Ridgefield beats Rams, 5-2, wins FCIAC boys hockey title

Winning conference and state titles, the Ridgefield High boys hockey team provided numerous highlights this winter. - Dave Stewart/HAN Network

For the second time in three days, a Ridgefield High team is conference champion. Scoring three unanswered goals in the final three-and-a-half minutes, the top-seeded Ridgefield boys hockey team defeated second-seed New Canaan, 5-2, to win the FCIAC title Saturday afternoon at Terry Conners Rink in Stamford. The victory followed the Ridgefield boys basketball team’s 68-64 double-overtime win over Wilton in the … read more

Ridgefield, Rams play for FCIAC hockey title; watch on HAN

Jeff Pracella (left) and the Ridgefield boys hockey team are trying to make the Division I finals for the first time in program history. — Dave Stewart/HAN Network photo

On a collision course this season, the Ridgefield and New Canaan boys hockey teams will meet for a title Saturday afternoon when they play in the FCIAC championship game at Terry Conners Rink in Stamford. The state’s top-ranked teams — Ridgefield (19-2) is first and New Canaan (17-3-1) second in the latest polls — come in after dominating wins in the semifinals Wednesday night … read more

Smith, Bornstein help Ridgefield swim to fourth at FCIACs

Kieran Smith won two individual events to lead Ridgefield to a fourth-place finish at the Class LL meet. - Dave Stewart/HAN Network

Although it finished fourth in the team standings, Ridgefield left the biggest imprint at Thursday night’s FCIAC boys swimming championship. With junior standouts Kieran Smith and AJ Bornstein at the forefront, the Tigers won six of the 11 events in the swim portion of the finals, which took place at Greenwich High School. Ridgefield accumulated 291 points to finish behind … read more

In two OTs, Ridgefield wins first-ever FCIAC boys hoop title (updated)

Banner in hand, the Ridgefield High boys hoop team celebrates its first-ever conference championship. - Joshua Fisher/HAN Network

After waiting 45 years to play in their first conference championship game, the Ridgefield and Wilton boys basketball teams didn’t want to leave the big stage. In a double-overtime thriller before a sellout crowd that roared louder than a locomotive, third-seed Ridgefield edged fifth-seed Wilton, 68-64, to win the FCIAC title Thursday night at Fairfield University’s Alumni Hall. “It hasn’t settled … read more

A first: Ridgefield, Wilton play for FCIAC hoop title

Ridgefield's Brenden McNamara, left, and Wilton's Jack Williams are looking to lead their teams to the first FCIAC boys basketball title in either school's history. — Dave Stewart photos

Since joining the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference together back in 1971, Ridgefield and Wilton have combined to win league titles in nearly every sport. But not boys basketball. Through their first 45 seasons in the FCIAC, neither Ridgefield nor Wilton has been able to hoist a boys basketball championship plaque. Neither team has even made it to a championship game. That … read more

Ridgefield boys hockey advances to FCIAC title game

Nick Cullinan's overtime goal lifted Ridgefield past Fairfield Prep, 4-3, in the state quarterfinals. — Dave Stewart/HAN Network

Take away Christian Compolattaro and the final score would have better reflected what happened on the ice. Dominating throughout, top-seed Ridgefield defeated fourth-seed Westhill/Stamford, 3-0, in the FCIAC semifinals Wednesday evening at Terry Conners Rink in Stamford. The Tigers could have had at least four more goals if not for the efforts of Compolattaro, Westhill/Stamford’s senior goalie, who made 31 saves, including several how-did-he-do-that … read more

Ridgefield-Wilton FCIAC basketball final moved to bigger venue

Ridgefield's Brenden McNamara, left, and Wilton's Jack Williams are looking to lead their teams to the first FCIAC boys basketball title in either school's history. — Dave Stewart photos

With rivals Ridgefield and Wilton playing for their first FCIAC boys basketball title in league’s 51-year history, the league is moving the game to Fairfield University’s Alumni Hall. During Tuesday night’s semifinals (which you can watch on-demand on HAN Network) the Fairfield Warde gymnasium was at its 1,700-seat capacity. As the Ridgefield-Danbury game required two overtimes to determine a winner, … read more

With double OT win, Ridgefield heads to first FCIAC final

The Ridgefield High boys basketball team celebrates at the end of Tuesday night's double-overtime win in the FCIAC semifinals. - Dave Stewart/HAN Network

It took four quarters and then some, but for the first time in school history the Ridgefield High boys basketball team is headed to the FCIAC championship game. In front of a packed gymnasium at Fairfield Warde High School Tuesday night, third-seed Ridgefield and seventh-seed Danbury treated everyone to a double-overtime classic. The Tigers, who won their quarterfinal game against Warde last … read more

Ridgefield's year ends with state loss to Southington

Meaghan O'Hara was one of five seniors who ended their high school careers with Ridgefield's loss to Southington in the state tournament. - Scott Mullin photo

Known for its stingy defense, the Ridgefield High girls basketball team allowed 70 points for the first time this season Tuesday night. It turned out to be the last game the Tigers will play until next season. Hitting outside shots with impunity, 23rd-seed Southington defeated 10th-seed Ridgefield in the first round of the Class LL state tournament at Ridgefield High. The Tigers, who … read more

Ridgefield relays advance to nationals

Josephine Simon, Gabriella Viggiano, Samantha Petruzzelli and Emma Langis (left to right) combined to finish third in the girls sprint medley relay for Ridgefield at the North Shore High School Pre-National Invitational meet last Saturday in New York. The Tigers set a new school record in the event and also qualified for the upcoming New Balance Nationals Indoor meet.

Two Ridgefield High girls relay teams qualified for the upcoming indoor nationals and had top-three finishes at the North Shore High School Pre-National Invitational on Saturday at the Armory in New York. Katie Jasminski, Alexandra Damron, Anna Landler and Tess Pisanelli combined to finish second in the girls distance medley with a time of 12:17.46, easily beating the standard (12:26.00) … read more

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