First captains meeting Jan. 18 for Ridgefield Men's Softball

Jason Marra connects for Zandri Contractors in its win over the Little Pub on Monday. - Scott Mullin photo

Ahead of its 2017 spring/summer season, the Ridgefield Men’s Softball League will hold a series of captains meetings at Yanity Gym. The first meeting takes place this Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 8 p.m. The other meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 15, and Wednesday, March 15, also at 8 p.m. All returning teams and new teams must have a representative … read more

One up, one down for Ridgefield hoop teams vs. Ludlowe

Elizabeth Middlebrook and the Ridgefield High girls basketball team defeated Fairfield Warde to win the Masuk Tip-Off Tournament. - Scott Mullin file photo

The Ridgefield High boys and girls basketball teams split their games against Fairfield Ludlowe on Friday evening. The victory came in Fairfield, where the RHS girls team defeated Ludlowe, 60-43. It was the fourth straight win for the Tigers, who raised their record to 8-1 overall. Grace Goodwin scored a game-high 20 points for Ridgefield. Thirteen of Goodwin’s points came in … read more

After early hiccup, Ridgefield swims past Wilton

Junior Kieran Smith gives Ridgefield one of the state's best swimmers. - Dave Stewart/HAN Network

The Ridgefield High boys swim team got off to an inauspicious start in Wednesday’s meet with Wilton at the Barlow Mountain Pool. The Tigers’ top relay was disqualified in the opening event, the 200 medley relay, helping Wilton finish first and third in the race and take a quick 10-4 lead. From there, though, Ridgefield dominated. The hosts outscored Wilton, … read more

Ridgefield's Goetz named state Coach of the Year

Ridgefield's John Goetz (far left, with members of a recent RHS relay team) has been named Connecticut's Coach of the Year for girls cross country.

Unbeaten in Connecticut this fall, the Ridgefield High girls cross country team and its runners reaped numerous awards. Now, the team’s head coach is getting some love. John Goetz, who guided the Tigers to a 15-0 regular-season record and first-place finishes at the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference, Class LL and State Open meets, was named Connecticut’s top girls coach Wednesday, when the U.S. … read more

RHS roundup: Van Wees, Curnal lead Ridgefield wins

Matteo van Wees scored four goals in the Ridgefield boys hockey team's 5-1 win over Greenwich. - Scott Mullin file photo

Two of three Ridgefield High teams were winners Tuesday night. The RHS boys hockey team defeated reigning conference champion Greenwich, 5-1, at the Winter Garden; the RHS girls basketball team downed Danbury, 59-43, at Ridgefield High; and the RHS boys basketball team fell to Danbury, 63-49, at Danbury High. Senior forward Matteo van Wees had the best individual effort of … read more

Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club Kickoff Party at Playhouse

The Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club is having a free Kickoff Party Jan. 18 at the Ridgefield Playhouse.

The Ridgefield Playhouse will be the scene for the Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club Kickoff Party, which takes place Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. The club is open to local cyclists, runners, mountain bikers and multi-sport athletes. All are invited to the free Kickoff Party to learn about the club and meet fellow sport enthusiasts. Toasts to the new season … read more

Ridgefield's Steidl scores 1,000th point at Vermont

Former Ridgefield star Kurt Steidl and the Vermont men's basketball team are headed to the NCAA tournament.

Former Ridgefield High standout Kurt Steidl is now in the record books for the University of Vermont’s men’s basketball team. Steidl, a 6’6″ senior forward, became the 35th player in program history to surpass the 1,000-career point mark during Vermont’s 90-77 win over Maine in the America East Conference opener for both teams Thursday night. Steidl, who entered the game with 993 career points, scored seven … read more

Boys hoop: Ridgefield takes down Trinity, 65-50

Twenty points from Brenden McNamara helped Ridgefield beat Fairfield Warde in the regular-season finale. - Scott Mullin file photo

The fifth straight victory for the Ridgefield High boys basketball team was also its most impressive win of the season. Sparked by a superb defensive effort, the Tigers defeated previously unbeaten Trinity Catholic, 65-50, on Friday night at Ridgefield High School. “That’s a really big win for us,” said Ridgefield head coach Andrew McClellan, whose team improved to 5-2. “It’s one … read more

Skiing: Impressive start for Ridgefield teams

In the first race of the regular season, the Ridgefield High boys ski team demonstrated why it is considered one of the favorites to win a state title this year. The Tigers not only swept the four teams they were competing against in head-to-head contests but also finished first overall among all 12 teams skiing on Wednesday afternoon at Mount Southington. Ridgefield’s team … read more

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