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

Shuttle Bus Service For FCIAC Boys Basketball Semifinals

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There will be limited parking for Tuesday night’s FCIAC Boys Basketball Tournament semifinal games at Sacred Heart University, with Stamford playing St. Joseph at 6 p.m., followed by Bridgeport Central and Bassick in the nightcap. There will be three shuttle buses taking fans from across the street at Notre Dame High School to the Pitt […] [Read More]
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The Madness: NCAA Basketball Commentary Starting This Week

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One of the best experiences of my professional career came during March of 1998. I had left The Advocate to take a job at ESPN, which I hated and quit after six months. I did freelance writing for almost a year, until the person who replaced me at the paper left in May of 1998 […] [Read More]
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FCIAC Boys Basketball Semifinals And Finals Moved To Sacred Heart

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With the Pitt Center now available, next week’s FCIAC Boys Basketball Tournament semifinals and final games have been moved to Sacred Heart University from Fairfield Warde. Tuesday’s first semifinal starts at 6, with Thursday’s final at 7. The highest remaining seeded team will play in the late game Tuesday. Stamford and St. Joseph will meet […] [Read More]
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FCIAC Girls Basketball Final, Boys Hockey Quarterfinals, CIAC State Open Wrestling Postponed

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Today’s snow has caused the postponement of the FCIAC girls basketball and boys hockey tournaments, as well as the State Open wrestling meet. Tonight’s FCIAC girls basketball championship game between Trinity Catholic and St. Joseph is now scheduled for tomorrow at 4:30 at Fairfield Ludlowe. With the forecast calling for the snow to continue until […] [Read More]
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Breaking Down The FCIAC Boys Basketball Tournament

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Is there anybody out there who does not believe Bridgeport Central and St. Joseph will be meeting a week from tonight for the FCIAC boys basketball title? It is hard to find anyone. In one of the weakest seasons in recent memory, Central, the No. 1 team in the state and top seed, and St. […] [Read More]
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Poll: Which Team Will Win The FCIAC Boys Title?

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Everyone thinks it is a forgone conclusion that either Bridgeport Central or St. Joseph will win the FCIAC Boys Basketball championship next Thursday night. Do you agree? Here is a chance to have your say. We are giving your four choices and the chance to add a comment if you feel like it. The poll […] [Read More]
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Snow Would Bring Trinity Catholic-St. Joseph Doubleheader

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If the anticipated snow storm causes the postponement of tomorrow night’s FCIAC girls basketball championship game between Trinity Catholic and St. Joseph, it will be moved to Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. at Fairfield Ludlowe. That would create a rare doubleheader treat for the two schools. The FCIAC boys basketball quarterfinals begin Saturday at Fairfield […] [Read More]
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FCIAC Boys Basketball Pairings Sets

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With wins Wednesday night, Stamford and Trinity Catholic, last year’s finalists, qualified for the FCIAC Tournament, which begins Saturday at Fairfield Warde with four quarterfinal games. Stamford, the defending champion, defeated Brien McMahon to earn the sixth seed. It will play No. 3 Warren Harding in the noon opener. That will be followed by a […] [Read More]
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Trumbull’s Coleman BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player Of The Week

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Max Coleman of the Trumbull High School boys basketball team has been selected as this week’s winner of the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week award. Coleman will receive a plaque and T-shirt from BlueStreak. Coleman had two strong performances for the Eagles, one of the surprise teams in the FCIAC this year. Coleman finished […] [Read More]
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Girls Basketball Semifinals Postponed Until Tomorrow

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Tonight’s FCIAC Girls Basketball Tournament semifinal games have been postponed until tomorrow night because of the weather. The Ridgefield school system canceled classes today. The change will also affect the championship game, which was originally scheduled for Thursday. The new schedule will be as follows, with all games at Fairfield Ludlowe: No. 2 Trinity Catholic […] [Read More]
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