Overtime

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

Video Spotlight: Conor Hanratty

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He has one of the most recognized names in high school football, but New Canaan High School offensive tackle Conor Hanratty is long past being known solely as the son of former Notre Dame and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Hanratty. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Hanratty already has offers from eight schools, including Notre Dame, his father’s […] [Read More]
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Hanratty To Be Part Of Football Camp

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Former Notre Dame and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Hanratty, who lives in New Canaan, and his partner, Michael Fenske, the founder of MJF College Football Recruiting, are holding a football camp for players in grades 9-11 in Wall, N.J., on Dec. 19. This is a Stamford-based business, and right now there are 50 players from […] [Read More]
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Video Spotlight: Sam Stevenson

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Former Darien High School volleyball and lacrosse star Sam Stevenson has been doing a great job writing a blog for us all year following her freshman season as a student-athlete on the Richmond lacrosse team. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can catch up on old posts and begin following it here. For her […] [Read More]
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COMING SOON: BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player Of The Week

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After several weeks of planning, I’m happy to announce today the introduction of the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week award. BlueStreak Sports Training in Stamford has agreed to become the exclusive advertiser on my blog. Details of the process will be coming soon, but the award will be presented weekly throughout the school year. […] [Read More]
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Another MVP Award For Gorski

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This has been a special week for Sarah Gorski, the 6-foot-1 middle hitter on Darien High School’s volleyball team. On Saturday, Gorski was named the most valuable player of the CIAC Class L championship game, as she helped the Blue Wave complete a perfect 25-0 season with a three-game sweep of Farmington. It was the […] [Read More]
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Cay’s Court: A Season To Remember

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(Cayleigh Griffin, a senior captain on the Trinity Catholic High School volleyball team, blogged about her experiences this season. This is the final entry of the volleyball season, but Cayleigh has agreed to continue blogging about her basketball season. Check back soon for her first entry.) By Cayleigh Griffin I knew the season was going […] [Read More]
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Video Spotlight (rewind): Westhill Girls Soccer Team

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The Westhill High School girls soccer team claimed the first state championship by a Stamford school in the sport last night with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Glastonbury. It was one of the strangest soccer games I’ve seen: Glastonbury, which was bigger and faster, dominated almost the entire game, especially in the first half. I’ve […] [Read More]
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Vikings’ State Title A Family Affair

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There are certain teams that capture the imagination, blending talent with unique qualities to make lasting memories. The Westhill High School girls soccer team is a perfect example. The Vikings made history tonight, winning the first state title by a Stamford school in the sport with a dramatic 2-1 win over top-seeded and unbeaten Glastonbury. […] [Read More]
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CIAC Hits A Home Run With New Football Format

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I have a reputation for being one of the CIAC’s most outspoken critics, but today is an occasion to give the governing body for high school sports in Connecticut full praise for fixing a huge problem by adopting a new postseason format for football. Instead of the current six classes, there will now be four. […] [Read More]
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Nick Koules Dead at 92

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Nick Koules, a legendary Stamford sports figure, passed away this morning at the Sunrise Assisted Living home in Stamford. He was 92. Koules, who had been in declining health,¬†was a longtime fixture on the Fairfield County sports scene, officiating in baseball, basketball and soccer for more than six decades. Koules was well known to coaches, […] [Read More]
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