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

Staples-Stamford, The Fallout

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There were so many storylines to yesterday’s girls basketball game between Stamford and Staples, a 37-35 Black Knights win that was their 10th in a row. Some thoughts: — As almost everyone acknowledges this is one of the weakest years in girls basketball in recent memory, certainly in the 25 years I have been covering […] [Read More]
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Sneaky Starr?

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One item I forgot to bring up in today’s column: the board meeting to discuss Joshua Starr’s budget is scheduled for Feb. 3. That is the same night that the Stamford High School boys basketball team hosts Trinity Catholic, a showdown between two teams that are currently unbeaten and ranked in the top 10 in […] [Read More]
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No Sports Advocate

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A plug here for a column I wrote for Sunday’s paper about Stamford Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr’s proposed budget, which would cut 22 percent from the athletics department. This is a subject that should not be taken lightly by the community, seeing it could have a dramatic impact on sports in the city, putting both […] [Read More]
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On The Unbeaten Path

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The Trinity Catholic and Stamford High School boys basketball teams passed stiff tests tonight, continuing on a path that could lead to both schools being undefeated when they meet in a highly anticipated showdown on Feb. 3. Tevin Baskin, in his best performance of the season, finished with 29 points, 16 rebounds and 10 blocks […] [Read More]
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Friday Night Showdowns

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The Trinity Catholic and Stamford High School boys basketball teams are currently undefeated and on track to meet in 12 days at the Black Knights’ court in what would be one of the biggest games between the city rivals in recent memory. Both teams will face big obstacles tomorrow night to keep their records unblemished. […] [Read More]
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The Fiona O’Dwyer Show

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Fairfield Warde girls basketball coach Dave Danko took advantage of his bye tonight to scout Stamford High School’s game at Fairfield Ludlowe. He was pretty impressed by what he witnessed. Informed that Stamford star Fiona O’Dwyer had put up a career-high 33 points as she was removed from the game in the closing minutes, Danko […] [Read More]
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Galloping Mustangs

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History tells us not to speak in absolutes in high school sports, but after watching the Fairfield Warde girls basketball team’s 81-44 rout of Westhill last night, it is hard to see the Mustangs not winning the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference title. They have the best 1-2 combo in the league and have a […] [Read More]
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Trinity’s Chameleon

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Though he has been a key part to the Trinity Catholic High School boys basketball team’s 8-0 start, junior guard Remy Pinson, a transfer from Rye High School in New York, has often operated beneath the radar. That is due to the fact that Pinson has been content to blend in to the state’s No. […] [Read More]
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You Can Almost Spell Embarrassment with ESPN

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Just a little deviation today from the usual subject matter. I just got back from the gym and ESPN was on. Several times it hyped that tonight its NBA announcers would be calling the Duke-Davidson contest, while Dick Vitale would be handling an NBA game between the Heat and the Nuggets. That, in a nutshell, […] [Read More]
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Winning with Defense

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The Westhill High School girls basketball team has been discovering that it has been spoiled the past four years, carried by the star backcourt of Julie Becker and Jess Williams, with center Diana Delva accompanying them for the first two seasons. It earned the program four straight trips to the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference […] [Read More]
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