‘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

Ridgefielders help team place third in Cooperstown tourney

Members of the Fairfield County Captains 13U team that finished third at a tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y. Bottom row (kneeling, left to right): Grady Gernert (Ridgefield), Hunter Jewell (Ridgefield), Aiden Stern (Ridgefield), Jason Gong (Danbury), Danny Weiss (Ridgefield), Myles Gythfeldt (Ridgefield), Hayden Klyver (Wilton); top row: Manager Richard Dieckman, Mason Rodriguez (Danbury), Chris D’Orso (Ridgefield), Tyler Brown (Ridgefield), Justin Heinsohn (Ridgefield), Griffin Turner (Wilton), Chris Suarez (Bethel), Tim Carbonaro (Wilton), assistant coach Andrew DiVincenzo. Not shown: Assistant coach Greg Brissette.

Eight players from Ridgefield helped the Fairfield County Captains 13U baseball team finish third in its age division at the Cooperstown Baseball World tournament (July 14-19) in Cooperstown, N.Y. Competing against both international and domestic opponents, the Fairfield County Captains went 4-1 in pool play and then reached the playoff semifinals, losing to the eventual runner-up team from the Dominican … read more

Ridgefield All-Stars ousted in LL district tourney

Ridgefield third baseman Aidan Dennis field a ground ball during Sunday's 11/12-year-old district tourney game against Wilton. — Scott Mullin photo

After opening the District 1 tournament with a no-hit victory, the Ridgefield Little League 11/12-year-old All-Star team dropped its next two pool-play games and failed to advance to the championship round of the playoffs. Needing a win in its final Pool A game against Wilton on Sunday morning, Ridgefield fell 6-0 at Aldrich Field. The loss followed a 7-4 setback … read more

Ridgefield Rays head to France

The Ridgefield Rays 14U Babe Ruth baseball team is headed to France and the Netherlands next month for a pair of international tournaments. The local team will take a little piece of home with them as well — the key to the town of Ridgefield, which was offered to them by First Selectman Rudy Marconi. The team plans to present … read more

Ridgefield academy students win at fencing

On March 17, the Ridgefield-based fencing academy Way of the Sword had a ‘Y-12’ tournament featuring 11 foil fencers from around the area. Ridgefield Academy students Owen Abrahamsen of Wilton, left, and Alex Safir of Ridgefield, right, earned the two highest seeds based on the results of their five preliminary (round-robin) morning matches, and then both won their respective quarterfinal … read more

Justin Cowen memorial soccer tourney Saturday

Participants at last year's inaugural Justin Cowen Memorial Soccer Tournament in Ridgefield.

A soccer tournament that honors a late Ridgefield resident while raising money for childhood cancer research will take place at the Veterans Park fields this Saturday. The 2nd Annual Justin Cowen Memorial Soccer Tournament — a round-robin, coed event involving all three Soccer Club of Ridgefield high school house league teams — is scheduled for Nov. 11, from 11 to … read more

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