Hot Stove League: Memorabilia packages, more Mets tickets added to Jan. 26 event at library

Can’t make it to the nearly sold-out 2019 Ridgefield Library Hot Stove League conversation with award-winning New York Mets play-by-play announcer Gary Cohen Saturday, Jan. 26? Don’t worry: There are other opportunities to step up to the plate and participate in a series of auctions for rare game-day experiences and exclusive signed memorabilia packages at the library over the next … read more

‘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

Ridgefield High School student creates baseball equipment drive to help underprivileged kids

Will Carbonari, a rising junior at Ridgefield High School, has created a baseball equipment drive to benefit children who do not have the means to purchase equipment to play the sport. Will is collecting used bats, gloves, helmets, baseballs, catcher’s gear and cleats for a non-profit organization called Pitch in For Baseball whose mission is to collect used baseball equipment … read more

Ridgefield’s baseball aces deal with New Canaan, 4-2

Alex Price and the Ridgefield High baseball team are headed to the Class LL state finals. — Dave Stewart photo

It’s make-or-break time in the FCIAC playoff race and for the Ridgefield Tigers, everything seems to been breaking right. The Tigers overcame some early sluggishness and, behind strong pitching performances from Jake Artzt and Alex Price, defeated the New Canaan Rams, 4-2, on Wednesday in Mead Park. It was the eighth consecutive victory for Ridgefield (14-3 overall, 11-2 FCIAC), which … read more

Ridgefield Little League opens registration for 2018

The Ridgefield Little League 11U All-Stars won a division title at the LaMotta Tournament in Stamford. Front row (left to right): Andrew Volgende, John Michael Macko, Matthew Ciminiello, Ben D'Antonio, Nicholas D'Orso, Mason Smith; back row: Manager Mike Scarlett, Liam Shea, Cormac Bellotti, coach Matthew Bartolucci, Ian Brown, Nicholas Svendsen, coach Bob D'Antonio. Not shown: Felix Maisonet, Slade Palmer, Jacob Voellmicke, coach John Macko.

Registration is now open for the spring Ridgefield Little League season, with those who sign-up by Feb. 10 receiving a $25 “early bird” discount. In addition, RLL is partnering with Coastal Connecticut Athletics to offer the league’s youngest ball ballplayers (ages 5-8) a new winter development baseball training program. RLL will be offering three separate age-based workout sessions every Saturday beginning on Jan. 20 and running … read more

Legionnaires, baseball players help make holidays bright

Despite the chill in the weather last weekend, members of Ridgefield’s American Legion Post 78 strung festive garlands and bows on Main, Prospector and Catoonah streets to help make the holidays bright. The Legionnaires were assisted by volunteers who play on the Legion baseball teams. “The Legion baseball team players make light work of decorating the lamp posts, and we … read more

Baseball cultural exchange aids tsunami victims in Japan

  The Ridgefield Rays, Ridgefield Babe Ruth, and Bobby Valentine Sports Academy in Stamford have all joined together to facilitate a youth culture exchange for baseball in Ridgefield. Dan Corbin, one of the leaders of the program, explains “it’s for the Tsunami Relief Foundation in Japan. When we went over and saw just how devastated all these kids were, we … 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

Little League baseball field: Final decision coming next week

After months of discussion — and in spite of community division — the Planning and Zoning Commission will make a decision regarding the proposed baseball field at 2 Sanford Station Road during a special meeting Tuesday, June 27. After three public hearings, the application was officially closed to the public Tuesday, June 20. Chairwoman Rebecca Mucchetti said that the commission … read more

Looking Back: Bench-clearing baseball brawl

The front page of the June 11, 1992, issue of The Ridgefield Press reported that East Ridge Middle School English teacher Nancy Sekor brought a lawsuit charging that she was defamed and her first amendment rights were violated, asking for a judgement of $2 million dollars against the school principal Mary Capwell. “That’s outrageous,” [the Board of Education Chairman Joan … read more

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