Darien pulls away to beat Ridgefield, 14-6

James Isaacson looks to make a pass in Friday night's boys lacrosse game at Darien. — Matthew Brown / Hearst Connecticut Media

It would’ve been very easy for the Darien boys lacrosse team to let emotions get in the way during Friday night showdown against Ridgefield. This was, after all, a rematch of last year’s Class L final, in which Ridgefield’s 9-8 upset victory ended Darien’s remarkable 76-game winning streak. In the end, the emotions were in control, and so was Darien. … read more

Ridgefield holds on for 8-6 win over Newtown

Joey Pastore is one of the top returning hitters for the Ridgefield baseball team. — Scott Mullin photo

In an early season meeting of unbeaten baseball teams, Ridgefield built a big lead and then withstood Newtown’s comeback to emerge with an 8-6 victory on a windy and cold Thursday afternoon at Governor’s Park. The Tigers improved to 3-0 with their third straight non-conference win to start the year. Ridgefield led 6-0 after two innings but Newtown rallied with … read more

Ridgefield tennis teams top Trumbull

The Ridgefield High boys and girls tennis teams continued their unbeaten starts to the 2019 season on Thursday afternoon. Playing at home, the Ridgefield girls edged Trumbull, 4-3. The teams split the four singles matches, but the Tigers (3-0) took two of the three doubles matches. Those two doubles victories came in straight sets. Jillian O’Keefe and Phoebe Seidenberg triumphed, … read more

Ridgefield track teams split opening meets

It was a split decision on opening day for the Ridgefield High boys and girls outdoor track and field teams. Competing on their home track Monday at Tiger Hollow, the Ridgefield girls defeated Fairfield Ludlowe, 93-52, while the Ridgefield boys lost to Ludlowe, 81-69. Providing first-place individual finishes for the Ridgefield girls team were Carrina Dabroi (27.38) in the 200-meter … read more

Ridgefield lacrosse teams open with easy wins

In a doubleheader at Tiger Hollow, the Ridgefield High boys and girls lacrosse teams won their season-opening games — by a combined score of 39-3. The Ridgefield girls routed Norwalk, 18-2, in the first game, and the Ridgefield boys followed with a 21-1 dismantling of Norwalk in the second contest. Caitlin Slaminko had five goals and two assists for the … read more

Briggs pitches Ridgefield past Weston

Cole Blackwell slides into third base during Ridgefield's 5-1 win over Weston. — Scott Mullin photo

Ridgefield baseball coach Paul Fabbri knew his team had a good chance of winning whenever junior ace Matt DeLuca was on the mound this season. It was those games in between DeLuca’s starts that Fabbri was unsure about. After Tuesday afternoon’s home opener, Fabbri might be less concerned. Masterfully mixing fastballs and breaking pitches, junior righthander Keenan Briggs kept Weston … read more

Boys lax preview: Ridgefield has state title to defend

In senior Dan Parson (#31), the Ridgefield boys lacrosse team has one of the state's best goalies. — Erik Trautmann / Hearst Connecticut Media

If reverberations are still palpable from the last official game the Ridgefield High boys lacrosse team played, it’s understandable. Employing a slow-down strategy that relied on goals off time-consuming possessions, Ridgefield stunned previously unbeaten Darien, 9-8, in the Class L state finals last June. The loss ended a 76-game winning streak for the Blue Wave, who were the three-time defending … read more

Girls tennis preview: Young players key for Ridgefield

Senior Jillian O'Keefe earned All-FCIAC and All-State honors at first doubles last season. — Scott Mullin photo

Due to graduation losses and injuries, the Ridgefield High girls tennis team enters the 2019 season with one certainty: Underclassmen are going to play a big role. Head coach Adam Moskowitz expects to have six sophomores and one freshman in the starting lineup when his team meets Trinity Catholic in the opening match this afternoon in Stamford. “As you can … read more

DeLuca sharp in opener as Ridgefield tops New Milford, 6-0

Matt DeLuca (shown in a game last year) held New Milford to one hit in Ridgefield's season-opening 6-0 win on Saturday.

In the first game of 2019, Matt DeLuca pitched like it was still last year. Coming off a breakthrough sophomore season, DeLuca held host New Milford to one hit and no runs through six innings as the Ridgefield High baseball team opened with a 6-0 non-conference win on Saturday. DeLuca struck out seven batters and didn’t allow any walks. Jack … read more

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