Ridgefield relays advance to nationals

Josephine Simon, Gabriella Viggiano, Samantha Petruzzelli and Emma Langis (left to right) combined to finish third in the girls sprint medley relay for Ridgefield at the North Shore High School Pre-National Invitational meet last Saturday in New York. The Tigers set a new school record in the event and also qualified for the upcoming New Balance Nationals Indoor meet.

Two Ridgefield High girls relay teams qualified for the upcoming indoor nationals and had top-three finishes at the North Shore High School Pre-National Invitational on Saturday at the Armory in New York. Katie Jasminski, Alexandra Damron, Anna Landler and Tess Pisanelli combined to finish second in the girls distance medley with a time of 12:17.46, easily beating the standard (12:26.00) … read more

Smart leads Ridgefield wrestlers at State Open

Ridgefield freshman Ben Smart won the 99-pound title at the FCIAC championship. - Scott Mullin photo

With two wrestlers placing in the top six, the Ridgefield High wrestling team finished 28th at the State Open meet Saturday in New Haven. Ridgefield had 31.5 points to nestle between Lyman Memorial/Windham Tech (27th with 32 points) and East Hartford and Middletown (tied for 29th place with 31 points). Danbury was first with 212.5 points, well ahead of runner-up … read more

Boys hoop: Ridgefield edges Warde, advances to FCIAC semis

Nick Laudati (shown blocking a shot in a game last season) scored a team-high 15 points in Ridgefield's 63-55 win over Greenwich on Tuesday. - Scott Mullin photo

A game of runs was ultimately won on an inbounds play Nick Laudati’s layup as time expired gave the Ridgefield High boys basketball team a 63-61 victory over sixth-seed Fairfield Warde in an FCIAC quarterfinal game Saturday at Warde. The third-seeded Tigers (15-6) will now play seventh-seed Danbury in the semifinals on Tuesday night at Fairfield Warde. The winner advances … read more

Curnal chosen to All-FCIAC girls hoop first team

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

Ridgefield High junior forward Caroline Curnal has been named to the All-Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference girls basketball first team. The 5’10” Curnal averaged a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds per game during the regular season for the Tigers, who are now 17-5 heading into the Class LL state tournament. She also contributed a team-best four steals per contest. … read more

Ridgefield beats Warde; teams to play again in FCIACs

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

In a few days, when the stakes are higher, the Ridgefield High boys basketball team will make the same trip and gladly take the same outcome. Weathering a late Fairfield Warde rally, Ridgefield held on to defeat the Mustangs, 72-64, in the final regular-season game Wednesday night at Warde. The Tigers will now return to the scene of the victory on Saturday, when … read more

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

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