Going dancing: Steidl helps Vermont earn NCAA tourney berth

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

One of Kurt Steidl’s pre-season goals was to help the University of Vermont men’s basketball team qualify for the NCAA Division I Tournament. On Saturday, Steidl did just that. Two three-pointers from Steidl, a former Ridgefield High standout, were part of a second-half comeback as top-seed Vermont defeated third-seed Albany, 56-53, in the America East Conference championship game in Burlington, VT. With … read more

Ridgefield tops Prep in OT, advances to state semis

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

Nick Cullinan’s overtime goal capped a stunning rally as the Ridgefield High boys hockey team defeated perennial power Fairfield Prep, 4-3, in the Division I state quarterfinals Saturday afternoon at Bennett Rink in West Haven. The second-seeded Tigers trailed 3-1 through two periods but scored two goals in less than 30 seconds early in the third period to tie the game. … read more

Berger an inspiration for Ridgefield swim team

Senior Max Berger has been an inspirational part of the Ridgefield High boys swim team.

In juniors Kieran Smith and AJ Bornstein, the Ridgefield High boys swim team has two nationally ranked standouts who participated in last year’s U.S. Olympic Trials. In senior Max Berger, the Tigers have one of the country’s most inspiring competitors. Diagnosed with severe autism when he was two years old, Max has limited verbal and motor skills, sensitivity to sensory … read more

Ridgefield downs Darien, 4-1, in state opener

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

When Darien finally broke through, Ridgefield had the perfect response: Two goals in less than a minute. Those rapid-fire strikes led the second-seeded Tigers to a 4-1 victory over 15th-seed Darien in the first round of the Division I boys hockey state tournament Wednesday night at the Winter Garden Ice Arena in Ridgefield. The Tigers (21-2-0) will now play seventh-seed … read more

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

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