Dave Ruden offers news, commentary and analysis on the FCIAC and local sports
Monthly Archive for February, 2011
I’m running on fumes right now, but since there is no time with the one day turnaround to preview tomorrow’s Stamford-Bassick FCIAC Boys Basketball final, and since writing on a tight deadline sometimes causes one to overlook some key points in a game, here are some random thoughts off the top of my head on Read More
Bobby Valentine I spoke to Bobby Valentine early this afternoon, and he declined to comment on the report on ESPNNewYork.com that he is in talks to put together a group that would buy a minority share in the financially troubled New York Mets, the team he once managed and led to the 2000 World Series. Read More
Vote for the FCIAC Team of the Week: Trumbull Girls Basketball, Westhill Boys Basketball, Stamford Boys Basketball or Trinity Catholic Boys Basketball
This week we are going all basketball and almost all Stamford in our quest to crown the newest Overtime Winter FCIAC Team of the Week. Your choices are: The Trumbull girls basketball team, the Westhill boys basketball team, the Stamford boys basketball team and the Trinity Catholic boys basketball team. The winning team, thanks to Read More
Today was a wild one at the FCIAC Boys Basketball Tournament, with No. 8 Trinity Catholic rallying from 20 points down in the second half to stun top-seeded St. Joseph and No. 7 Stamford winning an ugly defensive struggle with No. 2 Ridgefield. The playoffs has nearly been transformed into the Stamford Invitational as the Read More
The CIAC today released the brackets for the Class LL, L, M and S Tournaments, which begin on Monday. Rather than break down each team’s opening game, if you click on this link you can pick the tournament you want and see the pairings. Become a fan of the Overtime Facebook page. Follow Dave Ruden Read More
It took a tiebreaker after one of the closest three-team races of the winter, but the New Canaan girls hockey team has won the Overtime FCIAC Winter Team of the Week award for the second time this winter. The Rams will receive a plaque and T-shirts courtesy of sponsors BlueStreak Sports Training, Garden Catering and Read More
An undefeated wrestler with a milestone victory and our first three-time winner are our latest BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players of the Week. Ben Pierre Saint of the Stamford High School wrestling team and Olivia Hompe of the New Canaan girls hockey team are this week’s winners. Pierre Saint and Hompe will each receives plaques and T-shirts Read More
Poll: Which team (besides St. Joseph) would you least want to face in the FCIAC Boys Basketball Tournament?
While St. Joseph, despite a midseason loss to Ridgefield, remains the prohibitive favorite to win the FCIAC Boys Basketball Tournament, which begins on Saturday, perhaps there has never been a field so balanced as this year’s. There is not much separating the next seven teams. Case in point: Trinity Catholic, which should secure the eighth Read More
The FCIAC Girls Basketball Tournament will holds its Final Four for the first time at The Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. The semifinals will be held Tuesday night, with No. 2 Ridgefield (17-4) facing third-seeded New Canaan in the opener at 6 p.m., followed by No. 1 Trumbull (20-1) taking on No. 5 St. Read More
Vote for the Overtime Team of the Week: Ridgefield Girls Basketball, New Canaan Girls Hockey or Danbury Boys Track?
Two teams that just finished outstanding regular seasons and a newly crowned state champion are this week’s candidates for the Overtime Winter FCIAC Team of the Week award. Your choices are: the Ridgefield girls basketball team, the New Canaan girls hockey team and the Danbury boys indoor track team. The Tigers ended the regular season Read More