Overtime

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

A Twenty-Something Football Coach? Bryan Fox Was There 7 Years Ago

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As news of Brien McMahon hiring A.J. Albano as its football coach started to spread yesterday, among the factors discussed was that Albano is 26 years old, extremely young to be taking on such a demanding job. If Albano were 10 years older, the fact that he has served as an assistant coach at Darien […] [Read More]
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O’Connell, Peeler BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players Of The Week

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Mark O’Connell of the Greenwich swim team and Talisha Peeler of the Bridgeport Central girls basketball team have been named co-winners of the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week award. O’Connell and Peeler will receive plaques and T-shirts from BlueStreak. O’Connell, a two-time All-American diver, surpassed the 300-point mark in two meets last week. Earlier […] [Read More]
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McMahon Hires Albano As Football Coach

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Brien McMahon High School is turning to a favored son to try and rebuild its football program. The Senators this morning hired A.J. Albano, a former player at the school and an assistant coach at Darien for the past six years, to replace Joe SantaLucia, who was fired at the end of last season. “We […] [Read More]
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Unfortunate Incident For Ducasse

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Vlad Ducasse is one of the great sports stories to come out of Stamford. Plucked from the hallways of Stamford High School because of his size, and having recently moved from Haiti with little knowledge of English, coach Kevin Jones got Ducasse to join the Black Knights’ football team. At the time, Ducasse didn’t even […] [Read More]
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Six Finalists For BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player Of The Week

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With 20 nominations from eight different schools in seven different sports, this week finds the deepest field of candidates for the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week award. Thus, I have decided to pick six finalists for consideration. They are: On the boys side: Conor House of the New Canaan boys basketball team, Mark O’Connell […] [Read More]
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Basketball Officials Going Pink To Fight Cancer

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The best referees in sports, as they say, often go unnoticed. It is only when a perceived or real mistake is made that the spotlight is turned their way. “When was the last time you watched a professional game, an NFL game or a college game and thought that the refs had done a great […] [Read More]
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Kimberly, McKeon BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players Of The Week

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Andrew Kimberly of the Fairfield Ludlowe boys basketball team and Addie McKeon of the Greenwich girls hockey team have been named co-winners of the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week award. Kimberly and McKeon will receive plaques and T-shirts from BlueStreak. Kimberly had a big week for the Falcons, with 22 points and 13 rebounds […] [Read More]
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Video Spotlight: Tom Kriz

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People seemed to write off the Trinity Catholic High School girls basketball team after it opened the season with a pair of losses. But the Crusaders have come storming back with eight straight wins, the most impressive being tonight’s 48-37 decision over Danbury. Trinity gets strong inside play from sisters Cayleigh and Mackenzie Griffin, and […] [Read More]
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Four Finalists For BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player Of The Week Award

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There are four finalists for this week’s BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week award. They are: Andrew Kimberly of the Fairfield Ludlowe boys basketball team, Addie Mckeon and Nicole Carroll of the Greenwich girls hockey team, and Elise Sondheim of the Fairfield Warde cheerleading team. The winner, who will be announced tomorrow, will receive a […] [Read More]
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Palma Headed To Seton Hall

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When Kelly Palma was in 8th grade, she wrote a letter to Craig Pucci, the volleyball coach at Trinity Catholic High School. “I wanted him to know I was coming and really interested in volleyball,” Palma recalled. “I had a feeling I would develop a passion for volleyball. Palma was correct, and because of it […] [Read More]
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