Ridgefield academy students win at fencing

On March 17, the Ridgefield-based fencing academy Way of the Sword had a ‘Y-12’ tournament featuring 11 foil fencers from around the area. Ridgefield Academy students Owen Abrahamsen of Wilton, left, and Alex Safir of Ridgefield, right, earned the two highest seeds based on the results of their five preliminary (round-robin) morning matches, and then both won their respective quarterfinal … read more

Engine started: Alfredo making strides in NASCAR pursuit

Ridgefield resident Anthony Alfredo hopes to become a NASCAR driver.

If Anthony Alfredo runs into any of his former Ridgefield classmates when he comes home to visit during the upcoming holidays, odds are that his catching-up tale will stand out. After all, he is the only one trying to become a full-fledged NASCAR driver. “I’m probably at least four years away from that level, but I’m working on getting there,” … read more

Brauneisen wins President's Cup golf title

Gregg Brauneisen had a two-day total of 139 strokes to win the 2017 Ridgefield Golf Club’s President Cup tournament at the Ridgefield Golf Course. Along with the Club Championships in July, the President’s Cup is considered one of the club’s top tournaments each year. A stroke-play event, the President’s Cup goes to the golfer who posts the lowest total net … read more

Spearman has reason to celebrate, as Tapwrit wins Belmont

Brian Spearman (far left) celebrates Tapwrit’s victory at the Belmont Stakes on Sunday. Joining Spearman are jockey Jose Ortiz and other members of Tapwrit’s ownership groups.

In the span of a few minutes, Brian Spearman received hundreds of texts and emails. It’s what happens when people see you on national television. Spearman, a Ridgefield resident, was spotted on the podium following Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, as NBC’s Bob Costas interviewed several fellow members of Tapwrit’s ownership groups. The horse had just staged a late charge to overtake … read more

Walsh's Wonderings — More than ‘One Shining Moment’

Seasons can’t be judged solely on whether a team raises a championship banner. Nowhere is this more evident than in the way a young woman’s lanky frame was shoehorned into a quiet corner of a locker room two weeks ago, her fingers dancing along the computer keyboard perched perilously on her lap. Her UConn basketball teammates were immersed in a … read more

Ridgefielder's project a hit with Bridgeport Little League

As part of a school service project, Ridgefield resident Andrew Filippelli is raising money and collecting equipment for the Bridgeport North End Little League.

As part of the Bridgeport North End Little League’s Opening Day ceremonies this weekend, Joe Ganim is throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. No surprise there: Ganim is Bridgeport’s mayor, and elected officials routinely throw first pitches. Catching Ganim’s toss on Sunday will be Andrew Filippelli. At 14, he is too old for Little League. He also lives in Ridgefield. … read more

Ridgefielder Spearman has vested interest in Kentucky Derby

Ridgefield resident Brian Spearman is the chairman and an equity partner for one of Tapwrit's ownership groups. The horse, which won the Belmont Stakes, will race in Saturday's Travers Stakes.

When the field enters the starting gate at this year’s Kentucky Derby, Brian Spearman will have a good reason to be among the most nervous and excited onlookers. He has a horse in the race. Spearman, a Ridgefield resident, is the chairman of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, which has a substantial ownership stake in Tapwrit, an imposing three-year-old colt that is virtually guaranteed … read more

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