Overtime

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

Cay’s Court: Goodbye Summer, Hello Volleyball

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(Cayleigh Griffin, a senior on the Trinity Catholic High School volleyball team, will be blogging about her experiences this season. This is her first entry) By Cayleigh Griffin Saying goodbye to summer tends to be hard for everyone, but it always seems to be especially difficult for me. I have just recently returned from spending […] [Read More]
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A Hiatus For Overtime’s Hiatus

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I wasn’t planning on updating the blog during my vacation until I got a text message earlier this evening from new guest blogger Cayleigh Griffin saying she had finished her first entry and is sending it tomorrow. I was a little surprised because I planned on discussing things with Cayleigh, Khairi Fortt and Rick Lewis […] [Read More]
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An Overtime Hiatus

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With the start of the high school season just 18 days, it is time for one last break before we kick things into high gear. So Overtime is taking one last summer break. I’ll be back on Sept. 8 as we turn our attention to fall sports. That is five days shy of the first […] [Read More]
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Video Interview: Colby Billhardt

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There are few programs that have had greater success or are more respected in Connecticut than the Darien High School volleyball team. The Blue Wave have won 18 Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference and 14 state titles, and have become the paradigm for excellence in the state. As the Blue Wave set out starting Saturday […] [Read More]
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Fortt, Griffin and Lewis To Be Guest Bloggers This Fall

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Due to the popularity of the work done by our guest bloggers last spring, I am happy to announce I have put together a lineup this fall that should be more than up to the task of continuing to blaze the trail established by Emily Powers, Bobby Horn and Sammi and Mike Nemchek in helping […] [Read More]
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Preston Hirten’s Speech

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The fallout from the tragic death of Preston Hirten, the former Staples High School soccer player who collapsed during practice at Mary Washington University last week due to an enlarged heart, continues as his friends and family continue to deal with the loss of a person who touched so many lives. There was a candlelight […] [Read More]
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McCullough headed to Fairfield

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Gavin McCullough’s six-month ordeal since learning that the University of Vermont was dropping its baseball program has landed him close to home. McCullough, the Stamford High School graduate and former Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference Player of the Year, received a partial scholarship nine days ago to play at Fairfield University. “It was a long […] [Read More]
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Louis: My Time Will Come

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Westhill graduate Cliff Louis, like the rest of the New York Giants, was reeling tonight after Saturday’s 17-3 preseason loss to the Bears. The entire team played poorly and, worse, defensive tackle Jay Alford sustained what could be a season-ending knee injury. The Giants return to action to play the Jets Saturday night. After that […] [Read More]
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New Stickin’ With Sam, New Guest Bloggers This Fall, and Twittering

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I just got off the phone with Sam Stevenson, who is on day 3 as a freshman at the University of Richmond. Not much has happened yet lacrosse-wise: she is still getting adjusted to life at her new home. You can read her latest blog entry here. By the way, I failed to mention that […] [Read More]
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Video Interview: Shayna Colon and Allie DeLuca

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The members of Stamford High School’s field hockey team are going into the new season with their eyes wide open. Eight starters are gone from the team that won a second state championship last fall. While the loss of so much talent will likely cause some to predict a big tumble for the Black Knights […] [Read More]
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