to Darien. Last year, Ridgefield advanced to the state finals for the first time in program history, losing to New Canaan, 19-7, in the Class L championship … read more

All-FCIAC honors for Ridgefield athletes

Nick Cullinan (left) and Simon van Wees were among the seven Ridgefield High boys hockey players who received All-FCIAC honors for the 2018-19 season, — Pete Paguaga / Hearst Connecticut Media

Thirty-nine Ridgefield High athletes have received All-Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference honors for the 2018-19 winter sports season. Seven of the selections came from the RHS boys hockey team, which won its third straight conference championship. Senior forwards Nick Cullinan and Will Forrest, senior defenseman Simon van Wees, and senior goalie Sean Gordon were all named to the All-FCIAC first … read more

Ridgefield wrestler Agoev goes from novice to state champ

Lazar Agoev (right) won conference and state titles this season. — Andy Hutchison photo

Lazar Agoev had a lot of things stacked against him when he began his wrestling career two seasons ago. Fairly new to the United States — his family having moved to Connecticut from Russia only a year prior — Agoev had much to learn off the mats, including grasping the English language. A competitor in the martial art of judo, … read more

Ridgefield third at State Open boys swimming

Will Bryant prepares to enter the water for the 50-yard freestyle at the State Open meet. Bryant finished first in the race. Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media

  Led by victories in three events, the Ridgefield High boys swim team ended its season with a third-place finish at the State Open meet last Thursday at Yale University’s Kiphuth Pool in New Haven. The Tigers had 378.5 points to finish behind first-place Greenwich (600) and runner-up New Canaan (480.5). Pomperaug was fourth with 297 points and Fairfield Prep … read more

Pilla to ride for Georgia equestrian team

Ridgefield resident Sophia Pilla will compete for the University of Georgia women's equestrian team. — Contributed photo

Ridgefield resident Sophia Pilla has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Georgia and compete on the women’s equestrian team. Pilla, a senior at Immaculate High School in Danbury, is one of 11 riders who have committed to Georgia, a perennial power that has won a record six NCAA Division I championships. Pilla’s résumé includes top finishes in … read more

Ridgefield swimmers second at Class LL meet

Ridgefield's Will Bryant looks to the scoreboard after his first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle at the Class LL boys swimming state championship meet. Photo: Tyler Sizemore / Hearst Connecticut Media

Moving up two places from last year, the Ridgefield High boys swim team finished second to Greenwich at the Class LL state championship meet Monday at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. The Tigers scored 598 points to beat Fairfield Prep (537) for the runner-up spot behind Greenwich, which won its seventh straight Class LL title and 26th in … read more

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