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Dave Ruden

Simoneau becomes first to win FCIAC title as player and coach

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Danielle Simoneau doesn’t tell the members of the New Canaan softball team much about her playing career. They probably don’t know that Simoneau was one of the best pitchers in state history, first at Westhill — where she was All-State four times — and then at the University of Hartford — where she holds numerous […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, General

St. Joseph team to beat; a game with 7 All-FCIAC players

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St. Joseph and Westhill entered today’s game with identical 15-3 overall and 14-2 league records. And with the top seed in next week’s FCIAC Tournament on the line, the Cadets came away with a convincing 8-2 win. I will have an FCIAC Tournament preview in the paper this weekend. I’m thinking of doing a little […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, General

Video Spotlight: Westhill seniors assess strong start

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After losing another strong group of players, led by Allison Macari and Cassandra Kish, many predicted the Westhill High School softball team would take a step or two back to the pack this spring. Instead, the Vikings started the second half of the regular season on Friday with an 11-3 win over Fairfield Warde, improving […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Staples an early season surprise in FCIAC

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Two weeks into the season, the biggest surprise in the FCIAC has been Staples. The Wreckers were hardly mentioned among the top teams during the preseason, but they found themselves with a 5-1 record following Monday’s hard-fought 3-2 win at Trinity Catholic. The Wreckers came up with 10 hits, got a strong performance on the […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, General

Guerrero and Falcons have high hopes for FCIAC run

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The second day of a new season is hardly must-win territory, but coming off a 4-3 opening-day loss to Brookfield, there should have been a little extra added pressure on the Fairfield Ludlowe softball team heading into a key early FCIAC meeting at Stamford on Thursday afternoon. Or was there? You could hardly tell on […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, General

It was all about the bunt for Westhill

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The Westhill High School softball team avenged last season’s loss to Fairfield Ludlowe in the quarterfinal round of the FCIAC Tournament with an 11-4 home victory Wednesday afternoon. Bunting, for a variety of reasons, figured prominently in the game. In the first inning, with runners on second and third and one out, Vikings coach Tom […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Extra work pays off for D’Alessandro

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Westhill High School first baseman Megan D’Alessandro has spent some recent practices away from her teammates, hitting off of a T near the fence out in left field. When asked if it was the softball version of being asked to stand in the corner, D’Alessandro laughed. “I’ve just been focusing on trying to keep my […] [Read More]
Categories: General