Overtime

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

Vote for the Overtime Team of the Week: New Canaan Girls Basketball, Darien Wrestling or St. Joseph Boys Hockey?

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Three teams that produced signature wins are this week’s finalists for the Overtime Winter FCIAC Team of the Week award. Your choices are: The New Canaan girls basketball team, the Darien wrestling team and the St. Joseph boys hockey team. The winning team, thanks to sponsors BlueStreak Sports Training, Garden Catering and The Stamford Advocate, […] [Read More]
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Ireland in at Norwalk, football signings, Studley steps down

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Not a game has been played yet, but it has already been an eventful day for news in the FCIAC. ā€” As was expected, long-time assistant Sean Ireland has been promoted as the head football coach at Norwalk High School. Darien assistant and former McMahon star Idris Price, and former Wilton coach Tim Eagen were […] [Read More]
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Poll: Are you in favor of the FCIAC Boys Basketball Tournament expanding to 12 teams?

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It looks right now that the FCIAC Boys Basketball Tournament is going to expand to 12 teams starting next year. If you read my column in today’s paper, I detest the move, which will water down a showcase event and actually punish teams that earn the highest seeds. While not a wide sampling, I’ve spoken […] [Read More]
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FCIAC boys basketball semifinals, final moved to consecutive days

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Because of an unexpected scheduling conflict, the FCIAC boys basketball tournament semifinals and final will now be played on consecutive days at the Arena at Harbor Yard, with the Final Four on Monday, Feb. 28, and the final moved up a day to Tuesday, March 1. The FCIAC was recently contacted by Arena officials that […] [Read More]
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Ridgefield Boys Swim Team and New Canaan Girls Hockey Team co-winners of FCIAC Team of the Week award

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After one of the biggest and closest votes in the history of all awards on this blog, the sponsors and I have decided to name both the Ridgefield boys swim team and the New Canaan girls hockey team co-winners of this week’s Overtime FCIAC Winter Team of the Week award. Both the Rams and Tigers […] [Read More]
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Betts stepping down as Staples’ boys volleyball coach

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As reported by Dan Woog today on his “06880″ blog, Staples boys volleyball coach Bruce Betts told his players yesterday that he will not be returning this spring. Betts told Woog, ā€œIā€™ve been thinking about this for quite a while. I went back and forth on it. But when I realized I could no longer […] [Read More]
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Darien’s Keller, New Canaan’s Mannelly BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players of the Week

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New Canaan’s Sarah Mannelly drives to the basket during a recent game against Norwalk. Kevin Keller of the Darien boys track team and Sarah Mannelly of the New Canaan girls basketball team are this week’s winners of the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week awards. Keller and Mannelly will each receive plaques and T-shirts from […] [Read More]
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Vote for the Overtime Team of the Week: Ridgefield Boys Swimming, New Canaan Girls Hockey or Greenwich Wrestling?

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A team with a historical win, one that defeated its biggest rival and one climbing up the state polls are this week’s three finalists for the Overtime Winter FCIAC Team of the Week award. Your choices are: the Ridgefield boys swim team, the New Canaan girls hockey team and The Greenwich wrestling team. The winning […] [Read More]
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Luxury boxes available for FCIAC Boys Basketball Tournament

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The FCIAC athletic directors yesterday voted to approve the plan to move the boys basketball tournament from Bridgeport Central, and hold the quarterfinals at Fairfield Ludlowe and the semifinals and final at The Arena at Harbor Yard. This will be the first time the league uses the venue for a postseason event. “I’m thrilled,” said […] [Read More]
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Video Spotlight: Lou Marinelli 30th year tribute

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One of the highlights of the New Canaan football banquet last month was a tribute to Lou Marinelli’s 30 seasons as the team’s head coach. The video was put together by Theo Avgerinos, one of Marinelli’s former captains, a feature film director who handles the Rams’ highlight videos each year. It spans Marinell’s entire career. […] [Read More]
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