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

Poll: Which Is The FCIAC’s Best Football Team?

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New Canaan and Staples are undefeated. Greenwich has one loss and plays the Rams Friday night. Bridgeport Central and Darien have been hot. St. Joseph and Ridgefield have just one loss apiece but seem to have lost the love. The FCIAC regular season is getting ready for the final turn, and there are a number […] [Read More]
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Leave It To The CIAC….

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FCIAC executive secretary John Kuczo sent out an e-mail to athletic directors two days ago regarding a rule change for postseason soccer games that no one was aware of. Instead of playing two 10-minute overtime periods to settle ties, if one team is leading at the end of the first period, it will be declared […] [Read More]
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Coming Sunday: The Alex Stevenson Story

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Alex Stevenson seemed to have the perfect life. She was one of the best catchers in the FCIAC and a three-year starter on Darien High School’s volleyball team. The Blue Wave went 100-0 during her four seasons. But the smile on the outside often masked what was going on inside, and through a chain of […] [Read More]
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My Most Challenging Story Ever

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I apologize for the lack of updates on the blog this week. I have been working for the past month on what I can honestly say has been the most challenging story of my career. I have done hours of interviews and re-interviews and have filled an entire steno pad with notes. The story is […] [Read More]
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Staples Preparing For Live Without Pacilio

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Staples quarterback Brandon Pacilio is in New York right now, having the ankle he broke in Saturday’s 40-0 win over Warren Harding examined by the Jets’ team doctor. In a best-case scenario, Pacilio, a senior, could return in four weeks. Right now the 6-0 Wreckers are standing confidently behind Pacilio’s backup, Keith Gelman, who they […] [Read More]
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Special Night For Stamford’s Moraes

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Lucas Moraes moved here from Brazil a year ago and spent last fall on Stamford High School’s freshmen soccer team. Then, in what has become a growing trend throughout the state, Moraes showed up for spring football to try out as the Black Knights’ kicker. Moraes was not recruited by Kevin Jones, Stamford’s football coach, […] [Read More]
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New Canaan-St. Joseph Game On

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Today’s game between New Canaan and St. Joseph is on as scheduled at 1:30 p.m. at Dunning Stadium. Both teams come into the game undefeated. The Rams, the No. 1 team in the state, will try to avoid the upset bug that hit the state yesterday, when Greenwich, Hamden, Simsbury, Montville, Ansonia and Trumbull were […] [Read More]
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Follow Live Friday Night High School Football Scoring Updates

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If you can’t get to a high school football game tonight but want to follow all the action, come back here starting at 6 and click on the window below. All of our staff writers will be posting updates after every score, every quarter or when something noteworthy happens. And if you are at a […] [Read More]
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Live Football Chat Tonight

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The Connecticut Post’s Sean Patrick Bowley and I will be doing our weekly high school football chat tonight at 8:30. Come back here at that time and ask a question or just follow along. [Read More]
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New Canaan Retiring Demmerle’s Number on Saturday

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New Canaan High School’s homecoming celebration during Saturday’s game with St. Joseph will have an extra feature: the school will retire former star receiver Pete Demmerle’s uniform No. 23 during a ceremony. New Canaan athletic director Jay Egan said a company was hired to put a circle on the field’s 23-yard line. Demmerle was one […] [Read More]
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