Ridgefield softball team beats Warde, 1-0, in nine innings

Makenna Skrobar and the Ridgefield High softball team out-slugged Greenwich in a 15-8 road win. — Andy Hutchison photo

When the Ridgefield High softball team began the season by losing seven of its first nine games, the odds of qualifying for the conference playoffs were tiny enough to be seen only under a microscope. Eleven games later, the Tigers are not only in the playoffs but also among the state’s hottest teams. A 1-0, nine-inning victory over Fairfield Warde … read more

Greenwich tops Ridgefield in FCIAC quarterfinals

Junior Brian Song (shown in a match last year) will play at first singles for Ridgefield. — Scott Mullin photo

The Ridgefield High boys tennis team bowed out of the FCIAC tournament with a 4-1 quarterfinal loss to host Greenwich on Wednesday. Greenwich, the fourth seed, will play top-seed Staples in a semifinal match Friday, while Ridgefield, the fifth seed, will prepare for the Class LL state tournament. In Wednesday’s conference quarterfinal, Greenwich won two-of-three singles matches and two-of-three doubles … read more

Loss to Warde ends Ridgefield’s FCIAC hopes

Matt DeLuca throws a pitch during Ridgefield's 2-0 win over Trumbull. — Andy Hutchison photo

With its scoring struggles continuing, the Ridgefield High baseball team fell to Fairfield Warde, 2-1, on Wednesday in Fairfield. The loss — Ridgefield’s third straight and fifth in six games — was costly, ending the Tigers’ chances of making the eight-team FCIAC playoffs. Ridgefield, which plays its final regular-season game Thursday at Westhill, has qualified for the Class LL state … read more

Ridgefield boys tennis team takes win streak into FCIACs

Harrison Berger and the Ridgefield High boys tennis team play Greenwich in the FCIAC quarterfinals today. — Andy Hutchison photo

The Ridgefield High boys tennis team hopes the start of the postseason is like the end of the regular season. A 7-0 victory over St. Joseph in the regular-season finale Saturday was the fifth straight win for the Tigers, who improved their record to 12-4 entering the conference tournament. Ridgefield is seeded fifth in the eight-team FCIAC field and plays fourth-seed … read more

Ridgefield baseball coaches remain on leave

Ridgefield baseball coach and English teacher Paul Fabbri remains on administrative leave pending an investigation. Fabbri, an English teacher at Ridgefield High School, has not been in class all week and students have been told he will be “out indefinitely,” according to a source. The parent of a baseball player at the school, who asked not to be named, said … read more

Ridgefield recovers from three-run hole, beats Staples

Alyssa DeStefano (shown earlier this season) pitched four scoreless innings in Ridgefield's win over Staples. — Andy Hutchison photo

With the way the Ridgefield High softball team is playing, an early three-run deficit is no reason to panic. Down 3-0 before they came to bat, the Tigers rallied to beat Staples, 7-3, on Saturday morning in Ridgefield. The victory was the third straight and eighth in nine games for Ridgefield, which is 10-8 (10-4 FCIAC) with two regular-season games … read more

Ridgefield displays balance in rout of Trumbull

Maddie McGrath draws a crowd of Trumbull players during Thursday's girls lacrosse game. — Andy Hutchison photo

The Ridgefield High girls lacrosse team extended its winning streak to five games and matched its season-high goal total in an 18-3 road triumph over Trumbull on Thursday. The Tigers got six goals from Caitlin Slaminko, all in the first half, and four off the stick of draw specialist Hannah Boylan to lead the way in a lopsided victory that … read more

Ridgefield baseball coaches put on administrative leave again

Ridgefield baseball coach Paul Fabbri and assistant baseball coach Tom Neville have been put on administrative leave pending an investigation. Fabbri, who coached the team in its 4-3 loss to New Canaan Wednesday, was previously put on administrative leave following the field fire incident at Governor Park on April 6. Superintendent Dr. William Collins also placed Neville and assistant coach … read more

Disqualification means Ridgefield boys ski team is state champ

The Ridgefield High boys ski team and its coaches celebrate the team's state championship.

Ridgefield High can add another state champion team to its ledger. The RHS boys ski team was recently named the 2019 state champion after Southington was disqualified for using ineligible skiers. Southington had finished first and Ridgefield second at the season-ending State Open championship March 5 at Mt. Southington. “It’s been a crazy end to this season …” said Ridgefield … read more

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