After placing sixth at Derby, horse with Ridgefield connection to skip Preakness, run at Belmont

Shown during his win at the Tampa Bay Derby in March, Tapwrit,a three-year-old colt with a Ridgefield connection, finished third at last Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

Starting on the outside, from the 16th post in a 20-horse field, Tapwrit got caught in a traffic jam at the start of last Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. But the three-year-old grey colt with a Ridgefield connection lived up to his billing as a closer, making a late charge on the wet track to finish sixth in the 143rd Running of … read more

Boys volleyball: Ridgefield shuts down Staples, 3-0

Jack Lincoln (shown during a match against Darien earlier this season) was among the contributors as Ridgefield swept Staples on Wednesday. - David Hunter photo

A dominating first game set the tone as the Ridgefield High boys volleyball team hammered Staples, 3-0, on Wednesday in Westport. It was the Tigers’ second shutout over Staples this season, following a 3-0 win on April 19 at RHS. Ridgefield is now 13-1 overall this year, with all 13 triumphs coming via sweeps. The Tigers took the opening game of Wednesday’s match … read more

Westhill hurlers shut out Ridgefield teams

Colin Motill and the Ridgefield High baseball team are now 6-0 after beating Trinity Catholic on Thursday. - Scott Mullin photo

Michael Lisinicchia and Edyliese Aquino. On Wednesday afternoon — at Ridgefield’s expense — the two Westhill pitchers pitched complete-game shutouts. In Stamford, Lisinicchia held the Ridgefield baseball team to two hits as the Vikings registered a 5-0 victory. In Ridgefield, Aquino limited the Tigers softball team to five hits in Westhill’s 3-0, nine-inning triumph. Lisinicchia’s peformance — he also smashed a … read more

Ridgefield softball team blanks Central, 15-0

Sydnie DeMarco (shown tagging out a Wilton runner in a game earlier this week) had two RBIs in Ridgefield's 10-1 win over Newtown on Thursday. - Scott Mullin photo

Freshman Mikayla Melahn pitched a two-hit shutout as the Ridgefield High softball team defeated Bridgeport Central, 15-0, on Tuesday at home. The game was stopped after four-and-a-half innings due to the run rule. Melahn (five strikeouts, no walks) allowed a single to Central’s leadoff hitter, Janiya Serrano, in the top of the first inning and a double to Maliah Pabellon to start the … read more

Ridgefield baseball, softball split with Staples

Amanda Kelly

The Ridgefield High baseball and softball teams split their respective games against Staples on Monday afternoon. The victory came at home, as the Ridgefield softball team held off Staples, 5-3. It was the Tigers’ second win over the Wreckers in less than a week, following a 3-2 non-conference triumph last Tuesday in Westport. Ridgefield (9-6 overall) scored four runs in … read more

Quality wins for Ridgefield boys, girls lax teams

Weston Carpenter scored five goals as Ridgefield rallied to beat Staples in the FCIAC quarterfinals. 11-8 win over John Jay. - Scott Mullin photo

In a back-to-back doubleheader Thursday at Tiger Hollow, the Ridgefield boys and girls lacrosse teams both registered close wins over quality opponents. Caroline Curnal’s goal with 1:37 left in regulation gave the RHS girls an 11-10 victory over Greenwich in the opening game. Off a draw, Curnal directed the ball to Caitlin Slaminko, who brought it into the Greenwich zone … read more

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