Ridgefield begins quest for first D1 state tonight tonight

Senior forward Jack Stafford scored two third-period goals to help Ridgefield beat West Haven in the state semifinals.

Fresh off one championship, the Ridgefield High boys hockey team now begins its quest for a bigger, more elusive prize. The Tigers, who defeated New Canaan, 5-2, to win the FCIAC title last Saturday, open the Division I state tournament with a first-round game against two-time defending champion Darien tonight (March 8) at 6:40 at the Winter Garden Ice Arena in … read more

Boys basketball: Berritto heroics help Shelton oust Ridgefield

#HANlight Watch Shelton sophomore Brian Berritto win Class LL opener at the buzzer in Ridgefield. Full game: https://t.co/1dhJEHLFsP #ctbb pic.twitter.com/imkYwKIGSw — HAN Network (@HANNetworkCT) March 7, 2017 Facing an opponent with a penchant for heroics in its Class LL first-round matchup, the Shelton High boys basketball team showed off the grit it accrued in a season fraught with close contests. … read more

RHS seniors Nethercott, Westington sign letters of intent

Ridge field High seniors Kailey Westington (left) and Molly Nethercott recently signed NCAA letters of intent. Westington will play softball at Southern Connecticut, while Nethercott will play soccer at Syracuse.

Two Ridgefield High student-athletes — seniors Molly Nethercott and Kailey Westington — signed college letters of intent during a recent ceremony at the high school. Nethercott has signed a National Letter of Intent to play women’s soccer at Syracuse University. A four-year varsity starter at Ridgefield High, Nethercott helped the Tigers win back-to-back conference championships the past two seasons. Nethercott, … read more

Ridgefield relays set school marks, earn All-New England honors

Gabriella Viggiano, Tess Pisanelli, Anna Landler and Katie Jasminski (left to right) combined to place second and set a school record in the 4x800 relay at the New England indoor track championships. RHS also placed third and broke a school record in the 4x400 relay at the meet.

Two Ridgefield High girls relay teams broke school records and earned All-New England honors with top-three finishes at the 30th Annual New England Interscholastic Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday in Boston, Mass. Gabriella Viggiano, Tess Pisanelli, Anna Landler and Katie Jasminski combined to finish second in the 4×800-meter relay with a time of 9:14.55, breaking the previous RHS … read more

Ridgefield beats Rams, 5-2, wins FCIAC boys hockey title

Winning conference and state titles, the Ridgefield High boys hockey team provided numerous highlights this winter. - Dave Stewart/HAN Network

For the second time in three days, a Ridgefield High team is conference champion. Scoring three unanswered goals in the final three-and-a-half minutes, the top-seeded Ridgefield boys hockey team defeated second-seed New Canaan, 5-2, to win the FCIAC title Saturday afternoon at Terry Conners Rink in Stamford. The victory followed the Ridgefield boys basketball team’s 68-64 double-overtime win over Wilton in the … read more

Ridgefield, Rams play for FCIAC hockey title; watch on HAN

Jeff Pracella (left) and the Ridgefield boys hockey team are trying to make the Division I finals for the first time in program history. — Dave Stewart/HAN Network photo

On a collision course this season, the Ridgefield and New Canaan boys hockey teams will meet for a title Saturday afternoon when they play in the FCIAC championship game at Terry Conners Rink in Stamford. The state’s top-ranked teams — Ridgefield (19-2) is first and New Canaan (17-3-1) second in the latest polls — come in after dominating wins in the semifinals Wednesday night … read more

Smith, Bornstein help Ridgefield swim to fourth at FCIACs

Kieran Smith won two individual events to lead Ridgefield to a fourth-place finish at the Class LL meet. - Dave Stewart/HAN Network

Although it finished fourth in the team standings, Ridgefield left the biggest imprint at Thursday night’s FCIAC boys swimming championship. With junior standouts Kieran Smith and AJ Bornstein at the forefront, the Tigers won six of the 11 events in the swim portion of the finals, which took place at Greenwich High School. Ridgefield accumulated 291 points to finish behind … read more

In two OTs, Ridgefield wins first-ever FCIAC boys hoop title (updated)

Banner in hand, the Ridgefield High boys hoop team celebrates its first-ever conference championship. - Joshua Fisher/HAN Network

After waiting 45 years to play in their first conference championship game, the Ridgefield and Wilton boys basketball teams didn’t want to leave the big stage. In a double-overtime thriller before a sellout crowd that roared louder than a locomotive, third-seed Ridgefield edged fifth-seed Wilton, 68-64, to win the FCIAC title Thursday night at Fairfield University’s Alumni Hall. “It hasn’t settled … read more

A first: Ridgefield, Wilton play for FCIAC hoop title

Ridgefield's Brenden McNamara, left, and Wilton's Jack Williams are looking to lead their teams to the first FCIAC boys basketball title in either school's history. — Dave Stewart photos

Since joining the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference together back in 1971, Ridgefield and Wilton have combined to win league titles in nearly every sport. But not boys basketball. Through their first 45 seasons in the FCIAC, neither Ridgefield nor Wilton has been able to hoist a boys basketball championship plaque. Neither team has even made it to a championship game. That … read more

Ridgefield boys hockey advances to FCIAC title game

Nick Cullinan's overtime goal lifted Ridgefield past Fairfield Prep, 4-3, in the state quarterfinals. — Dave Stewart/HAN Network

Take away Christian Compolattaro and the final score would have better reflected what happened on the ice. Dominating throughout, top-seed Ridgefield defeated fourth-seed Westhill/Stamford, 3-0, in the FCIAC semifinals Wednesday evening at Terry Conners Rink in Stamford. The Tigers could have had at least four more goals if not for the efforts of Compolattaro, Westhill/Stamford’s senior goalie, who made 31 saves, including several how-did-he-do-that … read more

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