Overtime

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

Poll: Which Boys Basketball Team Has The Best Chance To Win The FCIAC Title?

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I weighed in yesterday with some midseason thoughts on the FCIAC boys basketball season. Now you can have your say. Which team do you think has the best chance to win the conference title? Feel free to weigh in with your comments. The poll is open until noon on Friday. Which Boys Basketball Team Has […] [Read More]
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Some Midseason Basketball Thoughts

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The high school basketball season has reached the midway point. A lot can — and will — happen before the postseason begins next month. Here are some early impressions: — The overall quality of boys basketball is as weak as I can ever remember. — Girls basketball is even weaker. In a strange way, as […] [Read More]
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Photo Essay: The 8th Annual Bobby Valentine Celebrity Wine & Food Experience

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The 8th Annual Bobby Valentine Celebrity Wine & Food Experience was held Monday night at the Greenwich Hyatt. It is the primary fundraiser for the Mickey Lione Jr. Fund, which was created to perpetuate the legacy of one of Stamford’s greatest youth coaches, and awards youth scholarships to sophomore male, and starting this year female, […] [Read More]
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Staples Pitchers Heading To Ivy League

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The Staples High School baseball team has won the last two FCIAC championships. Today the winning pitchers in the title games announced they are headed to Ivy League schools to continue their careers. David Speer, who has become one of the top clutch pitchers in league history, has committed to play at Columbia, while Jimmy […] [Read More]
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DelBene, Hompe BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players Of The Week

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With another strong pool of candidates to choose from, Doug DelBene of the Ridgefield boys basketball team and Olivia Hompe of the New Canaan girls hockey team have been selected as co-winners of the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week award. DelBene and Hompe will each receive plaques and T-shirts from BlueStreak. DelBene put on […] [Read More]
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DeLeo honored by Mickey Lione Jr. Fund

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Part of what makes the Stamford sports community so special is the many people who give back. There is no greater example of this than Junie DeLeo. He has coached the Clairol team in the Springdale Little League for the past 48 years. He has amazingly coached 933 games, with five city and 12 league […] [Read More]
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Five Finalists For BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week Award

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There is a strong pool of five finalists for the BlueStreak FCIAC Player of the Week award. They are: Cayleigh Griffin of the Trinity Catholic girls basketball team, Doug DelBene of the Ridgefield boys basketball team, Olivia Hompe of the New Canaan girls hockey team, Julian Gendels of the Staples wrestling team and Natalie McLaughlin […] [Read More]
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Nominating Open For FCIAC Player Of The Week

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Just a reminder that you can nominate an athlete for the BlueStreak-Overtime Player of the Week award until noon on Tuesday. Readers as well as coaches and athletic directors are eligible to nominate someone. Here’s a reminder on the process: Nominations will be accepted from noon on Wednesdays until noon the following Tuesday. The award […] [Read More]
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Fortt, Redd End Up On Losing Side

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Khairi Fortt had two tackles and Silas Redd had one carry for eight yards as their East team suffered a 30-14 loss to the West in today’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The two players returned home after the game — Fortt to Stamford and Redd to Norwalk — and tomorrow will head to Penn State […] [Read More]
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Silas’ Postcard From San Antonio: Whatever It Takes

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(Recent King graduate Silas Redd is in San Antonio this week for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the 10th anniversary of the bowl. Past alumni of the bowl include the likes of Tim Tebow, Terrelle Pryor, Noel Devine, Mark Sanchez, Adrian Peterson and Reggie Bush. Redd who won the ‘G Award’ at Football University’s Top […] [Read More]
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