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

Westhill’s Perfect Weekend Spoiled

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There was the prom on Friday and the softball team’s FCIAC championship yesterday. But a perfect weekend for Westhill High School was spoiled this afternoon when the baseball team lost to Staples in the conference final for the second straight year, 5-3. The Wreckers’ Jimmy Sikorski pitched a complete-game three-hitter, most valuable player Jack Hennessy […] [Read More]
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Giordano Named Third Team Academic All-American

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Marist senior shortstop Melissa Giordano was named a third team Academic All-American by ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA on Wednesday. Giordano, a former Stamford High School star, is the second Marist athlete to earn the All-American status, as well as the second softball player in program history to garner the award. “I am proud to be a […] [Read More]
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CIAC’s Incompetence No Help to Westhill

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One of the more interesting debates among high school coaches is which means more: an FCIAC or state championship? I’ve heard arguments on both sides. That question will be at the forefront the next few days for the Westhill baseball team — as well as Darien, Staples and Trumbull, the other semifinalists in the FCIAC […] [Read More]
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Power Play: Saying Good Knight

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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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Next Stop for Baskin: Quinnipiac

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Tevin Baskin remembers an AAU game in Georgia two years ago, when he dove on the floor for a loose ball and landed under the seat of Tom Moore. Moore should soon have a much better view of Baskin. Baskin, the 6-foot-6 center on Trinity Catholic’s basketball team, ended months of speculation about his future […] [Read More]
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Baskin Headed to Quinnipiac

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As expected, Trinity Catholic’s Tevin Baskin announced today that he will attend Quinnipiac University in the fall. The 6-foot-6 center spoke before a small gathering in the school library. Baskin becomes the 12th Crusader to join a Division I program. One of them, Torey Thomas, who went on to play at Holy Cross and just […] [Read More]
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Baskin: And Then There Were 3

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I just got off the phone with Tevin Baskin, who is going to announce his college choice tomorrow at noon in the Trinity Catholic gymnasium. Baskin said he has narrowed down his choice to three schools: Quinnipiac, New Orleans and Manhattan. Binghamton has been cut from his list. While most seem to think he is […] [Read More]
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Baskin to Announce Decision Wednesday

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Trinity Catholic basketball star Tevin Baskin will make a much-anticipated announcement of his college choice on Wednesday at noon at the school. Baskin said Friday afternoon he has narrowed his decision down to four schools: Quinnipiac, Binghamton, New Orleans and Manhattan. Baskin has visited each school except for Binghamton and was at Quinnipiac Wednesday night. Baskin […] [Read More]
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Quite a Shot

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Advocate photographer Chris Preovolos got a great shot from what was, as he explains, the first softball game he has ever covered at Westhill High School. Here is the link: http://southernconnecticutcommunity.com/photo/2009/05/21/humm-baby-a-senior-moment/ [Read More]
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Baseball pairings set

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Wilton just defeated Westhill with a run in the bottom of the 7th, 1-0, to play itself into the playoffs and knock out Stamford. Here are the first-round pairings: No. 8 Wilton at No. 1 Staples, No. 7 St. Joseph at No. 2 Darien, No. 6 Ludlowe at No. 3 Westhill, No. 5 Trumbull at […] [Read More]
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