Coloney named head coach of Ridgefield girls hoop team

Rob Coloney has been named the new head coach of the Ridgefield girls basketball team. — Matthew Brown photo

The new head coach of the Ridgefield girls basketball team is someone well versed in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference. Rob Coloney, who served as Wilton’s head coach until leaving at the end of the 2017-18 season to take a job in career services at the University of Notre Dame, has been hired to fill the Ridgefield opening that … read more

Langis, relays impress at New Balance nationals

Ridgefield High students James Kane, Simon Jupp, Charlie King, Chip Coffin, and Amit Markos combined to run on two relay races in the Championship division at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor meet.

Even though her win streak ended, Ridgefield High junior Emma Langis didn’t come away empty handed from the postseason’s most competitive meet. Competing at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor track and field championships (June 13-16 in North Carolina), Langis earned a medal and set a state record. Langis finished third in the Emerging Elite division of the girls 400-meter hurdles … read more

Langis wins hurdles at New England track championships

Emma Langis clears a hurdle on her way to a first-place finish at the State Open. — Arnold Gold / Hearst Connecticut Media

Although the competition keeps getting tougher, Emma Langis remains unfazed and unbeaten. Langis, a Ridgefield High junior, finished first in the girls 300-meter hurdles at the New England outdoor track and field championships on Saturday at Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine. Seeded third in the event, Langis triumphed in a school-record time of 44.02 seconds to stay undefeated this postseason. … read more

Rams beat Ridgefield in girls lax state semis

Riley Peters (left, shown in a game earlier this season) and the RHS girls lacrosse team fell to New Canaan in the state semifinals. — Andy Hutchison photo

Down 4-3 at halftime, the New Canaan girls lacrosse team opened the second half with three straight goals and went on to beat Ridgefield, 8-5, in the Class L state semifinals Monday night at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk. Ninth-seed Ridgefield, which was trying to reach the state championship game for the second straight year, ended the season with … read more

Ridgefield falls to Staples in state quarterfinals

Ridgefield's Connor Riebling defends against Staples' Charlie Howard (#21) in Saturday's state quarterfinal game. — John Voorhees / Hearst Connecticut Media

Led by goalie Timmy Luciano, defense has been the spine of the Staples boys lacrosse team this season. But after the Wreckers allowed five goals in the opening half of Saturday’s Class L state quarterfinal game against reigning champion Ridgefield, first-year coach Will Koshansky turned chiropractor. “We needed an adjustment,” Koshansky said. “We switched a couple of matchups and settled … read more

DeStefano throws shutout; Ridgefield advances to state quarterfinals

The Ridgefield High softball celebrates its win over West Haven in the second round of the Class LL state tournament. — Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media

The Ridgefield High softball team may be thinking about a new nickname. Cinderella may be the best of the list. After needing two days to post a mild upset over Greenwich in the opening round of the Class LL state tournament, the 19th-seeded Tigers used a conventional method in the second round. Behind the solid pitching of sophomore Alyssa DeStefano, … read more

Ridgefield boys fifth, girls seventh at Class LL meets

Emma Langis set school and meet records in winning the 300-meter hurdles at the Class LL outdoor track and field state championships.

The Ridgefield High boys and girls outdoor track and field teams continued the postseason with top-10 finishes at the Class LL state championships on Thursday at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. Coming off their victory at the conference championship, the Ridgefield boys placed fifth in Class LL with 48 points, two fewer than fourth-place Wilbur Cross. The Tigers scored … read more

Ridgefield crushes Cheshire in girls lax state quarterfinals

A year ago, the Ridgefield High girls lacrosse team needed overtime to edge Cheshire, 14-13, in the state tournament semifinals. Thursday’s rematch was far less dramatic. Ninth-seed Ridgefield opened an eight-goal halftime lead and went on to beat top-seed Cheshire, 13-4, in the Class L quarterfinals at Cheshire High School. The Tigers will now play fourth-seed New Canaan in the … read more

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