‘Bigger than baseball’: Rays return from Europe

They didn’t bring home the trophy, but the Ridgefield Rays walked off the field with the respect and friendship of their international hosts. The Rays, a local youth baseball team with Ridgefield Babe Ruth, returned from an European baseball tour this summer, where they played in two weekend tournaments in Brittany, France and The Netherlands. “It was good to see … read more

Engine started: Alfredo making strides in NASCAR pursuit

Ridgefield resident Anthony Alfredo hopes to become a NASCAR driver.

If Anthony Alfredo runs into any of his former Ridgefield classmates when he comes home to visit during the upcoming holidays, odds are that his catching-up tale will stand out. After all, he is the only one trying to become a full-fledged NASCAR driver. “I’m probably at least four years away from that level, but I’m working on getting there,” … read more

Legion: Stratford Juniors vanquish Ridgefield

The Stratford High Junior Legion baseball team advanced to the Final 8 of the state tournament on Saturday afternoon, defeating Ridgefield, 10-0, in a mercy-rule shortened matchup at Penders Field. Stratford starter Tyler Vancho carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning, before Ridgefield’s Kory Nossan lined a single to left for Post 78’s lone hit. Vancho also paced Stratford at … read more

Ridgefielder's project a hit with Bridgeport Little League

As part of a school service project, Ridgefield resident Andrew Filippelli is raising money and collecting equipment for the Bridgeport North End Little League.

As part of the Bridgeport North End Little League’s Opening Day ceremonies this weekend, Joe Ganim is throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. No surprise there: Ganim is Bridgeport’s mayor, and elected officials routinely throw first pitches. Catching Ganim’s toss on Sunday will be Andrew Filippelli. At 14, he is too old for Little League. He also lives in Ridgefield. … read more

Ridgefielder Spearman has vested interest in Kentucky Derby

Ridgefield resident Brian Spearman is the chairman and an equity partner for one of Tapwrit's ownership groups. The horse, which won the Belmont Stakes, will race in Saturday's Travers Stakes.

When the field enters the starting gate at this year’s Kentucky Derby, Brian Spearman will have a good reason to be among the most nervous and excited onlookers. He has a horse in the race. Spearman, a Ridgefield resident, is the chairman of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, which has a substantial ownership stake in Tapwrit, an imposing three-year-old colt that is virtually guaranteed … 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

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