Ridgefield third at FCIACs; Hunt wins two events

Ridgefield sophomore Connor Hunt swims to first place in the 500-yard freestyle at the FCIAC championship meet. Hunt also triumphed in the 200 freestyle. Photo: Gregory Vasil / Hearst Connecticut Media

Despite finishing first in only one event, the Greenwich boys swim team continued its reign of conference supremacy. Swimming in their home pool, the Cardinals used superior depth to score 429 points and win a 12th consecutive Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference title Thursday night. It was Greenwich’s 48th FCIAC championship in 49 seasons. New Canaan was the runner-up with … read more

Ridgefield rallies to beat Danbury, win FCIAC title

James St. Pierre (left) and Matt Misurelli rejoice at the end of Ridgefield's 52-49 win over Danbury in the FCIAC championship game. Photo: Erik Trautmann / Hearst Connecticut Media

With 3:40 left, down 10 points in the FCIAC championship game, the Ridgefield boys basketball team was on wobbly legs with Danbury readying to deliver the knockout blow. That knockout would not come as fifth-seed Ridgefield rallied, closing the game on a 15-2 run to shock third-seed Danbury, 52-49, and win a second conference title in three years Thursday night … read more

Ridgefield cruises into FCIAC finals

Nick Cullinan cuts in front of the net to score a goal in Ridgefield's 8-1 win over Westhill/Stamford in the FCIAC semifinals. Photo: Scott Mullin / Hearst Connecticut Media

Call it a portent, an omen, or a harbinger … any of those will suffice. When Ridgefield’s Nick Cullinan scored just 35 seconds into Wednesday afternoon’s FCIAC boys hockey semifinal, it was a sign for the Westhill/Stamford co-op team. A sign of major trouble ahead. Unbeaten Ridgefield registered five goals unanswered goals in the first period and three more in … read more

Cross ousts Ridgefield in Class LL state opener

Cali Stietzel flings a pass while guarded by three Wilbur Cross players during Tuesday night's Class LL girls basketball game in New Haven. Photo: Peter Hvizdak / Hearst Connecticut Media

Wilbur Cross coach Tyrees Thomas knows exactly what he wants his team to do in the state tournament. Namely, the same things it did during the regular season. “Our strength is getting the ball down low and pushing the pace,” Thomas said. “That’s what we stressed in the regular season and that’s what we’re stressing now in the tournament.” The … read more

Ridgefield tops Trumbull, advances to FCIAC finals

James St. Pierre scored a game-high 23 points as Ridgefield beat Trumbull in the FCIAC semifinals. Photo: Erik Trautmann / Hearst Connecticut Media

The Ridgefield High boys basketball team has had a string of success the last few seasons, including winning a first-ever FCIAC championship in 2017. But the run to reach this year’s final is a little more special for senior James St. Pierre and his classmates. “I think this is the sweetest year,” St. Pierre said. “We have had some great … read more

Ridgefield swimmers complete unbeaten regular season

Kai O'Malley and the Ridgefield boys swim team ended the regular season with a 10-0 record. Photo: Scott Mullin / Hearst Connecticut Media

  The Ridgefield High boys swim team completed an unbeaten regular season with a 93-63 victory over Danbury on Feb. 13 at Barlow Mountain Elementary School. The Tigers were ahead 93-20 before swimming exhibition (no points) in the final four events. Ridgefield (10-0) begins its quest for postseason titles on Thursday when it competes in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic … read more

Ridgefield boys ski team remains unbeaten

One remained unbeaten; the other suffered its first defeats in unorthodox fashion. With all six scoring racers finishing in the top-22 overall, the Ridgefield High boys ski team improved its record to 21-0 by sweeping six opponents on Feb. 13 at Mount Southington. The Tigers had a team time of 291.50 seconds to beat Staples (295.48), Darien (297.oo), Fairfield (308.84), … read more

Ridgefield rallies to beat Rams, reach FCIAC semis

Chris Knachel drives to the basket during Ridgefield's win over New Canaan in the FCIAC quarterfinals. — Andy Hutchison photo

The Ridgefield High boys basketball team overcame an eight-point deficit in the second half to defeat New Canaan, 51-44, in the FCIAC quarterfinals Saturday evening at Fairfield Warde. With senior guard James St. Pierre pouring in 27 points, the fifth-seeded Tigers avenged a recent regular-season loss to fourth-seed New Canaan. Ridgefield will now play top-seed Trumbull in the semifinals on … read more

St. Pierre scores 1,000th point in Ridgefield loss

James St. Pierre was honored after scoring his 1,000th career point during Ridgefield's game at Fairfield Warde. — Contributed photo

Ridgefield High senior James St. Pierre scored his 1,000th career point during the Tigers’ FCIAC boys basketball game Thursday night at Fairfield Warde. St. Pierre reached the milestone when he hit a three-pointer late in the second quarter of Ridgefield’s 60-53 loss to Warde in the final regular-season game for both teams. Despite the loss, Ridgefield still clinched the fifth … read more

Ridgefield completes unbeaten regular season

Goalie Sean Gordon and the Ridgefield boys hockey team take a 20-0-0 record into the postseason. Photo: Scott Mullin / Hearst Connecticut Media

The Ridgefield High boys hockey team capped an undefeated regular season with a 7-1 Senior Night victory over Westhill-Stamford on Monday at the Winter Garden Ice Arena. With a 20-0-0 record, the Tigers are the first CIAC (Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference) Division I team to finish the regular season since New Canaan in 2011. Ranked first in the GameTimeCT state … read more

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