Overtime

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

Ducasse Ready For First Training Camp

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Vladimir Ducasse reacts after being selected by the Jets in the second round of April’s NFL Draft. Now that Vladimir Ducasse has a four-year deal worth $3.25 million, don’t expect any significant changes in the spending habits of the New York Jets’ second-round draft choice. “I don’t need anything special,” the former Stamford High School […] [Read More]
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Eriksen To Miss Start Of Season With Broken Ankle

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Nicole Eriksen Dave Flower had just finished coaching his club soccer team Saturday at a tournament in Washington state when he went over to watch a game involving Nicole Eriksen, the star center back of his Westhill High School team. “I got there at halftime and Nicole wasn’t there,” Flower said. “They told me she […] [Read More]
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Video Spotlight: Sam Stevenson Update

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Sam Stevenson, the former star at Darien High School, wrote a blog this past year for The Advocate, “Stickin’ With Sam,” chronicling her freshman season with the Richmond lacrosse team. Sam has agreed to continue the blog for her sophomore season, and we shot this video update for it last night. To follow the blog, […] [Read More]
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BlueStreak-Overtime Profile Of The Week: Shawn Robinson

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Trinity Catholic’s Shawn Robinson is one of the best players in the FCIAC people have never heard of. That is because the Crusaders’ wide receiver was literally late to the game, his introduction to the sport coming in the 8th grade. Still, Robinson’s natural ability has made him a regular on the showcase circuit, and […] [Read More]
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Carr, Joseph Receive Spring Player Of The Year Awards

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Jen Joseph and Ryan Carr Ryan Carr of the Greenwich baseball team and Jen Joseph of the Westhill softball team, the winners of the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Spring Player of the Year awards, received their trophies today. Carr’s pitching helped carry the Cardinals to the FCIAC championship game. He finished with a 5-1 record, one save […] [Read More]
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Bobby Valentine On George Steinbrenner

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I’ve been working the phones today trying to help get quotes for The Advocate’s coverage of the death of George Steinbrenner. Bobby Valentine just called me back from Anaheim, where he is covering tonight’s All-Star game for ESPN, and had this to say: “George was one of the great competitors, one of the great owners […] [Read More]
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Meet The Gallaghers

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Caitlin (left) and Courtney Gallagher. (Advocate photo/Kathleen O’Rourke) Do to a production error, a photo that was supposed to run with my column today on New Canaan tennis players Caitlin and Courtney Gallagher never made it into the paper. Here’s the photo, and click here for the column. [Read More]
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Ducasse Reaches Agreement With Jets

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Former Stamford High School star Vladimir Ducasse, the New York Jets’ second round draft pick, reached an agreement this afternoon on a four-year deal worth $3.25 million, according to his agent, Joe Linta. Ducasse’s signing bonus will be for a little over $1 million. “We just wanted to get something fair and they have been […] [Read More]
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Macari Receives Player Of The Week Award

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Allison Macari Westhill’s Allison Macari, one of our two final BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players of the Week, received her award today. Macari, a sophomore and first-year starter, had a two-run single to break a 2-2 tie that lifted the Vikings to a 4-2 win over Newtown in the Class LL final, giving the team its first […] [Read More]
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