Overtime

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

First BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player Of The Week Coming Tomorrow

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The nominating has ended for the first-ever BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week award, and the winner will be announced here tomorrow. The winner will receive a plaque with his/her name on it and a T-Shirt from BlueStreak. There is a strong pool of candidates to choose from, and for the first week players from […] [Read More]
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Last Call For Nominations For First BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player Of The Week

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There is still 15 hours left before the nominations close at noon tomorrow for the first-ever BlueStreak-Overtime Player of the Week award. So far we have received a number of outstanding candidates….all submitted by coaches. Readers are also eligible to make nominations. Here again are the instructions for making a nomination. The first winner will […] [Read More]
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Poll: Which Team Was The Best Sports Story Of The Fall Season?

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There is still a little more than a day until winter, and because of vacation, previews and launching a new award on the blog, I was remiss in posting what I consider an interesting poll question: Which FCIAC team was the best sports story of the fall season? I have included three teams that won […] [Read More]
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Nominate An Athlete For BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player Of The Week

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With today’s schedule likely to wiped out by snow, the week should be all over for FCIAC athletes and their body of work complete as the nominating process remains open for the first winner of the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week award. You can nominate an athlete until noon on Tuesday. The first winner […] [Read More]
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Reminder: Make Your Nominations For FCIAC Player Of The Week

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Just a reminder: the nominating process is open for the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week award. You can nominate an athlete until noon on Tuesday, and we will announce our first-ever winner Wednesday morning. You can nominate someone by clicking on the “Send Your Nominations” link in between the two BlueStreak ads on this […] [Read More]
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The Public School-Private School Debate

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Of all the hot topics in high school sports in this area, I don’t think any stir as much passion as the debate about whether private schools should compete against public schools in athletics. And ’tis the season for the question to again come to the forefront. It doesn’t come up in the fall during […] [Read More]
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Time To End The Fortt Knocks

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I guess I have been in a mood the last two days to take on some of the recent hotbed issues in high school sports. Since it has been the source for a lot of debate on this blog earlier in the fall, if you didn’t see it here is my column today dealing with […] [Read More]
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Video: Trinity Catholic Stuns St. Joseph On Boykin’s 50-Foot Shot At Buzzer

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One of the great additions to our sports coverage with the Hearst Connecticut Newspaper Group has been the introduction of online content, scoring updates on Twitter and, especially, the use of video. A perfect example of all the pieces coming together was Trinity Catholic’s stunning 67-66 win over St. Joseph last night on Jonathan Boykin’s […] [Read More]
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Breaking Down Trinity Catholic-St. Joseph

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Discuss the top boys basketball rivalries in the FCIAC and Trinity Catholic-St. Joseph ranks among the best, and not just because they are the only two private schools in the conference. The teams have made a habit of playing wild, down-to-the-last-second games, and last night’s might have been the most dramatic in the series. The […] [Read More]
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A Stunning Win Caps Off Emotional Day For Trinity Catholic

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On an emotional day in which the Trinity Catholic High School basketball team had to deal with the arrest of one of its star players, the Crusaders were able to get something to smile about tonight when Jonathan Boykin hit a 50-foot shot at the buzzer to give them an improbable 67-66 win over St. […] [Read More]
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