Ridgefield girls second, boys fourth at FCIAC track championships

For the third straight year — and the 10th time overall — the Ridgefield High girls indoor track and field team was the bridesmaid at the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Championship meet Thursday in New Haven. The Tigers won three events to compile 93 points and finish second behind Danbury, which defended its title with 122 points. Ridgefield was five points ahead … read more

With B-Mac back, Ridgefield downs Wilton, 69-59

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

First, the Ridgefield High boys basketball team got its leading scorer, junior Brenden McNamara, back much sooner than expected. Then, the Tigers got their biggest win so far this season. Playing in front of a raucous home crowd, Ridgefield knocked off arch-rival Wilton, 69-59, on Tuesday night. It was just the second loss this season for the Warriors, who are … read more

Boys hockey: First-period flurry helps Ridgefield rout Wilton

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

In addition to geographic proximity, there is another reason why the Ridgefield-Wilton boys hockey rivalry is so intense: The teams practice and play games at the same rink, the Winter Garden Arena, in Ridgefield. Last Saturday afternoon, the place felt a lot more like home for the Tigers. Scoring six first-period goals, Ridgefield went on to paste the struggling Warriors, … read more

Saturday roundup: Ridgefield boys hockey routs Wilton

On a busy Saturday, the Ridgefield High boys hockey team provided the most dominating performance. The Tigers scored six goals in the first period and went on to blank arch-rival Wilton, 7-0, at the Winter Garden Arena. Ridgefield, which is ranked first in the state, raised its record to 10-1 with its ninth straight victory. Three other Ridgefield squads were also in action … read more

Zone defense, Price's late bucket lift Ridgefield past Darien

Chris Longo and the Ridgefield High boys basketball team got a big road win over Darien on Friday night. - Scott Mullin photo

During the final two quarters Friday night, the Ridgefield High boys basketball team got in the zone. Literally at first and then figuratively. Trailing 26-22 at halftime, the Tigers opted to use a zone defense exclusively in order to stop Darien’s top two scorers, 6’7″ Alex Preston and Zak Swetye. The decision worked: Preston and Sweyte were held to five … read more

Girls hoop: Ridgefield tops Darien for eighth straight win

Ridgefield's lone returning starter, senior forward Caroline Curnal, was named to the All-FCIAC and All-State teams last season. - Scott Mullin photo

Holding Darien to 15 second-half points, the Ridgefield High girls basketball team got its eighth straight win Friday night, defeating the Blue Wave, 57-39, in Ridgefield. Through two quarters, the game was closer than expected. Ridgefield led 15-12 at the end of the opening period and 29-24 at halftime. But the Tigers outscored Darien, 14-7, in the third quarter to … read more

Ridgefield boys swim team dominates Fairfield

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

Anyone who glances at the final score might think the meet was fairly close. It wasn’t. Officially, the Ridgefield High boys swim team’s home victory over the Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe combined squad on Wednesday came by 20 points, 93-73. But that was only because of the Tigers’ generosity. Finishing first in the opening eight events — and sweeping the top-three places in three … read more

Boys hoop: Ridgefield rallies to knock off Central

Nick Laudati (shown blocking a shot in a game last season) scored a team-high 15 points in Ridgefield's 63-55 win over Greenwich on Tuesday. - Scott Mullin photo

Some comebacks begin inauspiciously. With Ridgefield trailing host Bridgeport Central by 10 points early in the third quarter of Wednesday night’s boys basketball game, Chris Longo drove down the middle for a layup that cut the Tigers’ deficit to 33-25. After that, Ridgefield scored all but 11 of the game’s final 44 points to rally for a 58-44 victory over Central. The strong second half … read more

Ranked first in state, Ridgefield now 9-1 at midpoint

Sophomore forward Nick Culling has been a pivotal player during Ridgefield's 9-1 start this season. - Scott Mullin photo

Considering the way his team has been playing, Ridgefield High boys hockey coach Shaun Gallagher was unexpectedly disappointed when he heard that Monday’s game against New Canaan had been postponed due to inclement weather. At this point, the Tigers might prefer to play every day. Following a 3-0 non-conference triumph over host West Haven on Saturday, Ridgefield reached the halfway … read more

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