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

Osipow Wins Rioux Award

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In a stellar year for female high school athletes in Stamford, Julie Osipow stood taller than all the rest. Osipow, the star center fielder for Westhill’s softball team, was named tonight as the 24th recipient of the Allyson Rioux Award, which is given to the city’s most outstanding female student-athlete. “It’s a huge honor,” Osipow […] [Read More]
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Stamford: The City That Works — For Its Own

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In the aftermath of Rachel Sottosanti’s tragic death Friday night, there have been two central themes, one I found somewhat surprising and one that was totally expected. While I knew Sottosanti, 19, who was a sophomore at Southern Connecticut State University and a three-year starter for Westhill High School’s softball team, was exceedingly popular, I […] [Read More]
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The 10 a.m. Call

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The phone calls took place several days a week, almost always around 10 a.m. Sometimes we talked about that day’s paper, or something that happened in the office the night before. Most of the time we looked ahead to games or stories that should be covered. The impetus for the conversations was always the same. […] [Read More]
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Helping the Sottosanti Family

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I stopped by to watch the final innings of the Westhill-Trinity Catholic softball game Saturday morning on my way into the office. As I caught up with friends watching beyond the outfield fence, the discussion turned to the tragic news of the day: Rachel Sottosanti, the Vikings’ three-year starting shortstop and a sophomore at Southern […] [Read More]
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A View From The Hill: Back on Track

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(This is the latest in a series of entries by guest bloggers throughout the high school spring sports season. Returning captains Bobby Horn and Steve Rivera, who played a key role during the Westhill High School baseball team’s magical run to the CIAC Class LL championship last year, will take you along for the ride as […] [Read More]
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Double Chek: Bouncing Back

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(This is the latest in a series of entries by guest bloggers throughout the high school spring sports season. Sammi Nemchek is entering her fourth-year as a starter on Trinity Catholic’s softball team. Her father, Mike, coached many of the city’s top players in youth leagues, including his daughter. Sammi and Mike will explore the topical […] [Read More]
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Power Play: An Inspiring First Win

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(This is the latest in a series of entries by guest bloggers throughout the high school spring sports season. Stamford High senior Emily Powers, a starting defender for the school’s two-time state championship field hockey team, is playing lacrosse this spring though she had never picked up a stick before and the program is still competing […] [Read More]
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A Grand Grounds Crew

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Because of Monday’s heavy rain, there were just one baseball and two softball games played in the FCIAC today. Not surprisingly, one of the contests took place at the Stamford High School softball field. The Black Knights were able to get in their 8-4 win over Norwalk because of the work of Tommy McIntosh, who […] [Read More]
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Double Chek: Life on the Road

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(This is the latest in a series of entries by guest bloggers throughout the high school spring sports season. Mike Nemchek and his daughter Sammi, who is entering her fourth year as a starter on Trinity Catholic’s softball team, explore the topical nature of the parent-athlete dynamic.  Mike coached many of the city’s top players in youth […] [Read More]
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Duke’s Top Recruit

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A lot has been made of the Duke basketball team’s incoming freshmen class, which is supposed to provide the type of inside players that should bolster what was considered the Blue Devils’ biggest shortcoming last year. But the feeling here is that the school’s top recruit is someone who will not be seen on the […] [Read More]
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