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Dave Ruden offers news, commentary and analysis on the FCIAC and local sports

A New King in Town

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The King football team has garnered a lot of attention in Stamford this fall, and not just because of a change in the school name from the more cumbersome King & Low-Heywood Thomas. The Vikings, behind Division I prospects Silas Redd, Kevin Pierre-Louis and Eric Joyner, are off to a 2-0 start heading into this […] [Read More]
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Lou-ie Lou-ie

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There may be no better place to watch a high school football game than New Canaan High School. From the scenic setting, to the people involved, to the talent of the teams over the years, Friday nights and Saturday afternoons at Dunning Field are a joy. No high school sports team I can think of […] [Read More]
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Staples Soccer Anniversary Update

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A correction to the last post: Friday night’s activity is a social gathering at Bobby Q’s restaurant in Westport. For more information on all of the weekend’s activities, contact Dan Woog at dwoog@optonline.net or write to www.StaplesSoccer.com. [Read More]
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Staples Soccer Turns 50

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It will be a special morning on The Hill Saturday, when the Staples High School boys soccer team hosts Stamford, one of the highlights of a two-day celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the program. When it comes to tradition, the Wreckers are in select company. Heading into Wednesday night’s game with Fairfield Ludlowe, the […] [Read More]
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Greenwich’s Loss Has Fans Dreaming About A New Canaan-Darien Final

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With the recent dominance of Staples and Greenwich, FCIAC football seasons have been largely anti-climactic, with a handful of big games. One of the two schools has appeared in the league title game the last nine years, and last season the two teams met on Thanksgiving morning for the title, denying fans of other schools […] [Read More]
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Meyers in the Times

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Former Greenwich High School football star Jonathan Meyers is profiled on a front page story of the sports section in today’s New York Times. Meyers, a freshman, talks about his decision — which surprised many — to attend Princeton instead of Florida. While heading to the Ivy League was viewed by many as the road […] [Read More]
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The Return Of Sangster

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There was a Mike Sangster siting tonight at halftime of the New Canaan-Ridgefield football game in New Canaan. The legendary former Darien High School coach, who retired and now lives in Arizona, was in to see old friends, including one of his former assistants, Steve Lauten, who is now on the Rams’ staff. Sangster does […] [Read More]
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Felipe’s Return

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Felipe Rodriguez walked into athletic director Mike King’s office this morning with a huge smile on his face. “Am I back?” Rodriguez, the star forward on Westhill High School’s boys soccer team, asked. “You are all set,” King replied. And with that, the player many consider the best in the state started looking ahead to […] [Read More]
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Good Time To Stick With Black Knights

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With six starters gone, people might have been ready to write off the defending state champion Stamford High School field hockey team when it opened the season last week with a 3-1 loss to Greenwich. Here’s a word of advice for those doubters: Dumb move. While the Black Knights are still a team in transition, […] [Read More]
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Jumping to Conclusions

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Sportswriters love to make predictions. Most times they are incorrect. Nowhere is the pitfalls of prognostication more evident than in early season high school football. If you believed the experts, this was going to be the year that perennial powers Greenwich, Staples and New Canaan were going to come back to the pack, and new […] [Read More]
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