Ridgefield ski teams top all but one at second race

Take away Greenwich and the Ridgefield High boys and girls ski teams would have gone unbeaten at the second meet of the season on Wednesday at Mount Southington. Except for losses to Greenwich, both Ridgefield teams won all of their head-to-head contests. The RHS boys had a team time of 282.34 to beat Wilton (291.85), Southington (312.81), Hopkins (327.80), Danbury (357.43), … read more

One up, one down for Ridgefield hoop teams vs. Ludlowe

Elizabeth Middlebrook and the Ridgefield High girls basketball team defeated Fairfield Warde to win the Masuk Tip-Off Tournament. - Scott Mullin file photo

The Ridgefield High boys and girls basketball teams split their games against Fairfield Ludlowe on Friday evening. The victory came in Fairfield, where the RHS girls team defeated Ludlowe, 60-43. It was the fourth straight win for the Tigers, who raised their record to 8-1 overall. Grace Goodwin scored a game-high 20 points for Ridgefield. Thirteen of Goodwin’s points came in … read more

After early hiccup, Ridgefield swims past Wilton

Junior Kieran Smith gives Ridgefield one of the state's best swimmers. - Dave Stewart/HAN Network

The Ridgefield High boys swim team got off to an inauspicious start in Wednesday’s meet with Wilton at the Barlow Mountain Pool. The Tigers’ top relay was disqualified in the opening event, the 200 medley relay, helping Wilton finish first and third in the race and take a quick 10-4 lead. From there, though, Ridgefield dominated. The hosts outscored Wilton, … read more

Ridgefield's Goetz named state Coach of the Year

Ridgefield's John Goetz (far left, with members of a recent RHS relay team) has been named Connecticut's Coach of the Year for girls cross country.

Unbeaten in Connecticut this fall, the Ridgefield High girls cross country team and its runners reaped numerous awards. Now, the team’s head coach is getting some love. John Goetz, who guided the Tigers to a 15-0 regular-season record and first-place finishes at the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference, Class LL and State Open meets, was named Connecticut’s top girls coach Wednesday, when the U.S. … read more

RHS roundup: Van Wees, Curnal lead Ridgefield wins

Matteo van Wees scored four goals in the Ridgefield boys hockey team's 5-1 win over Greenwich. - Scott Mullin file photo

Two of three Ridgefield High teams were winners Tuesday night. The RHS boys hockey team defeated reigning conference champion Greenwich, 5-1, at the Winter Garden; the RHS girls basketball team downed Danbury, 59-43, at Ridgefield High; and the RHS boys basketball team fell to Danbury, 63-49, at Danbury High. Senior forward Matteo van Wees had the best individual effort of … read more

Ridgefield's Steidl scores 1,000th point at Vermont

Former Ridgefield star Kurt Steidl and the Vermont men's basketball team are headed to the NCAA tournament.

Former Ridgefield High standout Kurt Steidl is now in the record books for the University of Vermont’s men’s basketball team. Steidl, a 6’6″ senior forward, became the 35th player in program history to surpass the 1,000-career point mark during Vermont’s 90-77 win over Maine in the America East Conference opener for both teams Thursday night. Steidl, who entered the game with 993 career points, scored seven … read more

Boys hoop: Ridgefield takes down Trinity, 65-50

Twenty points from Brenden McNamara helped Ridgefield beat Fairfield Warde in the regular-season finale. - Scott Mullin file photo

The fifth straight victory for the Ridgefield High boys basketball team was also its most impressive win of the season. Sparked by a superb defensive effort, the Tigers defeated previously unbeaten Trinity Catholic, 65-50, on Friday night at Ridgefield High School. “That’s a really big win for us,” said Ridgefield head coach Andrew McClellan, whose team improved to 5-2. “It’s one … read more

Skiing: Impressive start for Ridgefield teams

In the first race of the regular season, the Ridgefield High boys ski team demonstrated why it is considered one of the favorites to win a state title this year. The Tigers not only swept the four teams they were competing against in head-to-head contests but also finished first overall among all 12 teams skiing on Wednesday afternoon at Mount Southington. Ridgefield’s team … read more

Ridgefield hoop teams sweep Stamford

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

In their games against Stamford on Wednesday night, the Ridgefield High boys and girls basketball teams followed a similar route: Build a lead and then withstand a fourth-quarter rally. The end result was a pair of four-point victories. Playing on the road at Stamford High, the RHS girls defeated the reigning conference and Class LL state champion Black Knights, 43-39. At … read more

Murph's Turf: RHS fall sports Best-Of Awards

For the third straight year, Marcie Maguire is the choice as The Ridgefield Press's best female athlete for the fall sports season. - Dave Stewart/HAN Network

In what was arguably the finest fall season in school history, Ridgefield High teams won three conference championships and two state titles and reached three state finals before losing. All that success makes choosing The Press’s Best-Of Awards akin to buying potato chips at Costco: There are almost too many choices. But that won’t stop us, so here goes. Play: The … read more

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