Overtime

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

COMMENTARY: What do the Overtime awards really mean?

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Now that we have crowned our final winter award winner on this blog, given the events of the past week and the last three months, I feel compelled to offer up a little commentary. Please keep in mind before reading on that, even though it might seem so at times, I genuinely don’t mean this […] [Read More]
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New Canaan Girls Hockey Team wins Overtime Winter FCIAC Team of the Year

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The New Canaan High School girls hockey team is the 2011 Overtime Winter FCIAC Team of the Year, after winning a close vote over the Danbury High School boys track team. The Rams will receive a plaque and T-shirts in school colors courtesy of BlueStreak Sports Training, Garden Catering and The Stamford Advocate. New Canaan […] [Read More]
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Valentine sets up website to raise money for Japan

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As we mentioned in the previous post, Bobby Valentine is trying to help raise money for the relief efforts in Japan, where he managed and lived for over five years. Valentine has set up a website to help his cause. To learn more or make a donation, you can go to http://www.bobbyvalentine.org/ Become a fan […] [Read More]
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Valentine asking for help to raise money for Japan

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Bobby Valentine has been associated with a number of philanthropic causes. He has been moved now to do what he can to help Japan, where he lived for over five years as the manager of the Chiba Lotte Marines, in light of the human loss and suffering from the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant […] [Read More]
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Vote for the Overtime Winter FCIAC Team of the Year

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After a long list of memorable achievements and championships over the last three months, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have picked seven outstanding finalists for our final award of the season: the Overtime FCIAC Winter Team of the Year. The vote will run until […] [Read More]
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A lesson in class from Danbury’s Maya Walton

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After four full sports seasons of hosting awards on this blog, I’ve learned one thing: the parents of athletes can learn a lot from the athletes themselves when it comes to sportsmanship and class. The number of disparaging comments that are sent in, most of which don’t get posted because they cross the line, is […] [Read More]
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Levine, Hompe, BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Winter Players of the Year

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Alex Levine of the Danbury boys track team and Olivia Hompe of the New Canaan girls hockey team are this year’s winners of the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Winter Player of the Year awards. It is the second straight title for Hompe, who needed a late push in the final 20 minutes to pull away from Danbury’s […] [Read More]
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Seven finalists for Overtime FCIAC Winter Team of the Year

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After a long list of memorable achievements and championships over the last three months, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have picked a list of seven outstanding finalists for our final award of the season: the Overtime FCIAC Winter Team of the Year. The winner […] [Read More]
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Westhill baseball team to play at least first three home games at Cubeta Stadium

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Because of delays in completing the construction of new dugouts on its field, the Westhill High School baseball team will have to play at least its first three home games at Cubeta Stadium. The Vikings open at home against Norwalk on April 6. Work was supposed to be done to build dugouts on both the […] [Read More]
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FCIAC 12-team boys basketball playoff officially dead

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The FCIAC boys basketball coaches held a meeting last night and were told because the school athletic directors were against it, the move to expand the FCIAC Tournament from eight to 12 teams is officially dead. “The only reason I preferred 12 teams is because it gives 50 to 60 more kids a chance to […] [Read More]
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