Ridgefield falls to Stamford in FCIAC semis

Ridgefield's Grace Goodwin (right) tries to slow down Stamford guard Brooke Kelly during Tuesday night's FCIAC semifinal game. - Dave Stewart/HAN Network

A fourth-quarter rally didn’t go far enough. Trailing Stamford by 14 points, the Ridgefield High girls basketball team opened the final period on an 11-1 run to pull within 46-42. But the Black Knights were able to hold on for a 59-52 triumph in an FCIAC semifinal game Tuesday night at Fairfield Ludlowe. Defending champ Stamford, the third seed, will now play … read more

Ridgefield tops Rams, clinches FCIAC spot

Junior shooting guard James St. Pierre is one of four players moving into the starting lineup for Ridgefield. - Scott Mullin photo

The Ridgefield High boys varsity basketball team clinched a berth in the conference playoffs by beating New Canaan, 67-55, on Monday night at home. Ridgefield (13-6 overall, 10-5 FCIAC) will be one of eight teams competing in the FCIAC quarterfinals on Saturday at Fairfield Warde. Seedings and pairings will be determined following Wednesday night’s final regular-season games. In front of a big Senior Night … read more

Indoor track: Relay win helps Ridgefield girls finish seventh at Open

Katie Jasminski's swift anchor leg helped a Ridgefield girls relay team finish first at the New Balance Nationals Indoor meet Friday in New York. - Dave Stewart/HAN Network

Over the past several decades, the Ridgefield High girls track program has become known for its quality relay teams. That reputation was strengthened Tuesday afternoon. Led by a victory in the 4×800-meter relay, the Tigers tied for seventh place at the State Open indoor track and field championship meet in New Haven. Ridgefield had 14 points to match Jonathan Law and finish … read more

Ridgefield wrestlers eighth in Class LL, send six to Open

Jesse Walker is part of a strong senior class for Ridgefield. - Scott Mullin photo

Continuing its strong post-season, the Ridgefield High wrestling team finished eighth at the Class LL state championship meet Saturday at Trumbull High School. The Tigers had 111.5 points, 16.5 more than ninth-place East Hartford. Six Ridgefield wrestlers finished in the top six in their respective weight classes and qualified for next weekend’s State Open. Only first-place Danbury (11), second-place Xavier (seven), … read more

Ridgefield girls hoop romps into FCIAC semis

Claire Middlebrook and the Ridgefield High girls basketball team are headed to the FCIAC semifinals. - Scott Mullin photo

Despite losing starting center Elizabeth Middlebrook to an injury in the first quarter, the Ridgefield High girls basketball team had no trouble booking a spot in the conference semifinals. The second-seeded Tigers opened a big lead early and romped to a 74-61 triumph over seventh-seed Greenwich in the second game of an FCIAC quarterfinal doubleheader Saturday evening at Ridgefield High … read more

Prep ends Ridgefield's win streak with 4-1 triumph

The return of senior goalie Sean Keegans is a big plus for the Ridgefield boys hockey team. - Dave Stewart/HAN Network

Scoring four unanswered goals, Fairfield Prep downed the Ridgefield High boys hockey team, 4-1, on Thursday evening at the Winter Garden Ice Arena. The defeat snapped a 16-game winning streak for Ridgefield (17-2), which hadn’t lost since a 3-2 overtime setback to Xavier in the second game of the season back on Dec. 23. Ridgefield, the state’s top-ranked team, got off to a … read more

Ridgefield girls hoop hosts FCIAC quarterfinal Saturday

Ridgefield's lone returning starter, senior forward Caroline Curnal, was named to the All-FCIAC and All-State teams last season. - Scott Mullin photo

The Ridgefield High girls basketball team will begin its bid for a second conference championship in three seasons this Saturday evening. Seeded second, the Tigers host seventh-seed Greenwich at 6:45 in the second game of a quarterfinal doubleheader at Ridgefield High. Third-seed Stamford plays sixth-seed Danbury in the first quarterfinal at 5 p.m. The winners advance to the conference semifinals next Tuesday (Feb. … read more

Ridgefield girls fourth, boys 10th in Class LL track

Kasey McGerald was among the point scorers for the RHS girls track team during Wednesday's Class LL state championship meet. - Dave Stewart/HAN Network

Following two weather-related postponements, the Class LL state indoor track and field championships finally took place on Wednesday in New Haven. And the Ridgefield High girls team came close to winning a title. One of four teams that separated themselves from the rest of the field, Ridgefield wound up fourth with 57.50 points. The Tigers were just 6.5 points behind Danbury, which won … read more

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