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

Analysis: Westhill Softball Team Must Also Look At The Big Picture

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Westhill’s Jen Joseph pitches against Trumbull during yesterday’s FCIAC championship game. The biggest surprise in the aftermath of yesterday’s FCIAC softball championship is not that Trumbull defeated Westhill, 3-1, denying the Vikings a third straight championship. It is that Westhill went unbeaten for as long as it did. As we move into the state tournament, […] [Read More]
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State Tournament Pairings Announced

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The CIAC just released the pairings for the state tournaments, which begin on Tuesday. In baseball, in Class LL, Westhill is at Southington and Stamford travels to Newtown. In Class S, Trinity Catholic hosts Valley Regional. In softball, In Class LL, Westhill has a first round bye and Stamford plays at Shelton. In Class S, […] [Read More]
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St. Joseph’s Bacarella, Keltos Receive Player Of The Week Awards

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St. Joseph lacrosse player Brian Bacarella with coach Joe Izzo (left) and athletic director Jim Olayos (right). St. Joseph softball pitcher Micki Keltos with Matt Cole of BlueStreak. Two St. Joseph athletes, Brian Bacarella of the boys lacrosse team and Micki Keltos of the softball team, received their BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week awards […] [Read More]
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TIME CHANGE: FCIAC Softball Championship Game

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The starting time of today’s FCIAC softball championship game between Westhill and Trumbull has been moved to 5 p.m. It was originally scheduled for 4. Westhill (22-0) will be attempting to become just the second team to win three straight league titles. [Read More]
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Billhardt, Keltos BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players Of The Week

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Calder Billhardt (right) celebrates a point during a recent Darien volleyball match. Calder Billhardt of the Darien boys volleyball team and Micki Keltos of the St. Joseph softball team are this week’s winners of the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week awards. Billhardt and Keltos will receive plaques and T-shirts from BlueStreak. Billhardt had three […] [Read More]
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Warde Basketball Coach Walt Fitzgerald Passes Away

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Walt Fitzgerald, who had been a fixture on the Fairfield high school basketball scene for nearly three decades, lost a long battle with brain cancer last night. Most recently the head coach at Fairfield Warde for the past four years, Fitzgerald passed away at 10 p.m. “He was a great person,” said Dave Schulz, the […] [Read More]
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Vote: Who Is Going To Win The FCIAC Baseball And Softball Tournaments?

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Though the Staples High School baseball and Westhill softball teams enter this week’s FCIAC playoffs, which begin tomorrow, as the favorites, each tournament should be extremely wide open. There is not much separating the teams in each field, and recent history has seen lower seeds win the baseball tournament. So we are going to give […] [Read More]
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Farmakis Receives Player Of The Week Award

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Alexi Farmakis Alexi Farmakis of the Wilton High School girls lacrosse team, this week’s winner of the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week award, received her plaque and T-shirt today. Farmakis, who missed the first half of the season with a stress fracture, finished with 17 goals, three assists and scooped up nine ground balls […] [Read More]
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Play A Sport? Get A 50% Discount At Bobby Valentine’s

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If you play on a sport team at any level, you are eligible for a discount at Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Cafe. As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the popular downtown restaurant in Stamford is offering a uniform promotion: come down in your uniform after a game and get a 50 percent discount on […] [Read More]
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Bacarella, Farmakis BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players Of The Week

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Brian Bacarella of the St. Joseph boys lacrosse team and Alexi Farmakis of the Wilton girls lacrosse team are this week’s winners of the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week awards. Bacarella and Farmakis will receive plaques and T-shirts from BlueStreak. Bacarella set a school single-game scoring record on Saturday with nine goals and one […] [Read More]
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