All-FCIAC honors for Ridgefield fall sports athletes

Ben Seward was one of eight Ridgefield High football players who received All-FCIAC honors for the 2018 season. — Scott Mullin photo

Thirty-nine Ridgefield High School athletes have received All-Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference honors for the fall sports season. Senior defensive end Jackson Mitchell was named to the All-FCIAC football first-team defense. Senior running back Ben Seward, senior offensive lineman Peter Behnke, senior defensive end Nick Hall, junior linebacker Daniel Moroney, sophomore defensive back Owen Gaydos, and junior defensive back Alex … read more

Ridgefield High athletes will compete for D1 colleges

Ridgefield High seniors Anna Turner, Jenna Budicini, Jenna Leonard, Dan Parson, Maeve Tobin, and Lexie Skor (left to right) were recognized at a signing ceremony last week at the school. All six will play Division I sports in college. — Scott Mullin photo

Six Ridgefield High School seniors who will compete collegiately at the Division I level were honored during a signing ceremony last Tuesday at the school. Lexie Skor has signed a National Letter of Intent to row at the University of Delaware, where she has been accepted and invited to enroll in the Honors College. She plans to major in Human … read more

Cropsey runs to victory at Turkey Trot 5K

Patrick Cropsey (second from left) was the overall winner at the Ridgefield Boys & Girls Club's Turkey Trot 5K. With Cropsey are (left to right) Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Mike Flynn, race mascot Tom the Turkey, and second-place finisher Zack Schwartz.

A pair of Ridgefielders were the top winners at the 37th Annual Ridgefield Boys & Girls Club Turkey Trot 5K last Thursday. Patrick Cropsey, 18, was the overall winner in a time of 16 minutes, 12 seconds, and Jenna Gasparrini, 21, was the first female finisher (seventh overall) in a time of 18:27. Eight hundred and seventy-nine runners completed the … read more

Ridgefield rallies for 19-12 victory over Danbury

Jackson Mitchell (right) grabs hold of a Danbury player during Wednesday night's game. — Photo: H John Voorhees III / Hearst Connecticut Media

Scoring two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the Ridgefield High football team rallied to end its season with a 19-12 win over host Danbury on Wednesday night. The victory, which came in the teams’ annual FCIAC Thanksgiving Rivalry game, wasn’t assured until Ridgefield knocked down a Danbury pass in the end zone on a fourth-and-three play from the Tigers’ four-yard line with 49 … read more

Ridgefield beats Staples, repeats as Class LL state champs

The Ridgefield High girls soccer team celebrates its 1-0 win over Staples in the Class LL state finals. — Tim Murphy photo

For the Ridgefield High girls soccer team, the only goal it needed Sunday afternoon came in a recognizable manner from a non-conventional source. Junior Megan Klosowski, a defensive midfielder better known for dispossessing opponents, scored on a header off Faith Arnold’s corner kick late in the first half as the seventh-seeded Tigers repeated as Class LL state champs with a … read more

Ridgefield aims to defend state title in rematch with Staples

As kickoff approaches, the Staples and Ridgefield girls soccer teams’ players and coaches will experience the usual mix of nerves and excitement that mingle right before the start of any state championship game. What neither side will feel is unfamiliarity. The conference rivals are meeting in the Class LL state championship game (Sunday, 3 p.m.) at Ken Strong Field in … read more

Ridgefield swimmers second (again) at Class LL meet

Anna Turner won two individual events at the Class LL championship meet. - Dave Stewart file photo

If this story sounds familiar, that’s because it is. For the fourth consecutive season, the Ridgefield High girls swim team finished second to Greenwich at the Class LL state championship meet. The latest runner-up finish came Wednesday night, as the Tigers scored 578 points to place second behind Greenwich (745 points) at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. Ridgefield … read more

Ridgefield girls sixth at New England regionals

Rory McGrath, Elizabeth DeMassa, Katie Langis, Samantha McLemore, Gabby Viggiano, Elizabeth Jasminski, and Tess Pisanelli competed for Ridgefield at Saturday’s New England cross country championships in New Hampshire. The Tigers finished sixth in the team standings.

With about half a mile left in Saturday’s New England girls cross country championships, Ridgefield’s top-two runners, Gabby Viggiano and Tess Pisanelli, ran past head coach John Goetz. “I had been counting the runners in front of them, and so I yelled out their places to them,” Goetz said. “Gabby was 38th and Tess was 42nd.” After hearing their coach’s … read more

Ridgefield beats Simsbury, 3-0, advances to state finals

Claire Middlebrook (#4) celebrates one of her goals with teammates Megan Klosowski, Faith Arnold and Tasha Riek (left to right) during Ridgefield's 3-0 win over Simsbury. — Scott Mullin photo

An opponent’s scouting report on the Ridgefield High girls soccer team should make one thing clear: Don’t foul the Tigers on your side of the field. With Claire Middlebrook taking free kicks, Ridgefield is a threat to score from anywhere inside midfield. Simsbury became the latest team to learn that lesson in Monday night’s Class LL state semifinal game at … read more

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