Title IX: RHS takes steps toward gender equality in sports

Ridgefield High School provides equal opportunities for girls and boys to participate in sports. But when it comes to athletic benefits, girls sometimes get the shorter end of the stick because of outside funding from booster clubs. That’s what Principal Stacey Gross and Athletic Director Dane Street told the Board of Education at its meeting Tuesday, March 28 — based … read more

Ridgefield girls lax thumps Westhill in opener

Fair Smith (left) scored for goals in Ridgefield's season-opening win. - Dave Stewart/HAN Network

Twelve players contributed points as the Ridgefield High girls lacrosse team began its season with an 18-2 pasting of Westhill on Tuesday afternoon at Tiger Hollow. Ridgefield scored the game’s first 12 goals and led 12-1 at halftime Fair Smith had four goals to lead the Tigers. Kaityln McMullan, Lucie Picard and freshman Caitlin Slaminko added three goals apiece. Caroline … read more

Girls lax preview: Ridgefield ready for more success

Kaitlyn McMullan's goal in the second overtime gave Ridgefield a 12-11 win over Glastonbury. - Scott Mullen file photo

A program on the rise rose last spring. The steadily improving Ridgefield High girls lacrosse team took its seat at the adult table in 2016, reaching the conference semifinals and the state quarterfinals and ending the year with a 16-3-1 record. Among the highlights was a first-ever victory over traditional FCIAC and state power Wilton. Several of Ridgefield’s top players … read more

Ridgefield teams go five-for-five on opening day

Senior Christian DeVivo should be one of the state's top hitters this season. - David Hunter file photo

All five Ridgefield High teams that began their seasons Monday are still unbeaten. Doing the winning were the Ridgefield boys volleyball, boys and girls tennis, and boys and girls outdoor track and field teams. In Greenwich, the three-time reigning Class L state champion RHS boys volleyball team swept the host Cardinals, 3-0. Ridgefield won by scores of 25-5, 25-8, and 25-18. Setter … read more

Boys tennis preview: Tigers look for turnaround

Junior Tanner Daubenspeck is among the top returnees for the Ridgefield boys tennis team. - Scott Mullin photo

For the Ridgefield High boys tennis team, there is a sense of immediate urgency. The Tigers open the season today on the road against Trumbull in what could be a match with post-season ramifications. A 4-3 loss to Trumbull last season was largely responsible for Ridgefield going 8-8 and failing to qualify for the FCIAC playoffs. “I will say we are confident, … read more

Girls tennis preview: Ridgefield has options

Senior Caitlin Kissell is part of Ridgefield's second doubles team. - Scott Mullin photo

One big advantage for this season’s Ridgefield High girls tennis team is its versatility. “We are very deep with a great deal of parity among our players.  We’re even carrying four exhibition players — two of whom saw significant action, including wins in states, last year,” said Ridgefield head coach Adam Moskowitz. “All four will certainly crack into the lineup several times … 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

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