Ridgefield's West up for Team USA monthly honor

Ridgefield native Tucker West finished 26th overall in the luge men's singles event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. - Team USA photo

Ridgefield native Tucker West is one of five nominees for Team USA’s Best Male Athlete of the Month award for December. West, 21, won back-to-back gold medals in men’s singles at World Cup luge competitions in Lake Placid, N.Y, and Whistler, British Columbia. He also finished fourth in the most recent World Cup event at Park City, Utah. West is … read more

Ridgefield hoop teams sweep Stamford

Meaghan O'Hara was one of five seniors who ended their high school careers with Ridgefield's loss to Southington in the state tournament. - Scott Mullin photo

In their games against Stamford on Wednesday night, the Ridgefield High boys and girls basketball teams followed a similar route: Build a lead and then withstand a fourth-quarter rally. The end result was a pair of four-point victories. Playing on the road at Stamford High, the RHS girls defeated the reigning conference and Class LL state champion Black Knights, 43-39. At … read more

Letter: Coach says thanks for football support

Kevin Callahan

To the Editor: I would like to share with the Ridgefield community a heartfelt thank-you from the Ridgefield High School football program. We were very fortunate to have an awesome collection of young men, especially seniors, this year that went through the tough times of being 2-9 as sophomores then 7-2 as juniors (under the leadership of coach Joe Arcieri), … read more

Murph's Turf: RHS fall sports Best-Of Awards

For the third straight year, Marcie Maguire is the choice as The Ridgefield Press's best female athlete for the fall sports season. - Dave Stewart/HAN Network

In what was arguably the finest fall season in school history, Ridgefield High teams won three conference championships and two state titles and reached three state finals before losing. All that success makes choosing The Press’s Best-Of Awards akin to buying potato chips at Costco: There are almost too many choices. But that won’t stop us, so here goes. Play: The … read more

Boys hoop: Ridgefield beats Barlow for third straight win

A strong second quarter helped the Ridgefield High boys basketball team get its third consecutive victory Monday night. After playing Joel Barlow to a 13-13 stalemate through the first eight minutes, Ridgefield outscored the Falcons, 13-5, in the second quarter to go ahead 26-18 at halftime. The Tigers stayed in front from there, going on to beat Barlow, 52-43, in a … read more

Ridgefield wrestlers fifth at Connecticut Duals

Sophomore Ben Smart (top) won a division title at last year's FCIAC wrestling championship. - Scott Mullin photo

Despite forfeiting at least four weight classes against each opponent, the Ridgefield High wrestling team managed to finish fifth at the Connecticut Duals on Saturday at Southington High School. Ridgefield defeated two of five opponents, getting a 39-36 victory over Norwich Free Academy and beating Lyman Memorial on a tiebreaker after the teams tied at 39-39. The Tigers lost to host Southington (57-21), … read more

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